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  • The torches around the circle were lit.

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  • She absently drew a circle in the sand.

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  • She walked in a circle until she found the strongest of the energy patterns in the vicinity and paused above it.

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  • She drew a circle in the air.

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  • She drew a circle in the air.

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  • She held her hands up in a circle to demonstrate.

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  • The car made one more circle in the road and then lunged at the cliff.

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  • The man at the center of the circle shifted.

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  • It was a rough circle about four feet in diameter.

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  • It was a rough circle about four feet in diameter.

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  • The movements seemed to start there, circle around the lake then drop, as if there was an invisible wall.

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  • I made it to the circle park at the head of Main Street and drank in the sunshine on a park bench.

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  • She felt it circle her, prod her, and retreat.

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  • But this circle never attained to the unity of a philosophical school.

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  • She made a circle around the carcass looking for tracks and finally found one.

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  • In the middle of the circle was a large teardrop-shaped flower garden.

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  • Coming up behind her, he grasped her waist and pulled her into the circle of his arms.

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  • Coming up behind her, he grasped her waist and pulled her into the circle of his arms.

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  • Turning in a full circle, Gabe waited for a sign the deity still sought him.

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  • The scent of sea was in the air, a rough circle of lighter darkness before her.

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  • Yet as the world began to open beyond her little circle, she realized that he had been open about his interest all along.

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  • In the French circle of Helene and Rumyantsev the reports of the cruelty of the enemy and of the war were contradicted and all Napoleon's attempts at conciliation were discussed.

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  • The partner, the younger of the two, began to circle to his left.

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  • Outside the circle of light lay a small form, and a sweep of the flashlight revealed fur with copper highlights.

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  • Propertius had a large number of friends and acquaintances, chiefly literary, belonging to the circle of Maecenas.

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  • It was a silver coin, warmed by his skin, with a circle of cuneiform symbols surrounding a star with two arrows.

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  • The two books mentioned remained unnoticed by the reading public, and Lotze first became known to a larger circle through a series of works which aimed at establishing in the study of the physical and mental phenomena of the human organism in its normal and diseased states the same general principles which had been adopted in the investigation of inorganic phenomena.

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  • I drove slowly around the circle to make sure the site previously occupied by the California motor home was indeed vacant.

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  • She turned, doing a pirouette—a full circle, hand shading her eyes like an Indian scout.

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  • What remains to be done is, not to explain how such a world manages to be what it is, nor how we came to form these notions, but merely this - to expel from the circle and totality of our conceptions those abstract notions which are inconsistent and jarring, or to remodel and define them so that they may constitute a consistent and harmonious view.

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  • What remains to be done is, not to explain how such a world manages to be what it is, nor how we came to form these notions, but merely this - to expel from the circle and totality of our conceptions those abstract notions which are inconsistent and jarring, or to remodel and define them so that they may constitute a consistent and harmonious view.

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  • On his return to Moscow from the army, Nicholas Rostov was welcomed by his home circle as the best of sons, a hero, and their darling Nikolenka; by his relations as a charming, attractive, and polite young man; by his acquaintances as a handsome lieutenant of hussars, a good dancer, and one of the best matches in the city.

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  • In that circle they discountenanced those who advised hurried preparations for a removal to Kazan of the court and the girls' educational establishments under the patronage of the Dowager Empress.

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  • Its publication placed him in the first rank of contemporary poets, and amongst other things procured him admission to the literary circle of Maecenas.

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  • She stared at the ground in the center of the circle, emotions building within her.

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  • As he drew her into the circle of his arms, she followed his steps, wrapping her arms around his neck.

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  • I'll be watching the wolves circle you.

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  • His hands skimmed her arms to circle her and rest at the small of her back.

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  • He took his stand on the forward deck, while the robber sailors stood in a half circle before him, anxious to listen to his song.

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  • "To-morrow to the chase!" was their good-night shout as the circle of merry friends broke up for the night.

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  • Drawing rooms, gossip, balls, vanity, and triviality--these are the enchanted circle I cannot escape from.

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  • At her entrance, those in the nearest circle with Ne'Rin ceased their activity and bowed, then stood in a line and waited.

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  • With his brain still churning from the phone conversation, it took sometime before his eyes focused on a penciled circle on one of the articles.

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  • At her entrance, those in the nearest circle with Ne'Rin ceased their activity and bowed, then stood in a line and waited.

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  • With his brain still churning from the phone conversation, it took sometime before his eyes focused on a penciled circle on one of the articles.

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  • He crouched next to the circle Jenn had drawn around the portal.

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  • Deidre and Toby stood.  Katie started forward, only for the rumbling ground to drive her to her knees.  Horrified, she saw the chasm form a rough circle around them, trapping them on a small island surrounded by football field wide trees and chasms too wide to jump.

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  • She blinked and stepped away as he began to circle the table.

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  • Sometimes one would circle round and round me in the woods a few feet distant as if tethered by a string, when probably I was near its eggs.

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  • Bordeaux stood and moved around the fire, careful to keep outside the circle of light.

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  • He led them within another but smaller circle of hedge, where grew one large and beautiful bush.

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  • The highest Petersburg society was assembled there: people differing widely in age and character but alike in the social circle to which they belonged.

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  • A little later when he went up to the large circle, Anna Pavlovna said to him: "I hear you are refitting your Petersburg house?"

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  • Under cover of obtaining help of this kind for another, which from pride he would never accept for himself, he kept in touch with the circle which confers success and which attracted him.

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  • In the third circle, Naryshkin was speaking of the meeting of the Austrian Council of War at which Suvorov crowed like a cock in reply to the nonsense talked by the Austrian generals.

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  • The vicomte was a nice-looking young man with soft features and polished manners, who evidently considered himself a celebrity but out of politeness modestly placed himself at the disposal of the circle in which he found himself.

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  • Sitting on a secluded site at the far side of the circle, on the outside, sat a mid-sized Pace Arrow motor home with California Plates!

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  • She reached the circle where A'Ran fought and joined the observers.

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  • She reached the circle where A'Ran fought and joined the observers.

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  • Bilibin was a man of thirty-five, a bachelor, and of the same circle as Prince Andrew.

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  • We learned that those outside of this circle are less likely to be concerned about the appearance of the child.

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  • "Now, Princess," exclaimed the Wizard, "those of your advisors who wished to throw us into the Garden of Clinging Vines must step within this circle of light.

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  • The whistle of the locomotive penetrates my woods summer and winter, sounding like the scream of a hawk sailing over some farmer's yard, informing me that many restless city merchants are arriving within the circle of the town, or adventurous country traders from the other side.

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  • The largest of these was the French circle of the Napoleonic alliance, the circle of Count Rumyantsev and Caulaincourt.

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  • She was visited by the members of the French embassy and by many belonging to that circle and noted for their intellect and polished manners.

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  • Prince Andrew, in the white uniform of a cavalry colonel, wearing stockings and dancing shoes, stood looking animated and bright in the front row of the circle not far from the Rostovs.

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  • All the domestic circle, tutors, governesses, and guests, were already at the tea table.

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  • The bees circle round a queenless hive in the hot beams of the midday sun as gaily as around the living hives; from a distance it smells of honey like the others, and bees fly in and out in the same way.

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  • He looked attentively around at the circle of officers, recognizing several of them.

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  • They each went to their assigned wagon and lit a match, tossing it inside the wagon and moving away from the circle almost in unison.

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  • Get those mules inside the circle of wagons and be ready for trouble.

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  • As the camper was on the wooded side of the circle, there was no simple access to the rear.

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  • Lines had been drawn on the grass, large squares like those used for wrestling, with a circle in the center.

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  • Everything that reminded him of his past was repugnant to him, and so in his relations with that former circle he confined himself to trying to do his duty and not to be unfair.

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  • There was no way for her to measure the size of the chamber, for the darkness inside was more impenetrable than night, with the exception of a circle of light ten meters from the door.

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  • Darkyn waited for her in the circle that stretched about five meters across.

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  • Eyes on the ground, she retraced their steps until she found the circle she'd drawn.

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  • Then circle 'round them and come back again.

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  • Thus they circle until they fall upon the recent trail of a fox, for a wise hound will forsake everything else for this.

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  • Having talked for a little while in the general circle, Speranski rose and coming up to Prince Andrew took him along to the other end of the room.

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  • Moreover, his whole attention was engrossed by watching the family circle--separated from all else-- formed by the men in the battery.

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  • Pierre again went up onto the knoll where he had spent over an hour, and of that family circle which had received him as a member he did not find a single one.

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  • And at once, as a clock begins to strike and chime as soon as the minute hand has completed a full circle, this change was shown by an increased activity, whirring, and chiming in the higher spheres.

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  • Zhilinski evidently did not receive this new Russian person very willingly into his circle and did not speak to Rostov.

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  • She watched him circle the table and twisted to see where he went.

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  • Two men populated each circle, sparring with each other, while the other two or three watched.

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  • The prince's house did not belong to what is known as fashionable society, but his little circle--though not much talked about in town-- was one it was more flattering to be received in than any other.

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  • Pierre went up to the circle that had formed round the speaker and listened.

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  • In Helene's circle the war in general was regarded as a series of formal demonstrations which would very soon end in peace, and the view prevailed expressed by Bilibin--who now in Petersburg was quite at home in Helene's house, which every clever man was obliged to visit--that not by gunpowder but by those who invented it would matters be settled.

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  • The twenty-four sharpshooters with discharged muskets, standing in the center of the circle, ran back to their places as the companies passed by.

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  • Anna Pavlovna's circle on the contrary was enraptured by this enthusiasm and spoke of it as Plutarch speaks of the deeds of the ancients.

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  • Willarski felt dull in Orel and was pleased to meet a man of his own circle and, as he supposed, of similar interests.

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  • The wild dogs were gathering around the circle of light now, and two of them boldly began to devour Penny.

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  • I'm going to circle back to see what might be there.  Rest for a few minutes.

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  • To the former he owes his appreciation of exact investigation and a complete knowledge of the aims of science, to the latter an equal admiration for the great circle of ideas which had been diffused by the teaching of Fichte, Schelling and Hegel.

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  • She bristled, feeling as if she'd been sentenced to nothing more than a sewing circle for good little wives.

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  • Tables and pillows stretched as far as she could see to create a massive circle she assumed was large enough to seat the crowd.

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  • As she emerged from the barn, one of the forms was nearing the circle of light.

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  • I always wondered if that was why Mom and Dad split up for a while - because Mom was used to a different lifestyle and social circle.

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  • The car spun around at the bottom of the hill, spraying gravel in a wild circle.

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  • The long drive detoured around several large oak trees before it ended in a circle.

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  • An immaculate lawn stopped abruptly at the circle.

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  • If I holler, fan out and make a circle.

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  • The pace increased until a horse leaped over the wagon tongue and into the circle.

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  • He fired at another figure trying to force its way into the circle.

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  • The environment in the Arctic Circle is very hostile.

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  • When we placed Toby with you, we altered the minds of those in your immediate family circle.

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  • As if on cue, the crowd began to break up, with cheerful groups moving to various positions around the circle.

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  • It appears to be common in the neighbourhood of Cape Town, while the recent Antarctic expeditions have shown that it occurs in various localities from the Falkland Islands to the Antarctic circle.

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  • An agreement was come to by which Francis received patronage for his circle of friends, while Hastings was to be unimpeded in the control of foreign affairs.

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  • By the public he was always regarded as reserved, but within his own inner circle he gave and received perfect confidence.

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  • When equatorial mountings for telescopes became more general, no filar micrometer was considered complete which was not fitted with a position circle.'

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  • The electric lamp a gives illumination of the webs in a dark field, nearly in the manner described for the Cape transit circle micrometer; the intensity of illumination is regulated by a carbon-resistance controlled by the screw b.

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  • An important modern application of the micrometer, which is not dealt with in the article Transit Circle, is that which is now called " the travelling wire micrometer."

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  • Nach., 3377, for an illustrated account of the original Repsolds instrument and to the History and Description of the Cape Observatory for a complete description of the most modern form of its application to the Cape transit circle, with and without clockwork.

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  • Except on the south side all the streets debouch on the promenade, which forms a circle round the town on the site of the old ramparts.

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  • In forehand play the bowl as it courses to the jack describes its segment of a circle on the right, in backhand play on the left.

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  • In seeking ultimate reality in the circle of "active conscious sensation," he rules out all "metaphysic."

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  • Scarcely any member of the Arabian circle of the sciences, including theology, philology, mathematics, astronomy, physics and music, was left untouched by the treatises of Avicenna, many of which probably varied little, except in being commissioned by a different patron and having a different form or extent.

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  • We may observe that the asymptotes intersect this circle in the same points as the directrices.

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  • Also the auxiliarly circle is the locus of the feet of the perpendiculars from the foci on any tangent.

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  • The document is entitled "Secrett Inventionis, proffitabill and necessary in theis dayes for defence of this Iland, and withstanding of strangers, enemies of God's truth and religion," a and the inventions consist of (1) a mirror for burning the enemies' ships at any distance, (2) a piece of artillery destroying everything round an arc of a circle, and (3) a round metal chariot, so constructed that its occupants could move it rapidly and easily, while firing out through small holes in it.

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  • the order in which they occur in the triangle) round a circle.

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  • Having been taught that there is no absolutely true religion, Mendelssohn's own descendants - a brilliant circle, of which the musician Felix was the most noted - left the Synagogue for the Church.

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  • Within the northern circle of the 8 lie the Mesozoic and Tertiary beds of the Paris basin, dipping inwards; within the southern circle lie the ancient rocks of the Central Plateau, from which the later beds dip outwards.

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  • Outside the northern circle lie on the west the folded Palaeozoic rocks of Brittany.

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  • Outside the southern circle lie on the west the Mesozoic and Tertiary beds of the basin of the Garonne, with the Pyrenees beyond, and on the east the Mesozoic and Tertiary beds of the valley of the Rhne, with the Alps beyond.

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  • The cheek-teeth strongly curved, forming from the base to the summit about a quarter of a circle, the concavity being directed outwards in the upper and inwards in the lower teeth.

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  • - As the Sabbath was originally a religious feast, the question of the origin of the Sabbath resolves itself into an inquiry why and in what circle a festal cycle of seven days was first established.

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  • What is certain is that the origin of the Sabbath must be sought within a circle that used the week as a division of time.

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  • A circle of stones in the Iron Market of Linkoping marks the spot where Sigismund's adherents were beheaded in 1600.

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  • In reality, however, it experiences fewer climatic variations than the other great continents, owing to its distance (28°) from the Antarctic circle and (11°) from the equator.

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  • In 1548 Charles laid before the states a scheme for making the Netherlands an integral part of the empire under the name of the Circle of Burgundy; but the refusal of the German Electors to make his only son Philip king of the Romans led him to abandon the project, which was never renewed.

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  • In 1520 he went to Rome, where he entered the brilliant literary circle of Leo X.

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  • mountains of Europe and North America they grow only at moderate elevations, and none approach the arctic circle.

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  • In 1602 he made his second visit to the French capital, when his transcendent qualities brought him into the closest relations with the court of Henry IV., and made him the spiritual father of that circle of select souls who centred round Madame Acarie.

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  • This is a very good and comparatively cheap form of crane, where a long and variable radius is required, but it cannot slew through a complete circle.

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  • This result created a great sensation, and proved that Transatlantic electric wave telegraphy was quite feasible and not inhibited by distance, or by the earth's curvature even over an arc of a great circle 3000 m.

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  • There are small detached portions in Waldeck, Thuringia, &c.; on the other hand the province enclaves the province of Oberhessen belonging to the grand-duchy of Hesse, and the circle of Wetzlar belonging to the Rhine Province.

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  • Rome is plotected by a circle of forts from a coup de main from the sea, the coast, only 12 m.

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  • Stephen accuses Butler of reasoning in a circle.

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  • The reduction of the tentacles in all these forms may be correlated with their mode of life, and especially with living in a constant current of water, which brings foodparticles always from one direction and renders a complete whorl or circle of tentacles unnecessary.

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  • The sub-umbrella invariably shows a velum as an inwardly projecting ridge or rim at its margin, within the circle .of tentacles; hence the medusae of this sub-class are termed craspedote.

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  • The Auronectae are peculiar deep-sea forms, little known except from Haeckel's descriptions, in which the large pneumatophore has a peculiar duct, termed the aurophore, placed on its lower side in the midst of a circle of swimming-bells.

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  • The cloisters connect the cathedral with the church of Our Lady (Liebfrauenkirche), a beautiful building in the form of a circle intersected by a cross, with a lofty vault, built 1127-1143, and said to be the oldest Gothic church in Germany.

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  • A similar doctrine of emanation is to be found in the writings of Bernhard of Chartres, who conceives the process of the unfolding of the world as a movement in a circle from the most general to the individual, and from this back to the most general.

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  • Slaves were continually escaping from their masters, and were harboured, on their way to Canada, by the circle in which Mrs Stowe lived.

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  • A large circle of Talmudists lived there; at their head Joseph Qaro, then over eighty years of age.

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  • Sometimes the original cambial ring is broken into several arcs, each of which is completed into an independent circle, so that several independent secondary vascular cylinders are formed.

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  • The habit of forming mycorhizas is found more frequently in warm climates than cold; indeed, the percentage of the flora exhibiting this peculiarity seems to increase with a certain regularity from the Arctic Circle to the equator.

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  • The apex in this case will describe a circle, or rather a spiral, as it is elongating all the time, pointing to all points of the compass in succession.

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  • The passage of the maximum turgidity round the stem may vary in rapidity in different places, causing the circle to be replaced by an ellipse.

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  • It is continuous round the pole and roughly is bounded by the arctic circle.

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  • Beyond the arctic circle some 200, or more than a quarter, are confined to the mountains of the northern hemisphere and of ~still more southern regions.

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  • circare, to go round in a circle, to explore), the act of searching into a matter closely and carefully, inquiry directed to the discovery of truth, and in particular the trained scientific investigation of the principles and facts of any subject, based on original and first-hand study of authorities or experiment.

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  • Aristotle defined the temperate zone as extending from the tropic to the arctic circle, but there is some uncertainty as to the precise meaning he gave to the term " arctic circle."

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  • Cook's second voyage was mainly intended to settle the question of the existence of such a continent once for all, and to define the limits of any land that might exist in navigable seas towards the Antarctic circle.

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  • On a second cruise from the Society Islands, in 1773, he, first of all men, crossed the Antarctic circle, and was stopped by ice in 71° 10' S.

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  • Having passed some time in the court circle, Sunderland was successively ambassador at Madrid, at Paris and at Cologne; in 1678 he was again ambassador at Paris.

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  • In 1800 he settled at Westbury near Bristol, and began to determine star-places with a fine altitude and azimuth circle of 22 ft.

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  • Before long a mural circle was installed, and regular observations were instituted with it in 1833.

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  • At the end of 1850 the great transit circle of 8 in.

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  • Four principal avenues radiate from points near a central circle to the four corners of the city.

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  • The Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, erected by the state, stands in the circle in the centre of the city, rises to a height of 284.5 ft.

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  • The ducal dignity rarely passed out of a circle of specially old and distinguished families.

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  • In Novaya Zemlya and the Taimyr peninsula, it projects within the Arctic Circle as far as 77° 6' and 77° 40' N.

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  • in Finland and on the Arctic Circle about Archangel, 68° N.

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  • When the results proved unsatisfactory, remedies were sought in increased administrative supervision, draconian legislation and severe punishment, and no attempt was made to get out of the vicious circle.

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  • The curves on railways are either simple, when they consist of a portion of the circumference of a single circle, or compound, when they are made up of portions of the circumference of two or more circles of different radius.

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  • The inner circle B has a radius of 12 in.

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  • the only permitted method of kindling it, (b) the tracing on the ground of the vedi, or magical circle, to destroy impurities, (c) the digging of the hole which constituted the real altar, (d) the preparation of the post which represented the sacrificer and to which the victim was tied, and other minor details.

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  • Great Circle >>

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  • On the central stone, which is a perfect circle, the emperor kneels.

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  • He renewed former acquaintance, however, with the " poet " Mallet, and through him gained access to Lady Hervey's circle, where a congenial admiration, not to say affectation, of French manners and literature made him a welcome guest.

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  • It ought to be added that in each of the twentyfive years of his subsequent acquaintance with London " the prospect gradually brightened," and his social as well as his intellectual qualities secured him a wide circle of friends.

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  • He first visited Paris, where he saw a good deal of d'Alembert, Diderot, Barthelemy, Raynal, Helvetius, Baron d'Holbach and others of that circle, and was often a welcome guest in the saloons of Madame Geoffrin and Madame du Deffand.

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  • The worship of Baal of Tyre roused a small circle of zealots, and again the Phoenician marriage was the cause of the evil.

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  • Geography The northern boundary of Asia is formed by the Arctic Ocean; the coast-line falls between 70° and 75° N., and so lies within the Arctic circle, having its extreme northern point in Cape Sivero-Vostochnyi (i.e.

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  • Turning, therefore, to a globe, Asia, viewed as a whole, will be seen to have the form of a great isosceles spherical triangle, having its north-eastern apex at East Cape (Vostochnyi), in Bering Strait; its two equal sides, in length about a quadrant of the sphere, or 6500 m., extending on the west to the southern point of Arabia, and on the east to the extremity of the Malay peninsula; and the base between these points occupying about 60° of a great circle, or 4 500 m., and being deeply indented by the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal on either side of the Indian peninsula.

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  • A great circle, drawn through East Cape and the southern point of Arabia, passes nearly along the coast-line of the Arctic Ocean, over the Ural Mountains, through the western part of the Caspian, and nearly along the boundary between Persia and Asiatic Turkey.

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  • Asia Minor and the north-western half of Arabia lie outside such a great circle, which otherwise indicates, with fair accuracy, the north-western boundary of Asia.

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  • In like manner a great circle drawn through East Cape and the extremity of the Malay peninsula, passes nearly over the coasts of Manchuria, China and Cochin-China, and departs comparatively little from the eastern boundary.

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  • The southern group of the Malay Archipelago, from Sumatra to Java and Timor, extends in the arc of a circle between 95° and 127° E., and from 5° to 10° S.

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  • Throughout its northern portion the winter is long and of extreme severity; and even down to the circle of 35° N.

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  • He was certainly not the Jew of Prussian Poland which his enemies declared him to be, and he has to this day a circle of devoted adherents.

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  • It was perhaps after this that David made a last attempt to find a place of refuge in the prophetic circle of Samuel at Ramah (xix.

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  • On the other hand, in certain Polychaeta the bundles of setae are so extensive that they nearly form a complete circle surrounding the body; and in the Oligochaet genus Perichaeta (=Pheretima), and some allies, there is actually a complete circle of setae in each segment broken only by minute gaps, one dorsal, the other ventral.

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  • The prostomium bears often processes, both dorsal and ventral, which in the Sabellids are split into the circle of branchial plumes, which surround or nearly surround the mouth in those tube-dwelling Annelids.

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  • In some genera the setae are in vertical rows, and in certain Capitellidae these rows so nearly meet that an arrangement occurs reminiscent of the continuous circle of setae in the perichaetous Oligochaeta.

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  • Moreover, the Arthurian story was the popular story of the day, and Tristan did not belong to the magic circle, though he was ultimately introduced, somewhat clumsily, it must be admitted, within its bounds.

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  • It consisted of a graduated circle inside which another could slide, carrying two small tubes diametrically opposite, the instrument being kept vertical by a plumb-line.

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  • When the two brothers combined, Antiochus again invaded Egypt (168), but was compelled to retire by the Roman envoy C. Popillius Laenas (consul 172), after the historic scene in which the Roman drew a circle in the sand about the king and demanded his answer before he stepped out of it.

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  • The tree is very widely distributed, growing abundantly on most of the mountain ranges of northern and central Europe; while in Asia it occurs at least as far east as the Lena, and in latitude extends from the Altaic ranges to beyond the Arctic circle.

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  • Scurria, with pallial branchiae in a circle beneath the mantle.

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  • No ctenidia but pallial branchiae in a circle between mantle and foot.

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  • Patella, pallial branchiae forming a complete circle, no epipodial tentacles, British.

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  • Orthodox theology has never, in any of the confessions, ventured beyond the circle which the mind of Origen first measured out.

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  • Even then his attainments in the whole circle of the sciences were extraordinary.

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  • For the present their means were very scanty, and, as the ardent royalism of his brother officers limited his social circle, he plunged into work with the same ardour as before, frequently studying fourteen or fifteen hours a day.

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  • This is probably the sense in which we may interpret his tirade against Lord Whitworth at the diplomatic circle on the 13th of March.

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  • Opinions were divided in the emperor's circle between a Russian and an Austrian princess; but the marked coolness with which overtures for the hand of the tsar's sister were received at St Petersburg, and the skill with which Count Metternich, the Austrian chancellor, let it be known that a union with the archduchess, Marie Louise, would be welcomed at Schonbrunn, helped to decide the matter.

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  • The shaft-graves in the Mycenae circle are also a late type, paralleled in the later Cnossian cemetery.

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  • In the Mycenae circle an altar seems to have been erected over the graves, and perhaps slaves were killed to bear the dead chiefs company.

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  • 1-2 in Crete, the shaft-graves in the Mycenae circle, the Vaphio tomb, &c., to the 16th and 15th centuries B.C., and Period III.

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  • That the series of natural animals is continuous, forming, as it were, a circle; so that, upon commencing at any one given point, and thence tracing all the modifications of structure, we shall be imperceptibly led, after passing through numerous forms, again to the point from which we started.

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  • That there is a tendency in such groups as are placed at the opposite points of a circle of affinity ` to meet each other.'

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  • That one of the five larger groups into which every natural circle is divided ` bears a resemblance to all the rest, or, more strictly speaking, consists of types which represent those of each of the four other groups, together with a type peculiar to itself.'

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  • That every natural series of beings, in its progress from a given point, either actually returns, or evinces a tendency to return, again to that point, thereby forming a circle.

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  • Angilbert was the Homer of the emperor's literary circle, and was the probable author of an epic, of which the fragment which has been preserved describes the life at the palace and the meeting between Charlemagne and Leo III.

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  • The dome is the leading idea or motif in Byzantine ecclesiastical architecture; the domes are placed over square, not circular apartments, and their bases are brought to a circle by means of pendentives.

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  • The name of Catholic Epistles is given to those letters (two of Peter, three of John, one of James, one of Jude) incorporated in the New Testament which (except 2 and 3 John) are not, like those of St Paul, addressed to particular individuals or churches, but to a larger and more indefinite circle of readers.

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  • It covers an area of about one third of a circle and its radiating threads diverge from the mouth of a funnel-shaped tube resembling in every respect the tube of the last-mentioned genus.

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  • Pico's works cannot now be read with much interest, but the man himself is still interesting, partly from his influence on Reuchlin and partly from the spectacle of a truly devout mind in the brilliant circle of half-pagan scholars of the FlOrentine renaissance.

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  • Though never admitted into the inner circle of the king's associates, he found the king the most appreciative of readers and stimulating of companions, and the queen one of the most faithful of his friends; in biographical works and on other occasions he always defended the memory of the unfortunate monarch.

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  • The great charm of Maecenas in his relation to the men of genius who formed his circle was his simplicity, cordiality and sincerity.

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  • GREAT CIRCLE.

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  • The circle in which a sphere is cut by a plane is called a "great circle," when the cutting plane passes through the centre of sphere.

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  • Of the parallels of latitude, the equator only is a great circle.

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  • The shortest line joining any two points is an arc of a great circle.

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  • For "great circle sailing" see Navigation.

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  • in diameter, so that between railing and stupa there was an open circle round which visitors could walk; and the whole stood towards the east side of a paved quadrangle about 300 ft.

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  • He had already gained a reputation in his narrow circle as a keen debater and a jovial companion, and it is said that he had several smuggling adventures.

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  • of the Arctic Circle.

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  • Atlanta was laid out in the form of a circle, the radius being 14 m.

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  • and the centre the old railway station, the Union Depot (the new station is called the Terminal); large additions have been made beyond this circle, including West End, Inman Park on the east, and North Atlanta.

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  • a circle.

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  • m., a circle with radius of 15 m.

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  • Within this circle, besides the largest lake, Windermere, is the highest point in England, Scafell Pike; yet Windermere is but 102 m.

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  • The principal features of the district may be indicated by following this circle round from north, by west, south and east.

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  • He is not identical with any known Babylonian deity, but he is the god of a people belonging to the Babylonian culture circle, probably of the inhabitants of the Red Sea littoral.

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  • It has been supposed that in offering such worship the Greeks showed the effect of " Oriental " influence, but indeed we have not to look outside the Greek circle of ideas to explain it.

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  • He gathered round him a small circle of his immediate followers known as the Societe des Egaux, soon merged with the rump of the Jacobins, who met at the Pantheon; and in November 1795 he was reported by the police to be openly preaching "insurrection, revolt and the constitution of 1793."

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  • - The shortest distance between two places on the surface of a globe is represented by the arc of a great circle.

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  • Thus the distance between New York and Oporto, following the former (great circle sailing), amounts to 3000 m., while following the rhumb, as in Mercator sailing, it would amount to 3120 m.

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  • The shell thus formed is then cut along the line of the intended equator into two hemispheres, they are then again glued together and made to revolve round an axis the ends of which passed through the poles and entered a metal meridian circle.

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  • The appointment of one man to preach, to the exclusion of others, whether he feels a divine call so to do or not, is regarded as a limitation of the work of the Spirit and an undue concentration of that responsibility which ought to be shared by a wider circle.

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  • Only in familiar letters, prolegomena, and prefaces do we find the man Ficino, and learn to know his thoughts and sentiments unclouded by a mist of citations; these minor compositions have therefore a certain permanent value, and will continually be studied for the light they throw upon the learned circle gathered round Lorenzo in the golden age of humanism.

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  • The alga by its own peculiar movement will soon form a radiating circle, perfectly free from dirt, around the coin, which may then be removed.

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  • He was an enthusiastic and most useful leader of the volunteer movement from its beginning, and a writer, composer and singer of humorous and patriotic songs, some of which, as "The Three Foot Rule" and "They never shall have Gibraltar," became well known far beyond the circle of his acquaintance.

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  • Exegesis of this sort is not the characteristic of any single circle, people or century; unscientific methods of biblical interpretation have prevailed from Philo's treatment of the Pentateuch to modern apologetic interpretations of Genesis, ch.

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  • For the subjects under this heading see the articles CONIC SECTIONS; CIRCLE; CURVE; GEOMETRICAL CONTINUITY; GEOMETRY, Axioms of; GEOMETRY, Euclidean; GEOMETRY, Projective; GEOMETRY, Analytical; GEOMETRY, Line; KNOTS, MATHEMATICAL THEORY OF; MENSURATION; MODELS; PROJECTION; Surface; Trigonometry.

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  • He became one of the famous circle of the transcendentalists, always keenly preserving his own individuality amongst such more or less potent natures as Emerson, Hawthorne and Margaret Fuller.

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  • The terminal circle, whose longest diameter is 300 ft., is somewhat difficult to make out, as it is broken by the houses and gardens of a little hamlet.

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  • Still further in the same direction is a third system at Kerlescan (Place of Burning), composed of 262 stones, which are distributed into thirteen lines, terminated by an irregular circle, and altogether extend over a distance of 1000 ft.

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  • All this, and the almost mutinous discontent of his generals and his enemies of the court circle, shook his resolution of acting as anvil for the Russians, of whose delay also he was aware, and about the 8th of Octoberhedetermined to march out north-eastward across the French lines of communication and save his sovereign's army by taking refuge if necessary in Saxony.

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  • Leonardo certainly was in relation with some persons belonging to that circle when he published in 1220 another more extensive work, De practica geometriae, which he dedicated to the imperial astronomer Dominicus Hispanus.

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  • GREENLAND (Danish, &c., Gronland), a large continental island, the greater portion of which lies within the Arctic Circle, while the whole is arctic in character.

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  • The surface of the inland ice forms in a transverse section from the west to the east coast an extremely regular curve, almost approaching an arc of a wide circle, which along Nansen's route has its highest ridge somewhat nearer the east than the west coast.

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  • In Cathays Park there is also a "gorsedd" or bardic circle of huge monoliths erected in connexion with the eisteddfod of 1899.

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  • The whole plan is drawn from three centres, the outer portion of the curves being arcs of a larger circle than the one used for the central portion; the complete circle of the orchestra is marked by a sill of white limestone, and greatly enhances the effect of the whole.

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