I tried to remain inconspicuous as I leaned against a back wall, my mind still in turmoil.
Margins of foot not prominent; no radula; shell external, with inconspicuous spire.
He played an inconspicuous role in the council of the Five Hundred.
It has narrow, shortstalked leaves and inconspicuous, apetalous, unisexual flowers borne in short spikes.
It has large compound leaves composed of four or five pairs, with a terminal odd one, of short-stalked, oblong, blunt, leathery leaflets, and inconspicuous green flowers.
Plants whose beauty resides in the bracts or floral leaves which surround the inconspicuous flowers.
The nest is a slight hollow in the ground, wonderfully inconspicuous even when deepened, as is usually the case, by incubation, and the blackspotted olive eggs (four in number) are almost invisible to the careless or untrained eye.
And on the influence of these inconspicuous bodies and of the pituitary body in sustaining arterial blood pressures physiologists have thrown some important light.
picticaudata form a group in which the females are hornless and the face-markings inconspicuous or wanting.
In one group, represented by Cereus, they consist of a tube, more or less elongated, on the outer surface of which, towards the base, are developed small and at first inconspicuous scales, which gradually 0000 FIG.
There are no fungiform papillae on the dorsum, but a few inconspicuous ones scattered along the sides of the organ.
Practically no other form of worship exists in the country than that of the Roman Catholic Church, the Protestant and other denominations holding their services in inconspicuous chapels or private apartments in the larger cities, where considerable numbers of foreigners reside.
The ovary, three-celled at first, but becoming one-celled and one-seeded by abortion, is surmounted by an inconspicuous perianth with six small teeth.
At the fundus are placed the concrement-cells with their conspicuous otoliths (con) and the inconspicuous auditory cells, which are connected with the subumbral nerve - ring.
The coloration of tsetse-flies is sombre and inconspicuous; the brownish or greyish-brown thorax usually exhibits darker longitudinal markings, and when the insect is at rest the abdomen or hinder half of the body is entirely concealed by the brownish wings.
gibberifrons of the Australian region) in which the male wears the same inconspicuous plumage as the female.
This would lead to the supposition that the great development of metasomatic carapace is a primitive and not a late character, were it not for the fact that Paradcxides and Atops, with an inconspicuous telsonic carapace and numerous free somites, are also Cambrian in age, the latter indeed anterior in horizon to Agnostus.
- Tegmen thin, flexible, with inconspicuous orals.
Rhyolitic lavas frequently are more or less vitreous, and when the glassy matter greatly predominates and the; crystals are few and inconspicuous the rock becomes an obsidian; the chemical composition is essentially the same as that of granite; the difference in the physical condition of the two rocks is due to the fact that one consolidated at the surface, rapidly and under low pressures, while the other cooled slowly at great depths and under such pressures that the escape of the steam and other gases it contained was greatly impeded.
Its public buildings are inconspicuous; they include a theatre, military barracks, hospitals, a lunatic asylum and a secondary school.
Besides these the group also includes a multitude of related forms which, from their aquatic habits and generally inconspicuous size, and from the fact that they are commonly neither edible nor noxious, are little known except to naturalists and are undistinguished by any popular names.
- Trophosome only known in one genus (Thaumantias), similar to that of the Eucopidae; gonosome, free medusae with otocysts inconspicuous or absent, with usually four, sometimes eight, rarely more than eight, radial canals, simple and unbranched, along which the gonads are developed, with numerous tentacles bearing ocelli and with marginal sense-clubs.
P. Sladen, who divided the Euasterida into two orders: (I) Phanerozonia, with marginals large and highly developed, the supero-marginals and inferomarginals contiguous, with papulae confined to the dorsal surface, with ambulacrals well spaced and usually broad, adambulacrals prominent in the mouth-skeleton, with pedicellariae sessile; (2) Cryptozonia, with marginals inconspicuous and somewhat atrophied in the adult, the supero-marginals separated from the inferomarginals by intercalated plates, with papulae distributed over the whole body, with ambulacrals crowded and narrow, either ambulacrals or adambulacrals prominent in the mouth-skeleton, with pedicellariae stalked or sessile.
Many plants produce, in addition to ordinary open flowers, so-called cleistogamous flowers, which remain permanently closed but which notwithstanding produce fruit; in these the corolla is inconspicuous or absent and the pollen grows from the anther on to the stigma of the same flower.
The small inconspicuous flowers are generally more or less crowded in terminal or lateral clusters, the form of the inflorescence varying widely according to the manner of branching and the length of the pedicels.
The flowers are hermaphrodite and regular, with the same number and arrangement of parts as in the order Liliaceae, from which they differ in the inconspicuous membranous character of the perianth, the absence of honey or smell, and the brushlike stigmas with long papillae-adaptations to wind-pollination as contrasted with the methods of pollination by insect agency, which characterize the Liliaceae.
In wind-fertilized plants the flowers are comparatively inconspicuous and devoid of much attraction for insects; and their pollen is smoother and smaller, and better adapted for transport by the wind, than that of insectfertilized plants, the roughness of which adapts it for attachment to the bodies of insects.
There are some business edifices and residences of considerable architectural merit, but the greater part are small and inconspicuous, a majority of the residences being thatched, mudwalled cabins.
Khyan's monuments, inconspicuous as they are, actually extend over a wider area - from Bagdad to Cnossus - than those of any other Egyptian king.
The plumage is generally inconspicuous: some tint of brown, ranging from rufous to slaty, and often more or less closely barred with a darker shade or black, is the usual style of coloration; but some species are characterized by a white throat or a bay breast.
The fact that a person's chest is covered much of the time makes it an ideal spot for larger tattoos or for tattoos that need to be inconspicuous.
They have very small eyes, blunt snouts, inconspicuous ears and short limbs and tails, in all of which points they are markedly contrasted with true rats and mice.
The leaf is usually provided at the base of the leaf-stalk with stipules, which are inconspicuous, or large and leafy; and the stalk is also furnished with one or more glandular excrescences, as in some cases are the leaf itself and the bracts.
The most distinctive feature of the deer of this group is, however, the patch of long erectile white hairs on the buttocks, which, although inconspicuous when the animals are quiescent, is expanded into a large chrysanthemum-like bunch when they start to run or are otherwise excited.
In Pinus the needles occur in pairs, or in clusters of 3 or 5 at the apex of a small and inconspicuous short shoot of limited growth (spur), which is enclosed at its base by a few scale-leaves, and borne on a branch of unlimited growth in the axil of a scale-leaf.
The finer branches are green, and bear a close resemblance to the stems of Equisetum and to the slender twigs of Casuarina; the surface of the long internodes is marked by fine longitudinal ribs, and at the nodes are borne pairs of inconspicuous scale-leaves.
A single male flower consists of an axis enclosed at the base by an inconspicuous perianth formed of two concrescent leaves and terminating in two, or as many as eight, shortly stalked or sessile anthers.
While the female presents the usual inconspicuous mottled plumage of the same sex in most species of Anatinae, the male is one of the handsomest of his kind.
Its bright red beak, the bare bluish skin surrounding its large grey eyes, and the tufts of elongated feathers springing vertically from its lores, give it a pleasing and animated expression; but its plumage generally is of an inconspicuous ochreous grey above and dull white beneath, - the feathers of the upper parts, which on the neck and throat are long and loose, being barred by fine zigzag markings of dark brown, while those of the lower parts are more or less striped.
As no means of attraction are required the flowers are inconspicuous and without scent or nectar.
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The river is relatively inconspicuous toward the center of the valley.
The kinds in cultivation are natives of New Zealand; the best known, M. complexa, is a very rapid grower, with long wiry and entangled branches, small leaves, and rather inconspicuous white waxy flowers.
P. myrsinites, the only kind in our gardens, is 1 to 2 feet high, with Box-like leaves and inconspicuous reddish flowers followed by berries.
Pennywort (Hydrocotyle) - Small creeping plants, usually with round leaves and inconspicuous flowers.
Most of the other varieties have inconspicuous flowers, but one or two are worth growing for the sake of their autumn foliage, which dies away in various shades of crimson.
Shepherdia - A small group of American shrubs, grown for their bright silvery foliage, the flowers being inconspicuous, though one kind bears an excellent fruit.
It makes a rounded, much-branched head of slender, dark grey shoots, bearing small, Elm-like leaves, and inconspicuous reddish flowers, which appear at the same time in early spring.
This can be tricky, so use some caution the first few times you try it, and start in an inconspicuous area.
Your drywall installation technique will improve as you go, so start in an inconspicuous area and save the most visible wall in your room for last.
Whenever possible, place joints in the most inconspicuous areas of the installation.
All you need to do is select one symbol and use it in an inconspicuous manner that goes with your décor.
Because it was installed under the counter, this type of can opener was inconspicuous and always easy-to-find because it wasn't going anywhere.
Cameras are sold in various household items to be inconspicuous like in a clock, smoke alarm, potted plant, or picture frame.
Always test these products in an inconspicuous place before applying them to your car, since they may affect your car's paint job.
If your hardwood floor has been stained, it may be possible to remove the stain with a cleaner formulated for hardwood flooring, but always read the label carefully and test the cleaner in an inconspicuous area first.
Test the cleaning solution on a small inconspicuous area of your grout to make sure it does not discolor your grout.
Test the product on an inconspicuous part of the skin before using it on the face.
At-home coloring is an inconspicuous and thrifty choice for entering the world of hair color.
In many Leptomedusae the otocysts are very small, inconspicuous and embedded completely in the tissues; hence they may be easily overlooked in badly-preserved material, and perhaps are present in many cases where they :: r simplest condition of the otocyst is a freely projecting club, a so-called (figs.
Some Commelinaceae and Marantaceae approach grasses in foliage; the leaves of Allium, &c., possess a ligule; the habit of some palms reminds one of the bamboos; and Juncaceae and a few Liliaceae possess an inconspicuous scarious perianth.
(Sedge family), Juncaceae (Rush family), and some other monocotyledons with inconspicuous flowers.
The prae-genital somite wide, not constricted, with large tergal plate, but with its sternal plate small or inconspicuous.
But the materials obtained were few, the shower having proved inconspicuous.
These sierras lying near the coast have an imposing appearance from the lowlands, but when seen from the plateau their general elevation is so dwarfed as to render them comparatively inconspicuous.
These conditions allow the inconspicuous gametophyte (about the size of a finger nail) to develop and undergo fertilization.
The second species forms inconspicuous red spots on otherwise unaffected leaves and the underside of the leaves carries an inconspicuous pink hymenium.
inconspicuous consumption to highlight many neglected aspects of behavior.
inconspicuous single camera to a roaming 3-man crew - they offer a package to suit individual client needs.
inconspicuous area, apply the proposed diluted cleaning agent to the fabric.
inconspicuous place first to ensure the dye is not removed.
But their coloring is rather inconspicuous and they can be easily overlooked.
Around 200 to 300 turned up opposite the hairdressers trying to look very inconspicuous.
In some cases the primary tumor in the appendix can be quite inconspicuous in the context of abundant mucinous peritoneal tumor.
Apart from being outdone by a teenager all year, heÃ¢s been pretty inconspicuous.
The decalogue boards themselves were placed somewhere inconspicuous, usually high on the west wall, or in the space beneath the tower.
Illegal immigrants go out of their way to remain inconspicuous.
To act inconspicuous which a text to come in.
Now about a gun, rocket launcher, or Sherman Tank (which are a bugger to keep inconspicuous) I have a contact.
Permanent parts, such as speakers etc, should be made as inconspicuous as possible.
shrubby sorts usually have small inconspicuous flowers with strong perfumes.
so-called senseclubs or cordyli found in a few Leptomedusae, especially in those genera in which otocysts are inconspicuous or absent (fig.
But from this perfectly correct observation a conclusion which is by no means warranted was drawn, namely, that the chick as a whole really exists in the egg antecedently to incubation; and that what happens in the course of the latter process is no addition of new parts, " alias post alias natas," as Harvey puts it, but a simple expansion or unfolding of the organs which already exist, though they are too small and inconspicuous to be discovered.
Diptera in general are not remarkable for brilliancy of coloration; as a rule they are dull and inconspicuous in hue, the prevailing bodytints being browns and greys; occasionally, however, more especially in species (Syrphidae) that mimic Hymenoptera, the body is conspicuously banded with yellow; a few are metallic, such as the species of Formosia, found in the islands of the East Indian Archipelago, which are among the most brilliant of all insects.
odorata and other species, inconspicuous permanently closed or "cleistogamic" flowers (fig.
Three must be considered: (I) the scutellum, connected by vascular tissue with the vascular cylinder of the main axis of the embryo which it more or less envelops; it never leaves the seed, serving merely to prepare and absorb the food-stuff in the endosperm; (2) the cellular outgrowth of the axis, the epiblast, small and inconspicuous as in wheat, or larger as in Stipa; (3) the pileole or germ-sheath, arising on the same side of the axis and above the scutellum, enveloping the plumule in the seed and appearing above ground as a generally colourless sheath from the apex of which the plumule ultimately breaks (fig.
Shrubby sorts usually have small inconspicuous flowers with strong perfumes.
Test first on an inconspicuous place before using.
If you find cat urine on clothing, test the enzymatic cleaner on an area of the clothing that is inconspicuous to make sure it does not stain the garment.
They can be hidden in shirt pockets or sleeves, under test papers or elsewhere inconspicuous, including the inside of a water bottle label.
Inconspicuous green and white flowers appear from the leafaxils and the tips of the shoots, in June, and these are followed by oval fleshy fruits of a bluish-black color.
The flowers are said to be minute and inconspicuous, but the shrub is not apparently a free bloomer, as a specimen that has grown at Kingswear, S.
There are a few kinds--those with inconspicuous flowers, but handsome foliage--whose only place is the wild garden, such as the native H. foetidus, H. lividus, viridus, and H.
The flowers are small and inconspicuous, with scale-like petals of green, yellow, brown, or pink, and the sexes mostly apart, though found upon the same plant.
These inconspicuous flowers give place to glossy, orange-yellow fruits of great beauty, crowded upon long tapering spikes of 6 to 9 inches.
Hemiphragma - H. heterophylla, is a dwarf trailing plant of the Figwort family, bearing inconspicuous flowers, succeeded by bright red berries about the size of small peas, on slender creeping stems.
This is a low evergreen with the spreading and freely-branched habit of a Cotoneaster, with small leathery leaves and inconspicuous flowers, followed by small berries covered with tiny black specks.
Along the south coast it makes a beautiful wall-covering, reaching a height of 20 feet or more, but its inconspicuous purple flowers are seldom borne in the open air.
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