cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace Nikil Saval (Doubleday) Who knew office culture could be so interesting?
The Norouz menu was rounded out with a stew of cubed chicken in a fragrant turmeric sauce.
Luck squared or cubed, or somethinged, up to the tenth power.
They struck the cubed projectiles head on; aimed themselves to meet them.
Add the scalded milk, the green peppers, pimentos and cubed chicken.
The rate of change of acceleration in centimeters per second cubed is unknown, but obviously so small as to be negligible.
Add the chopped or cubed meat and if necessary additional stock to moisten.
Cover the cubed meat with boiling water and cook just below the boiling point until tender.
Eyes extended all the way around his head, while there existed no difference on any of the four sides of his cubed body.
I can square three and cube it, but there is not certainly in nature any number which can be squared or cubed.
1550s, from Middle French cube (13c.) and directly from Latin cubus, from Greek kybos "a cube, a six-sided die, vertebra," perhaps from PIE root *keu(b)- "to bend, turn." Mathematical sense is from 1550s in English (it also was in the ancient Greek word: the Greeks threw with three dice; the highest possible roll was three sixes).
1580s in the mathematical sense; 1947 with meaning "cut in cubes," from cube (n.). The Greek verbal derivatives from the noun all referred to dice-throwing and gambling. Related: Cubed; cubing.
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