Here she was, thinking improper thoughts again.
She has nearly finished Colburn's mental arithmetic, her last work being in improper fractions.
A fractional number is called a proper fraction or an improper fraction according as the numerator is or is not 3 less than the denominator; and an expression 4 such as 24 is called a mixed number.
The use of such explosives decreases to some extent the danger from dust explosions; but experiment shows that no efficient explosive is absolutely safe, if used in excessive quantity, or in an improper manner.
According to this celebrated theory, the body contains four humours - blood, phlegm, yellow bile and black bile, a right proportion and mixture of which constitute health; improper proportions or irregular distribution, disease.
His subsequent defence of the proposed grant, on the ground that it would be improper and unjust to exclude the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland from a " more indiscriminating support " which the state might give to various religious beliefs, was regarded by men of less sensitive conscience as only proving that there had been no adequate cause for his resignation.
This was more flagrantly illustrated in one of his latest works, The Treatise Concerning the Use and Abuse of the Marriage Bed (1727), which was originally issued with a much more offensive name, and has been called "an excellent book with an improper title."
Believing in the perfectibility of the race, that there are no innate principles, and therefore no original propensity to evil, he considered that "our virtues and our vices may be traced to the incidents which make the history of our lives, and if these incidents could be divested of every improper tendency, vice would be extirpated from the world."
He did not refuse to speak of Mary as being the mother of Christ or as being the mother of Emmanuel, but he thought it improper to speak of her as the mother of God, and Leo in the Letter to Flavian which was endorsed at Chalcedon uses the term "Mother of the Lord" which was exactly what Nestorius wished.
Natasha did not understand what he was saying any more than he did himself, but she felt that his incomprehensible words had an improper intention.
Courts of justice have jurisdiction to prevent the improper expulsion of the member of a voluntary association where that member has a right of property in the association.
In the organization of the best municipal water undertakings in the United Kingdom the free use of water is encouraged, and it is only the leakage or occasional improper employment of the water that the water authority seeks, and that successfully, to suppress.
It is proclaimed that were the "chela" to attempt to make an improper use of his powers - that is to say, were he to yield to the prom') tings of selfishness, lust or antagonism - such a lapse would at once set in action counteracting forces, which not only retard his upward growth, but which would, were such evil courses persisted in, lead ultimately to the obliteration of all his newly acquired psychic possessions.
Why then, if it was lawful to call God Tien before Ly-Mattheu's time, should it be improper now?'
To begin with, 1 Though not relating exactly to our present theme, it would be improper to dismiss Nitzsch's name without reference to his extraordinary labours in investigating the insect and other external parasites of birds, a subject which as regards British species was subsequently elaborated by Denny in his Monographia Anoplurorum Britanniae (1842) and in his list of the specimens of British Anoplura in the collection of the British Museum.
The singularities (I) and (3) have been termed proper singularities, and (2) and (4) improper; in each of the first-mentioned cases there is a real singularity, or peculiarity in the motion; in the other two cases there is not; in (2) there is not when the point is first at the node, or when it is secondly at the node, any peculiarity in the motion; the singularity consists in the point coming twice into the same position; and so in (4) the singularity is in the line coming twice into the same position.
For some years past the " wearing of the green " had been regarded by the army authorities as improper, and friction had consequently occurred, but the queen's order put an end in a graceful manner to what had formerly been a grievance.
Moreover (I) and (2) are, the former a proper singularity, and the latter an improper singularity, as regards the motion of the point; and similarly (3) and (4) are, the former a proper singularity, and the latter an improper singularity, as regards the motion of the line.
With Mahommedan peoples it is sufficient for a woman to cover her face; the Chinese women would think it extremely indecent to show their artificially compressed feet, and it is even improper to mention them to a woman; in Sumatra and Celebes the wild tribes consider the exposure of the knee immodest; in central Asia the finger-tips, and in Samoa the navel are similarly regarded.
"Things strangled" and "blood" were rigorously abstained from; the lot was regarded as sacred; the accumulation of wealth they held to be unscriptural and improper, and each member considered his property as liable to be called upon at any time to meet the wants of the poor and the necessities of the church.
It seemed to Daniel irksome and improper to be in a room at all, but to have anything to do with a young lady seemed to him impossible.
Whenever the docket of this court is crowded, or there is a case upon it in which it is improper for a majority of the judges to sit, the General Assembly may provide for a special court of appeals, to be composed of not more than five nor less than three judges of the circuit courts and city courts, in cities having a population of 10,000 or more.
This accident generally arises from an improper size of pillars; some roofs, however, are so difficult to support that sits take place where the half of the coal is left in pillars.
No woman, he said, in heaven, earth or hell, could charge him with having ever made any improper advances to her.
Either by administrative survey or by judicial examination care is taken to see that there has been no improper diversion from the designed purposes.
A judgment is practical, and not to be divorced without improper abstraction from the purpose and will that informs it.
The later years of his life were darkened by a scandal which Beecher's personal, political and theological enemies used for a time effectively to shadow a reputation previously above reproach, he being charged by Theodore Tilton, whom he had befriended, with having had improper relations with his (Tilton's) wife.
But it is an improper quadric curve; and in speaking of curves of the second or any other given order, we frequently imply that the curve is a.
It is therefore very improper that one man should be considered fit to discharge the duties of both, and that by this means the ecclesiastical order should interfere with the monastic life, and the rule of the monastic life in turn interfere with the interests of the churches."
In the same year he had published in a church meeting the names of certain young people, members of the church, who were suspected of reading improper books, 2 and also the names of those who were to be called as witnesses in the case.
It would be improper here to enter upon this subject further than to claim an absolute distinction between religious and ordinary belief.
A limited section of medical opinion has recommended China tea for reasons of health, and undoubtedly the inferior strength it possesses reduces the risk arising from improper use, but it also reduces the stimulating and comforting effects the ordinary tea-drinker hopes to experience.
There are in some cases points termed centres, or singular or multiple foci (the nomenclature is unsettled), which are the intersections of improper tangents from the two circular points respectively; thus, in the circular cubic, the tangents to the curve at the two circular points respectively (or two imaginary asymptotes of the curve) meet in a centre.
The family Peltogastridae is sometimes separated from the Sacculinidae, and sometimes made to do duty for both, the latter course being improper, since Sacculina (J.
This, however, is a kind of failure not always attributable to want of proper supervision during construction, but rather to improper choice of the site, or treatment of the case, by those primarily responsible.
When only nine years old she had such command of Latin as to be able to publish an elaborate address in that language, maintaining that the pursuit of liberal studies was not improper for her sex.
Prayers for the dead, attendance at funerals of gildsmen, periodical banquets, the solemn entrance oath, fines for neglect of duty and for improper conduct, contributions to a common purse, mutual assistance in distress, periodical meetings in the gildhall, - in short, all the characteristic features of the later gilds already appear in the statutes of these Anglo-Saxon fraternities.
A large percentage of moisture found in any sample would indicate improper condition.
He was active in the case against Bishop Henry Ustick Onderdonk (1789-1858) of Pennsylvania, who because of intemperance was forced to resign and was suspended from the ministry in 1844; in that against Bishop Benjamin Tredwell Onderdonk (1791-1861) of New York, who in 1845 was suspended from the ministry on the charge of intoxication and improper conduct; and in that against Bishop G.
(iii.) The improper user of the premises to the injury of the reversioner is waste (q.v.).
Yet in England the representation of the nude in art meets with no reproach, though considered improper by the Japanese.
From the time that Governor Thomas Boone, in 1762, pronounced his election to the legislature improper, and dissolved the House in consequence, Gadsden was hostile to the British administration.
In weakened conditions of the system from improper or insufficient food, or as a result of any drain upon the body, or in anaemia from any cause, and in such diseases as syphilis or malaria, neuralgia is a frequent concomitant.
He immediately rode over to establish order, and his manner and violence were so improper that Caulaincourt had the greatest difficulty in concealing the scandal.
He said improper things to me.
Improper litter box protocol is one of the most common reasons a cat will stop using her litter box.
Why didn't he simply tell her that instead of leaving the impression that the clothes were improper?
Wouldn't you think it improper if I invited guests to your house?
Ignoring the raised brow Claudette turned on her husband, Cynthia hastily set another place and graciously submitted to improper treatment as Cade helped her with her chair and then seated himself.
By tattooing, acupuncture, or piercing if improper procedures are used.
The improper disposal of waste is a blight on many communities and is a priority.
The ancient association of women with tears was often elided with this intensified Reformed concern over excessive or improper mourning (23 ).
flagrant instance " of improper behavior.
IMPROPER USE AND LIABILITIES The Customer shall acknowledge that he/she will only use the Service for lawful purposes.
The notice exercising the power of sale was not illegitimate or improper.
improper to have it go out.
improper to speak about the physics integration into the game engine.
She turns (O Guardian Angels, stop her From doing anything improper!
West Fife Planning Committee - Keith Mason can see nothing improper in the apparent anomalies of above planning decisions.
improper conduct by the Football Association.
improper motives include spite, revenge or personal gain.
improper interference by the authorities or by the public.
Outgoing FCC chairman Michael Powell said it would have been " wholly improper " to force " must-carry " rights on all digital channels.
It would be highly improper if the advice they give is determined by financial incentives.
Councilor WOOD, who seconded the motion, said the printing of the cartoon was a very improper thing to do.
They were just as entitled to confidentiality as everyone else, as long as their dealings were not improper or illegal.
It would be quite improper for Assembly to tell any of our churches how to 'be ' and'do ' church.
Mr Brodie said: " We say that they adopted grossly improper means for fraudulently inflating votes cast in their favor.
Note it is considered improper to warp the user's cursor in general.
Tho the person involved is named, the allegations having been made anonymously, it seemed improper to name him here.
I did nothing intentionally wrong, I did nothing anti-social, nothing which I would regard as improper.
It was thought improper for a teacher to sit at her desk during a lesson.
impute improper motives or use offensive expressions in reference to any Members of the Authority.
inaccuracywith specific inaccuracies in the article other than the central inference of improper conduct I would make the following points.
Some of the common causes of difficult direct laryngoscopy are: Improper positioning.
Detonation is generally caused by excessive heat, excessive cylinder pressure, improper ignition timing, inadequate fuel octane or a combination of these.
pleasantryries unless folks just keep water community of improper.
The majority cite with approval a 1956 report of the World Council of Churches dealing with improper proselytism.
Improper equipment, for example wearing the wrong type of sports shoes or using an unsuitable racquet.
self-loading rifle is improper bolt work.
The boot process automatically ran Disk First Aid because I did an improper shutdown.
tattooing, acupuncture, or piercing if improper procedures are used.
tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization which has been warned by the state attorney general for improper tax filings.
voltmeter reading is still zero volts, an improper connection still exists in the equipment.
As a curiosity of literature Bowdler's edition, " adapted to the use of families and young persons," by the expurgation of " the indecent expressions and all allusions of an improper tendency " (5 vols.
The term has also been sometimes loosely used to include the members of the regular orders; but this use is improper, since monks and friars, as such, have at no time been clerici.
What these views were it would be manifestly improper for a sceptic to state except in the terms of a believer.
A wife may at any time sue for a limited divorce from her husband on the ground of cruel and inhuman treatment, of such conduct as to render life with him unsafe and improper, or of abandonment and refusal or neglect to provide for her, if both parties are inhabitants of the state or their marriage took place in the state.
A controversy not amenable to ordinarydiplomatic methodsarose between Great Britain, France and Germany on the one hand and Japan on the other hand as to the legality of a house tax imposed by Japan on certain subjects of those so long as France chose to renew it, but that after that date such authorization was improper unless the guarantees could establish that they had been treated by France as her proteges within the meaning of that term as explained in a treaty of 1863 between France and Morocco.
The improper use of engraving is to hide defective material.
The development of irrigation was in part retarded by the improper or wasteful use of water.
She felt all the time that by talking to him she was doing something improper.
We ask our officials to evaluate ways of discouraging improper use of alternative remittance systems.
Indemnity costs are not confined to cases of improper or reprehensible conduct.
One thing which has incurred since the advent of the self-loading rifle is improper bolt work.
The Campaign for Human Dignity is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization which has been warned by the state attorney general for improper tax filings.
If the voltmeter reading is still zero volts, an improper connection still exists in the equipment.
Most children who have outgrown their toddler car seats are still too small to wear a seat belt properly, which can lead to injuries due to improper seat belt positioning.
The warranty does not apply to damage resulting from abuse, accident, alteration, improper assembly, misuse or tampering.
Water pollution can be caused by a variety of things, from improper water treatment to overuse of chemical fertilizers.
Domestic Wastewater: Wastewater from the houses where we live can contaminate water systems through broken pipes, spillage or improper water treatment.
The On Hill Performance Center lets you go out on the hill with an instructor, who determines what technique problems are due to improper boot fit.
There are worries over eating disorders, improper dieting and weakening a teen's growing body.
It's considered improper etiquette to have elaborately engraved cards printed up, as the recipient can become confused as to whether it's an announcement or invitation.
Including registry information is considered improper and poor etiquette.
Despite being considered improper etiquette, a number of people still want to work money trees into a bridal shower.
No towel is indestructible, and improper care can lead to its early demise.
Due to the improper storage of the drug, the nurse administered 10,000 units instead of the prescribed 10 units.
It takes time to figure out proper fit, and improper fit can hurt training efforts.
Improper pH results in nutrients being completely locked out of the soil solution and unavailable to the plant roots.
Improper pH also makes it harder for the plant to take in the nutrients it needs.
Choosing men's Celtic jewelry with stones can be a challenge - many Celtic jewelry pieces are already ornate, and adding improper gemstones may make a piece inappropriate for a man.
Bad breath due to improper digestion is also eliminated.
Due to this improper fit, the straps bear the weight and will cut into your shoulders.
When it comes to nursing bras, proper fit is even more essential, because improper fit can affect milk flow.
Some petroleum-based products can eat away at the mask, causing damage that may result in an improper fit.
Some people also find that the pillow and CPAP mask do not work together or there is improper design of the pillow.
However, this warranty is only offered on manufacturing and material defects, and does not cover damage caused by improper handling, such as scratches or loss of screws.
Improper care can lead to eye infections.
Improper humidity can wreak havoc with a maturing wine, making the cork dry and allow oxygen to seep into the wine and affect its taste.
This is generally caused by improper cleaning and rinsing of the glass and from lengthy storage in an enclosed cabinet, particularly if it's hermetically sealed.
Using an improper pack can ultimately lead to neck and back pain.
Healthcare professionals monitor the breath at regular intervals to see if the hydrogen levels rise, which indicates improper lactose digestion.
With spasticity, muscles receive improper nerve signals, causing them to contract, while the brain is unable to communicate with the motor nerves to stop the muscles from contracting.
Children who live in poverty and suffer from malnutrition, unhealthy living conditions, and improper or inadequate medical care are at a higher risk.
Sometimes called pulled muscles, they usually occur because of overexertion or improper lifting techniques.
Strains result from overuse of muscles, improper use of the muscles, or as the result of injury in another part of the body when the body compensates for pain by altering the way it moves.
Temporomandibular joint disorder-Inflammation, irritation, and pain of the jaw caused by improper opening and closing of the temporomandibular joint.
The most common problems associated with condoms are breakage during use and improper knowledge on how to use condoms.
Improper warm-up and inappropriate use of weights can lead to muscle strains.
Diuretics and laxatives can result in severe dehydration and improper absorption of nutrients.
Condom: The most common problems associated with condoms are breakage during use and improper technique in using condoms.
Poor hygiene, overcrowding, and improper storage of food are leading causes of infection.
The most commonly recognized symptoms of celiac disease relate to the improper absorption of food in the gastrointestinal system.
Some children may also have frequent digestive disturbances and diarrhea that can lead to improper absorption of nutrients and malnourishment, occurring most commonly in IgA deficiency.
Many different types of brain defects are caused by improper closure of this neural tube.
Most trisomies occur because of improper division of the chromosomes during formation of eggs or sperm.
Parents should stress the consequences of improper symptom management with their child.
Improper placement of your bed means you won't get a restful night's sleep and you wake up tired.
Improper bed positioning results in a lack of energy, general tiredness and an overall feeling of being unwell.
While it may not be the ideal option, an experienced stylist can help conceal much of the damage caused by improper braids.
There are ways to temporarily correct an improper shape, however.
Unhealthy hair is caused by poor maintenance, from improper brushing, washing, and too few and far in-between visits to the hair stylist.
One of the biggest reasons that black hair sheds or does not appear to grow is because of improper care.
Failure to follow the law may result in improper grade placement upon return to public school or your child being denied entrance to a university following graduation.
People who paid an improper prepayment penalty were also eligible to get a refund of a portion of the amount of the prepayment penalty.
There was improper accounting used for a confirmed bankruptcy plan, either Chapter 11 or 13.
This problem is not necessarily the band size, but could be a result of improper cup fit.
Improper fit is a significant concern with male condoms, as it increases the risk of the condom breaking or slipping off during sexual intercourse.
Many inaccurate results of home pregnancy tests are due to improper administration of the test.
If this cannot be done, the life jacket is an improper fit.
However, with improper care, such as the heat of a dishwasher, the bowl can become warped.
The beater is made from thin metal and improper use can cause it to become damaged or rusted.
Other problems with espresso machines can be linked to improper care and maintenance.
The warranty is void if the product has been subject to misuse, neglect, accident, improper maintenance or repair or unauthorized modification.
Some of the most successful fundraising ideas have ended in failure because of improper planning or from lack of information.
I asked other married men, brothers, future brother in law, and they all said it was improper.
The ex-married/married men I asked all suggested it is improper.
If your wife was wearing pants and sitting the way you described, nothing was improper about the way she was sitting.
However, if she were sitting in a dress or skirt where the tech could see her underpants, then I would say that the way she was sitting was improper.
In addition, they spent much of the time conversing in their native language, which I thought was rude and improper, and it also made feel empty.
The stone's shape should also be proportioned to the hand, which may allow a smaller carat weight to look lovelier than a large stone with an improper shape.
The latter symptom is the result of improper fat digestion and is a very common symptom of bowel disease.
Some customers reported that the bag "bled" when exposed to rain due to improper sealing of the artwork's paint.
Rockie Gardiner is a popular syndicated astrologer who writes the Rockie Horoscope section of the LA Weekly website, The Improper Bostonian, and other publications across the country.
Countless injuries occur each year due to improper use of everyday items.
Improper running techniques can fortify that damage, but improper running shoes can really set you up for a lifetime of joint and ligament disorders.
This was deemed unfair as larger shows had larger casts, thus creating an improper balance of votes.
While some tattoo infections are the result of improper tattooing methods, many more infected tattoos can be attributed to poor follow up care by the person receiving the tat.
Modern sterilization technology and good after care information assures body art lovers a reliable degree of protection from infection, improper scarring and pain.
Problems with a piercing can result from minor irritation due to improper aftercare or inappropriate jewelry.
Of those, most of the fading occurs during the first four days due to improper care.
Lifting things that are too heavy, or lifting with improper technique, can result in sudden back pain.
However, most mild cases of back pain are the result of improper posture, sitting for extended periods in a slouched position, and not carrying one's body weight evenly.
The problem resulted from improper heat-treating of the propeller joint, which could cause the propeller to separate from the shaft.
Improper arm, hand or foot positioning - remember that a cheerleading dance is a precision routine.
While hardwood flooring is popular because of its beauty and durability, it can still be stained and damaged from improper care.
Weight gain can be caused by hormonal changes, stress, pregnancy, and improper diet.
While there are hundreds of weight lifting exercises, improper form is common on some of the most traditional and well-known weight lifting routines.
Often, a full abdominal workout plan will fail, because of improper use of the core musculature.
Improper form, or using weights which are too heavy for you, can lead to painful post-workout soreness.
This can, in turn, lead to an injury caused by muscles moving in improper directions to make up for the fact that they can't move the way they are supposed to.
They may also be a telltale sign of improper drying conditions.
This company wound up paying many different fees as a result of improper operating practices and lawsuits where they were found liable.
Improper fit: It's not just about the cup size.
There are probably some people who think it's improper to take iconic symbols and turn them into fodder for intimacy, but it absolutely fits the pagan roots of Christmas.
Some believed it was improper to use musical instruments during church.
The judge dismissed his DUI charge but convicted him for improper lane changing and refusing a breathalyzer test.
These have a variety of causes, usually improper cleansing or restrictive clothing that does not allow skin to breathe.
LB: Many problems can result from using improper products, including dehydration of the nail by formaldehyde.
Improper removal, for example, can lead to visible damage of the natural nail.
Swimmers, divers, surfers, fishermen and marine biologists may experience a jellyfish sting if they swim or wade too close to the animal, or practice improper handling techniques.
Many fungal conditions are brought on by underlying health conditions and diseases that need to be ruled out, while others are simple cases of improper drying and excessive moisture under the nail bed.
Misspelled words and improper grammar can be very difficult on the eyes.
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