Usage examples for Facies

  1. Should it be replied, as it may fairly be, that this correspondence from which the synchronism of distant formations is inferred, is not a correspondence between particular species or particular genera, but between the general characters of the contained assemblages of fossils- between the facies of the two Faunas; the rejoinder is, that though such correspondence is a stronger evidence of synchronism it is still an insufficient one. – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer
  2. " With stars and sea- winds in her raiment," flower- crowned, shod with victorious palm, clad, under the dark splendours of her heavy pall, in shimmering white silk shot with saffron and rose like flame, an awful figure rises out of the moonlit sea: En adsum, comes her voice, rerum natura parens, elementorum omnium domina, seculorum progenies initialis, summa numinum, regina manium, prima caelitum, deorum dearumque facies uniformis, quae caeli luminosa culmina, maris salubria flamina, inferorum deplorata silentia nutibus meis dispenso. – Latin Literature by J. W. Mackail
  3. There is a facies, characteristic of, and often peculiar to, the fauna of tropical moist forests, another of deserts, of high mountains, of underground life and so forth; these same facies are stamped upon whole associations of animals and plants, although these may be- and in widely separated countries generally are- drawn from totally different families of their respective orders. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  4. It does not go to the root of the matter to say that these facies have been brought about by the extermination of all the others which did not happen to fit into their particular environment. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  5. But if there was this Australian facies about both the terrestrial and the marine faunae of Mesozoic Europe, and if there is this unaccountable and immense break between the fauna of Mesozoic and that of Tertiary Europe, is it not a very obvious suggestion that, in the Mesozoic epoch, the Australian province included Europe, and that the Arctogaeal province was contained within other limits? – Critiques and Addresses by Thomas Henry Huxley
  6. The different facies and associations were developed at various times and places. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  7. 12, and by the Bollandists in the Acta, 1315- we have these words, and they throw great light on the text: " Sunt et alli testes de visu affirmantes quod quando beata Teresa scribebat libros, facies ejus resplendebat." – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus by Teresa of Avila
  8. Altogether the fauna bears a strong Asiatic facies. – The History of the European Fauna by R. F. Scharff
  9. Par facies templi: nullus procurrit ab illo Angulus. – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare
  10. In most cases identical facies are produced by heterogeneous convergences and these may seem to be but superficial, affecting only what some authors are pleased to call the physiological characters; but environment presumably affects first those parts by which the organism comes into contact with it most directly, and if the internal structures remain unchanged, it is not because these are less easily modified but because they are not directly affected. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  11. The general facies of the Middle Eocene Fauna, however, is quite that of the Upper. – Critiques and Addresses by Thomas Henry Huxley
  12. M. Barrande pointed out that these primordial trilobites have a peculiar facies of their own dependent on the multiplication of their thoracic segments and the diminution of their caudal shield or pygidium. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  13. C might be omitted in the language without loss, since one of its sounds might be supplied by s, and the other by k, but that it preserves to the eye the etymology of words, as face from facies, captive from captivus"- Johnson. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham