from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as semi-elliptical.


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  • The fruit, when ripe, is of a dark scarlet colour, and the ordinary coffee-berry contains two semi-elliptic seeds of a horny or cartilaginous nature glued together and enveloped in a coriaceous membrane; when this is removed each seed is found covered with a silver-grey pellicle.

    The Philippine Islands

  • It had stiffer suspension settings, including fairly agricultural rear semi-elliptic leaf springs, and a hefty iron block 2.8-litre, 160bhp V6 "Cologne" engine, with overhead valves, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • V12 engine with triple dual-throat Weber 40DCZ6 carburettors, four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with double wishbones and coil springs, rear suspension with live rear axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, telescopic shock absorbers, and four-wheel disc brakes. --

  • L-head four-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle with transverse leaf spring, live rear axle with cantilevered semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. | Newest Listings

  • The chassis was a cruciform-braced, box-girder design with a wishbone front suspension and semi-elliptic rear springs, and the four-speed gearbox had synchromesh on the top three gears.

    Hemmings Classifieds

  • The 'Rossa Corsa' red body was formed in aluminum and laid down on a tubular steel frame suspended by double wishbone control arms with transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs and friction dampers in the front; while a live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs and Houdaille friction dampers round out the rear suspension setup.


  • They are evidently hypocausts, and measure 13 feet 9 inches in length by 9 feet 3 inches in breadth; they each terminate in a semi-elliptic apse towards the east.

    Archaeologia, or, Miscellaneous tracts relating to antiquity [microform]

  • 175 S Roadster (chassis number 815023) producing 165 bhp from an engine much larger than the pre-war Delahayes ran - a 4,455 cc naturally aspirated overhead valve inline six cylinder engine with four-speed electro-mechanically actuated Cotal Preselector gearbox, Dubonnet coil spring front suspension, De Dion rear axle with semi-elliptic springs, and four-wheel hydraulic finned alloy drum brakes.

    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine


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