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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Appulse  \Ap"pulse\  (?;  277),  n.  [L.  appulsus  fr  appellere 
  appulsum  to  drive  to  ad  +  pellere  to  drive:  cf  F. 
  1.  A  driving  or  running  towards;  approach;  impulse;  also  the 
  act  of  striking  against. 
  In  all  consonants  there  is  an  appulse  of  the  organs. 
  2.  (Astron.)  The  near  approach  of  one  heavenly  body  to 
  another,  or  to  the  meridian;  a  coming  into  conjunction; 
  as  the  appulse  of  the  moon  to  a  star,  or  of  a  star  to  the