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sixth baron byron of rochdale
  • n  English romantic poet notorious for his rebellious and unconventional lifestyle (1788-1824)
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sixth cranial nerve
  • n  a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye
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sixth crusade
  • n  a Crusade from 1228 to 1229 led by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II who fell ill and was excommunicated by the Pope; by negotiation Frederick II was able to crown himself king of Jerusalem
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sixties
  • n  the decade from 1960 to 1969
  • n  the time of life between 60 and 70
  • n  the cardinal number that is the product of ten and six
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sixtus iv
  • n  Italian pope from 1471 to 1484 who consented to the establishment of the Spanish Inquisition and built the Sistine Chapel (1414-1484)
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sixty-fourth note
  • n  a musical note having the time value of a sixty-fourth of a whole note
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size constancy
  • n  the tendency to perceive the veridical size of a familiar object despite differences in their distance (and consequent differences in the size of the pattern projected on the retina of the eye)
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size stick
  • n  a mechanical measuring stick used by shoe fitters to measure the length and width of your foot
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sizing
  • n  any glutinous material used to fill pores in surfaces or to stiffen fabrics
  • v  cover or stiffen or glaze a porous material with size or sizing (a glutinous substance)
  • v  sort according to size
  • v  make to a size; bring to a suitable size
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sizzle
  • n  a sizzling noise
  • v  make a sound like frying fat
  • v  seethe with deep anger or resentment
  • v  burn or sear with a sizzling sound
    The fat sizzled in the pan
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sjaelland
  • n  the largest island of Denmark and the site of Copenhagen
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sk-ampicillin
  • n  semisynthetic penicillin (trade names Principen and Polycillin and SK-Ampicillin)
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skagens odde
  • n  a cape on the northernmost tip of Jutland between the Skagerrak and the Kattegatt
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skagerak
  • n  a broad strait of the North Sea between Jutland and Norway
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