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  • n. Plural form of succedaneum.


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  • Transitional communities of humid evergreen forest occur at about 800 m elevation, with Dipterocarpus turbinatus and Toxicodendron succedanea as the dominant canopy trees.

    Luang Prabang montane rain forests

  • Stone Quarry and those who lived above the line where nicotiana grew, used the kinni-kinik or bark of the red willow and some seven other succedanea. 194 But tobacco proper, which soon superseded all materials except hemp and opium, was first adopted by the Spaniards of Santo Domingo in A.D. 1496 and reached England in 1565.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • They are not Barnes and Noble, nor one of those great independent bookstores where I used to spend more than one rainy winter evening, but still, for the hurried traveler that cannot afford the luxury of a lengthy visit to a good bookstore, the Atlanta complex is a reasonable succedanea.

    01/29/2006 - 02/05/2006

  • Next to these, the majors took place, many of which were mere succedanea, made by the application of an occasional rose to the tail of a lank bob; and in the lower form appeared masses of hair, which would admit of no description.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • For the best of us, the study of the arts, a taste for old things, collections, gardens are all mere ersatz, succedanea, alibis.

    The Guermantes Way

  • Gladly would I grace my tale with decent horror, and therefore I do beseech the "gentle reader" to believe, that if all the _succedanea_ to this mysterious narrative are not in strict keeping, he will ascribe it only to the disgraceful innovations of modern degeneracy upon the sober and dignified habits of our ancestors.

    Humorous Ghost Stories

  • The “two economies which are the best succedanea” for deficiency of temperament are concentration and drill.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • And, though a man cannot return into his mother's womb, and be born with new amounts of vivacity, yet there are two economies, which are the best succedanea which the case admits.

    The Conduct of Life (1860)

  • Much spare room is enclosed by the town walls: evaporation and Nature's scavengers act succedanea for sewerage.

    First Footsteps in East Africa

  • Onanism is fatally prevalent: in many Harems and girls 'schools tallow candles and similar succedanea are vainly forbidden and bananas when detected are cut into four so as to be useless; of late years, however, China has sent some marvellous artificial phalli of stuffed bladder, horn and even caoutchouc, the latter material of course borrowed from Europe.

    Arabian nights. English


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