Pons

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pons a band of nerve fibers linking the medulla oblongata and the cerebellum with the midbrain
    • n Pons United States coloratura soprano (born in France) (1904-1976)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pons (Anat) A bridge; -- applied to several parts which connect others, but especially to the pons Varolii, a prominent band of nervous tissue situated on the ventral side of the medulla oblongata and connected at each side with the hemispheres of the cerebellum; the mesocephalon. See Brain.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pons In anatomy, a part which connects two parts, as if bridging the interval between them. Except in phrases, it designates the ventral part of the epencephalon, of which the cerebellum constitutes the remaining dorsal part. The ventral part of the pons is formed by the heavy masses of transverse fibers coming from the middle peduncles of the cerebellum. Also called pons Varolii and pons cerebelli.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pons ponz (anat.) a part connecting two parts
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a bridge
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., a bridge.

Usage

In literature:

It was at the bridge across the Padus, named Pons Padi.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 3" by Felix Dahn
Couldn't, 'pon my word, he was in such a hurry!
"Hildegarde's Harvest" by Laura E. Richards
It turned me quite sick, 'pon my word it did.
"A Frontier Mystery" by Bertram Mitford
All these stories began "Once 'pon a time," but each one ended differently.
"The Child's Book of American Biography" by Mary Stoyell Stimpson
And don't you go to mistrusting on us 'pon account o' that night!
"Tried for Her Life" by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
Hab for to keep mighty tight eye 'pon him 'noovers.
"International Short Stories" by Various
You are a cheerful mate, 'pon my sivvy.
"Blind Policy" by George Manville Fenn
Well, you're a cool 'un, 'pon my soul!
"Sir Hilton's Sin" by George Manville Fenn
I've gone up and you have gone down, and 'pon my soul, old fellow, I'm very, very sorry.
"Thereby Hangs a Tale" by George Manville Fenn
I don't think a man on board wanted to act unkindly to poor Jones; and, 'pon my soul, I'd not have sat by quietly and seen it.
"Seven Frozen Sailors" by George Manville Fenn
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In poetry:

The cat purs o'th hearthstone;
Th' clock ticks i'th nook;
Th' kettle sings o'th hob; an'
Th' pon hangs o'th hook.t
"Cradle Song" by Edwin Waugh
They say that in each human heart,
There is an unseen battle-field,
'Pon which two fighting forces meet,
And neither one consents to yield.
"Love and Fear Contest" by Frank Barbour Coffin
She's bad enough! but list a minute.
Beside her mate she isn't in it.
This latter lady, 'pon my word,
Repeats things . . . . she has never heard.
"Two Gossips" by Harry Breaker Morant
Now harnessed together like so many--horses,
By bridges of snow they cross awful crevasses;
So frail are these bridges that they who go o'er 'em
Indulge in a perilous "Pons Asinorum."
"The Alpine Club Man" by E W Bowling
O wild-reävèn west winds; as you do roar on,
The elems do rock an' the poplars do ply,
An' weäve do dreve weäve in the dark-water'd pon',--
Oh! where do ye rise vrom, an' where do ye die?
"Jenny Out Vrom Hwome" by William Barnes
Eg. Make no doubt on't: thou hast arm'd me
For all assaies.
Exit. Pon. Rho. Thou brightest star that shin'st this night,
Auspitious be thy influence to thy Rhodon.
My dearest Iris, I am surcharg'd with joy
To meet thee here.
"Rhodon And Iris. Act IV" by Ralph Knevet

In news:

In the 1990s, local cardiologist Pon-Sang Chan noticed that certain populations faced high barriers in gaining access to health care.
Verizon bows world's 1st 10 Gbps PON field test .
Verizon bows world's 1st 10 Gbps PON field test.
Verizon tests another 10 Gigabit PON(2).
U pon the human need for morning pick-me-ups, entire industries have been built.
Alumni Dust Off the Pom- Pons .
Christophe Prieur, Nicolas Pissard, Jean-Samuel Beuscart, Dominique Caron, Pascal Pons.
Cervélo & Pon make 'financing arrangement '.
Maxwell Pons is the preserve manager.
Welcome to Haiku -pons, the latest direct mailing for the Target Corporation.
He was the husband of Pon (Nomson) MacKenzie .
Cal Poly's Molly Pon, a DHS graduate, gets to a ball during a match at UC Davis last season.
The Texas State Forest Festival gets underway at the Expo Center in Lufkin featuring the KICKS 105 Pom Pon/Dance Team Championships sponsored by Academy of Gymnastics and Dance.
Pon publishes price to buyout remaining Derby shares.
Catalog #: PON-1 Images are bulk-priced.
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In science:

Pons et al. [231] discuss a hyperbolic formulation of the radiative transfer equations, paying particular attention to the closure relations and to extend HRSC schemes to those equations.
Numerical hydrodynamics in general relativity
Ib´a˜nez, J. M., Aloy, M. A., Font, J. A., Mart´ı, J. M., Miralles, J. A., and Pons, J. A., “Riemann solvers in general relativistic hydrodynamics”, in Toro, E.F., ed., Godunov methods: theory and applications, 485– 496, (Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York, 2001).
Numerical hydrodynamics in general relativity
Pons, J. A., Font, J. A., Ib´a˜nez, J. M., Mart´ı, J. M., and Miralles, J. A., “General Relativistic Hydrodynamics with Special Relativistic Riemann Solvers”, Astron.
Numerical hydrodynamics in general relativity
Pons, J. A., Ib´a˜nez, J. M., and Miralles, J. A., “Hyperbolic character of the angular moment equations of radiative transfer and numerical methods”, Mon.
Numerical hydrodynamics in general relativity
Rezzolla, L., Zanotti, O., and Pons, J. A., “An improved exact Riemann solver for multidimensional relativistic flows”, J.
Numerical hydrodynamics in general relativity
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