from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Plural of terra.


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  • The lighter areas were "terrae," from the Latin word for land.

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  • Salento is the sole of the heel -- as local legend has it, the Romans called this finibus terrae, the end of the Earth.

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  • Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipotentem, factorem coeli et terrae, visibilium omnium, et invisibilium.

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  • Deus, qui fundasti terram super stabilitatem suam, suscipe oblationes et preces populi tui: ac trementis terrae periculis penitus amotis, divinae tuae iracundiae terrores, in humanae salutis remedia converte; ut, qui de terra sunt, et in terram revertentur, gaudeant se fieri sancta conservatione caelestes.

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  • Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, qui respicis terram, et facis eam tremere: parce metuentibus, propitiare supplicibus: ut, cujus iram terrae fundamenta concutientem expavimus, clementiam contritiones ejus sanantem jugiter sentiamus.

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  • Brumel is important for his church music, especially his masses; the 12-voice Missa ‘Et ecce terrae motus’ in particular is celebrated for its spectacular sonorities and rhythmic energy.

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  • St. James described to Charlemagne that his body was resting in a tomb in the furthest reaches of western Europe, finis terrae, or "the ends of the earth."

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  • Species that prevail on clay soils of the region include Anabasis salsa, Salsola orientalis, and sagebrushes such as Artemisia terrae albae, A. turanica, and A. gurganica to the west.

    Central Asian northern desert

  • Typical for sandy soils are psammophitic semi-shrubs such as Ceratoides papposa, Artemisia terrae albae, var. massagetovii, A. santolina, and A. songarica, and shrubs such as Calligonum aphyllum, Ephedra lomatolepis and psammophitic grasses (Agropyron fragile).

    Central Asian northern desert

  • He heard Latin words, which he did not understand, pass over him, so slowly that he was able to catch them one by one: — “Qui dormiunt in terrae pulvere, evigilabunt; alii in vitam aeternam, et alii in approbrium, ut videant semper.”

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