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deliquesce

to melt away or disappear; chemistry: to turn to liquid through absorption of moisture;
botany: to branch out without forming a main stem; to become fluid or soft (as with certain fungi)

[ rhymes with "jelly press" ]


Sightings:

Deconstructing the rabbit-proof fence
(explore for more information on Australia's Stolen Generation)

What you might find in the Palace of Green Porcelain

Occupational hazards for potters
(explore the URL for more clayart discussions)

Kentuckians: know your minerals!

New Hampshire-ites: know your mushrooms!
(just what do you people call yourselves, anyway?)

St. Emiliano and the minor league lions
(explore for a traveler's guide to Italy, Latin inscriptions, and Robert E. Lee)

The view through the pecan trees
(explore the URL for more ecology writings and eco-tours)

Life on Mars -- what are the rules?
(explore for more science and culture forums)

How to really insult someone
(explore the URL for cranky movie reviews)


search on deliquescence :

Maybe this is how Odo linked with the Founders

Walt Whitman on dying: what The Atlantic wouldn't print (until a century later)

Are there water-soluble organics in your clouds?
(explore the URL for more research on the atmosphere)

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