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noun
Concha  n.  
1.
(Arch.) The plain semidome of an apse; sometimes used for the entire apse.
2.
(Anat.) The external ear; esp. the largest and deepest concavity of the external ear, surrounding the entrance to the auditory canal.






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"Concha" Quotes from Famous Books



... trumpet, with its brazen-cleft pavilion. But by far the greater part of his musical relics he had acquired during his stay in Italy. He could show the litui with their carved clarions—the twisted cornua—the tuba, a trumpet so long and taper,—the concha wound by Tritons—and eke the buccina, a short and ...
— A Love Story • A Bushman

... education, by every schoolboy in California[9]. Longfellow's "Courtship of Miles Standish and Priscilla" is found in every book of declamations, and Bret Harte's poem of the tragic love story of Rezanov and Concha Argueello in complete editions of his works[10]. Why herald the ridiculous attempt of Rhode Island to keep out of the Union, and not acclaim the splendid effort of California ...
— California, Romantic and Resourceful • John F. Davis

... accepted, and after two days' rest took the train for the capital. A special car was placed at our disposal, and on our arrival the general was received with all the honors. We were driven to the palace, had a long interview, and dined with Governor-General Concha. The transition from a small open boat at sea, naked and starving, to the luxuries and comforts of civilized life was as sudden as it ...
— Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War • Various

... here applied to Fo-kien by Polo is variously written as Choncha, Chonka, Concha, Chouka. It has not been satisfactorily explained. Klaproth and Neumann refer it to Kiang-Che, of which Fo-kien at one time of the Mongol rule formed a part. This is the more improbable as Polo expressly distinguishes ...
— The Travels of Marco Polo, Volume 2 • Marco Polo and Rustichello of Pisa

... juegos tan extranos 10 Concha, la primogenita, me mira: iEs toda una persona de seis anos Que charla, que comenta ...
— Modern Spanish Lyrics • Various

... number of synonyms for the female pudenda are brought together by Schurig—cunnus, hortus, concha, navis, fovea, larva, canis, annulus, focus, cymba, antrum, delta, myrtus, etc.—and he discusses many of them. (Muliebria, Section I, ...
— Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6) • Havelock Ellis

... no warm welcome for us to-day. We were nipped by the bitter wind, which struck us the more coldly as we were hungry; and about two o'clock we were not sorry to see in the middle of a wide-stretching plain, the Concha de Alava—a large town which ...
— The Car of Destiny • C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

... was at first looked upon as entirely groundless, but letters from Georgia and Alabama have since partially confirmed the statement. There is an active force of 25,000 men on the island, and any attempt at invasion will be unsuccessful. The Captain-General, Concha, continues his course of reform, abolishing all useless restrictions, and establishing needful regulations, so far as his power extends. The Venezuelan Consul at Havana has been discharged from his functions, ...
— The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851 • Various

... March, Havana was in the midst of the Carnival, and given up to gayety of all kinds. The Captain General, Concha, has made himself exceedingly popular by his liberal measures, and it was rumored that he intended visiting Spain for the purpose of procuring further reforms in the government of the Island. Miss Fredrika Bremer was on a visit to Matanzas. ...
— The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851 • Various

... head nearer to his lips; his voice was weak. His splendid eyes glowed with the fire of spiritual triumph. Michael watched him raise his hand up to his head. It was for some reason, for it was not without effort that he guided his first finger to his fine, delicately-shaped ear, the concha of which was very large. There seemed to be something hidden in it which he was endeavouring ...
— There was a King in Egypt • Norma Lorimer

... invariably showed mean, under-developed lobes, but, strangely enough, were otherwise well shaped, with gracefully defined and chiselled curves. They were not unduly large, with a wonderfully well-formed concha, which fact explained why the acoustic properties of their oral organs were perfect. They made full use of this in long-distance signalling by means of acute whistles, of which the Bororos had ...
— Across Unknown South America • Arnold Henry Savage Landor



Words linked to "Concha" :   structure, body structure, complex body part, anatomy, anatomical structure, bodily structure, nasal concha, general anatomy



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