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  • The striped legless lizard (Delma impar), which is considered vulnerable, is also found in forests and woodlands in the extreme southeast.

    Naracoorte woodlands

  • If he be a soldier, and so applauded, his valour extolled, though it be impar congressus, as that of Troilus and

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Reptiles of the Southeast Australia Temperate Forests include the striped legless lizard (Delma impar) and the pink-tailed worm-lizard (Aprasia parapulchella).

    Southeast Australia temperate forests

  • Prussia to be nec pluribus impar; but still, when the plures amount to a certain degree of plurality, courage and abilities must yield at last.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • If you play good enough, the Oracle may appear and impar some of its wisdom.

    The Usenet Lynx FAQ by Rob Jung

  • By the time he reached the Sixth Form, Peter had contrived to become the fashion-athlete, scholar, arbiter elegantiarum — nec pluribus impar.

    Unnatural Death

  • He was small-minded enough to think that a subject overshadowed him, _nec pluribus impar_.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 78, April, 1864

  • 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

  • For _impar_ used of elegiac verse, compare Hor _AP_ 75 (the earliest instance) 'uersibus _impariter_ iunctis', _Am_ II xvii 21, _Am_ III i

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • Sed Hiempsal, qui minimus ex illis erat, natura ferox et jam ante ignobilitatem Jugurthae, quia materno genere impar erat, despiciens, dextera Adherbalem assedit, [65] ne medius ex tribus, quod apud Numidas honori ducitur, Jugurtha foret.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

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  • Impar means 1. of a number: uneven; odd; 2. unequal; unequally matched (Oxford English Dictionary).

    November 21, 2011