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Stacks

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1. A large pile of hay, grain, straw, or the like, usually of a nearly conical form, but sometimes rectangular or oblong, contracted at the top to a point or ridge, and sometimes covered with thatch. But corn was housed, and beans were in the stack. (Cowper)

2. A pile of poles or wood, indefinite in quantity. Against every pillar was a stack of billets above a man's height. (bacon)

3. A pile of wood containing 108 cubic feet.

4. A number of flues embodied in one structure, rising above the roof. Hence: Any single insulated and prominent structure, or upright pipe, which affords a conduit for smoke; as, the brick smokestack of a factory; the smokestack of a steam vessel. Stack of arms, a number of muskets or rifles set up together, with the bayonets crossing one another, forming a sort of conical self-supporting pile.

Origin: Icel. Stakkr; akin to Sw. Stack, Dan. Stak. Sf. Stake.

To lay in a conical or other pile; to make into a large pile; as, to stack hay, cornstalks, or grain; to stack or place wood. To stack arms, to set up a number of muskets or rifles together, with the bayonets crossing one another, and forming a sort of conical pile.

Origin: Cf. Sw. Stacka, Dan. Stakke. See Stack.


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I am having difficulty identifying this structure.

Yeah, the D seems like stacks.

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by JackBean
Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:03 pm
 
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I am having difficulty identifying this structure.

... similar match. (Both images relate to the same structure but in a different perspective.) My instinct is telling me that it may be a part of stacks of grana being circular in structure on image C and has a stacked appearance on D. But I am not certain since I have not done this kind of identification ...

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by omegad
Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:11 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
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Please Help with Homework (fairly easy questions)

... of macromolecules with enzymes D) support of overall plant structure B) 14. Using an electron microscope, you notice an organelle that consists of stacks of membranes and appears to be producing vesicles. This organelle is most likely A) ribosomes. B) the nucleus. C) a mitochondrion. D) a Golgi ...

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by billyfisher100
Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:46 pm
 
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Please Help with Homework (fairly easy questions)

... of macromolecules with enzymes D) support of overall plant structure 14. Using an electron microscope, you notice an organelle that consists of stacks of membranes and appears to be producing vesicles. This organelle is most likely A) ribosomes. B) the nucleus. C) a mitochondrion. D) a Golgi ...

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by WishIknewbio
Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:02 pm
 
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Reading Blood under a microscope

1) Yes, red blood cells. :) 2) Stacks of red blood cells, as Jack said. They are called rouleaux, and naturally occur due to the affinity of RBCs for each other. The stacking helps them to travel more efficiently in capillaries. 3) Almost ...

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by AstraSequi
Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:20 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
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