improperly called

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  • It might indeed at that time have been not improperly called a most important political institution. Cited from History of England, James II Vol. 1, Macaulay
  • The far side of the Moon is often improperly called the dark side of the Moon.
  • For that which is not made is improperly called perfect. Cited from Summa Theologica, Part I (Prima Pars), by Thomas Aquinas
  • These are in brief the chief processes for making what is commonly but quite improperly called "artificial silk." Cited from Creative Chemistry, by Edwin E. Slosson
  • They are sometimes improperly called slugs, and differ from normal remote control locomotives as they cannot move on their own.
  • Why should we go back to the antique moulds, classical moulds, as they are so improperly called? Cited from The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1
  • This two step reaction is used in what is commonly but improperly called polyurethane foams.
  • It is much more difficult to reconcile the character of trading nations with the qualities that are improperly called great, than that of any other. Cited from Causes of the Decline and Fall of Nations, by William Playfair
  • I intend to give you some lessons in verse, or, as it is sometimes, but improperly called, poetry. Cited from Parker's Second Reader, by Richard G. Parker
  • It is not improperly called the Princess of the isles of the Western world. Cited from A Museum for Young Gentlemen and Ladies, by Unknown
  • These Lands might not be improperly called the Queen of Persia's Pin-money. Cited from The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3, by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
  • It creates dark, gellish mats sometimes improperly called "algae" because of their appearance.
  • These sonatas were published without an opus number; sometimes they are improperly called op. 14.
  • Many of the qualities which we improperly call tastes are in reality a complex of taste, smell, touch, and temperature. Cited from The Mind and Its Education, by George Herbert Betts
  • We accordingly find it employed in every part of the Northern hemisphere, where the symbolical religion improperly called idolatry does or did prevail. Cited from God-Idea of the Ancients, by Eliza Burt Gamble
  • But these are improperly called jealousies, and by a metaphor, to show the care and solicitude they have of them. Cited from The Anatomy of Melancholy, by Democritus Junior (Robert Burton)
  • That to the likeness of which anything proceeds, is properly speaking called the exemplar, and is improperly called the image. Cited from Summa Theologica, Part I (Prima Pars), by Thomas Aquinas
  • Therefore the sheet of stamps is also called a counter sheet or pane, though improperly called a sheet of stamps.
  • This phenomenon, the existence of which is borne out by concurrent testimony, has caused this mountain to be improperly called a volcano. Cited from Equinoctial Regions of America V2,von Humboldt
  • There are several causes of error: it is possible that the reading may be incorrectly made or improperly called off, or be misunderstood or incorrectly noted. Cited from Scientific American Supplement, No. 1157, March 5, 1898, by Various
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