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Batement light

a compartment of a window with tracery, the bottom of which is formed by the arched head of a compartment or compartments below.


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    Katherine Lee, 1859–1929, U.S. educator and author. to moderate or restrain: unable to bate our enthusiasm. to lessen or diminish; abate: setbacks that bated his hopes. to diminish or subside; abate. with bated breath, with breath drawn in or held because of anticipation or suspense: We watched with bated breath as the runners approached the […]

  • Batesian mimicry

    the protective resemblance in appearance of a palatable or harmless species, as the viceroy butterfly, to an unpalatable or dangerous species, as the monarch butterfly, that is usually avoided by predators. noun (zoology) mimicry in which a harmless species is protected from predators by means of its resemblance to a harmful or inedible species Batesian […]

  • Bateson

    William, 1861–1926, English biologist and geneticist. Historical Examples Bateson, in his Materials for the Study of Variation, gives other examples of this kind of variation. The Making of Species Douglas Dewar Poor young Bateson had a sorry time of it for the next week. The Master of the Shell Talbot Baines Reed It’ll be a […]

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