The table on the opposite page shows the uses of a few of the commoner signs.
The phenomenon of allotropy is not confined to the non-metals, for evidence has been advanced to show that allotropy is far commoner than hitherto supposed.
He was admitted to the Middle Temple in February 1637, and in May be became a fellow commoner of Balliol College, Oxford.
The Egyptians are noted for the making of pottery of the commoner kinds, especially water-jars.
Now indeed it is the commoner meaning.
The commoner European slugs of small size all belong to the genus Limax, in which the opening of the mantle-chamber is posterior.
Considering, however, the numbers of venomous and innocuous snakes that occur in most tropical countries, it might be supposed that mimicry in this order of reptiles would be of commoner occurrence than appears to be the case.
Besides the commoner kinds of fishes, sharks, the torsk, opah and sunfish occur.
This section treats of the qualitative detection and separation of the metals, and the commoner methods employed in quantitative analysis.
vvvriprtats, from QuvTr)pEiv, to look after, take care of), but synderesis is the commoner form.
Richard was educated at St Alban's Hall, Oxford, where he was entered commoner in 1627, and whence, having taken the degree of B.A., he transferred himself to New Inn, continuing there until he proceeded M.A.
Wayland's son Wittich, and was cunningly exchanged by Hilde - brand for a commoner blade before Wittich's fight with Dietrich.
After about 350, barbarian assaults, not only of Saxons but also of Irish (Scoti) and Picts, became commoner .and more terrible.
The commoner conjunctions are a, ac, " and "; ond, eithr," but "; o, os, " if "; pan, " when "; tra, " while."
Prosecutions for lse-majest~ became commoner than they were in former reigns, and the difficulty was much felt in the conduct of parliamentary debate.
In 1721 he entered Merton College, Oxford, as a gentleman commoner, and studied philosophy, mathematics, French, Italian and music. He afterwards studied law at the Inner Temple, but was never called to the bar.
Among the commoner of the galls of the Cynipidae are the " oak-apple " or " oak-sponge " of Andricus terminalis, Fab.; the " currant " or " berry galls " of Spathegaster baccarum, L., above mentioned; and the " oak-spangles " of Neuroterus lenticularis, 9 Oliv., generally reputed to be fungoid growths, until the discovery of their true nature by Frederick Smith, 10 and the succulent " cherry-galls " of Dryophanta scutellaris, Oliv.
LEVANT (from the French use of the participle of lever, to rise, for the east, the orient), the name applied widely to the coastlands of the eastern Mediterranean Sea from Greece to Egypt, or, in a more restricted and commoner sense, to the Mediterranean coastlands of Asia Minor and Syria.
No opulent gentleman commoner, panting for oneand-twenty, could have treated the academical authorities with more gross disrespect.
All the commoner sorts of fruitapples, pears, cherries, &c.grow everywhere, but the more delicate kinds, such as figs, apricots and peaches, are confined to the warmer districts.
Hence it is probable that in Mecca, where the art of writing was commoner than in Medina, he had already begun to have his oracles committed to writing.
In fact, five scholars and perhaps one commoner left Winchester for Eton in 1443, probably in July, just before the election.
But Gibbon's friends in a few weeks discovered that the new tutor preferred the pleasures of London to the instruction of his pupils, and in this perplexity decided to send him prematurely to Oxford, where he was matriculated as a gentleman commoner of Magdalen College, 3rd April 1752.
The galls and the gallproducing form are much commoner in America than in the Old World.
The remaining mineral products include lead, from which a considerable quantity of silver is extracted, copper, cobalt, arsenic, the rarer metal cadmium, alum, brown coal, marble, and a few of the commoner precious stones, jaspers, agates and amethysts.
The case was different when the Jews were dispersed through the new Greek kingdoms, and lived in cities like Jerusalem and Alexandria, centres of wealth and luxury, inhabited by mixed populations; this form of debauchery then became commoner and better organized.
The great bulk of the wine is stored for many years before shipping, but this does not apply to the commoner varieties, nor to the finest wines, which, being the produce of a specific year, are shipped unblended and as a vintage wine.
By the acceptance of a peerage the great commoner lost at least as much and as suddenly in popularity as he gained in dignity.
Smilax, clematis, honeysuckle and woodbine are the commoner forest vines.
He entered as a commoner in 1636, was made student shortly afterwards, and took the degree of B.A.
In this place he remained after the great commoner had withdrawn from the cabinet, but in December 1762 he threw it up. Bute, alarmed at the growth in numbers and in influence of his enemies, tried to buy back Townshend's co-operation by sundry tempting promises, and at last secured his object in March 1763 with the presidency of the board of trade.
Nor was he a commoner in college at Winchester or at New College, as his name does not appear in the Hall books, or lists of those dining in hall, at either college.
That he was a day-boy commoner at Winchester is possible, but seems unlikely.
On the whole, human sacrifice is far commoner among the semi-civilized and barbarous races than in still lower stages of culture.
The following table gives the heats of neutralization of the commoner strong monobasic acids with soda: - Hydrochloric acid Hydrobromic acid Hydriodic acid Nitric acid Chloric acid Bromic acid Within the error of experiment these numbers are identical.
In Europe on the whole the so-called pessimistic attitude was commoner in the Teutonic north than in the Mediterranean basin.
Cases of parthenogenetic reproduction, or reproduction without the intervention of the male, have been recorded in the case of two genera (Filistata and Tegenaria), and may be commoner than is usually supposed.
The vats for depositing may be of enamelled iron, slate, glazed earthenware, glass, lead-lined wood, &c. The current densities and potential differences frequently used for some of the commoner metals are given in the following table, taken from M ` Millan's Treatise on Electrometallurgy.
After the 1900 election he established and edited at Lincoln a weekly political journal, The Commoner, which attained a wide circulation.
Thus the liability to tubercular infection is far commoner in the midst of a depraved population than in one fulfilling the primary laws of nature; rickets is a disease of great cities rather than of rural districts; and syphilis is more disastrous and protracted in its course in the depraved in health than in the robust.
For the commoner grades of dark-coloured bottles the glass mixture is cheapened by substituting common salt for part of the sulphate of soda, and by the addition of felspar, granite, granulite, furnace slag and other substances fusible at a high temperature.
There is probably a superstitious reason for the preference shown by the dead for offerings of this kind; no wish is commoner than that one may receive bread and beer that had gone up on to the altar of the local god, or with which the god had been sated; something of the divine sanctity still clung about such offerings and made them particularly desirable.
Conway, in his Omitted Chapters of History disclosed in the Life and Papers of Edmund Randolph (New York, 1888; 2nd ed., 1889), greatly exaggerates Randolph's work in the Constitutional Convention; the commoner view underrates him and makes him a "hair-splitter," and a man of no decision of character.
In addition to grapes the commoner fruits include quinces, apples, pears, cherries, limes, lemons and loquats (Port.
William Pitt was educated at Eton, and in January 1727 was entered as a gentleman commoner at Trinity College, Oxford.
After some weeks' negotiation, in the course of which the firmness and moderation of "the Great Commoner," as he had come to be called, contrasted favourably with the characteristic tortuosities of the crafty peer, matters were settled on such a basis that, while Newcastle was the nominal, Pitt was the virtual head of the government.
The most important dams are those which close the outlets of existing valleys, but a dam may be wholly below ground, and according to the commoner method of construction in Great Britain, sufficient) im ermeable construc- ?
After having been at Eton, he became a commoner of Christ Church, Oxford, and was elected in 1824 to a fellowship at Oriel.
Prominence of cheekbones is another special feature, but it is much commoner in the lower than in the upper classes, where elongated faces may almost be said to be the rule.
No phrase is commoner in the mouths of Western collectors than Old Satsuma; no ware is rarer in Western collections.
Elwesii, a native of the Levant, with large flowers, the three inner segments of which have a much larger and more conspicuous green blotch than the commoner kinds.
The commoner sorts of rock in the several Huronian systems are quartzite and slate (ranging from shale to schist); bi~t limestone is not wanting, and igneous rocks, both intrusive and extrtisive, some metamorphic and some not, abound.
The Calcutta looms are engaged for the most part with a few varieties of the commoner classes of jute fabrics, but the success in this direction has been really remarkable.
Dundee, on the other hand, turns out not only the commoner classes of fabrics, but a very large variety of other fabrics.
The word "plebeian," in its strict sense, is no more contemptuous than the word commoner !in England.
He refused to give any information of the alleged plot, and the sentence was carried out on the Place de Greve the next day, to the delight of the populace, since it was the first instance when no distinction in the mode of execution was allowed between noble and commoner.
The use of harpoons and small chisels of copper next arose, then broad flaying knives, needles and adzes, lastly the axe when the metal was commoner.
But the first blunder, that of forming a general hypothetical conception of Rabelais and then adjusting interpretation of the work to it, is the commoner.
There are a few speckled trout in the mountain streams, but the commoner fish are bass, perch, catfish, crappies, pike, drum buffalo, carp, suckers and eels.
The finer varieties are used as an emollient and demulcent in medicine, and in the manufacture of confectionery; the commoner qualities are used as an adhesive paste, for giving lustre to crape, silk, &c., in cloth finishing to stiffen the fibres, and in calico-printing.
It occurs in shiny reddish lumps, resembling the commoner kinds of gum arabic. With water, in which it is only partially soluble, it forms a thick mucilage.
antisocial personality disorder, for example, is more common in men, borderline personality disorder commoner in women.
bidentate coordination by phosphate seems to be much commoner, relative to monodentate, than for Mn or any other metal.
Noteworthy counts of commoner migrants included 12 new blackcaps at the Obs.
The Duke of Windsor married a commoner, Wallis Simpson.
He became the first commoner to hold the post in 2000.
At the time he was described as the richest commoner in England having made his fortune from Soldiering and Coal mining in Durham.
much commoner in Southern Badajoz with up to 10 per day seen.
Here, the edge of the lough is fringed by stands of great fen-sedge along with other commoner swamp types.
William Russell, a Sunderland banker who bought Brancepeth castle in 1796, was the country's wealthiest commoner.
commoner migrants of the week.
commoner causes of contact dermatitis from woods in France (Zafiropoulo et al.
In 1635 he became a gentleman commoner at Christ Church, Oxford.
Mr Maurice Scarr, our oldest fellow commoner, sadly lost his wife Mabel in November.
commoner's gown or an MA gown.
commoner of the two shad species found in British waters.
Among the commoner ducks, I found a single drake Garganey.
gentleman he entered Christ Church at Oxford University as a gentlemen commoner.
Wheatears and Whinchats were still present in good numbers but most other commoner migrants were thin on the ground.
In associating itself with commerce philosophy behaved just like a young noblewoman who marries a commoner whom she supposes to be an honest man.
noteworthy counts of commoner migrants included 12 new Blackcaps at the Obs.
A retired vet informed me that dog fatalities were commoner in early Spring.
The thin scatter of commoner migrants included 12 whinchats between the Bill and Barleycrates Lane and a Pied Flycatcher at Reap Lane.
Later the commoner antithesis is between Ionian and Dorian, first (probably) in the colonial regions of Asia Minor, and later more universally.
From her tuition he passed to that of Dr Griffiths, at Warminster, in Wiltshire, in 1803; and in 1807 he was removed to Winchester, where he remained until 1811, having entered as a commoner, and afterwards become a scholar of the college.
As a denizen of the poultry-yard there are at least two distinct breeds, though crosses between them are much commoner than purely-bred examples of either (see Poultry).
In acute poisoning by it the symptoms are almost identical with those of arsenical poisoning, which is much commoner (See Arsenic).
(After be distinguished, the Claus.) one occurring only in the order Stauromedusae, the other in all orders of the group. The second and commoner type is known as a rhopalium (fig.
The thin scatter of commoner migrants included 12 Whinchats between the Bill and Barleycrates Lane and a Pied Flycatcher at Reap Lane.
Commoner in southern Ireland than in England.
The best of the commoner kinds should be planted by the thousand, and, indeed, in many cases this has been done with the best results.
It flowers a month earlier than L. rotundifolius, and may be increased by division or seed, but is not so vigorous in ordinary conditions as the commoner Everlasting Peas, and should, until plentiful, be planted in warm borders.
Flowering Nutmeg (Leycesteria) - L. formosa is a distinct flowering shrub, and hardy, but much commoner in Ireland and the west than in the home counties.
A dwarf sort, nanus, deserves a place, as it flowers at midsummer, when its commoner relative has done.
L. palustre is commoner than L. latifolium, but being smaller in every part is not so good; it is dwarf and spreading, and its flowers are white.
There are variegated forms of the commoner species, but none have much value.
Mr Bean (Trees and Shrubs) describes it as a charming shrub, especially to those who love out-of-the-way plants, and says it is decidedly superior to the commoner F.
In Henry Thew Stephenson's extensive article on Elizabethan Fashion, he explains that the commoner in Elizabethan England would emulate the nobles but with less elaboration and using "cheaper materials."
Boots were very expensive, so it was rare that a commoner would actually be able to afford more than one pair in their lifetime.
You start off as a "commoner", and after you gain enough experience, you can become a mage, priest, thief or warrior.
The polished battle-axe was more used in Grand Canary, while stone and obsidian, roughly cut, were commoner in Teneriffe.
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