The terms of agrarian contracts and leases (except in districts where mezzadria prevails in its essential form), are in many regions disadvantageous to the laborers, who suffer from the obligation to provide guarantees for payment of rent, for repayment of seed corn and for the division of products.
They perform a useful function in protecting their clients from the cruel usury which prevails, especially in the south.
In the movement of shipping, trade with foreign countries prevails (especially as regards arrivals) over trade between Italian ports.
In the Balkan States, the system - inherited from Byzantine and Turkish times - of ecclesiastical jurisdictions prevails, except that they are now autocephalous,and independent of the patriarch of Constantinople.
Still more diversity of opinion prevails as to the southern gold-exporting port of Ophir, which some scholars place in Arabia, others at one or another point on the east coast of Africa.
During the embryonic stage the lids are fused together, and either become separated shortly before the bird is hatched, as is the case with most Nidifugae, or else the blind condition prevails for some time, in the young Nidicolae.
For instance, the Tyranninae are anacromyod, while the closely allied Pipras and Cotingas are katacromyod; both these modifications can be shown to have been derived but recently from the weak mesoand oligomyodian condition which prevails in the majority of the so-called Oligomyodi.
And S., be left out of account, a striking uniformity of physical feature prevails throughout the whole vast extent of the Russian empire.
On the thick layer of black earth by which the steppe is covered a luxuriant vegetation develops in spring; after the old grass has been burned a bright green prevails over immense stretches, but this rapidly disappears under the burning rays of the sun and the hot E.
May be regarded as standard, since it prevails on probably three-quarters of the railways of the globe.
The climate in late geologic time was very different from that which prevails to-day.
No alternative hypothesis prevails, mere desultory criticism of the internal intricacies being quite inadequate.
A similar obligation prevails in parts of Germany.
In Germany Jews are still rarely admitted to the rank of officers in the army, university posts are very difficult of access, Judaism and its doctrines are denounced in medieval language, and a tone of hostility prevails in many public utterances.
From the upper Sajur northwards Turkish prevails, even among the Armenians; but many Kurdish communities retain their own tongue.
The heat of summer (December-March, which is the rainy season) is tempered by cool breezes; winter (MaySeptember, inclusive) is dry, cold and bracing, and frost prevails for prolonged periods.
Whereas in the Metanemertines an arrangement prevails as represented in fig.
Such isomerism, named stereoisomerism (q.v.),hasbeen assiduously developed during recentyears; it prevails among many different classes of organic compounds and many examples have been found in inorganic chemistry.
An analogous oscillation prevails in the pyrazol nucleus, for L.
Bible teaching is the central part of the school session: the lessons are mainly concerned with life's practical problems. The spirit of brotherliness which prevails is largely the secret of the success of the movement.
Malaria prevails in the valley of the Webi Shebeli.
It is in proportion as a sedentary life prevails, and agricultural exploitation is practised on a larger scale, whilst warlike habits continue to exist, that the labour of slaves is increasingly introduced to provide food for the master, and at the same time save him from irksome toil.
Dense brushwood prevails on the foothills.
Considerable bitterness prevails between the rival confessions, each aiming at political ascendancy, but the government favours none.
Besides huge masses of old schists and sandstones, the range contains extensive limestone, marble, diorite, basalt and porphyry formations, while granite prevails on its southern slopes.
During the north-east monsoon, from the middle of October to the middle of April, dry weather prevails and the thermometer averages from 77° to 80° F.
The real cause of the trouble which prevails among men is the papacy, a "fictitious" power, the development of which is the result of a series of usurpations.
Mahommedanism prevails throughout the island, except among the mountain tribes.
This soil prevails throughout the southern counties and the Minnesota and Red River valleys, in which sections cereal crops predominate.
The terrace formation of the land characteristic of other coast regions of South Africa prevails in Natal.
A relative scarcity in running waters prevails in the whole region between the Danube and the Drave.
In the district of the Weald marl prevails, with a substratum of clay.
Some confusion prevails also as to whether the islands Bennett, Henrietta and Jeannette, discovered by the "Jeannette" expedition, ought to be included in the same archipelago, or described separately as the Jeannette Islands.
A similar system prevails in New Guinea.
The custom of tolling the curfew still prevails in Okehampton.
The old Moorish style of building about an open court, or patio, prevails, and the livingrooms of the family are on the second floor.
In the summer and the autumn the weather is commonly fine, and often most beautiful; and especially in the Berkshires a cool, pure and elastic atmosphere prevails, relatively dry, and altogether delightful.
In the denser jungles malaria prevails for months after the cessation of the rains, but the Gonds do not appear to suffer much from its effects.
Though liberty of worship prevails, Roman Catholicism is almost the sole form.
Blue mud prevails in large areas of the Pacific Ocean from the Galapagos Islands to Acapulco.
The first and most important is the Manchu-Korean type; that is to say, the type which prevails in north China and in Korea.
James Melville (1556-1614), nephew of the more celebrated reformer, Andrew Melville, who was minister of Kilrenny, has given in his Diary a graphic account of the arrival at Anstruther of a weatherbound ship of the Armada, and the tradition of the intermixture of Spanish and Fifeshire blood still prevails in the district.