The sound of a key scraping against the door drew Jenn's attention outward again, and she moved to the side of the door, flattening her back against it.
flattening of particles by compression, orientation of particles by flow and formation of laminar crystals, the fundamental explanation of slaty cleavage is found.
In the other letters written in 1685 and 1686 he applies to Flamsteed for information respecting the orbits of the satellites of Jupiter and Saturn, respecting the rise and fall of the spring and neap tides at the solstices and the equinoxes, respecting the flattening of Jupiter at the poles (which, if certain, he says, would conduce much to the stating the reasons of the precession of the equinoxes), and respecting the difference between the observed places of Saturn and those computed from Kepler's tables about the time of his conjunction with Jupiter.
Pliers Use them for flattening the barbs on hooks.
flattening at the poles.
The slope of the river bed diminishes until the plain compels the river to move slowly, swinging in meanders proportioned to its size, and gradually, controlled by the flattening land, ceasing to transport material, but raising its banks and silting up its bed by the dropped sediment, until, split up and shoaled, its distributaries struggle across its delta to the sea.
When flattened, the sheet is moved away from the working opening of the furnace, and pushed to a system of movable grids, by means of which it is slowly moved along a tunnel, away from a source of heat nearly equal in temperature to that of the flattening chamber.
In this process, however, the entire operations of splitting and flattening are retained, and although the mechanical process is said to be in successful commercial operation, it has not as yet made itself felt as a formidable rival to hand-made sheet-glass.
For a few isolated purposes, however, it is desirable to use a glass which has not been touched upon either surface and thus preserves the lustre of its " fire polish " undiminished; this can be attained in crown-glass but not in sheet, since one side of the latter is always more or less marked by the rubber used in the process of flattening.
The forms of roof are various, but mostly they commence in a steep slope at the top, gradually flattening towards the eaves so as to produce a slightly concave appearance, this concavity being rendered more emphatic by the tilt which is given to the eaves at the four corners.
14 shows the form of crown used by Edward VI., but a tendency (not shown in the illustration) began of flattening the arches of the crown, and on some of the coins of Elizabeth the arches are not merely flattened, but are depressed in the centre, much after the character of the arches of the crown on many of the silver coins of the 19th century prior to 1887.
This flowage will help to orientate the particles in the direction of movement, and, operating conjointly with the flattening above explained,will accentuate the liability to cleave in a definite set of planes.
We have the means of comparing the personal appearance of the Mexicans and Central Americans by their portraits on early sculptures, vases, &c.; and, though there does not appear any clear distinction of race-type, the extraordinary back-sloping foreheads of such figures as those of the bas-reliefs of Palenque prove that the custom of flattening the skull in infancy prevailed in Central America to an extent quite beyond any such habit in Mexico.
Appressoria are also formed by some parasitic fungi, as a minute flattening of the tip of a very short branch (Erysiphe), or the swollen end of any hypha which comes in contact with the surface of the host (Piptocephalis, Syncephalis), haustoria piercing in each case the cell-wall below.
This framework is provided with guides on which the platform, whilst preserving its horizontality, is V the observer has to follow the eye-end in a comparatively small circle; another good point is the flattening of the cast-iron centrepiece of the tube so that the flange of the declination axis is attached as near to the axis of the telescope tube as is consistent with free passage of the cone of rays from the object-glass.
The same purpose is probably served by the extreme flattening of the body in the membranous Phyllosoma-larva of the rock-lobsters and their allies (Loricata).
Wapiti, on the other hand, show a marked tendency to the flattening of the antlers, with a great development of the fourth tine, which is larger than all the others, and the whole of the tines above this in the same plane, or nearly so, this plane being the same as the long axis of the animal.
flattening of organizational hierarchies.
A temp expedient to make it clean - still needs plastering or mortar flattening.
This is a very well-marked tribe of beetles, characterized by the peculiar elongation and flattening of three or more of the terminal antennal segments, so that the feeler seems to end in a number of leaf-like plates, or small comb-teeth (fig.
But there are forms in which the involution is " hyperstrophic," that is to say, the turns of the spire projecting but slightly, the spire, after flattening out gradually, finally becomes re-entrant and transformed into a false umbilicus; at the same time that part which corresponds to the umbilicus of forms with a normal coil projects and constitutes a false spire; the coil thus appears to be sinistral, although the asymmetry remains dextral, and the coil of the operculum (always the opposite to that of the shell) sinistral (e.g.
The trilobation of the head and body - due to the expansion and flattening of the sides or "pleura" of the tegumentary skeleton - is so closely repeated in the young of Limulus that the latter has been called " the trilobite stage " of Limulus (fig.
The split cylinder is passed to the flattening furnace, where it is exposed to a red heat, sufficient to soften the glass; when soft the cylinder is laid upon a smooth flat slab and flattened down upon it by the careful application of pressure with some form of rubbing implement, which frequently takes the form of a block of charred wood.
A second group of the genus Bos is represented by the IndoMalay cattle included in the sub-genus Bibos (see Bantin, Gaur and Gayal); they are characterized by the more or less marked flattening of the horns, the presence of a well-marked ridge on the anterior half of the back, and the white legs.
This keeps upper arm flab from flattening out and appearing more noticeable.
The inner mattress is made from a combination of crushed egg shells and medical grade orthopedic foam that resists flattening with repeated use.
In the days before exercise, a corset helped you maintain good posture and lifted the bosom, as well as flattening the stomach.
There's a shaping garment for literally every single purpose, from supporting flabby arms and whittling thick waistlines to smoothing bulgy hips and flattening round bellies.
It involves gently flattening the breast on an X-ray plate and then taking a quick radiograph.
As you massage the muscle, gradually stretch the leg by flattening your foot.
Vitamin D levels may be insufficient and bring about a softening of bones (osteomalacia), which produces pain and bony deformities, such as flattening or bending.
When positional molding is identified at less than three months of age, repositioning is usually successful in stopping the plagiocephaly and reversing the flattening.
If the flattening is severe or the condition is not caught until an infant is older, a helmet may be necessary.
This flattening can be reversed while the bones are young and soft but after one year of age is likely to be permanent.
These include dilating pupils, a low growl, stiffening of the body, twitching of the tail, and flattening the ears backward against the head.
This formula smells like sunlit fields and really coats the hair, so individuals with fine hair may experience an undesirable flattening effect.
Flattening the hair with a heated tool can be very damaging to the hair shaft if done incorrectly.
If you have a bob or a pixie, chances are you can work this look simply by flattening your hair with a straightening iron.
Bangs on thick hair never seem to lay correctly, and you'll spend more time flattening and taming frizz than enjoying the edgy look of bangs.
As hair dries, it tends to curl, so by flattening your hair with a brush and blow-drying it, it will hold the position.
At best, it can have the effect of flattening the bust, which is usually one of the last things you want to do.
While all women were keeping their curves hidden with the help of the outerwear and flattening corsets, flappers sought to have positively boyish flat chests.
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Stomach flattening exercises are always of interest to anyone who is starting an exercise program.
While most people associate stomach flattening exercises with crunches, to truly tone the abdominal area, you have to work your core muscles.
Since many fitness participants are interested in flattening their bellies, ACE decided to fund a study that examined the benefits of the various types of abdominal exercises.
Generally speaking, belly flattening occurs when you combine fat-blasting cardio routines with tummy-tightening strength training moves.
You could perform a million abdominal exercises without ever flattening your belly if you don't start by losing your belly fat.
The "lower" abs tend to be harder to flatten simply because people tend to accumulate more fat around the lower abdomen than around the upper abdomen - reiterating the importance of diet and cardio to flattening the lower abs.
Girdles became popular, flattening stomachs and hips so that slim, straight skirts could look smooth.
Inexpensive leather will have more of a "flattening" effect on your curves.
By the 1920s, corsets were still worn, but there was an opposite effect in mind--flattening the breasts and diminishing the curves for a less feminine look.
Finding affordable SEO services offshore is not difficult - the flattening of the global marketplace makes labor very easy to find cheaply from places like India.
The charta Fanniana appears to have been a kind of papyrus worked up from the amphitheatrica, which by flattening and other methods was increased in width by an inch, in the factory of a certain Fannius at Rome.
The comparison of cranial indexes is rendered difficult by intentional flattening of the forehead and undesigned flattening of the occiput by the hard cradle-board.
flattening of improvement curves, records will continue to be set -- the financial rewards involved will make sure of that!
The cylinder is mounted on an axis and turned round, while the style attached to the vibrating body is in light contact with it, and traces therefore a wavy circle, which, on taking off the paper and flattening it, becomes a wavy straight line.
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