Saturday, November 16, 2013

C is for . . .cone.

Image and definition 'sampled' from: 
Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language; copyright 1989.

For all you geometry and math fans out there...

cone, n., v. coned, con-ing --1. Geom. a solid whose surface is generated by a line passing through a fixed point and a fixed plane curve not containing the point, consisting of two equal sections joined at s vertex.  2. a plane surface resembling the cross-section of a solid cone. ...

Good gawd . . .the definitions above make me feel like I am back in my high school geometry class.

The definitions continue on ...including mentions of machined mechanical parts, fruits of plants, specialized cells in the eye "sensitive to color and intensity of light", ice cream, and more. More than you would ever want to know about cones..!!

As promised . . .not an animal this time. See you at my next post for the letter 'D'..!!