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n.1.(Zool.) A genus of nudibranchiate mollusks, found in the warmer latitudes, swimming in the open sea. These mollusks are beautifully colored with blue and silvery white.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Epigram iii on Midas of Larissa was otherwise attributed to Cleobulus of Lindus, one of the Seven Sages; the address to Glaucus (xi) is purely Hesiodic; xiii, according to MM.
Thus far, we have spoken the truth concerning her as she appears at present, but we must remember also that we have seen her only in a condition which may be compared to that of the sea-god Glaucus, whose original image can hardly be discerned because his natural members are broken off and crushed and damaged by the waves in all sorts of ways, and incrustations have grown over them of seaweed and shells and stones, so that he is more like some monster than he is to his own natural form.
Sarpedon and Glaucus led the Lycians from their distant land, by the eddying waters of the Xanthus.
Respiratory cultures were positive for methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus and Aspergillus glaucus. Nafcillin and voriconazole were added to the treatment regimen.
Species with <2% cover included, in order of dominance, spike trisetum (Trisetum spicatum), granite mousetail (Ivesia muirii), alpine willow (Salix arctica), frosted buckwheat (Eriogonum incanum), Sierra beardtongue (Penstemon heterodoxus), heath wood rush (Luzula orestera), pussypaws (Calyptridium umbellatum), rockcress (Arabis platysperma), glaucus willowherb (Epilobium glabenimum), and little elephant heads (Pedicularis attolens).
The majestic quercus oaks have felt their tiny fingers a thousand times before and have donned the veil of glaucus green that hides a multitude of life since time began.
Not to be confused with the "blue pike" (Sander vitreus glaucus) of Lake Erie, which the U.S.
Only when Endymion learns to view his feelings more objectively can he attend to Glaucus and illustrate the physician's selfless concern.
Nazi-era claims are now more often being pursued through discussion and negotiation than litigation, as with the Kimbell's recent return of Turner's Glaucus and Scylla to the heirs of the Jaffe family in France.
This is an adaptation of Anthony Horowitz's introduction to the Greek myth, 'Glaucus and Scylla' (see The Kingfisher Book of Myths and Legends by Horowitz and Stevens--to be published imminently in paperback).
characters (Glaucus, for example) a deeper poetic tradition from which