to cause to appear golden; gild:
Dawn came, and sunlight aurified the lead-gray ocean.
to transmute into gold.
shaped like an ear, as the shell of certain mollusks. Historical Examples When any of the joints are externally dilated into an auriform process. An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4) William Kirby Shell globular or auriform, external or partly covered by the mantle. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5 Various
the Charioteer, a northern constellation between Perseus and Gemini, containing the bright star Capella. Historical Examples The bright star Capella, in the constellation Auriga, had a statue of brass gilt in the city of the Phliassians. Pagan Origin of Partialist Doctrines John Claudius Pitrat I twas situated in the constellation of Auriga, and was noticed […]
a village in S France: many prehistoric artifacts found in area. Historical Examples The new-comers owning descent from an Orang-utan-like forerunner are represented by the Aurignac skeleton and its congeners. Prehistoric Man W. L. H. Duckworth The Aurignac and Brx skulls are distinctly longer and narrower than that of Brnn . Prehistoric Man W. L. […]
of, belonging to, or typical of an Upper Paleolithic industry with characteristic stone and bone artifacts that is distributed from western France to eastern Europe and the Middle East. Historical Examples No trace of Aurignacian culture has, so far, been found outside Europe. Ancient Man in Britain Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie Cr-Magnon and possibly […]
a department in S central France. 2231 sq. mi. (5780 sq. km). Capital: Aurillac. Historical Examples A traveller was making his way down towards Vic from the summit of Cantal, accompanied by a guide. Thunder and Lightning Camille Flammarion We don’t grow anything like corn enough for ourselves in the Cantal,’ he said. The Roof […]