a carbonate mineral related to dolomite but with iron replacing part of the magnesium.
a greyish to brown mineral that resembles dolomite and consists of a carbonate of calcium, magnesium, and iron. Formula: (Ca,Mg,Fe)CO3
a tau cross with a loop at the top, used as a symbol of generation or enduring life. Historical Examples “With the ankh—just lay your hand on him like Mbopo did,” explained Critch, laughing. The Blind Lion of the Congo Elliott Whitney Its hieroglyphic name is ankh, and its signification is “to live.” The Swastika […]
Older Spelling. . a city in S Anhui province, in E China, on the Chang Jiang: former capital of Anhui. Historical Examples As Wuhu is the center of the rice trade these twin cities of Anking will be the centers of the tea trade. The International Development of China Sun Yat-sen The other cut is […]
(in humans) the joint between the foot and the leg, in which movement occurs in two planes. the corresponding joint in a quadruped or bird; hock. the slender part of the leg above the foot. Contemporary Examples The basic setup: A baby is placed on her back in a crib with a ribbon around her […]
- Ankle biter
noun (Austral, slang) a child