Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In entomology, hairs on the upper part or front and vertex of an insect's head.

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Examples

  • And 'tis the humour of them all, to be careless of their persons and their estates, as the shepherd in [5366] Theocritus, et haec barba inculta est, squalidique capilli, their beards flag, and they have no more care of pranking themselves or of any business, they care not, as they say, which end goes forward.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Clamore vestium ad se juvenes vocat; capilli fasciolis comprimuntur crispati, cingulo pectus arctatur, capilii vel in frontem, vel in aures defluunt: palliolum interdum cadit, ut nudet humeros, et quasi videri noluerit, festinans celat, quod volens detexerit.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Triceas non portant, sed capilli earum circumquaque disperguntur: et alia multa et mirabilia sunt ibidem.

    The Journal of Friar Odoric

  • Vestri capilli capitis numerati sunt; nolite timere; nultis passeribus meliores estis vos quorum unus non cadet super terram sine patre vestro; he who has care for the little birds of the air does not cast us into oblivion.

    Narratives of New Netherland, 1609-1664

  • Sahagun, Hist. de Nueva Esp. * Or capilli, — the king's crown.

    The fair god, or, The last of the 'Tzins

  • Quidam dicunt, porrigine olim capillos cecidisse fominis, et Ancum regem suae uxori statuam Calvam posuisse, quod constitit piaculo; nam mox omnibus fominis capilli renati sunt: unde institutum ut Calva Venus coleretur.

    Gryll Grange

  • Divexerunt clerici cum laicis, metu stelerunt omnium capilli, et psalmorum concentus defecit.

    Poems, 1799

  • Terminating in a cirrus or tendril: as in Gloriofa y Flagellaria y Lathy r us y & C. C.RRHS (C.rri y capilli intqrtt, frizzled hair).

    The language of botany : being a dictionary of the terms made use of in that science, principally by Linneus ...

  • Circumfcriptorem, cujus manantid fletu Ora puellares faciunt inCerta capilli.

    A. Persii Flacci et Dec. Jun. Juvenalis satirae: Ad optimas editiones ...

  • Andromedan, teneros ut belua manderet artus. hic Hymenaeus erat, solataque publica damna priuatis; lacrimans ornatur uictima poenae10 induiturque sinus non haec ad uota paratos, uirginis et uiuae rapitur sine funere funus. ac simul infesti uentum est ad litora ponti, mollia per duras panduntur bracchia cautis; adstrinxere pedes scopulis, iniectaque uincla, 15 et cruce uirginea moritura puella pependit. seruatur tamen in poena uultusque pudorque; supplicia ipsa decent; niuea ceruice reclinis molliter ipsa suae custos est casta figurae. defluxere sinus umeris, fugitque lacertos20 uestis, et effusi scapulis haesere capilli. te circum Alcyones pennis planxere uolantes fleueruntque tuos miserando carmine casus et tibi contextas umbram fecere per alas. ad tua sustinuit fluctus spectacula pontus25 assuetasque sibi desiit perfundere ripas. extulit et liquido Nereis ab aequore uultum et casus miserata tuos plorauit et annos. ipsa leui flatu refouens pendentia membra

    Andromeda

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