from The Century Dictionary.

  • In heraldry, divided chevronwise and also by a line drawn palewise from the top of the field to the point of the chevron; hence, divided into three pieces: said of the field. Also called party per pale and chevroné.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of graft.


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  • [I] The term grafted, as here used, embraces budded trees as well.

    The Pecan and its Culture 1920

  • In 1937, he had experimentally cross skin grafted a pair of identical twins and documented permanent graft survival in both twins.

    Joseph E. Murray - Autobiography 1991

  • Postulating a shared placental circulation between the two, he cross skin grafted them successfully (15).

    Joseph E. Murray - Nobel Lecture 1990

  • This may arise from the progeny by solitary reproduction so much more exactly resembling the parent, as is well seen in grafted trees compared with seedling ones; the fruit of the former always resembling that of the parent tree, but not so of the latter.

    Note XI 1803

  • I can’t help but think it’s actually a kids’ show with an ‘adult’ skin grafted onto it.

    Brian Ruckley · Torchwood 2006

  • There are many thousands of women who are compelled to fight the battle of life, upon whom an unjust disease has been grafted, which is sapping their strength and vitality, and which they do not appreciate or understand.

    The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4) A Personal Guide to the New Science of Better Living and Better Babies

  • In these calculations, Mann has, by the way "grafted" the 1980-1995 instrumental record onto the proxy record up to 1980 and used the grafted values in calculation of the coefficients.

    MBH98 Figure 7 Unveiled « Climate Audit 2006

  • White people, it contended, were "grafted" from black people 6,000 years ago by an ancient black scientist named Yakub.

    Archive 2005-12-01 Nathaniel Livingston 2005

  • White people, it contended, were "grafted" from black people 6,000 years ago by an ancient black scientist named Yakub.

    Whistleblower Calls Me Asiatic Black Man Nathaniel Livingston 2005

  • I listened with incredulity to how a "mad scientist Mr. Yacub" had genetically "grafted" the white race from an original black people.

    The Autobiography of Malcolm X X, Malcolm, 1925-1965 1964


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