[ US /ˈhəmˌboʊɫt/ ]
  1. German philologist noted for his studies of the relation between language and culture (1767-1835)
  2. German naturalist who explored Central and South America and provided a comprehensive description of the physical universe (1769-1859)
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  • Even the Canonists themselves were never able to put forward any coherent and consistent ground for the indissolubility of matrimony which could commend itself rationally, while Luther and Milton and Wilhelm von Humboldt, who maintained the religious and sacred nature of sexual union -- though they were cautious about using the term sacrament on account of its ecclesiastical implications -- so far from believing that its sanctity involved indissolubility, argued in the reverse sense. Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 Sex in Relation to Society
  • The cold Humboldt Current, which passes by Chile's coast, means that there is a high pressure center in the Pacific that deviates high clouds and prevents cover over this part of the continent, "he said. - latest science and technology news stories
  • Like the Bear River cutthroat, the Humboldt cutthroat is highly resistant to replacement by nonnative trout, especially in what would normally be considered submarginal habitat. Trout and Salmon of North America
  • Schleiermacher was Humboldt's chief collaborator in making the university a reality.
  • Humboldt extends this view to the case of earthquakes unaccompanied by eruptions; but I can hardly conceive it possible that the small quantity of aeriform fluids which then escape from the fissured ground can produce such remarkable effects. Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle
  • Sir Humphry Davy, Humboldt, Wollaston and Becquerel occupied themselves with the theoretical side of the question; but it was not till after 1845 that practical electroculture was undertaken. Scientific American Supplement, No. 841, February 13, 1892
  • Among mammals we find the mara (Dolichotis patagonum), chinchilla (Lagidium viscacia), Wolffsohn's mountain viscacha (Lagidium wolffsohni), Patagonian weasel (Lyncodon patagonicus), Pategonian opossum (Lestodelphis halli), zorrino patagónico (Conepatus humboldti), puma (Felis concolor), zorro gris chico (Dusicyon griseus), guanaco (Lama guanicoe), etc. Patagonian steppe
  • This is reinforced by the presence of the upwelling, north-flowing, cold Humboldt Current along the west coast of South America, which prevents precipitation in the coastal regions.
  • Humboldt, which was towing the Norwegian motorship Childar out to sea. Signs of the Times
  • Apart from those already mentioned there are zebras, camels, baboons, lemurs, sea lions, humboldt penguins, tapirs and meerkats.
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