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  • The suitcase didn't seem that heavy at the time.

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  • He could hear its heavy breathing.

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  • The snow was coming down in big heavy flakes now.

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  • The air around her felt heavy and still.

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  • In the hilly city of Fayetteville, that was a threat during any heavy rain.

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  • I lifted the heavy wood beam that crossed their door, securing it.

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  • His clothing was thick and heavy this night, as if he expected to be standing outside her window until dawn.

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  • This feat pleased me highly, as his body was very heavy, and it took all my strength to drag him half a mile.

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  • The heavy wagons pushed on.

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  • You don't need to be carrying heavy things and getting out in this weather.

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  • Heavy night dews alone refreshed the earth.

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  • Donning a heavy coat and some rubber boots that she found in the entry closet, she battled the storm to the shed.

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  • The walls were bare, the curtains drawn even during daylight, and the heavy wooden furniture solid and worn.

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  • The other side of her face displayed facial features that were heavy rather than feminine, resembling her father's.

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  • Five minutes later Princess Mary from her room heard something heavy being carried by.

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  • I was fumbling with the window when I heard heavy footsteps move close to my door.

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  • She tested her body, dismayed when her limbs felt too heavy to lift.

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  • He was tall and kind of heavy set.

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  • And believe me on my honour that to me personally it would be a pleasure to hand over the supreme command of the army into the hands of a better informed and more skillful general--of whom Austria has so many--and to lay down all this heavy responsibility.

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  • A horse and rider could cover more distance in a day that the mules could pulling the heavy freight wagons.

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  • He's never out more than ten to twenty minutes at a time and three or four sessions make a heavy day.

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  • It's heavy, lads--solid books.

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  • He was drinking heavy and the girls got prettier with each drink.

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  • The portal was framed in heavy timber.

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  • With a heavy heart, she called his number.

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  • On the rug-covered bench where Pierre had seen him in the morning sat Kutuzov, his gray head hanging, his heavy body relaxed.

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  • Prince Andrew's regiment was among the reserves which till after one o'clock were stationed inactive behind Semenovsk, under heavy artillery fire.

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  • He rode hurriedly from the battlefield and returned to the Shevardino knoll, where he sat on his campstool, his sallow face swollen and heavy, his eyes dim, his nose red, and his voice hoarse, involuntarily listening, with downcast eyes, to the sounds of firing.

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  • It seemed to her that something heavy was beating rhythmically against all the walls of the room: it was her own heart, sinking with alarm and terror and overflowing with love.

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  • His heavy words broke her heart, but she respected his request and returned to Damian's side.

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  • "Pumpkin Green was a fan of heavy metal music," Cynthia offered.

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  • They abandoned one another, abandoned all their heavy baggage, their artillery, and half their men, and fled, getting past the Russians by night by making semicircles to the right.

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  • So he lay now on his bed, supporting his large, heavy, scarred head on his plump hand, with his one eye open, meditating and peering into the darkness.

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  • The air was heavy and fragrant, the wet, solid sand near the ocean welcome after her initial attempt to keep up in the sugary sand higher up the beach.

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  • The heavy Caribbean air of the Sanctuary was warm and fragrant with the scent of the sea.

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  • The air around her grew heavy again.

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  • The books are not heavy, because the leaves with the raised type do not lie close.

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  • Pierre felt as if he had come back to life after a heavy swoon.

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  • I played in a heavy metal band, I did some off-off-off Broadway gigs, and lots of road company stuff.

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  • Still wearing the garb of Hell, Darkyn's mate was sporting fangs with her pink hair and a heavy sultriness that made Deidre look twice.

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  • Daniela's voice was heavy with disapproval.

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  • It was the heavy tread of Princess Mary that he heard.

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  • But at the same time, his left arm felt as heavy as if a seventy-pound weight were tied to it.

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  • On the twelfth of July, on the eve of that action, there was a heavy storm of rain and hail.

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  • All that churning of sand and dust disguised their trail to some degree, but nothing could hide the trail of five heavy wagons.

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  • When she opened them, they stood outside a stone façade of a compound built into the side of a mountain and surrounded by evergreen trees whose branches were heavy with snow.

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  • Dread was heavy in Gabriel's stomach.

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  • His features were heavy and roughly hewn.

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  • Gabriel stripped off his shirt and weapons then his heavy boots, dropping everything into a pile while two of his assassins watched.

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  • Support was heavy for the school's primary sport.

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  • The Wizard carried his satchel, which was quite heavy, and Zeb carried the two lanterns and the oil can.

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  • Her body grew heavy, and she slumped.

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  • She opened the heavy wooden door and stepped into an open-air hallway.

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  • The heavy Southern day reminded her of the Caribbean.

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  • All were silent, and the only sound audible was the heavy breathing of the panting old general.

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  • At times a sort of mist descended, and then suddenly heavy slanting rain came down.

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  • A huge campfire was blazing brightly in the midst of the snow, lighting up the branches of trees heavy with hoarfrost.

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  • When Kutuzov came out of the study and with lowered head was crossing the ballroom with his heavy waddling gait, he was arrested by someone's voice saying:

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  • The line was silent for a few moments and then Mary let loose with a heavy sigh.

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  • Had a heavy wooden door with a big ol' paddle lock.

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  • The spring air was heavy and humid already in Atlanta; it felt like summer.

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  • Her legs grew heavy, but she pushed herself onward into the forest, away from everything that could hurt her and everyone who could stop her from ending this nightmare tonight.

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  • "You are a brave fellow, Mr. Ant," he said; "but you have a heavy load to carry."

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  • In one heavy thunder-shower the lightning struck a large pitch pine across the pond, making a very conspicuous and perfectly regular spiral groove from top to bottom, an inch or more deep, and four or five inches wide, as you would groove a walking-stick.

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  • Here! exclaimed different voices; and the heavy breathing of the bearers and the shuffling of their feet grew more hurried, as if the weight they were carrying were too much for them.

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  • Unlike the others dressed for a white tie event, he was dressed in leather pants with a tight black Pearl Jam T-shirt, his hair braided, a chain from his spiked belt to his wallet, and heavy black boots.

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  • The mansion's heavy drapes on the ground floor were closed and the lighting in the library dim enough for her to tolerate.

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  • His trench coat was too heavy for her to lift by the time he finished stowing his gear.

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  • Damian's heavy ring hung off a chain around her neck, and she clenched it.

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  • After donning a heavy jacket against the mountain chill and continuing dampness, she kissed her husband goodbye.

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  • Maybe 'metalman' is some sheet metal worker or some heavy metal rocker.

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  • Heavy in her mind was the thought that there might've been something Gabriel could've done to save the other Deidre.

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  • And before the end of the journey Aesop had nothing to carry, while the other slaves were groaning under their heavy loads.

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  • "Wants to turn on the other side," whispered the servant, and got up to turn the count's heavy body toward the wall.

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  • She was not at all heavy, so the Wizard and Dorothy managed to lift her gently to the ground.

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  • He wore heavy clothing, as if easily chilled, and moved with the smoothness of a warrior.

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  • frequently heavy; and on the windward slope showers are an almost daily occurrence.

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  • Both breeds were large and heavy, with pendulous ears and thick throats with dewlaps.

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  • The refusal to pay tithes and other ecclesiastical demands led to continuous and heavy distraints, under the various laws made in that behalf.

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  • For the active person, finding health-conscious a restaurant is a great benefit since eating heavy, fatty foods can make it difficult for your body to handle strenuous activity.

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  • The only difference was the electricity powering lights in the heavy iron and wood chandeliers overhead and the intercom system installed into the walls beside each entrance.

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  • Her head felt heavy and like it was stuffed with cotton, the way she felt when she came to after surgery.

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  • They sat in a heavy flat-bottomed boat, each holding a long, crooked rod in his hands and eagerly waiting for "a bite."

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  • Their faces were browned by the sun; their hands were hard and gnarly; their backs were bent by much heavy lifting; their clothing was in tatters.

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  • A truce was Kutuzov's sole chance of gaining time, giving Bagration's exhausted troops some rest, and letting the transport and heavy convoys (whose movements were concealed from the French) advance if but one stage nearer Znaim.

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  • Next came four soldiers, carrying something heavy on a cloak, and passed by the fire.

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  • "Well, they've sent you a tidy sum," said Berg, eying the heavy purse that sank into the sofa.

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  • "Hurrah!" shouted Prince Andrew, and, scarcely able to hold up the heavy standard, he ran forward with full confidence that the whole battalion would follow him.

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  • He did not know that the priest who met him with the cross oppressed the peasants by his exactions, and that the pupils' parents wept at having to let him take their children and secured their release by heavy payments.

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  • Suddenly Pierre heaved a deep sigh and dumped his heavy person down on the sofa beside Prince Andrew.

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  • There was one pilgrim, a quiet pockmarked little woman of fifty called Theodosia, who for over thirty years had gone about barefoot and worn heavy chains.

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  • The wolf paused, turned its heavy forehead toward the dogs awkwardly, like a man suffering from the quinsy, and, still slightly swaying from side to side, gave a couple of leaps and with a swish of its tail disappeared into the skirt of the wood.

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  • A tall, beautiful woman with a mass of plaited hair and much exposed plump white shoulders and neck, round which she wore a double string of large pearls, entered the adjoining box rustling her heavy silk dress and took a long time settling into her place.

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  • He took a heavy paperweight and lifted it threateningly, but at once put it back in its place.

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  • On his thin, weak legs were heavy chains which hampered his irresolute movements.

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  • He ran round to the other side of the lodge and was about to dash into that part of it which was still standing, when just above his head he heard several voices shouting and then a cracking sound and the ring of something heavy falling close beside him.

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  • Without the scars, he was a darkly handsome man, his features heavy and masculine.

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  • His suede pants clung to long, thick thighs and were tucked into heavy boots.

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  • A heavy silence fell, and she met his gaze finally.

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  • She strained, but he planted one heavy hand on her chest.

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  • Heavy brush had totally obscured the entrance until someone had quite recently cut and pulled away the branches, exposing the opening.

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  • Paul Dawkins was only a smidgen more pleasant than his elder brother as Dean, lugging the heavy monitor, passed him entering the parlor.

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  • The man standing in the weedy area of the lot was tall and thick, dressed in a trench coat, black clothing and heavy boots.

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  • Though completely waterlogged and almost as heavy as lead, they not only burned long, but made a very hot fire; nay, I thought that they burned better for the soaking, as if the pitch, being confined by the water, burned longer, as in a lamp.

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  • In Brunn everybody attached to the court was packing up, and the heavy baggage was already being dispatched to Olmutz.

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  • She sat in an armchair in her dressing jacket and nightcap and Katie, sleepy and disheveled, beat and turned the heavy feather bed for the third time, muttering to herself.

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  • The boxes were heavy, so carrying two of them was too much weight to handle.

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  • The few supplies she had would barely last the night, especially since the flow was unusually heavy.

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  • It looks like he'd just come out of the shower and got it from behind, with something heavy.

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  • The large lockers were cumbersome and heavy.

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  • When the hoses are filled with water, they're might heavy.

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  • Kris willed himself to the shadow world and walked back to his underground refuge, heart heavy.

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  • She'd cried herself senseless before falling into a sleep too heavy to bring her any real rest.

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  • She tugged the heavy door open by its old iron handle and gazed into a large square of grass, a courtyard, around which many similar rooms with heavy doors were arranged.

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  • The windows were open with no glass, and heavy iron chandeliers hung from thick wooden rafters and were burning real candles.

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  • He wore all black, though he was dressed more simply than she'd seen him, in dark jeans and a black long-sleeved T-shirt and heavy boots.

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  • Silence surrounded them, not the good kind, but the heavy kind that made her want to hold her breath lest she break it and all hell erupt.

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  • The heavy Caribbean air rustled the pages of the Oracle's book.

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  • Her eyes were heavy, her anger draining her last bit of energy.

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  • He stood in front of the glass French doors of the balcony, taking up the whole space with his massive frame and heavy trench coat.

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  • Her mate, Rhyn, stood in heavy boots, running pants, and a tank top.

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  • Kris produced a key chain from his pocket and unlocked the five locks before pulling the heavy door open.

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  • He sensed Kris.s agitation was increased by the ensnaring scent of Katie.s blood, which was heavy in the air.

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  • The Caribbean air was heavy, the ocean chill warmer than the weather at the castle.

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  • The air was heavy and her attention was drawn to the life-like statues.

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  • With regret heavy in his stomach, he left.

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  • His battered body felt heavy, and his emotions grew chaotic.

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  • The Caribbean air was heavy and her body was soon covered with sweat.

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  • The brilliant suns were overhead, their heat heavy in the still day.

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  • The heavy, masculine features that made him fierce had rendered his sisters too heavy of face to be pretty.

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  • Another was hunch-backed and dressed in heavy robes despite the heat of the day, and a third man barely taller than her had white irises and silvering hair.

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  • His gaze was just as intense, his brow low, but his features not as heavy as A'Ran's.

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  • He recalled his mother, her heavy features nonetheless made beautiful by her radiant smile as she swung a waist-high Talal around.

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  • It was as heavy as it looked, as long as her forearm.

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  • Her hands shook as she gripped the heavy stone dagger, and she leaned against the fountain.

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  • Most days were blessed by a sun that warmed you enough that a couple of heavy sweaters were more than adequate outer wear.

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  • Dean never ceased to marvel at the difference of high mountain snow from the heavy, wet precipitation of the East and the endless problems it caused with man and auto.

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  • The heavy thump of footsteps on the stairs interrupted their conversation.

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  • The rising winter sun made the heavy clothing almost unnecessary.

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  • He fingered a heavy strap attached to the head.

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  • The heavy leather rig appeared designed to span both waist and upper thigh.

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  • He reached in his vehicle and tossed her a heavy coat, but said nothing to her.

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  • The snow was hard-packed from heavy use but the walking was not difficult.

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  • It's her word the guy is the heavy.

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  • Soon they were snuggled beneath a heavy wool robe, gliding contentedly down the snow covered back roads of the Uncompahgre valley.

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  • Ryland continued, shrugging off his heavy jacket.

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  • But 'gazillion' is a bit heavy.

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  • He informed Dean the climbers, who were due to check out later, had left for the ice park, grumbling at the heavy accumulation of snow which was abating to a last-ditch flurry after depositing thirty inches of fluffy white.

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  • The crowds were lighter than yesterday, due to the heavy snowfall making not only climbing difficult, but viewing a wet and laborious task.

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  • "That's what the police are supposed to be doing," Dean said, his voice heavy with sarcasm.

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  • The grief in her voice rested heavy on the trio.

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  • He didn't realize until now just how heavy her family's decision had weighed on her.

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  • The mood was heavy.

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  • Carmen Pulock hunkered down into her heavy chore coat and scooted her chair closer to the potbellied stove.

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  • Katie breathed a heavy sigh of resignation.

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  • The heavy bowl made an uncontrolled dive off the shelf into her hand, flipping before she caught it with the other.

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  • The car isn't that heavy.

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  • It was still snowing - huge flakes that lit softly on the heavy blanket of snow on the ground.

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  • The cedar tree was bent over with the weight of a heavy load of wet snow.

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  • Daylight was making a feeble attempt to break through the heavy cloud cover.

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  • The kid was heavy and Carmen stumbled several times.

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  • Carmen dropped into the chair beside the stove and pulled some heavy socks over her cold feet.

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  • He was too heavy to carry and the barn was at least a hundred feet away.

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  • Within the hour, guards returned with a sheet of heavy metal to brace the disabled door.

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  • One of the two guards pulled the heavy door open.

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  • She moved his weapons, pushed his heavy body out of the way to see if he hid them beneath one of his muscular thighs.

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  • The heavy metal box grated towards her.

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  • She heard disconcerting sounds of heavy weapons fire in the distance, and the forest smelled as if it were burning.

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  • With a deep breath, she hefted the heavy sack and pulled it over her shoulders.

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  • His voice was gravelly from lack of use, and his arms and legs felt heavy as he tested them.

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  • She rubbed her face with a heavy sigh and sat, relieved.

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  • "He said no, like you said," Toby said, disappointment heavy in his voice.

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  • The ancient dagger was heavy and cold in Rhyn's hands.

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  • She grimaced and took them.  Gabriel peeled off his heavy jacket as she chewed and watched him.  His hands absently traveled over all the places on his body where weapons were hidden and he pulled free a dagger with a jagged edge.

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  • A tingle of alarm went through Rhyn, but his head was too heavy for him to process it.  Instead, he focused hard on containing the power within him.  When he felt he wouldn't explode, he looked around.  Darkyn had claimed Kris's library and stood near a pane of windows overlooking the snowy Alps.

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  • Andre motioned her to follow him, and she drew a few more heavy breaths before following.

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  • Death's words made the air in the room feel heavy.  Kris sat down at the table.

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  • Finally, he broke through the thatch of branches and leaves blocking most of the sun.  The day was darkening.  In the distance, he saw the massive fortress that was Death's, and he saw the Lake of Souls he'd seen in angel memories.  He saw birds but couldn't see through the jungle to where Katie might be.  The branch holding him swayed in a heavy wind that smelled of rain.

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  • Rhyn stared at the scenes playing out in Death's outstretched hands.  His heart grew heavy as he watched demons kill humans by the hundreds.  The promise he'd made to keep Katie happy made him feel sick, and duty would never fill the hollow part of him that would remain during a lifetime without his mate.

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  • When he could finally focus through the black of the night, he plodded forward, feet wallowing in the soft sand like a boat in a heavy sea.

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  • The air was hot and heavy but the small backyard setting remained pleas­ant.

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  • Shakey Jake, named for a nervous tic, looked less nervous than he should have for someone facing heavy time.

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  • Although the heavy rain was holding off, there was a feeling it was only a matter of time before the full fury hit.

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  • Many of the passengers were ill and others whimpered and whined as the plane dropped, rose and rolled in the churning gusts, riding the heavy winds like a cork in a whirlpool.

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  • Cynthia was as limp as a rag doll as he pulled down her skirt, which was heavy with water.

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  • Not too thin and not too heavy.

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  • With a heavy sigh, she headed for his house.

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  • It was like having a heavy load lifted from her shoulders.

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  • With a heavy sigh, she turned to the house.

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  • Lowering the heavy cast iron frying pan into the sink, she filled it with water and left it to soak.

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  • With a heavy sigh, she started supper again.

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  • Donning a heavy coat, she escaped through the patio doors and hurried out to the barn.

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  • Princess picked Sunday to foal, and Carmen found her in heavy labor when they came home from church.

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  • Whatever the reason, gloom tugged at her heart with a heavy hand.

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  • She heaved the heavy luggage up to the bed.

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  • Her movements were heavy and awkward.

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  • The loss of the magic from the immortal world made her feel slow and heavy as she took her first few steps.

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  • The cuff on her arm was black and heavy.

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  • The storm grew too heavy and she stopped finally, looking around her.

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  • Her body felt heavy and her senses dull without her magic.

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  • It was made of solid rock, even the heavy door.

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  • The heavy door opened with a grating sound.

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  • She was losing blood fast, her movements growing heavy.

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  • The ocean air was fragrant and heavy, and moonlight pierced the forest canopy in patches.

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  • The heavy, musty scent of earth was contained within a four-by-four-foot cell, not even large enough for him to lie down.

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  • The tension was heavy enough to make Taran lower his stance further.

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  • The air of the bathing chamber was rendered moist and heavy by the awaiting bath.

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  • The air of the chamber stilled and grew heavy, as if it meant to suffocate him.

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  • The heavy scent of fragrant sea swept over him, the chill of the ocean kept out of the city by its thick walls.

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  • The air was hot and heavy and promised to become unbearable quickly.

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  • A stench tickled her nose, drawing her from a heavy slumber.

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  • She forced her bruised, heavy limbs to respond, testing them.

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  • It was old and heavy, its covers made of wood smoothed by years of wear.

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  • He sensed something else about her that made his thoughts heavy.

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  • Her hand fell from the lever that opened the heavy iron door.

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  • She turned away and walked slowly down the dark alley, mind and body heavy.

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  • He sat on the edge of the bed and lifted ancient pages clenched between heavy wooden covers.

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  • "A lost soul," he said with a heavy sigh.

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  • Her eyelids were heavy, her body even heavier.

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  • You shouldn't be lifting things that heavy.

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  • He sat up and leaned toward her with a heavy sigh.

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  • Sam offered to help but Gerald declined, saying it wasn't that heavy.

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  • Senor Medena sat beside his desk and a heavy Spanish looking man with a mustache sat in Senor Medena's big chair.

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  • The machete felt heavy in her sweating palm.

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  • Her heavy boots trampled one of his feet, and he pried his from beneath hers.

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  • The morning sun was gentle, the air missing the heavy ocean humidity.

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  • He was heavy of jaw with a wide forehead and an aquiline nose set between two large eyes.

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  • He was heavy, though most of his weight was on the hips squeezed between her thighs.

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  • They were night and day, her pale beauty and raw emotion contrasting with his heavy, masculine features and dark satisfaction.

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  • He was dressed from head to toe in black leather with a spiked collar, heavy boots, and his dark hair down around his shoulders.

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  • The Traveling was quick and transported them from the quiet, dry heat of Texas to the heavy, warm ocean air.

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  • Heavy features were shaded by a day or two of stubble, his red-hued gaze on the ocean.

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  • His government was costly, and to meet its many expenses he was obliged to lay heavy taxes upon the people.

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  • Iron and copper founding, brewing, tanning, and the manufacture of gunpowder, confectionery, heavy iron goods, gloves, boots and shoes and cotton goods are also carried on.

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  • Large Rapid Changes Are Also Met With In The Absence Of Thunder During Heavy Rain Or Snow Fall.

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  • It is the carrier of a heavy tonnage of coal to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

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  • Personally he possessed the charming manners of a polished grand seigneur: debauched and cynical, but never rude or cruel, full of gentle consideration for all about him but selfish in his pursuit of pleasure, he has had to bear a heavy load of blame, but it is.

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  • The wet season, during which heavy rain falls almost daily, lasts from April to October, coinciding with the south-west monsoon.

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  • Thus at Ozieri the men wear ordinary jackets and trousers with a velvet waistcoat; the shepherds of the Sulcis wear short black trousers without kilt and heavy black sheepskin coats, and the two rows of waistcoat buttons are generally silver or copper coins.

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  • Two-fifths of the land belongs to the state, and two-fifths more to the various communes; the remaining fifth is minutely subdivided among a large number of small proprietors, many of whom have been expropriated from inability to pay the taxes, which, considering the low value of the land, are too heavy; while the state is unable to let a large proportion of its lands.

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  • Native capital is lacking, and taxation on unremunerative lands is, as elsewhere in Italy, too heavy in proportion to what they may be expected to produce, and not sufficiently elastic in case of a bad harvest.

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  • The trains are few and the speed on all these lines is moderate, but the gradients are often very heavy.

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  • The word is also sometimes applied to a heavy timber fitted with iron spikes or projections to be thrown down upon besiegers, and to the large work known as a "cavalier."

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  • The city has extensive manufactures of heavy machinery, electric supplies, brass and copper products and silk goods.

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  • The odour is heavy and disagreeable, and the taste acrid and bitter.

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  • Heavy dews in summer give the needed moisture after the rains of June have ceased.

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  • The result is very satisfactory and will stand heavy water pressure.

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  • This change was largely due to the heavy financial burdens which the Roman government laid on the municipal senates.

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  • But after several seasons of heavy rainfall the waters have remained for years beyond their low-water level.

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  • The prevalent northeast wind cau s es at times a heavy swell on the lake.

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  • In the extreme south, where an Arctic vegetation is found, the pastures are rich, and the forests, largely of the Antarctic beech (Fagus antarctica), are vigorous wherever the rainfall is heavy.

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  • The territories of the Gran Chaco, however, are covered with a characteristic tropical vegetation, in which the palm predominates, but intermingled south of the Bermejo with heavy growths of algarrobo, quebracho-colorado, urunday (Astronium fraxinifolium), lapacho (Tecoma curialis) and palosanto (Guayacum officinalis), all esteemed for hardness and fineness of grain.

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  • The sugar manufacture, however, is a protected and bounty-fed industry, and the 51 sugar mills in operation in 1901 are a heavy tax upon consumers and taxpayers.

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  • The guia tax on the transport of stock from one province to another, which has been declared unconstitutional in the courts, is still enforced, and is a vexatious tax upon the stock-raiser, while the consumption, or octroi, tax in Buenos Aires and other cities is a heavy burden upon small producers.

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  • Efforts to hasten this development have created some serious financial and industrial crises, and have burdened the country with heavy debts and taxes.

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  • in the interior the rains are less frequent, but when they occur are far mpre heavy, so that there is much less difference in the annual rainfall there as compared with the rest of the country than in the number of rainy days.

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  • the Percheron (light and heavy draught), the Anglo-Norman (light draught and heavy cavalry)and the Tarbais of the weStern Pyrenees (saddle horses and light cavalry).

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  • Water traffic, which is chiefly in heavy merchandise, as coal, building materials, and agriculture and food produce, more than doubled in volume between 1881 and 1905.

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  • All the companies, except the Nord, have at one time or another had to take advantage of the guarantee, and the fact that the Ouest had been one of the most persistent and heavy borrowers in this respect was one of the reasons that induced the government to take it over as from the 1st of January 1909.

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  • Heavy Field and Light Siege Units) would be attached.

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  • The cavalry weapons are a straight sword (that of the heavy cavalry is illustrated in the article SWORD), a bamboo lance and the Lebel carbine.

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  • The so-called rivers have a strong flow only after heavy rains, and some of them do not ever reach the main drainage line.

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  • During the wet season frequent and heavy Australia rains fall, and thunderstorms, with sharp showers, occur in the summer, especially on the north-west coast, which is sometimes visited by hurricanes of great violence.

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  • The rainfall in the extreme north, especially in January and February, is very heavy, and the annual average along the coast is about 63 in.

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  • The lower jaw is heavy; the cheekbones somewhat high, and the chin small and receding.

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  • While Cook was speculating on the cause of this phenomenon, and was in the act of ordering out the boats to take soundings, the " Endeavour " struck heavily, and fell over so much that the guns, spare cables, and other heavy gear had at once to be thrown overboard to lighten the ship. As day broke, attempts were made to float the vessel off with the morning tide; but these were unsuccessful.

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  • Macrinus was defeated at Nisibis and concluded a peace with Artabanus, in which he gave up all the Roman conquests, restored the booty, and paid a heavy contribution to the Parthians (Dio Cass.

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  • All its charters were annulled, its privileges and those of its gilds swept away, and a heavy fine imposed.

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  • Already the emperor was beginning to feel weary of the heavy burdens which the government of so many realms had imposed upon him, and in 1549 he presented Philip to the states of the Netherlands, that they might take the oath of allegiance to him, and Philip swore to maintain all ancient rights, privileges and customs. The abdication of Charles V.

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  • The knights, who as farmers of the taxes had suffered heavy losses during the disturbances in Syria, were greatly embittered against Gabinius, and, when he appeared in the senate to give an account of his governorship, he was brought to trial on three counts, all involving a capital offence.

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  • The number of rainy days throughout the peninsula varies from 160 to over 200 in each year, but violent gusts of wind, called " Sumatras," accompanied by a heavy downpour of short duration, are more common than persistent rain.

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  • The wood is hard, heavy and of fine grain, quite equal to the best British oak for indoor use, but of very variable durability where exposed to weather.

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  • The live oak is one of the most valuable timber trees of the genus, the wood being extremely durable, both exposed to air and under water; heavy and closegrained, it is perhaps the best of the American oaks for shipbuilding, and is invaluable for water-wheels and mill-work.

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  • The wood is very heavy and hard, weighing 70 lb the cubic foot; the colour is dark brown; it is used in Spain and Italy for furniture, and in the former country for firewood and charcoal.

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  • But as in Ireland so Cromwell's policy in Scotland was unpopular and was only upheld by the maintenance of a large army, necessitating heavy taxation and implying the loss of the national independence.

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  • Seneca cannot be too heavy nor Plautus too light."

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  • By ca-sing two conical surfaces of cast-iron immersed in mercury and contained in an iron vessel to rub against one another when pressed together by a lever, Joule obtained 776.045 foot-pounds for the mechanical equivalent of heat when the heavy weights were used, and 774.93 foot-pounds with the small driving weights.

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  • grue), machines by means of which heavy bodies may be lifted, and also displaced horizontally, within certain defined limits.

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  • It is at once evident that hand power is only suitable for cranes of moderate power, or in cases where heavy loads have to be lifted only very occasionally.

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  • Where, however, there are a number of cranes all belonging to the same installation, and these are placed so as to be conveniently worked from a central power station, and where the work is rapid, heavy and continuous, as is the case at large ports, docks and railway or other warehouses, experience has shown that it is best to produce the power in a generating station and distribute it to the cranes.

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  • Sometimes, especially in the case of overhead travelling cranes for very heavy loads, the chain is a special pitch chain, formed of flat links pinned together, and the barrel is reduced to a wheel provided with teeth, or " sprockets," which engage in the links.

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  • It consists of a heavy base, which is securely bolted to the foundation, and which carries the cranes.

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  • This type of crane used to be in great favour, in consequence of the great clearance it gives under the jib, but it is expensive and requires very heavy foundations.

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  • above, and revolves either on upper and lower pivots supported by the structure of the workshop, or on a fixed pillar secured to a heavy foundation.

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  • The type is often used in foundries, or to serve heavy hammers in a smithy, whence the name.

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  • With portable cranes means must be provided to ensure the requisite stability against overturning; this is done by weighting the tail of the revolving part with heavy weights, and in steam cranes the FIG.

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  • 5 shows the intermediate type again sheathed with a heavy armour to resist wear in the shallow water near shore.

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  • strain will in heavy weather be varying 50 per cent.

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  • In addition, the intervention of very heavy weather may mar all the work already accomplished, and require the whole series of operations to be undertaken de novo.

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  • The Murray automatic system was designed specially for dealing with heavy traffic on long lines.

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  • comparatively heavy moving parts of which the land line instruments are formed.

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  • Owing to the difficulty of maintaining perfect balance on duplexed cables, curb sending is not now used, but the signals are transmitted by means of an apparatus similar to the Wheatstone automatic transmitter used on land lines and differing from the latter only in regard to the alphabet employed; the signals from the transmitter actuate a relay having heavy armatures which in turn transmit the signals to the cable; this arrangement gives very firm signals, a point of great importance for good working.

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  • Both the telegraph companies and the railway companies had incurred heavy commercial risks in developing the telegraph services of the country and only moderate profits were earned.

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  • The cadmium molecule, as shown by determinations of the density of its vapour, is monatomic. The metal unites with the majority of the heavy metals to form alloys; some of these, the so-called fusible alloys, find a useful application from the fact that they possess a low melting-point.

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  • The experiments with this form were not successful, and, with the view of making the moving parts as light as possible, he substituted for the comparatively heavy lever armature a small piece of clock spring, about the size of a sixpence, glued to the centre of the diaphragm.

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  • In all the upland valleys of the Abruzzi snow begins to fall early in November, and heavy storms occur often as late as May; whole communities are shut out for months from any intercourse with their neighbours, and some villages are so long buried in snow that regular passages are made between the different houses for the sake of communication among the inhabitants.

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  • Heavy falls of snow in June are not uncommon, and only for a short time towards the end of July are the nights totally exempt from light frosts.

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  • High districts covered with oaks and chestnuts succeed to this almost tropical vegetation; a little higher up and we reach the elevated regions of the Pollino and the Sila, covered with firs and pines, and affording rich pastures even in the midst of summer, when heavy dews and light frosts succeed each other in July and August, and snow begins to appear at the end of September or early in October.

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  • Much of this lack of progress is attributed to the heavy manual (especially agricultural) work undertaken by women and children.

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  • Since 1895, however, the heavy import corn duty has caused a slight rise in the income from corn lands.

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  • The annual surpluses are largely accounted for by the heavy taxation on almost everything imported into the country, i and by the monopolies on tobacco and on salt; and are as a rule spent, and well spent, in other ways.

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  • Stuart, which beat off with heavy loss an attack imprudently delivered by General Rynier on.

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  • The reaction, which was dull and heavy in the dominions of the pope and of Victor Emmanuel, systematically harsh in the Austrian states of the north, and comparatively mild in Parma and Tuscany, excited the greatest loathing in southern Italy and Sicily, because there it was directed by a dynasty which had aroused feelings of hatred mingled with contempt.

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  • But in reorganizing the shattered finances of the state and preparing it for its greater destinies, he had to impose heavy taxes, which led to rioting and involved the minister himself in considerable though temporary unpopularity.

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  • Under the stress of the appalling financial conditions represented by chronic deficit, crushing taxation, the heavy expenditure necessary for the consolidation of the kingdom, the reform of the army and the interest on the pontifical debt, Sella, on the 11th of December 1871, exposed to parliament the financial situation in all its nakedness.

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  • The railways redeemed in 1875-1876 had been worked in the interval by the government at a heavy loss.

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  • The policy of fiscal transformation inaugurated by the Left increased revenue from indirect taxation from 17,000,000 in 1876 to more than 24,000,000 in 1887, by substituting heavy corn duties for the grist tax, and by raising the sugar and petroleum duties to unprecedented levels.

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  • The chief agitators were either sentenced to heavy terms of imprisonment or were compelled to flee the country.

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  • The negotiations having failed, he marched to relieve the beleaguered garrison of Adigrat; but Menelek, discouraged by the heavy losses at Adowa, broke up his camp and returned southwards Abyssinto Shoa.

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  • The agitation ceased in June with the defeat of the strikers, but not until a vast amount of damage had been done to the crops and all had suffered heavy losses, including the government, whose expenses for the maintenance of public order ran into tens of millions of lire.

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  • Asparagus, figs, and wine of medium quality are grown in the district; and heavy iron goods, chemical products, clocks and plaster are among the manufactures.

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  • The most conspicuous building in the city is the cathedral of St Bavon 1 (Sint Baafs), the rich interior of which contrasts strongly with its somewhat heavy exterior.

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  • All voyagers agree that for varied beauty of form and colour the Society Islands are unsurpassed in the Pacific. Innumerable rills gather in lovely streams, and, after heavy rains, torrents precipitate themselves in grand cascades from the mountain cliffs - a feature so striking as to have attracted the attention of all voyagers, from Wallis downwards.

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  • Its length is about 400 m., but owing to the heavy rainfall of this region it discharges no less than 175,000 cub.

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  • wide, has four rows of trees, a roadway for heavy vehicles in the middle, and a driveway for carriages on either side.

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  • The large and heavy crop has caused a unique modification of the sternal apparatus.

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  • But his ship was boarded in the Channel and the earl, condemned by the StarChamber to a heavy fine and to imprisonment during the queen's pleasure, suffered a harsh captivity in the Tower.

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  • In 1894 the Russian government enforced new customs regulations, by which a heavy duty is levied on Anglo-Indian manufactures and produce, excepting pepper, ginger and drugs, imported into Russian Asia by way of Persia; and the importation of green teas is altogether prohibited except by way of Batum, Baku, Uzunada and the Transcaspian railway.

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  • The rainfall on the summit is heavy, 72.14 inches a year being the average of twelve years' observations.

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  • On this occasion the palace was plundered and the town burnt; but the Portuguese were finally repulsed, and fled to their ships after heavy loss.

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  • This is partly due to the equatorial position and the heavy rainfall.

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  • In the course of this ceremony, after the sacrifice, men rush in all directions carrying torches; the women also carry fire-brands, or knock on the houses with rice-crushers and other heavy implements, and thus the evil spirits are considered to be driven away.

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  • The heavy grubs of Geotrupes, their c b FIG.

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  • The turnstone is about as big as an ordinary snipe; but, compared with most of its allies of the group Limicolae, to which it belongs, its form is somewhat heavy, and its legs are short.

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  • Hence, although wages are painfully low, the cost of production to the manufacturer is relatively high; and it is still further increased by the cost of the raw materials, by the heavy rates of transport owing to the distance from the sea, by the dearness of capital and by the scarcity of fuel.

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  • The high and heavy cars, the high speeds, the severe weather in the northern states in winter, the fluctuating nature of the business, resulting often in the employment of poorly qualified men and in other irregularities, are among the causes of this state of things.

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  • As embankments have to support the weight of heavy trains, they must be uniformly firm and well drained, and before the line is fully opened for traffic they must be allowed time to consolidate, a process which is helped by running construction or mineral trains over them.

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  • An incline of r in 400 is reckoned easy, of r in 200 moderate and of r in roo heavy.

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  • In the system devised by Mr Louis Brennaxi the cars run on a single rail laid on the ground, their stability being maintained by a heavy gyrostat revolving at great speed in a vacuum.

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  • The rails, which for heavy main line traffic may weigh as much as too lb per yard, or even more, are rolled in lengths of from 30 to 60 ft., and sleepers are placed under them at intervals of between 2 and 3 ft.

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  • At stations on double-track railways which have a heavy traffic four tracks are sometimes provided, the two outside ones only having platforms, so that fast trains get a clear road and can pass slow ones that are standing in the station.

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  • In the first case all the driving is done on one or at most two axles, sufficient tractive force being obtained by coupling these axles when necessary to others carrying heavy loads.

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  • Thus an engine working at maximum power may be used to haul a relatively light load at a high speed or a heavy load at a slow speed.

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  • enough to carry heavy lighted sparks through the tubes and chimney.

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  • The heavy sparks are projected from the tubes in straight lines and are caught by the louvres L, L, L, and by them deflected downwards to the bottom of the smoke-box, where they collect in a heap in the space D round a tube which is essentially an ejector.

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  • When the road leads the train up an incline, however, the tractive force must be increased, so that the need for coupled wheels soon arises if the road is at all a heavy one.

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  • It is adapted for light, high-speed service, and noted for its simplicity, excellent riding qualities, low cost of maintenance, and high mechanical efficiency; but having limited adhesive weight it is unsuitable for starting and accelerating heavy trains.

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  • It has many advantages for heavy high-speed service, namely, large and well-proportioned boiler, practically unlimited grate area, fire-box of favourable proportions for firing, fairly low centre of gravity, short coupling-rods, and, finally, a combination of the safe and smooth riding qualities of the fourcoupled bogie type, with great steaming capacity and moderate axle loads.

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  • A powerful engine for heavy passenger and fast goods service.

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  • It is used largely in America for goods traffic. In Europe it is in considerable favour for goods andpassenger traffic on heavy gradients.

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  • (9) " Eight-coupled " total-adhesion type, o-8-o; now found on a good many English railways, and common on the continent of Europe for heavy slow goods traffic. In America it is comparatively infrequent, as total-adhesion types are not in favour.

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  • In the United States it is the standard heavy slow-speed freight engine, and has been built of enormous size and weight.

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  • Holden developed the use of liquid fuel on the Great Eastern railway to a point beyond the experimental stage, and used it instead of coal with the engines running the heavy express traffic of the line, its continued use depending merely upon the relative market price of coal and oil.

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  • of track and yard room required to perform a unit of work;, it has diminished journal and rolling friction relatively to thetons hauled, since these elements of train resistance grow relatively less as the load per wheel rises; and finally, it has tended to reduce the labour costs as the train loads have become greater, because no more men are required to handle a heavy train than; a light one.

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  • In British practice the chains consist of three links, and are of such a length that when fully extended there is a space of a few inches between opposing buffers; this slack facilitates the starting of a heavy train, since the engine is able to start the wagons one by one and the weight of the train is not thrown on it all at once.

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  • Intra-urban railways, as compared with ordinary railways, are characterized by shortness of length, great cost per mile, and by a traffic almost exclusively passenger, the burden of which is enormously heavy.

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  • Where the depth to rail-level was too great for cut-and-cover methods, ordinary tunnelling processes were used; and where the trench was too shallow for the arched roof, heavy girders, sometimes of cast iron, bridged it between the side walls, longitudinal.

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  • The rolling stock is constructed either for farm produce or heavy minerals, the latter holding io to 27 cub.

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  • Precipitation is largely confined to local showers, often of such violence as to warrant the name "cloud bursts," commonly applied to the heavy down-pours of this desert region.

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  • It is these heavy rains, of brief duration, when great volumes of water rapidly run off from the barren slopes, that cause the deep channels, or arroyas, which cross the desert.

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  • This soil is spongy, and, undergoing alternate contraction and expansion from being alternately comparatively dry and saturated with moisture, allows the heavy blocks to slip down by their own weight into the valley, where they become piled up, the valley stream afterwards removing the soil from among and over them.

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  • The extreme frosts and heats of the English climate are unknown, but occasional heavy snow-falls occur, and the sea in shallow inlets is covered with a thin coating of ice.

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  • The development of this undertaking necessitated the establishment of stores and workshops at Stanley, and ships can be repaired and provided in every way; a matter of importance since not a few vessels, after suffering injury during heavy weather off Cape Horn, call on the Falklands in distress.

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  • on his behalf, was ultimately forced to pay a heavy ransom, and surrender Northalbingia and all his Wendish conquests except Riigen.

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  • On the 16th of March 1889 the heavy tidal waves created havoc in the harbour of Apia.

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  • In the presence of these awful truths which Ezekiel preached of individual freedom and of impending judgment, the prophet is weighted with a heavy responsibility.

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  • In September 1533 the birth of a daughter, afterwards Queen Elizabeth, instead of the long-hoped-for son, was a heavy disappointment; next year Of this there is no direct proof, but the statement rests upon contemporary belief and chiefly upon the extraordinary terms of the dispensation granted to Henry to marry Anne Boleyn, which included the suspension of all canons relating to impediments created by "affinity rising ex illicito coitu in any degree even in the first."

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  • In the Washoe Mountains, as in the rest of the Sierra Nevada range, there is a heavy growth of conifers, extending down to the very valleys; but in many places these mountains have been almost deforested to provide timbers for the mines.

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  • Considerable quantities of the following minerals have been found: barytes (heavy spar), magnetite (magnetic iron ore), and pyrolusite (manganese dioxide) in Humboldt county; roofing slate in Esmeralda county; cinnabar (ore containing quicksilver) in Washoe county; haematite in Elko and Churchill counties; cerussite and galena (lead ores) in Eureka county; and wolframite (a source of tungsten) at Round Mountain, White Pine county.

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  • The Spaniards were entrenched, with their heavy artillery distributed along the front, but, thanks to Navarro, they had a more mobile artillery in the shape of 200 arguebuses d croc mounted in groups upon carts, after the German fashion, and this was held ready to move wherever its services might be needed.

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  • After the Armistice the unsatisfactory consequences of the peace negotiations, the heavy burden of suffering and loss caused by the war, and, above all, the intolerable internal policy of the Nitti Cabinet, brought about the return of Giolitti to the sphere of practical politics once more.

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  • The employment of Judaeans and Israelites for Solomon's palatial buildings, and the heavy taxation for the upkeep of a court which was the wonder of the world, caused grave internal discontent.

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  • At this stage it is necessary to notice the fresh invasion of Syria by Hadad (Adad)-nirari, who besieged Mari, king of Damascus, and exacted a heavy tribute (c. Boo B.C.).

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  • (439) under penalty of a heavy fine, Jews were forbidden to hold Christian slaves under pain of death (423).

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  • At Landguard Fort there are important defence works with heavy modern guns commanding the main channel.

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  • c. imported pottery found in the palace of Akhenaton at Tell elAmarna, some heavy blows had fallen on the island power.

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  • 28 describes theinvader as leaving his heavy baggage at Michmash before pushing on through the pass.

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  • In these ants the difference between the large, heavy, winged males and females, and the small, long-legged, active workers, is so great, that various forms of the same species have been often referred to distinct genera; in Eciton, for example, the female has a single petiolate abdominal segment, the worker two.

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  • The rainfall, though not heavy, is sufficient to maintain such vegetation as is compatible with the conditions of temperature, and the surface is often swampy or peaty.

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  • The eyes and skin are dark, the beard often well developed, the nose broad and flat, the lips coarse, and jaws heavy.

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  • The choir opens into a beautiful cloister, the massive vaulting of which is supported on heavy piers adorned with statuary, between which intervene slender columns arranged in pairs and surmounted by delicately carved capitals.

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  • Agriculture is still carried on in a somewhat primitive fashion, and as a rule the livestock is of an inferior quality, though the breed of horses, of a heavy build and mostly used in agriculture, is held in high esteem.

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  • The district is subject to very heavy rainfall approaching r50 in.

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  • 24 ff.) that the Elamites suffered a heavy defeat in 596 B.C., it is very probable that the Pasargadian dynast Teispes con quered Anshan in this year.

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  • Externally, a Slavonic reaction came, and dealt heavy blows to the eastward advance of German civilization.

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  • The cultivation of the soil is, however, attended in many parts with great difficulties owing to the scanty rainfall and the very primitive implements still in use, and in the valley of the Kura heavy losses are frequently incurred from depredations by locusts.

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  • The winters in the uplands are generally severe, and the rainfall heavy.

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  • Farther south, heavy crops of wheat, turnips and other cereals and green crops are not uncommon, while barley is cultivated about Repton and Gresley, and also in the east of the county, in order to supply the Burton breweries.

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  • beyond the heavy batteries, and practically unbroken from the north bank of the James (west of the city) to about 1 m.

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  • The two most prominent causes assigned for the depression were bad seasons and foreign competition, aggravated by the increased cost of production and the heavy losses of live stock.

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  • In 1891 excessively heavy autumn rains washed the arable soils to such an extent that the next season's corn crops were below average.

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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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  • The year 1903 was memorable for a very heavy rainfall, comparable though not equal in its disastrous effects to that of 1879.

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  • per quarter, and farmers naturally shrank from seeding the land freely with a crop which could not be grown except at a heavy loss.

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  • Again, although from the richest old permanent meadow-lands very heavy crops of hay are taken season after season, the general average yield of permanent grass is about 3 cwt.

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  • Experiments upon the growth of barley for fifty years in succession on rather heavy ordinary arable soil resulted in showing that the produce by mineral manures alone is larger than that without manure; that nitrogenous manures alone give more produce than mineral manures alone; and that mixtures of mineral and nitrogenous manure give much more than either used alone - generally twice, or more than twice, as much as mineral manures alone.

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  • Additional significance to the value of the above experiments on wheat and barley is afforded by the fact that the same series, with but slight modifications, has also been carried out since 1876 at the Woburn (Bedfordshire) experimental farm of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, the soil here being of light sandy character, and thus very different from the heavy soil of Rothamsted.

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  • On heavy soils, however, the farmer cannot afford to curtail the time necessary for thorough cultivation of the land.

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  • As illustrating heavy weights, there were in the 1893 show, out of 310 entries of cattle, four beasts which weighed over a ton.

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  • This proved to be the last case in the 19th century of what at one time had been a veritable scourge to cattle-owners and a source of heavy financial loss.

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  • In 1892, at Warwick, the competitions related to ploughs - single furrow (a) for light land, (b) for strong land, (c) for press drill and broad-cast sowing; two-furrow; three-furrow; digging (a) for light land, (b) for heavy land; and one-way ploughs.

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  • In 1898, at Birmingham, a prize of £ioo was given for a self-moving vehicle for light loads, ioo and 50 for self-moving vehicles for heavy loads, and fio for safety feeder to chaff-cutter, in accordance with the Chaffcutting Machines (Accidents) Act 1897.

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  • was compelled by financial necessities, created in part by the heavy war-indemnity exacted by Rome, to pursue an unambitious policy, and was assassinated by his minister Heliodorus.

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  • It forms extensive forests in Vancouver Island, British Columbia and Oregon, whence the timber is exported, being highly prized for its strength, durability and even grain, though very heavy; it is of a deep yellow colour, abounding in resin, which oozes from the thick bark.

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  • Through Spain he then threatened Portugal with extinction unless she too paid a heavy subsidy, a demand with which the court of Lisbon was fain to comply.

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  • Its most striking feature and the one from which it derives its name barytes, barite (from the Greek Oapis, heavy) or heavy spar, is its weight.

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  • "He was an evil man and did more harm than good wherever he went; he spoiled the lands and laid thereon heavy taxes."

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  • Instead of the present boat, with its heavy black cabin and absence of colouring, the older forms had an awning of rich stuffs or gold embroideries, supported on a light arched framework open at both ends; this is the gondola still seen in Carpaccio's and Gentile Bellini's pictures (c. 150o).

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  • Flatness and lack of deep shadows, owing to the impossibility of obtaining heavy cornices in that material, mark the style.

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  • But Venice had been made to suffer at the hands of Carrara, who had levied heavy dues on transit, and moreover during the Chioggian War had helped the Genoese and cut off the food supply from the mainland.

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  • Most remarkable of all, the Roman Catholic churches, in this strong, hold of exiled Puritanism where Catholics were so long under the heavy ban of law, outnumber those of any single Protestant denomination; Irish Catholics dominate the politics of the city, and Protestants and Catholics have been aligned against each other on the question of the control of the public schools.

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  • Despite, however, its heavy foreign admixture the old Americanism of the city remains strikingly predominant.

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  • Towards the end of May the old fish become heavy with spawn and are in the highest condition for the table; and the latter half of June or beginning of July may be regarded as the time at which the greater part of mackerel spawn.

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  • During the 18th century the War of the Austrian Succession and the Seven Years' War dealt heavy blows at the prosperity of the landgraviate, which was always loyal to the house of Austria.

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  • Dalwigk was one of Prussia's enemies, and during the war of 1866 the grand-duke fought on the Austrian side, the result being that he was compelled to pay a heavy indemnity and to cede certain districts, including Hesse-Homburg, which he had only just acquired, to Prussia.

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  • Its level is subject to slight oscillations, and after a heavy five weeks' rain in 1869 it rose 7 ft., an immense territory at the mouth of the Selenga being submerged.

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  • In regions where climatic conditions are favourable, cotton grows more or less successfully on almost all kinds of soil; it can be grown on light sandy soils, loams, heavy clays and sandy " bottom " lands with varying success.

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  • Sandy soils are made thereby too dry and leachy, and it is a questionable proceeding to turn the heavy clays upon the top. Planters are, as a result, divided in opinion as to the wisdom of subsoiling.

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  • The delta soil is typically a heavy, black, alluvial clay, very fertile, but difficult to work; admixture of sand is beneficial, and the localities where this occurs yield the best cotton.

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  • - Strong winds and heavy rains do much damage to cotton by blowing or beating the lint out of the bolls.

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  • y P P to assume heavy risks.

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  • long and are interposed between the heavy iron augerstem carrying the bit and the upper rod, known as the sinker-bar.

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  • The drilling of wells of large size requires the use of heavy tools and of very strong appliances generally.

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  • The result of this treatment is that the comparatively heavy oils undergo dissociation, as shown by the experiments of Thorpe and Young, into specifically lighter hydrocarbons of lower boiling points, and the yield of kerosene from ordinary crude petroleum may thus be greatly increased.

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  • - chain mail, long shield and heavy casque - as if they were on their native French soil.

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  • Ordinarily shallow, the rivers after heavy rain fill with great rapidity, sweeping away everything in their path.

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  • c. 1 r) adds nothing by way of definition or restriction, but merely gives additional remedies against encroachments, providing heavy fines for those who improperly sue in the court, and those officials of the court who improperly assert jurisdiction.

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  • But he resigned office on the heavy defeat of his party at the elections in December.

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  • The principal tools of the Malays are the parang or golok, a heavy knife used in the jungle, without which no peasant ever stirs abroad from his house, the beliong or native axe, and the pisau Taut, which is used for scraping rattan.

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  • The silicate in the form of a concentrated solution is crutched or stirred into the soap in a mechanical mixing machine after the completion of the saponification, and it appears to enter into a distinct chemical combination with the soap. While silicate soaps bear heavy watering, the soluble silicate itself is a powerful detergent, and it possesses certain advantages when used with hard waters.

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  • was levied on soap made in the United Kingdom, and that heavy impost (equal when 3d.

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  • The waters near shore are shoal, and as there are few harbours of refuge of easy access navigation is dangerous in heavy storms. Around the lake the climate is equable, for, though the winter is cold and the summer hot, the waters of the lake modify the extremes, the mean temperature varying from 40° to 54° F.

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  • It is very volatile, the vapour being heavy and very inflammable.

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  • Here began a series of heavy spiritual trials which assailed him for many months.

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  • The Confederates were once more unsuccessful, and the losses were so heavy that the "fighting" policy ordered by the Confederate government was countermanded.

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  • In this region the sandstone rocks are generally overlaid with heavy black soil formed from the decaying trap, which is principally devoted to the cultivation of the spring crops, wheat and grain, while rice and hill millets are sown in the lighter and more sandy soils.

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  • The eastern part of the Nagpur country and the Chhattisgarh plain, comprising the Mahanadi basin, form the great rice tract of the province, its heavy rainfall and hard yellowish soil rendering it excellently adapted for the growth of this crop.

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  • This mountainous district, having the sea to the west, records an unusually heavy rainfall.

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  • The great excavation of the Osireion at Abydos, begun for the Society (then the Egypt Exploration Fund) by Prof. Edouard Naville, 4 ' but suspended owing to the war, it has not been possible to resume at present, owing to the commitments of the Amarna site and the heavy expense of such work as that at the Osireion, which cannot vet be contemplated.

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  • The army of Alexander was an instrument which he inherited from his father Philip. Its core was composed of the Macedonian peasantry who served on foot in heavy armour (" the Foot-companions ")7rq"eraipot).

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  • They were normally drawn up in more open order than the heavy Greek phalanx, and possessed thereby a mobility and elasticity in which the latter was fatally deficient.

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  • Hotels and villas were built in the new part of the town that sprang up outside the picturesque walled fortress, and there is quite a contrast between the part inside the heavy, half-ruined ramparts, with its narrow, steep streets and curious gable-roofed houses, its fine old church and castle and its massive town hall, and the new suburbs and fishermen's quarter facing the estuary of the Bidassoa.

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  • Won over by the surrender of Cherbourg in July 1378, the English under John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster, came to his aid; but a heavy price had to be paid for the neutrality of the king of Castile.

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  • Murchison, but the exhibition, although a most interesting one, was a failure, and the guarantors had to face a heavy loss.

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  • The muzzle is short, the ears large and pendent, the limbs relatively short and heavy, and the coat thick and frequently long.

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  • The Clumber is long, low and heavy.

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  • Four seasons are recognized - January - April, very dry and great heat; May - June, cooler and the " heavy " rains; July - September, the season of extreme heat and the south-west monsoon; October - December, the " light " rains.

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  • The " heavy " rains are little experienced in the coast districts.

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  • The coal belongs to the Cretaceous beds, and while not so heavy as that of the Coal Measures is of excellent quality.

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  • Part of the French losses, which were disproportionately heavy, were caused by the gunboats which lay close inshore and cannonaded the left flank of the French columns, and by a heavy naval gun which was placed in battery near the position of the 28th.

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  • The tidal action of the gulf is so slight and the marshes are so low that perfect drainage cannot be obtained through tide gates, which must therefore be supplemented by pumping machinery when rains are heavy or landward winds long prevail.

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  • Rainfall is usually heavy in the S.E., but it decreases toward the N.W.

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  • Heavy rainfall, high temperature and fertile soil combine to cover the greater part of the state, and particularly the alluvial regions and the coast swamps, with a most luxuriant subtropical vegetation, both arborescent and herbaceous.

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  • The short-leaf growth is especially heavy in the north-western portion of the state, while the long-leaf is found mainly in large masses N.

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  • The " buckshot clays " of the backlands, which are so stiff that they can scarcely be ploughed until flooded and softened, and are remarkably retentive of moisture, are ideal rice soil; but none of the alluvial lands has an underlying hardpan, and they cannot as a rule be drained sufficiently to make the use of heavy harvesting machinery possible.

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