Roman nose

Roman nose
Roman Ro"man, a. [L. Romanus, fr. Roma Rome: cf. F. romain. Cf. {Romaic}, {Romance}, {Romantic}.] 1. Of or pertaining to Rome, or the Roman people; like or characteristic of Rome, the Roman people, or things done by Romans; as, Roman fortitude; a Roman aqueduct; Roman art. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic religion; professing that religion. [1913 Webster]

3. (Print.) (a) Upright; erect; -- said of the letters or kind of type ordinarily used, as distinguished from Italic characters. (b) Expressed in letters, not in figures, as I., IV., i., iv., etc.; -- said of numerals, as distinguished from the Arabic numerals, 1, 4, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Roman alum} (Chem.), a cubical potassium alum formerly obtained in large quantities from Italian alunite, and highly valued by dyers on account of its freedom from iron.

{Roman balance}, a form of balance nearly resembling the modern steelyard. See the Note under {Balance}, n., 1.

{Roman candle}, a kind of firework (generally held in the hand), characterized by the continued emission of shower of sparks, and the ejection, at intervals, of brilliant balls or stars of fire which are thrown upward as they become ignited.

{Roman Catholic}, of, pertaining to, or the religion of that church of which the pope is the spiritual head; as, a Roman Catholic priest; the Roman Catholic Church.

{Roman cement}, a cement having the property of hardening under water; a species of hydraulic cement.

{Roman law}. See under {Law}.

{Roman nose}, a nose somewhat aquiline.

{Roman ocher}, a deep, rich orange color, transparent and durable, used by artists. --Ure.

{Roman order} (Arch.), the composite order. See {Composite}, a., 2. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Roman Nose — Roman Nose, a.k.a. Arched Nose (real name Woo ka nay or Woqini) (c. 1835 ndash; 1868) was a Cheyenne warrior society leader and one of the most esteemed warriors of the Plains Indian Wars of the 1860s. Called Sautie (the bat) as a youth, he was… …   Wikipedia

  • Roman Nose — Woo ka nay, besser bekannt als Roman Nose (* um 1830 in Colorado; † 17. September 1868) war ein Häuptling der Himoweyuhkis (Crooked Lances oder Elk Horn Scrapers), einer Kriegergesellschaft der Cheyenne Indianer. Roman Nose bekämpfte vehement die …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Roman nose — n a nose that curves out near the top …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Roman nose — noun count a large nose that slopes straight down …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Roman nose — ► NOUN ▪ a nose with a high bridge …   English terms dictionary

  • Roman nose — n. a nose with a high, prominent bridge …   English World dictionary

  • Roman Nose —  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Henry Roman Nose. Roman Nose à Fort Laramie en 1868 Roman Nose (Nez Romain), alias Arched Nose (Nez Arqué) (Woo ka nay …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Roman nose — noun a nose with a prominent slightly aquiline bridge (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑hooknose • Hypernyms: ↑nose, ↑olfactory organ * * * noun, pl ⋯ noses [count] : a large nose that curves outward at the top * * * ˌRoman ˈnose f13 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Roman nose — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms Roman nose : singular Roman nose plural Roman noses a large nose that slopes straight down …   English dictionary

  • Roman nose — Roman nosed, adj. a nose having a prominent upper part or bridge. [1615 25] * * * …   Universalium

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