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Botany a cell from which tissues and organs develop by division and differentiation; a meristematic cell
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-- If the shot should preserve continuously its initial velocity of 12,000 yards per second, it would require little more than nine hours to reach its destination; but, inasmuch as that initial velocity will be continually decreasing, it will occupy 300,000 seconds, that is 83hrs.
I'll tell you what I should like--should like so much!" she wrote the initial letters, i, y, c, f, a, f, w, h.
In this light, then, or rather in this darkness, I would have the reader to consider these initial essays.
The initial mistake, however, will have effects of two kinds.
The initial speed had been, very fortunately, much above that estimated by the Cambridge Observatory; but the Cambridge Observatory had nevertheless made a mistake.
"Can you, then, tell me the name of any woman whose initials are L.
On my balloon and on all the other articles I used in the circus I painted the two initials: 'O.
On the first page were written the initials "J.H.N." and the date "1883..
But among the crowd were several whose punishment would be life-long; some, whose ears had been cropped, like those of puppy dogs; others, whose cheeks had been branded with the initials of their misdemeanors; one, with his nostrils slit and seared; and another, with a halter about his neck, which he was forbidden ever to take off, or to conceal beneath his garments.
were the initials of his name, and he really did live by the sword, as far as I know.
not only without the slightest appearance of irony, or even any particular accentuation, but with so even and unbroken an appearance of seriousness that assuredly anyone might have supposed that these initials were the original ones written in the ballad.
In one of these was a beautiful jeweled locket, and on the outside were the initials JT, and on the inside the initials NT; in the other was a golden hair ornament set with precious stones, and about it was wound a strand of her own silken tresses.