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coronas


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corona  \Co*ro"na\  (k?-r?"n?),  n.;  pl  L.  {Coron[ae]}  (-n?),  E. 
  {Coronas}  (-n?z).  [L.  corona  crown.  See  {Crown}.] 
  1.  A  crown  or  garland  bestowed  among  the  Romans  as  a  reward 
  for  distinguished  services. 
 
  2.  (Arch.)  The  projecting  part  of  a  Classic  cornice,  the 
  under  side  of  which  is  cut  with  a  recess  or  channel  so  as 
  to  form  a  drip.  See  Illust.  of  {Column}. 
 
  3.  (Anat.)  The  upper  surface  of  some  part  as  of  a  tooth  or 
  the  skull;  a  crown. 
 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  shelly  skeleton  of  a  sea  urchin. 
 
  5.  (Astrol.)  A  peculiar  luminous  appearance,  or  aureola, 
  which  surrounds  the  sun,  and  which  is  seen  only  when  the 
  sun  is  totally  eclipsed  by  the  moon. 
 
  6.  (Bot.) 
  a  An  inner  appendage  to  a  petal  or  a  corolla,  often 
  forming  a  special  cup,  as  in  the  daffodil  and  jonquil. 
  b  Any  crownlike  appendage  at  the  top  of  an  organ. 
 
  7.  (Meteorol.) 
  a  A  circle,  usually  colored,  seen  in  peculiar  states  of 
  the  atmosphere  around  and  close  to  a  luminous  body,  as 
  the  sun  or  moon. 
  b  A  peculiar  phase  of  the  {aurora  borealis},  formed  by 
  the  concentration  or  convergence  of  luminous  beams 
  around  the  point  in  the  heavens  indicated  by  the 
  direction  of  the  dipping  needle. 
 
  8.  A  crown  or  circlet  suspended  from  the  roof  or  vaulting  of 
  churches,  to  hold  tapers  lighted  on  solemn  occasions.  It 
  is  sometimes  formed  of  double  or  triple  circlets,  arranged 
  pyramidically.  Called  also  {corona  lucis}.  --Fairholt. 
 
  9.  (Mus.)  A  character  [[pause]]  called  the  {pause}  or  {hold}. 




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