The tufted head or umbel is likened by Pliny to a thyrsus.
The country may be likened to a steep and gigantic staircase leading to a broad and level land lying beyond its borders.
As an orator his eloquence has been likened to that of both Bossuet and Vergniaud, but it had neither the polish of the old 17th century bishop nor the flashes of genius of the young Girondin.
Many men have been likened to it, but few deserve that honor.
In brief parables the kingdom of God is likened to a mustardseed and to leaven.
As regards the struthious birds, they could not be likened to the duck, for in them at no age was there any indication of a single median centre of ossification, as Geoffroy had satisfied himself by his own observations made in Egypt many years before.
Consequently he was called Nardulus, a diminutive form of Einhardus, and his great industry and activity caused him to be likened to an ant.
I always likened it to the coal mine or the mill in a small village.
This ambition distinguishes his foreign policy from that of Henry VII., to which it has been likened.
On the margins of the plateau there are several gaps or indentations, which can best be likened to gigantic trenches, like railway cuttings, as with an insensible gradient they climb to a higher level.
above sea-level, surrounded by steep, sandy, barren mountains, and has an equable climate, which has been likened to a perpetual autumn.
The streets of the town are narrow and vaulted and have been likened to the bewildering galleries of a coalpit.
For in fixity and resoluteness of character he likened himself to God; and having kept himself free from sin was united with God, and was empowered to grasp as it were the power and authority of wonders.
Frequently, however, the number actually wielding power was much more restricted, and their position altogether may rather be likened to that of their Roman predecessors than to that of their German contemporaries.
Its swift and deadly dart was likened to the lightning; equally marvellous seemed its fatal power.
There is no question about the weak resistance of certain units in line, nor can it be denied that other troops, among the reserves, became temporarily infected with a spirit that led to what many observers likened to a strike.
The smallest species, commonly known in English as the long-tailed or Buffon's generally likened to the marlinespike that is identified with the boatswain's position; but perhaps the authoritative character assumed by both bird and officer originally suggested the name.
The relationship of Talmudism to the Old Testament has been likened to that of Christian theology to the Gospels; the comparison, whether fitting or not, may at least enable one to understand the varying attitudes of Jewish thinkers to their ancient sources.
clattering which has been likened to that of castanets, it approaches the exit of its retreat, whence at nightfall it issues in search of its food, which, so far as is known, consists entirely of oily nuts or fruits, belonging especially to the genera Achras, Aiphanas, Laurus and Psichotria, some of them sought, it would seem, at a very great distance, for Funck (Bull.
The island is under the rule of the admiralty, and was likened by Darwin to "a huge ship kept in first-rate order."
The object, which was likened in size to a commercial airliner, slowly rotated above the quiet motorway.
The true soul is the fully illumined mind, set on fire with love and likened to Sol, the Sun.
bird flu pandemic could be likened to a small asteroid strike in its economic effects.
bluesy riffs took deconstruction to plummeting lows, often likened to the New York subway itself.
forced evictions have been likened to the violence suffered by women during armed conflict.
With its low center of gravity it has been likened to driving a go kart on ever-changing tracks.
likened the situation to an earthly father being asked for something by his child.
likened this process to adding candles in a darkened room.
likened the existing customer experience in mobile retail to travel agents, where customers wait for their turn with no dedicated areas.
likened the church to the human body -- " One body, many parts " .
likened by the classical writers to the Pythagoreans who did not drink wine or eat flesh and remained chaste.
The package deal with style A Club Med ski holiday was once likened to going to Butlins on snow.
Monsoon clouds are often likened to Krishna, finally arriving to quench the thirst of his lovers.
Go, the national game of Japan The national game of Japan, Go is sometimes likened to two armies settling an unpopulated land.
One person even likened the noise to that of a refrigerator.
likened unto the snout of an alligator!
likened to speed dating in that we help you meet other companies through a networking venue.
likened in size to a commercial airliner, slowly rotated above the quiet motorway.
likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
The motivation is likened to sexual masochism, and hypnosis serves to elaborate and maintain the false memories.
monsoon clouds are often likened to Krishna, finally arriving to quench the thirst of his lovers.
The consequence of a bird flu pandemic could be likened to a small asteroid strike in its economic effects.
The composer likened the piece to a painting " as it explores the many permutations and colors of sound.
The new treatment is likened to having a sticking plaster connected to an iPod.
And the creator's providence over his creatures may be likened to the human father's care and tenderness toward his children.
The skillful tactician may be likened to the shuai-jan.
Member likened the job to which I have just been appointed to a " thorny thicket " .
Jules Verne likened the appearance to an Etruscan vase.
Against this further compliance with Henry's wishes Warham drew up a protest; he likened the action of Henry VIII.
likened to " pro-consuls " and declared to have " ordinary " jurisdiction; because they had jurisdiction over every kind of cause, without any special delegation, in a certain defined area or province (c. ii.
The fellah soldier has been aptly likened to a bicycle, which although incapable of standing up alone, is very useful while under the control of a skilful master.
Member likened the job to which I have just been appointed to a " thorny thicket ".
This racing car on display has been likened to a tube of toothpaste squeezed at both ends.
In his address the Nobel Peace Laureate likened abusing the environment to a human rights violation.
Football training will most likely consume a minimum of twenty hours per week, a comparison likened to a part time job.
She has often been likened to the British version of Paris Hilton for her behavior and lifestyle.
The small flowers, from their immense number and purity and their light airiness, could be likened in justice to waves of flickering snow.
A nerve can be likened to an electrical wire, in which the wire part is the axon of the nerve and the insulation surrounding it is the myelin sheath.
Transplantation is not a cure, however, and has been likened to trading one disease for another.
DTT methodology has been likened to controlling the river of information and interaction that typically confronts the child with autism such that it is presented one drop at a time.
He proclaimed the tree's survival a miracle and likened it to the Christ Child.
Many relationship experts have likened it to any other loss, whether it be the loss of a job, a relative, or even your own future (as when informed of a terminal disease).
Their adventures were likened to that of Luke and Laura on rival soap opera General Hospital.
The series is likened to that of a saucy gumbo, spicy with a definite kick.
His tall, lean physique is likened to that of a romance novel cover model.
The Stone Roses' sound has been likened to bands such as Slaughter and the Dogs, The Clash, Gram Parsons, The Seeds, and some consider their music to have paved the way for '90s sensation Oasis.
For people who oppose polygamy, however, the act of starring in a reality TV show is likened to mocking the law that outlaws this lifestyle.
Strange odor - Bed bugs emit a strange odor often likened to the scent of raspberries.
An enclosure is simply a file attachment that goes along with the RSS feed, which can be likened to the attachments you can find in an email.
The isthmus on which the town stands (which position has caused it to be likened to Corinth) can be crossed without surmounting any great elevation, and offers a feasible canal route.
It is true that the theory of vortex rings in hydrodynamics is of a simpler type; but electric currents cannot be likened to permanent vortex rings, because their circuits can be broken and the element of cyclic steadiness on which the simplicity depends is thereby destroyed.
The victorious and divine kings of Egypt in the XIXth and XXth Dynasties are likened to Baal in his `` hour " (J.
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