1. Done with delicacy and skill; SYN. skillful.
2. Pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance; SYN. pleasant, agreeable, charming, affable, amenable.
3. Possessing, marked by, or demanding great or excessive precision and delicacy.
(born Morse) (1883-1974) US ornithologist who made an extensive study of the life history of the sparrow. She also campaigned against the indiscriminate use of pesticides.
Morse was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, and studied at Mount Holyoke College and Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, graduating in child psychology. She never had an academic appointment.
Her first ornithological research was a detailed study of the birds of Oklahoma. In 1927 she moved to Ohio, where she carried out the study of sparrows that established her as one of the leading ornithologists in the world, recording the behavior of individual birds over a long period of time. A family move to Chicago provided fewer opportunities for Nice to study living birds, so she spent more of her time writing, and became involved in conservation issues.
1. A city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean; the leading resort on the French Riviera.
2. Unincorporated community in California (USA).
City on the French Riviera; Founded in the 3rd century BC, it repeatedly changed hands between France and the Duchy of Savoy from the 14th to the 19th century. In 1860 it was finally transferred to France.
There is an annual Battle of Flowers, and chocolate and perfume are made. Chapels in the nearby village of Vence have been decorated by the artists Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse, and Nice has a Chagall museum.