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Pierre Robin sequence

Edited by Robert Ireland.

in A Dictionary of Dentistry

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry. 51 words.

[P. Robin (1867–1950), French dentist] A congenital disease of unknown cause characterized by a very small lower

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robin

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 53 words.

small red-breasted bird. XVI. Short for r. redbreast (XV), both being Sc. in their earliest use. — OF. Robin,

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robin

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 70 words.

noun (also bush or New Zealand robin) a small tame bush bird, Petroica australis, in North Island, South

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round robin

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A method of allocating CPU time in a multiuser environment. Each user is allocated a small amount or quantum of processor time. Once a user's quantum is exhausted, control passes to the...

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Pierre Robin syndrome

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

A congenital disease in which affected infants have a very small lower jawbone (mandible) and a cleft palate. They are susceptible to feeding and respiratory problems. Pierre Robin...

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robin

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A small brown bird with a red breast, which legendarily was coloured by the blood of Christ. The robin is traditionally taken as a harbinger of death; there was also a tradition that robins...

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hobby Horse

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

A model of a horse or a horse's head, typically of wicker, used in morris dancing or pantomime; traditionally, the framework was fastened about the waist of one of the morris dancers, so...

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Pierre Robin sequence

Overview page. Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery — Dentistry.

[P. Robin (1867–1950), French dentist] A congenital disease of unknown cause characterized by a very small lower jaw (micrognathia), cleft soft palate, natal teeth, and usually associated...

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round robin

Edited by Andrew Butterfield, Gerard Ekembe Ngondi and Anne Kerr.

in A Dictionary of Computer Science

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computing. 62 words.

A method of allocating CPU time in a multiuser environment. Each user is allocated a small amount or quantum of processor time. Once a user’s quantum is exhausted, control passes to the...

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robin

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 124 words.

a small brown bird with a red breast, which legendarily was coloured by the blood of Christ. The robin is traditionally taken as a harbinger of death; there was also a tradition that robins...

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A comparison of periodic travelling wave generation by Robin and Dirichlet boundary conditions in oscillatory reaction–diffusion equations

Jonathan A. Sherratt.

in IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics

October 2008; p ublished online June 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Applied Mathematics. 0 words.

Periodic travelling waves are an important solution form in oscillatory reaction–diffusion equations. I have shown previously that such waves arise naturally near a boundary at which a...

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Williams, Robin

Bruce J. Evensen.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online November 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Film. 1672 words.

Williams, Robin (21 July 1951–11 Aug. 2014), actor and comedian, was born Robin McLaurin Williams in Chicago to Ford Motor executive Robert Fitzgerald Williams and Laurie (McLaurin)...

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On hearing the shape of a bounded domain with Robin boundary conditions

EME Zayed.

in IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics

February 2000; p ublished online February 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Applied Mathematics. 0 words.

The asymptotic expansions of the trace of the heat kernel θ(t) = [sum ] j=1 exp(-tλ j ) for small positive t, where {λ jnull...

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Le Poidevin on the Reduction of Chemistry

Robin Findlay Hendry and Paul Needham.

in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

June 2007; p ublished online April 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Science and Mathematics. 6244 words.

In this article we critically evaluate Robin Le Poidevin's recent attempt to set out an argument for the ontological reduction of chemistry independently of intertheoretic reduction. We...

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Completing the Analytical Traverse

Michael M. Weinstein and Ralph M. Bradburd.

in The Robin Hood Rules for Smart Giving

May 2013; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business Strategy. 3724 words.

This chapter discusses the use of benefit/cost ratios to rank the relative impacts of philanthropic interventions, known as small-bore benefit/cost analysis. The ratios capture the...

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Creswell Crags, Derbyshire, England

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A steep‐sided gorge with numerous occupied caves and fissures opening into the cliffs on either side. Scientific interest in the caves began in the 1860s and soon yielded...

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Dobbs

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These are regional nicknames for various supernatural beings, probably short for ‘Robin’. Dobbs was used for a brownie in Sussex, dobby in Yorkshire and Lancashire, and dobie in...

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A Roadmap for Remittances

David Pedersen.

in American Value

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 7948 words.

This chapter focuses on the period between the late 1970s and early 1990s, when El Salvador became increasingly oriented around remittances sent mostly by Salvadorans living and working in...

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Between Nationhood and Nonconformity

Valerie Wallace and Colin Kidd.

in Literature and Union

January 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature. 10718 words.

It tends to be assumed that the Anglo-Scottish relationship has defined modern Scottish literature. This chapter contends that religion rather than nationhood has been the dominant feature...

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