Alex nodded, soberly absorbing the information.
In such cells as are capable of absorbing it, by virtue oi their chlorophyll apparatus, the greater part of it is converted int< the potential form, and by the transport from cell to cell of th compounds constructed every part of the plant is put into possessiol of the energy it needs.
by passing a powerful electric arc discharge through moist air and absorbing the nitric acid formed by lime.
You're absorbing what little power I have.
My work grows more absorbing and interesting every day.
She sobbed, absorbing the black visions spilling through his mind.
It is characterized by its power of absorbing gases; thus, according to J.
Gabriel touched her forehead, and cold lightning buzzed through her, absorbing the pain.
I doubt if any teacher ever had a work of such absorbing interest.
As an amatory poet he is the poet of pleasure and intrigue rather than of tender sentiment or absorbing passion.
In correspondence with its water-absorbing epidermis function it is not cuticularized, but remains usually thinof Root, walled; the absorbing surface is increased by its cell~
Over-transpiration in bright wintry weather, when the roots are not absorbing, often results in yellowing.
Its property of absorbing large proportions of water, up to 80%, and yet present the appearance of a hard solid body, makes the material a basis for the hydrated soaps, smooth and marbled, in which water, sulphate of soda, and other alkaline solutions, soluble silicates, fuller's earth, starch, &c. play an important and bulky part.
Instinctive, powerful, and light-footed, he twirled the bo as if it was an extension of him, adapting to his opponent and absorbing any blows that fell to him without flinching.
The members accidentally discovered that the fear of it had a great influence over the lawless but superstitious blacks, and soon the club expanded into a great federation of regulators, absorbing numerous local bodies that had been formed in the absence of civil law and partaking of the nature of the old English neighbourhood police and the ante-bellum slave patrol.
The oxides of type RO are soluble in water, the solution possessing a strongly alkaline reaction and rapidly absorbing carbon dioxide on exposure; they are basic in character and dissolve readily in acids with the formation of the corresponding salts.
They found that the absorbing powers of the metals, and therefore, by the principle of exchanges, their radiating powers also, are proportional to the square roots of their electric conductivities.
Instinctively, he blocked another strike of lightening while absorbing a second.
In the provinces of Vilna, Kovno and Suvalki 71.4% of the population belong to the rural class, industry and commerce absorbing 12.8%.
In Germany the indemnification of the princes who lost all their lands west of the Rhine was found by secularizing and absorbing the ecclesiastical states of the empire.
She turned, eagerly absorbing his information.
He reached out to his brother, absorbing what memories were in his mind.
She shifted away from Damian and touched Darian's forehead, absorbing the horror of his memories.
She meandered through it, absorbing the life around her.
Starting from an observation of Marconi's, a number of interesting facts have been accumulated on the absorbing effect of sunlight on the propagation of long Hertzian waves through space, and on the disturbing effects of atmospheric electricity as well as upon the influence of earth curvature and obstacles of various kinds interposed in the line between the sending and transmitting stations.4 Electric wave telegraphy has revolutionized our means of communication from place to place on the surface of the earth, making it possible to communicate instantly and certainly between places separated by several thousand miles, whilst The Electrician, 1904, 5 2, p. 407, or German Pat.
There was no branch of knowledge in which he did not take an absorbing interest, no polite art which he did not cultivate and encourage.
U, Absorbing cell, with process (root-hair) from piliferous layer of root of Phanerogam.
Some hydathodes also are capable of absorbing as well as excreting water.
Many of them are known to supplement it, and some almost entirely to replace it, by absorbing the food they need in a fully prepared condition from their environment.
The primary distinctions between these branches have been increased during the last nine centuries by their contact with different nationalities - the Great Russians absorbing Finnish elements, the Little Russians undergoing an admixture of Turkish blood, and the White Russians submitting to Lithuanian influence.
- What may be called the home policy of these three remarkable rulers consisted in absorbing the few principalities which still remained indepen- Ivan III.
Lastly, in matters of finance he showed his wisdom: he attacked Necker's "caisse d'escompte," which was to have the whole control of the taxes, as absorbing the Assembly's power of the purse; and he heartily approved of the system of assignats, but with the reservation that they should not be issued to the extent of more than one-half the value of the lands to be sold.
An intermediate step between Anu viewed as the local deity of Erech (or some other centre), Bel as the god of Nippur, and Ea as the god of Eridu is represented by the prominence which each one of the centres associated with the three deities in question must have acquired, and which led to each one absorbing the qualities of other gods so as to give them a controlling position in an organized pantheon.
Wollaston discovered palladium, especially interesting for its striking property of absorbing (" occluding ") as much as 376 volumes of hydrogen at ordinary temperatures, and 643 volumes at 90 0.
Carbon and hydrogen are generally estimated by the combustion process, which consists in oxidizing the substance and absorbing the products of combustion in suitable apparatus.
Various forms of the absorbing apparatus (e) have been discussed by M.
19, p. 1910) determines sulphur and the halogens by oxidizing the substance in a current of oxygen and nitrous fumes, conducting the vapours over platinum foil, and absorbing the vapours in suitable receivers.
[True, there was not so much said about Babylon as we should have expected even in the first book; the paucity of references to the local characteristics of Babylonia is in fact one of the negative arguments urged by older scholars in favour of the Isaianic origin of the prophecy.] Israel himself, with all his inconsistent qualities, becomes the absorbing subject of the prophet's meditations.
393,189 1491 The properties entrusted to the Corporation for the upkeep of London Bridge are managed by the Bridge House Estates Committee, the revenues from which are also used in the maintenance of the other three City bridges, £26,989 being thus expended in 1907, the Tower bridge absorbing £17,735 of this amount.
Silicofluoric acid, H2SiF6, is obtained as shown above, and also by the action of sulphuric acid on barium silicofluoride, or by absorbing silicon fluoride in aqueous hydrofluoric acid.
At present it is not possible to determine with accuracy the amount of immediately available plant food-constituents in a soil: no doubt the various species of plants differ somewhat in their power of absorbing these even from the same soil.
Way about 1850, this precaution was not only superfluous but harmful, because the soil possesses a power of absorbing the soluble saline matters required by plants and of retaining them, in spite of rain, for assimilation by the roots.
By training and temperament he was better qualified to appreciate and describe the social life of the people than their physical surroundings, and if the results of his great journey are disappointing to the geographer, his account of the society of the oasis towns, and of the remarkable men who were then ruling in Hail and Riad, must always possess an absorbing interest as a portrait of Arab life in its freest development.
It is best to think of him only as the intellectual worker, pursuing in uncomforted obscurity the laborious and absorbing task to which he had given up his whole life.
Luxembourg defeated him after a sanguinary and resultless struggle, and William gained nothing by his inexplicable action: After the war Louis continued a course of aggression, absorbing frontier-towns in imperial or Spanish territory.
After absorbing Strassburg (1681), Louis invaded Spanish Flanders and took Luxemburg (1684).(1684).
If the substance at the temperature 0 undergoes a change of state, absorbing latent heat, L, we have merely to add the term Lie to the above expression.
That is the attitude of a patriot, who saw with open eyes the ruin of his country, who burned above all things to save Italy and set her in her place among the powerful nations, who held the duty of selfsacrifice in the most absolute sense, whose very limitations and mistakes were due to an absorbing passion for the state he dreamed might be reconstituted.
Hess, who showed that acetone will absorb twenty-five times its own volume of acetylene at a temperature of 15° C. under atmospheric pressure, and that, providing the temperature is kept constant, the liquid acetone will go on absorbing acetylene at the rate of twentyfive times its own volume for every atmosphere of pressure to which the gas is subjected.
One naval narrative of absorbing interest has, however, appeared, Semenov's Rasplata (English trans.).
Many of the ammonium salts are made from the ammoniacal liquor of gas-works, by heating it with milk of lime and then absorbing the gas so liberated in a suitable acid.
Maxwell had himself, at an early stage of his theory, tested the absorbing power of gold-leaf for light, and found that the effective conductivity for luminous vibrations must be very much greater than its steady ohmic value; it is, in fact, there a case of incipient conductivity, which is continually being undone on account of the rapid alternation of force before it is fully established.
It possesses a much greater decolorizing and absorbing power than wood charcoal.
It also has the power of absorbing colouring matters from solution.
The solution is strongly caustic. It turns yellow on exposure to air, absorbing oxygen and carbon dioxide and forming thiosulphate and potassium carbonate and liberating sulphuretted hydrogen, which decomposes into water and sulphur, the latter combining with the monosulphide to form higher salts.
In those cases in which the power - absorbing circuit is inductive, the coil of the wattmeter connected across the terminals of the power-absorbing circuit must have an exceedingly small inductance, else a considerable correction may become necessary.
3 by the absorbing character of the internal problems of Prussia.
The first two volumes, based upon his lectures, were published in 1812, but attracted little attention at the time owing to the absorbing interest of political events.
These parcels, he said, "contained quicklime, for the purpose of absorbing any moisture and keeping the boxes quite dry, the lime being packed in paper for the sake of cleanliness.
Poland is another case of the difficulty of managing a population which speaks a language not that of the governing majority, and Russia, in trying to solve one problem by absorbing Finland into the national system, is burdening herself with another which may work out in centuries of unrest, if not in domestic violence.
of two independent factors (i) an absorption of the incident radiation, and (2) the radiation of the absorbing medium, which takes place equally in' all directions.
Applying the reasoning to the case of a homogeneous radiation traversing an absorbing medium, we realize that the mutual disturbances of the molecules by collision or otherwise must bring in the free period of the molecule whatever the incident radiation may be.
With absorbing gases we should expect the degradation to proceed more slowly than with liquids, and hence the discovery of E.
He died, worn out and wasted with labour and absorbing care, while still in the prime of life, on the 7th of December 1834.
The following may be taken as examples: - When dealing with gases it is usually more convenient to express the solubility as the ratio of the volume of the gas absorbed to the volume of the absorbing liquid.
It is very hygroscopic, absorbing water with the evolution of hydrochloric acid.
As they have no power of absorbing solid materials, their food must be of a liquid or gaseous character.
The greater number of them are epiphytes or plants that grow on others without absorbing nourishment from them, and heat and moisture afford all or nearly all the nourishment they require.
After a brief interference in the affairs of Germany, where the intricate question of the Cleves-Jiilich succession was already preparing the way for the Thirty Years' War, the United Provinces became immersed in a hot and absorbing theological struggle with which were mixed up important political issues.
Such gums are formed abundantly in pycnidia, and, absorbing water, swell and carry out the spores in long tendrils, which emerge for days and dry as they reach the air, the glued spores gradually being set free by rain, wind, &c. In oidial chains (Sclerotinia) a minute double wedge of wall-substance arises in the middle lamella between each pair of contiguous oidia, and by its enlargement splits the separating lamella.
After absorbing the cell-contents of the latter, which it does in a few hours or days, the fungus puts out a sporangium, the contents of which break up into numerous minute swarm-spores, usually one-ciliate, rarely two-ciliate.
Palladium and some other metals are capable of absorbing large volumes of hydrogen (especially when the metal is used as a cathode in a water electrolysis apparatus).
In the name of this committee he was charged with the drawing up of reports to the Convention upon the absorbing themes of the overthrow of the party of the Gironde (report of the 8th of July 1793), of the Herbertists, and finally, of that denunciation of Danton which consigned him and his followers to the guillotine.
On Gambetta the influence of Leonie was absorbing, both as lover and as politician, and the correspondence which has been published shows how much he depended upon her.
The limestones of which they are mostly composed act like a sponge, absorbing the rain-water through their innumerable pores and fissures, and thus storing it up in the interior, afterwards to allow it to well forth in springs at various elevations lower down.
Meanwhile a great part of the Jewish people was living dispersed among the cities of the Greek world, speaking Greek as their mother-tongue, and absorbing Greek influences in much larger measure than their brethren of Palestine.
It is also disengaged by growing vegetation, plants possessing the power of absorbing carbon dioxide, assimilating the carbon and rejecting the oxygen.
For the last few years of his life this new interest remained the absorbing one.
But increasing culture presents new ideals, and the mind, absorbing the ethical spirit of its environment, gradually emancipates itself from conventions and superstitions.
The hot season throughout this part of the country is rendered more trying by frequent dust storms and fiery winds; whilst the bare rocky ridges that traverse the country, absorbing heat by day and radiating it by night, render the summer nights most oppressive.
A more serious objection to the use of lagging of this kind is the danger of its absorbing moisture.
It is, however, important to bear in mind that Lane's theory is concerned with the temperature of the body of the star; the temperature of the photosphere and absorbing layers, with which we are chiefly concerned, does not necessarily follow the same law.
They were of absorbing interest to Paris, to France and to Europe; and upon them the Girondist leader at last, on the 31st of December 1792, broke silence, delivering one of his greatest orations, probably one of the greatest combinations of sound reasoning, sagacity and eloquence which has ever been displayed in the annals of French politics.
The gas fumes strongly in moist air, and it is rapidly dissolved by water, one volume of water at o° C. absorbing 503 volumes of the gas.
These absorbing duties, added to his parochial work, left little time for literature.
Another conspicuous feature of Clay's public career was his absorbing and rightful, but constantly ungratified, ambition to be president of the United States.
Another widespread reason for avoiding flesh diet altogether was the fear of absorbing the irrational soul of the animal, which especially resided in the blood.
The same fear of imbibing the irrational soul of animals, and thereby reinforcing the lower appetites and instincts of the human being, inspired the vegetarianism of Apollonius of Tyana and of the Jewish Therapeutae, who in their sacred meals were careful to have a table free from blood-containing meats; and the fear of absorbing the animal's psychic qualities equally motived the Jewish and early Christian rule against eating things strangled.
Molten copper absorbs carbon monoxide, hydrogen and sulphur dioxide; it also appears to decompose hydrocarbons (methane, ethane), absorbing the hydrogen and the carbon separating out.
The new king devoted himself to the promotion of the material development of the country, the Gota canal absorbing the greater portion of the twenty- 1844 four millions of dalers voted for the purpose.
Ardashir I., moreover, and his successors endeavoured to establish the validity of the royal will by absorbing the vassal states and instituting a firmer organization.
It is a white powder moderately soluble in cold water, readily soluble in hot water, the solution possessing an alkaline reaction and absorbing carbon dioxide readily.
The green plant, however, always keeps the upper hand, restricting the development of the bacteria to the nodules and later absorbing them for its own use.
The heat is sufficient to keep the resulting lead oxide fused, and the porous cupel has the property of absorbing melted lead oxide without taking up any of the metallic globule, exactly in the same way that blottingpaper will absorb water whilst it will not touch a globule of mercury.
When molten, silver occludes the oxygen of the atmosphere, absorbing 20 times its own volume of the gas; the oxygen, however, is not permanently retained, for on cooling it is expelled with great violence; this phenomenon is known as the "spitting" of silver.
The academies of the day represented the prevailing intellectual tendency of Renaissance humanism, namely, an absorbing enthusiasm for classic letters and for the transcendental speculations of Platonic and neo-Platonic mysticism, not unmixed with the traditions and practice of medieval alchemy, astrology and necromantics.
(2) A state which in ordinary times appropriates one-tenth or some less proportion of aggregate individual incomes is much stronger relatively than a state absorbing one-fourth, one-third, or even a higher proportion.
The nature of the surface of a body has considerable influence on its power of absorbing light.
All bodies when heated emit the same kind of radiations which they absorb - an important principle known as the principle of the equality of radiating and absorbing powers.
In the case of solutions, if the absorption of the solvent is negligible, the effect of increasing the concentration of the absorbing solute is the same as that of increasing the thickness in the same ratio.
13, where the effect of a single absorbing system upon vibrations of all wave-lengths is shown.
The relative increase of index takes place on the side where the wavelength is greater than that of the absorbing system.
back the coloured ribbon of the spectrum upon itself, but just where this is done all its light will be robbed to maintain the absorbing system in vibration.
Ordinary sulphuric acid, H 2 SO 4, may be prepared by dissolving sulphur trioxide in water, a reaction accompanied by a great evolution of heat; by the gradual oxidation of an aqueous solution of sulphur dioxide, a fact which probably explains the frequent occurrence of sulphuric acid in the natural waters rising in volcanic districts; or by deflagrating a mixture of sulphur and nitre in large glass bells or jars, absorbing the vapours in water and concentrating the solution.
The acid is extremely hygroscopic, absorbing moisture from the atmosphere with great rapidity; hence it finds considerable application as a desiccating agent.
The reaction is then: 2SO 2 (OH) (ONO) + SO 2 + 2H 2 O = 3H 2 SO 4 + 2NO; that is to say, all the "nitre" is returned to the chambers in the shape of NO; the sulphuric acid employed in the Gay-Lussac process is not merely recovered, but an additional quantity is formed from fresh S02; as the heat of the burner-gases also comes into play, much water is evaporated, which supplies part of the steam required for the working of the chambers; and the acid issues from the apparatus in a "denitrated" and sufficiently concentrated state (78 to 80% H2S04) to be used over again for absorbing nitrous vapours or any other purpose desired.
by decomposing ordinary sulphuric acid by a high temperature into SO 2, 0, and H 2 O (the last of course being in the shape of steam), absorbing the water by sulphuric acid, and causing theSO 2 and 0 to combine to SO 3 by means of moderately heated platinum in a fine state of division.
Penda, the last heathen king of Mercia, determined the size and strength of that state, by absorbing into it the territories of the other Anglian kingdoms of the Midlands, and probably also by carrying forward its western border beyond the Severn.
The form of the pipette varies with the nature of the absorbing material.
phosphorus, the absorbing bulb has a tubulure at the bottom.
To use a pipette, the absorbing liquid is brought to the outlet of the capillary by tilting or by squeezing a rubber ball fixed to the wide end, and the liquid is maintained there by closing with a clip. The capillary is connected with the measuring tube by a fine tube previously filled with water.
When small in amount, it is better to estimate as carbon dioxide by burning with oxygen and absorbing in potash; when large in amount, the bulk is absorbed in ammoniacal cuprous chloride and the residue burned.
At the top it is connected by a capillary tube bent at right angles to a series of absorbing vessels, the connexion being effected by stopcocks.
The cylinder in direct communication with the capillary is filled with glass tubes so as to expose a larger surface of the absorbing solution to the gas.
The other cylinder is open to the air and serves to hold the liquid ejected from the absorbing cylinder.
The absorbing vessels are then about half filled with the absorbents, and, by opening the cocks and aspirating, the liquid is brought so as (By permission of Messrs Baird & Tatlock.) FIG.
The absorption is effected by opening the cock of an absorbing vessel and raising the levelling bottle.
The hydrocarbons, upon which the luminosity of the flame entirely depends, are divided in the analysis into two groups, saturated and unsaturated, according to their behaviour with a solution of bromine in potassium bromide, which has the power of absorbing those termed "unsaturated," but does not affect in diffused daylight the gaseous members of the "saturated" series of hydrocarbons.
Both rock-salt and carbon bisulphide are extremely transparent to the luminous and also to the infra-red rays The iodine in the solution, however, has the property of absorbing the luminous rays, while transmitting the infra-red rays copiously, so that in sufficient thicknesses the solution appears nearly black.
Besides absorbing the prerogatives of Ea and Bel, Marduk was also imbued with the attributes of other of the great gods, such as Adad, Shamash, Nergal and Ninib, so that, more particularly as we approach the days of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, the impression is created that Marduk was the only real deity recognized, and that the other gods were merely the various forms under which he manifested himself.
the executive and bent on absorbing the government.
Probably drapery assists by absorbing the sound to some extent, and thus it lessens the echo besides breaking it up. (J.
He must be an essential unity prior to this duality, a Being wholly without difference or determination; and, accordingly, the highest mode of human existence, in which the soul apprehends this absolute, must be one in which all definite thought is transcended, and all consciousness of self lost in the absorbing ecstasy.
This is in fair agreement with the computed temperature due to the sun's radiation upon a perpendicular absorbing surface when no temperature is lost through conduction to the interior.
The Croats occupied most of the region now known as Croatia-Slavonia, Dalmatia, and north-western Bosnia, displacing or absorbing the earlier inhabitants everywhere except along the Dalmatian littoral, where the Italian city-states usually maintained their independence, and in certain districts of Slavonia, where, out of a mixed population of Slavonic immigrants, Avars and Pannonians, the Sla y s, and especially the Serbo-Croats, gradually became predominant.
The sand-hills are not inherently infertile; the soil never bakes, is always receptive of moisture, absorbing water like a sponge and holding it well.
"During the middle ages," says Tulloch, "the belief in the devil was absorbing - saints conceived themselves and others to be in constant conflict with him."
For example, the real image may be recorded on a photographic plate; it may be measured; it can be physically altered by polarization, by spectrum analysis of the light employed by absorbing layers, &c. The greatest advantage of the compound microscope is that it represents a larger area, and this much more completely than is possible in the simple form.
On the absorbing question of the development, T.
the power of absorbing larger or smaller quantities of oxygen on exposure to the air, we arrive at the following classification: I.
In 1810 Sir John Leslie combined with the air pump a vessel containing strong sulphuric acid for absorbing the vapour from the air, and is said to have succeeded in producing I to 1 z lb of ice in a single operation.
By continuing the walls of the hearth above the tuyere, into a shaft or stack either of the same or some other section, we obtain a furnace of increased capacity, but with no greater power of consuming fuel, in which the material to be treated can be heated up gradually by loading it into the stack, alternately with layers of fuel, the charge descending regularly to the point of combustion, and absorbing a proportion of the heat of the flame that went to waste in the open fire.
"What is my fate?" she asked, absorbing the information that confirmed what Jule had told her about the war between good and evil on earth.
She closed her eyes and retraced the route to the cottage in her mind, only distantly aware she was absorbing his energy.
These Minutes provide an absorbing and detailed account of the trade and commerce of a colonial power at its height.
full aniline dyed leathers are more susceptible to absorbing liquids because of the natural porosity of the hide.
The U2 has an argon filled cavity with copper sulfate water absorbing capsule.
One texture surfaces risk absorbing more of the surface dressing binder which can lead to localized failure of the dressing.
With clarifying Rosemary extract to help clear and prevent blemishes whilst oil absorbing powders help to reduce shine.
borderline between fantasy and reality in a story that is part situation comedy, part tragedy and all absorbing.
By absorbing carbon dioxide the oceans actually help stave off climate change.
Fortunately the air space is fitted with a moisture absorbing chemical, which eliminates condensation inside the double glazing.
Activated Carbon Cloth is most commonly used in preventive conservation to retard the corrosion of metals by absorbing contaminants such as acetic acids.
The first complex must be absorbing red light in order to give the complementary color cyan.
Plus, your stomach won't have any problems absorbing it, which eliminates painful cramps or stomach discomfort!
Sand dunes provide a coastal protection role by absorbing the impact of wave energy.
Most lichens that contain green algae can recover from drought by absorbing water from humid air and then begin to photosynthesise.
Materials with high mass are particularly good at absorbing the solar heat entering a building.
hobby as with all absorbing hobbies, some people take things to extremes.
This is a sample which shows the compressive, shock absorbing strength of an aluminum honeycomb panel.
If there are any absorbing states, the chain is not irreducible.
The heel seat is capable of absorbing 20 joules of energy.
The route in this picture climbs a stunning limestone gorge and shows well the use of the Via Ferrata shock absorbing lanyards.
A note of caution: fiber and bulk-forming laxatives partly work by absorbing water (a bit like blotting paper ).
mellifluous prose, Thubron's eye for detail and command of scope makes for an absorbing, complex read.
A shock absorbing midsole and footbed round off the comfort features.
The result is an absorbing historical panorama of one of Europe's greatest cities to delight the armchair traveler and historian alike.
Ringing is a rewarding and absorbing pastime, new recruits are always welcome!
The absorbing pigments are added to organic filters in the bulk product.
The feel good factor is absorbing the Abbey Stadium at the moment as the all-important league run-in continues.
This absorbing book traces the eventful and sometimes scandalous lives of Hedy and George.
After the first few deaths, but the one all absorbing thought of individual self-preservation prevailed.
shock absorber pack, even tho the rope itself has some shock absorbing capacity.
Apart from absorbing sunlight, how else can we increase our daily intake of vitamin D?
This interest was not merely theoretical - he found the actual preparing and compounding of ointments and plasters very absorbing.
The book is both a love story and a tense and absorbing thriller.
tranquillityn silence for a few moments absorbing the total tranquility of the place then moved back into the crypt again.
treadle wheel lathe provided some members of the aristocracy with a hobby that some found as absorbing as any modern day turner.
Stratospheric ozone acts as a shield by absorbing potentially harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation which would otherwise reach the earth's surface.
underrun protection system to be energy absorbing.
Their history is therefore not the history of a single people, centralizing and absorbing its constituent elements by a process of continued evolution, but of a group of cognate populations, exemplifying divers types of constitutional developments.
a soft nutrient substratum penetrate it and become absorbing organs.
We may note the universal Li occurrence on the lower surface of the thallus of fixing ver and absorbing rhizoids in accordance with the terrestrial Worts.
For this reason proposals have been made to plant in the place of weeds low-growing leguminous plants, the growth of which will not only prevent impoverishment and loss of soil during the rains and conserve moisture in the heat, but will also have the effect of enriching the soil in nitrogenous constituents through the power leguminous plants possess of absorbing nitrogen from the air through nodules on their roots.
Even then, however, the liquid nature of the substance, though advantageous in one or two directions, constituted a serious obstacle to its safe transport and storage and to its efficient employment; it was therefore not until Nobel produced plastic solid preparations by mixing the liquid with porous substances, such as gunpowder, or carbon and sulphur, and finally kieselguhr in a fine state of division, capable of absorbing and retaining considerable quantities of it, that it could be employed as a blasting agent (see Explosives, Dyna Mite, Cordite).
The plant, on the other hand, if it be a green plant, containing chlorophyll, is capable, in the presence of light, of building up both carbohydrate material and proteid material from inorganic salts; if it be a fungus, devoid of chlorophyll, whilst it is dependent on pre-existing carbohydrate material and is capable of absorbing, like an animal, proteid material as such, it is able to build up its proteid food from material chemically simpler than proteid.
Hess, who showed that acetone will absorb twenty-five times its own volume of acetylene at a temperature of 15Ã‚° C. under atmospheric pressure, and that, providing the temperature is kept constant, the liquid acetone will go on absorbing acetylene at the rate of twentyfive times its own volume for every atmosphere of pressure to which the gas is subjected.
As in Europe, these northern peoples will hold the power which intelligent democracies are consciously absorbing, and the British faculty for statecraft is gradually welding new nations on the British model, without the obsolete traditions and without that human sediment which too frequently chokes the currents of national vitality in the older communities of Europe.
The gas fumes strongly in moist air, and it is rapidly dissolved by water, one volume of water at oÃ‚° C. absorbing 503 volumes of the gas.
In mammals both caecum and colon are often sacculated, a disposition caused by the arrangement of the longitudinal bands of muscular tissue in their walls; but the small intestine is always smooth and simple-walled externally, though its lining membrane often exhibits contrivances for increasing the absorbing surface without adding to the general bulk of the organ, such as the numerous small tags, or " villi," by which it is everywhere beset, and the more obvious transverse, longitudinal, or reticulating folds projecting into the interior, met with in many animals, of which the " valvulae conniventes " of man form well-known examples.
It is almost insoluble in water, is miscible with absolute alcohol and ether, and dissolves sulphur, phosphorus, resins and caoutchouc. On exposure to the air it dries to a solid resin, and absorbing oxygen gives off ozone - a reaction utilized in the disinfectant called "Sanitas."
Blake Bailey 's absorbing biography is the story of an unlikely triumph salvaged from the wreckage of an unruly life.
The lanyard is fitted with a standard shock absorber pack, even tho the rope itself has some shock absorbing capacity.
We stood in silence for a few moments absorbing the total tranquility of the place then moved back into the crypt again.
The treadle wheel lathe provided some members of the aristocracy with a hobby that some found as absorbing as any modern day turner.
Stratospheric ozone acts as a shield by absorbing potentially harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation which would otherwise reach the earth 's surface.
There should be a requirement for the front underrun protection system to be energy absorbing.
You're going to be absorbing a lot of information from customers, and you need to creatively mix this data with your original idea and come up with something new.
They are absorbing every sound they hear and understanding before they begin to talk.
The top of your head and up to 60% of your face is protected by the energy absorbing foam.
Polarized lenses filter the waves of light by absorbing some of the reflected glare while allowing other light waves to pass through them.
It may stretching the reading abilities of some fifth-graders, but Hatchet is a completely absorbing story that's definitely worth the time it takes to finish.
By the simplest definition, solar systems work by absorbing sunlight and converting it into energy - such as heat, hot water, and light.
Polycrystalline panels are typically more affordable than monocrystalline panels, but they are not as efficient at absorbing sunlight and converting it to usable electricity.
Thermal mass: the material that rests behind the absorbing surface that retains the heat.
Take a shower and clean the skin right before the application to remove all lotions and cosmetics that will inhibit the chemicals from absorbing into the skin.
Infused with pearl powders, it provides a matte finish by absorbing oil with rice starch, oat protein and coral seaweed.
The shadows also inhibit shine by absorbing oil, says the Black Opal site.
The translucent powder was excellent at absorbing skin oils without caking.
In addition to absorbing vitamin K from vegetables and other foods, we also produce it in our bodies.
The college party is an iconic part of the college experience, immortalized in movies like Animal House and absorbing the weekends of students everywhere.
One reason that fiberglass is such a popular choice for whelping boxes is the fact that the surface area is nonporous, keeping it from absorbing bodily fluids that may harbor unhealthy substances and making it is easy to clean.
In fact, some of the super-duper shock absorbing stuff can be downright hazardous, as all that gel or wiz-bang technology adds an inch or more between you and the ground.
Organic cotton clothing and other organically produced products are thought to be better for the planet because of decreasing the pesticide and herbicide load that that planet is absorbing.
The inserts are primarily responsible for absorbing the fluids produced by babies and toddlers; covers act as the waterproof barrier that prevents fluids from leaking.
Wool is very effective for absorbing moisture.
Organic cotton bedding is far better at absorbing moisture during the night than do cotton blends.
In Type II diabetes, the body becomes inefficient at absorbing sugars in the blood.
This can cause dry eyes by evaporating the water from the contact lens and absorbing from the natural tear film of your eyes.
This may also be labeled as absorbing UV rays up to 400nm.
This is due to the pots being unglazed and absorbing the unique flavors of the tea.
Melanin also protects the body by absorbing ultraviolet light.
For example, the bulk agent psyllium helps some people by absorbing excess fluid and solidifying stools; cholestyramine, which binds bile acids, is effective in treating bile-salt-induced diarrhea.
The active ingredients work by absorbing, reflecting, or scattering some or all of the sun's rays.
They generally diminish in severity when the child is involved in an absorbing activity such as reading or doing homework, and increase in frequency and severity when the child is tired, ill, or stressed.
The sweat test is administered as soon as CF is suspected, either because of family history or symptoms, such as frequent colds, recurrent lung infections, recurrent diarrhea, difficulty absorbing food, and slower-than-normal growth.
Since most people who eat meat or eggs get enough B12 in their diets, a deficiency of this vitamin usually means that the body is not absorbing it properly.
Pediatricians should be consulted before iron supplements are taken, however, because of the difficulty in absorbing non-food sources of iron.
Doctors may also order a test for fat in the stool, since celiac disease prevents the body from absorbing fat from food.
Some research suggests that nerve cells of PKU patients also have difficulty absorbing tyrosine.
Tampons are the another option for absorbing menstrual flow.
Eating olives or crackers or sucking on a lemon can calm the stomach by absorbing acid and excess fluid.
Hair powders work by dulling the sheen on the hair shaft and absorbing excess oils where it needs it.
Speedo's XD fabrics actually resist absorbing water, and when your child's suit dries more quickly, there's less time for wet fabric to chafe and cause sore spots.
This will help protect your hair from absorbing harmful pool chemicals.
In some cases, you may have a medical condition that prevents you from absorbing certain nutrients properly.
If you have certain digestive ailments, such as celiac disease and Crohn's disease, then you might not be absorbing enough vitamin D in your gastrointestinal track.
Damage to the intestine prevents the body from absorbing vitamins.
Source Naturals Sublingual B12--For those with problems absorbing B12, a sublingual form is recommended.
Absorption: Another reason for administering a single vitamin supplement is to assist a child that is having difficultly absorbing and utilizing the vitamin.
People who like conventional juicers claim that the pulp keeps your body from absorbing the nutrients from the juice easily.Proponents of the Vitamix blender claim that the whole fruit is more nutritious than drinking just the juice.
It also features the Odor Absorber, which is an odor and VOC absorbing filter that needs to be replaced once annually.
The odor absorbing technology of the Oreck air purifiers helps anyone keep their home or office smelling fresh and clean.
Miele's unique Sealed System™ technology, AirClean™ Filter-bag™ and Active AirClean™ filter with odor absorbing charcoal makes the S7 Cat & Dog vacuum the popular choice for pet lovers nationwide.
Finally, learners of all ages can enjoy absorbing a new skill with card games such as Sign Language Pocket Flash Cards, which teach basic communication of American Sign Language.
When the reeds are no longer absorbing the oil, replace them.
Villi are responsible for absorbing a variety of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates and proteins.
There, small projection fingers called villi have the job of absorbing nutrients from your food into the body to nourish cells.
Nutritional Deficiencies: The result of a near-constant state of gastrointestinal distress, your body will have difficulty processing and absorbing many vitamins and minerals.
Because your body is not absorbing lactose, you may develop lactose intolerance.
You may also want to consider shock absorbing straps for the most comfortable fit.
It is also believed that care placed in storage practices keeps the cards from absorbing negative energy.
Three to four year olds are now interacting with the world and absorbing huge quantities of information on how that world works through preschool science and every day interactions.
Tanning is the body's natural response to protect it from UV radiation; a shield, if you will, to avoid absorbing more of those rays.
Alli pills work by preventing your body from absorbing some of the fat found in your foods.
The arch is open with no support, so it's unable to do its job of absorbing that shock.
With features like shock absorbing soles and Fast Twist and metal thread receptacles which are present to aid traction without destroying the golf green, you can play for hours not ever having to think about your foot comfort.
Born shoes are not organic, but these mid-soles are excellent for absorbing shock.
As the heel comes down, the coil compresses, absorbing the majority of the shock.
The forefoot is more plush in this version than the previous and the design is all geared towards achieving full stability and propulsion, while also absorbing shock and maintaining maximum ventilation.
Made for absorbing impact, this shoe should carry you through hours of walking or hiking with ease.
Eco-Drive watches work by absorbing light through a solar panel and converting it into energy which is stored in an energy cell.
Light colors feel cooler in the sun because they reflect the heat instead of absorbing it and subsequently transferring it to your body.
Therefore, the sole of the shoe is flexible but more durable and capable of absorbing shock.
Instead of absorbing nutrients from those foods and eliminating the rest as waste, insulin causes your body to store it as fat.
The most common are starch-blockers (also called carb-blockers) and fat-blockers, which claim to prevent your body from absorbing the specific substance you are trying reduce.
It's also important to note that you should not take Alli if you have had an organ transplant, if you are taking cyclosporine, if you have been diagnosed with problems absorbing food or if you are not overweight.
Soluble fiber can prevent the body from absorbing as much fat from foods as it normally would.
The fiber aids digestion and it prevents the blood from absorbing sugars all at once.
Incomplete digestion hinders food's nutrients from properly absorbing and nourishing the body, which may lead to disease and health complications.
When you take an Alli pill, it blocks your body from absorbing about 25 percent of the fat present in the foods you eat.
Let the chalk rest on the fabric, absorbing the oil for several hours.
This poly-cotton blend keeps perspiration off your skin by absorbing it quickly into the fabric.
The world is doomed, until a full-size Godzilla Junior made a theatrical entrance and saved the planet by absorbing the deadly radiation.
The crystals are usually aluminum oxide (due to the inert and oil absorbing qualities), although other substances can be used.
Oil Absorbing Sheets: A blotter that eliminates shine and doesn't interfere with makeup is ideal for oily types who need protection throughout the day.
To the base of the stem are attached a number of branched cell-threads (rhizoids) which ramify in the soil, fixing the plant and absorbing water from soil.
The chief trouble was that acetone expands a small percentage of its own volume while it is absorbing acetylene; therefore it is impossible to fill a cylinder with acetone and then force in acetylene, and still more impracticable only partly to fill the cylinder with acetone, as in that case the space above the liquid would be filled with acetylene under high pressure, and would have all the disadvantages of a cylinder containing compressed acetylene only.
A second guiding principle is afforded by the different amounts of iodine (see Oil Testing below) the various oils and fats are capable of absorbing.
So you sapped us to keep her from absorbing our power.
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