Don't cling to the first thing you see.
She patted the statue, feeling the magic cling to her as she rose.
It all happened so fast that she didn't have time to think, only to cling to the one solid thing she could find - Cade.
They cling with almost equal attachment to their local customs and their religious superstitions.
Something as small as a piece of hair or a tooth—anything that the soul of the dead immortal might still cling to.
If he wanted the relationship to end, she wasn't going to cling to him shamelessly.
Cynthia continued to cling to Martha as if letting go would somehow cause the child to disappear.
I would cling to my mother's dress as she went about her household duties, and my little hands felt every object and observed every motion, and in this way I learned a great many things.
I would not be silly and afraid of things, I would simply embrace him, cling to him, and make him look at me with those searching inquiring eyes with which he has so often looked at me, and then I would make him laugh as he used to laugh.
that atoms attached to carbon, to express it in the atomic style, cling more intensely to it than, for instance, when combined with oxygen.
Even now many undoubtedly cling to a theology nearly allied to deism.
However this may be, remnants of their primitive superhuman qualities cling to the Celtic heroes long after they have been transfigured, under the influence of Christianity and chivalry, into the heroes of the medieval Arthurian romance, types - for the most part - of the knightly virtues as these were conceived by the middle ages; while shadowy memories of early myths live on, strangely disguised, in certain of the episodes repeated uncritically by the medieval poets.
Their habits are nocturnal, and during the daytime they cling to the trunks or limbs of trees head downwards in a state of repose.
Some of the festivals of the Roman Church are celebrated with considerable pomp; and the people also cling to various national fetes, such as the Metzgersprung, the Schafflertanz, and the great October festival.
I didn't know, but it bothered me immeasurably. qqq I'm sure we all felt we were on some ludicrous death watch with Mrs. Abbott holding our future hostage with her tenuous cling to life.
The movement of water into the root-hairs is brought about by the osmotic action of certain salts in their cell-sap. Crops are, however, unable to absorb all the water present in the soil, for when the films become very thin they are held more firmly or cling with more force to the soil particles and resist the osmotic action of the root-hairs.
But they also cling to their old wandering life, with their herds and " cattle-pens."
The aboriginal tribes here, as elsewhere, cling to their mountains and jungles.
Amongst the orbweavers of the family Argyopidae there are species belonging to the genera Cyclosa and Cyrtophora which closely resemble small snail-like gastropods as they cling to the underside of leaves with their legs drawn up. Other members of the same family - like Araneus coccinella, and Paraplectana thorntoni- imitate beetles of the family Coccinellidae which are known to be distasteful; and certain genera of the family Salticidae (Homalattus and Rhanis) closely resemble small hard-shelled beetles.
There is, however, strong opposition, especially in South Germany, and most of the states cling to the separate management of their own lines.
With the exception of a few Bushmen, who cling to the slopes of the Drakensberg, all the natives are of Bantu stock.
It may be concluded, with some confidence, from experience and theory alike, that localities where they do not prevail may fail to keep plague out, but have very little to fear from it, except the disturbance of trade caused by the traditional terrors that still cling to the name.
cling wrap or foil and set in the coldest part of the refrigerator.
Since the time when the church of eastern Syria had decided, in opposition to the church of the Empire, to cling to the ancient views of Syrian theologians - therefore also to the teaching and person of Nestorius - her relations were broken off with the church in western Syria and in Greek and Latin countries; but the power of Nestorian, or, as it was termed, Chaldaic Christianity, was not thereby diminished.
But almost everywhere the vegetation serves to smooth the contours of the rugged hills, ferns, mosses and shrubs growing wherever their roots can cling, and leaving only the steepest crags uncovered to form, as in Tahiti, a striking contrast.
This whole class seems to cling to sites of Phoenician trade, and to keep clear of Greece and the north -- perhaps a Phoenician form of the 129 system, avoiding the sexagesimal multiples.
Other countries however still appear to cling to the belief that it is wisest to fix a maximum rate of legal interest.
But the Greek race before Alexander had not its later prestige, and we must consider such a sentiment as leads the Eurasian to-day to cling to his Western parentage, so that the instance of the Branchidae cannot be used straight away for the time after Alexander.
As thus the restless reason tests the emotions of the soul, criticizes the traditions to which they cling, rejects the ancient dogmas in which they have been defined, the Church slowly participates in the process: silently this position and that are forsaken, legends and beliefs once of prime importance are forgotten, or when forced into controversy many ways are found by which the old and the new are reconciled: the sharpness of distinctions can be rubbed off, expressions may be softened, definitions can be modified and half-way resting-places afforded, until the momentous transition has been made and the continuity of tradition is maintained.
They cling tenaciously to their native language, which is closely allied to the Finnish, and divisible into two, or according to some authorities into three, principal dialects - Dorpat Esthonian and Reval Esthonian, with Pernau Esthonian.
Thus, the atoms of water and iron are the same, but those of the former, being smooth and round, and therefore unable to hook on to one another, roll over and over like small globes, whereas the atoms of iron, being rough, jagged and uneven, cling together and form a solid body.
What could they possibly do but cling to their priest with a "blind and unexpressed faith" ?
If a magnet is dipped into a mass of iron filings and withdrawn, filings cling to certain parts of the stone in moss-like tufts, other parts remaining bare.
At shorter distances the magnetism induced in the weaker magnet will be stronger than its permanent magnetism, and there will be attraction; two magnets with their like poles in actual contact will always cling together unless the like poles are of exactly equal strength.
In point of doctrine, they differ in their view of the relation between God Vishnu and the human soul; whilst the former sect define it by the ape theory, which makes the soul cling to God as the young ape does to its mother, the latter explain it by the cat theory, by which Vishnu himself seizes and rescues the souls as the mother cat does her young ones.
The gipsies, who are mostly converts to the Orthodox Church, still, as a rule, cling to their vagabond existence, though their skill at all handicrafts finds them ready employment in the towns.
These young, or larvae as they are called, after the integument has hardened by exposure to the air, climb up the stalks of grain or herbage and cling with outstretched legs waiting for passing animals.
The parasites, which cling to the intestinal mucous membrane, draw their nourishment from the blood-vessels of their host, and as they are found in hundreds in the body after death, the disorders of digestion, the increasing anaemia and the consequent dropsies and other cachectic symptoms are easily explained.
The flower-stalk becomes recurved in the fruiting stage, and the fruit bears a number of hooks which enable it to cling to rough objects, such as the coat of an animal, thus ensuring distribution of the seed.
The crisis of his mental conflict had just been passed in Tirol, and he was now beginning to let his creed grow again from the one fixed point which nothing had availed to shift: "The one great certainty to which, in the midst of the darkest doubt, I never ceased to cling - the entire symmetry and loveliness and the unequalled nobleness of the humanity of the Son of Man."
I shall cling to your kindest regards, in case things get violent.
cling round that mighty old hunter!
It is perhaps the very rapidity of the movement that is likely to retard its progress, and to fail to carry with it the wealthy clients and the decorators they employ, or perhaps even to increase the disposition to cling to the reproductions of the styles of the i i th and i 8th centuries.
Something as small as a piece of hair or a toothâ€”anything that the soul of the dead immortal might still cling to.
It conditions someone to cling to superstitious beliefs or to be excited about auspicious signs.
cling film in layers rather than round like a bandage.
cling onto the old pattern of family breadwinner, forgetting the role working dads now play in the home.
cling onto power or power over their own lives, rather than submit to the one true King.
cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.
The thick brambles cling to the site of the YMCA halt platform, a wooden contraption which has left absolutely no trace behind.
desperate to cling to the old world in the face of such horror.
dextrose tablet and cling onto it for dear life.
Cover with cling film and put it in the fridge.
gimmick cards or decks to make the cards cling together.
Her final positive outlook is not glib, but offers a small something to cling onto.
How tenacious are the memories that cling round that mighty old hunter!
As expected, Sunderland came with a packed midfield and were determined to cling on to a point.
pike anglers individually wrap each fish in cling film or tin foil prior to putting their bait in the freezer.
You cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.
unbelievable that so many people still cling to outdated ancient belief systems.
wholesome deeds we cling to the idea of " our kusala " .
He concisely cites (p. 238) no fewer than eight other characters of more or less value as peculiar to the Carinate Division, the first of which is that the feathers have their barbs furnished with hooks, in consequence of which the barbs, including those of the wing-quills, cling closely together; while among the rest may be mentioned the position of the furcula and coracoids, 4 which keep the wing-bones apart; the limitation of the number of the lumbar vertebra to fifteen, and of the carpals to two; as well as the divergent direction of the iliac bones - the corresponding characters peculiar to the Ratite Division being the disconnected condition of the barbs of the feathers, through the absence of any hooks whereby they might cohere; the non-existence of the furcula, and the coalescence of the coracoids with the scapulae (or, as he expressed it, the extension of the scapulae to supply the place of the coracoids, which he thought were wanting); the lumbar vertebrae being twenty and the carpals three in number; and the parallelism of the iliac bones.
Use the cling fim to add the gnocchi in batches, about twenty at a time.
You want the dough to cling together well enough to knead slightly without being too sticky to work with.
For squash bugs, you can spot and destroy the eggs, nymphs (which cling to the leaves after hatching), and adults as well.
In addition, the loose, flowing top of this suit won't cling to your body, which is good for full figured gals who don't want to emphasize their midsection.
Fill your molds with chocolate as before, but this time pour out whatever chocolate does not immediately cling to the sides of the frozen mold.
As an avid coffee drinker can attest, one of the disadvantages to grinding beans in most machines is that the grinding produces a lot of static cling which in turn makes for a big mess.
Those species that cannot cling to hanging containers will scavenge for the scraps that fall to the ground.
I 'm just trying to cling to some small shred of credibility by not quoting Star Wars at you.
Moreover, he had dreams of the sort that cling to the emerging minds like the dim tentacles of an octopus.
I find it almost unbelievable that so many people still cling to outdated ancient belief systems.
Even when we perform wholesome deeds we cling to the idea of " our kusala ".
Keep in mind, though, that your baby may become overwhelmed and want to cling to you simply because there is a house or room full of people all around him.
Some children enjoy trying new things, but others cling to consistency.
This is due to the perspiration that cotton absorbs, making it cling to the skin when it can cause abrasions and redness.
Some materials are meant to be body hugging and will cling to your form tightly.
What's left are the base oils of the perfume, and these contain the fragrances that will cling to your skin the longest.
Very young children tend to cling to their parents more, while teenagers act out in different ways.
Window clings are vinyl decals that use static cling to adhere to your window.
Carefully peel the cling off the wax paper and transfer it to a window.
Static cling will keep it in place; it can be peeled off and repositioned several times if done carefully.
Fluidline liners are becoming popular for the way they cling to the waterline.
Always apply some sort of foundation or primer on your eyelids to help the evening eye makeup "cling" to your skin and to give it longevity.
The composition of the makeup causes it to "cling" to flakes, leaving a furthered accentuation of the skin problem at hand.
Using a moisturizer is also recommended as pressed powder can cling to the dry patches on your face and give away your parched secret.
I have sensitive eyes with contact lenses that cling onto every little flake and irritant, so an eye shadow that knows what it's doing is important to me.
The lipstick will cling to the powder and stay vibrant for the whole night-and the tissue protects your lips from becoming too powdery.
Despite the instability, members cling to these alliances because they can't imagine their lives without them.
Modest silhouettes that do not cling to a woman's curves; A-line, empire, and princess dresses are frequent choices for modest attire.
They are whom they cling to as they try to find their identity and separate from their parents.
Brides can also select looser, more diaphanous gowns that won't cling to the skin.
When wearing silk, plan ahead for static by bringing spray products that reduce cling, or slips and camisoles rinsed in fabric softeners that abolish static.
Organic cotton will get wet, but it won't billow or cling and it will dry quickly and be mold-resistant - although you will have to toss it in the wash probably every other month or so.
Trouble continues to cling to the Hogan family as Nick Hogan receives his jail sentence.
All that talk seems to be just another desperate attempt to cling to the spotlight because she has yet to follow through on any of the charitable things she claimed she was going to do.
Instead, certain designers may favor large bold prints while others cling to romantic floral patterns.
This is party because they cling more completely to the foot.
Cover the photograph with plastic coating, such as cling wrap, packing tape, or laminating sheets.
The branches cling to the wall by small rootlets, as in the Ivy, and when allowed to ramble at will are very grotesque, ascending trees or walls to a considerable height, and requiring no nailing and little attention.
Though less vigorous than most wild Vines, it is one of the most graceful and distinct of the group, and its stems cling to the wall without nailing.
Climbing hydrangea (H. anomala petiolaris) - Originating in China and Japan, Climbing hydrangea can reach up to 60 feet, using its stems to cling to walls or other supports.
Also known as woodbine, these vines are known for their ability to cling tenaciously to their support structures that they are able to cut off circulation in actively growing trees, essentially strangling them over time.
You want to stay dry and comfortable with outerwear that breathes and won't cling or be too heavy as it gets wet.
Manure and other natural fertilizers can cling to the food and sometimes carry bacteria.
Stay away from fabrics with a lot of spandex because it tends to cling to curves in an unflattering way.
Avoid extra shiny fabrics and fabrics that cling to your body.
Lycra is similar to spandex in its composition, making it a durable choice that retains its shape while resisting piling and static cling.
Some dresses are full and flowing while others cling to every curve.
If it's too tight, it can cling to your hips and ride up.
The beauty of tankinis, however, is that the tops are often free-flowing and don't cling to you, thus not accentuating your stomach if this isn't your favorite body part.
Choose a tube top with slight ruching in the empire waist which then flares out in a flattering way (great for women who don't want tight fitting tops that cling to their bellies).
Knit fabrics are popular because of their draping quality, but they also cling in just the right spots when you find the right cut for your body type.
Pear shaped women also look good in maxis, so long as the skirt flows away from your body and doesn't cling.
All are designed to cling to your curves and need only a pair of serious heels and a lot of attitude to make for a very exciting time.
Fabric: Opt for a material that doesn't cling or sit snug to the body, like viscose.
The right fit will drape your body rather than cling to it.
The In-Power line offers excellent complete control with less cling.
Body briefers and shapers allow the clothes to caress the curves rather than cling and give the illusion of a long, lean body.
They don't hug the body or cling to spots unflatteringly.
Choosing the right body shaper slip for your figure can add the stylish magic that makes your dress cling in all the right places.
The fluid drapes of the fabrics flatter just about every shape and caress, rather than cling, to the voluptuous curves of the extended size women.
They are designed to cling to the face when unrolled.
At the same time, they should cling snug enough to your head so that you can swing the golf club without the glasses flying off.
Some levels create a whole new kind of puzzle when your mercury blob is denied any sort of wall to cling to giving you an edge you do not want thave in this game.
He can leap, cling to ledges, scramble up walls and roll across the floor.
Baby bottle tooth decay occurs when sugary liquids, including milk, juice, or formula, cling to the baby's teeth, particularly when the child is put to bed with a bottle.
Drinking unsweetened cranberry juice not only adds fluid but also is thought to help prevent cystitis by making it more difficult for bacteria to cling to the bladder wall.
At early ages, inhibited children cling to their mothers and may cry and hesitate when confronted with unfamiliar persons or events.
An older inhibited child or teenager, for example, may not cling to his or her mother or cry when coming to an unfamiliar laboratory but may hesitate to talk to the examiner and may smile infrequently.
Many people cling to their faith in times of grief and loss.
However, that's no excuse to cling to the basics!
Square Leg: These swim trunks cling like a comfortable second skin, but they do provide decent coverage.
This bra is perfect for wearing under deep V-neckline tops, especially ones that cling to you and require a smooth bra underneath.
Traditional Trunks: For men who don't particularly favor the cling swim trunks mentioned above, Speedo also carries more traditional trunks in great Speedo fabrics that are water and fade resistent.
Sand can cling to the wax, thus irritating the skin when the surfer slides on or off the board.
They skim the body nicely but don't cling, and this makes them more comfortable and good for serious activity.
That notwithstanding, the briefs cling to their modest intent by offering full coverage.
Better shorts are designed to not bunch up, cling or balloon.
Fabrics that cling or drape softly will look more flattering than unstructured, bulky materials.
Seek out jackets that are fitted and rest above your waistline, and stay away from fabrics that will "cling" to the body.
Women with hourglass figures benefit from fitted attire; fabrics that flow and cling gently to the body; medium-low necklines; defined waistlines, either on a dress or created with a belt; and pants with a slight flare.
Because of the sturdy materials used in construction, there is virtually no static cling when the beans are ground.
Don't overlook promoting the event by placing a window cling in your car window.
Flowing fabrics such as billowing skirts, capes, bell sleeves, puff shoulders, and loose tunics that do not cling to curves.
Static cling: Pin clothing to a sweat suit.
A large box, black spray paint, clear and blue cling wrap, and small fish stickers or tile decals are necessary for the costume.
To make the static clean costume you will need: safety pins, socks, underwear, shirts, or anything you want to cling to your clothing.
School Transitioning - Some children love to go to school, while others cling to their parents and refuse to say goodbye.
Apparently, these shoes can both cling to the board deck while helping your feet survive difficult and painful landings.
Opt for styles that cling to the curve of your leg and zip up for the most flattering fit.
In a moment or two, you can gently peel away the paper backing and the tattoo should cling to your skin.
Give your tree frog something else to cling to by pairing it with a tree branch, vine or flower tattoo.
The frog can peek out of the branches, cling to the trunk and can either be a major part of the design, with the frog looking directly at the viewer, or simply part of the scenery.
You do have to line it with freezer paper or plastic cling wrap.
I assumed that once I had given birth, those two pounds would cling to me like a bad case of static, and I would just keep gaining more weight.
The beauty of chemises is their ability to cling to the good curves, and ignore the bad.
The way the stockings cling and the way the pattern plays over the skin actually gives legs a more defined, muscular look.
Hipster shorts cling to the hips rather than the waist like regular brief panties.
This is a piece that deserves the opportunity to cling to your body in public.
Some styles of male lingerie are meant to cling to the body, while others are designed for loose-fitting ease.
A silk slip was the perfect piece to wear under a body skimming dress with a flirty skirt, as it moved with the dress and didn't cling.
When wearing form fitting skirts and dresses, especially in fabrics like knit jersey that cling to your every curve, it's important to wear the right undergarments.
Look for textural combinations that don't cling.
Wear briefs with squared-off legs and a pair of silk boxer shorts for a smooth hand-great if you hate static cling.
If your skirt tends to cling in all the wrong places, a silky slip that encourages fluidity of movement could be just what you need.
They work particularly well in party rooms, children's room and kitchens, but the right cling can be at home in even the most formal living room as well.
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