acridity


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extreme bitterness

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the quality of being sharply disagreeable in language or tone

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Pigs and hens, who spend their whole lives in these conditions, often suffer from lung infections from the acridity and dust.
"Everything good in nature and the world," Emerson (1983) wrote, "is in that moment of transition, when the swarthy juices still flow plentifully from nature, but their astringency or acridity is got out by ethics and humanity" ("Power," p.
As the co-director and title character of Worcester Shakespeare Company's production of "Hamlet," he's taken a fascinating detour from the usual portrait of fulsome acridity and tormented remorse in favor of a more cerebrally nuanced and emotionally disciplined interpretation of Shakespeare's most famous creation.
The bold surprises of irregular rhyme effects may remind one of certain turns of verse in Emily Dickinson, whom Soomets also resembles by the powerful persuasiveness of soaring associations (otherwise, by her frequent acridity Soomets stands closer to Sylvia Plath, but is more joyous).
And this impression is augmented by his tendency to figure Tupaia as in every way capable--alone equipped to 'comfort' and 'make easy' (24) two Maori boys taken on board the Endeavour, able to cure himself of scurvy, or to find a way of roasting coconuts that 'made them lose intirely their acridity'.
Aroids are known to contain an abundance of raphides (up to 120,000 calcium oxalate crystais/[cm.sup.2] in the case of taro [Sunell and Healey 1979]), which is a probable cause of their acridity. Although raphides are present in Dioscorea spp., they are usually more abundant in the leaves and bulbils than the starchy vegetative organs (Ayensu 1972:65; Loy 1994:105).
I smell one, and there is a faint but distinct acridity coming off the barrel, something like turpentine.