Definition of Opuscle

1. n. A small or petty work.



Definition of Opuscle

1. opuscule [n OPUSCLES or OPUSCULA] - See also: opuscule

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Opuscle

opts in
opts out
opulence
opulences
opulencies
opulency
opulent
opulently
opulus
opuluses
opuntia
opuntias
opus
opus operatum
opus spicatum
opuscle (current term)
opuscles
opuscula
opuscular
opuscule
opuscules
opusculum
opuses
opv
opye
or
or-
or else

Literary usage of Opuscle

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"This opuscle contains the elements of the geometry which would exist and development of which would form a rigorous chain, if the Euclidean geometry were ..."

2. A Short History of English Literature by George Saintsbury (1898)
"The opuscle as opposed to the opus magnum was thus, in matters sacred and in matters profane, promoted to distinct literary rank ; and in each case ..."

3. The Nine Books of the Danish History of Saxo Grammaticus by Frederick York Powell, Saxo (1905)
"to modern times, this opuscle puts in clear words the more notable of the deeds there related, with the addition of some that happened after Saxo's death. ..."

4. Neighbors Henceforth by Owen Wister (1922)
"... his opuscle entitled, Of the War against German Kultur. "The greatness of Germany," says the professor, "has not been wrought by her merchants, ..."

5. Some of the Philosophical Essays on Socialism and Science: Religion, Ethics by Joseph Dietzgen (1906)
"The things which I am going to discuss here were already set forth by me some seventeen years ago in an opuscle which then appeared. ..."

6. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1897)
"... Wilder's nomenclature or its application, nevertheless \ve heartily recommend this opuscle to our readers, neurologists and general practitioners alike. ..."

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