Backing means: Support or aid given to a person or cause.
Backing means: The preparation of the back of a book with glue, etc., before putting on the cover.
Backjoint means: A rebate or chase in masonry left to receive a permanent slab or other filling.
Backlash means: The distance through which one part of connected machinery, as a wheel, piston, or screw, can be moved without moving the connected parts, resulting from looseness in fitting or from wear; also, the jarring or reflex motion caused in badly fitting machinery by irregularities in velocity or a reverse of motion.
Backless means: Without a back.
Backlog means: A large stick of wood, forming the back of a fire on the hearth.
Backpiece means: Alt. of Backplate
Backplate means: A piece, or plate which forms the back of anything, or which covers the back; armor for the back.
Backrack means: Alt. of Backrag
Backrag means: See Bacharach.
Zirconia means: The oxide of zirconium, obtained as a white powder, and possessing both acid and basic properties. On account of its infusibility, and brilliant luminosity when incandescent, it is used as an ingredient of sticks for the Drummomd light.
Zirconate means: A salt of zirconic acid.
Zircona means: Zirconia.
Zircon means: A mineral occurring in tetragonal crystals, usually of a brown or gray color. It consists of silica and zirconia. A red variety, used as a gem, is called hyacinth. Colorless, pale-yellow or smoky-brown varieties from Ceylon are called jargon.
Zircofluoride means: A double fluoride of zirconium and hydrogen, or some other positive element or radical; as, zircofluoride of sodium.
Zirco- means: A combining form (also used adjectively) designating zirconium as an element of certain double compounds; zircono-; as in zircofluoric acid, sodium zircofluoride.
Ziphioid means: See Xiphioid.
Zion means: The heavenly Jerusalem; heaven.
Zion means: Hence, the theocracy, or church of God.
Zion means: A hill in Jerusalem, which, after the capture of that city by the Israelites, became the royal residence of David and his successors.
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