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saltus

[sal-tuh s, sawl-] /ˈsæl təs, ˈsɔl-/
noun, plural saltuses. Mathematics.
1.
oscillation (def 5b).
Origin of saltus
1655-1665
1655-65; < New Latin, Latin: a leap. See salt2
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  • But saltus surpasses Poe in almost every respect save as a poet.

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  • Moreover saltus's style may be said to possess American characteristics.

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  • Indeed, if you are searching for the soul of saltus you could not do better than turn to this chapter.

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  • saltus has (or had) an exuberant fondness for Donizetti and Rossini.

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  • "Eden" is the third of saltus's fictions and possibly the poorest of the three.

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  • Characteristic of saltus is the use of the Spanish word for nightingale.

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  • saltus then asked Wilde why Dorian Gray was cut by his friends.

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  • Heyse's play appeared in 1899, eight years after saltus's novel.

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  • saltus is too much of a scholar to find much novelty in Christianity.

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  • "Imperial Purple" marks the high-tide of saltus's peculiar genius.

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British Dictionary definitions for saltus

saltus

/ˈsæltəs/
noun (pl) -tuses
1.
a break in the continuity of a sequence, esp the omission of a necessary step in a logical argument
Word Origin
Latin: a leap
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