• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Erotical Of or pertaining to the passion of love; treating of love; amatory.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Among older men, vanilla is the most erotic smell.
    • erotical Same as erotic.
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  • James Humes
    James Humes
    “I don't like jokes in speeches. I do like wit and humor. A joke is to humor what pornography is to erotic language in a good novel.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. : cf. F. érotique,. See Eros


In literature:

The moon, doomed to erotic service, was again upon the head of Mr. Poynter.
"Diane of the Green Van" by Leona Dalrymple
In some aspects Saktism is similar to the erotic Vishnuite sects, but there is little real analogy in their ways of thinking.
"Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
We shall trace it even in such abnormal literature of indulgence as the erotic work commonly ascribed to Meursius.
"Is Life Worth Living?" by William Hurrell Mallock
Stoss went on to philosophise on erotics in general.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
There are various paths by which the erotic may travel towards perfection; they correspond to the principal erotic types.
"The Evolution of Love" by Emil Lucka
A note of undisguised materialism sounds throughout the large majority of their erotic songs.
"Wine, Women, and Song" by Various
He had his first erotic dream.
"The Fourth R" by George Oliver Smith
A funny, stricken look replaced the erotic face she had made at me.
"Vigorish" by Gordon Randall Garrett
If you want to write really fine erotic poetry, you must live an absolutely rigid and entirely respectable life.
"The Green Carnation" by Robert Smythe Hichens
The discharge may or may not be accompanied with an erotic dream.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
Not without inner relation to the inebriety, and yet distinctly different, is the erotic character of the dance.
"Psychology and Social Sanity" by Hugo Münsterberg
They look as we feel graphic writers and erotic poets ought to look.
"Mystic London:" by Charles Maurice Davies
There is no real taste among us for the erotic or the decadent.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
It will beautify their arts, and erotically confuse their religions.
"This Simian World" by Clarence Day
There was nothing heavy or material about Verlaine's response to erotic appeals.
"Suspended Judgments" by John Cowper Powys
But his erotics are his best productions.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
In the latter, some erotic passages are missing, due, according to Lady Burton's statement, to an incomplete manuscript.
"Book Repair and Restoration" by Mitchell Buck
Erotic sentiment has perhaps unduly occupied the imaginative art of the past.
"The Future of English Poetry" by Edmund Gosse
I know that some turn of disease had begun to parade erotic images before his eyes, and I do not doubt that he drew these images.
"The Trembling of the Veil" by William Butler Yeats
And it is hardly relevant to blame him for his inability to write erotic music.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 2" by Various

In poetry:

Latent in juices the April sun looses from capture,
Have you not blown in the lily and grown in the weed?
Burned with the flame of the vernal erotical rapture,
And yearned with the passion for seed?
"Vision" by John Gneisenau Neihardt

In news:

Amateurs with metal detectors find erotic Roman art.
New sizzlin' erotic weekend reads from Ellora's Cave.
Star of erotic movie "Emmanuelle," Sylvia Kristel dies at age 60.
Police 'agent' in RCMP erotic photo probe wants to go public.
Organizers of erotic parties who bought residential property in Oak Hills are no longer interested.
Check out Ellora's Cave new releases for erotic reads.
Laura Henkel, former assistant curator of the Erotic Heritage Museum.
This image released by Berkley Trade shows "Reflected in You," an erotic romance by Sylvia Day.
Twilight' fans migrating to erotic romance.
East Millinocket paper mill's tie to erotic novels to be featured on 'Rock Center.
Ten Erotic Books Sexier Than Fifty Shades of Grey.
'Fifty Shades of Grey' shines light on erotic fan fiction.
Erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" tops New York Times Best Seller List for ebooks.
Relocating Dangerous Liaisons, the 18th-century French erotic intrigue, to 1930s Shanghai is a bold move.
Visitors photograph a stripper performing on the industry professionals' day at the 2010 Venus Erotic Fair in Germany.

In science:

The name luminosity is misleading since the carriers of the ma jor part of ˙Erot are not luminous for us: no one has ever managed to “see” them in a direct way by any type of detector (but see Sect.7) and their nature is modeldependent, at least for the time being.
Neutron Stars as Sources of High Energy Particles - the case of RPP
Hence their characteristic ages (few 100 thousand years), their inferred magnetic fields (few 1012 G) and their energetics ( ˙Erot ∼ 1034 erg s−1 ) are very similar.
On the polar caps of the 3 Musketeers
For magnetars with Lx < − ˙Erot , they may still be magnetic dipole braking.
Wind braking of magnetars
Equaling the rotational energy loss rate − ˙Erot (= −I Ω ˙Ω) and eq. (14), we get − ˙Erot = ˙Ew ≤ Lp .
Wind braking of magnetars
Equation (16) can be rewritten as − ˙Erot = ˙Ew ≥ ˙Ed .
Wind braking of magnetars
Furthermore, in calculating figure 3, we show that only those sources with Lx > − ˙Erot are wind braked down.
Wind braking of magnetars
For a magnetism-powered pulsar wind nebula, an extreme case is that the nebula luminosity can exceed that of the star’s rotational energy loss rate Lpwn > − ˙Erot .
Wind braking of magnetars
For magnetars with Lx < − ˙Erot , they may still be magnetic dipole braking.
Wind braking of magnetars
In the vacuum Erot is zero and the minimization of the second term simply gives the classical equation for ai in the vacuum.
Body Fixed Frame, Rigid Gauge Rotations and Large N Random Fields in QCD
For a quark- antiquark system Erot is non trivial and depends on the distance between the quarks. I plan to discuss the solutions of the equation (4.6) and their relation to confinement elsewhere.
Body Fixed Frame, Rigid Gauge Rotations and Large N Random Fields in QCD
The central compact engine is likely to have a rotational energy Erot comparable to the gravitational energy.
Prompt Emission and Early Afterglows of Gamma-Ray Bursts
The resulting Poyntingflux-dominated outflow was studied as a possible GRB source; we will describe here the scenario proposed in . A fraction σ of Erot can be dissipated at the base of the Poynting outflow, loading it with baryon-free e± plasma and trapped blackbody radiation.
Prompt Emission and Early Afterglows of Gamma-Ray Bursts
Very strong bursts can naturally be produced since the Poynting outflow carries a large energy Erot and Ufree <∼ Erot is possible.
Prompt Emission and Early Afterglows of Gamma-Ray Bursts
After the prompt GRB (dissipation of Ufree) the magnetic fields outflows further with energy Eej = Erot − Ufree until it passes the energy to an ambient medium.
Prompt Emission and Early Afterglows of Gamma-Ray Bursts
If the grain has rotational kinetic energy Erot > (3/2)kTgr , then the grain will tend to have its shortest axis ˆa1 k J so as to minimize its rotational kinetic energy at constant J.
Astrophysics of Dust in Cold Clouds