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concrete

(kŏn′krēt) (kŏn-krēt′) [L. concretus, solid]
Condensed, hardened, or solidified.

concrete (kängˑ·krētˈ),

n solid or semi-solid plant extract obtained by washing with an organic solvent, such as hexane. It has a fatty or waxy consistency and comprises pigments, wax, and essential oils.

concrete

mixture of cement and reinforcing gravel or stones used in the surfacing of yards, passageways, milking parlors and the like; critical to the good condition of feet and hooves of farm livestock. Excessive wear due to a too-abrasive surface causes footrot of pigs and epidemic lameness in dairy herds.
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As I watched the birds flit around the dark soil, I realized they, along with other animals and insects, "owned" this land more concretely than I could.
Interviews and vignettes involving people with autism concretely convey the reality of how challenging they can be to interact with and how vulnerable to crime and exploitation they are.
He depicts the written or printed word as a physical, visual object that occupies space as concretely and solidly as a tree, or flowing as gently as a river.
Witten, said that "trans folk"--anyone who physically attempts to turn into the opposite sex by manner of dress or through medical procedures--are a caregiving challenge for various social and medical issues, The same goes for intersexed persons--individuals born with ambiguous genitalia who don't always concretely fall into the traditional male or female genders.
In Part III, "Applications," Bishop Younan concretely deals with the reality on the ground.
Faced with practical defeats, and having no meaningful Old Left to counsel them on the vicissitudes of social struggle, activists began to place a higher value on orthodoxy than on concretely organizing movements for social change.
The second section is told more concretely than the first, but there's still a good deal of "shying away .
Congress is debating a bill that would concretely define who is a Virgin Islands citizen and eligible for the program.
More concretely, Tom Heck, director of product engineering at Hayes Lemmerz (Northville, MI), estimates that in the 2006 model year his company alone will be responsible for replacing 2 million low-end aluminum wheels with steel units on various new vehicle platforms--bringing steel back to parity in a single year.
At the WSF, you have movements who are concretely fighting the World Bank, the IMF, the WTO--the WSF becomes the site where the planning for the next moves in the campaign against the WTO, the IMF, and the U.
Specific comparisons concretely confirm that Della Porta inhabited two linguistically separate worlds, one theoretical and philosophical, compact of Latin and erudite coinages, the other a milieu of laboratory and crafts generating idiomatic terms in different vernaculars.