toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

recumbent
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

3 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
lying down; or horizontal
  • It shone by day in the heavens alone, brighter than Venus in the night, and by night it shone over delta in Cassiopeia, the recumbent constellation which is the signature of his initial among the stars.
    Episode 9 — Scylla And Charybdis (77% in)
  • ...magnitude) of exceeding brilliancy dominating by night and day (a new luminous sun generated by the collision and amalgamation in incandescence of two nonluminous exsuns) about the period of the birth of William Shakespeare over delta in the recumbent neversetting constellation of Cassiopeia and of a star (2nd magnitude) of similar origin but of lesser brilliancy which had appeared in and disappeared from the constellation of the Corona Septentrionalis about the period of the birth of...
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (48% in)
  • Listener: reclined semilaterally, left, left hand under head, right leg extended in a straight line and resting on left leg, flexed, in the attitude of Gea-Tellus, fulfilled, recumbent, big with seed.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (99% in)

There are no more uses of "recumbent" in Ulysses by James Joyce.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®Pictures — Google Images®