moving about in stealthy search; covertly stalking or hunting; (usually used predicatively):
The sudden silence in the jungle gave warning that some huge carnivore was aprowl.
Frosty taught himself to read such signs, and by them he always knew when the coyote or some other dangerous creature was aprowl.
Swamp Cat James Arthur Kjelgaard
Hindu Mythology. a supernatural female being, either the mistress of a soul in paradise or a succubus. a representation of such a being. Historical Examples And fanned by pleasant breezes charged with the perfumes of flowers, the son of Pandu was praised by Apsaras and Gandharvas. Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1 Krishna-Dwaipayana […]
American Political Science Association. Contemporary Examples So he met up with the apsa intern with whom he was switching places. 8 Juicy Bits From Dick Cheney’s Memoir David Sessions August 31, 2011 American Political Science Association American Psychoanalytic Association
- Apse line
. the major axis of an elliptical orbit.
Architecture. a semicircular or polygonal termination or recess in a building, usually vaulted and used especially at the end of a choir in a church. Astronomy. an apsis. Historical Examples The aisles were vaulted, and the semi-dome of the apse was decorated with mosaics on a gold ground. The Shores of the Adriatic F. Hamilton […]