To these staves, strings, known as "umbilici," were attached, to the ends of which bullæ or weights were fixed. From Wordnik.com. [Forty Centuries of Ink] Reference
The distribution of the land snail genus Discus, whose shells have wide umbilici, ranges across Asia, Europe and North America. From Wordnik.com. [Archive 2008-02-01] Reference
The juvenile shells of both species have open umbilici, but they can be distinguished, with some difficulty, from their microsculpture. From Wordnik.com. [On the closure of the umbilicus of Neohelix albolabris] Reference
In this paper, Kuźnik-Kowalska and Pokryszko are presenting evidence that 3 European Discus species may also use the umbilici of their shells to transport and brood their eggs. From Wordnik.com. [Archive 2008-02-01] Reference
The founders of DDN—Seth and Zachary Dibbler, “the twins,” as they were commonly referred to, for they had been born minutes apart and tangled up in umbilici—had accidentally become great believers in doing good works. From Wordnik.com. [The Position] Reference
There, according to the opinions of almost all the populations of Asia, is the central point of the world, the umbilici, the gate of the universe. From Wordnik.com. [Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]]
The way Chow Hound sees it, one McKinney pizza-stuffed belly should be touching the next making for one hugely massive McKinney gut, all of us stuck together at our grotesquely obese umbilici, unable to move. From Wordnik.com. [PegasusNews.com stories] Reference
Novi umbilici, lora rubra, membrana. From Wordnik.com. [The Care of Books] Reference
Novei umbilici, lora rubra, membrana. From Wordnik.com. [The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus] Reference
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