Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the great muscles upon the front of the thigh, the vastus externus and internus, a portion of the latter being also termed the cruræus.

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Examples

  • Read what Cicero and Quintilian say of enunciation, and see what a stress they lay upon the gracefulness of it; nay, Cicero goes further, and even maintains, that a good figure is necessary for an orator; and particularly that he must not be vastus, that is, overgrown and clumsy.

    Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1748

  • Minu vastus oli, et sel aastal pole veel vaadanud!

    Tremors (1990)

  • Kõikse kummalisem on aga, et Johnil on igale küsimusele piisavalt ammendav vastus!

    Jerome Bixby's The Man from Earth (2007)

  • JT so sorry to hear about your andke and your vastus lateralis.

    Achoo!

  • Mõnikord eksitakse vastustes ja siis õppejõud selgitab mitte ainult seda, miks vastus ei ole õige, vaid otsib/selgitab ka seda, miks üliõpilasel selline eksimus/arusaam võis tekkida ja üliõpilased kuulavad huviga.

    tatsutahime Diary Entry

  • Kõik Napoli prügimajandusega seotud institutsioonid on PD käes - seega, mis oleks parem, kui luua üks katastroof, mille vastus oleks "prügipõleti"?

    tatsutahime Diary Entry

  • Fotod tulid nii: a. kirjuta iga küsimuse vastus Flickri otsingusse b. vali üks pilt esimeselt lehelt

    tatsutahime Diary Entry

  • The vastus medialis obliquus (VMO), a teardroplike muscle on the inside of your thigh, works together with the flashier VL (vastus lateralis muscle) on the outside to hold the patella in place as the joint bends, so I take advantage of the thigh adduction and abduction machines, and my physical therapist showed me how to set the hip machine for a slow, careful quad workout.

    Knee Change

  • The tendinous sheath given off from the long adductor muscle, crossing the vessels, and becoming adherent to the vastus internus muscle.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • Numidiae, quam Adherbal in divisione possederat, flumen oriens a meridie, nomine Muthul; a quo aberat mons ferme milia passuum viginti tractu pari, [272] vastus ab natura et humano cultu.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

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