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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.
See also: on, sic

sic transit gloria mundi

Literally, "thus passes the glory of the world," from Latin. Used figuratively to express regretful recognition that something has or is about to end, as all things eventually do. I can't believe the university is closing down—it's nearly as old as the country! Well, sic transit gloria mundi, as the saying goes.
See also: sic, transit

sick up

slang To vomit. I kept sicking up, even though all that was left was bile. Pull the car over, Stephen—Tom's about to sick up in the back seat!
See also: sick, up

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.
See also: sic, transit

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.
See also: on, sic

sick (up)

in. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. I think I’m going to sick up. Isn’t there supposed to be a barf bag in one of these seat pockets?
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The guide hole diameter of 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0 mm was drilled to compact SiC nanoparticles.
The higher value of microhardness was 52.12 HV which can be obtained with 90% of Al 7075, 4% of SiC, and 8% of TiC.
Further experiments have investigated SiC's radiation hardness.
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.
In the first stage, the mixture of WC, VC, and TaC powders was milled for 44 h at a speed of 300 rpm, and in the second stage, Ni powder and SiC nanowhisker were added into the mixture and milled for further 4 h at a relatively low speed of 80 rpm, to avoid the deformation and agglomeration of Ni particles and the breakage of SiC whiskers during attritional milling.
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TOKYO, Aug 1, 2019 - (JCN Newswire) - Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) has developed a second generation high-grade silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxial wafer (HGE-2G) suitable for power semiconductors.
Middle school students will have the chance to work with SIC instructors and students while learning more about careers in welding or STEM.
The SIC is a multifunction financial intelligence unit with judicial status.
II-VI announced that it will supply 200 mm silicon carbide, or SiC, substrates under Reaction, a Horizon 2020 four year program funded by the European Commission.
Securities and Exchange Commission, upgraded China-based Sinochem International Corporation's (SIC) Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating to 'A-' from 'BBB+'.
Previously he was involved in the research of GaN and SiC power devices at the Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd., Tokyo, Japan.