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sic somebody/something on somebody

to cause someone or something to attack someone I'm gonna sic Uncle Steve on you kids if you don't behave. He tried to sic the agency on her to draw attention away from himself.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of sic (to order a dog to attack)
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

v.
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.
See also: on, sic
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Availability Microsemi's new 1200V SiC MOSFETs are available now in TO-247 packages and in July 2014 in SOT-227 packages.
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The conductivity of unmodified SiC powder was also measured, but the value was lower than the detection limit of the equipment ([10.
Their positions are slightly shifted in the spectra of KBr pellets relative to the spectrum of pure PPyCl, which indicates a more intimate interaction between SiC and PPy.
4b, where the infrared spectra of virgin SiC, of SiC/15PPy composites prepared without any surfactant and with the surfactant using a molar ratio of Py/DBSA = 7 in the reaction mixture, and the spectrum of PPyCl are compared.
Figure 5 depicts survey scans of untreated SiC, SiC/15PPy, and SiC-DBSA/15PPy composites.
This is a qualitative indication that only the surface of SiC is extensively modified by PPy.
The carbon content increases on coating the SiC surface by PPy in the presence of DBSA as well as without.
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