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crooked

crooked Sentence Examples

  • Cynthia crooked her eyebrow.

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  • The roads were crooked and muddy and rough.

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  • He picked her up, and crooked an eyebrow.

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  • He was the most stunning man she'd ever seen despite his crooked nose.

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  • His face softened into a grin, as he crooked a long index finger at her.

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  • Skinny with a crooked nose, her eyes glowed red, too, and her frown was apparent.

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  • The narrow crooked lanes of this quarter still contrast with the straight, regularly laid-out streets of the modern city, which extends to the north-west, north and east of the ancient citadel.

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  • Lake San Martin lies in a crooked deeply cut passage through the Andes, and the divide between its southern extremity (Laguna Tar) and Lake Viedma, which discharges through the Santa Cruz river into the Atlantic, is so slight as to warrant the hypothesis that this was once a strait between the two oceans.

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  • 1 it is a crooked and piercing serpent, the dragon of the sea; cf.

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  • Most of the streets are narrow and crooked, and the majority of the houses have their gables turned towards the street.

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  • He tried to turn and raise himself to a sitting position while pushing her away, but she held back his arm in a strong grip and locked a crooked arm about his neck.

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  • Their weapons were the wooden club or waddy notched to the grasp, and spears of sticks, often crooked but well balanced, with points sharpened by tool or fire, and sometimes.

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  • They sat in a heavy flat-bottomed boat, each holding a long, crooked rod in his hands and eagerly waiting for "a bite."

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  • Tortosa is for the most part an old walled town on the left bank of the river, with narrow, crooked and ill-paved streets, in which the houses are lofty and massively built of granite.

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  • After the great fire of 1872 it became possible, in the reconstruction of the business district, to widen and straighten its streets and create squares, and so provide for the traffic that had long outgrown the narrow, crooked ways of the older city.

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  • Apollo's oracles, which he did not deliver on his own initiative but as the mouthpiece of Zeus, were infallible, but the human mind was not always able to grasp their meaning; hence he is called Loxias (" crooked," "ambiguous").

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  • The streets in the older quarters are narrow, crooked and gloomy; but the newer parts of the city, especially those laid out since the removal of the fortifications about 1861, are handsome and spacious.

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  • One form of plough still used consists of a crooked bough, with an iron share attached.

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  • His figure was crooked, his limbs shrunken; his hair hung in dishevelled locks over his haggard countenance.

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  • He has a long pedigree, a crooked tail and the drollest "phiz" in dogdom.

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  • The dachshund, or badger hound, is of German origin, and like the basset hound was originally an elongated distorted hound with crooked legs, employed in baiting and hunting badgers, but now greatly improved and made more definite by the arts of the breeder.

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  • It is one of the most crooked streams in the world, and its length in a straight line is less than half that by its curves.

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  • often walked by very crooked paths; but the reproach that he allowed his policy to be swayed exclusively by his family interests is unjustified.

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  • CAPRICORNUS (" THE Goat"), in astronomy, the tenth sign of the zodiac, represented by the symbol T-2° intended to denote the crooked horns of this animal.

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  • Shinshin? she crooked one of her fingers.

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  • The main islands and groups, beginning from the north-west, are as follows: Little and Great Abaco, with Great Bahama to the west; Eleuthera (a name probably corrupted from the Spanish Isla de Tierra), Cat, Watling, or Guanahani, and Rum Cay on the outer line towards the open ocean, with New Providence, the Exuma chain and Long Island forming an inner line to the west, and still farther west Andros (named from Sir Edmund Andros, governor of Massachusetts, &c., at the close of the 17th century; often spoken of as one island, but actually divided into several by narrow straits); and finally the Crooked Islands, Mayaguana and Inagua.

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  • The city is built upon the lower slope of the Serra do Ouro Preto, a spur of the Espinhago, deeply cut by ravines and divided into a number of irregular hills, up which the narrow, crooked streets are built and upon which groups of low, old-fashioned houses form each a separate nucleus.

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  • The churches of Dethic, Wirksworth and Chesterfield are typical of the Perpendicular period; that of Wirksworth contains noteworthy memorial chapels, monuments and brasses, and that of Chesterfield is celebrated for its crooked spire.

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  • Crooked streets, bordered with low adobe houses, are characteristic of the older part of the city and give an impression of antiquity.

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  • Lycurgus had ordained that the apella must simply accept or reject the proposals submitted to it, and though this regulation fell into neglect, it was practically restored by the law of Theopompus and Polydorus which empowered the kings and elders to set aside any "crooked" decision of the people (Plut.

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  • The streets of the old town are narrow and crooked, and contain many picturesque gabled houses, generally of the 17th century, but those of the upper and lower new town, and the three suburbs, are not surpassed by any in Germany.

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  • In this work birds generally were grouped in two great divisions - " land-fowl " and "water-fowl" - the former being subdivided into those which have a crooked beak and talons, and those which have a straighter bill and claws, while the latter was separated into those which frequent waters and watery places, and those that swim in the water - each subdivision being further broken up into many :sections, to the whole of which a key was given.

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  • I was more independent than any farmer in Concord, for I was not anchored to a house or farm, but could follow the bent of my genius, which is a very crooked one, every moment.

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  • "Some of them are crooked," objected the horse.

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  • Each suburb is laid out independently, with straight streets where the ground permits, and crooked ones where the shore-line or mountain contour compels.

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  • It belongs chiefly to the basin of the Rhine; the Lower Rhine, which skirts its southern border, after sending off the Crooked Rhine at Wijk, becomes the Lek, and the Crooked Rhine in its turn, after sending off the Vecht at Utrecht to the Zuider Zee, becomes the Old Rhine.

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  • Agriculture is practised along the Crooked Rhine, wheat, barley, beans and peas being the chief products, and there is considerable fruit-farming in the south-west.

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  • Pop. (1901) 973� The earlier forms of the name, "Alnecrumba," "Ankrom" and "Alnecrom," indicate its Gaelic derivation from crom, " crooked" - "the crook or bend of the For information on the subject of Tarent Kaines see Sir W.

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  • "crooked") respectively, though if the reference to Damascus be limited to the city, as in the Arabic version of the Old Testament, Pharpar would be the modern Taura.

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  • The third thing--what else was it you talked about? and Prince Andrew crooked a third finger.

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  • The older parts of the city, on the right bank of the river, are a maze of narrow and crooked streets, surrounded by ruined walls and a moat, and commanded by the ancient citadel, which stands on a height overlooking the plains of Noguera on the north and of Urgel on the south.

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  • In a small commonplace book, bearing on the seventh page the date of January 1663/1664, there are several articles on angular sections, and the squaring of curves and " crooked lines that may be squared," several calculations about musical notes, geometrical propositions from Francis Vieta and Frans van Schooten, annotations out of Wallis's Arithmetic of Infinities, together with observations on refraction, on the grinding of " spherical optic glasses," on the errors of lenses and the method of rectifying them, and on the extraction of all kinds of roots, particularly those " in affected powers."

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  • The San Joaquin is a very crooked stream flowing through a low mud-plain, with tule banks; the Sacramento is much less meandering, and its immediate basin, which is of sandy loam, is higher and more attractive than that of the San Joaquin.

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  • In Vedic poetry Agni, the fire-god, is footless; and the ancients themselves attributed this lameness to the crooked appearance of flame (Servius on Aen.

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  • interests, the material progress of the Eastern world has appeared to remain stationary, yet large accessions to geographical knowledge have at least been made, and in some instances a deeper knowledge of the surface of the country and modern conditions of life has led to the straightening of many crooked paths in history, and a better appreciation of the slow processes of advancing civilization.

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  • above sea-level; its streets are narrow and crooked, and the town has a medieval aspect.

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  • Though rivalry between European Powers led to many public works being delayed, through the action of the public Sanitary Association the streets, which are narrow and crooked, have been re-paved as well as cleaned and partially lighted, and several new roads have been made outside the town.

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  • Inside the ramparts the town lies rather cramped, with narrow, crooked streets, badly drained and dirty; the houses are generally built of dark grey volcanic stone with flat roofs, the general aspect, owing to the absence of trees, being somewhat gloomy.

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  • Within this circle the majority of the streets are narrow and crooked, while those between it and the bastions, though broader on the whole, have but little regularity.

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  • The Rhine in its course through Holland is merely the parent stream of several important branches, splitting up into Rhine and Waal, Rhine and Ysel, Crooked Rhine and Lek (which takes two-thirds of the waters), and at Utrecht into Old Rhine and Vecht, finally reaching the sea through the sluices at Katwijk as little more than a drainage canal.

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  • But exceptions are found on the west in the street leading from the Porta Ercolanese (gate of Herculaneum) to the forum, which, though it must have been one of the principal thoroughfares in the city, was crooked and irregular, as well as very narrow, in some parts not exceeding 12 to 14 ft.

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  • 4 means (i) contained in the definition of the subject; (2) having the subject contained in its definition, as being an alternative determination of the subject, crooked, e.g.

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  • Its name is variously derived from the Gaelic crom, crooked, and bath, bay, or ard, height, meaning either the "crooked bay," or the "bend between the heights" (the high 'rocks, or Sutors, which guard the entrance to the Firth), and gave the title to the earldom of Cromarty.

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  • In the northern portion of the state there are a number of lakes, of glacial origin, of which the largest are English Lake in Stark county, James Lake and Crooked Lake in Steuben county, Turkey Lake and Tippecanoe Lake in Kosciusko county and Lake Maxinkuckee in Marshall county.

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  • It belongs entirely to the lowlands, and is very crooked, has a slow current and divides much into canos and strings of lagoons which flood the flat, low areas of country on either side.

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  • The town is a labyrinth of narrow, crooked streets, and some of its houses are Moorish in character.

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  • The streets in the older part of the town are for the most part crooked and narrow, but the newer portions are spaciously and regularly built.

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  • The old town is the upper or northern part, and is inhabited by the poorer classes, its streets being badly paved, crooked, undrained, dirty and pestilential.

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  • It has an interesting and beautiful church (the Marien Kirche), with four spires (of which that on the transept is curiously crooked), built in the 13th century, and restored in 1876-1879; also several other ancient buildings, notably the town-hall, the Fiirstenhof (now administrative offices), and the Hexenthurm.

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  • The older parts of the town retain their narrow and crooked streets.

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  • Good candidates for veneers are those with crooked or chipped teeth or those who suffer from severe tooth discoloration.

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  • Although planned in the shape of a cross, with a square and tower in the middle, the arms of the cross are not straight, the constructor holding the ingenious opinion that, in order to prevent little towns from being taken in at a glance, their streets should be crooked.

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  • The main streets run north and south and are cut by the Avenida Central; nearly all the streets are narrow and crooked.

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  • M.H.G gagen, gugen, to sway to and fro " (gugen, gagen, the rocking of a cradle), the Swabian gigen, gagen, in the same sense, the Tirolese gaiggern, to sway, doubt, or the old Norse geiga, to go astray or crooked.

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  • quer, crooked.

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  • Cavite's buildings are mostly of stone, with upper storeys of wood; its streets are narrow and crooked.

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  • The doors and windows have become lozenge-shaped, the walls bulged and the floors crooked.

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  • With the exception of the Breite Weg, a handsome thoroughfare running from north to south, the streets of the town proper are narrow and crooked.

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  • DUNFERMLINE (Gaelic, "the fort on the crooked linn"), a royal, municipal and police burgh of Fifeshire, Scotland.

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  • The aqueduct of Justinian, the Crooked aqueduct, in the open country, and the aqueduct of Valens that spans the valley between the 4th and 3rd hills of the city, still carry on their beneficent work, and afford evidence of the attention given to the water-supply of the capital during the Byzantine period.

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  • After all she conquered Ireland, which her predecessors had failed to do, though many of them were as crooked in action and less upright in intention.

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  • vi.) to have resembled the crooked staff borne by the Augurs.

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  • The highlands of the Veluwe lying west of the Ysel really extend as far as the Crooked Rhine and the Vecht in the province of Utrecht, but are slightly detached from the Utrecht hills by the so-called Gelders valley, which forms the boundary between the two provinces.

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  • Aubenas is beautifully situated on the slope of a hill, on the right bank of the Ardeche, but its streets generally are crooked and narrow.

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  • I understand you may be," he crooked his fingers in quotation marks, "entertaining them here."

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  • This man's features were scarred and masculine with a crooked nose that had been broken more than once.

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  • Everything from his unshaven jaw to his crooked nose drew her hungry gaze, and she took him in, feeling as if she'd never truly seen him before.

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  • corrupt policemen, violent criminals, crooked lawyers or the inadequate prison system.

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  • On the near side, the seawall makes an elbow crooked inversely, and its end too has a lighthouse.

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  • crooked spire of its Parish Church, Chesterfield is also home to one of the largest open-air markets in the country.

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  • crooked teeth might seem more of a horror than an ornament.

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  • crooked nose.

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  • crooked policeman is assisting the criminal.

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  • crooked index finger pointed to a spot on Arianne's blouse.

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  • He knew people with crooked smiles, she was the only person he'd ever known with a crooked smiles, she was the only person he'd ever known with a crooked frown.

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  • With a slightly crooked grin he tossed the pouch to its owner.

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  • Dan Patch was born with legs so crooked that he had to be assisted by a trainer to stand or nurse.

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  • It's a very crooked, Zen-like, look at the world.

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  • A. Yes, there's a bath-tub scene where I was sitting in it all crooked for an entire day.

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  • Although it is often a little crooked, this does not usually cause problems.

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  • The trumpet part is fully chromatic and always crooked in either F or E flat.

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  • A tatty piece of paper hanging crooked in the window says in felt-tip pen ' Close for refurbish ' (sic ).

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  • An old Puritan says, ' A stick in the water looks crooked.

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  • We cannot peacefully agree as to her motives, therefore her character must remain crooked to some of us and straight to the others.

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  • The name Cocker is a fairly common river and stream name of Celtic origin which means crooked.

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  • Your shadow stretches as you get further from a light source, going crooked as it passes over objects ahead of you.

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  • The classic early symptom of wet AMD is that straight lines appear crooked.

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  • There are much easier ways to earn a crooked crust.

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  • By making the ephah small and the shekel great the crooked trader was selling less than he promised for more than he agreed.

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  • He pointed to a scar above his right eye cutting a crooked path through his bushy eyebrow.

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  • There was a boy with a crooked leg called Mo who stayed around the camp gathering firewood.

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  • His nose was crooked and his eyes were shallow with a strange, mischievous glint in them.

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  • Simon Robson coming to a stop on a very greasy Crooked Mustard.

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  • nasal septum can actually be crooked without being visible from the outside.

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  • Rivalry between ex-service man turned publican and another crooked landlord in beer war.

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  • The nasal septum can actually be crooked without being visible from the outside.

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  • Throw in a crooked deputy sheriff and an honest state cop.

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  • King was found in possession of a crooked sixpence which was known to have belonged to the murdered woman.

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  • Famous for the crooked spire of its Parish Church, Chesterfield is also home to one of the largest open-air markets in the country.

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  • If we can use these subpoenas to catch crooked doctors, the Congress should allow law enforcement officials to use them in catching terrorists.

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  • CAPRICORNUS (" THE Goat"), in astronomy, the tenth sign of the zodiac, represented by the symbol T-2° intended to denote the crooked horns of this animal.

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  • Save in the newer quarter of the town, the streets are narrow and crooked, several being named after the most distinguished native of the place, Antonio Rosmini-Serbati.

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  • The whole district adjoining the Areopagus was found to have been thickly built over; the small, mean dwelling-houses intersected by narrow, crooked lanes convey a vivid idea of the contrast between the modest private residences and the great public structures of the ancient city.

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  • The greater monuments of the classical epoch on the Acropolis are described in separate articles (see Parthenon, Erechtheum, narrow, crooked streets remained; the influence of Themistocles who aimed at transferring the capital to the Peiraeus, was probably directed against any costly scheme of restoration, except on the Acropolis.

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  • In later times their number was increased (Celaeno being a frequent addition and their leader in Virgil), and they were described as hateful and repulsive creatures, birds with the faces of old women, the ears of bears, crooked talons and hanging breasts; even in Aeschylus (Eumenides, 50) they appear as ugly and misshapen monsters.

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  • The Abaco and Exuma groups and Long Island each support populations exceeding 3000, and there are smaller populations on Grand Bahama, the Crooked Islands, Inagua, Mayaguana, Watling, Rum Cay and the Biminis, though these last, which are two very small north-western islands, are relatively densely populated with 545 persons.

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  • It prepared the business which was to be submitted to the Apella, and was empowered to set aside, in conjunction with the kings, any "crooked" decision of the people.

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  • UTRECHT, a city of Holland, capital of the province of Utrecht, on the Crooked Rhine, which here divides into the 1 Bishop Mathew (b.

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  • crooked for the purpose, causing them to revolve in a quadrant of a cylinder under the sill, known as the drum; and they can be readily lowered by cutting off the flow from the upper pool and putting the drum in communication with the lower pool, which connexions can be adjusted by see-saw sluice-gates, so as to put the upper paddles in any intermediate position between vertical and horizontal (fig.

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  • His personal morality was irreproachable, except that he inherited the Plantagenet taste for crooked courses and dissimulation in political affairs; even in this respect the king's reputation has suffered unduly at the hands of Matthew Paris, whose literary skill is only equalled by his malice.

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  • Pop. (1901) 973� The earlier forms of the name, "Alnecrumba," "Ankrom" and "Alnecrom," indicate its Gaelic derivation from crom, " crooked" - "the crook or bend of the For information on the subject of Tarent Kaines see Sir W.

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  • To solve the mystery he must delve deep into the city 's crooked alleyways, and deeper still into its tumultuous past.

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  • The mantel in the old house had become cracked and crooked with age.

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  • He was an affable boy with a crooked smile and dusting of freckles across his nose.

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  • Some funny pacifiers are even designed to look like your baby has a full set of crooked teeth, big red lips and other such gags to make you laugh.

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  • If the sled looks crooked, it’s probably been wrecked and in need of an alignment.

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  • He didn't have enough tape to finish what he had begun, and what he did finish was uneven, crooked, and down right unappealing.

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  • In the end, Teman's crooked tape job just could not be excused, and he was told his show was cancelled.

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  • Make sure the line is as straight as possible or your stencils will be crooked.

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  • Tip: You can take attention off a crooked or bumpy nose by giving it the illusion of being straight.

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  • This dental professional improves appearance and dental function through repairing crooked or missing teeth.

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  • Orthodontics - using braces and retainers to gradually move teeth that are crooked or crowded.

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  • Are any teeth overlapping, crooked, or sticking out?

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  • Women with sparse, uneven, crooked or completely bare brows often turn to permanent eye makeup as a way to create natural, groomed, clean brows.

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  • Many ink jet printers use the paper edge to guide the page, so if the edge isn't straight, the image could end up crooked too.

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  • If you don't take time in the prep work, your tiles will either fall off, your lines will be crooked or worse, your expensive tiles may break.

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  • There should not be any sloppy or crooked stitches.

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  • Look for items marked "irregular" or "seconds"; these are items with a slight flaw in them (such as a crooked seam or missing buttons) and are marked down below retail.

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  • Another common nasal problem is a crooked partition between the nostrils.

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  • If they are poorly sewn on, crooked, or smeared, they are probably on a fake.

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  • This will be pleasing to the eye and also ensure that your glasses are not crooked and will not fall off.

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  • Baby teeth may come in straight or at an angle, appearing crooked, although they eventually straighten out.

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  • If a decayed baby tooth is lost too early, the adjacent teeth may move into the space, causing crooked and overcrowded permanent teeth.

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  • Missing baby teeth can also result in the adult teeth coming in crooked, the child having to chew on one side of his or her mouth, and speech delays.

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  • Malocclusion may be seen as crooked, crowded, or protruding teeth.

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  • Children with deviated septums or crooked noses are also prone to nosebleeds.

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  • If you have a crooked nose, ask your stylist to snip the bang shorter on the opposite side of the tilt to correct it visually.

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  • The stacked bob is worn with or without bangs, typically features a straight or crooked part in the center or to one side, and may or may not have layers.

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  • One crooked fold can result in a lopsided flower.

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  • Her character investigates a drug bust in which 46 black men in Tulia, Texas were arrested in 1999 based on the testimony of a crooked cop.

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  • As with any clothing purchase, be sure to check your items over for snags, loose strings, missing buttons, or seams that have been sewn crooked.

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  • These spaces have cute names like Peppermint Stick Forest (formerly Candy Cane), Gum Drop Mountain and Crooked Old Peanut Brittle House (an original 1940's landmark).

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  • If it appears frayed in any spots, has hanging threads or simply looks off center, crooked or otherwise misshapen, the handbag is fake.

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  • Virgo doesn't want to see wall paintings that hang crooked, laundry that's been left unfolded or dirty dishes piled high in the sink.

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  • You don't want to purchase 20 matching frames for a project only to discover that the holes for hanging the frames are hopelessly crooked.

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  • A lot of the cheerleaders and the cheers are stereotyped and exaggerated - for example, the choreographer who is hired by the Toros squad is bombastic, vain, and (in the end) crooked.

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  • He won't notice if your knitted scarf has a few crooked stitches or the letters on your decorated picture frame are slightly off center.

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  • In addition to "Brixton", Simonon also wrote "The Crooked Beat" on Sandinista! and "Red Angel Dragnet" on Combat Rock.

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  • The "Cs" are centered, not sideways, upside down, or crooked.

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  • Burt's Bees is also cognizant of "irregular" items that were packaged with a ripped or crooked label.

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