Comptus, neat), an adjective meaning unusual or fanciful, often applied to things with a sense of old-fashioned charm or prettiness.
Neat writer, ain't he?
In 1910 there were 495,000 neat cattle (285,000 milch cows), 94,000 horses (average value, $106), 229,000 sheep and 95,000 swine.
He smiled, revealing fangs among the neat row of white teeth.
All signs of the palace were swept away, replaced by neat lines of apple trees that ran all the way to the beach beyond.
Before the half hour was ended he had written a very neat composition on his slate.
Rourk had highlighted several portions of Sean's tiny, neat writing.
Deidre paced through the garden, not really interested in the blooming flowers, statuary or neat rows of hedges.
Yes, that neat little trinket is a source of constant magic that traps us.
"Neat little things," Evelyn said with some excitement as she placed hers on the chair's slender arm.
The trio sat around the office desk, looking over one another's shoulders at the neat handwriting in the old notebook.
Besides, I'm not just doing this to be a real neat buddy, you know.
Great, scotch neat please.
He finished and laid out his clothing and weapons in neat piles for the next day then stood at the bed.
Neat and comfortable, their station acted as their home as well as their hub for coordinating operations in LA.
The marble urn containing the body of the poet still rests at Ravenna, where what Byron calls "a little cupola more neat than solemn" has been erected over it.
The nest is a neat structure of coarse grass and moss, mixed with earth, and plastered internally with mud, and here the female lays from four to six eggs of a blue colour speckled with brown.
It is of extremely neat growth, and when annually clipped will remain in good order for many years.
Hannah peeked from the bathroom door, her normally neat hair mussed and her eyes red from crying.
"I think it's really neat," she said.
She was glowing and refreshed, her clothes neat and her scent that of one who had recently bathed.
What happened soon became apparent; there was a neat hole in the top story of the building where Xander's condo used to be.
A large tame snake with a false human head, wound round Alexander's body as he sat in a shrine in the temple, gave " autophones " or oracles unasked, but the usual methods practised were those of the numerous oracle-mongers of the time, of which Lucian gives a detailed account, the opening of sealed inquiries by heated needles, a neat plan of forging broken seals, and the giving of vague or meaningless replies to difficult questions, coupled with a lucrative blackmailing of those whose inquiries were compromising.
6) has many advantages, for it is safe, the boiler is small High and is easily managed, the temperature is well under control and may be regulated to suit the changing weather, and the small pipes present a neat appearance in a room.
The city is situated in a rich agricultural region, and is a market for grain, neat cattle, horses and swine.
The streets are broad and neat, though generally unpaved,.
It was a kind of blind-alley, the end of which widened into a small, neat courtyard.
It is nearly always a neat structure composed of fine twigs, roots or bents, and lined with wool or hair.
It has been authoritatively estimated, for example, that from 90 to 95% of all horses, neat cattle and hogs in the entire island were lost in the war years of 1895-1898.
The chief result of the embassy was that Cleomenes took to the Scythian habit of drinking his wine neat and went mad therefrom (Herodotus vi.
In the same year, according to the same authority, there were in the state 196,000 milch cows, 92,000 other neat cattle, 45, 000 sheep and 70,000 swine.
A neat rainguard made of sheet metal, to the same curve as the body of the periscope and almost 8 inches long, is attached to the upper prism box by two spring straps.
The town, though of immemorial age, shows no signs of its antiquity, being bright, neat and modern.
If a smooth and neat face is wanted other precautions must be taken.
The city is a manufacturing and railway centre, and ships grain, pork and neat cattle.
When Vancouver visited the islands in 1792, he left sheep and neat cattle, 3 protected by a ten years' taboo, and laid down the keel of a European ship for Kamehameha.
Compositae), now regarded as a section of the genus Chrysanthemum, flowers in the early summer months, and is remarkable for its neat habit and the great variety of character and colour which it presents.
Those goats having a short, neat head, long, thin, ears, a delicate skin, small bones, and a long heavy coat, are for this purpose deemed the best.
With the exception of dairy cows and horses there was likewise a corresponding decrease in the number of livestock during these years: the number of hogs decreased from 58,585 in 1890 to 56,970 in 1900 (51,000 in 1910); of sheep, from 211,825 in 1880 to 105,702 in 1900 (74,000 in 1910); and of neat cattle other than dairy cows, from 141,841 in 1880 to 116,835 in 1900 (93,000 in 1910); but the number of horses increased from 52,458 in 1890 to 77,233 in 1900 (59, 000 in 1910), and the number of dairy cows from 90,564 in 1890 to 115,036 in 1900 (122,000 in 1910).
In 1906 the farm area was almost equally divided between " dry " farming and farming under irrigation, three-fourths of the wheat produced was grown without irrigation, and the dry farming was very successful with the comparatively new and valuable crops of durum, or macaroni wheat, and Russian barley, which is used in straw for winter feed to sheep and neat cattle.
The censuses from 1860 to 1900 showed a far greater number of neat cattle on farms and ranges in Texas than in any other state or Territory; in 1900 the number was 7, 2 79,935 (excluding spring calves); and in 1910 there were 8,308,000 neat cattle including 1,137,000 milch cows.
The nest is a beautifully neat structure, often placed at no great height from the ground, but generally so well hidden by the leafy bough on which it is built as not to be easily found, until, the young being hatched, the constant visits of the parents reveal its site.