dis|jec|ta mem|bra

dis|jec|ta mem|bra «dihs JEHK tuh MEHM bruh»,
Latin. scattered members; disjointed fragments: »

A light rain fell on the old newspapers, ice-cream cartons, orange-peel, and the rest of the disjecta membra of a thousand separate retreats into illusion (Punch).


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  • dis|e|qui|li|bra|tion — «dihs EE kwuh ly BRAY shuhn, ih KWIHL uh », noun. a throwing out of balance; disequilibrium …   Useful english dictionary

  • mem — com·mem; com·mem·o·ra·ble; com·mem·o·rate; com·mem·o·ra·tion; com·mem·o·ra·tor; com·mem·o·ra·to·ry; de·mem·bra·tion; dis·mem·ber·ment; mem·ber; mem·bered; mem·ber·less; mem·ber·ship; mem·brac·i·dae; mem·bral; mem·bra·na; mem·bra·na·ceous;… …   English syllables

  • dis|mem´ber|er — dis|mem|ber «dihs MEHM buhr», transitive verb. 1. to cut or tear the limbs from; divide limb from limb: »The wolves dismembered the deer s carcass. 2. Figurative. to pull apart; cut to pieces; separate or divide into parts: »After the war the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis|mem|ber — «dihs MEHM buhr», transitive verb. 1. to cut or tear the limbs from; divide limb from limb: »The wolves dismembered the deer s carcass. 2. Figurative. to pull apart; cut to pieces; separate or divide into parts: »After the war the defeated… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis|mem|ber|ment — «dihs MEHM buhr muhnt», noun. 1. the act of dismembering: »Figurative. The violent dismemberment and partition of Poland (Annual Register). 2. the state of being dismembered …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis|re|mem|ber — «DIHS rih MEEM buhr», transitive verb. Informal. to fail to remember; forget: »I disremember her name (Mark Twain) …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis·mem·ber — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Membran — Mem|bra̱n [aus lat. membrana, Gen.: membranae = zarte, dünne Haut] w; , en, auch: Membra̱ne w; , n, in fachspr. Fügungen: Mem|bra̱na, Mehrz.: ...nae: dünne Haut im menschlichen und tierischen Körper (z. B. als Grenzfläche von Organen; Anat.).… …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Dismembration — Dis|mem|bra|ti|on auch: Dis|memb|ra|ti|on 〈f. 20〉 Zerstückelung (z. B. von Ländereien bei Erbschaften) [<lat. dis „zer“ + membrum „Glied“] * * * Dismembration   [zu dis... und lateinisch membrum »Glied«] die, / en, 1) Zerstückelung, z. B. von… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Dismembrator — Dis|mem|bra|tor auch: Dis|memb|ra|tor 〈m. 23〉 Mühle mit Schlagstiften zum Zerkleinern weniger harter Materialien, wie Ton u. Kalk [<lat. dis „zer “ + membrum „Glied“] * * * Dis|mem|bra|tor, der; s, ...oren: Maschine zur Zerkleinerung weniger… …   Universal-Lexikon

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