Usage examples for genus

  1. Every institution has some good teachers, some very excellent ones, but no institution is overstockt with species of that genus. – On the Firing Line in Education by Adoniram Judson Ladd
  2. The genus label should be in prominent type, somewhat smaller than the family label, and should be placed at the head of the genus. – Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects by C. V. Riley
  3. Therefore let the genus comprehending both of these be either a ceremony or a sacred work. – The Apology of the Augsburg Confession by Philip Melanchthon
  4. Some species of this genus are several feet long. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  5. It is an extraordinary fact that one species in a genus may be luminous and another closely allied species contain no trace of luminosity. – The Nature of Animal Light by E. Newton Harvey
  6. These, as articles of food, are perhaps more widely diffused over the face of the earth than any other genus of edible plants. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  7. He formed his opinions with the greatest haste, and with the greatest perseverance stuck to them; for he was the most generous of mankind, if generous means one quite full of his genus. – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
  8. All girls belong to the genus nuisance. – A Little Rebel by Mrs. Hungerford
  9. This need not cause surprise, as the genus Rana is certainly not European. – The History of the European Fauna by R. F. Scharff
  10. I knew them by the shape of their bills and their nests to belong to the genus Phaethornis. – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  11. This is the type of Grey's genus Catolynx, the other species in India being F. charltoni. – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale
  12. This, while they claim a sort of miniature relationship, forms them into a separate genus. – Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals by R. Lee
  13. There is no competition among Priests who shall do the utmost degree of good, but who shall have the power of tithing and deceiving the people: if the people had sufficient sense they would treat all Priests as the different kinds of Priests treat each other- as hypocrites and impostors; constant in jealousy, constant in acrimonious opposition and mutual abuse, every order, every genus, are contending for the spoil of credulity. – The Character Of A Priest by Philanthropos
  14. I am uncertain about the genus, not having seen the seed- vessels, but whatever that may be, it is of our finest Australian plants. – The Bushman Life in a New Country by Edward Wilson Landor
  15. But this is not at all the case with a genus and its species. – Ontology or the Theory of Being by Peter Coffey
  16. Mr. Gould informs me the animals of the latter genus also use their tails for the purpose of carrying the grass to their nests. – Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2) by George Grey