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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.
Speaking to media persons, Additional IG Karachi Ghulam Qadir Thebo said if the traders voluntarily pull their shutters down, the police will not object but in case of forcible colures, arson and violence police would strongly respond.
Confident he could use these apparent observations to fix the passage of the colures at the time of the expedition, Newton calculated its date to be ca.
63) [micro]g/g DW, for the whole four weeks of storage [12] also detected the total carotanoid content in different colures of sweet potato and found that the highest carotenoid content was consistently exists in orange sweet potato, with low to very carotenoids in yellow and white sweet potato.
A pink colures tumour at the umbilicus (umbilical adenoma) in early childhood is the definitive sign of vitelline duct remnant.