The capital thus shows its true profile, the helices upon front and back, and upon the subordinate sides rolls of their thickness.
There were two helices all right, as an explanation of how Pheola could be right and then wrong.
On trying to obtain the shock from these helices, I could not succeed at first.
I observed on the beach at this spot some small species of unios, and, at higher points on the shore, helices.
The other four helices were similarly arranged, but their ends connected with a Leyden jar.
When the iron cylinder was replaced by an equal cylinder of copper, no effect beyond that of the helices alone was produced.
When only one of the eight helices was used, the effect was also much diminished.
Other electro-magnets could be made at pleasure by introducing a soft iron rod into any of the helices described (1053, &c.).
Of all Australian helices, this is perhaps the most curious.
With all this diversity the land shells or helices may always be distinguished from their salt or fresh-water relatives.
1650s as an architectural order, from Corinth, the ancient Greek city-state. In classical times Corinth was notorious for its luxury and licentiousness among the Greek states (and for not scorning trade and profit); hence Corinthian, noun and adjective, in various slang or colloquial sense in English, especially "a swell, a man about town" (early to mid-19c. but especially in the 1820s).
"a spiral thing," 1560s, from Latin helix "spiral," from Greek helix (genitive helikos), related to eilein "to turn, twist, roll," from PIE *wel-ik-, from root *wel- "to turn, revolve" (see volvox).
helix he·lix (hē'lĭks)
n. pl. he·lix·es or hel·i·ces (hěl'ĭ-sēz', hē'lĭ-)
A spiral form or structure.
The folded rim of skin and cartilage around most of the outer ear.
A three-dimensional curve that lies on a cylinder or cone, so that its angle to a plane perpendicular to the axis is constant.
In geometry, a three-dimensional spiral shape, resembling a spring.