Their principal function is to bring about the removal of foreign, dead or degenerating material.
The main roads centring in Seoul are seldom fit even for the passage of ox-carts, and the secondary roads are bad bridle-tracks, frequently degenerating into "rock ladders."
He did all that was in his power to do to prevent his authority from degenerating into tyranny.
The Poland-China, the most popular breed in the United States, is thus degenerating.
For although there was at that time a recognized poetical style, already degenerating to mannerism, a developed prose style did not exist.
degeneratean>degenerating disk, the major problem is a reduction in the water content, affecting its ability to resist compressive forces.
degeneraterialist world is rapidly degenerating into total farce!
The study of autolytic phenomena which closely simulates the changes seen in the degenerating cell has thrown much light on these degenerative processes.
The Indian Mussulmans indeed were rapidly degenerating into a mere sect of Hindus before the Wahabi revival, and the more recent political propaganda in support of the false caliphate of the sultans of Turkey; and we therefore find the religious use of incense among them more general than among the Mahommedans of any other country.
c, Nearly ripe cercariae; cc, cystogenous cells; dr, daughter-redia; dt, limbs of the digestive tract; f, head-papilla; h, eye-spots; h', same degenerating; k', germinal cell; 1, cells of the anterior row; m, embryo in optical section, gastrula stage; n, pharynx of redia; o, digestive sac; oe, oesophagus.
Above all, the sacred book of laws, the Vendidad, breathes throughout the spirit of the Sassanian period, in its intolerance, its casuistry degenerating into absurdity, and its soulless monotony.
This enthusiasm for Rome and for Roman virtues is, moreover, saved from degenerating into gross partiality by the genuine candour of Livy's mind and by his wide sympathies with every thing great and good.
This is, indeed, a most special and pronounced feature of the Saint-Simon socialism, whose theory of government is a kind of spiritual or scientific autocracy, degenerating into the fantastic sacerdotalism of Enfantin.
The town, with the exception of the Altstadt, is regularly built, but within its area are numerous open grounds and public squares, which prevent the regularity of its plan degenerating into monotony: the market-place, with the colossal bronze statue of the elector John William, the parade, the Allee Strasse, the Konigs Allee, and the Kunigs Platz may be specially mentioned.
Creatine kinase (CK) test: elevated CK level in blood indicating muscles are damaged or degenerating.
In MPS III, signs that the CNS is degenerating usually become evident between six and ten years of age.
Wallie leverages his Earth-learned skills to form alliances and obligations; only Duncan's fascinating world building skills and character development keep this series from degenerating into a novelization of a dice-rolling game.
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