Virgin generation

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Virgin generation parthenogenesis
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O, Fr.,—L. virgo, virginis.

Usage

In literature:

The Virgin from the Gilded Portal is of a later generation.
"Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages" by Julia De Wolf Addison
Each generation finds the world a virgin field.
"The Opinions of a Philosopher" by Robert Grant
Wherefore take thou this booklet, such as 'tis, and O Virgin Patroness, may it outlive generations more than one.
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
In such cases the natural or virgin spawn is used directly and is of the first and most vigorous generation.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
The Blessed Virgin was "elect"; but it was that "all generations might call her blessed".
"The Church: Her Books and Her Sacraments" by E. E. Holmes
This has been called virginal generation.
"Homo-culture" by Martin Luther Holbrook
To carve these conditions out of virgin forest in two generations is a feat that well deserved its recognition.
"Down Under With the Prince" by Everard Cotes
Among the Chinese, the god Fo was generated by a virgin rendered prolific by a ray of the sun.
"Ecce Homo!" by Paul Henry Thiry Baron d' Holbach
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In news:

A dazzling triumph from the best-selling author of The Virgin Suicides, Middlesex is the astonishing tale of a gene that passes down through three generations of a Greek-American family and flowers in the body of Calliope Stephanides.
Virgin Galactic has been working on perfecting its second-generation SpaceShip Two prototype commercial spaceship , made primarily of carbon composites, for more than two years.
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In science:

Note that the following results involve only the virgin magnetization states, but that a magnetic field has also been applied, showing that the magnetization textures under study are more robust than simple metastable states generated during growth.
On the magnetization textures in NiPd nanostructures
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