Harmless sentence example

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  • She'd looked harmless to him, beautiful and scared.
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  • I didn't know there was such a thing as a harmless snake.
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  • But are there any gentle, harmless animals in your fields?
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  • I'm harmless, especially to someone as big as you.
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  • She wondered what she'd ever feared or loathed about the harmless, ill-made book.
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  • Copperhead snakes and rattlesnakes are occasionally seen, and there are several species of harmless serpents.
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  • It is sluggish in its movements, and so harmless that its armature and (to a casual observer) repulsive appearance are its sole means of defence.
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  • Even though they made his instincts uneasy, they were harmless lies.
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  • She looked far less harmless than the Other.
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  • They are harmless and inoffensive creatures, offering no resistance when caught; their principal means of escape being the extraordinary rapidity with which they burrow in the ground, and the tenacity with which they retain their hold in their subterranean retreats.
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  • Apparently the only instances of mimicry known amongst reptiles occur amongst snakes; and in all the cases quoted by Wallace harmless snakes mimic venomous species.
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  • He seemed like a normal teenager, harmless with a name like Jonny.
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  • Ully was too harmless to be angry at, like a kid brother.
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  • A more amiable and a more harmless man never lived; and this was much in that age of discordant passions and lawless licence.
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  • It was generally declared by the critics of the volume to be in itself harmless, but was blamed as being found in bad company.
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  • Moreover, we have good reasons for inferring that different constellations of external causes may determine whether the internal physiological disturbances induced by a given agent shall lead to pathological and dangerous variations, or to changes which may be harmless or even advantageous to the plant concerned.
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  • It is clear that acetylene, if it is to be used on a large scale as a domestic illuminant, must undergo such processes of purification as will render it harmless and innocuous to health and property, and the sooner it is recognized as absolutely essential to purify acetylene before consuming it the sooner will the gas acquire the popularity it deserves.
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  • They are usually much dreaded by country people, and although they are quite harmless to man, the large glands which are disposed very regularly on their smooth, shiny bodies, secrete a very active, milky poison which protects them from the attacks of many enemies.
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  • Thus, first, for the brittle glass-hard cementite there is gradually substituted the relatively harmless temper graphite; and, second, even this is in part removed by surface oxidation.
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  • Synopsis It was meant to be a harmless stag night prank.
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  • The detectors contain special plastic to measure radon and are harmless.
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  • The active ingredients, however, are harmless.
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  • Most of the insects in your garden are harmless and even helpful.
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  • The middle-aged man with bright green eyes standing in his study looked harmless.
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  • He wasn't sure what to say.  Andre had never spoken well of Death, but the woman in his tent seemed harmless.
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  • Maybe we'll never know, but I'll bet it was harmless.
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  • It is therefore necessary that the solution should be free from metals which may vitiate the results, or special precautions taken by which the impurities are rendered harmless.
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  • The remaining colonial possessions of France, and of Holland, then wholly dependent on her, were conquered by degrees, and the ports in which privateers were fitted out to cruise against British commerce in distant seas were gradually rendered harmless.
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  • The idea is that any traces of acid not washed away by the washing process or produced later by a slow decomposition of the substance will be thereby neutralized and rendered harmless.
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  • The largest is the aodaisho (Eta phis virgatus), which sometimes attains a length of 5 ft., but is quite harmless.
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  • The simultaneous collapse of Muscovy had given Poland an unexampled opportunity of rendering the tsardom for ever harmless.
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  • The lively enthusiasm and the furious opposition which greeted Protagoras had now burnt themselves out, and before long the sophist was treated by the man of the world as a harmless, necessary pedagogue.
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  • Then Louis, inducing his brother to accept Guienne, - where, surrounded by faithful royal officers, he was harmless for the time being, - undertook to play off the Lancastrians against Edward IV.
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  • Most are comparatively harmless, but the bite of others is speedily fatal.
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  • They also give out that they render snakes harmless by the use of charms or music, - in reality it is by extracting the venomous fangs.
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  • The use of bhang in moderation is comparatively harmless; ganja and charas when taken in excess are undoubtedly injurious, leading to crime and sometimes to insanity.
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  • Inoculation is harmless, and the results obtained in India justify a favourable opinion of its protective efficacy.'
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  • Of reptiles, the rattlesnake and copperhead are the only poisonous species, but numerous harmless varieties are common.
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  • Large sums have been expended on the destruction of locusts; they are now practically harmless, but live locusts are diligently collected every year, a reward being paid by the government for their destruction.
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  • The fact was that Saint-Mars was hard put to it in the prison for anybody who could be trusted, and that he had convinced himself by this time that Dauger (who had proved a quiet harmless fellow) would give no trouble.
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  • When this is clotted the serum is found to act as an anti-venin, so that when mixed with the venom of a snake it renders it harmless.
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  • Diogo Ignacio de Pina Manique, organized an elaborate system of espionage which led to the imprisonment or exile of many harmless enthusiasts.
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  • The vast majority of these organisms are not pathogenic, most are harmless and 4.,52 5.20 5.20 FIG.
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  • The worst that can be laid to his charge is that he had a great liking for some diversions, quite harmless in themselves, but condemned by the rigid precisians among whom he lived, and for whose opinion he had a great respect.
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  • Among the ophidians, which include many harmless species, are the boa-constrictor, rattlesnake, the dreaded Lachesis and the coral snake.
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  • It is not always possible to prevent any leakage whatever through the strata below the bottom or beyond the ends of the trench, but it is always possible to render such leakage entirely harmless to the work above it, and to carry the water by relief-pipes to visible points at the lower toe of the dam.
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  • They are a shy, harmless, simple folk, living chiefly by hunting; they lime birds, catch fish by poisoning the water, and are skilled in getting wild honey; they have bows with iron-pointed arrows and breed hunting dogs.
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  • The Austrian government wished to preserve a harmless neighbour.
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  • The rest were either harmless fugitives from destruction or had never quitted France and had been placed on the list simply in order that they might incur the penalties of emigration.
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  • Letourneur, a harmless insignificant person, was his admirer and follower.
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  • Cotton to the rectory of Ashley in Staffordshire, where he remained until June, 1642, when he went to London, probably to superintend the publication of his next work, A Few and New Observations upon the Book of Genesis: the most of them certain; the rest, probable; all, harmless, strange and rarely heard of before, which appeared at London in that year.
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  • The slime, which appears to be harmless, is extremely sticky, but it easily comes away from the skin of the animal itself.
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  • The spherical aberrations, however, can be overcome, or at least so diminished that they are quite harmless, by forming appropriate combinations of lenses.
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  • Snakes are pretty plentiful in scrubs; the lizards are harmless.
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  • In the same way some individuals show a special tendency to poisoning by doses of certain drugs which are harmless to the great majority of mankind, and hence we get unexpected or unusual results, these arising from special susceptibility on the part of certain organs.
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  • Recent researches on arsenic and atropine, however, point to the leucocytes as playing an important part in the production of tolerance, as these gradually become capable of ingesting large amounts of the foreign substances, and thus render them more or less harmless to the tissues, until they are gradually excreted from the body.
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  • She was harmless to him, like a trash-talking flower.
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  • Body acne can range from the relatively harmless forms of acne mechanica to the rare, yet debilitating forms of acne fulminans.
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  • The buffer solution contains harmless concentrations of sodium azide.
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  • What you may think is a harmless joke program could in reality be opening a backdoor to your system.
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  • There are only three of them in all the world, and not only are they harmless, but quite bashful and shy.
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  • Jokes do not replicate, can be safely deleted and are harmless to a computer.
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  • Most are harmless, however, a group of fungi called dermatophytes can affect the feet.
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  • They protect the environment by using oxygen to convert poisonous carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons into harmless carbon dioxide and water.
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  • Seems harmless enough, maybe, but they seem to crop up far too often for fairly unimportant characters.
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  • This seems a very cruel fate for an innocent, harmless sheet of paper.
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  • The Count - he has had a " harmless flirtation " with another woman.
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  • The hirer holds the company harmless of any liability for any personal or material damages arising from the conduct of his or her party.
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  • Your first encounter is with a seemingly harmless little chap who shows you the way to the village.
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  • What has been hitherto a comparatively harmless fad now threatens to become a minor heresy.
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  • Long term use Despite the myths, heroin is a relatively harmless drug, especially compared to alcohol or nicotine.
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  • Ok, those are all mostly harmless, people probably wouldn't panic.
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  • For myself, I always thought the thing perfectly harmless.
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  • But after these apparently harmless beginnings, there would be comments on moral issues.
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  • There's an example (which has been rendered harmless) here.
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  • Neither participation nor control in the defense shall waive or reduce any obligations to indemnify or hold harmless.
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  • My chair was a kiddies ' plastic one, which seemed harmless.
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  • But they did not always appear harmless to people living at the time.
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  • At first their antics seemed like harmless high jinks.
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  • It's a mildly ludicrous justification but then it's a fairly harmless hobby.
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  • The songs are harmless and do not encourage immorality as modern popular songs seem to do.
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  • They are so inoffensive and harmless, and can't spread FMD more than 0.7 km even if they have got it.
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  • Two seemingly irrelevant bits of information, chanced upon earlier in the game, are necessary to successfully render the device harmless.
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  • In fact, Pusztai used a snowdrop lectin proven in peer-reviewed research to be harmless to mammals in its natural non-GM form.
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  • Many of his peers considered him a harmless lunatic.
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  • Ippegoo looked on with slightly envious but not malevolent feelings, for he was a harmless lad.
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  • Frequently the examination and the further mammograms show that the initial abnormalities are harmless.
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  • However, in the milieu of general obscenity it passes as harmless parlance.
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  • I wish I had a harmless pastime based on throwing out rubbish.
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  • Only using harmless red phosphorus, the workers were soon producing six million boxes a year.
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  • But this time he had made something much more powerful, however completely harmless, or so he thought.
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  • In Britain, water voles occasionally undermine riverbanks, but otherwise they are harmless and cause no damage.
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  • Some bacteria make us ill (Eg salmonella causes food poisoning) but others are harmless.
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  • The Baja Web site assures that getting rid of the microchip is a simple and harmless procedure, something like removing a splinter.
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  • I never knew such a strange creature, yet harmless, mind you, as the babe unborn.
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  • So up into the harmless air Their bullets they did send; And may all other duels have That upshot in the end!
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  • Urate is normally harmless and the body usually passes excess urate is normally harmless and the body usually passes excess urate out of the body through the kidneys into the urine.
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  • It is a harmless helmeted ground-shark, living on molluscs, and almost the sole survivor of a genus abundant in the Secondary rocks of Europe.
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  • Amongst the threads, which entangle the wings and legs of intercepted prey, the spiders are perfectly at home and can pounce on the struggling victim at once if it be small and harmless or keep at a respectful distance, checking all efforts at escape, if it be poisonous or strong.
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  • Insects of all sorts abound; scorpions, centipedes,spiders, and an ugly but harmless millipede known in Yemen as hablub are very common in summer.
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  • Permission was given for dancing, archery, leaping, vaulting and other harmless recreations, and of "having of May games, Whitsun ales and morris dances, and the setting up of May-poles and other sports therewith used, so as the same may be had in due and convenient time without impediment or neglect of divine service, and that women shall have leave to carry rushes to church for the decorating of it."
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  • In South Africa the harmless egg-eating snake (Dasypeltis scaber) is very like the Cape adder (Bitis atropos); and in Ceylon the harmless Colubrine Lycodon aulicus is alleged to mimic Bungarus ceylonicus, an ally of the deadly krait of India.
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  • I quarrel not with far-off foes, but with those who, near at home, co-operate with, and do the bidding of those far away, and without whom the latter would be harmless.
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  • At temperatures of below 0°C, cryptosporidium is killed, at temperatures above 65°C the spores are rendered harmless.
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  • Some bacteria make us ill (eg salmonella causes food poisoning) but others are harmless.
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  • However, as I said earlier, I shall take it that such singularities are harmless.
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  • The options... nto this man 's eyes with the unthinking, unbelieving tranquility born of the most harmless skepticism in the world.
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  • Spoofed email can range from harmless pranks to social engineering ploys.
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  • It contains harmless crystals which expand when submerged beneath the water.
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  • So up into the harmless air Their bullets they did send; And may all other duels have That upshot in the end !
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  • These are harmless whimsies that are left behind by adolescence - or should be.
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  • Somebacteriacan cause infections, but others are harmless or even helpful to the human body.
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  • Some bacteria can cause infections, but others are harmless or even helpful to the human body.
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  • This process may need to occur several times over the week, but it is a harmless procedure that does not employ chemicals.
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  • Animals that appear smaller than your cat are generally greeted without fear, but enlarge a harmless canary on a big screen TV, and suddenly your cat is looking at a predator, not prey.
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  • Then when your cat becomes fixated on opening them or pulling at the grate, give him a harmless squirt of plain water from a squirt bottle.
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  • Even a seemingly harmless cat sneeze can project a multitude of virus and/or bacteria particles into the vicinity and contribute to the infection of nearby cats.
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  • While fiberglass insulation is considered a carcinogen, cotton insulation is often made of recycled fabric scraps that are harmless.
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  • Its frequent findings around the planet might make it seem harmless because it's all around, except that humans have no natural way of breaking it down.
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  • Many individuals possess the idea that herbs are harmless.
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  • The reason the zombie is so dangerous is because it looks harmless.
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  • Primary headaches are generally harmless and account for more than 90 percent of the headaches seen by medical professionals.
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  • That in itself seems harmless enough, but when you don't get enough sleep, guess what happens?
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  • Most people like talking about themselves, so asking her questions about her hobbies, her family, what she wants to do after high school are harmless.
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  • Since shaving your legs is pretty harmless, I support a "don't ask, don't tell" policy here.
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  • Marijuana can seem harmless, although it's often a gateway drug into other narcotics and serious addiction.
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  • While some pranks are harmless fun, others actually do damage to property or others.
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  • Here are some ideas for harmless pranks.
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  • Even though these pranks are harmless, your school may be stricter than others.
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  • The prank is fairly harmless and while a mess to clean up, shouldn't hurt the fountain.
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  • The human body is riddled with bacteria and yeasts, many of which are harmless or even life-promoting.
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  • It is crucial that a medical opinion is sought if any of these symptoms appear, no matter how harmless they may appear.
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  • While it may seem harmless for someone to collect things, it can become a problem if it gets out of control.
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  • Alcohol is generally harmless when used in moderation and in the appropriate setting, but it can prove deadly when misused.
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  • Finding out if you're even compatible with Johnny Depp, for instance, is perfectly harmless.
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  • For male celebrities, these tapes are usually harmless, unless the star is married and is cheating on his spouse with another woman.
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  • P. peltatum is from rich woods of the eastern United States, with poisonous roots and leaves, though the fruits are harmless.
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  • This means when applied they simply do the job and then degrade into harmless, inert compounds.
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  • All three do their job and degrade into harmless compounds.
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  • While the EPA requires us to label these with proper precautions, the natural actives will degrade very quickly into harmless inert compounds.
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  • These small, harmless spiders are often mistaken for the hobo spider, which is a member of the same taxonomic family and weaves a similar web.
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  • The vast majority of this family, however, are completely harmless.
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  • For this reason, and because the innocent look-alikes so overwhelmingly outnumber hobo spiders, it is safe to assume that most hobo spider sitings are, in fact, harmless grass spiders.
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  • While most spiders are harmless to vertebrates, there are a few that you would be wise to treat with caution.
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  • Harmless practical jokes are a fun way to catch your friends, family or coworkers off guard.
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  • Messing with someone's computer is no laughing matter, unless you're using one of these harmless practical jokes.
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  • You can hit them where it hurts with these harmless practical jokes.
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  • The fact is, many pranks that are considered silly and harmless are actually rather damaging.
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  • Harmless April Fool's Day pranks and practical jokes are a way to have fun and share a good laugh with family, friends and coworkers.
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  • Illegal acts, including trespassing, are not part of pulling harmless April Fool's Day pranks on someone.
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  • Harmless April Fool's Day pranks can make this day fun and memorable.
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  • Some of them are harmless and might even help, but some have no effect and have dangerous side effects.
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  • Over the counter sleep aids are regulated less than prescription products mainly because their small dosages tend to make them harmless, when used as prescribed.
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  • While most snoring is harmless, some causes of snoring are potentially serious and all snoring can interfere with restful sleep.
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  • Generally nighttime leg cramps are harmless; but, in isolated cases, they might be a signal of another, more serious medical problem.
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  • No one really knows what causes harmless night leg cramps, and they often go away without any treatment.
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  • These are some examples of seemingly harmless activities that may prolong or interrupt sleep.
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  • Most of the time they are completely harmless, but if you experience them suddenly or in great numbers, this could be a sign of a very serious medical condition and you should seek medical attention immediately.
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  • This is true even if the program in question is a seemingly harmless video game review show.
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  • Many people who grew up playing classic games such as Pong, Super Mario Bros. or Tecmo Bowl will attest that video games are harmless hobbies that offer welcome entertainment at the end of a long day.
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  • How could video games turn from being a harmless toy of lonely bachelors into a training simulator for snipers?
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  • A commonly used explanation for his colour and speed is a laboratory experiment (attempting to contain all the evil in the world into 7 harmless Emeralds) which goes wrong.
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  • In others, if not well-intentioned, the surveillance (such as listening in on a cell phone conversation because they happened to intercept the signal) is at least harmless.
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  • Most of these are perfectly harmless, allowing you to engage in a quick game of Sudoku or identify the name of a song that has been racking on your brain.
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  • Nearly two-thirds of heart murmurs in children are produced by a normal, healthy heart and are harmless.
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  • Regardless of the baby's initial suckling behavior, this interaction stimulates uterine contractions, promotes colonization of harmless bacteria on the nipple, and helps to protect the infant from pathogenic bacteria.
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  • Antibodies are specific proteins the immune system manufactures to bind to corresponding molecules (antigens) on the cell surfaces of foreign organisms in an attempt to render them harmless.
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  • The virus is usually a harmless parasite of human beings.
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  • A high-intensity, cool, blue-fluorescent light is absorbed by the bilirubin and converts it into a harmless form than can be excreted in the bile and urine.
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  • Opportunistic-Infection caused by microorganisms that are usually harmless, but which can cause disease when a host's resistance is lowered.
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  • Other experts and video game manufacturers contend that negative effects have not been proven adequately, and, in fact, playing such games gives players an avenue for the harmless release of stress and aggression.
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  • Lies differ in type, incidence, magnitude and consequence, with many gradations of severity, from harmless exaggeration and embellishment of stories, to intentional and habitual deceit.
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  • Rashes are common among infants, and most are harmless.
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  • The condition is harmless, even though it is distressing for parents or caregivers.
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  • The bacterium, which remains in a cat's bloodstream for several months after infection, seems to be harmless to most cats, and normally an infected cat will not display any symptoms.
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  • The primary treatment for BHS is to reassure the parent or caregiver that the spells are completely harmless and that they usually disappear by the age of two or two-and-a-half.
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  • While painful, they are harmless and, in most cases, not related to any underlying disorder.
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  • Cryotherapy involves the use of intense cold to destroy cancer cells and can result in harmless, temporary swelling of the external eye and eyelids that can last for up to five days.
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  • Staph bacteria are usually harmless; however, when an injury or a break in the skin enables the organisms to invade the body and overcome the body's natural defenses, consequences can range from minor discomfort to death.
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  • The CDC estimates that one of every 50 consumers is exposed to a contaminated egg yolk each year, although thorough cooking kills the bacteria, making the food harmless.
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  • Heating canned food to boiling for ten minutes can render the toxin harmless.
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  • When it becomes sensitized to normally harmless substances, the resulting reaction is called an allergy.
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  • Antibodies are specific proteins (immunoglobulins) manufactured by the immune system to bind to corresponding molecules (antigens) on the cell surfaces of foreign organisms in an attempt to make them harmless.
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  • This type of ear examination is simple and generally harmless.
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  • Sometimes this same series of reactions is triggered by harmless, everyday substances.
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  • These harmless insects feed on fibers, fur, and skin shed by the house's larger occupants.
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  • Although most treatments are harmless, some are not.
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  • Allergies are abnormal reactions of the immune system that occur in response to otherwise harmless substances.
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  • When this same series of reactions is triggered by harmless, everyday substances, it is called an allergy.
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  • While little fingers get caught in nutcracker mouths, plush dolls are fairly harmless.
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  • While a bang may seem like a harmless addition to any haircut, they can be problematic on the best styles if they aren't styled correctly.
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  • According to the Lamaze International website, "any intervention in [childbirth] no matter how harmless it may seem, may disrupt the precise hormonal shifts and create problems that must be 'managed' with medical expertise and equipment."
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  • Even if the substance you're craving is harmless, you need to be checked for vitamin deficiencies.
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  • It does stimulate your ovaries to release more eggs, and it's harmless to your eggs.
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  • Women who are not at their due date should not attempt any self induction of labor, no matter how harmless the trick may be.
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  • However, women should make sure than all tricks are done under a doctor's supervision, regardless of how harmless they may seem.
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  • It could be harmless spotting or could indicate a more serious problem.
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  • While all bleeding during pregnancy will send a woman straight to the phone to call her doctor, some of the causes of first trimester bleeding are relatively harmless.
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  • While these three causes of bleeding require considerable medical attention, some other causes of bleeding are relatively harmless.
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  • These are no cause for worry; however, you have to be sure that it is a harmless infection and not a serious one.
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  • While all of these natural ways to induce labor may seem harmless enough, there is certainly something to be said for waiting for the baby to come out on his or her own time.
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  • It's important to know the difference between harmless though annoying edema and edema that needs to be assessed by a health care provider.
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  • The Internet makes it far easier for such people to lure unsuspecting young girls with ads that look harmless on Craig's List and similar pages.
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  • Nerf darts are pretty harmless as long as kids don't shoot each other in the face.
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  • Although it looks like a harmless dragon vehicle, at the push of a button it becomes a tall, vicious brown dragon with green wings, ready to take on enemies.
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  • Some vitamins, like B and C, are essentially harmless (except an upset stomach) no matter how much you chug, while others such as vitamin A and most minerals tend to accumulate in the body.
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  • According to a study found on PubMed, sodium dioxide has been shown to be relatively harmless when used in small amounts, but questions were raised about the possible effects of using larger doses over extended periods of time.
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  • If you take a liquid supplement containing niacin, you may notice some harmless side effects from taking this product, including a bright yellow color to your urine.
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  • It's harmless fun, but in tough economic times, you shouldn't feel pressured into putting a lot of money into something that's just an occasional hobby.
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  • This isn't always harmless though, as it can be very hurtful to find out that the person you thought was a friend was actually lying to you.
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  • While frogs may be harmless, there will always be the risk of encountering a few snakes as well.
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  • However, when you crossed the line from flirting to suggesting having an affair, you took something that is fun and harmless and turned into something risky.
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  • Let them know your intention is not a fast track to their bedroom, but rather some interesting, harmless conversation.
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  • Antibodies are a critical component of the immune system, but in certain disorders, the immune system treats otherwise harmless substances as antigens and produces antibodies for defense.
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  • This seemingly harmless protein triggers an immune response in the small intestine of people with gluten intolerance and those with celiac disease.
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  • Be poor, look rich, and only the affluent will see through your harmless social-climbing schemes.
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  • Of course, fake handbags attempting to "be" the major designers are littered all over the place, but true inspired pieces are harmless enough.
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  • Some have harmless fun, while others offer educational values, and others are actually advertisements in disguise (this can be good or bad).
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  • Even the most harmless practical joke can become a problem in the hands of young children who might carry the joke too far.
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  • Finally, these are harmless, but again, don't perform any pranks that could hurt someone or someone's property, break the law, or get you in trouble at school.
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  • On the other end, they are harmless toys that any child can buy at the local Toys R Us.
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  • Whether a Ouija board seance is harmless entertainment, real communication with the spirit world or a dangerous and taboo activity depends on what you believe it to be.
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  • Punk shoes are just another way for America's youth to convey their individualistic anti-establishment tendencies in a harmless and questionably tasteful manner.
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  • It's harmless and will dissipate as the tattoo heals.
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  • While there are lots of harmless car pranks out there, you'll also run into plenty of pranks that can be dangerous or damaging.
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  • Making fun of a football player's workout by carrying around a dumbbell all day is probably harmless; it's one of the tools of his trade.
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  • Although quite harmless and completely optional to users, websites work in this manner by flashing advertisements from companies trying to sell their product or service while you are reading and working away on your diet plan.
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  • These may not be the sort of coffee table reading you want lying around when your parents or in-laws come to visit, but they can be harmless entertainment.
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  • The soft, inflated floor may make it seem harmless, but children can still get injured when falling or being knocked over.
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  • Items such as bittersweet chocolate, guacamole, strained carrots, spaghetti sauce, marshmallow fluff, ground up saltines, and the like work well for the harmless "ew" factor.
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  • And in Mostly Harmless - "Mostly Harmless" is the total text of the Guide's entry on the planet Earth - Arthur has to once again save the Earth from destruction.
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  • Although most rashes are harmless and go away on their own, many do require medical care.
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  • Skin tags can be unsightly or embarrassing, but they are almost always harmless.
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  • These dark brown bumps are harmless, but they can be embarrassing or irritating.
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  • Fortunately, although they can be itchy, uncomfortable or even painful, most rashes are harmless and can be treated with an over the counter medication or homeopathic remedy.
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  • Ridges: While vertical ridges are usually harmless and attributed to the natural aging process, horizontal ridges may be cause for concern.
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  • Leuconychia: More commonly known as white spots, they are usually harmless, but may be attributed to serious conditions like sickle cell anemia and Hodgkin's disease.
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  • Jellyfish are relatively harmless ocean creatures whose presence should only be admired from afar.
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  • Though most birthmarks are considered harmless, some may pose potential health risks over time.
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  • These common ailments are technically benign tumors that are harmless.
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  • Harmless melanin works to heal sun damage, but unfortunately the dark coloration of the pigment causes spotting.
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  • With the exception of vision problems, rosacea is generally harmless as far as the health of the individuals affected by it.
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  • For example, if you tell your friends that you'll be gone for 10 days on a cruise, this may seem harmless enough, but if this information falls into the wrong hands it can be devastating.
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  • Most of the snakes in the water are harmless.
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  • It is probable that when a flame is smoking badly, distinct traces of carbon monoxide are being produced, but when an acetylene flame burns properly the products are as harmless as those of coal gas, and, light for light, less in amount.
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  • His religious unorthodoxy was condoned because he never scoffed; his political heresies, after their first effect was over, seemed harmless from the very want of logic and practical spirit in them, while part at least of his literary secret was the common property of almost every one who attempted literature.
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  • Although thus highly poisonous, the bean has nothing in external aspect, taste or smell to distinguish it from any harmless leguminous seed, and very disastrous effects have resulted from its being incautiously left in the way of children.
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  • But deepseated blowholes like those at B are relatively harmless in lowcarbon easily welding steel, because the subsequent operation of forging or rolling usually obliterates them by welding their sides firmly together.
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  • In the modern days of machine-made black tea, produced under British supervision, both the tea-taster and the ordinary consumer have to deal with a product which, if carefully converted into a beverage and used in moderation, should be harmless to all normal human beings.
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  • These articles, harmless as they may seem to us, were the last straw that Scottish loyalty could bear.
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  • His view as to the dual composition of the toxin molecule has already been mentioned, and it is evident that if the haptophorous or combining group has its affinity satisfied by union with antitoxin, the toxin will no longer combine with living cells, and will thus be rendered harmless.
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  • On the same bench of a Calcutta college sit youths trained up in the strictest theism, others indoctrinated in the mysteries of the Hindu trinity and pantheon, with representatives of every link in the chain of superstition - from the harmless offering of flowers before the family god to the cruel rites of Kali, whose altars in the most civilized districts of Bengal, as lately as the famine of 1866, were stained with human blood.
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  • Sulphate of copper, in doses of 3 to 5 gr., freely diluted and repeated every few minutes forms the harmless, black phosphide of copper, which is rapidly eliminated by the kidneys.
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  • Monarchy was retained, but the monarch was regarded as a possible traitor and every precaution was taken to render him harmless even at the cost of having no effective national government.
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  • Sometimes we fear the approach of the last enemy, but Christ by His own death has rendered death harmless to His own people.
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  • Or nanites that clean up any toxic chemicals they find and turn them into harmless agents?
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  • In some sensitive individuals, excessive antibody production can be triggered by seemingly harmless, everyday substances in the environment.
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  • Of course, this is a commercial for Office Max, so you also have the opportunity to buy merchandise with your elved self printed on it - but regardless, the site remains one of the most fun and harmless ways to celebrate the holiday season.
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  • Either one is harmless, but it has led to not only many articles but also nearly a thousand videos describing Farmville Cheats, some using strategy, and some using hacks like the cheat engine.
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  • A spiked drink might seem harmless, but if a person was taking certain prescription drugs, it could be dangerous.
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  • Meanwhile the rest of the work (except in the prettily scored " Spinning Song," and other harmless and vigorous tunes) has more affinity with Wagner's mature style than the bulk of its much more ambitious successors, Tannhauser and Lohengrin.
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  • She insisted throughout that the king of Prussia must be rendered harmless to his neighbours for the future, and that the only way to bring this about was to reduce him to the rank of an elector.
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  • While such minute and gradual variations are harmless for most optical purposes, sudden variations which generally take the form of striae or veins are fatal defects in all optical glass.
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  • In general appearance mosquitoes resemble many harmless midges (Chironomidae), but may be distinguished by the following characters.
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  • The head is thick, very distinct from the neck and the pupil is vertical, so that these harmless snakes look rather viperish.
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  • But if the conversion is only begun in the converter and finished on the open-hearth, then there is no need of regulating the temperature in the converter closely, and variations in the silicon-content of the pig iron thus become almost harmless in this respect.
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  • Like all the precious stones, the diamond was credited with many marvellous virtues; among others the power of averting insanity, and of rendering poison harmless; and in the middle ' Diamonds are invariably weighed in carats and in z, 4, a, 1, s, of a carat.
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  • There are also other advantages of this process which explain its wide extension, in spite of the fact that only from 30 to 35 parts of the hydrochloric acid employed is converted into chlorine, the remainder ultimately leaving the factory in the shape of a harmless but useless solution of calcium chloride.
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  • Bacteria can process toxic wastes and oil spills into harmless biodegradable materials.
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  • In central Queensland and elsewhere, snakes, both venomous and harmless, are eaten, the head being first carefully smashed to pulp with a stone.
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  • For this unfortunate combination Signor Sonnino himself was not altogether to blame; having lost many of his most faithful followers, who, weary of waiting for office, had gone over to the enemy, he had been forced to seek support among men who had professed hostility to the existing order of things and thus to secure at least the neutrality of the Extreme Left and make the public realize that the reddest of Socialists, Radicals and Republicans may be tamed and rendered harmless by the offer of cabinet appointments.
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  • During the pre-Linnaean period, the beauty of insects - especially the Lepidoptera - had attracted a number of collectors; and these "Aurelians" - regarded as harmless lunatics by most of their friends - were the forerunners of the systematic students of later times.
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  • This is of constant occurrence in classical pianoforte music, in which thick chords are subjected to polyphonic laws only in their top and bottom notes, while the inner notes make a solid mass of sound in which numerous consecutive fifths and octaves are not only harmless but essential to the balance of tone.
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  • He again spent much of his time with Villars, listening to the marshal's stories and making harmless love to the duchess.
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  • Boulenger's phylogenetic system stands as follows: Viperidae Uropeltidae C. Opisthoglypha C. Proteroglypha Amblycephalidae mandible to the aglyphous or innocuous Colubridae, whence further differentiation in three new lines has taken place, - (i) the harmless Amblycephalidae as a side-issue, (2) the very poisonous proteroglyphous Elapidae, (3) the moderately or incipiently poisonous Opisthoglypha, out of some of which seem to have arisen the venomous Viperidae.
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  • As all these animals are killed by the poison of the snake before they are swallowed, and as their muscles are perfectly relaxed, their armature is harmless to the snake, which begins to swallow its prey from the head, and depresses the spines as deglutition proceeds.
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  • Johnson, of whose various and often merely churlish remarks on Garrick and his doings many are scattered through the pages of Boswell, spoke warmly of the elegance and sprightliness of his friend's conversation, as well as of his liberality and kindness of heart; while to the great actor's art he paid the exquisite tribute of describing Garrick's sudden death as having " eclipsed the gaiety of nations, and impoverished the public stock of harmless pleasure."
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  • Lads and girls, and even children, are gathered together; efforts being made to organize for them not only educational and religious opportunities, but harmless recreation, while the dwellers in the settlements share in the games and identify themselves most sympathetically with all the recreations.
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  • The permission to maintain diplomatic missions has been equally harmless: most of the states have recalled all their diplomatic representatives; Saxony, Bavaria and Wurttemberg have maintained only those at Vienna, the Vatican and at St Peters1 The only formal change is that the duchy of Lauenburg, which since 1865 had been governed by the king of Prussia as a separate principality (but without a vote in the Bundesrat), was in 1876 incorporated in the Prussian province of Schleswig-Holstein.
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  • The ophidians are also very numerous, ranging from the comparatively harmless boa-constrictor to the deadly " palanca " or " fer de lance " (Lachesis lanceolatus) and rattlesnake (Crotalus), of which there are several species.
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  • Beside or behind the voluptuous or intellectual attractions of beauty and culture, she had about her the fresher charm of a fearless and frank simplicity, a genuine and enduring pleasure in small and harmless things no less than in such as were neither.
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  • With sulphur it forms a sulphide which draws together into almost harmless drops, instead of encasing the grains of iron.
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  • Indeed this high carbon-content, 3 to 4%, in practice actually leads to less brittleness than can readily be had with somewhat less carbon, because with it much of the carbon can easily be thrown into the relatively harmless state of graphite, whereas if the carbon amounts to less than 3% it can be brought to this state only with difficulty.
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  • It appeared harmless despite the biohazard warnings.
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  • In France this slaking is conducted systematically by the makers, the freshly burned lime being sprinkled with water and stored in large bins where slaking proceeds slowly and regularly until the whole of the surplus uncom bined lime is slaked and rendered harmless, while the cementitious compounds, notably tricalcium silicate, remain untouched.
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  • But if the silicon of the pig iron is removed by a preliminary treatment in the Bessemer converter, then its presence in the pig iron is harmless as regards the open-hearth process.
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