Adlection means appointment, by nomination rather than election, to a governing body (esp. the former Roman Senate), or to a position of higher status (OED).
1949 Oxf. Classical Dict. 6/2 Though the right of adlection had been largely employed by Julius Caesar, it was exercised cautiously by the first emperors.
1974 Amer. Jrnl. Philol. 95 90 The adlection to praetorian and patrician rank could have occurred in absentia.
1977 F. Millar Emperor in Rom. World 295 Under Commodus also we meet the earliest case of adlection inter consulares.
2005 Internat. Jrnl. Classical Trad. 12 127 Adlection to the Senate would, of course, carry senatorial status.
Proboscic: having a proboscis; relating to, resembling, or of the nature of a proboscis — now chiefly humorous with reference to a person's nose (OED). See proboscidiform.
1852 J. Coldstream in Todd's Cycl. Anat. & Physiol. IV. i. 36/2 Pulmograda..4. Proboscic: the lower and central part of the body prolonged into a proboscis-like appendage.
1920 Sheboygan (Wisconsin) Press 31 Dec. 16/3 Meanderer's emotion then found relief in a tear from each eye, which proboscic moistening he is brazen enough to confess here without blushing.
1988 Newsday (N.Y.) (Nexis) 6 Nov. 39 A candidate for office dare not sneeze in public until his analysts have assessed public opinion of such involuntary proboscic activity.
2000 Independent (Nexis) 26 July 5 With its proboscic snout, its attenuated delta wings..and its aristocratic demeanour, Concorde continues to make heads turn.
Gk. λόφος = 1. nape; 2. withers (of horse); 3. crest (of hill, ridge, helmet, birds’ crown), tuft (of feathers or hair on crown), comb of fowl; 4. dorsal fin of large fishes; 5. tonsure (shaven zone) in middle of crown performed usu. as religious rite. Pl.: λόφοι.
Atlapetes is the generic epithet of 27 species of Latin American Emberizidae, which are nominated brush-finches (montane bird — Gk. Atlas = mythic Titan king of Mauretania, who was transformed into a mountain; pεtēnόn = a bird).
The name, leucophrys, is the specific epithet of 14 avian species and the subspecific epithet of another two avian species (Gk. lεύkophrυs = white-browed). The name, leucophrus, is the specific epithet of a single avian species.
Pyriglena (that which is fiery-eyed; Gk. pῠríglēnοs = fiery-eyed; a = fem. suffix signifying that which is) is the genetic epithet of a genus consisting of three species of antbirds (family Thamnophilidae) from Latin America.
Habiliments sometimes refer to the adornments of non-human animals as manifested in the following passages.
"The habiliments of the two forms of larks are more divergent than would appear at first blush. Above, the coloration of neglecta (the western) is paler and grayer than that of magna, the black markings being less conspicuous, and those on the tertials and middle tail-feathers being arranged in narrow, isolated bars, and not connected along the shaft" (Birds of the Rockies, Leander Sylvester Keyser, McClurg, 1902).
"If there is anything shabby or deficient in the attire of a specimen, it is usually safe in spring to relegate it to the female persuasion, although in many cases the young males are condemned to wear the mean habiliments of the female until they have gained their glorious prerogatives (The Birds' Calendar, H. E. Parkhurst, 1894).