Penny always looks for the crux, the toughest place to climb.
The principal reptiles are a lizard, a tortoise, the vivora de la crux (a dangerous viper, so called from marks like a cross on its head) and the rattlesnake in Maldonado and the stony lands of Minas.
The verse remains a crux inter pretum, and no exegesis hitherto given can be deemed thoroughly satisfactory; but the interpretation of the whole book must not be made to hinge on a single word in a verse which might be altogether removed without affecting the general course of the prophet's argument.
The special ensign of his office is the cross, crux erecta or gestatoria, carried before him on solemn occasions (see Cross).
Reinach's explanation of this ancient crux interpretum, which has been accepted by Harnack, Bousset, Porter, Sanday, Swete and others, fixes the earliest date of the composition of the Apocalypse as A.D.
Here we come to the crux of Fichte's system, which is only partly cleared up in the Rechtslehre and Sittenlehre.
The question of the status of the negro proved the crux of the issue.
Thus in presence of the problem which is the crux of materialism, the origin of consciousness, he first propounds a gratuitous hypothesis that everything has mind, and then gives up the origin of conscious mind after all.
The crux of all metaphysical idealism is the difficulty of reconciling the unity of the object with the plurality of subjects.
The crux of the difficulty was the doctrine of the supernatural, the relation between revealed and natural religion.
That is the crux of the matter.
Next year, having solved, as he thought, another ancient crux, the duplication of the cube, he had his solution brought out anonymously at Paris in French, so as to put Wallis and other critics off the scent and extort a judgment that might be withheld from a work of his.
These dates are given in the following memorial distich with a frank indifference to quantity and metre "Vult Crux, Lucia, Cinis, Charismata dia Quod det vota pia quarta sequens feria."
The definition of humour is a generally acknowledged crux, and till it is defined the definition of Pantagruelism will be in the same position.
The victor, Santa Crux, then suggested an armada against England, but the English Catholics could not be brought into line with a Spanish invasion.