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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In the use of irregularity, Pope went far beyond Temple, Shaftesbury, and Addison, but in his justly famous garden of five acres at Twickenham, he limited its use to a few zigzagging paths along the walled-up borderlines of his property, and the overall effect of his pleasure ground was still regular with trees planted in quincunxes and with a wide and straight avenue providing a prominent central east-west axis.
Guillemot, "Oriented wavelet transform on a quincunx pyramid for image compression," in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP '05), vol.
In case of spatial decomposition of video into descriptions, polyphase downsampling of the frame data [12-14] and quincunx subsampling [15] are used.
Seamus Heaney, for example, makes "MacNeice's Keep" in Carrickfergus and his "pre-natal mountain" in Connemara part of what he calls a "quincunx of literary architecture" that spans the whole of Ireland, forcibly pinning MacNeice down to only two (Irish) points on his characteristically diverse literary map based on structures that appear in only a handful of poems and turning MacNeice into a John Hewitt-style regionalist.
Houdini IV, Jezebel Q Xixx and Ramona Quincunx so that I could publish more at one time.
Likewise, Browne piles it up negatively in declining to discuss, in The Garden of Cyrus, the Christian resonances of the quincunx, the shape created by five points arranged like the five on a die, which describes an X.
The haul included a Roman Republic Apulia Luceria bronze 'quincunx', which realised PS340, a group of Roman Imperial bronze coins, which went for PS380, and a pre-Roman 450 to 350 BC Lucania silver starter, which sold for PS360.
Visitors to the Baumer stand also shown a great interest in other essential appliances such as the mechanical movements' synchronisation through servo-motors, the rapid format changeover, the possibility to produce a quarter pallet and quincunx pattern, and the device for the partitions' insertion from below.
It is on record that 'among his extravagances' he bought handmade white kid gloves, ornamented with a quincunx of blue silk crosses, for a young lady, and indulged himself in the purchase of a pair of handsome duelling pistols for five guineas, which he was subsequently forced to sell for thirty shillings.
Lime, lemon, and cherry advertisements for an obelisk, with all the foretold inscrutability of the quincunx (the five-sided die), etc.
Fray Andres had defined the typology as early as 1605, with the construction of the Convento del Desierto at Los Leones in Mexico: an articulated central liturgical complex, connected by a low-ceilinged walkway to an enclosed perimeter corridor around a central courtyard, with twenty-seven cells along the sides and four more at the courtyard corners, emphasizing the quincunx scheme, as well as a common area to one side centered on a small classically styled cloister (Fig.
[10] Similarly, in Stanislaw Orzechowski's treatise Quincunx (1563), one finds the definition of a state as a "community of common benefit" (wspolnota pozytku).