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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!
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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!
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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.
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Applications of diamond crystal ATR FTIR spectroscopy to the characterization of ambers.
Burmese amber or Burmite has been commercially exploited for at least two millennia, mainly by the Chinese (Grimaldi, 1996).
Speaking to The Daily Star as he went through the amber stones at his offices at the Lebanese University on the outskirts of Beirut, Azar says ambers are a "national treasure" for Lebanon.
The majority of ambers in the world are of marine type, but ambers we find in Lebanon are continental and that is what makes them unique," the 42-year-old Azar says.
Ambers from this region are prized for their clarity and size.
Lebanese ambers are among the oldest ambers that contain inclusions of large organisms, such as insects.
When certain tree resins congeal, they slowly polymerize into a stiffened substance called copal and, if kept from air, will harden finally into the rocklike gem known as amber.
But Dominican amber is noted for inclusions of another sort.
As a result of the acquisition, which occurred on February 29, 1996, Amber Wave, based in Acton, MA, became a wholly-owned subsidiary of U.
As a price/performance leader in the low-end workgroup switch business, Amber Wave gives us a total solution for our corporate clients," said Ross Manire, U.
Amber Wave's goal in creating AmberSwitch was to bring a sophisticated, high-end switch architecture to the workgroup market -- at a fraction of the cost of other switches -- while offering fast, easy installation.
Along with its groundbreaking SoftSwitch design, Amber Wave also claims the industry's first Adaptive Cut-Through technology, which automatically combines the benefits of low-latency cut-through with the packet reliability of store-and-forward.
Jerry Christopher has a proven record of success in taking young, high-tech companies to the next level of operations by building a solid management infrastructure," said Curtis Gridley, chairman and co-founder of Amber Wave Systems.
And third, Amber Wave has developed its product specifically for the workgroup computing market, which requires a combination of low cost, plug-and-play operation and high performance that is not adequately addressed by other vendors.
The key for users is that Amber Wave is delivering high performance switching in an easy-to-install package at a low price.