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1. A raised level space, shelf, or platform of earth, supported on one or more sides by a wall, a bank of tuft, or the like, whether designed for use or pleasure.

2. A balcony, especially a large and uncovered one.

3. A flat roof to a house; as, the buildings of the oriental nations are covered with terraces.

4. A street, or a row of houses, on a bank or the side of a hill; hence, any street, or row of houses.

5. (Science: geology) A level plain, usually with a steep front, bordering a river, a lake, or sometimes the sea.

many rivers are bordered by a series of terraces at different levels, indicating the flood plains at successive periods in their history. Terrace epoch.

(Science: geology) See drift epoch, under Drift.

Origin: F. Terrasse (cf. Sp. Terraza, It. Terrazza), fr. L. Terra the earth, probably for tersa, originally meaning, dry land, and akin to torrere to parch, E. Torrid, and thirst. See Thirst, and cf. Fumitory, Inter, Patterre, Terrier, Trass, Tureen, Turmeric.

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Re: Human Collembola Infestations

... I wore this fur jacket (it was insanely cold outside) that's been in storage in a wardrobe in my bathroom for 3 whole years. Sitting in a heated terrace for a drink with the jacket on, I fel somethings biting me all over. It was scary but I didn't tell anyone cus I thought I finally was displaying ...

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by sammygirl
Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:16 pm
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Topic: Human Collembola Infestations
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More unknown plants

Hi all, since you guys are so good I thought I would ask for another two identifications (just to check if they would be good for my terrace or if it would be botanicide hehe) Thanks!

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by ekipero
Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:36 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: More unknown plants
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Another post for the flower detectives ;)

Hey you guys are great, that was REALLY fast!!! Ok sincce you're that great and I have to start having some plants in my terrace I'm going to put up another post for you to identify ;) Thank you very much!!!

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by ekipero
Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:33 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Another post for the flower detectives ;)
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