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Terrae filius
Terra 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 water. 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 Lemnian. Terra ponderosa [L., ponderous earth] (Min.), barite, or heavy spar. Terra di Sienna. See Sienna.

Meaning of Terrae filius from wikipedia

- The terræ filius (son of the soil) was a satirical orator who spoke at public ceremonies of the University of Oxford, for over a century. There was official...
- formed in 1974 when the Troubles were at their height. Their motto is "terrae filius", Latin 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, lampooned Fuller, whom he described in this Oratio as living in London...
- satirical speech, full of university scandal. This orator was known as Terræ filius. In 1721 Amhurst produced a series of bi-w****ly satirical papers under...
- Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America. OUP USA. ISBN 9780199734962. Terrae-filius: or the secret history of the university of Oxford. 1754. p. 317. Sohn...
- the tale was po****rized through the state of Manipur. Khamba was a terrae filius, brought up by his elder sister Khamnu, who spared no pains for his...
- Nicholas Amhurst, who satirized Warton across three numbers of his Terrae Filius; 'Squeaking Tom of Maudlin' is the sobriquet Amhurst conferred on him...
- in public with the comment Jacta est alea; the same story is told in Terrae Filius, the author of which, Nicholas Amhurst, Delaune is said to have expelled...
- 1804. Werneria, or Short Characters of Earths. By Terræ Filius i.e. Weston, 1805; pt. ii. by Terræ-Filius Philagricola, 1806. Moral Aphorisms in Arabic and...
- pupillari he was suddenly called on by the vice-chancellor to act as terræ filius in place of one who was deprived of the office on account of his scurrility...
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