Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In entomology, the prothorax when it is slender and somewhat elongate, as in the Aphides or plant-lice.
  • noun In mech., a bushing fitted in the bottom of the stuffing-box on an engine-cylinder or steam-chest.

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Examples

  • This species is named for the faint hint of red on its belly that has got to be one of the most obscure field marks ever used to name a bird I also have same complaint about the ring-necked duck, whose neck-ring is only visible to those with x-ray vision.

    Mystery bird: red-bellied woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus

  • This species is named for the faint hint of red on its belly that has got to be one of the most obscure field marks ever used to name a bird I also have same complaint about the ring-necked duck, whose neck-ring is only visible to those with x-ray vision.

    Mystery bird: red-bellied woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus

  • As for the girl, he had promptly, to her horror, had her clothing removed and had had her put in a brief rep-cloth slave tunic and a rude neck-ring of curved iron, that she would not escape and, anywhere, could be recognized as a slave.

    Explorers Of Gor

  • Lying on his back and staring up at the hovering darkness, Sigurd heard the click as his manacles and neck-ring were unlocked.

    Conan Of The Isles

  • Thick rubbery fabric, with a heavy metal neck-ring set with clamps to hold the separate helmet.

    A Gift From Earth

  • Thick rubbery fabric, with a heavy metal neck-ring set with clamps to hold the separate helmet.

    A Gift From Earth

  • Plaza, and, with iron post, neck-ring, and chain attached, constituted the simple apparatus for the human sacrifice.

    Mexico and its Religion With Incidents of Travel in That Country During Parts of the Years 1851-52-53-54, and Historical Notices of Events Connected With Places Visited

  • It had brilliant green feathers on the head, a white neck-ring, much claret colour on the breast, and some feathers indistinguishable from those of the male, and also the male sex feathers on the tail.

    Hormones and Heredity

  • This breeding or nuptial plumage is well known: it includes a white neck-ring, brilliant green feathers on the head, much claret on the breast, brilliant metallic blue on the wing, and two or more upward curled feathers on the tail.

    Hormones and Heredity

  • In July 1910 it was noticed that they had the male curled feathers in the tail, and (a) had breast feathers similar to those of the male in summer plumage, (b) was rather more strongly modified: she had a very narrow white neck-ring, and breast feathers distinctly of male type.

    Hormones and Heredity

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