teres te·res (tēr'ēz, těr'-)
adj. pl. ter·e·tes (těr'ĭ-tēz')
Being round and long. Used of certain muscles and ligaments.
At last the lover begs for mercy; he writes Venus a letter: "with the teres of min eye in stede of inke."
His ability seemed to him unimpeachable,—totus, teres, atque rotundas.
Again the names are different; and this teres was king of the Odrysians, the first by the way who attained to any power.
Here was a piece of experience solidly and livingly built up in words, here was a story created, teres atque rotundus.
He is teres et rotundas; strokes fly from the lubricity of his polish, and the shiftings of his circular formation.
At the end, in full sunshine, stands a little copse of Vanda teres, set as closely as their stiff branches will allow.
Always the complete, the absolute; the teres atque rotundum, sphericity, non-resignation.
No longer 'in seipso totus, teres, atque rotundus' its reputation for inviolability and indestructibility is gone for ever.
The influenza of 1782 was a very definite incident of a few weeks—teres atque rotundus.