Skeletonizer

Definitions

  • Mounted Skeleton of Allosaurus in the American Museum
    Mounted Skeleton of Allosaurus in the American Museum
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Skeletonizer (Zoöl) Any small moth whose larva eats the parenchyma of leaves, leaving the skeleton; as, the apple-leaf skeletonizer .
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Additional illustrations & photos:

a.: Excavating the Brontosaurus skeleton a.: Excavating the Brontosaurus skeleton
b.: Excavating the Brontosaurus skeleton b.: Excavating the Brontosaurus skeleton
Skeleton of Saurolophus, from Upper Cretacic of Alberta Skeleton of Saurolophus, from Upper Cretacic of Alberta
Skeleton of the garden toad Skeleton of the garden toad
Skeleton of a branching coral Skeleton of a branching coral
The Skeleton The Skeleton

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The skeleton of a spider is located on the outside of the body. The name for this is exoskelton
    • n skeletonizer In entomology, an insect which eats the parenchyma of leaves, leaving the skeleton: as, the apple-leaf skeletonizer, Pempelia hammondi.
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Quotations

  • Virginia Woolf
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    “Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame.”

Idioms

Skeleton in the closet - If someone has a skeleton in the closet, they have a dark, shameful secret in their past that they want to remain secret.
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Usage

In literature:

There upon the ocean-floor gather their remains, a heaped-up multitude of minute skeletons or shells, layer forming over layer.
"Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20)" by Various
What horror, were I to find him digging up his mother's skeleton!
"An Englishwoman's Love-Letters" by Anonymous
The following is a skeleton form of such a schedule.
"Fat and Blood" by S. Weir Mitchell
Jean knew the eight of them could give a pretty good account of the remains on the skeleton.
"Jan" by A. J. Dawson
The black snake coiled itself beneath the decaying skeleton, and spent the winter in secure repose.
"The Book of the Bush" by George Dunderdale
By digging below the concrete floor of one of the rooms, we came upon the skeletons of five adults.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
Briefly Hal reported the exchange of ideas between himself and his staff, skeletonizing his own speech.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
The skeleton forms the framework of the body, just as the heavy timbers of a house form its framework.
"First Book in Physiology and Hygiene" by J.H. Kellogg
The large one perhaps contained the skeleton of a leader, surrounded by a few of his intimate followers.
"Mound-Builders" by William J. Smyth
Your skeleton is of bones; it is an inside skeleton.
"The Insect Folk" by Margaret Warner Morley
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In poetry:

Said the Ayatollah skeleton
Die writer die
Said Joe Stalin's skeleton
That's no lie
"Ballad Of The Skeletons" by Allen Ginsberg
The wind croons under the icicled eaves—
Croons and mutters a wordless song,
And the old elm chafes its skeleton leaves
Against the windows all night long.
"Pictures in the Fire" by Kate Seymour Maclean
But her ghost comes to-night,
With its skeleton face and expressionless eyes,
And it stands in the light,
And mocks me, and jeers me with sobs and with sighs.
"Ghosts" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Well, here's their memento! here's the superb ideal
Clutched by the real!
That frail little skeleton flutters between the wires
Till the eyesight tires. . . .
"Kites" by William Rose Benet
For stone gathers seed and clouds,
skeleton larks and wolves of penumbra:
but yields not sounds nor crystals nor fire,
only bull rings and bull rings and more bull rings without walls.
"Lament For Ignacio Sanchez Mejias" by Federico Garcia Lorca
Beauty and strength and manhood—
And this was the end of it all:
Nothing but phantoms whirling
In a ghastly skeleton ball.
But the music ceased—and they vanished,
And I came away from the hall.
"The Phantom Ball" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

Mounted skeletons of various non-avian dinosaurs, each from a different group.
Skeletons Flesh Out Life's Past.
He is known as "Zombie Boy" because his entire upper body and head is tattooed to look like a skeleton.
There's more than skeletons hanging around the Straight Farmhouse.
'The Ballad of the Skeletons' The Nation.
A woolly mammoth skeleton with 90 percent of its original bones.
Canadian Mellisa Hollingworth tearfully saying she'd "let her entire country down" after blowing a sure medal in the women's skeleton competition.
Scientists unravel 9,300-year-old skeleton's past.
(AP) — A scientist who studies the ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man says he wasn't from the Columbia River valley where his bones were buried.
The US luge , skeleton and bobsled teams took their first runs of the season in Lake Placid on Friday, opening day for the sliding track at Mt Van Hoevenberg.
"Skeletons" scores virtual violence in upcoming video game.
1,800 skeletons found in 160 million-year-old 'bone bed' where animals succumbed.
However, the scene of a skeleton Santa hanging from a cross outraged some residents.
The skull of a Sulawesi wild pig, one of thousands of skulls and skeletons acquired by Alan Dudley.
But the plot is just a thin skin covering a hyper-formulaic skeleton.
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In science:

The nonnegativity of hi (P ) for a simple polytope P comes from its well-known combinatorial interpretation [Zieg’94, §8.2] in terms of the 1-skeleton of the simple polytope P .
Faces of Generalized Permutohedra
Let GP be the 1-skeleton of P with edges directed so that λ increases on each edge.
Faces of Generalized Permutohedra
Let us orient the 1-skeleton of P so that λ increases on each directed edge.
Faces of Generalized Permutohedra
This follows from the fact that the 1-skeleton of P is connected.
Faces of Generalized Permutohedra
This point xv does not depend on a choice of path from v0 to v , because any other path in the 1-skeleton can be obtained by switches along 2-dimensional faces of P .
Faces of Generalized Permutohedra
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