How to use Drought in a sentence

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  • Heat and drought had continued for more than three weeks.

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  • The drought is severe; rain falls rarely and in small quantities.

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  • The district is exposed to drought and also to destructive floods.

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  • The walking or climbing fishes, which are peculiar to south-eastern Asia and Africa, are organized so as to be able to breathe when out of the water, and they are thus fitted to exist under conditions which would be fatal to other fishes, being suited to live in the regions of periodical drought and rain in which they are found.

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  • The value of the trade depends on regular rains, so that in seasons of drought the exports seriously diminish.

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  • The religious significance of the plague of drought and locusts is expressed in ch.

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  • The drought of 1898 was interrupted by copious rains in June, and these falling on a warm soil led to a rapid growth of grass and, as measured by yield per acre, an exceedingly heavy crop of hay.

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  • They are flooded of ter rain, and in seasons of drought many of them, especially the tributaries of the Darling, become chains of ponds.

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  • The plain is for the most part sandy and almost barren, subject to heavy floods in the rainy season, and to severe drought in the dry weather.

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  • Another matter which deserves attention was the great drought which culminated in the year 1902.

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  • In seasons of drought they are hardly more than swamps and mud flats, which for a time may become a grassy plain, or desolate coast encrusted with salt.

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  • Apart from the coast region, seasons of drought are not uncommon.

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  • Both statistically and experimentally we find that a damp soil favours its life and development, while prolonged submersion and drought kill it.

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  • Many soils of a light sandy or gravelly or peaty nature and liable to drought and looseness of texture can be improved by the addition of large amounts of clay of an ordinary character.

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  • In recent years it has suffered severely from drought.

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  • The extreme rigour of the climate of Tibet, which combines great cold with great drought, makes the country essentially very poor, and the chief portion of it little better than desert.

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  • With regard to the occurrence of plants, such as Juncus effusus, which possess xerophytic characters and yet live in situations which are not ordinarily of marked physiological dryness, it should be remembered that such habitats are liable to occasional physical drought; and a plant must eventually succumb if it is not adapted to the extreme conditions of its habitat.

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  • What was once a large river is now a tiny rivulet because of the drought?

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  • Sage is a good companion to rosemary since both are drought tolerant.

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  • For some years previously the pastoral industry had been declining Drought.

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  • Thus, within the last quarter of the 19th century - and, as a matter of fact, only fourteen years apart - two royal commissions on agriculture were appointed, the one in a year of memorable flood, 1879, and the other in a year of disastrous drought, 1893.

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  • The effects of a prolonged autumn drought, as distinguished from spring and summer drought, are shown in the very low yield of turnips in 1899.

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  • From these structural and palaeontological evidences, geologists suppose that the formation of the cave was carried on simultaneously with the excavation of the valley; that the small streams, flowing down the upper ramifications of the valley, entered the western opening of the cave, and traversing the fissures in the limestone, escaped by the lower openings in the chief valley; and that the rounded pebbles found in the shingle bed were carried in by these streams. It would be only at times of drought that the cave was frequented by animals, a theory which explains the small quantity of animal remains in the shingle.

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  • Occasionally, the whole country suffers much from drought; but disastrous floods not unfrequently occur, particularly in the spring, when the beds of the rivers are inadequate to contain the increased volume of water caused by the rapid melting of the snows on the Carpathians.

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  • These strange plants usually grow in rocky places with little or no earth to support them; and it is said that in times of drought the cattle resort to them to allay their thirst, first ripping them up with their horns and tearing off the outer skin, and then devouring the moist succulent parts.

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  • They split drought (Vritra) and bring rain, and cause earthquakes.

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  • The district suffered from drought in 1896-1897.

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  • Yellowing is a common sign of water-logged roots, and if accompanied by wilting may be due to drought.

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  • But when Greek deities were introduced into Rome on the advice of the Sibylline books (in 495 B.C., on the occasion of a severe drought), Demeter, the Greek goddess of seed and harvest, whose worship was already common in Sicily and Lower Italy, usurped the place of Ceres in Rome, or rather, to Ceres were added the religious rites which the Greeks paid to Demeter, and the mythological incidents which originated with her.

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  • Broadly speaking, the forests here yield to steppes, and the soil is very fertile; but the whole region suffers periodically from drought.

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  • The absence of the ordinary bright green colours of vegetation is another peculiarity of this flora, almost all the plants having glaucous or whitened stems. Foliage is reduced to a minimum, the moisture of the plant being stored up in massive or fleshy stems against the long-continued drought.

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  • With the exceptions of 1891 and 1894, every year in the period 1891-1900 was stricken by drought.

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  • The average rainfall is in.; it is, however, uncertain; periods of drought have extended over three years.

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  • Probably, at least half of these represent Australians, impelled to emigrate by years of drought.

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  • The climate is generally such as to secure the population the necessaries of life without severe labour; the extremes of heat and drought are such as to render the land unsuitable for pasture, and the people everywhere subsist by cultivation of the soil or commerce, and live in settled villages or towns.

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  • The effects of a prolonged [[Table Ix]].-Estimated Annual Average Yield per Acre of Crops in spring and summer drought, like that of 1893, are exemplified in the circumstance that four corn crops and the two hay crops all registered very low average yields that year, viz.

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  • Mangels are sown earlier and have a longer period of growth than turnips; if they become well established in the summer they are less susceptible to autumn drought.

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  • Despite the many obstacles it had to meet, including drought, commercial depression and the hostility of many of the ex-burghers, the crown colony administration had achieved remarkable results.

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  • There is little snow, no severe winter cold, and no summer drought.

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  • The yellowing and subsequent casting of leaves, for instance, is a very general symptom of disease in plants, and may be induced by drought, extremes of temperature, insufficient or excessive illumination, excess of water at the roots, the action of parasitic Fungi, insects, worms, &c., or of poisonous gases, and so forth; and extreme caution is necessary in.

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  • The island lacks water, and is dusty during drought, but is fertile, producing fruit, wine and olive oil; the indigenous flora comprises Boo species.

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  • It is quite possible for a hot dry season to be associated with a large yield of corn, provided the drought is confined to a suitable period, as was the case in 1896 and still more so in 1898; the English wheat crops in those years were probably the biggest in yield per acre that had been harvested since 1868, which is always looked back upon as a remarkable year for wheat.

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  • There are no navigable streams. The climate and productions are not unlike those of Java, though the rains are heavier, the drought more severe, and the fertility less.

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  • The precipitation in southern Saskatchewan and Alberta is much more variable than farther east and north, so that in some seasons crops have been a failure through drought, but large areas are now being brought under irrigation to avoid such losses.

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  • They owe their capacity to live under the most inhospitable conditions to the dual nature of the organism, and to their capacity to withstand extremes of heat, cold and drought without destruction.

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  • Related to the physiological drought, such plants possess some xerophytic characters; and, related to the physical wetness, the plants possess the aeration channels.

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  • Similarly in the earlier pre-exilian period of Israel's occupation of Canaanite territory the Hebrews were always subject to this tendency to worship the old Baal or `Ashtoreth (the goddess who made the cattle and flocks prolific).3 A few years of drought or of bad seasons would make a Hebrew settler betake himself to the old Canaanite gods.

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  • The melting of the mountain snow-caps in the spring causes severe freshets, which in turn are followed by long seasons of drought at a time when water is most needed for agricultural purposes.

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  • The misfortunes of 1892 proved to be merely a preparation for the disasters of 1893, in which year occurred the most destructive drought within living memory.

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  • The country suffers also from periods of excessive heat and general drought, while locusts occasionally sweep over the land, devouring every green thing.

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  • If it allows of too free drainage drought sets in and the plants, not getting enough water for their needs, become stunted in size.

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  • A perfect soil would be such a blend of sand, clay, chalk and humus as would contain sufficient clay and humus to prevent drought, enough sand to render it pervious to fresh air and prevent waterlogging, chalk enough to correct the tendency to acidity of the humus present, and would have within it various substances which would serve as food-materials to the crops.

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  • Heat and cold, rain and drought, the winds in relation to the points of the compass, were nearest their wants and supplies, and were never out of their thoughts.

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  • The soil in the valleys is volcanic and fertile, but the gradual utilization of natural timber increases the liability to drought, as there are no streams. The climate is variable and rainy.

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  • But the appearance of males seems to be as much associated with those of summer drought as of winter cold.

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  • In tropical countries drought is the commonest cause of a failure in the harvest, and where great droughts are not uncommon - as in parts of India and Australia - the hydraulic engineer comes to the rescue by devising systems of water-storage and irrigation.

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  • In both the Castiles the central plateau has a naturally fertile soil, for after rain a luxuriant vegetation appears; but drought is common, owing to the insufficient volume of the rivers, and the failure of the Spaniards to extend the fine system of irrigation which the Moors originated.

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  • On a bare rocky surface a fungus would die from want of organic substance and an alga from drought and want of mineral substances.

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  • In the Mexican house the plants will generally be able to withstand greater drought occasionally, being greatly assisted by their thick pseudobulbs.

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  • In the north, spring planting of strawberries is generally advised for market conditions; although planting in early fall or late summer is successful when the ground is well prepared and when it does not suffer from drought.

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  • In time of drought the water in the canals and boezems is allowed to run back into the polders, and so serve a double purpose as water-reservoirs.

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  • She received the prophet with hospitality, sharing with him her all but exhausted store, in faith of his promise in the name of the God of Israel that the supply would not fail so long as the drought lasted.

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  • Elsewhere in India the rainfall is usually sufficient for all the cultivation of the district, but about every eleven years comes a season of drought, during which canal water is so precious as to make it worth while to construct costly canals merely to serve as a protection against famine.

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  • In honour of the Horae a yearly festival (Horaea) was celebrated, at which protection was sought against the scorching heat and drought, and offerings were made of boiled meat as less insipid and more nutritious than roast.

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  • Sometimes the rains fail altogether, and then a drought (secca) ensues, causing famine and pestilence throughout the entire region.

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  • The district suffered from drought in 1896-1897, and again in 1899-1900.

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  • However, the drought hazard in Africa can be expected to continue, recurring at unpredictable intervals.

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  • Drought is a major cause of loss of sugar beet yield in the UK.

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  • Will grow 30cm tall in sun or shade, and is tolerant of drought too !

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  • Changes in zooplankton populations in a wetland ecosystem due to drought.

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  • When faced with a drought, rationing and allocating water must be done carefully.

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  • For example, you don't want to plant drought resistant rosemary with water and shade loving mint and peppermint.

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  • The Red Cross has helpful information about how to make an emergency preparedness kit, as well as tips for dealing with summer-related situations that can affect personal safety, such as a heat wave or a drought.

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  • The past year has been slow for science fiction movies, but it looks like there's going to be a nice selection to choose from if you are a science fiction fan and have felt this sci-fi drought has hampered your movie style.

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  • The hot drought of 1893 extended over the spring and summer months, but there was an abundant rainfall in the autumn; correspondingly there was an unprecedentedly bad yield of corn and hay crops, but a moderately fair yield of the main root crops (turnips and swedes).

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  • She is the personification of the earth suffering from drought, on which the fertilizing rain descends from heaven.

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  • The equable temperature of these cellars and their freedom from drought is one cause of their great success; to this must be added the natural virgin spawn, for by continually using spawn taken from mushroom-producing beds the potency for reproduction is weakened.

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  • The arboreous forms which least require the humid and equable heat of the more truly tropical and equatorial climates, and are best able to resist the high temperatures and excessive drought of the northern Indian hot months from April to June, are certain Leguminosae, Bauhinia, Acacia, Butea and Dalbergia, Bombax, Shorea, Nauclea, Lagerstroemia, and Bignonia, a few bamboos and palms, with others which extend far beyond the tropic, and give a tropical aspect to the forest to the extreme northern border of the Indian plain.

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  • The conglomerates consist almost entirely of pebbles of quartz set in a hard 2 At the Standerton gauge on the Vaal in 1905-1906, a year of extreme drought, the total flow was 8,017,000,000 cub.

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  • Through fear of drought the islanders removed to Tahiti in 1830, but disapproved of both the climate and the morals of this island, and returned to Pitcairn in 1831.

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  • In times of drought these animals undoubtedly resorted to the same water-courses for drink, and thus their fossilized remains are found associated.

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  • It is further related by the Mexican historians that the Toltec nation all but perished in the 11th century by years of drought, famine and.

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  • Though so little sensitive to drought and extremes of temperature lichens appear to be very easily affected by the presence in the air of noxious substances such as are found in large cities or manufacturing towns.

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  • But the most singular esculent lichen of all is the " manna lichen," which in times of drought and famine has served as food for large numbers of men and cattle in the arid steppes of various countries stretching from Algiers to Tartary.

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  • It any state most plants feed greedily upon it, and when pure or free from decaying wood or sticks it is a very safe ingredient in composts; but it is so liable to generate fungus, and the mycelium or spawn of certain fungi is so injurious to the roots of trees, attacking them if at all sickly or weakened by drought, that many cultivators prefer not' to mix leaf-mould with the soil used for permanent plants, as peaches or choice ornamental trees.

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  • He is said to have visited Ceos, where, by erecting a temple to Zeus Icmaeus (the giver of moisture), he freed the inhabitants from a terrible drought.

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  • There is no doubt that the primary influence that has guided the evolution of the architecture of the burrowing spiders has been that great necessity for the preservation of life, avoidance of enemies and protection from adverse physical conditions like rain, cold or drought.

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  • Inspection of a field of cotton shows that different plants vary as regards productiveness, length, and character of the lint, period of ripening, power of resistance to various pests and of withstanding drought.

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  • The lower level has extensive lagoons and swampy areas and suffers less from the long periodical drought.

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  • It is best adapted for application to clays and fen lands and should not be practised on shallow light sands or gravelly soils, since the humus so necessary for the fertility of such areas is reduced too much and the soil rendered too porous and liable to suffer from drought.

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  • This increase was not due to famine in Sind, for that rainless province depends always on the Indus, as Egypt does on the Nile, and where there is no rainfall there can be no drought.

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  • The rainfall was very deficient in 18 9518 97, causing famine in 1897; and in 1899-1900 there was drought in some sections.

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  • In the Bombay Deccan districts they cover generally upwards of 60% of the grain area, or an even larger proportion in years of drought.

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  • A severe drought, affecting almost the entire colony for several years, caused great depression of trade, and many farmers suffered severely.

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  • Drought and famine came in 1860, and then upon the impoverished state came the strain of the Civil War.

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  • The California town was affected by drought and water shortage.

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  • The lowland plain becomes drier to the south, with almost year round drought near the Argentine border.

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  • Genes from desert plants can be used to produce crops that withstand drought.

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  • This vast region is the poorest in Brazil and suffers from severe and recurring drought.

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  • In dry areas, choose plants that can tolerate drought - such plants often have gray or silver foliage.

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  • It is often abundant on well-drained or even thin soils due to the ability to survive summer drought.

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  • The drought is very great; rain falls rarely and in small quantities.

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  • The government might well be congratulated on having through artificial means ensured in that year of widespread drought and famine the cultivation of 27,326 sq.

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  • The consequences of this prolonged drought, which extended from Cape Comorin to the Deccan, and subsequently invaded northern India, were more disastrous than any similar calamity up to that time from the introduction of British rule.

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  • Like all other Marigolds, it stands drought well.

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  • Numerous tributaries of the Shari flow through the country, but much of the water is absorbed by swamps and sand-obstructed channels, and seasons of drought are recurrent.

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  • Other pulses, lentils, &c., are extensively grown, but the area under these crops is liable to great contraction in years of drought, as it consists for the most part of unirrigated lands.

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  • Plagues of locusts occasionally, during a drought, ruin growing crops; in damp wet weather these insects are destroyed by a fungus growth (Empusa gryllae) within their bodies.

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  • At one time the position appeared to be desperate, particularly in view of the fact that the farmers refused to believe that the trouble was due to anything other than the continuous drought of successive dry seasons, but at the present time, after much expenditure of energy and capital, the condition of affairs is once more fairly satisfactory.

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  • The exhaustion, or alleged exhaustion, by irrigation in Colorado of the waters of the Rio Grande has raised international questions of much interest between Mexico and the United States, which were settled in 1907 by a convention pledging the United States to deliver 60,000 acre-feet of water annually in the bed of the Rio Grande at the Acequia Madre, just above Juarez, in case of drought this supply being diminished proportionately to the diminution in the United States.

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  • These railways were built by the national government after the drought of 1877-1878 to give work to the starving refugees, and are now operated under leases.

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  • In either case they would not be subjected, at least in their growing season, to the same extremes of heat, cold and drought as plants growing on inland plains.

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  • The result was a severe famine in 1871-1872, which was further aggravated by drought and other circumstances.

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  • There were considerable losses of sheep in 1902 owing to the drought of that year, but the flocks in 1906 were of better quality than at any previous period and little short of the number of 1898.

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  • But the Alaska summer is the uncertain season; at times the nights are cold into July, at times snow falls and there are frosts in mid-August; sometimes rain is heavy, or again there is a veritable drought.

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  • The drought of 1896-1897 did indeed extend to Bengal, but not to such an extent as to cause actual famine.

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  • In summer the drought is severe, the heat during the day great, the nights cool and clear.

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  • Violent hailstorms, which do great damage, sometimes follow periods of drought.

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  • The slow recovery of the gold-mining and other industries in the Transvaal after the war was reflected in a great decline in trade in Cape Colony during the last half of 1903, the distress being aggravated by severe drought.

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  • An inch falling in a single day on a saturated mountain area will nearly all reach the rivers, but if it falls during a drought seven-eighths may be lost so far as the period of the drought is concerned.

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  • Thus natural or artificial surfaces which are completely permeable to rainfall may become almost impermeable when protected by surface water from drought and frost, and from earth-worms, vegetation and artificial disturbance.

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  • Its boundaries, however, cannot be definitely fixed, as they change with the periods of humidity and drought.

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  • For 1900-1901 the total expenditure on famine relief was nearly 3 crores (say, £2,000,000 sterling); and a continuance of drought necessitated an estimate of 1 crore in the budget of the following year.

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  • Then, in the event of a continued drought, fasts of increasing intensity are ordered; and as a last resort the ark is to be brought into the street and sprinkled with ashes, the heads of the Nasi and Ab-beth-din being at the same time similarly sprinkled.'

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  • Enclosed within the sporocarp they can endure a period of drought, but on the return of moist conditions are extruded from the sporocarp by the swelling of a special mucilaginous tissue and the spores become free.

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  • They require a moist atmosphere, and are exceedingly susceptible to drought.

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  • Will he break his World Cup goal drought this weekend?

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  • Drought intensity again declined in some of the affected regions but overall the rainfall deficiency remains exceptional.

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  • Plants like petunias and pelargoniums are drought resistant, but under watered fuchsias and lobelia can take weeks to recover.

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  • Most lichens that contain green algae can recover from drought by absorbing water from humid air and then begin to photosynthesise.

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  • Raiding has always been used as a strategy to restock herds during or after a drought.

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  • In very humid climates, periods of drought may turn rivers into strings of pools which are more conducive to vector breeding.

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  • We are particularly mindful of the impact a Drought Order would have on many smaller businesses.

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  • Levels are close to drought minima in a zone from Hertfordshire to Norfolk.

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  • As well as Korea, the drought has hit much of Northeast Asia including northern China and Mongolia.

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  • Recently, transgenic rice modulated in the polyamine biosynthetic pathway has been found to be drought tolerant [2, 3] .

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  • The drought had led to a pest population explosion on Bt cotton, but not on other cotton varieties.

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  • An emergency committee, headed by the prime minister, has been tasked to deal with the drought, Kim added.

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  • Now, a two-year drought that has left creeks dry and forced ranchers to sell livestock is increasing the ecological damage.

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  • The biggest enemy facing people isn't drought, but armed rebellion.

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  • Doing nothing except granting drought orders will just mean the current situation will continue to ride.

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  • Other groups of researchers around the world are pursuing the same drought tolerance goal.

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  • Combe St Nicholas Palmer records an oral tradition of a well here revealed in a dream during a drought at Chard.

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  • The year 1903 proved most bountiful, and in a few years all trace of the disastrous drought of 1902 passed away.

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  • Trees, of which the young buds are nipped by frost, would frequently not suffer material injury, were it not that the small frost-cracks serve as points of entry for Fungi; and numerous cases are known where even high temperatures can be endured on rich, deep, retentive soils by plants which at once succumb to drought on shallow or non-retentive soils.

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  • Here at early morning on the 21st of December the emperor offers sacrifice on an open altar to Shang-ti, and at periods of drought or famine presents prayers for relief to the same supreme deity.

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  • He had a name for power in prayer; for once in a drought he prayed for rain and God had heard his prayer.

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  • Peculiar forms of Leguminosae also prevail, and these, with many of the other plants of the southern and drier regions of Siberia, or of the colder regions of the desert tracts of Persia and Afghanistan, extend into Tibet, where the extreme drought and the hot (nearly vertical) sun combine to produce a summer climate not greatly differing from that of the plains of central Asia.

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  • After 1894, in which year the brilliant prospects of a bountiful harvest were ultimately extinguished by untimely and heavy rains, all the remaining seasons of the closing decade of the 19th century were dominated by drought.

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  • A fact that was amply illustrated, moreover, is that the period of incidence of a drought is not less important than its duration, and the same is true of abnormal rainfall.

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  • The large regional rainfall deficiencies built up through the 2003 drought have very largely been eliminated.

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  • The biggest enemy facing people is n't drought, but armed rebellion.

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  • Soil respiration sensitivity to temperature (Q 10) decreased in response to drought.

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  • In 2005, the drought was more notable in terms of accumulated runoff deficiencies than in relation to the minimum river flows experienced.

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  • What was once a large river is now a tiny rivulet because of the drought.

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  • The drought is expected to debilitate plant growth, so this year will have a smaller harvest than normal.

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  • Fresh water is also a concern for drought stricken areas versus areas where floods occur.

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  • Additionally, the more ground that is paved over, the less rain can be absorbed, thus leading to drought.

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  • In some parts of the world, drought conditions are already significant, and experts expect water shortages to increase by 66 percent or more in the near future.

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  • Global warming could also lead to more drought conditions and compromise the farmers; ability to grow food.

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  • It is hardy near London, though it does not flourish so well in the open as on a wall, where it will stand any amount of sun-heat and even long periods of drought.

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  • It requires an exposed spot of very sandy or gritty loam in the rock garden, where it must be surrounded by a few small stones to guard it from drought, and it must be associated with alpine plants.

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  • They need an autumn drought to ripen, and a dry soil in winter to preserve the bulbs and keep them at rest; but in spring, when the leaves are pushing up, they love moderate rain.

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  • A slight mulching of one-year-old sifted hot-bed manure will be found useful for keeping out the drought and nourishing the roots through a dry season.

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  • All are hardy and of easy culture, resisting cold and drought even on dry banks where few other plants can exist.

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  • Even moisture is best, but an established shrub will tolerate some drought.

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  • Lawns with strong, deep root systems are better able to survive heat and drought.

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  • If your area is under a drought watch, observe local ordinances dictating when you can water and for how long.

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  • If you are in the southwest where the weather is very dry and rainfall is rare, you should buy plants that are drought resistant and can endure several hours of full sunlight daily.

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  • Sedums are drought proof too, making them ideal for areas that receive less than ideal rainfall.

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  • You can supplement rainfall with water from a hose, sprinkler or watering can, but you must commit to watering your vegetable plants, especially during hot weather or in times of drought.

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  • The well has a steady supply of water that never slows or dries up, even during drought.

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  • The tried and true varieties favored by past generations are generally more resistant to disease, pests, and weather conditions such as drought or cold than the trees of today.

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  • Potassium helps plants to utilize available water and helps keep them alive during drought.

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  • In years of drought, however, the increase in organic matter created by organic methods achieve greater yield when soil moisture is a limiting factor.

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  • In arid climates, this increased drought resistance may compensate for higher operating costs.

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  • Yet, conventional farmers use genetic engineering to take advantage of increased tolerance to pests, disease, and drought.

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  • Drought Resistance - Some of the genetic engineering used to make seedlings more resistant to disease has also been used to make seeds more tolerant to fluctuating water climates.

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  • The early 1980's saw a drought, but when the Nintendo Entertainment System -- NES to regular gamers -- the real video game boom started.

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  • If too closely packed, the soil particles present mechanical obstacles to growth; if too retentive of moisture, the root-hairs suffer, as already hinted; if too open or over-drained, the plant succumbs to drought.

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  • The Weser on the whole is shallow, and navigation above Bremen is sometimes interrupted by drought.

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  • At Crannon in Thessaly there was a bronze chariot, which in time of drought was shaken and prayers offered for rain (Antigonus of Carystus, Historiae mirabiles, 15).

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  • The severest drought never exhausts these reservoirs, and the heaviest rain can never convert these rivers into the resistless floods which they would be but for the moderating influence of the great lakes.

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  • In 1901, after years of disastrous drought and famine, the government of India appointed a commission to examine throughout all India what could be done by irrigation to alleviate the horrors of famine.

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  • Severe drought visited Amraoti in 1899-1900.

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  • The agriculturist has many enemies to contend with, the tax-gatherer being perhaps the most deadly; and drought, earthquakes, rats and locusts have at all periods been responsible for barren years.

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  • The effects of a season of drought on the dry portions of the state need not be adverted to; and as there is no rain or snow of any consequence on the mountains during summer, a succession of dry seasons may almost bare the ranges of the accumulated stock 1 During the interval from 1850 to 1872 the yearly rainfall at San Francisco ranged from 11.37 to 49.27 in.; from 1850 to 1904 the average was 22.74, and the probable annual variation 4 in.

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  • The dangers of drought in the long dry seasons particularly increase the uncertainties of agriculture in regions naturally arid.

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  • A fearful drought in 1862-1864 greatly depressed it, and especially discouraged cattle ranching.

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  • The over-dependence placed on one product caused waves of depression to alternate with waves of prosperity, and the depression following the fall in the price of vanilla was aggravated by periods of drought, "agricultural sloth and careless extravagance."

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  • Rumania has no canals, and the canalization of its rivers is impeded by drought and floods.

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  • Their supplies of water were drawn from the river Rohini, the modern Kohana; and though the use of the river was in times of drought the cause of disputes between the Sakiyas and the neighbouring Koliyans, the two clans were then at peace; and two daughters of a chieftain of Koli, which was only i r m.

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  • Thus while the coast-lands, especially in the southeast, enjoy an ample rainfall, the winds as they advance west and north contain less and less moisture, so that over the larger part of the country drought is common and severe.

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  • The drought is increased in intensity by the occasional hot dry wind from the desert region in the north, though this wind is usually followed by violent thunderstorms.

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  • The particular drought shown on the diagram is the result of an exceptionally early deficiency of rainfall which, in conjunction with the variation of demand shown by the dotted line b b, is the most trying condition.

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  • Wheats of dry countries and of those exposed to severe winds have, says De Vilmorin, narrow leaves, pliant straw, bearded ears, and velvety chaff - characteristics which enable them to resist wind and drought.

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  • The fact that the wheat plant requires less water than other cereals, and therefore does not suffer so much from drought, is one of great importance to the cultivator, and furnishes one reason for the greater proportionate culture of wheat in the eastern than in the western counties of England.

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  • The farmer on the upper waters of the Red river (of the North) is kept fully informed as to the drought in India, the hot winds in the Argentine and the floods of the Danube.

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  • In 750 plague, following on drought and famine, swept away thousands of conquered and conquerors alike.

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  • For fifteen sun-cycles, Anshan women had borne no male children, and drought and dwindling supplies of the ore that made his dhjan wealthy and respected had driven his planet into abject poverty.

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  • In the principal water supply aquifers, levels continue to decline gently - as they approach drought minima over wide areas.

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  • Afghanistan, a country troubled with conflict and drought, looks barren in recent news footage.

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  • The drought economy has been particularly harsh on women, imposing multiple burdens on them.

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  • Even drought tolerant crops such as sorghum and millet, and recently planted cassava, are showing signs of stress.

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  • Water bosses fear farmers could be trapped in a ' vicious circle ' to save crops from drought.

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  • Drought is also thought to be a factor causing dieback in hedgerow trees, which are not included in the UK crown density survey.

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  • Here she reports back on the country's devastating drought.

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  • But years of crippling drought, poor wheat yields and a lack of equipment, meant that their incomes were going down and down.

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  • Afghanistan is in the grip of a three-year drought, the worst in living memory.

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  • Drought resistant plants can be grown by budding young gardeners.

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  • Good drainage is essential for drought tolerant plants and so gritty topsoil has been used, mounded up into bunds over rubble filled subsoil.

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  • In 1899 the drought became most intense in the autumn after the corn crops had been harvested, but during the chief period, of growth of the root crops; correspondingly the corn crops of that year rank very well amongst the crops of the decade, but the yield of turnips and swedes was the worst on record.

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  • The two meteorological events of the decade which will probably live longest in the recollection were, however, the terrible drought of 1893, resulting in a fodder famine in the succeeding winter, and the severe frost of ten weeks' duration at the beginning of 1895.

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  • To represent the standard of perfect healthiness and exemption from injury due to insects, or drought, or any other causes, one hundred is taken.

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  • Except in a few places where unusual dryness of soil and climate indicate the employment of water, even in small quantity, merely to avoid the consequences of drought, irrigation works are not to be commenced upon a large area, if only a part can ever be efficiently watered.

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  • To increase drought tolerance, scarify the lawn in autumn to remove thatch build-up.

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  • Mature trees have some drought tolerance because the extensive root system can travel surprisingly long distances to get water.

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  • The district suffered from drought in 1897.

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  • Drought is of common occurrence.

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  • The larvae of the ribbon-footed corn-fly (Chlorops taeniopus) caused great injury to the barley crop in Great Britain in 1893, when the plant was weakened by extreme drought.

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  • Similarly, in Northern India Apus himalayanus was " collected from a stagnant pool in a jungle four days after a shower of rain had fallen," following a drought of four months (Packard).

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  • The low coral islands suffer frequently from drought; their soil is sandy and unproductive, and in some cases the natives attempt cultivation by excavating trenches and fertilizing them with vegetable and other refuse.

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  • In the countries now being considered, the test of an irrigation work is how it serves in a season of drought and famine.

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  • This irrigation is not practised in the drought of summer, but in the coldest and wettest months of the year, FIG.

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  • Probably nowhere is there an agricultural population so prosperous, and so free from the risks attending seasons of drought or of flood.

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  • This did not prevent StofHer from predicting a universal deluge for the year 152 4 - a year, as it turned out, distinguished for drought.

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  • Meanwhile Ahriman sent a terrible drought upon the land.

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  • In times of drought the Guanches drove their flocks to consecrated grounds, where the lambs were separated from their mothers in the belief that their plaintive bleatings would melt the heart of the Great Spirit.

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  • A spring drought, a summer drought, an autumn drought, each has its distinctive characteristics in so far as the effect upon the crops is concerned.

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  • By the moderns he has been variously explained as a solar deity; a god of summer; a god of storm; a god of rain, who carries off the rain-giving cloud (the golden fleece) to refresh the earth after a long period of drought.

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