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appulse


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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. 
  appulse.] 
  1.  A  driving  or  running  towards;  approach;  impulse;  also  the 
  act  of  striking  against. 
 
  In  all  consonants  there  is  an  appulse  of  the  organs. 
  --Holder. 
 
  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 
  meridian.