To the north-west these hills form the watershed between the valleys of the Arghandab and the Tarnak, until they are lost in the mountain masses of the Hazarajat - a wild region inhabited by tribes of Tatar origin, which effectually shuts off Kandahar from communication with the north.
Hardly a leaf is visible to the height of one's head; but above, a crown of thick leather-like leaves shuts out the sunlight.
The Mantiqueira-Espinhago chain shuts out the streams flowing directly east to the Atlantic, and the boundary ranges on the west shut out the streams that flow into the Tocantins, though their sources are on the actual threshold of the state.
He reported the gradual formation of an anticlinal or ridge extending longitudinally through the great Balkh plain of Afghan Turkestan, which effectually shuts off the northern affluents of that basin from actual junction with the river.
In the burrows made by the Mygalomorphae, on the contrary, the hinge is strong and highly elastic, its component silken threads being laid on in such a way that the door shuts with a snap when the occupant has passed in or out.
The eastern system springs from the Tauric offshoot (Kurd Dagh, &c.), which shuts off the Commagenian basins, and as the triple chain of J.
The others, which terminate streams, are the Bahr el-Ateiba, which receives the waters of Damascus; the Mat, into which the Kuwaik flows below Kinnesrin; and the Ak Deniz, or Bahrat Antakia, the ancient Lake of Antioch, which collects the waters of the Kara Su and Afrin, the southward from the watershed which shuts off Commagene.
Owing to the high barrier which shuts off almost all Syria from the sea, and precipitates vapours mainly on the western slope, little of the land is highly productive without irrigation, except the narrow littoral strip which was the ancient Phoenicia, and the small deltas, such as that of Latakia (Laodicea).
The rocky barrier which shuts off this land is part of the Drakensberg range.
Then they develop .definite fibrils which differentiate into fibrous laminae forming a zone which shuts off the abscess from the healthy tissue and so prevents the further invasion and injurious effects of the microorganism.
in diameter, which follows the curve of the hemispherical bottom, and is fitted from one side to the other of the defecator; one end is entirely closed, and the other is connected by a small pipe to a shallow circular vessel outside the defecator, covered with an india-rubber diaphragm, to the centre of which is attached a light rod actuating a steam throttle-valve, and capable of being adjusted as to length, &c. The copper pipe and circular vessel are filled with cold water, which on becoming heated by the surrounding juice expands, and so forces up the india-rubber diaphragm and shuts off the steam.
The mouth shuts in a somewhat different way from that of other snakes: the middle of the rostra' shield is produced downwards into a small lobule, which prevents the water from entering the mouth; there is generally a small notch on each side of the lobule for the passage of the two points of the tongue.
The Mlagarazi (or 1Vlalagarasi), perhaps the largest feeder, derives most of its water from the rainy districts east of the strip of high ground which shuts in the lake on the north-east.
Another law appears to distinguish the hydrography of at any rate the great latitudinal valleys of the Arka-tagh and the Chimen valley (north of the Chimen-tagh): the streams flow close under the foot of the range that shuts in each individual valley on the north.
Chhattisgarh, or "the thirty-six forts," is a low-lying plain, enclosed on every side by hills and forests, while a rocky barrier shuts it off from the Nagpur plain on the west.
(I) The Taurus footh i ll barrier that shuts off the east to west course of the Euphrates and Tigris culminates centrally in the rugged volcanic Karaja-Dagh (6070 ft.) which blocks the gap between the two rivers, continued eastwards by the mountainous district of Tur-`Abdin (the modern capital Midyat is at a height of 3500 ft.) and westwards by the elevated tract that sends down southwards the promontory of J.
In this case, the claw-like terminal segment may be simply flexed against the preceding in the same way as the blade of a penknife shuts up against the handle.
In these primeval forests the vegetation is excessively rank; passage has to be forced through thick underwood and creeping plants, between giant trees, whose foliage shuts out the sun's rays; and the land teems with animal and insect life of every form and colour.
This embraces the base of the epiglottis, and, except while swallowing food, shuts off all communication between the cavity of the mouth and the pharynx, respiration being, under ordinary circumstances, exclusively through the nostrils.
The pressure switch monitors flow and shuts down the heater in the event of flue or combustion air blockage.
backside gate shuts as Plastics fail to.. .
The door opens easily with a nice action and shuts with a really satisfying clunk.
She shuts the door on him and he leaves distraught.
hack that shuts down an e-commerce site can have disastrous consequences for a business.
She is a very nice, extremely loud person (never shuts up ).
mass transit system shuts down to put chains on... .
Close planting also shuts down air circulation to the lower leaves, encouraging powdery mildew.
Seagoon: Throw this man out. [blows raspberry] Fx: door shuts Bloodnok: Seagoon.
shuts as plastics fail to.. .
shuts out her history teacher, who is telling the class about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
startled when the door shuts.
The penultimate segment is often broadened, so that the terminal claw shuts against a transverse edge (fig.
No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book-friends.
"You speak to the colonel about this nasty business before other officers," continued the staff captain, "and Bogdanich" (the colonel was called Bogdanich) "shuts you up."
Synopsis Kim Andrews shuts out her history teacher, who is telling the class about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Lauren looks around the office and is startled when the door shuts.
The purse shuts with a metal twist clasp and is lined inside with a smaller Grace Jones print.
Internet businesses come and go, and you don't want to lose your wedding photos or the only remembrance of your trip across Europe when a website shuts down.
December 21st, the first day Kiefer is to report to jail, is the same day in which 24 shuts down production for its winter break.
Stewart's character, Melinda, is a rape survivor who verbally shuts down after being attacked.
If you're the type of person who doesn't do well in large classroom environments (popular in freshman science courses), an online education shuts all the other people out of your sight--literally.
United Against Puppy Mills: This group actively protests and shuts down pet mills and substandard kennels.
Once the pump shuts off, the liquid drains back into the reservoir.
A courtesy light that comes on when the opener is activated and shuts off after a designated time.
Because it is not heating a tank of water all day and night, the electric or gas is only being used when you are calling for hot water and it shuts off immediately when you turn off the tap.
Verbal and emotional abuse: When a resident shuts down and no longer wants to communicate, eat or begins unusual behavior like sucking their thumbs and rocking themselves in bed, these are warning signs of abuse.
While most devices have a safety mechanism that shuts off the device if the light input levels are too high, it can still be dangerous for both the device and your eyes to expose any night vision device to very bright lights.
A cough begins with a deep breath in, at which point the opening between the vocal cords at the upper part of the larynx (glottis) shuts, trapping the air in the lungs.
Testicular torsion-A condition involving the twisting of the spermatic cord inside the testicle that shuts off its blood supply and can seriously damage the testicle.
Marco shuts his eyes and then calls out "Marco" and everyone else must respond "Polo."
A limit thermostat keeps the coffee from being scalding and ensuring that the coffee maker shuts off if it detects any anomalies in electricity.
It's a countertop appliance that automatically turns on whenever a metal mixing container is placed in position on the mixer and shuts off whenever the container is removed.
Oster Stainless Steel Opener, done in stainless steel, is powered by electric and shuts off automatically.
It includes a bag cutter, knife sharpener and bottle opener and shuts off automatically.
For example, the Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Heater model has a pilot design with a switch that shuts off if it is tipped over.
There is also a safety features that shuts the heater off if it is tipped over in any direction.
The heater automatically shuts off if it runs out of gas or it loses electrical power.
To complicate matters, Cancer is unable to communicate what he's feeling because he shuts down all emotional responses when hurt.
When you return to your computer to resume working, the screensaver shuts off automatically.
A programmable timer shuts down the aromatherapy and soundscapes whenever you wish.
As far as fuel efficiency, experts gave kudos to its cylinder deactivation technology that shuts down half of the cylinders at cruising speed saving on energy and fuel.
It happens maybe once a month, but I'll be listening to a song, change tracks and the player abruptly shuts down.
Some Limewire users with Vista operating systems also report that when they log into Limewire, their internet connection shuts down.
When the service falls behind irreparably, or if the food is not up to his standards, Ramsay shuts down the restaurant mid-service and sends the customers home.
The Isla del Carmen, which partly shuts in the Laguna de Terminos (Campeche), is one of Santo y Gulf ?
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