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comment What is the proper term for a ternary digit?
And a nat is a unit of information in base e. Indeed, another reason that there was research into ternary logic in the '50s was that a trit is closer to a nat than a bit is.
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answered What is an unambiguous single word for a five-pointed star without enclosure?
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answered The meaning of “rack” or “rock” in “The Peasant Poet” by John Clare
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comment What is the difference between Ukraine and the Ukraine?
That is entirely possible. However, I think we have to be descriptivist when talking about language usage. It would be unusual for English speakers to say "at Jamaica" when talking about the country, and frequency analysis supports that. I still believe that the shift from "at the Ukraine" to "in Ukraine" represents the same change in how people view the political status of the region as the shift between «на Украине» and «в Украине», and so I think the difference in preposition has at least tangential relevance to the question asked.
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revised What is the difference between Ukraine and the Ukraine?
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answered ___, ___, and I am/are…
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comment You can’t have your cake and eat it too
Source of ngram chart: books.google.com/ngrams/…
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answered You can’t have your cake and eat it too
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answered What is the difference between Ukraine and the Ukraine?
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comment What do you call a person who's not yet a customer?
I doubt that the connotation of deception (or worse, assassination), is appropriate for this use case.
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answered Word for something being both beautiful and terrible at the same time
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comment “Liquid refuse” or “Liquid waste”?
I would use the word "discharge". I think the organic metaphor makes it suitably repulsive, and I think it fits with the tone you're going for. How about this? "At such inhabitable depths, though, the downpour was mixed with the discharge spilling from the buildings above him."