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Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

The projection of bone from the sternum (breastbone) of a bird or bat, to which the powerful flight muscles are attached. The sterna of flightless birds (e.g. ostrich and emu) lack keels.

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keel

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 7 words.

on an even keel: see even.

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keel

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Zoology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 31 words.

A longitudinal ridge on a solid structure, e.g. a bone or shell. In birds, a keel (carina) along the *

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keel

James Stevens Curl and Susan Wilson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 41 words.

Common *First- and *Second-Pointed *moulding on *vault-ribs and elsewhere, resembling a ship’s keel, in

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keel

James Stevens Curl.

in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 53 words.

Common First and Second Pointed moulding on vault-ribs and elsewhere, resembling the keel of a ship, in section consisting

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Keel

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 227 words.

US-born vocalist Ron Keel started his career in 1983 with Steeler, who also temporarily featured future guitar hero Yngwie

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keel

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Common First and Second Pointed moulding on vault-ribs and elsewhere, resembling the keel of a ship, in section consisting of two ogees or convex curves meeting at an arris, and sometimes...

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keel

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

The projection of bone from the sternum (breastbone) of a bird or bat, to which the powerful flight muscles are attached. The sterna of flightless birds (e.g. ostrich and emu) lack keels.

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keel

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

1 (carina) A cup-like petal (e.g. in Pisum flowers) formed by the fusion of two petals.

2 Any structure resembling a ridge, or the keel of a boat.

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Keel

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

US-born vocalist Ron Keel started his career in 1983 with Steeler, who also temporarily featured future guitar hero Yngwie Malmsteen. After one self-titled album on Shrapnel Records, he...

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keel

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2012; p ublished online April 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 31 words.

1. A cup-like petal (e.g. in Pisum flowers) formed by the fusion of two petals.

2. Any structure resembling a ridge, or the keel of a boat....

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keel

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

1 The lowest and principal timber of a wooden ship, or the lowest continuous line of plates of a steel or iron ship, which extend the whole length of the vessel and to which...

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false keel

Edited by I. C. B. Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 39 words.

an additional keel secured outside the main keel of a wooden sailing ship, usually as a protection should the ship

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keel moulding

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 13 words.

A curved decorative moulding shaped like the keel of a boat.

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false keel

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

An additional keel secured outside the main keel of a wooden sailing ship, usually as a protection should the ship take the ground but sometimes also to increase its draught in order to...

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Keeler Ruby

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 709 words.

b. Ethel Hilda Keeler, 25 August 1909, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, d. 28 February 1993, Rancho Mirage, California, USA. A

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even keel

Edited by I. C. B. Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 26 words.

A vessel is said to be on an even keel when it floats exactly upright in the water without any

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keel blocks

Edited by I. C. B. Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 44 words.

the line of blocks on the floor of a building slip on which the keel of the ship to be

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drop keel

Edited by I. C. B. Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 95 words.

1 A portion of the keel in early submarines which could be detached in emergency to give additional buoyancy. By

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even keel

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

A vessel is said to be on an even keel when it floats exactly upright in the water without any list on either side.

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drop keel

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

1 A portion of the keel in early submarines which could be detached in emergency to give additional buoyancy. By releasing this portion of the keel, usually weighing up to...

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