Now it is probable that the main cause of oceanic circulation is the driving force of the winds upon the superficial layers of water.
The sentences are much longer and less vivacious, as any one can see by a superficial examination.
The deposits are superficial, resulting from the opening out of veins at the surface, and consist chiefly of haematite.
This has brought about superficial resemblance in the floras of different countries.
A superficial layer of recent volcanic tuffs occurs in several parts of the island.
The hair (trichome) is a superficial appendage of simple structure, which may be borne by any of the other members.
The condition of the European Jews seems, on a superficial examination, abject enough.
The exact mode in which the in-sinking of superficial outstanding limbs, carrying gill-lamellae, has historically taken place has been a matter of much speculation.
In the original formation of the island volcanic disturbances and coral growth played some part; but there are only very slight superficial evidences in the island of former volcanic activity.
Despite superficial decentralization after 1878 any real growth of local self-government was rendered impossible.
They pick up superficial acquirements with astonishing ease, but seem to be incapable of mastering any subject.
The soil of the island is almost wholly of modern formation, mainly alluvial, with superficial limestones as another prominent feature.
Apt to minimize difficulties, to search for the common ground of unity in opponents, he turned aside, with a disdain which superficial critics often mistook for indifference, from the base, the violent and the common.
While the superficial appearance of the railway tariff is different for different countries, and sometimes for different parts of the same country, the general principles laid down are followed in rate-making by all well-managed lines, whether state or private.
In other likewise very rare cases a left, or a left and right, superficial carotids are developed and take the place of the then vanished deep or primary carotids.
Root-hairs give an enlarged superficial area to the roots of plants, and thus are related to the procuring of water.
But, close as the likeness is, it is merely a superficial likeness, because it is the result of opposite causes working in opposite directions.
The importance of this singular but superficial departure from the normal structure has been so needlessly exaggerated as a character that at the present time its value is apt to be unduly depreciated.
But the city, as a superficial inspection of the site shows, must have existed as a settlement long before Omri, as potsherds of earlier date lie scattered on the surface.
The extent of development of the phelloderm is dependent upon whether the phellogen has a superficial or a deep-seated origin.
The one species, from Western Australia, is the largest member of the family, being about the size of a rabbit, to which it bears sufficient superficial resemblance to have acquired the name of "native rabbit" from the colonists.
The coenosteum increases in size by new growth at the surface; and in the deeper, older portions of massive forms the tissues die off after a certain time, only the superficial region retaining its vitality down to a certain depth.
The same plants have sometimes a superficial root system in addition, and are thus able to utilize immediately the water from rain showers and perhaps also from dew, as Volkensl maintains.
These fibre-tracheids are easily confused on superficial view with the true wood-fibres belonging to the parenchymatous system; but their pits are always bordered, though in the extreme type they are reduced to mere slits in the wall.
The aye-aye, Chiromys (or Daubentonia) madagascariensis, is an animal with a superficial resemblance to a longhaired and dusky-coloured cat with unusually large eyes.
The interest with which we regard the latter no longer turns upon the details of the structuie of its trunk, limbs and roots, to which the living substance of the more superficial parts was subordinated.
The form of the pear and of the apple respectively, although usually characteristic enough, is not by itself sufficient to distinguish them, for there are pears which cannot by form alone be distinguished from apples, and apples which cannot by superficial appearance be recognized from pears.