yrast
Scandinavian word meaning `fast-spinning,' used in nuclear physics to designate high-spin nuclear states. What do those guys up there know that we don't, that makes them so interested in spin?


The word yrsel, `dizziness,' occurs in a Swedish economics joke.
I have never encountered the usage vertiginous nuclear state.
 


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