Definition of Gnomons

1. Noun. (plural of gnomon) ¹



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Definition of Gnomons

1. gnomon [n] - See also: gnomon

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gnomons

gnomist
gnomists
gnomological
gnomologies
gnomology
gnomon
gnomonic
gnomonic projection
gnomonical
gnomonically
gnomonics
gnomonist
gnomonists
gnomonologies
gnomonology
gnomons (current term)
gnoscopine
gnoscopines
gnoseological
gnoseologically
gnoseology
gnoses
gnosia
gnosiological
gnosiologically
gnosiology
gnosis
gnossienne
gnossiennes
gnostic

Literary usage of Gnomons

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1. Sun Dials and Roses of Yesterday: Garden Delights which are Here Displayed by Alice Morse Earle (1902)
"... IX PEDESTALS AND gnomons " A well-built marble pyramid doth stand By which spectators know the time o' the day From beams reflecting of the solar ray ..."

2. Sun Dials and Roses of Yesterday: Garden Delights which are Here Displayed by Alice Morse Earle (1902)
"... IX PEDESTALS AND gnomons " A well-built marble pyramid doth stand By which spectators know the time o' the day From beams reflecting of the solar ray ..."

3. The British Essayists by James Ferguson (1823)
"This superb column, no less remarkable than the famous pillar of Trajan, seems (from the several gnomons and other hieroglyphics stuck about it) to have ..."

4. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"gnomons, a universal dial with several, HIRE, M. De La, his method of dialling, 6. HORIZONTAL DIALS, 11. Construction of one, 28. 44. Double, 100. ..."

5. Theoretic Arithmetic, in Three Books: Containing the Substance of All that by Thomas Taylor (1816)
"1357 9 11 13 15 / 2 4 6 8 10 18 14 16 If three gnomons of squares are assumed, 1, 3, 5, the sum of them is 9, and the sum of the gnomons 2 and 4, ..."

6. The Origin of Laws, Arts, and Sciences, and Their Progress Among the Most by Antoine-Yves Goguet, Alexandre-Conrad Fugère (1775)
"... they had ufed originally the gnomons which nature had ... But natural gnomons could not ... led them to invent artificial gnomons. ..."

7. An English Syntithology: In Three Books, Developing the Constructive by James Brown (1847)
"(nom- LESSON I. GNOM-O-NOLOGY is the principles on which those gnomons, ... To gnom-o-nize a sentence, then, is to apply to it, such gnomons as will ..."

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