2 (defs 1, 2).
Music. the upward stroke in conducting; upbeat.
Compare (def 4).
the part of a metrical foot that bears the ictus or stress.
(less commonly) a part of a metrical foot that does not bear the ictus.
Compare (def 5).
The succession terminated with arses, whom Bagous the eunuch having killed set up Darius, who was not of the royal family.
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a stupid person; fool
(Austral) effrontery; cheek
get one’s arse into gear, to start to do something seriously and quickly
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
(in classical prosody) the long syllable or part on which the ictus falls in a metrical foot Compare thesis (sense 6)
“buttocks,” Old English ærs “tail, rump,” from Proto-Germanic *arsoz (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German, Old Norse ars, Middle Dutch ærs, German Arsch “buttock”), cognate with Greek orros “tail, rump, base of the spine,” Hittite arrash, Armenian or “buttock,” Old Irish err “tail.” Middle English had arse-winning “money obtained by prostitution” (late 14c.).
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Arthur, 1905–83, British novelist, critic, and journalist; born in Hungary. Contemporary Examples Koestler seems to have been found boring, sexually, as often as overardent. The Best of Brit Lit Peter Stothard July 21, 2010 [XVIII, 2941, pp. 164–5; typewritten with handwritten postscript] Koestler replied on March 23. George Orwell Teaches You How to Review Books […]
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Arthur, 1918–2007, U.S. biochemist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1959. Kornberg Korn·berg (kôrn’bûrg’), Arthur. Born 1918. American biochemist. He shared a 1959 Nobel Prize for work on the biological synthesis of nucleic acids. Kornberg (kôrn’bûrg’) American biochemist who discovered DNA polymerase, the enzyme that synthesizes new DNA. For this work, he shared with Severo Ochoa the […]