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initial

Botany a cell from which tissues and organs develop by division and differentiation; a meristematic cell
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I was little disposed to indulge in speculation on this topic while the far more serious question of the initials confronted me on the back of the photograph.
I have observed that your sister," he says in one letter, "has for the first time written the initial or first letters of her name.
Minutes merged into quarters of hours, and quarters of hours into half-hours, and still the sound persisted, ever changing from its initial vocal impulse yet never receiving fresh impulse--fading, dimming, dying as enormously as it had sprung into being.
What will be the period of transit of the projectile when endowed with sufficient initial velocity?
That is evident," replied Nicholl; "and we must conclude that our initial speed, under the power of the 400,000 pounds of gun-cotton, must have exceeded the required 12,000 yards.
The office of painting and sculpture seems to be merely initial.
Among these probably may be reckoned those initial essays which we have prefixed to the historical matter contained in every book; and which we have determined to be essentially necessary to this kind of writing, of which we have set ourselves at the head.
We have not so far considered what is the nature of the initial stimulus to a behaviour-cycle.
Here," he said; and he wrote the initial letters, w, y, t, m, i, c, n, b, d, t, m, n, o, t.
For many years, though a vague report would now and then find its way across the sea -- like a shapeless piece of driftwood tossed ashore with the initials of a name upon it -- yet no tidings of them unquestionably authentic were received.
If a stranger were introduced into any miscellaneous metropolitan society, it would but slightly advance the general opinion of his merits, were he presented to the company as a harpooneer, say; and if in emulation of the naval officers he should append the initials S.
In time, after many squeezes, Tom managed to sign his initials, using the ball of his little finger for a pen.