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- n. Plural form of discobolus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In zoology: In Cuvier's system of classification, the third family of Malacopterygii subbrachiati, having the ventrals formed into a disk or sucker, as in the lump-fish, Cyclopterus lumpus.
- In Günther's system, a family of Acanthop-terygii gobiiformes, having at most two anal spines, and ventral fins entirely modified into a perfect disk adherent to the body. It comprises the Cyclopteridæ, Liparididæ, and Gobiesocidæ.
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In Sargent's women there is no wholesome tendency to loafing, no ease of manner, no sense of physical bien-etre: rather they stand, or sit -- in the latter case on the edge of their chairs -- like discoboli, waiting for a signal to whirl and hurl anything -- anywhere -- direction being unimportant, the sibylline contortion everything.