• WordNet 3.6
    • n cortina a cobwebby partial veil consisting of silky fibrils
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cortina In hymenomycetous fungi, a marginal veil ruptured at its connection with the stipe, and hanging from the pileus as a shreddy membrane. Also called curtain.
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In literature:

Cortina lies in its valley like a white shell that has rolled down into a broad vase of malachite.
"Little Rivers" by Henry van Dyke
He found the chimney and began the descent, confidently, for he had once borne a good reputation at the Montanvert and Cortina.
"Huntingtower" by John Buchan
Some two hours later, we espied the troops of General Cortinas, about two miles distant, marching toward us.
"The Wonders of Prayer" by Various
Two terraces higher, on the Cortina terrace, stretch out the ruins of a huge construction in opus incertum.
"A Study Of The Topography And Municipal History Of Praeneste" by Ralph Van Deman Magoffin
A few summers ago I was drinking tea with friends in the gardens of the Hotel Faloria, at Cortina.
"Americans and Others" by Agnes Repplier
Antelao and Tofana, guarding the vale above Cortina, show faint streaks of snow upon their amethyst.
"New Italian sketches" by John Addington Symonds
Cortina," (vernacular for Cortona, probably,) "a renowned painter, was nicknamed, etc., etc.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864" by Various
Cortina, a cobwebby veil.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
There is a partial veil in the form of a cortina.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Cortina was taken on May 30.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various

In poetry:

In den Kellern von Cortina, sieht man lange Tage noch
Wie die Herren sich verkriechen und schreien laut von großen
Aus dem dumpfen Kellerloch.
"Die Italiener 1915" by Anonymous European
I am a young executive. No cuffs than mine are cleaner;
I have a Slimline brief-case and I use the firm's Cortina.
In every roadside hostelry from here to Burgess Hill
The maîtres d'hôtel all know me well, and let me sign the bill.
"Executive" by Sir John Betjeman

In news:

Stolen $70k Cortina back home soon.
The moon shines on the Italian Dolomites above Cortina d'Ampezzo, ski resort of the Italian rich and scene of an astonishing raid by tax authorities.
Cortina 's Italian Market.
Aigner: Cortina chronograaf ( leren band) Cortina chronograaf ( leren band) Displaying 1 to 3 (of 3 products).
Sonja Nef of Switzerland won her fourth straight giant slalom yesterday in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, to capture the World Cup title in the event.
Camille Cortinas & Eric Neal on Notably Texan.
She landed five top-10s in the downhill, coming in sixth in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, before finishing the season ranked eighth in the world in downhill.
Matthew Cortina Cranford High School students returned to class on Thursday, Sept 6.
Elk County Catholic's Jake Cortina, 8, rounds third and heads for home to score ECC's first run of the game against St Marys Area Friday afternoon at Berwind Park.
Residents of Cortina, a townhouse community with over a hundred homes located on Westview Parkway in Mira Mesa, have expressed their shock and frustration with the possibility of stricter parking rules around their properties.
Vonn wins World Cup downhill in Cortina.
Betty Cortina Out at 'Latina,' Former ' Vibe ' Editor Mimi Valdes In.

In science:

Recently, it was used by Corti˜nas and Thom in the construction of a bivariant algebraic K -theory.
Universal suspension via Non-commutative motives
Cuntz, C*-algebras associated with the ax + b-semigroup over N (English), Corti˜nas, Guillermo (ed.) et al., K-theory and noncommutative geometry.
K-theory for ring C*-algebras - the case of number fields with higher roots of unity
Cortina et al. (HEGRA coll.), to be published.
Selected Results from Ground-Based Cosmic Ray and Gamma-Ray Experiments