Definition of Miurus

1. a hexameter with a short penultimate syllable [n -ES]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Miurus

mitties
mittimi
mittimus
mittimuses
mitts
mitty
mitu
mitumba
mitumomab
mity
mitzva
mitzvah
mitzvahs
mitzvot
mitzvoth
miurus (current term)
miuruses
mivacurium
mix
mix-up
mix and match
mix apples and oranges
mix in
mix it up
mix tape
mix tapes
mix up
mix ups
mixability
mixable

Literary usage of Miurus

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1. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections by Smithsonian Institution (1883)
"86- IV. miurus Jordan. Body much mottled, black and grayish. Top of head, tip of dorsal, middle of adipose fin, and edge of caudal definitely blackish. ..."

2. Life of S. Ealdhelm, First Bishop of Sherborne by William Beauchamp Wildman (1905)
"... Greek word for a mouse, in Latin mus or sorex; from this word we get, he says, a derivative miurus ie ... has gone far astray, for miurus is the Greek ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"Having mites; abounding with mites : as, mity cheese. Cheese is a mity elf, Digesting all things but itself. Proverbial rime. miurus (mï-ii'rus), n. ..."

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