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  • n. Plural form of umbilicus.


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  • To these staves, strings, known as "umbilici," were attached, to the ends of which bullæ or weights were fixed.

    Forty Centuries of Ink

  • In this paper, Kuźnik-Kowalska and Pokryszko are presenting evidence that 3 European Discus species may also use the umbilici of their shells to transport and brood their eggs.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • The distribution of the land snail genus Discus, whose shells have wide umbilici, ranges across Asia, Europe and North America.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • The juvenile shells of both species have open umbilici, but they can be distinguished, with some difficulty, from their microsculpture.

    On the closure of the umbilicus of Neohelix albolabris

  • The founders of DDN—Seth and Zachary Dibbler, “the twins,” as they were commonly referred to, for they had been born minutes apart and tangled up in umbilici—had accidentally become great believers in doing good works.

    The Position

  • Showing that portion of the anatomy was not in bad taste because umbilici are omnipresent these days.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • The books when rolled up, were bound up with these umbilici, and were generally kept in cylindrical boxes or capsæ, a term from which the Mediæval "capsula," or book-cover was derived.

    Forty Centuries of Ink

  • The end of the roll was fastened to a stick (usually referred to as _umbilicus_ or _umbilici_).

    The Care of Books

  • [751] Illa nempe Jovis effigies videtur semiglobulare quiddam, uti est compassus marinus, formâ umbilici librarii, seu umbonis, tanquam ενθεον quoddam adoratum, propter ejusdem divinum auxilium: utpote in quo index magneticus erat sicut intus existens quidam deus, navigiorum cursum in medio æquore dirigens.

    A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I.

  • There, according to the opinions of almost all the populations of Asia, is the central point of the world, the umbilici, the gate of the universe.

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