CCA (Chromated Copper Arsenate)

Business / Construction / CCA (Chromated Copper Arsenate): A pesticide that is forced into wood under high pressure to protect it from termites, other wood boring insects, and decay caused by fungus

Motosacoche Accacias Geneva (MAG)

Technology / Motorcycle / Motosacoche Accacias Geneva (MAG): Swiss motorcycle engine makers in the first half of the 20th century. The company also produced complete Motosacoche bikes and their engines were used by other European motorcycle manufacturers. MORE

Mccarran-Ferguson Act

Health / Health Insurance / Mccarran-Ferguson Act: A federal act that placed the primary responsibility for regulating health insurance companies and HMOs that service private sector (commercial) plan members at the state level. MORE


Life Style / Wine Grapes / Mccampbell: Vitis hybrid reported to be a bud sport of Fredonia released in 1961. Similar to the latter relative except that it bears very large clusters, triple in size. Blue/black berries are reported to be sub MORE

L-Asccancer Forming Agent

Health / Vitamins / L-Asccancer Forming Agent: Also known as Orbic Acid. Unstable compound chemically known as L-xyloascorbic acid or short, AsA, major soluble antioxidant contained by plants and very important nutrient for humans, works as an eff MORE

Occasional Poem

Entertainment / Literature / Occasional Poem: A poem written or recited to commemorate a specific event such as a wedding, an anniversary, a military victory or failure, a funeral, a holiday, or other notable date. It may be light or serious. Not MORE


Life Style / Painting / Siccative: A substance added to oil-colours to considerably hasten their speed of drying. Faster than driers, it is intended as an accelerating agent only, not as an equalizer across the whole palette. MORE