American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Composed of land and water.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Consisting of land and water, as the globe or earth.
- adj. Comprising both land and water, like the Earth.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Consisting of land and water.
- Latin terra (the earth) + aqueous (the water). (Wiktionary)
- Latin terra, earth; see ters- in Indo-European roots + aqueous. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Sometimes I believe that this less material life is our truer life, and that our vain presence on the terraqueous globe is itself the secondary or merely virtual phenomenon.”
“This is plainly the end of this miserable terraqueous globe!”
“If the name attaches only to one pleasure always permanent, or a continued although varied range of delicious enjoyment, then happiness belongs not to this terraqueous globe.”
“Thus, then, two new oceans are requisite to cover the terraqueous globe merely to the depth of five hundred feet.”
“Thus he explains the tides by the attraction of the terraqueous globe towards the moon, which to him does not appear odd or anomalous, but only a particular example of a general rule or law of nature.”
“In the middle of this Ptolemaic cosmos the spherical earth, or rather terraqueous sphere, rested immovable.”
“Very far," said Don Quixote, "for of the three hundred and sixty degrees that this terraqueous globe contains, as computed by Ptolemy, the greatest cosmographer known, we shall have traveled one-half when we come to the line I spoke of.”
“These sloughs wind through an immense timbered swamp, and constitute a terraqueous labyrinth of such intricacy, that unskilful and inexperienced navigators have been lost for many days in it, and some,”
“The aërial ocean is such open-work, that these infinitesimal billows are not much, though somewhat, broken by it; but when they reach the terraqueous globe itself, they dash into foam which goes whirling and eddying down into solids and liquids, among their wild caverns of ultra-microscopic littleness, and this foam or whirl-storm of ethereal substance is heat, if we are not much mistaken.”
“Too subtly she will lay fascinations upon man; and it will need all the anguish of disease, and the stings of death, to unloose the ties which, in coming ages, must bind the hearts of her children to this Eden of the terraqueous globe.”
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