The rapid diversification of multicellular animal life that took place around the beginning of the Cambrian Period. It resulted in the appearance of almost all modern animal phyla. See Note at Burgess Shale.
a range of low mountains running north to south in central Wales. plural noun a mountain range in Wales, extending from Carmarthenshire in the S to Denbighshire in the N. Highest peak: Aran Fawddwy, 891 m (2970 ft)
a thin, plain cotton or linen fabric of fine close weave, usually white. Historical Examples The Spinner’s Book of Fiction Various Rene Mauperin Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt Alas! Rhoda Broughton Roundabout Papers William Makepeace Thackeray The Builders Ellen Glasgow A Little Book of Profitable Tales Eugene Field Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl […]
a mixture of hot water and milk, with sugar and, often, weak tea. Historical Examples The Younger Set Robert W. Chambers
noun a lightish blue colour (as adjective): a Cambridge-blue scarf a person who has been awarded a blue from Cambridge University