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Origin: oe. Beaute, beute, OF. Beaute, biaute, pr. Beltat, f. Beaute, fr. An assumed LL. Bellitas, from L. Bellus pretty. See Beau.

1. An assemblage or graces or properties pleasing to the eye, the ear, the intellect, the aesthetic faculty, or the moral sense. Beauty consists of a certain composition of colour and figure, causing delight in the beholder. (Locke) The production of beauty by a multiplicity of symmetrical parts uniting in a consistent whole. (Wordsworth) The old definition of beauty, in the roman school, was, multitude in unity; and there is no doubt that such is the principle of beauty. (Coleridge)

2. A particular grace, feature, ornament, or excellence; anything beautiful; as, the beauties of nature.

3. A beautiful person, especially. A beautiful woman. All the admired beauties of Verona. (Shak)

4. Prevailing style or taste; rage; fashion. She stained her hair yellow, which was then the beauty. (Jer. Taylor) beauty spot, a patch or spot placed on the face with intent to heighten beauty by contrast.

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LC!: British Girls Vs. Scandie's

... :roll: Although I want to belive this, I can't, simply becouse Britan did dominate the world some centuries later, undoubtly bringing home exotic beauties. Other factores were also discussed (fish & chips, The weather etc. ) some thoughts? http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UqsRf118B2I/R0_AG5H7LAI/AAAAAAAABG0/ZK6qUB37F8k/s1600-R/nefertiti3.jpg ...

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by ManBearPig89
Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LC!: British Girls Vs. Scandie's
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Gnarled Beauties

Does anyone have any clue why Oak Trees are so gnarled? What is the ecological relationship behind this gnarled appearance, eh? Thank You

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by StudentoftheGarden
Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:31 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Gnarled Beauties
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Humans- Nature Vs Culture

... processes that produce and control all the phenomena of the material world: the laws of nature. The world of living things and the outdoors: the beauties of nature. A primitive state of existence, untouched and uninfluenced by civilization or artificiality: couldn't tolerate city life anymore ...

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by AstusAleator
Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:54 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Humans- Nature Vs Culture
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... to urinate directly into their mouths, appreciatively guzzling down the warm, mineral and vitamin-rich moisture. And butterflies, those graceful beauties of park and garden, sip a great deal more than flower nectar. Urine (human and non-human) is actually an important part of their nutritional ...

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by Zachthemac
Sat Jun 04, 2005 12:45 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Urine
Replies: 99
Views: 51289

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