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  • adj. pennate

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as pennate.
  • In medieval armor, having side-pieces which are pressed out by a spring: as, a pennated dagger or sword.


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  • “Your winged and pennated child arrived yesterday by the grace of God and his vicar the Secretary of State,” he wrote Saint-Gaudens.

    The Five of Hearts

  • The nests of this species that I have seen have been very slight flimsy structures, nearly hemispherical cups, composed of fine twigs and the leaf-stalks of pennated leaves a little bound together with cobwebs and thinly lined with fine hair-like grass.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

  • A nest that was placed in the fork of a bough was composed entirely of slender twigs, the petioles of some pennated-leaved tree, bound together all round the outside with abundance of cobwebs, so that notwithstanding the incoherent nature of the materials the nest was extremely firm.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1


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