Distance Sentence Examples

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  • She kept her distance from him.

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  • We were sitting together in a hammock which swung from two solemn pines at a short distance from the house.

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  • A horse and rider could cover more distance in a day that the mules could pulling the heavy freight wagons.

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  • A coyote howled in the distance and another answered.

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  • In the distance they were dark and threatening.

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  • His greatest interest obviously lay some distance down that path into the woods.

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  • In reading this letter about Niagara one should remember that Miss Keller knows distance and shape, and that the size of Niagara is within her experience after she has explored it, crossed the bridge and gone down in the elevator.

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  • In the distance, she heard the familiar, unmistakable sound of an explosion.

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  • In the distance, she heard her cell phone ring.

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  • The four men followed them for some distance, and then lost them on the hillside.

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  • Roxanne's house was within walking distance and the night was balmy.

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  • She urged her mount a safe distance away, motioning for Jonathan to follow.

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  • His house was situated seven miles from the office and about the same distance from Betsy and me.

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  • I strolled a discrete distance from her side as we entered the gardens.

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  • He squinted into the distance, scanning the entire horizon.

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  • The safest thing for both of them was for him to keep his distance and remain objective.

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  • The distance is thirty miles; the fare ninety cents.

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  • Surely she couldn't be expected to commute that kind of distance on a regular basis.

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  • Somewhere in the distance, a Meadowlark called, its melodic song adding sweetness to the smell of wild roses.

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  • The Deans drove the short distance to the Beaumont to pick up their guest, who was standing outside at the curb waiting for them.

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  • Sound travels funny up there—it echoes, and I was a good distance away.

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  • She approached and knelt a safe distance from him, trying hard to see into the darkness of the corner.

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  • She crossed the short distance to her mate and paused in front of him, breathing in his dark scent.

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  • All the way to the great rock the wooden people followed them, and when Jim finally alighted at the mouth of the cavern the pursuers were still some distance away.

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  • Hearing the heartbreak in her voice, Jule found his resolve to keep his distance melt.

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  • That night they slept under the stars - Bordeaux a respectable distance from her, but close enough to assist if anything went wrong in the night.

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  • She closed the distance between them and hugged her brother.

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  • His eyes slid away to the distance.

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  • The drive from the station to the house, a distance of one mile, was very lovely and restful.

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  • She felt his body heat from the short distance between them and recognized his scent from the sheets.

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  • She stopped a safe distance from him, unable to reconcile the man on the phone with the man before her.

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  • Under the Kin dynasty the walls extended to the south-west of the Tatar portion of the present city, and the foundations of the northern ramparts of the Khan-balik of Kublai Khan are still to be traced at a distance of about 2 m.

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  • Nicholas Rostov turned away and, as if searching for something, gazed into the distance, at the waters of the Danube, at the sky, and at the sun.

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  • The earth in the kitchen garden looked wet and black and glistened like poppy seed and at a short distance merged into the dull, moist veil of mist.

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  • Gabriel crossed to the window and stared at where the dark ocean and night sky met in the distance.

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  • In the distance, she saw the blue of an ocean meet the horizon.

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  • She leaned against the wall, eyeing the distance from her position to the rock on which Rhyn sat.

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  • The trails appeared muddy even from the distance and the air smelled of snow.

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  • She rubbed the lumpy scar on her arm, her attention caught by the sight of a jaguar dropping from a tree branch to the edge of the park and the forest a short distance away.

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  • She walked the short distance into the house and down the hallway, stopping when she reached the doorway.

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  • Kris heard the sickening sound of the demon.s body breaking from the distance and watched the other demons shapeshift to charge the half-demon.

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  • Most importantly, he.d protect Katie by building a world that was safe for her and watching over her from a distance.

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  • Darkyn fell as well, and the walls around the Sanctuary tumbled in the distance.

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  • The youngest skittered away in excitement, crowding each other and whispering a short distance away.

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  • She had been pretty mouthy with him from a distance.

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  • He made no move to close the distance between them.

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  • He moved behind her, keeping within arm's distance.

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  • She shifted her body to face him, but he moved to her side and sat on the bench a safe distance from her.

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  • She wasn't eager to draw his undivided attention, but his distance struck her as unusual, if not yet another rejection.

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  • She'd not yet figured out how to convert their measures of distance to miles.

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  • It was in the near distance, no more than two hundred meters away, down the hill through a boulder-strewn route.

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  • Several figures awaited them, and she saw a low building with glowing lights in the distance.

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  • Mison drew abreast of Jetr, and Jetr stepped forward as A'Ran stopped a safe distance away.

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  • They had not seen her since their wedding but Cynthia spoke to her by telephone frequently and the two were as close as the distance allowed.

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  • But there are nice restaurants within walking distance for your other meals.

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  • Far off in the distance, Dean could again hear the ringing of Gladys Turnbull's alarm but he paid it no attention.

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  • The foursome rode the gondola the short distance down from the parking area to the central village complex, with Donnie looking down, wide-eyed from the swinging car.

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  • From a distance, it looked as if he leapt backwards into the abyss.

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  • A short distance further, he was surprised for the second time when he caught sight of Janet O'Brien.

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  • The word is he fell a pretty fair distance and bounced a couple of times.

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  • Even from a distance it was obvious that his calculation was accurate.

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  • She narrowed the distance again, this time rising up on her tiptoes to kiss him lightly on the lips, the final push over the cliff on which he teetered.

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  • The instrument was joined in circuit with a battery and another similar instrument placed at a distance; and a continuous current was made to flow through the circuit, keeping the electromagnets energized.

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  • The houses in many instances are built of stone (a circumstance which indicates the former wealth of the city, as the material had to be brought from a very considerable distance); and remains of a brick wall, 3 m.

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  • During the summer time it has water of sufficient depth for steamers of light draft as far as Nan-ch'ang, and it is navigable by native craft for a considerable distance beyond that city.

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  • Kiu-kiang, the treaty port of the province, opened to foreign trade in 1861, is on the Yangtsze-kiang, a short distance above the junction of the Po-yang Lake with that river.

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  • He was still contemplating " at an awful distance " The Decline and Fall, and meantime revolved some other subjects, that seemed more immediately practicable.

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  • Small streams often sink from sight in their beds of gravel, and after flowing some distance underground, reappear farther on.

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  • The mesquite grows some distance from water, and is especially common near the Colorado river.

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  • In connexion with the operation of the Comstock mines was built (in 1869-1879) the Sutro Tunnel, named in honour of its engineer, Adolph Sutro (1830-1898), piercing the mountain horizontally far below the mouth of the mines, and at a distance of nearly 4 m.

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  • Tonopah is at the outcropping of a number of ledges which continue for several hundred feet below the surface for an unknown distance.

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  • The nearest cottage was still some distance away.

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  • I think we will learn to conquer distance though a method of which we cannot yet conceive.

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  • Bagration knew that as the distance between the two flanks was more than six miles, even if the messenger were not killed (which he very likely would be), and found the commander-in-chief (which would be very difficult), he would not be able to get back before evening.

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  • Again the beautiful Erza reached him, but when close to the hare's scut paused as if measuring the distance, so as not to make a mistake this time but seize his hind leg.

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  • Does he think me a scoundrel, or an old fool who, without any reason, keeps his own daughter at a distance and attaches this Frenchwoman to himself?

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  • And not the face she had known ever since she could remember and had always seen at a distance, but the timid, feeble face she had seen for the first time quite closely, with all its wrinkles and details, when she stooped near to his mouth to catch what he said.

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  • Pierre pointed to another knoll in the distance with a big tree on it, near a village that lay in a hollow where also some campfires were smoking and something black was visible.

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  • Sounds of crying and screaming came from somewhere in the distance outside, and flames were visible through the cracks of the shed, but inside it was quiet and dark.

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  • The Sparrow Hills were visible in the distance, with the village, the church, and the large white house.

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  • Now only the commanders of detachments with staffs, and moving according to rules at a distance from the French, still regarded many things as impossible.

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  • He closed his eyes, and, from all sides as if from a distance, sounds fluttered, grew into harmonies, separated, blended, and again all mingled into the same sweet and solemn hymn.

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  • And, if she had cut the line earlier, it would have either been noticed by Shipton or he would have fallen the entire distance of more than a hundred feet from the edge to his certain death.

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  • Then, as if explaining her long distance telephone expenditure added, "She got a free phone card for listening to a time share pitch."

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  • Dean knew he was being foolish beyond any measure of reason to venture even the short distance that would allow him to see beyond the overhang.

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  • You may temporarily find a safe distance to travel undetected, but eventually you will be found and dealt with.

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  • When Jackson felt they were a safe distance from the castle, they stopped to make plans.

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  • Sarah and Jackson stayed a safe distance."You are not here to kill us?"

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  • As close as they were, they liked their privacy, and with their keen hearing, distance was required.

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  • She sat back down a safe distance away.

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  • He needed distance in order to maintain control of the emotions thundering through him.

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  • She needed to put some distance between them.

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  • Somewhere in the distance a meadowlark began its melodic whistle, and a hen sang industriously up by the house.

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  • Somewhere in the distance a horn honked.

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  • Helicopters thumped in the distance while military patrols roared overhead.

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  • The valley appeared as vast as the sky, both stretching until they met a second range of mountains in the distance.

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  • She reached the command hub to find the general pacing in front while three guards waited a short distance from him.

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  • In the near distance, beyond the other dilapidated buildings on the abandoned street, came the sound of small arms laser fire.

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  • They paused a safe distance from Brady's restless team.

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  • Two more black-clad protective service members with weapons drawn stood nearby, one a safe distance behind the lunatic and the other near the cliff.

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  • Her gaze went to the laser gun he'd tossed a short distance away.

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  • His gaze went to her wrist, and he closed the distance between them, taking it.

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  • Brady had taken care of this woman from a distance.

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  • If the flares going up short distance away were any sign, the five men were part of a larger force between them and their destination.

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  • His resolve to keep his distance wavered as he thought about pulling her into bed with him again.

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  • She wasn't too far from shore, though any distance felt impossible with her cold body.

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  • She heard disconcerting sounds of heavy weapons fire in the distance, and the forest smelled as if it were burning.

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  • A helo thumped in the near distance, and she shrank down farther to keep it from spotting her.

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  • Even from the distance, she could see the scars down one side of his face.

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  • He stopped a safe distance away and was the first to break the awkward silence.

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  • Her guardedness fell away suddenly, and Lana closed the distance between them.

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  • Gods, but he could smell her sweet scent!  Her large eyes seemed to see right through him.  He feared reaching out, in case she slid through his fingers like smoke.  He'd lost her in life; he wasn't going to risk losing her in his dreams.  He could imagine closing the distance between them, sweeping her up into his arms, and making love to her on the beach.

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  • Andre ran beside them a short distance away.

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  • In the distance, she heard the sounds of both fighting and pursuit.

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  • Somewhere in the distance a Bob-White quail called.

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  • As it was, he had to enlist the help of Princess in order to move it a short distance.

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  • Still, it was a reminder that they must keep their distance.

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  • When they danced, they were careful to maintain the proper distance.

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  • Inside, he flipped on the light and covered her eyes, guiding her a short distance before removing his hands.

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  • The ground still trembled, and trees fell in the distance.

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  • They'd quickly learned to keep their distance after she killed two who thought they'd get in her way.

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  • The magic in the air crackled around them even from the distance.

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  • Jenn adjusted her stance, keeping more of a distance from him than she would Xander to give her more time to react.

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  • Seeing her name there surprised him, but it seemed only natural a woman he'd watched and admired from a distance so long would be his mate.

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  • Kicks made him keep his distance and bought her time.

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  • When she felt she was a safe enough distance, she stopped and looked back.

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  • He corrected one other movement and slowed their pace until it resembled that of the youths being trained a short distance away.

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  • He gauged the watcher to be a good distance away, close enough to see their movement and numbers but far enough not to see their armament.

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  • Irritated with her spirit, Taran leapt from the horse and pursued, his long strides quickly cutting the distance between them.

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  • They rode for a short distance before she spoke again.

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  • He trailed them into the dark fortress but kept his distance, eyeing his surroundings with distaste.

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  • Taran grabbed her wrist and dragged her a short distance away from the party.

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  • She once more closed the distance between them, leaning forward to kiss him.

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  • The kingdom appeared peaceful from a distance.

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  • Memon is keeping his distance.

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  • He heard Hilden pause a short distance ahead and stopped, sensing only two men in the massive chamber.

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  • Taran followed at a distance.

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  • In the distance, over the walls, he saw the flaming arrows streaking in both directions.

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  • Hilden took her arm quickly and led her a short distance away into a darkened alley.

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  • Releasing the horse, she approached and stopped a safe distance from the two men he addressed.

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  • Memon ignored him and closed the distance between him and Rissa, snatching her.

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  • In the distance, the rumble of engines suggested other searchers.

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  • Let the stranger play guardian angel - as long as he kept his distance.

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  • In the distance a hound bayed – something she had only heard in movies.

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  • The next question was, would he drop by the cabin or simply watch from a distance?

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  • She ducked under the water and swam a short distance before surfacing to make sure she wasn't close to any rocks.

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  • Thunder echoed in the distance and lightening flashed.

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  • She moved a safe distance away and tried to put on a composed front.

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  • She gazed off into the distance, lost in thought.

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  • Darian strode away towards the large jungle gym, out of hearing distance but close enough to watch and react.

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  • Jessi watched the awkward exchange from a small distance away.

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  • He walked them down the mall a short distance.

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  • He approached, closing the distance between them with a few slow strides.

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  • Exploring the sensations of her body tentatively, she thought she heard the doorbell in the distance.

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  • Curious but unwilling to join the masses fawning over them, she kept her distance and simply watched.

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  • He placed his hands on the railing and gazed into the distance, pensive.

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  • Charles was a short distance away, alert.

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  • Ashley stood a short distance away, between two vamps.

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  • He appeared furious, the intensity of his power reaching her from the distance.

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  • To the north-east of the new palace lies the beautiful palace park, embellished with statuary and artificial sheets of water, and extending nearly all the way to Cannstatt, a distance of over two miles.

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  • It lies in the open valley of the Trent, at a short distance from the river, and near the important Trent Junction on the Midland railway system.

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  • A short distance below the Felu Falls is the town of Kayes on the left bank of the river.

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  • From Mafu to the sea, a distance of 215 m., the Senegal is navigable all the year round by vessels drawing not more than to ft.

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  • After flowing for a distance of 55 m., through the Engadine it leaves Swiss territory at Martinsbruck and enters Austria.

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  • Although Mount Everest appears fairly bright at 100 miles' distance, as seen from the neighbourhood of Darjeeling, we cannot suppose that the atmosphere is as transparent as is implied in the above numbers; and, of course, this is not to be expected, since there is certainly suspended matter to be reckoned with.

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  • The height of the walls in the various observatories, the height of the collectors, and the distance they project from the wall vary largely, and sometimes electrometer, and they sometimes leave hardly a trace on the photographic paper.

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  • The balloon carries two collectors a given vertical distance apart.

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  • Lenard, Elster and Geitel, and others have found the potential gradient negative near waterfalls, the influence sometimes extending to a considerable distance.

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  • If V be the potential, p the density of free electricity at a point in the atmosphere, at a distance r from the earth's centre, then assuming statical conditions and neglecting variation of V in horizontal directions, we have r2 (d/dr) (r 2 dV/dr) - - 4.rp = o.

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  • It is situated on Gala Water, within a short distance of its junction with the Tweed, 332 m.

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  • Communication between these two towns is maintained by a line of smaller boats, the distance being 517 m.

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  • The planets were shown to have visible disks, and to be attended by satellites whose distance and position angle relative to the planet it was desirable to measure.

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  • These include the mutual distances of some of the stars in the Pleiades, a few observations of the apparent diameter of the sun, others of the distance of the moon from neighbouring stars, and a great number of measurements of the diameter of the moon.

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  • In the case of close double stars he estimated the distance in terms of the disk of the components.

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  • The distance of the lucid points was the tangent of the magnified angles subtended by the stars to a radius of io ft.

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  • This angle, therefore, divided by the magnifying power of the telescope gives the real angular distance of the centres of a double star.

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  • They are placed at a distance apart less than the focal length of a, so that the wires of the micrometer, which must be distinctly seen, are beyond b.

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  • Other astronomers use the two distance-measuring webs, placed at a convenient distance apart, for position wires.

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  • The means for changing the length of the tube and the distance of C from the scale are omitted in the figure.

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  • The discrepancies produced in this way are, however, very small, if care is taken to minimize the distance between the silver film and the photographic plate and to select a reasonably good piece of glass for the reseau.

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  • Its fundamental principle is that, by a combination of glass scales with a micrometer screw, " the chief part of the distance to be measured is read off on the scale; the fractional part of the scalespace is not estimated but measured by the screw."

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  • In the case of the original Repsold plan without clockwork the description is not quite exact, because both the process of following the object and correcting the aim are simultaneously performed; whilst, if the clockwork runs uniformly and the friction-disk is set to the proper distance from the apex of the cone, the star will appear almost perfectly at rest, and the observer has only to apply delicate corrections by differential gear - a condition which is exactly analogous to that of training a modern gun-sight upon a fixed object.

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  • The distance between the centres of the two spectrographs shall be equal to the distance between the optical axes of the two viewing microscopes.

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  • The latter seen from a distance resembles a medieval castle crowning a hill-top.

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  • The distance seems to be identical by either route.

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  • At the meeting of parliament on the 8th of January 1674, he carried a motion for a proclamation banishing Catholics to a distance of 10 m.

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  • Artisans came from a great distance to view and honour the image of the popular writer whose best efforts had been dedicated to the cause and the sufferings of the workers of the world; and literary men of all opinions gathered round the grave of one of their brethren whose writings were at once the delight of every boy and the instruction of every man who read them.

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  • It seems possible that the road at first led to Tusculum, that it was then prolonged to Labici, and later still became a road for through traffic; it may even have superseded the Via Latina as a route to the S.E., for, while the distance from Rome to their main junction at Ad Bivium (or to another junction at Compitum Anagninum) is practically identical, the summit level of the former is 725 ft.

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  • The problem of the curves is solved by their reduction to a problem of straight lines; and the locus of any point is determined by its distance from two given straight lines - the axes of co-ordinates.

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  • Subject to the rule as to the shortest distance to which the jack must be thrown (25 yds.), there is no prescribed size for the lawn; but 42 yds.

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  • Below Mosul, for some distance, occur sulphurous and bituminous springs.

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  • At atmospheric pressure the discharge is able to pass through a far greater distance in helium than in the common gases.

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  • A short distance south of the city is Red Mountain, 25 m.

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  • Two tangents from any point are equally inclined to the focal distance of the point.

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  • If the flue pipe be carried up a considerable distance inside the apartment to be warmed before being turned into the external air, practically the whole of the heat generated will be utilized.

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  • For large public buildings, factories, &c., heating by steam is generally adopted on account of the rapidity with which heat is available, and the great distance from the boiler at which warming is effected.

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  • It is certainly the most scientific method of steam-heating, and heat can be made to travel a greater distance by its aid than by any other means.

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  • The document is entitled "Secrett Inventionis, proffitabill and necessary in theis dayes for defence of this Iland, and withstanding of strangers, enemies of God's truth and religion," a and the inventions consist of (1) a mirror for burning the enemies' ships at any distance, (2) a piece of artillery destroying everything round an arc of a circle, and (3) a round metal chariot, so constructed that its occupants could move it rapidly and easily, while firing out through small holes in it.

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  • Altro Park, on an island a short distance down the river, is a pleasure resort in summer.

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  • He built a fort a short distance up the river Uruguay, and despatched one of his lieutenants, Juan Alvarez Ramon, with a separate party upon an expedition up stream.

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  • The city is generously provided with all the modern public services, including two street car lines, local and long distance telephone lines, electric power and light, and waterworks.

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  • Cisterns were also used for the storage of rain water, and aqueducts, of which the remains still exist, were constructed for the conveyance of water from a distance.

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  • From the Valley Gate the wall took an easterly course for a distance of woo cubits to the Dung Gate, near which on the east was the Fountain Gate, not far from the lower pool of Siloam.

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  • Other writers again have placed the Acra on the eastern side of the hill upon which the church of the Holy Sepulchre now stands, but as this point was probably quite outside the city at the time of Antiochus Epiphanes, and is at too great a distance from the Temple, it can hardly be accepted.

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  • Some writers have considered that it extended a considerable distance farther to the north, but of this there is no proof, and no remains have as yet been found which would support the opinion.

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  • It was the middlemost and the highest of the three steep crags which rise from the valley of the Kur, at some distance to the west or north-west of Nakshi Rustam.

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  • The influence of the highest tides is felt at Pessac, a distance of 100 m.

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  • It was a distance of 2000 cubits.

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  • With the exception of Tasmania there are no important islands belonging geographically to Australia, for New Guinea, Timor and other islands of the East Indian archipelago, though not removed any great distance from the continent, do not belong to its system.

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  • Its fires are not volcanic, but result from the combustion of coal some distance underground, giving off much smoke and steam; geologists estimate that the burning has been going on for at least 800 years.

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  • The Victoria river is navigable for large vessels for a distance of about 43 m.

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  • The Daly, which in its upper course is called the Katherine, is navigable for a considerable distance, and small vessels are able to ascend over 100 m.

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  • These run in wet seasons, but in every instance for a short distance only, and sooner or later they are lost in sand-hills, where their waters disappear and a line of stunted gum-trees (Eucalyptus rostrata) is all that is present to indicate that there may be even a soakage to mark the abandoned course.

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  • The difference in level between the outcrop of the assumed eastern intake and of the wells is often so small, in comparison with their distance apart, that the friction would completely sop up the whole of the available hydrostatic head.

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  • Dr Jack, late government geologist of Queensland, considers the extent of the coal-fields of that state to be practically unlimited, and is of opinion that the carboniferous formations extend to a considerable distance under the Great Western Plains.

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  • The length of telegraph lines in use is 46,300 m., and the length of wire nearly three times that distance.

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  • Tasman doubled the southern extremity of Van Diemen's Land and explored the east coast for some distance.

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  • Messrs Hamilton Hume and Hovell set out from Lake George, crossed the Murrumbidgee, and, after following the river for a short distance, struck south, skirting the foothills of what are now known as the Australian Alps until they reached a fine river, which was called the Hume after the leader's father.

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  • The distance travelled was 5000 m., and the actual time employed was eight months.

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  • The Bernam runs through flat swampy country for the greater part of its course, and steam-launches can penetrate to a distance of over 100 m.

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  • The deepest rivers are the Kuantan and Rompin; the largest are the Kelantan and the Pahang, both of which are navigable for native boats for a distance of over 250 m.

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  • The Trengganu river is obstructed by impassable rapids at a distance of about 30 m.

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  • Seen from a distance it appears like a succession of dazzling white terraces rising from the water's edge.

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  • The distance between the oaks depends upon the growth intended before thinning the young wood; usually they are placed from 8 to 12 ft.

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  • In all of these water of relatively high salinity usually appears for a long distance towards the north on the eastern side of the channel, while on the western side the water is comparatively fresh; but great variations occur at different seasons and in different years.

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  • The distance from Pisa to the mouth in the time of Strabo was only 22 m.

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  • For a considerable distance the left bank of the Volta itself is in German territory, but its lower course is wholly in the Gold Coast colony.

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  • Its outline is very irregular; from the centre of the town, at the junction of several ridges, parts of it extend for a considerable distance along their summits, being divided from one another by deep valleys.

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  • Thus we recognize that the work done varies as the resistance overcome and the distance through which it is overcome conjointly.

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  • For example, does the heat generated by friction vary as the friction and the time during which it acts, or is it proportional to the friction and the distance through which the rubbing bodies are displaced - that is, to the work done against friction - or does it involve any other conditions?

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  • The ordinates of the curve give the strain in cwts., and the abscissae the distance in miles measured from the Canso end; as the strain is proportional to the depth, 18 cwts.

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  • One of the longest circuits upon which it has been successfully worked is that between St Petersburg and Omsk, a distance of approximately 2400 miles of iron wire, with three repeating stations.

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  • A ray of light from a lamp is thrown on the mirror, whence it is reflected upon a white surface or scale set at a distance of about 3 ft., forming a bright spot on the surface; the slightest angular deflexion of the mirror, owing to its distance from the scale, moves the spot of light a very appreciable distance to the right or left according to the direction of the angular movement.

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  • The short leg of the siphon tube dips into an insulated ink-bottle, so' that the ink it contains becomes electrified, while the long leg has its open end at a very small distance from a brass table, placed with its surface parallel to the plane in which the mouth of the leg moves, and over which a slip of paper may be passed at a uniform rate, as in the spark recorder.

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  • Under the then existing telegraphic tariff the charge in Great Britain was a shilling for a twenty-word message over a distance not exceeding ioo miles; is.

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  • The experience of the telegraph companies in the United Kingdom, moreover, showed that a uniform rate, irrespective of distance, of Is.

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  • In 1893 a contract was made with the Eastern and South Africa Telegraph Company for the construction, laying and maintenance of a cable from Zanzibar to the Seychelles and Mauritius, a distance of 2210 m., for a subsidy of £28,000 a year for twenty years.

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  • Morse and Gale, who assisted him, found, however, that the distance of the plates up and down the canal must be at least three or four times the width of the canal to obtain successful results.

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  • Experiments of this kind were actually tried by Graham Bell in 1882, with boats on the Potomac river, and signals were detected at a distance of a mile and a half.

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  • At a later date, 1891, Trowbridge discussed another method of effecting communication at a distance, viz., by means of magnetic induction between two separate and completely insulated circuits.

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  • The average perpendicular distance between the two lines, which are roughly parallel, is 2.8 m.

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  • The shortest distance between the two places is 4 m.

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  • By stretching on the island and mainland parallel wire circuits earthed at each end, good telephonic communication over an average distance of 62 m.

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  • There is no evidence, however, that the method proposed could or did effect the transmission of speech or signals between stations separated by any distance.

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  • He discovered a fact subsequently rediscovered by others, that a tube of metallic filings, loosely packed, was sensitive to electric sparks made in its vicinity, its electrical resistance being reduced, and he was able to detect effects on such a tube connected to a battery and telephone at a distance of 500 yds.'

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  • These distance effects were not understood at the time, or else were referred simply to ordinary induction.

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  • Marconi, however, made the important discovery that if his sensitive tube or coherer had one terminal attached to a metal plate lying on the earth, or buried in it, and the other to an insulated plate elevated at a height above the ground, it could detect the presence of very feeble electric waves of a certain kind originating at a great distance.

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  • Early in 1898 permanent stations were established between Alum Bay and Bournemouth, a distance of 142 m., where successful results were obtained.

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  • Later the Bournemouth station was removed to Poole Harbour, and the Alum Bay station to Niton in the Isle of Wight, the distance being thus increased to 30 m.

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  • By the middle of 1905 a very large number of vessels had been equipped with the Marconi short distance and long distance wireless telegraph apparatus for intercommunication and reception of messages from power stations on both sides of the Atlantic, and the chief navies of the world had adopted the apparatus.

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  • As the power station at Poldhu was then fully occupied with the business of long distance transmission to ships, the Marconi Company began to erect another large power station to Marconi's designs at Clifden in Connemara on the west coast of Ireland.

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  • As, however, the wavelength necessary to cover any considerable distance must be at least 200 or 300 ft., it becomes impracticable to employ mirrors for reflection.

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  • Telephony is the art of reproducing sounds at a distance from their source, and a telephone is the instrument employed in sending or receiving such sounds.

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  • E is the ear-piece made of ebonite; F is a cap of the same material enclosing the receiver terminals, which are mounted upon the ebonite block G, attached to the distance piece I.

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  • A type of transmitter which has come to be invaluable in connexion with long distance telephony, and which has practically superseded all other forms, is the granular carbon transmitter.

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  • Speech has been habitually transmitted for business purposes over a distance of 1542.3 m., viz., over the lines of the American Telegraph and Telephone Company from Omaha to Boston.

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  • The best known and the most extensive of these lagoons is that in which Venice is situated, which extends from Torcello in the north to Chioggia and Brondolo in the south, a distance of above 40 m.; but they were formerly much more extensive, and afforded a continuous means of internal navigation, by what were called "the Seven Seas" (Septem Maria), from Ravenna to Altinum, a few miles north of Torcello.

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  • Nor do the highest summits form a continuous ridge of great altitude for any considerable distance; they are rather a series of groups separated by tracts of very inferior elevation forming natural passes across the range, and broken in some places (as is the case in almost all limestone countries) by the waters from the upland valleys turning suddenly at right angles, and breaking through the mountain ranges which bound them.

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  • While the rugged and mountainous district of Calabria, extending nearly due south for a distance of more than 150 m., thus derives its character and configuration almost wholly from the range of the Apennines, the long spur-like promontory which projects towards the east to Brindisi and Otranto is merely a continuation of the low tract of Apulia, with a dry calcareous soil of Tertiary origin.

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  • There are, however, considerable reductions for distances over 93 m., on a scale increasing in proportion to the distance.

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  • By a strange anomaly the Radical measures brought forward by the Left diminished instead of increasing the distance between it and the Conservatives.

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  • It is true he sets out with a transcendent Deity, and follows Plato in viewing the creation of the cosmos as a process of descent from the more to the less perfect according to the distance from the original self-moving agency.

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  • These courts were convenient, since it was the custom to appoint delegates resident in the neighbourhood, and the power of sub-delegation, general or limited, simplified questions of distance.

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  • Round most of the islands there is a luxuriant coral growth; but, as the reefs lie at no great distance, and follow the line of the coast, the inter-island channels are comparatively safe.

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  • The responding part is situated some little distance farther back, being in fact the region where growth is active.

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  • Witches-brooms are the tufted bunches of twigs found on silver firs, birches and other trees, and often present resemblances to birds nests or clumps of mistletoe if only seen from a distance.

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  • The downward pull of gravity suffices to bring about the fall of such material, but the path it will follow and the distance it will travel before coming to rest depend upon the land form.

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  • Although there are patches of marsh - generally the swampy bottoms of valleys - the whole surface of Liberia inclines to be hilly or even mountainous at a short distance inland from the coast.

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  • The distance from Rarotonga to New Zealand is about 2000 m., and, with the aid of the trade wind, large canoes could traverse the distance within a month.

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  • A repeated perusal of this drama suggests the judgment that it is overpraised when ranked at no great distance from Shakespeare's national dramas.

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  • Seen in front, its white face, striped with black, and broad black gorget attract attention as it sits, often motionless, on the rocks; while in flight the white of the lower part of the back and white band across the wings are no less conspicuous even at a distance.

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  • Hence, although wages are painfully low, the cost of production to the manufacturer is relatively high; and it is still further increased by the cost of the raw materials, by the heavy rates of transport owing to the distance from the sea, by the dearness of capital and by the scarcity of fuel.

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  • In Canada the Canadian Pacific was the only transcontinental line, extending from St John, on the bay of Fundy, and from Quebec, on the river St Lawrence, to Vancouver, on the strait of Georgia, the distance from St John to Vancouver being approximately 3379 m.

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  • The intervening distance, through country exceedingly unhealthy for white men, and therefore promising no traffic except raw materials, does not seem a likely field for rapid railway extension.

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  • The first efforts at railway legislation were governed by the equal mileage principle; that is, the attempt was made to make rates proportionate to the distance.

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  • Under this system each consignment of freight is compelled to pay its share of the terminal expense, independently of distance, plus a mileage charge proportionate to the length of the journey or haul.

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  • This rate increases as the distance increases, but not in equal proportion; while the rates from large trade centres to other trade centres at a great distance are not higher than those to intermediate points somewhat less remote; if the law permits, there is a tendency to make them actually a little lower.

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  • The gradient or grade of a line is the rate at which it rises or falls, above or below the horizontal, and is expressed by stating either the horizontal distance in which the change of level amounts to r ft., or the amount of change that would occur in some selected distance, such as roo ft., r000 ft.

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  • Brunel laid out the Great Western for a long distance out of London with a ruling gradient of i in 1320.

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  • The restoring force exerted by gravity acts in a vertical line from the centre of gravity; and the length of its lever arm is the horizontal distance between this vertical line and the outer rail.

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  • The amount of superelevation required to prevent derailment at a curve can be calculated under perfect running conditions, given the radius of curvature, the weight of the vehicle, the height of the centre of gravity, the distance between the rails, and the speed; but great experience 1 See The Times Engineering Supplement (August 22, 1906), p. 265.

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  • The gauge of a railway is the distance between the inner edges of the two rails upon which the wheels run.

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  • In the Lartigue system the train is straddled over a single central rail, elevated a suitable distance above the ground.

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  • In the Langen mono-rail the cars are hung from a single overhead rail; a line on this system works between Barmen and Elberfeld, about 9 m., the cars for a portion of the distance being suspended over the river Wupper.

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  • In order to keep down the expense of shunting the empty trains and engines to and from the platforms the carriage and locomotive depots should be as near the passenger station as possible; but often the price of land renders it impracticable to locate them in the immediate vicinity and they are to be found at a distance of several miles.

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  • For some distance these wagons will all travel over the same line, but sooner or later they will reach a junction-point where their ways will diverge and where they must be separated.

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  • For suburban traffic with a service at a few minutes' interval and short distances between the stations electric traction has proved itself to be superior in many respects to the steam locomotive, but for main line traffic and long distance runs it has not yet been demonstrated that it is commercially feasible, though it is known to be practically possible.

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  • This car is equipped with apparatus by means of which a continuous record of the draw-bar pull is obtained on a distance base; time indications are also made on the diagram from which the speed at any instant can be deduced.

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  • The difference between the horizontal distance and the distance measured along the rail is so small that it is negligible in all practical calculations.

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  • In Hungary and Russia a zone-tariff system is in operation, whereby the charge per mile decreases progressively with the length of the journey, the traveller paying according to the number of zones he has passed through and not simply according to the distance traversed.

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  • Greathead (q.v.) began the City & South London railway, extending under the Thames from the Monument to Stockwell, a distance of 32 m.

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  • Thus there is a differentiation between the long-distance traveller who desires to be carried from one extreme of the city to the other and the short-distance traveller who is going between points at a much less distance.

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  • The other extreme type is the shallow construction, where the railway is brought to the minimum distance below the street level.

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  • This system has the advantage of the greatest convenience in operation, no lifts being required, since the distance from the street surface to the station platform is about 12 to 15 ft.; it has the disadvantages, however, of necessitating the tearing up of the street surface during construction, and the readjustment of sewer, water, gas and electric mains and other subsurface structures, and of having the gradients partially dependent on the surface topography.

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  • The third type is the intermediate one between those two, followed by the Metropolitan and Metropolitan District railways, in London, where the railway has an arched roof, built usually at a sufficient distance below the surface of the street to permit the other subsurface structures to lie in the ground above the crown of the arch, and where the station platforms are from 20 to 30 ft.

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  • The length of the river, excluding minor sinuosities, is about 75 m., the distance from Bradford to Bath being to m., thence to Bristol 12 m., and thence to the mouth 8 m.

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  • Its attractive situation and pleasant outlooks have made it a favourite residential suburb of San Francisco, which lies at a distance of 7 m.

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  • This is an inappreciable distance when compared with the diameter of the sun, which is nearly a million of miles, but the significance for our present purpose depends upon the fact that this contraction is always taking place.

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  • His great object, as it was also the great object of Faraday, was to overturn the idea of action at a distance.

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  • Gauss had shown how to reduce all the phenomena of statical electricity to mere attractions and repulsions exerted at a distance by particles of an imponderable on one another.

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  • For instance, the swampy character of malarial areas is explained by their breeding in stagnant water; the effect of drainage, and the general immunity of high-lying, dry localities, by the lack of breeding facilities; the danger of the night air, by their nocturnal habits; the comparative immunity of the upper storeys of houses, by the fact that they fly low; the confinement of malaria to well-marked areas and the diminution of danger with distance, by their habit of clinging to the breeding-grounds and not flying far.

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  • At a distance from the central core the radiating ridges become less abrupt and descend with a gentle gradient, finally passing somewhat abruptly, at a height of some 7000 ft., into the level plateau.

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  • Thi; extends to a general height of about 15,000 ft., but in damp, sheltered valleys the pasturages extend some distance higher.

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  • Taking a northerly course, it quits the mountains at Immenstadt, and, flowing by Kempten, from which point it is navigable for rafts, forms for some distance the boundary between Bavaria and Wurttemberg, and eventually strikes the Danube (right bank) just above Ulm.

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  • The albino variety especially, which is known as the "golden tench," can be recommended for ornamental waters, as its bright orange colours render it visible for some distance below the surface of the water.

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  • Owing to its distance from the border, the state escaped serious invasion until near the close of the war.

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  • The tributaries of the Rio Doce cover the slopes of the Serra do Espinhago for a distance north and south of about 200 m.

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  • The great plain extends, with an almost unbroken surface, from the most western to the most eastern extremity of British India, and is composed of deposits so finely comminuted, that it is no exaggeration to say that it is possible to go from the Bay of Bengal up the Ganges, through the Punjab, and down the Indus again to the sea, over a distance of 2000 m.

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  • The Laccadives and Maldives are groups of small coral islands, situated along the 73rd meridian, at no great distance from the Indian peninsula, on which they have a political dependency.

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  • The eastern flank of this tableland follows a line of hills drawn a short distance from the Indus, between the mouth of that river and the Himalaya, about on the 72nd meridian; these hills do not generally exceed 4000 or 5000 ft.

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  • The discovery of shells (now living in the Caspian) at a distance of about 100 m.

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  • Of the marine orders of Sirenia and Cetacea the Dugong, Halicore, is exclusively found in the Indian Ocean; and a dolphin, Platanista, peculiar to the Ganges, ascends that river to a great distance from the sea.

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  • Although quite thin, the Ludlow Bone Bed can be followed from that town into Gloucestershire for a distance of 45 m.

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  • In astronomy the word denotes the angular distance of a body from the pericentre of the orbit in which it is moving.

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  • In 1676, during " Bacon's Rebellion," a party of Virginians under Bacon's command killed about 150 Indians who were defending a fort on a hill a short distance east of the site of Richmond in the " Battle of Bloody Run," so called because the blood of the slain savages is said to have coloured the brook (or " run ") at the base of the hill.

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  • London street and stable dung was carried to a distance by water, and appears from later writers to have been got for the trouble of removing.

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  • As the distance between his rows appeared much greater than was necessary for the range of the roots of the plants, he begins by showing that these roots extend much farther than is commonly believed, and then proceeds to inquire into the nature of their food.

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  • The distance of the plants on one ridge from those on the contiguous one he called an interval; the distance between the rows on the same ridge, a space or partition; the former was stirred repeatedly by the horse-hoe, the latter by the hand-hoe.

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  • In the more southern parts of the island it often reaches a height of 90 ft., and specimens exist considerably above that size; but the young shoots are apt to be injured in severe winters, and the tree on light soils is also hurt by long droughts, so that it usually presents a ragged appearance; though, in the distance, the lofty top and horizontal boughs sometimes stand out in most picturesque relief above the rounded summits of the neighbouring trees.

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  • At some distance from the shaft a square water-tight wall was built, and the space between it and the shaft was filled in with sand, which was purified of all saline matter by repeated washings; on the ground-level perforated stones set at the four corners of the basin admitted the rain-water, which was discharged from the roofs by lead pipes; this water filtered through the sand and percolated into the shaft of the well, whence it was drawn in copper buckets.

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  • In Roman times it was less important than Brundusium as a point of embarkation for the East, though the distance to Apollonia was less than from Brundusium.

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  • Many enter, or live exclusively in, such fresh waters as are at no great distance from the sea.

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  • The lemniscate of Bernoulli may be defined as the locus of a point which moves so that the product of its distances from two fixed points is constant and is equal to the square of half the distance between these points.

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  • As instances of " collateral " covenants, we may take a covenant by a lessor to give the lessee a right of pre-emption over a piece of land adjoining the subject of the demise, or in the case of a lease of a beer-shop, not to keep any similar shop within a prescribed distance from the premises demised, or a covenant by a lessee to pay rates on premises not demised.

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  • It seems to make little difference exactly what distance they are, so long as they are not wider apart on average land than i ft.

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  • It is either set in the first instance at some distance from the engine and well, or is subsequently removed sufficiently far away before the drill enters the oil-bearing formation, and until the oil and gas are under control, in order to minimize the risk of fire.

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  • In Saybolt's Electric Tester (1879) ignition is effected by a spark from an induction-coil passing between platinum points placed at a fixed distance above the oil.

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  • The other leaders had, however, to promise him possession of the city, before he would bring his negotiations with Firuz to a conclusion; and the matter was so long protracted that an army of relief under Kerbogha of Mosul was only at a distance of three days' march, when the city was taken (June 3, 1098).

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  • Viewed from a distance the mountains appear as dark perpendicular barriers, quite impenetrable; but narrow paths lead round the precipitous face of the hills, and when the inner side is gained a wonderful panorama opens out.

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  • In some cases, especially when the lobes lie before the brain, their distance from it, as well as the length of these nervous connexions, has considerably increased.

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  • In this last case the shunt need not be contained in the instrument itself but may be at a considerable distance, wires being brought from the shunt which carries the main current to the movable coil ammeter itself, which performs the function simply of an indicator, 3.

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  • Since the current passing through the balance when equilibrium is obtained with a given weight is proportional to the square root of the couple due to this weight, it follows that the current strength when equilibrium is obtained is proportional to the product of the square root of the weight used and the square root of the displacement distance of this weight from its zero position.

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  • Meanwhile, in 1516, another Spaniard, Diego Miruelo, seems to have sailed for some distance along the west coast of the peninsula.

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  • The hot sulphur springs of Pultamarca, called the Banos del Inca (Inca's baths) are a short distance east of the city and are still frequented.

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  • Cereals, forage crops, vegetables and fruits of the cold temperate zone can be produced easily, but distance from markets and lack of transport have restricted their production to local needs.