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1. Adapted to please the fancy or taste; ornamental; as, fancy goods.

2. Extravagant; above real value. This anxiety never degenerated into a monomania, like that which led his [Frederick the Great's] father to pay fancy prices for giants. (Macaulay) fancy ball, a ball in which porsons appear in fanciful dresses in imitation of the costumes of different persons and nations. Fancy fair, a fair at which articles of fancy and ornament are sold, generally for some charitable purpose. Fancy goods, fabrics of various colours, patterns, etc, as ribbons, silks, laces, etc, in distinction from those of a simple or plain colour or make. Fancy line, a clothed cylinder (usually having straight teeth) in front of the doffer. Fancy stocks, a species of stocks which afford great opportunity for stock gambling, since they have no intrinsic value, and the fluctuations in their prices are artificial. Fancy store, one where articles of fancy and ornament are sold. Fancy woods, the more rare and expensive furniture woods, as mahogany, satinwood, rosewood, etc.

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Are bidirectional lungs essential for human speech?

I've been doing some research on avian respiration and their fancy unidirectional lungs (air flows in one direction through the lungs, thanks in part to supplementary air sacs), and wondered what effect having a similar system, or really any sort of unidirectional ...

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by NMLevesque
Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are bidirectional lungs essential for human speech?
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Tips for staining (light microscopy)

... not long ago and that worked with what I've done so far (a couple of bacterial samples from surfaces around the house). I also feel quite fancy heat-fixing specimens. ;)

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by animus
Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:52 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Tips for staining (light microscopy)
Replies: 3
Views: 5344

Exercises for better coordination/dexterity in lab?

... was ok in undergrad lab classes because professors were just glad to have someone in the class who actually showed interest, but now that I'm in a fancy lab (and this lab is pretty fancy) that is not going to fly. I'm not breaking or spilling things, but I can't accurately aim 1 microlitre of solution ...

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by Rowan
Fri May 18, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Exercises for better coordination/dexterity in lab?
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Views: 3283


... antibodies will selectively attach to the target protein in a sample, revealing it's location when illuminated with UV light. Ever seen those fancy images of cell skeleton seeming a spider's web over a black backgorund? That's what you get. Hope this helps and is not too obvious.

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by marquitosgm
Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microscopy
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Views: 2398

am I the next step in human evolution

... so much that we would have to rewrite and admit that we are so wrong. What happened to the old saying "To err is human"? I do not have a fancy college degree nor do I have vast knowledge in any scientific field and I am very thankful for that. I am not caged and boxed in, nor do I have ...

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by skikr88
Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?
Replies: 25
Views: 45374
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