fauces


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fauces

[′fȯ‚sēz]
(anatomy)
The passage in the throat between the soft palate and the base of the tongue.
(botany)
The throat of a calyx, corolla, or similar part.

fauces

In the Roman house, passageways from the street to the atrium, or from the atrium to the peristyle.
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On entering an atrium house the fauces lead directly into the focal point of the domus, the high-roofed atrium (no 3).
56) Implicit in the Supreme Court's consideration of the Burt case is the recognition that there may be bodies of water within the boundaries of provinces by express provision, as indeed was recognized explicitly in Keyn, and which would not be part of the territory as waters inter fauces terrae.
El animal defeca antes de la huida, no tanto por miedo a las fauces que lo amenazan como por aligerar el cuerpo, por aliviarse, y asi poder escapar con mas celeridad (59).
Of particular interest here is the fauces, the long, thin entranceway common in atrium houses (FIGURES 3 & 4 show the differences between the same house with and without the fauces, and demonstrate the highly focused effect the fauces creates.
El negocio de la familia Luna esta entre los mas distinguidos de Amozoc, un poblado poco pretencioso de 36,000 habitantes, que poco a poco desaparece en las fauces del horrible parque industrial en las afueras de Puebla, una ciudad colonial a dos horas de camino al este de la Ciudad de Mexico Los edificios de Amozoc, grises y de poca altura, y su adormilada plaza, con sus bancos y palmeras plantadas alrededor del estrado de hierro forjado donde toca la orquesta, son lo que distingue al pueblo.