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an outward appearance

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15) Christopher Rivers, Face Value: Physiognomical Thought and the Legible Body in Marivaux, Lavater, Balzac, Gautier, and Zola (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1994), 24-25; Barbara M.
From a physiognomical and ecological point of view, these ash tree forests are related to the riparian forests described for the nearby Orocantabrian territories included in the Festuco giganteae-Fraxinetum excelsioris association, the only one of this particular profile so far described (Diaz Gonzalez & Fernandez Prieto 1994, Rodriguez Guitian & al.
11) Surprisingly, given Ammianus's otherwise negative appraisal of Gallus, the physiognomical description of him as a leonine figure would indicate an overwhelmingly positive character.
Their checklist of the 'Chinese' physiognomical features that they must recreate--pigtail, flat nose, slit eyes, yellow skin and buck teeth--is an inventory of nineteenth-century Western stereotypes.
This, he says, echoing physiognomical notions, is because "the head is the seat of the senses, likewise the face, which is also the seat of charms (majma' al-mahasin), and to ruin any of these by beating is unacceptable (la yu'manu).
This relationship becomes more evident when vegetation changes are pronounced; in altitudinal gradients in Peru (Terborgh 1977), the United States of America (Noon 1981) and Mexico (Navarro 1992) a high bird species turnover between physiognomical vegetation types has been reported.
Conquered by the women warriors, a man is 'crippled' simply by his physiognomical state of ignorance:
As he sought enlightenment in the bottom of his bamboo cup of Scotch-and-water the Squarehead's face was a physiognomical question-mark.
In the present work, a typification of a forested area was carried out showing elements that allowed their characterization and agrupation in physiognomical units perfectly differentiated and separated from other surrounding (stands or unit types), through the application of a method that relates vegetation and environment descriptors (height, coverage and sub-landscape elements such as slopes, hills, crest and colluviums-alluvial valleys).
Or, How Ancient Mesopotamian Man May Have Dealt ith a Disaster Foretold through Physiognomical Omens.
Certainly no great American painter has more fascinated and eluded art history than this physiognomical sphinx.
One day he borrows a book on criminal law, which contains a physiognomical description of the archetypal criminal.
Polemon, the self-appointed physiognomical arbiter of ethics, turned decisively against Scopelian when he came under attack for effeminate habits (VS 536).
The essays concerning iconography provide a sampling of the complexities and challenges for the art historian and consider varieties of approach possible in iconographical analysis, including analysis of the function of color, language of gesture, relative placement in a composition, and physiognomical theory.
By using techniques for the measurement of skulls and a physiognomical classification explicitly influenced by Cesare Lombroso's criminal anthropology, he wanted not only to prove the relationship between social and racial differences, but also to high-light the threat of physical and moral degeneration resulting from interbreeding, thence to conclude the impossibility of social, civil and political equality.