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  • n. a cloud species which consists of broken shreds of cloud, like scud. Associated with cumulus, and stratus genera.


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  • The fratto song is a type of executed liturgico Christian song with values proporziona them: to the contrary of the so-called gregoriano the cantus fractus it often possesses a notation with mensurali elements, that it indicates with precision the value of notes.

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  • The hand fratto is a type of Christian liturgical song performed with proportional values: on the contrary, the so-called Gregorian cantus fractus have often with a notation elements mensurali, which indicates with precision the value of the notes.

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  • So sweet is the delight of study, the more learning they have (as he that hath a dropsy, the more he drinks the thirstier he is) the more they covet to learn, and the last day is prioris discipulus; harsh at first learning is, radices amarcae, but fractus dulces, according to that of Isocrates, pleasant at last; the longer they live, the more they are enamoured with the Muses.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [3806] Take away his money, his treasure is in heaven: banish him his country, he is an inhabitant of that heavenly Jerusalem: cast him into bands, his conscience is free; kill his body, it shall rise again; he fights with a shadow that contends with an upright man: he will not be moved. — — — si fractus illabatur orbis,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Coldstream: not that those gentlemen ever told: if the fractus orbis had come to a smash, if Laura, instead of kissing Pen, had taken her scissors and snipped off his head — Calverley and

    The History of Pendennis

  • "Si fractus inlabatur orbis, " he said, raising his eyes to the deck above.

    Sharpe's Trafalgar

  • The ode about the world falling apart—Si fractus illabatur orbis—was official business: a state ode.


  • I stand pledged for you with Angria; but I flatter myself I know a man when I see one: si fractus illabitur orbis -- you have already shown your mettle.

    In Clive's Command A Story of the Fight for India

  • II., that it may then have been styled "Pons fractus?"

    Notes and Queries, Number 43, August 24, 1850

  • Both Pons fractus and Pountfreyt occur in Rymer's _Foedera_, tomus iii., p. 904.

    Notes and Queries, Number 43, August 24, 1850


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