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  • That ring, which I called maximus, had a diameter of three geometric paces.

    The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova

  • There was a pope, I think it was Cardinal Chigi, who was justly ridiculed for his attention to little things, and his inability in great ones: and therefore called maximus in minimis, and minimus in maximis.

    Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1751

  • We asked our resident satyrologist Sir Spoofton Doofus about the seemingly endless Jade Goody articles, and he said: 'Jade Goody is what is technically known as a maximus cliffordiae propagandium, for people that prefer reading The Daily Star to reading Jean-Paul Camus de la Sartre.

    TheSpoof.com : Spoof News : Front Page

  • Gluteus maximus, which is also one of the strongest muscles in the whole body, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus are the muscles which comprise the butt muscles.

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  • Thus, the 'maximus' variety will be an extremely stupid or foolish idiot.

    Dorkus Maximus

  • They'd been friends for years before his election to the chair of the Pontifex Maximus ( "maximus" in this context meaning "chief," and "pontifex" meaning "bridge-builder," as a cleric was supposed to be the bridge between men and their God).

    The Bear and the Dragon

  • Netbook edition: We'd like the option of installing a netbook edition from the Ubiquity, which basically entails installing a few UNR packages such as maximus and the netbook launcher.

    Planet Ubuntu

  • During a night with a full moon, a learned magician can raise the treasure to the surface of the earth by placing himself in the middle of the magical ring called maximus:”

    The memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • During a night with a full moon, a learned magician can raise the treasure to the surface of the earth by placing himself in the middle of the magical ring called maximus: "

    The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova

  • In my Integrative and Functional Medicine practice, hardly a day goes by when I don't see several patients suffering with a touch of corporatitis maximus CM.

    Unplug and Recharge: 14 Ways to Combat Corporatitis

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