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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Definitions for crasis

  1. Composition; constitution; makeup.

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Citations for crasis
Here they are bathed in the waters of oblivion until they retain no memory of the scenes through which they have passed; but they still preserve their original crasis and capacity. Tobias George Smollett, Adventures of an Atom
This is all that ever staggered my faith in regard to Yorick's extraction, who, by what I can remember of him, and by all the accounts I could ever get of him, seemed not to have had one single drop of Danish blood in his whole crasis Laurence Sterne, Tristram Shandy
Origin of crasis
1595-1605
Crasis is derived from the Greek word krâsis which meant "mixture, blend."
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