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syrtis

(ˈsɜːtɪs)
n
(Physical Geography) an area of quicksand
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The Chones inhabited the part toward Iapigia and the Ionian Sea which is called Syrtis. These Chones were descended from the AEnotrians.
At last his Sail-broad Vannes He spreads for flight, and in the surging smoak Uplifted spurns the ground, thence many a League As in a cloudy Chair ascending rides Audacious, but that seat soon failing, meets A vast vacuitie: all unawares Fluttring his pennons vain plumb down he drops Ten thousand fadom deep, and to this hour Down had been falling, had not by ill chance The strong rebuff of som tumultuous cloud Instinct with Fire and Nitre hurried him As many miles aloft: that furie stay'd, Quencht in a Boggie SYRTIS, neither Sea, Nor good dry Land: nigh founderd on he fares, Treading the crude consistence, half on foot, Half flying; behoves him now both Oare and Saile.
Some regions such as the Syrtis Major Planum have been recorded to have stronger sand movement.
Three sites close to each other were pinpointed as being particularly promising andwere voted as favourites among scientists at the meeting in Glendale, California: these are known as Jezero crater, Northeast Syrtis and Midway.
It also contributed to Sotheby's highest combined total yet for its modern and contemporary evening sales in Hong Kong --HK$1.56bn (US$199m)--sales in which the offering of Western art was also too per cent sold (Picasso's Buste d'homme laure sold for over US$7m in the Modern sale, as did Joan Mitchell's Syrtis in the Contemporary sale).
The juvenile is one of two Godolphin colts in the Prix de Conde (5.10), along with the Andre Fabre-trained Syrtis.
Mustard, who has been active in the process of selecting a landing site for NASA's Mars 2020 rover, says that these kinds of breccia blocks are present in at least two of the sites NASA is considering: Northeast Syrtis Major and Midway.
The most obvious southern hemisphere features include Syrtis Major, an ancient shield volcano shaped like the subcontinent India; the "chicken drumstick" combination of Sinus Sabaeus and Sinus Meridiani (east of Syrtis Major); the great bands of Mare Tyrrhenum and Mare Cimmerium that stretch west of Syrtis Major; the vast and amoebic Mare Erythraeum-Aurorae Sinus complex; and the dark eye of Solis Lacus.
syrtis, the intraspecific genetic distances of polydorids ranged from 0.33% to 1.67%, whereas interspecific distances ranged from 18.88% to 24.79% (Table IV).
Where would you find the region known as Syrtis Major?
This tension is particularly to the fore in passages such as the description of Syrtis (4.1235-49), which Klooster analyses as space in which the boundaries between elements break down: 'sea, land, and sky are all vast, undifferentiated expanses' and nature is 'inverted', with an overabundance of water that is too shallow, and plants growing there rather than on land (p.
Graham on Feb 16 (CML= 57[degrees]) found patchy equatorial cloud across the disk, and ECB must have been at least partly present to account for the Syrtis Blue Cloud from Mar 2 (see below).