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adjective (wikipedia, Capsian culture)
  1. (archaeology) Of or pertaining to a Mesolithic people of North Africa
Celt Tweet Definition of Celt Like Definition of Celt on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a person of Celtic origin.
cromlech Tweet Definition of cromlech Like Definition of cromlech on Facebook
noun
  1. A dolmen or ancient underground tomb.
  • 1922, The scenes depicted on the emunctory field, showing our ancient duns and raths and cromlechs and grianauns and seats of learning and maledictive stones, are as wonderfully beautiful and the pigments as delicate as when the Sligo illuminators gave free rein to their artistic fantasy long long ago in the time of the Barmecides. " James Joyce, Ulysses
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noun (s, pl2=cubicula)
  1. A small room, especially a bedroom, typically those small rooms found on the upper floor of a Roman house.
  2. A small room carved out of the wall of a catacomb, used as mortuary chapels, and in Roman times, for Christian worship.
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noun
  1. (geometry) A surface created by projecting a closed two-dimensional curve along an axis intersecting the plane of the curve.
When the two-dimensional curve is a circle, the cylinder is called a circular cylinder. When the axis is perpendicular to the plane of the curve, the cylinder is called a right cylinder. In non-mathematical usage, both 'right and circular are usually implied.
  1. (geometry) A solid figure bounded by a cylinder and two parallel planes intersecting the cylinder.
  2. Any object in the form of a circular cylinder.
    • 1898 " w:H. G. Wells, H. G. Wells, http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_War_of_the_Worlds The War of the Worlds Ch.4
    • :A big greyish rounded bulk, the size, perhaps, of a bear, was rising slowly and painfully out of the .
      1. A cylindrical cavity or chamber in a mechanism, such as the counterpart to a piston found in a piston-driven engine.
      2. A container in the form of a cylinder with rounded ends for storing pressurized gas.
      3. An early form of phonograph recording, made on a wax cylinder.

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