How to use Descending in a sentence

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  • He changed shape before descending behind Kris.

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  • It startled him, as the lad had made no sound descending the stairs.

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  • While ascending or descending steps at stations .

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  • After an hour's delay they at last moved on, descending the hill.

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  • Suddenly strong fingers began working her shoulder muscles, delightfully descending to the muscles on either side of her spine.

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  • They live in woods and rocky places, and spend most of their time in trees, although descending to the ground in quest of prey.

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  • In the first, John describes how the Baptist, on Jesus' approach, cries " Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of, the world "; and how he says " I saw the spirit descending upon Him, and I bore witness that this is the Son of God."

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  • The Inlet receives the waters of a number of small streams descending from the south-western hills.

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  • Io, I I it is Jesus who sees the Spirit descending upon Himself on His emerging from beneath the water, and it is to Himself that God's voice is addressed; in John, Jesus' baptism is ignored, only the Spirit remains hovering above Him, as a sign for the Baptist's instruction.

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  • Here the larger houses had platforms in front of them forming terraces at different levels descending towards the river.

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  • The Sarpsfos, south-east of the town, is a majestic fall, descending 74 ft.

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  • A strong machicolated and turreted wall surrounds the rock, running along its base on the south, ascending halfway up the cliff on the north, on which side it stands close to the abbey wall, and again descending on the west.

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  • The queen blushed, and descending from her throne, kissed them both, without allowing them to kneel.

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  • Most climb trees in a slow, lumbering fashion, and, in descending, always come hind-quarters first.

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  • The usual object is to bring the cards into regular ascending or descending sequences.

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  • High temperature in the depth may be taken to mean descending water, just as high atmospheric pressure means descending air, and hence it would seem that the slow vertical movement of water in the Pacific reproduces to some extent the phenomena of the " doldrums " and " horse latitudes," with this difference, that the centres of maximum intensity lie off the east of the land instead of the west as in the case of the continents.

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  • A popular legend represents the bishop as descending from the window of his cell by a rope which friends had conveyed to him in a cask of wine.

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  • Two volcanic Cordilleras or mountain chains, separated from one another by the central plateau of San Jose and Cartago, traverse the interior of Costa Rica, and form a single watershed, often precipitous on its Pacific slope, but descending more gradually towards the Atlantic, where there is a broad expanse of plain in the north-east.

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  • From Chittabut the range runs due north, finally descending by two large spurs to the Indus again.

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  • There is no series for log x proceeding either by ascending or descending powers of x, but there is an expansion for log (I +x), viz.

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  • This revolution may be accomplished by adding the term " mutation ascending " or " mutation descending " for the minute steps of transformation, and the term phylum, as employed in Germany, for the minor and major branches of genetic series.

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  • Descending to the lowlands on either side of the plateau, the temperature rises steadily until the upper limit of the tropical region, called tierras calientes, is reached, where the climate is hot, humid and unhealthy, as elsewhere in the forested coastal plains of tropical America.

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  • The city occupies an irregular tract of land gradually descending from the base of Mt.

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  • Conversely, nocturnal cooling produces well-defined descending breezes which issue from the valley mouths, sometimes attaining an unpleasant strength toward midnight.

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  • The descending winds on the eastern slopes of the ranges are frequently warm and dry, to the point of resembling the Fhn winds of the Alps; such winds are known in the Cordilleran region as Chinook winds.

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  • Five years later Cavelier de la Salle was making his toilsome way westward from Quebec to discover the true character of the great river and to perform the feat, perilous in view of the probable hostility of the natives, of descending it to the sea.

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  • Consequently, each primitive filament has a descending and an ascending ramus, and instead of each row forming a simple plate, the plate is double, consisting of a descending and an ascending lamella.

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  • B,Diagram of the posterior face of a single complete filament with descending ramus and ascending ramus ending in a hook-like process;ep.,ep.,the ciliated junctions; il,j ., inter-lamellar junction.

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  • Knowledge resides not in sense but in reason, which, on the suggestion of sensations of changing individuals, apprehends, or (to be precise) is reminded of, real universal forms, and, by first ascending from less to more general until it arrives at the form of good and then descending from this unconditional principle to the less general, becomes science and philosophy, using as its method the dialectic which gives and receives questions and answers between man and man.

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  • It is built in a smiling green hollow on the left bank of the Sitter stream, which is formed by the union of several mountain torrents descending from the Santis.

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  • From Katmandu, the capital of Nepal, a difficult mountain route runs by Kirong to the No la (16,600 ft.), descending from which pass it strikes the Tsangpo about midway between Lhasa and Lake Manasarowar.

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  • The temperature of the condenser is so regulated as to bring about the condensation of the nitric acid only, which runs out at the bottom of the pipe, whilst any uncondensed steam, nitrogen peroxide and other impurities pass into a Lunge tower, where they meet a descending stream of water and are condensed, giving rise to an impure acid.

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  • When at last the inevitable revolt came in 1820 he grovelled to the insurgents as he had done to his parents, descending to the meanest submissions while fear was on him, then intriguing and, when detected, grovelling again.

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  • Rank grasses (lalang, glaga), which cover great areas in Java, have an even wider range in Sumatra, descending to within 700 or Boo ft.

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  • Interpenetrating this descending column of solid ore, limestone and coke, there is an upward rushing column of hot gases, the atmospheric nitrogen of the blast from the tuyeres, and the FIG.

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  • This position, which he filled with much ability, did not prevent his occasionally descending from the presidential chair to make speeches, one of which, advocating an amnesty to the communards, was especially memorable.

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  • It was soon found that each mine was in reality a huge vertical funnel or crater descending to an unknown depth, and filled with diamantiferous blue ground.

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  • The northern half of the province is flat, and even marshy along the coast, and consists of a broad band of alluvium formed by the series of parallel rivers descending from the south.

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  • As the river rolls on, it is swollen by mountain torrents, descending from the glaciers on either side of its bed - so by the Geren (left), near Oberwald, by the Eginen (left), near Ulrichen, by the Fiesch (right), at Fiesch, by the Binna (left), near Grengiols, by the Massa (right), flowing from the great Aletsch glaciers, above Brieg.

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  • But about half a mile below Geneva this limpidity is disturbed by the pouring in of the turbid torrent of the Arve (left), descending from the glaciers of the Mont Blanc range, the two currents for some distance refusing to mix.

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  • The construction of irrigation canals and ditches was for the most part brought about by farmers joining to plough out or dig ditches from the rivers, descending on a gentle grade.

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  • Thus grew with the up the Holy Roman Empire, that strange state which, mp directly descending through the empire of Charlemagne from the empire of the Caesars, contained so many elements foreign to ancient life.

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  • The two nearest British divisions were put into motion as soon as the firing became serious, but were prevented by their orders from descending at once into the plain, and the Turks had to meet the assault of greatly superior numbers.

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  • It lies at the mouth and on the eastern shore of Christiania fjord, occupying both banks of the great river Glommen, which, descending from the richly-wooded district of Osterdal, floats down vast quantities of timber.

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  • In the basin of the gorges Moray Firth some fine examples may be seen on the Nairn and Findhorn, while on the west side of the Cromarty Firth some of the small streams descending from the high grounds of the east of the shire of Ross and Cromarty have cut out defiles in the Conglomerates, remarkable for their depth and narrowness.

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  • The Jurassic system - comprising, in descending order, the subdivisions of Upper Oolites (Portlandian Kimmeridge Clay), Middle Oolites (coal limestones; Oxford clay), Lower Oolites (Great Oolite series; Inferior Oolite series), Lias (Upper, Middle, Lower) - is well represented on both sides of the Highlands.

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  • Offices and titles are seldom hereditary in our sense of the term, as descending from father to son.

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  • The Trans-Andine region is similar to the neighbouring territories of the upper Amazon basin occupied by Colombia, Brazil and Peru - a great forest-covered plain descending gently toward the east, broken on its western margin by short spurs from the Andes enclosing highly fertile valleys, and by low, isolated ranges between the larger river courses, and traversed by large rivers flowing into the Napo and Maranon.

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  • Bouger and La Condamine were the first to reach its brink in 1742, after which Humboldt made the ascent in 1802, Boussingault and Hall in 1831, Garcia Moreno and Sebastian Wisse in 1844 and 1845 (descending into the crater for the first time), Garcia Moreno and Jameson in 1857, Farrand and Hassaurek in 1862, Orton in 1867, and Whymper in 1880.

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  • The condor (Sarcorhamphus gryphus) is commonly found between the elevations of 6000 and 16,000 ft., rarely, if ever, descending to the lowland plains or rising above the lower peaks.

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  • Our earliest glimpses of India disclose two races struggling for the soil, the Dravidians, a dark-skinned race of aborigines, and the Aryans, a fair-skinned people, descending from Legends.

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  • In the time of the civil war the marshlands in Irak between Basra and Wasit had been occupied by a large population of Indians, called yat, or, according to the Arabic pronunciation, Zoti, who infested the roads and levied a heavy tribute from the ships ascending and descending the Tigris.

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  • Life, again, is a species of essence, wisdom a species of life, and so on, always descending from genus to species in a rigorous logical fashion.

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  • Indeed, we often induce in order to deduce, ascending from particular to universal and descending from universal to particular in one act as it were; so that we may proceed either directly from particular to particular by analogical inference, or indirectly from particular through universal to particular by an inductivedeductive inference which might be called " perduction."

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  • Among the dialecticians, Socrates had used inductive arguments to obtain definitions as data of deductive arguments against his opponents, and Plato had insisted on the processes of ascending to and descending from an unconditional principle by the power of giving and receiving argument.

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  • If they were the same, then in descending, two things, one of which has healthy and the other diseased lungs, would be the same; and in ascending, two things, one of which has lungs and the other has not, but both of which have life, e.g.

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  • In the lower series are, in descending order, the "Serpulite grits" or "Salterclla beds," the "Fucoid beds" and the "Eriboll quartzite," which is divided into an upper "Pipe rock" and lower "Basal quartzite."

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  • One of the features which is prominent throughout the return is that in every country except Belgium the rate per mille attained a maximum in the early seventies, and has since shown a descending tendency, notwithstanding the fact, noted in the preceding paragraph, that the youthful population, which, of course, weighs down the rate, has also been relatively decreasing.

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  • But it is remarkable for its continuous and unbroken character - consisting throughout of a narrow but rugged and rocky ridge, descending abruptly to the south into the great plain of Lefkosia, and to the north to a narrow plain bordering the coast.

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  • The Radau,a mountain stream, descending from the Brocken, waters the valley and adds much to its picturesque charm.

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  • The desert region is an elevated arid plateau descending gradually from the Andes towards the coast, where it breaks down abruptly from elevations of 800 to 1500 ft.

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  • There is another type of continued fraction called the ascending continued fraction, the type so far discussed being called the descending continued fraction.

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  • To the north lies the plateau, descending steeply to the valley, famous as the scene of the battle of Jena.

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  • On the higher and therefore cooler and less rainy ranges of the Himalaya the conditions of temperature requisite for the preservation of the various species are readily found by ascending or descending the mountain slopes, and therefore a greater uniformity of character in the vegetation is maintained along the whole chain.

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  • When the equilibrium at last becomes unstable, the destruction of equilibrium takes place by the lighter fluid ascending in one part of the orifice and the heavier descending in the other.

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  • The Serbian cavalry descending the Vardar had not yet passed the defile of Demir Kapu, the Serbian armies were being rearranged for the new movements above detailed, and even the I.

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  • It is a considerable manufacturing centre for woollens, silks and cottons, electric power being furnished by the torrents descending from the mountains at the foot of which it lies.

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  • Grant, descending the Nile after their discovery of its source, met, on the 15th of February 1863, Mr (afterwards Sir) Samuel Baker and his wife who were journeying up the river.

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  • The machine, fully prepared for flight, was started from the top of an inclined plane, in descending which it attained a velocity necessary to sustain it in its further progress.

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  • The principle is of ancient origin; as regards goods and chattels it was part of the ancient customs of London and the province of York, and as regards land descending in coparcenary it has always been part of the common law of England under the name of hotch-pot.

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  • This is altogether an alpine region with numerous snow-clad summits and glaciers descending down to the sea.

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  • The universe, the heavenly bodies, man, animals, and presumably plants, are each of them endowed with a soul, which is more or less perfect according to the position which it occupies in the descending scale of creation.

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  • The confines of the sun are visibly in a state of turmoil, for which a sufficient cause can be assigned in the relative readiness with which the outer portions part with heat to space, and so condensing produce a state of static instability, so that the outer surface of the sun in place of being fixed is continually circulating, portions at high temperatures rising rapidly from the depths to positions where they will part rapidly with their heat, and then, whether perceived or not, descending again.

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  • The inner mountain wall is pierced by only two great passes, and the valleys descending from these embrace on both sides the Mecca hills.

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  • The strata must once have risen above the present surface, and in many cases may be found descending to the surface again with a contrary dip, the intervening portion of the undulation having been worn away.

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  • A crescent is used as a difference to denote the second son of a house; thus the earls of Harrington place a crescent upon a crescent, as descending from the second son of a second son.

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  • He received instead only the earldom of Huntingdon, too far from the border to be a dangerous possession, to which he had a hereditary right as descending from Earl Waltheof.

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  • In their priory church he was buried in 1170, Berkeley descending to his son and heir Maurice..

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  • There is an ancient tradition of the savages of the vicinity that one of their gods descending the Maranon and another ascending the Amazon to communicate with him, they opened the pass called the Pongo de Manseriche.

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  • After descending the Mississippi to the mouth of the Arkansas they returned by way of the Des Plaines portage, paddled along the western shore of Lake Michigan, and arrived at De Pere.

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  • On the left it receives the Gave d'Oloron, formed by the Gave d'Ossau, descending from the Pic du Midi, and the Gave d'Aspe, which rises in Spain.

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  • The whole drainage is collected by the Kishon, which runs through a narrow gorge at the north-west corner of the plain, descending beside the ridge of Carmel to the sea.

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  • In 1805 Park returned to Africa for the purpose of descending the Niger to its.

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  • Even here, he was obliged to take for granted that the velocities acquired in descending from the same height along planes of every inclination are equal; and it was not until shortly before his death that he found the mathematical demonstration of this not very obvious principle.

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  • There they rest in sunny nooks during the day, descending at night to the highest woods to graze.

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  • As usual it may be divided into an ascending, transverse, and descending portion; but the middle or transverse portion is folded into a great loop, which descends as low as the pubis; so that the colon forms altogether four folds, generally parallel to the long axis of the body.

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  • The descending colon is much narrower than the rest, and not sacculated, and, being considerably longer than the distance it has to traverse, is thrown into numerous folds.

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  • Of these the most lofty and striking were Mimas and Corycus, in the peninsula which stands out to the west, facing the island of Chios; Sipylus, to the north of Smyrna; Corax, extending to the south-west from the Gulf of Smyrna, and descending to the sea between Lebedus and Teos; and the strongly marked range of Mycale, a continuation of Messogis in the interior, which forms the bold headland of Trogilium or Mycale, opposite Samos.

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  • North of Valle Hermoso the Andean ridges, while very high, are not abrupt, and the passes are more numerous than in the south; some of them descending 10,000 ft., but most of them between 13,000 and 14,000 ft.

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  • In the Coal Measures they commonly occur in the underclay beneath the coal-seams. Complete specimens of the stumps show that from the base of the aerial stem four Stigmarian branches were given off, which took a horizontal or obliquely descending course, forking at least twice.

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  • By continuing the walls of the hearth above the tuyere, into a shaft or stack either of the same or some other section, we obtain a furnace of increased capacity, but with no greater power of consuming fuel, in which the material to be treated can be heated up gradually by loading it into the stack, alternately with layers of fuel, the charge descending regularly to the point of combustion, and absorbing a proportion of the heat of the flame that went to waste in the open fire.

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  • Rhyn.s eyes lingered on the body on the altar before he took in the seven statues of descending size surrounding the altar.

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  • It appeared, excepting Dean, the line was forming in descending order of potential culpability.

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  • On top of this the last two front points have a double angulation to maintain bite when descending or traversing sideways.

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  • They discovered a large aneurysm of the proximal descending aorta at the site of the Dacron Patch Graft repair done 14 years earlier.

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  • Here she stands for some time; then, descending to her web, she collects the wreckage in great armfuls.

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  • Love the way Eno can paint a picture with music, descending arpeggios, rather reminiscent of autumn leaves.

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  • Descending to the basement level, a row of massive vaulted chambers is reached, Frankish 14th century work, probably barrack accommodation.

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  • This partial vessel was sculpted into a human upper face with a duck beak descending from just below the nose.

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  • But the last line of the first solo, I believe, is a three-part descending augmented chord.

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  • Behind them came the booming clang of descending transport rings.

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  • The transverse and descending colon are relatively rarely affected.

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  • Ascending then descending chords and melody opened things nicely, a crooned vocal hinting at an intimate, almost confessional relationship.

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  • The courses require riders to have superior descending skills as well as a cross country pro's fitness.

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  • Crinkle crags We spent a fantastic day going up the Knott, doing all crinkle crags We spent a fantastic day going up the Knott, doing all Crinkle Crags before descending The Band.

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  • The claimant began descending the pitch using the descender.

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  • Cohesive, single ideas in each paragraph · Write information in descending order of importance · keep information factual.

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  • The Reserve is formed by sharp and deeply forested mountains, descending to gorges with rushing waterfalls and streams.

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  • The spiritual value is the real parental blood i.e., descending from the original godfather.

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  • As it is below ground level, you feel as tho you are descending into a lush, fairy grotto.

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  • Without descending into the sentimental or the trite, somehow The Office closes for business on a genuinely heartwarming note.

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  • In severe anxiety and depression states, lack of descending inhibition is enough to maintain the dorsal horn in its sensitized state.

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  • Furthermore we will use intracellular current injection to manipulate the activity of descending neurons, to identify those interneurons that elicit significant changes.

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  • Magmas that form island arcs are produced by the partial melting of the descending plate and/or the overlying oceanic lithosphere.

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  • A pure descending melody that could be an English madrigal meets warped chords simultaneously shimmering and turgid.

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  • A shallow dive with a protected coral reef within the bay and a huge granite massif descending to the sandy sea bed.

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  • On the mainland a torrent of water descending the mountainside above Cwm Idwal was seen from here.

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  • The whole thing is in danger of descending into a hopeless muddle.

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  • It is vitally important that we should avoid descending into another period of intensive internal navel gazing.

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  • The Ascending and descending radio buttons indicate whether the keys are to be sorted into ascending or descending alphabetical order.

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  • Unfortunately while descending he falls into the boiling pan in the fire below and perishes.

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  • The descending pathways start at neurones in the brain.

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  • To be reached to the active passage after descending 11m pit.

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  • Her first, " Nothing There ", had a lovely descending riff on the guitar coupled with a very strong vocal.

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  • A steeply descending rift with chamber at base full of boulders which prevented further progress.

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  • And he saw large and mighty rivers descending from the mountain to the sea, and toward the mouths of the rivers he proceeded.

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  • I use one when descending slippery slopes and when wind speed is above 40 mph to help balance.

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  • The tumult about the descending stairway rose to furious violence.

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  • Of course very tight climbing switchbacks on the way up means very tight descending switchbacks on the way up means very tight descending switchbacks on the way back to the bike dismount area!

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  • It extends from the caecum to the rectum and has ascending, transverse and descending portions.

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  • Outside, the sea and the descending torrents of rain were mixing in a wild tumult of spray and foam.

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  • Philip opened his eyes to see the sunlit water twinkling through the trees; they were descending the hill into the small seaside resort.

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  • There are some fine views before descending from the high ground, over the rich vale around Middleton Cheney, and to Banbury.

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  • The angels are descending to wrap me up in red velveteen.

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  • The position which was occupied by the Hellenic and medieval city is a sloping table of ground (whence the original name of the place, Trapezus, the "Table-land"), which falls in steep rocky precipices on the two sides, where two deep valleys, descending from the interior, run parallel at no great distance from one another down to the sea.

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  • In the case of the Gulf Stream, which is not much impeded by the land, this descending motion is relatively slight, being perhaps largely due to the greater specific gravity of the water; it ceases to be perceptible beyond about 500 fathoms. On the European-African side the descending movement is more marked, partly because the coast-line is much more irregular and the northward current is deflected against it by the earth's rotation, and partly because of the outflow of salt water from the Mediterranean; here the movement is traceable to at least 1000 fathoms. The northward movement of water across the Norwegian Sea extends down from the surface to the IcelandShetland ridge, where it is sharply cut off; the lower levels of the Norwegian Sea are filled with ice-cold Arctic water, close down to the ridge.

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  • If a pound weight be suspended by a string passing over pulley, in descending through io ft.

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  • Special experiments were made to determine the work done against resistances outside the vessel of water, which amounted to about 006 of the whole, and corrections were made for the loss of heat by radiation, the buoyancy of the air affecting the descending weights, and the energy dissipated when the weights struck the floor with a finite velocity.

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  • That river has its origin as a mountain torrent descending from two little dark lakes on the north flank of Monte Viso, at a height of more than 6000 ft.

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  • The leading thought is that of a descending series of intelligences, each emanating from its predecessor, and having its appropriate region in the universe.

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  • It is conceivable that the priestesses employed this exit when descending on their mysterious errand.

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  • The order of the numbers in the bracket (p l p 2 ...p n) is immaterial; we may therefore always place them, as is most convenient, in descending order of magnitude; the numbers then constitute an ordered partition of the weight w, and the leading number denotes the degree.

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  • Where a further subdivision is desirable without descending to the next lower term of grouping, the prefix "sub" is made use of, so that a class may be divided first of all into subclasses each of which is divided into orders, and an order into sub-orders each of which bears a group of families.

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  • Of the simple tones there are five - the even, the circumflex, the descending, the grave and the high - any one of which when applied to a word may give it a quite distinct meaning.

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  • To the south is the valley of the Arve (descending from the snows of the Mont Blanc chain), which unites with that of the Rhone a little below the town; while behind the Arve the grey and barren rocks of the Petit Saleve rise like a wall, which in turn is overtopped by the distant and ethereal snows of Mont Blanc. Yet the actual site of the town is not as picturesque as that of several other spots in Switzerland.

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  • The present constitution of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy (see Austria) is based on the Pragmatic Sanction of the emperor Charles VI., first promulgated on the 19th of April 1713, whereby the succession to the throne is settled in the dynasty of Habsburg-Lorraine, descending by right of primogeniture and lineal succession to male heirs, and, in case of their extinction, to the female line, and whereby the indissolubility and indivisibility of the monarchy are determined; is based, further, on the diploma of the emperor Francis Joseph I.

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  • The traditions recording the separation of Lot from Abraham, of Hagar and Ishmael from Isaac, and of Esau from Jacob, although at present arranged in a descending scheme of family relationship, are the result of systematic grouping and cannot express any chronological order of events (see Genesis).

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  • We rushed out-of-doors to feel the first few tiny flakes descending.

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  • The fog that was dispersing on the hill lay still more densely below, where they were descending.

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  • Descending scree at first, the southern side of the col soon leads to a choice of routes.

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  • Of course very tight climbing switchbacks on the way up means very tight descending switchbacks on the way back to the bike dismount area !

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  • The Aussie cavers produced strange descending devices weighing several kilos.

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  • The site lists tickets in order of descending prices so if you want those club tickets, then check up top.

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  • Be sure, however, to let your descending arm come back to its original position before releasing the other.

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  • Towers are stacks of boxes or tins arranged in descending order that are filled with the foodstuff of your choice.

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  • The grades of rib roasts (and all beef) in descending order of quality are prime, choice, select, cutter, and canner.

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  • Ten minutes after descending into the New York underground we submerged again.

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  • Chroma Works, which features dots in orange, yellow, pale green, dark green and blue, all with darker borders, in ascending and descending sizes.

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  • If her color has changed from red to pinkish tan, then she should probably be in the fertile period when the eggs are descending.

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  • All water park guests are familiar with riding traditional water slides - trudging up hundreds of steps to sail down a descending chute.

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  • With darkness descending upon the land, it is your goal to bring color back into the world.

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  • The sigmoid colon is the area of the intestine just above the rectum; linking the descending colon with the rectum.

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  • In asymptomatic children with COA, the descending aorta receives left ventricle blood through the ascending aorta; these children have fewer, if any, associated cardiac abnormalities.

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  • The goal of treatment in children is to reopen the ductus arteriosus and restore blood flow to the descending aorta.

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  • It contains nerve cells, supporting cells, and long nerve fibers (axons) that connect to the brain and carry signals downward from the brain along descending pathways and upward to the brain along ascending pathways.

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  • Sometimes you must create piles of cards in ascending or descending order or clear a stack of cards with different techniques.

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  • To do that you shift and maneuver cards on the piles in descending order of the opposite color that precedes it.

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  • You can move cards singly or in a descending group.

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  • For example, you may start with an ace and need to place other cards on top of it in ascending or descending order.

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  • Using the deck, you place other cards in descending order on the 5s and in ascending order on the 6s.

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  • Since the Queens are not in play, the descending cards include the Ace and the King, while ascending cards end with the Jack.

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  • To shift cards around between the tableau piles, you are able to play cards to other columns in ascending or descending order, regardless of suit or color.

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  • Using the turned-up cards, build on the piles in descending order, alternating colors.

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  • Stepped shouldered design rings have two descending "steps" as the ring shank curves around the finger.

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  • Looking like a cross between a dog, a coyote and a wild pig, the animal has blue skin, is practically hairless, has pointed teeth descending down from the upper jaw,and its back legs are shorter than its front legss.

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  • You can use whatever mind images you find work best for you, but thinking about things like slowly descending a long staircase, or gently drifting down a mountain stream can both help you reach the desired state of subconsciousness.

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  • If you can find a specialist in Asian tattoos who you can depend on to create an accurate scroll, you can embellish the design with a dragon descending down the side of the design.

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  • Your craving will be rewarded and your visions for visceral beauty brought into fruition, given homage amid the breathtaking background of majestic mountains descending gracefully into oceanic utopia.

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  • Hold and squeeze for a second before slowly descending to the starting position.

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  • Near the end of her patience trapped in the tiny box of a spacecraft, she shot up when she felt the familiar pressure of them descending.

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  • There was a noise on the stairs and they all turned to see Edith descending.

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  • He heard someone on the stairs and turned to find Connor's sister descending.

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  • On this pillar he lived for thirty years without ever descending.

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  • The smoother we make the pulley the more nearly does the amount of useful work which the weight is capable of doing approach ro foot-pounds, and if we take into account the work done against the friction of the pulley, we may say that the work done by the descending weight is ro foot-pounds, and hence when the weight is in its elevated position we have at disposal r o foot-pounds more energy than when it is in the lower position.

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  • After this there is a considerable gap before New Guinea, Borneo, Madagascar, Sumatra and the vast multitude of smaller islands descending in size by regular gradations to mere rocks.

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  • Both present the appearance of diminutive clusters of grapes, at the anterior end of the kidneys, close to the suprarenal bodies, separated from each other by the descending aorta and by the vena cava where this is formed by the right and left vena iliaca communis.

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  • What immediately follows is on a descending slope with some striking exceptions, e.g.

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  • It is convenient to write the distinct partitions or separates in descending order as regards weight.

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  • A notable feature in both classes of curves is that, owing to hysteresis, the ascending and descending limbs do not coincide, but follow very different courses.

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  • But at any intermediate frequency the ascending and descending curves of magnetization will enclose a space, and energy will be dissipated.

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  • The shore consists of a central plateau descending to the water in three terraces, each with its "tread" and "rise."

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  • It can be shown by the above reasoning that this can be expressed as a series of terms containing descending powers of n, the first term being nr+1/(r+I).

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  • When z is great, the descending series (io) gives i 2J 1 (z) = 2 sin (z1 7r) 22; (2) z so that the places of maxima and minima occur at equal intervals.

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  • Descending series of the semi-convergent class, available for numerical calculation when u is moderately large, can be obtained from (12) by writing x=uy, and expanding the denominator in powers of y.

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  • The women had flowing robes, tall pointed caps, and veils descending over most of the figure.

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  • Leaving out of account the innumerable glacier streams that swell its volume above the Lake of Constance, the most important affluents to its upper course are the Wutach, the Alb and the Wiese, descending on the right from the Black Forest, and the Aar, draining several Swiss cantons on the left.

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  • In this case the advanced drift is run underneath the pillar, and the ground below is mined in descending steps.

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  • When the results of this theory were compared with the quantity of water actually discharged, Newton concluded that the velocity with which the water issued from the orifice was equal to that which a falling body would receive by descending through half the height of water in the reservoir.

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  • Dubuat considered that if water were a perfect fluid, and the channels in which it flowed infinitely smooth, its motion would be continually accelerated, like that of bodies descending in an inclined plane.

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  • The subsoil not unfrequently contains materials which are deleterious to the growth of crops, and roots descending into it may absorb and convey these poisonous substances to other parts of the plant or be themselves damaged by contact with them.

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  • On descending into the substratum the finer material decreases and more stones are met with; farther down are seen larger fragments of unaltered rock closely packed, and this brash or rubble grades insensibly into the unbroken rock below.

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  • Descending the street, towards the west are passed in succession the old buildings of the Bavarian national museum, the government buildings in which the Composite style of Maximilian has been most consistently carried out, and the mint.

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  • It was in this lofty rock-girt hollow that the gladiator Spartacus was besieged by the praetor Claudius Pulcher; he escaped by twisting ropes of vine branches and descending through unguarded fissures in the crater-rim.

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  • There the bottom slopes very abruptly, descending precipitously at a point not far from the north-east coast of the main island, where soundings have shown 4655 fathoms. This, the deepest sea-bed in the world, is called the Tuscarora Deep, after the name of the United States man-of-war which made the survey.

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  • Crossing the mountains and descending their eastern slopes, the wind becomes less saturated and warmer, so that the formation of clouds ceases.

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  • Hypochlorites were made, at ordinary temperatures, and chlorates at higher temperatures, in a cell without a partition in which the cathode was placed horizontally immediately above the anode, to favour the mixing of the ascending chlorine with the descending caustic solution.

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  • Both these groups seem to have reached their climax but recently, while the tortoises, crocodiles and sphenodon are on the descending scale, mere remnants of formerly much more numerous and cosmopolitan development.

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  • Of the valleys descending westward the first to claim mention is the Wadi Yafufa; a little farther south, lying north and south, is the rich upland valley of Zebedani, where the Barada has its highest sources.

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  • A road maybe used as a self-acting or gravitating incline when the gradient is r in 30 or steeper, in which case the train is lowered by a rope passing over a pulley or brake drum at the upper end, the return empty train being attached to the opposite end of the rope and hauled up by the descending load.

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  • This is effected by carrying through the workings a large volume of air which is kept continually moving in the same direction, descending from the surface by one or more pits known as intake or downcast pits, and leaving the mine by a return or upcast pit.

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  • For flat ropes the drum or bobbin consists of a solid disk, of the width of the rope fixed upon the shaft, with numerous parallel pairs of arms or horns, arranged radially on both sides, the space between being just sufficient to allow the rope to enter and coil regularly upon the preceding lap. This method has the advantage of equalizing the work of the engine throughout the journey, for when the load is greatest, with the full cage at the bottom and the whole length of rope out, the duty required in the first revolution of the engine is measured by the length of the smallest circumference; while the assistance derived from gravitating action of the descending cage in the same period is equal to the weight of the falling mass through a height corresponding to the length of the largest lap, and so on, the speed being increased as the weight diminishes, and vice versa.

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  • The hinder end of the lower jaw is provided with a deep descending flange.

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  • They agree, for instance, with that family in the presence of a descending flange at the hinder end of each side of the lower jaw; but their dentition is of a more generalized type, comprising the full series of 44 teeth, among which the incisors and canines are of normal form, but specially enlarged, and developing roots in the usual manner.

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  • It shows the characteristic hippopotamus-flange to the lower jaw, but has also a large descending process from the jugal bone of the zygomatic arch of the skull.

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  • The principal right-hand tributaries, besides the Gallo and Zezere, are the Jarama, descending from the tableland of New Castile a little below Aranjuez, the Alberche and the Tietar, which collect their head waters from opposite sides of the Sierra de Gredos, and the Alagon, from the rough and broken country between the Sierras de Gredos and Gata.

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  • The fine Klar River here enters the lake, descending from the mountains of the frontier.

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  • The goal of the game is to make piles of cards in descending order from King through Ace.

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  • There in the blur of a passing auto and mirrored in descending waves of rain was the huddled figure of Cynthia Byrne stumbling across the parking lot toward the road and the beach beyond.

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  • In all these cases it is a nice question whether we are tracing an ascending or descending stream.

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  • With the same object Alexander Mackenzie, with a party of Canadians, set out from Fort Chippewyan on the 3rd of June 1789, and descending the great river which now bears the explorer's name reached the Arctic sea.

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  • Thus charged on the silver bend, it makes bad armory and it is worthy of note that, although the grant of it is clearly to the duke and his heirs in fee simple, Howards of all branches descending from the duke bear it in their shields, even though all right to it has long passed from the house to the duke's heirs general, the Stourtons and Petres.

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  • The great majority of the foreign population are Italians or Spaniards, with lesser numbers, in descending scale, of Brazilian, Argentine and French birth.

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  • When water ballast is employed the water is filled into a tank in the bottom of the wagon or car, its quantity, if passengers are carried, being regulated by the number ascending or descending.

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  • The true domestic quarter lay to the south of the great hail, and was approached from the central court by a descending staircase, of which three flights and traces of a fourth are preserved.

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  • This stream, which has hitherto been regarded as the eastern branch of the Ilissus rising at Kaesariane, has been identified by Dorpfeld with a brook descending from the south slope of Lycabettus and conducted in an artificial channel to the north-western end of the city, where it made its exit through the walls, eventually joining the Ilissus.

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  • The weather had cleared again since noon and the sun was descending brightly upon the Danube and the dark hills around it.

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  • The night was dark and damp, a scarcely perceptible moisture was descending from above.

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  • When you're descending through a rapid, it is much harder to see obstacles ahead.

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  • He did so now, describing Lydia's reluctance in descending to the accident, but glossing over just how petrified she'd been.

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  • The rivers of Groningen descending from the Drente plateau meet at the capital, whence they are continued by the Reitdiep to the Lauwers Zee (being discharged through a lock), and by the Ems canal (1876) to Delfzyl.

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  • Amongst broadleaved trees Juglans has a similar Holarctic range, descending to the West Indies; so has Aesculus, were it not lacking in Europe; it becomes tropical in South America and Malaya.

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  • What added to the practical difficulties of this arrangement was that the post of grand-prince was not an hereditary dignity in the sense of descending from father to son, but was always to be held by the senior member of the dynasty; and in the subordinate principalities the same principle of succession was applied, so that reigning princes had to be frequently shifted about from one district to another, according as they could establish the strongest claim to vacant principalities.

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  • Besides the great entrance hall of the cavern, which served as the upper shrine, were descending vaults forming a lower sanctuary going down deep into the bowels of the earth.

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  • Rhododendrons occur in Borneo and Sumatra, descending to the level of the sea.

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  • The snow-clad peaks of the main Caucasus, descending by short, steep slopes, fringe the valley on the north, while an abrupt escarpment, having the characteristics of a border ridge of the Armenian highlands, fronts it on the south.

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  • The concluding feast does not seem to refer to tabernacles per se, but to be distinct from it, as is shown by the break in the descending series of the sacrifices of bullocks as given in Numbers.

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  • The three principal rivers - the Ob, the Yenisei, and the Lena - take their rise on the high plateau or in the alpine regions fringing it, and, after descending from the plateau and piercing the alpine regions, flow for many hundreds of miles across the high plains and lowlands before they reach the Arctic, Ocean.

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  • Or sometimes I watched a pair of hen-hawks circling high in the sky, alternately soaring and descending, approaching, and leaving one another, as if they were the embodiment of my own thoughts.

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  • From the back porch came the sound of feet descending the steps, the bottom step upon which snow had fallen gave a ringing creak and he heard the voice of an old maidservant saying, Straight, straight, along the path, Miss.

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  • The wine cellar had been an addition to the sprawling house, accessible only by leaving the house and descending a set of stairs off the kitchen.

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  • As Cabot was descending the stream to his settlement of San Espiritu, he encountered an expedition which had been despatched from Spain for the express purpose of exploring the river discovered by Solis, under the command of Diego Garcia.

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  • After descending north-eastward to within a few miles of Lake Athabasca, it is met by a stream emerging from that lake.

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  • The hum of a spacecraft made her pulse leap again, and her eyes found the small craft descending from the sky to a landing point a hundred meters away.

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  • Descending rapidly from its source, sometimes over cascades, the river soon enters deep gorges through which it flows as far as Beaulieu (department of Correze) where it debouches into a wide and fertile valley and is shortly after joined by the Cere.

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  • He was, however, disappointed in this, as after descending the course of the Macquarie below Mount Harris, he found that the river ended in an immense swamp overgrown with reeds.

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  • It flows by Lodi and Pizzighettone, and receives the waters of the Brembo, descending from the Val Brembana, and the Serio from the Val Seriana above Bergamo.

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  • The Elsa and the Era, which join it on its left bank, descending from the hills near Siena and Volterra, are inconsiderable streams; and the Serchio, which flows from the territory of Lucca and the Alpi Apuani, and formerly joined the Arno a few miles from its mouth, now enters the sea by a separate channel.

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  • In the doctrines of the Neoplatonists, of whom Plotinus is the most important, we have the worldprocess represented after the example of Plato as a series of descending steps, each being less perfect than its predecessors, since it is further removed from the first cause.'

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  • It hangs there, waiting for me to step upon this velvet chair where I sit, tie its far descending end to my neck, and step from this world, freeing it from the guilt and troubles Annie Quincy has caused.

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  • It was as if every fear he'd ever encountered paled before the idea of descending even a few feet closer to the edge that yawned before him.

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  • That the quantity of heat to be got rid of may become very considerable is seen when it is considered that the energy of a load of 60 tons descending through 50 ft.

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  • It remained the wife's for life, descending to her children, if any; otherwise returning to her family, when the husband could deduct the bride-price if it had not been given to her, or return it, if it had.

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  • In the later and developed form of the Kabbala, the origin of the world is represented as a gradually descending emanation of the lower out of the higher.

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  • This localization takes place first at the two free ends of the primary axis, the descending part of which is the primary root, and the ascending the primary shoot.

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  • The Cephisus, rising in Pentelicus, enters the sea at New Phalerum; in summer it dwindles to an insignificant stream, while the Ilissus, descending from Hymettus, is totally dry, probably owing to the destruction of the ancient forests on both mountains, and the consequent denudation of the soil.

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