an ancient city in Mongol China, the capital of Kublai Khan: present-day site of Beijing.
Gulf of, a gulf of the Arabian Sea, on the NW coast of India. Historical Examples A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX. Robert Kerr Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6 Various Les Parsis D. Menant A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX. Robert Kerr […]
to arch slightly; bend or curve upward in the middle. a slight arching, upward curve, or convexity, as of the deck of a ship. a slightly arching piece of timber. Aeronautics. the rise of the curve of an airfoil, usually expressed as the ratio of the rise to the length of the chord of the […]
a centering for a flat arch, slightly crowned to allow for settling of the arch.
a former residential borough of Greater London, England, now part of Southwark. Contemporary Examples Sarah Waters: Queen of the Tortured Lesbian Romance Tim Teeman September 29, 2014 Historical Examples The Doctor’s Wife M. E. Braddon A Study In Scarlet Arthur Conan Doyle Ainslee’s, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905 Various Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. […]