Usage examples for convolution

  1. Auditory impulses are received in the posterior part of the superior temporal convolution. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  2. It was a revenge well worthy the eccentric who could rule or ruin half of Europe by a single convolution of his demigod brain; or could screech in impotent fury at a valet for getting the wrong part in his thin hair. – Superwomen by Albert Payson Terhune
  3. The Ritual was a massive tome, of glazed, gilt- edged paper, of print as big for the proclaiming of truth as the Family Bible, of weight to burden a strong man, of contents to stagger a giant brain, unless the giant brain had in it the convolution of a smile. – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  4. The influence of the night, or the words of Boone, had galvanized into abnormal activity some tiny convolution of the brain; but, even that once granted, it formed the beginning, not the end, of the question, and Boone had, it seemed, supplied the best solution when he said we know so little as yet. – The Mistress of Bonaventure by Harold Bindloss
  5. At each of the four corners there is a spiral stair- case, of which the exterior is open work, consisting of slender but lofty pillars; so that the ascending figure is seen at every convolution. – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  6. With every convolution of the stairs one sees more and more of the great plain out of which Vesuvius rises,- the Campagna Felice, a purple flat, stretching from the base of the volcano as far as that mountain chain which marks the limit of its power. – Naples Past and Present by Arthur H. Norway
  7. An extra convolution, No. 9, Destructiveness, according to the list beneath, which was not to be seen in the plate, itself a copy of Nature, was very liberally supplied by the artist, to meet the wants of the catalogue of " organs." – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  8. There was, first of all, the general convolution, whether a flexure, a stria, a sinus, a spiral, a circle, or a whorl; there was, secondly, the number of ridges in the convolution; and there was, thirdly, the angles which these ridges made. – The Gloved Hand by Burton E. Stevenson
  9. But, my dear Romany chi, ' he continued, now turning slowly round, 'in passing your strictures upon the Gorgio world, you should remember that you belong to a very limited aristocracy, and that your remarks may probably fall upon ears of an entirely inferior and Gorgio convolution. – Aylwin by Theodore Watts-Dunton
  10. What was love that persisted in spite of the Will and the judgment, that came whence no mortal could discover, but an abnormal condition of the brain, a convolution that no human treatment could reach? – Senator North by Gertrude Atherton
  11. They whirl up, describing many a fiery circle and convolution ere they reach the flaming pile; and now, while this one animated and huge torch lights up all around with a strong radiance, and the dark and giant clouds of smoke, which rolling up, mixed with the many- coloured flames, spread themselves to the heavens, the voices of the assembled students join in chorus the music- accompanied song of Gaudeamus igitur, Juvenes dum sumus. – The Student-Life of Germany by William Howitt
  12. Shall we be comfortable at 62, Convolution Street, dining- room floor, two guineas and a half a week, and all and perhaps rather more than the usual extras? – Mr. Punch at the Seaside by Various
  13. The Japanese race, when regarded from what I deem to be the only correct standpoint for forming a sound judgment as to the position it holds among the races of the world, namely, in respect of the size and convolution of the brain, occupies in my opinion a high, a very high place. – The Empire of the East by H. B. Montgomery
  14. I recognize its every convolution. – The Chief Legatee by Anna Katharine Green
  15. Baldly it states that a portion of a certain convolution controls a certain movement of a hand. – Feminism and Sex-Extinction by Arabella Kenealy
  16. The two are not consistently to be distinguished from one another at all points, and each runs out into a multifarious convolution of variegated details; but the principles involved are, after all, fairly neat and consistent. – An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation by Thorstein Veblen
  17. As early as 1861 Broca, following up observations made by earlier French writers, located the centre of articulate speech in the third left frontal convolution of the brain. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others