Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a ternate manner; so as to form groups of three.
“Sterile segment of the frond ternately or pinnately divided or compound.”
“The flowers are produced singly, and have six to eight petal-like sepals; the leaves are ternately cut; leaflets or segments three-cut, lanceolate, and deeply toothed; petioles channelled; the roots are long and round, of about the thickness of a pen-holder.”
“The small scallop is able to move itself upwards to the surface of the water; this motion is effected by opening and shutting the shells al - ternately. —”
“Muley Abdallah having, at length, fup - preffed thofe revolutions, by which his reign had fo often been disturbed, he al - ternately made Mequinez and Morocco his places of relidence, that he might occafion - ally be prefent at each boundary of his em - pire, and overawe, with the greater eafe, the provinces, whofe inconstancy he feared.”
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“«« The air-barrels being thus prepared, I fitted them with tackle proper to make them rife and fall al - ternately, after the manner of two bucketb in a well; which was done with fo much eafe, that two men, with lefs than half fheir ftrength, coold perform all the labour required: and in thetr dcfcent they were di - refted by lines fattened to the under edge of the bell, the which paffed through rings on both fides the lea - thern hofe in each barrel; fo that, Aiding down by thefe lines, they came readily to the hand of a maw who ftood on the ftage on purpofc to receive them, and to take up the ends of the hofe into the bell.”
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