partial veil

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n partial veil membrane of the young sporophore of various mushrooms extending from the margin of the cap to the stem and is ruptured by growth; represented in mature mushroom by an annulus around the stem and sometimes a cortina on the margin of the cap
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Usage

In literature:

I rested her head on my shoulder, and partially opened her veil.
"The Two Destinies" by Wilkie Collins
She wore a long chinchilla coat, covering her from head to foot, and a mantilla veil about her head, which partially obscured her features.
"The Devil's Paw" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Among them, the merchant noticed a young woman whose face was partially veiled.
"Heart-Histories and Life-Pictures" by T. S. Arthur
The window was closed, and partially veiled by muslin draperies, but Kenelm caught glimpses of the room within.
"Kenelm Chillingly, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
A large window, partially veiled by a white curtain, gives a view of a city at some little distance.
"Woman in the Nineteenth Century" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
The chief mahout purchased for Kathlyn a beautiful saree, or veil, which partially concealed her face and hair.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
The partial or secondary veil takes the form of a ring.
"Among the Mushrooms" by Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
Partial veil fibrillose or absent.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
The nest itself was partially veiled by a bunch of leaves.
"Upon The Tree-Tops" by Olive Thorne Miller
The half-light of a moon partially veiled by clouds.
"The Forerunners" by Romain Rolland
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In news:

Saudi fully veiled women wear special tinted glasses to watch a partial solar eclipse in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah.
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In science:

However, scattering by the dust in the optical/NIR region may partially fill in spectral absorption features (i.e., veiling), and fitting the molecular bands using the MARCS models may lead to too high an effective temperature.
Bringing VY Canis Majoris Down to Size: An Improved Determination of Its Effective Tempeature
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