Elsewhere they are very thinly represented.
"Would have to knock you off for that to work now," Kris said with thinly veiled hostility.
But since the Russians became masters of this region, its former inhabitants (Circassian tribes) have emigrated in thousands, so that the country is now only thinly inhabited.
It is, however, but thinly peopled on the average, including only one-twelfth of the inhabitants of the earth.
Instead of the white lily, which requires mud, or the common sweet flag, the blue flag (Iris versicolor) grows thinly in the pure water, rising from the stony bottom all around the shore, where it is visited by hummingbirds in June; and the color both of its bluish blades and its flowers and especially their reflections, is in singular harmony with the glaucous water.
in altitude; along the foot of this range are the principal cultivated districts of central Asia, and here too are situated the few towns which have sprung up in this barren and thinly peopled region.
Sumatra, the largest of the islands, is but thinly peopled; the greater part of the surface is covered with dense forest, the cultivated area being comparatively small, confined to the low lands, and chiefly in the volcanic region near the centre of the island.
The surveyor-general issues also " sectional maps " (1:190,000 and 1:40,000) and so-called " Standard " topographical maps for the thinly peopled west, on scales of 1:250,000 and 1:500,000.
The northern and western provinces of Cambodia which fall outside the densely populated zone of inundation are thinly peopled; they consist of plateaus, in many places thickly wooded and intersected by mountains, the highest of which does not exceed 5000 ft.
In the hill tracts and the marshy depression of the Ob they are unbroken, except by the bald summits of the loftier mountains (goltsy); they have the aspect of agreeable bosquets in the Baraba steppe, and they are thinly scattered through south-eastern Transbaikalia, where the dryness of the Gobi steppe makes its influence appreciably felt.
Marryat's first attempt was somewhat severely criticized from an artistic point of view, and he was accused of gratifying private grudges by introducing real personages too thinly disguised; and as he attributed some of his own adventures to Frank Mildmay he was rather shocked to learn that readers identified him with that disagreeable character.
A sheet of cardboard is placed above the magnet, and some iron filings are sifted thinly and evenly over the surface: if the cardboard is gently tapped, the filings will arrange themselves in a series of curves, as shown in fig.
the river resumes a southerly course through a country thinly peopled.
It is a stony, semi-arid region, thinly wooded, having good grazing campos in its extreme western section.
It is thinly wooded, except in the north, where the climatic conditions approach those of the Amazon valley.
His lectures were thinly attended, and he found them grievous interruptions to his historical work.
A large number of guns had been retained ashore in view of the danger of a determined attack by the Turks on the 8th, when the lines were thinly held; it had been decided to abandon several of these, worn-out ordnance being earmarked for the purpose.
long on the back and upwards of an inch in length on the sides, of a delicate French grey colour, darkly mottled on the upper surface and dusky white beneath; the ears being long, broad and thinly covered with hair.
Dawasir, up which it runs for ten days, perhaps bred 200 m., to El Kura, a thinly peopled district on the borders p i re o of Asir; this accords with the information of the French S.
They have not even the attraction of being cleanly sculptured in wood, but are covered with thinly lacquered muslin, which, though doubtless a good preservative, accentuates their puppet-like character.
The colour varies from earthy brown to blackish, and the greater part of the body is thinly covered with hair, and the ears and tail are fringed.
The surface of the province is flat and low, chiefly open plains thinly covered with grass.
At that time it was somewhat thinly peopled.
His lectures were thinly attended, for he did not care to adapt them to the requirements of the university examinations, and he was not perhaps well fitted to teach young men.
When lifted they should be laid thinly in a well shaded, airy spot to, dry.
Owing to their tropical heat, low elevation above sea-level, and marshy soil, they are thinly peopled, and contain few important towns except the seaports.
The lower coastal parts, from their accessibility and their smaller relief, are more densely populated; the higher and more rugged interior is still largely forested and thinly settled; there are large tracts of unbroken forest in northern Maine, hardly 150 m.
Many of the intermont plainsthese chiefly in the north-appear to be heavily aggraded with mountain Waste; while others-these chiefly in the southare rock-floored and thinly veneered with alluvium.
In densely settled regions females generally predominate; and males in thinly settled regions.
The drafts from the dressing frame are made into little parcels of a few ounces in weight, and given to the spreader, who opens out the silk and spreads it thinly and evenly on to the feeding sheet, placing a small portion of the silk only on the sheet.
in diameter, the silk being wrapped thinly and evenly all round the circumference of the drum.
To obtain a crop of bulbs for pickling, seed should be sown thickly in March, in rather poor soil, the seeds being very thinly covered, and the surface well rolled; these are not to be thinned, but should be pulled and harvested when ripe.
Large tracts, in particular Warwickshire and the adjoining midlands, were very thinly inhabited.
They are then spread out thinly on trays or racks made of bamboo, canvas or wire netting, under cover, for some 18 or 30 hours (according to the temporary weather conditions) to wither, after which they are in a soft, flaccid condition ready for rolling.
The most thinly populated districts are found, not as might be expected in the mountain regions, but in some parts of the plains.
Leaving out of account the small centres, Germany may be roughly divided into two thinly and two densely populated parts.
Perhaps in his memory (for the great extent of the parish shows that it was thinly populated) it became in 909 the seat of the first bishopric in Devonshire.
All males were to be sent, during the latter part of their sentence, "without disguise to a thinly peopled colony," to work out their time and their own rehabilitation.
Northern Korea, with its severe climate, is thinly peopled, while the rich and warm provinces of the south and west are populous.
The plant should have a warm situation, and the soil should be light and well enriched; sow thinly early in April, either near a fence or wall, or in an open spot, where it will require stakes 6 to 8 ft.
The Athenian empire again was a thinly disguised autocracy.
The Monophysites, who like the Greeks knew themselves simply as the Orthodox, were grievously persecuted by the emperor Justinian and the graecizing patriarchs of Antioch, because they rejected the decrees of the council of Chalcedon, in which they - not without good reason - saw nothing but a thinly veiled relapse into those opinions of Nestorius which the previous council of Ephesus had condemned.
The linen manufacture by degrees ceased to be a domestic industry, and began to centre in and become the characteristic factory employment of special localities, which depended, however, for their supply of raw material primarily on the operations of small growers, working, for the most part, on the poorer districts of remote thinly populated countries.
The needle, a piece of paddle-shaped paper thinly coated with silver foil, is suspended by a quartz fibre, its extreme lightness making it possible to use a very feeble controlling force without rendering the period of oscillation unduly great.
The higher ranges intercept considerable moisture from the prevailing trade winds, and their flanks and valleys are covered with forest, but the plateaus are either thinly wooded or open campo.
Moshesh ruled over a region largely mountainous and over a people numerous and virile; Pondoland was somewhat remote and was densely inhabited by warlike Kaffirs; the two Griqua states were, however, missionary creations; they were thinly inhabited and occupied open plains easy of access - hence their ultimate collapse.
In the next place these people, thinly scattered over a wide extent of territory, had lived for long under little restraint from the laws, and when in 1815, by the institution of " Commissions of Circuit," justice was brought nearer to their homes, various offences were brought to light, the remedying of which caused much resentment.
deep, radishes being sown thinly over them and covered lightly with mould.
Centuries of fighting against the Moors and Castilians had already left Portugal thinly populated.; large tracts of land were uncultivated, especially in Alemtejo, and wolves were still common throughout the kingdom.
The soil of south-west and south-east Michigan is for the most part a dark clay loam or muck; in the north central part of the lower peninsula it is a light sandy loam, along the Huron shore it is heavy with blue clay, in the mining districts of the north-west the rocks are usually either barren or very thinly covered; and elsewhere in the state the soil is generally rich in a variety of mineral elements, and varies chiefly in the proportions of vegetable loam, sand or gravel, and clay.
The various local bodies are municipalities or shires, the former is the term applied to closely peopled areas of small extent endowed with complete local government, and the latter is the designation of the more extensive districts, thinly peopled, to which a less complete system of local government has been granted.
Except in the towns of the outer border, the Lake District is very thinly peopled; and from the economic point of view, the remarkable beauty of its scenery, attracting numerous residents and tourists, is the most valuable of its resources.
Mid Wales is mainly a pastoral country, and very thinly peopled.
The Chalk is everywhere very thinly peopled, except where it is thickly covered with boulder clay, and so becomes fertile, or where it is scored by drift-filled valleys, in which the small towns and villages are dotted along the high roads.
Agricultural areas are very thinly peopled; purely pastoral districts can hardly be said to have any settled population at all.
There are very few dwellings situated at a higher level than moo ft., and on the lower ground the Chalk and the Oolitic limestones, where they crop out on the surface, are extremely thinly peopled, and so as a rule are areas of alluvial deposits and the Tertiary sands.
To the east of the Giens peninsula is the fine natural harbour of Hyeres, as well as three thinly populated islands (the Stoechades of the ancients), Porquerolles, Port Cros and Le Levant, which are grouped together under the common name of Iles d'Hyeres.
In the valleys and lowlands the vegetation is dense, but the general appearance of the plateaus is of a comparatively bare country with trees and bushes thinly scattered over it.
The Mitau plain divides it into two parts, of which the western is fertile and thickly inhabited, except in the north, while the eastern is less fertile and thinly inhabited.
imperfect in his rhyme and rhythm, his poetry is of a didactical nature, and his best - poems are rhymed fables, many of which are thinly disguised political satires.
It may be obtained electrolytically from solutions of ferrous and magnesium sulphates and sodium bicarbonate, a wrought iron anode and a rotating cathode of copper, thinly silvered and iodized, being employed (S.
The spores should be thinly sprinkled on the surface of the soil in well-drained pots, which should stand in saucers filled with water and be covered with glass plates.
The most thickly populated province is Lower Austria; the Alpine provinces are sparsely populated, while Salzburg is the most thinly populated crown land of Austria.
Nevertheless this country, which appears, more than 2000 years ago, to have supported a population nearly thrice as numerous as its present inhabitants and larger than that of the United Kingdom in 1901, is almost as thinly peopled as the most deserted province of Ireland (Connaught 945 inhabitants per sq.
Aragon and Estremadura, the two most thinly peopled of all the old provinces, and the eastern half of Andalusia (above Seville), have all suffered particularly in this manner, later occupiers never having been able to rival the Moors in overcoming the sterility of nature, as in Aragon, or in taking advantage of its fertility, as in Andalusia and the Tierra de Barros.
The blonde smiled thinly, keeping her eyes on the vampire.
The nearest small town was thinly populated during winter, but she'd seen people there during her exploration of the area around Jonny's.
Optional - sprinkle thinly sliced or slivered almonds over soaked cake.
broccoli stalk to remove the tough outer layer and thinly slice crosswise.
You can also add thinly sliced raw cabbage to salads.
Wash and thinly slice the courgettes into 1cm slices.
diminished in importance, and is now but thinly frequented.
Slice them thinly, work quickly to prevent discoloration.
Many of my stories are set in thinly disguised London locations.
I was out alone on another " cannon test ", which was the usual thinly veiled excuse to look for trouble.
filleting Tip Alternatively, use thinly sliced pork filet instead of beef.
floury bap and thinly sliced mild onion.
indented sea coast, fringed with small islands, thinly covered with pines.
Pull the segments apart and slice each thinly with the serrated knife, putting the pips in the cloth.
I was given a litany of state failure: gangs with guns but police too thinly spread to make much difference.
Peel and thinly slice mango (its GI score is reduced by the protein in the mackerel ).
marzipan rolled out thinly and cut into leave shapes then dipped into green food coloring.
After the pie is almost done, spread the meringue thinly across the top.
spreading a mulch very thinly over a larger area will have little effect.
The thinly veiled critique of western multinationals ' policies in Asia should also be applauded.
There is the same amount of red pigment on the surface of the balloon it is just spread more thinly and appears pale.
petals scattered thinly among the crop.
The area is the most thinly populated part of Britain.
The Interpreter does get a bit preachy at times with its (thinly) veiled resemblance to current political issues.
slice the melon thinly and arrange on the serving plate, together with the sliced prosciutto.
The capital of a thinly populated province of the same name, the city of Murcia has a population of 358,000 people.
Tips: Replace the bacon with thinly sliced salami.
I really had enough tutus or thinly clad young ladies for one night and I really wanted something more serious.
Without doubt, we execute the death penalty with a thinly veiled racial bias.
The sun shone thinly through the window, settling on the wardrobe with its thin layer of dust over shiny polished wood veneer.
waxy potatoes & slice them very thinly into rounds.
Pastoral communities are always scattered very thinly over large areas; agricultural populations may be almost equally sparse where advanced methods of agriculture and labour-saving machinery are employed; but where a frugal people are situated on a fertile and inexhaustible soil, such as the deltas and river plains of Egypt, India and China, an enormous population may be supported on a small area.
The region of dense forest, however, does not cover the whole of Liberia; the Makona river and the northern tributaries of the Lofa and St Paul's flow through a mountainous country covered with grass and thinly scattered trees, while the ravines and watercourses are still richly forested.
In a primitive, Begin- thinly populated, agricultural country, in which the flings of demand for agricultural labour greatly exceeds the serfdom.
In the 16th century it was a thinly populated region inhabited chiefly by Cossacks, speaking the so-called Little Russian dialect, and until 1569 it formed nominally part of Lithuania, but was practically independent.
The best railways of the United States and Canada have, indeed; been greatly improved, and their main lines approach the high standards of safety which prevail in Great Britain, both as regards maintenance and care of roadway and vehicles (as a preventive of derailments) and the use of the block system (as a preventive of collisions); but when the inquirer looks at America as a whole - the total length of lines in the United States being over 230,000 m., ten times the total of the United Kingdom - he is considering a figure which includes an enormous mileage of railway lying in thinly settled regions where the high standards of safety maintained on the best railways have scarcely been thought of.
This province is thinly populated, and is cultivated only along the lines of its rivers.
East and south of the Sierra de Merida and the Maritime Andes the region is thinly populated and little known.
These barren regions are thinly peopled; and for the whole of Albacete the density of population (41.3 per sq.
On the thinly plated under surface of well-preserved specimens of Edrioaster are seen five interradial swellings (fig.
All this has led to thinly veiled threats of US action against the country.
Spread the jam thinly over the cream filling and then place the other sponge onto as with a victoria sponge cake.
Peel or scrub a number (say 6) of waxy potatoes & slice them very thinly into rounds.
And with the thinly refined components of the powder, you can achieve this persona without weighing down your skin and clogging your pores.
Slice the lemon thinly and place the slices over the chicken.
Thinly sliced strawberries find their way into gangs with meat and chilies or served with vegetables boiled in coconut milk.
Clean the mushrooms and slice them thinly into strips.
Slice the squash bulb thinly, about 1/8 inch thick.
Thinly sliced raw vegetables serve as noodles, and tomato sauce is made from fresh ingredients pureed in a blender.
Gum paste is a stretchy sugar dough that can be rolled out very thinly and then cut and shaped to form a variety of items.
Is this really about legal bills or is this a thinly veiled attempt to squeeze every last dime out of Brit before the $20,000 per month in spousal support comes to an end next week?
After the dough has set, take it out and slice it very thinly.
The dog looks into the camera and with thinly veiled contempt says, "I'm a dog, what's your excuse?"
All these kinds should be sown thinly in heat in pots in February or March.
These little plants should be sown thinly in light rich soil, and thinned to prevent crowding.
The tops branch naturally, and all that need be done is to spread them out thinly, and to keep the growths secured to the walls or trellis.
Because the wood is strong even when thinly cut, it has traditionally been used for berry crates.
Add a few thinly sliced peaches to the glass for garnish and fill the rest of the flute with your sparkling wine or Prosecco.
The three discs give the cook tools to shred foods or slice them thinly or thickly.
Thinly slice about one third of the red onion and use as a garnish.
To grill your filet with bacon, select thinly sliced bacon.
Made with nylon/spandex, and in a variety of neutral colors, these thinly designed panties will not show through your most show-stopping outfit.
One reviewer called the show "thinly veiled S&M" while another balked at the police resources being used to create TV-friendly busts.
The Milk Spray Mist is an ultra-light milk formula that sprays on thinly and evenly, without causing a sticky mess in the process.
The thinly sliced steak featured in their beef and broccoli dish is tender and moist.
He smiled thinly, still staring at Elisabeth.
to join the Sukhona, through a woody region, thinly peopled, is navigable for 500 m.
The population in the lower and warmer valleys live in houses, and follow agriculture; in the higher regions they are nomadic shepherds, thinly scattered over a large area.
They are then lifted and treated like offsets, being sown thinly in beds out of doors.
The tops can then be removed and the bulbs sorted and stored thinly in trays in a cool dry place.
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