Agassiz

[ US /əˈɡæsɪz/ ]
NOUN
  1. United States naturalist (born in Switzerland) who studied fossil fish; recognized geological evidence that ice ages had occurred in North America (1807-1873)
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  • Other fish found in the adjacent sandstone beds are the acanthodian Diplacanthus Agassiz, 1844, the dipnoan Fleurantia Graham-Smith and Westoll, 1937, and the sarcopterygian Eusthenopteron Whiteaves, 1881.
  • I noted, with the thrill that circumstances vouchsafe to an active scholar only a few times in a full career, that Agassiz had penciled copious marginal notes into this copy.
  • July 7, 2008 at 2:01 pm ohia … ai has a nice pikshur of a erlenmeyer flask. ai might swap it in sum time. but ai like the wolf himz bean an Abyssinian wolf, a painting by teh great artiste Louis Agassiz Fuertes. I cannot brain today - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?
  • I said last winter that Agassiz was bent on covering the whole continent with ice, and that the motive of the discovery he was sure to make was to make sure that there should be no coming down of any terrestrial life from Tertiary or post-Tertiary period to ours. More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2
  • Professor Arnold Guyot, in his memoir of Agassiz, says of the plates for the "Fresh-Water Fishes": "We wonder at their beauty, and at their perfection of color and outline, when we remember that they were almost the first essays of the newly-invented art of lithochromy, produced at a time when France and Belgium were showering rewards on very inferior work of the kind, as the foremost specimens of progress in the art. Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence
  • Agassiz believes this to be a universal law of nature; and we may hope hereafter to see the law proved true.
  • Eventually staying on and making his career in America, and continually struck by the physical character of African Americans, Agassiz officially announced his turn to polygenesis at the 1850 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Charleston, South Carolina. Race
  • Professor Arnold Guyot, in his memoir of Agassiz, says of the plates for the “Fresh-Water Fishes”: “We wonder at their beauty, and at their perfection of color and outline, when we remember that they were almost the first essays of the newly-invented art of lithochromy, produced at a time when France and Belgium were showering rewards on very inferior work of the kind, as the foremost specimens of progress in the art.” Louis Agassiz His Life and Correspondence
  • Then Brookie married Andre Aggrevatingly Boring Agassiz (the only star besides this Michelle Wie (pure-dee sex promotion in her sweet case) to ever be lauded as a great champion before they could ever win a major tournement in their sports)--I suppose Andre screwed Miss Shields, but I guess the gism in his "risen" wasn't shooting enough willing-to-struggle little dudes to win her hot-item egg. I Was Going to Write About War, but....
  • I tried to follow Agassiz's scheme of division into the order of ctenoids and ganoids, with the result that I found one of my species of side-swimmers had cycloid scales on one side and ctenoid on the other. Louis Agassiz as a Teacher; illustrative extracts on his method of instruction
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