(tĕr-ā′kwē-əs, -ăk′wē-)
Composed of land and water.

[Latin terra, earth; see ters- in Indo-European roots + aqueous.]
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(Biology) relating to or living in both land and water
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(tɛrˈeɪ kwi əs, -ˈæk wi-)

consisting of land and water, as the earth.
[1650–60; terr (a) + aqueous]
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Let America add Mexico to Texas, and pile Cuba upon Canada; let the English overswarm all India, and hang out their blazing banner from the sun; two thirds of this terraqueous globe are the Nantucketer's.
"Very far," said Don Quixote, "for of the three hundred and sixty degrees that this terraqueous globe contains, as computed by Ptolemy, the greatest cosmographer known, we shall have travelled one-half when we come to the line I spoke of."
After this season of congealed dampness came a spell of dry frost, when strange birds from behind the North Pole began to arrive silently on the upland of Flintcomb-Ash; gaunt spectral creatures with tragical eyes--eyes which had witnessed scenes of cataclysmal horror in inaccessible polar regions of a magnitude such as no human being had ever conceived, in curdling temperatures that no man could endure; which had beheld the crash of icebergs and the slide of snow-hills by the shooting light of the Aurora; been half blinded by the whirl of colossal storms and terraqueous distortions; and retained the expression of feature that such scenes had engendered.
Godwin grasped that from space earth would look terraqueous, and far more aqua than terra.
A General Map of the World, or Terraqueous Globe with all the New Discoveries and Marginal Delineations, Containing the Most Interesting Particulars in the Solar, Starry and Mundane System.
Sometimes I believe that this less material life is our truer life, and that our vain presence on the terraqueous globe is itself the secondary or merely virtual phenomenon.
The nine new patterns explore trend-setting textures and colors, from terraqueous pastels to the deepest ruby red, in a wide variety of textures like Marbled Cork, rafa Turbidite and vinyl Lucerne.
I see O year in you the vast terraqueous globe given and giving all, Europe to Asia, Africa join'd, and they to the New World, The lands, geographies, dancing before you, holding a festival garland, As brides and bridegrooms hand in hand (p.
As we know from Paul Gilroy, Toni Morrison, and Eduoard Glissant, if modernity is linked to the globalization of relation, then this relational modernity is linked to what is Atlantic, terraqueous, and submarine.
Throughout the book, he tests a playful array of possible names for his new field, including blue cultural studies, thalassology, terraqueous ecocriticism, maritime Shakespeare, oceanic subjectivity, a benthic imagination, and even "splashing blue water onto literary scholarship" (19).
You're marveling at the scale of humanity's impact on this terraqueous globe and at the oceanic magnitude of your own ignorance.
His first fling, which may actually have been his brother Tom's idea, was a "terraqueous machine," a common, although waterproofed, wagon with a mast, sail and some unspecified means of steering.