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lava


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lava  \La"va\,  n.  [It.  lava  lava,  orig.  in  Naples,  a  torrent  of 
  rain  overflowing  the  streets,  fr  It  &  L.  lavare  to  wash. 
  See  {Lave}.] 
  The  melted  rock  ejected  by  a  volcano  from  its  top  or  fissured 
  sides.  It  flows  out  in  streams  sometimes  miles  in  length.  It 
  also  issues  from  fissures  in  the  earth's  surface,  and  forms 
  beds  covering  many  square  miles,  as  in  the  Northwestern 
  United  States. 
 
  Note:  Lavas  are  classed,  according  to  their  structure,  as 
  scoriaceous  or  cellular,  glassy,  stony,  etc.,  and 
  according  to  the  material  of  which  they  consist,  as 
  doleritic,  trachytic,  etc 
 
  {Lava  millstone},  a  hard  and  coarse  basaltic  millstone  from 
  the  neighborhood  of  the  Rhine. 
 
  {Lava  ware},  a  kind  of  cheap  pottery  made  of  iron  slag  cast 
  into  tiles,  urns,  table  tops,  etc.,  resembling  lava  in 
  appearance. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lava 
  n  :  rock  that  in  its  molten  form  issues  from  volcanos 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  LAVA 
 
  A  language  for  {VLSI}  that  deals  with  "sticks",  i.e.  wires 
  represented  as  lines  with  thickness. 
 
  ["A  Target  Language  for  Silicon  Compilers",  R.J.  Matthews  et 
  al  IEEE  COMPCON,  1982,  pp  349-353]. 
 
  (1994-12-07) 
 
 




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