I have only three possible answers.
It was possible after all - but was it moral?
"That's not possible right now," Len said.
Was it possible for him to sleep through this weather?
It was possible that his father had given up on him.
First: It is possible to eliminate diseases.
Isn't it possible to help them?
"We should go as soon as possible," Cynthia said.
She was missing for several weeks and they did everything possible to get me to say I took her though I was innocent.
It was Molly, not me, who devised a possible solution.
If you could see a way it might be possible, then it must be possible.
For every tragedy, there is a possible happy ending.
Is it possible to end war?
It wasn't possible she was meant for Darkyn.
Was this a possible way to salvage our operation that otherwise was doomed to wreckage?
"Is it possible that this stranger has now become everything to me?" she asked herself, and immediately answered, "Yes, everything!
What would be possible then?
"You must walk, walk as much as possible, as much as possible," he said.
Is it possible to replace all our organs with freshly grown new ones created from our own cells?
Ahead of her lay college and a possible career in journalism.
Of course, it was possible that Darkyn combined the souls into Deidre's new body, after raising her from the dead-dead.
She and Mavra Kuzminichna tried to get as many of the wounded as possible into their yard.
Maybe you will agree it to be possible, but after reading this chapter, you will likely think it is improbable.
This is not possible without the Internet. 6.
It wasn't out of the realm of the possible that the information he needed was hidden in some sort of sadistic treasure hunt created by the sociopathic goddess who held the title of Death before him.
This is off the record but someone else thought to be a possible lead to the tipster was threatened recently.
Was it possible that Cade actually was a homosexual?
How was it possible they looked exactly alike, yet were so different?
"I don't believe it's possible," he said and then thought to himself, and because I'm not going to be alive too much longer.
Was it possible that he was equally interested in Mary?
"Not possible," he said.
I'll let her think that's possible while I confirm or dismiss what she tells me.
Was it possible that their accent was in large, contrived?
Could it be possible that he would receive that thrashing?
And after they become possible, they will become very inexpensive.
Sure, that sounded possible... if he didn't spend every day at the barn.
"Don't think it's possible for me to leave, so whenever you're ready …" "You're calling me a chicken," he said.
Sitting through it, she didn't think it was ever possible to be prepared for the news.
Dean explained, as succinctly as possible, their concern for this child who'd spent six months in their care.
Is it possible to plan or think of anything now?
Isn't it possible that you were also dreaming, and you were the one who spoke?
Then he exited the room as quietly as possible, leaving the door open so they would hear if she woke in the night.
That's possible but I can't wait to hear what your buddy Howie has to say about it.
Since they still didn't know why he attacked her or Alex, they considered it possible that he might return.
If only it were possible for me to see her once more!
The old lady's condition was understood by the whole household though no one ever spoke of it, and they all made every possible effort to satisfy her needs.
It is certainly possible to conceive of a single day without war.
In spite of her one desire to see her brother as soon as possible, and her vexation that at the moment when all she wanted was to see him they should be trying to entertain her and pretending to admire her nephew, the princess noticed all that was going on around her and felt the necessity of submitting, for a time, to this new order of things which she had entered.
It was possible that Alex was making no progress with her because she actually didn't want what she was asking for.
The summer, in some climates, makes possible to man a sort of Elysian life.
This she did by repeating to me as far as possible, verbatim, what she heard, and by showing me how I could take part in the conversation.
That is what we expect to be able to do, because it is theoretically possible in a hundred different ways.
When she smiled doubt was no longer possible, it was Natasha and he loved her.
When a decision had to be taken regarding a domestic serf, especially if one had to be punished, he always felt undecided and consulted everybody in the house; but when it was possible to have a domestic serf conscripted instead of a land worker he did so without the least hesitation.
While I suppose we were pleased Howie was moving on, we dreaded the possible ramifications.
Was it possible this was the same killer we were tracking, fifteen years later?
"It is possible," agreed the Wizard, "if this proves to be the path she usually takes.
It will undoubtedly make the most profitable seeds possible but not necessarily the healthiest.
In my opinion perpetual peace is possible but--I do not know how to express it... not by a balance of political power....
"They are probably keeping us for some ceremony," the Wizard answered, reflectively; "but there is no doubt they intend to kill us as dead as possible in a short time."
I knew I could not see; but it did not seem possible that all the eager, loving children who gathered round me and joined heartily in my frolics were also blind.
He had offered to help in any way possible and she had found a way.
Each drop tried to spread out and occupy as much space as possible, but others striving to do the same compressed it, sometimes destroyed it, and sometimes merged with it.
So how about this instead: What if I can show you a future where everyone on the planet will live in good health as long as it is possible for their body to live?
It is altogether possible that many people would want to have conversations with their dogs mainly because they regard their dogs as sentient.
Try to think of the advances we have seen so far in history as the very tip of the iceberg, a hint of what is possible, not even being within sight of what is possible.
"Is it possible to forget?" said she.
Of course, it was possible that someone might harm her.
A 24-hour guard wasn't possible and arresting him would only make him more dangerous.
We hashed out a possible way to move forward.
Could you possible page them?
As for reaching the top of the earth, I have never heard that it is possible to do that, and if you succeeded in getting there you would probably fall off.
Is it possible that he died in the bitter frame of mind he was then in?
Such a thing is not possible without the Internet. 4.
Those final nine words stuck in my mind: Since it might be possible, it must be possible.
No. I honestly don't think that's possible but he is seeing something.
He didn't think it was possible for that to happen twice, but if it were … Would it matter?
"That's … possible," he allowed.
"Possible, I suppose," Dean said.
Whenever it is possible, my dog accompanies me on a walk or ride or sail.
Helen was petted and caressed enough to spoil an angel; but I do not think it is possible to spoil her, she is too unconscious of herself, and too loving.
Is it not possible to take a step further towards recognizing and organizing the rights of man?
"Is it possible?" exclaimed Anna Mikhaylovna.
Everyone stood up respectfully when the Military Governor, having stayed about half an hour alone with the dying man, passed out, slightly acknowledging their bows and trying to escape as quickly as possible from the glances fixed on him by the doctors, clergy, and relatives of the family.
He alone could play on the clavichord that ecossaise (his only piece) to which, as he said, all possible dances could be danced, and they felt sure he had brought presents for them all.
So isn't it just possible that it could end ignorance, disease, poverty, hunger, and war?
That's what interests me about this story (which may or may not be purely true): What Simonides did—recalling the names and locations of everyone at a large banquet—is described as entirely possible and an enviable, practical skill.
The lectures are spelled into my hand as rapidly as possible, and much of the individuality of the lecturer is lost to me in the effort to keep in the race.
It is possible to love someone dear to you with human love, but an enemy can only be loved by divine love.
That's why I put him as a possible for killing my neighbor Annie.
"Is it possible that you are a Real Horse?" he murmured.
"Not only possible, but true," replied Jim, who was gratified by the impression he had created.
Is it possible to tweak our genome to remove aging?
Though I passed over it as gently as possible, the slight undulations produced by my boat extended almost as far as I could see, and gave a ribbed appearance to the reflections.
It didn't seem possible.
While I can buy all this as possible, it would be the dickens to prove it.
Of other works it is only possible to give a classified selection.
By watching them, she learned to treat her pupil as nearly as possible like an ordinary child.
Is it possible that not one of all these men will notice me?
Unconsciously imitating her father, she now tried to express herself as he did, as much as possible by signs, and her tongue too seemed to move with difficulty.
He seized the door, making a final effort to hold it back--to lock it was no longer possible--but his efforts were weak and clumsy and the door, pushed from behind by that terror, opened and closed again.
The discovery of these laws is only possible when we have quite abandoned the attempt to find the cause in the will of some one man, just as the discovery of the laws of the motion of the planets was possible only when men abandoned the conception of the fixity of the earth.
At Austerlitz he remained last at the Augezd dam, rallying the regiments, saving what was possible when all were flying and perishing and not a single general was left in the rear guard.
He imagined all sorts of possible contingencies, just like the younger men, but with this difference, that he saw thousands of contingencies instead of two or three and based nothing on them.
So it came about that at the council at Malo-Yaroslavets, when the generals pretending to confer together expressed various opinions, all mouths were closed by the opinion uttered by the simple-minded soldier Mouton who, speaking last, said what they all felt: that the one thing needful was to get away as quickly as possible; and no one, not even Napoleon, could say anything against that truth which they all recognized.
The small bands that had started their activities long before and had already observed the French closely considered things possible which the commanders of the big detachments did not dare to contemplate.
In the second case, if freedom were possible without inevitability we should have arrived at unconditioned freedom beyond space, time, and cause, which by the fact of its being unconditioned and unlimited would be nothing, or mere content without form.
Why, only a little while ago people thought it quite impossible to teach the deaf-blind anything; but no sooner was it proved possible than hundreds of kind, sympathetic hearts were fired with the desire to help them, and now we see how many of those poor, unfortunate persons are being taught to see the beauty and reality of life.
Is it possible for the College to accommodate itself to these unprecedented conditions, so as to enable me to pursue my studies at Radcliffe?
In view of all this information, when the enemy has scattered his forces in large detachments, and with Napoleon and his Guards in Moscow, is it possible that the enemy's forces confronting you are so considerable as not to allow of your taking the offensive?
I don't see any possible connection, much less this so-called time travel.
It wasn't possible that it could affect their life together.
But it's possible, right?
The doctor thought that was possible and said that if he was still improving Friday, he would release him from the hospital.
"That's not possible," she said.
It wouldn't be possible for even me to get up to that crack--or through it if I got there.
They were a real cereal fruit which I ripened, and they had to my senses a fragrance like that of other noble fruits, which I kept in as long as possible by wrapping them in cloths.
"No, it's not possible!" he cried aloud.
This conception is the one handle by means of which the material of history, as at present expounded, can be dealt with, and anyone who breaks that handle off, as Buckle did, without finding some other method of treating historical material, merely deprives himself of the one possible way of dealing with it.
Dulce remained in a sour mood, and left the group as soon as possible.
But of course, that wasn't possible.
It was like Connie to spend as little time on the telephone as possible.
She had to get a car as soon as possible.
Get out as fast as possible.
She needed to get her car as soon as possible.
She readied supper, careful to spend as little time in the ring of firelight as possible.
I know people think I'm crazy, but I'd like to keep the ranch as near its natural state as possible.
I do remember some theories concerning relativity suggesting some sort of motion in space might allow time travel if space-time geometrics are possible.
She was forbidden to engage the operator in any conversation and make the call as brief as possible.
I guess that's possible.
Our first and foremost priority is recovering abducted children, as soon as possible.
We agreed to prioritize those where possible.
As big a pain Quinn is at times, I know he's as committed as the rest of us to helping as many kids as possible.
I don't want to place anyone in harm's way by holding back information but Julie is part of this nightmare and I want to keep peace if possible.
I left a message, from Tommy, his so called fishing buddy, saying I had a fish story for him and requesting him to call as soon as possible.
So it's not possible?
I'll attempt to relate my thoughts and feeling as accurately as possible.
How could we live with their deaths if we hadn't done every single thing possible?
She waited until she was certain he was distracted before she crept across the apartment, keeping as close to the wall farthest from him as possible.
Don't think that's possible.
I seem to be coloring outside the lines in every way possible.
Whatever she'd accidentally done to him in the alley, she'd sealed them together in a way he never thought possible.
Sleep was as far from his mind as possible.
I'll show you how to kill the simplest way possible.
I didn't even know it was possible.
Darkyn gave her the power to seduce without the knowledge on how to turn off its effects, if it was even possible.
It was as if rescuing these long forgotten remains from oblivion would somehow prove such a resurrection from years of absolute dark and loneliness would make anything possible.
However, total head-in-the-sand inaction wasn't possible.
Until he knew exactly what had happened in Lydia's apartment and the details of Fitzgerald's departure anything was possible.
His own interactions with deities left him more than willing to shun them, if at all possible.
She'd forced herself to try to watch human-Deidre as much as possible.
Gabriel hadn't wanted to believe her story of Darkyn combining the two Deidres into one, but it certainly seemed possible.
He didn't know how it was possible.
The worst case scenario – that she died of a tumor – was no longer possible.
Their first afternoon of love was more than she ever thought possible.
If he hadn't seen her, he wouldn't believe it possible.
The human thought herself unwanted, except by Darkyn, who had done more to help her than Gabriel thought possible.
Deidre didn't understand how that was possible.
I don't believe it's possible.
She pushed back away from him into the seat as much as possible.
I wouldn't have thought it possible.
She'd let herself grieve for a day – maybe two – and then fill her world with as much sunshine as possible.
We've gotta curb the damage as much as possible.
How was that possible, when she recalled living a full life in Indiana before moving to Atlanta?
Same body, different in every other possible way.
Is it even possible for me to leave?
How was it possible they knew everything about her?
They allow us to lead as normal of a life as possible.
Slowly, if at all possible.
He restrained himself as much as possible to keep from injuring Ully.s test subject.
It didn't seem possible that anyone could learn so fast.
It was not possible that any man could take her or that there was any place she could go that he could not find her.
You want me … to walk away from everything I know, my family … I knew it was possible, but I didn't think I'd have a chance to go home at all … but still, I couldn't leave a whole planet to die!
Was it possible for such a connection to be stronger than her bond to her own world?
Do you think it's possible to keep the truth from Claire?
We'll work as quickly as possible but this is an important and serious investigation.
The remaining possible suspects were young Donnie and Cynthia.
His first inclination was to stay as far away from Bird Song as possible until Shipton was long gone.
It's possible he waited around hours, until the afternoon when the police had left and it was quiet.
Jackson knew the odds were that guy hadn't slept a wink all night, but he wanted her to wait as long as possible.
More than I ever dreamed possible.
Confessing there in her kitchen was not an option, but he needed to have this behind them, so decided he would tell her as soon as possible.
If she had to spend time in the holding room, he wanted her to be as comfortable as possible.
You understand, I need to know as much as possible about the guy who finally landed my girl here.
I love you more than I ever dreamed possible and nothing will ever change that.
I'll make some phone calls, but we should get started as soon as possible, even before we're granted permission.
Deborah spent most of dinner staring blatantly at Jackson, vying for his attention whenever possible.
Away. I'll return as soon as possible.
They were a long way from the nearest hotel and Katie wanted to see him as much as possible.
She cleaned up as much as possible without changing clothes.
Was it possible he actually didn't know?
What possible interest could he have in her?
Was it possible that Josh had heard the noise and was checking?
She wandered along the fence line examining every post for possible weakness.
The government has been divided since the war, but it didn't seem possible that this could happen.
We have a possible infiltration.
It wasn't possible for four of them to be there while one was on its way up the mountain.
He reached for her, as gentle as possible when she struggled.
Though he did live in a tent, he liked to think he lived as comfortable as possible.
She quelled her sense of panic, instead moving as far from them as possible to the kitchen and hoping they didn't notice her.
He'd wanted her since soon after talking to her but never thought it possible.
He looked as calm as he sounded, and she wondered how he could face his own possible death with such confidence and poise.
We've mapped about twenty possible routes to the three facilities.
Each facility is within three days' walk of three more facilities with another twenty possible routes.
I think we all just want to make our new home as pleasant as possible.
Lana watched, feeling more alone than she thought possible.
Hope you're as far from this shit as possible.
"Rhyn, if you come back, we can try to find some way for you to live as normal a life as possible," he said slowly.
But it's not possible.
"So … is it possible for a dead-dead Immortal to come back to life?" she asked.
Dean had hoped to make it as soon as possible so he could beat the worst of the late afternoon traffic when he returned from his chores in Philadelphia.
Dean tried to be as objective as possible and let the report speak for itself.
Dean explained about his visit from Byrne's fellow employee and the young man's story about the possible girl friend.
Dean explained Cynthia Byrne's request for as much detail as possible in his report to help her obtain a death certificate.
Again she asked he attend, if possible.
If I skipped the way you're saying he did, I'd want to get as far away as soon as possible.
All this was made possible by the untiring work of the Parkside Police Department.
But the policeman in him forced consideration of a possible scenario.
The two men compared the cyclists' numbers each had listed as possible Byrne look-alikes.
I love you too – more than I ever thought it was possible to love anyone.
Only in her dreams had she ever considered such a life possible for her.
If that was the problem, she'd best address it – as soon as possible.
So, clinically speaking, it was possible...
She was the one who kept saying no to his only possible solution.
If it were possible, she would have thought she was pregnant.
But it wasn't possible.
Is it possible that something else could cause a false test?
It was possible after all!
He was certain it wasn't possible.
Was it possible that he didn't remember?
You think that's possible?
I think anything is possible with the Others.
Neither of those things are possible, Guardian.
She made her new spot as comfortable as possible and lay down to wait and watch.
I've Seen all your possible fates, Xander.
Jenn took planning to another level, one he didn't know was possible after so many years without technology.
You lost everything in the worst way possible yet you don't let your past cripple you like it does … others, she managed.
Nothing of any possible value to them, ikir.
How is that possible?
That's not possible, Darian.
Darian never thought it possible, yet seeing the name of his little brother's son made him want more out of life.
Jenn resisted the urge to leave, wanting to pretend things were as normal as possible between them.
They used mind manipulation to control you, which wasn't possible with Xander there to protect you.
While she tried to keep close to objects that might provide some sort of cover if attacked, she chose the fastest route possible.
It didn't seem possible that none of them had made it to the mortal world.
It didn't seem possible that a Watcher had saved her.
Darian rose and dusted himself off, thoughts going first to his cats at the cabin and then to the possible guardsmen nearby.
He held out as long as possible before his watering eyes forced him to lower his eye-band.
"We can begin storing as much food as possible and bring in the people of the villages to protect them," he suggested.
But Taran…was it possible to love a man she did not know, a man who would kill her?
Yes, it was possible to love a man she barely knew.
He paced again and rubbed the back of his neck, unable to determine another fate possible.
The demon within Rissa was panicked, rippling her skin as it fled as far from Memon as possible.
At first she thought that wouldn't be possible on such short notice, but since the place specialized in barbeque and the need was small, they were able to fit them in.
It was a dangerous situation, but he lifted his arms to make himself look as big as possible and shouted.
Extending the broom as far as possible, she nudged the snake gently.
As she moved around the cabin opening windows, she examined every inch of the floor for possible entry routes a snake might utilize.
Was it possible he didn't know?
Was it possible that he was personally interested?
She took a deep breath - as much to convince herself it was still possible as for need of air.
Was it possible that he actually cared for her?
Both were possible, until this very moment, where she would know if her efforts to save her world succeeded.
Just said to call or come as soon as possible.
It's possible, I guess, that someone's run across her and catalogued her.
She didn't think it was possible for him to look sexier in clothing, but he somehow managed to.
She gazed back, uncertain why the moment touched her on a level she didn't think was possible with a stranger.
"How is that possible?" she exclaimed.
It wasn't possible there was a decent side to him.
It's not possible for someone who looks like Gerry to be interested in me.
It seemed too possible not to be real, especially with what she already knew about Xander.
In every way humanly possible.
It didn't seem possible for her to succeed at Xander's latest trial, and the consequences were far greater than anything she imagined dealing with.
She'd warned them not to be freaked out but understood it wasn't possible.
Their goal had been to get rid of as many of the Others as possible and save Jessi, because Darian wasn't able to disable the dozens gathered at once.
Living forever was not something she ever considered; being with him wasn't something she thought was possible Both?
The above statement does not by any means exhaust the possible predictions that can be made from the atomic theory, but it shows how to test the theory.
It is evident that if our experiments are solely directed to the verification of this law, they should, if possible; be carried out in a hermetically closed vessel, the vessel and its contents being weighed before and after the chemical change.
It is usually regarded as the Chretes or Chremetes of Hanno, and the Nachyris and Bambotus of the Greeks and Romans, but it is not possible definitely to identify it with any of the rivers on Ptolemy's map. Idrisi and other medieval Arabian geographers undoubtedly refer to it.
The agitation had no immediate effect, but the indignation which he aroused against Russian policy had much to do with the strong anti-Russian feeling which made the Crimean War possible.
The unhappy king did the only thing possible in the circumstances.
It is of course quite possible that isolated cases of officers being put to death for their faith occurred during Maximinian's reign, and on some such cases the legend may have grown up during the century and a half between Maximinian and Eucherius.
in 1032 it is possible that a separate chancery was established for this kingdom.
It has not, however, been possible to transform a typical top yeast into a permanent typical bottom yeast.
By the judicious selection of a type of yeast it is possible to improve the bouquet, and from an inferior must obtain a better wine or cider than would otherwise be produced.
All Alexius had to do was to sit still, keep out of his father's way as much as possible and await the natural course of events.
Of Waynflete's education it is only possible to assert that he was at Oxford University.
That he was a day-boy commoner at Winchester is possible, but seems unlikely.
He now tried to keep himself as much out of the political world as possible, but in vain, for the court would suspect him, and his friends would talk about his being king.
Some of them fled the country, and so far as possible Hastings obtained terms for those who remained.
The angle through which the arm was moved, or, in the latter case, the angle between the two arms, was read off upon a finely graduated arc. With such means no very high accuracy was possible.
We have not had an opportunity of testing this, nor Grubb's more recent models; but, should it be found possible to produce such images satisfactorily, without distortion and with an apparatus convenient and rigid in form, such micrometers may possibly supersede the filar micrometer.
Their absolute freedom from diffraction, the perfect control of the illumination and thickness of the lines, and the accuracy with which it will be possible to construct scales for zone observations will be important features of the new method.
complex spectra of stars of the solar type this is by no means the case; for, as Dr Hartmann remarks, " in the first place the lines in these spectra are so numerous that their complete measurement and reduction would require many days, and in the second place a rigorous reduction of such material has hitherto not been at all possible because the wave-lengths of the lines are not known with sufficient accuracy.
Much of the island is stony and unproductive; but cultivation has not been extended nearly as much as would be possible, and the implements are primitive.
In most cases, owing to the mountainous character of the country, horizontal galleries are possible.
Generally there is, if possible, a water-supply in the vicinity; sometimes a nuraghe guards a spring, or there may be a well in the nuraghe itself.
7), inasmuch as up till that period colonization by the Greeks seems to have been regarded as a possible enterprise.
It seems possible that the road at first led to Tusculum, that it was then prolonged to Labici, and later still became a road for through traffic; it may even have superseded the Via Latina as a route to the S.E., for, while the distance from Rome to their main junction at Ad Bivium (or to another junction at Compitum Anagninum) is practically identical, the summit level of the former is 725 ft.
The criticisms of the last two are the criticisms of a hostile school of thought; those of Arnauld are the difficulties of a possible disciple.
But how is intelligence, as opposed to erudition, possible?
Perceiving further, that in order to understand these relations I should sometimes have to consider them one by one, and sometimes only to bear them in mind or embrace them in the aggregate, I thought that, in order the better to consider them individually, I should view them as subsisting between straight lines, than which I could find no objects more simple, or capable of being more distinctly represented to my imagination and senses; and on the other hand that, in order to retain them in the memory or embrace an aggregate of many, I should express them by certain characters, the briefest possible."
The mind can act only upon itself; beyond that limit, the power of God must intervene to make any seeming interaction possible between body and soul.
As far as possible he saw to everything personally, and never sent away a petitioner of the lower orders.
Most frequently he will be required either to protect a good bowl or to rectify a possible error of the leader.
I), the object is to draw as near as possible to the jack, the player's bowl passing outside of two other bowls placed 5 ft.
It seems to me that it should be organized by 1911 political divisions as much as possible, so there should be Category: Austria-Hungary instead of Category: Central Europe, for instance.
There were two possible solutions of the difficulty.
descent into Sheol is intensely tragic. Whether these discourses were all uttered between the investment of Jerusalem and its fall, or were here inserted by Ezekiel or by a scribe, it is not possible to say.
These natural advantages make possible the production of pig iron at an unusually low cost.
' For none of these can anything be said, save that it is possible that the village spring (called "St Mary's Well") is the same as that used in the time of Christ.
In projective geometry it may be defined as the conic which intersects the line at infinity in two real points, or to which it is possible to draw two real tangents from the centre.
In the case of factories the exhaust steam from the engines used for driving the working machinery is made use of and forms the most economical method of heating possible.
In districts supplied with soft water, copper should be employed to as large an extent as possible.
At first, indeed, this may have been the only possible course.
But these two sections of Protestantism, in their common exile and in presence of the preponderating Roman Catholicism of the country, seemed at first inclined to draw closer together than had been thought possible in Great Britain.
This presbytery supplied ministers to as many congregations as possible; and for the remainder ministers were sent from Scotland.
This able leader, eager to reach Asuncion as quickly as possible, sent on his ships to the river Plate, but himself with a small following marched overland from Santa Catherina on the coast of Brazil to join Irala.
of uncultivable area covered by lakes, rivers, towns, &c. Only the roughest estimate is possible as to the sizes of holdings, but in general terms it may be said that about 3 million persons are proprietors of holdings under 25 acres in extent amounting to between 15 and 20% of the cultivated area, the rest being owned by some 750,000 proprietors, of whom 150,000 possess half the area in holdings averaging 400 acres in extent.
The "analogy of faith," as a rule of interpretation, he greatly limits, and teaches that it can never afford of itself the explanation of words, but only determine the choice among their possible meanings.
Both these treaties seem to have been more favourable to England than to Scotland, and it is possible that William acknowledged John as overlord of his kingdom.
In the repulse of Xerxes it is possible that the Aeginetans played a larger part than is conceded to them by Herodotus.
In ancient times a brook flowed down the valley of the Kidron, and it is possible that a stream flowed also through the Tyropoeon valley.
On the whole it is most likely that the Temple was erected by Solomon on the same spot as is now occupied by the Dome of the Rock, commonly known as the Mosque of Omar, and, regard being had to the levels of the ground, it is possible that the Holy of Holies, the most sacred chamber of the Temple, stood over the rock which is still regarded with veneration by the Mahommedans.
At some period between the time of the Maccabees and of Herod, a second or outer wall had been built outside and north of the first wall, but it is not possible to fix an accurate date to this line of defence, as the references to it in Josephus are obscure.
Ctesias must certainly have known of it, and it is possible that he may have named it simply IIEpvac, after the people, as is undoubtedly done by certain writers of a somewhat later date.'
It rapidly absorbs the elements of water wherever possible, so that a strip of paper plunged into the gas is rapidly charred.
complete observance of Sunday rest was not generally possible to the early Christians before Christendom obtained civil recognition.'
It is quite possible that shabattum and nubattum are from the same root and originally denoted much the same thing - a pause, abstention, from whatever cause or for ceremonial purposes.
Holiness, " the perfect accordance of the will with the moral law," demands an endless progress; and " this endless progress is only possible on the supposition of an endless duration of the existence and personality of the same rational being (which is called the immortality of the soul)."
Even now with every possible hindrance in the way of cultivation it is an important centre of fruit-growing.
Overland routes had now been found possible, though scarcely convenient for traffic, between all the widely separated Australian provinces.
This expedition put an end to the hope, so long entertained, that it was possible to obtain a direct and practicable route for stock between Kimberley and Coolgardie gold-fields; and it also proved that, with the possible exception of small isolated patches, the desert traversed contained no auriferous country.
The object of settlers, however, in a great many, perhaps in the majority of instances, is to dispose of their holdings as soon as possible after the requirements of the law have been complied with, and to avoid permanent settlement.
It is possible that the London dockers' strike was not without its influence on the minds of the Australian Labour leaders.
Mansi, Hardouin, Hefele and Dale are in substantial agreement upon 305 or 306, and this is probably the closest approximation possible in the present state of the evidence.
The shafts are placed so close together that in many instances they are divided by only a couple of feet of solid ground, but at their bases a considerable amount of gallery work has been excavated, though it is possible that this was done by miners who came after the people who originally sank the shafts.
Einstein's work is so important and has proved fertile in so many various branches of physics that it is not possible to do more than enumerate a few of the most salient papers.
"Tell me is it possible to fall from grace?"
"No, it is not possible," the latter replied.
The swift, unhesitating charge was more than unusual in the wars of the time, and was possible only because of the peculiar earnestness of the men who fought the English war.
We do intend to keep the names of the editors in those cases, but it will usually not be possible to specify who exactly wrote which part of the text.
It is possible that Plautus may have been working on the lines of the old comedy in the tell-tale names which he is so fond of inventing for his characters, such as Polymachaeroplagides (Pseud.
According to this, Duke Charles Emmanuel of Savoy, who succeeded his more tolerant father in 1580, was determined to reduce the Chablais to the Catholic religion, by peaceful means if possible, by force if necessary.
It generally happens that to obtain the greatest possible amount of work from a given supply of energy, and to obtain it at the greatest rate, are conflicting interests.
In every mature period of art it will be found that, however much the technical rules may be collected in one special category, every artistic category has a perfect interaction with all the others; and this is nowhere more perfectly shown than when the art is in its simplest possible form of maturity.
Far greater polyphonic detail of another kind is no doubt possible, but it requires far longer time for its expression.
It is often very desirable to have the quay space as little obstructed by the cranes as possible, so as not to interfere with railway traffic; this has led to the introduction of cranes mounted on high trucks or gantries, sometimes also called " portal " cranes.
It is now possible to apply motive power exactly where it is wanted, and to do so economically, so that the crane designer has a perfectly free hand in adding the various motions required by the special circumstances of each case.
the Code ") has, however, made a more systematic study possible than could have resulted from the classification and interpretation of the other material.
" test pillars " are placed for the purpose of enabling possible faults to be accurately located.
The climatic conditions in the British Islands are such that it is not possible to maintain, in unfavourable weather, a higher standard than that named, which is the insulation obtained when all the insulators are in perfect condition and only the normal leakage, due to moisture, is present.
It is not possible to work double current from one set alone, as in this case, if one key of a group of instruments is up and another is down, the battery would be short-circuited and no current would flow to line.
The actual number of sets of apparatus it was possible to work multiplex depended upon the length of the line, for if the latter were long, retardation effects modified the working conditions.
Since each letter is represented by a specific combination of positive and negative currents, it is possible, by means of the combinations, to close a local circuit at any given interval, and so cause the paper to be pressed against the periphery of the type-wheel at the time when the letter required is opposite.
The use of the iron core renders it possible to produce a high inductive effect with a low resistance coil.
As with other duplex systems it is possible to obtain several approximately correct adjustments with the bridge and its accessories, but only one gives a true balance, and careful experiment is required to make sure that this is obtained.
Some of the complaints against the companies, however, were exaggerated, and the estimates formed of the possible commercial development of telegraphy were optimistic. The basis for these estimates was the experience of other countries, which, however, did not justify the expectation that a large increase of business consequent on reduction of rates could be obtained without serious diminution of profit.
Morse showed, by experiments made in 1842 on a canal at Washington, that it was possible to interrupt the metallic electric circuit in two places and yet retain power of electric Morse.
He also repeated the suggestion which Lindsay had already made that it might be possible to signal in this manner by conduction currents through the Atlantic Ocean from the United States to Europe.
In 1892, on the Bristol Channel, he established communication between Lavernock Point and an island called Flat Holme in that channel by placing at these positions insulated single-wire circuits, earthed at both ends and laid as far as possible parallel to each other, the distance between them being 3.3 m.
Telephonic speech between these two circuits was found possible and good, the communication between the circuits taking place partly by induction, and no doubt partly by conduction.
adjust the frequency so that it has the value of the normal time period of the circuit formed of the condenser and transformer secondary circuit, and thus it is possible to obtain condenser oscillatory discharges free from any admixture with alternating current arc. In this manner the condenser discharge can be started or stopped at pleasure, and long and short discharges made in accordance with the signals of the Morse FIG.
In this manner it was possible to hear a Morse code dash or dot in the telephone.
The oscillations set up in the vertical antenna excited sympathetic ones in the lateral circuit provided this was of the proper length; and the coherer was acted upon by the maximum potential variations possible.
Starting from an observation of Marconi's, a number of interesting facts have been accumulated on the absorbing effect of sunlight on the propagation of long Hertzian waves through space, and on the disturbing effects of atmospheric electricity as well as upon the influence of earth curvature and obstacles of various kinds interposed in the line between the sending and transmitting stations.4 Electric wave telegraphy has revolutionized our means of communication from place to place on the surface of the earth, making it possible to communicate instantly and certainly between places separated by several thousand miles, whilst The Electrician, 1904, 5 2, p. 407, or German Pat.
When more is known of the earliest Etruscan inscriptions it may become possible to date the Iguvine Tables by their alphabetic peculiarities as compared with their mother-alphabet, the Etruscan.
Reis's object was to reproduce at a distance not only music but also human speech; but that he did not wholly succeed is clear from the following extract from his lecture: - " Hitherto it has not been possible to reproduce human speech with sufficient distinctness.
The experiments with this form were not successful, and, with the view of making the moving parts as light as possible, he substituted for the comparatively heavy lever armature a small piece of clock spring, about the size of a sixpence, glued to the centre of the diaphragm.
Operating mistakes also cause interruptions to conversations, as it is possible, by the insertion of a plug in a multiple jack, to disconnect the circuit between two talking subscribers.
With a proper arrangement of the operator's speaking set it is possible, by touching the socket of a jack with the tip of a peg or a special " test " thimble, to determine whether the circuit connected to the jack is in use.
With the adoption of relays the signalling between the subscribers and the exchange became automatic, and, with the introduction of the principle of double and automatic supervision on the cord circuits, it became possible for the operators to tell at any instant the state of a connexion.
It was found possible to exchange speech when the conditions were exceptionally favourable; but in spite of the partial success of the experiment, a public service between the two capitals is not at present practicable.
The Bactrian camel is, if possible, of still more importance to many of the central Asian Mongol races, supplying them alike with food and raiment.
Much of the work is done by companies of peasants, who come down from the mountainous districts when required, permanent residence not being possible owing to the malaria.
A law came into operation in February 1908, according to which a weekly day of rest (with few exceptions)was established on Sunday in every case in which it was possible, and otherwise upon some other day of the week.
Owing to the comnaratively small amount of letters, it is found possible to have a travelling post office on all principal trains (while almost every train has a travelling sorter, for whom a compartment is reserved) without a late fee being exacted in either case.
To the latter category it is now possible to refer with certainty only the Etruscans (for the chronology and limits of their occupation of Italian soil see ETRURIA: section Language).
Their possible place in the earlier stratum of, Indo-European population is discussed under SABINI.
General Ricotti Magnani, minister of war, therefore framed an Army Reform Bill designed to bring the Italian army as nearly as possible up to the Prussian standard.
and Russia, and Germany, Austria and Great Britain, he scarcely seemed alive to the possible effect of such agreements upon Italy.
No concession could be denied to deputies, or groups of deputiec, whose support was indispensable to the life of the cabinet, nor, under such conditions, was it possible to place any effective check upon administrative abuses in which politicians or their electors were interested.
On the 24th of June 1887, in view of a possible rupttire of commercial relations with France, the Depretis-Crispi cabinet introduced a new general tariff.
The desire of Rudini to live on the best possible terms with all powers was further evinced in the course of a visit paid to Monza by M.
The treaty having been duly ratified, and an indemnity of 400,000 paid to Menelek, the Shoan prisoners were released, and Major Nerazzini once more returned to Abyssinia with instructions to secure, if possible, Meneleks assent to the definitive retention of the Mareb-Belesa-Muna line by Italy.
Although these annals were no doubt destroyed at the time of the burning of Rome by the Gauls, they were restored as far as possible and continued until the pontificate of P. Mucius Scaevola, by whom they were finally published in eighty books.
It Simplifi- is possible for Christians to work out natural theology in separate detail; but we cannot wonder if they rarely attempt the task, believing as they do that they have a fuller revelation of religious truth elsewhere.
2 An outline of the history of theism is reserved for Section IV.; but it has not proved possible to sketch the types of philosophy without introducing references to the history of philosophy and sometimes even to the history of theism as well.
Inevitably the question forces itself upon the mind, is not some fuller synthesis possible?
They teach the inferior but working part of our intellect, the " Understanding," that its picture of sensuous reality envisaged in time and space must be as fully articulated as is possible - as much differentiated into detail, and as perfectly integrated again into unity and system.
If perfect knowledge be possible for us, it must take, the form of such a system as Hegel offers.
And yet perhaps full success was neither possible nor desirable.
If such are our conclusions, we return to a possible basis for theism not very far removed from that of intuitionalism.
In the light of this, it may be possible (with J.
Realist make him almost if not quite intuitionalist; while there is also an idealist reading possible.
In his Theodicy Leibnitz argues, like not a few predecessors, that this universe must be regarded as the best of all possible universes.
Yes, perhaps the best possible; in familiar speech, the best of a very bad business.
Nay, it may be questioned how far it is either psychologically or logically possible to turn general scepticism into a coherent doctrine.
He makes the issue, as far as possible, a questicn of fact.
Similarly, miracles - absolute new beginnings - are possible on God's side, if they are not mere anomalies but acts promotive of the general meaning or tendency of things, and of the divine plan of the universe.
Such things are philosophically possible - that is all.
In " Some Reasons for Belief, " the author institutes a rapid destructive criticism of all possible philosophies.
The days between Friday the 19th and the following Tuesday, when the conference came to an end, were occupied in providing, as far as possible, for the due execution of the reforms promised by the king in Magna Carta.
In the event of this not being granted within forty days the matter is to be referred to the twenty-five, who are empowered to seize the lands and property of the king, or to obtain justice in any other way possible.
The policy of the government is to leave the Andamanese alone, while doing what is possible to ameliorate their condition.
But it seems possible that the tradition of marine nomenclature had never perished; that the 'AyaOov SaLï¿½ovos vijvos was really a misunderstanding of some form like Agdaman, while Ni crot Bapouavac survived as Lanka Balus, the name applied by the Arabs to the Nicobars.
It is not even possible in all cases to be certain that the polyp-group corresponds exactly to the medusagroup, especially in minor systematic categories, such as families.
Cladonema still has the typical medusan structure, and is able to swim about, but in Clavatella the umbrella is so much reduced that swimming is no longer possible.
In any case the daughter-individuals produced from the buds may be imagined as remaining attached to the parent and forming a colony of individuals in organic connexion with one another, and thus three possible cases arise.
Nearly every possible method of reproduction occurs amongst the Hydromedusae.
The only one of these possible modes of reproduction not known to occur in Hydromedusae is parthenogenesis.
however, both of the statements and figures of Lang and of the facts to be described presently for medusae (Margellium), it is at least theoretically possible that both germinal and vegetative budding may occur in polyps as well as in medusae.
It is quite possible that the characters of the nematocysts might afford data as useful to the systematist in this group as do the spicules of sponges, for instance.
- Diagram showing possible modifications of persons of a gymnoblastic Hydromedusa.
- Diagram showing possible modifications of the persons of a Calyptoblastic Hydromedusa.
It is quite possible that some of these medusae will be found to be truly hypogenetic, that is to say, with a life-cycle secondarily simplified by suppression of metagenesis.
- Diagram showing possible modifications of medusiform and hydriform persons of a colony of Siphonophora.
dividual; it is still possible to compare appendages with parts of an individual which have become separated from one another } by a process of " dislocation of organs."
It is possible to regard the cormus (I) as a colony of medusa-persons, (2) as a colony of polyp-persons, (3) as composed partly of one, partly of the other.
Very curious, in relation to modern evolutional ideas, is the Stoical doctrine that our world is but one of a series of exactly 1 Zeller says that through this distinction Aristotle first made possible the idea of development.
He further conceives of this stage as itself a process of (natural) development, namely, of the natural disposition of the species to vary in the greatest possible manner so as to preserve its unity through a process of self-adaptation (Anarten) to climate.
This moral development is regarded as a gradual approach to that rational, social and political state in which will be realized the greatest possible quantity of liberty.
Those who work with living forms of which it is possible to obtain a large number of specimens, and those who make revisions of the provisional species of palaeontologists, are slowly coming to some such conception as that a species is the abstract central point around which a group of variations oscillate, and that the peripheral oscillations of one species may even overlap those of an allied species.
When a series of the modifications of an anatomical structure has been sufficiently examined, it is frequently possible to decide that one particular condition is primitive, ancestral or central, and that the other conditions have been derived from it.
It is suggested that even in the absence of modification produced by any possible Darwinian or Lamarckian factors, that even in a neutral environment, divergent evolution of some kind would have occurred.
In etymology he endeavoured to find a Roman explanation of words where possible (according to him frater was =fere alter).
Wren apparently did not himself approve of this second design, for he got the king to give him permission to alter it as much as he liked, without showing models or drawings to any one, and the actual building bears little resemblance to the approved design, to which it is very superior in almost every possible point.
It is possible, but very improbable, that Orpheus was an historical personage; even in ancient times his existence was denied.
It is possible that the floating of the head of Orpheus to Lesbos has reference to the fact that the island was the first home of lyric poetry, and may be symbolical of the route taken by the Aeolian emigrants from Thessaly on their way to their new home in Asia Minor.
It is possible to suppose that this condition is derived from the astelic condition already referred to, but the evidence on the whole leads to the conclusion that it has ansen byan increase in the number of the bundles within the stele, the individuality of the bundle asserting itself after its escape from the original bundle-ring of the primitive cylinder.
(4) The cell must have a certain temperature, for the activity of a protoplast is only possible within certain limits, which differ in the case of different plants.
The stem, by pointing directly to the light source, secures the best illumination possible for all of its leaves, the latter being distributed symmetrically around it.
Hales (1727I 733) discussed the rotting of wounds, cankers, &c., but much had to be done with the microscope before any real progress was possible, and it is easily intelligible that until the theory of nutrition of the higher plants had been founded by the work of Ingenhouss, Priestley and De Saussure, the way was not even prepared for accurate knowledge of cryptogamic parasites and the diseases they induce.
It was not till De Bary (1866) made known the true nature of parasitic Fungi, based on his researches between 1853-1863, that the vast domain of epidemic diseases of plants was opened up to fruitful investigation, and such modern treatises as those of Frank (1880 and L895), Sorauer (1886), Kirchner (1890), were gradually made possible.
When the nature and effect of ecological factors have become more fully understood, it will be possible to dispense with the above artificial classification of factors, and to frame one depending on the action of the various factors; but such a classification is not possible in the present state of knowledge.
Obviously no more than this is possible until physiologists are able to state much more precisely than at present what is the influence of common salt on the plants of salt-marshes, of the action of calcium carbonate on plants of calcareous soils, and of the action of humous compounds on plants of fens and peat moors.
It is only in a general sense like Schimpers that such ecological terms as xerophytes have any value; and it is not possible, at least at present, to frame ecological classes, which shall have a high scientific value, on a basis of this nature.
Finally, within any district of constant or fairly constant climatic conditions, it is possible to distinguish plant communities which are related chiefly to edaphic or soil conditions; and the vegetation units of these definite edaphic areas are the plant formations of some writers, and, in part, the edaphic formations of Schimper.
It is possible, however, that the absence of sunken stomata, and the occurrence of some other halophytic features, are related merely to the succulent habit and not to halophytism, for succulent species often occur on non-saline soils.
It is possible, of course, that each explanation is correct in particular cases, as the views are by no means mutually exclusive.
It has been suggested that synapsis may be connected with the early longitudinal splitting of the thread or with the pairing of the chromosomes, but it is possible that it may be connected with the transference of nucleolar substance to the nuclear thread.
The Nuclei of the Lower Plants.It is only in comparatively recent times that it has been possible to determine with any degree of certainty that the minute deeply stainable bodies described more especially by Schmitz (1879) in many Algae and Fungi could be regarded as true nuclei.
Material Cause of DifferentiationIt may be inquired, in conclusion, if there are any facts which throw light upon the internal mechanism of differentiation, whether spontaneous or induced; if it is possible to refer it to any material cause.
It is not possible to go into all the facts that might be adduced in support of this view: one case, perhaps the most pregnant, must suffice.
6 W., would behold at one view the greatest possible quantity of land, while the opposite hemisphere would contain the greatest quantity of water.
Sir George Darwin finds a possible explanation of these in the screwing motion which the earth would suffer in its plastic state.
His work was mainly cartographical in its aim, and theory was as far as possible excluded.
Physical geography he viewed as a summary of nature, the basis not only of history but also of " all the other possible geographies," of which he enumerates five, viz.
This was unquestionably the greatest of the voyages which followed from the impulse of Prince Henry, and it was rendered possible only by the magnificent courage of the commander in spite of rebellion, mutiny and starvation.
In reviewing the progress of geographical discovery thus far, it has been possible to keep fairly closely to a chronological order.
The motions of the earth as a planet must be taken into account, as they render possible the determination of position and direction by observations of the heavenly bodies.
So far only is it possible to speak with certainty, but it is permissible to take a few steps into the twilight of dawning knowledge and indicate the chief subdivisions which are likely to be established in the great crust-hollow and the great crust-heap. The boundary between these should obviously be the mean surface of the sphere.
If the continuous, unbroken, horizontal extent of land in a continent is termed its trunk,' and the portions cut up by inlets or channels of the sea into islands and peninsulas the limbs, it is possible to compare the continents in an instructive manner.
The distribution of fossils frequently makes it possible to map out approximately the general features of land and sea in long-past geological periods, and so to enable the history of crustal relief to be traced.'
Trade makes it possible to work mineral resources in localities where food can only be grown with great pope a u.
The economy and success of most lines of communication depend on following as far as possible existing natural lines and utilizing existing natural sources of power.'
While steam has been said to make a ship independent of wind and tide, it is still true that a long voyage even by steam must be planned so as to encounter the least resistance possible from prevailing winds and permanent currents, and this involves the application of oceanographical and meteorological knowledge.
12); highly specialized for flight, which, initiated and made possible mainly by the strong development of quill-feathers, has turned the wing into a unique organ.
The right and left halves are completely divided by septa, no mixture of the venous and arterial blood being possible, an advance upon reptilian conditions, even the highest.
So long as the characters of new fossils are only of specific and generic value, it is mostly possible to assign the birds to their proper place, but when these characters indicate new families or orders, for instance Hesperornithes, Ichthyornithes, Palaelodi, their owners are put outside the more tersely constructed classifications applicable to modern birds.
Nor is it possible, except in a few cases, to decide whether they have come to an From a tracing by M.
In some cases the closest examination has failed to detect any distinction that may be called specific between the members of their avifauna; but in most it is possible to discover just sufficient difference to warrant a separation of the subjects.
The resulting " classification is based on the examination, mostly autoptic, of a far greater number of characters than any that had preceded it; moreover, they were chosen in a different way, discernment being exercised in sifting and weighing them, so as to determine, so far as possible, the relative value of each, according as that value may vary in different groups, and not to produce a mere mechanical ` key ' after the fashion become of late years so common " (Newton's Dictionary of Birds, Introduction, p. 103).
A statement may now be given of Gadow's classification of birds, in which the extinct forms have been intercalated so far as possible.
His most important work was 11Epi cuo ew (De natura), of which considerable fragments are extant (chiefly in Simplicius); it is possible that he wrote also Against the Sophists and On the Nature of Man, to which the well-known fragment about the veins would belong; possibly these discussions were subdivisions of his great work.
revolt against some of its fundamental principles which was led by the Puritan reaction.5 Now that the smoke of these controversies has passed away, it is possible to form a clearer judgment upon the merits of the patristic writings.
and so on, creates "magnified nonnatural men,".who presently made their appearance in ritual (for to think a thing the savage must dance it);; whereupon personal intercourse becomes possible between such a being and the tribesmen, the more so because the supporters of law and order, the elders, will wish to associate themselves as closely as possible with the supreme law-giver.
Here also it was found possible to dispense with garrisons, not because the provinces were as peaceful as Narbonensis, but because the Rhine army was close at hand.
It is possible that Minehead had a corporate existence during the 15th century, as certain documents executed by the portreeve and burgesses at that date are preserved, but no record of the grant of a charter has been found.
By conducting the distillation slowly, so that the temperature within the chamber remains at a sufficiently low degree, it is possible to obtain the whole of the product in the form of "flowers."
Not long after his accession to office Gorchakov issued a circular to the foreign powers, in which he announced that Russia proposed, for internal reasons, to keep herself as free as possible from complications abroad, and he added the now historic phrase, "La Russie ne boude pas; die se recueille."
The remote descendant of a duke, even though he may chance to be heir presumptive to the dukedom, is in no way distinguished from any other gentleman; it is even possible that he may not hold the social rank of gentleman.
It is possible that they may reach to 6000 ft.
The more celebrated and central thesis of the book - this finite universe, the best of all such that are possible - also restates positions of Augustine and Aquinas.
But hereafter it may not prove possible for the apologist to assume as unchallenged the Christian moral outlook.
possible certainly to determine how Basilides conceived the relation of this Saviour to Jesus of Nazareth.
In ethics he anticipated much of the teaching of Tolstoy; in doctrine he often appealed to the authority of Wycliffe; and in some of his views it is possible to trace the influence of the Waldenses.
In general it may be stated that beetles live and feed in almost all the diverse ways possible for insects.
The wasps are said to leave the larval or pupal Metoecus unmolested, but they are hostile to the developed beetles, which hasten to leave the nest as soon as possible.
"The sin once committed, there is no more wavering or flinching possible to him, who has fought so hard against the demoniac possession; while she who resigned body and soul to the tempter, almost at a word, remains liable to the influences of religion and remorse."
Had Shakespeare treated it, he would hardly have contented himself with investing the hero with the nobility given by Ford to this personage of his play, - for it is hardly possible to speak of a personage as a character when the clue to his conduct is intentionally withheld.
There cultivation is possible only with the aid of a considerable quantity of manure.
Human cultivation has destroyed the abundant forests which sixty years ago made deer-hunting possible at Khersones.
The " northern soils," which are glacial deposits more or less redistributed by water, are much less fertile as a rule, and consist of all possible varieties from a tough boulder clay to loose sand.
It is quite possible, as some apologists suggest, that the number of his victims may have been exaggerated, but that they are to be counted by thousands there can be no doubt.
supply, the value of land is in proportion to the number of permanent labourers settled on it, and the landed proprietors naturally try to attract to their estates as many peasants as possible; and in this competition the large proprietors have evidently an advantage over their humbler and weaker rivals.
All this was to be done, however, under the strict supervision and guidance of the autocratic power, with as little aid as possible from private initiative and with no control whatever of public opinion, because influential public opinion is apt to produce insubordination.
Guchkov attacked the maladministration in the navy, pointing out that no reforms were possible so long as grand-dukes were at the head of its departments.
shows as closely as possible the railway route mileage open in Asia at the close of 1907.
But in the development of the railway business it soon became evident that no such dependence on free competition was possible, either in practice or in theory.
The use of automatic couplers for freight cars throughout the United States, introduced in 1893-1900, greatly reduced the number of deaths and injuries in coupling, and the use of air brakes on freight cars, now universal, has reduced the risk to the men by making it less necessary for them to ride on the roofs of high box-cars, while at the same time it has made it possible to run long trains with fewer men; but except in these two features the freight service in America continues to be a dangerous occupation.
On the one hand he may make the line follow the natural inequalities of the ground as nearly as may be, avoiding the elevations and depressions by curves; or on the other he may aim at making it as nearly straight and level as possible by taking it through the elevations in cuttings or tunnels and across the depressions on embankments or bridges.
The maximum gradient possible depends on climatic conditions, a dry climate being the most favourable.
But if the change from straight to circular is made through the medium of a suitable curve it is possible to relieve the abruptness, even on curves of comparatively small radius.
The gauge may be regarded as reduced to its narrowest possible dimensions in mono-rail lines, where the weight of the trains is carried on a single rail.
The substitution of steel for iron as the material for rails which made possible the axle loads and the speeds of Lto-day, and, by reducing the cost of maintenance, contributed enormously to the economic efficiency of railways, was one of the most important events in the history of railways, and a scarcely less important element of progressive economy has been the continued improvement of the steel rail in stiffness of section and in toughness and hardness of material.
In Great Britain the Board of Trade requires facing points to be avoided as far as possible; but, of course, they are a necessity at junctions where running lines diverge and at the crossing places which must be provided to enable trains to pass each other on single-track lines.
In order to keep down the expense of shunting the empty trains and engines to and from the platforms the carriage and locomotive depots should be as near the passenger station as possible; but often the price of land renders it impracticable to locate them in the immediate vicinity and they are to be found at a distance of several miles.
The lines through them should be, if possible, straight and on the level; the British Board of Trade forbids them being placed on a gradient steeper than i in 260, unless it is unavoidable.
wide at large ones - and they should be as free as possible from obstructions, such as pillars supporting the roof.
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