has three Standard meanings. It is the dividing line between an area drained by a river running in one direction and one drained by another river running in an opposite direction.
mountain pass, alt. 925 ft (282 m), at the southern end of the Dawna Range, on the Myanmar-Thailand border. It has long been the chief route between SE Myanmar and the Chao Phraya valley of Thailand.
A fish ordinary in Billingsgate, famous as far back as the reign of Queen Anne.
or Plinlimon , Welsh Plumlumon Fawr, mountain, 2,468 ft (752 m) high, W Wales, on the Powys-Ceredigion border W of Llanidloes. It has three summits and is the source of the Wye, Severn, and other waters.
The cycad is any plant of the order Cycadales, tropical and subtropical palmlike evergreens. The cycads, ginkgos, and conifers comprise the three major orders of gymnosperms, or cone-bearing plants (see cone and plant).
A peninsula, Kagoshima prefecture, S Kyushu, Japan, opposite Kagoshima. Formerly an island, Sakurajima became a peninsula in 1914 when lava from three volcanic cones closed the channel (Mt. Sakurajima is still active). Its fruits and turnips are famous throughout Japan.
Common name for a variety of small game birds related to the partridge, pheasant, and more distantly to the grouse. There are three subfamilies in the quail family: the New World quails; the Old World quails and partridges; and the true pheasants and seafowls.
The poodle is a popular breed of dog probably originating in Germany but generally associated with France, where it has been raised for centuries. There are three varieties, differing in size only.
The standard poodle, classified in the nonsporting-dog group (see nonsporting dog), stands over 15 in. (38.1 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 40 to 55 lb (18.1/24.9 kg). The miniature, also listed in the nonsporting-dog group, stands from 10 to 15 in. (25.4/38.1 cm) high at the withers and weighs from 14 to 16 lb (6.4/7.3 kg).
The toy poodle, which is classified as a toy dog, stands up to 10 in. (25.4 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs about 6 lb (2.7 kg). The profuse coat is dense and hard-textured and may be any solid color. If left untended, the coat will grow out in matted, rope like cords. The poodle is clipped in a variety of styles (e.g., the puppy trim, the continental clip, and the English-saddle clip), a practice now carried out largely for show or aesthetic purposes but originally for utilitarian value.
The poodle was widely used in France as a waterfowl retriever, but its heavy coat required clipping so as not to hinder the dog?s progress through water. The poodle has also been raised as a circus and vaudeville performer and as a hunter of truffles. Today it is usually kept as a companion and pet.
A triggerfish is any of several species of tropical reef fishes with laterally compressed bodies, heavy scales, and tough skins. They are named for the mechanism of the three spines of the dorsal fin: when the fish is alarmed the first of these spines is locked upright by the second and drops only when the latter is pressed like a trigger.
The structure of the human body is organized into groups of three with remarkable frequency. I have listed several examples of this tendency by region. This list does not include structures contributing to form the many “triangles” in the body. If you know of any more, please let me know.
John A. McNulty, Ph.D.
Historically, this was the first hyperlink to the Book of Threes in 1996 thanks to John McNulty . . .
To visit John McNulty’s amazing list, click here.
Scientists divide baleen whales into three groups. These groups are: (1) right whales; (2) gray whales; and (3) rorquals. Continue reading Whales
consist of three main parts: (1) the seed coat, (2) the embryo, and (3) the food storage tissue. Continue reading Seeds