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  • In crystallography, a vacancy is a type of point defect in a crystal. The creation of a vacancy can be simply modeled by considering the energy required to break the bonds between an atom inside the crystal and its nearest neighbor atoms. — “Vacancy defect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • William Crawford became the first person to be next in line to the Presidency after a vice presidential vacancy. in the 1970's, during periods of a vacancy in the vice presidency. — “Acting Vice President of the United States - Wikipedia, the”, en.wikipedia.org
  • If a neighboring atom moves to occupy the vacant site, the vacancy moves in the opposite direction to the site which used to be occupied by the The stability of the surrounding crystal structure guarantees that the neighboring atoms will not simply collapse around the vacancy. — “Crystallographic defect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • He would often declare, in speaking his thoughts upon the subject, that he did not conceive how the greatest family in England could stand it out against an uninterrupted succession of six or seven short noses.–And for the contrary reason, he would generally add, That it must be one of the greatest problems in civil life, where the same number of long and jolly noses, following one another in a direct line, did not raise and hoist it up into the best vacancies in the kingdom.–He would often boast that the Shandy family rank'd very high in king Harry the VIIIth's time, but owed its rise to no state engine–he would say–but to that only;–but that, like other families, he would add–it had felt the turn of the wheel, and had never recovered the blow of my great-grandfather's nose.–It was an ace of clubs indeed, he would cry, shaking his head–and as vile a one for an unfortunate family as ever turn'd up trumps. — “Tristram Shandy” by Laurence Sterne
  • "Besides that, Peter Nikolaevich, by exchanging into the Guards I shall be in a more prominent position," continued Berg, "and vacancies occur much more frequently in the Foot Guards. — “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy
  • "I ought, but I don't," thought Amy, as her eye went from the bright page to May's discontented face behind the big vases, that could not hide the vacancies her pretty work had once filled. — “Little Women” by Louisa M. Alcott
  • "Besides that, Peter Nikolaevich, by exchanging into the Guards I shall be in a more prominent position," continued Berg, "and vacancies occur much more frequently in the Foot Guards. — “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy
  • Such portentous appetites had Queequeg and Tashtego, that to fill out the vacancies made by the previous repast, often the pale Dough-Boy was fain to bring on a great baron of salt-junk, seemingly quarried out of the solid ox. — “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville
  • Since he could not be found, the delegations had been made up without him. But now it happened that one or two vacancies had occurred in the Nantes representation; and it was the business of filling these vacancies that had brought Le Chapelier to Nantes. — “Sacaramouche” by Rafael Sabatini

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