obolus

NOUN
  1. a Greek unit of weight equal to one tenth of a gram
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  • A diadem is purchased with gold; silver opens the way to heaven; philosophy may be hired for a penny; money controls justice; one obolus satisfies a man of letters; precious metal procures health; wealth attaches friends. Anatomy of Melancholy
  • The panicle in _Sporobolus coromandelianus_ is pyramidal and the branches are all verticillate, the lower being longer than the upper. A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses
  • Atriplex vestita, Sporobolus tenellus, and S. virginicus are also present as are the occasional patches of annuals such as Chloris virgata, Diplachne fusca, Dactyloctenium aegyptium, and Eragrostis porosa. Etosha Pan halophytics
  • Along the Drakensberg slopes and plateau, grass species include Monocymbium ceresiiforme, Diheteropogon filifolius, Sporobolus centrifugus, Harpochloa falx, Rendia altera, Cymbopogon dieterlenii, and Eulalia villosa. Drakensberg montane grasslands, woodlands and forests
  • Here we present a montage of high-speed video clips showing sporangiophore discharge in the fungus Pilobolus kleinii. BC Bloggers
  • The design contains an ancient statue depicting a discobolus in his attempt to throw the discus and the five Olympic circles.
  • The fungus Pilobolus fires off its sporangiophore using a water cannon or "squirt gun," reaching accelerations that are among the fastest in nature. BC Bloggers
  • I remember at the feasts of Zeus you had a consuming wish for a little chariot and I bought it for you with the first obolus which The Clouds
  • A dense sod of the drop-seed grass, Sporobolus flexuosus, characterizes this area.
  • Montage of high-speed video clips showing sporangiophore discharge in the fungus Pilobolus kleinii. MicrobiologyBytes
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