from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A line of reflection of the endyma of the brain upon any tela or plexus.


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  • and far from dark Messapian trappings choose

    a sun-kind ripa of philosophy

    —Peter Porter, 'Too Many Miracles', in Dragons in their Pleasant Palaces

    Familiar in Latin, of course, "bank", but I haven't seen it used in English. It's hard to quote sufficient context from a poem while not treading on copyright toes.

    March 29, 2009