Amazonian

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Amazonian Of or pertaining to the river Amazon in South America, or to its valley.
    • Amazonian Pertaining to or resembling an Amazon; of masculine manners; warlike.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Amazonian Pertaining to or resembling an Amazon: in the following extract, beardless.
    • Amazonian Bold; of masculine manners; warlike; quarrelsome: applied to women.
    • Amazonian Belonging to the river Amazon, in South America, or to the country lying on that river.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Amazonian of or like an Amazon: of masculine manners: warlike
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Popular Gr. ety. from a, neg., mazos, a breast—they being fabled to cut off the right breast that they might draw the bow to its head (of course all this is idle); some have suggested an original in the Circassian maza, the moon.

Usage

In literature:

The peculiar sandstone on which the Amazonian clay rests exists nowhere else.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 105, July 1866" by Various
In Dahomey the Amazonian guards of the king perform all military duty with equal ease and thoroughness with men.
"The Education of American Girls" by Anna Callender Brackett
There were fountains of perpetual youth, Amazonian warriors, mighty giants, and rivers whose beds sparkled with gems and golden pebbles.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
Mighty torrents fall from the lofty mountains, meandering through the vast Amazonian plain.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Professor Hartt was in doubt whether to regard the myths of the Amazonian Indians as indigenous or introduced from Africa.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
We do not flinch, we Amazonian warriors.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 385. November, 1847." by Various
Soon after this, this Amazonian princess returned by a circuitous route to her Northern home.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
The latter wore the garb of her sex, and sat upon her horse with the grace of an amazonian queen.
"Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf" by George W. M. Reynolds
But that Amazonian female did not shrivel before the blistering growl of her husband.
"Making People Happy" by Thompson Buchanan
Perhaps they were Amazonian cows.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
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In poetry:

And the forces they met in the field:-
And the men of KING BORRIA said,
"Amazonians, immediately yield!"
And their arrows they drew to the head -
Yes, drew them right up to the head.
"King Borria Bungalee Boo" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Her skin was of Egyptian brown:
Haughty, as if her eye had seen
Its own light to a distance thrown,
She towered, fit person for a Queen To lead those ancient Amazonian files;
Or ruling Bandit's wife among the Grecian isles.
"Beggars" by William Wordsworth

In news:

Finding healing through an ancient Amazonian brew.
The Works of Shakespeare, Produced by Millions of ' Amazonian Monkeys'.
Concerns swirl over safety of 'uncontacted' Amazonian tribe.
Like a creature out of a horror movie, the invasive Amazonian snails that appeared in Mobile's Langan Park and Three Mile Creek three years ago are still here.
Anthropologist John Verano will speak at 6:30 pm Monday at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, as part of its distinguished lecture series, on the lure and lore of Amazonian shrunken heads (more information).
View full size An Amazonian apple snail about the size of a baseball slimes his way over egg masses laid by other snails on a wall at Mobile's Langan Park across the pond from the museum.
The filming of Werner Herzog's 1982 epic, Fitzcarraldo, in the Amazonian depths of Peru seemed mythically doomed from its inception, something chronicled that same year in the documentary Burden of Dreams.
A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle.
One reason I got drummed out of the women's movement from the start was my embrace of the vampy, Amazonian Bond girls and of the spunky TV characters they inspired on "Charlie's Angels," a show denounced by feminists as degrading to women.
A self-professed "Amazonian feminist ," Camille Paglia GRD '74 claims to have once initiated a fistfight with a dissenting colleague.
Gus Thomson/Auburn JournalThe giant Amazonian statues in Auburn are part of the eccentricities of living in the community.
Peruvian chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino of Malabar has a passion for wild Amazonian produce.
Somewhere in an Amazonian rainforest, an indigenous person is tapping a rubber tree.
Amazonian rain forest is burned to create pasture land for ranching in Brazil.
This really does impact our lives, whether we know it or not: a guy named Miguel Hilario wants to be the first tribal Amazonian president of Peru.
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In science:

This is akin to running into a four star hotel in the Amazonian jungle (after being randomly dropped in said jungle), and after a relaxing holiday, one finds a convenient highway leading straight back to ones’ porch (without encountering any junctions etc.).
On the Unlikeliness of Multi-Field Inflation: Bounded Random Potentials and our Vacuum
Recently, batch median SOM was tested in on several data sets, amongst which the Amazonian butterflies.
On-line relational SOM for dissimilarity data
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