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The female has two breasts, rather elliptic than round, placed near the arm-pits.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME IX (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
Immersed in a subject with which they were all familiar, they were allusive, elliptic, and persistently technical.
THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDSERSKINE CHILDERS
It is elliptic; revisere being understood, or some similar word.
THE POSTHUMOUS WORKS OF THOMAS DE QUINCEY, VOL. 1 (2 VOLS)THOMAS DE QUINCEY
Planet, plan′et, n. one of the bodies in the solar system which revolve in elliptic orbits round the sun.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
Like the functions sine and cosine, the elliptic functions have addition theorems, e.g.
THE NEW GRESHAM ENCYCLOPEDIAVARIOUS
When Newton's law has been substituted for Kepler's we still know only elliptic motion.
THE FOUNDATIONS OF SCIENCE: SCIENCE AND HYPOTHESIS, THE VALUE OF SCIENCE, SCIENCE AND METHODHENRI POINCAR
Here, the windows in the body of the building take flattened elliptic heads; and they are divided by one mullion and one transom.
ACCOUNT OF A TOUR IN NORMANDY, VOL. I. (OF 2)DAWSON TURNER
Tid-an, evidently preceded newes in the sense of inteligence, and may not newes therefore be an elliptic form of new-tidinges?
NOTES & QUERIES, NO. 42, SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1850VARIOUS
They all had eight truck wheels under each, and elliptic steel springs.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, NO. 586, MARCH 26, 1887VARIOUS
Valve linear-elliptic; axial area a stauros widened outward and unilateral.
THE DIATOMACEAE OF PHILADELPHIA AND VICINITYCHARLES SUMNER BOYER

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