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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 sick 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

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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Chapter Four 2010-2015 Global and China Market of SiC Semiconductor Devices
The viscoelastic properties of the SiC-strengthened MREs were also highly influenced by the content of the SiC particles.
Data on recalescence indicated that only SiC, alone or mixed with 75% ferrosilicon, and FeS had a beneficial effect leading to a decrease in recalescence in both base and ductile irons (Fig.
For the preparation of SiC/PPy composites, [alpha]-SiC mainly 6H polytype of SiC with two polar surfaces, that is, silicon atoms terminated and carbon atoms terminated surface, was used.
For the first quarter of 1988, the agencies submitted files on both the 1972 and the 1987 SIC basis.
Compared to silicon MOSFETs used in conventional AC/DC converters, SiC MOSFETs help improve AC/DC converter efficiency by up to 6%.
SiC demand in North America and Europe is expected to reach 249.
These inverters contain Schottky barrier diode (SBD), and metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET), based on SiC power devices.
Whereas FeSi melts predictably like any metallic charge material, SiC does not melt.
According to a group of Grede researchers and others, the briquettes generally contain either 36% or 65% SiC and variable amounts of coal or high-sulfur petroleum coke and sand.
Su has agreed to lead the establishment and operation of the SIC, at the invitation of Cyrus C.
SiC has been a suitable material for high temperature and high power applications due to its superior material as well as electrical properties over Si and GaAs and availability of different polytypes in SiC.
He met Dr George Baxter, director of science & innovation at regeneration agency the Northwest Development Agency, and SIC general manager John Leake, as well as several tenants.