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  • -- 'Antirrhium majus', commonly called 'Snapdragons'.

    ebouriffe - French Word-A-Day

  • We have grown Ammi majus here, a very similar white lacy tall lovely.

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  • His treatise Paulina de recta Paschae celebratione, deeply indebted to Roger Bacon's Opus majus of 1267, compelled his friend Copernicus to expand research on the sun and moon, resulting in the development of the heliocentric system.

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  • - 'Antirrhium majus', commonly called 'Snapdragons'.

    ebouriffe - French Word-A-Day

  • He said afterwards 'but you turned up on a motorbike!!!!!!!' as if I'd turned up in a see-through lace mini dress and showed the neighbours my labium majus piercing.

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  • Can we not draw an a minori ad majus inference: if, regarding matters that are normally performed publicly, the Torah enjoins “to walk modestly,” how much more so as regards matters that are usually performed in private (BT Sukkah 49b).

    Modesty and Sexuality in Halakhic Literature.

  • Tametsi quid homini dari potest majus quum gloria, laus, et aeternitas?

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • No torture of body like unto it, Siculi non invenere tyranni majus tormentum, no strappadoes, hot irons, Phalaris 'bulls,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • There is no pleasure in this world comparable to it, 'tis summum mortalitatis bonum — [4721] hominum divumque voluptas, Alma Venus — latet enim in muliere aliquid majus potentiusque, omnibus aliis humanis voluptatibus, as

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Madness, frenzy, and melancholy are confounded by Celsus, and many writers; others leave out frenzy, and make madness and melancholy but one disease, which [896] Jason Pratensis especially labours, and that they differ only secundam majus or minus, in quantity alone, the one being a degree to the other, and both proceeding from one cause.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

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