arcus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n arcus a whitish deposit in the shape of an arc that is sometimes seen in the cornea
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n arcus In anatomy, an arch, bow, or ring.
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Usage

In literature:

Cum hoc arcus ejus extenditur, et primo sagittam in partem contrariam transmittit, et unum interficit.
"The Fair Maid of Perth" by Sir Walter Scott
Arcus et arma tibi non sunt imitanda Dianae.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
Ibi arcus et caetera omnia plana utpote sculpta secure et non scisello, his in omnibus fere sculptura idonea.
"The Principles of Gothic Ecclesiastical Architecture, Elucidated by Question and Answer, 4th ed." by Matthew Holbeche Bloxam
This last is what he calls 'directos via quinque per arcus.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
Arcus: a bow; part of a circle; but less than one half.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Etruscos celebrare viros, testudinis arcus, Urna, tholus, statuae, templa, domusque petunt.
"Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects" by Giorgio Vasari
Moreover, there is the arcus senilis, the fine translucent to opaque circle surrounding the outer portion of the iris.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
In elderly persons we ought always to look for the arcus senilis, which is a sign of a tendency to fatty degeneration.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
Near to this is the Arcus Argentariorum.
"The Diary of John Evelyn (Vol 1 of 2)" by John Evelyn
A view of this is given by Donati, who calls it the Arcus Domitiani.
"Old Rome" by Robert Burn
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In news:

Jeff Orr plays a Rachmaninoff concerto at Tacoma church, accompanied by…Jeff Orr, and David Arcus shows off his classical improvisation chops.
KALAMAZOO, MI – Kalamazoo College will break ground on the new contemporary and earth-friendly building for Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership with a public ceremony on Oct 9.
The Peoria Chapter will host a number of events beginning with a concert by Dr David Arcus from Duke University on September 30.
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