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erg
as in:  ergs of chemical energy


He estimated that it contained about 1,000 ergs of chemical energy.
  a measure of energy (less commonly used than the joule now)
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erg ergs
Notes:
the work done by a force of one dyne acting over a distance of one centimeter
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  • He estimated that it contained about 1,000 ergs of chemical energy.
  • While straining in this way, focusing every erg of energy on his eyes, his bowels suddenly opened up, and before he could realize what he knew, liquid stools were running down his legs.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • l thought ergs were those forcefield critters that Templars use on their treeships.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • With a Fremen suit in good working order, you won’t lose more than a thimbleful of moisture a day—even if you’re caught in the Great Erg.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune

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  • …. there, and it is open sand down to the erg.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The Church has accepted the Hegemony’s ruling that… these creatures… ergs… are not sentient beings… and thus not candidates for salvation.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The treeship Yggdrasill with its crew and complement of clones and semisentient erg drivers was dead.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • But Het Masteen must have been confident that the erg would help him with…
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • An erg!
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Erg?
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion

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  • We are in the central erg beyond the Harkonnen patrols.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • And I am a Fremen born this day here in the Habbanya erg.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Must I prove it by leaving every Fremen tribe in the erg without a leader?
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • ERG: an extensive dune area, a sea of sand.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • "Why are we taking the erg thing with us?" gasped Hoyt as they reached the base of the metal stairway leading to the station.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Our "semisentient" erg in the box there.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The erg could have escaped.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • He lifted his head and looked to the south, reminding himself that the maker summoned wild from the erg was an unknown quantity, and the one who summoned it was equally unknown to this test.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The Consul remembered his first glimpse of the kilometer-long treeship as he closed for rendezvous, the treeship’s details blurred by the redundant machine and erg-generated containment fields which surrounded it like a spherical mist, but its leafy bulk clearly ablaze with thousands of lights which shone softly through leaves and thin-walled environment pods, or along countless platforms, bridges, command decks, stairways, and bowers.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Until he did this thing himself, even the great southlands — the area some twenty thumpers beyond the erg — were denied him unless he ordered a palanquin and rode like a Reverend Mother or one of the sick and wounded.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • "Each bush, each weed you see out there in the erg," she said, "how do you suppose it lives when we leave it?
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • (Water is poisonous to shai-hulud as the Fremen had long known from drowning the rare "stunted worm" of the Minor Erg to produce the awareness-spectrum narcotic they call Water of Life.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
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Associated words [difficulty]:   erg [6] , ampere [4] , ohm [7] , joule [8]
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