Meloe

Definitions

  • Early Stages of Meloë
    Early Stages of Meloë
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Meloe (Zoöl) A genus of beetles without wings, but having short oval elytra; the oil beetles. These beetles are sometimes used instead of cantharides for raising blisters. See Oil beetle, under Oil.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n meloe The typical genus of Meloidæ; the oil-beetles, usually referred to the Cantharidæ or blister-beetles proper. It contains those apterous species which have the body large and distended, with the elytra short, oval, and lapping over each other at the base of the suture. When alarmed these insects emit from the joints of the legs a yellowish oily liquor. In some parts of Spain they are used instead of cantharides, or are mixed with them. The larvæ are parasitic in the nests of bees, and are peculiar in undergoing two hypermetamorphoses, thus existing in three distinct larval forms. (See hypermetamorphosis.) The larvæ attach themselves to bees, whose eggs they destroy, and live within the egg-cells, being supported by the honey intended for the young bee; hence they are called bee-lice. It is a very large genus, of wide distribution. Fourteen species inhabit North America.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. to probe a wound

Usage

In literature:

The history of Stylops, a beetle allied to Meloe, is no less strange than that of Meloe, and is in some respects still more interesting.
"Our Common Insects" by Alpheus Spring Packard
A very trashy wildcat romance, highly spiced with sensation sentiment, "r-r-revenge," and other melo-dramatic attributes.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 3 No 3, March 1863" by Various
The suddenness of the display was like the drawing-up of a stage curtain, with a melo-dramatic army and castle behind.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 347, September, 1844" by Various
She is called the Venus of Milo, or Melos, and is in the gallery of the Louvre, at Paris.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students" by Clara Erskine Clement
I went there quite frequently with Father Melo.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 (Vol 28 of 55)" by Various
If it judges itself to be in danger, the Meloe resorts to spontaneous bleeding.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
You might as well try it with the Venus of Melos.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. X (of X) - America - II, Index" by Various
DIAGORAS, of Melos, surnamed the Atheist, poet and sophist, flourished in the second half of the 5th century B.C.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3" by Various
Add to this list Melos, Patmos, Rhodes, Lemnos, and Naxos, each remarkable for something.
"The Complete Club Book for Women" by Caroline French Benton
I recollect that odd affair perfectly well; it was like the melo-dramas on the Surrey side of the Thames.
"Norine's Revenge; Sir Noel's Heir" by May Agnes Fleming
The best breeds are from Rhodes, Tenagra, Melos, and Chalcis.
"Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnæus" by William MacGillivray
Diagoras, Greek poet, philosopher, and orator, known as "the Atheist," b. Melos.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
The former believe in Our Lady of Melos, the latter worship the Virgin Dolorosa.
"Through Night to Light" by Friedrich Spielhagen
The power of Athens is practically irresistible: Melos is free to submit or to be destroyed.
"Euripedes and His Age" by Gilbert Murray
The most important among them are, Andros, Delos, Paros, Naxos, Melos, all with cities of the same names.
"A Manual of Ancient History" by A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
A Melo Dramatick Romance.
"Early American Plays" by Oscar Wegelin
When melo-drama is produced worse horrors than this are likely to intrude themselves upon first nights.
"The Footlights Fore and Aft" by Channing Pollock
One from Melos, in the Athens Museum, has a porte-caustique.
"Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times" by John Stewart Milne
GREECE AND THE ISLANDS OF CYPRUS, RHODES, MELOS, AND THERA.
"The Swastika" by Thomas Wilson
Fine examples are shown in the British Museum from Melos and elsewhere.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 4" by Various
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In news:

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Woodson says Melo is 'misread a lot'.
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Jardine believes Syracuse can win the NCAA Championship without Melo .
The Boston Celtics recalled rookie center Fab Melo from the Maine Red Claws of the D-League on Monday.
The move is somewhat of a surprise given that Boston appears healthy, while Melo has been battling a strained quadriceps.
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' Melo melts down Denver.
Knicks learn life's tough without Melo .
' Melo returns and Nuggets hold off Trail Blazers.
Without Melo , Knicks pound Heat.
Melo is a 'game-time decision'.
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In science:

W. de Melo, S. van Strien, One-dimensional dynamics, Springer-Verlag, 1993.
Bifurcations of stationary measures of random diffeomorphisms
FIG. 2: Transition temperature in units of the Fermi energy EF as a function of the interaction strength along the BCSBEC crossover, calculated using BCS mean-field theory (from S´a de Melo, Randeria and Engelbrecht, 1993).
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases
This work concerned ground-state properties and was later extended to finite temperatures by Nozi`eres and Schmitt-Rink (1985) and by S´a de Melo, Randeria and Engelbrecht (1993) to calculate the critical temperature for the onset of superfluidity.
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases
Mendes, B., de Melo, E., Nelsen, R.: Robust fits for copula models Comm.
An overview of the goodness-of-fit test problem for copulas
Doi: 10.1109/ICSM.2007.4362647 Melo A. C.V. d., & Silveira, P. (2011). Improving data perturbation testing techniques for Web services.
A survey of service oriented architecture systems testing
MS] W. de Melo, S.J. van Strien. A structure theorem in one dimensional dynamics.
Ergodic theory for smooth one-dimensional dynamical systems
The scale ambiguity problem has been considered by Lu and de Melo (1991) for the φ3 model.
Perturbative QCD Calculations of Total Cross Sections and Decay Widths in Hard Inclusive Processes
Melo (Carleton), Before turning to our investigations of searches for new pheW.
Discovery Potential for New Phenomena
By de Melo-van Strien fixed point theorem (see the apendice), there exists a fixed point to the operator T associated to a good family fλ and the essential combinatorial type σ .
Renormalization theory for multimodal maps
The following fixed point theorem was proved by de Melo and van Strien ([dMvS93]) when K is a simplex.
Renormalization theory for multimodal maps
I wish to thank W. de Melo for introducing me on this sub ject and for useful conversations about the mathematics and the style of this article. I also grateful to IMPA, where this work was done.
Renormalization theory for multimodal maps
Palis, W. de Melo, Geometric theory of dynamical systems.
Finite dimensional approximations for the symplectic vortex equations
Lins, A., de Melo, W., Pugh, C. C., On Lienard equation, Geometry and Topology, Lecture Note in Math. 597, Springer, Berlin 1977.
A Note On Application Of Singular Rescaling
W. de Melo and S. van Strien, One-Dimensional Dynamics, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, (1993).
Monotonicity of entropy for real multimodal maps
Junior and W. de Melo, Geometric Theory of Dynamical Systems: An Introduction.
Proofs for an Abstraction of Continuous Dynamical Systems Utilizing Lyapunov Functions
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