Semita

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Semita (Zoöl) A fasciole of a spatangoid sea urchin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n semita In echinoderms, a fasciole; a sort of lesser ambulacrum (having, however, nothing to do with the ambulacral organs proper), consisting of a band of minute close-set tubercles which bear ciliated clubbed spines. Semitæ are characteristic of the spatangoid sea-urchins. See also cut under Spatangoida.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Semita sem′i-ta a fasciole of the spatangoid sea-urchins
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a path
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., a path.

Usage

In literature:

At the hour named by Heliodora, Basil set forth alone and rode by unfrequented ways towards the street on the Quirinal named Alta Semita.
"Veranilda" by George Gissing
Vox clamantis in deserto; parate viam Domini: rectas facite semitas ejus.
"Intarsia and Marquetry" by F. Hamilton Jackson
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