Example sentences for: active

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  • Other ubiquitous calcium compounds include gypsum—calcium sulfate (CaSO4;), which is what sheetrock is made of— and the active binding agent in cement, quicklime— Calcium oxide (CaO), produced by cooking limestone in a lime kiln (the primitive version, a lime rick —compare hay-rick , a variant of haystack —was a heap of earth with the stone and a fire kept going inside it—whence the name of the town in Ireland by which the doggerel verse-form is called as well ).

  • The head of the FBI's organized-crime unit estimates that 10 percent of America's active Mafia soldiers are now locked up.

  • Europe’s tallest volcano is still very active, as you’ll see from the tell-tale yellow sulphur stains of mini-eruptions as you approach the crater, where the lava beneath your feet is still warm.

  • Intergenic recombination was reduced an average of 256-fold in the rec12-D15 (null) mutants and 263-fold in the rec12-Y98F (active site) mutants, relative to wild-type levels (Table 1).

  • "The Fray," our reader forum, is active 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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