2, a) are divided into "scape" and "flagellum" as in the ants, and the mandibles vary greatly in size and sharpness in different genera.
Those who only know the Snipe as it shows itself in the shooting-season, when without warning it rises from the boggy ground uttering a sharp note that sounds like scape, scape, and, after a few rapid twists, darts away, if it be not brought down by the gun, to disappear in the distance after a desultory flight, have no conception of the bird's behaviour at breeding-time.
scape wheel through a slipping clutch.
foetidissima (stinking iris), Gladiolus communis, a rare plant found in the New Forest and the Isle of Wight, and Romulea Columnae, a small plant with narrow recurved leaves a few inches long and a short scape bearing one or more small regular funnel-shaped flowers, which occurs at Dawlish in Devonshire.
For when she perceives the approach of those Enemies, she so settles her self in her Nest as to put her Bill out at the hole, and gives the Monkeys such a welcome therewith, that they presently pack away, and glad they scape so."
The handsome funnel-shaped flowers are borne in a cluster of two to many, at the end of a short hollow scape.
When the peduncle proceeds from radical leaves, that is, from an axis which is so shortened as to bring the leaves close together in the form of a cluster, as in the primrose, auricula or hyacinth, it is termed a scape.
Tofieldia, an arctic and alpine genus of small herbs with a slender scape springing from a tuft of narrow ensiform leaves and bearing a raceme of small green flowers; Narthecium (bog-asphodel), herbs with a habit similar to Tofieldia, but with larger golden-yellow flowers; and Colchicum, a genus with about 30 species including b the meadow saffron or autumn crocus (C. autumnale).
The plants have long narrow leaves springing from the bulb and a central scape bearing one or more generally large, white or yellow, drooping or inclined flowers, which are enveloped before opening in a membranous spathe.
juncifolius, a graceful little plant from Spain, Portugal and south France, has one to four small bright yellow flowers on each scape.
Brodiaea Minor - robably a variety of the foregoing, is very pretty; the scape is not more than an inch high, about fifteen flowers in the umbel; the color purplishblue, with a lighter centre.
Primrose Peerless (Hybrid Narcissi Biflorus) - Similar in habit to N. poeticus, but has creamy-white flowers, two on a scape, and the rim of the primrose corona is scariose but colorless (i.e., not purple).
The leaves are rushy, and two or three yellow starry flowers are borne on each scape.
Tazetta, with two or three flowers on a scape.
They vary from ten to twenty on each scape, and the leaves are larger and broader than those of S. bifolia.
The head of an ant carries a pair of elbowed feelers, each consisting of a minute basal and an elongate second segment, forming the stalk or "scape," while from eight to eleven short segments make up the terminal "flagellum."
A long leaf (spathe) borne immediately below the spike forms an apparent continuation of the scape, though really a lateral outgrowth from it, the spike of flowers being terminal.
Iris Korolkowi - Of this the leaves are tall, narrow, and upright, the scape, which is about 1 foot or so high, bearing two large flowers of delicate shades of grey and brown, and beautifully veined.
scapement In the type of escapement shown below torque is applied to the scape wheel causing it to rotate.
scape not the thunderbolt: Melt Egypt into Nyle: and kindly creatures Turne all to Serpents.
Rather than columns running along a 2D x axis, a city scape consists of square columns at xy locations.
- The head of an ant carries a pair of elbowed feelers, each consisting of a minute basal and an elongate second segment, forming the stalk or " scape," while from eight to eleven short segments make up the terminal " flagellum."
The feelers are generally simple in type, rarely showing serrations or prominent appendages; but one or two basal segments are frequently differentiated to form an elongate " scape," the remaining segments - carried at an elbowed angle to the scapemaking up the " flagellum "; the segments of the flagellum often bear complex sensory organs.
In the unit shown an electric motor is driving a scape wheel through a slipping clutch.
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Runaway Escapement In the type of escapement shown below torque is applied to the scape wheel causing it to rotate.
Please do not use him as a scape goat.
Some Innocents scape not the thunderbolt: Melt Egypt into Nyle: and kindly creatures Turne all to Serpents.
Campana.-Very neat dwarf crowded foliage; scape 1 1/2 feet with bell-shaped head of rosy-lilac flowers.
Sturdy.-Compact habit, with short stout scape of rose-colored flowers.
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