Oil Mist Lubrication-Wet Sump
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Oil Mist Lubrication-Wet Sump: Similar to Oil Mist Lubrication - Dry Sump, except that a pool of oil is developed in the bearing chamber. This oil pool will continue to supply oil to the bearing in the event that the oil . . . View Full Definition
Phytochemistry: The study of substances found in plants. 'Phytochemicals' are materials extracted from plant tissue.
Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE): Revisions to the universal soil loss equation implemented in the mid 1990s to more accurately predict soil erosion caused by water. It includes the same factors as the earlier formula: clima . . . View Full Definition
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Over-Consumption: The use of resources at a rate that exceeds the ability of natural processes to replace them.
Photochemistry: The study of chemical changes caused by light. For example, many of the key reactions that generate smog are photochemical.
Rode The Oil Line: A method of lane play where there is an oil line/crown into the pocket and the player keeps the ball on the oil line into the pocket; can result it high scores. See also bumped the oil line.
Short Oil: Also known as limited distance dressing/LDD. A condition in which oil is applied to the front 24 feet or less of the lane, with the remainder dry. Can be very high scoring.
Soil Bank Program: A federal program of the late 1950s and early 1960s that paid farmers to retire land from production for 10 years: the predecessor to today’s Conservation Reserve Program. Some elements in t . . . View Full Definition
Soil Conditioner: An organic material like humus or compost that helps soil absorb water, build a bacterial community, and take up mineral nutrients.
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