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pulse 1

 (pŭls)
n.
1. The rhythmical throbbing of arteries produced by the regular contractions of the heart, especially as palpated at the wrist or in the neck.
2.
a. A regular or rhythmical beating.
b. A single beat or throb.
3. Physics
a. A brief sudden change in a normally constant quantity: a pulse of current; a pulse of radiation.
b. Any of a series of intermittent occurrences characterized by a brief sudden change in a quantity.
4. The perceptible emotions or sentiments of a group of people: "a man who had ... his finger on the pulse of America" (Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr.).
v. pulsed, puls·ing, puls·es
v.intr.
1. To pulsate; beat: "The nation pulsed with music and proclamation, with rages and moral pretensions" (Lance Morrow).
2. Physics To undergo a series of intermittent occurrences characterized by brief, sudden changes in a quantity.
v.tr.
To chop in short bursts, as in a food processor: The cook pulsed the leeks and added some coriander.
Idiom:
take the pulse of
To judge the mood or views of (a political electorate, for example): The politician was able to take the pulse of the grass-roots voters.

[Middle English pous, puls, from Old French pous, pulz, from Latin pulsus, from past participle of pellere, to beat; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

pulse 2

 (pŭls)
n.
1. The edible seeds of certain pod-bearing plants, such as lentils and chickpeas.
2. A plant yielding these seeds.

[Middle English pols, puls, from Latin puls, pottage of meal and pulse, probably ultimately from Greek poltos.]
Translations
luštěniny
bælgfrugter
palkokasvit
mahunarke
豆類
맥박
baljväxter
เมล็ดพืชที่กินได้
hạt đậu

pulses

[ˈpʌlsɪz] npl (Culin) → legumi mpl secchi

pulses

حُبُوب luštěniny bælgfrugter Hülsenfrüchte όσπρια legumbre, legumbres palkokasvit légumes secs mahunarke legumi secchi 豆類 맥박 peulvruchten pulsslag pulsy grãos leguminosos, leguminosas пульсация baljväxter เมล็ดพืชที่กินได้ bakliyat hạt đậu 豆子
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She could not work on such a day, nor weave fancies to stir her pulses and warm her blood.
Go on, my dear friend, till you, and those who, like you, have been saved, so as by fire, from the dark prison- house, shall stereotype these free, illegal pulses into statutes; and New England, cutting loose from a blood-stained Union, shall glory in being the house of refuge for the oppressed,--till we no longer merely "~hide~ the outcast," or make a merit of standing idly by while he is hunted in our midst; but, consecrat- ing anew the soil of the Pilgrims as an asylum for the oppressed, proclaim our WELCOME to the slave so loudly, that the tones shall reach every hut in the Carolinas, and make the broken-hearted bondman leap up at the thought of old Massachusetts.
I will wager that there isn't one of them has a pulse so vigorous as yours.
A FOX invited a Crane to supper and provided nothing for his entertainment but some soup made of pulse, which was poured out into a broad flat stone dish.
Whilst saying this, he felt the pulse of his patient.
All existence seemed to beat with a lower pulse than her own, and her religious faith was a solitary cry, the struggle out of a nightmare in which every object was withering and shrinking away from her.
Doctor Walker kneeled beside her, and passed his left hand over her head, while he grasped her pulse with the right.
He is an old chum of mine, and feels my pulse, and looks at my tongue, and talks about the weather, all for nothing, when I fancy I'm ill; so I thought I would do him a good turn by going to him now.
She waited, she knew not for what, panting, with dry, burning lips, a leaping pulse, and a fever of expectancy in all her blood.
Feeling my pulse won't cure me of anxiety and distress.
I saw it in the deadly color of her skin; I felt it in the faint, quick flutter of her pulse.
While she was still vainly trying to feel for the beating of the pulse, Surgeon Surville (alarmed for the ladies) hurried in to inquire if any harm had been done.