Aspera



to the stars through difficulties: motto of Kansas.
Historical Examples

Bronchocele, s. ‘a tumor of that part of the aspera tertia, called the Bronchos,’ and this last word is wanting.
Deformities of Samuel Johnson, Selected from his Works Anonymous

The male of Ceratophora aspera bears on the extremity of Fig. 34.
The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex Charles Darwin

The priest, standing over the head of the corpse, faces the lamps, with branches of Leucas aspera and Vitex Negundo at his feet.
Castes and Tribes of Southern India Edgar Thurston

Severall sorts of Raia’s skates & Thornebacks the Raia clauata oxyrinchus, raia oculata, aspera, spinosa fullonica.
Notes and Letters on the Natural History of Norfolk Thomas Browne

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