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  • n. Plural form of oculus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of oculus.


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  • Bowring again: The cavern below the pattern of oculi is revealed to be the negative form of a building.

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  • Squeeze your zigomatic major, squint your orbicularis oculi, and if you really want to get things flowing ... expose your teeth.

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  • Mr. Morellet's redesign of seven antique bay windows and oculi around the Lefuel staircase in the Museé du Louvre's Richelieu wing, in particular, made subtle use of his geometrical skills to create a destabilizing elegance.

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  • What birds have instead is a strange structure inside their eye called the pecten oculi, which looks kind of like an old steam radiator dangling into the vitreous humor, which seems to be a metabolic specialization to secrete oxygen and nutrients into the vitreous to supply by diffusion the retina.

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  • Mr. JOHN MERCANTI (Chief Engraver, United States Mint): When they do a portrait, I want them to know exactly what the whole muscle structure in the face is, orbicularis oculi, orbicularis oris.

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  • These trading boats were three-masted, oceangoing junks, known as “big-eyed chickens” for their red sails and the huge pairs of eyes painted on their bows, put there by the sailors who believed that these magic oculi could spot pirates lying in wait up ahead.

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  • Ictus oculi is the Latin expression for the time taken to blink.

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  • And if you were to tell us that the marked boreholes remind you of Bowring's oculi, the surface presence of untraceable “subterranean subconscious” folding back into the earth, that's because Bowring is a genius and she intended it.

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  • Example, levator veli palatini, raises (levator) the palate (palatini), or obicularis (orbits or encircles) oculi (the eyes).

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  • Actually, I think the big bad wolf was referring to the orbicularis oculi that surrounds the eye and helps it to open and close.

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