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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However, these weights can be assigned by considering the inherent characteristics of the quincunx and rectangular sub-sampling shapes around the target pixel.
An area of 30-year-old lime trees, planted in a special pattern called a quincunx to provide shade and shelter in the summer like an outdoor room, was a wonderful example of arboreal thinking which wouldn't be out of place at Kew Gardens.
Galton's famous quincunx was a vertical board with equally spaced pegs and a hole at the top in which marbles could be placed.
Quincunx fundamental refinable functions and quincunx biorthogonal wavelets.
When I returned for the evening meal hours later--the call of the cook's ram-horn trumpet had echoed like a battle cry through the clay walls of the deserted village--the men were pitching quoits for quincunx coins.
The Quincunx That Ate the Universe: A Real Theory of Everything" is a metaphysical studies book about the concept of quincunxes, an arrangement of five things that everything in the universe is crafted from, such as matter, forces, qi, luminosity, and spirit.
Striae biseriate, parallel or slightly radiate; areolae circular, small, arranged in quincunx.
If you play Scrabble you'll be delighted to hear you have a Quincunx today.
The layers of Tiresoil (three layers at least in order to ensure the periodicity of material) are laid out the ones on the others in double quincunx with a shift of a semi-diameter, without thickness of sand between them.
Eight other essays look at Alexander Kinglake's Eothen (1844) and the discourse of eastern travel, the notion of death in the poetry of Emily Dickinson and Tao Yuanming, spatial designs and meaning-slides in Charles Palliser's The Quincunx, and other topics.
Supongamos, tal vez un poco ingenuamente, que otro ejemplo sea un tablero ordinario para pinball (Popper 1967, tesis 8; 1982b, Introduccion, [seccion] 4) o un quincunx de Galton (Galton 1889, pp.