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Botany a cell from which tissues and organs develop by division and differentiation; a meristematic cell
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The constables, also, discovered, between the bed and sacking of the unhappy man, a shirt and neck-handkerchief both marked with the initials of his name, and both hideously besmeared with the blood of the victim.
ceases to be the initials of an individual and becomes the badge of a society.
And you have been most intimately associated with some one whose initials were J.
From the chair beneath her she extracted a gun-metal cigarette-case, on which were powdered in turquoise the initials "E.
The doctor, for the last time, examined those precious initials, the exact form and size of which he carefully noted.
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.
cried Hopkins, as he held up the damning notebook, with the initials of our prisoner on the first leaf and the blood-stain on the cover.
In registering the names of the students, I found that almost every one of them had one or more middle initials.
Some one gave us this bowl the other day because it has their crest and initials.
These familiar initials are, I suppose, the best beloved in recent literature, certainly they are the sweetest to me, but there was a time when my mother could not abide them.
He has been too late several times, and when he sees he is too late he runs back to the Thrush's Nest for his paddle, of which Maimie had told him the true use, and he digs a grave for the child and erects a little tombstone and carves the poor thing's initials on it.
because the other initials were P-I-N-H-E-A-D; and that spelled 'pinhead,' which was a reflection on my intelligence.