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pertaining to the tropics, the regions of the earth lying between the tropic of Cancer above the Equator and the tropic of Capricorn below.
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(trŏp′ĭ-kal) [Gr. tropikos, turning]
Pert. to the tropics.
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Q. Is it possible for teenager (13-25 years old) to have a white hair? (For tropical people) If possible, why?

A. And example of how it looks in poliosis:

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Trope chose a traditionalist approach to the presentation of Hollywood curation, with each chapter representing a certain aspect of film history, ordered chronologically.
Since Potok never explains to us the reason for Ilana's sudden portliness, and no other piece of information in the text points to any logical explanation for her frequent corporeal transformations, I propose that the rationale behind this thematic vignette in "The Trope Teacher" is rooted in Ilana's symbolic function as the link between memory and the unconscious, specifically in her role as a vessel "overflowing" with historical memory.
An example of demonization would be the Israel/Nazi trope. Jews were traditionally demonized as the embodiment of evil, and now Israel is demonized as the embodiment of evil in equating her with Nazis, the consummate perpetrators of evil.
Brown further complicates the trope in Clotel through a third variant, which, although the least developed, is nonetheless important as it is not only the first appearance of the trope in the novel but also the catalyst for the primary plot.
With her daytime hours relatively free, the result of losing her job as a grocery industry sales representative, Trope was spending a good deal of time following news of the emerging national tea party movement.
Carrithers and Hardy identified four tropes: journey, theater, moment, and ambassadorship; they believed these terms usefully (if not necessarily fully) provided categories in which might be gathered the congeries of early modern cultural imagination and understanding.
Although the tropes display occasional short melismatic passages that may indicate modal rhythms, most of the music, both here and in the conductus, is equivocal in terms of such signs, as Cosart pinpoints characteristics of plainchant, organum purum, and copula within and among various pieces.
In Beloved, there is a particular kind of trope or play on blood involving sharing and theft (a form of consumption) figured in the trinity formed by baby's blood, money, and mother's milk.
Finnish snacks and food company Chips Abp said on Monday (2 February) that it had through its subsidiary KiMs A/S acquired the Danish natural snacks producer and supplier company Trope A/S.
This term assumes the innate superiority of homosexuals, of course--a trope becoming increasingly common in TV shows such as Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
Public statements by Mullah Muhammed Omar, head of Afghanistan's Taliban, drew on the same trope when he accused Americans of lacking the bravery to come to that country.