Maupertuis was the hero of a day, and Helvétius accordingly applied himself to become a geometer.
The bee is more, a geometer; the ant is before all remarkable as an educator.
Diderot refers to "the ingenious expression of an English geometer that God geometrises" (p. 294).
This turned out to be the larva of a geometer two inches long.
The beetle as geometer is aware of the form best adapted to the long preservation of preserved foods.
The French geometer, Legendre, gave a rigorous proof by reductio ad absurdum.
Thus the geometer leaves to the man of science to decide, as best he may, what axioms are most nearly true in the actual world.
A mechanic, no less than a geometer, may show sagacity in taking up a question in reverse, and reasoning from effect to cause.
Aristophanes, in the Birds, introduces a geometer who announces his intention to make a square circle.
Let us, therefore, see the geometer at work and seek to catch his process.