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amber nectar

Beer, especially lager. Primarily heard in Australia. It's been a long day at work, I'm looking for a bit of amber nectar when I finish!
See also: amber

grey amber

Another term for ambergris, a waxy substance excreted by sperm whales and used as a fixative, especially in the preparation of perfumes. The large chunk of grey amber that washed ashore is worth more than gold!
See also: amber, grey

amber gambler

slang A driver who speeds through an intersection just before the traffic light is about to turn red. The middle (yellow) traffic signal is often referred to as being the color amber. Primarily heard in UK. If you keep being a reckless ambler gambler, you're going to get into a car accident soon enough!
See also: amber, gambler

a fly in amber

a curious relic of the past, preserved into the present.
The image is of the fossilized bodies of insects which are often found preserved in amber.
See also: amber, fly
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Some early conifers produced the type of amber familiar to gem collectors today.
When the researchers analyzed the amber, though, they discovered a chemical signature known only from the amber of flowering plants.
Researchers expected the symmetry and shape of the terpenoids in the newly found Carboniferous amber to resemble those found in conifers.
Gloucestershire: amber plus overall, 3 greens, 5 ambers, no reds
Greater Manchester: amber plus overall, 4 greens, 4 ambers, no reds
Hampshire: amber plus overall, 2 greens, 6 ambers, no reds
No one knows exactly how amber acts as a preservative.
is one of the world's authorities on amber fossils.
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