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Pulleys may be detachably connected to a shaft by friction clutches, so that they may be thrown in and out of engagement at will.
The truce of Ratisbon (Regensburg) imposed upon Spain completed the work of the peace of Nijmwegen (1684); and thenceforward Louis XIV.s terrified allies avoided his clutches while making ready to fight him.
The maximum load on the engine is thus greater and more power is required than for fixed drums. Steam consumption is economized, whenever possible, by throwing in the clutches of both drums and hoisting in balance.
Oh, by the by!" he shouted through the doorway after Pierre, "is it true that the countess has fallen into the clutches of the holy fathers of the Society of Jesus?"
She, on the other hand, was living a Stephen King novel in the clutches of a mass murderer.
But the demon lord had Deidre in his clutches and let her go.
It has been suggested that the diminutive size of the male is of great advantage to him during courtship, because he is enabled to move easily thereby to escape from her clutches should she turn upon him with hostile intent.
He had, however, before this, taken up arms in Monmouth's expedition, and is supposed to have owed his lucky escape from the clutches of the king's troops and the law, to his being a Londoner, and therefore a stranger in the west country.
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.
His exploits, as the ally of Rama (incarnation of Vishnu) in the latter's recovery of his wife Sita from the clutches of the demon Ravana, include the bridging of the straits between India and Ceylon with huge boulders carried away from the Himalayas.
The line is double track and the rope constantly in motion, the cars being attached at intervals through its length by clips or clutches; the loaded cars move in one direction, the empties in the other.
A sinking man who clutches at another and drowns him; or a hungry mother exhausted by feeding her baby, who steals some food; or a man trained to discipline who on duty at the word of command kills a defenseless man-- seem less guilty, that is, less free and more subject to the law of necessity, to one who knows the circumstances in which these people were placed, and more free to one who does not know that the man was himself drowning, that the mother was hungry, that the soldier was in the ranks, and so on.
Capture begins among the lower tribes with the hand, without devices, developing knack and skill in seizing, pursuing, climbing, swimming, and maiming without weapons; and proceeds to gathering with devices that take the place of the hand in dipping, digging, hooking and grasping; weapons for striking, whether clubs, missiles or projectiles; edged weapons of capture, which were rare in America; piercing devices for capture, in lances, barbed spears, harpoons and arrows; traps for enclosing, arresting and killing, such as pens, cages, pits, pen-falls, nets, hooks, nooses, clutches, adhesives, deadfalls, impalers, knife traps and poisons; animals consciously and unconsciously aiding in capture; fire in the form of torches, beacons, burning out and smoking out; poisons and asphyxiators; the accessories to hunting, including such changes in food, dress, shelter, travelling, packing, mechanical tools and intellectual apparatus as demanded by these arts.
escape the clutches of the mercs long enough to free his ward, Kyra from Crematoria and fulfill his destiny?
Independent drums, on the contrary, are loose upon their shaft, and are thrown on or off by tooth or friction clutches.
The manufacturer had, therefore, a strong inducement to enhance by every means in his power the selling value of his glass after it had escaped the exciseman's clutches.
Every thought of the bastard who had my wife in his sick clutches nearly blinded me with the rage of a mad man.
braying suits get their clutches on the place.
Three clutches of four eggs were laid and one pair fledged a brood of four.
Can Molly escape the clutches of the sneaky Captain Spike?
The Doctor must pass safely through the vast gardens of the royal estate while evading the clutches of their fanatical gardeners.
Hydraulic couplings operate as clutches, but without the wear problems encountered with friction clutches.
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Will you be transformed into a genetic changeling, or fall into the clutches of a doomsday cult?
Play as Fry, Bender and Leela to save the Earth from the clutches of evil corporate mogul, Mom.
mort house ', built 3832, to protect unburied dead from clutches of resurrections.
prowled aimlessly about her from their clutches?
Your child will get to help Ariel rescue the King of the sea from the evil clutches of Electra the sea serpent.
slithers up between the clutches of crimson.
Alex trans to be a knight in order to rescue Laura from the clutches of an evil sorcerer.
swooned on the cross and later revived in the tomb is one that clutches at straws.
I see, Tommy felt that it is her from their clutches?
Imagine: whilst having lunch, a colleague clutches their throat and appears unable to breath.
Simply lock the vino of your choice in the puzzle's complex clutches and watch as your host struggles to set it free.
The game is about a bunch of wild wolverines trying to rescue Junior Wolverine from the clutches of the evil vultures by stealing eggs.
But Peter rescues Jane from the villain 's clutches and a rollicking adventure is underway.
I 'm afraid and I do n't want to walk the path that slithers up between the clutches of crimson.
The theory that Jesus merely swooned on the cross and later revived in the tomb is one that clutches at straws.
I see, tommy felt that it is her from their clutches?
Simply lock the vino of your choice in the puzzle 's complex clutches and watch as your host struggles to set it free.
In three sizes, they're just right for toting cosmetics of even using as clutches on glamorous nights out.
Bold bright clutches in cherry, shoes in Popsicle pink and belts of sunny yellow go great with all those black clothes you've invested in from seasons pass.
Bags feature cute clutches that would look great at a party, colorful purses suitable for hanging out with friends and roomy totes that can help you haul your homework to school.
Build a wardrobe full of sensible basics to start, and then experiment by adding trendy accessories, such as embellished handbags and clutches, colorful scarves, statement-making jewelry and more.
His lifelong quest is to free his "people" from the tyrannical clutches of the Outworld (his home world is Zaterra, annexed by Shao Kahn), and his absolute dedication to this goal leads to fits of insanity at times.
Other types of bags include ring flap clutches, sacs, mini-bags, tapered shoulder bags, pouchettes, backpack styles and draw-string purses.
Perfect for an evening out, these clutches and slings come in a wide variety of finishes, including leather and the Bridal Patent finish.
There are several different basic styles of Gucci bags, including totes, clutches and unisex hobo models.
Cool Classic Collection: Ranges in price from $38-$138 for purses in styles such as clutches, satchels and hobos.
Lively Collection: Ranges in price from $38-$118 and includes purses such as cross body bags, clutches , satchels, hobos and totes.
Priscilla Collection: Ranges in price from $30-$108 for wristlets, satchels, clutches and hobos.
Paradise Collection: Ranges in price from $38-$118 for bags such as cross body, satchel and clutches.
Find bags such as carryalls, top flap satchels and clutches.
Find styles such as large clutches, satchels and top handle bags.
Versatile, shimmery clutches that can be paired with jeans or evening gowns.
Clutches, small, and mini bags are often best -- you can toss in your theater tickets, some breath mints, and lip gloss in an evening bag rather than lugging a clunky bag around while wearing a sophisticated evening dress.
They include messengers, shoppers, satchels, hobos, zip top shoulder bags, bucket bags, and clutches.
From slim python clutches to large glazed shoppers and totes, there's a fit for most women that won't wreak havoc on your handbag budget.
These aptly named novelty clutches are adorned with party-appropriate sayings and spattered with outgoing designs such as martini glasses and mini skulls.
Although the recent ready-to-wear collection is rich in jewel toned satins that are perfect for holiday parties, the clutches remained simple enough for everyday use.
Cameo, celadon, sepia, and linen colors make up the bulk of these soft appealing clutches, satchels, and shoulder bags.
Hobo International offer styles to suit your every outing, from classic black totes to chain-handled and studded clutches.
Although Tod's does design a certain amount of clutches, these handbags may not be the best to consider for extremely upscale affairs.
Cute straw clutches can make perfect evening bags for spring nights out, unless the occasion is extremely formal, in which case you may want to consider a more glamorous bag.
From clutches to shoulder bags, they are all delightfully made.
Unlike oversized handbags, or purse clutches, these handbags have a slim construction that easily fits against your body and into small spaces.
Many different styles exist, including totes, shoulder bags, shoppers, wallets, backpacks and clutches.
From dressy clutches to casual totes to everyday shoulder bags, there is truly something for anyone who interested in making straw a part of her wardrobe.
Betsey Johnson carries a wide variety of duffles, purses, clutches, and cosmetics bags in an array of prints and colors.
She is the absolute queen of posh evening bags, and her crystal adorned clutches have been seen in the hands of red-carpet goers since Hollywood immemorial.
Clutches are another popular style of clip purses.
Rather than magnetic, zipper, or snap enclosures, these clutches a top-metal frame that clips or snaps shut, often similar to a vintage coin purse (sometimes called kiss-lock closure) or push-style clip closure.
These clutches are available today in both vintage, reproduction vintage, and modernistic styles.
A Little Sin: Sells vintage handbags, including clip clutches in leather and other materials.
Net-a-Porter: Showcases a wide variety of upscale designer clutches, including the beautiful Erva quilted leather box clutch with clip closure and the Bottega Veneta bronze leather clip clutch.
Although many clip and clasp enclosure style purses are designed as clutches, you can find some styles of these handbags with shoulder straps or removable straps that allow you to convert it between a shoulder bag and a clutch.
You may be able to find clutches that double as shoulder bags or wristlets.
Because most clutches are small in size, it is best not to stuff them with too many items.
Clutches can be found in a wide array of colors and if the price is right, you may want to buy a favorite handbag in two or more hues.
There are many different types and styles of leathers and leather handbags - from small metallic leather clutches to large pebbled leather hobos.
Turquoise leather handbags are available as clutches, hobos, shoulder bags, evening bags, -- from slingback purses to briefcases, you name the style, and there is probably a teal or turquoise version available.
Totes, shoulder bags, hobos, diaper bags, clutches, swing bags and many other functional pieces make up the bulk of the collection.
You'll still have a wide selection to choose from, including adorable clutches (like Ella) and sassy patent leather totes (like Kato).
Although some checkbook clutches are framed, this particular style is not, offering a streamlined look.
Just like clutches or evening bags, mini backpack handbags are not appropriate for every occasion.
Shop Style has an amazing collection of Marc Jacobs clutches.
Several different styles of clutches are offered here, as well as wristlets and leather zip wallets.
You'll find that many designers create satchels without following any specific definition (unlike tote bags or clutches, for example).
Take your pick of the small or large "C" letters graphically placed on hobos, shoppers, clutches, totes, shoulder bags and more.
A variation of the shelf style hanging organizer is one that combines the canvas or mesh shelf with hanging side envelopes that are ideal for clutches or smaller handbags.
However, it's also a dream come true for anyone who can't escape the clutches of high-end fashion.
Derek Alexander: From small front flap leather bags to larger shoulder bags styles, Derek Alexander has many organizer bag styles, including organizer clutches, slings, and top zip handbags.
To that end, it's no surprise that they're found on everything from glamorous evening clutches to functional backpacks!
Tooled clutches pay homage to an art form that originated centuries ago.
If you're shopping around for hobo leather tooled clutches, you may have your work cut out for you.
To make the process simpler, we put the focus on some outstanding selections in this comprehensive list of shops and the tooled clutches they offer.
Just search for "tooled clutches" and weed out the non-leather choices.
Among them are a number of tooled clutches, running the gamut from small and simple to large and vibrant.
Among them, you'll find a handful of eye-catching clutches that are sure to appeal to your inner artisan.
Best of all, though, is that these clutches are vintage and date back decades.
Here you'll find plenty of handmade treasures from all over the world, and from time to time you may even happen upon hobo leather tooled clutches.
Examples include black leather clutches from Mexico, which are tooled into intricate leather tiles.
Know before you go: The price range for MCM handbags generally start at about $100-$200 for the small clutches, and can go up to several thousand for other styles.
You can get shoulder bags, totes, satchels, messenger bags, clutches and wristlets.
Sweetiepurse offers a delicious selection of candy wrapper bags, including clutches, smaller purses, and larger tote-like styles.
Usually featuring bright colors and a vintage shape, they also tend to be practical bags - such as totes, backpacks, hobos and clutches, with lots of pockets and made in a sturdy fabric.
Among the bags were sexy clutches, roomy carryalls and glamorous totes, and many were seen during the Dior Fall/Winter 2008 runway shows.
Most feather clutches have one feather, often in a color that matches the bag, which is affixed sturdily but hanging off enough to draw attention to its presence and give the bag a softer look.
Business lunch: Whether in a business suit or just wearing a nice pair of slacks, clutches look and work great when at lunch.
When it comes to finding patent leather clutches, you have should visit Shop Style.
Clutches are a fantastically convenient way to carry your personal belongings and because of their delicate size, make a wonderful addition to just about any outfit.
Made of handhelds, clutches, shoulder bags and more, the collection includes basics at their very best.
Styles include tote bags, cross-body bags, satchels, hobos, shoulder bags, shoppers, clutches and wallets.
The Sondra Roberts collection includes bridal/evening bags, clutches, hobos, satchels, shoppers, shoulder bags, totes and wallets.
The company also makes wallets, clutches and accessory bags, all with their own unique styling.
A search for the perfect purse that went with everything led the founders of Lauro Sinclair to create their handbags - basic clutches with interchangeable fashion "slip covers" that can be changed in a moment.
Clutches are very inexpensive, and covers run in the medium price range for individual covers to a little higher for collections of covers and straps that can be used to create ten different looks.
Bueno handbag sizes and shapes range from small clutches to large hobos and messenger bags.
You'll find red silk clutches sporting feathers alongside basic black pieces with a few jewels pinned on.
Buxton checkbook wallet styles for women include frame styles, clutch styles with fold over snap closures, and full flap style checkbook clutches.
Hoot is a family film about a family that moves Florida and get involved in saving a population of endangered owls from the clutches of a heartless land developer.
They even have clutches, hosiery, umbrellas, and wallets.
Bags - They offer a full range of bags, from totes to handbags, to clutches; all stylishly crafted so you look good, but practical enough for everyday wear.
Brand new cars have very "tight" clutches that present increased difficulty, particularly for the leaning driver.
Designs run the gamut from super simple clutches to very complicated handled bags with interior pockets.
Of course the children run afoul of Auntie Entity, and Max must help them escape her clutches.
Star Trek: The Next Generation often barely escaped the clutches of the Borg, Space: Above and Beyond fought the mysterious chigs, the Stargate franchise has its Goa'uld and Battlestar Galactica its Cylons.
The Subtle Knife ended with Lyra in the clutches of her real mother, the evil Mrs. Coulter, and Will in the company of two 'angels' in another world, looking for her father, Lord Azriel, who intends to overthrow God himself.
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