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sieg heil

1. noun A salute in which one's right arm is raised with one's hand outstretched; a Nazi salute. Known for its use by and association with Adolph Hitler and the Nazi regime. The phrase is German for "hail to victory." There is never an appropriate context to use the sieg heil, even in jest.
2. verb To salute in such a manner. White supremacists often sieg heil at rallies.
3. verb By extension, to obey someone with absolute fealty and subservience. His fanatical followers would be ready to sieg heil him right into their own graves, such is their zeal.
See also: heil, sieg

sieg-heil someone

(ˈsɪgˈhɑɪl)
tv. to show homage to someone; to salute and obey someone. (From German. Use caution with this reminder of Nazi Germany.) The guy expects all his underlings to sieg-heil him and worship the ground he walks on.
See also: someone
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Another hypothesis relating to gravity that has been proposed to explain web asymmetry is that web-building costs should be higher in the upper part of the web (Herberstein & Heiling 1999), although this has not been supported by empirical data (Coslovsky & Zschokke 2009).
Studies comparing different sized adults and different ontogenetic stages confirm that larger spiders build more asymmetric webs (Herberstein & Heiling 1999; Hesselberg 2010; Kuntner et al.
This lends support to prediction ii, since larger webs are usually built by larger and heavier spiders (Heiling & Herberstein 1998).
Heiling of the University of Vienna to study arachnid light preferences.
Heiling's work adds to a growing appreciation of the sophistication of web building, comments Mark A.
The species that Heiling studied lives near European waterways and has been reported at North American sites including New York City docks.
The spiders can't break through human skin, Heiling reassures people who might blunder against them.
Surveying the Danube footbridge from May to October, Heiling found that lit handrails averaged more than four times the spider density of the unlit ones.