Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An element in certain compound words, meaning fruit.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Dr. Tinycat sayd it looked like carpo . . . carbohi . . . carbohigrape comas to hims.

    food limit reached - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • Another of the same kind appears, ‘Aug. 7, 1779, Partem brachii dextri carpo proximum et cutem pectoris circa mamillam dextram rasi, ut notum fieret quanto temporis pili renovarentur.’

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • This deep palmar arch lies close upon the forepart of the carpo-metacarpal joints; it sends off branches to supply the deeply situated muscles, and other structures of the palm; and from it are also derived other branches, which pierce the interosseal spaces, and appear on the back of the hand,

    Surgical Anatomy

  • = For the sense of _carpo_ see at viii 32 _carpsit opes ... meas_ (p 266).

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • The same use of _carpere_ at ix 121-22 'fortuna est impar animo, talique libenter/exiguas _carpo_ munere pauper opes' and _Am_ I viii 91 'et soror et mater, nutrix quoque _carpat_ amantem'.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • Of this heightened irritability of the nervous system, to which the name "spasmophilia" has been given in America and on the Continent, the most striking symptom is a liability alike to tetany or carpo-pedal spasm, to generalised convulsions, and to laryngismus stridulus.

    The Nervous Child

  • That is to say, it does not show, what all modern birds show, a fusion of half the wrist-bones with the whole of the palm-bones, the well-known carpo-metacarpus bone which forms a basis for the longest pinions.

    The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4) A Plain Story Simply Told

  • Dislocation may occur at the inferior radio-ulnar, the radio-carpal, mid-carpal, inter-carpal, or carpo-metacarpal joints, but the strong ligaments of these articulations, the comparatively free movement at the various joints, and the relative weakness of the lower end of the radius whereby it is so frequently fractured, render dislocation a rare form of injury.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition.

  • # -- Bennett of Dublin described an injury of the thumb which, although comparatively common, is often mistaken for a sub-luxation backward of the carpo-metacarpal joint, or a simple "stave of the thumb."

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition.

  • Another of the same kind appears, 'Aug. 7, 1779, Partem brachii dextri carpo proximam et cutem pectoris circa mamillam dextram rasi, ut notum fieret quanta temporis pili renovarentur.'

    Life of Johnson

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