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  • n. A superficies.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A superficies.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Superficies; surface.


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  • Arllechwedd: A rural ward right in the east of the county and in terms of superfice it is Arfon's largest ward.

    Gwynedd Elections Part 3: Dyffryn Ogwen

  • From behind, the riot of colors and the ramshackle signs and subculture of Kensington was revealed as a superfice, a skin stretched over slightly daggy brick two-stories with tiny yards and tumbledown garages.

    Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

  • They were like the geometrical definition of a superfice -- all length and breadth, and no thickness.


  • The prairies are possessed of either a light sandy superfice, or a mixture of gravel and stiff clay.


  • The superfice of the valleys ranges from one to three feet in depth, and generally consists of sedimentary deposites and the debris of rocks, borne from the neighboring hills by aqueous attrition, which, mingled with a dark-colored loam compounded of clay and sand, and various organic and vegetable remains, unite to form a soil of admirable fecundity, rarely equal led by that of any other country.


  • Its valley is between one and two miles in width, with a superfice of variable fertility, but generally consisting of good arable land.


  • This superfice is fertilized, not only from the debris of its rocks, but by the immense beds of gypsum contained in its hill-sides, which are incessantly decomposing to enhance the general fecundity.


  • This earthliness and carnality of our hearts makes them like the earth, receive only the light in the upper and outward superfice, and not suffer it to be transmitted into our hearts to change them.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • It is but at the best a superfice, an external garb drawn over the countenance, no cordial nor solid thing.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • Let the faithful reflect, if they can possibly bring themselves to, on the spirituality of superfice which eschews the subtle and difficult, the psychological, and grasps instead at bibles and prayers, salvation and eternal life, and all the beautiful exordia of self-deception and moral frailty that once cost "witches" their yet more beautiful lives and brought destruction to the sons of men in a way that blood and soil never did.

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