(a.) Born under, or influenced by, the planet Saturn.
(a.) Heavy; grave; gloomy; dull; -- the opposite of mercurial; as, a saturnine person or temper.
(a.) Of or pertaining to lead; characterized by, or resembling, lead, which was formerly called Saturn.
(1) The history of saturnine gout is almost as old as civilization itself.
(2) barks saturnine sheriff "Duke" Perkins, his smalltown beard quivering with indignation.
(3) Acute attacks in saturnine gout are frequently polyarticular and tophi rarely develop.
(4) "The more Smith talks about his role as reluctant pop star, the more the claustrophobic tone of Bastille's saturnine pop makes sense.
(5) The finely chiselled, rather saturnine features and piercing eyes were those of a colonial magistrate rather than a bland television personality.
(6) The clinical features of saturnine gout are essentially similar to those of primary gout; however, acute attacks tend to occur in the knee more frequently than the first metatarsophalangeal joint.
(7) Facebook Twitter Pinterest It also captures Kovtun, a saturnine figure in a dark jacket, who flew to London from Hamburg.
(8) Incomplete regression of paralysis and persistant biological abnormalities after chelating treatment were demonstrative of heavy saturnine load even though the toxic exposure was brief.
(9) Among these diseases, lead or saturnine poisoning (colica saturnina) caused by lead monoxide PbO, also known as litharge, was much dreaded (a 17th-century physician from Goslar wrote a treatise on "Lithargyrii fumo noxio morbifico, vulgo dicto 'pit cat'"); a miner's disease associated with phthisis and pareses of a then unknown etiology; and in some cases even with hookworm disease that was much later recognised as yet another professional disease of miners.
(10) One hundred fifty years ago a young but distinguished French scientist, L. Tanquerel des Planches, published a most comprehensive work dealing with almost every known clinical, epidemiological, and occupational aspect of lead poisoning, Traité des Maladies de Plomb ou Saturnines exposing in its second volume, Paralysie de Plomb ou Saturnine his invaluable experience on lead palsy.
(11) Young off-duty local waiters for the most part, sallow and saturnine or handsomely jowly, smoking furiously between sets in the high cold frozen sun before they diligently remount the high cold frozen metal stairs past a flutter of busy-bee BBC continuity wizards: loop-fed multilingual script editors with one eye and one ear on the monitor, one ear clamped to a headphone, chill mittened fingers rewinding pages, an impossible third ear half-tuned to shouted stage directions.
(12) The relationship of these studies with guanase and to the etiology and treatment of saturnine gout, which appears in humans suffering from lead poisoning, is discussed.
(13) Chronic lead exposure is also implicated in the development of saturnine gout and hypertension.
(14) This provides a quantitative insight of the previously described 'capillary activation' phenomenon, caused by lead encephalopathy and reveals it as a significant sequel of saturnine action.
(15) As an actor in rep in the 50s, Pinter was always cast as the saturnine heavy, the man who could turn nasty at any moment, and he retains that aura, a still energy, a volcano that might just blow.
(16) The relation of these findings to saturnine gout is discussed.
(17) If Michelle had dressed herself and her daughters for defeat, she could hardly have chosen anything more saturnine.
(18) The diagnosis of saturnine gout rests on the history of exposure to lead, clinical features of lead toxicity, biochemical confirmation of high serum lead levels and other biochemical abnormalities, and the exclusion of other forms of gout.
(a.) Habitually silent; not given to converse; not apt to talk or speak.
(1) The letters have been published amid growing signs that Charles is planning to rule in a far more outspoken way than the taciturn Queen.
(2) Last autumn, however, his allies told a Guardian investigation into the shape of his future reign that he intends to continue to make “heartfelt interventions” in public life after he becomes sovereign, in contrast to the Queen’s taciturn discretion on public affairs.
(3) Inside the Hark to Bounty pub in the Lancashire village of Slaidburn, I found taciturn young gamekeepers, cheeks flushed red from a day outdoors, quietly discussing their shoot by the open fire.
(4) He may claim to be "like a kid in a candy shop when it comes to my job", but others see something far less fun – describing him as taciturn, quiet, serious and work-focused.
(5) More than 20 novels later Rendell explained why she kept returning to her taciturn detective.
(6) He revealed his taciturn coach Ivan Lendl had given him a hug later.
(7) I'll find myself sitting cross-legged next to a taciturn Swedish engineer, a heavily tattooed biker, or another migrant – there's a computer programmer from Chennai – as our children play with the wooden blocks, rattles and drums.
(8) In receiving the David Cohen Literature Prize for lifetime achievement in 1995, he spoke of the sheer pleasure that writing gave him: "I'm well aware that I have been described in some quarters as being 'enigmatic, taciturn, terse, prickly, explosive and forbidding.'
(9) In the few interviews he has given over the past 50 years, he has come across as sombre and taciturn.
(10) Regimented, taciturn, Orwellian images of China's 17th Communist party congress have drawn little comment.
(11) Normally taciturn and professorial, Zeidan threatened to attack the tanker and sink it if it tried to leave.
(12) The legendarily taciturn Ford, when asked how he was, simply said, “I’m fine”, and then, perhaps sensing that was not enough, thanked Hardwick for asking.
(13) It’s impossible to say.” Murray, who tamed his once fiery temper, particularly during his two years with the taciturn Ivan Lendl, has continually expressed satisfaction with the two-time slam champion Mauresmo since she replaced the Czech on a short-term basis a few weeks ago.
(14) The taciturn Pierrepoint never bragged about “the job”.
(15) The fast-talking Ali invariably delighted in using the more taciturn Frazier as his stooge.
(16) The narrator is the 16-year-old Frank Cauldhame, who lives with his taciturn father in an isolated house on the north-east coast of Scotland .
(17) His default utterance is a grunt – that's how he responds when Jessica Chastain's glamorous dancer Maggie swans into town and takes a shine to him – but in spite of his taciturn nature, you can feel the heat of Forrest's intelligence.
(18) Didn't the way that even the most taciturn stars always wanted to take him into their most private confidence seem at all strange to him at the time?
(19) Far from being the taciturn meathead that his films generally make him out to be, he barely lets up for the 45 minutes I spend with him.
(20) She was well until August 20, 1988, when she was noted to have become taciturn and absent-minded.