Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as parallelepiped.
- n. A parallelopiped.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A parallelopiped.
- n. a prism whose bases are parallelograms
- New Latin. (Wiktionary)
“It was a dull parallelopipedon enough for living creatures at most hours of the day; but for a few minutes in the evening, as now, an errant, kindly ray lighted up and warmed the little world therein, when the many-coloured zoophytes opened and put forth their arms, the weeds acquired a rich transparency, the shells gleamed of a more golden yellow, and the timid community expressed gladness more plainly than in words.”
“This object is made of a hard stone in the form of a perfect parallelopipedon with slightly rounded faces.”
Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895 Seventeenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1895-1896, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1898, pages 519-744
“Each parallelopipedon of peat, cut to a depth of 10 feet, makes 144 sods, and this number can be cut in less than 10 minutes.”
“The most peculiar feature of the mound was perhaps its apparently regular form -- a perfect parallelopipedon.”
“On getting nearer to it, its character became somewhat altered; the square box-like form appeared less regular, and it was then perceived that the parallelopipedon was not perfect.”
“I could tell the solid contents of a cube, of a parallelopipedon, of a pyramid, of a globe (nearly), of a cylinder, and of a cone.”
“This was caused by the peculiar construction of the piano-case, which resembled a great parallelopipedon, with one corner sawed off.”
“On one side, near the wall, stood a desk or rostrum upon an elevated dais, and by the side of this a large block of cut stone of the form of a parallelopipedon.”
“The figure of the stone ought to be of Egyptian simplicity: a broadish parallelopipedon (or rather _octaedron_; the _corners_ well chamfered off, to avoid breakages, will make it 8-faced, I think); in the substance of the stone there is one quality to be looked for, durability; and the letters ought to be cut deep, -- and by no means in lapidary _lines_”
“The rock was 37 feet long, 22 high, and 21 broad, in the form of a parallelopipedon.”
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