Clefts sentence example

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  • Igetation growing in clefts and niches (Warming, 1909: 240).
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  • The principal groups are for the greater part of the year covered with snow, which remains in the deeper clefts throughout the summer; the intervals between them are filled by connecting chains which sometimes reach the height of 3000 ft.
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  • The river Derwent, rising in the tarns and "gills" or "ghylls" (small streams running in deeply-grooved clefts) north of Sty Head Pass and the Scafell mass flows north through the wooded Borrowdale and forms Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite.
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  • The branchial bars which constitute the borders of the clefts are of two kinds: - (i) Septal bars between two contiguous clefts, corresponding to the primary bars in Amphioxus; (2) Tongue bars.
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  • Akhdar is wonderful and is in striking contrast to the barrenness of so much of the coast; water issues in perennial springs from many rocky clefts, and is carefully husbanded by the ingenuity of the people; underground channels, known here as faluj, precisely similar to the kanat or karez of Persia and Afghanistan, are also largely used.
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  • Typical spiny squirrels differ from true squirrels in being completely terrestrial in their habits, and live either in clefts or holes of rocks, or in burrows which they dig themselves.
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  • The protoplasm then becomes cut up by a series of clefts into a number of smaller and smaller pieces which are unicellular in Pilobolus, multicellular in Sporodinia.
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  • A glance at the Milky Way, with its sharply defined irregular boundaries, its clefts and diverging spur, is almost sufficient to assure us that it is a real cluster of stars, and does not merely indicate the directions in which the universe extends farthest.
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  • New clefts continue to form at the posterior end of the pharynx during the adult life of the animal.
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  • As water for respiration streams through the clefts, gaseous interchange takes place between the circulating colourless blood and the percolating water.
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  • The lower reaches of the Zhob and Kundar are hemmed in by rugged limestone walls, serrated and banded with deep clefts and gorges, a wilderness of stony desolation.
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  • Narrow and deep clefts, through which descend mountain torrents to lose themselves in the sandy soil of the coast land, afford means of reaching the plateau, or the easier route through the Hawash valley may be chosen.
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  • The nest is placed in clefts of rocks, among timber or in hollow trees, and there are generally three litters in a season.
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  • It would also seem that during the breeding-season many of them are wholly nocturnal in their habits, passing the day in holes of the ground, or in clefts of the rocks, in which they generally nestle, the hen of each pair laying a single white egg, sparsely speckled in a few species with fine reddish dots.
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  • The opening or dehiscence of the anthers to discharge their contents takes place either by clefts, by valves, or by pores.
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  • There are many large and deep clefts between very irregular volcanic detritus.
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  • The rock between us was as finely etched as her face with wrinkles, shadows, clefts, and scars.
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  • It splits apart naturally into clefts which help the tiles to form a natural, rustic appearance.
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  • Children with oral clefts are 16 times more likely to have a congenital cardiovascular defect than the normal population, although the reason for this association is unknown.
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  • Other abnormalities that may require consideration of medical or surgical intervention include club foot, facial clefts, spina bifida, and hydrocephalus.
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  • Clefts may affect the left or right side of the mouth only (unilateral) or both sides (bilateral).
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  • Left-side clefts represent 70 percent of all unilateral clefts.
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  • The causes of clefts are as of 2004 still poorly understood.
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  • In the United States and western Europe, researchers report that a family history of facial clefts is present in approximately 40 percent of all cases.
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  • Mothers who abuse alcohol and drugs, lack vitamins (especially folic acid) during the first weeks of pregnancy, or have diabetes are more likely to have a child with facial clefts.
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  • Clefts may occur alone or with other abnormalities that may be hidden or obvious.
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  • For this reason, newborns with clefts should be thoroughly examined by a specialized physician soon after birth.
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  • Although some types of clefts can be detected during pregnancy by an ultrasound test, many are not discovered until birth.
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  • The sucking reflex is strong in all infants and should be encouraged in infants with facial clefts even if the sucking is inefficient, since the reflex seems to help the later development of speech.
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  • With advances in surgical techniques and with more complete repair of facial clefts, about 80 percent of affected children have normal speech development by the time they enter school.
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  • Because some types of medications (for example some drugs used to treat epilepsy) have been linked to increased risk of clefts, women who take medications for chronic illnesses should check with their doctors before they become pregnant.
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  • They also must communicate what they are learning about clefts to family, siblings, and friends.
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