The path became more indistinct with each step, eventually coming to an end in dense underbrush.
He glanced up and met her startled gaze with eyes the color of fine amber - not brown, not yellow, but an indistinct mixture of both.
Pyrites presents a conchoidal fracture, and a very indistinct cubic cleavage.
An indistinct allusion of his own has been taken to mean that he was tonsured in childhood at seven or nine years old; and tradition says that he was sent to the convent of Seuilly.
In his Urgeschichte der germanischen and romanischen Volker (Berlin, 1881-1890), Dahn went a step farther back still, but here as in his Geschichte der deutschen Urzeit (Gotha, 1883-1888), a wealth of picturesque detail has been worked over and resolved into history with such imagiRative insight and critical skill as to make real and present the indistinct beginnings of German society.
Standing on the smooth sandy beach at the east end of the pond, in a calm September afternoon, when a slight haze makes the opposite shore-line indistinct, I have seen whence came the expression, "the glassy surface of a lake."
The species resembles a wolf in size, and is greyish-brown in colour, marked with indistinct longitudinal stripes of a darker hue, while the legs are transversely striped.
Her pronunciation of this gradually became indistinct, and when I first knew her it was nothing more than a peculiar noise.
It was something wonderful, exciting and indistinct.
indistinct, path goes into the wood.
indistinct figure in the policymaking process.
Too small a stone or indistinct shaping will appear to be distorted or poor quality.
William's character is very indistinct.
Of the subsequent foals, three out of Highland mares presented indistinct markings at birth.
In the first-named the medulla is penetrated by solenia and forms an indistinct axis; in the remainder the medulla is devoid of solenia, and in the Melitodidae and Corallidae it forms a dense axis, which in the Melitodidae consists of alternate calcareous andhornyjoints.
When she saw an indistinct shape in the corner, and mistook his knees raised under the quilt for his shoulders, she imagined a horrible body there, and stood still in terror.
Thus in the Sandwich Islands the god Oro gave his oracles through a priest who "ceased to act or speak as a voluntary agent, but with his limbs convulsed, his features distorted and terrific, his eyes wild and strained, he would roll on the ground roaming at the mouth, and reveal the will of the god in shrill cries and sounds violent and indistinct, which the attending priests duly interpreted to the people."
Yet the first indistinct germ of such an idea appears to emerge in combination with that of creation in some of the ancient systems of theogony.
Although bismuth is readily obtained in fine crystals by artificial means, yet natural crystals are rare and usually indistinct: they belong to the rhombohedral system and a cube-like rhombohedron with interfacial angles of 92° 20' is the predominating form.
His account of the sanction, again, is sufficiently comprehensive, including both the internal and the external rewards of virtue and punishments of vice; and he, like later utilitarians, explains moral' obligation to lie in the force exercised on the will by these sanctions; but as to the precise manner in which individual is implicated with universal good, and the operation of either or both in determining volition, his view is indistinct if not actually inconsistent.
Their names and number were as indistinct even to the ancients as those of the Curetes and Idaean Dactyli.
All these are strikingly alike in appearance and general characters, differing essentially only in chemical composition, and it would seem better to reserve the name cerargyrite for the whole group, using the names chlorargyrite (AgC1), embolite (Ag(Cl, Bl)), bromargyrite (AgBr) and iodembolite (Ag(C1, Br, I)) for the different isomorphous members of the group. They are cubic in crystallization, with the cube and the octahedron as prominent forms, but crystals are small and usually indistinct; there is no cleavage.
On the other hand, the one system merges into the other, so that the plane of separation is often indistinct.
In the first case, against Colonel Mordaunt, who was supported by a combination of manufacturers, the decision was unfavourable to him, on the sole ground that the description of the machinery in the specification was obscure and indistinct.
The objects observed with the vertical illuminator must not have a glass cover if the dry system is employed, because the upper surface of the glass cover would send so much light back into the objective by reflection, that the image would be indistinct.
The Scheme must not become an indistinct amalgam of action and as a result each diversity area will be clearly identifiable within the Scheme.
draperyower section of the frieze is rather indistinct, but seems to be flying draperies and rocks rather than a chariot.
Bob Bagshaw and party were featured in the local papers, complete with rather flamboyant prose and indistinct photographs.
I saw a mill at work where they was spinning N94 hanks (two indistinct words) very good and very even.
The head is indistinct but has an elaborate headdress or helmet, but the flared jeans somehow look very modern.
A lot of footage uses the ' soft focus ' technique to made the background indistinct and obviously out of focus.
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indistinct view of a group gathered in front of a low grass hut.
indistinct forms, or as heightened colors or heavenly scents, or in more familiar shapes.
indistinct boundaries between their various interior layers.
somewhat indistinct view of a group gathered in front of a low grass hut.
At the top a narrow, rather indistinct, path goes into the wood.
The extreme perspective was gained through using my 24mm lens however I feel it has left Caroline too indistinct beneath the tree.
The barrow is certainly a very indistinct one in long heather.
Vocal range is very good and fairly emotive but I found in some places that the lyrical content was a little indistinct.
The problem seems that it's so indistinct, so safe within the context of a familiar genre.
Also, the game demands an HD screen - units can become indistinct on older TVs.
vocalise same time he began to vocalize more when using these signs although the vocalizations were generally rather indistinct.
But the estimate of goods and evils which they give is indistinct and unsatisfactory.
Although bismuth is readily obtained in fine crystals by artificial means, yet natural crystals are rare and usually indistinct: they belong to the rhombohedral system and a cube-like rhombohedron with interfacial angles of 92Ã‚° 20' is the predominating form.
At the same time he began to vocalize more when using these signs although the vocalizations were generally rather indistinct.
Nymphaea Alba Seignoureti - One of the older hybrids, its color being indistinct.
Blurry, indistinct graphics and images that don't precisely match the official park logo.
For the most part, Italy's pale straw-colored Pinot Grigio is often described as innocuous and one has to dig deep to find a descriptive adjective for this indistinct white wine.
The rapidity of the tides in this inlet, and the lowness of its shores, which are generally indistinct on account of mist from a moderate offing, render this the most difficult portion of the navigation of the east coast of England.
two adjacent sharp images are formed, which become indistinct if they coincide, or one pencil produces a distinct, the other an indistinct image, or that the images are surrounded with coloured rings.
Some of these are recognizable as pale yellowish and white mica; others seem to be chlorite, the remainder is perhaps kaolin, but, owing to the minute size of the flakes, they yield very indistinct reactions to polarized light.
The supposition that sensation thus rests on a material process of absorption from external bodies naturally led up to the idea that plants and even inorganic subtances are precipient, and so to an indistinct recognition of organic life as a scale of intelligence.
is admitted to be both late and full of untrustworthy matter; still, the passage may preserve an indistinct reminiscence of an early stage in the formation of the canon, the writings referred.
They are also well marked on the cephalic shield, the tergal elements being represented by a median axial elevated area showing indistinct signs of segmentation, and a lateral unsegmented plate, the gena, which carries the eyes.
But he was deficient, it would seem, in the qualities that make an attractive lecturer, being harsh and indistinct in voice, ineffective in the treatment of his subject, and "singularly wanting in the language and power of illustration."
crepusculum, twilight), of or belonging to the twilight, hence indistinct or glimmering; in zoology the word is used of animals that appear before sunrise or nightfall.
in width, runs the mass of the Coast Range, made up of numerous indistinct chains - most of which have localized individual names - that are broken down into innumerable ridges and spurs, and small valleys drained by short streams of rapid fall.
The young (which on leaving the nest have not the tips of the bill crossed) are of a dull olive colour with indistinct dark stripes on the lower parts, and the quills of the wings and tail dusky.
Wimmer supports his thesis with great learning and ingenuity, and when allowance is made for the fact that a script to be written upon wood, as the runes were, of necessity avoids horizontal lines which run along the fibres of the wood, and would therefore be indistinct, most of the runic signs thus receive a plausible explanation.
They are mostly told to show the occasion on which some memorable act of the Buddha took place, or some memorable saying was uttered, and are as exact as to place as they are indistinct as to time.
707), is a multilobular sac, with apparently indistinct segmentation of the body proper on the dorsal side.
The nearer the surface of the hoof, or farther removed from the seat of growth, the more indistinct the structure becomes.
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