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  • noun Plural form of cuvette.


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  • It is an area of three related habitats: bayous, meres and backwaters dry for three months every year, usually flooded basins (cuvettes) and irregularly flooded alluvial plains.

    Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, Senegal

  • Between those domes in the depressions were sandy _cuvettes_ of verdant grass and the usual central _bosquets_.

    Across Unknown South America

  • In the _cuvettes_ I saw, the growth of the tall vegetation invariably ran the long way of the oval.

    Across Unknown South America

  • Others, with soft black mud bottoms -- especially in _cuvettes_ -- were extremely troublesome to cross.

    Across Unknown South America

  • We still came upon basins of grey ashes -- _cuvettes_ -- but in that region these were deeper than those we had observed so far, had luxuriant grass, and in the moist centre the invariable line of _burity_ palm and heavily foliaged trees.

    Across Unknown South America

  • Yet early next morning we pushed on once more over transverse undulations and across grassy _cuvettes_, slightly conical, with circular pools of water in the centre and a florid growth of bamboos in the lowest point of the _cuvettes_.

    Across Unknown South America

  • We travelled again that same day on the northern edge of the great depression, and met three more _cuvettes_ of grey ashes with an abundant central growth of _buritys_.

    Across Unknown South America

  • We again met with several _cuvettes_ -- very grassy, with the usual florid growth of trees in the centre.

    Across Unknown South America

  • There again we found another of the extensive grassy _cuvettes_ -- the flat bottom of which was only 30 ft. lower than the highest point of the plateau.

    Across Unknown South America

  • The infrared sensors for monitoring the activity of the flies were on the ends of the cuvettes opposite the LED illumination.

    PLoS Biology: New Articles


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