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sic (someone or something) on (someone)

To cause someone or something to attack someone or something else. If I sic my goons on him, I bet he'll pay up. I do feel safe here because I have two dogs that I know I can sic on an intruder.
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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.
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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.
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The metallurgical additives investigated as potential sources of active elements for graphite nodule nucleation were silicon carbide (SIC), a mixture of 50% SiC and 50% ferrosilicon with 5% magnesium (Mixture X), a mixture of 50% SiC and 50% metalcasting-grade 75% ferrosilicon (Mixture Y), silicon calcium (SiCa), iron sulfide (FeS), and crystalline graphite.
In another suspected terrorism financing incident, the SIC said it received a request of assistance from the Internal Security Forces, which apprehended a suicide bomber before being able to carry out his attack in Lebanon.
To achieve optimum use of the high-temperature capabilities of SiC, the designer needs to consider the impact of packaging.
As one can imagine, the transportation and installation costs of the SiC solution are also much lower than the silicon solution, adding even more value to the SiC cost advantage.
The SIC website and its social media page may be updated on regular basis in mutually understandable languages.
GeneSiC has developed extensive intellectual property and technical knowledge that encompasses the latest advancements in SiC power devices, with products targeted towards alternative energy, automotive, down ole oil drilling, motor control, power supply, transportation, and uninterruptible power supply applications.
The Influence of the SiC Particles on the Storage Modulus of the SIC-Strengthened MREs and Their Microstructure
The use of SiC as an alloying agent in cupola melting can produce significant cost savings and reductions in carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide emissions.
Market insiders believe that the SIC may follow the pattern of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.
Dr Baxter said: "We were happy to discuss with the leader of the Liberal Democrats the SIC partners' plans to secure the long-term future of Daresbury SIC by the creation of a private-public joint venture.
The sophisticated SIC tool provides not only the determination of the corrosion status and growth rate, it also enables one to gain detailed information about the internal diameter and shape, such as ovality and dents.
Papers are arranged into seven chapters on SiC and related materials, bulk and epi-growth, characterization of SiC and related materials, devices, and applications.
1) SiC is also a wide band gap semiconductor, which is suitable for high temperature electronic applications in hostile environments.