cancellate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj cancellate having an open or latticed or porous structure
    • adj cancellate having a latticelike structure pierced with holes or windows
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1819, the USA purchased Florida from Spain for the cancellation of a $5 million debt
    • Cancellate (Bot) Consisting of a network of veins, without intermediate parenchyma, as the leaves of certain plants; latticelike.
    • Cancellate (Zoöl) Having the surface coveres with raised lines, crossing at right angles.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Canada declared national beauty contests canceled as of 1992, claiming they were degrading to women.
    • cancellate Separated into spaces or divisions, as by cancelli. Specifically— In zoology, marked by lines crossing each other; marked latticewise; reticulated; showing a network of lines. The shell of Cancellaria reticulata is a good example.
    • cancellate In anatomy, same as in zoölogy, but especially said of the light spongy or porous texture of bone resulting from numerous thin osseous laminæ with intervening spaces large enough to be readily seen by the naked eye. Such texture occurs in the ends of long bones, as the humerus and femur, and in the interior of most short, fiat, or irregular bones. The spaces are chiefly vascular channels, filled with connective tissue, fat, etc., between plates or layers of more compact bone-tissue.
    • cancellate In botany, applied to leaves consisting entirely of veins, without connecting parenchyma, so that the whole leaf looks like a sheet of open network; in mosses, applied to cell-structure having such appearance.
    • cancellate Also cancellous.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Cancellate marked latticewise, reticulated
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Quotations

  • Winston Churchill
    Winston%20Churchill
    “We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.”
  • Howard Hughes
    Howard Hughes
    “Once you consent to some concession, you can never cancel it and put things back the way they are.”
  • Arthur Ashe
    Arthur Ashe
    “Every time you win, it diminishes the fear a little bit. You never really cancel the fear of losing; you keep challenging it.”
  • Edwin C. Bliss
    Edwin C. Bliss
    “Yesterday is a canceled check: Forget it. Tomorrow is a promissory note: Don't count on it. Today is ready cash: Use it!”
  • Kay Lyons
    Kay Lyons
    “Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have; so spend it wisely.”
  • Hank Stram
    Hank Stram
    “Yesterday is a cancelled check. Today is cash on the line. Tomorrow is a promissory note.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. cancellatus, p. p. of cancellare, See Cancel (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., a lattice.

Usage

In literature:

Wherefore he canceled his too hasty judgments and went over to Schmucke's side.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
In a caress I shall cancel all the past since his accident.
"The Price of Love" by Arnold Bennett
An attack on the wrong idol cancels fifty subscriptions.
"The Art Of The Moving Picture" by Vachel Lindsay
Have they cancelled the meet?
"A Diversity of Creatures" by Rudyard Kipling
The bank takes the houses and your cash balance and cancels the mortgages.
"Don Orsino" by F. Marion Crawford
And yet, even with that confounded charter canceled, we're stuck with the girl.
"Kindred of the Dust" by Peter B. Kyne
Man changes the form of things, but he does not cancel their essence.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 2 of 14" by Elbert Hubbard
When I was at the station, however, on the Saturday, I got a wire from The General, 'Orders cancelled.
"The Authoritative Life of General William Booth" by George Scott Railton
Its sovereignty cancelled the priority of the more trivial and the grosser claim.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
When this is accomplished a few canceled checks are taken at the same time.
"Disputed Handwriting" by Jerome B. Lavay
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In poetry:

And never my faith nor my fervour faltered,
Until you turned to my lips again,
When, my eager longing for you unaltered
Your first kiss cancelled my months of pain.
"Oh, Life, I Have Taken You For My Lover!" by Laurence Hope
Cy. If once they be conjoyn'd in Hymens rites,
Then all our toyle's ridiculous and vaine;
For Hymens obligations are (we see)
Seldome by any cancell'd, but by death.
"Rhodon And Iris. Act II" by Ralph Knevet
But the making of magistrates now all the rage is,
And every flockmaster's a justice of peace;
They find it so easy to cancel the wages,
The law is their own and they rob whom they please.
"Paddy's Letter, 1857" by Anonymous Oceania
Peace, then, ye blasphemers of Liberty's name!
Though red was the blood by your forefathers spilt,
Still redder your cheeks should be mantled with shame,
Till the spirit of freedom shall cancel the guilt.
"Jefferson's Daughter" by Anonymous Americas
When he was come, as travellers are wont,
He did repair unto an inne.
Both then, and after, many a brunt He did endure to cancell sinne:
And having giv'n the rest before,
Here he gave up his life to pay our score.
"The Bag" by George Herbert
Still o'er this mind surcharg'd with woe,
The fever'd gale of Thought shall blow ;
'Till death's cold hand shall chill its rage,
And cancel Mem'ry's blotted page ;
Then o'er the green-turf where I lie,
Summer may pour her lustrous eye.
"Stanzas" by Laura Sophia Temple

In news:

Parents are angry that this month's graduation ceremony for 5th grade students has been cancelled.
Luck' cancellation cost Time Warner $35 million.
A winter storm whipping across the region has forced the cancellation of more than 700 flights at Chicago's airports.
A winter storm has forced the cancellation of more than 700 flights at Chicago's airports.
The actress discusses the miscommunication leading many to believe the show had been canceled and where Colette's story line is headed.
'Pan Am's' Karine Vanasse on Her Mistaken Cancelation Tweet, the Fallout Over Bridget's Return.
Crossroads KC explains Cinderella's cancelation .
Today's abrupt cancellation was triggered by Karzai's runoff rival, former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah.
The Tulane women's golf team was forced to settle for a second place finish at the Mo Morial after heavy rains in the area forced the cancelation of Sunday's third and final round at the Traditions Golf Club in Bryan, Texas.
Thoughts on Ricky Ledo canceling press conference.
Dates might hit all sorts of snags early this week, so try not to get too upset if someone cancels on you or you find your reservations mixed up at the last minute.
Badger has canceled another day of service amid a forecast for winds that could kick up waves on Lake Michigan.
NBA cancels games, common people get shaft.
'Common Law' Officially Canceled by USA Network.
USA has canceled its rookie cop series Common Law, the network confirmed Wednesday.
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In science:

Therefore, the contribution from the brane at zero needs to be fine-tuned such that it can be canceled by those “quanta”.
Fine-Tuning of the Cosmological Constant in Brane Worlds
In the supersymmetric case, to cancel anomalies one had to add E8 gauge fields at each end of the line interval.
Bosonic M Theory
Brillouin zone), which exists in the sense of the Cauchy principal value (used by Kuper to verify the BCS theory) [2, 6], i.e. positive and negative contributions of V (k, q), if finite, are cancelled on a series of spherical surface, the singular point ignored.
Understanding BCS Theory
The zero point energies of the fermionic degrees of freedom conspire to precisely cancel the zero point energies of the bosonic oscillators.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
This cancellation gives rise to a continuous spectrum in the supersymmetric matrix theory.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
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