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Drew Meyer Drew Meyer (born August 29, 1981 in Charleston, South Carolina) is a Major League Baseball player for the Texas Rangers. Meyer made his Major League debut April 21, 2006 in a game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Drew Mikuska Drew Mikuska (born May 12, 1994 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor; best known for his role as "Cody" in Scary Movie 3 and Scary Movie 4. Cody is first introduced as an orphan in the care of lead character Cindy Campbell, played by Anna Faris.
Drew Neumann Drew Neumann is a musician and composer of film and television scores. He created the soundtrack of the science fiction animated series Ă†on Flux, and done the music for shows such as The Wild Thornberrys, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, and Aaahh!!!
Drew Olson Drew Olson (born April 6, 1983 in San Francisco, California) is a former a starting quarterback for the University of California, Los Angeles football team, where he broke many of UCLA's passing records. Currently, Olson is a member of the practice squad of the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League.
Drew Parsons Drew "Mongo" Parsons (born October 12, 1974 in West Chester, Pennsylvania) is the bassist for the band American Hi-Fi. In addition to being an avid Strawberry Shortcake collector, Mongo enjoys orange juice, garage door openers, and sod.
Drew Pearson (journalist) Drew Pearson (December 13, 1897â€“September 1, 1969), born in Evanston, Illinois was one of the most prominent American newspaper and radio journalists of his day. He was best known for his muckraking syndicated newspaper column "Washington Merry-Go-Round".
Drew Posada Andrew "Drew" Posada (1969 â€“ January 8, 2007) was an American comic book colorist and pin-up artist who has worked with Image Comics, Top Cow, Wildstorm and Extreme Studios, as well as published his pin-up work in The Art of Drew Posada, by SQP Inc on 2002.
Drew Rosenhaus Drew Rosenhaus (born 1965) is among the best known American football sports agents. He owns the Miami-based sports agency, Rosenhaus Sports, and is known for aggressive representation of his NFL clients, often generating highly lucrative contracts for them, and recommending that they hold out from practicing or playing when his contractual terms are not met by NFL owners.
Drew Stafford Drew Stafford (born October 30, 1985 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American ice hockey forward. He played for the AHL's Rochester Americans before being called up to the National Hockey League to play for the Buffalo Sabres on November 5, 2006.
Drew Varley Drew Varley (born April 9, 1971 in Tolworth, Surrey) is an English theatre actor and is presently working as a choreographer in Surrey Youth Theatre. After three years of instruction at Bridget Espinosa's London Studio Centre, he has been in productions such as CATS (including playing Mungojerrie on the DVD), West Side Story, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Drewry Car Co. Strictly speaking, for most of its life the Drewry Car Co was a railway locomotive and railcar sales organisation; only at the start and the end of its life did it build its own products, relying on sub-contractors for the rest of its time.
Drexciya Drexciya was an electronic music band from Detroit, Michigan. The late James Stinson was the only officially identified member of Drexciya, but it was considered an open secret that he had a partner, Gerald Donald.
Drexel Burnham Lambert Drexel Burnham Lambert was one of the most profitable Wall Street investment banking firms during the late 1970s and most of the 1980s. The firm was founded in Philadelphia as Drexel & Company by Francis Martin Drexel.
Drexel Shaft The Drexel Shaft is a term used by students of Drexel University in Philadelphia to express unfavorable treatment by the university's administration. To receive "The Drexel Shaft," is to have been screwed over or "shafted" by professors, financial aid administrators, and the like.
Drexel University College of Engineering The Drexel University College of Engineering is one of the oldest parts of the university. Engineering was the primary focus of Drexel when it was first started, and Drexel continues to be best known for its engineering curriculum.
Drexel University College of Information Science and Technology The College of Information Science and Technology, also called the iSchool, is one of the primary colleges of Drexel University. The college is primarily housed in the Rush Building, which is the oldest building on campus, and used to be a hospital.
Drexel University College of Law The Drexel University College of Law (CoL) is the newest college of Drexel University serving both undergraduate and graduate students. It opened in the Fall of 2006 and is the newest law school in Philadelphia over a thirty year time period.
Drexel University Queen Lane Campus The Queen Lane Campus of Drexel University is located at 2900 Queen Lane in Philadelphia giving it its name. The Queen Lane Campus is the home of Drexel University College of Medicine and houses first and second-year medical students as well as biomedical graduate students.
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Dreyer & Reinbold Racing is an American motor racing team in the open wheel Indy Racing League, with one series win by co-owner Robbie Buhl, who owns the team with Indianapolis Infiniti dealer Dennis Reinbold.
Dreyer (crater) Dreyer is the remnant of a lunar crater on the far side of the Moon. It is located along the eastern edge of the Mare Marginis, about midway between Ginzel crater to the north and Erro crater to the south-southeast.
Dreyfus Affair The Dreyfus Affair was a political scandal which divided France during the 1890s and early 1900s. It involved the wrongful conviction for treason of a promising young French artillery officer of Jewish faith and ethnicity, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, and the political and judicial scandal that followed until his full rehabilitation.
Dribbleware Dribbleware, in the context of computer software, is a product for which patches are often being released. The term usually has negative connotations, and can refer to software which hasn't been tested properly prior to release, or for which planned features could not be implemented.
Dribbling In sports such as football (soccer), basketball and water polo, dribbling refers to the maneuvering of a ball around a defender through short skillful taps or kicks with either the legs (football/soccer), hands (basketball) or swimming strokes (water polo). The purpose of such an action is to bring the ball past a defender legally and to create opportunities to score.
Dribbling Darts Dribbling Darts (originally Dribbling Darts of Love) were a New Zealand band based in Auckland which existed from 1989 to 1993. The name is a quote from William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, Act I, Scene III: "Believe not that the dribbling dart of love...
Drider In the Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game, driders are dark elves (also known as drow); aberrations that have been transformed from the waist down so they have the body of a spider. The transformation is typically a punishment for offending their goddess, or failing a test of Lolth.
Dried vine fruit Dried vine fruit is a term given to all the varieties of dried grape produced. The need for this term came from the fact that the United Kingdom is the only country in the European Union which differentiates dried vine fruit into different types.
Dries van Agt Andreas Antonius Maria "Dries" van Agt (born February 2, 1931) is a Dutch politician and served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 1977 to 1982. During these years he was also leader of the Christian Democratic Appeal party.
Driffield Driffield, East Yorkshire, also known as Great Driffield, is a market town in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Other English towns and villages of this name include Little Driffield and Driffield, Gloucestershire.
Driffield and District League The Driffield and District League is a football competition based in England. It has a total of four divisions of which the highest, the Driffield and District League Premier Division, sits at level 14 of the English football league system and is a feeder to the Humber Premier League.
Driffield railway station Driffield railway station serves the town of Driffield in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is located on the Yorkshire Coast Line and is operated by Northern Rail who provide all passenger train services.
Drift Creek Wilderness The Drift Creek Wilderness is a small (5,798 acres) wilderness area in the Siuslaw National Forest in Oregon. It was created in 1984, along with two other small wilderness areas in the Siuslaw National Forest - Cummins Creek Wilderness and Rock Creek Wilderness.
Drift fence Drift fences were used in the Texas panhandle during the years 1882 to 1887 to control "cattle drift" - the winter migration of livestock to warmer territory. Long sections of barbed wire fence were built by ranchers to keep the cattle from moving to the southern part of the state.
Drift ice Drift ice consists of sea ice that float on the surface of the water in cold regions, as opposed to fast ice, which is attached ("fastened") to a shore. Usually drift ice is carried along by winds and sea currents, hence its name, "drift ice".
Drift King - Shutokou Battle '94 Drift King - Shutokou Battle '94 is a Japan-only racing game where the player controls a stock car across various racing tracks (highway, circuit track, driving school, or winding country road) in either scenario or practice mode.
Drift migration Drift migration is the phenomenon in which migrating birds are blown off course by the winds at the time they are in flight. It is more likely to happen to birds heading south in autumn because the large numbers of inexperienced young birds are less able to compensate than the adults heading north in spring.
Drift mining Drift mining is a method of accessing valuable geological material, such as coal, by cutting into the side of the earth, rather than tunneling straight downwards (see shaft mine). Drift mines have horizontal entries into the coal seam from a hillside.
Drift station A drift station is a term used to describe a temporary or semi-perminent facility built on an ice floe. During the Cold War the Soviet Union and the United States maintained a number of stations in the Arctic Ocean for research and espionage, the latter of which were often little more than quickly constructed shacks.
Drift velocity The drift velocity is the average velocity that a particle, such as an electron, attains due to an electric field. Since particles can accelerate arbitrarily close to the speed of light in the absence of other forces, the term "drift velocity" can only really apply to carriers in materials, and not to particles in a vacuum.
Drifting (motorsport) Drifting refers either to a driving technique, or to a sport based on the technique; this article deals primarily with the sport. When the rear slip angle is greater than the front slip angle, and the front wheels are pointed in the opposite direction to the turn (e.
Drifting Cowboys The Drifting Cowboys were the backing group for American music legend Hank Williams. The band went through several lineups during William's career, and surviving members of the group continue to tour and make public appearances to this day.
Driftwood beach hut Driftwood Beach Hut - a small structure, built entirely of wood that has washed up on a beach. Usually they are small and serve no purpose other than for the recreational value of building them and sitting inside them.
Drijat Drijat, Israel, an Arab Israeli town, is located near Arad in northern Negev. In 2005, it became the first town in the world to be outfitted with a multipurpose solar electricity system for providing power to the entire village.
Drikung Kagyu Drikung Kagyu or Drigung Kagyu (Wylie: 'bri-kung bka'-brgyud) is one of the eight "minor" lineages of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. "Major" here refers to those Kagyu lineages founded by the immediate disciples of Gampopa (1079-1153) while "minor" refers to all the lineages founded by Phakmo Drupa (1110-1170), one of the three main disciples of Gampopa.
Drill 'n bass Drill 'n bass is a genre name coined by fans for a type of electronic music that emerged from drum 'n bass in the mid-1990s. Artists like Luke Vibert, Squarepusher, and most famously, Aphex Twin created the sound in 1995 (see 1995 in music).
Drill (agriculture) In agriculture and gardening, a drill is a shallow furrow in which seeds or bulbs are placed during seeding. A drill is commonly created by dragging a hoe through the soil in a straight line, leaving a furrow of a centimeter or two for smaller seeds, or a deeper trench of several centimeters for flower bulbs and seed potatoes.
Drill (band) Drill is a disbanded alternative rock band from New York, headed by vocalist Lucia Cifarelli, whose members include guitarist Dan Harnett, bassist John DeServio, and drummer Marcus Farny. They split up shortly after the release of their self-titled album, Drill], which featured additional guitarist [[Paul Alves.
Drill (military) A drill in military terms is the action of memorising a certain action through repetition until the action is instinctive to the soldiers being drilled. Such is necessary for a fighting force to perform to maximum efficiency and to be flexible to all manner of situations.
Drill bit sizes Drill bits are the cutting tools of drilling machines. They can be made in any size to order, but standards organisations have defined sets of sizes that are produced routinely by drill bit manufacturers and stocked by distributors.
Drill cuttings Drill cuttings typically refer to any solids removed from a wellbore while drilling. The term specifically refers to shale cuttings generated when drilling petroleum wells, and is usually removed by circulating the drilling fluid over shale shakers.
Drill hall A drill hall is a place such as a building or a hangar where people go to practice and perform military drill. In the United Kingdom and Commonwealth, the term was also used for the whole headquarters building of a military reserve unit, which usually incorporated such a hall.
Drill Instructor Ribbon A Drill Instructor Ribbon is a military decoration of the United States Armed Forces which is issued by the United States Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. The Drill Instructor Ribbon recognizes those service members who are trained and qualified as military instructors to new recruits during initial basic training.
Drill string In petroleum drilling technology, a drill string in an oil rig is the column, or string, of drill pipe with attached tool joints that transmits fluid and rotational power from the kelly drive or top drive to the drill collars and bit. Often, especially in the oil patch, the term is loosely applied to both drill pipe and drill collars.
Drill string compensator A drill string compensator, also known as an "active heave compensator", is a device that sits between the traveling block and hook on an offshore oil drilling rig and moves up and down via pneumatic cylinders to compensate for the heaving motion of the rig caused by waves and tides. The drill string compensator helps the drill bit keep even pressure on the bottom of the hole as drilling takes place.
Drill Sergeant Identification Badge The Drill Sergeant Identification Badge is a military badge of the United States Army which was first issued on January 15, 1958. It is also nicknamed the "pumpkin" patch due to is appearance when worn in a subduded manner.
Drill Stem Test In oil and natural gas extraction, the drill stem includes the drill pipe, drill collars, bottomhole assembly, and drill bit. A drill stem test (DST) is a procedure for testing the surrounding geological formation through the drill pipe.
Drill team A drill team is a marching unit that performs military style maneuvers in parades, at air shows, football half-time shows, and other ceremonies. High school and college drill teams also often compete with one another in drill meets.
Drillbit Taylor Drillbit Taylor is a comedy film starring Owen Wilson and based on an original idea by John Hughes. The story revolves around two high school freshmen who are singled out by the school bully on the first day of class.
Driller (game) Driller (also known as Space Station Oblivion in the United States) is a 1987 computer game written by British developers Major Developments and published by Incentive Software. It was released for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST and IBM PC.
Drillers Stadium Opened in 1981, Drillers Stadium, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA is a minor league baseball stadium, located near the Tulsa metropolitan area. Drillers Stadium is home to the Tulsa Drillers, a minor league baseball team which plays in the Texas League.
Drilling and Killing Drilling and Killing: Chevron and Nigeria's Oil Dictatorship is an award-winning audio documentary produced by Amy Goodman and Jeremy Scahill, mixed and engineered by Dred Scott Keyes. The piece was first aired in 1998 on Democracy Now!
Drilling fluid invasion Drilling fluid invasion is a process that occurs in a well being drilled with higher wellbore pressure than formation pressure. The liquid component of the drilling fluid (known as the "mud filtrate") continues to "invade" the porous and permeable formation until the solids present in the mud, commonly bentonite, clog enough pores to form a mud cake capable of preventing further invasion.
Drilling rig A drilling rig is a structure housing equipment used to drill into underground reservoirs for water, oil, or natural gas, or into sub-surface mineral deposits. The term can refer to a land-based structure, or a marine-based structure (oil platform) commonly called an 'offshore oil rig'.
Drimys Drimys is a genus of about eight species of woody evergreen flowering plants, in the family Winteraceae. The species are native to the Neotropics, ranging from southern Mexico to the southern tip of South America.
Drina The Drina (Serbian and Bosnian: Đ”Ń€Đ¸Đ˝Đ° or Drina) is a river in the Balkan Peninsula. A 346 kilometer-long right tributary of the Sava River, it forms most of the border between Bosnia and Hercegovina and Serbia.
Drina Banovina The Drina Banovina or Drina Banate (Serbian and Bosnian: Đ”Ń€Đ¸Đ˝ŃĐşĐ° Đ±Đ°Đ˝ĐľĐ˛Đ¸Đ˝Đ°/Drinska banovina) was a province (banovina) of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia between 1929 and 1941. Its capital was at Sarajevo and it included portions of present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia.
Drinfel'd module In mathematics, a Drinfel'd module (or elliptic module) is roughly a special kind of module over a ring of functions on a curve over a finite field, generalizing the Carlitz module. Loosely speaking, they provide a function field analogue of complex multiplication theory.
Drink Me (album) Drink Me is a 2002 album by Queenadreena. Since the band switched labels from Rough Trade to One Little Indian, this album has fallen out of print and has become somewhat of a collector's item to new fans of the band.
Drink run Drink run describes a short trip or outing for the express purpose of procuring liquid refreshment. Such an excursion is typically social in nature and involves a small group of friends, coworkers, or roommates.
Drink the Kool-Aid To Drink the Kool-Aid is a colloquial expression meaning to listen and believe a non-sensical argument, or to engage in cult-like behavior. Sometimes, the listener is compelled to listen to the argument because of threat of repercussions if they do not; other times, the listener listens and believes simply because the person wants to believe it.
Drink while you think "Drink while you think" (known in some quarters as simply "The Name Game", "Coge lo que pienses", or "Imbibe whilst you cogitate" under International Drinking Rules) is a very simple drinking game.
Drinka RadovanoviÄ‡ Drinka RadovanoviÄ‡ (1943-), renowned Serbian sculptress, is one of many famous female sculptors who emerged from Serbia in the early 20th century. She was a student of the famed Serbian sculptor Matija VukoviÄ‡.
Drinker Drinker was a genus of hypsilophodont dinosaur from the late Jurassic period of North America. A relatively small dinosaur, Drinker was approximately 2 m (6 ft) feet long and may have massed up to 10 kg (22 lb).
Drinking And Driving Wrecks Lives Drinking And Driving Wrecks Lives was the tagline to a series of public information films (PIFs) that ran in the UK during the 1980s and 1990s, addressing the problem of drink-driving. Unlike earlier campaigns which focused on consequences to the offender (eg.
Drinking bird Drinking birds are thermodynamically powered toy heat engines that mimick the motions of a bird drinking from a fountain or other water source. They are also known as happy, dippy, dipping, tippy, tipping, sippy, sipping or dunking birds.
Drinking straw The drinking straw is a device used for sucking up a liquid - usually a drink. A thin tube of plastic (especially polystyrene) or other material, straight or with an accordion-like living hinge, it is employed by being held with one end in the mouth and another end in the drink.
Drinkmore Established in 1998, The Drinkmore Cafe was reported by InfoWorld Magazine to be the first commercial business to offer free wireless internet wifi services. Although few had the equipment necessary to take advantage of this, free wireless internet became a major component of the small coffee shop business model across America.
Drip brew Drip brew is a method for brewing coffee which involves pouring water over coffee contained in a filter. Water seeps through the coffee, absorbing its oils and essences, solely under gravity then passes through the bottom of the filter.
Drip dickey A drip dickey is a trademarked brand name of a wine accessory that fits snugly around the neck of a wine bottle for the purpose of absorbing wine that would normally travel the length of the wine bottle, staining the surfaces it comes into contact with such as linens or a counter top. Other similar items are referred to as a drip ring, drip collar or drip catcher.
Drip irrigation Drip irrigation, also known as trickle irrigation or microirrigation is an irrigation method that applies water slowly to the roots of plants, by depositing the water either on the soil surface or directly to the root zone, through a network of valves, pipes, tubing, and emitters. The goal is to minimize water usage, fertilizer.
Driscoll Island Driscoll Island () is a narrow, ice-covered island 16 miles long, lying in Block Bay along the coast of Marie Byrd Land. The feature was partially delineated from air photos taken by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (1928-30) on the flight of December 5, 1929.
Drisha Institute Drisha Institute was founded in 1979 by Rabbi David Silber as the world's first center for women's advanced study of classical Jewish texts. Drisha offers a wide variety of educational initiatives including full-time programs, summer institutes, classes for engaged couples, summer programs for high school girls, a Bat Mitzvah program, four seasonal continuing education programs, High Holiday prayer services, and community lectures.
Drisheen Drisheen is an Irish black pudding, made from a mixture of pig's or sheep's blood, milk, salt, fat and breadcrumbs and cooked as a sausage using the main intestine of an animal (typically a pig or sheep) as the sausage skin. The sausage may be flavoured with herbs, such as Tansy.
Drishtipat Drishtipat is a non-profit, non-partisan, expatriate Bangladeshi organization committed to safeguarding every individual's basic democratic rights, including freedom of expression, and is opposed to any and all kinds of human rights abuses in Bangladesh.A Voice for the Violated, The Daily Star Weekend Magazine, June 3, 2006.
Driskill Hotel The Driskill Hotel, a romanesque style building completed in 1886, is the oldest operating hotel in Austin, Texas and one of the best-known hotels in Texas generally. The Driskill was conceived and built by Col.
Driss Abouabdillah Driss Abouabdillah (Arabic: Ř§ŘŻŘ±ŮŠŘł ŘŁŘ¨Ů ŘąŘ¨ŘŻŘ§Ů„Ů„Ů‡) (or Driss Bouabdillah) is a Moroccan mathematician born in MeknĂ¨s on April 1, 1948. He is a former teacher of mathematics at the ENS (higher teacher training school) of Rabat.
Driss Ben-Brahim Driss Ben-Brahim is the former head of Goldman Sachs exotic derivatives desk in London. He was the "toast of the City of London" in 2003 when he scooped the largest bonus in the City's history â€” ÂŁ30M.
Driss El Khouri Driss El Khouri is one of the most acclaimed Moroccan novelists. His books convey strongly the feel of everyday Moroccan life in coffee shops and other urban settings and show a firm commitment to representing the voices of marginalised members of society.
Driss ChraĂŻbi Driss ChraĂŻbi (born July 15, 1926) is a Moroccan author whose novels deal with colonialism and are often semi-autobiographical. Born in El Jadida and educated in Casablanca, ChraĂŻbi went to Paris in 1946 to study chemistry and neuropsychiatry before turning to literature and journalism.
Driss Maazouzi Driss Maazouzi (Arabic: Ř§ŘŻŘ±ŮŠŘł Ů…ŘąŘ˛ŮŘ˛ŮŠ) (born October 20, 1969 in FetnĂ¨s) is a French 1500 metres runner who won a bronze medal at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton. He won the 2003 IAAF World Indoor Championships.
Driva The Driva river runs through SĂ¸r-TrĂ¸ndelag and MĂ¸re og Romsdal counties in Norway. The headwaters lie in the Dovrefjell mountains in the south, from whence it flows northward, downward through Drivdal valley in the municipality of Oppdal.
Drive (charity) In charitable organizations, a drive is a collection of items for people who need them, such as clothing, used items, books, etc. Some drives are that people go through their inventory, bag the items up, and put them in a giveaway bin, or charitable organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Salvation Army come to the house and pick them up.
Drive (Incubus song) "Drive" is a song by American Alternative Rock band Incubus, from their 1999 album Make Yourself. It was released as a single in 2001, and eventually reached the top of Billboard's modern rock charts.
Drive bay A drive bay is a standardized-sized area for adding hardware to a computer. Most drive bays are used to store drives, although they can also be used for front-end USB ports, I/O bays, fans, tool storage, and other uses.
Drive by Art Drive by Art is an on-going community public art project in the city of Wellington, New Zealand. Begun in 2003 by the City Council, in close partnership with local companies Flagmakers and Resene Paints, it has commissioned over 200 original art street banners which have been installed over the streets and footpaths of the CBD, Oriental Bay, and major thoroughfares.
Drive by media This term has been used by Rush Limbaugh during his national radio program to typically describe elements of the mainstream media as similar to drive by shooters. In his comparison these media professionals "spray" a bunch of repetitive misstatements, mistaken and misinterpreted news reports to cause excitement and confusion.
Drive for Diversity The Drive for Diversity program is a development system instituted by NASCAR in 2004 in order to attract minorities and women to the sport in positions such as ownership, driving and crew members. Before an applicant is accepted into the program, their resumes are checked by NASCAR officials.
Drive In Massacre Drive In Massacre is a 1976 horror movie, written by George 'Buck' Flower (as Buck Flowers), John Goff, and Stu Segall (as Godfrey Daniels), and directed by Stu Segall, with make up effects credited to "the Duke of Disguise". Co writer John Goff allegedly also has a cameo in the film, but this is unconfirmed.
Drive letter assignment Drive letter assignment is the process of assigning drive letters to primary and logical partitions (drive volumes) in the root namespace; this usage is found in Microsoft operating systems. Unlike the concept of UNIX mount points, where the user can create directories of arbitrary name and content in a root namespace, drive letter assignment constrains the highest-level namespace to single letters.
Drive Me Crazy Drive Me Crazy is a teen-oriented romantic comedy. Originally titled Next to You, the title was changed to capitalize on the success of the first single from its soundtrack, a remix of Britney Spears's song, (You Drive Me) Crazy.