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Botany a cell from which tissues and organs develop by division and differentiation; a meristematic cell
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"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.
I thought that `J.H.N.' were the initials of a broker, and that `C.P.R.' may have been his client."
-- 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.
You have only to put faint pencil-marks against the tenderest passages in your favourite new poet, and lend the volume to Her, and She has only to leave here and there the dropped violet of a timid confirmatory initial, for you to know your fate.
"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.
Those who wish to read of the earliest activities of Tom in the inventive line are referred to the initial volume, "Tom Swift and His Motor Cycle." From then on he and his father had many and exciting adventures.
Chris wanted those with initial letters in the corner, because he had never seen any before.