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Circumflex   Listen
adjective
Circumflex  adj.  
1.
Moving or turning round; circuitous. (R.)
2.
(Anat.) Curved circularly; applied to several arteries of the hip and thigh, to arteries, veins, and a nerve of the shoulder, and to other parts.






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"Circumflex" Quotes from Famous Books



... observe how I spell the name of Nimes, with neither an s nor a circumflex, neither as Nismes, nor as Nimes, for both are wrong. Nimes is Nemausus, and there is no s to be sounded or suppressed in the ancient name of the place, which comes from the Keltic naimh, a fountain or spring. And in very truth ...
— In Troubadour-Land - A Ramble in Provence and Languedoc • S. Baring-Gould

... boots one pair of feet demands, If polished daily by the owner's hands; If the dark menial's visit save from this, Have twice the number,—for he 'll sometimes miss. One pair for critics of the nicer sex, Close in the instep's clinging circumflex, Long, narrow, light; the Gallic boot of love, A kind of cross between a boot and glove. Compact, but easy, strong, substantial, square, Let native art compile the medium pair. The third remains, and let ...
— The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Complete • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

... with a double meaning, as in the case of a pun, or with a peculiar implication, or are repeated for some peculiar effect of mere repetition,—when we have, in any form, what is called a play upon words,—a peculiar pointedness is given, wherein the circumflex inflection plays a large part. "Now is it Rome indeed and room enough, when there is in it but one only man." "I had rather bear with you than bear you; yet if I did bear you, I should bear no cross, for I think you have no money in ...
— Public Speaking • Irvah Lester Winter



Words linked to "Circumflex" :   circumflex vein, circumflex scapular artery, circumflex humeral artery, circumflex iliac artery, circumflex artery



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