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What does the word terraqueous mean? Find synonyms, antonyms and the meaning of the word terraqueous in our free online dictionary! Find words starting with terraqueous and anagrams of terraqueous.
Definitions of "terraqueous"
- Composed of land and water. adjective
- Comprising both land and water, like the Earth. adjective
- Consisting of land and water. adjective
- Consisting of land and water, as the globe or earth.
The word "terraqueous" in example sentences
"Sometimes I believe that this less material life is our truer life, and that our vain presence on the terraqueous globe is itself the secondary or merely virtual phenomenon.". [Archive 2010-04-01]
This is plainly the end of this miserable terraqueous globe!. [Les Miserables]
If the name attaches only to one pleasure always permanent, or a continued although varied range of delicious enjoyment, then happiness belongs not to this terraqueous globe.. [A Philosophical Dictionary]
Thus, then, two new oceans are requisite to cover the terraqueous globe merely to the depth of five hundred feet.. [A Philosophical Dictionary]
Thus he explains the tides by the attraction of the terraqueous globe towards the moon, which to him does not appear odd or anomalous, but only a particular example of a general rule or law of nature.. [A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge, by George Berkeley]
In the middle of this Ptolemaic cosmos the spherical earth, or rather terraqueous sphere, rested immovable.. [Dictionary of the History of Ideas]
"Very far," said Don Quixote, "for of the three hundred and sixty degrees that this terraqueous globe contains, as computed by Ptolemy, the greatest cosmographer known, we shall have traveled one-half when we come to the line I spoke of.". [Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7]
These sloughs wind through an immense timbered swamp, and constitute a terraqueous labyrinth of such intricacy, that unskilful and inexperienced navigators have been lost for many days in it, and some,. [What I Saw in California]
The aërial ocean is such open-work, that these infinitesimal billows are not much, though somewhat, broken by it; but when they reach the terraqueous globe itself, they dash into foam which goes whirling and eddying down into solids and liquids, among their wild caverns of ultra-microscopic littleness, and this foam or whirl-storm of ethereal substance is heat, if we are not much mistaken.. [The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 08, June 1858]
Too subtly she will lay fascinations upon man; and it will need all the anguish of disease, and the stings of death, to unloose the ties which, in coming ages, must bind the hearts of her children to this Eden of the terraqueous globe.. [Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 54, No. 337, November, 1843]
Habitually living with the elements and knowing little more of the land than as a beach, or, rather, that portion of the terraqueous globe providentially set apart for dance-houses, doxies and tapsters, in short what sailors call a "fiddlers'-green," his simple nature remained unsophisticated by those moral obliquities which are not in every case incompatible with that manufacturable thing known as respectability.. [Billy Budd]
Of all the bridges which ever were built, the whole world who have passd over the Pont Neuf must own, that it is the noblestthe finestthe grandestthe lightestthe longestthe broadest that ever conjoind land and land together upon the face of the terraqueous globe.. [59. The Fragment. Paris]
'I will, first of all, presuppose that air has weight owing to the vapours and halations which ascend from the earth and seas to a height of many miles and surround the whole of our terraqueous globe; and this fact will not be denied by philosophers, even by those who may have but. [A History of Aeronautics]
For the notion of a huge mechanism like the celestial sphere, spinning round the terraqueous globe as its pivot looked unreasonable.. [Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8 A series of pen and pencil sketches of the lives of more than 200 of the most prominent personages in History]
There are perhaps more than a million species of plants and animals, exclusive of the microscopic and infusory animalcules, now inhabiting the terraqueous globe, so that if only one of these were to become extinct annually, and one new one were to be every year called into being, much more than a million of years might be required to bring about a complete revolution of organic life.. [A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume III: Modern development of the physical sciences]
Amid such terraqueous conditions it was natural enough that the children should develop a passion for the sea.. [William Lloyd Garrison]