Objects attract if their charges are different or repel if they are the same.
He advocated the admission of Jews to parliament; he opposed Lord John Russell's measure to repel the so-called papal aggression; he opposed the admission of Dissenters into the university of Oxford; and he was hostile to the action of the government in the Crimean War.
Atoms attract each other and atoms repel one another.
But, unfortunately, there were many things both in the teaching and the practice of the ecclesiastics of that day which were calculated to repel men of sober judgment and high principle.
The north pole of the bar-magnet will repel the north pole of the suspended needle, and there will likewise be repulsion between the two south poles.
To favor revolutions, overthrow everything, repel force by force?...
Besides this the atom is endowed with potential force, that is to say, that any two atoms attract or repel each other with a force depending on their distance apart.
Two similarly electrified bodies repel each other.
It is not enough merely to repel the incursions of physiological science, armed with hypotheses and theories valid enough in their own sphere, upon the domain of consciousness.
In the 8th century came the Arab invasion from the west, and we find Kashgar and Turkestan lending assistance to the reigning queen of Bokhara, to enable her to repel the enemy.
His brother Balash (484488), being unable to repel them, was deposed and blinded, and the crown was bestowed on Kavadh I.
He is also commander of the militia or other armed forces of the state, which he can direct to repel in.vasion, or suppress insurrection or riot.
He had next to repel the invasions of Patzinaks (Petchenegs) and Kumans in Thrace, with whom the Manichaean sects of the Paulicians and Bogomilians made common cause; and thirdly, he had to cope with the fast-growing power of the Turks in Asia Minor.
In the contrary case, Your Majesty, I shall see myself forced to repel an attack that nothing on my part has provoked.
Titus pressed the attack, and the two factions joined hands at last to repel it.
Certainly Baratieri madi no adequate preparations to repel an Abyssinian attempt t~ reconquer the province.
The great works of classical literature are not studied as pathological specimens, and they will be studied the less the more they contain to repel and disquiet the reader.
Such visitors are clearly prejudicial to the flower, and so we meet with arrangements which are calculated to repel the intruders, or at least to force them to enter the flower in such a way as not to effect mischief.
The Discourse on the Dissensions in Athens and Rome (September 1701), written to repel the tactics of the Tory commons in their attack on the Partition Treaties "without humour and without satire," and intended as a dissuasive from the pending impeachment of Somers, Orford, Halifax and Portland, received the honour, extraordinary for the maiden publication of a young politician, of being generally attributed to Somers himself or to Burnet, the latter of whom found a public disavowal necessary.
It was fortified in 1508-1511, and was able to repel the Tatars in 1513, 1520 and 1536.
away to his right, to repel the turning movement that he groundlessly anticipated and to form a rallying point for his right in case his centre was broken.
In the important matter of foreign relations Habibullah showed a determination to adopt the policy of his father, to whom the British government had given an assurance of aid to repel foreign aggression, on the condition that the amir should follow the advice of that government in regard to external affairs.
Godfrey's first business was to repel an Egyptian attack, which he accomplished successfully at Ascalon, with the aid of the other crusaders (August 12).
The legislature may not create any debt or liability " which shall, single or in the aggregate with any previous debts or liabilities, at any time exceed $10o,000," except for purposes of war, to repel invasion or to suppress insurrection, without specifying distinctly the purpose or object, providing for the payment of interest, and limiting the liability to thirty-five years; and the measure as thus passed must be ratified by popular vote.
This theory was founded on the following principles: - (I) the particles of the electric fluid repel each other with a force decreasing as the distance increases; (2) the particles of the electric fluid attract the atoms of all bodies and are attracted by them with a force obeying the same law; (3) the electric fluid exists in the pores of all bodies, and while it moves without any obstruction in conductors such as metals, water, &c., it moves with extreme difficulty in so-called non-conductors such as glass, resin, &c.; (4) electrical phenomena are produced either by the transference of the electric fluid of a body containing more to one containing less, or from its attraction and repulsion when no transference takes place.
Here they enjoyed a brief repose, Alompra being called away to quell an insurrection of his own subjects, and to repel an invasion of the Siamese; but returning victorious, he laid siege to the fortress of Syriam and took it by surprise.
Blanche had to bear the whole burden of affairs alone, to break up a league of the barons (1226), and to repel the attack of the king of England (1230).
largely to his clear, if non-committal, political record, rendered him the most " available " candidate for the Whig party for the campaign of 1840, and he was nominated by the Whig convention at Harrisburg, Pa., in December 1839, his most formidable opponent being Henry Clay, who, though generally regarded as the real leader of his party, was less " available " because as a mason he would alienate former members of the old Anti-Masonic party, and as an advocate of a protective tariff would repel many Southern voters.
The fact that there is no electric force in the interior of such a closed electrified shell is one of the most certainly ascertained facts in the science of electrostatics, and it enables us to demonstrate at once that particles of electricity attract and repel each other with a force which is inversely as the square of their distance.
Keep up moderate temperatures in the stove, and merely repel frosts in the greenhouse, guarding against damp, by ventilation and by the cautious use of water.
But whilst all the organic processes in man go on mechanically, and though by reflex action he may repel attack unconsciously, still the first affirmation of the system was that man was essentially a thinking being; and, while we retain this original dictum, it must not be supposed that the mind is a mere spectator, or like the boatman in the boat.
The appearance of Sir Francis Drake in the bay in 1578 led to the fortification of the port, which proved strong enough to repel an attack by the Dutch in 1624.
Then we have the property of adaptation, in which the negative reaction may be changed into a positive; a given toxin may at first repel the cell, but by a gradual process the cell becomes accustomed to such a toxin and will move towards it.
181-356), in which, after reasserting his view of the principles of geometry in opposition to Euclid's, he proceeded to repel Wallis's objections with no lack of dialectical skill, and with an unreserve equal to Wallis's own.
Having no idea that any attempt was to be made to overturn the patent on this new ground, Arkwright's counsel were not prepared with evidence to repel this statement, and the verdict went against him.
The microbes appear in many cases to attract the leucocytes (positive chemiotaxis), but when very virulent they usually repel the leucocytes (negative chemiotaxis) and excrete toxins which kill the leucocytes.
Dreams of conquests and extension had long been abandoned, and the pressing question of the time was how to repel the persistent assaults of Persia and the barbarians upon the frontiers of the realm, and so retain the dominion inherited from the valour of the past.
The aggregate amount of indebtedness which the state may have at any time is limited by the constitution to $400,000, save when borrowing is necessary to repel an invasion, suppress an insurrection or defend the state in war.
Again, while the Eucharistic features in Parsifal attract some listeners, the material effect of their presentation on the stage has been known to repel others who are beyond suspicion of prejudice.
Then take two suspended gilt pith balls and touch them (a) both against one tray; they will be found to repel each other; (b) touch one against one tray and the other against the other tray, and they will be found to attract each other.
The constitution of 1876 forbids the borrowing of money except to supply casual deficiencies of revenue (amount limited to $200,000 at a time), repel invasion, suppress insurrection, defend the state in war, or pay existing debts.
At the durbar on the 22nd of July 1880, Abdur Rahman was officially recognized as amir, granted assistance in arms and money, and promised, in case of unprovoked foreign aggression, such further aid as might be necessary to repel it, provided that he followed British advice in regard to his external relations.
Heaths and Australian plants must be very sparingly watered, and kept with only fire heat enough to repel frost.
In 1306 it managed to repel the Norwegians, but in 1362, and again in 1368, it was captured by the opponents of Valdemar Atterdag.
King Dagobert sent troops to repel these marauders from time to time, but the main burden of defence fell upon the Saxons, Bavarians and Thuringians.
While an Egyptian battalion was attacking in line, it was halted to repel a rush from the rear, and front and rear ranks were simultaneously engaged, firing in opposite directionsyet the fellahin were absolutely steady; they shot well and showed no signs of trepidation.
The letters and autobiographical writings, whether they attract or repel sympathy, are at least a series of documents of profound interest for any one who cares to study character, and display an almost unique idiosyncrasy.
His first task was to repel an attack by the Rajputs of Chitor, who seem to have attempted to reestablish at this time a Hindu empire.
If then the balls are both charged to a potential V they will repel each other, and the threads will stand out at an angle 20, which can be observed on a protractor.
Such experiments as these demonstrate the fundamental law that like poles repel each other; unlike poles attract.
The national government is forbidden to interfere in the peculiar affairs of the states except to repel foreign invasion, to maintain a republican form of government, to re-establish order at the request of a state, or to enforce federal laws and sentences.
Reconnaissance had brought to light the extent to which the Turks were making preparations to repel attempted landings, both on the Gallipoli Peninsula, and on the Asiatic coast adjacent to the mouth of the Straits; and everything pointed to the expeditionary force having to start work by fighting its way ashore.
Near it is the ruined fortress of Neamtzu, constructed early in the 13th century by the Teutonic knights of Andrew II., king of Hungary, in order to repel the incursions of the Cumanians.
To prevent such extravagant expenditures for internal improvements as had brought disaster to Michigan and other states, the framers of the constitution of Wisconsin inserted a clause limiting its aggregate indebtedness to $100,000 for all purposes other than to repel an invasion, to suppress an insurrection or for defence in time of war, and the state is free from debt with the exception of that contracted on account of the Civil War.
With the Tuscan Bernardo Tanucci as his minister, he introduced many useful reforms, improved the army, which was thus able to repel an Austrian invasion in 1744, embellished the city of Naples and built roads.
Hence the operation of the positive charge upon the neutral fluid was to draw towards the positive the negative constituent, of the neutral charge and repel to the distant parts of the conductor the positive constituent.
The fact that a pair of plates which repel one another at a certain distance may attract one another at a smaller distance was deduced by Laplace from theory, and verified by the observations of the abbe Haiiy.
Jefferson Davis was chosen president of this confederacy, and an energetic government prepared to repel the expected attack of the "Union" states.
Pfeffer showed that certain substances in definite concentrations cause the tips of hyphae to turn towards them; other substances, though not innutritious, repel them, as also do nutritious bodies if too highly concentrated.
Besides his work as editor, he was always writing himself some book or pamphlet called for by the event of the day, some general fray in which he was compelled to mingle, or some personal assault which it was necessary to repel.
It is intelligible that they followed a precedent set by Rome in that age, and hired Saxons to repel Saxons.
It is assumed (probably rightly) that no enemy could get round to this side in sufficient strength to deliver any attack that the existing forts could not easily repel.
But he failed to repel the Turks, who in 1526 destroyed the power of Hungary at the battle of Mohacs.
She wanted to see the mysterious D and couldn't repel his magnetic draw.
This 9.2 inch rifle guarding the island " aircraft carrier " is intended to " repel boarders.
citronella candles designed to repel insects in the garden) indoors.
In Mordor, Sam pretty much uses the couplet as a cross to repel a vampire, or in this case a spider.
In a BBC2 transmission " Wild in Your Garden " in May 2003, Simon King advised using creosote soaked rags to repel badgers.
Boo, unable to repel Goku's Genki Dama, is killed by the fireball.
Another example of this is how to repel fleas.
The proposed site is an artillery fort designed to repel the British.
gabardine coat collar turned up in a desperate attempt to repel the wind and the rain.
Others are either alcohol based or made from hot spices to repel insects.
Citronella, lavender or tea tree oils applied to the pulse points will repel mosquitoes.
Some cooking herbs even have properties that repel common insect pests and garden diseases, which is an added benefit to your vegetables.
repel invaders by running along the defenses?
repel invasion from France.
The dialog is slick, the plot is involved but both exclude, even repel the viewer.
They also repel the worst that the British climate can throw at us.
It is in being unable to repel what seems omnipresent but repel what seems omnipresent but repels us, the clichÃ©, modern America... .
repel invading barbarians.
The researchers found that tick saliva was responsible for suppressing the ability of the host's immune system to repel infection.
Very high numbers of posts can result from rampant speculation, which may attract traders or repel contrarian investors.
West Virginia's share of the Virginia debt which existed when West Virginia was set off from Virginia has not yet been determined (see below, § History), but other than this the state has no debt, and the contraction of a state debt other than " to meet casual deficits in the revenue, to redeem a previous liability of the state, to suppress insurrection, repel invasion or defend the state in time of war " is forbidden by the constitution.
Once Madame Roland appeared personally in the Assembly to repel the falsehoods of an accuser, and her ease and dignity evoked enthusiasm and compelled acquittal.
Although this argument has the support of such great names as Butler and Kant, yet it will repel many minds as an appeal to the motive of self-interest.
Anselm preached in his favour,, English levies marched under the royal banner both to repel Robert's invasion (1 ior) and to crush the revolt of the Montgomeries headed by Robert of Belleme (1102).
With the constant practice of this operation it is hardly possible that the repulsion acting between like poles should have entirely escaped recognition; but though it appears to have been noticed that the lodestone sometimes repelled iron instead of attracting it, no clear statement of the fundamental law that unlike poles attract while like poles repel was recorded before the publication in 1581 of the New Attractive by Robert Norman, a pioneer in accurate magnetic work.
Yet even now Sigismund, at the head of his Magyars, thrice (1422-1424, 1426-1427, and 1430-1431) encountered the Turks, not ingloriously, in the open field, till, recognizing that Hungary must thenceforth rely entirely on her own resources in any future struggle with Islam, he elaborately fortified the whole southern frontier, and converted the little fort of Nandorfehervar, later Belgrade, at the junction of the Danube and Save, into an enormous first-class fortress, which proved strong enough to repel all the attacks of the Turks for more than a century.
With the help of his father, Maxentius was enabled to put Severus to death and to repel the invasion of Galerius; his next steps were first to banish Maximianus, and then, after achieving a military success in Africa against the rebellious governor, L.
over an ellipsoid, so that its density is everywhere proportional to the thickness of a shell formed by describing round ' The solution of the problem of determining the distribution en an ellipsoid of a fluid the particles of which repel each other with a force inversely as the nth power of the distance was first given by George Green (see Ferrer's edition of Green's Collected Papers, p. 119, 1871).
To repel these attacks he employed the talents of a number of court poets and artists, who in public recitation and pageant, in emblematic picture and banner and device, proclaimed the wisdom and kindness of his guardianship and the wickedness of his assailants.
Do we repel invaders by running along the defenses?
Does taking high doses of vitamin B12 or garlic repel mosquitoes?
Each tower was fortified to repel invasion from France.
It is in being unable to repel what seems omnipresent but repels us, the clichÃ©, modern America....
As the story goes, all 10 sons were sent off to war to repel invading barbarians.
The researchers found that tick saliva was responsible for suppressing the ability of the host 's immune system to repel infection.
Next, you can try spraying the off-limits areas with a citrus spray or another commercial product to repel cats.
To repel cats, begin by making it difficult for stray cats to enter your property.
If there are areas inside your property that you want to prohibit cats from entering, you can make a blend of essential or aromatic oils known to repel cats.
Ripping a credit card offer in three or four pieces is NOT enough -- you need to create confetti, preferably marinated in coffee grinds and bacon grease, to repel a determined dumpster diver.
Be sure to insist on outdoor foam inserts that repel moisture, fabric that's moisture and UV resistant, and sturdy construction that uses heavy-duty thread.
Although it's not proven to repel other insects, some people report using it as a general insect repellent.
The tea will not only help repel fleas, but also leave your pet's coat silky, glossy, and smelling beautiful.
Some rugs provide special properties that help repel stains.
Some of the fabrics also come with a Scotchguard Protector, which helps repel dirt and stains.
If you live in the South, you may only want to purchase a jacket that will repel water and wind.
Windproof water-repellent fleeces: There are actually fleece soft-shell jackets that repel water.
Here are a number of items that will kill and/or repel fleas, but it is very important to read the labeling and warnings before you use them on your pet.
It is also my understanding that Frontline kills the fleas that bite your dog, but it doesn't actually repel them.
Some of the stronger Frontline products may actually repel fleas, so that's another question for your vet.
You can rinse your dog in a flea and tick dip to kill, and repel ticks.
The fabric was designed to simultaneously repel the heat of the sun and also allow air to move through the fabric for a cooling effect.
Others, like citronella, tea tree, and/or lemongrass essential oils will help repel fleas and ticks.
Organic controls include planting vegetables and flowers that naturally repel the pests, such as calendula, catnip, broccoli and radish.
For hundreds of year, gardeners have observed which plants grow well together, repel insects, increase the harvest or stunt each other's growth.
These charts list similar plant groups by tradition or research, plants that increase the yield or repel one another.
Carrot flies are deadly to young carrot plants and strong smelling plants such as sage, dill, and radishes help repel the flies when planted in close proximity to carrots.
The theory of companion planting vegetables takes advantage of the characteristics of various vegetables, herbs and flowers to repel insects and enhance growth and development.
Beets and onions - both root crops complement each other and help repel insects.
Natural oils in cedar work to repel insects.
This means the wood still contains some moisture, which will repel the plastic, causing an inferior product.
Finally, if you're going to be in or near water, it's useful to have shorts designed to repel water and dry quickly.
Hiker socks will keep your feet dry and repel moisture from your feet.
The waterproof jacket is composed of specially treated materials that repel water and resist the seeping of excess moisture.
It is made from a microfiber blend and is treated to repel moisture.
There is a Teflon finish to help repel stains.
Nasturtiums are perfect companions for cucumber and squash, since they repel insects that favor those plants.
These plants have been proven through time to repel or kill pests.
Two traditional ways to repel pests is to protect plants with companion plantings and to use plant parts to make organic pesticides.
In the case of squash or melon plants, planting marigolds to repel squash bugs is a pretty easy call.
If you're having problems with squash bugs, plant some deal in between the squash to repel these destructive pests.
Place cedar chips or lavender with the pajamas to repel moths.
Along with style and cut, in most cases, trench coats are an ideal choice because they are often designed to repel water.
While they may not work as well to repel water, faux fur cuffs are an eye-catching addition to otherwise functional rain garments.
Wrap your bargain basement treasure carefully in tissue paper, and tuck a tiny bit of cedar in the tissue to repel moths.
They repel water-and thus your own tears-leaving you with dry lenses, dry eyes, and potentially slightly damaged, irritated corneas.
They not only protect you from harmful UV rays but give you impact protection and repel water and dirt.
These lenses are doubly special because they contain Oakley's revolutionary Hydrophobic lens coating, a coating that is specifically designed to repel water, skin oils, and debris, all while keeping the optics of the lens crystal clear.
Anti-smudge technology is a large part of this technology, and it translates into lenses that literally repel oils and contaminants.
Look for ones that are designed to be shatter resistant and can repel water and minimize streaks.
To the fate of Vekta is put in your hands and you must help in repel the Helghast, which looks like a futuristic version of Hitler's armies.
Start with a ground cloth to repel moisture, place your sleeping pad over the ground cloth, and then cover the pad with a blanket.
In addition to keeping scratched screens at bay, the screen protectors can prevent fingerprints, repel dust, and make the screen easier to read in various lighting conditions.
There are several topical skin creams on the market that contain bentoquatum, which forms a protective barrier designed to repel urushiol oil (e.g.
Cerumen is designed to protect the ear canal, repel water, and keep the ear canal too acidic to allow bacteria to grow.
Herbalists used materials such as herbs to repel insects in the home and to disguise smells that were present at the time.
What works for one pair in the beginning may repel another couple right from the start.
Unlike treated and tanned leathers, naked leather does not repel water.
It is easy to see how two signs that are supposed to complement one another can just as straightforwardly repel one another when it comes to daily life.
To achieve waterproofed footwear most easily, you can choose the style you like in a natural leather or fabric, and then have them treated to repel water as well as soil.
Check to make sure any outdoor fabrics still repel water by dropping a few droplets onto the cushions.
Be sure not to use fabric softener or dryer sheets because this may cause the garment to repel the paint.
Batman and Robin realize that the beam does not make women disappear and they come up with a plan to repel and cancel out and the effects of the beam.
Godzilla on the other hand not only has his atomic breath and heat ray, but his thick armored skin can repel missiles, lasers and other such projectiles and weapons.
Some studies suggest that a daily B1 vitamin taken from April through October will help repel mosquitoes.
It helps repel insects and keeps your skin clean and bite-free.
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