Topset Bed

Science / Geology / Topset Bed: A horizontal sedimentary bed formed at the top of a delta and overlying the foreset beds.

Forset Beds

Science / Geology / Forset Beds: The distinctly dipping sediment layers deposited on the front of a prograding delta or on the lee side of a sand dune. MORE

Graded Bedding

Science / Geology / Graded Bedding: A rock layer that has a progressive change in particle size from top to bottom. Most common is a sequence with coarse grains at the bottom and fining upwards, which is typically caused by a declining MORE

Lower (Bed)

Life Style / Travel / Lower (Bed): In a cruise stateroom, the bed(s) on the floor as opposed to the higher bunks (uppers), if any. On many ships, two lowers can be arranged to make a king or queen bed but not always. Be sure to ask. MORE

Forset Bed

Science / Geology / Forset Bed: One of the inclined beds found in crossbedding: also an inclined bed deposited on the outer front of a delta. MORE

Fluid Bed Roaster

Life Style / Coffee / Fluid Bed Roaster: A roasting apparatus that works much like a giant popcorn popper, utilizing a column of forced hot air to simultaneously agitate and roast green coffee beans. These devices are sometimes called Sivitz MORE


Business / Human Resources (HR) / Featherbedding: An unfair labor practice occurring when a union requires an employer to pay an employee for services he or she did not perform. MORE