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Definition of Terrae filius
Terrae filiusTerra Ter"ra, n. [It. & L. See Terrace.]
The earth; earth.
Terra alba [L., white earth] (Com.), a white amorphous
earthy substance consisting of burnt gypsum, aluminium
silicate (kaolin), or some similar ingredient, as
magnesia. It is sometimes used to adulterate certain
foods, spices, candies, paints, etc.
Terra cotta. [It., fr. terra earth + cotta, fem. of cotto
cooked, L. coctus, p. p. of coquere to cook. See Cook,
n.] Baked clay; a kind of hard pottery used for statues,
architectural decorations, figures, vases, and the like.
Terr[ae] filius [L., son of the earth], formerly, one
appointed to write a satirical Latin poem at the public
acts in the University of Oxford; -- not unlike the
prevaricator at Cambridge, England.
Terra firma [L.], firm or solid earth, as opposed to
Terra Japonica. [NL.] Same as Gambier. It was formerly
supposed to be a kind of earth from Japan.
Terra Lemnia [L., Lemnian earth], Lemnian earth. See under
Terra ponderosa [L., ponderous earth] (Min.), barite, or
Terra di Sienna. See Sienna.
Meaning of Terrae filius from wikipedia
- The terræ filius
(son of the soil) was a satirical orator
at public ceremonies
of the University
of Oxford, for over a century. There
in 1974 when the Troubles
were at their
height. Their motto
is "terrae filius
for "son of the land". Their numbers
are unknown, but are mainly...
- side by Peter
Heylin. At the Oxford
Act of 1657, Robert
South, who was Terrae filius
Fuller, whom he described
in this Oratio
speech, full of university
scandal. This orator
as Terræ filius
. In 1721 Amhurst produced
of bi-w****ly satirical papers
of Food and Drink
in America. OUP USA. ISBN 9780199734962. Terrae
: or the secret history
of the university
of Oxford. 1754. p. 317. Sohn...
- the tale was po****rized through
of Manipur. Khamba
was a terrae filius
up by his elder sister
Khamnu, who spared
Amhurst, who satirized Warton across three numbers
of his Terrae Filius
; 'Squeaking Tom of Maudlin' is the sobriquet Amhurst conferred
- in public
with the comment Jacta
est alea; the same story
is told in Terrae Filius
, the author
of which, Nicholas
is said to have expelled...
- 1804. Werneria, or Short Characters
of Earths. By Terræ Filius
i.e. Weston, 1805; pt. ii. by Terræ
Philagricola, 1806. Moral Aphorisms
he was suddenly called
on by the vice-chancellor to act as terræ filius
of one who was deprived
of the office
of his scurrility...
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