Skeletons Sentence Examples
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Six human skeletons were found buried in the ashes.
In the upper chamber, about half-way between the centre of the base and the apex, was a single skeleton, adorned with beads, copper bracelets and plates of mica; in the lower chamber, directly under the upper and partly in the natural earth, were two skeletons, one adorned with beads and the other without ornament.
Equally fine skeletons of Campylognathus have been found in the Upper Lias of Wurttemberg.
Nearly complete skeletons of allied reptiles have been discovered in the Jurassic and Cretaceous rocks of North America.Advertisement
On the other hand, the precipitation on the Tibetan plateau is so copious, and so uniformly distributed, that it is able to retain the loosened material in situ, and causes it to heap itself up in rounded masses on the flanks of the mountains that are its primitive source of origin, these projecting in great part like skeletons from the midst of their own ruins."
Numerous graves, both from the pagan and the Christian periods, the latter containing more than 2000 skeletons, with a great number of small articles, were discovered in the same year in the same neighbourhood.
All these animals have calcareous skeletons or shells of some form and they secrete the calcium from its solution as sulphate, converting it into carbonate.
Another special distinction of Cuvier is his remarkable work in comparing extinct with recent organisms, his descriptions of the fossil Mammalia of the Paris basin, and his general application of the knowledge of recent animals to the reconstruction of extinct ones, as indicated by fragments only of their skeletons.
To the west of the main shaft were three square pits with horses and their harness, and by them two pits with men's skeletons.Advertisement
The dark, regularly oriented crystal skeletons were already solid at the moment of chilling; they are rich in copper.
These skeletons, which now form the most striking feature of the Brussels Museum, evidently represent a large troop of animals which were suddenly destroyed and buried in a deep ravine or gully.
Stone axes, remains of carved stone pillars similar to those of Easter Island, and skeletons with a pearl-mussel beneath the head have been found in the island, though it was uninhabited when discovered by Philip Carteret in 1767.
Almost all the skeletons and remains of bodies found in the city were discovered in similar situations, in cellars or underground apartments - those who had sought refuge in flight having apparently for the most part escaped from destruction, or having perished under circumstances where their bodies were easily recovered by the survivors.
Typical Neolithic cemeteries are found at Iiinkelstein, Aizey and other places in the neighborhood of Worms. In these graves the skeletons lie flat, while in other cemeteries, as at Flomborn in Rhine-Hessen, and near Heilbronn, they are in a huddled position (hence the name Hockergrdber).Advertisement
Dr Elliott Smith, who has examined thousands pf skeletons and mummies of all periods, finds that the prehistoric population of Upper Egypt, a branch of the North African-MediterraneanArabian race, changed with the advent of the dynasties to a stronger type, better developed than before in skull and muscle.
For historical pathology the examination of mummies and skeletons is yielding good results.
In 1801 he undertook, largely at his own expense, the excavation of the skeletons of two mastodons in Ulster and Orange counties, New York, and in 1802 he established at Philadelphia Peale's Museum.
Nearly fifty skeletons were discovered, mostly lying upon charred logs, surrounded with cinerary urns filled with partially burned bones.
A great variety of bronze decorations and glazed clay pearls were strewn round the skeletons.Advertisement
The cemetery was naturally associated with the legend of St Ursula; and, this identification once accepted, it is not unlikely that when more careful investigations revealed male skeletons and tombstones bearing the names of men, other and more definite epitaphs were invented to reconcile the old traditions with the facts of such a damaging discovery.
The skeletons of the other two victims, buried in the cave, were not exhumed.
The whole work contains a great number of figures of birds' skeletons and detached bones; but they are not so drawn as to be of much practical use, and the accompanying letterpress is too brief to be satisfactory.
The source of the carbon of organic tissues is carbonic acid; that of the nitrogen in the proteids is the nitrates, nitrites and salts of ammonia dissolved in sea-water; the material of the shells or other skeletons is the silica, phosphate and calcium of the salts of sea-water (and, in rare cases, the salts of strontium).
Phosphates, necessary for the formation of skeletons and also for the nucleo-proteid of cells, are about as scarce as nitrogen.Advertisement
The silica, in the form of diatom or radiolarian skeletons, is eventually deposited on the ocean floor after the death of the organisms. Most of the fine colloidal clay is, however, deposited as river-sludges when the fresh water carrying it mixes with denser sea-water.
It is not at all certain that the masses on which coral reefs are built consist entirely of the remains of the skeletons of reef-forming organisms and it is probable that chemically precipitated carbonate of lime predominates.
Its actual strength, however, is about 15,000 men, some of the regimental and battalion organizations being skeletons.
He had to solve a more difficult problem than St Elizabeth's; for the skeletons of little children, ranging in age from two months to seven years, had now been found buried with the sacred virgins.
For of good habit and lusty are athletes, since they have fortified against the soul the body which should be its servant; but the disciples of wisdom are pale and wasted, and in a manner reduced to skeletons, because they have sacrificed the whole of their bodily strength to the faculties of the soul."
They probably fed partly on fish, partly on insects; but no traces of food have hitherto been observed within the fossil skeletons.
The effect in bad cases is to cause loss of appetite, a leaden pallor of the skin, and a degree of leanness so excessive as to make its victims appear like living skeletons.
On this site, too, where there are now no remains of any fortress, were found, in 1849, some 15 skeletons, supposed to be of the 13th or 14th centuries.
Jacob's Cavern (q.v.), near Pineville, McDonald county, disclosed on exploration skeletons of men and animals, rude implements, &c. Crystal Cave, near Joplin, Jasper county, has its entire surface lined with calcite crystals and scalenohedron formations, from I ft.
Under Wallasey Pool are remains of a submerged forest, in which various animal skeletons have been found.
The skeletons of many other organisms, such as Polyzoa and Mollusca, contribute to coral masses but cannot be included in the term "coral."
Palaeobatrachus (26), of which a number of species represented by skeletons of the perfect form and of the tadpole have been described from Miocene beds in Germany, Bohemia and France, seems to be referable to the Pelobatidae; this genus has been considered as possibly one of the Aglossa, but the absence of ribs in the larvae speaks against such an association.
The grave yard scene showed skeletons jumping out of the graves and all kinds of other frightening apparitions.
Float under stalagtites, see ancient skeletons and pottery and prepare to be awstruck by cathedral-like caverns.
Instead of being made of bone, insect skeletons are made of a hard material called chitin.
The fossil history of snakes is very poorly known, since snake skeletons are very delicate and do not fossilize easily.
His castle was guarded by flying gargoyles, and the crypt entrance was protected by animated skeletons (think Ray Harryhausen ).
His old soldiers, once so hale and spruce, were little more than skeletons.
The skeletons of millions of aquatic animals, which lived and died in the lake, formed a layer of calcareous marl.
A coral reef is a teeming metropolis built upon the living skeletons of tiny soft polyps.
Chalk is a very pure form of limestone composed of countless millions of the minute calcareous skeletons of coccoliths, a form of algae.
The calcium carbonate skeletons gradually accumulate and the reef grows.
The skeletons made their way through the astonished spectators, eventually melting into the crowd, still shouting slogans against a long-dead president.
Some human skeletons were also unearthed, which, on being exposed to the air, crumbled to dust.
Silica (which is required for the skeletons of diatoms, radiolaria, peridinians, etc.) is present in about the same concentration, but it is now suspected that a source of this substance may be clay washed down from the land and present in the sea in the colloidal form.
You may find skeletons in the cupboard, do n't ignore them.
The walking skeletons with haunted eyes staring through the fences, in striped pjamas hanging from their bones.
These items include elaborately decorated skulls and skeletons.
You can also go all out by depicting a haunted house on a multi-tiered cake, adorning the dessert with skeletons and ghouls, or featuring favorite Halloween characters such as witches and mummies as cake toppers.
For weeks, the entire park is decorated with pumpkins, skeletons, cobwebs, hay bales, and other touches that bring the Halloween spirit to life.
So you travel the old west hunting down skeletons who are adept with scythes, gunslingers who could use a makeover, and snipers who like to wear capes.
The crackling fires, screaming skeletons and the lovely sound of gold hitting the ground help make the effects in Untold Legends very pleasing to the ears, but the music will start to grind your nerves after awhile.
Adolescent girls are, in general, shorterlegged than adolescent boys; this proportional difference is also reflected in the hand and foot skeletons as well.
What makes this archaeological find strange is that there were more headless skeletons found than the number of skulls.
The museum includes a huge "dinosaur hall," which contains approximately 40 complete dinosaur skeletons on display.
Baby skeletons were supposedly found in the rear room of the house.
Skulls, when depicted in tattoos, are usually human skulls - but other skeletons can be seen as tattoos as well.
Celebrities, gothic themes, cars, skeletons, hearts - whatever you like regardless of your likes there is most likely a printable design of it on the Internet somewhere.
Enchanted Learning has a bunch of free Halloween craft patterns that are well-suited to younger kids, including spiders, skeletons and more.
Daisy also became famous from the skeletons that began to fall out of her closet during the second half of the Rock of Love season.
In the ancient world of Holidays, he was getting bored with skeletons, ghouls, goblins and everything else that encompasses Halloween.
How many prop skeletons could there be in the small town of Ouray?
Dr Leche also institutes a comparison between the skeletons of the wild and the tame Bactrian camel with the remains of certain fossil Asiatic camels, namely, Camelus knoblochi from Sarepta, Russia, and C. alutensis from the Aluta valley, Rumania.
Possibly the flesh was boiled off the bones at once ("scarification"), or left to rot in separate cists awhile; afterwards the skeletons were collected and the cists re-used.
C. Eyton, who for many years had been forming a collection of birds' skeletons, began the publication of a series of plates representing them.
Wooden coffins, with skeletons wrapped in coarse hairy cloth, and both pagan and Christian tombstones with runic inscriptions have been found.
In the animal kingdom it occurs as both calcite and aragonite in the tests of the foraminifera, echinoderms, brachiopoda, and mollusca; also in the skeletons of sponges and corals.
In fact, the whole skeletons of the wings and of the shoulder girdle seem to have been lost, excepting Anomalopteryx dromaeoides, which, according to Hutton,' had still some vestiges.
In Lower Egypt practically all the mummies have perished; but in Upper Egypt, as they were put out of reach of the inundation, the cemeteries, in spite of rifling and burning, yield immense numbers of preserved bodies and skeletons; attention has from time to time been directed to the scientific examination of these in order to ascertain race, cause of death, traces of accident or disease, and the surgical or medical processes which they had undergone during life, &c. This department of research has been greatly developed by Dr Elliott Smith in Cairo.
He has examined not only the more recently found of the royal mummies, but also multitudes of skeletons, &c., which have been brought from the official excavations of the government and from other work.
Among the prehistoric people are many female skeletons with a fractured right ulna sustained in warding off blows, and some of these women had died while still wearing splints.
On the whole, however, the skeletons found in German and Scandinavian tombs dating even from the earliest period do not show any very remarkable differences from those of the present day.
It has been estimated, from the number of skeletons discovered, that about 2000 persons perished in the city itself in the eruption of A.D.
In the cellar of this villa were discovered no less than twenty skeletons of the unfortunate inhabitants, who had evidently fled thither for protection, and fourteen in other parts of the house.
It is only by the most careful scrutiny, or the exercise of the most piercing insight, that the imperfectly spelled Egyptian has been made to yield up one grammatical secret after another in the light brought to bear upon it from Coptic. Demotic grammar ought soon to be thoroughly comprehensible in its forms, and the study of Late Egyptian should not stand far behind that of demotic. On the other hand, Middle Egyptian, and still mote Old Egyptian, which is separated from Middle Egyptian by a wide gap, will perhaps always be to us little more than consonantal skeletons, the flesh and blood of their vocalization being for the most part irretrievably lost.
In tracing the osteological characters of apes and man through this series, the general system of the skeletons, and the close correspondence in number and arrangement of vertebrae and ribs, as well as in the teeth, go far towards justifying the opinion of hereditary connexion.
The silica was derived from the tests of radiolaria and the spicular skeletons of sponges.