terra

[tĕrə]

A rough highland or mountainous region of the moon with a relatively high albedo. Compare mare.
A vast highland region on a planet.

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Historical Examples of terrae

  • Lex terrae, etc.; Rerum judicatarum censurae octo, in folio; praeter alias ejusdem naturae ineditas.

  • When he came to New College, he was Terrae filius; but he was so bitterly satyricall that he was expelled and putt to his shifts.

  • As a result the pages of Terrae Filius are from cover to cover a source of immense joy.

    Rowlandson's Oxford

    A. Hamilton Gibbs

  • Terrae Filius immediately began to puzzle his brain as to the membership of the club and its intentions.

    Rowlandson's Oxford

    A. Hamilton Gibbs

  • Abuses of such a nature are long dead, and a Terrae Filius to-day would rapidly die of starvation by reason of the lack of matter.

    Rowlandson's Oxford

    A. Hamilton Gibbs