Quincunx


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Quincunx

1. An ancient Roman unit of area approximately equivalent to 1,051 square meters.

2. An ancient Roman unit of weight approximately equivalent to 137 grams.
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A sufficient condition for the marbles to be distributed normally at the bottom of the quincunx is that when a marble arrives at any peg, each marble has the same probability of heading left or right.
Despite all differences between The Quincunx and The Sensationist, the two novels have in common the fact that they engage the reader in a complex intertextual game, and so, where The Quincunx abounds in Victorian echoes, The Sensationist reverberates with allusions to modernist and early postmodernist writers, from D.
I think that The Quincunx bears interesting comparisons with Dickens' Bleak House in its treatment of the law.
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The distribution of the hollows in both sets was in quincunx, which is an arrangement where four are at the corners of a square and the fifth is at its centre.
In a general context we introduce image processing with 1-dimensional wavelets and show the differences with non-separable 2-dimensional wavelets having quincunx decimation, in the first place, and with balanced non-separable 2-dimensional multi-wavelets, in the second place.
Once again the ground plan for Dowsby indicates that the patterns of the compartments were knots, and that the trees in the orchard were to be planted in a quincunx.
He has inherited Quincunx House, with its elegant yet neglected gardens and faded luxury.
Set to music by Donizetti, Quincunx (Place des Arts, Montreal, March 16-18, 1995) seems lax and unfocused, as if ballet's bad boy had run out of dance direction.
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Setae closely paired in four rows on anterior part; the distance between ab or cd setae showed some variation on the posterior part of the body; approximately the last quarter of the body showed a quincunx arrangement.