transverse bar

transverse bar

[trans¦vərs ′bär]
(geology)
A slightly submerged sand bar extending perpendicular to the shoreline.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Holmes cut the cord and removed the transverse bar. Then he tried the various keys in the lock, but without success.
With respect to the horse, I have collected cases in England of the spinal stripe in horses of the most distinct breeds, and of all colours; transverse bars on the legs are not rare in duns, mouse-duns, and in one instance in a chestnut: a faint shoulder-stripe may sometimes be seen in duns, and I have seen a trace in a bay horse.
Our seats, into which we strapped ourselves, were so arranged upon transverse bars that we would be upright whether the craft were ploughing her way downward into the bowels of the earth, or running horizontally along some great seam of coal, or rising vertically toward the surface again.
Paddling over it, you may see, many feet beneath the surface, the schools of perch and shiners, perhaps only an inch long, yet the former easily distinguished by their transverse bars, and you think that they must be ascetic fish that find a subsistence there.
Two very different remnants of star death shine north and south of the ends of the Northern Cross's transverse bar. Alternatively, you can picture these nebulae as being near the wingtips of Cygnus the Swan.
The armature of the haptor comprises of two unequal pairs of anchor (dorsal and ventral), an unpaired dorsal transverse bar, a paired ventral transverse bar and seven pairs of hooks.
Abdominal segment 7 black; a long brown-red transverse bar; separated by narrow black line from double white line on posterior margin (interrupted at dorsum).
Anatomical abbreviations.--ALE = anterior lateral eyes; AME = anterior median eyes; C = conductor; CB = cymbium; CBP = cymbial basal process; CO = copulatory opening; CP = epigynal caudal plate; E = embolus; FD = fertilization duct; P = paracymbium; PLE = posterior lateral eyes; PME = posterior median eyes; S = spermatheca; St = subtegulum; T = tegulum; TB = epigynal posterior transverse bar; VD = epigynal ventral depression.
The smaller secondary courtyard on the north side of the transverse bar is dominated by the curved flank of the auditorium.
Abdomen: very dark grey with indistinct light lanceolate heart mark in anterior half, its front end a more distinct orange patch; orange-whitish transverse bar medially and some thin transverse orange-whitish lines in posterior half; white setae medially in a band that widens posteriorly, otherwise brown setae; venter uniformly dark brown, laterally with irregular light spots; spinnerets yellow brown.

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