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1) ear. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The human ear consists of outer, middle, and inner parts. The outer ear is the visible portion; it includes the skin-covered flap of cartilage known as the auricle,...

2) Jenkins's Ear, War of. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Jenkins s Ear, War of, 1739-41, struggle between England and Spain. It grew out of the commercial rivalry of the two powers and led to involvement in the larger War...

3) elephant's-ear. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...elephant s-ear, see arum....

4) Eustachian tube. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The tube can become blocked, as by enlarged adenoids or the mucous secretions of a cold, so that external and internal pressure become imbalanced. Earache and diminution...

5) sound. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...When a body vibrates, or moves back and forth (see vibration), the oscillation causes a periodic disturbance of the surrounding air or other medium that radiates...

6) deafness. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The ear normally perceives sounds in the range of 20 to 20,000 vibrations per second. There are two principal kinds of deafness, conductive deafness and sensorineural...

7) hearing. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...hearing, see ear....

8) Meniere's syndrome. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...French otologist Prosper Meniere, in 1861. The sufferer experiences severe dizziness, in which objects may seem to spin around, and often nausea, vomiting, and sweating....

9) caviar. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The ovaries of the fish are beaten to loosen the eggs, which are then freed from fat and membrane by being passed through a sieve. The liquid is pressed off, and...

10) earring. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Since prehistoric times the ear has been pierced for the insertion of the earring; certain primitive tribes distort the lobe with plugs several inches in diameter...

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