The sharpness of his tone made her jump.
Dean was startled by her sharpness, chastising himself for underestimating the young girl.
"I need to be alone," she said with more sharpness than she intended.
This construction would give all the advantage of the younger Dollond's object-glass micrometer, and more than its sharpness of definition, without liability to the systematic errors which may be due to want of homogeneity of the object-glass; for the lenses will not be turned with respect to each other, but, in measurement, will always have the same relation in position angle to the line joining the objects under observation.
She studied him, noticing the sharpness of his gaze for the first time.
Thus the two images under measurement are not defined with equal sharpness and symmetry.
As an advocate his sharpness and rapidity of insight gave him a formidable advantage in the detection of the weaknesses of a witness and the vulnerable points of his opponent's case, while he grouped his own arguments with an admirable eye to effect, especially excelling in eloquent closing appeals to a jury.
brittle in the cold, apparently because it increases the size and the sharpness of demarcation of the crystalline grains of which the mass is made up. The specific effect of sulphur is to make the metal red-short, i.e.
Glacial erosion has been potent in excavating great cirques and small rock-basins, especially among the higher southern surmounting summits, many of which have been thus somewhat reduced in, height while gaining an Alpine sharpness of form; some of the short and steep canyons in the eastern slope have been converted into typical glacial troughs, and huge moraines have been laid on the desert floor below them.
In the typical Australian and Papuan Hydromys, locally known as water-rats, the molars originally have transverse ridges, the enamel folds between which form cutting edges whose sharpness depends upon the degree to which the teeth have been worn, while the large hind feet are webbed.
Associated with this is the strength and sharpness of the lower jaw, the prominence and anterior pcsition of the masseteric ridge, and the depth of the ramus from the alveolar line to the angle.
When the lines are obtained under circumstances which tend towards sharpness and homogeneity they are often found to possess complicated structures, single lines breaking up into two or more components of varying intensities.
5) causes a sudden and permanent expansion, which forces the metal into even the finest crevices in its mould, a fact which is taken advantage of in making ornamental castings and others which need great sharpness of detail, by making them rich in graphite.
The extent to which it renders aurora invisible depends, however, so much on the natural brightness of the aurora - which depends on the time and the place - and on the sharpness of the outlook kept, that it is difficult to gauge it.
They form excellent decorative plasters on account of their clean white colour and the sharpness of castings made from them, this latter quantity being due to their expansion when setting.
The sharpness of the conflict was, however, blunted by the fact that, without exception, the young Romantic writers looked up to Goethe as its master; they modelled their fiction on Wilhelm Meister; they regarded his lyrics as the high-water mark of German poetry; Goethe, Novalis declared, was the "Statthalter of poetry on earth."
The great fluidity of bronze when melted, the slightness of its contraction on solidifying, together with its density and hardness, make it especially suitable for casting, and allow of its taking the impress of the mould with extreme sharpness and delicacy.
2, a) are divided into "scape" and "flagellum" as in the ants, and the mandibles vary greatly in size and sharpness in different genera.
The sharpness of image in Kepler's telescope is very inferior to that of the Galilean instrument, so that when a high magnifying power is required it becomes essential to increase the focal length.
As thus the restless reason tests the emotions of the soul, criticizes the traditions to which they cling, rejects the ancient dogmas in which they have been defined, the Church slowly participates in the process: silently this position and that are forsaken, legends and beliefs once of prime importance are forgotten, or when forced into controversy many ways are found by which the old and the new are reconciled: the sharpness of distinctions can be rubbed off, expressions may be softened, definitions can be modified and half-way resting-places afforded, until the momentous transition has been made and the continuity of tradition is maintained.
From this it follows that correctness of drawing depends solely upon the principal rays; and is independent of the sharpness or curvature of the image field.
In some of them he attacks superstition and philosophical error with the sharpness of his wit; in others he merely paints scenes of modern life.
Optical complications fatally impeded sharpness of vision, and the phenomena took place in a debateable borderland of uncertainty.
The root is probably ak, with the idea of sharpness or swiftness (tiepos, wxus, acus, ocior).
The position assigned to logic by Kant is not, in all probability, one which can be defended; indeed, it is hard to see how Kant himself, in consistency with the critical doctrine of knowledge, could have retained many of the older logical theorems, but the precision with which the position was stated, and the sharpness with which logic was marked off from cognate philosophic disciplines, prepared the way for the more thoughtful treatment of the whole question.
Sirian's sharpness and ingenuity in battle had kept Tiyan safe for years.
For on the night of the 25th October 1960 two tanker barges were swept into it whilst bound for Sharpness in thick fog.
ACPM aircrew protective mask acute an incident or disease characterized by sharpness or severity.
eucalyptus globulus - angular leaves denote the sharpness of glass.
The rhythmic sharpness in this short operatic excerpt prepared us for higher things to come.
Again the sharpness of the photo catches the eye.
Despite his goal, Boyd lacked sharpness in his first pre-season outing.
pinpoint edge-of-field sharpness and contrast.
If the sharpness of vision from one eye becomes poor the brain will be less able to do this.
tanker barges were swept into it whilst bound for Sharpness in thick fog.
That said, there's little feedback and things can get slightly twitchy on the motorway because of this steering sharpness.
Sharpness is very clean and, overall, this is a top-notch transfer that brings across the colorful visuals almost without error.
This aberration is quite distinct from that of the sharpness of reproduction; in unsharp reproduction, FIG.
Bennett (Gatherings of a Naturalist in Australasia), " is by one of the hind legs; its powerful resistance and the sharpness of the spines will soon oblige the captor, attempting to seize it by any other part of the body, to relinquish his hold."
The fun never ends and neither does its ability to hone your logic and problem-solving skills to razor sharpness.
These same tugs would also work down the estuary from Sharpness to Avonmouth, towing only the larger dumb barges.
That said, there 's little feedback and things can get slightly twitchy on the motorway because of this steering sharpness.
However, they may be more expensive, especially if they are phase-corrected to enhance sharpness.
This cocktail is sweet with a slight hint of sharpness.
Though cinnamon and cumin were not particularly discernable, I detected the sharpness of vetiver quite strongly, but it quickly mellowed out thanks to the jasmine's softness.
You will want a tripod to stabilize your image, otherwise you'll have a tough time achieving any sharpness in your final shot.
Filters render artistic effects, distortion, blurriness, sharpness, noise removal, and lighting effects, among others.
Compared to previous Rebel lenses, the T2i lens has increased sharpness and decreased chromatic aberration.
On the other hand, the 5 Jewelers Loupes model is designed to provide extra sharpness and quality and can be used for viewing stamps, coins, gems and any other material that you may need to see closely.
Studies have shown that mental sharpness is retained, and even improved, over the years when an individual dances.
This effect of improved mental sharpness was not found in any other physical activity or form of exercise.
The classic bob has been updated with layers, smooth pieces and a soft cut that doesn't require any angles or sharpness.
D. Select series with supplements from Dr. Ronald Hoffman aimed at specific ailments and areas that could use extra support, such as ocular (eye) health and mental sharpness.
Reliability of the blade, blade sharpness and how close a shave you get are important factors in rating a shaver high or low.
The sharp corners of the princess diamond shape are comparable to the sharpness of platinum's color, and the bright white metal offers a startling contrast to the deeply sparkling facets of a princess cut.
His liberal use of chains in the crafting of the straps is both brazen and impudent, and absolutely perfect for providing one's classic business-wear with a chic sharpness.
These include lutein (for strong eyes), ginkgo biloba (suggested to help with memory and mental sharpness), vitamins A, C, B6, B12, and the minerals calcium and zinc.
He was built like any warrior, but it was the sharpness of his gaze that made her uneasy.
The sharpness of his words cut through her thin armor of righteousness.
the power employed might only be limited by the sharpness of the division-lines.
The Eye is essentially reptilian, but in sharpness of vision, power and quickness of accommodation it surpasses that of the mammals.
At first the sharpness of the change was not fully apparent owing to the tactful choice of prefects made by the First Consul; but before long their very extensive powers were seen to form an important part of the new machinery of autocracy.
The sharpness and onesidedness linos.
He was insulted by the chevalier de Rohan, replied with his usual sharpness of tongue, and shortly afterwards, when dining with the duke of Sully, was called out and bastinadoed by the chavelier's hirelings, Rohan himself looking on.
The Berkeley Ship Canal connects Gloucester with docks at Sharpness, avoiding the difficult navigation of the upper part of the Severn estuary.
But he was so delighted with the general performance of the instrument, with the sharpness of the images and the possibilities which a kindred construction offered for the measurement of FIG.
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