The viscid pulp soon hardens, affording a protection to the seed; in germination the sucker-root penetrates the bark, and a connexion is established with the vascular tissue of the first plant.
If, on the other hand, the alcohol be rubbed into the skin, or if its evaporation be prevented - as by a watch-glass - it absorbs water from the tissues and thus hardens them.
chisel when first quarried but exposure to the wind soon hardens it.
The soap is melted by heat, the glycerin is stirred in, and the mixture strained and poured into forms, in which it hardens but slowly into a transparent mass.
At ordinary temperatures the metal has the consistency of wax and can be readily cut; on cooling it hardens.
In those containing water in the rainy season only, the fish preserve life when the bed is dry by burrowing deeply in the ooze before it hardens.
As the larva approaches maturity these vessels become gorged with a clear viscous fluid, which, upon being exposed to the air immediately hardens to a solid mass.
- Manganese in many cases, but not in all, opposes the formation of graphite and thus hardens the iron, and it lessens the red shortness (§ 40), which sulphur causes, by leading to the formation of the less harmful manganese sulphide instead of the more harmful iron sulphide.
It is pre-eminently a garden vegetable, the ear being used before the grain hardens, when it is well filled but soft and milky.
The fact is that in the case of protectorates over uncivilized or semi-civilized countries a development is inevitable: control quickly hardens into conquest, and international law more and more takes note of this fact.
SCALE INSECT, a name given to insects belonging to the family Coccidae of the homopterous division of the Hemiptera and deriving their name from the formation by the females of a waxy secretion which often hardens into a protective scale beneath which the insects live.
In the older districts there is a countless variety of narrow gloomy streets, many of them steep. The houses are mostly five or six storeys high, are covered with stucco made of a kind of pozzolana which hardens by exposure, and have large balconies and flat roofs.
At 25° to 30° C. it is soft and flexible, but it hardens when strongly cooled, and can then only be cut with difficulty.
dispersion of q particles hardens the a phase.
The seed coat hardens and becomes impermeable as the seeds ripen.
This ecclesiasticism violates every principle of morality, and hardens the conscience that has to do with it.
As plaque ages, it hardens and calcifies to form tartar (called dental calculus ).
breaks up by slow cooling is much harder, so that the same process of heating and chilling which hardens steel will soften this bronze.
At 25Ã‚° to 30Ã‚° C. it is soft and flexible, but it hardens when strongly cooled, and can then only be cut with difficulty.
As plaque ages, it hardens and calcifies to form tartar (called dental calculus).
The plastic then hardens around the film, creating a solid material, rather than a layered one.
It hardens at body temperature in about five to 10 minutes and shrinks slightly when dry, causing it to fit tightly like another layer of skin.
Never let a soup boil rapidly as the rapid boiling hardens the outside of the meat and prevents the escape of the juices.
After the tiles are formed, they are exposed to extreme heat, which hardens and strengthens the tiles.
Before the wax cools and hardens completely, pull the skin taut with one hand and grip the edge (of the wax or strip, depending on the type of kit) with the other, then pull quickly against the growth of the hair.
Place a pencil or a wooden skewer across the mouth of the jar to support the wick as the candle hardens.
Over time as the leakage continues, the buildup grows and hardens resembling feathery limestone crystals.
Palm oil stabilizes and hardens the bar.
Add liqueurs, espresso and flavoring oils to the ganache before it hardens to make flavored truffles.
Stir in a small amount of crispy rice cereal to the ganache before it hardens to give your truffles a little crunch that contrasts with the creaminess of the chocolate.
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