Also called camail. a mail tippet suspended from the lower edges of a 14th-century basinet as a protection for the neck, throat, and shoulders.
one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built. of or relating to the Aventine. Contemporary Examples The latest casualty: Illinois-based Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, which filed for Chapter 11 last week. Wesley Clark’s Folly Robert Bryce April 14, 2009 Historical Examples The man in the little hut on the Aventine had shown […]
an opaque, brown glass containing fine, gold-colored particles. any of several varieties of minerals, especially quartz or feldspar, spangled with bright particles of mica, hematite, or other minerals. noun a dark-coloured glass, usually green or brown, spangled with fine particles of gold, copper, or some other metal Also called sunstone. a light-coloured translucent variety of […]
a wide street or main thoroughfare. a means of access or attainment: avenues of escape; avenues to greater power. a way or means of entering into or approaching a place: the various avenues to India. Chiefly British. a wide, usually tree-lined road, path, driveway, etc., through grounds to a country house or monumental building. a […]
1091?–1162, Arab physician and writer in Spain: founder of Almohad dynasty. Historical Examples The most famous of the professors were Averroes, Albucasis and Avenzoar. The Evolution of Modern Medicine William Osler Ebn Zoar, better known as Avenzoar, may be looked upon as the authority in Moorish pharmacy. History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume […]