Things were improving now.
I may have to work on improving that.
Where, as in England, they felt that they could improve, they substituted for the style of the country their own style - that is, a style which they had not created but which they had adopted, which they had made thoroughly their own, and which they went on improving in England no less than in Normandy.
Physically, he was improving, but not in the conversation or response area.
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In 1819 she wrote A Plan for Improving Female Education, submitted to the governor of New York state; and in 1821 she removed to Troy.
He was definitely improving in that area.
He immediately brought forward a scheme for improving the condi - tion of the poorer clergy by equalizing the incomes of the bishops, the reception of which at the time may be imagined, though it was substantially the same as that carried into effect by Lord Melbourne's government fifty years later.
If her clothes and car were any indication, life was improving for her now.
The doctor thought that was possible and said that if he was still improving Friday, he would release him from the hospital.
As long as he was improving, there was hope.
The guests, apparently taking advantage of the improving weather, had not returned.
He was awake now, and improving.
It is evident from this book that the society had exerted itself with success in introducing cultivated herbage and turnips, as well as in improving the former methods of culture.
Its powers have been exercised with the greatest caution, yet with consistent firmness; and the publicity which has been given to the true and detailed causes of scores and scores of railway accidents by the admirable reports of the Board of Trade inspectors has been a powerful lever in improving the railway service.
The depth of the harbour ranges from 21 to 26 ft.; and by improving this entrance, so as to make it 700 ft.
Nevertheless the idea of the value of improving breeds is gaining ground.
Instead of improving, Destiny got steadily worse.
The people of the town were employed in maintaining and improving their new lives.
there are fixed limits to the possibility of improving the quality of experience.
Either as a concession to the senate, or perhaps with the idea of improving public morality, Decius endeavoured to revive the separate office and authority of the censor.
The earl was a great gambler, but he was wealthy enough also to spend money on improving his house at Althorp, which he beautified both within and without.
Improving on Ptolemy, he makes the island of Taprobane (Ceylon) twenty times as large as it is in reality.
But it took firm root on Norman soil; it made its way to England at an early stage of its growth, and from that time it went on developing and improving on both sides of the Channel till the artistic revolution came by which, throughout northern Europe, the Romanesque styles gave way to the Gothic. Thus the history of architecture in England during the 11th and 12th centuries is a very different story from the history of the art in Sicily during the same time.
The methods adopted by the zemstvos for improving the condition of agriculture have included the formation of agricultural councils, the appointment of inspectors, and the founding of museums, meteorological stations and depots for the sale of agricultural machinery.
He was severe, but just and impartial, and strove to effect necessary reforms by reducing the numbers of the Janissaries, improving the coinage, and checking the state expenditure.
Although the establishment of a lucrative trade between India and central Asia had been the dream of many successive Indian viceroys, and much had been done towards improving the approaches to Simla from the north, very little was in really known of the highlands of the Pamirs, or of the regions of the great central depression, before the mission of central Asia.
At the beginning of the 19th century a subscription was raised by the proprietors of land in the neighbourhood for improving the harbour, and an act was obtained by which they were incorporated under the title "The Grimsby Haven Co."
On the other hand, the small farmers who occupied separated holdings were deterred from improving by the fear of a rise in rent.
The husbandry of the country was thus steadily improving, when suddenly the whole of Europe became involved in the wars of the French Revolution.
Ever active, he employed himself in the narrower sphere of repairing the castle and improving its domains and gardens, in shipbuilding on the Clyde, and in the exercise of the virtues of hospitality and charity.
Improving upon the procedure of the Convention in Vendemiaire 1795, Bonaparte procured the nomination of three consuls in an article of the new constitution; they were Bonaparte (First Consul), Cambaceres and Lebrun.
Hackett) of the enlarged American edition of Dr (afterwards Sir) William Smith's Dictionary of the Bible (1867-1870), to which he contributed more than 400 articles besides greatly improving the bibliographical completeness of the work; was an efficient member of the American revision committee employed in connexion with the Revised Version (1881-1885) of the King James Bible; and aided in the preparation of Caspar Rene Gregory's Prolegomena to the revised Greek New Testament of Tischendorf.
Euric's code remained in force among the Visigoths of Spain until the reign of Leovigild (568-586), who made a new one, improving upon that of his predecessor.
The general tendency of this period appears to have taken the form of improving and developing the methods of the alchemists; 1 The definite distinction between potash and soda was first established by Duhamel de Monceau (1700-1781).
Rapidly as the standard of musical translations was improving before this work appeared, no one could have foreseen what has now been abundantly verified, that the Ring can be performed in English without any appreciable loss to Wagner's art.
By the autumn of 1921 conditions for work were improving.
The compass may of course have been used for improving these charts, but they originated without its aid, and it is therefore misleading to describe them as Compass or Loxodromic charts, and they are now known as Portolano charts.
The disillusionment as regards material means for improving the life of mankind had given rise in many minds to a quest for religion, and this mystic current had attracted men like Struve, Bulgakov, Berdiayev and others.
The government acknowledges the unavoidable necessity of greatly extending and improving the internal communications of the country, but cannot see its way to doing so satisfactorily out of the ordinary resources of the country.
In 1717 Prince Eugene of Savoy conquered it for Austria, which kept it until 1739, improving the fortifications and giving great impulse to the commercial development of the town.
In the first statute passed for improving the navigation of the river near Oxford (21 Jac. I.) it is called the river of Thames, and it was only in a statute of George II.
He immediately addressed himself to the task of improving the financial position of the country, carried out the conversion of the State loans, and succeeded, for the first time in the history of the Hungarian budget, in avoiding a deficit.
Many towns were founded, among which were Dresden, Leipzig and Freiburg; Chemnitz began its textile industry; and although the condition of the peasants was wretched, that of the townsmen was improving.
It controlled the operations for improving the sea entrance until 1893, when on the establishment of responsible government it was abolished.
Coming thus into virtual possession of a good library, Lambert had peculiar opportunities for improving himself in his literary and scientific studies.
In this respect, however, matters are improving, the death-rate sinking from 33.1 per thousand in1881-1885to 28.1 per thousand in 1896-1900.
Owing to its wide stretches of pasture-land Hungary is admirably suited for cattle-raising, and in the government " economies " the same care has been bestowed on improving the breed of horned beasts as in the case of horses.
But, as we have seen, such an error of phase causes no sensible deterioration in the definition; so that from this point onwards the lens is useless, as only improving an image already sensibly as perfect as the aperture admits of.
Trans., 1838, 6, 141), who, while improving the theory, left a more complete solution to be made in 1838 by Sir George Biddell Airy (Camb.
"It is very evident," he says, "that all other means of improving medicine have been found ineffectual, by the stand it was at for two thousand years, and that, since mathematicians have sot themselves to the study of it, men already begin to talk so intelligibly and comprehensibly, even about abstruse matters, that it is to be hoped that mathematical learning will be the distinguishing mark of a physician and a quack."
Numerous patent ropes, some having wires and strands of special shapes, have been introduced with the idea of improving the wearing properties.
If there had been no fighting daring these autumn months worthy of mention, much creditable work had been carried out by the invaders in respect to developing communications and to improving jetties and landing-places, especially at Suvla.
Efforts at improving optical glass had, however, not been confined to the descendants and successors of Guinand and Fraunhofer.
He therefore employed the best available art and skill in improving the craft of glass-cutting.
Progress was made in improving river and lake navigation.
The application of pure cultures of bacteria for improving the fertility of the land is still in an experimental stage.
The paring and burning of land, although formerly practised as an ordinary means of improving the texture and fertility of arable fields, can now only be looked upon as a practice p to be adopted for the purpose of bringing rapidly into cultivation very foul leys or, land covered with a coarse turf.
The most efficient means, however, of improving strong, ill-tasting tobacco is by renewed fermentation artificially induced by moisture and heat.
The development of alfalfa cultivation is extending the area of cattle-breeding somewhat and is improving the quality of the beef Livestock.
Adoption, for example, as a practice for improving the happiness of families and the welfare of society, is capable of being weighed, and can in truth only be weighed, by utilitarian considerations, and has been commended 1 For Comte's place in the history of ethical theory see Ethics.
Now the government was pledged by the diet in 1907 to an expenditure of 111/8 millions (spread over 8 years) for extending the old state system of roads, and an expenditure of 63/4 millions (spread over 12 years) for improving them.
4 In 1700 he married Frances, daughter of Sir Henry Winchcombe, Bart., of Bucklebury, Berkshire, but matrimony while improving his fortune did not redeem his morals.
He also bought up various blocks of slum dwellings and converted them into model tenements, with the object of improving the conditions of the poorer classes of Dublin.
Sanitation, however, is improving and much good has resulted from the boring of numerous artesian wells which yield good water.
The national government also made appropriations for opening an inland waterway from Lewes to Chincoteague Bay, Virginia, for improving Wilmington harbour, and for making navigable several of the larger streams of the state.
He aimed at improving relations with Austria, and also tried to bring about a reconciliation with France; it was in fact under his auspices that President Loubet visited Rome.
He continued the policy of improving relations with Austria, which did not contribute to his popularity; after the annexation of Bosnia and the Herzegovina his imprudently worded speech at Carate created the illusion that Italy was to be compensated, perhaps by the cession of the Trentino, and the disappointment when nothing of the kind materialized greatly weakened his prestige.
The earliest important undertaking with a view of improving the 'waterway was due to the initiative of Frederick the Great, who recommended the diversion of the river into a new and straight channel in the swampy tract of land known as the Oderbruch, near Ciistrin.
In 1905 a project was sanctioned for improving the communication between Berlin and Stettin by widening and deepening the lower course of the river and then connecting this by a canal with Berlin.
As early as 1801 Morris became interested in projects for improving the communication between the Hudson river and Lake Erie, and from 1810 to 1816 he was chairman of the board of canal commissioners, which after exploring the country prepared plans for the Erie Canal.
The process practically consists in using the table as it stands for improving the first or second differences of v and then building up the table afresh.
A government Department of Agriculture, created in 1904, affords help to the farmers in various ways, notably in combatting insect plagues, in experimental farms, and in improving the breed of horses, sheep and cattle.
He was certain that war with Spain was inevitable, and he did much to prepare the navy for hostilities, framing an important personnel bill, collecting ammunition, getting large appropriations for powder and ammunition used in improving the marksmanship of the navy by gunnery practice, buying transports and securing the distribution of ships and supplies (especially in the Pacific) in such a way that, when hostilities were declared, American naval victories would be assured.
On this ground during his presidential administration Mr Roosevelt was deeply concerned in many measures for improving the administrative side of the War Department and educating, training and strengthening the army.
Cromwell's policy in this respect was continued under the Restoration, and in 1660 a committee of the privy council was appointed for the purpose of obtaining information as to the imports and exports of the country and improving trade.
He was employed by Napoleon to superintend the engineering operations for protecting the province of Ferrara against the inundations of the Po and for draining and improving the Pontine Marshes.
One of his latest public acts was a proposal laid before parliament for improving the revenues of the church, and a project for a college of controversial divinity at Chelsea.
In 1663 the "Invisible College" became the "Royal Society of London for improving natural knowledge," and the charter of incorporation granted by Charles II.
On his health improving he was sent to King's College, London, from which he obtained a scholarship at St John's College, Cambridge.
As early as 1783 steps were taken to extend these facilities to the navigable waters of the Ohio, chiefly by improving the navigation of the Potomac above Georgetown.
At Wotton he employed himself in improving his brother's property, making a fishpond, an island and other alterations in the gardens.
He was commissioner for improving the streets and buildings of London, for examining into the affairs of charitable foundations, commissioner of the Mint, and of foreign plantations.
Still the work of improving and correcting went on through the centuries, and a modern copy of the Authorized Version shows no inconsiderable departures from the standard edition of 1611.
Their excellence aroused a much greater interest in the common school system, and throughout the 19th century various experiments for improving it were tried; among them were the division of towns into districts, the appointment of county school commissioners, and the establishment of a state board of education.
The superintendent of public instruction is appointed by the governor and council for a term of two years, and it is his duty to prescribe the form of register to be kept in the schools, to investigate the condition of the schools, to make suggestions and recommendations for improving them, to lecture upon educational subjects in the towns and cities, to hold at least one teachers' institute each year in each of the counties, and to designate the times and places for holding examinations of those who wish to teach.
(i) The chief feature of the local government of the towns is the widespread activity of the municipal authorities in improving the general conditions of life in the town.
The seed branch of the department of agriculture was established in 1900 for the purpose of encouraging the production and use of seeds of superior quality, thereby improving all kinds of field and garden crops grown in Canada.
Meanwhile the republic, which had for many years drained Canada of hundreds of thousands of artisans to work its factories, steadily declined to consider any suggestion for improving trade relations between the two countries.
Most of the legislation during Oscar I.'s reign aimed at improving the economic position of Sweden, and the riksdag, in its address to him in 1857, rightly declared that he had promoted the material prosperity of the kingdom more than any of his predecessors.
Nothing has discredited emendation as a means of improving texts more than the want of method, common care and research, which those addicted to it show.
Having in 1264 united the whole of Pomerania under his rule, Barnim devoted his energies to improving its internal condition.
In the work of improving the city, the national government assumed the expense of the commercial quays, the filling of the Sao Christovao bay, the opening of the Mangue canal and its embellishment, the opening of the Avenida Central, the extension of the sewage system and the addition of new sources to the water supply, while the city was responsible for the Avenida Beira-Mar, the opening of a new avenue from the Largo da Lapa westward to Rua Frei Caneca, the removal of the Morro do Senado, the widening of some streets crossing the Avenida Central and the opening and straightening of other streets.
Cotton and silk culture have been experimented with on the islands; and the work of the Hawaiian Agricultural Experiment Station is of great value, in introducing new crops, in improving old, in studying soils and fertilizers and in entomological research.
Accordingly Mr Gibson addressed a protest to the great powers, deprecating any further annexation of the islands of the Pacific Ocean, and claiming for Hawaii the exclusive right " to assist them in improving their political and social condition."
In the mountainous region dairy-farming is carried on after the Alpine fashion and the breeding of sheep is improving.
Charles's chief claim to remembrance is that he was the first ruler to adopt the system of hiring his soldiers out to foreign powers as mercenaries, as a means of improving the national finances.
Burnt clay has a very beneficial effect on clay land by improving its texture and rendering soluble the alkaline substances it contains.
and was active in improving the condition of Bavaria, and providing for its security by numerous campaigns against the Slavs.
He was partially successful in improving the condition of the country; and in 1500 Bavaria formed one of the six circles into which Germany was divided for the maintenance of peace.
In the same year he was elected a member of the Council of Public Instruction, and devoted himself to improving the scheme of French education, especially in girls' schools.
The natural steps first of making it intentionally by putting such stones into his fire, and next of improving his fire by putting it and these stones into a cavity on the weather side of some bank with an opening towards the prevalent wind, would give a simple forge, differing only in size, in lacking forced blast, and in details of construction, from the Catalan forges and bloomaries of to-day.
the summer is propagated by the mosquito (Anopheles claviger) marks a new epoch; the most diverse theories as to its origin had hitherto been propounded, but it is now possible to combat it on a definite plan, by draining the marshes, protecting the houses by fine mosquito-proof wire netting (for Anopheles is not active by day), improving the water supply, &c., while for those who have fever, quinine (now sold cheaply by the state) is a great specific. A great improvement is already apparent; and a law carried in 1903 for the Bonifica dell' Agro Romano compels the proprietors within a radius of some 6 m.
American and Canadian dressing is gradually improving, but hitherto their results have been inferior to the older European methods.
Before the arrival of the staff and contingent from England (December 1895) the native forces were employed in improving the road from Cape Coast to Prahsu (70 m.), and in establishing road stations to serve as standing camps for the troops.
Though no radical changes have been made in the design of turbines for some years, an immense amount of skill and ingenuity has been shown in perfecting and improving details, and such machines of great size and power are now constantly being made, and give every satisfaction when in use.
The government also did much in the way of improving the internal communications of the country, in repairing the roads and canals, in forming new ones, in deepening and widening rivers, and the like.
At the close of the session he retired into private life; and the six years that remained to him were spent in revising and improving the works upon which, at least as much as upon his public career, his fame now rests.
Much, however, may be done towards improving two of the recensions which now lie before us.
size between Berlin and Stettin; for improving the waterwal betweell the Oder and the Vistula, so as to render it capabb of accommodating vessels of 400 tons; and for the canalization of the upper Oder.
Wheat, barley, oats, peas, potatoes and other roots are staple crops, the average yield of wheat being about 20 bushels an acre; cattle are increasing in number and improving in quality, and all branches of dairy farming prosper.
It was by their influence that a law was introduced limiting the rate of interest, and they co-operated with the government in legislation for improving the material condition of the people, which had been neglected during the period of Liberal government, and which was partly similar to the laws introduced at the same time in Germany.
In the year named the railways came directly under the control of the Egyptian government, which during the next four years spent ~E.3,ooo,ooo on improving and developing the lines.
Gesellschaft, 1892), and in I894 he was able to write a little manual of Egyptian for beginners (Agyplische Grammatik, 2nd ed., 1902), centring on the language of the standard inscriptions of the Middle and New Kingdoms, but accompanying the main sketch with references to earlier and later forms. Of the work of Ermans pupils we may mention G Steindorifs ~ttle Koptische Grammatik (1894, ed 1904), improving greatly on Sterns standard work in regard to phonology and the relationship of Coptic forms to Egyptian, and K.
The Porte was not able at the time to take active measures for the suppression of All Bey, and the latter endeavoured to consolidate his dominions by sending expeditions against marauding tribes, both in north and south Egypt, reforming the finance, and improving the administration of justice.
By mitigating the hardships of the corve, and improving the irrigation system, on which the prosperity of the country mainly depends, he had conferred enormous benefits on the fellahin, and had laid the foundation of permanent budgetary equilibrium for the future.
Miquel had entirely given up his Liberalism, and aimed at practical measures for improving the condition of the people irrespective of the party programmes; yet some of his measures - such as that for taxing "Waarenhauser" (stores) - were of a very injudicious nature.
Main as chief assistant at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and at once undertook the fundamental task of improving astronomical constants.
Under the Congested Districts (Scotland) Act of 18 97, £35, 0 0 0 a year was devoted within certain districts of Argyll, Inverness, Ross and Cromarty, Sutherland, Caithness, Orkney and Shetland, to assisting migration, improving the breeds of live stock, building piers and boatslips, making roads and bridges, developing home industries, &c.
he retired from court and divided his time between improving his estates, where he built towns and fortresses, and disciplining the Cossacks, with whom he enjoyed great influence.
He favoured trade by encouraging Flemish emigrants to settle in the country, by improving the roads, regulating the coinage and establishing the first posts.
Elementary education is improving, but, after Dalmatia, Bukovina still shows the largest number of illiterates in Austria.
Here he remained improving his estate (having refused a foreign mission) until elected vice-president in i 796.
In 1915 he brought about the meeting of the Pan-American Financial Congress in Washington and the organization of the International High Commission, of which he was chairman, for improving trade relations of the United States with Central and S.
This great rise in the supply, unaccompanied by an equal expansion of the market for Indian tea, involved the industry in great difficulties, to meet which it became necessary to restrict the area under tea as far as possible, and to reduce the quantity of leaf taken from the plant, thus at the same time improving the quality of the tea.
Galileo devoted all his time to improving and perfecting the telescope.
Carrying on and improving the chronological labours of Scaliger, he published in 1627 an Opus de doctrina temporum, which has been often reprinted.
The horses, which are of Mexican, Spanish and Chinese origin, are small and poorly cared for; some American horses have been introduced for the purpose of improving the breed.
the reclaiming and improving of lands in Irak, in which the caliph himself and several princes took an active part.
Meanwhile the Austrians were continuing their advance in the centre, but the situation on the Italian left was improving.
The analogy between treaty-making and legislation is striking when a congress agrees upon general principles which are afterwards accepted by a large number of states, as, for instance, in the case of the Geneva conventions for improving the treatment of the wounded.
Other mineral products of the state are 1 The breed of horses in Wyoming has improved rapidly; in 1904, when the U.S. Department of Agriculture purchased eighteen mares and a stallion in hope of improving the American carriage horse, six of the mares were from Wyoming and were principally of Morgan stocks.
Keble had purposed in his own mind to keep them beside him, correcting and improving them, as long as he lived, and to leave them to be published only "when he was fairly out of the way."
The use of pure culture yeast derived from many of the most famous European vineyards has also done much towards improving the quality.
Siemens effected a great improvement by inventing a shuttle armature and improving the shape of the field magnet.
A great many modified scutching machines and processes have been proposed and introduced with the view of promoting economy of labour and improving the turn-out of fibre, both in respect of cleanness and in producing the least proportion of codilla or scutching tow.
As regards social evils generally, however, the low, though undoubtedly improving, standard of Sweden has had one of its chief reasons in the national intemperance.
While refusing to allow the people any share in, or control over, the government, the Conservative leaders devoted themselves to improving the condition of the people and of the country, and under their firm rule Chile advanced rapidly in prosperity.
He removed his capital from Samarkand to Herat, of which place he rebuilt the citadel, restoring and improving the town.
In 1833 an act was passed for paving, watching, cleansing and improving the streets; as well as for the regulation of police, and the establishment of a market.
He was a good king, full of moderation and humanity, and bent upon maintaining order and improving the administration of justice.
The act, while a most important landmark in the constitutional history of England, in no sense creates any right to personal freedom, but is essentially a procedure act for improving the legal mechanism by means of which that acknowledged right maybe enforced.
He had to deal with two difficult settlements as to boundaries with Chile and Brazil, and to take steps for improving the means of communication in the country, by this means reviving its mining and other industries.
Possessed of great political sagacity and knowledge of the lessons of history, Vieira used the pulpit as a tribune from which he propounded measures for improving the general and particularly the economic condition of Portugal.
About the age of fifteen he went to Caen (Normandy), taking with him a little stock of merchandise, on which he traded, and so maintained himself whilst learning French, improving himself in Latin and.
His diligent investigations into the efficiency of various illuminants in differing circumstances, and into the best conditions for developing their several maximum powers of brilliancy, while greatly improving the usefulness of the line of beacons along the extensive coast of the United States, effected at the same time a great economy of administration.
In the event of the borough fund being more than sufficient to meet the demands upon it without recourse to a borough rate, any surplus may be applied in payment of any expenses of the council as a sanitary authority or in improving the borough or any part thereof by drainage, enlargement of streets or otherwise.
Among the miscellaneous powers of an urban council with respect to streets may be mentioned the power to widen or improve, and certain powers incorporated from the Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847, with respect to naming streets, numbering houses, improving the line of streets, removing obstructions, providing protection in respect of ruinous or dangerous buildings, and requiring precautions to be taken during the construction and repair of sewers, streets and houses.
For the purpose of improving knowledge of star-places he reduced James Bradley's Greenwich observations, and derived from them an invaluable catalogue of 3222 stars, published in the volume rightly named Fundamenta Astronomiae (1818).
Documents show him, among other things, planning during an absence of several months from the city vast new engineering works for improving the irrigation and water-ways of the Lomellina and adjacent regions of the Lombard plain; ardently studying phenomena of storm and lightning, of river action and of mountain structure; co-operating with his friend, Donato Bramante, the great architect, in fresh designs for the improvement and embellishment of the Castello at Milan; and petitioning the duke to secure him proper payment for a Madonna lately executed with the help of his pupil, Ambrogio de Predis, for the brotherhood of the Conception of St Francis at Milan.
A more laboured work, his Proposal for Correcting, Improving and Ascertaining the English Tongue (1712), in a letter to Harley, suggesting the regulation of the English language by an academy, is chiefly remarkable as a proof of the deference paid to French taste by the most original English writer of his day.
In 1866 and 1872 laws were passed for still further improving the position of these small proprietors; and in 1879 a measure was carried for allotting lands to 48,000 recently married couples, and for restoring to many peasant families lands which had been alienated.
In1906-1907an active campaign was begun at Kansas City for improving the channel of the Missouri and stimulating river freighting below that point.
The object of the Samaj is to benefit the world by improving its physical, social, intellectual and moral conditions.
To alleviate the distress of the people he undertook to develop both agriculture and industry: planting colonies of Dutch and Flemish settlers to drain the marshes of Saintonge, issuing prohibitive measures against the importation of foreign goods (1597), introducing the silk industry, encouraging the manufacture of cloth, of glass-ware, of tapestries (Gobelins), and under the direction of Sully - named grand-voyer de France - improving and increasing the routes for commerce.
to go from Mt Carmel to Vincennes, although up to June 1909 about $810,000 had been spent by the Federal government on improving this river.
The yield, which is rough, unequal and woody in texture, is called virgin cork, and is useful only as a tanning substance, or for forming rustic work in ferneries, conservatories, &c. Subsequently the bark is removed every eight or ten years, the quality of the cork improving with each successive stripping; and the trees continue to live and thrive under the operation for 150 years and upwards.
During the protracted minority she administered the affairs of the duchy with the greatest prudence, strengthening its resources and improving its position in spite of the troubles of the Seven Years' War.
By various measures, such as subsidies, charitable gifts and foundations, he endeavoured to show that "the idea of improving the lot of those who suffer and struggle against the difficulties of life was constantly present in his mind."
metres of sand and gravel, and proved a great success, not only amply realizing its principal object, the protection of Vienna from disastrous inundations, but also improving the navigability of the river in that portion of its course.
The Lincolnshire towns suffered from the general decay of trade in the eastern counties which marked the 15th century, but agriculture was steadily improving, and with the gradual drainage of the fendistricts culminating in the vast operations of the 17th century, over 330,000 acres in the county were brought under cultivation, including more than two-thirds of Holland.
Remarkable progress has also been made in the art of queen-rearing, and in improving the common or native bee by judicious crossing with the best foreign races, selected mainly for hardiness, working qualities and the prolific capacity of their queens.
This prosperity was brought about largely by improving the water-supply, and thus bringing more land under cultivation, by the creation of new industries, and by the improvement of means of communication.
His accession to office was marked by speeches breathing a new spirit of imperial consolidation, embodied either in suggestions for commercial union or in more immediately practicable proposals for improving the "imperial estate"; and at the Diamond Jubilee of 1897 the visits of the colonial premiers to London emphasized and confirmed the new policy, the fruits of which were afterwards seen in the cordial support given by the colonies in the Boer War.
King John gave great encouragement to horse-breeding: one of his earliest efforts was to import a hundred Flemish stallions, and, having thus paved the way for improving the breed of agricultural horses, he set about acquiring a valuable stud for his own use.
This society acts in consort with two other powerful organizations (the Royal Commission on Horse-breeding, which began its work in 1888, and the Brood Mare Society, established in 1903), with the desirable object of improving the standard of light horse breeding.
In 1882 he became first lieutenant and was stationed at Cincinnati, where he was engaged in improving the channel of the Ohio river.
The river and Lake Albert were mapped by Gordon and his staff, and he devoted himself with wonted energy to improving the condition of the people.
Although he brought a certain degree of order into the finances, his poverty and the constant inroads of external enemies prevented him from seriously improving the condition of the country.
Equally important was his work in improving the administration of justice, and in this direction he was aided by scholars from the university which he had founded at Frankfort-on-Oder in 1506.
Victor Emmanuel devoted himself to his duties as a constitutional king with great conscientiousness, but he took more interest in foreign than in domestic politics and contributed not a little to improving Italy's international position.
This pulled some of the heat from the Parkside Police Department, and even the Ice Lady seemed to be backing off, improving her editorial chastisement and the mood of Lieutenant Anderson with it.
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Intravenous injections of the amino acid arginine have been shown to be remarkably effective at improving intermittent claudication.
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Allergic rhinitis and asthma often coexist and improving the management of rhinitis may lead to a reduction in asthma symptoms.
Effective in improving had access to the HMO cohort.
Contact me for a scientific, yet compassionate, approach to solving problems or just for improving the relationship with your horse.
Those patients who do not wish to can still be helped by improving concordance.
BOTOX ® is not likely to be effective in improving range of motion at a joint affected by a fixed contracture.
It represents a cornerstone of our commitment to improving Working Lives.
There is too little attention paid by medical school deans to improving teaching.
direction of travel ' category, Westminster has been said to be " improving well " by the Audit Commission.
One page is a proposal for improving the rules to remove the disincentives to work.
He was found to be improving with a decrease in his respiratory distress.
The possibility of introducing or improving late night public transport services with, for example, trained doorman on board.
The Government faces double jeopardy: spending increases that are unbalancing the public finances, yet barely improving services.
Visibility then improving to 10 km with patchy drizzle.
enhancing spectrum efficiency, for example looking at options for improving the use of spectrum by existing radar systems.
Trabio failed to meet the primary endpoint of improving the outcome of surgery for glaucoma compared to placebo.
Indian Head Massage relaxes the scalp and tones up the subcutaneous muscles relieving eyestrain, headaches and improving concentration.
Yet, India has far to go in improving the lives and productivity of its subsistence farmers.
To ensure realism, the decoys utilize appropriate paintwork to define important features thereby improving the overall fidelity.
firefighting techniques, with a view to improving these as the aviation industry continues to grow.
The class concentrates on improving fluency through discussion of social issues.
The weather was improving, and the sun beginning to melt the slight frost which could be seen glinting off the grass blades.
gaolusted prisoners from the local jail also helped to build the garden, whilst improving their skills ready for life on the outside.
gondola system starts from here, taking improving novices up onto the HÃ¶he Salve to enjoy several gentle slopes and incredible views.
Purposes and values To a large extent strengthening local governance is about improving relationships between those who govern and those who are governed.
You on the above project funded by EPSRC which is aimed at improving a new design of the stent graft.
They are the only National Charity which concentrates all its efforts on improving the lot of ex-racing greyhounds.
It might smell like a fisherman's armpit, but it is very good at improving microbial activity and helps accelerate growth.
The ABI's generous offer of support shows the commitment to improving occupational health across our industry.
Improving the showers by installing an instant type gas heater was also approved.
These issues remain at the forefront of concern among teachers, and remain also a hindrance to improving standards in schools.
Animal breeding: In the future it may be possible to breed animals which are disease resistant, thereby improving animal husbandry.
For years, economic illiterates have been claiming that it would, supposedly by improving the ratio of working people to retirees.
Getting better all the time: improving preference scores reflect increases in the strength of filial imprinting.
improvetunities for improving the health of elderly people have been limited.
This report investigates the experiences of acute psychiatric inpatients with the aim of improving acute psychiatric services.
To support work on improving housing conditions, the ODPM will establish a single housing inspectorate to drive up standards in housing provision.
The implications for programs aimed at improving intergroup communication and reducing intergroup communication and reducing intergroup tension within Northern Ireland are important.
Overhead conditions aside, theres some nice skiing to be had, particularly for improving intermediates.
page IV of the Government's response concerns their broad objectives for improving the common fisheries policy.
jinx anything but the standard does seem to be improving.
The new car has a wheelbase 105mm longer than the outgoing 156, significantly improving both front and rear passenger legroom.
The provision of a small swimming pool for captive macaques is an effective contribution to improving their welfare.
Strategies include mechanical locking with lead ' fishtails ' and die pad perforations, and improving the overall package symmetry by using depressed pads.
The excellent palatability facilitates administration to calves and pigs and is useful in improving intake of other medicaments.
As well as improving standards of sewage treatment, the reeds should offer shelter for bird species including moorhens, coots, and warblers.
Once planted, give your plants a very generous mulch of garden compost every spring to keep improving that soil.
Body odor: by improving the function of the skin, the infrared treatments may eliminate the cause of offensive body odor.
outsell the competition and are improving all the time.
The second challenge is to harness the information explosion to combat mental overload, thus improving decision making.
oxidizemphasis of EASE '96 was on improving our understanding of the oxidizing capacity of the North Atlantic.
Japan sought to educate its colonial subjects for the purpose of improving productivity and not for cultivating a highly educated populace.
It also has the effect of improving joint proprioception (i.e. feedback to the muscles from the nerve endings in the joint ).
Sadly this contained no requests for improving books, tie and handkerchief sets or warm pullovers.
As the only queer literary and arts journal in the UK, we want to keep growing and improving.
AlltheWeb AllTheWeb, which is operated by FAST, recently improved its search results by improving its relevancy ranking.
Displays are continually improving, making text material more refined and easier to read and allowing better graphic and image presentation.
scavengee control Diseases are the major limiting factor for improving productivity in scavenging systems.
The Service also aims to improve the quality of their lives by rebuilding self-confidence, improving moral and supporting their families.
Southern Water Project Manager Ron Lake, said: " The spiral separator is vital for improving the quality of treatment at Motney Hill.
Included in this sum is £ 9.3 million for improving residential child care services.
sham acupuncture in improving the quality of life after ischaemic stroke?
MS stated he first mentioned the question of improving signage in 1995 with no success.
In business terms, this means keeping utility and waste bill s down, whilst improving environmental performance - a clear 'win-win ' situation.
intermediate skiers will rejoice in the vast amount of long red runs, ideal for improving your skiing.
There are some ways of doing so-called ' non-invasive ' angiography, and these are improving all the time.
Colleges could teach the core units to combined classes of students studying a number of engineering specialisms, thereby improving the economics of teaching.
Improving blood flow throughout the body, Ginkgo biloba can also reduce blood ' stickiness ', which lowers the risk of blood clots.
Scope: The objective of the research was to devise a method for assessing and improving railroad subgrade stiffness without disrupting operational services.
The pilots will be evaluated to help guide future policy on reducing substance abuse and improving sexual health.
Improving blood flow to the peripheral limbs with a surgical vascular graft or a chemical sympathectomy.
Therapeutic questions across both pathways - To assess the value of low dose thalidomide in maintenance in improving overall and progression-free survival.
three-way catalyst has had an enormous impact on improving air quality.
Satellite remote sensing with aim of improving knowledge of ice sheet topography, ice dynamics and surface energy balance.
Those without secure incomes appear to be forming a permanent underclass, with very few prospects of improving their life opportunities.
We need to work harder at improving the understanding of the needs of disenfranchised groups.
Based on the initial state of the structure, the seismic resistance verification will indicate the required degree of improving the walls strength.
The government can also appeal to disillusioned heartland voters, by claiming to be improving inner-city schools.
wasted energy at the heart of government Friday, August 26, 2005 Improving energy efficiency could be the best hope we have.
lifting free weights improves your coordination by improving the neuromuscular pathways that connect your muscles to the central nervous system.
wieldy title of Improving human potential and the socio-economic knowledge base but he keeps going with it!
Improving the service to vulnerable or intimidated witnesses 30.
Drug packaging is, very slowly, improving but the standard is still pretty woeful.
To hear about the importance of a healthy workplace in improving productivity.
The manufactures include Turkish leather, cotton, silk and tobacco; trade and industry, however, are far from prosperous, though improving owing to the immigration of the Greek commercial element.
They are established in the chief towns, and their principal function is to advi.~e the government on measures for improving and facilitating commerce and industry within their circumscription.
The cattle consist chiefly of the Zulu and Africander breeds, but attention has been given to improving the breed by the introduction of Shorthorn, Devon and Holstein (or Friesland) stock.
The work of improving the harbour was however continued with vigour, and finally, in 1904, such success was achieved that vessels of the largest class were enabled to enter port (see Durban).
The fertility of a soil is dependent upon a number of factors, some of which, such as the addition of fertilizers or manures, increase the stock of available food materials in the soil (see Manure), while others, such as application of clay or humus, chiefly influence the fertility of the land by improving its physical texture.
Improving his advantage, Bolivar pressed forward, and on the 6th of August defeated Canterac on the plains of Junin, after which he returned to Lima, leaving Sucre to follow the royalists in their retreat to Upper Peru - an exploit which the latter executed with equal ability and success, gaining a decisive victory at Ayacucho, and thus completing the dispersion of the Spanish force.
In addition to regulating the distribution of raw materials these boards exercised other useful functions, such as discovering fresh sources of supply, improving methods of production, etc. They also acted as receiving centres for goods imported from neutral countries, allied states or occupied territories.
The Famine Commission of 1901 suggested the following measures with a view to improving the position of the Bombay ryot: (1) A tenancy law to protect expropriated ryots, (2) a bankruptcy law, (3) the limitation of the right of transfer, in the interests of ryots who are still in possession of their land.
Americans think that this statement is altogether too pessimistic. Not sufficient account had been taken of the uncultivated land in farms, and of the possibilities of improving the yield, and still further cheapening the product.
Of the three objects mentioned by the Rhetor, this last, that of improving mankind, especially appealed to Pierre.
We have developed a protocol which is effective in improving IVF outcome in high responder patients, including those with PCOS.
Disease control Diseases are the major limiting factor for improving productivity in scavenging systems.
Southern Water Project Manager Ron Lake, said: The spiral separator is vital for improving the quality of treatment at Motney Hill.
Thus, for example: Is standard manual acupuncture superior to sham acupuncture in improving the quality of life after ischaemic stroke?
Improving the efficiency of the lower river system, particularly in the tidal reaches, by removing silt deposition regularly.
Intermediate skiers will rejoice in the vast amount of long red runs, ideal for improving your skiing.
Its current focus is on a genetics project aimed at improving the temperament of dog breeding stock.
Meeting new emission standards The three-way catalyst has had an enormous impact on improving air quality.
Wasted energy at the heart of government Friday, August 26, 2005 Improving energy efficiency could be the best hope we have.
The works has played a major part in improving the quality of the treated wastewater released into the Medway Estuary.
Improving Accuracy The accuracy of the models can be improved by including higher order waveguide modes.
Lifting free weights improves your coordination by improving the neuromuscular pathways that connect your muscles to the central nervous system.
It is a document setting out a local program for improving the well-being of the citizens of Welwyn Hatfield.
Its site has the slightly more wieldy title of Improving human potential and the socio-economic knowledge base but he keeps going with it !
Sam went to his English teacher for tutoring in hopes of improving his rhetoric.
The company adopted a relatively frugal mindset, improving our chances of survival when we hit the inevitable rough spots.
Going forward your story should be improving, as revenue should start flowing in.
Baby care expert and author Meg Faure is one of those authorities who has dedicated herself to improving the health of babies.
This technology is called Multiple Input/Multiple Output, or MIMO; essentially, because of the multiple antennae involved, more streams of data can be resolved simultaneously, improving download and streaming speed significantly.
One of the great things about automated litter boxes is that manufacturers are constantly improving current models and putting new litter boxes on the market.
They offer help in acquiring creditworthy customers, improving collection efforts, preventing money laundering, improving marketing, and improving business to business results.
Doing this shows lenders that you are on the path to improving your financial goals.
Those who exercise with a Pilates chair do so because of the many fitness benefits associated with it, including improving balance and posture, increasing strength, balancing moods, and boosting energy levels.
New technologies are being introduced and are improving the efficiency of production.
The bulbs are continually improving, so that they are now softer and pleasanter.
Unfortunately, of course, more effort was placed into securing further use of fossil fuels, but interested scientists were still devoted to improving solar technology for consumer and business use.
Technological developments mean that the efficiencies of alternative fuel systems are improving, making them an increasingly attractive option.
The technology is improving to the point where it makes economic sense for many families to make the investment in this clean source of energy.
Other methods, like reducing soil erosion or improving water treatment, attempt to stop contaminants from entering natural water systems through runoff or leaks.
Improving Wastewater Treatment: Utility companies have improved the controls in their treatment plants and fixed broken pipes to reduce the amount of sewage and chemical detergents released into water supplies.
It can help to fight free radicals in your body, improving your skin quality, your digestive system, and reducing the risk of cancers and heart disease.
In the Ayurveda methods of treatment used by ancient India cultures, cinnamon was heavily used as a tool for improving diabetes, colds and indigestion.
Other cinnamon health benefits include improving cognitive function, improving memory, inhibiting bacterial growth and reducing leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.
Garlic: Garlic is one of the most commonly recommended herbs for improving high blood pressure.
Supplements can also go a long way in improving your health, though herbs and vitamins should never take the place of a healthy diet.
It only means that it is not a miracle cure for losing weight, improving your vision or finding that extra energy you need.
Green tea provides numerous health benefits, including lowering cholesterol and improving kidney function.
Muted colors are soothing and comforting, improving sleep and relaxation.
Improving stain resistance and ease of cleaning.
Besides improving appearance through color and enhancement, this treatment can also be used to conceal scars and other damages caused by invasive surgeries.
It wasn't until this past year, though, that I really came around to appreciating the products for what they are, and that's due in great part to the company's commitment to improving their line.
McEvoy has been constantly improving her makeup line over the last few decades.
If you're interested in improving your photography, a good compact digital camera is one of the best ways to work on your shooting skills.
Free how to scrapbook with Photoshop tutorials can be a helpful resource for anyone interested in improving their digital scrapbooking skills.
This convention is a great place to get together with other scrapbooking enthusiasts and learn fun tips for improving your skills.
If you are improving in your ski skills, or are a novice learning to improve, have your release settings adjusted as your skill improves.
Take a deeper look to see how each one affects each area and how you can start improving your life.
Help Guide provides information and guidance to those that are feeling the effects of work stress including the warning signs of excessive work stress, how to break bad habits, and improving your emotional intelligence.
Controlling stress starts with improving organization, practicing effective time management, and carving out time for rest and relaxation.
Improving communication can often make relationships more peaceful and less stressful, and discussing problems can defuse conflicts before they become a chronic source of stress in a relationship.
Physical activity improves your ability to handle current stressors and offers some immunity toward future stressors by improving your health and quality of sleep.
Bike riding is not only an excellent means of reducing stress and improving fitness and health, it is a fun way to spend more time with your family.
This book provides users with relaxation techniques, how to manage anger, anxiety and improving communication skills.
Improving your relationships is an important step toward stress free living.
Join committees in which you can have a direct impact on the workplace, and make suggestions to your boss about improving company morale.
This willingness to work towards improving oneself is essential for growth and change when it comes to changing the way you respond to stressful situations.
If you're skeptical about the effectiveness of wilderness camps for troubled teens, researchers have found that therapy programs like wilderness camps are effective in improving mental health status.
Improving each client's nutrition is another part of the treatment.
In fact my financial situation is improving very quickly and going in a positive direction.
The third step: Improving both psychological and social functioning once alcohol is out of the picture.
Your lung function increases, improving your circulation and decreasing your risk for respiratory infections and heart disease.
People magazine named her their "Most Beautiful" celebrity for 2011, proving that her looks are improving with age.
Of course, Trump later asserted that it was because of him that the show's ratings were improving.
There are endless ways to redo the sundress concept and designers are always improving on old concepts to keep consumers on their toes.
The company's Kohl's Cares for Kids program is dedicated to supporting the community by improving health and educational opportunities for kids.
If you're struggling to keep up with your reading assignments, you may need to work on improving your reading speed.
Take a free speed reading test online to learn more about how improving your reading speed will help you excel in the classroom.
Typing Tutor has a free online typing test, tutorial, and tips for improving your keyboarding skills.
Al Bunny's Typing Class was designed as a game for children to play, but adults may find it useful in improving their typing skills as well.
The key to improving your own future is to be proactive.
More education carries no guarantee of improving your job prospects or helping you change careers.
The course objectives are designed to demonstrate your competency in predicting and improving performance, conducting research, policy decisions and managing complex organizational changes.
It takes this kind of study to the next level because it has been around for a while, continually improving the way instructors conduct online courses.
By giving your dog the training it needs, you're not only improving your relationship with your dog, you're providing him with a happier, healthier life.
The industry is rapidly changing and improving.
These training guides will show you the best way to teach your dog to carry through on a command, improving your communication skills so you both get the most out of your training sessions.
According to dog owners on many sites including Rate It All, there is plenty of praise about the formula lines improving their dog's health and well-being.
Poor breeding practices often produced poor quality dogs because back yard breeders and puppy mills are more concerned with profit than improving the breed.
Improving the pH is relatively easy and can affect your garden more dramatically than any other kind of treatment.
A well-placed and well-designed garden structure can add beauty while improving the health of your vegetable garden.
By carefully selecting the location for the vegetable garden, planning the vegetable garden layout, and improving the soil, you'll naturally ward off pests and increase your yield of delicious vegetables.
Improving on an old tradition, Mr. Frary first explains the traditional string changing process with photos and diagrams that are clear and easy to follow.
Improving your skills will eventually help you play more difficult songs and might even lead you into forming a band of your own.
Regardless which of the attic insulation products you choose, improving your home's energy efficiency should reduce your energy costs and ultimately pay for itself.
Dedicated to improving your style via a series of consultations and wardrobe makeovers, image consultants take their roles as fashion gurus very seriously.
As with other kinds of organic agriculture, growing cotton organically starts with a focus on improving the soil so that it can support healthy plants without chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
Cooking with organic, raw apple cider vinegar is a great way to improve the taste of your meals while you are improving your health.
Adding fertilizer is not the answer to improving the condition and structure of your sandy soil.
We have an eco committee that focuses solely on improving our products, packaging and processes to be as eco friendly as possible.
Danskin seems to add more pieces regularly and is constantly improving upon design and color choices.
Many people are interested in refining and improving shopping strategies and working toward saving more money on groceries.
Compost or animal manures offer other natural approaches toward improving soil quality.
It should be noted that they are not strict copies but rather original designs, making them even more special and improving the fit.
Improving overall conditioning, strength, flexibility, timing and balance.
The AARP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people over the age of 50.
Senior singles sites are improving with member feedback, better registration processes, and a dedication to security.
Even improving the nutritional quality of Meals on Wheels offerings would do a lot to ensure that poor, house-bound seniors are getting the nutrients they need.
Things like cardiovascular heath, improving strength and flexibility, and balance are all important.
Treatments may help either cognitive or behavioral symptoms by working on emotional centers in the brain or improving the activity of nerve cells to help inhibit cognitive decline.
The main focus of The National Council on Aging is improving every senior citizen's health and economic security.
For those who have been lonely, dating can be a way to find happiness as well as companionship, vastly improving the dating seniors' lives.
Finding a solution to snoring requires improving the amount of tissue located here.
Reduce the amount of stress you have through either developing better coping methods or improving the problem.
Improve the environmental factors in your life such as reducing noise and light and by improving the temperature comfort level.
It will reduce the size of the tonsils, improving airflow.
Acupuncture may be helpful for improving sleep apnea.