In 1908 an irade sanctioned the extension across the Taurus to Adana, and so to Helif near Mardin (522 m.).
of Taurus to the neighbourhood of Gorun.
The same species is found in the Caucasus and Mount Taurus, and is distinct from the ibex or bouquetin of the Alps.
At the ferry on the Malatia-Kharput road (cuneiform inscription) it flows eastwards in a valley about a quarter of a mile wide, but soon afterwards enters a remarkable gorge, and forces its way through Mount Taurus in a succession of rapids and cataracts.
The portion of this district abutting upon the Mediterranean may be divided into two main parts: - Syria (from the Taurus to Hermon) and Palestine (southward to the desert bordering upon Egypt).
The southern and south-western face follows the coast closely up the Persian Gulf from the mouth of the Indus, and is formed farther west by the mountain scarp, which, rising in many points to 10,000 ft., flanks the Tigris and the Mesopotamian plains, and extends along Kurdistan and Armenia nearly to the 40th meridian; beyond which it turns along the Taurus range, and the north - eastern angle of the Mediterranean.
West of Ararat high hills extend along the Black Sea, between which and the Taurus range lies the plateau of Asia Minor, reaching to the Aegean Sea; the mountains along the Black Sea, on which are the Olympus and Ida of the ancients, rise to 6000 or 7000 ft.; the Taurus is more lofty, reaching 8000 and 10,000 ft.; both ranges decline in altitude as they approach the Mediterranean.
Cyrus managed very cleverly to gather a large army by beginning a quarrel with Tissaphernes, satrap of Caria, about the Ionian towns; he also pretended to prepare an expedition against the Pisidians, a mountainous tribe in the Taurus, which was never obedient to the Empire.
At Ancyra (about 235 ?) Seleucus sustained a crushing defeat and left the country beyond the Taurus to his brother and the other powers of the peninsula.
By the peace of Apamea (188) the Seleucid king abandoned all the country north of the Taurus, which was distributed among the friends of Rome.
Taking Syria as the strip limited by the sea, the edge of the Hamad, the Taurus and the Sinaitic desert, we have a remarkably homogeneous geographical area with very obvious natural boundaries; but these, for various reasons, have proved very Scale, 1:7.soo.000
The folds are approximately parallel to those of the Taurus, and geologically these mountains may be said to belong to that range.'
The sanjak lies almost wholly in Mt Taurus, and includes the Armenian town of Zeitun.
The site, which lies near the mouths of the three main passes over the eastern Taurus - viz.
It was seized by the crusaders after their march across Mt Taurus, A.D.
They were no doubt expelled or absorbed by the Hittites, but we have the proof of their existence and of the fallacy of the statement that the Semite never crossed the Taurus, in the cuneiform tablets written in their language which have been found near Kaisariyeh and are now being published by various scholars.
the Taurus and Iran, (8) Cilicia, (9) Syria, (io) Mesopotamia, (11) Babylonia, (12) Susiana; in Africa, (13) Egypt; in Iran, (4) Persis, (15) Media, (16) Parthia and Hyrcania, (17) Bactria and Sogdiana, (18) Areia and Drangiana, (19) Carmania, (20) Arachosia and Gedrosia; lastly the Indian provinces, (21) the Paropanisidae (the Kabul valley), and (22) the province assigned to Pithon, the son of Agenor, upon the Indus (J.
Except indeed for Egypt and Palestine under Ptolemy, Lysimachus and Seleucus now divided the empire between them, with the Taurus in Asia Minor for their frontier.
Dicaearcus of Messana in Sicily, a pupil of Aristotle (326-296 B.C.), is the author of a topographical account of Hellas, with maps, of which only fragments are preserved; he is credited with having estimated the size of the earth, and, as far as known he was the first to draw a parallel across a map. 4 This parallel, or dividing line, called diaphragm (partition) by a commentator, extended due east from the Pillars of Hercules, through the Mediterranean, and along the Taurus and Imaus (Himalaya) to the eastern ocean.
In January 1902 the German group holding the Anatolian railway concession was granted a further concession for extending that railway from Konia, then its terminus, through the Taurus range and by way of the Euphrates, Nisibin, Mosul, the Tigris, Bagdad, Kerbela and Nejef to Basra, thus establishing railway communication between the Bosporus and the Persian Gulf.
It was no doubt regarded (and perhaps not altogether untruly) as a part of a great alpine zone believed to traverse Asia from west to east, whether called Taurus, Caucasus or Imaus.
Pamphylia consists almost entirely of a plain, extending from the slopes of Taurus to the sea, but this plain, though presenting an unbroken level to the eye, does not all consist of alluvial deposits, but is formed in part of travertine.
"The rivers pouring out of the caverns at the base of the Lycian and Pisidian ranges of the Taurus come forth from their subterranean courses charged with carbonate of lime, and are continually adding to the Pamphylian plain.
Cilicia Trachea is a rugged mountain district formed by the spurs of Taurus, which often terminate in rocky headlands with small sheltered harbours, - a feature which, in classical times, made the coast a resort of pirates, and, in the middle ages, led to its occupation by Genoese and Venetian traders.
Roads connected Laranda, north of the Taurus, with Kelenderis and Seleucia.
Cilicia Pedias included the rugged spurs of Taurus and a large plain, which consists, in great part, of a rich stoneless loam.
The Seljuk invasion of Armenia was followed by an exodus of Armenians southwards, and in 1080 Rhupen, a relative of the last king of Ani, founded in the heart of the Cilician Taurus a small principality, which gradually expanded into the kingdom of Lesser Armenia.
Levond (Leo) II., "the Great" (1185-1219), extended the kingdom beyond Mount Taurus and established the capital at Sis.
Forced back by Seti, the Kheta returned and were found holding Kadesh by Rameses II., who, in his fifth year, there fought against them and a large body of allies, drawn probably in part from beyond Taurus, the battle which occasioned the monumental poem of Pentaur.
of Taurus in the 9th century B.C. This name again may safely be identified with Khatti-Kheta.
of Taurus - a fact of some bearing on the problem of the origin and local domicile of the art, since rock-reliefs, at any rate, cannot be otherwise than in situ.
It was a rugged and mountainous district, comprising some of the loftiest portions of the great range of Mt Taurus, together with the offshoots of the same chain towards the central table-land of Phrygia.
The whole of Pisidia is an elevated region of table-lands or upland valleys in the midst of the ranges of Mt Taurus which descends abruptly on the side of Pamphylia.
The only rivers of importance are the Cestrus and the Eurymedon, both of which take their rise in the highest ranges of Mt Taurus, and flow down through deep and narrow valleys to the plain of Pamphylia, which they traverse on their way to the sea.
The only place in the district at the present day deserving to be called a town is Isbarta, the residence of a pasha; it stands at the northern foot of the main mass of Mt Taurus, looking over a wide and fertile plain which extends up to the northern chain of Taurus.
BOVIDAE, the name of the family of hollow-horned ruminant mammals typified by the common ox (Bos taurus), and specially characterized by the presence on the skulls of the males or of both sexes of a pair of bony projections, or cores, covered in life with hollow sheaths of horn, which are never branched, and at all events after a very early stage of existence are permanently retained.
RUTILIUS TAURUS AEMILIANUS PALLADIUS, a Roman author of the 4th century A.D.
There are also large forests on the higher slopes of the Taurus and Anti-Taurus mountains.
Crossing the Taurus he travelled on by Sivas of Cappadocia to Erzerum, the neighbourhood of Ararat and Tabriz.
urus, the wild ox, and "ox") or Urus, the name of the extinct wild ox of Europe (Bos taurus primigenius), which after the disappearance of that animal became transferred to the bison.
At the moment of crossing the equator towards the north the sun is said to be at the first point of Aries; some thirty days later it enters Taurus, and so on through Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius and Pisces.
The discrepancy now, however, amounts to the entire breadth of a sign, the sun's path in Aries lying among the stars of Pisces, in Taurus among those of Aries, &c.
brighter stars of the constellation could be said even roughly to mark the equinox much before 1800 B.C.; during a long stretch of previous time the leading position belonged to the stars of Taurus.'
The Taurus solar interpretation of the sign goes back to the far off time when the year began with Taurus, and the sun was conceived of as a bull entering upon the great furrow of heaven as he ploughed his way among the stars.
Gilgamesh's conquest of the divine bull was placed under Taurus; his slaying of the tyrant Khumbaba (the prototype of Geryon) in the fifth month typified the victory of light over darkness, represented in plastic art by the group of a lion killing a bull, which is the form ordinarily given to the sign Leo on Ninevite cylinders.
A Serpent was the Egyptian equivalent of Scorpio; the Arrow only of Sagittarius was retained; Capricornus became " Life," or a Mirror as an image of life; Aquarius survived as Water; Taurus, Virgo and Pisces remained unchanged.'
Cities and kingdoms were allotted to their several patronage on a system fully expounded by Manilius: Hos erit in fines orbis pontusque notandus, Quem Deus in partes per singula dividit astra, Ac sua cuique dedit tutelae regna per orbem, Et proprias gentes atque urbes addidit altas, In quibus exercent praestantia sidera vires.s Syria was assigned to Aries, and Syrian coins frequently bear the effigy of a ram; Scythia and Arabia fell to Taurus, India to Gemini.
c. 451), Syrian ecclesiastic, patriarch of Constantinople from 428 to 431, was a native of Germanicia at the foot of Mount Taurus, in Syria.
At that time there were two rival political parties at Constantinople, the "Roman" party led by Aurelian (son of Taurus), praetorian prefect, and supported by the empress and a Germanizing and Arianizing party led by Aurelian's brother (possibly Caesarius, praetorian prefect in 400).
She died in 175 or 176 (so Clinton, Fasti rom.) at Halala, near Mount Taurus, in Cappadocia, whither she had accompanied Aurelius.
It would thus include the country lying between Babylonia on the south and the Armenian Taurus highlands on the north, the maritime Syrian district on the west, and Assyria proper on the east.
(I) The Taurus footh i ll barrier that shuts off the east to west course of the Euphrates and Tigris culminates centrally in the rugged volcanic Karaja-Dagh (6070 ft.) which blocks the gap between the two rivers, continued eastwards by the mountainous district of Tur-`Abdin (the modern capital Midyat is at a height of 3500 ft.) and westwards by the elevated tract that sends down southwards the promontory of J.
On the other hand, since the spurs of the Taurus bring the winter cold a long way south, and the cold increases from west to east as we leave the mild coast of the Mediterranean, far down into the Mesopotamian plain the influence of the snowcovered ridges can be felt, and in the higher parts of the plain snow and ice are not infrequent; and although there is no point of sufficient altitude to retain snow for long, the temperature may fall as low as 14° F., especially if the cold north winds are blowing.
The upper Euphrates consists of two arms, which, rising on the Armenian plateau, and flowing west in long shallow valleys parallel to Mount Taurus, eventually unite and force their way southward through that range to the level of Mesopotamia.
This range (known to the ancients as Taurus and in medieval times as Bolor) like many others of the Chinese .
In the second section the Taurus range is reached, after which the construction becomes much more difficult and costly.
Thus Mercury, as the planet nearest the sun, obtained Virgo, the sign adjacent to Leo, with the corresponding lunar house in Gemini; Venus had Libra (solar) and Taurus (lunar); and so for the rest.
The two sources together drain the region south as the Euphrates drains the region north of the Taurus mountains.
He first went to take possession of the old Lydian capital Sardis, the headquarters of the Persian government on this side of the Taurus, and the strong city surrendered without a blow.
of the Jihan river, at the foot of Mt Taurus.
PAMPHYLIA, in ancient geography, the region in the south of Asia Minor, between Lycia and Cilicia, extending from the Mediterranean to Mt Taurus.
Syria and Asia Minor known to us from Egyptian and Assyrian records, the Kheta-Khatti alone appear frequently as leading to war peoples from far beyond Taurus.
It is served by most of the Levantine steamship companies, and is the best point of departure for visitors desiring to see Tarsus, the Cilician remains, and the finest scenery of the East Taurus.
Like all lowland Cilicia, it has a notoriously bad summer climate, and all inhabitants, who can do so, migrate to stations on the lower slopes of Taurus.
supposed to have come into being under Taurus.
One of these kings might well be the founder of the IXth Dynasty, Achthoes (Kheti), who did much injury to all the inhabitants, Khuther Taurus the tyrant; the expression is that of a Chlodwig or an Alboin.
Mehemet Ali now ruled over a virtually independent empire, subject only to a moderate tribute, stretching from the Sudan to the Taurus Mountains.
of Asia Minor, occupying the coast between Caria and Pamphylia, and extending inland as far as the ridge of Mt Taurus.
It is for the most part a rugged mountainous country, traversed by offshoots of the Taurus range, which terminate on the coast in lofty promontories.
Taurus, in ancient times several of them were distinguished by separate names.
The only two considerable rivers are: (r) the Xanthus, which descends from the central mass of Mt Taurus, and flows through a narrow valley till it reaches the city of the same name, below which it forms a plain of some extent before reaching the sea, and (2) the Limyrus, which enters the sea near Limyra.
PLEIADES, ATLANTIDES or Vergiliae, in astronomy, a group of stars situated in the constellation Taurus.
He was hurried away to the desolate town of Cucusus (Cocysus), among the ridges of Mount Taurus, with a secret hope, perhaps, that he might be a victim to the Isaurians on the march, or to the more implacable fury of the monks.
Balkis Kale, or, more anciently in the native language, Estvedys (whence the adjective Estvedijys on coins), an ancient city of Pamphylia, very strongly situated on an isolated hill on the right bank of the Eurymedon at the point where the river issues from the Taurus.
At any rate they came into line with the rest of Syria and were included in the province of Coele-Syria, which extended from the Taurus and Lebanon range to Egypt.
By the peace of Apamea (188 B.C.) he abandoned all territory beyond the Taurus and agreed to pay the whole cost of the war.
The Russian squadron was detained by contrary winds, and before it could sail peremptory orders arrived from the tsar for it to remain until Ibrahim should have repassed the Taurus mountains.
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.
On the south the plateau is buttressed by the Taurus range, which stretches in a broken irregular line from the Aegean to the Persian frontier.
The Taurus range, perhaps the most important feature in Asia Minor, runs the whole length of the peninsula or.
Large districts on the southern slopes of the Taurus chain are covered with forests of oak and fir, and there are numerous yailas or grassy "alps," with abundant water, to which villagers and nomads move with their flocks during the summer months.
(a) Some have regarded it as meaning the more or less continuous range which buttresses up the central plateau on the north, parallel to the Taurus.
After a low interval it springs up again at its southern extremity in the lofty sharp-peaked ridge of Ala Dagh (11,000 ft.), and finally joins Taurus.
(c) South of Sivas a line of bare hills connects this chain with another range of high forest-clad mountains, which loses itself southwards in the main mass of Taurus, and is held to be the true Anti-Taurus by geographers.
The range of Amanus (Giaour Dagh) is separated from the mass of Taurus by the deep gorge of the Jihun, whence it runs south - south - west to Ras el - Khanzir, forming the limit between Cilicia and Syria, various parts bearing different names, as Elma Dagh above Alexandretta.
Enclosed between the Taurus and Amanus ranges and the sea are the fertile plains of Cilicia Pedias, consisting in great part of a rich, stoneless loam, out of which rise rocky crags that are crowned with the ruins of Greco-Roman and Armenian strongholds, and of Pamphylia, partly alluvial soil, partly travertine, deposited by the Taurus rivers.
Taurus, and have short courses, but in winter and spring they bring down large bodies of water.
Taurus, and one of these flows through the narrow gorge known as the Cilician Gates.
Taurus, flows through a deep chasm walled in by lofty precipices, and is joined in the heart of the range by the Saris.
Taurus it is joined by the Sogutli Irmak, the Khurman Su and the Geuk Su.
The river emerges from Taurus, about 7 m.
west of Marash, and here it is joined by the Ak Su, which rises in some small lakes south of Taurus.
The Jihun now enters a remarkable defile which separates Taurus from the Giaour Dagh, and reaches the Cilician Plain near Budrun.
In the latter cases the waters find their way beneath Taurus in subterranean channels, and reappear as the sources of rivers flowing to the coast.
Along the south-eastern margin, in front of the Taurus, stands a line of great volcanoes, stretching from Kara-Dagh to Argaeus.
On its southern side the plateau is bounded by the high chains of the Taurus and the Anti-Taurus, which form a crescent with its convexity facing southwards.
Limestones of Eocene or Cretaceous age form a large part of the Taurus, but the interior zone probably includes rocks of earlier periods.
The folding of the Anti-Taurus affects the Eocene but not the Miocene, while in the Taurus the Miocene beds have been elevated, but without much folding, to great heights.
Farther south there are zones of serpentine, and of crystalline and schistose rocks, some of which are probably Palaeozoic. The direction of the folds of this region is from west to east, but on the borders of Phrygia and Mysia they meet the north-westerly extension of the Taurus folds and bend around the ancient mass of Lydia.
The Taurus folds here meet another system which enters the region from the Aegean Sea.
The mountains on the north coast are clothed with dense forests of pine, fir, cedar, oak, beech, &c. On the Taurus range the forests are smaller, and there is a larger proportion of pine.
Among thes~e tribes were the Carduchians in Zagros the Cossaeans and Uxians in the interior of Elam, the Cadusians and other non-Aryan tribes in northern Media, the Pisidians, Isaurians and Lycaonians in the Taurus, and the Mysians in Olympus.
Presumably, his ambitions would have been satisfied with the liberation of the Greek cities, and, perhaps, the subjection of Asia Minor as far as the Taurus.
Straightway they overran the greater part of Asia Minor, and laid under tribute all west of Taurus, even the Seleucid kings.
KARAMAN (anc. Laranda, a name still used by the Christian inhabitants), a town in the Konia vilayet of Asia Minor, situated in the plain north of Mount Taurus.
The mountain districts are rich in unexploited mineral wealth, and the fertile coast-plain, which produces cotton, rice, cereals, sugar and much fruit, and affords abundant pasturage, is well watered by the rivers that descend from the Taurus range.
The axis, or backbone, of Pamir formation is the great meridional mountain chain of Sarikol - the ancient Taurus of tradition and history - on which stands the highest peak north of the Himalaya, the Murtagh Ata (25,000 ft.).
In these drafts Leonardo describes in the first person, with sketches, a traveller's strange experiences in Egypt, Cyprus, Constantinople, the Cilician coasts about Mount Taurus and Armenia.
He relates the rise and persecution of a prophet and preacher, the catastrophe of a falling mountain and submergence of a great city, followed by a general inundation, and the claim of the prophet to have foretold these disasters; adding physical descriptions of the Euphrates river and the marvellous effects of sunset light on the Taurus range.
No contemporary gives the least hint of Leonardo's having travelled in the East; to the places he mentions he gives their classical and not their current Oriental names; the catastrophes he describes are unattested from any other source; he confuses the Taurus and the Caucasus; some of the phenomena he mentions are repeated from Aristotle and Ptolemy; and there seems little reason to doubt that these passages in his MSS.
or of Taurus on the summit of the 3rd hill, the forum of Amastrianon where the mosque of Shah Zadeh is situated, the forum of the Bous at Ak Serai, and the forum of Arcadius or Theodosius II.
OX, strictly speaking, the Saxon name for the males of domesticated cattle (Bos taurus), but in a zoological sense employed so as to include not only the extinct wild ox of Europe but likewise bovine animals of every description, that is to say true oxen, bison and buffaloes.
But there is nothing to prove that it there, or elsewhere, means Taurus; it is found, in the same early period, with a lion as well as with a bull - on coins, seals, &c.
Chaplain Jones concluded, from his observations at Quito, that the central line of the arch made an angle of 3° 20' with the ecliptic, the ascending node being in Taurus, near longitude 62°.
In the recesses of Mount Taurus the peasants are tall, handsome, though somewhat sharp-featured, agile and brave.
The memory of Kiligia (Cilicia) is enshrined in a popular song, and at Zeitun, in the recesses of Mount Taurus, a small Armenian community has hitherto maintained almost complete independence.
19 northern: - Ursa major, Ursa minor, Bootes, Draco, Cepheus, Cassiopeia, Andromeda, Perseus, Triangulum, Pegasus, Delphinus, Auriga, Hercules, Lyra, Cygnus, Aquila, Sagitta, Corona and Serpentarius; 13 central or zodiacal: - Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius, Pisces and the Pleiades; and 12 southern: - Orion, Canis, Lepus, Argo, Cetus, Eridanus, Piscis australis, Ara, Centaurus, Hydra, Crater and The Phoenicians - a race dominated by the spirit of commercial enterprise - appear to have studied the stars more especially with respect to their service to navigators; according to Homer " the stars were sent by Zeus as portents for mariners."
On the other hand, Aratus kept the Pleiades distinct from Taurus, but Hipparchus reduced these stars to an asterism.
I guess that ' Taurus II ' is quite admirable really, an effective Eighties updating of the signature Oldfield sound.
bushmane Ancient African bushmen of the Kalahari desert Taurus resembled a hartebeest, a large fast antelope animal.
Taurus is located north west of the prominent constellation, Orion.
exalted in 27 degrees of Pisces and rules Libra and Taurus.
Taurus ' influence inclines you to be somewhat headstrong, with a very set and determined manner.
lemonade stand on the block to make a few dollars is definitely a Taurus tradition.
Taurus: The Taurus cat can lay in the sun all the day and just luxuriate.
This 'Ruby Pool ' holds nine blue circular, squat pots, made in the Taurus pottery and containing golden marjoram.
During the Taurus phase, and after a slow start, increasingly mercantile, urban and imperialistic civilisations arose.
The spacecraft was launched on December 20, 1999 as a secondary payload on a Taurus launch vehicle.
Moon in Pisces in 10th house sextile Mars in Taurus in 12th house - Anger ex-workers deceiving him.
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Primary reflex Taurus: Third and fourth cervical nerves.
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This brand new luxury 4 bedroomed villa is set in a commanding position overlooking Kalkan, the sea and Taurus Mountains.
This oak abounds all over the Turkish peninsula, and forms a large portion of the vast forests that clothe the slopes of the Taurus ranges and the south shores of the Black Sea; it is likewise common in Italy and Sardinia, and occurs in the south of France and also in Hungary.
The two great masses of Cadmus (Baba-dagh) and Salbacum (Boz-dagh), which are in fact portions of the great chain of Taurus (see Asia Minor), form the nucleus to which the whole physical framework of the country is attached.
Syrian orography, therefore, is simple, being composed of nothing but these two parallel systems. That on the west, which rises behind the Mediterranean littoral, springs from Taurus in the well-afforested Mt Ama nus (Giaour Dagh), and is continued by Jebel Bereket and J.
In Asia Minor, Philetaerus a Greek of Tios (Tieium) in Paphlagonia, had established himself in a position of practical independence at Pergamum, and his nephew, Attalus, was the father of the line of kings who reigned in Pergamum till 1 33 - antagonistic to the Seleucid house, till in 189 they took over the Seleucid possessions west of the Taurus.
Kotschy, Reise in dem cilicischen Taurus (1858); H.
7 The " power of the signs " was similarly distributed among the parts of the human body: Et quanquam communis eat tutela per omne Corpus, et in proprium divisis artubus exit: Namque aries capiti, taurus cervicibus haeret; Brachia sub geminis censentur, pectora cancro.8 Warnings were uttered against surgical treatment of a member through whose sign the moon happened to be passing; 9 and zodiacal anatomy was an indispensable branch of the healing art in the Middle Ages.
On the other hand, since the spurs of the Taurus bring the winter cold a long way south, and the cold increases from west to east as we leave the mild coast of the Mediterranean, far down into the Mesopotamian plain the influence of the snowcovered ridges can be felt, and in the higher parts of the plain snow and ice are not infrequent; and although there is no point of sufficient altitude to retain snow for long, the temperature may fall as low as 14Ã‚° F., especially if the cold north winds are blowing.
The small alluvial plains at the mouths of these rivers are the only level ground in Lycia, but the hills that rise thence towards the mountains are covered with a rich arborescent vegetation: The upper valleys and mountain !sides afford good pasture for sheep, and the main Taurus range encloses several extensive upland basin-shaped valleys (vailas), which are characteristic of that range throughout its extent (see Asia Minor).
Chaplain Jones concluded, from his observations at Quito, that the central line of the arch made an angle of 3Ã‚° 20' with the ecliptic, the ascending node being in Taurus, near longitude 62Ã‚°.
Taurus recycles all cardboard and glass and is actively working with EMERGE to look at recycling all other waste products.
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Primary reflex TAURUS: Third and fourth cervical nerves.
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The relative incidence and effect of bovine infectious keratoconjunctivitis in Bos indicus and Bos taurus cattle.
Native of the Cilician Taurus, and attaining 4 to 6 inches high.
Mount Taurus Fir (Abies Cilicica) - A graceful tree, 40 feet to 60 feet high, with slender branches.
Tents like the Vaude Taurus 2 2007 can house two or three people comfortably.
Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn are Earth signs.
Taurus and Virgo are great matches for you because they'll be stable partners and will be able to provide you with a sense of security.
Taurus pets are strong, quiet and sometimes brooding.
Taurus is very oriented to physicality and the senses, so mechanics, cooking and art are good places for you to make a connection.
Taurus understands Scorpio, Virgo and Capricorn best.
Virgo feels great with Taurus, Capricorn and Scorpio.
They don't do too shabby with Taurus and Capricorn either.
Scorpio should consider Pisces, Cancer, Capricorn and Taurus for a love match.
Capricorn gets along great with Taurus, Scorpio and Virgo.
Pisces should focus on Scorpio, Cancer, fellow Pisceans and Taurus.
Taurus: Virgo and Taurus are both Earth signs, therefore, a good match.
Note: Earth signs are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.
Delight Taurus partners with a sensual gift.
Even if you are a reasonable, pragmatic Taurus, or an innovative, out-of-the-box thinking Aquarius, Pisces sexuality and its components can still affect you.
The Gemini Taurus cusp is one of the more interesting degrees in astrology.
In very simple terms, Gemini is talkative, Taurus is reticent.
Gemini is a "mental" sign, Taurus is stable and firm.
Whether you're called upon to mediate a conflict at work or home, the Gemini Taurus cusp gives you the capacity to fully understand the grievances of those who are arguing, as well as to come up with a workable solution.
So too is it with the cusp between Gemini and Taurus.
Whereas Gemini might be a bit cold or logical, Taurus, with its stabilizing forces, will diminish these traits so that instead, you'll come across as a relatively thoughtful person.
Now that the negatives of each sign have been toned down, like the stubbornness of Taurus and the prankster in Gemini, you'll find that you get along with more people.
Taurus and Pisces have the best sexual chemistry.
The Scorpio's flirting style will be alluring to Taurus, and they'll usually be happy once the chase ends.
That's why earth signs Virgo and Taurus, as well as other water signs Scorpio and Pisces are most compatible.
Cancers love the affection and understanding they get from Taurus and Virgo, while they revel in the romance and dependability of the Pisces and the passion the Scorpio brings to the table (and the bed!).
The Virgo can't stand brash Aquarius' nature, but does flourish in the company of a Capricorn, Cancer, Taurus or Scorpio.
Virgos are typically looking for peaceful relationships that will last a lifetime, so they need the strength of the Capricorn or Taurus, or the depth of the Cancer or Scorpio.
However, they can also find their soul mate in the form of a Cancer, Taurus or Sagittarius.
Symbol: The symbol for Taurus is well known; the stubborn, strong bull, horns ready to impale if need be.
Glyph: The astrological glyph of Venus, Taurus' ruler, amazingly enough looks like a little hand mirror; a circle that rests over a cross.
Mercury in Taurus, along with a moon in Virgo, often denotes a propensity towards writing.
Taurus moon individuals hate to be rushed into commitments, romantic or otherwise, but once they do commit, expect them to be dogged in the pursuit of their goals.
Women with a Taurus moon are usually independent and self-reliant, but can also be a bit miserly.
Similar to Western astrology that uses twelve signs such as Aquarius, Aries, Taurus, etc., there are twelve signs in Chinese astrology that are depicted by animals.
Moon in Taurus people need to preserve things as they are and remain secure.
Taurus: The bull of the zodiac, Taurus is thought to be devoted, sensual, respectful, solid-minded and methodical.
The earth signs of Virgo, Capricorn and Taurus all get along fairly well with Scorpio.
Additionally, Scorpio tends to be very good with money, and for the most part, so are Virgo, Capricorn and Taurus.
Taurus is another sign that is known for being steady and thoughtful.
This sign matches well with Virgo, Pisces and another Taurus.
Taurus can become jealous when around either one.
As a result, a Cancer will often get along with Pisces, Taurus and Virgo.
Other matching signs include Taurus, Aquarius and Cancer.
Taurus can be seen as a stubborn sign but also a vibrant one.
The bull matches well with another Taurus, Capricorn and Cancer.
The sign pairs well with Taurus, Capricorn and Scorpio.
The best matches are Taurus, Virgo and Scorpio.
However, Cancer, Scorpio or Taurus can bring much needed balance.
However, if the rising sign is Taurus, this can indicate a stubborn individuality.
Using the example of a Taurus and a Leo making a go of it; all the factors above indicate this pairing probably won't last for long!
They may generate heat for a while depending on the patience of Taurus and the romantic nature of Leo, but this is traditionally not a long term, sustainable relationship.
If you are a Taurus moon, you strive for stability.
As a result, bonds with other Taurus moon signs and with Aquarian moon signs do not often work well.
Pisces, Virgo and Taurus are the best matches.
Capricorn fits well with Taurus or Virgo.
While air signs match well with one another, earth signs (Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo) match well with the water signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces).
Capricorn and Taurus understand Virgo's needs.
Taurus on the other hand will grow impatient with Virgo's constant need for perfection and critical eye.
The elements of Air (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius), Earth (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn), Water (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces), and Fire (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) often affect compatibility between various star signs.
Taurus and Virgo: While these signs may seem stubborn to some, to one another they seem to be exactly what the other is looking for.
Capricorns are often compatible romantically with Taurus, Virgo and other Capricorns.
Scorpio won't put up with any bull, not even Taurus, so this earth sign better watch his Ps and Qs.
As the bull of the zodiac, Taurus goes well with Virgo and Pisces, but clashes with Leo.
Cancer goes great with Scorpio, Pisces and Taurus.
Pisces goes well with Scorpio, Cancer and Taurus.
With Taurus, you're likely to have a good time.
However, Aquarius does need a lot of intellectual stimulation, so Taurus should take note.
This could present a problem with Taurus who likes smaller and cozier social gatherings.
Taurus is demanding of all things in life, especially herself.
Taurus knows the limitations of relationships so when she meets up with the giving Leo, all of her preconceived ideas are shattered.
Taurus can be jaded and often cynical about life and other people.
This isn't a defeatist attitude in Taurus's world.
Nothing pleases Taurus more than a world-savvy lover.
Taurus likes to envision herself as artistic and sophisticated, so she wants to see the same qualities mirrored in her lover.
You need to stop and consider some astrology basics when examining just how compatible Taurus and Leo are.
Taurus is an earth sign while Leo is a fire sign.
If Taurus isn't careful, she may end up in a situation like the sad scenes from television advertisement campaigns warning against the hazards of a single match or tossed cigarette; that is, a "scorched earth".
If Taurus pushes Leo too hard, the situation can become combustible in a flash.
On the other hand, Taurus is slow to rile, and it takes a while for anger to build.
Unlike Leo, however, Taurus will never forget.
In fact, Taurus has a tendency to hang on to old hurts and will snort about them even years later.
Leo will need to tread lightly when Taurus goes on a rampage.
The million dollar question is: Are Taurus and Leo compatible?
Taurus: These two earth signs understand each other, appreciate the perfection of beauty and know how to work toward a goal as a team.
The characteristics of Taurus are similar to the animal the sun sign represents, the bull.
Taurus can be very stubborn in his perspective about life.
Taurus will let you know in no uncertain terms just how he feels about something; whether you are wrong or you don't have all of the facts.
His mind is like a sponge that soaks up data and facts and stores them for that moment he can use them to impress the Ambassador of a faraway tiny country that no one has ever heard of except, of course, Taurus.
As you may imagine, Taurus loves to entertain and be entertained with dinner parties.
Taurus has a penchant for the fine art and fancies himself knowledgeable enough to know what constitutes good art.
Taurus will also love music and may even be a good musician.
At first glance, you might think he's simply a big snob, but once you get to know Taurus, you'll quickly understand his judgments are based on his main belief system.
Taurus always has a keen eye on the competition and can quickly evaluate any weaknesses.
Taurus is a loyal friend and employee as long as he feels appreciated and valued.
When it comes to love and romance, Taurus is suave and debonair.
One of the most negative traits of the Taurus sign is his penchant to criticize.
A more evolved Taurus learns to curb this natural tendency and often channels it into something more positive such as a career that requires critical analyses.
Taurus has a tender ego that needs massaging every so often.
As an earth sign, Taurus is grounded in logic and what he sees before him.
The best advice you can give Taurus is to take life with a grain of salt, and if you love one, try not take his opinions personally.
He truly doesn't mean them to be hurtful; it's just one of the many characteristics of Taurus and his perspective of the world.
A Taurus zodiac profile includes personality and physiological traits that are characteristic of the astrological sign.
Taurus belongs to the quadruplicity of "fixed" signs and to the triplicity of the earth element.
This combination of fixed and earth elemental energy makes Taurus the most grounded of all astrological signs.
Truly, Taurus is an immovable sign, but its positive characteristics are every bit as strong and laudable.
One important thing to remember when you are perusing a Taurus zodiac profile is that this sign is not limited to the planetary rulership of the sun.
If your sun sign is in Taurus and you read a Taurus personality profile and realiz that the description therein only seems to target a small amount of your persona, you shouldn't be surprised.
Therefore, it is important for astrology enthusiasts to have a reliable natal chart on hand so they can see exactly where the sign of Taurus is present in their life.
When you are delving delve into a Taurus zodiac profile, do remember that this astrological sign can affect certain planets and houses in different ways.
For the purposes of this article, this Taurus profile covers the broad characteristics of this astrological sign with an interpretation that is geared more towards a Taurus-dominant natal chart.
Taurus very much displays the qualities of an earth sign.
Since the energy of the earth element is grounded and practical, especially when combined with the fixed nature of Taurus, it's no surprise that Taurus is considered a stubborn sign.
The typical Taurus is concerned with the maintenance of things around him.
Whereas this may build somewhat of a boring image of Taureans, as opposed to the vibrant energies of air and fire signs, the stability of Taurus' character cannot be discounted.
The practical aspects of a Taurus are also invaluable.
At the end of the day, someone has to take out the trash, and it's likely to be an earth sign like Taurus.
In fact, Taurus is a dependable sign, but not a particularly curious one.
Again, Taurus lacks the curiosity to compete with an air sign.
A Taurus individual will also lack the ambition and general drive of a fire sign.
For these reasons, the Taurus sign pairs best with fellow earth signs and also water signs which tend to be more adaptable and home-oriented.
Water signs are often defined by their romantic nature, and Taurus is no different in this aspect.
Thus, Taurus pairs exceptionally well with the equally wistful and somewhat melancholy sign of Cancer.
Taurus is governed by the planet Venus which oversees domestic affairs.
For this reason, the domestic nature of Cancer fits well with the stable and aesthetic nature of a Taurus.
Some planetary energies also conflict with Taurus' grounded energy.
An individual with an Aries moon and a Venus in Taurus can expect some conflicts within his character.
The amount of Taurus in your natal is as important as the placement of this earth energy.
The cardinal energy is more aggressive than the fixed Taurus, but also less curious and busy than the mutable Virgo.
A Taurus and Leo love match can be tricky and will be challenging for such strong sun signs.
If you wonder whether or not Taurus and Leo are compatible, just consider the element for each sign.
Taurus is a very sensual and passionate sign.
He's drawn to strong people and when he meets Leo, Taurus recognizes that he'll probably get burned.
Leo adores the power Taurus welds so effortlessly.
Most people born under the Taurus sign attain great wealth and success.
This success exudes in the confident way Taurus carries himself, and it makes Leo's heart flutter.
Leo likes adoration, and Taurus truly admires everything about his little spitfire.
If she's wise, Leo won't ever try to blast Taurus with her fiery temper or strong arm him into doing things her way.
This won't be easy because Taurus is very stubborn about changing his mind once he forms an opinion.
Between the two of them, Taurus and Leo will never let the romance die.
It's very unlikely that you'll ever see a Taurus and Leo marriage faltering due to lack of effort.
A Taurus and Leo love match can work when both signs are willing to put forth the effort.
Earth signs: Earth signs Taurus, Capricorn and Virgo all match well with fellow earth signs and water signs.
For example, a Gemini will readily grasp where a Libra is coming from more than she would a Taurus.
Scorpio is greatly attracted to Taurus's confidence and sometimes unemotional attachment that makes him seem aloof and more desirable.
Scorpio keeps her cards close to the vest, and Taurus isn't any better about revealing what he's feeling.
Taurus: People born between April 20 - May 20 share the bull as their sun sign symbol.
Taurus sun signs are very strong, attractive to the opposite sex, and can be very stubborn.
Taurus gives other signs a sense of stability and has a penchant for high-quality lifestyles.
Taurus' first house moon (usually in May) is Scorpio's seventh house moon.
Taurus has this trait in abundance, although an evolved Taurus knows how to curb this natural tendency and use it to his advantage.
Being stubborn and believing in the value of his ideas makes a Taurus businessman formidable.
Action really does speak louder than words, and Taurus know how to show his successes.
Taurus is well-traveled and has a worldly air about him.
The ability to carve out his own niche in the world, and become rich and famous in doing so, is the ultimate success status symbol for Taurus.
Taurus men usually have very deep or otherwise masculine voices.
Like the sign's bull that uses his voice to call the females in his heard, so does the Taurus male use his to seduce a woman either in word or song; he's usually a good singer.
If you are a Taurus male or you have one or more Taurean men in your life, you know this is one sun sign that is complex and not easy to understand.
Taurus enjoys the interaction and competition found in sales teams and also with other companies that are his competitors.
Taurus is often the recipient of industry awards, and he takes great pride in these career milestones and achievements.
This can propel Taurus into a career where he must battle nature.
The military is another arena some Taurus men find challenging, while others are attracted to calculated risk careers often found in international banking and the stock market.
Taurus men are also quite artistic; many enjoy careers as musicians or singers.
If your Taurus isn't a singer, chances are he writes music or at the very least has a deep appreciation for music.
Taurus constantly listens to music and can usually be found humming or singing in the shower.
It's not surprising that Taurus does everything in his power to protect the sanctity of his home.
Entertainment in the home is a sheer joy for Taurus, and he expects his wife and children to feel the same way.
Taurus makes an excellent host and serves only the best to his guests.
Taurus is the first earth sign in the zodiac and takes the number two slot in the zodiac after fire sign, Aries.
Aries is the "I am" of the zodiac and Taurus is the "I have".
Taurus, being an earth sign, is more of a materialistic sign than an air sign like Gemini, Libra or Aquarius.
Taurus also rules the second house of finances; this is good since Taurus needs a lot of money to create the stability he needs.
It's through owning expensive material things that Taurus finds security.
Taurus needs to put down roots just like any other earth sign, such as Virgo and Capricorn.
Taurus craves a home where he can settle down and build a life.
It's true that Taurus has a thing for money and material possessions.
For some signs, it's simply a matter of having great wealth to flaunt, but wealth has a deeper-rooted meaning for Taurus.
The three status symbols of clothes, car and house are not lost on Taurus.
Taurean profiles reveal that Taurus loves to wear custom-made suits, drive expensive fast cars and own the best house in the most stylish neighborhood.
The Jones' have to scramble to keep up with Taurus.
These material possessions prove to Taurus that he has arrived and that his life has meaning, even if he's missing a partner and kids.
An evolved Taurean profile demonstrates that Taurus is more than the superficial dressings of success and has a genuinely big heart.
A Taurean profile isn't complete without the addition of this side of Taurus.
A highly sensual being, Taurus is tactile and loves to touch things.
This allows Taurus to recall his place in the world and helps keep him grounded.
Taurus is highly intelligent and has a keen appreciation for art and music.
By the same token, Taurus appreciates beauty in all things, especially his mate.
His sensual nature is best matched with that of the air sign Libra who, like Taurus, is also ruled by Venus, the goddess of love.
While things are mutually shared, Taurus won't have much patience for what he perceives to be Libra's wishy-washy way of viewing life.
Libra is plagued with the ability to see both sides of an argument equally, while Taurus can only see his side of life.
As long as he can control the green monster, Taurus can have the complete picture of a loving spouse and family.
Once Taurus makes the commitment to marriage, he's in for the long haul as long as he's adequately appreciated.
While studying a natal chart is the only way to get a full snapshot of Taurus, a Taurean profile can give you some of the basic sun sign traits that the bull signs have in common.
As a fixed sign, Taurus is persistent and determined.
When faced with a circumstance that demands change, a typical Taurus will fight to the end of his strength to prevent the change, even when it's futile to resist.
As an earth sign, Taurus has a double-dose of this stubborn trait and a refusal to accept change.
Fortunately, Taurus is usually in search of his one true love.
Taurus is motivated by the accumulation of money, but his heart is always focused on true love.
Many people may not realize how obsessed Taurus can become over love, and they often underestimate the Taurean trait of jealousy.
If you know only one Taurean trait, chances are you believe Taurus has a love affair with money.
While in some cases this may be true, chances are it's just a matter of Taurus understanding his relationship with money and getting the things he wants out of life.
Taurus's preoccupation with money is compulsory since this sun sign rules the second house of the zodiac wheel, which is the house of finances.
Along with his appreciation for art, Taurus has a very critical eye.
Try not to take it personally, it's his nature to glimpse that every act is an art form and, like his fellow earth sign Virgo, Taurus has an idea how that act should be performed in order to make it perfect.
Taurus needs to constantly remind himself that he's far from perfect.
Taurus finds validation and comfort in the accumulation of material possessions.
If your Taurus is in a competitive sport or another career that wins him awards, he's sure to have a room dedicated to holding all of his trophies.
Taurus has many redeeming qualities such as loyalty to his mate and being generous with his money and possessions.
Taurus will appreciate Capricorn's attention to detail and down-to-earth approach with the household budget.
Virgo, Taurus and Capricorn are three signs of the zodiac that are earth signs.
Those born under the Virgo section of the zodiac are most compatible with fellow earth signs Taurus and Capricorn, as well as the water signs of Cancer and Scorpio.
Taurus and Scorpio relationships represent one of the more optimistic matches within the zodiac.
Scorpio and Taurus are governed by relatively harmonious elemental energies, so the good news is that the fundamentals are in place for a triumphant relationship.
Moreover, of the earth signs, Taurus' triplicity is of the fixed nature.
This makes Taurus the most grounded of all the earth signs, which is a double power because earth is already the most grounded of the elements.
Taurus' stable condition can be a boon in such a highly mutable world, but naturally, every good point is matched by its negative potential.
The same energy that serves to make Taurus so stable also results in a very immovable personality.
However, Scorpio's triplicity is also fixed like Taurus.
Taurus is typically too stable for depression.
The pragmatic nature of a typical Taurus doesn't see much use for this level of introspection; after all, there is work to be done.
Scorpio, on the other hand, may not relate to Taurus' practicality.
He cannot understand why Taurus doesn't like to really think about things.
Taurus seems almost lazy in his thought processes.
Taurus is stable, and Scorpio needs a firm foundation in order to maintain his spirits.
Taurus thrives on stability, but the introspective nature of a Scorpio serves to bring some excitement into the mix.
Whereas a fire sign would simply exhaust the average Taurus, Scorpio's emotional response to life can provide just enough action to keep the days interesting.
If Taurus or Scorpio rests in several of the major planets such as the sun, moon, Mars and Venus, this can make for a fairly dominant chart.
If you are truly serious about using astrological principles to determine the compatibility rate of Taurus and Scorpio relationships, consult a professional astrologer who is familiar with chart nuances.
Scorpio and Taurus arguments, from an astrological perspective, may be the result of the deeply rooted and immovable nature of both these signs.
Fortunately, Scorpio and Taurus do not represent a difficult match.
In fact, the Scorpio and Taurus combination represents one of the more positive zodiac unions since water and earth signs are generally compatible.
So, when it comes to exploring the issues that provoke Scorpio and Taurus arguments, an understanding of astrological energies and also a wider view of the natal chart process is needed.
However, there is more than just an earth and water match at play in a Scorpio and a Taurus.
Should the Scorpio and Taurus in question host natal charts that display several inauspicious planetary aspects, a volatile relationship is much more likely.
Arguments between a Taurus and a Scorpio can occur over a variety of issues, but the provocative factors in these debates will likely be fueled by one or both of the individuals possessing fixed opinions.
Taurus is notorious for his obstinate nature.
This resentment will resonate even more deeply with the gloomy Scorpio, whereas Taurus' stubbornness may cause the issues at play to come up in conversation over and over again.
It also depends largely on natal charts that are Scorpio and Taurus dominant.
A Scorpio and Taurus relationship doesn't need to be so complicated.
Whereas an earth sign such as Taurus enjoys routine and stability and shuns any threats to his firmly established schedule, Aries is completely stifled by such a lifestyle.
Taurus is a lucky woman indeed as she can thank her ruler, Venus, for her good looks and considerable charm.
In Taurus, the Goddess bestows a considerable amount of talent for making and keeping money.
Taurus is quite a hard worker, so it's not surprising that she would amass quite a bit of savings; it's rare to see the lovely bull blowing her paycheck on guilty pleasures.
Taurus believes in quality and not quantity, and that is often reflected in her purchases.
Venus rules both Taurus and Libra, and in Libra, Venus bestows quite a sociable personality.
In fact, Taurus women are often rather shy and quiet.