Abbrev for gamma-amino butyric acid,
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Scaffolding in which sawn timbers are used instead of round poles. Also gahers scaffold.
The name of a rock clan, and also of a specific igneous rock type. The rock gabbro is a coarse grained plutonite, consisting essentially of plagioclase, near labra- dorite in composition, and clinopyroxene, with or without olivine in addition. The gabbro clan includes also norite, eucrite, troctolite, kentallenite etc. See plutonic rocks,
A firm twill fabric eg with worsted warp and cotton weft, with the warp predominating on the surface; used for dress and suiting cloths and light showerproof overcoatings. All-cotton gaberdine is also used for similar purposes,
A wicker or steel mesh basket, containing earth or stones, deposited with others for revetting river walls.