tellurian

[ te-loo r-ee-uh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF tellurian
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As an old Tellurian saying hath it, 'you're altogether too big for your britches.'

Jim, what are the Tellurian figures for exactly five hundred miles up?

Garlock and Belle began systematically to explore the Tellurian Region.

Roger is undoubtedly of Tellurian parentage, and the story is that his father was a moon-pirate, his mother a Greek adventuress.

Another Arpalone appeared, indistinguishable to Tellurian eyes from any one of the others.

She appeared to be about twenty years—Tellurian equivalent—old; he was probably twenty-three or twenty-four.

Including the Tellurian and the Margonian, we now have forty-eight regions defined.

Truly you have made a notable achievement in science, Tellurian friends, and we congratulate you upon its accomplishment.

They were asexual: sexless to a degree unapproached by any form of Tellurian life higher than the yeasts.

WORD ORIGIN

"pertaining to the earth," 1846, from Latin tellus (genitive telluris) "earth," from PIE root *tel- "ground, floor" (cf. Lithuanian telinat "spread out, flat," Sanskrit talam "plain, sole of the foot," Old Church Slavonic tilo "floor," Greek telia "dice board," Old Irish talam "earth," Old Norse þilja "plank"). The chemical telluride is attested from 1849.

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