perpetual Idioms & Phrases


Circle of perpetual apparition

  • at any given place, the boundary of that space around the elevated pole, within which the stars never set. Its distance from the pole is equal to the latitude of the place.
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Circle of perpetual apparition, ∨ occultation

  • . See under Circle.
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Circle of perpetual occultation

  • at any given place, the boundary of the space around the depressed pole, within which the stars never rise.
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Endless, ∨ perpetual screw

  • a screw used to give motion to a toothed wheel by the action of its threads between the teeth of the wheel; called also a worm.
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Perpetual calendar

  • noun a chart or mechanical device that indicates the days of the week corresponding to any given date over a long period of years
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  • a calendar so devised that it may be adjusted for any month or year.
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Perpetual curacy

  • (Ch. of Eng.), a curacy in which all the tithes are appropriated, and no vicarage is endowed. Blackstone.
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Perpetual motion

  • noun motion that continues indefinitely without any external source of energy; impossible in practice because of friction
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  • . See under Motion.
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perpetual motion machine

  • noun a machine that can continue to do work indefinitely without drawing energy from some external source; impossible under the law of conservation of energy
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Perpetual screw

  • . See Endless screw, under Screw.
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perpetual warrant

  • noun a warrant with no expiration date
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