Frosts are infrequent, and snow does not lie long.
But the high cost of lift tickets and rentals made downhill skiing look like an infrequent outing.
They've been infrequent, Brady replied.
Crime is infrequent, and morality, always above the Polynesian average, has improved.
He meticulously kept his stats, listing his infrequent ups with the care of an accountant.
Any of our infrequent visitors or friends asking about the operation quickly developed a bleary look when we tried to explain what we did for a living.
I performed all the infrequent and minimal tasks of Econ Scrutiny and handled any direct contact with Daniel Brennan.
Aside from the infrequent sound of a passing car on the avenue, only the murmur of unseen waves lapping at the sand broke the stillness.
Sacrifice was relatively infrequent and undeveloped among the Red Indians.
Lion of air Even with the best arrangements a dangerous increase under in the amount of gas is not infrequent from the sudden ground.
Provisions were scarce and dear, communication with the rest of the world was infrequent, and in 1807 the community was threatened with starvation, and flour was sold at £ 200 per ton.
Again, if the speed is low and the trains infrequent, the signalling arrangements may be of a very simple and inexpensive kind, or even dispensed with altogether.
Hailstorms are infrequent everywhere, but especially so in the south.
Clearly, if the excesses are frequent, the limit must be too low; if infrequent, all the physical and administrative complication involved in the system is employed to very little purpose.
This is not an infrequent occurrence, and arises from the tendency on the part of manufacturers to make balances so extremely sensitive that they are on the verge of in - stability.
Tornadoes are also a not infrequent infliction, least common in the west.
But except for these infrequent wooded strips, the mountains are even more bare than the valleys, because their shrubs are dwarfed from exposure.
A few of the higher mountains have the Aleppo pine and the juniper; elsewhere only an infrequent wild terebinth is to be seen.
Vowels.Normal Castilian faithfully preserves the vowels, I, O, 12; the comparatively infrequent instances in which and a are treated like i and must be attributed to the working of analogy.
The largest and most productive of all the banks are situated on the Arabian side of the Gulf and are fished annually; the banks of the Persian coast are poor as well as small and are fished at infrequent intervals.
But these cases, though by no means infrequent, were still exceptional.
It may be noted that the rules do not afford equal protection to a shipper in the comparatively infrequent case of his being put to expense by the delay at a port of refuge.
A lengthening of the axis of the female strobilus of Coniferae is not of infrequent occurrence in Cryptomeria japonica, larch (Larix europaea), &c., and this is usually associated with a leaf-like condition of the bracts, and sometimes even with the development of leaf-bearing shoots in place of the scales.
Especially may be noticed the so-called edition of Kehl, in which Voltaire himself, and later Beaumarchais, were concerned (70 vols., 1785-89); those of Dalibon and Baudouin, each in 97 volumes (from which "the hundred volumes of Voltaire" have become a not infrequent figure of speech); and the excellent edition of Beuchot (1829) in 72 volumes.
It may, however, be mentioned that Giraldus Cambrensis and the Speculum Regale state in all seriousness that certain of the inhabitants of Ossory were able at will to assume the form of wolves, and similar stories are not infrequent in Irish romance.
Although snowstorms are infrequent and snow never lies long on the ground, the average fall of snow for the year amounts to 22.5 in.
Thus in times of scarcity, which are not infrequent during the early part of the season, they become a heavy tax upon the food-supply of the colony at the critical period when brood-rearing is accelerated by an abundance of stores, while shortness of food means a fallingoff in egg-production.
Earthquakes are rare on the mainland, but not infrequent in Bismarck and d'Entrecasteaux archipelagos.
(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.
Gold (also platinum) is a not infrequent associate, but this may only mean that the sands in which the diamond is found have been searched because they were known to be auriferous; also that both gold and diamond are among the most durable of minerals and may have survived from ancient rocks of which other traces have been lost.
Such casts are not infrequent in the Keuper marls and sandstones, and in the Purbeck beds of England.
Asexual reproductive cells are not infrequent, but sexual reproduction even in its initial stages is unknown.
In the Southern Uplands, owing to the greater softness and uniformity of texture of the rocks, rock-tarns are comparatively infrequent, except in Galloway, where the protrusion of granite and its associated metamorphism have reproduced Highland conditions of rock-structure.
This lack of fountains is probably to be ascribed in part to the effect of earthquakes, which are not infrequent; that of 1769 continued for six whole days.
Thereafter the Spaniards maintained a fitful intercourse with Brunei, varied by not infrequent hostilities, and in 1645 a punitive expedition on a larger scale than heretofore was sent to chastise Brunei for persistent acts of piracy.
The interior is dotted with infrequent villages inhabited by Dusuns or by Muruts, a village ordinarily consisting of a single long hut divided up into cubicles, one for the use of each family, opening out on to a common verandah along which the skulls captured by the tribe are festooned.
He was referred in natural philosophy, including mathematics, and obtained his degree only by a special but by no means infrequent act of indulgence.
By a strange but not infrequent irony of fate the most imperious and despotic spirit of his day laboured to enthrone a power which, had he himself been in authority, he would have utterly detested and despised.
On the other hand, since the spurs of the Taurus bring the winter cold a long way south, and the cold increases from west to east as we leave the mild coast of the Mediterranean, far down into the Mesopotamian plain the influence of the snowcovered ridges can be felt, and in the higher parts of the plain snow and ice are not infrequent; and although there is no point of sufficient altitude to retain snow for long, the temperature may fall as low as 14° F., especially if the cold north winds are blowing.
Earthquakes are not infrequent.
Three main forms of human sacrifice existed in this area: (I) the scapegoat; (2) the messenger; and (3) the expiation, but combinations were not infrequent.
The saddest, though infrequent, side-effect of a poorly applied perm is that the hair will not always regrow.
Do you prefer infrequent shampoos but detest oily hair?
Someone whose income consists of infrequent payments like bonuses or infrequent commissions.
The contractions are generally infrequent, irregular, and fairly mild.
This seems to have been the only instance of an intercolonial provision for the return of fugitive slaves; there were, indeed, not infrequent escapes by slaves from one colony to another, but it was not until after the growth of anti-slavery sentiment and the acquisition of western territory, that it became necessary to adopt a uniform method for the return of fugitive slaves.
During that time he attended the infrequent imperial diets, and took an interest in the struggle in the Netherlands and the defence of the empire against the Turks.
The horses were not trained for European shock-tactics, nor did the country offer charging room, and though melees of mounted men engaging with sword and pistol were not infrequent, the usual method of fighting was dismounted fire action, which was practised with uncommon skill by the troopers on both sides.
It would appear that while the word "chapel" was not infrequent in the early history of Nonconformity, "meeting-house" was the more usual term.
This latter practice was in accordance with abundant precedent, but had become very infrequent, if not obsolete, for many years before the Reformation.
The birth-rate is high, especially in Quebec, where families of twelve to twenty are not infrequent, but is decreasing in Ontario.
Both sources of supply are precarious, and instances are not infrequent of the almost entire failure of either the winter or the summer rainfall.
Ascents of the mountain were not infrequent in those days - one was made by Hadrian.
A few small elevations of gravel, or of underlying formations, rise above the level of 25 ft.; these were in former times islands, and now they form the sites of the infrequent villages.
There were in its early years six distinct settlements - Auckland, Wellington, Nelson, New Plymouth, Canterbury and Otago - between which communication was for several years irregular and infrequent.
if the alternations were infrequent.
on crossings is not infrequent.
Education is very backward even in the towns; many of the inhabitants carry arms; and crimes of violence are not infrequent.
Sapphire is widely distributed through the gold-bearing drifts of Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, but the blue colour of the Australian stones is usually dark, and it is notable that green tints are not infrequent.
- Complications are infrequent.
Iron is not infrequent.
For advances with good security a native sarraf charges at least 12% interest per annum; ac the security diminishes in value the rate of interest increases, and transactions at 10% a month, or more than 120% per annum, are not infrequent.
Several hot springs occur, and earthquakes are not infrequent.
are not infrequent.
In spring cold, wetting mists occasionally envelop the land for entire days, while in summer the sky is often perfectly clear for weeks together, At all seasons of the year sudden changes of temperature, to the extent of from 30 to 500 F., are not infrequent.
We are also quite uncertain as to the extent to which the Jutes and Saxons may in their turn have again introduced a new breed of horses into England; and even to the close of the Anglo-Saxon period of English history allusions to the horse are still very infrequent.
The oat crop is also much above the Australian average, and may be set down at 30 bushels an acre, but an average of 5 bushels higher is not infrequent.
Cynthia took advantage of their infrequent occasions of dinning out to dress more than Ouray required, simply because it was one of few opportunities for her to do so.
Intra-abdominal abscesses are an infrequent complication, particularly seen in those with perforated appendicitis.
You can use antacids ' as required ' for mild or infrequent bouts of heartburn.
With Partizan committed to chasing a two-goal deficit, holes not surprisingly appeared at the back whenever their infrequent attacks broke down.
glamourplants have a certain glamor: those which are only infrequent may nonetheless have more interest.
ill-prepared to meet their specific needs with limited training and infrequent contact with learning disability professionals.
infrequent visitor to Mendip?
infrequent occasions, from 1826 to 1953.
Latin America is a relatively infrequent destination for British travelers.
Here formations are fairly infrequent, apart from large stal flows cascading down from the old upper series passages.
The problem of asking for the same result several times comes up not too infrequent in calculations.
In 2006 this was still in (rather infrequent) use.
Mr E's seizures appear to have been very infrequent.
But it's so infrequent that you get a real gem.
infrequent to avoid cluttering and sufficiently often to avoid confusion.
Times change and work changes so my visits became infrequent.
infrequent in this area.
The form originating from collecting ducts is highly infrequent and very malignant with the five-year survival in 20% only.
mesotrophic waters are relatively infrequent in the UK and are largely confined to the margins of upland areas in the north and west.
This condition results in irregular ovulation and thus periods are usually infrequent.
rotorcraft design is essentially a process of evolutionary design punctuated by the infrequent introduction of new designs.
She developed an ache in her abdomen following infrequent sexual intercourse.
Although the presence of haematophagous amoebic trophozoites on stool examination strongly correlates with E. histolytica infection, this finding is infrequent (Ref.
St Elmo's Fire.-Luminous discharges from masts, lightning conductors, and other pointed objects are not very infrequent, especially during thunderstorms. On the Sonnblick, where the phenomenon is common, Elster and Geitel (87) have found St Elmo's fire to answer to a discharge sometimes of positive sometimes of negative electricity.
The formation of sects was at this period not infrequent (cf.
are not infrequent in Dlugosz's Historia Polonica, and his strong personal bias must certainly be taken into consideration in any critical estimate of that famous work.
Wise and generally melancholy reflections on human nature and political society are not infrequent in his writings, and they arise naturally and incidentally out of the subject he is discussing.
Considering now the Trypanosomes in an unaccustomed, mammalian host, they may either remain infrequent or rare (sometimes, indeed, being unnoticed until shortly before death), or, on the other hand, they may soon become numerous and go on increasing (fig.
On the other hand, since the spurs of the Taurus bring the winter cold a long way south, and the cold increases from west to east as we leave the mild coast of the Mediterranean, far down into the Mesopotamian plain the influence of the snowcovered ridges can be felt, and in the higher parts of the plain snow and ice are not infrequent; and although there is no point of sufficient altitude to retain snow for long, the temperature may fall as low as 14Ã‚° F., especially if the cold north winds are blowing.
Hence, rotorcraft design is essentially a process of evolutionary design punctuated by the infrequent introduction of new designs.
Avoid gold "plated" jewelry, unless you plan on infrequent use.
The moraine should not prove uncongenial to the plant itself, seeing that in nature it is not infrequent among limestone rubble on sunny slopes.
The FAA points out that air accidents are infrequent, and there is no way to use information on past accidents to predict future safety.
A person may leave home for medical treatment or short, infrequent absences for non-medical reasons, such as a trip to attend religious services.
However, when snoring is mild and infrequent, these products can greatly improve sleep.Nasal strips are available in most pharmacies, and work by widening the nostrils to improve breathing.
For mild or infrequent snoring, over-the-counter products may be effective at controlling symptoms.
The content of these games may be suitable for ages 13 and over and could contain violence, suggestive themes, crude humor, minimal blood and infrequent use of strong language.
More violence, more language, and the possibility of infrequent blood or suggestive themes.
Most children are minimally inconvenienced by aphthous stomatitis, because attacks are usually infrequent and only last a few days.
Families whose children have relatively infrequent attacks will be much less affected by the disorder than those whose plans are frequently disrupted by a child's acute attack.
Cromolyn may not be needed when attacks are mild and infrequent.
The routine, effective treatment of jaundice due to other causes has also made it an infrequent cause of CP in developed countries.
Spanking, at best, is only effective when used in selective, very infrequent situations.
Karaca, P., et al. "Painful paresthesiae are infrequent during brachial plexus localization using low-current peripheral nerve stimulation."
Self-mutilation can be episodic (infrequent) or repetitive.
It involves infrequent episodes of destruction of large amounts of tissue, for example self-castration or self-amputation.
Only skin damaged by infrequent diaper changes and constant urine and feces contact is prone to damage from ammonia in urine.
Constipation-Difficult bowel movements caused by the infrequent production of hard stools.
But physicians typically apply a narrower definition, restricting the diagnosis of oligomenorrhea to women whose periods were regularly established before they developed problems with infrequent flow.
Diagnosis of oligomenorrhea begins with the patient informing the doctor about infrequent periods.
In the United States, serious complications are infrequent, and deaths are very rare.
Cases of rabies in humans are very infrequent in the United States, averaging one or two a year (down from over 100 cases annually in 1900), but the worldwide incidence is estimated to be between 30,000 and 50,000 cases each year.
It is important to realize that the occasional or infrequent twisting, pulling, or chewing of hair in a child does not constitute trichotillomania and does not require medical attention.
However, the following side effects, while infrequent, pose a more serious threat.
If the toaster oven does not fit snugly under protective surface, your cabinets will likely become permanently damaged as a result of even infrequent use of the small appliance.
Even infrequent television watchers are probably familiar with the Serta sheep.
Many engines fail due to low or no oil from infrequent or no changes and bad air or fuel filters.
Medical dictionaries define oligomenorrhea as infrequent or very light menstruation.
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