nautilus

Definitions

  • NAUTILUS
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nautilus cephalopod of the Indian and Pacific oceans having a spiral shell with pale pearly partitions
    • n nautilus cephalopod mollusk of warm seas whose females have delicate papery spiral shells
    • n nautilus a submarine that is propelled by nuclear power
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 1st nuclear-powered submarine, the Nautilus, commissioned by the United States Navy in 1954, made her maiden voyage on Jan. 17, 1955.
    • Nautilus A variety of diving bell, the lateral as well as vertical motions of which are controlled, by the occupants.
    • Nautilus The argonaut; -- also called paper nautilus. See Argonauta, and Paper nautilus, under Paper.
    • Nautilus (Zoöl) The only existing genus of tetrabranchiate cephalopods. About four species are found living in the tropical Pacific, but many other species are found fossil. The shell is spiral, symmetrical, and chambered, or divided into several cavities by simple curved partitions, which are traversed and connected together by a continuous and nearly central tube or siphuncle. See Tetrabranchiata.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nautilus The Argonauta argo, or any other cephalopod believed to sail by means of the expanded tentacular arms.
    • n nautilus A genus of tetrabranchiate cephalopoda, type of the Nautilacea or Nautilidæ, to which very different limits have been assigned. By Linnæus it was made to include all the camcrate or tetrabranchiate cephalopods aS well as foraminiferous shells having like forms. It was afterward gradually restricted.
    • n nautilus A Portuguese man-of-war. See Physalia.
    • n nautilus A form of diving-bell which requires no suspension, sinking and rising by the agency of condensed air.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Nautilus naw′ti-lus a Cephalopod found in the southern seas, once believed to sail by means of the expanded tentacular arms: a kind of diving-bell sinking or rising by means of condensed air
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr. nayti`los a seaman, sailor, a kind of shellfish which was supposed to be furnished with a membrane which served as a sail; fr. nay^s ship. See Nave of a church
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. nautilos, a sailor.

Usage

In literature:

Like noiseless nautilus shells, their light prows sped through the sea; but only slowly they neared the foe.
"Great Sea Stories" by Various
The crew consisted of ten seamen from the Nautilus and the Constitution, all volunteers.
"The Land We Live In" by Henry Mann
Why, this is a perfect nautilus!
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Some time after this I belonged to the `Nautilus' sloop of war, commanded by Captain Farmer.
"Dick Cheveley" by W. H. G. Kingston
I here also saw numbers of the paper nautilus floating on the calm surface of the water.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
NAUTILUS, Schooner, 137, 141, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149.
"The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876" by J. F. Loubat
Genius is like the nautilus, all sufficient for itself in its pretty shell, quite at home in the big ocean, with no fear from any storm.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
Wadsworth of the "Constitution," and the men were chosen from that ship and from the "Nautilus.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
It is the page and not the cover that controls the proportions of the book, as the living nautilus controls its inclosing shell.
"The Booklover and His Books" by Harry Lyman Koopman
For one day's entertainment at the Nautilus Hotel, 1 dol.
"A Journey to America in 1834" by Robert Heywood
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In poetry:

The nautilus would stretch its paper sail
Cresting the swell to catch our eager eyes,
Or petrels from the cradling trough would rise,
Or the sharp fin of some black basking whale:
"The Lost Arctic " by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Nautilus Island's hermit
heiress still lives through winter in her Spartan cottage;
her sheep still graze above the sea.
Her son's a bishop. Her farmer is first selectman in our village;
she's in her dotage.
"Skunk Hour" by Robert Lowell

In news:

Building Disney's 1/70 scale "20,000 Leagues" Nautilus .
A 'Nautilus' for the 21st century.
Nautilus Fitness Center will welcome world-class racquetball players this weekend when the International Racquetball Tour's McDonald's Racquetball Classic takes place Saturday and Sunday.
This unusual specimen of octopus, known popularly as the paper nautilus, was scooped up by fishermen in coastal waters off of San Pedro and brought to the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium this week.
As incredible as the "Nautilus" was in "20-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea," there is an amazing submarine constantly in development here in North Central Florida.
Lt Will Hotchkiss will speak about his recent individual augmentee assignment to Afghanistan at the Naval Submarine League Nautilus Chapter luncheon Nov 30.
We are getting in shape with Jimmy Rosser from Nautilus.
In recognition of tomorrow's National French Fry Day, UWF will have a special dining experience available for you carb lovers in their all-you-care-to-eat dining facility in the Nautilus Market.
Groton — The Submarine Force Museum and USS Nautilus invite the public to help create a new commemorative brick walkway.
Military Times GET FIT Sweepstakes Win a Nautilus® T516 Treadmill.
Sears Canada, Harry Winston, Tekmira, Nautilus.
Just 1 mile from the Coast Guard Academy and 3 miles from the Sub Base/Nautilus, Red Roof Mystic New London is in a great location.
UPDATE 1-Nautilus halts underwater mine project, shares fall.
Nautilus Patch Design Contest 2012.
E/V Nautilus uses robotic vehicles to search the ocean floor.
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In science:

In parallel, cryogenic resonant detectors were designed and constructed in several laboratories, and towards mid 1990’s the next generation of ultracryogenic antennas, NAUTILUS (Rome), AURIGA (Padua), ALLEGRO (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) and NIOBE (Australia), began taking data.
The detection of Gravitational Waves
The purpose of this paper is to bring our results with the GW detectors to the attention of scientists working in the astrophysical field, and ask them whether are they aware of any special phenomenon occurring when EXPLORER and NAUTILUS showed a coincidence excess.
Studying the coincidence excess between EXPLORER and NAUTILUS during 1998
The ROG collaboration has also presented the results obtained with the EXPLORER and NAUTILUS cryogenic bar detectors alone in the years 1998 (Astone et al. 2001) and 2001 (Astone et al. 2002).
Studying the coincidence excess between EXPLORER and NAUTILUS during 1998
December 2004, one should also investigate whether a deviation from the background occurs in relatively short periods of time. A deviation from the background has, indeed, occurred in 1998 for the EXPLORER/NAUTILUS experiment, as we shall discuss in the following.
Studying the coincidence excess between EXPLORER and NAUTILUS during 1998
The sensitivity of EXPLORER and NAUTILUS during 1998 was not a very good one, worse than that obtained in the following years.
Studying the coincidence excess between EXPLORER and NAUTILUS during 1998
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