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  • It fled like a wounded animal and it was impossible to block its path.

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  • Yes. I'm sorry so many buildings are gone but that one block is enough.

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  • Whatever he was going through, he was doing his best to block her.

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  • She leaned over and picked up a block of wood.

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  • I walked down the entire block but there weren't any people.

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  • The figure's arm was raised to block the blinding light.

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  • Dean looked over his shoulder, expecting to see a local postmark but read, written in block letters, Rollins, Kansas.

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  • Dean looked over his shoulder, expecting to see a local postmark but read, written in block letters, Rollins, Kansas.

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  • A notebook lay on the table next to a few scrolls, an ancient manuscript and another block of stone with carvings too faint for Gabe to read.

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  • A notebook lay on the table next to a few scrolls, an ancient manuscript and another block of stone with carvings too faint for Gabe to read.

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  • So you could block others?

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  • Her footsteps echoed off the block walls.

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  • Her footsteps echoed off the block walls.

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  • Three figures emerged to block her path.

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  • Lankha was asleep above, and the clamoring of the cell block was gone.

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  • Tim was the quiet one and when Jim cried, everyone on the block knew he was unhappy.

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  • Usually I enjoy seeing the gentle flakes and they cause me little aggravation with their accumulation as I seldom travel more than a block or two when I secure provisions.

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  • It was a beat-up Camaro parked half a block down.

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  • It also seemed perfectly reasonable to take the 1962 Nash Metropolitan for a spin around the block, even though it didn't have brakes either.

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  • All the while, I couldn't block the vision of the wife I so loved, being herded at knife point.

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  • They all feigned shock and surprise at this not-uncommon happening as Paulette huffily announced she'd absent herself with a walk around the block while they "took care of the matter."

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  • Another image flashed, and Deidre gasped, covering her face with her hands in an effort to block it.

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  • Another image flashed, and Deidre gasped, covering her face with her hands in an effort to block it.

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  • "I like pain," another voice down the block growled.

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  • When set, the eldest demonstrated a simple strike and block, then corrected her form as she followed his example.

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  • When set, the eldest demonstrated a simple strike and block, then corrected her form as she followed his example.

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  • Rose Tisdale first sighted the blue car circling the block and called Flora Watkins.

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  • By taking a block of marble and carving a statue, or taking a handful of seed and growing a cornfield, you have combined your labor and know-how with something of little value and have created something of more value.

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  • He could not tell them what we say now: Why fight, why block the road, losing our own men and inhumanly slaughtering unfortunate wretches?

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  • Rhyn moved to the door leading to the block, unable to help the small tremble of his hand.  Not only had he spent too long in this very place, he'd seen Katie hurt here and barely escaped alive with her.

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  • At her hesitation, he motioned for her to sit again and turned, continuing to block Kris from sight.

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  • The cell block fell silent, and he sensed the others also smelled the human blood.

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  • He raised a hand to block, but she kicked him in the groin, and then in the neck.

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  • Katie whipped around the breakfast bar, eyes roving the kitchen for the knife block or something with which to defend herself.

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  • All she wanted was the coziness of her studio, where she could block out everything and paint.

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  • He'd tried to block all memories of a happier time for fear he'd never see such times again.

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  • Dean gritted his teeth and dropped once more, just as a block of frozen mass as large as his head struck a glancing blow to his already aching shoulder.

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  • Ed lifted his head and nickered, but he continued to work on the salt block when she didn't call him.

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  • I grabbed a hot dog with sauerkraut at a stand nearby and watched the theater crowd exit the latest block buster show.

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  • So did her sister who was visiting, and the old guy who owns the gift store on the block with the Post Office.

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  • Dean returned to Bird Song mid-morning, showered, and walked the three blocks to Diversions, a combination used book store, coffee shop, and local gathering place, on Sixth Street, a half block from Main.

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  • She repeated the sentence over and over to try to block out what her senses told her about the size of the monster.

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  • It shot off the counter, hitting the block wall and bouncing off to roll across the floor and stop at Carmen's feet.

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  • Dean planned to send a patrol car by later to pick up some clothes but his trip home passed within a block of Parsons Street and on an impulse, he drove by the building.

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  • Dean planned to send a patrol car by later to pick up some clothes but his trip home passed within a block of Parsons Street and on an impulse, he drove by the building.

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  • One morning she was greatly distressed by finding that one of the dogs had a block fastened to her collar.

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  • Dean's suggestion about a public Internet connection a block away on Main Street was met with a dumb stare.

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  • I couldn't block out of my mind, my wife's statement a few days ago; think of all the children who he could be saving.

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  • Jule's arm shot out to block the interloper's progress toward them.

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  • Distraught, she rolled over to find the first surprise of the day on the block of stone that acted as a nightstand: an obsidian tray of fruit and fresh pastries.

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  • "Rhyn—" She started forward, and Gabriel held out an arm to block her.

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  • She closed her eyes, as if to block the tears.

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  • And damn near impossible to see anything from down below, even if the overhang didn't block the view.

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  • The sun wouldn't be up for another hour, but the block walls of the dairy loomed clearly in the white landscape.

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  • Rhyn left the cell block to Toby's protests and walked with Gabe through the antechamber and into the hallway on the other side.  Gabe's gaze was dark, his air brooding.  Rhyn opened a portal, and they crossed through to Gabe's cabin in the underworld.

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  • Rhyn ignored the demon and left the cell block, returning to the hallway before opening a portal.  He crossed through the shadow world to the beach of the Caribbean Sanctuary.  Toby was dragging Kiki up the beach by one leg.

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  • Fred managed to get the license number by walking around the block and returning to the house from the rear.

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  • No one on the block remembered the motor home, but the backyard was closed from view from the street, so unless someone was in the building it would not have been visible.

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  • The vehicle careened down the block, narrowly missing a mail truck that honked its irri­tation, and sped around the corner before Dean had staggered to his feet.

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  • The lodge was in the next block and once again mirrored the others he'd visited since this business began.

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  • Jule's arm shot out to block the interloper's progress toward them.

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  • And damn near impossible to see anything from down below, even if the overhang didn't block the view.

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  • The sun wouldn't be up for another hour, but the block walls of the dairy loomed clearly in the white landscape.

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  • But the coachman could not stop, for from the Meshchanski Street came more carts and carriages, and the Rostovs were being shouted at to move on and not block the way.

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  • Quinn's settings placed Howie within a block and a half of the hotel.

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  • I don't know what I mean except I can't stop dreaming of little children, all hurt and bleeding and I don't want to see them because it hurts too much, but I can't block them out!

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  • The words were familiar, the same words he'd spoken to Dusty thousands of years ago, when he'd discovered the youth who was not yet a man on a slave trader's block, bloodied and weeping for the family he'd just lost.

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  • He tried to block that day from his mind as he played out the coiled rope from over his shoulder and moved backwards down the slope.

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  • The nagging question of Fitzgerald continued to block out the other important matters Dean should have been concentrating on.

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  • She tugged the top of the kitchen table to block the doorway, hoping it would keep the creature in the kitchen.

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  • On it, written in block letters, was Donnie Ryland.

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  • Rhyn considered how he might use the demon, as he had once before.  He didn't answer, pushing the door open to the cell block.  Nearly all the cells were empty.  "Where is everyone?" he asked.

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  • He heard Hannah crying and smelled the unmistakable scent of human blood before he took a step onto the block.  He strode down the block and paused in front of Hannah's cell.  She was curled up on the bed, sobbing.  When he looked at the cell across from her, he saw why.  Jared stood in the cell, covered in blood.  The cell looked as if a human had exploded, and Rhyn saw a pile of bones Jared had gnawed clean then stacked neatly.

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  • He circled the block, approached from the other direction, and parked up the block.

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  • She tugged the top of the kitchen table to block the doorway, hoping it would keep the creature in the kitchen.

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  • The answers fell into place, one after another like a child's wooden puzzle, and even absent the last lingering block, the finished the picture was finally clear.

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  • On weekends customers line up around the block for the bistro's special brunch selections.

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  • A beer garden provides adult beverages, in the rear of the sprawling market, which spans a full city block.

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  • The three-story building looked big enough to cover a city block.

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  • She closed her eyes, telling herself she'd survive this and figure out how to get the hell out of there, even if it meant bartering with the monsters on her cell block.

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  • He took his time going back to the cell block.

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  • After several attempts, the two older boys were satisfied and moved onto another strike and then another block.

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  • I can go here and I can go out on the block.

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  • He motioned dismissively towards the cell block.

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  • Rhyn opened the door, surprised to find the jailer's room empty.  He'd expected Jared at least.  He closed the door quietly behind him.  He snatched the talisman hanging near the door, the one that freed inmates from their cells.  He ignored the quickening of his pulse as he entered the familiar cell block.

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  • It's right down the block.

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  • The white block walls of the dairy remained solid, but the windows were dark.

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  • If he hadn't saved that nobleman's child years ago, you'd have been sold on the auction block, her mother said.

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  • Damian. He bought me off the auction block.

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  • I wouldn't have been on the auction block if my family wasn't slaughtered!

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  • Jenn trotted forward, towards the huge block of marble.

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  • Her ankle twisted as she landed on a rock, and she fell, yanking free another knife to block the guardsmen's first blow.

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  • He thought her ready to refuse, but when he struck, she made an effort to block as he said.

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  • My allies will block their roads and take the fortresses at the borders, among other actions.

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  • It had been many years - -before she inherited the demon - -since she was free of the cold block within her.

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  • He could block the hole, but there was no way of knowing if he would be trapping them inside.

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  • Taking a few steps back she gripped the ax half way down on the handle and slammed it down against the block of wood with a dull whack.

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  • He lifted the ax, taking aim at a new block of wood.

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  • After the dress dried, she ironed it with an old block iron she found in the closet.

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  • Her first strike might as well have been in slow motion; no one moved like he did with brute strength that flattened her after a particularly harsh block.

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  • Overly aware of his intent scrutiny, Jessi tried to act normal as she pulled a paring knife free from the block of sleek knives and sliced through the lemon.

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  • But that did nothing to explain to him how an oblivious Natural who was able to block his mind power just happened to end up in his home.

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  • Xander held out an arm to block her path.

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  • by Rysbrack, sculptured out of a single block of marble taken from the French by Admiral Sir George Rooke.

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  • To the south-west of the Forum are the remains of three small temples, one dedicated to Venus, and a well-preserved Mithraeum, with mosaics representing the seven planets, &c. To the south-west again is the conspicuous brick cella of a lofty temple, on arched substructures, generally supposed to be that of Vulcan, with a threshold block of africano (Euboean) marble over 15 ft.

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  • Block, Dictionnaire de ladministration franfaise, the articles in which contain full bibliographies (2 vols., Paris, 1905); E.

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  • It consists in the main of an Archean block or " coign,"which still occupies nearly the whole of the western half of the continent, outcrops in north-eastern Queensland, forms the foundation of southern New South Wales and eastern Victoria, and is exposed in western Victoria, in Tasmania, and in the western flank of the Southern Alps of New Zealand.

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  • The breaking up of the old Archean foundation block began in Cambrian and Ordovician times.

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  • Bound hand and foot he was thrown alive into a mould in which a block of concrete was about to be made.

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  • The block containing his body was built into an angle of the Fort of the Twenty-four Hours, then under construction.

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  • northward, and partitioned between the two powers a large block of territory, which by an agreement of 1888 had been declared a neutral zone.

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  • In order to see whether the heat came out of the chips he compared the capacity for heat of the chips abraded by the boring bar with that of an equal quantity of the metal cut from the block by a fine saw, and obtained the same result in the two cases, from which he concluded that "the heat produced could not possibly have been furnished at the expense of the latent heat of the metallic chips."

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  • E is the ear-piece made of ebonite; F is a cap of the same material enclosing the receiver terminals, which are mounted upon the ebonite block G, attached to the distance piece I.

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  • The microphonic arrangement consisted of a spring S, about the hundredth of an inch thick and the eighth of an inch broad, fixed at one end to a lever L, and carrying at its free extremity a brass block W.

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  • Thus, in the Crossley transmitter four hard carbon pencils were arranged in a lozenge-shaped figure, the ends of each pencil resting loosely in a small carbon block.

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  • Block mountains.

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  • Einseitige Schollengebirge oder Schollenrandgebirge- Scarp or tilted block mountains.

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  • Symmetrical block mountains.

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  • The Cumberland County Court House, of white Maine granite, occupies the block bounded by Federal, Pearl, Church and Newbury streets; immediately opposite (to the south-west) is the Federal Court building, also of Maine granite.

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  • He left his wife for a mistress, Elizabeth Holland, was in discord with his family, and lived to see his two nieces, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, and his son Surrey, the fiery-tempered poet, go in turn to the block.

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  • The granite block from which she is said to have viewed the combat is still called the Queen's Chair or the Maiden Stone.

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  • America is now following the lead thus set, and all the most important lines in the United States have adopted block working and interlocking, but a great deal still remains to be done.

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  • The roadway, tracks and rolling stock are so well maintained that those causes which lead to the worst derailments have been eliminated almost completely, and the record of serious collisions has been reduced nearly to zero by the universal use of the block system and by systematic precautions at junctions.

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  • Its investigations justified the law making the block system compulsory, thus removing the worst danger of railway travel.

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  • In items I and 4 the increase in safety is due in part, no doubt, to the extension of the use of the block system.

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  • The keys which hold the rail in the chairs are usually of oak and are placed outside the rails; the inside position has also been employed, but has the disadvantage of detracting from the elasticity of the road since the weight of a passing train presses the rails up against a rigid mass of metal instead of against a slightly yielding block of wood.

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  • At double-line junctions trains passing over the diamond crossings evidently block traffic going in the opposite direction to that in which they are travelling.

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  • Many of them are fault block mountains, the crust having been broken and the blocks tilted so that there is a steep face on one side and a gentle slope on the other.

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  • Many of the block mountains of the Great Basin are of complicated internal structure, showing rocks of all ages - slate, limestone, quartzites, granite, multi-coloured volcanic rocks, and large areas of lava overflow.

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  • At the western end of the lake is the Shelter Stone, an enormous block of granite resting upon two other blocks, which can accommodate a dozen persons.

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  • The most imposing block of the later building is formed by a group of structures rising from the terrace formed by the old west wall.

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  • There are also a theatre, in which, besides the famous Venus of Arles, discovered in 1651, many other remains have been found; an ancient obelisk of a single block, 47 ft.

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  • About three-fourths of the city's total street mileage (120 m.) is paved, Belgian block or macadam being used on the principal thoroughfares.

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  • If the sole purpose for which an animal is reared is to prepare it for the block - and this is the case with steers amongst cattle and with wethers amongst sheep - the sooner it is ready for slaughter the less should be the outlay involved.

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  • The competition thus constitutes what is termed a " block test," and it is instructive in affording the opportunity of seeing the quality of the carcases furnished by the several animals, and in particular the relative proportion and distribution of fat and lean meat.

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  • Geminiano and built a new block at the west end of the square, L.

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  • The block of buildings in the interior, connecting the Porta della Carta to the Rio wing, was added about 1462 by the doge Cristoforo Moro.

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  • Brazil's chief industrial importance is due to its situation in the heart of the "Brazil block" coal (so named because it naturally breaks into almost perfect rectangular blocks) and clay and shale region; among its manufactures are mining machinery and tools, boilers, paving and enamelled building bricks, hollow bricks, tiles, conduits, sewer-pipe and pottery.

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  • The solidification is a very gradual process, depending, of course, for its completion on the size of the block; but before cutting into bars it is essential that the whole should be set and hardened through and through, else the cut bars would not hold together.

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  • 2 The coffer is of fine hard sandstone of superior quality, and has been hollowed out, at the cost of vast labour and expense, from a solid block of rock.

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  • high, approached on either side by a flight of steps leading to the top; this block, which Curtius supposes to have been the primitive altar of Zeus "T ' w ros, may be safely identified with the orators' bema, 6 X Wos Ev 7-?7 IIUKvL (Aristoph.

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  • The delicately carved convex roof, composed of a single block, was surmounted by the tripod.

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  • Louis, $2,000,000; the Missouri athletic club, $500,000; the Railway Exchange, $3,000,000, 18 storeys, covering an entire city block; the University club, $600,- 000; the Young Women's Christian Association, $500,000; the Boatmen's bank, $750,000; the Arcade, $1,250,000; the Post-Despatch building, $500,000; the Bevo Manufacturing Company, $r,000,000.

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  • A pantograph armed with cutting-files a which carve the relief out of a block of gypsum, was employed in1893-1900by C. Perron of Geneva, in producing his relief map of Switzerland on a scale of 1: ioo,000.

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  • Similar carts, slightly lighter, used in the cities, quickly destroy any paving but stone block.

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  • As pointed out by Sir Adam Block, the representative of the British and Dutch bondholders, in his report for 1908-1909, the above arrangement would have been prejudicial to the bondholders had the public debt not been " unified " (as described below) since, however, as a result of that unification, the ceded revenues now produced a sum more than sufficient for the service of the debt, it was only the surplus of revenue reverting to the government which was affected.

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  • Caillard, Babington-Smith and Block, Reports on the Ottoman Public Debt (London, 1884-1898, 1899-1902, 1903 -1910); Annuaire oriental du commerce (Constantinople); Journal de la chambre de commerce (Constantinople, weekly); Annual Report of the Regie Co-interessee des Tabacs (Constantinople); Annual Report of the Council of Foreign Bondholders (London); C. Morawitz, Les Finances de la Turquie (Paris, 1902); G.

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  • Block rubber is considered to possess certain advantages in securing a constant proportion of water, and in being satisfactory for transport.

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  • The blocks are cut into thin sheets by means of a sharp knife, which is caused to move to and fro about two thousand times per minute, the knife being kept moistened with water, and the block fed up to it by mechanical means.

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  • When the direction of any vector quantity denoted by a symbol is to be attended to, it is usual to employ for the symbol either a block letter, as H, I, B, or a German capital, as j,, 3?

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  • A A, called the " yoke," is a block of annealed wrought iron about 18 in.

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  • Ewing (Magnetic Induction, § 194) has devised an arrangement in which two similar test bars are placed side by side; each bar is surrounded by a magnetizing coil, the two coils being connected to give opposite directions of magnetization, and each pair of ends is connected by a short massive block of soft iron having holes bored through it to fit the bars, which are clamped in position by set-screws.

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  • 20); the block is bored through at the upper end only, and its inner face opposite the hole is made quite flat and smooth.

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  • Ewing has described an arrangement in which the test bar has a soft-iron pole piece clamped to each of its ends; the pole pieces are joined by a long well-fitting block of iron, which is placed upon them (like the " keeper " of a magnet), and the induction is measured by the force required to detach the block.

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  • When there is no magnetization, c c the yoke is in equilibrium; but as soon as the current °'°° is turned on the block C is drawn downwards as far as the screw R will allow, for, though the attractive forces F between B and C and between B' and C' are equal, the former has a greater moment.

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  • The standard rod and the test specimen, which must be of the same dimensions, are placed side by side within two magnetizing coils, and each pair of adjacent ends is joined by a short rectangular block or " yoke " of soft iron.

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  • designed by Bernardo Rossellino, and now the Banca d'Italia; the enormous block of the Monte de' Paschi, a bank of considerable wealth and antiquity, enlarged and partly rebuilt in the original style between 1877 and 1881, the old Dogana and Salimbeni palaces; the Palazzo Spannochi, a fine early Renaissance building by Giuliano da Maiano (now the post office); the Loggia di Mercanzia (15th century), now a club, imitating the Loggia dei Lanzi at Florence, with sculptures of the 15th century; the Loggia del Papa, erected by Pius II.; and other fine buildings.

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  • Difficulty and pain in swallowing may be complained of when the cancer is beginning to block the inlet, but if it is situated at the pylorus the discomfort comes on an hour or two after a meal - at the time that the partially digested food is trying to make its way into the small intestine.

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  • The irreconcilable minority, recognizing this, exhausted all the resources of " technical obstruction " in order to reduce the government to impotence, a task made easy by the absurd standing-rules of the House which enabled any single member to block a measure.

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  • The construction of the building at this southwestern corner shows that there was some sacred object that had to be bridged over by a huge block of marble; this we know from inscriptions to have been the Cecropeum or tomb of Cecrops.

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  • A lower quality goes by the name of block tin.

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  • The oblong block of buildings, fronted by lawns, is surrounded by a moat and protected by a gate-house, part of which dates from 1301, at which date the chapel and a part of the house were also built.

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  • They were erected in 1892 and are a handsome block in Renaissance style, three-storied, with a central tower surmounted by a statue of Liberty.

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  • The removal of the block led to the shrinkage of the lake and the formation of the Semliki, which found its way to the more northern lake - Albert Nyanza.

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  • Owing to the by-laws of the County Council, the method of raising commercial or residential buildings to an extreme height is not practised in London; the block known as Queen Anne's Mansions, Westminster, is an exception, though it cannot be called high in comparison with American high buildings.

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  • Thus the district of the Adelphi, south of Charing Cross, takes name from the block of dwellings and offices erected in 1768 by the brothers (Gr.

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  • We are thus able to fix its exact position; for a little to the west of Bow church is Bread Street, then came a block of houses, and the next thoroughfare was Friday Street.

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  • It was in this block that the " Mermaid " was situated, and there appear to have been entrances from each street.

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  • A stope is that portion of the working assigned to a party of miners, and the block of ground is usually A s /u//, ?l'?//?

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  • In the working of thick deposits the block of ground between two levels is divided into horizontal sections or floors which are worked either from above downward or from of Thick the bottom upward; in the first case the separate floors are worked by one of the caving systems; in the second, generally with the aid of filling.

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  • 9 illustrates the working of a block of ground by the top-slice caving system.

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  • Above, the ground has been completely worked out from the surface, and the space formerly occupied by ore is now filled with the debris of the overlying strata which has caved in above the block of ore now being worked.

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  • The floor containing these old haulage roads now becomes the top slice of the one hundred-foot block of ground below and is mined out as described.

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  • The bottom-slice caving system of mining begins at the bottom of a hundred-foot block of ground, a floor being excavated under the whole area, leaving pillars of sufficient size to support the ground above.

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  • These pillars are then filled with blast holes which are fired simultaneously, permitting the whole block of ground to the level above to drop. A floor is then reopened in this fallen ore, leaving pillars for temporary support which are blasted out as before.

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  • When rock filling is available, as when the ore contains much barren material to be left behind in mining, the ore body is divided into blocks of convenient height as above, and these blocks are divided into floors, the bottom floor of each block however being attacked.

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  • When a chamber has been excavated and completely filled the slice adjoining is mined out, or at times a block of ground may be left untouched between two filled chambers and then mined out.

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  • The use of the heavy timbers and continuous framing which characterize this system facilitates greatly the work of mining and maintaining the haulage roads on the different floors, and gives more rigid support to the unmined portions of the block of ground above.

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  • or more before the upper part of the block is reached.

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  • When this is the case the gathering is carried to a block or half-open mould in which it is rolled and blown until it acquires, roughly, the shape of a hemisphere, the flat side being towards the pipe and the convexity away from it; the diameter of this hemisphere is so regulated as to be approximately that of the cylinder which is next to be formed of the viscous mass.

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  • Round disks made of these substances were placed in a closely fitting cylindrical cavity drilled in a block of steel, the cavity having a circular aperture of two or four centimetres below.

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  • Maxwell illustrates the difference between a soft solid and a hard liquid by a jelly and a block of pitch; also by the experiment of supporting a candle and a stick of sealingwax; after a considerable time the sealing-wax will be found bent and so is a fluid, but the candle remains straight as a solid.

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  • Kolitolu Yaila, near Ilghin; block inscribed in relief, disinterred from mounds apparently marking a camp or palace-enclosure.

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  • the sphinxes of Euyuk and the lions of Arslan Tash and Marash) are not completely disengaged from the block.

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  • The furnace used by Henri Moissan in his experiments on reactions at high temperatures, on the fusion and volatilization of refractory materials, and on the formation of carbides, suicides and borides of various metals, consisted, in its simplest form, of two superposed blocks of lime or of limestone with a central cavity cut in the lower block, and with a corresponding but much shallower inverted cavity in the upper block, which thus formed the lid of the furnace.

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  • It is for this reason that Siemens, Borchers and others substituted a hollow watercooled metal block for the carbon cathode upon which the melted metal rests while in the furnace.

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  • 196) by Severus, who destroyed the city, demolished the famous wall, which was built of massive stones so closely riveted together as to appear one block, put the principal inhabitants to the sword and subjected the remainder to the Perinthians.

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  • Since the uplift and stream dissection a slight depression has allowed the sea to invade the lower portions of the river valleys, forming the bays known as Narragansett Bay, Providence "river," Sakonnet " river," &c. Glaciation has disturbed the river 1 Block Island, over which the jurisdiction of the state extends, lies Jo m.

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  • of the central part of the state is Block Island, a sandy tract 6 m.

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  • The same quarry produces both kinds, and indeed the same block is sometimes half red and half white.

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  • A design is drawn by the artist, to whom the whole credit of the production generally belongs, with a brush on thin paper, which is then pasted face downwards on the block.

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  • The engraver, who is very rarely the designer, then cuts the otitlines into the block with a knife, afterwards removing the superfluous wood with gouges and chisels.

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  • In printing with colors a separate block is made in this manner for each tint, the first containing as a rule the mere lines of the composition, and the others providing for the masses of tint to be applied.

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  • In all printing the paper is laid on the upper surface of the block, and the impression rubbed off with a circular pad, composed of twisted cord within a covering of paper cloth and bamboo-leaf, and called the baren.

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  • In color-printing, the colors, which are much the same as those in use in Europe, are mixed, with rice-paste as a medium, on the block for each operation, and the power of regulating the result given by this custom to an intelligent craftsman (who, again, is neither the artist nor the engraver) was productive in the best period of very beautiful and artistic effects, such as could never have been obtained by any mechanical device.

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  • A wonderfully accurate register, or successive superposition of each block, is got mainly by the skill of the printer, who is assisted only by a mark defining one corner and another mark showing the opposite side limit.

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  • Japanese tradition ascribes the invention of color-printing to Idzumiya GonshirO, who, about the end of the i7th century, first made use of a second block to apply a tint of red (beni) to his prints.

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  • The difference between this process and ordinary inlaying is that for sumi-zogan the design to be inlaid is fully chiselled out of an independent block of metal with sides sloping so as to be broader at the base than at the top. The object which is to receive the decoration is then channelled in dimensions corresponding to those of the design block, and the latter having been fixed in the channels, the surface is ground and polished until an intimate union is obtained between the inlaid design and the metal forming its field.

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  • The block is immersed in the solution to be bleached, and may be lifted in or out as required.

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  • The "Cedar block" consists of a double line of four and three summits respectively, ranged from north to south, with a deviation of about 35°.

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  • The highest points of the range, reckoning from the north, are Halimat el-Kabu (8257 ft.), which has a splendid view; the Fatli block, including Tal'at Musa (8721 ft.) and the adjoining Jebel Nebi Baruh (79 00 ft.); and a third group near Bludan, in which the most prominent names are Shakif, Akhyar and Abu'l-Hin (8330 ft.).

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  • Chief Buildings, &c. - In the centre of Market Square are the market buildings, and at its east end the post and telegraph offices, a handsome block of buildings with a façade 200 ft.

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  • Its inhabitants had frequent litigations and disputes with their neighbours at Reate in connexion with the regulation of the Velinus, the waters of which are so strongly impregnated with carbonate of lime that by their deposits they tend to block up their own channel.

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  • On the top of this system as a foundation were set several statue bases, one bearing the signature of Lysippus, which shows that the system stood there at least as early as the 4th century B.C. Some parts of it may have been taken from older buildings, but not the cornice nor the corner metope block which formed an obtuse angle.

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  • On a marble block broken away at both ends, which in a second use was a lintel, we read AFS2PHEBP, which can only be o-vvayoxyl) `E/3paiow (synagogue of the Hebrews).

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  • In 1919 he exhibited a head of Lincoln cut from a block weighing six tons.

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  • 11 This heliometer resembles Bessel's, except that its foot is a solid block of granite instead of the ill-conceived wooden structure that supported his instrument.

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  • In 1876 a statue of Servetus was erected by Don Pedro Gonsalez de Velasco in front of his Instituto Antropologico at Madrid; in 1903 an expiatory block was erected at Champel; in 1907 a statue was erected in Paris (Place de la Mairie du XIV e Arrondissement); another is at Aramnese; another was prepared (1910) for erection at Vienne.

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  • Viewed from the floor of the ocean the continental block would thus appear as a great plateau rising to a height of 14,360 ft.

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  • It may also be rendered visible if a smooth block of free-burning coal is allowed to burn away quickly in an open fire, when the ash remains in thin grey or yellow bands on the surface of the block.

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  • In the Gartsherrie machine of Messrs Baird, the earliest of the flexible chain cutter type, the chain of cutters works round a fixed frame or jib projecting at right angles from the engine carriage, an arrangement which makes it necessary to cut from the end of the block of coal to the full depth, instead of holing into it from the face.

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  • It has come into very general use in recent years, and has practically superseded the older forms of block brakes.

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  • The block A carries the disk D, B carries the roller R and counting gear.

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  • by isolated mountain ranges of the Basin Range or block mountain type.

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  • It is this failure that has led to the present revolt against a " block universe."

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  • As the name of a street changes with almost every block, according to the old Spanish custom, a list of street names is sometimes mistakenly accepted as the number of continuous thoroughfares in the city, so that it has been said that Mexico has 600 to 900 streets and alleys.

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  • Two tablets at the mines of Wadi Maghara in the peninsula of Sinai, a granite block from Bubastis, and a beautiful ivory statuette found by Petrie in the temple at Abydos, are almost all that can be definitely assigned to Khufu outside the pyramid at Giza and its ruined accompaniments.

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  • Mantell in the Wealden formation of Sussex, and a large part of the skeleton, lacking the head, was subsequently discovered in a block of ragstone in the Lower Greensand near i Skeleton of Iguanodon bernissartensis.

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  • His idol was a huge block of basalt (still thought to be preserved in Mexico), on one side of which he is sculptured in hideous form, adorned with the feathers of the humming-bird.

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  • In striking, the lower die was fixed into a block of wood, and the blank piece of metal laid upon it by hand.

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  • The revolution of an eccentric A causes two short steel cylinders or cutters mounted on a block of iron B, suitably guided, to enter two holes in a plate fixed to the bed of the machine.

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  • At the Royal Mint the blanks are passed between the parallel faces of a revolving steel plate and fixed block.

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  • The plate has a circular groove in its face and the block has a corresponding curved groove.

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  • The distance between the block and the plate is adjusted so as to be slightly less than the diameter of the blank, and the result is that the edge of the blank is thickened and its diameter reduced before it escapes from the machine.

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  • In 1610 a vessel was despatched with merchandise suitable for traffic with the Indians, the voyage resulted in profit, and a lucrative trade in peltry sprang up. Early in 1614 Adriaen Block explored Long Island Sound and discovered Block Island.

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  • They are the largest blocks known to have been used in actual construction, but are excelled by another block still attached to its bed in the quarries half a mile S.W.

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  • See Raymond de Block, Evhemere, son livre et sa doctrine (Mons, 1876); G.

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  • From time to time the torpedo-craft tried to run in past the batteries, several attempts were made to block the harbour entrance by sinking vessels in the fairway, and free and deadly use was made by both sides of submarine mines.

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  • Dumont d'Urville describes four such villages in the Bay of Dorei, containing from eight to fifteen blocks or clusters of houses, each block separately built on piles, and consisting of a row of distinct dwellings.

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  • Their axes were made of tough stones, sawn from the block and ground to the fitting shape.

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  • The free end is slung to a block running on the cable.

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  • It contains a "hall of a thousand pillars," one of numerous such halls in India, the exact number of pillars in this case being 984; each is a block of solid granite, and the roof of the principal temple is of copper-gilt.

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  • The persecutions, sometimes revolting in their cruelty, to which (on account of their pro-Ally sympathies) the Czechs were subjected during the first two years of the war, had the effect of uniting all the different political parties into one single national block; and when the Austrian Parliament was at length convoked in May 1917 the Czech parties made a unanimous declaration that it was their aim to work for the union of Czechs and Slovaks as one people in an independent state.

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  • One of the most noted pieces of monumental art in the United States is the beautiful Tyler Davidson bronze fountain in Fountain Square (Fifth Street, between Walnut and Vine streets), the business centre of the city, by which (or within one block of which) all car lines run.

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  • Micas and other platy minerals (such as chlorite), which naturally grow most rapidly on their edges, would show this tendency best, and such minerals usually form a large part of the best slates; but even Sketch (by Du Noyer) of a block of variegated slate from Devil's Glen, Co.

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  • The material is sometimes won by the aid of channelling machines which make a series of cuts at right angles to each other in the face of the rock; a block is then broken off at its base by wedges forced into the cuts, and its removal permits access to other blocks.

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  • The splitter places a block on end between his knees, and with chisel and mallet splits it into as many plates as possible of the usual thickness for roofing purposes - namely, a quarter of an inch more or less according to the size and strength required.

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  • The present building is a block of palaces, containing a beautiful church, some of its parts dating from the 12th century, and lies on a hill 1200 ft.

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  • 14 (not to put a stumbling block before the blind) is the ground for cautioning a father against striking an adult child, and Deut, xxv.

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  • Nor was it personal enmity on Elizabeth's part that brought Mary to the block.

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  • The region of the limestone Alps is composed of several detached groups: a portion of the Kitzbiihler Alps, which contain the famous Thurn pass (4183 ft.); then the Salzburg Alps, which contain the Loferer Steinberge and the peak Birnhorn (8637 ft.); the Reitalm or the Reiteralpe with the peak Stadelhorn (7495 ft.); and the broad mass of the SchOnfeldspitze (8708 ft.), from which the great glacier-covered block of the Ewiger Schnee, or tbergossene Alps projects into the Salzach valley.

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  • The Hebrew "shekel of the sanctuary" is familiar; the standard volume of the apet was secured in the dromus of Anubis at Memphis (35); in Athens, besides the standard weight, twelve copies for public comparison were kept in the city; also standard volume measures in several places (2); at Pompeii the block with standard volumes cut in it was found in the portico of the forum (33); other such standards are known in Greek cities (Gythium, Panidum and Trajanopolis) (11, 33); at Rome the standards were kept in the Capitol, and weights also in the temple of Hercules (2); the standard cubit of the Nilometer was before Constantine in the Serapaeum, but was removed by him to the church (2).

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  • Eleven weights from Syria and Cnidus (44) (of the curious type with two breasts on a rectangular block) show a mina of 6250 (125.0); and it is singular that this class is exactly like weights of the 224 system found with it, but yet quite distinct in standard.

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  • On the western hill are the law courts, a fine block of buildings in classic style surmounted by a central dome.

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  • These deities are not easily ' One of the most important sources for the ancient Mexican traditions and myths is the so-called " Codex Chimalpopoca," a manuscript in the Mexican language discovered by the Abbe analysed, but on the other hand Tonatiuh and Metztli, the sun and moon, stand out distinctly as nature gods, and the traveller still sees in the huge adobe pyramids of Teotihuacan, with their sides oriented to the four quarters, an evidence of the importance of their worship. The war-god Huitzilopochtli was the real head of the Aztec pantheon; his idol remains in Mexico, a huge block of basalt on which is sculptured on the one side his hideous personage, adorned with the humming-bird feathers on the left hand which signify his name, while the not less frightful war-goddess Teoyaomiqui, or " divine wardeath," occupies the other side.

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  • 1) enters obliquely A into the surface of a block of glass at 0, it gives rise to the divergent system of rays ORV, varying continuously in colour from red to violet, the red ray OR being least refracted and the violet ray OV most so.

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  • But the idol in this Sivite temple was only a tall block or pillar of hewn stone, of a familiar kind.

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  • And the stone block in this temple was enriched with a crown of jewels, the gifts of wealthy worshippers.

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  • Ladies generally have the aid of a block or a groom's or escort's hand beneath the left foot.

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  • Thus Long Island (fronting Connecticut, but belonging to New York state), Block Island (part of the small state of Rhode Island), Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket (parts of Massachusetts) may be best explained.

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  • When, the region was broken into fault blocks and the blocks were uplifted and tilted, the back slope of each block was a part of the previously eroded surface and the face of the block was a surface of fracture; the present form of the higher blocks is more or less affected by erosion since faulting, while many of the lower blocks have been buried under the waste of the higher ones.

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  • When this old-mountain lowland was broken into blocks and the blocks were tilted, their attitude, but not their structure, was monoclinal; and in this new attitude they have been so maturely re-dissected in the ne~v cycle of erosion upon which they have now entered as to have gained elaborately carved forms in which the initial form of the uplifted blocks can hardly be perceived; yet at least some of them still retain along one side the highly significant feature of a relatively simple base-line, transecting hard and soft structures alike, and thus indicating the faulted margin of a tilted block.

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  • The Sierra Nevada may be described, in a very general way, as a great mountain block, largely composed of granite and deformed metamorphosed rocks, reduced to moderate relief in an earlier (Cretaceous and Tertiary?) cycle of erosion, sub-recently elevated with a slant to the west, and in this position sub-maturely dissected.

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  • The tilting of the mountain mass was presumably not a simple or a single movement; it was probably slow, for Pitt river (headwaters of the Sacramento) traverses the northern part of the range in antecedent fashion; the tilting involved the subdivision of the great block into smaller ones, in the northern half of the range at least; Lake Tahoe (altitude 6225 ft.) near the range crest is explained as occupyilig a depression between two block fragments; and farther north similar depressions now appear as aggraded highland meadows.

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  • The tilting of the great block resulted in presenting a strong slope to the east, facing the deserts of the Basin Range province and in large measure determining their aridity; and a long moderate slope to the west.

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  • The altitudes along the upraised edge of the block, or range crest, are approximately 5000 ft.

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  • The mountains in the southern part of the block, which had been reduced to subdued forms in the former cycle of erosion, were thus given a conspicuous height, forming the High Sierra, and greatly sharpened by revived erosion, normal and glacial.

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  • The displacement of the mountain block may still be in progress, for severe earthquakes have happened in the depression next east of the range; that of Owens Valley in 1870 was strong enough to have been very destructive had there been anything in the desert valley to destroy.

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  • Gold occurs in quartz veins traversing various formations (some as young as Jurassic), and also in gravels, which were for the most part deposited previous to the uplift of the Sierra block.

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  • The University block (an office building owned by Syracuse University), the Union Building, the Onondaga county savings bank and the Syracuse savings bank are among the most notable business structures; and the Onondaga, the Vanderbilt House and the Yates and St Cloud hotels are the principal hotels.

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  • They, however, block up the river channel to the extent of their height, and consequently raise the flood-level above them.

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  • Sometimes a gall-stone which has found its way into the intestine is large enough to block the bowel and give rise to intestinal obstruction which demands abdominal section.

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  • Diagram of a block cut from lamellar junction.

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  • In the "Monk's Tale" a block of 88 lines (3565-3652) is transposed in most MSS.

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  • The sword in the perron (stone pillar or block), the withdrawal of which proves his right to the kingdom, is the sword of the Branstock.

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  • A new legislative palace is designed to occupy the block on the west side of the Praga Tiradentes.

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  • The fact that the gases with which we are most familiar are not rendered luminous by being heated in a tube to a temperature well above a white heat has often been a stumbling block and raised the not unreasonable doubt whether approximately homogeneous oscillations could ever be obtained by a mere thermal process.

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  • The streets are in some cases macadamized and in other cases block paved, and in still others asphalted.

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  • building, Aikins Block, T.

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  • high, whose flat roof is a vast homogeneous limestone block.

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  • - Near the middle of the town was a rectangular block covering two acres.

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  • Finally, a corridor ran round outside the whole block.

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  • The town also possesses a town hall situate on the market square and dating from 1737, a fine block of law-court buildings, several high-grade schools and a theatre.

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  • In the valley between Ward Hill and the ridge of the Hamars to the south-east is situated the famous Dwarfie Stone, an enormous block of sandstone measuring 28 ft.

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  • Each block formed a piece of the quay wall 12 ft.

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  • It is situated at the foot of the Taragarh mountain, and consists of a block of white marble buildings without much pretension to architectural beauty.

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  • Each of the twelve pillars of the portico is a single block of stone, quarried at Dalserf, midway between Hamilton and Lanark, and required thirty horses to draw it to its site.

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  • Block and E.

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  • The main object of the enterprise was to block the harbours of Zeebrugge and Ostend.

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  • The object of the attack on the mole at Zeebrugge was first to seize the battery at the seaward end and prevent it firing at the block ships, and then to demolish the structures on it as far as possible.

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  • P. Hobson had tried to block Santiago in 1898.

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  • The Japanese had thrice attempted to block Port Arthur in 1904.

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  • Carpenter had seen the block ships go in.

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  • In Caucasus the women made a wooden block to represent Haman, which, on being discovered by the men on their return to the synagogue, was thrown into the fire.

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  • south-east of the city he came upon the ruins of a splendid tomb, and a colossal figure of a lion carved out of one block of Pentelic marble, 10 ft.

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  • (3) It protects the molten iron against reoxidation, the greatest stumbling block in the way of the direct processes hitherto.

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  • The second is by casting it into a large rough block called an " ingot," and rolling or hammering this out into the desired shape.

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  • Much as in the smith's forge the object forged rests on a massive anvil and anvil block, B and C, and is struck by the tup D of the hammer.

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  • C, Anvil block or foundation.

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  • His demands were certainly large - the concession of a block of territory 200 m.

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  • It was surrounded by a large colonnade, and the number of marble columns in the whole block has been reckoned at 296.

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  • In 1905 no less than 198,000 tons of block zinc were produced, of which 16,500 tons were exported.

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  • Even with the addition of the " Latin " (Rumanian and Italian) seats the " German-Latin block " amounted only to 257.

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  • This " block " no longer exists in practice, as the Italians now tend to co-operate rather with the Sla y s than with the Germans.

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  • 6) is modelled in block without any legs.

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  • Probably the first lorming was done by chipping and hammer-dressing, as in later times; the final facing of the hard stones was doubtless by sieans of emery in block or powder, as emery grinding blocks tre found.

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  • After the block was in place the boss was struck off and the surface dressed and polished (P.T.

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  • Designs intended to be cut on wood, on the other hand, were usually drawn by the artist on the block and handed over for cutting to a class of workmen- Formschneider or Briefmaler - especially devoted to that industry.

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  • He was indeed professionally and in the first place a painter; but throughout his career a great, and on the whole the most successful, part of his industry was devoted to drawing on the block for the woodcutter or engraving with his own hand on copper.

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  • Catherine Howard had been brought to the block (1542) on charges in which there was probably a good deal of truth, and her successor, Catherine Parr, was a patroness of the new learning.

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  • In August 1648, they crossed the border, leaving the fanatics to arm in their rear, but Cromwell, by a rapid march across the fells, caught and utterly routed them at Preston and on the line of the Ribble, taking captive the infantry and Hamilton, who was sent to the block.

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  • To hold any such view would, according to the doctrine of the Noble (or Aryan) Path, be erroneous, and the error would block the way against the very entrance on the Path.

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  • Another of about equal length, starting from the same, central water-parting of this mountain block, and included within the Oxus bend, follows a transverse direction at almost right angles to the Shiwa, and joins the Oxus valley near its debouchment into the more open Kolab plains, where the course of the Oxus has again assumed a direction parallel to the mountain strike.

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  • St Luke, on the contrary, chooses between parallel stories of his two sources, preferring neither to duplicate nor to combine: he incorporates St Mark in continuous sections, following him alone for a time, then leaving him entirely, and then returning to introduce a new block of his narrative.

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  • In the east part of the state is the magnificent Sierra Nevada, a great block of the earth's crust, faulted along its eastern side and tilted up so as to have a gentle back slope to the west and a steep fault escarpment facing east, the finest mountain system of the United States.

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  • Corps) was beginning to be attacked at Luico, while its left was extending to occupy Monte Matajur and join hands with the 53rd, which had been dispatched by Capello to block the Natisone valley.

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  • Cadorna ordered the Carnia force to occupy Monte Maggiore and block the Val d'Uccea " at all costs," and sent up a division to support the troops on the Stol.

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  • 5), having two holes in its sides, has a vertical brass strip B attached to the inside of the lid by a block of sulphur SS or any other good insulator.

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  • A metal box has a metal strip B suspended from a block or insulator by means of a bit of sulphur or amber S, and to it is fastened a strip of gold-leaf L.

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  • The term was first used in this sense by Flavio Biondo, whose "decades" was an attempt to block out the annals of history from 410 to 1410.

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  • other external force which c may be acting on the block, and produce its line of action to cut the joint bb in C1.

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  • Re- d peating this process for each d block in succession there will be found the centres of pres sure C2, C3, &c., and also the resultant pressures R2, R3, FIG.

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  • A case-containing several sheaves is called a block.

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  • Indeed there is hardly a village in India which cannot boast of a shrine dedicated to Siva, and containing the emblem of his reproductive power; for almost the only form in which the" Great God "is adored is the Linga, consisting usually of an upright cylindrical block of marble or other stone, mostly resting on a circular perforated slab.

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  • Blaeu's improvement consisted of putting the spindle of the screw through a square block which was guided in the wooden frame, and from this block the platen was suspended by wires or cords.

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  • This block gave a more rigid platen, and at the same time ensured a more equal motion to the screw when actuated by the bar-handle.

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  • But with half-tone process illustrations very little overlaying is required, provided the blocks have been brought up to the proper height by underlaying in the first instance - the various tones being already in the block itself - and it is little more than a matter of sharp, hard impression to give full effect to these, if both paper and ink are suitable.

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  • For line process blocks a still different treatment in making-ready is desirable, so as to get rid of the hard edges which are nearly always found in this kind of block.

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  • A number of Baptists settled on Block Island about 1663.

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  • On the top of the hill is a small round platform containing a cavern, with a block of granite, bearing the impression of the feet of Data-Bhrigu, an incarnation of Vishnu.

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  • These unsettled political circumstances checked any continuity of policy, and tended to block the passage of all useful legislation to help forward the economic development of the country and inhabitants; on the other hand, the financial situation was better by the end of 1899 than in the previous year, since all proposals for a fresh paper issue had been vetoed; and the elections for congress and municipal office at the opening of 1900 returned a majority favourable to a stable currency policy.

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  • The central block, in imitation of the emperor Jahangir's tomb, contains the bed on which the Guru, after dying at will and coming back to life several times, ultimately died outright; it is an object of great veneration.

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  • At the corners of the central block are smaller monuments commemorating the Guru's wives.

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  • Thus there has been discovered in Babylon a copy of the Behistun (qv.) inscription preserved on a block of dolerite (Weissbach, Babylonische Miscellen.

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  • South of the railway lies a square block of territory, measuring roughly 300 m.

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  • by 300, primarily the home of the Brahui and the Baluch; but within that block are included almost, every conceivable phase of climate and representatives of half the great races of Asia.

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  • Towards the northern extremity of the range occur a group of peaks, which together form an oblong block or " massif °' amongst the neighbouring ridges known as " Kaisargarh " amongst the Sherani clansmen who occupy it; and as the " Takht-i-Suliman " (Solomon's throne), generally, on the frontier, from the fact of a celebrated shrine of that name existing near its southern abutment.

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  • The western ridge culminates on the north in the peak of Kaisargarh (11,300 ft.), and the eastern in a block, or detached headland, on the south, where rests the immortal " zirat " or shrine (11,070 ft.).

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  • An irregularly-shaped block of upland territory, which includes all the upper Lora tributaries, and the Toba plateau beyond them; resting on the Kwaja Amran (Kojak) Range (with an British.

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  • South-west of the dividing railway lies the great block of Southern Baluchistan.

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  • A crevice behind a block of stone, 40 ft.

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  • Apart from the legends of Arthur and his limestone block (shown in the market-place), the first event of note in its history is its connexion with the de Grey de Ruthyn family (the first lord died 1 353).

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  • The buildings of the church and college (St Ignatius) of the Jesuits cover more than a city block; those of the Dominicans are equally extensive, and are architecturally imposing.

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  • The Palace, an enormous structure covering a city block (it had 1200 rooms and cost more than $3,000,000), known as the oldest and most famous hostelry of the city, and architecturally interesting, was completely destroyed by the fire, but has been replaced by a new building.

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  • In this way many fine mansions on Van Ness Avenue were destroyed, and the westward advance of the conflagration was stopped at Franklin Street, one block west.

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  • above the plain, also in Bingham county) is an upraised block of stratified basalt.

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  • They enter the state from the south, being continuous with the Archean block of north-eastern Victoria.

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  • In its centre are the public gardens, in which is a handsome block of buildings in the Renaissance style, built in 1906-1908 at a cost of over 300,000, containing the town hall, municipal offices, public library, museum and art gallery.

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  • The parish is rich in antiquities, but the most noted of them - the Stone of Deer, a sculptured block of syenite, which stood near the Abbey - was destroyed in 1854.

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  • In 1764 Colonel Bouquet added to the fort a redoubt, the " Block House," which still stands, the sole remaining trace of Fort Pitt, and is owned and cared for by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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  • The Wasatch Mountain range constitutes the eastern margin of the Great Basin in central and northern Utah, and resembles the true basin ranges in that it is formed by a great block of the earth's crust uptilted along a north-south fault-line.

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  • Each city block consisted of 10 acres divided into eight 14-acre lots, which were assigned to professional and business men.

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  • Egyptian dynasty (1326-1300 B.C.), which is carved out of a block of Aragonite or hard carbonate of lime, now in the Soane Museum; of later date are the green porphyry sarcophagus and the terra-cotta sarcophagus from Clazomenae; both of these date from the early 6th century B.C., and are in the British Museum.

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  • Brydon, for the Boards of Education, Trade, Local Government, &c. The Home, Foreign, Colonial and India Offices occupy the next block, a heavy building, adorned with allegorical figures, by Sir G.

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  • Thereupon President Kruger arbitrarily closed the drifts (fords) on the Vaal river, and thus prevented through waggon traffic, causing an enormous block of waggons on the banks of the Vaal.

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  • In the turmoil over the " ` Trent' affair," it was Sumner's word that convinced Lincoln that Mason and Slidell must be given up, and that reconciled the public to that inevitable step. Again and again Sumner used the power incident to his chairmanship to block action which threatened to embroil the United States in war with England and France.

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  • The whole legend of this stone, which is full of miraculous incidents, seems to have arisen from a misconception, the Maqam Ibrahim in the Koran meaning the sanctuary itself; but the stone, which is a block about 3 spans in height and 2 in breadth, and in shape "like a potter's furnace" (Ibn Jubair), is certainly very ancient.

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  • is probable, however, that, all things considered, Materials random rubble in which the flattest side of each block of stone is dressed to a fairly uniform surface, so that it may be bedded as it were in a tray of mortar, secures the nearest approach to uniform elasticity.

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  • A Gilbertine nunnery, founded later in the same century, stood adjacent to the church, and portions of the buildings appear in an existing block of almshouses.

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  • This range is a large monoclinal block, with a trend almost N.E.

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  • - The value of the homestead exempt from judicial sale for the satisfaction of liabilities is limited to $1500; the homestead must be owned and occupied by some member of the family claiming the exemption and may not exceed in area one block in a town or city or 160 acres outside of a municipality.

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  • An alternative arrangement consists in providing two loose pulleys on the counter-shaft, driven by open and crossed belts respectively, and arranging two clutches on the shaft, so that by the movement of a sliding block, controlled by hand, one or other of the clutches can be put in gear.

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  • The engagement of the pulley and clutch is determined by a hand-controlled block F sliding on the shaft, the movement of which is communicated to the rightand left-handed screw shafts by links G connected to the levers H.

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  • In the arrangement shown there are three equal sheaves in each block, and each set turns on a pin secured in the framing.

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  • as the lower block carrying the weight, and in the absence of friction and other resistances the mechanical advantage will be in the same ratio of the effort to the resistance.

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  • - Sheave the effort E and to increase the resistance R by Pulley Block.

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  • - Moore and Head Pulley Block.

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  • In order to obtain a greater ratio of R to E, without using a large number of sheaves, various arrangements are used, of which the' Weston differential pulley block is a typical example.

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  • The upper block carries a pair of chain pulleys A (fig.

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  • An endless chain B, passing through guides C and D, encircles these pulleys and the single loose pulley E of the lower block, as indicated.

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  • An objection to this form of block is the great length of the endless chain, which may drag on the ground and pick up dirt and grit, and thereby interfere with the smooth working of the mechanism.

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  • The Moore and Head block has two equal chain-wheels A, B, fig.

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  • 8, in which a worm A, operated by a hand-wheel B and chain C, drives the worm-wheel D, thereby coiling up a chain E, one end F of which is secured to the upper block, and the other end hangs loosely, after passing round the sprocketwheel.

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  • - Worm-gear Pulley Block with Automatic Brake.

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  • The town hall (1880) and the corporation offices (1877) are handsome classic buildings; the Ramsden Estate buildings are a very fine block of the mixed Italian order.

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  • The city hall, the post-office and the court-house, standing in a row, and each occupying a separate block along E.

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  • From the gypsum beds near Fort Dodge was taken in 1868 the block of gypsum from which was modelled the "Cardiff Giant," a rudely-fashioned human figure, which was buried near Cardiff, Onondaga county, New York, where it was "discovered" late in 1869.

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  • It carried off the highest honours in the dressed carcass competition at Chicago in 1903, and the championship in the "block test" at Smithfield Club Show was won for the five years1902-1906by Suffolks or Suffolk cross lambs from big-framed Cheviot ewes.

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  • The blocks are bored out with a hole partly in one block and partly in the other (see fig.

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  • In series with this set of coils is another set, S, which forms a measuring arm, the resistances of which are generally I, 2, 3, 4, 10, 20, 30, 40, 100, Zoo, 300, 400, woo, 2000, 3000, 4000 ohms. The junction between each pair of coils is connected as above described to a block, the blocks being interconnected by plugs all of which are made interchangeable.

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  • Ten brass blocks are arranged parallel to or around another brass block, and by means of a plug which fits into holes bored partly out of the common block and partly out of the surrounding blocks, any one of the latter can be connected with the common one.

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  • any outside block with the central block, the current can only pass from the zero outer block to the central block by passing through a certain number of the resistance coils.

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  • Hence according to the magnitude of each coil the total resistance may be made anything from I to 9, 10 to 90, or 100 to goo ohms, &c. Three or four of the " dials " thus composed are arranged side by side, the brass blocks being mounted on a slab of ebonite and the coils contained in the box underneath, and they are so joined up that the central block of one dial is connected to the outside block of the next marked O.

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  • It is a high grade block, or " splint " coal, remarkably free from sulphur and rich in carbon, peculiarly adapted to blast furnace use.

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  • Most of the streets are numbered and named "East" or "West," "North" or "South," from their direction from the centre of the city, the Temple Block.

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  • State Street is the official name of First East Street; and East Temple Street is called Main, and South Temple Street (east of the Temple block) is called Brigham.

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  • Other buildings are: the Federal building; the City Public Library (1905), one block E.

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  • of Temple Block, which housed in 1910 about 40,000 volumes; the Packard Library, and several business buildings.

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  • A third variety, of which an 8th century B.C. example from Nimrild exists in the British Museum, is a rectangular block ornamented at the ends by cylindrical rolls.

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  • ==Egypt== In Egypt altars took the form of a truncated cone or of a cubical block of polished granite or of basalt, with one or more basin-like depressions in the upper surface for receiving fluid libations.

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  • Another from the same place was a small cubical block of limestone bearing a dedication to Heracles.

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  • They fought long and bitterly, nor was this to be marvelled at, for Henry had a custom of executing as traitors all who withstood him, and those who had once defied him did well to fight to the last gasp, in order to avoid the block or the halter.

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  • The king tried to save him from the block by banishing him before he could be tried.

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  • to the block in the series of wholesale executions that Imprisonfollowed the battle of Hexham (May 15, 1464).

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  • The victorious Edward sent to the block the last Beaufort duke of Somerset, and nearly all Capture of Queen the other captains of rank, whether Lancastrians or Margaret followers of.

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  • Cranmer remained archbishop and compiled an English Litany,while Catherine Howard soon ceased to be queen; charges of loose conduct, which in her case at any rate were not instigated by the king, were made against her and she was brought to the block; she was succeeded by Catherine Parr, a mild patron of the new learning.

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  • Seymour was brought to the block, and the weak consent of the protector seriously damaged him in the public eye.

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  • Jesuit invasion took place in 1580, and Campion went to the block.

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  • Essexs folly and failure to crush Hugh ONeills rebellion (1599), the most serious effort made in the reign to throw off the English ~oke in Ireland, involved him in treason and brought him to he block.

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  • The streets are narrow, and by a system called Kucheh-bandi (street-closing) established long ago for impeding the circulation of crowds and increasing general security, every quarter of the town, or block of buildings, is shut off from its neighbours by gates which are closed during local disorders and regularly at night.

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  • Augusta, and the most important strategic centre, as commanding the passes of the Mons Aurasius, a mountain block which separated Numidia from the Gaetulian tribes of the desert, and which was gradually occupied in its whole extent by the Romans under the Empire.

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  • This block of country lies just west of the line of the great East African trough, the northern continuation of which passes along its eastern escarpment as it runs up to join the Red Sea.

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  • The crystalline massif, therefore, presents a solid block which has remained elevated since early palaeozoic times, and against which earth waves of several geological periods have broken.

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  • In the African portion Ruwenzori is regarded by some geologists to be a block mountain or horst.

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  • In about le N., below the town of Bussa, rapids block the course of the Niger, navigable up to that point from the sea.

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  • When two blocks of ice at 0° C. are pressed together or even simply laid in contact, they gradually unite along their touching surfaces till they form one block.

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  • Theoretically the best construction for prisms of this class is the following: a rectangular block of Iceland spar, of length about four times the width and having its end and two of its side faces parallel to the optic axis, is cut in half by a plane parallel to the optic axis and making an angle of about 14° with the sides; the two halves are then reunited with a cement whose refractive index is between the ordinary and extraordinary indices of the spar and as nearly as possible equal to the latter.

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  • The principal hills are - (1) the Maikal range, situated in the north-western extremity of the district; (2) a chain of hills forming part of the Vindhyan range, on the north; (3) the Korba hills, an off-shoot of the Vindhyas, on the eastern boundary; and (4) the Sonakhan block of hills, in the vicinity of the Mahanadi river.

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  • The streets are paved mostly with asphalt and brick, though cedar and stone have been much used, and kreodone block to some extent.

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  • He accompanied Balboa (whom he afterwards helped to bring to the block) in the discovery of the Pacific; and under Pedrarias d'Avila he received a repartimento, and became a cattle-farmer at Panama.

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  • The nucleus of the island is a block of Archean rocks, which are not, so far as is known, extensively exposed.

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  • The tank is filled with water, which is kept in agitation by means of a reciprocating paddle or piston; in this way the air escapes, and with proper care a block of great transparency is produced.

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  • If perfectly transparent ice is required, the two sides of the block are not allowed to join up, and it is then called plate ice, which is often made in very large blocks, afterwards divided by saws or steam cutters.

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  • Iron products were manufactured throughout the 18th century, nails were made before 1716 and were exported from the colony, and it was in Connecticut that cannon were cast for the Continental troops and the chains were made to block the channel of the Hudson river to British ships.

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  • One of the convents, that of San Francisco, covers a whole block, and ranks among the largest institutions of its kind in the world.

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  • The city proper of Rangoon with the Kemmendine suburb is laid out on the block system, each block being Boo by 860 ft., intersected with regular streets.

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  • The three-story building looked big enough to cover a city block.

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  • She leaned over and picked up a block of wood.

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  • Yes. I'm sorry so many buildings are gone but that one block is enough.

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  • I walked down the entire block but there weren't any people.

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  • I grabbed a hot dog with sauerkraut at a stand nearby and watched the theater crowd exit the latest block buster show.

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  • Quinn's settings placed Howie within a block and a half of the hotel.

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  • We we're in this shitty little apartment with drugies down the block.

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  • I couldn't block out of my mind, my wife's statement a few days ago; think of all the children who he could be saving.

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  • I don't know what I mean except I can't stop dreaming of little children, all hurt and bleeding and I don't want to see them because it hurts too much, but I can't block them out!

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  • All the while, I couldn't block the vision of the wife I so loved, being herded at knife point.

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  • It was a beat-up Camaro parked half a block down.

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  • The words were familiar, the same words he'd spoken to Dusty thousands of years ago, when he'd discovered the youth who was not yet a man on a slave trader's block, bloodied and weeping for the family he'd just lost.

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  • Whatever he was going through, he was doing his best to block her.

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  • Distraught, she rolled over to find the first surprise of the day on the block of stone that acted as a nightstand: an obsidian tray of fruit and fresh pastries.

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  • He took an arm of each of the fashionable ladies and paraded one block uptown to Main Street, nodding to potential voters and ignoring the comments Fred muttered behind him that he looked like the crinkled cousin from Hicksville.

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  • So did her sister who was visiting, and the old guy who owns the gift store on the block with the Post Office.

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  • He tried to block that day from his mind as he played out the coiled rope from over his shoulder and moved backwards down the slope.

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  • They all feigned shock and surprise at this not-uncommon happening as Paulette huffily announced she'd absent herself with a walk around the block while they "took care of the matter."

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  • Dean returned to Bird Song mid-morning, showered, and walked the three blocks to Diversions, a combination used book store, coffee shop, and local gathering place, on Sixth Street, a half block from Main.

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  • Dean's suggestion about a public Internet connection a block away on Main Street was met with a dumb stare.

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  • The nagging question of Fitzgerald continued to block out the other important matters Dean should have been concentrating on.

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  • The answers fell into place, one after another like a child's wooden puzzle, and even absent the last lingering block, the finished the picture was finally clear.

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  • The figure's arm was raised to block the blinding light.

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  • She repeated the sentence over and over to try to block out what her senses told her about the size of the monster.

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  • The rest of the freaks collected by Sasha, Rhyn's half-brother who aligned himself with the Dark One, were quiet on the cell block.

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  • At her hesitation, he motioned for her to sit again and turned, continuing to block Kris from sight.

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  • The cell block fell silent, and he sensed the others also smelled the human blood.

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  • "I like pain," another voice down the block growled.

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  • The immortals in the cell block threw out their best offers, and she couldn't help the sense of terror settling into her gut.

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  • She closed her eyes, telling herself she'd survive this and figure out how to get the hell out of there, even if it meant bartering with the monsters on her cell block.

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  • He took his time going back to the cell block.

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  • Lankha was asleep above, and the clamoring of the cell block was gone.

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  • He raised a hand to block, but she kicked him in the groin, and then in the neck.

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  • So you could block others?

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  • "Rhyn—" She started forward, and Gabriel held out an arm to block her.

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  • Katie whipped around the breakfast bar, eyes roving the kitchen for the knife block or something with which to defend herself.

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  • I.m too lowly a demon to know what, but I overheard them talking about it when they came to free us from our cell block.

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  • After several attempts, the two older boys were satisfied and moved onto another strike and then another block.

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  • All she wanted was the coziness of her studio, where she could block out everything and paint.

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  • He'd tried to block all memories of a happier time for fear he'd never see such times again.

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  • Three figures emerged to block her path.

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  • On it, written in block letters, was Donnie Ryland.

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  • She closed her eyes, as if to block the tears.

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  • Usually I enjoy seeing the gentle flakes and they cause me little aggravation with their accumulation as I seldom travel more than a block or two when I secure provisions.

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  • Dean gritted his teeth and dropped once more, just as a block of frozen mass as large as his head struck a glancing blow to his already aching shoulder.

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  • It shot off the counter, hitting the block wall and bouncing off to roll across the floor and stop at Carmen's feet.

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  • Ed lifted his head and nickered, but he continued to work on the salt block when she didn't call him.

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  • The room even smelled like Sasha.  Rhyn cursed his dead half-brother silently and left, traveling the black stone halls of the fortress in Hell where he'd spent most of his life.  He reached the door before the block of cells where Sasha had collected his favorite creatures in Hell to create his own twisted, private zoo.  They'd referred to the sick Immortal as the zookeeper, a creature as deserving of a cell as any.

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  • I can go here and I can go out on the block.

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  • He motioned dismissively towards the cell block.

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  • Rhyn moved to the door leading to the block, unable to help the small tremble of his hand.  Not only had he spent too long in this very place, he'd seen Katie hurt here and barely escaped alive with her.

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  • Rhyn considered how he might use the demon, as he had once before.  He didn't answer, pushing the door open to the cell block.  Nearly all the cells were empty.  "Where is everyone?" he asked.

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  • The cell block fell silent.  Even Jared looked at him in surprise.  Rhyn took the talisman dangling from the demon's hand and pressed it against the wall of the cell holding Gabe.

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  • Rhyn left the cell block to Toby's protests and walked with Gabe through the antechamber and into the hallway on the other side.  Gabe's gaze was dark, his air brooding.  Rhyn opened a portal, and they crossed through to Gabe's cabin in the underworld.

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  • Rhyn opened the door, surprised to find the jailer's room empty.  He'd expected Jared at least.  He closed the door quietly behind him.  He snatched the talisman hanging near the door, the one that freed inmates from their cells.  He ignored the quickening of his pulse as he entered the familiar cell block.

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  • He heard Hannah crying and smelled the unmistakable scent of human blood before he took a step onto the block.  He strode down the block and paused in front of Hannah's cell.  She was curled up on the bed, sobbing.  When he looked at the cell across from her, he saw why.  Jared stood in the cell, covered in blood.  The cell looked as if a human had exploded, and Rhyn saw a pile of bones Jared had gnawed clean then stacked neatly.

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  • Rhyn ignored the demon and left the cell block, returning to the hallway before opening a portal.  He crossed through the shadow world to the beach of the Caribbean Sanctuary.  Toby was dragging Kiki up the beach by one leg.

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  • He circled the block, approached from the other direction, and parked up the block.

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  • Rose Tisdale first sighted the blue car circling the block and called Flora Watkins.

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  • Fred managed to get the license number by walking around the block and returning to the house from the rear.

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  • No one on the block remembered the motor home, but the backyard was closed from view from the street, so unless someone was in the building it would not have been visible.

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  • The vehicle careened down the block, narrowly missing a mail truck that honked its irri­tation, and sped around the corner before Dean had staggered to his feet.

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  • It's right down the block.

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  • The lodge was in the next block and once again mirrored the others he'd visited since this business began.

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  • Tim was the quiet one and when Jim cried, everyone on the block knew he was unhappy.

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  • The white block walls of the dairy remained solid, but the windows were dark.

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  • If he hadn't saved that nobleman's child years ago, you'd have been sold on the auction block, her mother said.

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  • Damian. He bought me off the auction block.

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  • I wouldn't have been on the auction block if my family wasn't slaughtered!

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  • Jenn trotted forward, towards the huge block of marble.

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  • Her ankle twisted as she landed on a rock, and she fell, yanking free another knife to block the guardsmen's first blow.

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  • He thought her ready to refuse, but when he struck, she made an effort to block as he said.

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  • My allies will block their roads and take the fortresses at the borders, among other actions.

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  • It had been many years - -before she inherited the demon - -since she was free of the cold block within her.

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  • He could block the hole, but there was no way of knowing if he would be trapping them inside.

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  • Taking a few steps back she gripped the ax half way down on the handle and slammed it down against the block of wood with a dull whack.

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  • He lifted the ax, taking aim at a new block of wood.

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  • After the dress dried, she ironed it with an old block iron she found in the closet.

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  • Her first strike might as well have been in slow motion; no one moved like he did with brute strength that flattened her after a particularly harsh block.

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  • Overly aware of his intent scrutiny, Jessi tried to act normal as she pulled a paring knife free from the block of sleek knives and sliced through the lemon.

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  • But that did nothing to explain to him how an oblivious Natural who was able to block his mind power just happened to end up in his home.

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  • Xander held out an arm to block her path.

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  • The land is conveniently located adjacent to the main stable block.

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  • ablution block lit by a wavering candle.

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  • The constructions include an adder, a sliding block memory, a memory cell and many more fascinating parts.

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  • AIDS victims in Africa, or setting up youth work with orphans in the Eastern Block.

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  • This property details how text will be horizontally aligned within the Block Section.

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  • TMA-2 is the basic building block from which most modern amphetamines were originally derived.

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  • Novelist Sean is up against a serious case of writer's block and a shock announcement from his " perfect " new girlfriend.

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  • annular eclipselar eclipse occurs when the Moon is farther away and is not able to completely block the light.

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  • Swap the impure positive copper anode with a pure block of the metal you want to form the coating layer.

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  • The standard treatments, the 5HT3 antagonists, whilst effective, do not block all serotonin receptor sub-types.

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