(n.) Any reptile of the order Ophidia; a snake, especially a large snake. See Illust. under Ophidia.
(n.) Fig.: A subtle, treacherous, malicious person.
(n.) A species of firework having a serpentine motion as it passess through the air or along the ground.
(n.) The constellation Serpens.
(n.) A bass wind instrument, of a loud and coarse tone, formerly much used in military bands, and sometimes introduced into the orchestra; -- so called from its form.
(v. i.) To wind like a serpent; to crook about; to meander.
(v. t.) To wind; to encircle.
(1) Dozens of wet-suited arms arc rhythmically above the water like small sea serpents, churning the lake as they go.
(2) ‘We were simple as doves, wise as serpents’: Portugal toast Euro 2016 win Read more Has any player been through as many contrasting emotions in the space of a major final?
(3) In the beginning, then, this mythology goes, the biologist was in the middle of the ocean, "surrounded by venomous sea serpents", preparing to meet his genome.
(4) What is striking is the success of independent publishers with four represented on the list – Canongate, Serpent's tail, Atlantic and Granta.
(5) As with all Hawthorne's fantastic stories, and especially those written for Mosses , like "The Bosom Serpent" or "The Birth-Mark" (in which a husband becomes so obsessed with his otherwise ravishing wife's single blemish that he resolves to remove it at whatever cost), there is more going on here than an exercise in the ornamental grotesque.
(6) Resting metabolic rates (RMR) of 34 species from 18 genera of boas and pythons (Serpentes: Boidae), with body masses ranging from 2 to 67,800 g, were determined as oxygen consumption (VO2) and carbon dioxide production (VCO2) at three ambient temperatures (Ta).
(7) The way a bull's penis looks – like a red serpent... it's incredibly hard to watch.
(8) The moral emblem at the heart of Van Hoytl the Younger's painting is of course the oldest of all Judaeo-Christian symbolic objects: the apple with which the serpent tempted Eve.
(9) A subtler example is the mythological status snakes - the serpent of Eden, Ouroboros in Greek myth - hold in most cultures.
(10) Its soul became Serpent, long enough to be powerful as Cosmic soul.
(11) Most importantly, we must enact systemic changes that will uncoil the serpent of corruption that is suffocating our development.
(12) In his latest book, The Serpent's Promise , Jones examines how nurture and nature are inseparably intertwined.
(13) No visit from Dr Freud is needed to recognise that the devouring snake lurking deep in the body of the hysteric in "The Bosom Serpent" is not just the "egotism" of the longer title of the story, but guilt for auto-erotic naughtiness.
(14) Lionel Shriver is the author of We Need to Talk about Kevin (Serpent's Tail) Margaret Drabble Photograph: Murdo Macleod The Bell Jar is a novel of reckless vitality, and although it's about death, trauma, suicide and madness, it's as exhilarating as its narrator's first mad dash down the ski slope when she manages triumphantly to break her leg in two places.
(15) Recognition of the fact that the amplification mechanisms of the immune system are already fully activated when the clinical features of a serpent ulcer appear and that the destructive phase only represents an unwanted side-effect of the host defense mechanisms towards its own structures has resulted in the application of corticosteroids with simultaneous antibiotic medication and early tectonic perforating keratoplasty.
(16) That river is important for dreaming because it travels through the heart of the country, the waterways relate to the rainbow serpent and our totems in the trees,” Burragubba said.
(17) Following the advice of another human regarded as a living god , he has been as cunning as a serpent and as peaceful as a dove.
(18) Alas, the serpent’s egg was hatching inside the foundations of the emergent union.
(19) The present study, using classical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, infrared spectroscopy, has shown the dental hard tissues of the fangs of Viperidae (poisonous serpents with terrestrial or semi-aquatic habits) to be constituted of: a calcified outer layer, 0.4 microns thick, made of very small needle-like crystals, randomly distributed.
(20) Votive tablets found during the excavation of shrines of the Graeco-Roman god of medicine (Asklepios or Aesculapius) associate the healing of superficial lesions with contact with the oral cavity of non-poisonous serpents.
(v. i.) To breathe.
(n.) A slender stalk or blade in vegetation; as, a spire grass or of wheat.
(n.) A tapering body that shoots up or out to a point in a conical or pyramidal form. Specifically (Arch.), the roof of a tower when of a pyramidal form and high in proportion to its width; also, the pyramidal or aspiring termination of a tower which can not be said to have a roof, such as that of Strasburg cathedral; the tapering part of a steeple, or the steeple itself.
(n.) A tube or fuse for communicating fire to the chargen in blasting.
(n.) The top, or uppermost point, of anything; the summit.
(v. i.) To shoot forth, or up in, or as if in, a spire.
(n.) A spiral; a curl; a whorl; a twist.
(n.) The part of a spiral generated in one revolution of the straight line about the pole. See Spiral, n.
(1) An unidentified Moscow police official told the Interfax news agency that the group used “an internal staircase” to reach the top floor of the building and then used “special equipment” to reach its spire.
(2) One of the few regulations that has been spelt out in black and white is the maximum height limit – so planes don’t have to weave between spires on their way to and from City Airport, five miles to the east.
(3) The medieval church spires of rural England are to bring superfast broadband to the remotest of dwellings, with the Church of England offering their use as communication towers.
(4) San Andreas is a state of contrasts and extraordinary detail, there is always some interesting new nook to chance on, some breathtaking previously unexperienced view across the hills toward the capitalist spires of downtown.
(5) Behold "The Spire", a 398ft needle penetrating the sky; symbol of Dublin's thrusting modernity (or, cynics suggest, the grip heroin holds on some parts of the city).
(6) It’s a factor, but it wouldn’t be correct to say they died as a consequence of the mismanagement.” Miller also worked at Spire Gatwick Park hospital in Horley, Surrey.
(7) With permissions already granted for many more towers, from the Scalpel to the Can of Ham and a monstrous “Gotham City” mega-block by Make, we can say goodbye to a skyline of individual spires, between which you might occasionally glimpse the sky.
(8) North American marine archaeogastropods are mainly equidimensional but with a few disk-like forms and a very few high-spired ones, marine mesogastropods are mainly high-spired but with disk-like forms, neogastropods high-spired, and relevant euthyneurans sharply bimodal, like the stylommatophorans.
(9) When the sun made an appearance mid-morning, it threw a spotlight on the spire of the Saint-Michel basilica and the honey-coloured buildings that face the sweeping curve of the broad river.
(10) JJ Route 100, Vermont All your picture-postcard impressions of rural New England – village greens, white-steepled wooden church spires and roadside diners – can be enjoyed along Vermont's Route 100, which runs the length of the Green Mountains.
(11) Richard Jones, H5's chief executive and former commercial director of Spire Healthcare, told MPs gathered for its launch that, despite the government protecting healthcare from funding cuts, in the long-term high quality healthcare for all cannot be funded by taxes alone.
(12) However, last year it won an Independent Healthcare Award for Public Private Partnerships, for work on a successful partnership with the NHS in Cumbria and Lancashire which also involved Spire Healthcare and Abbey Hospitals.
(13) I live in the northern suburbs of the city, where from my backyard I can see the spires of Catholic and Orthodox churches, the minaret of a mosque.
(14) Its square tower and light resembling a short spire is fine enough to grace any village in the land.
(15) The Breakthrough Centre in Elstree, a joint venture between CancerPartners UK and Spire Bushey Hospital, provides chemotherapy and radiotherapy services, with Elstree Cancer Centre offering patients treatment options.
(16) Its director, John Crisp, said: “Spire suspended Mr Miller in December 2013 as soon as the trust notified us of their investigation into Mr Miller and he has not undertaken any surgery or held clinics at our hospital since.
(17) From the raucous taverns of the Shire to the dreaming spires of Gondor, there will be palpable relief today.
(18) "Following an audit of our members, which includes data on thousands of patients from leading groups including Transform, The Harley Medical Group, Spire Healthcare, BMI Hospitals and The Hospital Group, we can confirm that the average rupture rates reported for PIP implants is within the industry standard of 1%-2%."
(19) It is suggested that close location of chains and their zonal distribution by the section of helix spire forming sublicon wall, should provide the formation of stereohomogenous and complementary successions of biomonomers of different clases.
(20) It is a huge building site now, as the single glass-clad spire of the new One World Trade Centre climbs a little higher into the sky each day.