Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A muscle of the eyeball of birds and many other Sauropsida, serving to operate the nictitating membrane or third eyelid, usually in connection with another muscle called the pyramidalis. In birds this muscle is also called the quadrate or quadratus.

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Examples

  • Martinus Gosia and Bulgarus were the chiefs of two opposite schools at Bologna, corresponding in many respects to the Proculians and Sabinians of Imperial Rome, Martinus being at the head of a school which accommodated the law to what his opponents styled the equity of "the purse" (_aequitas bursalis_), whilst Bulgarus adhered more closely to the letter of the law.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

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