Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. delicatus, pleasing the senses, voluptuous, soft and tender; akin to deliciae, delight: cf. F. délicat,. See Delight
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. delicātus—deliciæ, allurements, luxury—delicĕre—de, inten., lacĕre, to entice.
He must be handled delicately, or he is spoilt.
"Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)" by Leslie Stephen
My mother's health was very delicate.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
Morality is a delicate act of adjustment on the soul's part, not a rule or a prescription.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
The anterior or outer wall of the cavity is formed by the mantle; the posterior, inner, or visceral wall by a delicate membrane.
"Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3" by Various
No starch should be used in the caps or strings, and there should be no ruffles to scratch the delicate skin of the baby.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
He has not given us this delicate sense of Beauty to be neglected.
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
A child could actuate it, and it would print delicately a thousand envelopes an hour.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
His whole character will be impressionable, and will respond to the most delicate touches of Nature.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
It will suit equally well the delicate young lady and the strong labourer.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
While young, the roots are delicate, mild, and well flavored; but, when full grown, valuable only for stock.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
"O hasten, 'tis our time,
Ere yet the red summer
Scorch our delicate prime,
Loved of bee, the tawny hummer.
"To Ellen, At The South" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Take it at night to my pillow,
Kiss it before I sleep,
And again when the delicate morning
Beginneth to peep?
"The Passionate Reader To His Poet" by Richard Le Gallienne
The neighbour green casts shadows of green
On my blind;
The moss, soaked in dew,
Takes the least print
Like delicate velvet.
"Written On A Wall In Spring" by Edward Powys Mathers
With delicate hands and slender feet
Like a silver pony,
Walking, flower of the world,
Thus I see you,
"Lovely One" by Pablo Neruda
NOTHING is better, I well think,
Than love; the hidden well-water
Is not so delicate to drink:
This was well seen of me and her.
"The Leper" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Then, for expressions delicate,
The tribe Levitic, imitate
Thus, when you in the pulpit stand,
Adorn'd with powder'd wig and band.
"To A Friend Going Into The Ministry" by William Hutton
As any experienced ranter can tell you, thinking about it has the unfortunate tendency of turning a good, clean rant into a muddy quagmire of fine points, conditional sentences, and digressions as delicately balanced as a Swiss watch.
The fact that aluminum cans keep beer fresher longer makes them the perfect vessel for this delicate but extremely hoppy, almost IPA-like brew that falls outside usual styles.
It will be hitting the shelves in March with a refreshed recipe, brewed with Fair Trade Certified green tea leaves, sweetened with organic stevia and infused with passion fruit and tangy hibiscus for a delicate flavor.
From farmer to consumer, logistics professionals must ensure this delicate cargo arrives quickly, and just as importantly, fresh.
The balance between keeping employees happy and saving money can be delicate.
I love gathering the delicately scented petals --pale pink, fuchsia, and white--the way some folks collect seashells.
They're glossy and golden outside, and delicate and flaky inside, with a heavenly buttery flavor.
Tuesday and her mother Woolly are delicate eaters when it comes to mint, gnawing down only about an inch a week.
Icelandic quartet Pascal Pinon make delicate, quirky and adorable acoustic folk.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy has won praise for his government's effort to bring about a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, a delicate balancing act for the country's nation's first freely elected leader.
A good vintage-clothing store requires a delicate balance of quality, selection, price and idiosyncratic personnel.
WHEN NOT being breached by angry mobs, US embassies around the world continue to engage in their long, delicate traditions of public and cultural diplomacy.
"The sun's rays are drying on the delicate lip tissue," Henriksen says.
It is fawning season for Georgia's whitetails, and – at least anecdotally – the delicate, spotted newborns are scarcer than ever.
Everyone knows what pregnancy test s are used for, but you may not know that they can also detect another delicate condition – testicular cancer in men.
The delicate point is the moment of its ﬁrst visit to r .
Random incidence matrices: moments of the spectral density
This implies that a delicate subtraction of the foreground emissions is required to access the extragalactic domain.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
Rudelson [R] (see also [P]) previously proved by a delicate construction of a ma jorizing measure.
Coordinate restrictions of linear operators in $l_2^n$
This transduction of a nuclear spin to an electron spin is a delicate process and diﬃcult to implement with high enough ﬁdelity.
Prospects for a Quantum Dynamic Random Access Memory (Q-DRAM)
It is the tidal ﬁeld (the outer part) that requires delicate handling.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations