from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The top of a bird's head, extending from the base of the bill to the nape.
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- n. The top of a bird's head
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ornithology, the cap or whole top of the head, from the base of the bill to the nape, and laterally about to the level of the upper border of the eyes.
- n. In human anatomy, a cerebral hemisphere.
Their plumage was a rich chocolate, suffused over neck, breast, and back with intense crimson, while the pileum was quite black.
They have the head of Ulysses, recognised by the pileum, or pointed cap, while the reverse of one presents the figure of a cock, the emblem of his vigilance, with the legend
They have the head of Ulysses, recognised by the pileum, or pointed cap, while the reverse of one presents the figure of a cock, the emblem of his vigilance, with the legend [Greek: IThAK_ON].
Intra hos limites non aliud horum no* morom genesi commodius tempus ad - signabimus, quam quo Barchocebas paiam obsequium detrectayit, et elato beliisigno populares suos a Romano - rum 8er? itute ad pileum Tocavit.
C. AV Eadem ftatua, fupra quam icunc inter duas figuras ftantes, quar dexrcrior pileum Libertatis, cenfet Vaillantius 9 alcera litn tcnet, hinc ec inde fpica.
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JE 2. et d. tenct pileum libcrtatis, cetera vt in n.
Ex.iii. in Hampden's translation, 1773.] [Footnote 35: The 'pileum,' a close-fitting felt cap, was given by the