Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A needle, especially one used for surgical purposes.
  • noun In archaeology, sometimes, the pin of a brooch or fibula.
  • noun A genus of fishes.
  • noun A genus of mollusks. Humphreys, 1797. See Terebra.

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Examples

  • This one contained a slab of grey stone from the Marecchia River Formation in Italy, bearing the complete skeleton of a 20+ centimeter specimen of Syngnathus acus, an extinct species of pipefish from the Lower Pliocene (about 3-5 million years old).

    "You can't watch your own image and also look yourself in the eye."

  • The word acupuncture was coined by French Jesuits from the Latin acus (needle) and punctura (puncture).

    Beverley Golden: Acupuncture: When East Meets West

  • This one contained a slab of grey stone from the Marecchia River Formation in Italy, bearing the complete skeleton of a 20+ centimeter specimen of Syngnathus acus, an extinct species of pipefish from the Lower Pliocene (about 3-5 million years old).

    "You can't watch your own image and also look yourself in the eye."

  • The word acupuncture was coined by French Jesuits from the Latin acus (needle) and punctura (puncture).

    Beverley Golden: Acupuncture: When East Meets West

  • Another pipefish, the Longsnout (Syngnathus acus) was common in these rivers and used to co-exist with the River Pipefish.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • A. cruentus x hypochondri - acus (d) 2.97 17.4 8.0 4.3 3.0

    4 Grain Amaranths

  • The following nouns in - us are Feminine: acus, _needle_; domus,

    New Latin Grammar

  • "Apostoli mirabantur quasi nimis dura esset ac severa sententia; respondit Christus, eam, etiam atque etiam exaggerens, et severiorem reddens; atque hoc est quod ait: ` iterum dico vobis, 'quasi dicat," non solum quod modo dixi verum est, sed amplius etiam dico vobis, facilius esse camelum per foramen acus transire, quam divitem intrare in regnum coelorum ... v. 26.

    The Following of Christ.

  • * "Apostoli mirabantur quasi nimis dura esset ac severa sententia; respondit Christus, eam, etiam atque etiam exaggerens, et severiorem reddens; atque hoc est quod ait: ` iterum dico vobis, 'quasi dicat," non solum quod modo dixi verum est, sed amplius etiam dico vobis, facilius esse camelum per foramen acus transire, quam divitem intrare in regnum coelorum ...

    The Following of Christ.

  • According to an absurd story, which has been repeated by various writers, misled by the forgeries already mentioned, the monks, when they came to this part of the valley of the Célé, found it an uninhabited wilderness without a name, and somebody exclaimed, 'Fige acus!'

    Wanderings by southern waters, eastern Aquitaine

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