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dozen Sentence Examples

  • That left only a dozen mules and the bay.

  • That and a couple dozen others.

  • There are probably a half dozen of them waiting out there in the grass.

  • The town was fairly large with a dozen or so business buildings on each side of the street but, as I said, most were closed.

  • I sat at a table after randomly pulling half dozen books from the shelf.

  • He served about a dozen years for rape in California and dropped out of sight after he was released.

  • His paper work checks out and he's visible but blurry a half dozen times on hotel video cameras.

  • He was tied to four murders and a dozen rapes.

  • There was no way in a dozen lifetimes I'd ever get a sniff at a tenth of that much money!

  • This Volt-Wheel has been around a half dozen years.

  • It rang a dozen or so times before I half-fell down the stairs and located it.

  • I put aside a dozen or so that looked promising but that was all.

  • I closed my eyes as I thought of a dozen questions about security breach.

  • This guy killed maybe a dozen mostly children and at least one cop.

  • There were a half dozen messages from both Julie and Howie from California but in view of our frenzied day, decided to let them simmer until after a much relished glass or two of wine and Molly's carefully grilled hot dogs and cheese bread.

  • You didn't say half dozen words.

  • We don't start serving until five o'clock called one of a half dozen women setting out food on a steam line.

  • Lots pass by up there in a dozen years.

  • As we made the turn into the mall I could see at least half dozen police cruisers, some with lights still spinning, parked helter-skelter near the entrance.

  • Half dozen people were huddled around several monitors.

  • The phone rang more than a dozen times before a man with groggy voice answered.

  • Our case of water bottles, down three from the original two dozen would need to be rationed.

  • She has begun seeing someone; a young man who does grounds keeping work at the Country Club and is a half dozen years her junior.

  • He wore headphones and spoke into a microphone, simultaneously responding to half a dozen chat windows open on this computer.

  • His phone rang, and he answered, expecting the woman to return his call with a few dozen apologies.

  • The room was as still as a graveyard despite the dozen Guardians there.

  • The mention of him reminded her of her cramped stomach and the half dozen failed attempts to eat normal food.

  • The Lucky Pup is one of a dozen or so digs scattered around his property up in Governor's Basin.

  • The darkness immediately engulfed them and they paused a dozen baby steps into the tunnel to allow their eyes to become accustomed to the blackness.

  • Finding another Dawkins in one of Ouray's dozen or two lodging places shouldn't be much trouble for an ace detective-almost sheriff.

  • While Cynthia took her shower, Dean made a few phone calls, asking for Ms. Dawkins, but after a dozen tries, he came up empty.

  • Dean considered a further prompt, but a dozen years of dealing with attorneys taught him it would be both unsuccessful and unwise.

  • A dozen in all, I'd guess.

  • She laughed loudly enough to turn the heads of a half dozen spectators.

  • "I should have bought a dozen of these!" she exclaimed.

  • A tow truck had already arrived and its flashing lights competed with a half dozen others while at least a dozen people moved about, with most of their activity directed downward.

  • Dean scampered out the door, tripping over a dozen "Dean for Sheriff" placards, delivered overnight by one of Fred's legion.

  • By the time Dean strolled by a few moments later, red-faced Fitzgerald was getting an ear full from a half dozen tourists and an elderly local, known for his unwavering opinions and surly disposition.

  • Large spots of blood puddled the tile in a dozen places.

  • There's only a half dozen Lucky Strikes.

  • What he saw was exactly how he pictured it: undisciplined scrambling by about a dozen Immortals in uniform.

  • She stopped a dozen meters before the edge of the forest, wondering if there was any sort of hazard in being so close to whatever it was causing the lake to be green in the first place.

  • I see him every few dozen years, usually when he's coming to kill my mama.

  • And you randomly assign him new moms every few dozen years and then send Gabriel to pick them off at the end.

  • His multimillionaire father's picture was on the wall, and he owned two dozen restaurants in the Annapolis area, including this one.

  • He led her back the way she'd come and to a small house with a couple dozen fluffy sheep in a pen in back.

  • He sat at the window overlooking the street two dozen stories below.

  • She saw Ully, Jade, Ileana, Gabriel…and a dozen more she didn't know.

  • You try but you can't protect me, Rhyn, which you've proven a dozen times over.

  • Gabriel was sitting alone on top of one of the half dozen picnic tables.

  • He changed forms in midair and dropped the half dozen feet to the ground, smelling Toby.s blood as he landed near it.

  • He was hundreds of thousands of mortal years old, but less than half a dozen in angel years.

  • The healers. village consisted of several dozen cottages around a central square, in which many of the village.s people gathered and talked or cooked meals over red flames.

  • "We'd like to start afresh, preferably in the place we intend to raise half a dozen unruly kids," he said.

  • She relaxed into the comfortable black desk chair in front of her computer, wondering if Romas had told Evelyn of the half a dozen kids he expected.

  • There had been several dozen mistranslations from the small translator attached to her ear lobe.

  • She wondered if she had died, for she seemed able to see the conversation occurring from a dozen feet away, as if she were watching television instead of involved in it.

  • Romas and Evelyn were already several dozen feet down the flowered path.

  • The dual moons seemed to hover somewhere in the middle of the air of a massive chasm, just like the dozen or so hulking spaceships, whose dark grey skins reflected like skins of massive grey whales in the moonlight.

  • Her translator had been lost during restless sleep then crushed in her pacing, and the cell was littered with several dozen pieces of colorful clothing.

  • Ne'Rin returned his sword to a rack containing half a dozen similar swords in plain grey and approached Kiera.

  • The table top lit up with a blank grey screen and four dozen multi-hued buttons, with geometric symbols she assumed was writing.

  • A'Ran was several hundred meters out, surrounded by a group of over a dozen.

  • They stopped in the shadow of a hill, and Mansr barked quiet orders at the dozen warriors with them.

  • "Let's just be thankful we have guests," Dean continued as he wound a string of lights into a bouquet of blinking color, unplugged it, and set it aside with a dozen others.

  • And a dozen 'having-a-great-time-wish-you-were-here' letters?

  • There were a dozen articles of clothing in all and Edith examined each carefully.

  • The Deans had utilized the site a half dozen times, including, in December, the council-sponsored full moon nighttime outing, followed by a dip in the town's hot spring pool.

  • Dean tried to picture the bustling town of a century past, at one time home to a dozen saloons, four restaurants, a newspaper, nearly three hundred houses and more than a thousand inhabitants.

  • By 1913, the post office was closed and the town had dwindled to two dozen remaining souls, and before long, it was left to indigenous wildlife and the spirits of a boisterous past.

  • While the distance to her aunt's trailer was only a half dozen blocks, once the January sun had retired after its day's work, it would be a cold walk.

  • It was difficult for all of them to work together so Cynthia made two extra copies of a dozen random pages of the ancient text.

  • Edith's managed to slip out and meet me a half dozen times over the years, but that's it.

  • Donnie's entrance seemed to brighten Edith's morning as she clucked over him, cautioning him about the perils of his undertaking in a dozen different ways, all the while ignoring father Donald who'd fled from her bed the night before.

  • "Well," said Cynthia, "I have four dozen muffins to bake and scads of other things to do like cookies and cake for tomorrow afternoon.

  • Now it held about two dozen people, some climbers preparing their equipment and photographers availing themselves of the excellent location where they could look straight down on the climbers below them.

  • Cop two remained a dozen steps behind them as if to let the pair know they'd better do as they were told.

  • She came down long enough to eat a dozen biscuits before she beat it back upstairs.

  • When he finished eating, he called the Indiana number, letting the phone ring a dozen times.

  • I could collar a dozen perps and someone'd bitch because I didn't line 'em up in alphabetical order.

  • In between, he telephoned Indiana a dozen more times.

  • Even if it was Bird Song where she stayed, the place must have been altered a dozen times in the last century.

  • Jerome Shipton was scarcely a dozen feet lower, off to his left.

  • But Ryland's personal knowledge of her was limited to a couple rolls in the hay a dozen years ago.

  • There were a dozen such places, and the snow had melted over part of the rocky areas, making tracking almost impossible.

  • The guards have shot another dozen people around the perimeters, and our sensors indicate there is a small camp of some sort housing over a hundred survivors nearby and another one with several hundred at the bottom of the mountain, she said.

  • The first gate consisted of a few dozen men better armed than his team atop a thick steel wall with an iron core.

  • The administrator scan, which only the President or Vice President could run, came back with half a dozen errors.

  • Suddenly, half a dozen well-armed men appeared below her.

  • His back was to the living area as he pulled off every one of the dozen weapons he wore on his body and lined them up in front of him to start cleaning.

  • Sent her to half a dozen agencies on rotation.

  • A dozen or so of the PMF soldiers were present.

  • He faced the jungle.  The trees were battling demons, but one then a few then a dozen of the creatures escaped the jungle's grip to pursue.

  • A bookcase containing a dozen baseball trophies highlighted the far wall of the small room.

  • As it turned out, the safe house location was safe with Dean as he had no idea where they were after the first half dozen turns.

  • Yet try as he may, he didn't know the names of the three little kids next door, who'd come trick-or-treating for a half dozen years, sold Girl Scout cookies and always smiled—and they knew his name.

  • She remembered 'cause she hasn't had a dozen customers since.

  • Andy Sackler and Dean responded to a call crosstown at Ralph's Barber Shop, where they found a crowd milling around the sidewalk and a half dozen customers seated inside.

  • He and Randy shared the remains of nearly a dozen stale doughnuts after knocking off a quart of milk and a cheese sandwich each.

  • When the road straightened once more, he heard a noise behind him and a dozen daredevils in the tuck posi­tion sped on by him with a wave and a rush of air.

  • For all I know he has a dozen wives.

  • A dozen things crossed her mind — none of them good.

  • What if they bring a dozen?

  • He turned to see Yully in the hallway outside the study, holding one of the dozen cats they'd adopted.

  • He'd killed a dozen so far, but more kept appearing.

  • If you try to escape, a dozen guards will cut you down before you reach the city wall.

  • She gazed around, realizing that she and the two members of her guard occupied a cage filled with the bloated corpses of a half dozen other men, what was left of her guard.

  • Of the half dozen bladders in the secret cupboard, three were filled.

  • At a pause, he darted to a small enclave hugging the walls, where a dozen warriors were gathered.

  • Swords flashing, they sprinted towards her and the center of the city only to be brought down by a flurry of arrows a dozen feet before her.

  • "My name is Clarabelle Thompson," she spoke in a loud voice as she picked up a dozen eggs.

  • But she didn't - even after a dozen exhausting swings.

  • There could be a dozen of them up there, but she wouldn't be able to see them.

  • I'm a dime a dozen.

  • They won't let me in, Ashley's text was accompanied by half a dozen frowny faces.

  • It was useless for her to fantasize about Xander, not when a couple dozen women who belonged on the covers of magazines were gathered around.

  • He was the third and youngest son of Thomas Chicheley, who appears in 1368 in still extant town records of Higham Ferrers as a suitor in the mayor's court, and in 1381-1382, and again in 1384-1385, was mayor: in fact, for a dozen years he and Henry Barton, school master of Higham Ferrers grammar school, and one Richard Brabazon, filled the mayoralty in turns.

  • The first consists of cutting up the various fabrics and materials employed into shapes suitable for forming the leaves, petals, &c.; this may be done by scissors, but more often stamps are employed which will cut through a dozen or more thicknesses at one blow.

  • Ivan intervened in 1558 and quickly captured Narva, Dorpat and a dozen smaller fortresses; then, in 1560, Livonia placed herself beneath the protection of Poland, and King Sigismund II.

  • He is invoked with his double Mitra in some dozen hymns.

  • Each tribe occupied a recognized territory, averaging perhaps a dozen square miles, and used a common dialect.

  • Some two dozen distinct species have been described as occurring in man.

  • In the case of the plain or directly excited antenna the oscillations are highly damped, and each train probably only consists at most of half a dozen oscillations.

  • The lower portion of the trachea consists of thin membranes, about half a dozen of the rings being very thin or deficient.

  • The species, about a dozen in number, are widely distributed over Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea and several of the adjacent islands.

  • Arrah is famous for an incident in the Mutiny, when a dozen Englishmen, with 50 Sikhs, defended an ordinary house against 2000 Sepoys and a multitude of armed insurgents, perhaps four times that number.

  • At the western end of the lake is the Shelter Stone, an enormous block of granite resting upon two other blocks, which can accommodate a dozen persons.

  • 'PHYSIOLOGUS, the title usually given to a collection of some fifty Christian allegories much read in the middle ages, and still existing in several forms and in about a dozen Eastern and Western languages.

  • In 1832 the Registro Trimestre, a literary and scientific journal printed at Mexico, contained a communication by Dr. Pablo de la Llave, describing this species (with which he first became acquainted before 1810, from examining more than a dozen specimens obtained by the natural-history expedition to New Spain and kept in the palace of the Retiro near Madrid) under the name by which it is now known, Pharomacrus mocino.3 Quezal, male and female.

  • But these conquests, with others made at the expense of Persia, were restored to the latter power after Peter's death, a dozen years later.

  • In the following year Vigors returned to the subject in some papers published in the recently established Zoological Journal, and found an energetic condisciple and coadjutor in Swainson, who, for more than a dozen years - to the end, in fact, of his career as an ornithological writer was instant in season and out of season in pressing on all his readers the views he had, through Vigors, adopted from Macleay, though not without some modification of detail if not of principle.

  • A dozen years of wandering theatrical life followed, giving him a wide experience in every kind of part, the last few in comedy in a company headed by his brother-in-law, J.

  • The number of eggs produced at a time varies enormously according to the species, from about half a dozen, more or less, in some ant-mimicking Attidae or jumping spiders to many hundreds in the larger orbicular-webbed spiders of the family Argyopidae.

  • The Latin and Greek anthologies contain about a dozen epigrams under his name.

  • There are over a dozen of such instances.

  • A dozen or more groups from Nipe in the E.

  • He founded the " Allgemeiner Deutscher Arbeiterverein," was its president and almost single-handed champion, conducted its affairs, and carried on a vast correspondence, not to mention about a dozen state prosecutions in which he was during that period involved.

  • The characteristic craft for local service in the immediate environment of Bagdad is the kufa, a circular boat of basket-work covered with bitumen, often of a size sufficient to carry five or six horses and a dozen men.

  • No fewer than three separate dialects and a dozen sub-dialects are known in it.

  • This vast tract, which is only a few dozen feet above the sea, and most probably was covered by the Northern sea during the Post-Pliocene period, stretches from the lowlands.

  • He frequently received honourable mention for his behaviour in action, and in 1818 he received the medal of the Humane Society for "at least a dozen" gallant rescues.

  • The Horologium oscillatorium, published with a dedication to his royal patron in 1673, contained original discoveries sufficient to have furnished materials for half a dozen striking disquisitions.

  • It includes two recognized genera and half a dozen species, the best known of which is B.

  • Although the coast of Brazil shows a large number of bays and tide-water river channels which are apparently suitable for commercial ports, a close examination of them reduces the number of good ports to less than a dozen.

  • The naval strength of the republic consisted in 1906 of a collection of armoured and wooden vessels of various ages and types of construction, of which three armoured vessels (including the two designed for coast defence), four protected cruisers, five destroyers and torpedo-cruisers, and half a dozen torpedo boats represented what may be termed the effective fighting force.

  • After the Zulus retired, less than a dozen Englishmen returned to live at the port; the missionaries, hunters and other traders returned to the Cape.

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  • The Arpad kings had succeeded in encircling their whole southern frontier with half a dozen military colonies or banates, comprising, roughly speaking, Little Walachia, 2 and the northern parts of Bulgaria, Servia and Bosnia.

  • To this vindictive legislation, which converted the labouring population into a sullenly hostile 1 It should be remembered that at this time one-third of the land belonged to the church, and the remainder was in the hands of less than a dozen great families who had also appropriated the royal domains.

  • According to contemporary records the number of prelates and priests in the three parts of Hungary at the beginning of the 17th century was but 103, all told, and of the great families not above half a dozen still clung to Catholicism.

  • On the 7th of March the diet of Kremsier was dissolved, and immediately afterwards a proclama- tion tion was issued in the name of the emperor Francis Joseph establishing a united constitution for the whole empire, of which Hungary, cut up into half a dozen administrative districts, was henceforth to be little more than the largest of several subject provinces.

  • The various parties meanwhile had split up into some half a dozen sub-sections; but the expected fusion of the party of independence and the government fell through, and the barren struggle continued till the celebration of the millennium of the foundation of the monarchy produced for some months a lull in politics.

  • From this great mass of details, soon represented in Paris by the collection of some ioo,000 cards, it was possible, proceeding by exhaustion, to sift and sort down the cards till a small bundle of half a dozen produced the combined facts of the measurements of the individual last sought.

  • Before the introduction of railways there were no permanent bridges across the Rhine below Basel; but now trains cross it at about a dozen different points in Germany and Holland.

  • The idea was at once extremely popular, and a dozen similar papers were started within the year, at least one half bearing colourable imitations of the title.

  • The best proof of his real powers of statesmanship is that the peace of Utrecht was subsequently made on the broad lines which he had laid down as the only security for European peace nearly a dozen years before its conclusion.

  • About two dozen ugly-looking species inhabit rivers and estuaries from Bengal to Australia.

  • Among the poems written or at least sketched during this period were L'Oaristys, L'Aveugle, La Jeune Malade, Bacchus,Euphrosine and Ld Jeune Tarentine, the last a synthesis of his purest manner, mosaic though it is of reminiscences of at least a dozen classical poets.

  • Linton and a dozen etchings by H.

  • The earthquake of 1858 levelled it to the ground with the exception of about a dozen houses.

  • At the British occupation there were about two dozen families bearing titles of nobility granted, alt.

  • 3), the Leaf Cactus family, consists of about a dozen species, found in Central and tropical South America.

  • There are about a dozen species known of this genus, mainly Mexican.

  • Names like Shakespeare, Grotius, Bacon, Hobbes appear in half a dozen different places.

  • In 1906 he was elected to Parliament as Labour member for Leicester, and held the seat for a dozen years.

  • It ranked first in 1900 in the number of horses (1, 39 2, 573); in the number of poultry (about 20,000,000); in the annual egg product (99,621,290 dozen in 1899); in the total acreage of all crops (22,170,000); in the total value of agricultural products; and in the total value of live stock ($271,844,0341.

  • " There was a dozen dukes of a night at Goodman's Fields," writes Horace Walpole.

  • In England there are a dozen Benedictine nunneries.

  • On the uplands structures were of stone laid up in a dozen ways.

  • Half a dozen landed estates were purchased in Saxony to supply timber for pit props.

  • To this period belong five Masses, a dozen operas, over thirty clavier-sonatas, over forty quartets, over a hundred orchestral symphonies and overtures, a Stabat Mater, a set of interludes for the service of the Seven Words, an Oratorio Tobias written for the Tonkiinstler-Societe t of Vienna, and a vast number of concertos, divertimenti and smaller pieces, among which were no less than 175 for Prince Nicholas' favourite instrument, the baryton.

  • Milwaukee is favourably situated commercially, with excellent facilities for shipping both by lake and rail afforded by four trunk lines and a dozen lines of lake steamboats.

  • The marsh, drained by many channels, seldom rises over a dozen feet above sea-level.

  • In the southern section of the Blue Ridge are Grandfather Mountain (59 6 4 ft.), with three other summits above 5000, and a dozen more above 4000.

  • At about half a dozen yards from the cliff, widening and becoming lower, it extends outwards into a platform, which has a slight seaward inclination, but is easy to walk upon, and for nearly ioo yds.

  • high, bearing a dozen or more large deflexed, funnelshaped, white, purple-stained flowers; L.

  • Thus at this period Poland was a confederation of half a dozen semiindependent states.

  • And now, eighty-four years after his death, Poland was once more split up into half a dozen loosely federated states in the hands of country gentlemen too ignorant and prejudiced to look beyond the boundaries of their own provinces.

  • The Potoccy, whose possessions in south Poland and the Ukraine covered thousands of square miles, the Radziwillowie, who were omnipotent in Lithuania and included half a dozen millionaires`' amongst them, the Lubomirscy and their fellows, hated the Czartoryscy because they were too eminent, and successfully obstructed all their well-meant efforts.

  • During the dozen or more years he spent in Germany he was entrusted with several honourable and difficult missions, which brought him into contact with the courts of Dresden,Vienna, Munich and Wurttemberg, as well as with Napoleon.

  • They are very prolific, the female producing several litters in the year, each consisting of over a dozen blind young; and these, when not more than three weeks old, are turned out of the parental burrow to form underground homes for themselves.

  • Phrynosoma, with about a dozen species, the "horned toads" of California to Texas, and through Mexico.

  • Of its several dozen genera only two extend through and beyond Central America: Ameiva into the eastern and western Hot-lands of Mexico, Cnemidophorus (monographed by H.

  • In all about a dozen genera, with some 60, mostly tropical species.

  • The Italian Bible was printed a dozen times before A.D.

  • in Egypt the digit is found in tomb sculptures as 0.727 (27); while from a dozen examples in the later remains we find the mean, 0.728 (25).

  • The mean of a dozen foot-measures (1) gives 11.616 ± 0.008, and of long lengths and buildings 11.607 ± 0.01.

  • But probably as good theories could be found for any other amount; and certainly the facts should not be set aside, as almost every author has done, in favour of some one of half a dozen theories.

  • The food of the common people is chiefly made up of Indian corn, beans, red peppers and " tomatoes," There are about 50 known species of beans (Phaseolus) in Mexico and Central America, and probably a dozen species of red peppers (Capsicum) which are used both in seasoning and in making chili sauce.

  • But there were about a dozen intermediate " named varieties," of which the salto-atras (tending away from white) and tente en l'aire (tending towards white) may be mentioned; and many of the last named eventually passed into the Creole class, sometimes by the decree of a court.

  • In this genus the number of segments composing the pygidium is obscured, as also it is in the genus Illaenus, which has as many as ten movable segments preceding the large semi-circular pygidium; but in such forms as Ogygia and Asaphus, which have about eight free segments, the sutural lines on the pygidium indicate that it is composed of about a dozen or more segments.

  • No fewer than three rebellions, with the object of releasing and reinstating him, had to be suppressed, and his prison was changed half a dozen times.

  • Between 1800 and 1805 a dozen families settled here, and in the latter year a grist mill, the first manufacturing establishment, was built on Onondaga Creek.

  • Richardson Afterwards Wrote Half A Dozen Other Romances, Dealing Chiefly With Incidents In Canadian History.

  • The feelers of these insects are elongate and thread-like, consisting of from a dozen to nearly thirty segments.

  • There are only two towns, Bengazi and Derna, and not half a dozen settlements beside, worthy to be called villages.

  • In the year of a presidential election the citizen may be called upon to vote at one time for all of the following: (1) National candidates - president and vice-president (indirectly through the electoral college) and members of the House of Representatives; (2) state candidates - governor, members of the state legislature, attorney-general, treasurer, &c.; (3) county candidates - sheriff, county judges, district attorney, &c.; (4) municipal or town candidates - mayor, aldermen, selectmen, &c. The number of persons actually voted for may therefore be ten or a dozen, or it may be many more.

  • Here he reared a continuous rampart with a ditch in front of it, fair-sized forts, probably a dozen in number, built either close behind it or actually abutting on it, and a connecting road running from end to end.

  • Besides the dozen forts on the wall, one or two outposts may have been held at Ardoch and Abernethy along the natural route which runs by Stirling and Perth to the lowlands of the east coast.

  • Thus during the 1st century we hear of about a dozen different tribes in and around the lower part of the basin of the Rhine.

  • Of this farm he " tilled as much as kept half a dozen men," retaining also grass for a hundred sheep and thirty cattle.

  • The plain extending from Urfa to a dozen miles below Harran has a rich red-brown humus derived from the Nimrud Dagh east of Edessa.

  • The experiments of Raoult on solutions of organic bodies in water and on solutions of many substances in some dozen organic solvents have confirmed this result, and therefore the theoretical value of the osmotic pressure from which it was deduced.

  • On the other hand the chain between the Great St Bernard and the Simplon sinks at barely half a dozen points below a level of 10,000 ft.

  • The Ashanti are divided into a large number of tribes, of whom a dozen may be distinguished, namely, the Bekwai, Adansi, Juabin, Kokofu, Kumasi, Mampon, Nsuta, Nkwanta, Dadiassi, Daniassi, Ofinsu and Adjisu.

  • In this way he spent some dozen years, till 1541, when he was invited by Archbishop Ernst to settle at Salzburg, under his protection.

  • A few translations into other languages exist, as of the Chirurgia magna and some other works into French, and of one or two into Dutch, Italian and even Arabic. The translations into English amount to about a dozen, dating mostly from the middle of the 17th century.

  • Krushevats is the capital of a department bearing the same name, and has an active trade in tobacco, hemp, flax, grain and livestock, for the sale of which it possesses about a dozen markets.

  • The rivers flow across the plain in broad, level valleys, only a few hundred or even only a few dozen feet lower than the watersheds; they separate into many branches, enclosing islands, forming creeks, and drowning wide tracts of land during inundations.

  • Hardly half a dozen monasteries survive, inhabited by small and ever dwindling communities.

  • After the rise of the kingdom, palaces were erected separate from the temples; the sites of those of Hadad-nirari I., Shalmaneser I., and Assur-nazir-pal have been discovered by the German excavators, and about a dozen more are referred to in the inscriptions.

  • Artichokes and tomato sauce are the principal of these products, of which several dozen million tins are annually exported from Sicily to the Italian mainland, to Germany and to South America.

  • She lays several dozen eggs in a carefully prepared nest.

  • There is no noticeable monument of the dozen troubled years of the end of the dynasty.

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

  • After some half - dozen miscellaneous single prints - "Samson and the Lion," the "Annunciation," the "Ten Thousand Martyrs," the "Knight and Men-at-arms," the "Men's Bath," &c. - he undertook and by 1498 completed his famous series of sixteen great designs for the Apocalypse.

  • On some of the platforms there are upwards of a dozen images, now thrown from their pedestals and lying in all directions.

  • A man may see some sport on an animal that cost him £40; others may consider it necessary to keep an expensive establishment at Melton Mowbray or elsewhere in the Shires, with a dozen or more 500-guinea hunters, some covert-hacks, and a corresponding staff of servants.

  • The usual length of such a suttanta is about a dozen pages; only a few of them are longer, and a collection of such suttantas might be called a book.

  • The last dozen vertebrae each carry a pair of well-developed typical quills.

  • Three-fourths of all the buildings of the city are of one very high storey; there are but a few dozen buildings as high as four storeys.

  • Within half a dozen years no fewer than fifty-four new prisons were built on the Pentonville plan, which now began to serve generally as a "model" for imitation, not in England alone, but all over the world.

  • The proportion of the coloured element steadily rose from 11% in 1820 to 28% in 1900, at which time there were more than a dozen counties along the border of the Mississippi and lower Arkansas in which the negroes numbered 50 to 89% of the total.

  • In 1900 a dozen other towns had a population exceeding 2500, the most important being Hot Springs (9973), Helena (5550), Texarkana (4914), Jonesboro (4508), Fayetteville (4061), Eureka Springs (3572), Mena (3423) and Paragould (3324).

  • Of Asmai's many works mentioned in the catalogue known as the Fihrist, only about half a dozen are extant.

  • The proximity of the mountain range to the seashore causes the rivers of the west coast, with the single exception of the Padas, to be rapid, boulder-obstructed, shallow streams of little value as means of communication for a distance of more than half a dozen miles from their mouths.

  • There is no reason why the date 476 should stand out in European history more strongly than half a dozen other such dates.

  • This is a species of comparatively limited range, breeding only in some two or three localities in the Shetlands, about half a dozen in the Faeroes, 3 and hardly more in Iceland.

  • Owen (13,102), Teocalli Mountain (13,220), Snow Mass (13,970, Hayden) and Maroon (14,003, Hayden) mountains, Castle Peak (14,259), Capitol Mountain (13,997, Hayden), Pyramid Peak (13,885, Hayden), Taylor Peak (13,419), and about a dozen other summits above 12,000 ft.

  • The Southern Park, which runs into New Mexico, is traversed by the Rio Grande del Norte and more than a dozen of its mountain tributaries.

  • More than a dozen mountain passes lie above io,000 ft.

  • At the beginning of the 18th century there were still 250 houses, and it is stated that there had been Boo; this, however, includes 43 in England, where Dugdale says he could find traces only of a dozen: so that the high figures are probably apocryphal.

  • With Marshall, his brother-in-law, and about a dozen fellow-believers he settled at Sandy Creek, North Carolina, and in a few years had built up a church with a membership of more than six hundred.

  • As soon as ten or a dozen eggs are laid, the cock begins to brood, always taking his place on them at nightfall surrounded by the hens, while by day they relieve one another, more it would seem to guard their common treasure from jackals and small beasts of prey than directly to forward the process of hatching, for that is often left wholly to the sun.'

  • The first "detectives" appointed numbered only a dozen, three inspectors and nine sergeants, to whom, however, six constables were shortly added as "auxiliaries," but the number was gradually enlarged as the manifest uses of the system became more and more obvious.

  • His part in building up the Roman Catholic Church in western Pennsylvania cannot be estimated; but it is said that at his death there were 10,000 members of his church in the district where forty years before he had found a scant dozen.

  • Among the nine hundred species of Solanum less than a dozen have this property of forming tubers, but similar growths are formed at the ends of the shoots of the common bramble, of Convolvulus sepium, of Helianthus tuberoses, the so-called Jerusalem artichoke, of Sagittaria, and other plants.

  • The worst was that of 1868; it caused five deaths, and cracked a dozen old buildings.

  • Two hundred discourses exist to prove his fecundity, while his versatility is shown by the fact that he could treat the same subject differently on half a dozen occasions.

  • These volumes contain about a dozen works of the oldest school of Buddhism, the Hinayana, and about 300 works, mostly very short, belonging to the Tantra school.

  • In Worcester, or within a radius of a dozen miles of it, were the homes of Elias Howe, inventor of the sewing machine; Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin; Erastus Bigelow (1814-1879), inventor of the carpet weaving machine; Dr Russell L.

  • From a dozen to a score may be seen at once so occupying themselves.

  • The shores of Botany Bay were found to be unsuitable for residence or cultivation, and Captain Phillip transferred the people under his command to Port Jackson, half a dozen miles away, near the site of the present city of Sydney.

  • Dom Bouquet's Historiens de la Gaule et de la France - the national repertory for French historians - is but one of a dozen tasks of similar magnitude.

  • Here rises the peak of Snowdon (3560 ft.), the culminating point of South Britain, and near it half a dozen summits exceed 3000 ft., while Cader Idris, farther south, though slightly lower, presents a singularly imposing outline.

  • In the Alaskan Range and the Aleutian Range there are more than a dozen live volcanoes, several of them remarkable; the latter range is composed largely of volcanic material.

  • The output of eggs increased from 9,3 6 9,534 dozen in 1889 to 13,304,150 dozen in 1899.

  • The book trade is represented by about a dozen firms, including that of the great geographical house of Justus Perthes, founded in 1785.

  • It contains the loftiest summits of the entire range, fully a dozen exceeding Mont Blanc in altitude (see table below).

  • These two ranges are connected by more than half a dozen short transverse spurs or necks, inclosing as many cirques or high cauldron glens.

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