pensile


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pen·sile

 (pĕn′sīl′)
adj.
1. Hanging loosely; suspended: an oriole's pensile nest.
2. Having or building a hanging nest. Used of birds.

[Latin pēnsilis, from pēnsus, past participle of pendēre, to hang; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]
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pensile

(ˈpɛnsaɪl)
adj
(Zoology) ornithol designating or building a hanging nest: pensile birds.
[C17: from Latin pensilis hanging down, from pendēre to hang]
pensility, ˈpensileness n
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pensile

adjective
Hung or appearing to be hung from a support:
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Gia Vento a Tindari si divideva tra una ricerca d'equilibrio ("mite ti so/ fra larghi colli pensile sull'acque/ dell'isole dolci del dio [...]"; Vento a Tindari, P 10-11) e uno scarto rispetto allo stesso:
Almeno uno di questi edificato in mattone, con rotonda pensile o su palafitte in aggetto sulla spiaggia, e con "complesso" (vale a dire, banda) musicale, o almeno un giuboks.
Blue crystal vault, and elemental fires, That in th' ethereal fluid blaze and breathe; Thou, tossing main, whose snaky branches wreathe This pensile orb with intertwisted gyres; Mountains, whose radiant spires Presumptuous rear their summits to the skies, And blend their em'rald hue with sapphire light; Smooth meads and lawns, that glow with varying dyes Of dew-bespangled leaves and blossoms bright, Hence!
Frente a lo que podriamos sobrentender que generasen una polucion extrema, no debio ser asi si observamos la constante ubicacion en el interior de las murallas de la ciudad, no solo en este caso, sino en otros estudiados; asi por ejemplo en Pompeya se observa una fuerte concentracion en el entorno del vicolo del Balcone pensile o de algunos templos (Borgard y Puybaret, 2004: 49-50, fig.
This choir remained in use until 1562, when it was replaced by a third choir pensile above the church's main entrance.
Just as the Palazzo Piccolomini, through its loggia tiers, large windows, and spacious cortile, embraced the outdoors in its design and reached out to the natural delights of the enclosed giardino pensile to its rear, so too did the new Pienza engage with the bucolic Orcia valley landscape that it overlooked.
It builds a flimsy, suspended open cup nest (a slightly pendant "pensile" form) that is the least substantial of all nests built by North American Empidonax flycatchers (Headstrom, 1970).
At the intersection of the north-south Vicolo del Lupanare and the east-west Vicolo del Balcone Pensile, located to the east of Pompeii's forum, lies a modest, two-story structure.