Living rock
Living Liv"ing (l[i^]v"[i^]ng), a. [From {Live}, v. i.] 1. Being alive; having life; as, a living creature. Opposed to {dead}. [1913 Webster]

2. Active; lively; vigorous; -- said esp. of states of the mind, and sometimes of abstract things; as, a living faith; a living principle. `` Living hope. '' --Wyclif. [1913 Webster]

3. Issuing continually from the earth; running; flowing; as, a living spring; -- opposed to {stagnant}. [1913 Webster]

4. Producing life, action, animation, or vigor; quickening. ``Living light.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. Ignited; glowing with heat; burning; live. [1913 Webster]

Then on the living coals wine they pour. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{Living force}. See {Vis viva}, under {Vis}.

{Living gale} (Naut.), a heavy gale.

{Living rock} or {Living stone}, rock in its native or original state or location; rock not quarried. `` I now found myself on a rude and narrow stairway, the steps of which were cut out of the living rock.'' --Moore.

{The living}, those who are alive, or one who is alive. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • living rock — akmeninis ariokarpas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kaktusinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Ariocarpus fissuratus), paplitęs Teksase ir Meksikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ariocarpus fissuratus angl. chaute; chautle; false peyote; living rock;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • living rock — noun Rock that is carved in situ. temples hewed from the living rock …   Wiktionary

  • Living rock — The term living rock refers to several genera of dwarf, cryptic succulent plants, especially:* Ariocarpus * Astrophytum * Aztekium * Epithelantha * Geohintonia * Lithops * Lophophora * Obregonia * Turbinicarpus * Strombocactus …   Wikipedia

  • living rock — žemasis ariokarpas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kaktusinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus), paplitęs Meksikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus angl. living rock šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • living rock —    Rock that is carved or in some other way used in situ. Often said of sculpture or architecture carved from rock that is so huge it could never have been moved anyway …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • living rock — noun rock that is not detached but still forms part of the earth …   English new terms dictionary

  • living rock — noun 1. usually unbranched usually spineless cactus covered with warty tubercles and having magenta flowers and white or green fruit; resembles the related mescal; northeastern Mexico and southwestern United States • Syn: ↑Ariocarpus fissuratus • …   Useful english dictionary

  • living rock cactus — akmeninis ariokarpas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kaktusinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Ariocarpus fissuratus), paplitęs Teksase ir Meksikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ariocarpus fissuratus angl. chaute; chautle; false peyote; living rock;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • living rock cactus — blyškusis ariokarpas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kaktusinių šeimos augalas (Ariocarpus retusus), paplitęs Meksikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ariocarpus retusus angl. living rock cactus; seven stars šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • living-rock cactus — ▪ plant       any of the six species composing the genus Ariocarpus, family Cactaceae, and especially A. fissuratus. The members of the genus almost entirely lack spines but are covered by woolly hairs. They are native to Texas and Mexico and… …   Universalium

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