What does the word cusp mean?

Usage examples for cusp

  1. He gave her the necessary data, and she consulted her charts, and gave him a rapid and wonderfully correct delineation of his character, " a nature which combines the characteristics of Scorpio with some of those of Sagitarrius, as is the case," she explained gravely, " with persons born near the cusp," a term which produced no impression upon his mind, though he said, " Oh, indeed," politely. – An American Suffragette by Isaac N. Stevens
  2. In comparing the left maxillary tooth- rows note especially the size of M3 and the reduced posterointernal cusp on Ml in A. peninsulae. – Comments on the Taxonomic Status of Apodemus peninsulae, with Description of a New Subspecies from North China by J. Knox Jones, Jr.
  3. The posterolingual cusp is supported by the broad posterior root. – Records of the Fossil Mammal Sinclairella, Family Apatemyidae, From the Chadronian and Orellan by William A. Clemens

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