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  • n. Plural form of gerbe.

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Examples

  • Sometimes such tracks appeared in great numbers, whole "gerbes", on the same photographic plate, demonstrating the existence in the cosmic radiation of veritable

    Nobel Prize in Physics 1948 - Presentation Speech

  • In its midst was a flower-garden containing all manner trees and flowers and fruits, with birds warbling on the boughs and singing the praises of Allah the Almighty Sovran; and there were four daises, each facing other, and in each dais a jetting fountain, at whose corners stood lions of red gold, spouting gerbes from their mouths into the basin.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • It is now in the hands of a grain merchant who must deal on a large scale, as he claims to have one hundred thousand _gerbes_ (sheaves) in storage at one time.

    The Automobilist Abroad

  • Wherever the paddles play, there the sea foams up into yellow light and _gerbes_ of amber-coloured fireballs, caught up by the wheels, and flung off in our track, to float past with incredible rapidity.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 56, No. 345, July, 1844

  • Amiddlewards the basin was a fountain of gold, with figures, large and small, and water jetting in gerbes from their mouths; and when, by reason of the issuing forth of the water, they attuned themselves to various tones, it seemed to the hearer as though he were in Eden.

    Arabian nights. English

  • She lastly bid them carve her a basin of pure white marble and set it in the centre of the pleasure grounds; then she poured therein the Golden-Water and forthright it filled the bowl and sot upwards like a spouting fountain some twenty feet in height; moreover the gerbes and jets fell back whence they came and not one drop was lost: whereby the working of the waters was unbroken and ever similar.

    Arabian nights. English

  • Hereat the Princess threw wide open the door whence the grounds could be seen; and at once the King beheld before and above all other things, the fountain which cast up incessantly, in gerbes and jets, water clear as crystal withal golden of hue.

    Arabian nights. English

  • L'air y est pure, le gazon d'un beau vert; en plus d'un endroit mon oeil se refraichit aux eaux argentines qui jaillissant en gerbes du sommet des monts; la sterilité dont une partie de ces campagnes fut frappée dès la naissance du monde, rend plus douce par le contraste l'apparence de fertilité que je remarquai dans le sol d'Alvona.

    Palestine or the Holy Land From the Earliest Period to the Present Time

  • Certain people keep on constructing 2-groups, gerbes, and similar superconstructions that never work at all.

    The Reference Frame

  • Columbia shoppers appear to not demand ... tastes_like_chicken_2me: i'll remain a gerbes customer because ive been with that store so many years. i do like the deli at the hy-vee store but ...

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