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horizon

 [hŏ-ri´zon]
a specific anatomic stage of embryonic development, of which 23 have been defined, beginning with the unicellular zygote (fertilized egg) and ending 7 to 9 weeks later with the beginning of the fetal stage.

horizon

[hôrī′zən]
Etymology: Gk, horizein, to encircle
a specific stage of human embryonic development determined by the appearance and ultimate formation of certain anatomical characteristics. The classification comprises 23 stages, each lasting 2 to 3 days, beginning with the fertilization of the ovum and ending 7 to 9 weeks later with the initiation of the fetal period of intrauterine life.

horizon

any layer of soil that is distinguishable when soil is examined in vertical sections.
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That there is little hope of that is evidenced by the fact that during all the days we have drifted we have seen no sail, nor the faintest smudge of smoke upon the horizon.
Between these two white expanses, the left bank of the Seine, on which his eyes were fixed, projected its gloomy mass and, rendered ever thinner and thinner by perspective, it plunged into the gloom of the horizon like a black spire.
The crescent of the moon, in her flight upward from the horizon, had paused at the moment, on the summit of the light hand tower, and seemed to have perched itself, like a luminous bird, on the edge of the balustrade, cut out in black trefoils.
The moon began to be now eclipsed by twilight; a golden band surrounded the horizon, announcing the approach of the day.
At evening, the distant lowing of some cow in the horizon beyond the woods sounded sweet and melodious, and at first I would mistake it for the voices of certain minstrels by whom I was sometimes serenaded, who might be straying over hill and dale; but soon I was not unpleasantly disappointed when it was prolonged into the cheap and natural music of the cow.
The gulf looked far away, melting hazily into the blue of the horizon.
With endorsements from such prestigious title companies, the Horizon team moved from the "dreaming" stage to the performance stage of their business plan in a matter of days.
The shareholder rights protect Horizon shareholders by giving the Horizon Board of Directors a mechanism by which the Directors could, if they deem necessary and appropriate, force a potential acquiror to propose an adequate price in any takeover attempt.
In addition to the Laings, Horizon Organic currently works with a network of producer partners that now totals 342 family farmersCoa number that continues to grow largely because of the success of the Horizon Organic Producer Education (HOPE) program.
To help grow its farmer network, the Horizon Organic Producer Education (HOPE) program launched in 2001 to provide technical and financial assistance as they transition from conventional to organic production.
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The company will also benefit from Atos Origin's worldwide presence and world-class data center, which will facilitate rapid, ongoing support of the Horizon Lines infrastructure.