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freeze

1. n. the act of ignoring someone; the cold shoulder. Everybody seems to be giving me the freeze.
2. tv. to ignore someone; to give someone the cold shoulder. Don’t freeze me, gang! I use a mouth wash!
3. in. to hold perfectly still. (Also a command given by a police officer that implies there is a gun pointed at a suspect.) The fuzz shouted, “Freeze, or you’re dead meat!”
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Despite lobbying efforts by the credit bureaus and retail industry, momentum for security freezes continues to build.
And while reanimating entire bodies may be a stretch, Storey and others are striving to find methods to freeze and thaw pieces of individual cells, scraps of tissue, even organs like livers and hearts--because for transplant patients freezable organs could be lifesavers.
According to Dave Leatherman of the Colorado State Forest Service, many of the Siberian elms killed outright by the freeze are already shedding their bark, rendering them unsuitable for the beetles.
A classic estate freeze before the Revenue Act of 1987 typically involved recapitalization of a corporation with the business owner recasting most of his or her investment into preferred stock.
The results obtained in this experiment show that it is possible to freeze a complex organ such as a kidney for an extended period of time and still maintain its functional characteristics when thawed and transplanted," said Dr.
The foliage and bark of cold-sensitive tropical plants, such as ficus trees, may appear to be water-soaked following a freeze, and for good reason: The freezing and thawing of plant cells causes them to burst.
The explanation of this unexpected shape, however, turned out to involve the angles between solid, liquid, and air at the interface where all three meet, which moves as the water freezes.
If you're planning to make large amounts of ice cream, opt for the White Mountain machine, available in either electric or hand-crank versions (in 4- and 6-quart sizes) that uses rock salt and ice and takes a half-hour to freeze the ice cream, recommends Luchetti.
However, high levels of these chemicals apparently don't entirely explain the animals' survival, the researchers add, since painted turtles observed after spring freezes have survived "despite low levels of cryoprotectants.
Schwartz and other gardeners who replace frostbitten plants or who trim off frost-burned sections risk having tender, new growth blasted by another winter freeze, the garden experts say.
To avoid this damage, cryobiologists usually cool their samples slowly so that water has enough time to come out of cells before it freezes.
The system virtually freezes any liquid or semi liquid portioned product in a variety of industries.
Ice cream machines blend air into the mixture as it freezes, supplying the second essential element for creamy texture.
The discovery that glycopeptides change the way ice freezes provides some useful clues.
The researchers believe that the top of the rock freezes first and is pulled up by the inflated frozen soil.