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1. Pieces of old cable or old cordage, used for making gaskets, mats, swabs, etc, and when picked to pieces, forming oakum for filling the seams of ships.

2. Old iron, or other metal, glass, paper, etc, bought and sold by junk dealers.

3. Hard salted beef supplied to ships. Junk bottle, a stout bottle made of thick dark-coloured glass. Junk dealer, a dealer in old cordage, old metal, glass, etc. Junk hook, a wad used in proving cannon; also used in firing hot shot.

Origin: pg. Junco junk, rush, L. Juncus a bulrush, of which ropes were made in early ages. Cf. Junket.

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sugar consumption and weight gain

... glycolysis pathway) moreover table sugar has low glycemic index than some commonly used foods. Table sugar doesn't contain any other nutrients (junk) but we consume only little quantity compared to other food so it doesn't matter much.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:14 pm
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Topic: sugar consumption and weight gain
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... produce viable hybrids. Why does this definition work? I'll give the best explanation with my current understanding. An hybrid is kind of like a junk-yard car with incompatible parts. If you're combining Toyota parts, you might get something that works. If you're combining Toyota and Nissan parts, ...

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Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:21 pm
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Never, ever, ever say junk DNA. People call junk DNA all DNA with unknown function it means all DNA which does not produce protein or has a regulatory function. For example introns, they are segments of DNA from a gene which are transcribed ...

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by wiliamjack703
Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:36 am
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Topic: Junk DNA
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Re: Refutation of Evolution theory

... come together in one instant. They never seem to understand that many small small steps are far more likely to happen than the "tornado in a junk yard" scenario that they seem stuck on.

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by thoffnagle
Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:26 pm
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Re: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

... and Asians Or B) that blacks have smaller brains than whites or Asians In fact there are mountains of evidence to the contrary, which is why this junk will never see the light of day in mainstream science, academia or society. And it is not because of political correctness either, it's because ...

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by Seth90210
Thu May 23, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
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