from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See Body cavity, under body.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy, the general cavity of the trunk of the body, including the special cavities of the thorax, abdomen, and pelvis; the cœloma.


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  • That the place wherein men are to live eternally, after the resurrection, is the heavens, meaning by heaven those parts of the world which are the most remote from earth, as where the stars are, or above the stars, in another higher heaven, called coelum empyreum (whereof there is no mention in Scripture, nor ground in reason), is not easily to be drawn from any text that I can find.

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  • The public needs to believe that the police will tell the truth, ruat coelum, and it is unfortunate when they learn, time and again, that the first reaction from the police so often seems to be an attempt at a cover-up.

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  • It is interested in survival of a humane society in timespans contemplating more than one generation, not in advancing theories of rights, ruat coelum — nor any theory beyond fostering and maintaining a relatively minimal but predictable standard of natural, humane conduct — instead of producing posses of aggressive young thugs to do what aggressive young thugs are wont todo.

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  • Anno a creatione mundi, quando in principio Deus creavit coelum et terram, quinquies millesimo centesimo nonagesimo nono:

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  • Ascendit a terra in coelum, iterumque descendit in terram, et recipit vim superiorum et inferiorum.

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  • Austin in Ps.lxxvi. omnis Philosophiae magistra, ad coelum via.

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  • Consider the excellency of virgins, [5804] Virgo coelum meruit, marriage replenisheth the earth, but virginity Paradise; Elias, Eliseus, John Baptist, were bachelors: virginity is a precious jewel, a fair garland, a never-fading flower; [5805] for why was Daphne turned to a green bay-tree, but to show that virginity is immortal?

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  • As much we may say of them that are troubled with their fortunes; or ill destinies foreseen: multos angit praecientia malorum: The foreknowledge of what shall come to pass, crucifies many men: foretold by astrologers, or wizards, iratum ob coelum, be it ill accident, or death itself: which often falls out by God's permission; quia daemonem timent (saith Chrysostom) Deus ideo permittit accidere.

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  • Nemo coelum, nemo jusjurandum, nemo Jovem pluris facit, sed omnes apertis oculis bona sua computant.

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  • Indocti rapiunt coelum, docti interim descendunt ad infernum.

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