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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Chordaceae.
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Chorda, the lyre so called 'quia facile corda moveat,' ii.
_Chorda filum_, many feet in length, lie aslant in the tideway; long shaggy bunches of _Fucus serratus_ and _Fucus nodosus_ droop heavily from the rock sides; while the flatter ledges, that form the uneven floor upon which we tread, bristle thick with the stiff, cartilaginous, many-cleft fronds of at least two species of chondrus, -- the common carrageen, and the smaller species, _C.
The cord-like plant, _Chorda filum_, known to our children as "dead men's ropes," from its proving fatal at times to the too adventurous swimmer who gets entangled in its thick wreaths, had a Lower Silurian representative, known to the Palæontologist as the _Palæochorda_, or ancient chorda, which existed apparently in two species, -- a larger and smaller.
Chorda piftillarisX compofita centralis; chordulae par -
In the one the general appearance was such as might be produced by compressed and tangled masses of _Chorda filium_, in which the linear and even tubular character of the plant could be determined, but not its continuous, cord-like aspect; in the other, the fragments seemed well nigh as slim as hairs, and the appearance was such as might be produced by branches of that common ectocarpus, _E. littoralis_, which may be seen on our rocky coasts roughening at low water the stems of laminaria.
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