diluvial


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diluvial

, diluvian
of or connected with a deluge, esp with the great Flood described in Genesis
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In their account of the events, Lartet and Verneuil confirmed that they corroborated the workman's opinion and were immediately able to identify the stone as a silex axe similar to those that had been found in the diluvial terrains at Abbeville and Amiens (Verneuil and Lartet 1863b: 699).
un refuge dans quoi on se replie pour fuir le reel informe, diluvial et devastateur; puis, cette assurance acquise, il menage en lui-meme un deluge (en l'occurrence, et entre autres, le deferlement des formes et motlfs poetlques et le folsonnement dynamlque des reseaux actlves par la slgnlflance) pour pouvolr s'y noyer a volonte, mals a pled sec!
[A]s modern geology has almost banished such views as the excavation of a great valley by a single diluvial wave, so will natural selection, if it be a true principle, banish the belief of the continued creation of new organic beings.
Geologists intensely debated the adequacy of actual causes to explain the allegedly diluvial deposits and some other rocks from the deep past.
(ll.368-374) Traces of the history of the city are interwoven with immediate sensation and response: 'I hate the Etoile/The Bois bores me' (ll.60-61), and with cultural commentary: 'President Wilson grins like a dog and runs about the city, sniffing with innocent enjoyment the diluvial urine of Gargantua' (ll.125-127)--an allusion to Woodrow Wilson, who, as part of the ruling group of leaders in Paris for the peace conference, marks out territory.
Thus much appears to be established beyond a doubt; that in a period of antiquity, remote beyond any of which we have hitherto found traces, this portion of the globe was peopled by man; and that mankind has here witnessed some of those geological changes by which these so-called diluvial beds were deposited.
we find such undeniable proofs of a nicely balanced adaptation of means to ends, of wise foresight and benevolent intention and infinite power, that he must be blind indeed, who refuses to recognise in them proofs of the most exalted attributes of the Creator." (2) Because in the 1820s its geologists used religion as the foundation of their science, this decade at Oxford is called the "diluvial decade."
Como un elemento correlativo a la logica de variacion y composicion para formar una figura integral, la edicion incluye, en terminos iconicos, cuatro ilustraciones de casi pagina completa (en la caratula y tres en el cuerpo del libro) y tres vinetas (en las guardas y en la solapa posterior) que son mosaicos tomados de la Basilica de San Marcos y que ilustran detalles acerca de la circunstancia diluvial referida.
El riego en Tudela no solo se realizaba con acequias que llevaban el agua de los rios a los campos circundantes, sino tambien hay que tener en cuenta que el subsuelo de Tudela siempre ha sido rico en agua, al ser de formacion diluvial, es decir, formado por tierras arrastradas por el agua que baja del Moncayo a traves del subsuelo.
To creationists who deny the fossil record and the geologic age of the Earth, remember that the fossil fuel that you fill your car with was found by geologists and not by diluvial delusionists.
Es en un libro como Adios enigma tornasol donde el mar aparece como distancia casi irremediable, como podria serio el oceano diluvial, separando al poeta de la fuente, el origen, el reino: "Para que el arbol que protege tu sueno diera frutos / Mientras el mar desvestia a sus naufragos en mi cuerpo [...] Y el mar abre el pecho y conversa / Con peregrinos terrestres vestidos de espumas" (AET, 11).