at pleasure; at will.
The terminus is always a known and definite point: it is not accidental, nor dependent upon the arbitrium of the mover.
Aristotle George Grote
The “arbitrium popularis auræ” was pleased to declare itself against ears and tails.
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Madame Frances, . noun See d’Arblay
- Madame darblay
Madame Frances, . Charles, 1726–1814, English organist, composer, and music historian. his daughter, Frances or Fanny (Madame D’Arblay) 1752–1840, English novelist and diarist. noun Charles. 1726–1814, English composer and music historian, whose books include A General History of Music (1776–89) his daughter, Frances. known as Fanny; married name Madame D’Arblay. 1752–1840, English novelist and diarist: […]
a leafy, shady recess formed by tree branches, shrubs, etc. a latticework bower intertwined with climbing vines and flowers. Obsolete. a grass plot; lawn; garden; orchard. Machinery. a bar, shaft, or axis that holds, turns, or supports a rotating cutting tool or grinding wheel, often having a tapered shank fitting tightly into the spindle of […]
- Arbor day
a day, varying in date but always in the spring, observed in certain states of the U.S. by the planting of trees. the day set aside for the planting of trees, first celebrated 1872 in Nebraska, the brainchild of U.S. agriculturalist and journalist J. Sterling Morton (1832-1902). From Latin arbor “tree,” of unknown origin.
- Arbor vitae
a treelike appearance in a vertical section of the cerebellum, due to the arrangement of the white and gray nerve tissues. Historical Examples It is easy to remember that lignum vitae is one of the hardest woods and arbor vitae one of the softest. Outdoor Sports and Games Claude H. Miller I am going into […]