The National Personnel Records Center in Overland, Missouri, recently unsealed the first batch of what is expected to be "a mother lode
" collection of interest to military historians, biographers, and genealogists.
In this framework, by the time a Jupiterlike planet begins its inward spiral, a mother lode
of debris and small, embryonic planets has already built up close to the parent star.
It provides a central source for cartoonists and gag writers to track their progress, keep abreast of editors' needs, "and mine a mother lode
of mirth for new ideas," according to editor-in-chief and publisher Bill Keough.
Because the fakeness of these images is so sharply rendered, one enters each one as a densely tangled source, a mother lode
, of the fantastic and the imaginary.
Alarmed by a looming environmental disaster--the coastal waters are a mother lode
for local fishermen, the rugged shore a wildlife haven--the Spanish government ordered Prestige to halt.
And collectors of proverbs and aphorisms know they are close to a mother lode
when they find a quote like this one.
As a public relations, advertising and marketing resource, it provides a mother lode
For fossil hunters, 1999 was a mother lode
. Paleontologists (fossil unearthed a perfectly intact wooly mammoth, assembled the longest-necked dinosaur, and uncovered what may be the world's oldest tree.
Working near the northern limit of land, on Canada's remote Victoria Island, scientists have unearthed a mother lode
of microscopic fossils, chronicling an evolutionary explosion among complex cells more than 800 million years ago.