The descriptive parts of my novel found favour.
See the valuable General Descriptive Report on the Bahama Islands, by Sir G.
The map of Marinus and the descriptive accounts which accompanied it have perished, but we learn sufficient concerning them from Ptolemy to be able to appreciate their merits and demerits.
The former is particular or descriptive; the latter is general.
descriptive of the Zoolus: their Manners, Customs, &c. (2 vols.
Avery, Cleveland in a Nutshell: An Historical and Descriptive Readyreference Book (Cleveland, 1893); James H.
These Dutch maps and charts are generally accompanied by descriptive notes or sailing directions printed on the back of them.
On the other hand, his descriptive power in treating of nature shows far more art than the Trianin school ever attained.
A Descriptive Account of his Literary Works was published by his assistant T.
In addition to an enormous body of new information chiefly on the shoulder girdle, the alar muscles and the nerve plexuses of birds, this work contained a critical and descriptive summary of practically the whole pre-existing literature on the structure of birds, and it is hardly necessary for the student of ornithology to refer to earlier literature at first hand.
Klaproth, and especially by Berzelius; these chemists are to be regarded as the pioneers in this branch of descriptive chemistry.
Thomson, Sound (5th ed., 1909), contains a descriptive account of the chief phenomena, and an elementary mathematical treatment.
Hitherto our attention has been given wholly to Germany and France, for the chief ornithologists of Britain were occupying themselves at this time in a very useless way - not paying due heed at this time to the internal structure of birds, and some excellent descriptive memoirs on special forms had appeared from their pens, to say nothing of more than one general treatise on ornithic anatomy.
Herculano had greater book learning than Scott, but lacked descriptive talent and skill in dialogue.
His poems, which embody the national genius, have passed into the very life of the people; particularly is he happy in the pieces descriptive of rural life.
Taiping (Perak, 1894-1898); John Crawfurd, History of the Indian Archipelago (3 vols., Edinburgh, 1820); Grammar and Dictionary of the Malay Language (2 vols., London, 1852); A Descriptive Dictionary of the Indian Islands and Adjacent Countries (London, 1856); Journal of the Indian Archipelago (12 vols., Singapore, 1847-1862); Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 33 Nos.
He also supervised the compilation of a comprehensive series of volumes by various writers on Descriptive Sociology, of which by 1881 eight parts on different racial areas had been published (at a loss to him of £3250) as the result of fourteen years of labour.
His characteristics in his prose fiction and descriptive work are not very different from those of his poetry.
His followers were chiefly engaged in the arrangement and classification of plants, and while descriptive botany made great advances the physiological department of the science was neglected.
But the subject is now being vigorously studied, and, apart from its importance as a branch of descriptive chemistry, it is throwing light, and promises to throw more, on obscure parts of chemical theory.
Moule, Descriptive Catalogue of the Charters, Minute Books, and other Documents of the Borough of Weymouth and Melcome Regis, A.D.
Emil Abranyi adopts a rather romantic style, but his Nagypentek (Good Friday) is an excellent descriptive sketch.
Palmer; Elements of Physiological Psychology (1889, rewritten as Outlines of Physiological Psychology, in 1890); Primer of Psychology (1894); Psychology, Descriptive and Explanatory (1894); and Outlines of Descriptive Psychology (1898); in a "system of philosophy," Philosophy of the Mind (1891); Philosophy of Knowledge (1897); A Theory of Reality (1899); Philosophy of Conduct (1902); and Philosophy of Religion (2 vols., 1905); In Korea with Marquis Ito (1908); and Knowledge, Life and Reality (1909).
Sovereignty is with them a term descriptive of the real will of the community, which is not necessarily that of the majority.
Leake (Topography of Athens and the Demi, 2nd ed., 1841) brought the descriptive literature to an end and inaugurated the period of modern scientific research, in which German archaeologists have played a distinguished part.
See Davies, New Historical and Descriptive View of Derbyshire (Belper, 1811); D.
Other race mixtures consist of the zambos (the African-Indian cross), an Asiatic graft upon these various crosses, and an extremely confusing intermixture of the various crosses, for which the Spanish races have descriptive appellations.
The first of the National Councils (held at Boston in 1865) issued a brief statement of doctrine (the " Burial Hill Declaration "), descriptive of the religious tenets generally accepted by the denomination.
In 1856 he returned to India, where the mutiny soon broke out; his descriptive letters were collected in a volume entitled The Indian Mutiny, its Causes and Results (1858).
Descriptive chemistry was now assuming considerable proportions; the experimental inquiries suggested by Boyle were being assiduously developed; and a wealth of observa tions was being accumulated, for the explanation of which the resources of the dominant theory were sorely taxed.
The above sketch may be regarded as descriptive of the lifehistory of a great majority of species of caddis-flies.
Inorganic Chemistry Inorganic chemistry is concerned with the descriptive study o f the elements and their compounds, except those of carbon.
Sometimes he is descriptive, as in his Polish poem entitled Flis (" The Boatman"), in which he gives a detailed account of the scenery on the banks of the Vistula.
No scientific classification of the breeds of dogs is at present possible, but whilst the division already given into "sporting" and "non-sporting" is of some practical value, for descriptive purposes it is convenient to make a division into the six groups: - wolfdogs, greyhounds, spaniels, hounds, mastiffs and terriers.
Hardy's Descriptive Catalogue (Rolls Series), i.
Joseph Smith's Descriptive Catalogue of Friends' Books (London, 1867) gives the information which its title promises; the same author has also published a catalogue of works hostile to Quakerism.
Notwithstanding the false idea which prompted the researches of the alchemists, many advances were made in descriptive chemistry, the metals and their salts receiving much attention, and several of our important acids being discovered.
I SHALL USE COMPLETE SENTENCES IN TALKING TO HER, and fill out the meaning with gestures and her descriptive signs when necessity requires it; but I shall not try to keep her mind fixed on any one thing.
In general any pencil of lines, connected with the line a x by descriptive or metrical properties, has for its equation a rational integral function of the four forms equated to zero.
The first volume of Alexander Kisfaludy's Himfy, a series of short lyrics of a descriptive and reflective nature, appeared at Buda in 1801, under the title of Kesergo szerelem (Unhappy Love), and was received with great enthusiasm; nor was the success of the second volume Boldog szerelem (Happy Love), which appeared in 1807, inferior.
In this connexion he divided the communication of experience from one person to another into two categories - the narrative or historical and the descriptive or geographical; both history and geography being viewed as descriptions, the former a description in order of time, the latter a description in order of space.
The work achieved by Russian savants, especially in biology, physiology and chemistry, and in the sciences descriptive of the vast territory of Russia, is well known to Europe.
Its present name, which signifies the "mild district," and is correctly descriptive of the climate, though not of the inhabitants, was given to it during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644).
We may, in fact, consider that the descriptive study of the various halogen compounds dates from about this time.
In connexion with the re-survey in greater detail of the coalfields by the Geological Survey a series of descriptive memoirs were undertaken, those on the North Staffordshire and Leicestershire fields, and nine parts dealing with that of South Wales, having appeared by the beginning of 1908.
For references to memoirs descriptive of the Chilian nitrate deposits, see G.
Anything short of this is merely descriptive and empirical, and affords no rational basis for inquiry into the mode in which the distribution of plant-life has been brought about.
127 seq.; Morley, Descriptive Catalogue (London, 18 54), p. 30 seq.; Rieu, Cat.
In polite literature the heroic poem Zrinyidsz (1651), descriptive of the fall of Sziget, by Nicholas Zrinyi, grandson of the defender of that fortress, marks a new era in Hungarian poetry.
In many cases they will probably turn out to be descriptive epithets of gods 3 The Assyrian language is practically identical with the Babylonian, just as the Assyrians are the same people as the Babylonians with some foreign admixtures.
Taking Varro for his model, Fenestella was one of the chief representatives of the new style of historical writing which, in the place of the brilliant descriptive pictures of Livy, discussed curious and out-of-the-way incidents and customs of political and social life, including literary history.
No such line of separation exists farther south, and the terms Central and Southern Italy, though in general use among geographers and convenient for descriptive purposes, do not correspond to any natural divisions.
It has not yet been suggested that they should be replaced by organographical terms; were this accomplished, descriptive botany would become impossible.
He is by some credited with a work entitled Ns 7repioSos ("Travels round the Earth"), in two books, one on Europe, the other on Asia, in which were described the countries and inhabitants of the known world, the account of Egypt being especially comprehensive; the descriptive matter was accompanied by a map, based upon Anaximander's map of the earth, which he corrected and enlarged.
There are several symbolic acts descriptive of the siege.
From the descriptive or topographical point of view, geometrical form alone should be con- Land sidered; but the origin and geological structure of forms. land forms must in many cases be taken into account when dealing with the function they exercise in the control of mobile distributions.
His chief works are Anatomie descriptive (1834-1836); Anatomie pathologique du corps humain (1829-1842), with many coloured plates; Traite d'anatomie pathologique generale (1849-1864); Anatomie du systeme nerveux de l'homme (1845); Traite d'anatomie descriptive (185 1).
There is a great mass of general descriptive literature, especially on Southern California, such as Charles Dudley Warner, Our Italy (New York, 1891); Kate Sanborn, A Truthful Woman in Southern California (New York, 1893); W.
It can hardly, therefore, be said to have any definite descriptive force at the present time, such as it had in the middle ages.
descriptive DDD of the number out-of-pocket costs for.
Think of it as painting a picture using descriptive verbs in lieu of bland ones.
Under the general heading "Geometry" occur the subheadings "Foundations," with the topics principles of geometry, non-Euclidean geometries, hyperspace, methods of analytical geometry; "Elementary Geometry," with the topics planimetry, stereometry, trigonometry, descriptive geometry; "Geometry of Conics and Quadrics," with the implied topics; "Algebraic Curves and Surfaces of Degree higher than the Second," with the implied topics; "Transformations and General Methods for Algebraic Configurations," with the topics collineation, duality, transformations, correspondence, groups of points on algebraic curves and surfaces, genus of curves and surfaces, enumerative geometry, connexes, complexes, congruences, higher elements in space, algebraic configurations in hyperspace; "Infinitesimal Geometry: applications of Differential and Integral Calculus to Geometry," with the topics kinematic geometry, curvature, rectification and quadrature, special transcendental curves and surfaces; "Differential Geometry: applications of Differential Equations to Geometry," with the topics curves on surfaces, minimal surfaces, surfaces determined by differential properties, conformal and other representation of surfaces on others, deformation of surfaces, orthogonal and isothermic surfaces.
Besides those already mentioned, his works include An Outline of the First Principles of Horticulture (1832), An Outline of the Structure and Physiology of Plants (1832), A Natural System of Botany (1836), The Fossil Flora of Great Britain (with William Hutton, 1831-1837), Flora Medica (1838), Theory of Horticulture (1840), The Vegetable Kingdom (1846), Folia Orchidacea (1852), Descriptive Botany (1858).
as descriptive terms.
To my mind it can be a useful descriptive shorthand.
Here is treated the history of descriptive inorganic chemistry; reference should be made to the articles on the separate elements for an account of their preparation, properties, &c.
The funeral procession is headed by a number of poor, and generally blind, men, chanting the profession of the faith, followed by male friends of the deceased, and a party of schoolboys, also chanting, generally from a poem descriptive of the state of the soul after death.
After a struggling youth of great poverty, he published, in 1807-1809, a translation of Ossian; in 181 4 a volume of lyrical poems; and in 1817 he attracted considerable attention by his descriptive poem of The Tour in Jutland.
His real genius, however, did not lie in the direction of verse; and his first signal success was with a story, A Village Sexton's Diary, in 1824, which was rapidly followed by other tales, descriptive of village life in Jutland, for the next twelve years.
Laffetay, Notice historique et descriptive sur la tapisserie .
The poem contains some good descriptive passages, as well as some very curious indications of the state of zoological knowledge in the author's time.
The account given above reproduces the main descriptive passages in the Rev. S.
AUTHoRITIEs.-Although much has been written of late years about the sources of the Oxus within the region of the Pamirs, there is very little to be found in the writings of geographers of modern date descriptive of that part of its course which separates Darwaz and Afghan Turkestan from Bokhara, and that little is chiefly in the pages of reports and gazettes, &c., which are not available to the public. The following authorities may be consulted: The Report of the Pamir Boundary Commission of 1895, published at Calcutta (1897); Dr A.
The plan of Wallenstein was of long standing, and it was only towards the end, when Schiller realized the impossibility of saying all he had to say within five acts, that he decided to divide it into three parts, a descriptive prologue, Wallensteins Lager, and the two dramas Die Piccolomini and Wallensteins Tod.
The Hebrew word mashal, commonly rendered " proverb," is a general term for didactic and elegiac poetry (as distinguished from the descriptive and the liturgical),.
The importance of Archaeopteryx justifies the following descriptive detail.
Wallace, Descriptive Guide to the Adirondacks (Syracuse, 1894).
The ancient Catina was founded in 729 B.C. by colonists from Naxos, perhaps on the site of an earlier Sicel settlement - the name is entirely un-Greek, and may be derived from KaTlvov, which in the Sicel language, as catinum in Latin, meant a basin, and would thus be descriptive of the situation of the town.
The present name is derived from Bellum Quadrum, a descriptive appellation applied in the middle ages either to the château or to the rock on which it stands.
The first account of their joint researches appeared in a paper descriptive of the Dordogne caves and contents, published in Revue archeologique (1864).
No scientific discipline, however, with the doubtful exception of descriptive psychology, stands to gain anything from a temper like that of Hume.
On the east, no natural boundary separates it from the Armenian plateau; but, for descriptive purposes, it will suffice to take a line drawn from the southern extremity of the Giaour Dagh, east of the Gulf of Alexandretta along the crest of that chain, then along that of the eastern Taurus to the Euphrates near Malatia, then up the river, keeping to the western arm till Erzingan is reached, and finally bending north to the Black Sea along the course of the Churuk Su, which flows out west of Batum.
It is therefore obvious that some term, wider than Revival of Learning, descriptive of the change which began to pass over Europe in the 14th and 15th centuries, has to be adopted.
This general classification, which was made by a conference of brokers in 1855 as a result of many years of observation dating back to the 18th century, is still very fairly descriptive of the average merit of the wines classified.
A descriptive list of biographies and biographical sketches is given in W.
Fossett, Colorado; A Historical, Descriptive and Statistical Work on the Rocky Mountain Gold and Silver Region (Denver, 1878; New York, 1879, 2nd ed., 1880).
- For general descriptive material see bibliographies in U.S. Geological Survey, Bulletins 177 and 301, and the official reports of the U.S. government departments; also Charles F.
P. di Cesnola, A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypr.
Except in some districts of the Marches and in certain tracts lying along the South Wales coast, nearly all parishes, villages, hamlets, farms, houses, woods, fields, streams and valleys possess native appellations, which in most cases are descriptive of natural situation, e.g.
Sam, a causeway, generally descriptive of the old Roman paved roads - Talsarn, Sarnau, Sarn Badrig.
Elements of race-consciousness help to shape the outlook on nature or life: and slight differences of linguistic use in the coining of descriptive terms sometimes lead to the multiplication of divine forms. Exacter observation of nature; closer attention to its contrasts of life and death, or light and darkness, or male and 9 Cf.
Of the academical poets Johan Gabriel Oxenstjerna (1750-1818), the nephew of Gyllenborg, was a descriptive idyllist of grace.
Amongst his economic works may be mentioned Money and the Mechanism of Exchange (1875), written in a popular style, and descriptive rather than theoretical, but wonderfully fresh and original in treatment and full of suggestiveness, a Primer on Political Economy (1878), The State in Relation to Labour (1882), and two works published after his death, namely, Methods of Social Reform and Investigations in Currency and Finance, containing papers that had appeared separately during his lifetime.
His most important extant works are: in prose, Gratiarum Actio, an address of thanks to Gratian for his elevation to the consulship; Periochae, summaries of the books of the Iliad and Odyssey; and one or two epistolae; in verse, Epigrammata, including several free translations from the Greek Anthology; Ephemeris, the occupations of a day; Parentalia and Commemoratio Professorum Burdigalensium, on deceased relatives and literary friends; Epitaphia, chiefly on the Trojan heroes; Caesares, memorial verses on the Roman emperors from Julius Caesar to Elagabalus; Ordo Nobilium Urbium, short poems on famous cities; Ludus Septem Sapientum, speeches delivered by the Seven Sages of Greece; Idyllia, of which the best-known are the Mosella, a descriptive poem on the Moselle, and the infamous Cento Nuptialis.
All these poems, like the Elegiada of Luis Pereira Brandao on the disaster of Al Kasr, the Primeiro cerco de Diu of the chronicler Francisco de Andrade, and even the AfTonso Africano of Quevedo, for all its futile allegory, contain striking episodes and vigorous and well-coloured descriptive passages, but they cannot compare with The Lusiads in artistic value.
Goes (q.v.) wrote a number of other historical and descriptive works in Portuguese and Latin, some of which were printed during his residence in the Low Countries and contributed to his deserved fame.
The Ulyssea of Gabriel Pereira de Castro describes the foundation of Lisbon by Ulysses, but, notwithstanding its plagiarism of The Lusiads and faults of taste, these ten cantos contain some masterly descriptive passages, and the ottava rima shows a harmony and flexibility to which even Camoens rarely attained; but this praise cannot be extended to the tiresome Ulyssipo of Sousa de Macedo.
The later portion of The City and the Mountains, for the truth and beauty of its descriptive passages, is highly praised, and many pages are already quoted as classic examples of Portuguese prose.
As a descriptive title Leviticus, " the Levitical book," is not inappropriate to the contents of the book, which exhibits an elaborate system of sacrificial worship. In this connexion, however, the term " Levitical " is used in a perfectly general sense, since there is no reference in the book itself to the Levites themselves.
Day, Descriptive Catalogue of Musical Instruments (London, 1891), pp. 18 -22 and p1.4; also Complete Instructions for the Double Flageolet (London, 1825); and The Preceptor, or a Key to the Double Flageolet (London, 1815).
191 a.) In modern times the term has come to be used as descriptive of relations, ill-defined and vague, which exist between powerful and dependent states; its very indefiniteness being its recommendation.
- For descriptive material see bibliographies in Bulletins No.
Drayton, Poly-Olbion (a descriptive poem, first issued in a complete form in 1622); T.
Britton and others, Beauties of England and Wales, or, Original Delineation, Topographical, Historical and Descriptive, of each County (1801-1818; both the authors named wrote other descriptive works on special localities; Britton wrote Architectural Antiquities of Great Britain, 1835); Daniel Lysons (with the collaboration of his brother Samuel), Magna Britannia, Topographical Account of the several Counties of Great Britain (1806-1822; the counties were taken alphabetically but on the death of Samuel Lysons in 1819 the work was stopped at Devonshire); Sir G.
The mathematical influence of Monge had two sides represented respectively by his two great works, the Geometric descriptive and the Application de l'analyse a la geometrie.
The philosophy of history differs, it will be observed, from the purely scientific or descriptive studies covered by the general title of sociology.
For this aspect and further details, both descriptive and experimental, see J.
A portion of the original Holland was submerged by a great inundation in 1421, and its modern appellation of Biesbosch (reed-forest) is descriptive of what must have been the condition of the entire district in early times.
From 1615 to 1621 he was governor of the English colony on the north side of Conception Bay in Newfoundland; he explored the island, made the first English map of it (published in 1625), and wrote a descriptive tract entitled A Briefe Discourse of the Newfoundland (Edinburgh, 1620) to promote the colonization of the island by Scotsmen.
(a) Descriptive accounts, geography, commerce and economics: - The best early accounts of the colony are found in de la Caille's Journal historique du voyage fait au Cap de Bonne Espe'rance (Paris, 1763), the Nouvelle Description du Cap de Bonne Esperance (Amsterdam, 1778); F.
The division is in many respects convenient for descriptive purposes, but recent researches show that it does not accurately represent the relationships of the different families.
Space can always be had for more dock room by reclaiming the east sands, where in the 17th and 18th centuries Leith Races were held, the theme of a humorous descriptive poem by Robert Fergusson..
The letters or symbols descriptive of each denomination are usually placed after or (in actual calculations) above the figures denoting the numbers of the corresponding units; but in a few cases, e.g.
To take the Echinoidea now living, and to divide them into Endocyclica and Exocyclica, Branchiate and Abranchiate, Gnathostomata and Atelostomata, is easy and convenient; or again to distinguish as Palechinoidea those pre-Jurassic genera which do not conform to the fixed type of twenty vertical columns found in the later Euechinoidea, is to express an interesting fact; but all such divisions obscure the true relationships, and the corresponding terms should be recognized as descriptive rather than classificatory.
C(okayne)'s Complete Peerage; Jeayes's Descriptive Catalogue of the Charters and Muniments at Berkeley Castle (1892); Dictionary of National Biography; Transactions of Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, 3 vols., viii., xlv., et passim; The Red Book of the Exchequer, Chronicles of Roger of Wendover, Matthew Paris, Adam of Murimuth, Robert of Gloucester, Henry of Huntingdon, &c. (Rolls Series); British Museum Charters, &c. (0.
Trilinear and Tangential Co-ordinates.---The Geometrie descriptive, by Gaspard Monge, was written in the year 1794 or 1 795 (7th edition, Paris, 1847), and in it we have stated, in piano with regard to the circle, and in three dimensions with regard to a surface of the second order, the fundamental theorem of reciprocal polars, viz.
There is in analytical geometry little occasion for any explicit use of line-co-ordinates; but the theory is very important; it serves to show that in demonstrating by point-co-ordinates any purely descriptive theorem whatever, we demonstrate the correlative theorem; that is, we do not demonstrate the one theorem, and then (as.
Other descriptive names for ovals and re-entrant branches cutting themselves may be used when required; thus, in the last-mentioned case a simple form is that of a figure of eight; such a form may break up into two ovals or into a doubly indented oval or hour-glass.
There is also a general resemblance in the number, characters and mode of succession of both series; so that, although individual teeth of the upper and lower jaws may not be in the strict sense of the term homologous parts, there is a great convenience in applying the same descriptive terms to the one which are used for the other.
This system has been objected to as artificial, and in many cases not descriptive, the distinction between premolars and canine especially being sometimes not obvious; but the terms are now in such general use, and also so convenient, that it is not likely they will be superseded.
Some authorities see in it a descriptive epithet, derived from Arabic darasa (those who read the Book), or darisa (those in possession of Truth) or du g s (the clever or initiated); but more connect it with the name of the first missionary, Ismael Darazi.
Divination by means of flies was known at Babylon."' There are other cases of names compounded of Baal and an element equivalent to a descriptive epithet, e.g.
The second group as faithfully and closely descriptive of himself; descriptive too of a character purposely cloaked.
Hardy, Descriptive Catalogue (1862), I.
(i) The sciences are descriptive or experimental.
Considering as general or descriptive astronomy a description of the universe as we now understand it, the other branches of the subject generally recognized are as follows: Geometrical or Spherical Astronomy, by the principles of which the positions and the motions of the heavenly bodies are defined.
Eudoxus further wrote two works descriptive of the heavens, the Enoptron and Phaenomena, which, substantially preserved in the Phaenomena of Aratus (fl.
Yet he unquestionably ranks as the true founder of descriptive astronomy; while his splendid presentment of the laws of projectiles in his dialogue of the " New Sciences " (Leiden, 1638) lent potent aid to the solid establishment of celestial mechanics.
The descriptive branch found its principle of development in the growing powers of the telescope, and had little to do with mathematical theory; which, on the contrary, was closely allied, by relations of mutual helpfulness, with practical astronomy, or " astrometry."
The volume of text gives descriptive details and measurement of the spots and heights of the mountains.
C. Gideon, Indian Territory, Descriptive, Biographical and Genealogical ...
As a theoretical or speculative science it is purely descriptive and not practical, being correlated on the one hand to physical science and on the other to history.
But the moral law must not be conceived under the form of an "imperative" or a "Sollen"; it differs from a law of nature only as being descriptive of the fact that it ranks the mind as conscious will, or zweckdenkend, above nature.
(18 751900, pp. 3115); Notes, reconnaissances, et explorations, revue mensuelle (Antananarivo, 5 vols., 18 9718 99, pp. 3041); Sibree, A Madagascar Bibliography (Antananarivo, 1885); Vaissibre, Histoire de Madagascar (Paris, 1884), Vingt ans a Madagascar (Paris, 1885); Oliver, Madagascar: an Historical and Descriptive Account (2 vols., London, 1886); Cousins, Madagascar of To-day (London, 18 95); Bulletin du comite de Madagascar (monthly) (Paris, 1895, et seq.); Sibree, Madagascar before the Conquest (London, 1896); Catat, Voyage a Madagascar (Paris, 1895); Annuaire de Madagascar (Antananarivo, 1898, et seq.); J.
These descriptive terms are applied to one of the methods of divination employed by the ancient Hebrews, which, it is now generally agreed, consisted in a species of sacred lot.
Driver, Genesis, p. i i r), where the character, fortunes or history of the apparent individual are practically descriptive of the people or tribe which, according to tradition, is named after or descended from him.
BIBLI0GRAPHY.The following works are mainly topographical and descriptive: G.
During his tenure of this chair he published two volumes of a Course of Mathematics - the first, entitled Elements of Geometry, Geometrical Analysis and Plane Trigonometry, in 1809, and the second, Geometry of Curve Lines, in 1813; the third volume, on Descriptive Geometry and the Theory of Solids was never completed.
At most we can only fill up the portrait by reference to the tinge of simple old-fashioned scholarship, which on its historic side made him an eager searcher for antiquities and among old records, and on its poetic occasionally stirred him to an excursion as far as that gentlest slope of Parnassus inhabited by the descriptive muse.
Kennedy, Sam., pp. 122, 149), or a descriptive title (W.
Hardy, Descriptive Catalogue (1862), vol.
Power, Descriptive Catalogue of Essential Oils; J.
Edith was dressed in a sweat suit, though the descriptive name appeared to be a misnomer in her case.
They're not much different than his names and titles, but they're more descriptive adjectives or nouns that define him to us.
For instance, " The boy hit the ball " contains three descriptive holes: " The adjective boy adverb hit the adjective ball.
Images are supplied with descriptive alt attributes where appropriate.
argumentative texts tend to have higher values on the second principal component than descriptive texts.
They should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals with a descriptive caption.
consciousness cannot be divided into a descriptive or informational aspect and a normative or imperative one.
Out a placebo shows descriptive DDD of the number out-of-pocket costs for.
These things combined make this book chillingly descriptive on every topic included in the book.
descriptive statistics you report depends on the nature of your data.
descriptive metadata on the copyright status.
descriptive epidemiology of scrapie in Great Britain: results of a postal survey.
descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.
use more descriptive, specific words as opposed to general ones.
No offense meant by noting the age, it was purely descriptive!
All wonderfully descriptive word pictures with many regional variations.
Here is the most accurate and richly descriptive picture of American English ever offered in any dictionary.
The dialog does occasionally fall into the trap of being overly descriptive with the worst offender being during Gary Russell's cameo appearance.
The first is merely descriptive, maybe in great depth.
These are essentially descriptive answers to questions like [10 ]: " Who will use this system?
descriptive in nature.
descriptive of the actual content seen by the surfer when they arrive on the destination page.
descriptive of the goods or their essential characteristics.
descriptive of the type of stone or location.
descriptive of present reality.
descriptive of the life and scenes of Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest.
The writer also uses descriptive language: ' I watch my gloved hand twisting the doorknob.
Comments from Thurnby Book Group: Wonderful descriptive scenes, concise and sometimes earthy.
We use a range of genetic and embryological techniques including transgenesis, descriptive molecular embryology and the analysis of cell lineage.
Outcome measures The study was largely exploratory and descriptive.
fascicles of descriptive text were published.
The cataloging program continued to advance: three further fascicles of descriptive text were published.
Descriptive analyzes to examine the frequency distribution, chi-square test and factor analysis were applied using SPSS.
To view the full descriptive record for each resource click the ' [View full description/Comments] ' .
You may be able to find further references to Fife in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.
The text is clearly divided into sections under descriptive headings.
The models in the KADS model document are primarily descriptive, providing high-level, abstract models using an informal representation.
The Lilly quotes are somewhat useful but seem more judgmental than descriptive; there must be some purpose to the phlegmatic type.
Failing to specify a descriptive, keyword optimized title will do untold damage to your ranking with the search engines.
How I love the concept of using descriptive markup for my documentation, and DocBook is a wonderful implementation of that concept!
monologueputer issues are dealt with in descriptive box outs and are just on the edge of character monolog.
Put it this way: some people praise Thomas Hardy's novels for their descriptive passages of nature.
Depending upon how the reader is able to deal with the descriptive prose, determines the readers response to this particular novel.
replete with descriptive detail.
What advice would you give to a young scriptwriter who is very keen on descriptive prose?
It can be very helpful when examining your data to obtain a suitable set of relevant descriptive statistics.
Identify, select and demonstrate understanding of appropriate descriptive and inferential statistics.
It will use computational stylistics for a formalist discrimination of patterns of language in the texts and will thus begin with a descriptive base.
A typical template might include the following sections: title - short descriptive title; this can be accompanied by a short abstract.
In order to build up the atmosphere, characters and place, pupils will need to use descriptive writing.
In 1897 a law was passed making the right of suffrage dependent on the payment of poll taxes for the preceding two years; but in the following year the State Supreme Court declared this act unconstitutional because the title was not descriptive of the matter.
- Physical and economic conditions are discussed in a pamphlet (591 pp.) published by the State Department of Agriculture, Florida, a Pamphlet Descriptive of its History, Topography, Climate, Soil, eec. (Tallahassee, 1904); in Climate, Soil and Resources of Florida (United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, 1882); A Preliminary Report on the Soils of Florida (United States Department of Agriculture, Division of Soils, Bulletin 13, 1898); C. L.
Brinton's Notes on the Floridian Peninsula, its Literary History, Indian Tribes and Antiquities (Philadelphia, 1859), which has an excellent descriptive bibliography of the early explorations; Woodbury Lowery, The Spanish Settlements within the Present Limits of the United States (New York, vol.
The feeble school of descriptive writers, epic poets of the extreme decadence, fabulists and miscellaneous verse-makers, which the Empire had nourished could satisfy no one.
Regarded as descriptive of the genesis of an alloy from a uniform liquid containing two or more metals, the term is not incorrect, and it may have acted as a signpost towards profitable methods of research.
A system of classification for the Phanerogams, or, as they are frequently now called, Spermatophyta (seed-plants), which has been much used in Great Britain and in America, is that of Bentham and Hooker, whose Genera Plantarum (1862-1883) is a descriptive account of all the genera of flowering plants, based on their careful examination.
The bed of the Pacific is not naturally divided into physical regions, but for descriptive purposes the parts of the area lying east and west of 150Ã‚° W.
In view of the splendour and wide influence of Minoan Crete, the age generally known as "Mycenaean" has been given the name of "Minoan" by Dr Arthur Evans as more properly descriptive (see Crete).
But He Knew Human Nature, And Knew It Intimately In All Its Phases; He Could Construct A Character And Endow It With Life; His People Talk Naturally And To The Point; And Many Of His Descriptive Passages Are Admirable.
He took a very active part in the measures for the establishment of the normal school (which existed only during the first four months of the year 1795), and of the school for public works, .afterwards the polytechnic school, and was at each of them professor for descriptive geometry; his methods in that science were first published in the form in which the shorthand writers took down his lessons given at the normal school in 1795, and .again in 1798-1799.
1841) for his work in acoustics and his descriptive catalogue (1893-1900) of the museum of musical instruments belonging to the Brussels conservatoire.
Thalbhoy, Portrait Gallery of Western India (1886) (chiefly portraits of Parsi notables); Edward Tuite Dalton, C.S.I., Descriptive Ethnology of Bengal (1 vol., 1872); Talboys Wheeler, History of the Imperial Assembly at Delhi, 1st January 1877; Queen Victoria's Jubilee, 6th February 1887 (in Urdu, illustrated); T.
The present name is derived from Bellum Quadrum, a descriptive appellation applied in the middle ages either to the chÃ¢teau or to the rock on which it stands.
Wilde, Descriptive Catalogue of the Antiquities in the Museum of the Royal Irish Academy, article "Crannogs," pp. 220-233 (Dublin, 1857); John Stuart, "Scottish Artificial Islands or Crannogs," in the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol.
In 1816, 1817 and 1818, he published a series of Quarterly Reports of Cases in Surgery; in 1821 a volume of coloured plates with descriptive letterpress, entitled Illustrations of the great operations of Surgery, Trepan, Hernia, Amputation and Lithotomy, and in 1824 Observations on Injuries of the Spine and of the Thigh Bone.
Indeed, the book is replete with descriptive detail.
A typical template might include the following sections: Title - short descriptive title; this can be accompanied by a short abstract.
Ask pupils to compare the accounts in terms of factual information, the writer 's viewpoint and the use of descriptive vocabulary.
If you are working with several children, give them a quick, descriptive overview of what they are reading before you actually introduce the book.
The particular review for the Rock fragrance is fairly substantial, and while it does lack an editor's eye, it's very descriptive of the fragrance.
Emo, short for "emotional", is a phrase that is very descriptive of the music itself.
Some descriptive text is sort of similar, but no one owns the English language, so when describing a certain scene, some of the words are going to be similar, if not the same.
Still a short answer, but descriptive, and a good conversation exchange.
Rounding out this comprehensive site are the shipping information, customer service, return policy and company information categories, each of which is in-depth and very descriptive of the functions provided.
Each of those models, along with images, has a descriptive paragraph attached to it.
Most will contain descriptive paragraphs on how to finish a level and those that need to describe something you'll see in the game will have to use the characters on the keyboard.
For the most part, Italy's pale straw-colored Pinot Grigio is often described as innocuous and one has to dig deep to find a descriptive adjective for this indistinct white wine.
This term is generally used as a positive descriptive quality in a wine's flavor and aromas.
The descriptive term chewy isn't as un-appetizing as it sounds and refers to wines that are intense in flavor characteristics and are full-bodied.
Straw is a descriptive term that is generally used to describe the color of white wine as opposed to the flavor or aromas.
Hypochromic-A descriptive term applied to a red blood cell with a decreased concentration of hemoglobin.
Macrocytic-A descriptive term applied to a larger than normal red blood cell.
Microcytic-A descriptive term applied to a smaller than normal red blood cell.
Normochromic-A descriptive term applied to a red blood cell with a normal concentration of hemoglobin.
Normocytic-A descriptive term applied to a red blood cell of normal size.
Although these epidemiological statistics on AIDS in the United States provide a descriptive overview of the prevalence and patterns of HIV exposure in adolescents, the extent of asymptomatic HIV infection remains largely unknown.
Dances are usually divided into sections, with each section given a descriptive name based on what is done at that moment.
Make sure you have a descriptive name for your chart so it will be easy to locate.
We've tried to be as descriptive as possible to give you a mind's eye view of the tiniest bikini bottom styles, but nothing serves as well as an image.
Create a catchy, descriptive title - Craigslist.com personals don't offer a searchable database the way other online dating sites do.
Once you have a handful of descriptive words, write a page of prose describing the first time you saw him or her, the first time you kissed, a special day (wedding day, birthday) and the moment you realized that you loved him or her.
Once you've entered a title and a descriptive paragraph of at least two sentences, click the button at the bottom of the screen to launch your ad. Note that you must check your email to get your password so that you can log in.
As with many descriptive phrases involving jewelry, the use of "exclusive" can be a little vague.
Free form poem express a complete idea and rely heavily on descriptive words and literary devices to get the point across.
Think of descriptive words associated with your topic.
While descriptive writing prompts can come from any object or event in daily life, finding the one that makes your keyboard smoke while you turn out page after page of interesting and marketable content is hard to find.
The name Quilted Keepers is descriptive because the accessories are made of materials that appear to be quilted.
The daily section of the page lets readers know, in a short and descriptive paragraph, what their day will be like.
These symbols are just that; a descriptive image that is designed in such a way that it triggers archetypal memories located in your unconscious.
Talk in descriptive phrases, such as "There is a blue car", "The pink flower smells great", and "I like your purple shirt".
The authoritarian style of parenting is generally descriptive of someone who is very controlling.
The clips are arranged with descriptive titles to aid the viewer in choosing which clips might be of more interest.
To avoid double posting, you should be as descriptive as possible in your subject line.
Watches - After finding a brand and model, individual watch pages contain a crisp image of the timepiece along with a descriptive paragraph and easy reference info grid contining facts such as band, warranty and retail price.
High function autism is not yet an official diagnosis, but a descriptive term used mainly to determine treatment and therapy plans.
But the memo writer has a responsibility to make the subject line as descriptive as possible so the reader understands the intent.
Notice that an objective written as "to obtain a position with 'X' company or in 'Y' field" doesn't fit the above descriptive category.
Same rules apply here: resume objective statements should be brief, descriptive and focused on the needs of the company.
Use Positive, Descriptive Words: It is always important to choose wording carefully in these letters, but you may wish to give the writer guidance on the types of words businesses or schools are looking for in these letters.
The words should be descriptive, such as: ambitious, committed, generous, intelligent, leader, detail oriented, empathetic, and loyal.
The first paragraph of the executive summary should be descriptive and basic.
Each document has a descriptive heading that allows you to see what type of position the example resume is prepared to represent.
These key words are nouns and noun phrases for the most part, though they can also be descriptive words.
However, you can get more descriptive then this.
The focus here should be on ensuring that you have used those types of words within your resume if they are descriptive of your skills, experience or abilities.
Typically, you will see a descriptive field for each section that explains what should go in it along with examples of what kinds of information to include.
Apparently the founders of Weblogs, Inc. thought a car blog would be a good idea and were fortunate enough to nab the ultra descriptive name of "Autoblog" for it.
It costs money to take pictures of products, write descriptive copy about the products, design and lay out the catalog, have it printed and ship it to customers.
Please be cautious of any program that uses descriptive words such as safe or healthy.
Not as descriptive as other vintage sites, you should pay close attention to the photographs and any details.
The song So What may be descriptive of her separation from husband Corey Hart, though she has denied that this is the case.
Descriptive terms for your character where you can figure out how polite he is, how giving or how selfish he is and many more.
School Assignments: Studying fairy tales can introduce students to descriptive writing and basic story concepts as well as different cultures, mythology, and superstitions.
Your profile is how people get to know you, and you can make it as descriptive or not as you like.
Arrange large numbers of photos in directories or online albums with descriptive titles so specific images can be easily located.
Instead it is more of a "descriptive" language, laying out first a framework for the web browser to interpret and then defining the elements within that framework as well as their appearance.
- For physical description and material on minerals see the Report on the Geology of Vermont: Descriptive, Theoretical, Economical and Scenographical (2 vols., Claremont, N.H., 1861); G.
Far better both as draughtsman and as authority was George Edwards, who in 1 743 began, under the same title as Albin, a series of plates with letterpress, which was continued by the name of Gleanings in Natural History, and finished in 1760, when it had reached seven parts, forming four quarto volumes, the figures of which are nearly always quoted with approval.4 The year which saw the works of Edwards completed was still further distinguished by the appearance in France, where little had been done since Belon's days,' in six quarto volumes, of the Ornithologie of MathurinJacques Brisson - a work of very great merit so far as it goes, for as a descriptive ornithologist the author stands even now unsurpassed; but it must be said that his knowledge, according to internal evidence, was confined to books and to the external parts of birds' skins.
Thomson's Story of New Zealand (London, 1859) is historical as well as descriptive.
One of his most celebrated pieces was Zofjowka, written on the country seat of Felix Potocki, a Polish magnate, for this was the age of descriptive as well as didactic poetry.
He wrote a fine descriptive work, Obrazy z zycia i podrozy (" Pictures of Life and Travel"), and also a poem, Piesn o ziemi naszej (" Song of our Land").
Trabut, Flore de l'Algerie (Algiers and Paris, 1884 and onwards), contains a scientific and descriptive catalogue, in several volumes, of the indigenous flora.
The bed of the Pacific is not naturally divided into physical regions, but for descriptive purposes the parts of the area lying east and west of 150° W.
C. Loudon to write the descriptive portion of the Encyclopaedia of Plants.
A descriptive list of the verifying instruments of the Standards Department, London, has been published.
(See: Descriptive List of Standards and Instruments.
Leidy adhered strictly to Cuvier's exact descriptive methods, and while an evolutionist and recognizing clearly the genetic relationships of the horses and other groups, he never indulged in speculation.
These descriptive names are highly poetic, as also that of the Portuguese, " beija-flor " (flower-kisser); but the humming-bird is insectivorous, and thrusts his long bill into flowers in search of insects instead of honey.
Garcia Cubas, Etude geographique, statistique, descriptive et historique des EtatsUnis Mexicains (Mexico, 1889; in English, 1893) C. B.
The accounts of the palaces of the native kings must be taken with some reserve, from the tendency to use descriptive terms not actually untrue, but which convey erroneous ideas taken from European architecture; thus what are called columns of porphyry and jasper supporting marble balconies might perhaps be better described as piers carrying slabs, while the apartments and terraces must have been more remarkable for number and extent than architectural grandeur, being but low one-storied buildings.
Another early explorer was the French artist Frederic de Waldeck, who published Voyage pittoresque et archeologique dans la province d'Yucatan (Paris, 1838), and whose collection of drawings appeared in 1866, with the descriptive text by Brasseur de Bourbourg, under the title Monuments anciens du Mexique.
29 (September 1903); Laws of New Hampshire, including Public and Private Acts and Resolves and the Royal Commissions and Instructions, with Historical and Descriptive Notes, edited by A.
For descriptive accounts, see Wood's Physical Optics, T.
As a prose writer he is chaste and elegant, generally just, and realistically descriptive.
" Mill " was first used of the building containing the apparatus, frequently with a word attached descriptive of the motive power, e.g.
470, descriptive of the conflagration of the world, we read of how, after Az and the demons have been struck down, the pious man is purified and led up to sun and moon and to the being of Ahura Mazda, the Divine.
This doubtless would be an advantage morphologically, though for human descriptive anatomy the present nomenclature is not likely to be altered.
Hardy's Descriptive Catalogue (" Rolls" series, 1865), ii.
Specimens of Fowler's verses were published in 1803 by John Leyden in his Scottish Descriptive Poems. Fowler contributed a prefatory sonnet to James VI.'s Furies; and James, in return, commended, in verse, Fowler's Triumphs.
Andrews, Descriptive Catalogue of the Tertiary Vertebrata of the Fayum, British Museum (1906).
It is evident that Kirchhoff's descriptive is the same as Mach's economical view.
Some fancy cloths have descriptive names such as herringbone stripe, and there are many arbitrary trade names, such as Yosemite stripe, which may prevail and become the designation of a regular class or die after a few seasons.
3 A Descriptive Catalogue of the Musical Instruments in the South Kensington Museum, by Carl Engel (London, 18 74), p. 143.
It may be mentioned that in the time of Justinian the word hesychast was applied to monks in general simply as descriptive of the quiet and contemplative character of their pursuits.
acus, needle, or acer, sharp), needleshaped, a term used in botany (since Linnaeus) as descriptive of the leaves, e.g., of pines.
33).1 While the earlier classical physiognomy was chiefly descriptive, the later medieval authors particularly developed the predictive and astrological side, their treatises often digressing into chiromancy, onychomancy, clidomancy, podoscopy, spasmatomancy, and other blanches of prophetic folk-lore and magic.
He does not enter into the animal comparisons of his predecessors, but occupies himself chiefly with simple descriptive physiognomy as indicative of character; and the same is true of the scattered references in the writings of Duns Scotus and Thomas Aquinas.
With Lavater the descriptive school of physiognomists may be said to have ended, as the astrological physiognomy expired with De la Belliere.
Towards the close of 1794, when the Ecole Polytechnique was established, he was appointed along with Monge over the department of descriptive geometry.
His labours were chiefly in the field of descriptive geometry, with its application to the arts and mechanical engineering.
Hachette's principal works are his Deux Supplements a la Geometrie descriptive de Monge (1811 and 1818); Elements de geometrie a trois dimensions (1817); Collection des epures de geometric, &c.
(1 795 and 1817); Applications de geometrie descriptive (1817); Traite de geometrie descriptive, &c. (1822); Traite elementaire des machines (181 I); Correspondance sur l'Ecole Polytechnique (1804-1815).
Raftery, Historical and Descriptive Sketch of the Yellowstone National Park, Senate Document No.
Chittenden, Yellowstone National Park, Historical and Descriptive (Cincinnati, 1895); and Annual Reports of the Superintendent of the Park (Washington, 1880 sqq.).
Among works of a more or less descriptive nature (based on actual travels), the following list includes all the standard works dated before 1855 :-Le Alpi the cingono l'Italia (1845); J.
GASPARD MONGE (1746-1818), French mathematician, the inventor of descriptive geometry, was born at Beaune on the 10th of May 1746.
And Monge, continuing his researches, arrived at that general method of the application of geometry to the arts of construction which is now called descriptive geometry (see Geometry, Descriptive).
Cauchy (Paris, 1846); and the Geometrie descriptive (originating, as mentioned above, in the lessons given at the normal school).
The 4th edition, published shortly after the author's death, seems to have been substantially the same as the 7th (Geometrie descriptive par G.
The pigtail ape (Macacus nemestrinus) - as Raffles described it in his " Descriptive Catalogue of a Zoological Collection made in Sumatra," Trans.
In practice these various kinds of spores of fungi receive further special names in the separate groups, and names, more over, which will appear, to those unacquainted with the history, to have been given without any consistency or regard to general principles; nevertheless, for ordi nary purposes these names are far more useful in most cases, owing to their descriptive character, than the proposed new names, which have been only partially accepted.
The form of the leaf shows a very great variety ranging from the narrow linear form with parallel sides, as in grasses or the needle-like leaves of pines and firs to more or less rounded or orbicular - descriptions of these will be found in works on descriptive botany - FIG.
As a novelist his chief power lay in his descriptive faculties.
In 1709 he became professor of botany and medicine, and in that capacity he did good service, not only to his own university, but also to botanical science, by his improvements and additions to the botanic garden of Leiden, and by the publication of numerous works descriptive of new species of plants.
Ebers, Egypt, Descriptive, Historical and Picturesque, translated from the erman edition of 1879 by Clara Bell, new edition, 2 vols.
When both are present the flower is hermaphrodite; and in descriptive botany such a flower is indicated by the symbol l.
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