Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of Uranoscopidæ. U. scaber is a Mediterranean fish, known to the ancients.

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Examples

  • Now I possess several specimens of all the native species, and have even discovered some ten not hitherto known to occur here, beside one completely new to science, which I have named Cyprinus uranoscopus on account of the position of the eyes, placed on the top instead of the sides of the head, -- otherwise very like the gudgeon.

    Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence

  • Now I possess several specimens of all the native species, and have even discovered some ten not hitherto known to occur here, beside one completely new to science, which I have named Cyprinus uranoscopus on account of the position of the eyes, placed on the top instead of the sides of the head, ” otherwise very like the gudgeon.

    Louis Agassiz His Life and Correspondence

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