A genus of fresh-water or river turtles which have the shellimperfectly developed and covered with a soft leathery skin. They arenoted for their agility and rapacity. Called also soft tortoise,soft-shell tortoise, and mud turtle.
A small piece of paper, cardboard, or the like, serving as anotice, certificate, or distinguishing token of something.Specifically: --(a) A little note or notice. [Obs. or Local]He constantly read his lectures twice a week for above forty years,giving notice of the time to his auditors in a ticket on the schooldoors. Fuller.
An order of large, extinct, marine reptiles, found in theCretaceous rocks, especially in America. They were serpentlike inform and in having loosely articulated and dilatable jaws, with largerecurved tteth, but they had paddlelike feet. Some of them were overfifty feet long. They are, essentially, fossil sea serpents withpaddles. Called also Pythonomarpha, and Mosasauria.
A white, crystalline substance, C8H7N, obtained from blueindigo, and almost all indigo derivatives, by a process of reduction.It is also formed from albuminous matter, together with skatol, byputrefaction, and by fusion with caustic potash, and is present inhuman excrement, as well as in the intestinal canal of someherbivora.
Of or pertaining to Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria in the 4thcentury. Athanasian creed, a formulary, confession, or exposition offaith, formerly supposed to have been drawn up by Athanasius; butthis opinion is now rejected, and the composition is ascribed by someto Hilary, bishop of Arles (5th century). It is a summary of what wascalled the orthodox faith.
One of several lepidopterous insects which construct, in thelarval state, a baglike case which they carry about for protection.One species (Platoeceticus Gloveri) feeds on the orange tree. SeeBasket worm.
The chief city of Switzerland. Geneva Bible, a translation ofthe Bible into English, made and published by English refugees inGeneva (Geneva, 1560; London, 1576). It was the first English Bibleprinted in Roman type instead of the ancient black letter, the firstwhich recognized the division into verses, and the first whichommited the Apocrypha. In form it was a small quarto, and soonsuperseded the large folio of Cranmer's translation. Called alsoGenevan Bible.-- Geneva convention (Mil.), an agreement made by representatives ofthe great continental powers at Geneva and signed in 1864,establishing new and more humane regulation regarding the treatmentof the sick and wounded and the status of those who minister to themin war. Ambulances and military hospitals are made neutral, and thiscondition affects physicians, chaplains, nurses, and the ambulancecorps. Great Britain signed the convention in 1865.-- Geneva cross (Mil.), a red Greek cross on a white ground; -- theflag and badge adopted in the Geneva convention.