Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of membrum.

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  • Notwithstanding, only think what a 'Life and Adventures,' while I am in full scandal, would be worth, together with the 'membra' of my writing-desk, the sixteen beginnings of poems never to be finished!

    Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 4 (of 6) With His Letters and Journals

  • Divani concessi alle membra dei passeggeri, probabilmente in momenti della giornata in cui erano [...]

    Ikea Organizes Furniture Swap

  • Arbor decora et fulgida, ornata regis purpura, electa, digno stipite tam sancta membra tangere!

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  • Flecte ramos, arbor alta, tensa laxa viscera, et rigor lentescat ille, quem dedit nativitas, ut superni membra Regis miti tendas stipite.

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  • The boudoir in question was “nothing but the disjecta membra of a once important bank account,” he wrote; “it reeks money, it exudes costliness—very likely the chairs are stuffed with curled coupons—but to an art-loving mind it is a dreary, poverty-smitten waste.”

    The Five of Hearts

  • Ut in civitatibus contumaces qui non cedunt politico imperio vi coercendi sunt; ita Deus nobis indidit alteram imperii formam; si cor non deponit vitiosum affectum, membra foras coercenda sunt, ne ruant in quod affectus impellant: et locomotiva, quae herili imperio obtemperat, alteri resistat.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Hae vero quomodo causent melancholiam, clarum; et quod concoctionem impediant, et membra principalia debilitent.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Irrepentes corporibus occulto morbos fingunt, mentes terrent, membra distorquent.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Pone exemplum, quod quis potest ambulare super trahem quae est in via: sed si sit super aquam profundam, loco pontis, non ambulabit super eam, eo quod imaginetur in animo et timet vehementer, forma cadendi impressa, cui obediunt membra omnia, et facultates reliquae.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Est quaedam pulchritudo justitiae quam videmus oculis cordis, amamus, et exardescimus, ut in martyribus, quum eorum membra bestiae lacerarent, etsi alias deformes, &c. 4560.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

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