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maze

 [māz]
a complicated system of intersecting paths used in intelligence tests and in demonstrating learning in experimental animals.

maze

(māz),
A labyrinth; frequently used to study higher functions of the nervous system in rats.
[M.E. masen, to confuse]

maze

(māz) a complicated system of intersecting paths used in intelligence tests and in demonstrating learning in experimental animals.

maze

a labyrinth of winding passages, used in behavioural experiments involving LEARNING.

maze

a complicated system of intersecting paths used in intelligence tests and in demonstrating learning in experimental animals.
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They say that love is blind; but so great a love as that of Dejah Thoris that knew me even beneath the thern disguise I wore and across the misty vista of that crystal maze must indeed be far from blind.
They picked up various other people who wanted to get it over, as they went along, until they had absorbed all the persons in the maze.
I like to choose the path myself when I pass into the maze of follies
Groping in intellectual darkness for a clew to his maze of doubt, his gaze, directed mechanically downward in the way of one who ponders momentous matters, fell upon something which, there, in the light of day and in the presence of living companions, affected him with terror.
She could only feel with him in a maze of compassion and regret.
The old woman who spoke to the sergeant noticed a fair- haired fellow coming out of Maze Hill Station.
At last they came into a maze of dust, where a quantity of people were tumbling over one another, and where there was such a confusion of unaccountable shapes of beams, bulkheads, brick walls, ropes, and rollers, and such a mixing of gaslight and daylight, that they seemed to have got on the wrong side of the pattern of the universe.
Then entering Bezamo, a province of the kingdom of Damot, and Gamarchausa, part of Goiama, it returns within a short day's journey of its spring; though to pursue it through all its mazes, and accompany it round the kingdom of Goiama, is a journey of twenty-nine days.
If the road over which you will still have to pass should in some places appear to you tedious or irksome, you will recollect that you are in quest of information on a subject the most momentous which can engage the attention of a free people, that the field through which you have to travel is in itself spacious, and that the difficulties of the journey have been unnecessarily increased by the mazes with which sophistry has beset the way.
He threaded the mazes of the tangled forest with a strange fortune.
In another direction were to be seen some of the sources of the Oregon, or Columbia, flowing to the northwest, past those towering landmarks the Three Tetons, and pouring down into the great lava plain; while, almost at the captain's feet, the Green River, or Colorado of the West, set forth on its wandering pilgrimage to the Gulf of California; at first a mere mountain torrent, dashing northward over a crag and precipice, in a succession of cascades, and tumbling into the plain where, expanding into an ample river, it circled away to the south, and after alternately shining out and disappearing in the mazes of the vast landscape, was finally lost in a horizon of mountains.
Bold Dragoon” late in the evening that the severe cold of the season was becoming rapidly less dangerous as they threaded the different mazes through the snow-banks that led to their respective dwellings.