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  • The black checkers are flat and the white ones curved on top.

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  • The full lips curved into a shy smile as she stepped eagerly forward to meet him.

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  • At one point the road became one lane and curved around the face of a cliff.

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  • She continued faster, and followed the corridor as it curved to the left.

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  • Fore feet with five sub-equal toes, with compressed, slightly curved pointed claws.

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  • 2 b) possess slender, curved, hollow mandibles, which are perforated at the tip and at the base, being thus adapted for sucking the juices of victims. Large dyticid larvae often attack small fishes and tadpoles.

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  • The large cones stand erect on the branches, are cylindrical in shape, and have long bracts, the curved points of which project beyond the scales.

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  • The large cones stand erect on the branches, are cylindrical in shape, and have long bracts, the curved points of which project beyond the scales.

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  • Physically the Maoris are true Polynesians, tall, well-built, with straight or slightly curved noses, high foreheads and oval faces.

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  • Her rosebud mouth curved into a smile that never reached her eyes.

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  • He whipped out a curved knife from the small of his back and tossed it in the air, catching it easily.

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  • Between the Andamans and Cape Negrais intervene two small groups, Preparis and Cocos; between the Andamans and Sumatra lie the Nicobar Islands, the whole group stretching in a curve, to which the meridian forms a tangent between Cape Negrais and Sumatra; and though this curved line measures 700 m., the widest sea space is about 91 m.

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  • Excavations carried out in 1898-1899 showed that the structure was nearly square; the only portion remaining is the slightly curved front, with three niches between Corinthian pilasters; in the central niche is the statue of Philopappus.

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  • Some are black, very thin and curved like threads or hairs (trichites); often a group of these is seated on a small crystal of augite or magnetite and spreads outwards on all sides.

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  • Excavations carried out in 1898-1899 showed that the structure was nearly square; the only portion remaining is the slightly curved front, with three niches between Corinthian pilasters; in the central niche is the statue of Philopappus.

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  • high and covered with small curved hooks of great strength.

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  • A wide porch stretched the length of the building, and above it were two balconies with black wrought iron banisters that curved out gracefully.

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  • He hefted the curved sword and marveled at the grey metal.

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  • Some had long, curved noses and chins, small eyes and wide, grinning mouths.

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  • In these buildings there is a great preference for apsidal terminations to the internal chambers, and the façades are as a rule slightly curved.

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  • Their hinder limbs are shorter than in the true kangaroos, and their fore limbs are longer and more robust, and have very strong curved and pointed claws.

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  • Slowly her gaze lifted to lips, which were curved in a pleased smile that enlarged until it activated the dimple below his eye.

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  • The sound of fighting erupted behind her, and she stopped before the trail curved out of sight to see Rhyn standing over his first victim, a demon in a jaguar form.

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  • From the foyer, they entered a huge room with a wide staircase that curved gracefully from the balcony on the second floor.

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  • I could not follow with my eyes the geometrical figures drawn on the blackboard, and my only means of getting a clear idea of them was to make them on a cushion with straight and curved wires, which had bent and pointed ends.

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  • Before the spark happens lines of electrostatic force stretch from one to the other in curved lines.

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  • 3) both parallels and meridians are curved.

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  • The ventral valve in many of the genera is provided with two curved hinge-teeth, which fit into corresponding sockets in the opposite valve, so that the valves cannot be separated without breaking one of the teeth.

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  • This cavity lodges the arms, which are curved and coiled in different ways in different genera.

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  • The kidneys or nephridia open internally by wide funnel-shaped nephridiostomes and externally by small pores on each side of the mouth near the base of the arms. Each is short, gently curved and devoid of convolutions.

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  • Owing to the strong and tight interlocking of the valves by the means of curved teeth FIGS.

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  • In the siphon used as a container for aerated waters a tube passes through the neck of the vessel, one end terminating in a curved spout while the other reaches to the bottom of the interior.

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  • - The 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th pairs of appendages short, stout, tapering, the segments about as wide as long, except the apical, which is distally slender, pointed, slightly curved, and without distinct movable claws.

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  • The body is stout and thickly built; the legs are short and strong, and armed, especially the anterior pair, with long curved claws; the tail is short; and the ears are reduced to rudiments.

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  • Another special type is the bow-case, made to take a short curved bow and to accommodate arrows'as well.

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  • Martin, they feed chiefly on "succulent bulbs, which they scratch up with the long, curved, black claws on their fore-feet.

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  • It appears in old Babylonia as a curved stick, and, like the club, is a distinctive symbol of god and king.

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  • It resembles the sceptre curved at the end, which was carried by old Hittite gods.

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  • Should one of these teeth be destroyed the opposed one loses its natural means of attrition and becomes a remarkable, curved tusk-like elongation.

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  • Patterns are produced by combining straight and curved cuts.

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  • The resultant vertical thrust on any portion of a curved surface exposed to the pressure of a fluid at rest under gravity is the weight of fluid cut out by vertical lines drawn round the boundary of the curved surface.

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  • The resultant horizontal thrust in any direction is obtained by drawing parallel horizontal lines round the boundary, and intersecting a plane perpendicular to their direction in a plane curve; and then investigating the thrust on this plane area, which will be the same as on the curved surface.

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  • 3 / second, across any curved line AP from A to P, this being the same for all lines in accordance with the continuity.

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  • u - b), u =ae ?, (5) where u =a, a' at the edge A, A l.; u at a corner B; u=o across xx' where 4 = oo; and u = oo, 43-= co across the end J J' of the jet, bounded by the curved lines APJ, A'P'J', over which the skin velocity is Q.

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  • In one scene the king stands in his chariot with a curved weapon in his right hand formed of three bars of metal bound together by rings (similar, as M.

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  • In the male, moreover, the pincers are caliper-like and toothed at the base, whereas in the female they are untoothed and only lightly curved at the tip. These differences suggest that the pincers aid in the pairing of the sexes.

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  • The palpi vary in form and in the number of their component segments, and the proboscis, though usually straight, may be curved (as in Megarhinus) or otherwise modified in shape.

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  • The divisions of the Siphonatae are the Ankylorhynchae (genera with curved proboscis, e.g.

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  • The more common sea-birds are the Sula variegate or guano-bird, a large gull called the Larus modestus, the Pelecanus thayus, and the Sterna Ynca, a beautiful tern with curved white feathers on each side of the head.

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  • The curved surfaces take the place of fl e the lens in fig.

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  • On the hind foot the nails are long, curved and pointed, and the web extends only to their base.

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  • It had complete control over the Euxine grain-trade; the absence of tides and the depth of its harbour rendered its quays accessible to vessels of large burden; while the tunny and other fisheries were so lucrative that the curved inlet near which it stood became known as the Golden Horn.

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  • Suess pointed out that it was surrounded by a curved line of earth-fracture, following an arc drawn from a centre in the Lipari Islands, from Catanzaro to Etna, and so westward; within this arc he held that the crust of the earth is gradually sinking, and is in an unstable condition.

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  • In the other venomous snakes (viperines and crotalines) the maxillary bone is very short, and is armed with a single very long curved fang with a canal and aperture at each end.

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  • All mixtures whose temperature lies above the line ACB are wholly liquid, hence this line is often called the "liquidus "; all mixtures at temperatures below that of the horizontal line through C are wholly solid, hence this line is sometimes called the " solidus," but in more complex cases the solidus is often curved.

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  • Accordingly the distribution of electricity is such that equal parallel slices of the ellipsoid of revolution taken normal to the axis of revolution carry equal charges on their curved surface.

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  • In this calculation we neglect altogether the fact that electric force distributed on curved lines exists outside the interspace between the plates, and these lines in fact extend from the back of one "Edge plate to that of the other.

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  • Kirchhoff's expression is as follow d+47 r rd l dlog e 167x 2 + t), +t log,: t t I (4) In the above formula e is the base of the Napierian logarithms. The first term on the right-hand side of the equation is the expression for the capacity, neglecting the curved edge distribution of electric force, and the other terms take into account, not only the uniform field between the plates, but also the non-uniform field round the edges and beyond the plates.

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  • But the force perpendicular to the curved surface of this cylinder is everywhere zero.

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  • Then since the generating lines of the tube are lines of force, the component of the electric force perpendicular to the curved surface of the tube is everywhere zero.

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  • In the Knox and Boss mills, which are also employed for the amalgamation of silver ores, the grinding is effected between flat horizontal surfaces instead of conical or curved surfaces as in the previously described forms.

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  • Both foreand hindwings are usually present, both pairs being membranous, the hindwings small and not folded when at rest, each provided along the costa with a row of curved hooks which catch on to a fold along the dorsum of the adjacent fore-wing during flight.

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  • Mention has already been made of the series of curved hooks along the costa of the hind-wing; by means of this arrangement the two wings of a side are firmly joined together during flight, which thus becomes particularly accurate.

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  • This accounts for the present curved boundary line between Delaware and Pennsylvania.

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  • "Gouge" is also used as the name of a bookbinder's tool, for impressing a curved line on the leather, and for the line so impressed.

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  • apart and parallel to each other, or along curved faces between roads radiating from the pit bottom - the essential feature in both cases being the removal of the whole of the coal at once, without first sub-dividing it into pillars, to be taken away at a FIG.

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  • The straight roads are the air-ways for carrying pure air from the down-cast shaft to the working faces, while the return air passes along the faces and back to the up-cast by the curved road.

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  • The size of the discharge aperture can be varied by means of a flexible wooden shutter sliding in a groove in a cast iron plate, curved to the slope of the casing.

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  • It is customary to have a curved sheet iron roof or bonnet when the cage is used for raising or lowering the miners, to protect them from injury by falling materials.

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  • They are applied on one side of the cage only, forming a complete vertical railway, carried by iron cross sleepers, with proper seats for the rails instead of wooden buntons; the cage is guided by curved shoes of a proper section to cover the heads of the rails.

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  • Where the water has little motion it is almost straight; where the current is considerable it is curved, with its convexity towards the stream.

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  • Algonquin-Iroquois Canada, thanks to the Geological Survey and the Department of Education in Ontario, has revealed old Indian camps, mounds and earthworks along the northern drainage of Lakes Erie and Ontario, and pottery in a curved line from Montreal to Lake of the Woods.

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  • From the centre, processes (s) go to circumference(t), ending in curved placentaries bearing the ovules.

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  • and more or less curved backwards, but in the takin they are gnu-like.

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  • This shape is most suitable for planing uneven timber, as inequalities are "hooked off" by the curved blade.

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  • The well-preserved amphitheatre, the subterranean parts of which below the arena are intact, with a main passage down the centre, a curved passage all round with holes for trap doors in its roof, and numerous small chambers, also with trap doors in their vaulted roofs for admitting the wild beasts, whose cages were on the other side of the curved passage, to the arena, are especially interesting.

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  • of distances between points) as belonging to geometry or trigonometry; while the measurement of curved lengths, except in certain special cases, involves the use of the integral calculus.

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  • The term " mensuration " is therefore ordinarily restricted to the measurement of areas and volumes, and of certain simple curved lengths, such as the circumference of a circle.

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  • It might, therefore, be described as that branch of mathematics which deals with formulae for calculating the numerical measurements of curved lengths, areas and volumes, in terms of numerical data which determine these measurements.

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  • The curved surfaces of the cylinder and of the cone are developable surfaces; i.e.

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  • (ii) If any line in a plane revolves about an external axis in the plane, the area of the curved surface generated by the revolution is equal to the product of the length of the line and the distance travelled by the centroid of the line.

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  • VC, VW = (i - 0 2) VC; curved area ACB = a of parallelogram Afgb = 3kl.

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  • The handle D, acting through the gear wheels E, F, G and H, turns the cogwheel K, which moves the curved rack of the cradle and tips the crucible M.

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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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  • 1), which consists of a flat blade set transversely in a long wooden handle; the Dutch or thrusthoe (2), which has the blade set into the handle after the fashion of a spade; and the swan-neck hoe (3), the best manual hoe for agricultural purposes, which has a long curved neck to attach the blade to the handle; the soil falls back over this, blocking is thus avoided and a longer stroke obtained.

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  • Experiments may be made with plane and curved mirrors to verify these laws, but it is necessary to use short waves, in order to diminish diffraction effects.

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  • A curved chain supported the obique chains and kept them straight.

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  • But girders may have curved chords and then the stresses in the web are diminished.

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  • The girders are of the Whipple Murphy type, but with curved top booms. The bridges.

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  • 544) A closely allied species, Piper Clusii, produces the African cubebs or West African black-pepper, the berry of which is smoother than that of common cubebs and usually has a curved pedicel.

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  • The weasel is an elegant little animal, with elongated slender body, back much arched, head small and flattened, ears short and rounded, neck long and flexible, limbs short, five toes on each foot, all with sharp, com - pressed, curved claws, tail rather short, slender, cylindrical, and pointed at the tip, and fur short and close.

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  • - Pollination I, Flower visited by a humblebee, showing the projection of the curved connective bearing the anther from the helmetshaped upper lip and the deposition of the pollen on the back of the humble-bee.

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  • High Angle and Curved Fire.-" High angle fire," as defined officially, " is fire at elevations greater than r 5°," and " curved fire is fire from howitzers at all angles of elevation not exceeding 15°."

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  • Tongue arrowshaped, covered with curved papillae.

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  • And a strange division of the shekel in 10 (probably therefore connected with this decimal mina) is shown by a series of bronze weights (44) with four curved sides and marked with circles (British Museum, place unknown), which may be Romano-Gallic, averaging 125/10.

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  • The triangle is here an irregular one, consisting of a narrow base to which one end of the string was fixed, while the second side, forming a slightly obtuse angle with the base, consisted of a wide and slightly curved sound-board pierced with holes through which the other end of the strings passed, being either knotted or wound round pegs.

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  • The bark is red, like that of the Scots fir, deeply furrowed, with the ridges often much curved and twisted.

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  • long, are at first of a bluish-green colour, but when mature change to a reddish brown; the scales are very small at the base, dilating into a broad thick head, with a short curved spine below the deep transverse depression.

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  • The peculiar configuration of thr~ ridges may be apprehended as follows: The pattern of the folded ~trata on the low-lying Cretaceous peneplain must have resembled the pattern of the curved grain of wood on a planed board.

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  • Limopsidae.-Shell orbicular, hinge curved, ligament longer transversely than antero-posteriorly; foot elongate, pointed anteriorly and posteriorly.

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  • in length, curved at the small end into a right angle, and terminating in a small round orifice, which is applied to the flame, while the larger end is applied to the mouth.

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  • When springing up among rocks or on ledges, the stem sometimes becomes much curved, and, with its spreading boughs and pendent branchlets, often forms a striking and picturesque object in alpine passes and steep ravines.

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  • Both upper and lower incisors are regularly curved, the upper ones: slightly more so than the lower; and, their growth being continuous, should anything prevent the normal wear by which their length is regulated - as by the loss of one of them, or by displacement owing to a broken jaw or other cause - the unopposed incisor may gradually curve upon itself until a complete circle or more has, been formed, the tooth sometimes passing through some part of the animal's head.

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  • - Vertical and Longitudinal Section through the Skull of the Beaver (Castor fiber), showing the brain-cavity, the greatly developed plates of bone in the nose-cavity, the mode of implantation of the ever-growing chisel-edged incisor, and the curved rootless cheek-teeth.

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  • The remaining and more typical members of the family, one of which is aquatic, are characterized by their short incisors, the strong masseteric ridges on the sides of the lower jaw, the long and curved par-occipitals and the palate contracted in front.

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  • The area of the surface included between this curve and its base is found - the first known instance of a quadrature of a curved surface.

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  • The upper incisors have persistent pulps, and are curved longitudinally, forming a semicircle as in rodents; they are, however, not flattened from before backwards as in that order, but prismatic, with an antero-external, an anterointernal and a posterior surface, the first two only being covered with enamel; their tips are consequently not chisel-shaped, but sharp-pointed.

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  • The terminal phalange of the inner (or second) digit is deeply cleft, and has a peculiar long curved claw, the others having short broad nails.

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  • The lower canines are large and directed upwards and outwards, and slightly curved backwards.

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  • The actual harbour of Zeebrugge is small and is formed by a long curved mole on the western side, whose assault was an important part of the operation.

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  • A widespread disease known as pocket-plums or bladderplums is due to an ascomycetous fungus, Exoascus pruni, the mycelium of which lives parasitically in the tissues of the host plant, passes into the ovary of the flower and causes the characteristic malformation of the fruit which becomes a deformed, sometimes curved or flattened, wrinkled dry structure, with a hollow occupying the place of the stone; the bladder plums are yellow at first, subsequently dingy red.

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  • 4), consisted of two curved metal plates between which revolved a pair of balls carried on an insulating stem.

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  • The two curved metal plates constitute the field plates and must have original charges imparted to them of opposite sign.

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  • Here prevailing granite and diabase give rise to a complicated mountain system through which the rivers cleave their way in a curved and irregular course.

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  • 27), usually curved, and forming from 2.50% to 3.50% of the whole.

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  • The primary graphite (§ 26) generally forms a coarse, nearly continuous skeleton of curved black plates, like those shown in fig.

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  • The best glaziers' diamonds are chosen from crystals such that a natural curved edge can be used.

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  • 6), or with veins coming off from it throughout its whole course, and running parallel to each other in a straight or curved direction towards the margin of the leaf, as in plantain and banana.

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  • 36 to 45, where the folded or curved lines represent the leaves, the thickened part being the midrib.

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  • These teeth are ever-growing, long, slender and curved, and without enamel.

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  • The Egyptian goose (chenalopex) is figured in the XVIIIth dynasty as sacred to Ammon; but his most frequent and celebrated incarnation was the woolly sheep with curved (" Ammon") horns (as opposed to the oldest native breed with long horizontal twisted horns and hairy coat, sacred to Khnum or Chnumis).

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  • If the loaded rod is elastic its lower end may be fixed in a stand, and the spherically curved base w is no longer required.

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  • the earliest monuments: a more valuable variety, woolly with curved horns, made its appearance in the Middle Kingdom and pushed out the older form: sheep were driven into the ploughed fields to break the clods and trample in the seed.

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  • The flint knives of the time of Menes are finely curved (19), with a handle-notch; by the end of the lInd Dynasty they were much coarser (20) and almost straight in.

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  • Long thin one-edged knives of iron begin about 800 B.C. Various forms of one-edged iron knives, straight (24) and curved (25), belong to Roman times.

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  • The falchion with a curved blade (62) belongs to the XVIIIth-XXth Dynasty.

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  • Shovel-boards, to hold in right (93) or left hand for scraping up the grain in winnowing, are usual in the XVIIIth Dynasty, and are figured in use in the Old Kingdom Pruning knives with curved blades (94) are Italic, and were made of iron by the Romans.

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  • Of works certainly executed by him during his years of travel there are extant, besides the Basel wood-block, only a much-injured portrait of himself, very finely dressed and in the first bloom of his admirable manly beauty, dated 1493 and originally painted on vellum but since transferred to canvas (this is the portrait of the Felix Goldschmid collection); a miniature painting on vellum at Vienna (a small figure of the Child-Christ); and some half a dozen drawings, of which the most important are the characteristic pen portrait of himself at Erlangen, with a Holy Family on the reverse much in the manner of Schongauer; another Holy Family in nearly the same style at Berlin; a study from the female nude in the Bonnat collection; a man and woman on horseback in Berlin; a man on horseback, and an executioner about to behead a young man, at the British Museum, &c. These drawings all show Diirer intent above all things on the sternly accurate delineation of ungeneralized individual forms by means of strongly accented outline and shadings curved, somewhat like the shadings of Martin Schongauer's engravings, so as to follow their modellings and roundness.

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  • The neck is long and curved, and its vertebrae are remarkable for the position of the canal for the transmission of the vertebral artery, which does not perforate the transverse process, but passes obliquely through the anterior part of the pedicle of the arch.

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  • In the upper jaw there is a compressed, sharp-pointed, tusk-like incisor near the hind edge of the premaxilla, followed in the male at least by a moderate-sized, pointed, curved canine in the anterior part of the maxilla.

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  • Next to the latter is a curved, sub-erect canine, followed after an interval by an isolated minute and often deciduous simple conical premolar; then a contiguous series of one premolar and three molars, which differ from those of recent species of Camelus in having a small accessory column at the anterior outer edge.

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  • In the skull the socket of the eye is surrounded by bone; while the dentition begins to approximate to the camel type - notably by the circumstance that the lower canine is either separated by a gap from the outermost incisors, or that its crown assumes a backwardly curved shape.

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  • plete, likewise free, finger; the shortened thumb with 2, the index with 3, the third with 4 phalanges; each finger with a curved claw.

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  • Nearly all patterns are the developments of the envelopes of geometrical solids of regular or irregular outlines, few of plane faces; when they are made up of combinations of plane faces, or of faces curved in one plane only, there is no difference in dealing with thin sheets or thick plates.

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  • The Berbers' weapons are those of the Arab: the long straight sword, the slightly curved and highly ornamented dagger, and the long gun.

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  • Its short curved horns and skull are enormously massive.

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  • Above these rise the towers of the Roman Catholic cathedral, the high curved roofs of the royal audience halls, the palace gateways, and the showy buildings of the Russian and French legations.

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  • (b) As was natural in cursive writing, angles tend to become rounded, and the tails of the letters, which in Phoenician are very long, are curved round in the middle of words so as to join on to the succeeding letter.

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  • The feet have broad, naked, tuberculated soles; the forefeet with five distinct toes, each furnished with a long, strong and slightly curved nail, the first and fifth considerably shorter than the other three.

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  • The hindfeet have a very short nailless first toe; the second, third and fourth toes partially united by integument, of nearly equal length; the fifth distinct and rather shorter; these four are provided with long and curved nails.

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  • Again, if the displacements be such that one curved surface rolls without sliding on another the reaction, whether normal or tangential, at the point of contact may be ignored.

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  • The line of resistance is a line traversing all the centres of resistance of a series of joints,its form, in the positions intermediate between the actual joints of the structure, being determined by supposing the pieces and their loads to be subdivided by the introduction of intermediate joints ad snfinstum, and finding the continuous line, curved or straight, in which the intermediate centres of resistance are all situated, however great their number.

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  • If the line of connection preserves always the same position, the path of contact coincides with it, and is straight; in other cases the path of contact is curved.

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  • For a smaller pitch-circle the flanks would be convex and in- curved or under-cut, which would be inconvenient; therefore the C smallest wheel of a set should FIG.

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  • The length L of an endless belt connecting a pair of pulleys whose effective radii are r,, r,, with parallel axes whose distance apart is c, is given by the following formulae, in each of which the first term, containing the radical, expresses the length of the straight parts of the belt, and the remainder of the formula the length of the curved parts.

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  • Deflecting Force for Translation in a Curved Path.In machinery, deflecting force is supplied by the tenacity of some piece, such as a crank, which guides the deflected body in its curved path, and is unbalanced, being employed in producing deflexion, and not in balancing another force.

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  • The cerci in Japyx are not, as usual, jointed feelers, but strong, curved appendages forming a forceps as in earwigs.

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  • These are strongly marked about Broaddus Lake and the curved ramparts of the Castles on the Rhine.

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  • This is also the earliest form in the Latin alphabet, but forms with the upright turned to the right as in a modern Q are found in the Republican period, while this tail becomes longer and curved in the early Empire.

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  • The leaves are rather short, curved, and often twisted; the male catkins, in dense cylindrical whorls, fill the air of the forest with their sulphur-like pollen in May or June, and fecundate the purple female flowers, which, at first sessile and erect, then become recurved on a lengthening stalk; the ovate cones, about the length of the leaves, do not reach maturity until the autumn of the following year, and the seeds are seldom scattered until the third spring; the cone-scales terminate in a pyramidal FIG.

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  • in diameter; the short dark-green leaves are in thick tufts, contrasting with the pale yellowish, usually clustered cones, the scales of which are furnished with small curved spines.

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  • long; in the earlier stages of growth it has a pyramidal form, in open glades the lower boughs often touching the ground, but in old age it acquires a wide almost cedar-like top. The light bluish-green foliage is somewhat lax, very dense in young trees; the cones are long and rather curved, with thin smooth scales a little thickened at the apex, and generally more or less covered with exuding white resin; they are about 5 or 6 in.

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  • In it are carried, by literati and merchants, the pen-case and a roll of paper; its voluminous folds are used as pockets; by the bazaar people and villagers, porters and merchants servants, a small sheath knife is struck in it; while by farrashes, the carpet-spreader class, a large khanjar, or curved dagger, with a heavy ivory handle, is carried.

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  • In the centre is a grass mound, raised to the height of the hedges, and on this mound is a pagoda, approached by a curved grass path.

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  • The mass of twisted flexures, the curved wrinkles that end the Suliman system, is occupied by true Baluchis, the Marri and Bugti sections of the great Rind confederation of tribes owning an Arabic origin.

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  • The fore-paws have five digits, each armed with a strong, curved claw.

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  • The fore-limbs are small with subequal toes, armed with strong, moderately long, curved claws.

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  • In the rat-kangaroos, or kangaroo-rats, as they are called in Australia, constituting the sub-family Potoroinae, the first upper incisor is narrow, curved, and much exceeds the others in length; the upper canines are persistent, flattened, blunt and slightly curved, and the first two premolars of both jaws have large, simple, compressed crowns, with a nearly straight or slightly concave free cutting-edge, and both outer and inner surfaces usually marked by a series of parallel, vertical grooves and ridges.

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  • Forefeet narrow; the three middle toes considerably exceeding the first and fifth in length and their claws long, compressed and but slightly curved.

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  • He thus showed that at a curved part of the surface, a superficial particle would be urged towards the centre of curvature of the surface, and he gave reasons for concluding that this force is proportional to the sum of the curvatures of the surface in two normal planes at right angles to each other.

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  • Let us examine the case in which the particle m is placed at a distance z from a curved stratum of the substance, whose principal radii of curvature are R 1 and R2.

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  • When the surface is curved, the effect of the surface-tension is to make the pressure on the concave side exceed the pressure on the convex side by T (1 /R I i /R 2), where T is the intensity of the surface-tension and R 1, R2 are the radii of curvature of any two sections normal to the surface and to each other.

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  • If three fluids which do not mix are in contact with each other, the three surfaces of separation meet in a line, straight or curved.

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  • 1) varies from that of a minute sphere to that of a straight, curved, or twisted filament or cylinder, which is not necessarily of the same diameter throughout, and may have flattened, rounded, or even pointed ends.

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  • Curved and spiral forms. Any of the elongated forms described above may be curved or sinuous or twisted into a corkscrewlike spiral instead of straight.

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  • It not unfrequently happens, however, that groups of cells break away from their former connexion as longer or shorter straight or curved filaments, or as solid masses.

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  • Vegetative cells, cylindric but curved more or less spirally.

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  • Divisions perpendicular to the long axis: - Vibrio (Muller-Ldffler), commashaped, motile, monotrichous; Spirillum (Ehrenb.), more strongly curved in open spirals, motile, lopho trichous; Spirochaete (Ehrenb.), spirally coiled in numerous close turns, motile, but apparently owing to flexile movements, as no cilia are found.

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  • Nearly Ioo stone implements were excavated - axes, hammer axes, stone hammers and mauls - which, according to Dr Gowland, who superintended the work, had been used not only for breaking the rude blocks into regular forms, but also for working down their faces to a level or curved surface.

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  • corner of the state in a curved course to the W.

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  • The shell is narrower at the posterior end and is slightly curved to the dorsal side.

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  • Shell curved with greatest diameter at anterior aperture and diminishing gradually to posterior.

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  • Another discussed conduction in curved sheets; a third the distribution of electricity in two influencing spheres; a fourth the deter mination of the constant on which depends the intensity of induced currents; while others were devoted to Ohm's law, the motion of electricity in submarine cables, induced magnetism, &c. In other papers, again, various miscellaneous topics were treated - the thermal conductivity of iron, crystalline reflection and refraction, certain propositions in the thermodynamics of solution and vaporization, &c. An important part of his work was contained in his Vorlesungen fiber mathematische Physik (1876), in which the principles of dynamics, as well as various special problems, were treated in a somewhat novel and original manner.

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  • The next island in size to Bahrein is Moharek, curved in shape, and about 5 m.

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  • - a, b, quill feathers; c, the air, in such a manner as cork; d, e, f, g, downward and for- to produce a horizontal ward curved trajectory made by the feathers and cork before reaching the transference.

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  • The Eastern Division, lying to the east of the zone of New Red Sandstone, may be defined on the west by a slightly curved line drawn from the estuary of the Tees through Leicester and Stratford-on-Avon to the estuary of the Severn, and thence through Glastonbury to Sidmouth.

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  • Such curved chains are repeated about the Pacific Ocean in the Kurile Islands, the Japanese chain, the Philippines, &c. The general elevation is greatest in the eastern islands and least in the western.

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  • Freshfield,' " consists of a number of short parallel or curved horseshoe ridges, crowned with rocky peaks and enclosing basins filled by the neves of great glaciers..

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  • In characters of such importance as the structure of the hand and foot, the lower apes diverge extremely from the gorilla; thus the thumb ceases to be opposable in the American monkeys, and in the marmosets is directed forwards, and armed with a curved claw like the other digits, the great toe in these latter being insignificant in proportion.

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  • r) is also a striking example of " definite " growth; it is much branched, the short, thick, curved branches being given off below the apex of the older ones and at right angles to them, the whole forming a series of connected arched axes, truncate at their ends, which were formerly continued into leafy culms. The rhizome is always solid, and has the usual internal structure of the monocotyledonous stem.

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  • The men scarcely ever appear without a long curved knife, generally they carry shield and spear as well.

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  • The mouth is armed with sharp, slightly curved teeth, of uniform size, varying in number from forty to fifty on each side of both jaws.

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  • Any object viewed across such an area is seen by two sets of rays: one set passing near the earth and assuming a curved path convex to the horizon, the second set more remote from the earth and concave to the horizon.

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  • 4 in.), the Yagans present in some respects a more debased type characterized by low brows, prominent zygomatic arches, large tumid lips, flat nose, loose wrinkled skin, black restless eyes very wide apart, coarse black unkempt hair, and head and chest disproportionately large compared with the extremely slender and outwardly curved legs.

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  • ANCYLOPODA, or Ancylodactyla, an apparently primitive extinct subordinal group of Ungulata showing certain resemblances to the Perissodactyla, both as regards the cheek-teeth and the skeleton, but broadly distinguished by the feet being of an edentate type, carrying long curved and cleft terminal claws.

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  • It has no sharp boundary, its brightness diminishes rapidly as we recede from the limb, and such structure as it shows consists of long streaks or filaments extending outwards from the limb in broad curved sweeps.

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  • The takin, which may be compared in size to a Kerry cow, is a clumsily built brute with yellowish-brown hair and curiously curved horns, which recall those of the South African white-tailed gnu.

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  • It may even eddy backwards, as indicated by the curved arrows, and it is no uncommon thing, in walking up a steep hill in the contrary direction to the flight of the clouds, to find that the rain is coming from behind.

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  • To illustrate its use, assume the case of a mean rainfall of 50 in., figured in the right-hand column at the end of a curved line, and of 14 in.

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  • The ordinate to any point upon this curved line then represents on the left-hand scale the maximum continuous yield per day for each acre of drainage area, from a reservoir whose capacity is equal to the corresponding abscissa.

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  • We find on the left-hand scale of yield that the height of the ordinate drawn to the 50-inch mean rainfall curve from 200,000 on the capacity scale, is 1457 gallons per day per acre; and the straight radial line, which cuts the point of intersection of the curved line and the co-ordinates, tells us that this reservoir will equalize the flow of the two driest consecutive years.

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  • The mean sea-level is shown by the horizontal line aa, dotted where it passes through the land, and the natural mean level of saturation bb, above the sea-level, by a curved dot and dash line.

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  • For small supplies such a well may be perfectly successful; but however small the quantity drawn, it must obviously have the effect of diminishing the volume of fresh water, which contributes to the maintenance of the level of saturation above the sea-level; and with further pumping the fresh water would be so far drawn upon that the mean level of saturation would sink, first to a curved figure - a cone of depression - such as that represented by the new level of saturation dd, and later to the figure represented by the lines ee, in which the level of saturation has everywhere been drawn below the mean sea-level.

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  • Here the straining of the original horizontal puddle in settling down is indicated in a purposely exaggerated way by the curved lines.

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  • Curved pressure in Masonry Dam.

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  • high - there are no practical examples of dams with logarithmically curved faces.

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  • The latter dam is curved in plan, the radius being 740 ft.

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  • wide at the water level, and the dam is curved in plan to a radius of 828 ft.

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  • of the dam, out of a total length of 1706 ft., slipped upon its foundation of soft sandstone, and became slightly curved in plan as shown at a, b, fig.

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  • Space forbids a discussion of the proposals to classify corals after the minute structure of their coralla, but it will suffice to say that it has been shown that the septa of all corals are built up of a number of curved bars called trabeculae, each of which is composed of a number of nodes.

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  • Driving pulleys are usually constructed of cast iron, and are of circular form, having a central nave by which they are secured to the shaft by keys or other fastenings, and straight or curved arms connecting the nave to the rim, which latter is of a form adapted to the connector.

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  • The number of the arms is arbitrary, and they may be curved to diminish the liability to fracture from contraction in the cooling of the cast iron, but in other respects are preferably straight, since they are then lighter and stronger.

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  • In practice the pulley rim is curved to a radius of from three to five times its breadth, and this not only guides the belt, but allows the line of direction of the advancing side to deviate to a small extent, depending on the elasticity of the material.

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  • The rims of pulleys for hemp or other ropes or cords are grooved, and the sides are usually either inclined at 45° or curved to give a sharper angle at the outside than at the bottom of the groove; in the latter case, as the rope wears it engages in a groove of greater angle and less effective grip. Wire ropes are injured by the lateral crushing of the material, and in this case the grooves are wide enough to allow the rope to rest on the rounded bottom, which is lined with leather or wood to diminish the wear and increase the friction.

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  • The drug consists of grains, usually curved (hence the name, from the O.

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  • The university is well-equipped with laboratories, the psychological laboratory, the laboratories of Sibley college and the hydraulic laboratory of the college of civil engineering being especially noteworthy; the last is on Fall Creek, where a curved concrete masonry dam has been built, forming Beebe Lake.

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  • With their broad, straight backs, curved ribs, and capacious quarters, they carry a great weight of carcass upon strong, wide-standing legs.

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  • The rams sometimes have small, curved, wide horns like those of the Cheviot ram.

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  • - Curved and Contorted Rocks, near Old Head of Kinsale.

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  • It was inlaid with ivory or in some cases made of it, had curved legs but no back, and could be folded up like a camp-stool.

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  • Of C. coscoroba Mr Gibson remarks (Ibis, 1880, pp. 36, 37) that its "note is a loud trumpet-call," and that it swims with "the neck curved and the wings raised after the true swan model."

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  • I), in which the crowns are single-pointed, slightly curved cones, and the roots also single and tapering; so that all the teeth are alike in form from the anterior to the posterior end of the series, though it may be with some slight difference in size, those at the two extremities being rather smaller than the others.

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  • at the shoulder, is an elegant creature, with gracefully curved neck and long slender legs, the hind-pair of the latter bearing two naked patches or callosities.

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  • CURVILINEAR, in architecture, that which is formed by curved or flowing lines; the roofs over the domes and vaults of the Byzantine churches were generally curvilinear.

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  • The stem is monostelic, the vascular tissues being separated into curved groups comparable with collateral vascular bundles, which surround the pith.

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  • From each end of the house a curved colonnade and a pavement lead westerly to a row of out-buildings which partially enclose a bowling green and spacious lawn with shaded drives and walks, and beautiful gardens (with trees planted by Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Lafayette and others).

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  • z 1, Flower visited by a bumblebee, showing the projection of the curved connective from the helmet-shaped upper lip and the deposition of the pollen on the back of the bumble-bee.

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  • Considered as a curved surface, concentric with the earth, a tangent plane to such a surface is the plane of the horizon.

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  • He has a small dolichocephalous head, prominent nose somewhat curved and high but depressed at the tip, high narrow forehead with projecting brows, oval face and dark eyes.

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  • In size and plumage the two sexes offer a striking contrast, the male weighing about 4 lb, its plumage for the most part of a rich glossy black shot with blue and purple, the lateral tail feathers curved outwards so as to form, when raised, a fan-like crescent, and the eyebrows destitute of feathers and of a bright vermilion red.

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  • is mainly desert, is divided into separate basins by other bands of high ground, one of which runs nearly centrally through North Africa in a line corresponding roughly with the curved axis of the continent as a whole.

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  • The latter expand in front, and are curved downwards to form the semicircular alveolar border which supports the large incisor teeth.

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  • They slope obliquely forwards, and end in curved, compressed, hamular processes.

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  • The pisiform is large and prominent, flattened and curved; it articulates partly with the cuneiform and partly with the lower end of the radius.

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  • Its posterior end rests against the anterior surface of the transverse process of the atlas, from which it extends forwards and downwards, slightly curved, to beneath the ramus of the jaw.

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  • The stomach of the horse is simple in its external form, with a largely developed right cul de sac, and is a good deal curved on itself, so that the cardiac and pyloric orifices are brought near together.

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  • Immediately within the opening of the nostril, the respiratory canal sends off on its upper and outer side a blind pouch (" false nostril ") of conical form, and curved, 2 to 3 in.

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  • The more strongly curved surface is placed next the eye, the other serves at the same time as specimen carrier.

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  • In other fine adjustments by means of springs and balance wheels either a micrometer screw is moved (Zeiss), or a curved disk fixed to the balance wheel is turned (Leitz), or an oblique disk arranged more or less in a circle and attached to the balance wheel is revolved (Reichert).

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  • The latitude of a point on the earth's surface is its angular distance from the equator, measured on the curved surface of the earth.

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  • The false axis, a b c d, is formed by successive generations of unifloral axes, the flowers being arranged along one side alternately and in a double row; had the bracts been developed they would have formed a similar double row on the opposite side of the false axis; the whole inflorescence is represented as curved on itself.

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  • They are generally of a more or less oval or elliptical form, or they may be globular, as in Mercurialis annua; at other times linear or clavate, curved, flexuose, or sinuose, as in bryony and gourd.

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  • - The stamen of the Barberry (Berberis vulgaris), showing one of the valves of the anther (v) curved upwards, bearing the pollen on its inner surface.

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  • Pollen-grains are also spherical; cylindrical and curved, as in Tradescantia virginica; C From Vines' Students' Text-Book of Botany, by permission of Swan Sonnenschein & Co.

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  • Frequently the margins of the carpels, which fold in to the centre, split there into two lamellae, each of which is curved outwards and projects into the FIG.

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  • From the centre, processes go to circumference, ending in curved placentas bearing the ovules.

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  • The ovary is usually of a more or less spherical or curved form, sometimes smooth and uniform on its surface, at other times hairy and grooved.

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  • Curved ovules are found in Cruciferae, and Caryophyllaceae.

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  • The ovule is curved upon itself, so that the micropyle is near the funicle.

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  • - In the Microsauria and Branchiosauria among the Stegocephalia, as in the other orders, the hollow, conical or slightly curved teeth exhibit simple or only slightly folded walls.

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  • He discovered a simpler method of quadrating parabolas than that of Archimedes, and a method of finding the greatest and the smallest ordinates of curved lines analogous to that of the then unknown differential calculus.

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  • The otter has an elongated, low body, short limbs, short broad feet, with five toes on each, connected together by webs, and all with short, moderately strong, compressed, curved, pointed claws.

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  • A wide porch stretched the length of the building, and above it were two balconies with black wrought iron banisters that curved out gracefully.

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  • From the foyer, they entered a huge room with a wide staircase that curved gracefully from the balcony on the second floor.

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  • The design was nice, with its high ceiling and curved back set with modern appliances.

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  • Her rosebud mouth curved into a smile that never reached her eyes.

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  • The full lips curved into a shy smile as she stepped eagerly forward to meet him.

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  • Slowly her gaze lifted to lips, which were curved in a pleased smile that enlarged until it activated the dimple below his eye.

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  • He whipped out a curved knife from the small of his back and tossed it in the air, catching it easily.

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  • The sound of fighting erupted behind her, and she stopped before the trail curved out of sight to see Rhyn standing over his first victim, a demon in a jaguar form.

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  • He hefted the curved sword and marveled at the grey metal.

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  • She continued faster, and followed the corridor as it curved to the left.

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  • It was light, a curved grey sword made of the same material as the beds and spaceships.

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  • They walked a short distance to an open atrium in the center of the house, complete with a small oasis rising up from white stone and curved benches.

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  • That and the crampons are the key tools The sinister instrument was serrated on one end of its curved claw, with an adze blade on the other side of the crescent.

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  • The buildings held lights and people, and the canal curved to the left, hiding the size of the city.

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  • At one point the road became one lane and curved around the face of a cliff.

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  • Damian was cautiously entertained while the corner of Dusty's lips curved up.

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  • One 14th century window has an elegant curved ogee arch and there are attractively carved corbels around other windows.

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  • The forward fuselage is completed by a curved balsa sheet top decking, with block balsa under the nose.

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  • bangle has curved edges and is standard bangle size and measures approx 6.5cm / 2.5 inches diameter.

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  • Discreet seating areas are created with curved upholstered banquettes in ochre Lelievre fabric, covered with Andrew Martin silk velvets.

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  • He has a quick eye & sharply curved beak.

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  • Highgate birch The contemporary styling, with smoothly curved corners, works beautifully with the solid birch framed door design.

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  • Very slowly he turned his head, and found himself looking up the slightly curved blade of a Servii saber.

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  • The side walls are timber framed with four large panels per bay and curved diagonal braces at the ends.

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  • The cast brass handgrip has spear head shaped mounting plates and a good, curved grip.

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  • The more slender males measure between 10 to 30cm long and have a curved tail with two spicules, but no copulatory bursa.

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  • cast iron four-storey cast-iron framed building with a glazed dome roof and curved internal balconies.

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  • cathode ray tubes were curved for a good reason.

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  • featuring grand cayman on the day supporting curved arches.

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  • Descriptions would be of the form: fifth order, curved section, six rows of lateral chevron alternating roll, hollow.

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  • Very grand proposals were were produced a main block with a vast dome, a portico and attached curved colonnades leading to symmetrical pavilions.

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  • Small cup with vertical curved lip, horizontal, upturned handles, short stem and slightly conical base.

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  • constricted at septa; tips curved, twisted or straight (Fig.

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  • A curved window called the cornea first focuses the light.

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  • A large pupil and highly curved cornea admit plenty of light to keep the image on the retina bright.

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  • Decorated headstone, simple lancet curved top, with carved border, central carved crucifix with flowers and leaves at the base.

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  • It has a gently curved scratch resistant sapphire crystal which to the front and steel back.

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  • The crown is screwed down and it has a curved sapphire crystal, and mineral glass display back.

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  • The tail can be carried high and curved, in a tight curl or curved over.

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  • curved blades and sound-deadening material in the burner structure.

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  • curved roof with a 40m clear span.

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  • Curved Ridge is a Mod and is perfectly doable in the wet.

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  • Ask too about our specialist range of curved or eyebrow dormer designs.

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  • The better known Bourdon gage works by allowing the pressure into a curved tube, itself of a slightly elliptical cross section.

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  • fathomless black eyes, its sharp curved beak almost smiling.

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  • The hand carved finials at each corner complement the curved tops of the panels.

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  • Shown here in chrome with a curved back silver firebox, which is also available in black.

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  • flail mower trims the hedge adjacent to the curved siding at Wharf.

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  • Unusual lilac shaped curved florets in flattish heads which are also slightly fragrant.

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  • They can mount on flat or curved surfaces using the convenient border grommets to tie or fasten down.

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  • Most strapped spades, forks and shovels have hafts with curved points.

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  • The cast brass handgrip has spear head shaped mounting plates and a good, curved grip.

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  • Standard Pattern headboard " Pines Express " Only this inter-regional service brought a BR cast aluminum curved headboard onto SR metals.

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  • hexagonal packing of curved tubular structures may exist are formulated.

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  • There were masks and a curved sword with a jeweled hilt.

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  • incisors form long curved tusks of ivory.

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  • It can also be caused by a condition called keratoconus, in which the cornea thins and becomes more curved.

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  • It can become very curved - doctors call this kyphosis.

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  • Description: The curved lines (generated by a computer program written by me) represent the magnetic field from an induction loop antenna.

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  • The powerful curved ceramic ferrite magnets contained in Aquamag produce a super field of high magnetic flux.

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  • The powerful curved ceramic ferrite magnets contained in Aquamag produce a super field of high magnetic flux.

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  • It would then use its incredibly long, curved upper mandible to probe under any dislodged bark or moss.

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  • ogee roof (double curved) to the clock turret was the only feature to survive from the original design.

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  • The long curved lake in the valley bottom seems otherworldly in the twilight.

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  • Conditions under which the perfect hexagonal packing of curved tubular structures may exist are formulated.

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  • Some of the window panes are of curved glass.

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  • This is currently performed with a curved plastic tube, which requires the presence of a trained paramedic in order to administer it correctly.

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  • peonyboat is tied to the curved bridge in her garden of red peonies.

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  • The surface will be very slightly curved, just perceptible to the eye.

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  • perianth segment is covered with tiny, short, curved hairs.

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  • plano-convex lens is placed with its curved surface with radius of curvature R resting on a plane glass surface.

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  • This range just oozes comfort, with its gently rounded arms, curved back and incredibly plump seat cushions.

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  • They vary in appearance between different localities, but common features include stems covered with short stiff hairs and curved prickles.

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  • Single story and loft of 8 bays: tie and collar beam truss roof with curved principals and double purlins.

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  • In the Dales, the favorite type of knitting stick was a shape known as the goose quill, which was curved and elegant.

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  • rectangle symbol and below this there is a short section of curved line indicating the presence of a second symbol.

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  • resonate a horizontal round tubular resonating chamber, whose later variant is a large square box with curved sides.

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  • The precise nature of injection molding allows exact curved shapes with reinforcing diagonal ribbing on the structural components of the pool.

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  • But the problem on the £ 800,000 project was that the curved roofline ruled out the use of normal single lap roof tiles.

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  • There is a small roundel with inset curved cross.

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  • sapphire blue glazed bricks line the curved frontage of the main Lawrence Batley Stand, offset by yellow window details.

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  • When the upper sloping sides are curved it is called segmental.

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  • banana shallots - a long curved variety are a fashionable addition to sauces and salads.

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  • Use the Imation red logo in the curved shape.

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  • When the lens is more curved, the top image appears sharper.

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  • The curved phyllodes resemble small sickles and are a distinctive feature of koa trees and can often be seen on trees at the roadside.

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  • Indeed, upon entering the hotel you're greeted by the sight of a lovely curved staircase leading up to guestrooms.

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  • snarl of contempt he turned upon his heel, and I saw his curved back and white side-whiskers disappear among the throng.

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  • The bars join the roof within the curved white soffit on the underside of the projecting roof.

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  • The Florence arch is made from machined pressure impregnated softwood with a laminated curved top.

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  • Hold this stretch for a few seconds before slowly coming back up through a curved spine.

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  • The curved spout gives easy access to watering from a distance.

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  • The living room, spacious and comfortable, is given a regal air by the impressive curved marble stairway up to the mezzanine lounge.

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  • stocky birds with a strongly curved upper bill.

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  • To do this raptors have very strong legs and powerful feet with very sharp curved talons.

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  • Exclusive new set tom everett scott pay more work designed a curved.

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  • It has squarish ears and a short curved tragus with a blunt round end.

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  • trajectorylock matching, curved trajectories can be captured.

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  • Its upper incisors form long curved tusks of ivory.

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  • Discreet seating areas are created with curved upholstered banquettes in ochre Lelievre fabric, covered with Andrew Martin silk velvets.

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  • If you need veneering or a curved panels made for whatever reason please call for a quote.

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  • Comb of Type 4, with deeply curved cross-section; much weathered and unornamented length 136 mm.

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  • withy sticks were being bent to form a curved framework for a tent.

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  • X-ray scattering, have suggested the formation of curved, type II, lipid interfaces.

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  • Years ago, (I think in my teen) thy found on my spine X-ray that I had a curved spine.

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  • In actuality each one is a curved meridian running from pole to pole, crossing the zenith or overhead position of its planet.

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  • The watershed is formed by the north-eastern edge of the Belgian plateau of Campine, and follows a curved line drawn through Bergen-op-Zoom, Turnhout and Maastricht.

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  • There are two families of Terebrantia: (a) the Aeolpthripidae, whose feelers have nine segments; whose wings, relatively broad and rounded at the tip, have a few cross nervules, and whose ovipositor is curved backwards; and (b) the Thripidae, whose feelers have six to eight segments, whose narrow acuminate wings have no cross nervules, and whose ovipositor (fig.

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  • 4) is curved downwards.

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  • SPANDRIL, or Spandrel (formerly splaundrel, a word of unknown origin), in architecture, the space between any arch or curved brace and the level label, beams, &c., over the same.

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  • Fore feet with five sub-equal toes, with compressed, slightly curved pointed claws.

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  • Fore feet with two or three of the middle toes of nearly equal size, and provided with strong, sharp, slightly curved claws, the other toes rudimentary.

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  • 5) the fore-feet have the three middle toes well developed, the third slightly larger than the second, the fourth somewhat shorter, provided with long, strong, slightly curved, pointed claws.

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  • (see Bandicoot.) The rabbit-bandicoot, Peragale (or Thylacomys) represents a genus in which the cheek-teeth are curved, with longer crowns and shorter roots than in the last.

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  • Fore feet with the functional toes reduced to two, the second and third, of equal length, with closely united metacarpals and short, sharp, slightly curved, compressed claws.

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  • The cheek-teeth strongly curved, forming from the base to the summit about a quarter of a circle, the concavity being directed outwards in the upper and inwards in the lower teeth.

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  • Fore-feet with five distinct toes, each furnished with a long, strong and slightly curved nail, the first and fifth considerably shorter than the other three.

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  • Hind-feet with a very short nailless first toe, the second, third and fourth toes partially united by integument, of nearly equal length, the fifth distinct and rather shorter; all four with long and curved nails.

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  • Fore-feet with the two inner toes slightly separated from and opposable to the remaining three, all with strong curved and much compressed claws.

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  • The first in the upper jaw is strong, curved and cutting, the other two generally somewhat smaller; the single lower functional incisor large, more or less.

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  • Hind-feet rather long and slender, with a well-developed opposable and nailless first toe;: second and third digits united, with sharp, compressed curved claws; the fourth and fifth free, with small flat nails.

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  • Its great abundance of curved trunks and boughs rendered the oak peculiarly valuable to the shipwright when the process of bending timber artificially was less understood; the curved pieces are still useful for knees.

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  • the curved form tends to disappear, the lines running more and more directly east and west.

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  • These tongues are magnetized by the inducing action of a strong horse-shoe permanent magnet, S N, which is made in a curved shape for the sake of compactness.

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  • Before the spark happens lines of electrostatic force stretch from one to the other in curved lines.

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  • The microphonic portion of the transmitter is contained in a thin cylindrical box or case of brass A, the inner curved surface of which is covered with an insulating layer of paper.

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  • A washer of thin flexible mica G concentric with the carbon button is carried by the brass disk, and projecting over the edge of this is held firmly against the rim of the cylindrical wall of the case by an annular brass collar H, which is screwed upon the outer curved surface of this wall.

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  • The space enclosed between the front and rear faces of the box is filled about three-quarters full of finely granulated hard carbon, which therefore lies in contact with the front and rear carbon disks of the apparatus, and also fills up the space lying between the lower edge of these disks and the curved surface of the case.

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  • One hundred circuits are connected to the outgoing portion of each switch, and the contacts upon which they terminate are arranged in a number of horizontal rows upon the face of a curved surface, at whose axis a vertical shaft is placed.

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  • The short straight or curved process from the back of the pitcher behind the lid represents the organic apex of the leaf (A in fig.

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  • Between the Andamans and Cape Negrais intervene two small groups, Preparis and Cocos; between the Andamans and Sumatra lie the Nicobar Islands, the whole group stretching in a curve, to which the meridian forms a tangent between Cape Negrais and Sumatra; and though this curved line measures 700 m., the widest sea space is about 91 m.

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  • Of the European kinds one of the most important and best marked forms is the white poplar or abele, P. alba, a tree of large size, with rounded spreading head and curved branches, which, like the trunk, are covered with a greyish white bark, becoming much furrowed on old stems. The leaves are ovate or nearly round in general outline, but with deeply waved, more or less lobed and indented margins and cordate base; the upper side is of a dark green tint, but the lower surface is clothed with a dense white down, which likewise covers the young shoots - giving, with the bark, a hoary aspect to the whole tree.

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  • The coloring matters are not dissolved in the stroma of the chrornoplast, but exist as amorphous granules, with or without the presence of a protein crystal, or in the form of fine crystalline needles, frequently curved and sometimes present in large numbers, which are grouped together in various ways in bundles and give the plastids their fusiform or triangular crystalline shape.

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  • The ulna is curved and rather stout; it articulates with both carpal bones; the cubital quills often cause rugosities on its dorsal surface.

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  • Only in the ostrich the distal ends of the pubes meet, forming a daggershaped symphysis, which is curved forwards.

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  • In consequence of this composite formation, amethyst is apt to break with a rippled fracture, or to show "thumb markings," and the intersection of two sets of curved ripples may produce on the fractured surface a pattern something like that of "engine turning."

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  • Physically the Maoris are true Polynesians, tall, well-built, with straight or slightly curved noses, high foreheads and oval faces.

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  • 2 b) possess slender, curved, hollow mandibles, which are perforated at the tip and at the base, being thus adapted for sucking the juices of victims. Large dyticid larvae often attack small fishes and tadpoles.

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  • (For Map, see Pacific Ocean.) It consists of 14 islands forming a slightly curved chain from W.

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  • The leaves of the cypresses are scale-like, overlapping and generally in four rows; the female catkins are roundish, and fewer than the male; the cones consist of from six to ten peltate woody scales, which end in a curved point, and open when the seeds are ripe; the seeds are numerous and winged.

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  • The windows are mere slits; those of the tambours, or cylinders, on which the cupolas rest, are curved, and slant at an angle of 70°, as though the tambours were leaning to one side.

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  • Ostwald has made the further proposal that the formulae of solids should be printed in heavy type (or within square brackets), of liquids (solutions, &c.) in ordinary type, and of gases in italics (or within curved brackets), so that the physical state of the substances 'might be indicated by the equation itself.

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  • Besides the short kris, the Malays use long straight kris with very narrow blades, shorter straight kris of the same form, short broad swords called sundang, long swords of ordinary pattern called pedang, somewhat shorter swords curved like scimitars with curiously carved handles called chenangkas, and short stabbing daggers called tumbok lada.

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  • The development from the angular to the curved shape of S may be seen in its occurrences on the early cippus found in the Roman Forum in 1899.

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  • Of the two projections proposed by him one is a modified conical projection with curved parallels and straight meridians; in the second projection (see fig.

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  • 3) both parallels and meridians are curved.

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  • high and covered with small curved hooks of great strength.

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  • Their hinder limbs are shorter than in the true kangaroos, and their fore limbs are longer and more robust, and have very strong curved and pointed claws.

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  • Some are black, very thin and curved like threads or hairs (trichites); often a group of these is seated on a small crystal of augite or magnetite and spreads outwards on all sides.

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  • He also has a mitre (q.v.), and carries a crozier (5ucavLs ov), a rather short staff ending in two curved branches decorated with serpents' heads, with a cross between them.

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  • In the Rhynchonellidae there are two short slender curved laminae, while in many genera and even families, such as the Productidae, Strophomenidae, Lingulidae, Discinidae, &c., there exists no calcified support for the labial appendages.

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  • The ventral valve in many of the genera is provided with two curved hinge-teeth, which fit into corresponding sockets in the opposite valve, so that the valves cannot be separated without breaking one of the teeth.

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  • This cavity lodges the arms, which are curved and coiled in different ways in different genera.

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  • The kidneys or nephridia open internally by wide funnel-shaped nephridiostomes and externally by small pores on each side of the mouth near the base of the arms. Each is short, gently curved and devoid of convolutions.

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  • Owing to the strong and tight interlocking of the valves by the means of curved teeth FIGS.

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  • In the siphon used as a container for aerated waters a tube passes through the neck of the vessel, one end terminating in a curved spout while the other reaches to the bottom of the interior.

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  • - The 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th pairs of appendages short, stout, tapering, the segments about as wide as long, except the apical, which is distally slender, pointed, slightly curved, and without distinct movable claws.

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  • The body is stout and thickly built; the legs are short and strong, and armed, especially the anterior pair, with long curved claws; the tail is short; and the ears are reduced to rudiments.

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  • Another special type is the bow-case, made to take a short curved bow and to accommodate arrows'as well.

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  • Martin, they feed chiefly on "succulent bulbs, which they scratch up with the long, curved, black claws on their fore-feet.

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  • It appears in old Babylonia as a curved stick, and, like the club, is a distinctive symbol of god and king.

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  • It resembles the sceptre curved at the end, which was carried by old Hittite gods.

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  • Should one of these teeth be destroyed the opposed one loses its natural means of attrition and becomes a remarkable, curved tusk-like elongation.

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  • Patterns are produced by combining straight and curved cuts.

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  • The resultant vertical thrust on any portion of a curved surface exposed to the pressure of a fluid at rest under gravity is the weight of fluid cut out by vertical lines drawn round the boundary of the curved surface.

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  • The resultant horizontal thrust in any direction is obtained by drawing parallel horizontal lines round the boundary, and intersecting a plane perpendicular to their direction in a plane curve; and then investigating the thrust on this plane area, which will be the same as on the curved surface.

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  • 3 / second, across any curved line AP from A to P, this being the same for all lines in accordance with the continuity.

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  • u - b), u =ae ?, (5) where u =a, a' at the edge A, A l.; u at a corner B; u=o across xx' where 4 = oo; and u = oo, 43-= co across the end J J' of the jet, bounded by the curved lines APJ, A'P'J', over which the skin velocity is Q.

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  • When the barrier AA' is held oblique to the current, the stream line xB is curved to the branch point B on AA' (fig.

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  • In one scene the king stands in his chariot with a curved weapon in his right hand formed of three bars of metal bound together by rings (similar, as M.

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  • In the male, moreover, the pincers are caliper-like and toothed at the base, whereas in the female they are untoothed and only lightly curved at the tip. These differences suggest that the pincers aid in the pairing of the sexes.

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  • The palpi vary in form and in the number of their component segments, and the proboscis, though usually straight, may be curved (as in Megarhinus) or otherwise modified in shape.

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  • The divisions of the Siphonatae are the Ankylorhynchae (genera with curved proboscis, e.g.

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  • The more common sea-birds are the Sula variegate or guano-bird, a large gull called the Larus modestus, the Pelecanus thayus, and the Sterna Ynca, a beautiful tern with curved white feathers on each side of the head.

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  • The curved surfaces take the place of fl e the lens in fig.

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  • On the hind foot the nails are long, curved and pointed, and the web extends only to their base.

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  • It had complete control over the Euxine grain-trade; the absence of tides and the depth of its harbour rendered its quays accessible to vessels of large burden; while the tunny and other fisheries were so lucrative that the curved inlet near which it stood became known as the Golden Horn.

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  • Suess pointed out that it was surrounded by a curved line of earth-fracture, following an arc drawn from a centre in the Lipari Islands, from Catanzaro to Etna, and so westward; within this arc he held that the crust of the earth is gradually sinking, and is in an unstable condition.

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  • In the other venomous snakes (viperines and crotalines) the maxillary bone is very short, and is armed with a single very long curved fang with a canal and aperture at each end.

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  • All mixtures whose temperature lies above the line ACB are wholly liquid, hence this line is often called the "liquidus "; all mixtures at temperatures below that of the horizontal line through C are wholly solid, hence this line is sometimes called the " solidus," but in more complex cases the solidus is often curved.

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  • Accordingly the distribution of electricity is such that equal parallel slices of the ellipsoid of revolution taken normal to the axis of revolution carry equal charges on their curved surface.

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  • In this calculation we neglect altogether the fact that electric force distributed on curved lines exists outside the interspace between the plates, and these lines in fact extend from the back of one "Edge plate to that of the other.

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  • Kirchhoff's expression is as follow d+47 r rd l dlog e 167x 2 + t), +t log,: t t I (4) In the above formula e is the base of the Napierian logarithms. The first term on the right-hand side of the equation is the expression for the capacity, neglecting the curved edge distribution of electric force, and the other terms take into account, not only the uniform field between the plates, but also the non-uniform field round the edges and beyond the plates.

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  • But the force perpendicular to the curved surface of this cylinder is everywhere zero.

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  • Then since the generating lines of the tube are lines of force, the component of the electric force perpendicular to the curved surface of the tube is everywhere zero.

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  • In the Knox and Boss mills, which are also employed for the amalgamation of silver ores, the grinding is effected between flat horizontal surfaces instead of conical or curved surfaces as in the previously described forms.

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  • In these buildings there is a great preference for apsidal terminations to the internal chambers, and the façades are as a rule slightly curved.

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  • Both foreand hindwings are usually present, both pairs being membranous, the hindwings small and not folded when at rest, each provided along the costa with a row of curved hooks which catch on to a fold along the dorsum of the adjacent fore-wing during flight.

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  • Mention has already been made of the series of curved hooks along the costa of the hind-wing; by means of this arrangement the two wings of a side are firmly joined together during flight, which thus becomes particularly accurate.

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  • This accounts for the present curved boundary line between Delaware and Pennsylvania.

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  • gubia or gulbia, in Ducange gulbium, an implement ad hortum excolendum, and also instrumentum ferreum in usu fabrorum; according to the New English Dictionary the word is probably of Celtic origin, gylf, a beak, appearing in Welsh, and gilb, a boring tool, in Cornish), a tool of the chisel type with a curved blade, used for scooping a groove or channel in wood, stone, &c. (see TooL).

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  • "Gouge" is also used as the name of a bookbinder's tool, for impressing a curved line on the leather, and for the line so impressed.

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  • apart and parallel to each other, or along curved faces between roads radiating from the pit bottom - the essential feature in both cases being the removal of the whole of the coal at once, without first sub-dividing it into pillars, to be taken away at a FIG.

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  • The straight roads are the air-ways for carrying pure air from the down-cast shaft to the working faces, while the return air passes along the faces and back to the up-cast by the curved road.

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  • The size of the discharge aperture can be varied by means of a flexible wooden shutter sliding in a groove in a cast iron plate, curved to the slope of the casing.

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  • The return air is usually made to pass over the intake by a curved drift carried some distance above in the solid measures, both ways being arched in brickwork, or even in some cases lined with sheet iron so as to ensure a separation not likely to be destroyed in case of an explosion (see figs.

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  • It is customary to have a curved sheet iron roof or bonnet when the cage is used for raising or lowering the miners, to protect them from injury by falling materials.

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  • They are applied on one side of the cage only, forming a complete vertical railway, carried by iron cross sleepers, with proper seats for the rails instead of wooden buntons; the cage is guided by curved shoes of a proper section to cover the heads of the rails.

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  • Where the water has little motion it is almost straight; where the current is considerable it is curved, with its convexity towards the stream.

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  • Algonquin-Iroquois Canada, thanks to the Geological Survey and the Department of Education in Ontario, has revealed old Indian camps, mounds and earthworks along the northern drainage of Lakes Erie and Ontario, and pottery in a curved line from Montreal to Lake of the Woods.

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  • From the centre, processes (s) go to circumference(t), ending in curved placentaries bearing the ovules.

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  • and more or less curved backwards, but in the takin they are gnu-like.

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  • This shape is most suitable for planing uneven timber, as inequalities are "hooked off" by the curved blade.

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  • The well-preserved amphitheatre, the subterranean parts of which below the arena are intact, with a main passage down the centre, a curved passage all round with holes for trap doors in its roof, and numerous small chambers, also with trap doors in their vaulted roofs for admitting the wild beasts, whose cages were on the other side of the curved passage, to the arena, are especially interesting.

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  • of distances between points) as belonging to geometry or trigonometry; while the measurement of curved lengths, except in certain special cases, involves the use of the integral calculus.

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  • The term " mensuration " is therefore ordinarily restricted to the measurement of areas and volumes, and of certain simple curved lengths, such as the circumference of a circle.

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  • It might, therefore, be described as that branch of mathematics which deals with formulae for calculating the numerical measurements of curved lengths, areas and volumes, in terms of numerical data which determine these measurements.

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  • The proof that the area of a circle is proportional to the square of its diameter would therefore precede the proof that the perimeter is proportional to the diameter; the former property is the easier to grasp, since the conception of the length of a curved line as the limit of the sum of a number of straight lengths presents special difficulties.

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  • The curved surfaces of the cylinder and of the cone are developable surfaces; i.e.

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  • The curved surface of any right cylinder (whether circular or not) becomes a rectangle, and therefore its area =length X perimeter of base.

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  • The curved surface of a right circular cone becomes a sector of a circle, and its area = 2 slant height X perimeter of base.

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  • This surface may be split up into elements, each of which is equal to a corresponding element of the curved surface of the circumscribing cylinder, so that 3Xa2=curved surface of cylinder=2a.

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  • (ii) If any line in a plane revolves about an external axis in the plane, the area of the curved surface generated by the revolution is equal to the product of the length of the line and the distance travelled by the centroid of the line.

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  • VC, VW = (i - 0 2) VC; curved area ACB = a of parallelogram Afgb = 3kl.

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  • The handle D, acting through the gear wheels E, F, G and H, turns the cogwheel K, which moves the curved rack of the cradle and tips the crucible M.

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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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  • In marking machines in some foreign mints the groove is in the periphery of the revolving wheel, and the grooved block is curved (fig.

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  • 1), which consists of a flat blade set transversely in a long wooden handle; the Dutch or thrusthoe (2), which has the blade set into the handle after the fashion of a spade; and the swan-neck hoe (3), the best manual hoe for agricultural purposes, which has a long curved neck to attach the blade to the handle; the soil falls back over this, blocking is thus avoided and a longer stroke obtained.

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  • Experiments may be made with plane and curved mirrors to verify these laws, but it is necessary to use short waves, in order to diminish diffraction effects.

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  • He showed that the surface of a segment is equal to the area of the circle whose radius equals the distance from the vertex to the base of the segment; that the surface of the entire sphere is equal to the curved surface of the circumscribing cylinder, and to four times the area of a great circle of the sphere; and that the volume is twothirds that of the circumscribing cylinder.

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  • A curved chain supported the obique chains and kept them straight.

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  • But girders may have curved chords and then the stresses in the web are diminished.

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  • The girders are of the Whipple Murphy type, but with curved top booms. The bridges.

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  • (6) On a curved bridge the centrifugal load due to the radical acceleration of the train.

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  • 544) A closely allied species, Piper Clusii, produces the African cubebs or West African black-pepper, the berry of which is smoother than that of common cubebs and usually has a curved pedicel.

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  • The weasel is an elegant little animal, with elongated slender body, back much arched, head small and flattened, ears short and rounded, neck long and flexible, limbs short, five toes on each foot, all with sharp, com - pressed, curved claws, tail rather short, slender, cylindrical, and pointed at the tip, and fur short and close.

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  • - Pollination I, Flower visited by a humblebee, showing the projection of the curved connective bearing the anther from the helmetshaped upper lip and the deposition of the pollen on the back of the humble-bee.

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  • High Angle and Curved Fire.-" High angle fire," as defined officially, " is fire at elevations greater than r 5°," and " curved fire is fire from howitzers at all angles of elevation not exceeding 15°."

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  • Tongue arrowshaped, covered with curved papillae.

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  • And a strange division of the shekel in 10 (probably therefore connected with this decimal mina) is shown by a series of bronze weights (44) with four curved sides and marked with circles (British Museum, place unknown), which may be Romano-Gallic, averaging 125/10.

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  • The triangle is here an irregular one, consisting of a narrow base to which one end of the string was fixed, while the second side, forming a slightly obtuse angle with the base, consisted of a wide and slightly curved sound-board pierced with holes through which the other end of the strings passed, being either knotted or wound round pegs.

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  • Typically, the body is elongated and spindle-shaped; it is usually more or less curved or falciform (fig.

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  • The bark is red, like that of the Scots fir, deeply furrowed, with the ridges often much curved and twisted.

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  • long, are at first of a bluish-green colour, but when mature change to a reddish brown; the scales are very small at the base, dilating into a broad thick head, with a short curved spine below the deep transverse depression.

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  • The peculiar configuration of thr~ ridges may be apprehended as follows: The pattern of the folded ~trata on the low-lying Cretaceous peneplain must have resembled the pattern of the curved grain of wood on a planed board.

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  • Limopsidae.-Shell orbicular, hinge curved, ligament longer transversely than antero-posteriorly; foot elongate, pointed anteriorly and posteriorly.

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  • in length, curved at the small end into a right angle, and terminating in a small round orifice, which is applied to the flame, while the larger end is applied to the mouth.

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  • When springing up among rocks or on ledges, the stem sometimes becomes much curved, and, with its spreading boughs and pendent branchlets, often forms a striking and picturesque object in alpine passes and steep ravines.

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  • Both upper and lower incisors are regularly curved, the upper ones: slightly more so than the lower; and, their growth being continuous, should anything prevent the normal wear by which their length is regulated - as by the loss of one of them, or by displacement owing to a broken jaw or other cause - the unopposed incisor may gradually curve upon itself until a complete circle or more has, been formed, the tooth sometimes passing through some part of the animal's head.

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  • - Vertical and Longitudinal Section through the Skull of the Beaver (Castor fiber), showing the brain-cavity, the greatly developed plates of bone in the nose-cavity, the mode of implantation of the ever-growing chisel-edged incisor, and the curved rootless cheek-teeth.

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  • Squirrels of this and the' other arboreal groups have the bodily form slender and agile, the tail long and bushy, the ears well developed, pointed and often tufted; the feet adapted for 1 ' climbing, the anterior pair with four toes and a rudimentary thumb, and the posterior pair with five toes, all the toes having long, curved and short-pointed claws (see Squirrel).

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  • The remaining and more typical members of the family, one of which is aquatic, are characterized by their short incisors, the strong masseteric ridges on the sides of the lower jaw, the long and curved par-occipitals and the palate contracted in front.

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  • The area of the surface included between this curve and its base is found - the first known instance of a quadrature of a curved surface.

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  • The upper incisors have persistent pulps, and are curved longitudinally, forming a semicircle as in rodents; they are, however, not flattened from before backwards as in that order, but prismatic, with an antero-external, an anterointernal and a posterior surface, the first two only being covered with enamel; their tips are consequently not chisel-shaped, but sharp-pointed.

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  • The terminal phalange of the inner (or second) digit is deeply cleft, and has a peculiar long curved claw, the others having short broad nails.

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  • The lower canines are large and directed upwards and outwards, and slightly curved backwards.

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  • For the horse-drawn rake, a bar with long curved steel teeth is mounted on wheels (see HAY AND Haymaking).

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  • The actual harbour of Zeebrugge is small and is formed by a long curved mole on the western side, whose assault was an important part of the operation.

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  • A widespread disease known as pocket-plums or bladderplums is due to an ascomycetous fungus, Exoascus pruni, the mycelium of which lives parasitically in the tissues of the host plant, passes into the ovary of the flower and causes the characteristic malformation of the fruit which becomes a deformed, sometimes curved or flattened, wrinkled dry structure, with a hollow occupying the place of the stone; the bladder plums are yellow at first, subsequently dingy red.

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  • 4), consisted of two curved metal plates between which revolved a pair of balls carried on an insulating stem.

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