• WordNet 3.6
    • adj voluted in the shape of a coil
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Voluted Having a volute, or spiral scroll.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • voluted Having a coil, whorl, or volute, as a shell.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Voluted having a volute
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. volvĕre, volutum, to roll.


In literature:

The electric light flooded everything; it was shed from four unpolished globes half sunk in the volutes of the ceiling.
"Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea" by Jules Verne
The abaci are square and moulded, while the caps proper carry at their angles rudely carved volutes such as occur in the White Tower, London.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Durham" by J. E. Bygate
The style I shall call the 'Shaft,' and the stigma the 'Volute.
"Proserpina, Volume 1" by John Ruskin
Memoire sur deux nouvelles especes de Volutes des mers de la Nouvelle Hollande.
"Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution" by Alpheus Spring Packard
There can be no doubt that the symbolism of the Mycenaean spiral and the volute is closely related to the octopus.
"The Evolution of the Dragon" by G. Elliot Smith
Single Volute Helix Spring.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
Volute, rolled up in any direction.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
The four volute centers are slightly concave.
"Ancient Pottery of the Mississippi Valley" by William H. Holmes
It was until lately known as the Voluta pacifica, being one of the well-known Volute family.
"Beautiful Shells of New Zealand" by E. G. B. Moss
Capitals reverted to the volute type, transformed and refined.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
On the other hand, Volutes and other genera of univalve shells, usually met with only in tertiary strata, occur.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
The throat underneath the volute is very massive, although all the edges are finished off with the utmost delicacy and sharp tooling.
"Antonio Stradivari" by Horace William Petherick
Hanging from the ceiling, a candelabrum of gilt bronze spreads its branches twisted into elegant volutes.
"The Standard Galleries - Holland" by Esther Singleton
Fragment of volute from cap of column.
"A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Volume I (of 2)" by A. H. Smith
This volute may be looked upon as one of the most characteristic features of the Period.
"The Seven Periods of English Architecture" by Edmund Sharpe
Outer lip smooth within, deeply lobed above, attached to the second spiral volution.
"Zoological Illustrations, Volume I" by William Swainson
These shells were formerly blended with the Linnaean Volutes, but are now detached from them as a distinct genus.
"Zoological Illustrations, Volume III" by William Swainson
In one of the specimens the ogee ends finish in a point; in the other they finish in a spiral volute turning upon itself.
"The Swastika" by Thomas Wilson
We can always distinguish an Ionic column by the volute or scroll at its capital.
"Stories of Useful Inventions" by Samuel Eagle Foreman
The capital, with undercut volutes, was suitable for a straight architrave, but not for the arch.
"Constantinople" by William Holden Hutton

In poetry:

Beautiful city, the centre and crater of European confusion,
O you with your passionate shriek for the rights of an equal
How often your Re-volution has proven but E-volution
Roll’d again back on itself in the tides of a civic insanity!
"Beautiful City" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In news:

Biochemist e-volution is the rather unusually named online offering of the Biochemical Society and, to be honest, I'm not sure why they chose the rather undescriptive name.
Biochemist e- volution is the rather unusually named online offering of the Biochemical Society and, to be honest, I'm not sure why they chose the rather undescriptive name.
Stick-pack sparks tea- volution .
Caldera Systems Inc.'s new Linux management package, Caldera Volution , is a good first step toward centralized administration of Linux systems.
Caldera Volution Good Start for Taming Linux.
The Eye- volution of Man.
AW Welt Ambrisco Insurance Voluteers.

In science:

In principle, jet measurements, based on the calorimetric measurement of jet energy flow within the high-multiplicity environment of a heavy ion collision, are independent of the surface bias (and other trigger biases), since the energy of the initial parton is conserved throughout the medium-modified parton e volution.
Jet Quenching in Heavy Ion Collisions
Figure 1: The volution of (a,c) Fisher’ information IF (t), (b,d) Wehrl’s entropy SW (t), versus the scaled time T = λt and the root of the mean photon number α = √ ¯n.
Dynamics of the intensity-dependent Jaynes-Cummings model analyzed via Fisher information