any of the free-swimming larva of certain crustaceans, as the crab, having rudimentary legs and a spiny carapace.
noun (pl) zoeae, zoaeae (zəʊˈiːiː) zoeas, zoaeas
the free-swimming larva of a crab or related crustacean, which has well-developed abdominal appendages and may bear one or more spines
a device for giving an illusion of motion, consisting of a slitted drum that, when whirled, shows a succession of images placed opposite the slits within the drum as one moving image. Contemporary Examples After Lucy Fisher became head of production for Francis Coppola’s zoetrope Studios, he could barely contain his envy. Doug Kenney: The […]
noun John or Johann ?1733–1810, British painter, esp of portraits; born in Germany Historical Examples His physical appearance is familiar from his own portraits of himself, and from that which zoffany painted of him. Gainsborough Max Rothschild zoffany was elected among the first members of the Royal Academy in 1768. Haunted London Walter Thornbury The […]
. adjective Showy and frivolous; light; frothy [1966+; perhaps a thinning of zazzy; perhaps an alteration of fizzy]
(Ahmed Bey Zogu) 1895–1961, king of Albania 1928–39. Historical Examples Italian forces invaded Albania on that day, forcing zog to flee the country, never to return. Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe zog also retained a sizable armed group from his old tribal region. Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe zog commenced his […]