Lengthening sentence examples

  • His fangs were lengthening, and he lowered his head, nudging her back.

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  • having been arbitrarily increased for the purpose of lengthening the entire period.

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  • Still the allies continued their retreat and the French were unable to bring them to action: In view of the doubtful attitude of Austria, Napoleon became alarmed at the gradual lengthening of his lines of communication and opened negotiations.

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  • Raw fingers plucked at his lengthening hair, his hair piece long since dumped.

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  • lenzin, lengizin, lenzo, probably from the same root as "long" and referring to "the lengthening days"), in the Christian Church, the period of fasting preparatory to the festival of Easter.

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  • the Attic a, which does not represent an IndoEuropean a, but arises by contraction, as in OtXe77-m, or through the lengthening of the vowel sound as the result of the loss of a consonant, as in Eiprt j Avos for FEFpn Avos) the short sound is represented by B; c is found at Corinth in its oldest form, and also as I, while in Thera it is In Thera the w sound of digamma (F) was entirely lost, and therefore is not represented.

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  • All the artful maneuvers suggested by our generals meant fresh movements of the army and a lengthening of its marches, whereas the only reasonable aim was to shorten those marches.

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  • As May gave way to June, the lengthening daylight hours gave her more time to be with Jonathan and Destiny and still complete taking care of the animals before darkness.

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  • ELONGATION, strictly "lengthening"; in astronomy, the apparent angular distance of a heavenly body from its centre of motion, as seen from the earth; designating especially the angular distance of the planet Mercury or Venus from the sun, or the apparent angle between a satellite and its primary.

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  • 33, while the vertical component of the motion of the rear part JJ of the rolls forces the plastic metal of that part of " the piece " with which they are in contact backwards and centrewards, reducing its area and simultaneously lengthening it proportionally, here again as in drawing through a die.

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  • Nearly related is the extinct family Lophiodontidae (inclusive of the American Helaletidae), in which both the upper and lower first premolar may be absent, while the upper molars present a more rhinoceros-like form, owing to the lateral compression and consequent lengthening of the outer columns, of which the hinder is bent somewhat inwards and is more or less concave externally, thus forming a more complete outer wall.

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  • This was enumerated from 1788 onwards by official "musters," at first weekly, and afterwards at lengthening intervals.

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  • If therefore the outer rail is laid at a level above that of the inner rail at the curve, overturning will be resisted more than would be the case if both rails were in the same horizontal plane, since the tilting of the vehicle due to this " superelevation " diminishes the overturning moment, and also increases the restoring moment, by shortening in the one case and lengthening in the other the lever arms at which the respective forces act.

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  • Now nickel contracts instead of lengthening when it is magnetized, and an experiment by Knott showed, as he expected, that caeteris paribus a nickel wire twists in a sense opposite to that in which iron twists.

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  • Machine shops are usually provided to enable minor repairs to be executed; the tendency, both in England and America, is to increase the amount of such repairing plant at engine sheds, thus lengthening the intervals between the visits of the engines to the main repairing shops of the railway.

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  • By mid-afternoon both legs were feeling tight and his breath was coming in rapid puffs each time he tackled one of the ever lengthening climbs.

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  • Xander opened his mouth to make room for his lengthening incisors.

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  • Any change in the resistance of the arc, either by lengthening, due to the sinking of the charge in the crucible, or by the burning of the carbon, affected the proportion of current flowing in the two shunt circuits, and so altered the position of the iron cylinder in the solenoid that the length of arc was, within limits, automatically regulated.

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  • Of one part of the argument of this work Fiske wrote in the preface of one of his later books (Through Nature to God, 1899): "The detection of the part played by the lengthening of infancy in the genesis of the human race is my own especial contribution to the Doctrine of Evolution."

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  • To accelerate the rate of filtration various devices are resorted to, such as lengthening the tube below the filtering material, increasing the pressure on the liquid being filtered, or decreasing it in the receiver of the filtrate.

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  • While the tendril is thus diverted from its original direct course, the axillary bud of the leaf opposite the tendril begins a new podium, by lengthening into a shoot which assumes the direction the tendril had prior to its deflexion.

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  • also experimented on the pressure of powder and the velocity of the bullet in a musket barrel; this he accomplished by shortening the barrel successively, and measuring the velocity obtained by the ballistic pendulum; thus reversing Noble's procedure of gradually lengthening the gun.

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  • Moreover, this resistance increases much more rapidly than the height of the furnace, even if the rapidity with which the blast is forced through is constant; and it still further increases if the additional space gained by lengthening the furnace is made useful by increasing proportionally the rate of production, as indeed would naturally be done, because the chief motive for gaining this additional space is to increase production.

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  • In short, to increase the rate of production by lengthening the furnace increases the frictional resistance of the rising gases, both by increasing their quantity and hence their velocity and by lengthening their path.

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  • The accent plays much less part in lengthening and altering the vowels in Syriac than in Hebrew, but there are well-marked cases of lengthening from this cause.

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  • Ammonium iodide assumes cubic forms with perfect cubic cleavage; tetramethyl ammonium iodide is tetragonal with perfect cleavages parallel to {100} and {o01} - a difference due to the lengthening of the a axes; tetraethyl ammonium iodide also assumes tetragonal forms, but does not exhibit the cleavage of the tetramethyl compound; while tetrapropyl ammonium iodide crystallizes in rhombic form.

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  • The influence of high temperature on cobalt was very remarkable, completely altering the character of the change of length: the curves for annealed cobalt show that at 45 this metal behaves just like iron at ordinary temperatures, lengthening in fields up to about 300 and contracting in stronger ones.

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  • His fangs were lengthening.

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  • The leaves are rather short, curved, and often twisted; the male catkins, in dense cylindrical whorls, fill the air of the forest with their sulphur-like pollen in May or June, and fecundate the purple female flowers, which, at first sessile and erect, then become recurved on a lengthening stalk; the ovate cones, about the length of the leaves, do not reach maturity until the autumn of the following year, and the seeds are seldom scattered until the third spring; the cone-scales terminate in a pyramidal FIG.

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  • It was also shown that exposure to light, dilution or exhaustion of the food-media, the presence of traces of poisons or metabolic products check growth or even bring it to a standstill; and the death or injury of any single cell in the filamentous series shows its effect on the curve by lengthening the doubling period, because its potential progeny have been put out of play.

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  • Besides the lengthening of the Molo San Vincenzo to a total of more than 5000 ft., the scheme as now carried out has completely revolutionized the harbour.

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  • Unlike the giraffe, the length of the limbs is due to the elongation of their upper segments, and that of the neck to the lengthening of only the hinder vertebrae.

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  • The chief recommendation put forward to mend the system comprised lengthening of all sentences, a diminution in the dietaries, the abolition of large gratuities, and, speaking broadly, a general tightening of the reins.

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  • (2) As regards conjugation only two points need be noted here: (a) it employs the form known as the inchoative, that is to say, the lengthening of the radical of the present in verbs of the third conjugation by means of the syllable ex or ix, a proceeding common to Italian, Walachian, Provenal and French, but altogether unknown in Hispanic Romance; (b) the formation of a great number of past participles in which the termination is added; as in Provenal, not to the radical of the verb, but to that of the perfect: tingut from tinch, pogut from poch, conegut from conech, while in Castilian tenido (formerly also tenudo), podido, conocido, are participles formed from the infinitive.

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  • As the season advances and the flowers yield nectar more freely, visible signs of combbuilding will be observed in the whitened edges of empty cells in the brood-chambers; the thoughtful workers are lengthening out the cells for honey-storing, and the bee-master takes the hint by giving room in advance, thus lessening the chance of undesired swarms. In other words, order and method, combined with the habit of taking time by the forelock, are absolutely necessary to the bee-keeper, seeing that the enormous army of workers under his control is multiplying daily by scores of thousands.

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  • Newcomb's explanation of the lengthening of the Eulerian period is found in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society for March 1892.

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  • 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.

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  • This stretching is to allow for lengthening of the graft when distended with arterial blood.

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  • This occurred concurrent with platform lengthening at the station's eastern end, allowing the station to accommodate twelve-vehicle electric formations.

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  • A combined posterior medial displacement calcaneal osteotomy and Evans osteotomy was used, with transfer of FDL to the medial cuneiform and TA lengthening.

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  • Its iron gnomon casts a lengthening shadow across the incised Roman numerals on its lichened face on sunny October afternoons.

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  • lengthening the rallies, she loves it too much, running!

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  • lengthening waiting lists for surgery.

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  • lengthening of the platform may not be feasible even in the long-term.

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  • lengthening of bone.

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  • lengthening of the time that women, married or not, spent in paid work.

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  • There is no difference in the reported clinical results of medial displacement posterior calcaneal osteotomy and lateral column lengthening.

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  • Under the lengthening shadow of Ibsen, an argument arose whether it was not a very nice thing to murder one's self.

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  • People are spending more of their lives living on their own -- through choice, through lengthening life spans and widowhood.

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  • Ussher, in order to remove it, has recourse to the doubtful expedient of artificially lengthening the northern series of years, by assuming (without any authority in the text) an " interregnum of I i years " after the death of Jeroboam II., and an " anarchy for some years " between Pekah and Hoshea (see the margin of A.V.

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  • khalifa; the lengthening of the a is strictly incorrect), literally "successor," "representative," a title borne originally by Abu Bekr, who, on the death of Mahomet, became the civil and religious head of the Mahommedan state.

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  • The terrestrial eyepiece (see Telescope), which likewise ensures an upright image, but which involves an inconvenient lengthening, has also been employed in the binocular microscope.

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  • Under the lengthening shadow of Ibsen, an argument arose whether it was not a very nice thing to murder one 's self.

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  • For instance, if your primary concern is lengthening and stretching your body out of the tightness and soreness it's trapped in, talk to your instructor about Iyengar yoga.

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  • Mascara formulas include volumizing, lengthening, and natural looking products.

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  • A specialized lengthening mascara with fibers designed to lengthen the lashes beyond most of the competition.

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  • It is no different than covering a pimple or lengthening your eyelashes with mascara.

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  • One side is for lengthening, while the other is for volumizing.

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  • Among them is Definicils, a lengthening, separating, lash-defining tool that is as effective in the waterproof formula as the regular version.

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  • Amp up your lashes with lengthening mascara.

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  • Mascara does not have to be entirely absent from your 70s' face, but focus more on lengthening rather than thickening formulas.

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  • For added oomph, coat them with two layers of black lengthening mascara.

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  • I don't want to have to buy a mascara for lengthening to layer with a mascara for volumizing.

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  • I don't really need a whole lot of lengthening and thickening for my lashes, so I will keep it around for its long-lasting deep color.

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  • You aren't looking for a lot of lengthening.

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  • The mascara comes in a double-sided wand containing a lash primer and a lengthening topcoat.

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  • Lengthening mascara makes your natural lashes look longer (the makeup coats the eyelashes and builds on top of them making them appear longer).

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  • When choosing a mascara for lengthening short lashes, oftentimes the type of mascara wand plays just as large a role as the mascara formula itself.

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  • Dual-ended: A dual-ended wand usually features a nourishing primer on one end and a lengthening mascara on the other.

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  • This two-step formula features a nourishing basecoat on one end and a lengthening mascara on the other.

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  • Petite frames can rejoice in the lengthening abilities a short dress can have on your silhouette.

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  • While the trend for boys has been to wear trousers as low as they dare, for a suit to be as lengthening and slimming as it can be, the trousers should be worn above the hips.

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  • To create an illusion of height, try elongating the profile of a window or the height of a tub enclosure by lengthening the window treatments or shower curtains.

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  • Halter top: The deep V-neckline is lengthening, perfect for petite plus size women.

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  • The right bra lifts and shapes you, lengthening your torso and enhancing your curves.

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  • If you have a perfect hourglass silhouette, opt for dresses and tunics that hug the waist and create a lengthening effect.

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  • Many of the tops feature wrap and twist styles – subtle details that go a long way towards enhancing the bust while slimming the waist and lengthening the overall figure.

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  • Patients who have received treatment for Ewing's sarcoma are examined often-at gradually lengthening intervals-after completing therapy.

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  • Tenotomy-A surgical procedure that cuts the tendon of a contracted muscle to allow lengthening.

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  • Children and adolescents with gigantism show a characteristic lengthening and enlargement of bones, principally of the limbs.

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  • Children born with co-existing craniofacial conditions, such as Apert syndrome, which affects the growth of the jaw, may benefit from a technique called mandibular bone lengthening or distraction osteogenesis.

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  • It usually involves palatal lengthening and drawing tissue from either side of the mouth to rebuild the palate.

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  • Palatal lengthening (palatal pushback)-A surgical procedure in which tissue from the front part of the mouth is moved back to lengthen it.

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  • If the term of your original mortgage doesn't quite match up with your current financial situation, you may be better off lengthening or shortening the term.

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  • Modify the mortgage to reduce the payment by lowering the interest rate or lengthening the term of the mortgage.

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  • This works on slacks and skirts, whether you're shortening them, lengthening them or fixing a fray.

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  • She's quick to make the point, however, that Pilates has really changed her body; lengthening and strengthening to help her feel more powerful.

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  • They concentrate on maintaining variety in her workouts and doing a lot of lengthening work such as spinning and Pilates.

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  • This look offers side ties that sit fairly high on the hips, so lengthening the legs shouldn’t be an issue, while the seat of the suit provides full coverage.

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  • Ring Leader Morris: A fun geometric pattern hides any bulges while smoothing your belly and lengthening your torso.

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  • Monochrome styles are great for lengthening the body, especially when you wear a killer pair of heels along with them.

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  • With flats, you'll want to show a bit more of your leg, since there's no lengthening illusion.

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  • However, try a pair of gladiator sandals in a color that closely matches your skin (with or without a heel) and you can enjoy a lengthening effect.

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  • Elongate your spine upwards, lengthening your neck and bringing your chin down.

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  • Spine: Focus on lengthening the spine to help reduce the characteristic curvature of scoliosis.

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  • By lengthening and stretching in this way, you'll be better able to repeat the movement while jumping.

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  • In the second phase, known as the "negative," the muscle is lengthening.

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  • In the eccentric phase, your muscles are lengthening.

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  • Since a muscle is lengthening as it contracts during eccentric contraction, this type of training gives the muscles that long lean look.

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  • You can concentrate on lengthening the time you walk or run.

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  • Muscle movements involve active lengthening, active shortening, and fixed lengthening or shortening.

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  • For instance, if you carry a heavy box, you hold your arm muscles at a fixed length, neither shortening or lengthening the muscle as you carry it.

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  • The act of lifting weights causes muscle contraction through flexion (shortening or pulling) and extension (lengthening and pushing).

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  • These, however, since they share the general lengthening or shortening of wave-length through motion, are thereby shifted, to a certain definite extent, into visibility, and so produce accurate chromatic compensation.

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  • In the present indicative and subjunctive many verbs in it takethe inchoative form already described, by lengthening the radical in the three persons of the singular and in the third person of the plural by means of the syllable esc (isc).

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