Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The name-giving genus of bugs of the family Gerridœ.

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  • n. type genus of the Gerrididae

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  • Ad confirmandum superius mendacium de Inferno terrestri ac visibili, commentum hoc, non minus calumniosum (etsi facilè largiar, Frisium non tam calumniandi, quàm noua & inaudita prædicandi animo ista scripsisse) quàm falsum ac gerris Siculis longè vanius ac detestabilius, excogitarunt homines ignaui, nec coelum ec infernum scientes.

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

  • Ad confirmandum superius mendacium de Inferno terrestri ac visibili, commentum hoc, non minus calumniosum (etsi facil� largiar, Frisium non tam calumniandi, qu鄊 noua & inaudita pr鎑icandi animo ista scripsisse) qu鄊 falsum ac gerris Siculis long� vanius ac detestabilius, excogitarunt homines ignaui, nec coelum ec infernum scientes.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • (And gerris was one of them ...) * Speaking of which, the bug count has been gone quite dramatically.

    Planet Debian

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