from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Plural of paries.

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  • n. Plural form of paries.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The walls of a cavity or an organ
  • The sides of an ovary or of a capsule.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of paries.


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  • It has been suggested to me that the word "parietes" implies properly

    The Reign of Mary Tudor

  • Miseri sunt, inepti sunt, turpes sunt, multi ut parietes aedium suarum speciosi.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • We are therefore authorized to conclude that the heart, at the moment of its action, is at once constricted on all sides, rendered thicker in its parietes and smaller in its ventricles, and so made apt to project or expel its charge of blood.

    On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals

  • And this, too, is the reason why the left ventricle occupies the middle of the heart, and has parietes three times thicker and stronger than those of the right Hence all animals — and among men it is similar — that are endowed with particularly strong frames, and with large and fleshy limbs at

    On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals

  • All the fibres in the parietes and septum are circular, as in the sphincters; those, again, which are in the columns extend lengthwise, and are oblique longitudinally; and so it comes to pass that when all the fibres contract simultaneously, the apex of the cone is pulled towards its base by the columns, the walls are drawn circularly together into a globe — the whole heart, in short, is contracted and the ventricles narrowed.

    On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals

  • These things, therefore, happen together or at the same instant: the tension of the heart, the pulse of its apex, which is felt externally by its striking against the chest, the thickening of its parietes, and the forcible expulsion of the blood it contains by the constriction of its ventricles.

    On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals

  • But that we may proceed with the subject which we have in hand, viz., the use of the auricles in filling the ventricles, we should expect that the more dense and compact the heart, the thicker its parietes, the stronger and more muscular must be the auricle to force and fill it, and vice versa.

    On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals

  • Supra vero in medio rotundam habent fenestram, vnde ingrediatur lumen, et fumus exire possit: quia semper in medio faciunt ignem: parietes autem et tecta filtro sunt operta Ostia quoque de filtro sunt facta

    The long and wonderful voyage of Frier Iohn de Plano Carpini

  • Ipse verò Imperator tendit residens in cella seu camera ædificata super currum grandem forma, fortem robore, nobilem in structura, est cella de ligno Aloes optimi odoris, et parietes cellæ operti in quibusdam locis laminis aureis, quæ et ipsæ distinguuntur gemmis variis, et margaritis.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Intrinsecus sunt parietes vndíque de filtro, sed et tectum filtreum est: has domus, dum locum habitandi mutare volunt, vel dum indiuitina expeditione procedunt, ducunt secum in plaustris quasi tentoria.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville


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