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ter·race

(ter'as),
To suture in several rows, thus closing a wound through a considerable thickness of tissue.
[thr. O. Fr. fr. L. terra, earth]

terrace

Surgery A layer of sutures used to close thick tissue from the most internal to most external layers. See Sutures.

ter·race

(ter'ăs)
To suture in several rows, in closing a wound through a considerable thickness of tissue.
[thr. O. Fr. fr. L. terra, earth]
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The cloud hid the moon, and as Mowgli wondered what would come next he heard Bagheera's light feet on the terrace.
Eastward, over the blackened ruins of the Albert Terrace and the splintered spire of the church, the sun blazed daz- zling in a clear sky, and here and there some facet in the great wilderness of roofs caught the light and glared with a white intensity.
Now he swung lightly to the lower terraces of the overarching trees when some subtle sense warned him that Numa lay upon a kill directly in his path, or again he sprang lightly to one side as Buto, the rhinoceros, lumbered toward him along the narrow, deep-worn trail, for the ape-man, ready to fight upon necessity's slightest pretext, avoided unnecessary quarrels.
It i needless in this work to detail the arguments leading to thi conclusion, derived from the form and the nature of th step-formed terraces on both sides of the valley, from th manner in which the bottom of the valley near the Ande expands into a great estuary-like plain with sand-hillock on it, and from the occurrence of a few sea-shells lying i the bed of the river.
He was the same--he was the same, and seen, this time, as he had been seen before, from the waist up, the window, though the dining room was on the ground floor, not going down to the terrace on which he stood.
It so happened, then, that as I was one day on the terrace of our prison with three other comrades, trying, to pass away the time, how far we could leap with our chains, we being alone, for all the other Christians had gone out to work, I chanced to raise my eyes, and from one of these little closed windows I saw a reed appear with a cloth attached to the end of it, and it kept waving to and fro, and moving as if making signs to us to come and take it.
Up the stone gully of Leith Walk, when they came to cross it, the breeze made a rush and set the flames of the street-lamps quavering; and when at last they had mounted to the Royal Terrace, where Captain Mackenzie lived, a great salt freshness came in their faces from the sea.
This person walked along the terrace, which was ornamented with flowers.
He is on the terrace at this moment with Lord Illingworth.
The lawn, bounded on each side by a high wall, contained beyond the first planted area a bowling-green, and beyond the bowling-green a long terrace walk, backed by iron palisades, and commanding a view over them into the tops of the trees of the wilderness immediately adjoining.
He has come to the end of the sight, and the fresh village beauty to the end of her description; which is always this: "The terrace below is much admired.
He came in one morning when I was having breakfast on the terrace of the hotel and introduced himself.