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  • noun Plural form of acme.


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  • There is hardly a greater difference between these old bone skates and the "acmes" and club skates of to-day, than there is between the skating of the Middle Ages and the artistic and graceful movements of good performers of to-day.

    Harper's Young People, January 27, 1880 An Illustrated Weekly Various

  • Biomarkers, first and last appearances of species and acmes, appropriately tested globally form the basis of biostratigraphy and age dating in conjunction with paleomagnetic and radiometric dates.

    Should Keller's Thin Sections Be Independently Tested? « Climate Audit 2006

  • Sackbanana leaf shealth stumps should be 1 cm acmes

    Chapter 8 1992

  • Prepare as for bare root seedlings but cut back the stem to only 1 cm. Ideally, stumps should be 1 cm acmes.

    Chapter 8 1992

  • Starting with a dynamic shift in the '60s, which changed how ads were produced -- the art department and the ad copy staff working collaboratively rather than in sequence -- Pray traces many of the acmes of advertising history.

    Boise Weekly Jeremiah Robert Wierenga 2010

  • Repeat that 'yes,' lovely, consolatory, imaginative being, and raise me from the thrill of depression, to the liveliest pulsations of all human acmes. "

    Autobiography of a Pocket-Handkerchief James Fenimore Cooper 1820


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