long chain


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(chemistry) a relatively long chain of atoms in a molecule

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said Haley, pushing his three purchases together, and producing a bundle of handcuffs, which he proceeded to put on their wrists; and fastening each handcuff to a long chain, he drove them before him to the jail.
A dim lamp (of Pompeiian form) hanging on a long chain left the hall practically dark.
When I looked back on the long chain of curious circumstances, many of them trivial in themselves, but all tending in the same direction, I could not disguise from myself that even if Holmes's explanation were incorrect the true theory must be equally outre and startling.
With what unerring and terrible directness the long chain of circumstances led down from the thoughtless wrong committed by the father to the heartless injury inflicted on the child!
And with that I sketched out to him the whole long chain of surmise and of proof which I had constructed.
It was the last link of a long chain of discoveries.
The long chains of simple and easy reasonings by means of which geometers are accustomed to reach the conclusions of their most difficult demonstrations, had led me to imagine that all things, to the knowledge of which man is competent, are mutually connected in the same way, and that there is nothing so far removed from us as to be beyond our reach, or so hidden that we cannot discover it, provided only we abstain from accepting the false for the true, and always preserve in our thoughts the order necessary for the deduction of one truth from another.
A couple of long chains were brought, with rings in the links every few feet.
He had entitled the story "Adventure," and it was the apotheosis of adventure - not of the adventure of the storybooks, but of real adventure, the savage taskmaster, awful of punishment and awful of reward, faithless and whimsical, demanding terrible patience and heartbreaking days and nights of toil, offering the blazing sunlight glory or dark death at the end of thirst and famine or of the long drag and monstrous delirium of rotting fever, through blood and sweat and stinging insects leading up by long chains of petty and ignoble contacts to royal culminations and lordly achievements.
I don't look at myself as the leader of the team - I believe I am a small link in a long chain," Sport24 quoted Hamilton, as saying.
We evaluate differences in polymer and rubber compounds based on molecular weight, molecular weight distribution and long chain branching using a rubber process analyzer (RPA).
The results of this study showed that treatment with VK0214 led to statistically significant reductions in plasma levels of multiple very long chain fatty acids (VLCFAs), including the benchmark highly toxic C26 fatty acid, in treated animals compared with vehicle controls.
When nonwovens are treated with AsahiGuard E-Series repellents, they hold up at least twice as long as they would if they were untreated or treated with silicone repellents, without the adverse environmental impact of long chain fluoropolymers.
However, Source-Omega's founding scientist discusses that the study did not separately track vegetarians or vegans who use omega-3 supplements along with their diets to get peak levels of long chain omega-3s.