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Word: parchment

Definition: writing material made from the skin of a sheep or goat


Sentences Containing 'parchment'

After hibernation, the larva chews itself out of the gall and pupates on the leaf in a parchment-like cocoon.
And in the fore-end of it, which was towards him, grew a small green branch of palm; and when the wise man had taken it, with all reverence, into his boat, it opened of itself, and there were found in it a Book and a Letter; both written in fine parchment, and wrapped in sindons of linen.
And this tattooing had been the work of a departed prophet and seer of his island, who, by those hieroglyphic marks, had written out on his body a complete theory of the heavens and the earth, and a mystical treatise on the art of attaining truth; so that Queequeg in his own proper person was a riddle to unfold; a wondrous work in one volume; but whose mysteries not even himself could read, though his own live heart beat against them; and these mysteries were therefore destined in the end to moulder away with the living parchment whereon they were inscribed, and so be unsolved to the last.
As soon as he had satisfied himself, folding up the parchment, he took the warrant in his left hand and with his right seized Don Quixote by the collar so tightly that he did not allow him to breathe, and shouted aloud, "Help for the Holy Brotherhood!
As this glad ship of good luck bore down upon the moody Pequod, the barbarian sound of enormous drums came from her forecastle; and drawing still nearer, a crowd of her men were seen standing round her huge try-pots, which, covered with the parchment-like POKE or stomach skin of the black fish, gave forth a loud roar to every stroke of the clenched hands of the crew.
At one end was the receipted bill for the 287,000 francs, and at the other was a diamond as large as a hazel nut, with these words on a small slip of parchment: Julie's Dowry.
Billed as a more luxurious grand touring model, this Shinka came with Black Cherry exterior color and Parchment leather interior along with subtly chromed 18" wheels.
Bronze for the new statue was obtained with the bronze from a statue of Louis Charles Antoine Desaix and cast from a mold made using a surviving cast of the original. Inside the statue, the new sculptor François-Frédéric Lemot put four boxes, containing a history of the life of Henry IV, a 17th-century parchment certifying the original statue, a document describing how the new statue was commissioned, and a list of people who contributed to a public subscription.
But all in all, taking her from truck to helm, considering the dimensions of the cook's boilers, including his own live parchment boilers; fore and aft, I say, the Samuel Enderby was a jolly ship; of good fare and plenty; fine flip and strong; crack fellows all, and capital from boot heels to hat-band.
I invented a preparation that makes linen as smooth and as easy to write on as parchment.''
In ancient civilizations, books were often in the form of papyrus or parchment scrolls, which contained about the same amount of text as a typical chapter in a modern book.
It has been taxed indirectly in two different ways; first, by requiring that the deed, containing the obligation to repay, should be written upon paper or parchment which had paid a certain stamp duty, otherwise not to be valid; secondly, by requiring, under the like penalty of invalidity, that it should be recorded either in a public or secret register, and by imposing certain duties upon such registration.
It is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves.
It is written in Greek minuscule letters, on 276 parchment leaves (), in one column per page, in 24 (and more) lines per page.
Lectionary 1619, or ℓ "1619" in the Gregory-Aland numbering is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, written on 312 parchment leaves (19.4 cm by 13.7 cm).
Lectionary 168, designated by siglum ℓ "168" (in the Gregory-Aland numbering) is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves.
Lectionary 284, designated by siglum ℓ "284" (in the Gregory-Aland numbering) is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment.
Lectionary 288, designated by siglum ℓ "288" (in the Gregory-Aland numbering) is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment.
Lectionary 62, designated by siglum ℓ "62" (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves.
Meanwhile, Ottakoothar gets possession of a verse that Ambikapathi had penned as an ode to Amaravathi’s beauty and loses no time to showing the parchment to the King.
Minuscule 2755 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on 370 parchment leaves (32.2 cm by 23.2 cm).
Minuscule 63 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), A 118 (von Soden), formerly known as "Ussher 1", is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves.
Minuscule 68 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 269 (von Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves.
Minuscule 72 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 110 (von Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves.
Minuscule 74 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 321 (von Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves.
Minuscule 831 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε117 (von Soden), is an 11th-century Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament on parchment.
Minuscule 86 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 1030 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves.
Most were written on parchment and some on papyrus.
Mr. Parkman, in closing his fascinating narrative, thus sums up:`On that day, the realm of France received on parchment a stupendous accession.
My civil neighbor, the tax gatherer, is the very man I have to deal with for it is, after all, with men and not with parchment that I quarrel and he has voluntarily chosen to be an agent of the government.
My civil neighbor, the tax-gatherer, is the very man I have to deal with--for it is, after all, with men and not with parchment that I quarrel--and he has voluntarily chosen to be an agent of the government.
Of his end and death he could learn no particulars, nor would he have ascertained it or known of it, if good fortune had not produced an old physician for him who had in his possession a leaden box, which, according to his account, had been discovered among the crumbling foundations of an ancient hermitage that was being rebuilt; in which box were found certain parchment manuscripts in Gothic character, but in Castilian verse, containing many of his achievements, and setting forth the beauty of Dulcinea, the form of Rocinante, the fidelity of Sancho Panza, and the burial of Don Quixote himself, together with sundry epitaphs and eulogies on his life and character; but all that could be read and deciphered were those which the trustworthy author of this new and unparalleled history here presents.
Skin from sheep, goat and cattle was used to make parchment for manuscripts.
Suspecting how it was, then, he wished to satisfy himself as to whether Don Quixote's features corresponded; and taking a parchment out of his bosom he lit upon what he was in search of, and setting himself to read it deliberately, for he was not a quick reader, as he made out each word he fixed his eyes on Don Quixote, and went on comparing the description in the warrant with his face, and discovered that beyond all doubt he was the person described in it.
The chapter page for each state was ornamental, the information pages consisted of parchment, and each line was hand-drawn in India ink.
The codex contains almost complete text of the four Gospels on 237 parchment leaves (size ) with only one small lacunae.
The codex contains lessons from the Gospel of John, Matthew, and Luke ("Evangelistarium"), on 124 parchment leaves (), with some lacunae at the beginning and end.
The codex contains lessons from the Gospels of John, Matthew, Luke lectionary ("Evangelistarium"), on 250 parchment leaves ().
The codex contains the text of the Gospel of Luke (19:25-25:53) and Gospel of John, on 69 parchment leaves (size ).
The functions of the ear canal and eardrum were simulated by a funnel-like horn or a small open-ended barrel with a flexible membrane of parchment or other suitable material stretched over the small end.
The highest do not exceed six pounds upon every sheet of paper, or skin of parchment; and these high duties fall chiefly upon grants from the crown, and upon certain law proceedings, without any regard to the value of the subject.
The idea of those Devonshire girls, among the dry law-stationers and the attorneys' offices; and of the tea and toast, and children's songs, in that grim atmosphere of pounce and parchment, red-tape, dusty wafers, ink-jars, brief and draft paper, law reports, writs, declarations, and bills of costs; seemed almost as pleasantly fanciful as if I had dreamed that the Sultan's famous family had been admitted on the roll of attorneys, and had brought the talking bird, the singing tree, and the golden water into Gray's Inn Hall.
The nymphs that followed Love bore their names written on white parchment in large letters on their backs.
The text is written in Greek minuscule letters, on 219 parchment leaves (27.3 cm by 21.1 cm), in two columns per page, 23 lines per page.
The text is written in Greek uncial letters, on 1 parchment leaf (), in two columns per page, 21 lines per page.
They left a great, wide wake, as though continually unrolling a great wide parchment upon the sea.
They put the surcoat on him, and on the back, without his perceiving it, they stitched a parchment on which they wrote in large letters, "This is Don Quixote of La Mancha."
This volume, 258 pages in length, was given its name because of the white parchment in which it is bound.
Your history is quite a romance, and the world, which delights in romances in yellow covers, strangely mistrusts those which are bound in living parchment, even though they be gilded like yourself.
``Or, having delivered you, make you sign a flaming parchment, surrendering your soul to him as Esau did his birth right?''

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