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I got all the vehicle information and full descriptions of the people.
Both descriptions of rock yielded good material for building; while in the soft meleke tanks, underground chambers, tombs, &c., were easily excavated.
The more viscous descriptions of mineral oils have also been found suitable for use in the Elmore process of ore-concentration by oil.
His touching love for his worthless son is one of the most beautiful descriptions of paternal affection.
Both lines of study were readily combined by applying to the interpretation of descriptions of natural objects the allegorical method adopted for the interpretation of Biblical texts.Advertisement
Barth's descriptions of the wealth and importance of the city attracted great attention in Europe, and Kano was subsequently visited by several travellers, missionaries, and students of Hausa, but none was permitted to live permanently in the city.
They give descriptions of heaven and hell, and predictions of the Antichrist.
Many European travellers have given descriptions of its monuments, though none of them has stayed there more than a few days.
Theological writers were not in the least prepared to question the worth of the marvellous descriptions of creatures that were current in the schools on the faith of authorities vaguely known as "the history of animals," "the naturalists," and "the naturalist" in the singular number (Ouo-coMyos).
For the understanding of these great wars between Syria and Israel (which the traditional chronology spreads over eighty years), for the significance of the crushing defeats and inspiring victories, and for the alternations of despair and hope, a careful study of all the records of relations between Israel and the north is at least instructive, and it is important to remember that, although the present historical outlines are scanty and incomplete, some - if not all - of the analogous descriptions in their present form are certainly later than the second half of the 9th century B.C., the period in which these great events fa11.4 13.Advertisement
From an early age he developed the habit of writing descriptions of events and impressions of men.
Great diversity exists in the texture and functions of fore and hind-wings in different in sects; these differences are discussed in the descriptions of the various orders.
Upon these descriptions he was still engaged till death, in 1837, put an end to his labours, when his place as Naumann's assistant for the remainder of the work was taken by Rudolph Wagner; but, from time to time, a few more, which he had already completed, made their posthumous appearance in it, and, in subsequent years, some selections from his unpublished papers were through the care of Giebel presented to the public. Throughout the whole of this series the same marvellous industry and scrupulous accuracy are manifested, and attentive study of it will show how many times Nitzsch anticipated the conclusions of modern taxonomers.
Descriptions of the solid forms will be found in the articles on asphalt or asphaltum, albertite, elaterite, gilsonite, hatchettite and ozokerite.
This last book contains a summary of the arguments on either side, a full bibliography of works on the subject, and facsimiles of the title pages, with full descriptions of the various extant copies.Advertisement
In the next place comes the evidence derived from the whole range of ancient literature and specially from descriptions of the city or its different localities.
Lucian and Apuleius give descriptions of the beggar-priests who went round the great cities with an image of the goddess on an ass and collected money.
They consisted of three great lines, strengthened by about 150 redoubts, and earthworks Vedras, of various descriptions, mounting some 600 cannon; 1810-11.
His descriptions, which were somewhat exaggerated, were largely used by Macaulay in his History of England.
The more important vestments are dealt with in some detail under their separate headings; here it will only be necessary to give short descriptions of those which cannot be conveniently treated separately.Advertisement
Under the title of Musees et collections archeologiques de l'Algerie et de la Tunisie, the Ministry of Public Instruction publishes from time to time illustrated descriptions of all these archaeological treasures.
Lack of information regarding the geographical features of the interior, however, led to some indefinite descriptions, and these have been fruitful sources of dispute ever since.
Among the wading and running birds, of which the ema is the largest representative, there are many species of both descriptions.
Fruits of various descriptions, and more particularly melons and stone fruits, are abundant.
The graphic descriptions of Hungarian life in the middle and lower classes by Lewis Kuthy won for him temporary renown; but his style, though flowery, is careless.Advertisement
Vivipara, ovipara, a y es, pisces, serpentes et Scorpio - and contains descriptions and illustrations of a large number of animal forms with reference to the lands inhabited by them.
The exploration of parts of the New World next brought to hand descriptions and specimens of many novel forms of animal life, and in the latter part of the 16th century and the Medical beginning of the 17th that careful study by " special- anatomists" of the structure a.nd life-history of particular groups of animals was commenced, which, directed micro- at first to common and familiar kinds, was gradually scopists.
Apart from his special discoveries in the anatomy of plants and animals, and his descriptions of new species, the great merit of Linnaeus was his introduction of a method of enumeration and classification which may be said to have created systematic zoology and botany in their present form, and establishes his name for ever as the great organizer, the man who recognized a great practical want in the use of language and supplied it.
Another special distinction of Cuvier is his remarkable work in comparing extinct with recent organisms, his descriptions of the fossil Mammalia of the Paris basin, and his general application of the knowledge of recent animals to the reconstruction of extinct ones, as indicated by fragments only of their skeletons.
A good deal is said about the musical services of the Levites in Chronicles, both in the account given of David's ordinances and in the descriptions of particular festival occasions.
But the various descriptions cannot be easily reconciled.
When she returns from a walk and tells some one about it, her descriptions are accurate and vivid.
These are only general descriptions of some basic steps.
Speaking generally, it has been found that the East as opposed to the West has undergone relatively little alteration in the principal constituents of dress among the bulk of the population, and, although it is often difficult to interpret or explain some of the details as represented (one may contrast, for example, worn sculptures or seals with the vivid Egyptian paintings), comparison with later descriptions and even with modern usage is frequently suggestive.
His works have been much admired for the purity of the Greek style, and his accurate descriptions of disease; but, as he quotes no medical author, and is quoted by none before Alexander of Aphrodisias at the beginning of the 3rd century, it is clear that he belonged to no school and founded none, and thus his position in the chain of medical tradition is quite uncertain.
But some parts of Willis's works, such as his descriptions of nervous diseases, and his account (the earliest) of diabetes, are classical contributions to scientific medicine.
The temple is now in ruins, but the entire series of gorgeous pictures recording the expedition to "the balsam land of Punt," from its leaving to its returning to Thebes, still remains intact and undefaced.4 These are the only authenticated instances of the export of incense trees from the Somali country until Colonel Playfair, then political agent at Aden, in 1862-1864, collected and sent to Bombay the specimens from which Sir George Birdwood prepared his descriptions of them for the Linnean Society in 1868.
From a comparison of these fragments with the descriptions of Woodward, Maitland and others, who in the early part of the r8th century examined portions of the wall still standing, we learn that the wall was from 9 to 12 ft.
Another argument in support of this belief, upon which much reliance has been placed, is found in the descriptions of diseases, and the words common in Greek medical writers, contained in these two works.
They made their capital at Pegu, and to this dynasty belong the gorgeous descriptions of some of the travellers of the r6th century.
The enamelled decoration on the lamps is restricted to lettering, scrolls and conventional foliage; on other objects figure-subjects of all descriptions are freely used.
In China his mention of Canton by the name of Censcolam or Censcolam (Chin-Kalan), and his descriptions of the custom of fishing with tame cormorants, of the habit of letting the finger-nails grow extravagantly, and of the compression of women's feet, are peculiar to him among the travellers of that age; Marco Polo omits them all.
It is the chief centre in Germany of the cotton, wool, silk and velvet manufactures, and of upholstery, drapery and haberdashery of all descriptions, of printed calicoes, of Turkey-red and other dyes, and of fine chemicals.
Descriptions of ploughs found in Hesiod's Works and Days and in Virgil's Georgics i.
Among smaller animals the jerboa and other descriptions of rat, and the wabar or cony are common; lizards and snakes are numerous, most of the latter being venomous.
Then he tells of his love and how he had suffered from it, how he had journeyed through the desert (this part often contains some of the most famous descriptions and praises of animals) until his beast became thin and worn-out.
It is an account of a little garden that he used to tend with his own hands, and is largely made up of descriptions of the various herbs he grows there and their medicinal and other uses.
The first periodical of merit and influence was the History of the Works of the Learned (1699-1712), largely consisting of descriptions of foreign books.
The fashion of illustrated serials was introduced in the Semanario pintoresco espanol (1836-1857), noticeable for its biographies and descriptions of Spanish monuments.
More detail concerning skull, scales and teeth will be found in the diagnostic descriptions of the various families (vide infra); for further anatomical information the reader is referred to the article Reptiles (Anatomy).
The descriptions, though three or four entire failures occurred, were of remarkable accuracy as a rule, and contained facts and incidents unknown to the inquirers, but confirmed as accurate.
In fact, some Oriental scenes and descriptions of incidents were corroborated by a letter from India which arrived just after the experiment; and the same thing happened when the events described were occurring in places less remote.
Whoever can believe that the successes were numerous and that descriptions were given correctly - not only of facts present to the minds of inquirers, and of other persons present who were not consciously taking a share in the experiments, but also of facts necessarily unknown to all concerned - must of course be most impressed by the latter kind of success.
The first comprehensive study of the currents of the Atlantic was that carried out by James Rennell (1790-1.830), and since that time Findlay in his Directories, Heinrich Berghaus, Maury and the officials of the various Hydrographic Departments have produced increasingly accurate descriptions of the currents of the whole ocean, largely from material supplied by merchant captains.
Systematic detailed descriptions of the French coalfields appear from time to time under the title of Etudes sur les gites mineraux de la France from the ministry of public works in Paris.
The extraordinary mobility of his whole person, and his power of as it were transforming himself at will, are attested by many anecdotes and descriptions, but the piercing power of his eye must have been his most irresistible feature.
Leaving all detailed descriptions of these schools to special articles devoted to them, it is sufficient here to say that their doctrines were a synthesis of Platonism, Stoicism and the later Aristotelianism with a leaven of oriental mysticism which gradually became more and more important.
Columbian, or i 5thcentury material, still exists in museums of Europe and America, and good descriptions are to be found in the writings of contemporary historians.
He wrote a diffuse biography of Alexander, which in addition to historical details contained descriptions of the countries visited, especially India.
Many of the above include descriptions of mineral phosphates in other parts of the world.
The Haggadah gives the most extravagant descriptions of the glory of Adam before his fall.
In his Herbarium, printed at Strassburg (1530-1536), he gave descriptions of a large number of plants, chiefly those of central Europe, illustrated by beautiful woodcuts.
The descriptions in these early works were encumbered with much medicinal detail, including speculations as to the virtues of plants.
The work was continued after his death, by his son Alphonse de Candolle, with the aid of other eminent botanists, and embraces descriptions of the genera and species of the orders of Dicotyledonous plants.
The account given by Irenaeus may be taken as representative of these descriptions which vary partly as referring to different groups, partly to different dates.
Its descriptions of the worldliness and lawlessness which prevailed among the elders and pastors, i.e.
Her Life of David in verse appears tedious, but many of the descriptions in the Seasons are elegant.
In the same publication for 1844 and 1850 he communicated short descriptions and drawings of some of the more interesting nebulae, and in the volume for 1861 he published a paper "On the Construction of Specula of 6-ft.
His style, especially in the parts belonging to " J," is graphic and picturesque, the descriptions are vivid and abound in detail and colloquy, and both emotion and religious feeling are warmly and sympathetically expressed in it.
Richard, was followed in 1820 by an original Monographia Rosarum, with descriptions of new species, and drawings executed by himself, and in 1821 by Monographia Digitalium, and by "Observations on Pomaceae," contributed to the Linnean Society.
It was Finley's descriptions that attracted Daniel Boone, and soon after Boone's first visit, in 1767, travellers through the Kentucky region became numerous.
Following Cuvier's Recherches sur les ossemens fossiles, the rich succession of Tertiary mammalian life was gradually revealed to France through the explorations and descriptions of such authors as Croizet, Jobert, de Christol, Eymar, Pomel and Lartet, during a period of rather dry, systematic work, which included, however, the broader generalizations of Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville (1778-1850), and culminated in the comprehensive treatises on Tertiary palaeontology of Paul Gervais (1816-1879).
Non-committal as regards evolution, he vastly broadened the field of vertebrate palaeontology by his descriptions of the extinct fauna of England, of South America (including especially the great edentates revealed by the voyage of the " Beagle "), of Australia (the ancient and modern marsupials) and of New Zealand (the great struthious birds).
The pathbreaking works of Lamarck were soon followed by the monumental treatise of Gerard Paul Deshayes (1795-1875) entitled Descriptions des coquilles fossiles des environs de Paris (1824-1837), the first of a series of great contributions by this and other authors.
Its superstructure consists of igneous rocks of all descriptions with which the original valleys between its marginal ranges have been filled by volcanic action.
Not less remarkable was the palace of Tezcuco, surrounded with its groves and pleasure-gardens; and, though now hardly anything remains of the buildings above ground, the neighbouring hill of Tezcotzinco still has its stone steps and terraces; and the immense embankment carrying the aqueduct-channel of hewn stone which supplied water to basins cut in the solid rock still remains to prove that the chroniclers' descriptions, if highly coloured, were at any rate genuine.
The accounts given by Spanish writers of the Central Americans in their state after the Spanish conquest are very scanty in corn parison with the voluminous descriptions of Aztec life.
A remarkable feature of the Central-American ruins is the frequency of truncated pyramids built of hewn stone, with flights of steps up to the temple built on the platform at top. The resemblance of these structures to the old descriptions and pictures of the Mexican teocallis is so striking that this name is habitually given to them.
For the earliest descriptions of the ancient cities of Mexico the writings of Cogolludo, Landa, Antonio del Rio, Sahagun, Torquemada and others are of the greatest value.
With ordinary horses, however, it is a good general rule to ride at fences of all descriptions as slowly as the nature of the obstacle admits.
The system contains very fantastic descriptions of the processes by which the portions of light when once set free finally ascend even to the God of light.
On his return to England, he was employed in investigating the title of the crown to the countries recently discovered by British subjects, and in furnishing geographical descriptions.
The style is concise, the anecdotes are well told, the descriptions short and picturesque; the whole constitutes one of the most living pictures of medieval society.
The fact is that no amount of ingenuity can reconcile the descriptions given in the Odyssey with the actual topography of this island.
There is no doubt that Leucas fits the Homeric descriptions much better than Ithaca; but, on the other hand, many scholars maintain that it is a mistake to treat the imaginary descriptions of a poet as if they were portions of a guide-book, or to look, in the author of the Odyssey, for a close familiarity with the geography of the Ionian islands.
Descriptions of spectroheliographs by Hale, Deslandres, Newall and others, may be found in various papers in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Astrophysical Journal, Comptes rendus, Bulletin astronomique, and other periodicals.
As compared with Zinzendorf's own writings, this book exhibits the finer balance and greater moderation of Spangenberg's nature, while those offensive descriptions of the relation of the sinner to Christ in which the Moravians at first indulged are almost absent from it.
Apart from the large class of brocaded cloths made in Jacquard looms there are innumerable simpler kinds, including stripes and checks of various descriptions, such as Swiss, Cord, Satin, Doriah stripes, &c. Mercerized cloths are of many kinds, as the mercerizing process can be applied to almost anything.
Bertrand and Helbig, among others, have held that the descriptions are of actually existing works of art, while Heyne and Friederichs deny this.
This work is imitated by the third Philostratus (or by some later sophist) of whose descriptions of pictures 17 remain.
For descriptions of other Cyprinids than the carp, see Goldfish, Barbel, Gudgeon, Rudd, Roach, Chub, Dace, Minnow, Tench, Bream, Bleak, Bitterling, Mahseer.
Greek epigrams contribute their share in Pliny's descriptions of pictures and statues.
The descriptions of their bodily appearance, tribal divisions, manner of life and methods of warfare are such as are applied to either race.
The imports consist mainly of raw material for working up in the factories of the district, while the principal exports are coal, fruit, wine, dyes, cloth, silk and other manufactured articles of various descriptions.
Thousands of rafts and boats of all descriptions descend the stream every year with cargoes of corn, wool, timber and wooden wares, giving occupation to a large number of men.
The earliest known descriptions of the foxglove are those given by Leonhard Fuchs and Tragus about the middle of the 16th century, but its virtues were doubtless known to herbalists at a much remoter period.
At any rate, the incontrovertible facts of the Vinland voyages are that Leif and Thorfinn were historical characters, that they visited, in the early part of the 11th century, some part of the American continent south-west of Greenland, that they found natives whose hostility prevented the founding of a permanent settlement, and that the sagas telling of these things are, on the whole, trustworthy descriptions of actual experience.
The form of the leaf shows a very great variety ranging from the narrow linear form with parallel sides, as in grasses or the needle-like leaves of pines and firs to more or less rounded or orbicular - descriptions of these will be found in works on descriptive botany - FIG.
The descriptions of South American scenery in Westward Ho!, of the Egyptian desert in Hypatia, of the North Devon scenery in Two Years Ago, are among the most brilliant pieces of wordpainting in English prose-writing; and the American scenery is even more vividly and more truthfully described when he had seen it only by the eye of his imagination than in his work At Last, which was written after he had visited the tropics.
Not only have the shops of silversmiths been recognized by the precious objects of that metal found in them, but large quantities of fruits of various kinds preserved in glass vessels, various descriptions of corn and pulse, loaves of bread, moulds for pastry, fishing-nets and many other objects too numerous to mention,, have been found in such a condition as to be identified without.
In the treasury of the cathedral is a magnificent silver monstrance dating from 1553, and an octagonal bowl, the Sacro Catino, brought from Caesarea in 1101, which corresponds to the descriptions given of the Holy Grail, and was long regarded as an emerald of matchless value, but was found when broken at Paris, whither it had been carried by Napoleon I., to be only a remarkable piece of ancient glass.
From this tour Ray and Willughby returned laden with collections, on which they meant to base complete systematic descriptions of the animal and vegetable kingdoms. Willughby undertook the former part, but, dying in 1672, left only an ornithology and ichthyology, in themselves vast, for Ray to edit; while the latter used the botanical collections for the groundwork of his Methodus plantarum nova (1682), and his great Historia generalis plantarum (3 vols., 1686, 1688, _1704).
Jung invented or gave precision to many technical terms which Ray and others at once made use of in their descriptions, and which are now classical; and his notions of what constitutes a specific distinction and what characters are valueless as such seem to have been adopted with little change by Ray.
His descriptions, particularly of military operations, are clear, and his especial fondness for this part of the subject seldom leads him into unnecessary minuteness.
Procopius is almost as much a geographer as an historian, and his descriptions of the people and places he himself visited are generally careful and thorough.
Descriptions of heaven and hell, and allusions to God's working in Nature, not unfrequently show a certain amount of poetic power.
There are some intensely vivid descriptions of the resurrection and the last day which must have exercised a demonic power over men who were quite unfamiliar with such pictures.
As to manners and customs, although we possess no systematic descriptions of them from a native source-, the native artists and scribes have presented us with exceptionally rich materials in the painted and sculptured scenes of the tombs from the Old and Middle Kingdoms and the New Empire.
They comprise fragments of the native historian Manetho, the descriptions of Egypt in Herodotus and Diodorus, the geographical accounts of Strabo and Ptolemy, the treatise of Plutarch on Isis and Osiris and other monographs or scattered notices of less importance.
Ole Worm (1588-1654), a learned pedagogue and antiquarian, preserved in his Danicorum monumentorum libri sex (Copenhagen, 1643) the descriptions of many antiquities which have since perished or been lost.
His exquisite strains, in which pure imagination is blended with most accurate and realistic descriptions of scenery and rural life, have an extraordinary charm not easily described.
See also Rafael Contreras, La Alhambra, El Alcdzar, y la gran Mezquita de Occidente (Madrid, 1885); The Alhambra, by Washington Irving, was written in 1832, and rewritten in 1857, when it had already become widely celebrated for its picturesque and humorous descriptions.
The descriptions of the campaigns are admirably vivid, and show his singular eye for scenery.
Commerce.-Ecuador has no merchant marine beyond a few small vessels engaged in the coastwise traffic, some eighteen or twenty river steamers on the Guayas and its tributaries, and a number of steam launches, towboats and various descriptions of barges engaged in the transportation of produce and goods on the rivers.
Indeed, the other gods, Sin, Shamash (Samas), Adad, Ninib and Nergal, and even Ea, take on the warlike traits of Assur in the epithets and descriptions given of them in the annals and votive inscriptions of Assyrian rulers to such an extent as to make them appear like little Assurs by the side of the great one.
But a number of other publications - descriptions of travel, such as the Italienische Reise (1816-1817), the materials for a continuation of Dichtung and Wahrheit collected in Tagand Jahreshefte (1830) - have also to be numbered among the writings which Goethe has left us as documents of his life.
The poems of Homer are full of descriptions of elaborate works in bronze, gold and silver, which, even when full allowance is made for poetic fancy, show clearly enough very advanced skill in the working and ornamenting of these metals.
It is employed for fire-works, for some descriptions of explosives, for safety matches and as an oxidizer in some operations, especially in dyeing and tissue printing.
All former descriptions are now superseded by the magnificent work of Brunnow and Domaszewski, Die Provincia Arabia (1904), who have minutely surveyed the whole site, classified the tombs, and compiled the accounts of earlier investigations; and by the independent researches of Dalman, Petra and seine Felsheiligtiimer (1908), and of Musil, Arabia Petraea (1907-1908).
The form of apparatus usually adopted for the method of mixtures is that of Regnault with slight modifications, and figures and descriptions are given in all the text-books.
Within four months (1842) he surveyed the Pass and ascended to the summit of the highest of the Wind River Mountains, since known as Fremont's Peak, and the interest aroused by his descriptions was such that in the next year he was sent on a second expedition to complete the survey across the continent along the line of travel from Missouri to the mouth of the Columbia river.
The descriptions of the contemporary writers Procopius, Evagrius and Gregory of Tours are quite unmistakable.
The swellings and discolorations of the skin which play so large a part in old descriptions would probably be equally striking now but for the surgical treatment of buboes.
Frequent reference is made in Greek and Roman literature to the lynx, and from such descriptions as are given of it there is little doubt that the caracal, and not the European lynx, was referred to.
Arguments have been founded upon the descriptions of the blind singers in the Odyssey, with their songs inspired directly by the Muse; upon the appeals of the poet to the Muses, especially in such a place as the opening of the Catalogue; upon the Catalogue itself, which is a kind of historical document put into verse to help the memory; upon the shipowner in the Odyssey, who has " a good memory for his cargo," &c. It may be answered, however, that much of this is traditional, handed down from the time when all poetry was unwritten.
Whereas the Rhine wines of the finer descriptions Moselle, are as a rule fairly full bodied and of marked vinosity, the Moselle wines are mostly light and of a somewhat delicate nature.
They are of an agreeable flavour, and this especially applies to the white descriptions.
Wild game is plentiful; pheasants, partridges, snipe and water-fowl of many descriptions make the country a tempting field for the sportsman.
Admirable descriptions of this inhospitable region, the farthest south of the inhabited parts of the globe, may be found in the Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships "Adventure" and " Beagle" between the years 1826 and 1836 (3 vols., 1839).
The 25% rate covers all articles not mentioned in the schedules, which number 2260 items. The duty free list includes raw cotton, certain descriptions of live animals, agricultural machinery and implements, metal wire, fire engines, structural iron and steel, and machinery in general.
The manufacture of textiles is carried on at Santiago and El Tome, and numerous small factories are devoted to clothing of various descriptions.
Conjectural plans or descriptions, differing widely, are given by Leake, Forchhammer, Ulrichs, Bursian, Fabricius and others (references below).
Descriptions of the fossils, with some notes on stratigraphical questions, will be found in several of the volumes of the Palaeontologia Indica, published by the Geological Survey of India, Calcutta.
That the remains exhibit variety and fertility, that there are in them numerous happy strokes of humour and satire, and many felicitous phrases and descriptions, is true, but the art is on the whole heavy, awkward and forced, and the style rudely archaic and untasteful.
The trouvere, however, omits the greater part of the wanderings of Aeneas, and adorns his narrative with gorgeous descriptions, with accounts of the marvellous properties of beasts and stones, and of single combats among the knights who figure in the story.
It would be impossible to give in detail here all the precautions necessary for the successful use of the methods, and the descriptions will therefore be confined to the principles involved and the general manner in which they are applied to secure the desired results.
Fabius Maximus, in his descriptions of the unshaken firmness and calm courage shown by the fathers of the state in the hour of trial, Livy is at his best; and he is so largely in virtue of his genuine appreciation of character as a powerful force in the affairs of men.
The following descriptions of the kingdom, peculiar to this Gospel, are also interesting h lac nXeia Too irarpos aurcov ("the kingdom of their father") xiii.
The expedition was well provided with seeds of all descriptions.
Some of his descriptions of crowds in movement have never been surpassed.
Side by side with full, vividly coloured descriptions of the Zoroastrian deities, they frequently interweave, as episodes, stories from the old heroic fables.
The book of laws (Vendidad) is characterized by an arid didactic tone; only here and there the legislator clothes his dicta in the guise of graceful dialogues and tales, or of poetic descriptions and similitudes; and then the book of laws is transformed into a didactic poem.
He relates the rise and persecution of a prophet and preacher, the catastrophe of a falling mountain and submergence of a great city, followed by a general inundation, and the claim of the prophet to have foretold these disasters; adding physical descriptions of the Euphrates river and the marvellous effects of sunset light on the Taurus range.
He had a passion for geography and travellers' tales, for descriptions of natural wonders and ruined cities, and was himself a practised fictitious narrator and fabulist, as other passages in his MSS.
In classic mythology the personification does not exist; but Comus appears in the EIKOvES, or Descriptions of Pictures, of Philostratus, a writer of the 3rd century A.D.
The life of Athanasius, however, is so completely intertwined with the history of his time that it is permissible to refer, for a knowledge of him, to the general descriptions which will be found at the close of the article ARIUS.
We are indebted to Humboldt for our earliest geographical descriptions of the northern part of the continent, but to the Italian, Augustin Codazzi, who became a Colombian after the War of Independence, Colombia is indebted for the first systematic exploration of her territory.
The expenditure on account of public instruction, which includes schools of all grades and descriptions, is unavoidably small, the appropriation for the biennium 1905-1906 being only £167,583.
The modern descriptions, from observations made under difficulties, are not very complete.
Of the special histories and descriptions of Mecca published by Wi stenfeld (Chroniken der Stadt Mekka, 3 vols., 1857-1859, with an abstract in German, 1861), the most valuable is that of Azragi.
Of European descriptions of Mecca from personal observation the best is Burckhardt's Travels in Arabia (cited above from the 8vo ed., 1829).
With Gunter's name are associated several useful inventions, descriptions of which are given in his treatises on the Sector, Cross-staff, Bow, Quadrant and other Instruments.
Labarte and Paspates have attempted to reconstruct the palace, taking as their guide the descriptions given of it by Byzantine writers.
Breadth of view, insight, foresight, are more familiar but less adequate descriptions of a faculty which Disraeli had in such force that it took command of him from first to last.
This work is in parts defective; Martin's descriptions of the Gauls are based rather on romance than on history, and in this respect he was too much under the influence of Jean Reynaud and his cosmogonic philosophy.
His imagination is lively, his descriptions graphic, but the impetuosity of his genius cannot find adequate words to express itself, and then he creates new words of which the meaning is not always clear.
In 1769 and again in 1774 he resided for some time in England and his Briefe aus England (1776-1778), with admirable descriptions of Garrick's acting, are the most attractive of his writings.
The full descriptions and entries relating to silver spoons in the inventories of the royal and other households point to their special value and rarity.
No examples of this bird seem to have been brought to Europe before the beginning of the present century, and accordingly the descriptions previously given of it by systematic writers were taken at second hand and were mostly defective if not misleading.
Of Burnet's personal character there are well-known descriptions in chapter vii.
The vividness of the descriptions and the cleverness with which the conversations were reported ensured a success, and the work was translated into several languages.
The Topographia and Expugnatio of Giraldus Cambrensis (Rolls series) are chiefly valuable for his account of the Anglo-Norman invaders and for descriptions of the country.
In the most ancient Egyptian records the gods are not pictorially represented, and we have not obtained from these records any descriptions of adoration and sacrifice.
In his gruesome descriptions of physical sufferings the author offends against good taste even more than the writer of 2 Macc., while both contrast very unfavourably in this respect with the sober reserve of the gospel narratives.
Calvert (London, 1906, &c.), is noteworthy for descriptions of architecture and painting, and for the excellence of its many illustrations.
The belief that the torrent, almost dry except after rains, which flows by Caravan bridge, is the ancient Meles, flatly contradicts the ancient descriptions.
The boundaries of the old ecclesiastical parish were nowhere recorded, and the descriptions in the titles of private properties which appear to lie in the parish have sometimes to be taken as evidence, and sometimes the fact that the inhabitants attended a particular church or made payments in favour of a par - ticular minister.
His lectures, at first mainly upon physics, gradually expanded until nearly all descriptions of philosophy were included under them.
Reverberatory furnaces play an important part in the manufacture of sodium carbonate; descriptions and illustrations are given in the article Alkali Manufacture.
The short descriptions of Work Programs shown here only reflect the drilling component and not, for instance, seismic data acquisition.
Short descriptions and histories of around 100 mills, written by a noted antiquarian, Burnsian and, not least, miller.
But not all blind people know Braille, so audio-taped descriptions are also very useful to support tactile diagrams, maps and pictures.
These Regulations prescribe reserved descriptions, composition and manufacturing characteristics for edible acid casein, edible rennet casein and edible caseinates.
These theories provide not only descriptions of, but also causal explanations for, the behavior of moving objects.
Wonderful as these stories are, one might sometimes welcome what Clifford Geertz called 'thick' descriptions of these our English equivalents of Balinese cockfights.
Model descriptions are create using conventional CAD tools, and the data produced is used to drive large, expensive model building machines.
They are descriptions containing demonstratives whose uses refer to whatever pattern is instantiated by the demonstrated token.
There are detailed descriptions of about 20 dive sites.
Normally audio descriptions should fit within periods of silence, or over quiet inconsequential; sound.
This resource provides concise descriptions of the key features surrounding electric fields.
It is however normally necessary to follow the route descriptions provided together with the maps.
Shame on the rest of you for not noticing this flagrant disregard for the trade descriptions act.
There are many entries, tho some of the descriptions appear to be somewhat disrespectful!
These experiments provide an atomic-scale basis for descriptions of manganites as mixtures of electronically and structurally distinct phases.
Their delightfully dour little pop songs do touch on the melancholic side of things, but the lyrics are wonderfully slice-of-life descriptions.
The second is the general tone of the book, the descriptions have that earthiness you'll find in horror books.
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Home equity Helpful guide to reverse mortgage equity loans, with descriptions, eligibility, considerations.
Most of the descriptions cover etiology, clinical signs, and diagnosis.
Eurydice publications may be broadly divided into descriptions of national education systems, comparative studies devoted to specific topics, and indicators and statistics.
It should be remembered that titles and rhythm descriptions for such pieces are not always finite.
More time was devoted to the descriptions of the posh frocks than was given to the unions to explain their case against these cuts.
A love story, an adventure story - at times rather harrowing in its descriptions of torture by the Germans.
Does one detect a hint of bitterness in these descriptions?
The site consists of a collection of histology course materials which include annotated histology images and brief anatomical descriptions.
The descriptions of Ezekiel are apparently explicit descriptions of temple iconography.
The term authorized interruption of study is now used in preference to previous descriptions.
We have developed a subgraph isomorphism algorithm for ordered graphs, which performs well on the TOPS descriptions of protein structure.
The key features of many descriptions include the paralysis and subsequent liquefaction of the afflicted larvae.
The monomer library files describe the internal geometry of a monomer library files describe the internal geometry of a monomer - they may contain complete or minimal descriptions of the monomers.
As you put the freeze frames together add in some simple narration based on the scene descriptions above to help present the whole story.
It enables students to create their own interpretations of museum objects through descriptions, images and sounds.
This is particularly the case when only procedural descriptions of a task are available.
The descriptions may require a summary of the contents of the retained material to assist the prosecutor to make an informed decision on disclosure.
Is loudly affirmed tony robles ' descriptions on the whole learn to play.
None will wish to keep Greg's descriptions in their family scrapbook.
For contemporary surveys and descriptions see primary sources in print.
The crackdown on cowboy traders and tightening the Trade Descriptions Act, for instance - are very welcome.
Amiga transputer projects Brief descriptions of several Transputer projects that were developed during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
In its descriptions of the various courts on their way to the palace, and of the poet's adventures - first, when he incautiously slanders the court of Venus, and later when after his pardon he joins in the procession and passes to see the glories of the palace - the poem carries on the literary traditions of the courts of love, as shown especially in the "Romaunt of the Rose" and "The Hous of Fame."
It is clear, however, from the descriptions of these vestments that in some cases they were actually tunicles, the confusion of terms arising from the similarity of shape (see Dalmatic); in other cases the colour applied to the parures, not to the albs as a whole.
The difficulty is increased by the fact that the geographical descriptions given in the Old Testament, the Apocrypha and the writings of Josephus are very short, and, having been written for those who were acquainted with the places, convey insufficient information to historians of the present day, when the sites are so greatly altered.
In the 10th century Istakhr had become an utterly insignificant place, as may be seen from the descriptions of Istakhr, a native (c. 950), and of Mukaddasi (c. 985).
The compilation of " geography books " by uninstructed writers led to the pernicious habit, which is not yet wholly overcome, of reducing the general or " physical " part to a few pages of concentrated information, and expanding the particular or " political " part by including unrevised travellers' stories and uncritical descriptions of the various countries of the world.
It is at the same time commonplace enough in conception; but there is much that is charming in the descriptions, Jonson and Lyly being respectively laid under contribution in the course of the dialogue, and in one of the incidental lyrics.
I devoured them like so many novels; and I swallowed with the same voracious appetite the descriptions of India and China, of Mexico and Peru."
This result is doubtless largely dependent on the existence, the distribution and the condition of the appropriate microbes for the due infection of the different descriptions of plant, for the micro-organism that dwells symbiotically with one species is not identical with that which similarly dwells with another.
Generally the subject of each plate has letterpress to correspond, but in some cases this is wanting, while on the other hand descriptions of species not figured are occasionally introduced, and usually observations on the distribution and construction of each genus or group are added.
In 1835 Mr Jenyns (afterwards Blomefield) produced as excellent Manual of British Vertebrate Animals, a volume (8vo) executed with great scientific skill, the birds again receiving due attention (pp. 49-286), and the descriptions of the various species being as accurate as they are terse.
It has already been mentioned that Macgillivray contributed to Audubon's Ornithological Biography a series of descriptions of some parts of the anatomy of American birds, from Mac- gillivray subjects supplied to him by that enthusiastic naturalist, and whose zeal and prescience, it may be called, in this respect merits all praise.
The building was intended to be "a place of public meeting for all sorts and descriptions of people, without distinction, who shall behave and conduct themselves in an orderly, sober, religious and devout manner, for the worship and adoration of the eternal, unsearchable and immutable Being, who is the author and preserver of the universe, but not under and by any other name, designation or title, peculiarly used for and applied to any particular being or beings by any man or set of men whatsoever; and that no graven image, statue or sculpture, carving, painting, picture, portrait or the likeness of anything shall be admitted within the said messuage, building, land, tenements, hereditament and premises; and that no sacrifice, offering or oblation of any kind or thing shall ever be permitted therein; and that no animal or living creature shall within or on the said messuage, &c., be deprived of life either for religious purposes or food, and that no eating or drinking (except such as shall be necessary by any accident for the preservation of life), feasting or rioting be permitted therein or thereon; and that in conducting the said worship or adoration, no object, animate or inanimate, that has been or is or shall hereafter become or be recognized as an object of worship by any man or set of men, shall be reviled or slightingly or contemptuously spoken of or alluded to, either in preaching or in the hymns or other mode of worship that may be delivered or used in the said messuage or building; and that no sermon, preaching, discourse, prayer or hymns be delivered, made or used in such worship, but such as have a tendency to the contemplation of the Author and Preserver of the universe or to the promotion of charity, morality, piety, benevolence, virtue and the strengthening of the bonds of union between men of all religious persuasions and creeds."
It is curious, for instance, to compare the scanty references to the material marvels of Constantinople which Villehardouin saw in their glory, which perished by sack and fire under his very eyes, and which live chiefly in the melancholy pages of his Greek contemporary Nicetas, with the elaborate descriptions of the scarcely greater wonders of fabulous courts at Constantinople itself, at Babylon, and elsewhere, to be found in his other contemporaries, the later chanson de geste writers and the earlier embroiderers of the Arthurian romances and romans d'aventures.
It is doubtful how far Ezekiel's account of the cherubim and Isaiah's account of the seraphim are to be taken as descriptions of actual beings; they are probably figurative, or else subjective visions.
A further task is to estimate the value of this literature as evidence for the history of Israel, to determine, as far as possible, whether such parts of the literature as are contemporary with the time described present correct, or whether in any respect one-sided or biased or otherwise incorrect, descriptions; and again, how far the literature that relates the story of long past periods has drawn upon trustworthy records, and how far it is possible to extract historical truth from traditions (such as those of the Pentateuch) that present, owing to the gradual accretions and modifications of intervening generations, a composite picture of the period described, or from a work such as Chronicles, which narrates the past under the influence of the conception that the institutions and ideas of the present must have been established and current in the past; all this falls under Historical Criticism, which, on its constructive side, must avail itself of all available and well-sifted evidence, whether derived from the Old Testament or elsewhere, for its presentation of the history of Israel - its ultimate purpose.
The Greek Cynics (see Cynics) played a great part in the history of Asceticism, and they were so much the precursors of the Christian hermits that descriptions of them in profane literature have been mistaken for pictures of early monasticism.
The crisis culminated on a day, each event of which is surrounded in the Buddhist accounts with the wildest legends, on which the very thoughts passing through the mind of Buddha appear in gorgeous descriptions as angels of darkness or of light, To us, now taught by the experiences of centuries how weak such exaggerations are compared with the effect of a plain unvarnished tale, these legends may appear childish or absurd, but they have a depth of meaning to those who strive to read between the lines of such rude and inarticulate attempts to describe the indescribable.
He is specially famous for his splendid descriptions of scenery (The Song of Gilsbakki), his love-songs and his sarcastic epigrams. As a translator he has enriched the literature with The Arabian Nights, Sakuntala, King Lear and several other masterpieces of foreign literature.
There is, however, hardly anything dramatic in the poem, but the characters deliver magnificent descriptions of Montenegro and Montenegrins, and the play is full of noble sentiments and great thoughts.
In a composition which I wrote about the old cities of Greece and Italy, I borrowed my glowing descriptions, with variations, from sources I have forgotten.
This is the standard approach of cranks and quacks of all descriptions.
The College will use all reasonable endeavors to deliver courses in accordance with the descriptions set out in the prospectus.
For each of these job descriptions, the HCM system can be used to attribute requisite competencies and experience requirements.
None will wish to keep Greg 's descriptions in their family scrapbook.
Chapter three has terse descriptions of a number of theories of trust, related to some generic security concepts.
Amiga Transputer projects Brief descriptions of several Transputer projects that were developed during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
A few field descriptions also showed signs of having been truncated in the middle of words or phrases.
There are also descriptions of inertial motion, geostrophic flow, the Ekman layer and the upwelling process.
His Treatise on the diseases of the heart is said to include some of the finest clinical descriptions of valvular defects ever written.
In this folder you'll place pictures of nurseries from magazines and the Web, fabric samples, furniture and bedding ads, and even sketches and descriptions of your own ideas.
They carry both medium and dark roasts and have good descriptions as well as a user friendly site.
Public campgrounds are often listed on the Internet, with descriptions of available campgrounds, rental instructions. and toll-free numbers for making reservations and asking questions.
Private campground Web sites offer descriptions of campsites available for rent and often feature full-color photographs.
Be sure to read the descriptions carefully, before you make a choice.
Read the following descriptions to find out which category fits you the best.
Just be sure to review the seller's feedback before placing a bid, and make sure that you don't pay the price you'd pay for an antique item for a replica (carefully read the descriptions and ask any questions you have beforehand).
Read the brief descriptions under each link in order to help you determine which web pages will be most useful to you.
Use the four descriptions below to gauge your usage.
Product descriptions can be found right above customer reviews, making it easy for shoppers to gather information about a product.
Many shelters and rescue groups post photos and descriptions of their adoptable cats.
These descriptions match many of Greg Heffley's experiences in the series.
Some sites will have detailed drawings and pictures, while others just offer dimensions and descriptions.
Online descriptions feature pictures, prices, and information about the quantity of each item that is currently available.
The Simplified Building website doesn't offer a set of plans to download, but you do get to check out a step-by-step group of photos and descriptions so that you may be able to replicate this ergonomic desk at home.
This is a useful way to dispose of you unwanted goods and make a few pennies or dollars (although when selling old goods, do make sure your descriptions are accurate to avoid disappointment).
Field guides are books that contain all sorts of useful information about plants, from exact photos to detailed text descriptions of what a variety will look like, smell like, feel like and even taste like.
Jingzhu Bencao consists of two sections. the first is more theoretical and theological in nature, praising the nature of the medicines in the style of Buddhist teachings, while the second half gives descriptions of medicines.
Read the descriptions carefully and check with the seller to ensure that you have a formula that will work best for you.
You don't have to follow these descriptions perfectly, just adopt what you think works best for you.
At one time, the catalog was only available in print, often in the form of a photocopied sheet filled with blank boxes, prices and one-line product descriptions.
Fully functional Web sites, complete with product images, descriptions, prices, special offers and discounts, have made ordering important products - such as heavy equipment and furniture - as easy as phoning for a pizza.
You should exercise extra caution and read descriptions, terms and conditions carefully before buying any used product.
Good descriptions are key to selling at online auctions.
It's fine to use others' auctions as inspiration for your own, but never copy another seller's descriptions or pictures.
The first thing you should do is read any descriptions carefully.
Look carefully at pictures and descriptions.
After reading through the descriptions, getting to specific topics just takes a couple of clicks.
Here you will find beautiful project ideas, technique descriptions and ideas for digital and paper scrapbooks.
For example, a gift scrapbook may involve writing messages to the graduate and descriptions of pages throughout the album.
A personal album may simply be a collection of souvenirs and photos from the event with or without written descriptions.
Read the descriptions of both techniques, and use your own intuition to make a decision.
Vermont Ski Safety has some humorous descriptions of technique problems that may cause your bindings to pre-release.
Read this novel for its vivid descriptions of two prison escape attempts, one suicide attempt, a jailed defense lawyer, and its unusual climax.
These sites have extensive product lists with descriptions so you know exactly what you are getting.
Can you see actual photos of the dress or just descriptions.
Knowing that only one can be chosen, a smart idea is to order several free catalogues which contain pictures and detailed descriptions of the invitations available.
The Celebrity Houses section contains an extensive list of links to photos and descriptions of celebrity homes.
Read all descriptions fully, and look at seller ratings if available.
Depending on your career aspirations and previous education, there are several paralegal online degree programs available that provide in-depth descriptions of classes and areas of concentration and specialization.
Reflexa are beautiful evergreens, which are not very dissimilar in general aspect, and which without long dry scientific descriptions it would be impossible to distinguish.
Since 1881, American gardeners have enjoyed the wintertime ritual of opening their mailbox, grabbing the Burpee flower catalog, and settling by the fire to peruse the gorgeous pictures and descriptions of plants for sale.
Artisan jewelers often create beaded jewelry of all descriptions.
In modern times charms of all descriptions remain popular and this includes silver charm bracelets and photo charm bracelets.
Shopping for discount chunky jewelry can present you with a few challenges when it comes to quality, but if you pay close attention to the descriptions and finishes, you can end up with some true treasures.
If you need help understanding the product descriptions or store policies, be sure to ask questions.
Take good, clear photos of your pieces, and provide descriptions that include metal content, measurements, and other relevant information.
Most of them have an 11-inch inseam listed in the descriptions.
At these same stores are also descriptions of mattresses for cribs.
The term organic is defined differently from the term natural by these watchdog agencies, but to the average consumer the descriptions may seem almost interchangeable.
Be sure to read descriptions carefully because some of the mattress pads are all natural but not organic.
Read the descriptions carefully and ask questions if you are not sure whether the seeds are organic or not.
The prices are very affordable and the descriptions are mouthwatering.
However, many online plus size clothing stores offer detailed descriptions that include in-depth guides to getting the perfect fit.
To find the cost of the Kaiser Permanente plan in your state, visit Kaiser Permanente, click on "Explore," then click on "Plan Descriptions" and choose your state and region.
Willis' early descriptions of narcolepsy did not identify a cause for the disorder, and the early theories of what caused narcolepsy were unorthodox, at best.
Also, be aware that the prices you see on the pages may be for single lenses-not pairs-so look carefully at the descriptions before ordering.
Look for descriptions that say "Rxable."
All have detailed descriptions and rate quotes for users to compare features and amenities.
Brochures, however, include other information, such as park policies, operating calendars, and brief descriptions of shows and attractions that can make them valuable to visitors even if they aren't as precise in terms of navigation.
One of the best resources is the official website of the amusement park, since many parks offer high quality, professional video clips with their ride descriptions.
Once you determine the rating of the game, read the content descriptions.
While you don't get game descriptions at AGame.com, each title has been given a rating out of ten to indicate whether they are good free online video games or ones that aren't so good.
These types of guides may include information such as character bios, item descriptions, and general tips.
These games allowed players to navigate a universe based on the detailed descriptions the game provided.
A quick perusal of the titles and descriptions might make you realize that they probably didn't sell very well not because of the AO rating, but because they simply stunk.
The descriptions are easy to read, even for the novice wine enthusiast, and the site is easy to navigate.
Some commonly used bouquet descriptions are vegetal, earthy and floral.
While "Velvet Mistress" and "Liquid Seductress" are not your typical Pinot Noir descriptions, they are the type of remarks that lead one to believe there is so much more to Pinot than what you can find on a wine aroma wheel.
While falling short of telling you how much to spend or not, I would just recommend that you not spend over $30 or so if this is your first attempt at trying to nail down some Pinot Noir descriptions.
Most of Pinot descriptions come from the nose (smell)…so most of your time spent on the wine will be smelling it, not tasting it.
Here are some descriptions to help you out; but, remember that tasting wine is a personal experience and you may smell something not listed on the aroma wheel or on any "official" tasting documents.
Vintage Dolls has are area of eBay auctions where you can find collectible dolls but more importantly it is full of images and descriptions of vintage dolls.
Read the descriptions carefully, making special note of the condition.
Not every seller is an expert in his goods, however, so be sure to read the descriptions carefully and understand all return policies.
Be sure to read the descriptions carefully when shopping online so that you are disappointed when your book arrives in the mail.
Searching online can give descriptions of what pieces are authentic.
You can read the descriptions of the 15 generations of tags at About Beanies.
A good price guide will include an indexed database of antique items, their descriptions and prices they have sold for.
The vivid descriptions from Janet Chapple along with the stunning photos will make you feel like you can step right through the pages and be there yourself.
You'll find complete descriptions, pricing specifics, and contact information for each facility along with travel directions and maps to help you plan your camping trip.
You'll find brief descriptions of a variety of tent and RV campgrounds along with contact information and website links.
Some of these offerings will only work with touchscreen-based phones, such as the Nokia 5800 and N97, so do read the descriptions carefully.
Note that the descriptions provided in this article are accurate as of the time of its writing, but the selection and details can change.
These descriptions provide guidelines for both professionals and parents interested in understanding how variations in the parent-child relationship affect the child's development.
This new classification is simpler than the previous classification system and is primarily based on descriptions of the actual symptoms.
Few descriptions of any mental illness specify its cause as precisely as the description of adjustment disorders does.
Pain is the most common symptom of injury and disease, and descriptions can range in intensity from a mere ache to unbearable agony.
One textbook on contact dermatitis runs to over 1,100 pages of descriptions of the various manufactured products and other substances that can cause these skin reactions.
The earliest existing descriptions of influenza were written nearly 2,500 years ago by the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates.
Of course, descriptions can only give you a hint of how to belly dance.
Finding a website with line dance step descriptions can help you to learn country western dancing quickly, prepping you perfectly for that big night out on the town with that special someone.
Below are some basic steps, as well as descriptions of how to appropriately pull them off with zero effort.
Following this simple equation will get you started with line dance step descriptions found all over the Internet, as well as in books, instructional videos and even formal lessons at a dance studio or night club.