from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In botany, the frill originally covering the hymenium of agarics and adhering to the stipe after the expansion of the pileus.
- noun In archœol., a bracelet or armlet: as, a Roman or Frankish armilla. Also called
- noun In machinery, an iron ring, hoop, or brace, in which the gudgeons of a wheel move.
- noun In anatomy, the annular ligament of the wrist which binds together the tendons of the hand.
- noun Same as
- noun In ornithology, a colored ring encircling the tibia of a bird just above the heel-joint.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun An armil.
- noun (Zoöl.) A ring of hair or feathers on the legs.
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- noun A military
decorationin Ancient Rome
- noun zoology A ring of hair or feathers on the legs.
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- noun (archeology) a bracelet worn around the wrist or arm
- noun a celestial globe consisting of metal hoops; used by early astronomers to determine the positions of stars
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He was distinguished as an inquisitor at Piacenza, but is best known for his work, "Summa casuum conscientiae, aurea armilla dicta".
This armilla (?) was not found in Northumberland, but in
In humiliating contrast, one of China's few tangible rewards involved the set of Qing-dynasty instruments for observing the heavens-among them a Jesuit-designed quadrant, celestial globe and armilla-mentioned above.