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sic (someone or something) on (someone)

To cause someone or something to attack someone or something else. If I sic my goons on him, I bet he'll pay up. I do feel safe here because I have two dogs that I know I can sic on an intruder.
See also: on, sic

sic transit gloria mundi

Nothing on earth is permanent, as in His first three novels were bestsellers and now he can't even find an agent-sic transit gloria mundi . This expression, Latin for "Thus passes the glory of the world," has been used in English since about 1600, and is familiar enough so that it is sometimes abbreviated to sic transit.
See also: sic, transit

sic on

To urge or incite someone or something to attack or go after someone: The guards sicced dogs on the intruders. They threatened to sic their lawyers on us.
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In another suspected terrorism financing incident, the SIC said it received a request of assistance from the Internal Security Forces, which apprehended a suicide bomber before being able to carry out his attack in Lebanon.
The result of these tests, with further work ongoing, has increased the confidence in SiC as a key material for high-efficiency power electronics in systems that need high reliability.
For example, an electric bus charger system now running the streets of China features an impressive 60 percent weight reduction (see Figure 2), which was driven by the faster, more efficient switching of the SiC devices.
When SiC particles were doped into the MREs, the internal CI aggregate structures were altered and formed stronger particle chains.
Briquetted SiC was examined for silicon carbide, combined carbon, free carbon, sulfur and moisture.
The SIC will target its service mainly at Taiwan's biotech industry, with the scope of its operation including clinical test, the evaluation of R&D result, patents and market analysis, technological commercialization, management of intellectual property, industrial assistance, evaluation for commercialization feasibility, and provision of seed funds.
SIC tool measurement results can substantially exceed MFL depth sizing of shallow internal corrosion.
Consequently, fundamental understanding of reactions between SiC and Nb becomes very important.
Refer to the NAISC/SIC document listing the most commonly used SIC codes, visit www.
He notes that the SIC are just one component of Motorola's system of internal control -- which also includes financial and human resource policies, audit and internal control functions, business ethics compliance committees, the audit committee of the board, financial and operating management, self audits and the Motorola code of business conduct.
Historical index data based on the NAICS publication structure will be available depending on the scope of the definitional changes between SIC and NAICS.
Over the period 1990-1999, all 42 industries within metalworking (with the exception of SIC 393 Musical instruments) posted average annual gains.
But it's SIC that's heading Portugal's international media disembarkment.
Although this material has been used to produce blue light-emitting diodes, advances in the technology have made it possible to consider SiC for high power electronic device applications.