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Hind found that the eclipse was annular on the central line.

In 1567 there was an annular eclipse visible at Rome on April 9.

In 1748 Scotland was again favoured with a central eclipse, but it was only annular.

The angle of the anterior chamber is a true angle and not an annular sinus.

One of the annular constrictions is constantly in the sagittal plane (separating the right and left halves of the shell).

Finally, these annular creatures, obscure in their lives, isolate themselves.

On each side of the ring-plane four pairs of large irregular, annular holes; the fourth (inferior or buccal) pair is the longest.

There is yet another type of Anglo-Saxon brooch, annular in shape.

Eclipses of the sun are of three kinds—partial, annular, and total.

The steps compose an annular vault, winding like a corkscrew.

WORD ORIGIN

"ring-shaped," 1570s, from French annulaire (16c.) or directly from Latin annularis "pertaining to a ring," from annulus, diminutive of anus "ring" (see anus). An annular eclipse (1727) is one in which the dark body of the moon is smaller than the disk of the sun, so that at the height of it the sun appears as a ring of light. Related: Annularity.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ANNULAR

circular

adjectivegoing around
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