It had finally stopped raining, but the water had not receded yet.
As a consequence, a comparatively slow and very limited movement at the root confers great range and immense speed at the tip, the speed of each portion of the wing increasing as the root of the wing is receded from.
He listened to no adverse criticism and receded before no obstacle.
As a consequence, the extent of land devoted to wheat in the British Isles receded in 1895 to less than i 2 million acres.
As the waters of the lake gradually receded, the rivers reached it by pushing their channels eastward through what was once its bed.
Now, Aristotle's divergence from Socrates had not led him so far as to deny this; while for the Stoics who had receded to the original Socratic position, the difficulty was still more patent.
Henceforth it receded more and more from the influence of the Roman Church, and this centrifugal movement was greatly helped by the fact that the Roman Church, having ceased to know the Greek language, found herself practically excluded from the world of Greek Christianity.
The ideal sage has receded; philosophy comes as a physician, not to the whole but to the sick.
The further steps in this evolution emanated from the pope, and Lavigerie, whose health now began to fail, receded comparatively into the background.
These were formed in different geological ages by the gulf, which had in historical times receded to a distance of 14 m.
Between 1876 and 1905, for instance, the proportion of minors married receded b y 43% in the case of men and 32% amongst women.
Kach Gandava, whilst its agricultural development has in no way receded, is now rivalled by many of the valleys of the highlands.
At the meeting of this diet the question of nationality, which through the constant religious controversies had receded to the background, again became predominant.
And this movement of reconstruction of which Prince Andrew had a vague idea, and Speranski its chief promoter, began to interest him so keenly that the question of the army regulations quickly receded to a secondary place in his consciousness.
At this time the first of Thoth had receded to the 29th of August.
As the ice receded, it halted at various points, forming moraines and other glacial deposits.
When the climate became less severe the ice slowly receded, leaving its moraines, called in Sweden krosstenslera and krosstensgrus.
In order to see how nearly I could guess, with this experience, at the deepest point in a pond, by observing the outlines of a surface and the character of its shores alone, I made a plan of White Pond, which contains about forty-one acres, and, like this, has no island in it, nor any visible inlet or outlet; and as the line of greatest breadth fell very near the line of least breadth, where two opposite capes approached each other and two opposite bays receded, I ventured to mark a point a short distance from the latter line, but still on the line of greatest length, as the deepest.
Natasha's illness was so serious that, fortunately for her and for her parents, the consideration of all that had caused the illness, her conduct and the breaking off of her engagement, receded into the background.
But when the Agape on one side and paganism on the other receded into a dim past, owing to the enhanced sacrosanctity of the Eucharist and because of the severe edicts of the emperor Theodosius and his successors, the psychological background fell away, and the Eucharist was left isolated and hanging in the air.
The average ecclesiastical metal-work has rather receded than progressed in merit, except when designed by architects and executed under their supervision.
When this receded, a canal was cut to the Zuider Zee, and in 1422 it was made a Hansa town.
No doubt many a smiling valley with its stretching cornfields occupies exactly such a "horrid chasm," from which the waters have receded, though it requires the insight and the far sight of the geologist to convince the unsuspecting inhabitants of this fact.
By the way the hunt approached and receded, by the cries of the dogs whose notes were familiar to him, by the way the voices of the huntsmen approached, receded, and rose, he realized what was happening at the copse.
She cried out as he turned yet another corner and his fading yellow light receded into darkness.
In actual extent of territory the empire had receded somewhat, but in point of security and organization it now stood at its height.
The Muir receded 1ï¿½6 m.
A similar measure was brought forward at the next session, the appropriation, however, being increased to $3,000,000, and the amendment being extended to include all territory which might be acquired by the United States; in this form it passed the House by a vote of 115 to 105; but the Senate refused to concur, passed a bill of its own without the amendment; and the House, owing largely to the influence of General Lewis Cass, in March 1847, receded from its position.
The Cretaceous sea gradually receded and the plains of the Rolling Downs formation formed on its floor were covered by the sub-aerial and lacustrine deposits of the Desert Sandstone.