from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Top; summit.
- noun [NL.] Specifically, in ornithology, the median lengthwise ridge of the upper mandible. See first cut under
- noun [NL.] In anatomy, the upper and anterior portion of the monticulus of the vermis superior of the cerebellum. Also called
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Top; summit; acme.
- noun (Zoöl.) The dorsal ridge of a bird's bill.
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top; summit; acme
- noun zoology The
dorsal ridgeof a bird's bill.
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Reid notes that Sacrosanctum Concilium identifies a number of very sound liturgical principles, such as the idea that the liturgy is “culmen et fons” (source and summit); the principle (whose source is to be found in the teaching of St. Pius X) surrounding “actuosa participatio” (active or actual participation); it also generally sought to promote a liturgical piety, taking its cues from the 20th century Liturgical Movement.
Dis iz teh culmen…cullmen….end result uv awl uv mai payne an werks.
Excessive amounts of smack may result in smack values of several kilo-locals culmen et al 2005 “smack of burn eden”
No. 32066 has a large bill (exposed culmen, 21 mm.; breadth of bill at middle of nostril, 10 mm.).
In the cases of rare birds the measurements of the extreme length from tip of beak to tail -- again from inner edge of gape to vent, the bill and tail being measured separately from those points -- should be carefully taken, as also the length of culmen, carpus, and tarsus, and set down in inches and tenths, on the label, or in the note book, when the matter becomes too voluminous.
Practical Taxidermy A manual of instruction to the amateur in collecting, preserving, and setting up natural history specimens of all kinds. To which is added a chapter upon the pictorial arrangement of museums. With additional instructions in modelling and artistic taxidermy.
May 31, 1954; measurements: wing, 345 mm.; tail, 213 mm.; culmen, 26 mm.; testes, 8 mm. long.
Christian Pederson, Canon of Lund, whom he compliments as a lover of letters, antiquary, and patriot, and urges to edit and publish "tam divinum latinae eruditionis culmen et splendorem Saxonem nostrum".
Grinnell (1909: 278) said that "_ater_ has a tumid bill, broad and high at [the] base with [a] conspicuously arched culmen" whereas "_artemisiae_ has a longer and relatively much slenderer bill, vertically shallow at [the] base and laterally compressed, with the culmen in its greater portion straight or even slightly depressed."
E Nava, June 15, 1952; measurements: wing, 367 mm.; tail, 233 mm.; culmen, 29 mm.; and [Male] 31677 from 1.5 mi.
The best marked of the early fissures are: (a) the fissura prima between the developing culmen and declive, and (b) the fissura secunda between the future pyramid and uvula.