colure


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colure

(kəˈlʊə; ˈkəʊlʊə)
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(Astronomy) either of two great circles on the celestial sphere, one of which passes through the celestial poles and the equinoxes and the other through the poles and the solstices
[C16: from Late Latin colūrī (plural), from Greek kolourai cut short, dock-tailed, from kolos docked + oura tail; so called because the view of the lower part is curtailed]
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Try the test I told thee of, Sancho," said Don Quixote, "and don't mind any other, for thou knowest nothing about colures, lines, parallels, zodiacs, ecliptics, poles, solstices, equinoxes, planets, signs, bearings, the measures of which the celestial and terrestrial spheres are composed; if thou wert acquainted with all these things, or any portion of them, thou wouldst see clearly how many parallels we have cut, what signs we have seen, and what constellations we have left behind and are now leaving behind.
ISLAMABAD -- PPP leader Faisal Sakhi Butt has said that federal capital is being promoted the cultural hub of the country representing the colure of all four provinces AJK & Gilgit Baltistan.
Probably the red colure is a symbol of blood and life.
Tenders are invited for Supply, Fixing And Commissioning Of 84 Led White Colure 100 W Power With Cable Wire At For Various Area Of Vanakbara, Saudwadi, Bucharwada And Zolawadi Village Panchayat Of Diu District.
In this survey, morphological characters as colure, distribution of hair, shape of uropatagium (tail membrane) and nose leaf, calcar (a foot spur of cartilage that supports the membrane between the foot and tail), post calcar, shape of ear, tragus and antitragus.