Ensinal, a S. W. county of Texas, watered by some affluents of the Rio Nueces and Rio Grande; area, 1,610 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 427, all white. The county is best adapted to stock raising. Water and timber are scarce. In 1870 the county produced 9,556 lbs. of wool, and contained 1,678 cattle and 5,778 sheep.


Entail, an expression used in the old books for an estate in tail (mediaeval Lat. foedum talliatum, from taliare, to cut off), signifying a truncated inheritance, as being carved out from a larger estate, or perhaps from the exclusion of certain heirs. For the nature of this species of inheritance, see Estate.


Entomostraca, the lowest order of crustaceans, deficient in the segments, feet, and abdominal appendages of the higher forms. They have normally five or six cephalic rings, and eight or nine posterior ones belonging to the foot series. They include the carcinoids, like caligus and argulus, minute forms, parasitic or marine and fresh-water fishes; the ostra-coids, minute forms like the daplinia of fresh waters, with the larger marine cirripeds or barnacles; the limuloids, or horseshoe crabs; and the microscopic rotifers, radiate in appearance but crustacean in structure, whose organs of locomotion are cilia around the head. They appeared in the early Silurian age.

Entre Doiro E Mitfo

See Minho.


Envermeu, a small town of France, in the department of Seine-Inferieure, Normandy; pop. about 1,500. It is within a few miles of Dieppe, and contains the site of an ancient Frankish cemetery, explored from 1849 to 1856 by the abb6 Cochet, and found to contain many valuable relics, among them bronze and gold jewelry, swords, sabres, bronze buckles, a Gaulish coin or rather ingot of gold, which presented on the reverse an ill-formed miniature horse (supposed to belong to the era of 270 to 100 B. C), necklaces of glass beads, iron axes (francisca), accompanied by iron lances (framea), iron spurs, arrow points, iron daggers ornamented at the point with a plate of bronze and flanked by small knives, elegant bronze purse clasps, etc. The cemetery seems to have been circular, and was probably once covered by a tumulus, long since removed by the operations of agriculture.


Epanomeria, a remarkable town in the island of Santorin, the ancient Thera, in the Grecian archipelago, built on the face and edges of a tall cliff at the extremity of a promontory on the N. W. end of the island. The houses, many of which are excavated from the rock, are placed one above another, 15 or 20 deep, the lowest being 400 ft. above the water. They are approached by means of a winding road and staircases cut in the cliff, reaching from the base to the summit. Viewed from the sea, nothing can be more striking than the appearance of this town, with its dwellings high above the masts of the largest ships, or perched on the edges of frightful precipices. On the summit the scene is scarcely less singular, the road there in many places passing over habitations whose existence is denoted only by chimneys jutting up on each side.