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  • adj. Of, or pertaining to, the thermoscope.
  • adj. Made by means of a thermoscope.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the thermoscope; made by means of the thermoscope.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to spectacles which protect the eyes from heat and glare.
  • Pertaining to the thermoscope; made by means of the thermoscope: as, thermoscopic observations.

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Examples

  • Having concentrated the lunar rays with a lens of over three feet diameter upon his thermoscopic pile, Melloni found that the needle had deviated from 0° 6 'to 4° 8', according to the lunar phase.

    Moon Lore

  • It must further be remembered that the form and texture of a given surface are important elements in determining its thermoscopic character.

    Earth as Modified by Human Action, The~ Chapter 03 (historical)

  • The most important hygroscopic as well as thermoscopic influence of the forest is, no doubt, that which it exercises on the humidity of the air and the earth, and this climatic action it exerts partly as dead, partly as living matter.

    Earth as Modified by Human Action, The~ Chapter 03 (historical)

  • The evaporation of the juices of trees and other plants is doubtless their most important thermoscopic function, and as recent observations lead to the conclusion that the quantity of moisture exhaled by vegetables has been hitherto underrated, we must ascribe to this element a higher value than has been usually assigned to it as a meteorological influence.

    Earth as Modified by Human Action, The~ Chapter 03 (historical)

  • From all these considerations, it appears that though the effective thermoscopic surface of a forest in full leaf does not exceed that of bare ground in the same proportion as does its measured superficies, yet the actual quantity of area capable of receiving and emitting heat must be greater in the former than in the latter case [30].

    Earth as Modified by Human Action, The~ Chapter 03 (historical)

  • From all these considerations, it appears that though the effective thermoscopic surface of a forest in full leaf does not exceed that of bare ground in the same proportion as does its measured superficies, yet the actual quantity of area capable of receiving and emitting heat must be greater in the former than in the latter case.

    The Earth as Modified by Human Action

  • Composition, texture, and color of soil are important elements to be considered in estimating the effects of the removal of the forest upon its thermoscopic action.

    The Earth as Modified by Human Action

  • The evaporation of the juices of trees and other plants is doubtless their most important thermoscopic function, and as recent observations lead to the conclusion that the quantity of moisture exhaled by vegetables has been hitherto underrated, we must ascribe to this element

    The Earth as Modified by Human Action

  • If we suppose forty trees to be planted on an acre, one being situated in the centre of every square of two rods the side, and to grow until their branches and leaves everywhere meet, it is evident that, when in full foliage, the trunks, branches, and leaves would present an amount of thermoscopic surface much greater than that of an acre of bare earth; and besides this, the fallen leaves lying scattered on the ground, would somewhat augment the sum-total [29].

    Earth as Modified by Human Action, The~ Chapter 03 (historical)

  • If we suppose forty trees to be planted on an acre, one being situated in the centre of every square of two rods the side, and to grow until their branches and leaves everywhere meet, it is evident that, when in full foliage, the trunks, branches, and leaves would present an amount of thermoscopic surface much greater than that of an acre of bare earth; and besides this, the fallen leaves lying scattered on the ground, would somewhat augment the sum-total.

    The Earth as Modified by Human Action

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