It was about the size of mine.
Dean was amazed at the size of the crowd.
Deidre watched in growing horror as his teeth turned from normal to sharpened, and two long canines half the size of her index finger lengthened from his gum.
His whole head was wrapped in rags and one cheek was swollen to the size of a baby's head.
Someone his size with his specific skills didn't ask for favors or need to be polite.
It was almost twice the size of hers.
Military science, seeing in history innumerable instances of the fact that the size of any army does not coincide with its strength and that small detachments defeat larger ones, obscurely admits the existence of this unknown factor and tries to discover it--now in a geometric formation, now in the equipment employed, now, and most usually, in the genius of the commanders.
One was plainly Xander by his size, and the profile of the second was familiar to her.
Xander didn't move like she expected a man his size to move.
While it was hard to tell his height when he was seated, he looked to be Sean's size, well over six feet tall.
"It's just the right size," Cynthia said, holding it up.
His size was inadequate for any hopes of a serious basketball future but he was obviously a fine athlete.
Direct payments are made to an increasing number of citizens and the size of those payments rise.
In spite of his size, his steps were light, as if he chose every one carefully.
Many of them were ones he had suggested – like the size of the fireplace and replacing the stairs with a spiral staircase.
I, for one, would like to find a secure place in a medium size town, with all of us living nearby.
A man with caramel skin, a woman openly armed with a gun, and a man Jule's size with unnatural golden eyes.
He turned her to face him, and she gazed up at him, once again awed by his size, heat, and intensity.
She lay the flower and note aside and lifted a dress from the package, blushing as she realized his estimation of her size was accurate.
A few Naturals were found every year, and he didn't bother to remember their names in an organization his size, leaving that level of detail to his most trusted men, the two regional commanders, and dozens of sector commanders worldwide.
He was dressed again all in black, a color that should have minimized his size but just amplified how ripped he was beneath the clothing.
There were clothes in the dresser, not quite her size but not too far off.
But the inventors of our age have put a billion transistors on an area the size of a postage stamp.
Claire's crib, not in her nursery, was in the corner of the master bedroom, next to a large king size bed.
While his form was large enough to be a man the size of Damian's Guardians, his voice was terrified and gravelly, as if he hadn't ever spoken to anyone.
It wrenched open, and a man in a black trench coat Damian's size looked her over once.
If a demon nowhere near his size was able to hurt her, what could Gabriel do, if he was upset at her for any reason?
She rubbed her face, certain the mistake would be clarified soon and she'd be released with an apology the size of a bottle of painkiller she desperately needed.
We need to talk! he called cheerfully, then spun and started toward the conference room at the end of a lab that stretched the size of a football field.
He growled a warning and peered back at her through the silver eyes of a cat-like beast the size of a large horse.
He gripped her arm hard and stepped in front of her, his size sending a tremor of unease through her.
These birds were of enormous size, and reminded Zeb of the rocs he had read about in the Arabian Nights.
In reading this letter about Niagara one should remember that Miss Keller knows distance and shape, and that the size of Niagara is within her experience after she has explored it, crossed the bridge and gone down in the elevator.
She perceived the difference in size at once.
The strength of the justification of the man who stands at the head of the movement grows with the increased size of the group.
He was Damian's size, though by his lopsided shoulders and scars, he'd survived some sort of serious injury.
The book was the size of a paperback she'd buy at an airport but had to weigh fifty pounds.
His smile didn't reach his gaze but revealed fangs the size of Darkyn's.
"It had a small size battery pack on the back," Howie offered, "not as large as a car battery."
The bed Martha described as queen size was squeezed against the far wall.
I can turn anything into something else the same size, but I'd never tried with a person before.
She was able to breathe easier when she stood outside the massive fortress that sat on a clearing the size of two football fields.
This one was the size of a small apartment, stacked ceiling to floor with bodies.
It was hard to imagine she had a tumor in her brain the half the size of her fist.
Her sense of self-consciousness grew as the physical contact made her appreciative of the size and heat of his body.
Deidre touched him tentatively, awed by his size and the gentleness of his touch.
The largest of the brothers in size, Tamer's temper most closely resembled Rhyn's.
The reminder of his size and strength scared her.
Pushing herself up, Deidre was amazed at the size and furnishings of the room.
Deidre was astonished by the size of the stone stronghold.
It towered twenty stories tall and sat in a clearing the size of two football fields.
There was no way for her to measure the size of the chamber, for the darkness inside was more impenetrable than night, with the exception of a circle of light ten meters from the door.
She repeated the sentence over and over to try to block out what her senses told her about the size of the monster.
There was no pain, as promised, but the canine was vcmthe size of butcher knife.
She followed, startled, only to see a massive black bird the size of a pterodactyl coasting along the tops of the waves.
Don't know the size of the storm about to hit you, do you.
She tied the lengths of rope together and hunted for and found the perfect boulder in the cave: a loose, rounded rock the size of both her fists that was light enough for her to throw.
Hannah warmly greeted her friends, four coiffed women in expensive clothing with diamonds the size of her thumbnail on their ring fingers.
Fear flashed through her at the memory of what someone his size could do to her.
It will look at the size of your favorite restaurants, the prices of all the dishes.
As national income increases in a given country, the size of government as a portion of gross national product (GNP) rises and the range of services people expect the government to offer rises.
Then came World War I, which utilized these institutions and greatly expanded the size of the federal government.
Sensors can constantly monitor moisture levels in the soil, the size and color of the plants, air quality, nutrient levels in the soil, amount of sunlight, and hundreds of other variables.
I won't speculate on what that size is, but it certainly is not a size 0.
I am not saying tthe world would be better if every country was the size of Liechtenstein.
As a government grows in size, even if the growth is in social programs, it inevitably grows in its intrusion on civil liberty.
These are all very firm fish, and weigh more than their size promises.
You may see from a boat, in calm weather, near the sandy eastern shore, where the water is eight or ten feet deep, and also in some other parts of the pond, some circular heaps half a dozen feet in diameter by a foot in height, consisting of small stones less than a hen's egg in size, where all around is bare sand.
Dinner offers even more options with larger size portions of the lunch specials, sushi served as a platter or a la carte.
The establishment hosts private functions from bachelor parties to birthday parties for any size group.
What makes this restaurant popular is the large serving size of all of its dishes, especially its trademark burgers.
She turned, slammed into something twice her size, and fell backwards.
He was bigger than he looked from a distance, the size of a linebacker.
First, I would contend that the size of this problem is substantially smaller than many people would guess.
Laura Bridgman could tell minute shades of difference in the size of thread, and made beautiful lace.
The books are large, about the size of a volume of an encyclopedia.
"Thanks," Yully murmured, amused to see the tiny woman stand up to someone Jule's size.
Pumpkin's vegetable nickname didn't come from his size.
A secret this size – where the Dark One takes a mate – is not going to stay secret long.
How many emeralds did it take to fill a lake this size?
Kris was next in size, standing on a mural of North America.
Jared.s form contorted then grew twice his size as he shifted into a creature unlike any she.d ever seen.
Wings, short fur, fangs the size of her forearm … she moved farther into the bathroom, lest she draw his attention.
An hour later, Katie stood in a similar-looking fortress several times the size of the Caribbean Sanctuary.
The cafeteria was four times the size of the one she was used to, and she lingered in the doorway, finally catching the attention of a convent member.
A small door—possibly leading to a bathroom or closet—was closed and blocked by one of Ully.s science toys the size of a copy machine.
It was a severed hand, a woman.s hand by its small size.
"I bet they'd be ruled by spiders the size of your car," Kiera said with a shudder.
She hurried from the room without her shoes and tucked in the alien clothing: soft, silky tunic into soft, silky pants that adjusted in size to fit her form.
So I'm going to be stuck on a planet far away without a bus ticket home surrounded by spiders the size of basketballs and being bossed around by Neanderthal barbarians who forbid me to talk and lock me in the bathroom!
She placed a dark grey device the size of a small button on her earlobe like an earring.
"So the only difference is their animals and the size of their people," Kiera said.
Many were distant enough to be the size of her fist, while those closer were the size of football stadiums.
A small, round object twice the size of a dinner plate appeared from the chasm and skimmed over several feet of grass to reach them.
It wasn't anywhere near the size of Romas's, and the dwelling showed signs of wear and use.
His size might have an impression on her in person, but over the viewer, it meant nothing.
She watched him move, intimidated by his size.
They were approximately the right size but too dried and twisted to wear.
Fella had my shoe size and his wife gave me a whale of a deal.
In addition to its small size, it shared a common wall to the Dean's quarters, infringing on their privacy.
Sorry about the size.
Cynthia sat huddled in the corner of her seat, away from Dean, her tiny size looking childlike as she trembled, in spite of the fact the Jeep's heater was set on high.
In spite of her pussycat size, she looked as if she could scratch your eyes out as quick as a tiger.
It contained a sofa, two wing chairs, a queen size bed, a fully stocked wet bar, kitchenette, bathroom, wide screen TV, books, and magazines.
Very good, what size?
The shopkeeper and Claudia both looked at him quizzically, wondering how a man, so obviously a clotheshorse, did not know his suit size.
He stood a full head taller than Connor, but they probably were close in size across the chest.
There were easels, palettes, canvasses of every size, oils, water colors, sketch pads, pencil sets, brushes, virtually anything an artist would need.
Full size ice pack coming right up.
Still, his tenacity was what had inspired the name, not his size.
How do you get used to carrying something half your size?
Other than that and their size, what's the advantage?
Josh had the advantage of size, but Alex was faster.
She padded towards her desk, where the Undersecretary of Domestic Security's electronic records were maintained within a secured, portable vault the size of her hand.
George, I have a small black box about the size of your hand with nothing but a keypad in it.
He opened it and looked at the small black keypad a quarter the size of his palm.
Its size was camouflaged by the surrounding forest and technology.
He tossed her micro, pills, and a vault half the size of his hand on the pillows near him.
It was so small, not even the size of his palm.
He had a crowd control baton the size of her hand that expanded with a touch to the thumb pad.
It'll only drop a man half my size for five minutes.
It's in a vault the size of my hand.
Instead of listening to him, she dug out the water-breathers and life vests, each packaged in small plastic containers the size of her hand.
The size of the river made Lana tick off one of her alternatives.
The buildings held lights and people, and the canal curved to the left, hiding the size of the city.
It was the size of a greencar—large enough to power the town.
He said nothing, aware the creature before him wasn't capable of communicating a truth in a way most others could understand. Death was from a time before time. He would never understand what she saw when she looked out over humanity and saw its Past, Present, Future, and the soul of each human that ever lived. The size of her vision rendered her unique interpretations puzzling, even to him.
This place is creepy. I don't think I can sleep with bugs the size of my hand just waiting for me to fall asleep so they can crawl all over me.
It was dark. The dual moons of the underworld were high overhead, another sign she hadn't slept more than an hour or two. The trees overhead hissed as the branches moved like snakes in a soft breeze. Gabriel held out a hand and pulled her up, silent despite his size and small armory of weapons.
She'd seen demons and what they could do, and the size and strength of Gabriel was enough to warn her she never wanted to meet another of him.
Rhyn crept carefully through the demon scouts positioned throughout the forest surrounding the castle. The demons wore the Dark One's uniform of all black with waterproof cloaks and hoods. The demon side of him rendered his presence similar enough to a full-demon's that the others wouldn't be alarmed. He sized up each demon he passed, until he found one who appeared to be his size. The creature didn't hear his soft step, and the snapping of the demon's neck was the only other sound in the falling rain.
He ascended two floors to the hallway where Kris's supplies had been stocked. He recalled how hard it could be taking care of a helpless creature like Katie or Toby. He strode to the chamber that had served as a department store full of clothing to Kris's Immortals. Not surprised to find the chamber ransacked, he sifted through the remaining clothing on the floor. He guessed Toby's size and stuffed a bag with a few items before going to the food supplies.
The crack grew fast, flying down the trail towards Gabriel. The sound of the earth tearing grew louder. The trees on either side of her expanded, quickly doubling and then quadrupling in size. Afraid of being crushed between them, Katie darted off the trail towards Andre, who ran ahead of her.
Deidre paused beside the bubbling nest of beetles the size of her hand. Katie watched as she picked up one, peered at it and then flung it. Deidre giggled.
Toby looked at the unconscious Immortal twice his size and back up at Rhyn.
Her size surprised him.
Ethel looked at him as if he'd proposed a trip to the moon, stating emphatically the only activity worthy of sweat would take place in her king size bed.
Try this on for size.
The crowd was respectable although it looked smaller due to the large size of the building.
All he remembered was Ethel Rosewater's bra size and the price of beer at Delaney's Market.
They've got a directory the size of the Philadelphia phone book.
Things like that happened in a town the size of Parkside.
It didn't take Alex long to size up the situation.
The orange tabby was twice the size of every other cat he'd seen.
Jonny's bathroom was four times the size of hers.
One of the guardsmen was half the size of the other two, and his strikes were almost too fast and low for her to catch.
They were half the size of her longest finger.
His fangs grew before her eyes, nearly the size of her pinky.
He watched the massive white cliffs grow closer, awed by their size.
She touched the ground around her, trying to measure the size of her prison.
Holding them out in front of her, she stepped forward until a boulder the size of her foot tripped her.
Talons pierced Rissa's stomach as Memon plunged his hand into her body, withdrawing a black creature the size of its arm that pulsed and writhed.
Size alone would give Rob second thoughts about tangling with Gerald.
Two dogs that size didn't present much of a threat to an Elk, or the wild sheep, for that matter.
Of course, she was going to be a pet, but a pet that size would also provide protection to a degree.
Where was the closest town of any reasonable size?
It was his size – combined with a prey's instinctive sixth sense warning it of a predator – that caused people to move away from him.
In the split second before the cat ducked under the bed, Jessi was aware of the man's size and intense gaze.
The guy Jonny sent was half Xander's size and left a handprint on her arm.
Jessi fumbled with the lobster clasp on the black cord necklace, completely shaken by his size and heat.
Of course the control freak would choose a pose where he was holding her down with the sheer size of his body, her hands pinned by her head.
The heat and size of his body, the erotic pose, his direct gaze … all fed the desire burning within her.
Her eyes went to the fangs the size of paring knives.
She gasped at the intensity that turned her lower belly into a furnace and swept through her, making her achingly aware of his scent, the heat and smoothness of his skin, the size of his body and the hot mouth pressed against her neck.
When she ducked out for lunch at noon, the line showed no signs of decreasing in size.
She found herself leaning into him, soothed by his size and the heat of the skin of his chest against her cheek.
Xander moved with an agility she'd never seen before in someone half his size.
Their skin coloring and complexions were similar enough for them to be brother and sister, despite the size difference.
Beside the ring was a man the size of Xander with blond hair and golden eyes and skin.
Xander glanced at the man the same size as him.
Men her size hurled strange purple lightening towards Darian.
Before the condo, he lived in an apartment closer to the size of Jessi's.
Xander was one by his size.
She's like, the size of your leg.
Ears of moderate size.
2, looks as though composed of a number of segments, gradually decreasing in size from base to tip like the joints of a telescope, instead of tapering gradually and evenly from one extremity to the other.
In size the male African elephant often surpasses the Asiatic species, reaching nearly 12 ft.
The relatively small size of the ear is one of the most distinctive characteristics of the dwarf race.
Certain difficulties that he met with in his speculations led him to the conclusion that the particles of any one kind of gas, though all of them alike, must differ from those of another gas both in size and weight.
Considering the wide differences between the two groups in the size and external characters, and in the mode of life, including the mode of feeding, it is indeed surprising that in every important organ the two groups should show a fundamental morphological identity.
It was captured by Pizarro in 1533, and it is said that its size and the magnificence of its principal edifices filled the Spaniards with surprise.
of the Andes which is claimed by Bolivia, and the settlement of the dispute may materially diminish its size.
above the sea, being thus the loftiest lake of large size in the United Kingdom.
Those cells are accurately marked, the position of which is such that the colonies, to which they give rise, can grow to their full size without coming into contact with other colonies.
Whatever may be the shape or size of the particles, there is no scattered light in a direction parallel to the primary electric displacements.
In the first place, with a given size of particles, the direction of complete polarization indicated by (23) is a function of the colour of the light, the value of 0 being 3 or 4 times as large for the violet as for the red end of the spectrum.
So long as the particles are all very small in comparison with the wave-length, there is complete polarization in the perpendicular direction; but when the size is such that obliquity sets in, the degree of obliquity will vary with the size of the particles, and the polarization will be complete only on the very unlikely condition that the size is the same for them all.
The molar teeth are six in number on each side, increasing in size from before backwards, and, as in the elephants, with a horizontal succession, the anterior teeth being lost before the full development of the posterior ones, which gradually move forward, taking the place of those that are destroyed by wear.
Tubulifera: This division comprises but a single family - the Phloeothripidae; the species are not numerous, but some of them are of large size for Thysanoptera, as much as 8 mm.
Allied to the pine-grosbeak are a number of species of smaller size, but its equals in beauty of plumage.'
This is insignificant compared to the size of the currents which several authorities have calculated from considerations as to terrestrial magnetism.
A true mushroom is never large in size; its cap very seldom exceeds 4, at most 5 inches.
velutinus, a slender, ringless, hollow-stemmed, blackgilled fungus, common in gardens and about dung and stumps; it is about the size of a mushroom, but thinner in all its parts and far more brittle; it has a black hairy fringe hanging round the edge of the cap when fresh.
2), which is about one-half natural size, will give a good idea of A.
is about one-half the size of a mushroom, and whitish-buff in every part, the gills always retaining this colour and never becoming salmon-coloured, brown or black.
In some birds, such as the herons, certain down-feathers or plumulae break off into a fine dust as fast as they are formed and form tracts defined in size and situation and known as "powder-down patches."
' So far as we can ascertain, the first telescope of large size driven by clockwork was the 9-in.
It ranks sixth in point of size (after Sicily) among the islands of Europe, but it is much more sparsely populated.
Horses are bred to some extent, while the native race of donkeys is remarkably small in size.
The architrave is flat, and there is a space over it, serving both to admit light and to relieve the pressure on it from above, and the size decreases slightly from the bottom to the top. Within the doorway is, as a rule, a niche on the right, and a staircase ascending in the thickness of the wall to the left; in front is another similar doorway leading to the chamber in the interior, which is circular, and about 15 ft.
One of these breeds is the Paraguay cat, which when adult weighs only about three pounds, and is not more than a quarter the size of an ordinary cat.
Subject to the rule as to the shortest distance to which the jack must be thrown (25 yds.), there is no prescribed size for the lawn; but 42 yds.
The bowler delivers his bowl with one foot on a mat or footer, made of india-rubber or cocoanut fibre, the size of which is also prescribed by rule as 24 by 16 in., though, with a view to protecting the green, Australasian clubs employ a much larger size, and require the bowler to keep both feet on the mat in the act of delivery.
The size of the city was diminished by the retrenchment of nearly one-third at the northern end, which brought the enceinte more nearly to a square form.
The tower is still standing and is remarkable for its increase in size as it rises, which causes it to rock in a strong wind.
The human flea is considerably exceeded in size by certain other species found upon much smaller hosts; thus the European Hystrichopsylla talpae, a parasite of the mole, shrew and other small mammals, attains a length of 5z millimetres; another large species infests the Indian porcupine.
The impregnated female jigger burrows into the feet of men and dogs, and becomes distended with eggs until its abdomen attains the size and appearance of a small pea.
in diameter, and bear in the axil a solitary, stalked, white flower, about the size and shape of the garden anemone, with six or more petals and twice as many hypogynous stamens.
Frequent political changes in Venezuela have led to various modifications in the size and outlines of this state, which comprises large areas of uninhabited territory.
His courage, his bodily strength and size, his skill in the use of weapons, in riding, and in the chase, his speed of foot, his capacity for eating and drinking, his penetrating intellect and his mastery of 22 languages are celebrated to a degree which is almost incredible.
in width, forming at times forests of no inconsiderable size.
From the richness and mellowness of the soil potatoes and all taproots reach a great size.
Owing to the very rapid movement and the consequent increased rate of transmission of heat, the pipes and radiators may be reduced in size, in many circumstances a very desirable thing to achieve.
The tank should be of a size to hold not less than a twentieth part of the total amount of water held in the system.
For large buildings where large quantities of hot water are used an independent boiler of suitable size should be installed.
A suitable proportion between the size of the tank or cylinder and that of the boiler is 8 or io to 1.
Independent boilers are made in every conceivable size and form of construction, and many of them are capable of doing excellent work.
The size of the boiler may be increased or diminished by the addition or subtraction of one or more sections; these, being simple in design, are easily fitted together, and should a section become defective it is a simple matter to insert a new one in its place.
By this means a continuous stream of hot water is obtained, greater or smaller in proportion to the size and power of the apparatus.
The table given below will be useful in calculating the size of the radiating surface necessary to raise the temperature to the extent required when the external air is at freezing point (32° Fahr.): - At the city of Lockport in New York state, America, an interesting example of the direct app of Lockport.
On the west the shore is perfectly flat, so that a slight rise in the water causes the inundation of a considerable area - a fact not without its influence on the estimates made at varying periods as to the size of the lake.
Whatever it may have been in remote geological periods, it is now extremely limited both in size and numbers.
The naval arsenal is situated on the " north basin " of the Buenos Aires port, and the military port at Bahia Blanca is provided with a dry dock of the largest size, and extensive repair shops.
The nilgai is about the size of a mule.
The muzzle is hairy, the ears are of moderate size, and the tail is short, and partially buried among the long hair of the rump. There are no glands on the face; but there is a large globular one at the base of each horn of the size of half a small orange..
Among the public edifices are the capitol, which occupies a whole square, the university, of nearly equal size, the cathedral, pantheon, masonic temple (built by the state in the spendthrift days of Guzman Blanco), national library, opera-house, and a number of large churches.
Premolars with compressed crowns, increasing in size from before backwards.
Ears of moderate size, prominent and obtusely pointed.
In connexion with the large size of the ears is the excessive inflation of the auditory bulla of the skull.
The single species, which is a native of western and southern Australia, is about the size of an English squirrel, to which its long bushy tail gives it some resemblance; but it lives entirely on the ground, especially in sterile sandy districts, feeding on ants.
Fore feet with two or three of the middle toes of nearly equal size, and provided with strong, sharp, slightly curved claws, the other toes rudimentary.
Caecum of moderate size.
Ears of moderate or small size, ovate, pointed.
The one species, from Western Australia, is the largest member of the family, being about the size of a rabbit, to which it bears sufficient superficial resemblance to have acquired the name of "native rabbit" from the colonists.
The only species of this genus is about the size of a small rat, found in the interior of Australia.
The molar-like teeth slightly diminishing in size from the first to the fourth, with square crowns, each bearing four pyramidal cusps.
Ears of moderate size, thickly clothed with long hair.
All are animals of small or moderate size and arboreal habits, feeding on a vegetable or mixed diet, and inhabiting Australia, Papua and the Moluccan Islands.
12), a west Australian creature of the size of a mouse, which may be regarded as representing by itself a sub-family (Tarsipediinae), characterized by the rudimentary teeth, the long and extensile tongue, and absence of a caecum.
Ears of moderate size and rounded.
The same deposits have also yielded remains of extinct types of kangaroo, some of gigantic size, constituting the genera Sthenurus, Procoptodon and Palorchestes.
All are comparatively small animals, few of them exceeding the size of a rat.
size in outline).
size), Purbeck beds.
The exact size of the city is not known, but it probably extended as far as the present north wall of Jerusalem and included the northern part of the western hill.
The village of Siloam has also increased in size, and the western slopes of Olivet are being covered with churches, monasteries and houses.
Western Australia, again, is not favoured with many inlets, Exmouth Gulf and Shark's Bay being the only bays of any size.
The southwest coast is watered by a few streams, but none of any size; amongst these is the Swan, upon which Perth, the capital of Western Australia, is built.
The annual rainfall and the area of the catchment afford no measure whatever as to the size of a river in the interior of Australia.
Fossil bones of extinct kangaroo species are met with; these kangaroos must have been of enormous size, twice or thrice that of any species now living.
The Myrmecobius of Western Australia is a bushy-tailed ant-eater about the size of a squirrel, and from its lineage and structure of more than passing interest.
As for reptiles, Australia has a few tortoises, all of one family, and not of great size.
The lodes are most frequently of great size, containing huge masses of galena, and so little gangue that the ore can very easily be dressed to 83 or 84%.
In 1555 there were but three dioceses in the Netherlands - those of Tournay, Arras and Utrecht, - all of unwieldy size and under the jurisdiction of foreign metropolitans.
Trout are taken in most of the loughs, and pike of great size in the Loughs Erne.
of the same town, at a place called "the Daughton," are natural caves of considerable size.
All the species are arborescent or shrubby, varying in size from the most stately of forest trees to the dwarfish bush.
63°, and near the Lindesnaes forms woods of some extent, the trees occasionally acquiring a considerable size.
The British oak is one of the largest trees of the genus, though old specimens are often more remarkable for the great size of the trunk and main boughs than for very lofty growth.
pedunculata; half natural size.
sessiliflora; half natural size.
before the young oaks are planted, and are gradually thinned out as the latter increase in size.
On rich loams and the alluvial soils of river-valleys, when well drained, the tree attains a large size, often rivalling the giant oaks of Europe; trunks of 3 or 4 ft.
rubra; one-fourth natural size.
Common throughout the northern and middle states and Canada, the red oak attains a large size only on good soils; the wood is of little value, being coarse and porous, but it is largely used for cask-staves; the bark is a valuable tanning material.
The trunk, though often of considerable size, yields but an indifferent wood, employed for similar purposes to that of Q.
castaneaefolia, diameter, not uncommon in most forests one-third natural size.
Ilex; half natural size.
alba; one-third natural size.
In Britain the evergreen oak is quite hardy in ordinary winters, and is useful to the ornamental planter from its capacity for resisting the sea gales; but it generally remains of small size.
From its rugged silvery bark and dark-green foliage, it is a handsome tree, quite hardy in Cornwall and Devonshire, where it has grown to a large size.
his stature was of a good size; his sword stuck close to his side; his countenance swollen and reddish; his voice sharp and untunable and his eloquence full of fervour.
Only ten of them have any appreciable size, and these are named - commencing from the north - Muko-shima (Bridegroom Island), Nakadachi-shima (Go-between Island 1), Yome-shima (Bride Island), Ototo-jima (Younger-brother Island), Ani-shima (Elderbrother Island), Chichi-jima (Father Island), Haha-jima (Mother Island), Mei-jima (Niece Island), Ani-jima (Elder-sister Island) and Imoto-jima (Younger-sister Island).
Duikers are animals of small or medium size, usually frequenting thick forest.
C. sylvicultor, of West Africa, is the largest species, and approaches a donkey in size.
The exact plan of the whole is obscure, but the apartments evidently varied in size from mere closets to extensive courts.
Unfortunately, when Dr Robinson first designed his anemometer, he stated that no matter what the size:of the cups or the length of the arms, the cups always moved with one-third of the velocity of the wind.
While the majority of the Nematodes are parasites, there are many that are never at any period of their life parasitic. These free-living forms are found everywhere - in salt and fresh water, in damp earth and moss, and among decaying substances; they are always minute in size, and like many other lower forms of life, are capable of retaining their vitality for a long period even when dried, which accounts for their wide distribution; this faculty is also possessed by certain of the parasitic Nematodes, especially by those which lead a free existence during a part of their life-cycle.
The adult worm, which is of extremely minute size, the male being only Fi l sth and the female s of an inch in length inhabits the alimentary canal of man and many other carnivorous mammalia; the young bore their way into the tissues and become encysted in the muscles - within the muscle-bundles according to Leuckart, but in the connective tissue between them according to Chatin and others.
4 is a diagram of a fixed hand revolving jib crane, of moderate size, as used in railway goods yards Fixed and similar places.
fourth full size.
ohms. The Leclanche is of the ordinary type, and each cell has an electromotive force of I 64 volts and a resistance of 3 to 5 ohms (according to the size of the complete cell, of which there are three sizes in use).
The size of the accumulators employed varies from a cell capable of an output of 8 ampere-hours, to a size giving 750 ampere-hours.
- Sections of three types of Submarine Cables, full size.
The coated wire is treated in the same way as the copper strand - the die D, or another of the same size, being placed at the back of the cylinder and a larger one substituted at the front.
This fleet of cable ships now numbers over forty, ranging in size from vessels of 300 tons to 10,000 tons carrying capacity.
and of the whole 230 ft., so that it is a building of considerable size; the stage is well preserved and so are parts of the external arcades of the auditorium.
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.
Telephone business is characterized by two features: (I) that the capital account is never closed, and (2) that the costli - ness of the service increases with the size of the undertaking.
Above the mouth is the lid (operculum), which varies in size from a small narrow process to a large heartshaped expansion.
The size of the pitcher varies widely in the different species, from an inch to a foot or more in depth.
This comparison leads to the important conclusion that the wild Bactrian Camelus bactrianus ferus comes much nearer to the fossil species than it does to the domesticated breed, the resemblance being specially noticeable in the absolutely and relatively small size of the last molar.
The hump (or humps) varies in size according to the condition of the animal, becoming small and flaccid after hard work and poor diet.
Next in size is the Lago Trasimeno, a broad expanse of shallow waters, about 30 m.
The shores, especially on the Tyrthenian Sea, present almost a continued grove of olive, orange, lemon and citron trees, which attain a size unknown in the north of Italy.
The Bergamo sheep is the largest breed in the country; that of Cadore and Belluno approaches it in size.
The size of parishes varies from province to province, Sicily having larger parishes in virtue of the old Sicilian church laws, and Naples, and some parts of central Italy, having the smallest.
As the companies grew in size and improved their discipline, it was seen by the Italian nobles that this kind of service offered a good career for men of spirit, who had learned the use of arms. To leave so powerful and profitable a calling in the hands of foreigners seemed both dangerous and uneconomical.
The first general election under the Left (November 1876) had yielded the cabinet the overwhelming majority of 421 Ministerialists against 87 Conservatives, but the very size of the majority rendered it unmanageable.
B, C. multicornis, natural size; p, polyp; gon, gonophores; rh, hydrorhiza.
- Colony of Bougainvillea distinct types of budding are fruticosa, natural size, attached to the found, which are best deunderside of a piece of floating timscribed in botanical terminober.
- A eginura grimaldii, natural size.
The entocodon is to be regarded, therefore, not as primarily an ingrowth of ectoderm, but rather as an upgrowth of both bodylayers, in the form of a circular rim (IVa), representing the umbrellar margin; it is comparable to the bulging that forms the umbrella in the direct method of budding, but takes place before a manubrium is formed, and is greatly reduced in size, so as to become a little pit.
The coenosteum increases in size by new growth at the surface; and in the deeper, older portions of massive forms the tissues die off after a certain time, only the superficial region retaining its vitality down to a certain depth.
The living tissues at the surface are cut off from the underlying dead portions by horizontal partitions termed tabulae, which are formed successively as the coenosteum increases in age and size.
Twice the natural size.
Eight very broad radial canals; ex-umbrella often provided with lateral outgrowths; tentacles differing in size, but in a single row.
- Olindias mulleri, twice natural size.
Physalia, known commonly as the Portuguese man-of-war, is remarkable for its great size, its brilliant colours, and its terrible stinging powers.
In the lower jaw the incisors and canines are directed straight forwards, and are of small size and nearly similar form; the function of the canine being discharged by the first premolar, which is larger than the other teeth of the same series.
The welding together of the great Kosala kingdom, more than twice the size of England, in the very centre of the settled country, led insensibly but irresistibly to the establishment of a standard of speech, and the standard followed was the language used at the court at Savatthi in the Nepalese hills, the capital of Kosala.
Rolled pieces of amber, usually small but occasionally of very large size, may be picked up on the east coast of England, having probably been washed up from deposits under the North Sea.
Many of the species attain a large size, and all are of very rapid growth.
is an ordinary size in favourable situations.
In America it seldom attains the large size it often acquires in England, and it is there of less rapid growth than the prevailing form of the western plains; the name of "cotton-wood" is locally given to other species.
In these northern habitats it attains a large size; the wood is very soft; the buds yield a gum-like balsam, from which the common name is derived; considered valuable as an.
The tree grows well in Britain, and acquires occasionally a considerable size.
Some tadpoles reach a very great size.
Among European forms, some tadpoles of Pelobates attain a length of seven inches, the body being of the size of a hen's egg.
Wren's earlier designs have the exterior of the church arranged with one order of columns; the division of the whole height into two orders was an immense gain in increasing the apparent scale of the whole, and makes the exterior of St Paul's very superior to that of St Peter's in Rome, which is utterly dwarfed by the colossal size of the columns and pilasters of its single order.
of supporting axes from assimilating appendages, and as the body increases in size and becomes a solid mass of cells or interwoven threads, a corresponding differentiation of a superficial assimilative system from the deep-lying parts.
Besides absorption, assimilation, conduction and protection there is another very important function for which provision has to be made in any plant-body of considerable size, especially when raised into the air, that of support.
On germination of the seed the radicle first grows out, increasing in size as a whole, and soon adding to its tissues by cell division at its apical growing-point.
The hypocotyl usually elongates, by its cells increasing very greatly in the longitudinal direction both in number and size, so that the cotyledons are raised into the air as the first foliage-leaves.
The vessels and tracheids are very various in size, shape and structure in different plants.
This is secured by the development of much larger intercellular spaces, amounting to lacun~e or passages of very considerable size, which are found ramifying in different ways in their interior.
The cells in which the fungoid organism is vigorously flourishing are exceedingly active, showing large size, brilliant nuclei, protoplasm and vacuole, all of which give signs of iptense metabolic activity.
In the lowliest plants growth may be co-extensive with the plantbody; in all plants of any considerable size, however, it is localized in particular regions, and in them it is associated with the formation of new protoplasts or cells.
The growth or increase of the protoplasm at the expense of the nutritive matter for a time keeps pace with the increased size of the cell, but by and by it becomes vacuolated as more and more water is attracted into the interior.
The growth of the protoplasm, though considerable, is therefore not commensurate with the increase in the size of the cell.
Growth is small, and consists mainly in an increase of the quantity of protoplasm, for the cells divide again as soon as they have reached a certain size.
These enenlies are as a rule so conspicuous that we do not look on their depredations as diseases, though the gradual deterioration of hay under the exhausting effects of root-parasites like Rhinanthus, and the onslaught of Cuscuta when unduly abundant, should teach us how unimportant to the definition the question of size may be.
It may be due to insufficient illumination (Etiolation), as seen in geraniums kept in too shaded a situation, and is then accompanied by soft tissues, elongation of internodes, leaves usually reduced in size, &c. The laying of wheat is a particular case.
The water content of the soil, its mineral content, its humus content, its temperature, and its physical characteristics, such as its depth and the size of its component particles are all edaphic factors.
He showed further, that the increase of common salt in the soil is correlated with a reduction in the number and size of the chlo,-oplastids, and therefore in the amount of chlorophyll.
The chloroplasts increase in number by division., which takes place in higher plants when they have attained a certain size, independent of the division.
similar so far as size and / ~ - ..
the lower plants and in - t all hicher plants there is a difference in size in the (From Wilson.
reduction in size is due to A, Two vermiform nuclei in the emthe absence of cytoplasm, bryo sac; one approaching the eggwhich is in some cases so nucleus, the other uniting with the 11 ~ ~h ~h upper polar nucleus.
The opening, which is at first very small, increases in size, and before the cross-wall has entirely disappeared the contents of the two cells become continuous (Scott).
The threads vary in size in different plants.
The Arab astronomers measured a degree on the plains of Mesopotamia, thereby deducing a fair approximation to the size of the earth.
(1) Mathematical geography, which deals with the form, size and movements of the earth and its place in the solar system; (2) Moral geography, or an account of the different customs and characters of mankind according to the region they inhabit; (3) Political geography, the divisions according to their organized governments; (4) Mercantile geography, dealing with the trade in the surplus products of countries; (5) Theological geography, or the distribution of religions.
Ptolemy Euergetes (247-222 B.C.) rendered the greatest service to geography by the protection and encouragement of Eratosthenes, whose labours gave the first ap proximate knowledge of the true size of the spherical The .
Although the apparent crust-waves are neither equal in size nor symmetrical in form, this complementary relationship between them is always discernible.
After this there is a considerable gap before New Guinea, Borneo, Madagascar, Sumatra and the vast multitude of smaller islands descending in size by regular gradations to mere rocks.
The slope of the river bed diminishes until the plain compels the river to move slowly, swinging in meanders proportioned to its size, and gradually, controlled by the flattening land, ceasing to transport material, but raising its banks and silting up its bed by the dropped sediment, until, split up and shoaled, its distributaries struggle across its delta to the sea.
Density of population is measured by the average number of people residing on a unit of area; but in order to compare one part of the world with another the average should, strictly speaking, be taken for regions of equal size or of equal population; and the portions of the country which are permanently uninhabitable ought to be excluded from the calculation.'
Meditating, it is probable, emigration upon his release, he turned his attention while in prison to colonial subjects, and acutely detected the main causes of the slow progress of the Australian colonies in the enormous size of the landed estates, the reckless manner in which land was given away, the absence of all systematic effort at colonization, and the consequent discouragement of immigration and dearth of labour.
Sabzawar was once a city of considerable size, and still possesses a fortress with sides of about 200 or 250 yds.
The orbito-sphenoids diverge only posteriorly, otherwise they are practically unpaired and form the median interorbital septum, which is very large in correlation with the extraordinary size of the eyeballs.
Between these, resting vertically upon the rostrum, appears the vomer; very variable in shape and size, often reduced to a mere trace, as in the Galli, or even absent, broken up into a pair of tiny splints in Pici.
Sometimes the pad is reduced to a ventral semi-ring or meniscus; it retains its largest almost original shape and size in the second vertebra, the axis or epistropheus, where it forms a separately ossifying piece which connects, and coossifies with, the odontoid process (the centrum of the atlas) and the centrum of the second vertebra.
- A cervical vertebra from the middle of the neck of a Fowl; natural size.
- The " sacrum" of a young Fowl; natural size, seen from below.
- Pelvis and caudal vertebrae of adult Fowl, side view, natural size.
The forebrain forms the bulk of the whole brain, but the large size of the hemispheres is due to the greater development of the basal and lateral portions (pedunculi cerebri and corpora striata), while the pallium (the portion external to the lateral ventricles) is thin, and restricted to the median side of each hemisphere.
Owing to the small size of the olfactory lobes the anterior arms of the latter commissure are wanting.
The innermost, the coprodaeum, is an oval dilatation of the end of the rectum, and attains its greatest size in those birds whose faeces are very fluid; it serves entirely as the temporary receptacle of the faeces and the urine.
31 a enlarged in the breeding season; in the sparrow, for instance, from the size of a mustard seed to that 'of a small cherry.
The spermatozoa exhibit many differences in shape, size and proportions, in the various groups of birds.
Those germs which do not ripen during the season undergo a process of resorption, and in the winter the whole ovary dwindles to often a diminutive size.
In young birds both oviducts are almost equal in size, but the right soon degenerates into an insignificant strand.
- Remains of head of Odontopteryx, from the original in the British Museum; side view; natural size.
Mercerat, who proposed for them the name of Stereornithes, a new order of birds, mostly gigantic in size, and said to combine the characters of Anseres, Herodiones and Accipitres.
Many of these birds, to judge from the enormous size of their hind-limbs, were undoubtedly flightless, e.g.
Of the Passeres the honeysuckers (Meliphagidae) are most characteristic, and, abounding in 1 The following old-fashioned rough computation may serve as an indication of the relative size of the orders and suborders of recent birds: Ratitae.
Certainly the Oriental area, in spite of its considerable size, cannot possibly claim the standing of a primary region.
The latter are numerous, round, reddish-brown, and of the size of black mustard-seeds.
The corm of the meadow-saffron attains its full size in June or early in July.
The young corm, at first about the diameter of the flower-stalk, grows continuously, till in the following July it attains the size of a small apricot.
The parent corm remains attached to the new one, and keeps its form and size till April in the third year of its existence, after which it decays.
It was an ancient pueblo, of considerable size and importance as early as the end of the 18th century.
Many of the old chambers, some of which are of enormous size, are embellished with portals, candelabra, statues, &c., all hewn in rock-salt.
They are of small size and live entirely on the ground, making nests of dried leaves, grass and sticks in holiow places and forming burrows in which they pass a great part of the day.
in width and from 3 to 5 fathoms deep, navigable for steamers of good size.
At the present time the river is navigated by sailing craft of some size from Hit downward.
The chefs-lieux of the tribes became practically, though not officially, municipalities, and many of these towns reached considerable size and magnificence of public buildings.
There is no forest, timber of any size being found only in the valleys near running water.
The size and manner of growth of the adult plant show a great variety, from the small herb lasting for one season only, to the forest tree living for centuries.
The nest of the siskin is very like that of the goldfinch, but seldom so neatly built; the eggs, except in their smaller size, much resemble those of the greenfinch.
They were often of enormous size; that at St Sophia in Constantinople was large enough for the ceremonial of coronation.
Perhaps, however, the name may only signify a large terrestrial biting apterous insect, surpassing the ant in size and predatory habits.
18, 21 b); the body shortened, with the abdomen swollen, but protected with tubercles and spines, and with longish legs adapted for an active life, as in the predaceous larvae of ladybirds; the body soft-skinned, swollen and caterpillar-like, with legs well developed, but leading a sluggish underground life, as in the grub of a chafer; the body soft-skinned and whitish, and the legs greatly reduced in size, as in the wood-feeding grub of a longhorn beetle.
There are about 600 species in the family, the males being usually larger than the females, and remarkable for the size of their mandibles.
size.) a, Mouth, surrounded by spines.
The former presents an intimate mixture of boulders brought from Finland and Olonets (with an addition of local boulders) with small gravel, coarse sand and the finest glacial mud, - the whole bearing no trace of ever having been washed up and sorted by water in motion, except in subordinate layers of glacial sand and gravel; the size of the boulders decreases on the whole from N.
One quarter of them have received allotments of only 2.9 acres per male, and one-half less than 8.5 to 11.4 acres - the normal size of the allotment necessary to the subsistence of a family under the three-fields system being estimated at 28 to 42 acres.
from earlier buildings have been used in the construction of these fortifications: from their small size they may be mostly attributed to private houses.
The main features of the steam locomotive were thus established, and its subsequent development is chiefly a history of gradual increase in size and power, and of improvements in design, in material and in mechanical construction, tending to increased efficiency and economy of operation.