In these very hot drifts the fatality was large.
The trade winds give rise, in the region most exposed to their influence, to two westward-moving drifts - the equatorial currents, which are separated in parts of their course by currents moving in the opposite direction along the equatorial belt.
The second branch proceeds north-westwards towards the West Indies, where it mingles with the waters of the northern equatorial; and the two drifts, blocked by the
Half walking in the paths, half working our way through the lesser drifts, we succeeded in reaching a pine grove just outside a broad pasture.
We've got some three foot drifts on the road out here.
By now, more than two feet was packed against the door, though the exact depth was difficult to determine in the wind-driven drifts.
Elsewhere local surface currents are developed, either drifts due to the direct action of the winds, or streams produced by wind action heaping water up against the land; but these nowhere rise to the dignity of a distinct current system, although they are often sufficient to obliterate the feeble tidal action characteristic of the Mediterranean.
The clays of the Rolling Downs formation overlie a series of sands and drifts, saturated with water under high pressure, which discharges at the surface as a flowing well, when a borehole pierces the impermeable cover.
Iridosmine occurs commonly with gold or tin in alluvial drifts.
Diamonds are found in all the states; but only in New South Wales have any attempts been made to work the diamond drifts.
Other precious stones, including the sapphire, emerald, oriental emerald, ruby, opal, amethyst, garnet, chrysolite, topaz, cairngorm, onyx, zircon, etc., have been found in the gold and tin bearing drifts and river gravels in numerous localities throughout the states.
The manatee, or sea-cow, frequents the mouths of rivers, the sargasso drifts, and the regions of submarine fresh-water springs off the coast.
About noon the 2nd of February Napoleon attacked them, but the weather was terrible, and the ground so heavy that his favourite artillery, the mainstay of his whole system of warfare, was useless and in the drifts of snow which at intervals swept across the field, the columns lost their direction and many were severely handled by the Cossacks.
The surface drifts of the greater part of the state, which are almost wholly of glacial origin, have provided Minnesota with a remarkably fertile soil.
The empirical data on which the hydrodynamical investigations are based are: (I) observed velocities and directions of oceanic currents and drifts; (2) salinity; (3) density; (4) temperature of the sea water in situ; (5) oceanic soundings.
The air, after being chilled on the plateaus during the winter, drifts, owing to its greater density, down upon the lowlands; hence in the region of the lower Lena there obtains an exceedingly low temperature throughout the winter, and Verkhoyansk, in 67°N., is the pole of cold of the eastern hemisphere.
The Delagoa Bay railway being at length completed to Pretoria and Johannesburg, Kruger determined to take steps to bring the Rand traffic over The Netherlands railway Drifts began by putting a prohibitive tariff on goods from the Vaal river.
Kruger then closed the drifts (or fords) on the river by which the wagons crossed.
The Tugela is crossed by well-known drifts, to which roads from Natal and Zululand converge.
As the sinking of shafts or the driving of narrow entries or drifts is expensive, and as the mineral extracted rarely pays more than a small fraction of the cost, it is usual to plan this exploratory work so that the openings made shall serve some useful purpose later.
As soon as it appears reasonably certain that the property is workable the mine will be opened by one or more shafts, drifts or tunnels, and the underground passages for active mining operations will be started.
Drifts, entries and tunnels find their chief application in mining regions cut by deep valleys.
Drifts and inclined shafts following the deposit may prove difficult of maintenance when the workings become large and settlement of the overlying strata begins.
Natural ventilation is impracticable in flat deposits worked by drifts and without shafts.
2, which are driven across the stratification, or generally anywhere not in coal, are known as " stone drifts."
The area is laid out by two pairs of level drifts, parallel to each other, about 150 yds.
We may gradually invent means of tracing more and more closely the average drifts of translation or orientation, or of changes of arrangement, of the atoms; but there will always remain an unaveraged residue devoid of any recognized regularity, which we can only estimate by its total amount.
Sapphire is widely distributed through the gold-bearing drifts of Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, but the blue colour of the Australian stones is usually dark, and it is notable that green tints are not infrequent.
This building, erected in the 15th century amid the barren dunes bordering the east shore of the estuary near its mouth, in place of a more ancient oratory, was long buried beneath drifts of sand.
The prevalence of south-west winds during nine months of the year and of north-west during three (April - June) has a strong influence on the temperature and rainfall, tides, river mouths and outlets, and also, geologically, on dunes and sand drifts, and on fens and the accumulation of clay on the coast.
" The occurrence of stones and boulders far removed from their parent source early attracted the attention of geologists, but for a long period the phenomena, now known as of glacial origin, were unexplained, and the drifts were looked upon as little more than ` extraneous rubbish,' the product of geological agents, quite distinct from those which helped to form the more ` solid ' rocks that underlie them."
But, whilst recognizing the existence of local drifts and systems, and admitting the possibility of relative motion between the nearer and more distant, or other classes of stars, it is;only recently that astronomers have seriously doubted the correctness of the hypothesis of random distribution of stellar motions as at least a rough representation of the truth.
These two streams or drifts prevail in every part of the sky examined, and contain nearly equal numbers of stars; that is to say, in whatever part of the sky we look about half the stars are found to belong to one and half to the other of the two great drifts.
It seems difficult to account for the very remarkable and unsymmetrical distribution of the motions, unless we suppose that the stars form two more or less separate systems superposed; and it has been found possible by assuming two drifts with suitably assigned velocities to account very satisfactorily for the observed motions.
The phenomenon of two drifts was discovered by an examination of the Bradley proper motions (Brit.
Dyson has traced the presence of the two drifts in all parts of the sky.
The general results indicate that one of the drifts is moving (relatively to the sun) directly away from a point near a Ophiuchi (about R.A.
These two points may be called the apices of the two drifts, for they are analogues of the solar apex on the one-drift theory; they are about 110° apart.
The velocities of the drifts differ considerably, the one whose apex is in Ophiuchus having about 1 2 times the speed of the other.
We may conveniently distinguish the two drifts as the slow-moving and fast-moving drifts respectively; but it should be remembered that, since these motions are measured relatively to the sun, this distinction is not physically significant.
The stars appear to be nearly equally divided between the two drifts.
There is also clear evidence that the mean distances of both drifts from us are very approximately the same.
Having determined the motions of the two drifts, and knowing also that the stars are nearly equally divided between them, it is evidently possible to determine the mean motion of the drifts combined.
Nach., 3 16 3, 345 1, and 3491) is also explained when the two drifts are recognized.
Now the position of this line, as found by Kobold, actually is a (properly weighted) mean between the corresponding lines of symmetry of the two drifts, but naturally it lies in the acute angle between them, whereas the line of the solar motion is also a weighted mean between the two lines of drift, but lies in the obtuse angle between them.
Again, there are chambers with drifts of snowy crystals of the sulphate of magnesia, the ceilings so thickly covered with their efflorescence that a loud concussion will cause them to fall like flakes of snow.
The western plains contain isolated ridges of the old Archean and Lower Palaeozoic rocks; but in the main, they consist of plains of Cretaceous beds covered by Cainozoic drifts.
Thereupon President Kruger arbitrarily closed the drifts (fords) on the Vaal river, and thus prevented through waggon traffic, causing an enormous block of waggons on the banks of the Vaal.
P. Schreiner was one, and a protest was then sent by Mr Chamberlain stating that the government would regard the closing of the drifts as a breach of the London Convention, and as an unfriendly action calling for the gravest remonstrance.
President Kruger at once reopened the drifts, and undertook that he would issue no further proclamation on the subject except after consultation with the imperial government.
In winter the gales often fill the streets to the depth of several feet, with drifts of sand from the surrounding dunes, which, however, are noted in summer for the dry and bracing air.
North of the equator the surface circulation is under the control of the monsoons, and changes with them, the currents consisting chiefly of north-east and south-west drifts in the open sea, and induced streams following the coasts.
The scent of jasmine and lotus blossom drifts through the clear air from the rich jungle flora.
A stroll around many of the UK gardens open to the public will reveal in the autumn, drifts of hardy cyclamen.
A blizzard had been raging over the Christmas period, and large snow drifts built up.
drifts of wild daffodils, bluebells, terrestrial orchids and snowdrops.
drifts along on the winds of it's whims.
drifts off, she reaches for the tent peg.
drone of a plane drifts down.
irresistible aroma of local trattoria food drifts across the square.
nightingale song drifts over the heaths.
A part of the time-dependent variations observed in archaeomagnetic field models consists of episodic longitudinal drifts with a similar periodicity.
Around the lakes and streams, drifts of colorful primulas are starting to give several months of color.
In this presentation we will report the observation of drifts in the responsivity of cryogenically-cooled infrared filter radiometers which have very strong wavelength dependence.
These drifts can result in the increase or decrease of the response of the filter radiometers by over 5% .
Parts of the Pennines received a snowfall up to 15cm, while drifts up to 1.5m high were recorded.
These can produce large areas of color in the summer such as areas of pink thrift and drifts of purple Sea Lavender.
Other precious stones, including the sapphire, emerald, oriental emerald, ruby, opal, amethyst, garnet, chrysolite, topaz, cairngorm, onyx, zircon, &c., have been found in the gold and tin bearing drifts and river gravels in numerous localities throughout the states.
Again, the anti-Wagnerians were entirely justified in penetrating below the splendidly simple and original orchestration of the night-scene between Ortrud and Telramund, and pointing out how feebly its music drifts among a dozen vague keys by means of the diminished 7th; a device which teachers have tried to weed out of every highflown exercise since that otiose chord was first discovered in the 17th century.
The air, after being chilled on the plateaus during the winter, drifts, owing to its greater density, down upon the lowlands; hence in the region of the lower Lena there obtains an exceedingly low temperature throughout the winter, and Verkhoyansk, in 67Ã‚°N., is the pole of cold of the eastern hemisphere.
The west-wind drifts on the poleward side carry back part of the water southward to reunite with the equatorial current, and thus there is set up an anticyclonic circulation of water between io and 40Ã‚° in each hemisphere, the movement of the water corresponding very closely with that of the wind.
These two points may be called the apices of the two drifts, for they are analogues of the solar apex on the one-drift theory; they are about 110Ã‚° apart.
In the closing passage he drifts over from an account of this interview with Peter into a sort of monologue upon the incompatibility of the Mosaic law with the Christian gospel (ii.
Too often the brown, barren, sun-scorched ridges are obscured in the yellow dust haze which drifts upwards from the plains; too often the whole perspective of hill and vale is blotted out in the grey mists that sweep in soft, resistless columns against these southern slopes, to be condensed and precipitated in ceaseless, monotonous rainfall.
My earliest distinct recollection of my father is making my way through great drifts of newspapers to his side and finding him alone, holding a sheet of paper before his face.
High mounds, pyramids heaped in fantastic shapes, and impenetrable drifts lay scattered in every direction.
Narrow paths were shoveled through the drifts.
As the days wore on, the drifts gradually shrunk, but before they were wholly gone another storm came, so that I scarcely felt the earth under my feet once all winter.
Plunging through drifts, leaping hollows, swooping down upon the lake, we would shoot across its gleaming surface to the opposite bank.
It is frequently covered up by drifts, and, it is said, "sometimes plunges from on wing into the soft snow, where it remains concealed for a day or two."
These drifts can result in the increase or decrease of the response of the filter radiometers by over 5 %.
While the film does keep adults and kids relatively entertained, it also drifts into both lame slapstick and sappy sentimentality.
The electric slide guitar which drifts in and out gives the music a spacey feel.
These can produce large areas of color in the summer such as areas of pink Thrift and drifts of purple Sea Lavender.
Tufted feet give the cat an appearance of having snowshoes and help him easily walk through drifts of snow.Many of the original Maine Coon cats from New England have multiple toes; this is known as polydactalism.
The smoke from a forest fire can drift hundreds of miles, carry pollutants as it drifts, darken the sky, and spread to create poor air quality.
Try to continue meditating for the full time no matter how frustrated you get or how many times an unwelcome thought drifts into your head.
Cross-country skiers also like knee-high socks to protect against snow drifts.
Holly's variegated foliage and berries and the many shades of green, ranging from light green to the blue green of spruce trees ensures color in the landscape among the snow drifts and gray winter skies.
Drifts: Snow drifts may seem soft and fluffy, but they can quickly obscure lanes and become formidable obstacles for any size vehicle.
Blizzard Beach: This second water park at Disney World has a chill in the air with its snowy theme, complete with icicles and drifts among the water slides.
This is when you use repeated drifts throughout the race to get even faster speeds.
You may lose control of your cars once in a while, but you can weave in and out of traffic with ease and take corners with big drifts.
After all 3 are full, you'll be wasting your drifts because there's nothing to fill up.
The quiet solitude of a snow covered meadow or the amazing sight of the huge wind drifts along the sides of a cliff are often enough to get people coming back for more winter camping every year.
After a day on the slopes, what could be more romantic than curling up together in front of a roaring fireplace while snow gently drifts outside the windows?
As she drifts off, she is talking about a world of her own and how it would be different from the world in which she lives, and then the white rabbit comes by.
The further away your soul drifts from its central source and the further it finds itself from communion with God, the more likely you will find yourself reincarnated into lesser lives.
If you're experiencing any situation where the temperature gauge drifts to the upper end of the scale, do not keep the engine running.
Alas for excellent intentions, her escape pod is improperly directed and misses the main space lanes, and drifts for years.
I've been on snowshoes crunching through drifts while dictating scenes on frozen ice caps for my Star Wars books.
The snow continued to fall as Dean pulled in front of Bird Song, angled his Jeep as best he could in the drifts, and climbed to the porch.
The west-wind drifts on the poleward side carry back part of the water southward to reunite with the equatorial current, and thus there is set up an anticyclonic circulation of water between io and 40° in each hemisphere, the movement of the water corresponding very closely with that of the wind.
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