Loose Sentence Examples

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  • Like a bird let loose, his horse leaped forward.

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  • Fortunately, the curls were now loose waves.

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  • Shall I loose them or not?

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  • Rocks kicked loose fell in silence until ricocheting and bouncing far below.

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  • His chest was warm against her ear, and she drew loose shapes against his skin, beyond intrigued by the smoothness.

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  • The fifth man was the factory lad in the loose cloak.

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  • The bump jarred the cell phone loose, and it fell in the space between the seat and door.

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  • Before Dean could let loose with a torrent of pithy comments, there was another knock on the door and Donnie entered the room.

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  • We got to look at all these loose ends and satisfy ourselves about 'em.

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  • The fifth was a factory hand, a thin, sallow-faced lad of eighteen in a loose coat.

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  • She joined them at the door with enough loose euro change for a couple of beers and dinner.

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  • The dancer stopped, pulled off the loose piece of leather, and threw it on the fire.

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  • Oh, they should let that fine fellow Bonaparte loose--he'd knock all this nonsense out of them!

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  • Again her fall was briefly interrupted - until the roots released their grip in the loose gravel.

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  • Like the others this fifth man seemed calm; he wrapped his loose cloak closer and rubbed one bare foot with the other.

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  • Daniel Brennan had told me the list of true serial killers on the loose at any one time was limited.

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  • Her hair was free, the long, loose curls cascading down her shoulders and back.

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  • Sometimes they had to climb over heaps of loose rock, where Jim could scarcely drag the buggy.

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  • Pelageya Danilovna Melyukova, a broadly built, energetic woman wearing spectacles, sat in the drawing room in a loose dress, surrounded by her daughters whom she was trying to keep from feeling dull.

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  • We let Bordeaux's horse loose a ways down the trail, hopin' he'd find it.

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  • Bumpus got loose when something made a noise in the woods.

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  • His brown hair was tousled from the ocean breeze, and he was dressed in jeans and a loose shirt fastened across the golden skin of his chest by one button.

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  • Maybe the rope didn't bust loose until he was part way.

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  • Walking so fast that it created a breeze that caught the loose hair hanging down her back, she turned her ankle slipping off her sandals.

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  • Lydia Larkin let loose a sigh of relief.

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  • But the peaceful sleep he'd assumed would come eluded him as his mind continued to trip over far too many loose ends in the recent happenings.

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  • I may jar us loose.

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  • Ahead of the rest and nearer to him ran a dark- haired, remarkably slim, pretty girl in a yellow chintz dress, with a white handkerchief on her head from under which loose locks of hair escaped.

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  • Carmen let loose of his waist, moving away from the unclean thought.

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  • He led her down a floor to a large gym where a group of men stood in a loose cluster on a mat.

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  • I can't afford to loose any of them at this point.

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  • Pierre involuntarily glanced at the loose button.

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  • The braids not only held it out of her eyes, but thinned the bottom part down enough that it would lay loose across her shoulders and down her back without frizzing.

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  • With his luck, the kids were loose in the house.

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  • As she spoke, she pulled the iPad loose and handed it to Gabe.

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  • Or when one of us gets loose and kills you.

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  • There were a few loose ends, but no real evidence.

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  • She pulled loose from Darian and strode to him.

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  • In this case both collars of cast iron are loose.

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  • Their loose organization makes it impossible to obtain accurate statistics, but the number of their adherents is small.

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  • It was hard, smooth sand, very different from the loose, sharp sand, mingled with kelp and shells, at Brewster.

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  • She was no longer in the loose gown she generally wore in the morning, but had on one of her best dresses.

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  • He didn.t attack, simply let his cold power loose into her for a long moment before releasing her.

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  • But you must understand my people are not like you, are not as accepting of your loose tongue.

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  • It's not as if there's some crazed killer running around loose.

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  • Flipping it over, she stomped on the bottom until the ice broke loose.

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  • She yanked her weapons loose.

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  • She didn't ask where they were going but took the subtle beast onto the highway and let it loose, weaving in and out of traffic to test its handling.

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  • Xander trotted up the stairs, dressed in a loose t-shirt and workout pants.

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  • The Malays wear a loose coat and trousers, and a cap or headkerchief, but the characteristic item of their costume is the sarong, a silk or cotton cloth about two yards long by a yard and a quarter wide, the ends of which are sewn together, a forming a kind of skirt.

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  • Outcroppings were very rare, as the veins were covered with loose wash, and this accounted for the late opening of the field.

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  • Luckily some of the men, not so bloodthirsty as he, objected to this, so I was landed and cast loose.

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  • He wore a woman's loose gown of frieze, blue trousers, and large torn Hessian boots.

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  • The cotton leaves the ginning machine in a very loose condition, and has to be compressed into bales for convenience of transport.

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  • They had torn men loose from the ancestral custom of home to walk in new ways and see new things and hear new thoughts; and some broadening of view, some lessening in the intensity of the old one-sidedness, was the inevitable result.

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  • The fibrous nervetissue is more dense in the higher differentiated, more loose and spongy in the lower organized 1P L forms; the cellular nerve-tissue is FIG.

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  • The spikelets form a loose panicle,)(Ix.

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  • At the end of this time Satan is to be let loose again for a short season; he will prepare a new onslaught, but God will miraculously destroy him and his hosts.

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  • The hair on the lower jaw, throat and chest is long and straight, and hangs down like a beard or dewlap, though there is no loose fold of skin in this situation.

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  • Tobacco is most generally cultivated on loose red soils, which are rich in clays and silicates; and sugar-cane preferably on the black and mulatto soils; but in general, contrary to prevalent suppositions, colour is no test of quality and not a very valuable guide in the setting of crops.

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  • The administration in the 16th century was loose and violent.

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  • In the sandy part of the desert beyond this strip of fertility both men and beasts, leaving the beaten path, sink as if in loose snow.

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  • In general they are white, loose powders, slightly soluble in cold water, more soluble in hot water; they are precipitated by mineral acids, but dissolve in an excess.

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  • Haemoglobin is composed of a basic albumin and an acid substance haematin; it combines readily with oxygen, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide to form loose compounds.

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  • It may be advisable to define exactly what is meant by " hypertrophy," as the term is often used in a loose and insignificant sense.

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  • They associate in communities, forming their burrows among loose rocks, and coming out to feed in the early morning and towards sunset.

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  • Moreover the rain penetrates into the small interstices between its particles and dissolves out some of the materials which bind the whole into a solid stone, the surface then becoming a loose powdery mass which falls to the ground below or is carried away by the wind.

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  • In the first place, soil, to be of any use, must be sufficiently loose and porous to allow the roots of plants to grow and extend freely.

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  • A soil consisting of sand entirely would be very loose, would have little capacity to retain water, would be liable to become very hot in the daytime and cool at night and would be quite unsuitable for growth of plants.

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  • If applied in too great an amount to light soils and peat land it may do much damage by rendering them too loose and open.

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  • Hard rock (mostly granite and crystalline schists, with red sandstone in places) appears only in the transverse glens, which are often choked with their debris in the form either of gravel-and-shingle or loose blocks of stone or both.

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  • An important question arises whether, when a material body is moved through the aether, the nucleus of each atom carries some of the surrounding aether along with it; or whether it practically only carries on its strain-form or physical atmosphere, which is transferred from one portion of aether to another after the manner of a shadow, or rather like a loose knot which can slip along a rope without the rope being required to go with it.

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  • Rumours of the war of extermination conducted against their kinsmen, the wild Prussians, by the Knights, first woke the Lithuanians to a sense of their own danger, and induced them to abandon their loose communal system in favour of a monarchical form of government, which concentrated the whole power of the state in a single hand.

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  • Briefly, in conclusion, it remains to consider the relation of Archaeology to Criticism, partly because it is frequently asserted in the loose language just discussed that Archae- Archaeologys overthrown Criticism, or in par- ?' ?

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  • They now seek to cut themselves loose from their true being; and, striving after independence, they assume a false existence.

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  • Some have represented Smith's work as of so loose a texture and so defective in arrangement that it may be justly described as consisting of a series of monographs.

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  • Calculations of this kind, loose as they are, deserve attention.

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  • The ratio of cases to population living in Dublin on loose porous gravel soil for the ten years1881-1891was I in 94, while that of those living on stiff clay soil was but 1 in 145.

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  • It is felt that if you have got a picture of any one, you have some power of harming him through it; you can bind or loose him, just as you can a Djinn whose name you have somehow learned.

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  • At the same time, any excessive local rainfall is productive of difficulty and danger from the floods of liquid mud and loose boulders which sweep like an avalanche down the hill sides.

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  • Many concubines are spoken of, he had several illegitimate children, and the morals of his daughters were very loose.

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  • I are said to be held fast lest they should break in elemental fury on land and sea, are not let loose or referred to in the subsequent narrative, and also from the mention of the 144,000 Israelites of the twelve tribes, to whom no further reference is made; for these can no more be identified with the countless multitudes in vii.

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  • On the tail rope plan the engine has two drums worked by spur gearing, which can be connected with, or cast loose from, the driving shaft at pleasure.

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  • When the load is being drawn out, the engine pulls directly on the main rope, coiling it on to its own drum, while the tail drum runs loose paying out its rope, a slight brake pressure being used to prevent its running out too fast.

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  • One drum is usually fixed to the shaft, while the other is loose, with a screw link or other means of coupling, in order to be able to adjust the two ropes to exactly the same length, so that one cage may be at the surface when the other is at the bottom, without having to pay out or take up any slack rope by the engine.

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  • They clamoured for a lion to be let loose upon him there and then.

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  • The band turns with the fast pulley if µ increase, thereby slightly turning the loose pulley, otherwise at rest, until 0 is adjusted to the new value of µ.

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  • The organization of the Benedictine houses into provinces or chapters under this legislation interfered in the least possible degree with the Benedictine tradition of mutual independence of the houses; the provinces were loose federations of autonomous houses, the legislative power of the chapter and the canonical visitations being the only forms of external interference.

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  • Though Berar was no longer oppressed by its Mahratta taskmasters nor harried by Pindari and Bhil raiders, it remained long a prey to the turbulent elements let loose by the sudden cessation of the wars.

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  • The crop is often allowed to lie loose for a day or two, owing to the belief that sunshine and dews or even showers mellow it and improve its colour.

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  • On the other hand, when the bottom was rocky so that the piles could not be driven, they were steadied at their bases by being enveloped in a mound of loose stones, in the manner in which the foundations of piers and breakwaters are now constructed.

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  • In early pin bridges insufficient bearing area was allowed between the pins and parts connected, and they worked loose.

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  • Piles are used as foundations in compressible or loose soil.

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  • But the political programme, on the other hand, let loose a violent attack of the Slav nationalities on the state.

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  • The princess was accordingly roused, and quickly came downstairs in a dressing-gown, her fair hair flowing loose over her shoulders.

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  • The temporary removal of the common peril, moreover, let loose all the sectional and personal jealousies, which even in face of the enemy had been with difficulty restrained, and the year 1823 witnessed the first civil war between the Greek parties.

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  • Poland had established a sort of suzerainty over Moldavia as early as the end of the 14th century; but at best it was a loose and vague overlordship which the Hospodars repudiated whenever they were strong enough to do so.

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  • Sometimes a little loose earth or sand is put in to the depth of about I in., and the bulbs laid singly thereon, the holes being closed by the dibber and the whole raked over.

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  • Their scales are generally rough and spinous; but otherwise they possess no strikingly distinguishing peculiarity, unless the loose skin of their throat, which is transversely folded and capable of inflation, be regarded as such.

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  • In Gnosticism as in the other mystic religions we find the same contrast of the initiated and the uninitiated, the same loose organization, the same kind of petty sectarianism and mystery-mongering.

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  • On the one hand we have sects with a strongly ascetic tendency, on the other we find some characterized by unbridled libertinism; in some the most abandoned prostitution has come to be the most sacred mystery; in others again appears the worship of serpents, which here appears to be connected in various and often very loose ways with the other ideas of these Gnostics - hence the names of the " Ophites," " Naasseni."

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  • The arms from the shoulder to the elbow should hang naturally, close to the sides, and the arms from elbow to wrist should be about parallel to the ground, the wrist being kept loose, so as to yield gently with every motion of the horse.

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  • While these ancient events shaped the topography in a broad way, its final development was comparatively recent, during the glacial period, when the loose materials were scoured from some regions and spread out as boulder clay, or piled up as moraines in others; and the original water-ways were blocked in many places.

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  • The compact condition permits the hay to be kept with less deterioration of quality than under the old system of more loose baling.

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  • He should keep his bowels regular, or even loose, taking every morning a dose of sulphate of soda in a glass of hot water.

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  • To this period belong his exercises in Latin verse, in the loose taste of the day, foolishly published by him as Juvenilia in 1548.

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  • It thus becomes an easy prey to the marauding creatures - cats, rats and so forth - which European colonists have, by accident or design, let loose in New Zealand.

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  • But the outlying cities successfully resisted this policy, and only allowed the formation of a loose federation which in early times seems to have possessed a merely religious character.

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  • The Tibetan diggers collected together at the mines chiefly during the winter, when the frost assisted to bind the loose alluvial soil and render excavation easy.

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  • The structure of the sentence is also apt to be loose and straggling.

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  • Against these may be set the vices of pride, ostentation, love of bloodshed, contempt of inferiors, and loose manners.

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  • His most important achievement was to define "salts" - a term formerly used in the most loose and indeterminate way - as the compounds formed by the union of acids and bases, and further to distinguish between neutral, basic and acid salts.

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  • When the subsoil is too compact to be pervious to water, effectual drainage must be resorted to; when it is very loose, so that it drains away the fertile ingredients of the soil as well as those which are artificially supplied, the compactness of the stratum should be increased by the addition of clay, marl or loam.

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  • Before winter, all tall grass and loose litter should be taken away; if this is not done, then the first snow should be tramped heavily around the plants, in order to destroy any nesting-places.

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  • Solenia, Cyphella - and even simpler cases are met with in Mortierella, where the zygospore is invested by the overgrowth of a dense mat of closely branching hyphae, and in Gymnoascus, where a loose mat of similarly barren hyphae covers in the tufts of asci as they develop.

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  • According to his view, the ascus is in effect the sporangium with several spores, the conidium the sporangiole with but one spore, and that not loose but fused with the sporangiole wall.

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  • By the breaking down of the inner tissues the spores often come to lie as a loose powdery mass in the interior of the hollow fruitbody, mixed sometimes with a capillitium.

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  • An epiphytic fungus is not necessarily a parasite, however, as many saprophytes (moulds, &c.) germinate and develop a loose mycelium on living leaves, but only enter and destroy the tissues after the leaf has fallen; in some cases, however, these saprophytic epiphytes can do harm by intercepting light and air from the leaf (Fumago, &c.), and such cases make it difficult to draw the line between saprophytism and parasitism.

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  • Thence they are sucked out by the chimney-draught through the left-hand ports, down through the uptakes and regenerators, here again meeting ands heating the loose mass of " regenerator " brickwork, and finally escape by the chimney-flue 0.

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  • The tilting working chamber is connected with the stationary ports L and L' by means of the loose water-cooled joint W in Campbell's system, which is here shown.

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  • His ancestors had been gentlefolk, but his father had reduced himself to hard straits by loose living.

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  • The Benedictine houses never coalesced in this manner; even when, later on, a system of national congregations was introduced, they were but loose federations of autonomous abbeys; so that to this day, though the convenient expression " Benedictine order " is frequently used, the Benedictines do not form an order in the proper sense of the word.

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  • But all the more eagerly did he take advantage of Wallis's loose calumny to strike where he felt himself safe.

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  • The history of the decay of state rights makes it seem doubtful if the federal form of government is a permanent one, or is only a transient form between independent state governments or loose confederacies and a centralized national government.

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  • The period marked by the attempted reform of Bertold of Mainz was that of the last struggle between the supporters of a united Germany and those who preferred a loose confederation of states.

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  • Thus before the Thirty Years War the Empire had virtually ceased to exist, Germany having become a loose confederation of principalities and free cities.

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  • Dwellings require careful construction, with thick walls and roofs of non-conducting material to keep out the heat-rays, and fans and punkahs are essential for the promotion of currents of air in the inhabited rooms. Personal protection, in the shape of thick pith topees, or cork helmets, and spinal pads, is necessary in the hot months, the clothing being light and loose and not too thin.

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  • Under the guidance of Judges John Jay, Marshall, and Joseph Story, the judiciary from 1790 to 1835 had followed the Federalist loose construction methods of interpreting the constitution.

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  • The change of plan explains, although it may not exculpate, the formlessness and loose construction of the work, its extremes of realistic detail and poetic allegory.

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  • In later years he was negligent in dress and loose in bearing.

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  • A number of these tribes form a Thakebilt or confederation, which is an extremely loose organization.

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  • The bleached rhubarb, which has a very delicate flavour, is altered by covering the young leaves, as they sprout from the soil, with loose stones or an empty jar.

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  • Louis, who at the opening of his reign had denounced the Pragmatic Sanction of 1438, had played fast and loose with the papacy.

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  • Thus he traversed France, avoiding all ceremony, entering towns by back streets, receiving ambassadors in wayside huts, dining in public houses, enjoying the loose manners and language of his associates, and incidentally learning at first hand the condition of his people and the possibilities of using or taxing them - his needs of them rather than theirs of him.

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  • From this date onwards India and the Persian Gulf lay open to the English as far as Portugal was concerned, and before Portugal broke loose from Spain in 1640 her supremacy in Asiatic seas was hopelessly lost.

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  • This article of clothing is sometimes loose, sometimes tight all the way, sometimes loose as far as the knee and tight below like Jodhpur riding breeches.

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  • This consists of a loose coat and trousers of silk, wool or other material; the trousers are fastened by a cord round the waist.

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  • Meman women wear also the aba, or overcoat, which differs from that worn by men in that it has loose half sleeves, and fastens with two buttons at each side of the neck over the shoulders; it is embroidered on the breast, and adorned with gold lace on the skirts.

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  • Out of doors Mahommedan women wear the burka, a long loose white garment entirely covering the head and body.

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  • The Sikh calls his kurta jhagga; it is very large and loose, bound with a scarf round the waist.

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  • In towns the sari is not passed between the legs, but hangs in loose folds so as to hide the trousers.

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  • His morals were as loose as those of his great rival Mirabeau, but he was famed in Paris for his wit and gaiety.

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  • Nicholas issued the bull Exiit on the 14th of August 1279 to settle the strife within the Franciscan order between the parties of strict and loose observance.

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  • That a phrase of so wide and loose a nature should have been stereotyped in so narrow a sense is simply the outcome of the conditions under which it was invented.

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  • In any piece of presumed knowledge its partial or abstract character involves the presence of loose edges which force the conviction of inadequacy and the development of contradictions.

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  • The characteristic costume of the Parsees (now frequently abandoned) is loose and flowing, very picturesque in appearance, and admirably adapted to the climate in which he lives.

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  • Americans supposed that Great Britain wished to exchange Mexican bonds for California; France also was thought to be watching for an opening for gratifying supposed ambitions; and all parties saw that even without overt act by the United States the progress of American settlement seemed likely to gain them the province, whose connexion with Mexico had long been a notoriously loose one.

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  • In the and century the conception of a Catholic Church was widely held and a loose embodiment was given it; after the conversion of the empire the organization took on the official forms of the empire.

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  • Such examples as existed of even semi-federal union were very loose in structure, and the selfishness of the component units was the predominant feature.

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  • Mortality among rats is said to precede the appearance of human plague, but the evidence of this is always retrospective and of a very loose character.

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  • The principles of the support, as a whole, of a structure resting on the land, are so far identical with those which regulate the equilibrium and stability of the several parts of that structure that the oni principle which seems to require special mention here is one whic comprehends in one statement the power both of liquids and of loose earth to support structures.

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  • According to Blyth, it is a favourite amusement among the natives to let loose a couple of tame caracals among a flock of pigeons feeding on the ground, when each will strike down a number of birds before the flock can escape.

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  • They must therefore have been, as Bentley had said, " a sequel of songs and rhapsodies," " loose songs not collected together in the form of an epic poem till about 50o years after."

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  • Corresponding with each pair of myotomes, and subject to the same alternation, two pairs of spinal nerves arise from the neurochord, namely, a right and left pair of compact dorsal sensory roots without ganglionic enlargement, and a right and left pair of ventral motor roots composed of loose fibres issuing separately from the neurochord and passing directly to their termination on the muscle-plates of the myotomes.

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  • It is eminently characteristic of his methods that, just at the same time as he was turning loose dragoons on his Protestant subjects after the revocation of the edict of Nantes (1685), he was employing other dragoons to invade the papal territory at Avignon, to punish Innocent XI.

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  • This began as an attempt to break loose from the neo-Scholasticism so ardently patronized Y P both by Pius IX.

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  • The bishops were tried not for being bishops but on exaggerated charges of false doctrine and loose living; and all were deposed from the ministry.

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  • At last, however, he saw the loose filaments of the twine standing out every way, and he found them to be attracted by the approach of his finger.

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  • In searching his house for certain papers, the officers came upon some loose sheets stitched together in the form of a sermon, the contents Of which were of such a nature that it was judged right to lay them before the council.

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  • The membrane, or rind, becoming loose is a sign of their being sufficiently macerated.

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  • Saladin rallied his men, and, when the Christians began to retire with their booty, let loose his light horse upon them.

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  • The auditorium is little less perfect than that of Aspendus and very nearly as large; but the scena wall has collapsed over stage and proscenium in a cataract of loose blocks.

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  • As there was no gold in the country the number of settlers was small, the loose tribal organization of the natives made it impossible to inflict a vital defeat on them, and the mountainous and thickly wooded country lent itself admirably to a warfare of surprises and ambuscades.

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  • It has no collar, and the sleeves are loose.

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  • The ordinary zir-jamah are of white, blue or red cotton, very loose, and are exactly similar to the pyjamas worn by Europeans in India.

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  • It has, like the Turkish frockcoat, a very loose sleeve, with many plaits behind.

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  • There is also the felt coat of the Zir jamah are loose trousers and also drawers worn under the .shaivar, or tight trousers.

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  • Hofmeyr was among those whom Kruger's attitude drove into a loose alliance with Rhodes.

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  • Its irregular character, abrupt connexions and loose transitions' are due to the nature of the subject rather than to any material disarrangement of its paragraphs.

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  • I indicates a very loose relationship to the preceding paragraphs.

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  • Between A and B the loose cellular tissue of which the leaf is partly built up is seen in section, and at C the vertical palisade cells which give firmness to the upper surface of the leaf.

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  • Amongst the loose tissue of the leaf numerous transparent threads are shown; these are the mycelial threads or spawn of the fungus; wherever they touch the leaf-cells they pierce or break down the tissue, and so set up decomposition, as indicated by the darker shading.

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  • These roots are readily distinguished from those of true sarsaparilla by their loose cracked bark and by their odour and taste, recalling those of melilot.

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  • For three generations they remained Hindus; since then there has arisen amongst them a strange new sect called Zikari, with exceedingly loose notions of morality.

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  • This film, however, tends to contract on itself, and the loose strip of metal BB will, if it is let go, be drawn up towards AA, provided it is sufficiently light and smooth.

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  • Arrhenius, who hold that the union of toxin and antitoxin is comparatively loose, and belongs to the classof reversible actions, being comparable in fact with the union of a weak acid and base.

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  • On the 27th the Bulgarian wheel began, but instead of its being carried out on a fixed pivot, the pivot itself was allowed to advance eastward, so that, instead of presenting a united line, the Bulgarians formed a loose echelon, left in advance, which led to successive instead of simultaneous engagements.

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  • Lake in Early Days of Monasticism on Mount Athos (1909) traces the development through three well-defined stages in the 9th and 10th centuries - (a) the hermit period, (b) the loose organization of hermits in lauras, (c) the stricter rule of the monastery, with definite buildings and fixed rules under an ii-youµevos or abbot.

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  • By October the cakes are dry and fairly solid, and are then packed in chests, which are divided into two tiers of twenty square compartments for the reception of as many cakes, which are steadied by a packing of loose poppy trash.'

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  • This leads to results which would in a loose and popular sense be called materialist.

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  • The deposit from this solution even with low currentdensities is pulverulent and non-coherent, and therefore during electrolysis wooden scrapers are automatically and intermittently passed over the surface of the cathode to detach the loose silver, which falls into cloth trays at the bottom of the tanks.

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  • Mencius, Hsiin King and writers of the Han dynasty, whose works, however, are more or less apocryphal, tell us much about him and his opinions, but all in a loose and unconnected way.

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  • The women's dress is a smock with sleeves loose to the wrist, where they fit tightly.

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  • The priests wear a white jacket with loose sleeves, a head-cloth like a turban and a special type of shoe with turned-up toes and soles projecting at the heel.

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  • Strangers and travellers found a ready reception; and even their horses were treated with so much care that it was humorously said that, if one were turned loose in any part of the country, it would immediately make its way to the rector of Houghton.

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  • It was preached to a congregation who were careless and loose in their lives at a time when " the neighbouring towns were in great distress for their souls."

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  • The loose idea thus derived from old voyagers became stereotyped in the archives of the East India Company.

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  • In a level country like Bengal, where the soil is composed of yielding and loose materials, the courses of the rivers are continually shifting from the wearing away of their different banks, or from the water being turned off by obstacles in its course into a different channel.

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  • But the title of emperor was also used in the middle ages, and is still used, in a loose and vague sense, without any ecclesiastical connotation or hint of connexion with Rome (the two attributes which should properly distinguish an emperor), and merely in order to designate a non-European ruler with a large extent of territory.

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  • Here the title of emperor designates the president of a federal state; and here the Holy Roman emperor of the 17th and 18th centuries, the president of a loose confederation of German states, may be said to have found his successor.

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  • It lives on dry, welldrained ground, and digs a deep burrow lined with silk to prevent the infall of loose particles of soil.

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  • He declares, it is true, that he had let loose the reins on the neck of his lusts, that he had delighted in all transgressions against the divine law, and that he had been the ringleader of the youth of Elstow in all manner of vice.

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  • The loose atheistical wits at Will's might write such stuff to divert the painted Jezebels of the court; but did it become a minister of the gospel to copy the evil fashions of the world?

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  • Besides a tragedy, Sylla, the chief piece thus assigned is L'Occasion perdue recouverte, a rather loose tale in verse.

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  • Obviously, it must be very much smaller when the lining necessary to hold up loose sand is used.

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  • The formation is probably more or less permeable throughout; it consists largely of loose sand and takes the general south-easterly dip of British strata.

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  • It is notorious among engineers that retaining walls designed in accordance with the well-known theory of conjugate pressures in earth are unnecessarily strong, and this arises mainly from the assumption that the earth is merely a loose granular mass without any such adhesion.

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  • Pipes, when accurately fitted in, are much less liable to derangement than when laid in the bottom of a trench several times their width, into which a mass of loose earth must necessarily be returned.

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  • A common arrangement for driving a lathe spindle, in either direction at several definite speeds, is to provide a countershaft on which are mounted two fixed pulleys and two loose pulleys to accommodate two driving belts from the main shaft, one of which is open and the other crossed.

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  • The belts are moved laterally by the forks of a striking gear pressing on the advancing sides of the belts, and the pulleys are arranged so that the belts either wrap round the loose pulleys, or can be shifted so that one wraps round a fixed pulley, while the other still remains on its loose pulley.

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  • An alternative arrangement consists in providing two loose pulleys on the counter-shaft, driven by open and crossed belts respectively, and arranging two clutches on the shaft, so that by the movement of a sliding block, controlled by hand, one or other of the clutches can be put in gear.

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  • An endless chain B, passing through guides C and D, encircles these pulleys and the single loose pulley E of the lower block, as indicated.

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  • The three chief divisions of the Danelagh were (1) the kingdom of Northumbria, (2) the kingdom of East Anglia, (3) the district of the Five (Danish) Boroughs - lands grouped round Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, Stamford and Lincoln, and forming a loose confederacy.

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  • After an interregnum consequent on the death of Healfdene the kingdom passed in 883 to one Guthred, son of Hardicanute, who ruled till 894, when his realm was taken over by King Alfred, though probably only under a very loose sovereignty.

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  • The failure to observe the distinction between an identity and an equality often leads to loose reasoning; and in order to prevent this it is important that definite meanings should be attached to all symbols of operation, and especially to those which represent elementary operations.

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  • The soil of the greater part of the state consists of a drift deposit of loose calcareous loam, which extends to a considerable depth, and which is exceedingly fertile.

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  • Of the rest of the invaders one section established I petty kingdom in Yorkshire, but those in the Midlands were fubject to no common sovereign but lived in a loose confederacy inder the jarls of the Five Boroughs already named above.

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  • It was not till February 1194 that he got lOose, after paying a considerable instalment of this vast sum.

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  • The Scots, on the other hand, were resolved not to allow of, the introduction of usages which had not prevailed in earlier times, and to keep the tie as vague and loose as possible.

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  • Cranmer remained archbishop and compiled an English Litany,while Catherine Howard soon ceased to be queen; charges of loose conduct, which in her case at any rate were not instigated by the king, were made against her and she was brought to the block; she was succeeded by Catherine Parr, a mild patron of the new learning.

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  • To the student of political science, however, they have a special interest of their own, as they show that when men had shaken themselves loose from the chain of habit and prejudice, and had set themselves to build up a political shelter under which to dwell, they were irresistibly attracted by that which was permanent in the old constitutional forms of which the special development had of late years been.

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  • He knew well that the appeal to abstract reason and the hatred of aristocracy would spread over Europe like a flood, and, as -he was in the habit of considering whatever was most opposed to the object of his dislike to be wholly excellent, he called for a crusade of all established governments against the anarchical principles of dissolution which had broken loose in France.

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  • This vestment is a loose robe, with a large hood (lined with fur in winter and red silk in summer) and a long train, which is carried by a cleric called the caudatarius.

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  • The men wear a tarbush with white roll, a black under-robe with white girdle, a short loose jacket, and when necessary an aba or parti-coloured cloak over all.

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  • Augustinianism reacted against attempts to tone it down in theory or neutralize it in practice, until at last it broke loose in the form of Protestantism.

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  • Luther was no systematic thinker; Melanchthon, the theologian of the Lutheran Church, gave his system, the loose form of Loci communes, and went back more and more in successive editions to the traditional lines of doctrinal theory - a course which could not be followed without bringing back much of the older substance along with the familiar forms of thought.

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  • The truth is, that Hume's notion of moral approbation was very loose, as is sufficiently shown by the list of " useful and agreeable " qualities which he considers worthy of approbation.'

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  • The interior of the tableland consists for the most part of barren, grassless deserts, the surface being covered by gravel, loose fragments of rock, lava, driftsand, ashes and glacial detritus.

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  • About the same time also, the peace of Calvin and his friends was much disturbed and their work interrupted by Pierre Caroli, another native of northern France, who, though a man of loose principle and belief, had been appointed chief pastor at Lausanne and was discrediting the good work done by Pierre Viret in that city.

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  • Though it is quite obvious that the theory of a social contract (or compact, as it is also called) contains a considerable element of truth - that loose associations for mutual protection preceded any elaborate idea or structure of law, and that government cannot be based exclusively on force - yet it is open to the equally obvious objection that the very idea of contract belongs to a more advanced stage in human development than the hypothesis itself demands.

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  • Sandals and shoes of bronze are mentioned in Irish literature, and quite a number are to be seen in museums. A loose flowing garment, intermediate between the brat and lend, usually of linen dyed saffron, was commonly worn in outdoor life, and was still used in the Hebrides about 1700.

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  • A modified form of this over-tunic with loose sleeves and made of frieze formed probably the general covering of the peasantry.

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  • In the upper section of the Coastal Plain region the soil is for the most part a loose sand, but lower down it becomes finer, more tenacious, and consequently more fertile.

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  • It is used for lifting or removing such loose substances as coal, gravel and the like.

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  • He was a good and honest man, moderate, conciliatory and temporizing, anxious to lift the monarchy above the strife of parties and to reconcile them; but he was so little practical that he could believe in a reformation of the laws in the midst of all the violent passions which were now to be let loose.

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  • Married to a woman of loose morals, and afterwards to a devout Italian, he was gross and vulgar in his appetites and pleasures.

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  • Provincial and municipal liberties were no better treated when through them the kings subjects attempted to break loose from the iron ring of the royal commissaries and intendants.

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  • It is characteristic of the loose construction of the kingdom that the Cortes of Leon and of Castile continued, after the final union, to meet apart on some occasions until 1301.

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  • Every one of the kingdoms grouped round the two sovereigns who shared modern Spain was itself a loose conglomeration of classes.

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  • Alphonso was now shaking himself loose from the deadening influence of the reactionary court, and was beginning to display a disconcerting interest in affairs, information about which he was apt to seek at first hand., The resignation of the see of Valencia by Archbishop Nozaleda was a symptom of the new spirit.

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  • When attacked by the disease, the larva moves uneasily, stretches itself out lengthwise in the cell, and finally becomes loose and flabby, an appearance which plainly indicates death.

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  • But it had broken loose from Rome in 1702, and was now organizing itself into an independent church (see Utrecht).

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  • The squamosal enters considerably into the formation of the temporal fossa, and, besides sending the zygomatic process forwards, it sends down behind the meatus auditorius a post-tympanic process which aids to hold in place the otherwise loose tympano-periotic bone.

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  • It is a native of Australia, where it chiefly abounds in New South Wales, inhabiting rocky and mountainous districts, where it burrows among the loose sand, or hides itself in crevices of rocks.

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  • Schelling regarded the devil as, not a person, but a real principle, a spirit let loose by the freedom of man.

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  • The project was known to the Porte, and the rabble, previously armed and instructed, were at once turned loose in the streets.

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  • His empire is thus quite different in character from the Parthian kingdom of the Arsacids, which had no national and religious basis but leant towards Hellenism, and whose organization had always been very loose.

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  • It consists of loose cellular tissue, and secretes a viscid matter which detains the pollen, and causes it to germinate.

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  • The loose and barren rule of the Confederation seemed to conservative minds such as Hamilton's to presage, in its strengthening of individualism, a fatal looseness of social restraints, and led him on to a dread of democracy that he never overcame.

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  • The 16th Aventiure, describing this hunt and the murder of Siegfried, is perhaps the most powerful scene in all medieval epic. To heighten the effect of the tragic climax the poet begins with a description of the hunting, and describes the high spirits of Siegfried, who captures a wild boar, rides back with it to camp, and there lets it loose to the great discomfiture of the cooks.

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  • But his head was quite loose, as if it would fall off, and his face wore an expression of indescribable agony.

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  • The vehicles interior was left in a poor state and the front armrest was knocked loose.

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  • A ruthless female assassin is on the loose, leaving a bloody trail behind her.

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  • This page describes the third stage in fixing the problem of the loose centreplate axle.

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  • A shot from Andy Baird was parried by Michael Parkin and the loose ball found Howard Forinton who shot into the net.

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  • Wales and Newport Gwent loose forward Michael Owen is set for an uphill battle to be fit for his country's forthcoming autumn internationals.

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  • The indices are machined directly into the bezel without the use of bezel inserts, which can corrode or come loose at deep depths.

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  • Index for Inclusion in the Arabic World is presented in photocopiable loose leaf binder.

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  • This included loose bodices, ankle-length pantaloons and a dress cut to above the knee.

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  • Loose fitting clothes required such as tracksuit bottoms and t-shirts to leave you free enough to practice those kicks.

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  • At the bottom, an incline past once loose boulders leads to a second 50 foot shaft.

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  • Swansea ' keeper Roger Freestone was caught out by an awkward bounce but managed to claim the loose ball before Howe could take advantage.

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  • An answer to loose bowels, easier to scoop the poop.

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  • Your child will be asked to put on a hospital gown and to remove any loose orthodontic braces, false teeth and jewelry.

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  • Then avoiding tree branches, finish up loose rock with poor protection.

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  • The surrounding brickwork of the parapet wall is loose.

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  • A blousy pink blossom tree crowns a scene abundant with produce and flowers, painted with light, loose brushwork.

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  • Are there any panes loose in the lead cames or wooden frame?

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  • He is no loose cannon, merely a man who pretends to be.

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  • Included was an oil barrel packed full of loose diamonds totalling 150,000 carats.

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  • A thorough check of all the mains wiring found one loose earth wire.

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  • The work is a loose collection of images that include cityscapes, landscapes and images from weddings to peoples ' pets.

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  • Street clothes are OK, but you will find it easier to dance in loose clothing.

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  • A loose collective of unpaid, unloved contributors led by stroppy social misfit Lester Haines.

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  • Comb out all the loose fibers using a metal toothed comb out all the loose fibers using a metal toothed comb.

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  • Made from super-soft, 100% cashmere, it offers a loose fit with an elasticated waist for added comfort.

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  • If it were possible, a loose collection of anarchist communes would be the best scheme of arrangement.

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  • To add to Britain's troubles Billy Hall suffered concussion going down on a loose ball.

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  • The Phoenician homeland was a loose confederation of half a dozen cities along the coast of Lebanon.

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  • The Pirates are basically a loose conglomeration of musicians that over the years have had a constantly revolving line-up.

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  • As well as the endothelium and underlying basement membrane, there is a small layer of loose connective tissue and some adipose tissue.

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  • The majority, however, may have considerable overlap or may be based on a rather loose association of clinical features.

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  • If the old corm has become buried by loose soil the new shoot can extend itself up to the surface.

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  • That is, until the final crescendo, which ties up all the loose ends of the earlier exploits.

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  • The cloths quickly wipe away dander, dirt, loose hair, dust and odor leaving your pet clean and fresh smelling.

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  • The path now becomes more demanding, a steep scramble up loose rock.

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  • They are easy to apply and fit to upper and lower plates to restore a firm fit to loose dentures.

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  • How to easy buy perfect loose diamonds, diamond rings, diamond earrings.

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  • You may be pressing the clutch but if the cable is loose the clutch wont be fully disengaged.

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  • Blue drawstring Purse Silky brocade drawstring pouch which makes a great loose change holder in the handbag.

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  • Loose metal threads and gold lace edgings were secured by stitching with Gutermann's polyester ' Skala ' threads.

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  • Without it, the ancient and imposing edifice opposes to the shock of revolution nothing but the dead weight of its loose parts.

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  • The brief has a loose fit and a comfortable half elasticated waist, while the top has delicately embroidered floral details at the neck.

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  • Sand and fill existing lining paper particularly the seams, taking care to re- paste any loose paper before applying emulsion.

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  • Above caribbean cruise enchantment royal sea was a to shake loose.

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  • I was foot loose and fancy free, I hadn't had any female encumbrances since halfway through my training - oh well.

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  • Dermoid cyst is a loose term given to cysts are various sites lined by squamous epithelium.

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  • She was wearing a loose, ermine trimmed, gray damask robe over a red underskirt.

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  • A bird that is found on barren expanses of loose rocks at altitudes of up to 3,500 meters is the ptarmigan.

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  • Color Taming To soften a blusher that's too bright, top with loose face powder like Blended Face Powder & Brush.

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  • Once you loose the fatherhood of God, you soon loose the brotherhood of man.

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  • The weakest point in favor of the loose federation at the constitutional ' negotiation ' was therefore economic.

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  • The elastin fibers in the image below (from loose connective tissue around the intestine) are the thin black ones.

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  • It is suitable for burning loose incense on a charcoal block, incense on a charcoal block, incense cones and tealight candles.

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  • And tho the plot threads remain loose and often incoherent, half the fun of the show is trying to piece together the action.

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  • The male inflorescence terminates on the uppermost spike branched arranged in a loose panicles.

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  • For there is a serial killer loose upon the streets of Toy City.

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  • Arthroscopic surgery for removal of loose bodies and of a torn glenoid labrum would be the current recommended procedure rather than open surgery.

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  • Happy Birthday dear Tea Bag... But does it make a cuppa quite as good as good old loose leaf?

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  • Direct seeded chard, kale and broccoli are three crops that are easy to sell loose leaved at the thinning stage.

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  • Due to the loose interlocking log (not sectional) construction, a level concrete or paved base is required to enable installation.

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  • On reaching the pitch, which looked dangerously loose at the top, I noticed that the draft was coming from higher up.

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  • Moreover, because the pile is fairly loose, particles of dirt can easily be rinsed out.

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  • In her surprise, Bev drops the diamonds and all hell breaks loose.

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  • One hour ago the daily thunderstorm let loose deluging everything with tropical rain.

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  • Considering the high numbers of elderly mandibles and heavily worn loose teeth, this seems an unlikely situation.

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  • Yet the ties between urban mass transit and long distance services are still loose.

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  • Unfortunately in the semi finals we faced a very strong team from Loose, and in a very competitive match lost 2-0.

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  • The newest merlins all had a loose spinnaker pole which fitted cozily under the foredeck.

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  • All loose boxes are built from complete sections and all standard boxes have sliding perspex windows and galvanized mesh.

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  • Was there some giant reptile loose in the village, people wondered, lurking behind the stones ready to seize a choice morsel.

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  • Synthetic membranes are best covered with a loose mulch.

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  • It is not too tight, not too loose, with a flattering round neckline and shaped sleeves.

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  • For example, wireless networking removes the risk of tripping over loose computer cables.

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  • I suggest tshirt ninja for all, a blood feud and loose the lip sync. reply Tessa Good for you guys!

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  • These advances, in turn, will give us a leg up on the ' loose nukes ' problem that rightly worries us all.

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  • The hood went cleanly and the air blast swept in, sucking his maps and other loose oddments out of the cockpit.

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  • Masks were only used briefly during a choral ode in which the women all chanted ' let loose the birds of war ' .

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  • He did not a loose opinion to you could.

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  • The loose carbon (burnt wood) was removed using a kitchen scouring pad rather than sandpaper.

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  • A large loose box, bedded with straw, or a small clean paddock are ideal environments for the mare to foal in.

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  • Its fragile, cup shaped white or pale pink flowers are carried in loose panicles on slender stems from spring to early summer.

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  • Clothing Try wearing some loose fitting pants to accentuate the feeling of drag on your legs.

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  • The Book of God, subtitled ' The Bible as a Novel ', is not a translation or even a loose paraphrase.

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  • Whilst frying a batch of potatoes, William found a few loose parsnips in the bottom of the crate.

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  • Our stocks of loose pearls in freshwater, cultured and south sea are one of the largest in Europe.

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  • Loose fed casters and 4mm pellet and double caster hookbait was the killer method.

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  • She wore a red petticoat under a loose, dark gray gown of damask trimmed in fur.

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  • Her hair was back in a loose ponytail, tied with a piece of lace, and she wore tiny pearl earrings.

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  • Both the bressumer and the bricks above it are very loose and the mortar very powdery.

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  • Administration is by subcutaneous injection preferably in the loose skin on the side of the neck, observing aseptic precautions.

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  • Ensure no loose clothes, hair or other protrusions can be entangled by moving parts.

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  • In classical, plaque psoriasis, the lesions are well defined, raised, reddish, slightly itchy plaques covered with loose silvery scales.

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  • On sighting a loose puck, the player was able to press the ' C ' button to activate a primitive speed boost maneuver.

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  • The flowers are in loose racemes of usually 6-16 flowers, sometimes more, opposed by leaves, at several points along the stem.

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