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jacob
  • n  French biochemist who (with Jacques Monod) studied regulatory processes in cells (born in 1920)
  • n  (Old Testament) son of Isaac; brother of Esau; father of the twelve patriarchs of Israel; Jacob wrestled with God and forced God to bless him, so God gave Jacob the new name of Israel (meaning `one who has been strong against God')
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jacob's ladder
  • n  pinnate-leaved European perennial having bright blue or white flowers
  • n  (nautical) a hanging ladder of ropes or chains supporting wooden or metal rungs or steps
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jacob's rod
  • n  asphodel having erect smooth unbranched stem either flexuous or straight
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jacob's staff
  • n  desert shrub of southwestern United States and Mexico having slender naked spiny branches that after the rainy season put forth foliage and clusters of red flowers
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jacob epstein
  • n  British sculptor (born in the United States) noted for busts and large controversial works (1880-1959)
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jacob harmensen
  • n  Dutch Protestant theologian who founded Arminianism which opposed the absolute predestinarianism of John Calvin (1559-1609)
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jacobean lily
  • n  Mexican bulbous herb cultivated for its handsome bright red solitary flower
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jacobin
  • n  a member of the radical movement that instituted the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution
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jacobinism
  • n  the ideology of the most radical element of the French Revolution that instituted the Reign of Terror
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jacobite
  • n  a supporter of James II after he was overthrown or a supporter of the Stuarts
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jacobs
  • n  English writer of macabre short stories (1863-1943)
  • n  United States writer and critic of urban planning (born in 1916)
  • n  Dutch physician who opened the first birth control clinic in the world in Amsterdam (1854-1929)
  • n  French biochemist who (with Jacques Monod) studied regulatory processes in cells (born in 1920)
  • n  (Old Testament) son of Isaac; brother of Esau; father of the twelve patriarchs of Israel; Jacob wrestled with God and forced God to bless him, so God gave Jacob the new name of Israel (meaning `one who has been strong against God')
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jacobus arminius
  • n  Dutch Protestant theologian who founded Arminianism which opposed the absolute predestinarianism of John Calvin (1559-1609)
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jaconet
  • n  a lightweight cotton cloth with a smooth and slightly stiff finish; used for clothing and bandages
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jacopo robusti
  • n  Italian painter of the Venetian school (1518-1594)
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jacquard
  • n  French inventor of the Jacquard loom that could automatically weave complicated patterns (1752-1834)
  • n  a highly figured fabric woven on a Jacquard loom
  • n  a loom with an attachment for forming openings for the passage of the shuttle between the warp threads; used in weaving figured fabrics
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jacquard loom
  • n  a loom with an attachment for forming openings for the passage of the shuttle between the warp threads; used in weaving figured fabrics
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jacqueline cochran
  • n  United States aviator who held several speed records and headed the women's Air Force pilots in World War II (1910-1980)
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jacquemier's sign
  • n  a purplish discoloration of the mucous membrane of the vagina that occurs early in pregnancy
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jacques alexandre cesar charles
  • n  French physicist and author of Charles's law which anticipated Gay-Lussac's law (1746-1823)
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