a group of islands in the N Pacific, SE of and belonging to Japan: under U.S. administration 1945–68. 40 sq. mi. (104 sq. km).
a group of 27 volcanic islands in the W Pacific: occupied by the US after World War II; returned to Japan in 1968. Largest island: Chichijima. Area: 103 sq km (40 sq miles) Japanese name Ogasawara Gunto
Anatomy, Zoology. one of the structures composing the skeleton of a vertebrate. the hard connective tissue forming the substance of the skeleton of most vertebrates, composed of a collagen-rich organic matrix impregnated with calcium, phosphate, and other minerals. such a structure from an edible animal, usually with meat adhering to it, as an article of […]
a small kitchen knife having a narrow blade for boning meat or fish.
Richard Parkes [pahrks] /pɑrks/ (Show IPA), 1801–28, English painter. Historical Examples Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning Willard Huntington Wright The Coming of the Friars Augustus Jessopp The History of Modern Painting, Volume 2 (of 4) Richard Muther Jaffery William J. Locke A Wanderer in Venice E.V. Lucas The Portrait of a Lady Henry James […]
noun the doctrine that the world is good, although not the best of all possible worlds