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molossus

(mɒˈlɒsəs)
n
1. (Poetry) prosody a type of foot in metre that contains three long syllables
2. (Animals) a type of large dog in ancient Greece and Rome that is reputed to have come from Molossia
3. (Historical Terms) a type of large dog in ancient Greece and Rome that is reputed to have come from Molossia
References in classic literature ?
A kingdom, as we have said, partakes much of the nature of an aristocracy, and is bestowed according to worth, as either virtue, family, beneficent actions, or these joined with power; for those who have been benefactors to cities and states, or have it in their powers to be so, have acquired this honour, and those who have prevented a people from falling into slavery by war, as Codrus, or those who have freed them from it, as Cyrus, or the founders of cities, or settlers of colonies, as the kings of Sparta, Macedon, and Molossus.
39) This is an uncommon metrical foot, the molossus.
nam qualis aut Molossus aut fulvus Lacon, / amica vis pastoribus, / agamper altas aure sublata nives, /quaecumquepraecedetfera .
From 1 of 17 Molossus rufus bats and 1 of 8 Molossus molossus bats, an identical novel alphacoronavirus was detected (BatCoV-M.
Shook lives in Los Angeles with his wife, where he edits Molossus and Phoneme Media.
53 Order Chiroptera -- -- -- Eumops bonariensis -- -- -- Molossus molossus Tadarida brasiliensis -- -- -- Order Rodentia (native) 11.
Haematological values and morphological observation of blood cells in Ballon frog, Glyphogloosus molossus.
13) As Fantham points out, 'Augustus' is a molossus, admissible in Horatian lyric unless it is nominative before an initial vowel, or vocative, while 'Caesar' is an easy spondee, and dactylic in ablative or genitive before a vowel (Caesaris aras).
com website, the original dogs of centuries ago were believed to have been a cross between "either a Segugio Italiano (a coursing hound), or sighthounds brought to Italy by Phoenician traders from Egypt, bred to the Asiatic Mastiff, or Molossus.
de pais familia genero y especie casos Venezuela Phyllostomidae Glossophaga longirostris 1 Argentina Phyllostomidae Sturnira erythromos 1 Brasil Phyllostomidae Desmodus rotundus 6 Brasil Molossidae Molossus molossus 1 Brasil Phyllostomidae Artibeus planirostris 1 Brasil Molossidae Eumops glacinus 1 Brasil Phyllostomidae Artibeus cinereus 1 Guayana Fr.
This parasite has also been reported from the black mastiff bat, Molossus ater in Mexico (Cain & Studier 1974).