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General Crossword Questions for “volatile”

  • Disposed to sudden changes
  • Liable to sudden change
  • Likely to blow up rodent about to turn tail
  • Violet gets excited about the French; she's flighty

Encyclopedia

  • Generally speaking, the volatile keyword is intended to prevent the (pseudo)compiler from applying any optimizations on the code that assume values of variables cannot change "on their own." The actual definition and applicability of the volatile. — “Volatile variable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) refers to organic chemical compounds which have VOC (volatile organic compounds) are all compounds that appear in the gas chromatogram. — “Volatile organic compound - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Volatiles, a group of compounds with low boiling points that are associated with a planet's or moon's crust and/or atmosphere Volatile anaesthetics, a class of anaesthetics which evaporate easily. — “Volatile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • And the traveller Leopold was couth to him sithen it had happed that they had had ado each with other in the house of misericord where this learningknight lay by cause the traveller Leopold came there to be healed for he was sore wounded in his breast by a spear wherewith a horrible and dreadful dragon was smitten him for which he did do make a salve of volatile salt and chrism as much as he might suffice. — “Ulysses” by James Joyce
  • "Very easily said!" remarked Camilla, amiably repressing a sob, while a hitch came into her upper lip, and her tears overflowed. "Raymond is a witness what ginger and sal volatile I am obliged to take in the night. — “Great expectations” by Charles Dickens
  • As she read the four-square undertaking, never before seen by her, into which her own and Jude's names were inserted, and by which that very volatile essence, their love for each other, was supposed to be made permanent, her face seemed to grow painfully apprehensive. "Names and Surnames of the Parties"–(they were to be parties now, not lovers, she thought). "Condition"–(a horrid idea)–"Rank or Occupation"–"Age"–"Dwelling at"–"Length of Residence"–"Church or Building in which the Marriage is to be solemnized"–"District and County in which the Parties respectively dwell." — “Jude the Obscure” by Thomas Hardy
  • The sum of his discourse was to this effect: “That about forty years ago, certain persons went up to Laputa, either upon business or diversion, and, after five months continuance, came back with a very little smattering in mathematics, but full of volatile spirits acquired in that airy region: that these persons, upon their return, began to dislike the management of every thing below, and fell into schemes of putting all arts, sciences, languages, and mechanics, upon a new foot. — “Gulliver's Travels” by Jonathan Swift
  • This I have been an eyewitness of, that in public confusions, men astonished at their fortune, have abandoned their own reason, superstitiously to seek out in the stars the ancient causes and menaces of the present mishaps, and in my time have been so strangely successful in it, as to make me believe that this being an amusement of sharp and volatile wits, those who have been versed in this knack of unfolding and untying riddles, are capable, in any sort of writing, to find out what they desire. — “Essays” by Michel de Montaigne
  • Why, there is not time for a man to be sick in it, replied he–What a cursed lyar! for I am sick as a horse, quoth I, already–what a brain!–upside down!–hey-day! the cells are broke loose one into another, and the blood, and the lymph, and the nervous juices, with the fix'd and volatile salts, are all jumbled into one mass–good G..! every thing turns round in it like a thousand whirlpools–I'd give a shilling to know if I shan't write the clearer for it–... — “Tristram Shandy” by Laurence Sterne

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