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  • n. The grey matter of the brain

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Gray or cellular nerve-tissue, as distinguished from white or fibrous nerve-tissue; the gray substance of the brain and spinal cord.


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  • The supracallosal gyrus is prolonged around the splenium of the corpus callosum as a delicate lamina, the fasciola cinerea, which is continuous below with the fascia dentata hippocampi.

    IX. Neurology. 4c. The Fore-brain or Prosencephalon

  • The birds include ten species of herons including grey heron Ardea cinerea, goliath heron A. goliath and yellow-billed egret Egretta intermedia, hammerkop Scopus umbretta, four of the six West African species of stork, ducks, five of the six West African species of vulture, hawks, plovers and francolins and black-winged stilt Himantopus himantopus.

    Comoé National Park, Côte d'Ivoire

  • In 2008, for example, his pinot in the Russian River Valley suffered from a rot known as botrytis cinerea.

    Wine: A 'Sideways' look at pinot noir

  • During the late-autumn nights when the weather is dry and warm, the coolness of the water produces a mist that enables the grapes to develop a fungal growth, known as noble rot or Botrytis cinerea.

    The Delights of Sweet Wine

  • From then on there followed a long period characterized by morning mists and warm afternoons that caused the rapid development of Botrytis cinerea on grapes that had already recorded a high concentration of sugar.

    The Delights of Sweet Wine

  • Brushwood associations on the peat soils are composed mainly of grey willow Salix cinerea, dwarf birch Betula humilis and Pinus silvestris.

    Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park, Belarus

  • Two species normally associated with mangroves, mangrove flycatcher Cyornis rufigastra and mangrove whistler Pachycephala cinerea, are notable as having persisted on the islands despite the loss of favored habitat.

    Ujung Kulon National Park and Krakatau Nature Reserve, Indonesia

  • It has mats of water lily Nymphaea alba and bushes of goat willow Salix caprea, grey willow S. cinerea and purple osier S. purpurea.

    Srebarna Nature Reserve, Bulgaria

  • The very growing conditions that make grape growing on Long Island challenging can also at times give rise to Botrytis cinerea, the mold responsible for perhaps the world's best dessert wines -- Sauternes.


  • Maungatapu Saddle was a South Island Kokako (Callaeas c. cinerea).

    Archive 2007-01-01


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