an island in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island.
any geological formation containing or conducting ground water, especially one that supplies the water for wells, springs, etc. Contemporary Examples In west-central Kansas, up to a fifth of the irrigated farmland along a 100-mile swath of the aquifer has already gone dry. When the Wells Go Dry in the Great Plains Justin Green May 19, […]
the Eagle, a northern constellation south of Cygnus, containing the bright star Altair. a city in central Italy. Contemporary Examples His Aquila performance apparently cemented his reputation as a board director whom a CEO could trust. Herman Cain’s Aquila Dealings Undercut His Business-Acumen Claims Wayne Barrett November 20, 2011 Cain was listed as the owner […]
any plant belonging to the genus Aquilegia, of the buttercup family, comprising the columbines. Historical Examples So also in some semi-double varieties of Narcissus poeticus, and in aquilegia. Vegetable Teratology Maxwell T. Masters In aquilegia I have met with a similar increase in the whorls of carpels. Vegetable Teratology Maxwell T. Masters Various forms of […]
an ancient Roman city at the northern end of the Adriatic: founded in 181 b.c.; destroyed by Attila in a.d. 452. Historical Examples The fearful crash of blood and fire in which Aquileia and Padua fell smote Venice into existence. Opening Ceremonies of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, May 24, 1883 William C. Kingsley […]