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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n concha (anatomy) a structure that resembles a shell in shape
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Concha (Anat) The external ear; esp. the largest and deepest concavity of the external ear, surrounding the entrance to the auditory canal.
    • Concha (Arch) The plain semidome of an apse; sometimes used for the entire apse.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n concha In anatomy and zoology: The outer ear; the pinna of the ear; the auricle; especially, the shell of the ear, the hollowed part within the antihelix, leading into the meatus. See cut under car.
    • n concha A shell of bone, or a bone like a shell; a turbinated bone.
    • n concha Same as couch, 6.
    • n concha [ML., ⟩ OF. conque.] An old dry measure of Gascony and Navarre, about 5 pecks, Winchester measure.
    • n concha Same as conch, 10.
    • n concha The thin, translucent shell of a bivalve mollusk, sometimes used for window-panes in the East Indies.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Concha kong′ka the central cavity of the outer ear: the outer ear:
    • n Concha kong′ka (archit.) conch.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. (in sense 1), fr. L. concha,. See Conch
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. concha.


In literature:

Then came La Vivandiere Dolores, and my pretty Concha.
"Captain Canot" by Brantz Mayer
In October, Generals O'Donnel and Concha headed a rising at Pambulna in behalf of the former Queen-Regent Christina.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
The concha and =Meatus=, or canal, comprise the external ear, which is separated from the middle ear by the =Drum Membrane=.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
Sometimes the helix is prolonged so as to divide the concha in two.
"Criminal Man" by Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
Look, Paula and Concha have cut my hair.
"The Grandee" by Armando Palacio Valdés
And so he was about to leave Concha to her own devices and seek Rollo, when Concha suddenly spoke.
"The Firebrand" by S. R. Crockett
General Jose de la Concha, in anticipation of a rising of the Creole population threatened to turn the island into an African dependency.
"Cuba" by Arthur D. Hall
There's a box of very fine Conchas on the sideboard.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 3, August, 1893" by Various
The cut shows P the concha, E.C.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
Its root should be lost in the concha before reaching the anti-helix.
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
A first quality Concha.
"Tobacco Leaves" by W. A. Brennan
Carreon, and the sections Silanganan and Alapaap, by Juan de la Cruz and R. Concha.
"The Katipunan" by J. Brecknock Watson (AKA Francis St. Clair)
Concha, however, was less cruel than his men.
"Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican Vol. 1 of 2" by Brantz Mayer
Concha was as unwelcome to the Peninsulars as his predecessor had been to their liking.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 3" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
Concha's good luck made her the envy of all the girls of the hamlet.
"Wild Spain (España agreste)" by Abel Chapman
These arise, all three, from the superior cervical ligament, and pass from there towards the cartilage of the concha.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer
The shankha or concha seems to have been the earliest form of trumpet used in war.
"Sagas from the Far East" by Various
But Concha changed the money cheerfully and earned my gratitude.
"Poor Folk in Spain" by Jan Gordon
Vessels will meet him there to bring him to Las Conchas, so he may be here any day now.
"Ponce de Leon" by William Pilling
He seemed very concerned that I should be drinking at a place like the `Concha.
"Whither Thou Goest" by William Le Queux

In news:

Related Wine Search for CONCHA Y TORO Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto Don Melchor 2008.
Syrah Buin Marqués de Casa Concha 2009.
Two assault rifles found after the shootout, an AK-47 and an AR-15, were used in the slaying of two federal judges in Mazatlán three months ago, said Mexico's attorney general, Rafael Macedo de la Concha.
Paradoxical giant inferior concha.
The promenade at La Concha beach in San Sebastián, on Spain's northern coast.
Chile's Vina Concha y Toro Looks to Revive US Fetzer Wines.
Vina Concha y Toro SA (NYSE:VCO).
Alex Lopez, center, plays baseball with his sister Sugey while smoke generated by the Las Conchas fire covers the sky in Espanola, N.M. 'Flying laboratory' dispatched to monitor air as crews battle wildfire near New Mexico nuclear lab. members: Read the original blind-tasting review for Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Puento Alto Don Melchor 1999 (92 points, $47).
Thanks to Michelle Concha who let us know this scam has resurfaced.
Spanish singer and Latin Grammy-winner Concha Buika will perform Saturday night at Cal State L.A.'s Luckman Fine Arts Complex.
Concha Buika brings flamenco to Luckman Fine Arts Complex.
With Bob Harp, Hillary Floren, Jorge Torres, Stephanie Valle, and David Concha.
Las Conchas wildfire is now the largest wildfire on record in New Mexico.
A firefighter carries a chain saw as he and other firefighters walk along the road during the Las Conchas fire near Los Alamos, N.M.

In science:

We would like to thank Wilfried Buchm¨uller, Marco Cirelli, Concha Gonz´alez-Garc´ıa, Ricard Tom`as and Mark Vagins for useful discussions.
Unstable Gravitino Dark Matter and Neutrino Flux
Raffelt at a neutrino workshop in Madrid. I thank Vernon Barger, Hooman Davoudiasl, Concha Gonzalez-Garcia, Tao Han, and Patrick Huber for reading the manuscript.
Lepton Photon Symposium 2005: Summary and Outlook
I would like to thank my collaborators Elisa Bernardini, Concha Gonzalez-Garcia, Darren Grant and Alexander Kappes, as well as John Beacom, Julia Becker, Peter Biermann, Steen Hannestad, Christian Spiering and Stefan Westerhoff for valuable discussions.
IceCube: Neutrinos Associated with Cosmic Rays
Acknowledgements We would like to thank useful discussions with Igor Barabanov, Marco Giammarchi, Concha Gonz´alez-Garc´ıa, and Tom Ypsilantis.
Neutrino electron scattering and electroweak gauge structure: Probing the masses of a new Z boson