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127. lappuse - ... a trunk and tail having the proportions of an ordinary quadruped, the ribs of a cameleon, and the paddles of a whale. Such are the strange combinations of form and structure in the Plesiosaurus ; a genus, the remains of which, after interment for thousands of years amidst the wreck of millions of extinct inhabitants of the...
38. lappuse - Greek legend, a monster with the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon.
89. lappuse - Hyperbola, a section of a cone made by a plane, so that the axis of the section inclines to the opposing leg of the cone, which in the parabola is parallel to it, and in the ellipse intersects it...
106. lappuse - Synecdoche is the rhetorical figure by which a part is put for the whole, or the whole for a part Quintilian Inst, viii., 6, 19.
342. lappuse - Degree, called also the niiu-heaven, is the highest point, or yOlh degree of the ecliptic, reckoned from its intersection with the horizon at any time ; and its altitude is equal to the angle that the ecliptic makes with the horizon at their intersection, or equal to the distance of the zenith from the pole of the ecliptic.
135. lappuse - When applied to the pulse, means an irregularity of pulsation ; the beating of the artery ceasing for two, three, or four seconds, and then returning to beat regularly for a short time, which regularity is succeeded by another interval...
168. lappuse - ... as a line by the motion of a point ; a surface by the motion of a line ; and a solid by the motion of a surface.
221. lappuse - THE stains of ink on cloth, paper, or wood, may be removed by almost all acids, but those acids are to be preferred which are least likely to injure the texture of the stained substance. The muriatic acid, diluted with five or six times its weight of water, may be applied to the spot, and after a minute or two may be washed off, repeating the application as often as may be found necessary. But the vegetable acids are attended with less risk, and are equally effectual.
278. lappuse - NUTA'TION, Ast., Lat., nutare, to shake, or vibrate. The nutation of the Earth's axis is a kind of vibratory motion, by which its inclination to the plane of the ecliptic is sub'ected to a slight variation.
113. lappuse - Crucibles. Vessels of indispensable use In chemistry in the various operations of fusion by heat. They are made of baked earth, or metal, in the form of an inverted cone.

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