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terrae

terrae in Science
terra
  (těr'ə)   
  1. A rough highland or mountainous region of the moon with a relatively high albedo. Compare mare.

  2. A vast highland region on a planet.


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  • Such remarks from the mouth of terrae Filius are indeed quiet, but however lacking in sparkle, they are filled with the truth.

    Rowlandson's Oxford A. Hamilton Gibbs
  • Lex terrae, etc.; Rerum judicatarum censurae octo, in folio; praeter alias ejusdem naturae ineditas.

  • terrae Filius immediately began to puzzle his brain as to the membership of the club and its intentions.

    Rowlandson's Oxford A. Hamilton Gibbs
  • terrae printed the letter and smilingly pointed out the reasons of the mans wrath in a tone of charming tolerance.

    Rowlandson's Oxford A. Hamilton Gibbs
  • When he came to New College, he was terrae filius; but he was so bitterly satyricall that he was expelled and putt to his shifts.

  • From the point of view of journalism there is no paper in Oxford to-day which can survive a comparison with terrae Filius.

    Rowlandson's Oxford A. Hamilton Gibbs
  • As a result the pages of terrae Filius are from cover to cover a source of immense joy.

    Rowlandson's Oxford A. Hamilton Gibbs
  • While on the subject of innkeepers there is an example of the consummate impudence of terrae Filius which is most worthy of note.

    Rowlandson's Oxford A. Hamilton Gibbs
  • Abuses of such a nature are long dead, and a terrae Filius to-day would rapidly die of starvation by reason of the lack of matter.

    Rowlandson's Oxford A. Hamilton Gibbs
  • terrae Filius devoted one chapter, peculiarly conspicuous for its lack of satirical venom, to the dissection of Fellows.

    Rowlandson's Oxford A. Hamilton Gibbs

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