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  • The billion dollar facilities that make the processors in the computers that everyone who visits this forum uses, get referre to in the vernacular as "fab labs" A very large number of companies decided they didn't want to have to fork out tons and tons of money, even for fab labs smaller and less complicated than the ones the Intel and IBM have.

    Making Light: Amazon & Macmillan

  • De sene nam juvenem dia referre potes, &c. Sweet Marian do not mine age disdain,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Qui haec in artrae bilis aut Imaginationis vim referre conati sunt, nihil faciunt.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The love of kinsmen is grown cold, [4541] many kinsmen (as the saying is) few friends; if thine estate be good, and thou able, par pari referre, to requite their kindness, there will be mutual correspondence, otherwise thou art a burden, most odious to them above all others.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Quia in Adam omnes peccaverunt et omnes pactum illud cum Adam factum irritum fecerunt, secundum Dominicam rationem, etiam si velis eam referre ad pactum circumcisionis, quia nichilominus, immo magis ad pactum prohibitionis pertinet, cum Adam factum, cum specialiter dicatur quod omnes infantes in Adam peccaverunt, et non similiter dicatur de Habraam. back

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

  • Nicholas Nemo, or Monsieur Nobody shall go free, Quid valeat nemo, Nemo referre potest?

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Qui haec in imaginationis vim referre conati sunt, atrae bilis, inanem prorsus laborem susceperunt.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • (Toronto, 1986), 62: Contigit ergo domum puerum de more reuersum/utque solent pueri uisa referre domi,/simplicitas pueri mentiri nescia ueri/simplicitatis opus in sua dampna refert.

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

  • Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, neuter of referendus, gerundive of referre to refer

    "Wisconsin will accept gay marriage sooner than you might think."

  • The latter are said to refer back (referre) to their antecedent but to supposit for something different, as in, e.g.,

    Medieval Theories: Properties of Terms

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