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  • Massive maple trees shaded back and front.

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  • He leaned his whole massive body across the table.

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  • She looked around at the quiet foyer of a massive house.

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  • He was like a massive shadow among the sunny forest, dressed all in black and armed as if for battle, even when coming to see her.

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  • The main floor consisted of common areas and wide halls lined with massive windows.

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  • The walls were made of uneven, massive stones, the same kind beneath her feet.

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  • Her mind cleared, and she wiped her eyes at the massive form in black before her.

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  • The faded signs of massive scarring were on one side of her neck while there was blood on the other, as if someone had just hurt her.

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  • One is to hyperinflate currency, which is a massive transfer of wealth from creditors to debtors.

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  • The most impressive piece was a massive oak table.

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  • Dr. Wynn's massive home was located along a street lined by manicured lawns and gated homes.

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  • A massive explosion went off, shaking the ground beneath them.

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  • Rostov was talking merrily to his two friends, one of whom was a dashing hussar and the other a notorious duelist and rake, and every now and then he glanced ironically at Pierre, whose preoccupied, absent-minded, and massive figure was a very noticeable one at the dinner.

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  • He stood in front of the glass French doors of the balcony, taking up the whole space with his massive frame and heavy trench coat.

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  • Ully stepped aside as the massive men passed.

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  • One set of massive metal doors was all the hall contained.

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  • In one corner a piano perched silently, and the embers of a fire still cast a faint glow from a massive fireplace.

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  • "Just one massive gas leak," he said with a shrug.

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  • But even in this case, the result is still a massive overall gain in efficiency.

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  • Deidre ran and ducked behind a massive swamp cooler.

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  • The door closed with an ominous boom that echoed throughout what sounded like a massive but empty chamber.

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  • He certainly felt human with a massive male body expending heat and warmth.

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  • The walls are curiously constructed of massive blocks of ice which terminate in cliff-like towers.

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  • Concrete walls surrounded us and the door, the only opening was a massive solid wood hulk.

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  • The ability of a few people to do a massive amount of damage rises as civilization becomes more complex and destructive power increases.

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  • Countess Bezukhova was present among other Russian ladies who had followed the sovereign from Petersburg to Vilna and eclipsed the refined Polish ladies by her massive, so-called Russian type of beauty.

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  • There are numerous side roads but this is becoming a massive man hunt.

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  • He paused in the middle of the lawn that stretched between the house and the massive garage.

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  • It will be a massive, completely automated, robotic facility.

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  • Dusty looked up from the computer screen as Toni walked in, staggering under the weight of a massive box.

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  • She was able to breathe easier when she stood outside the massive fortress that sat on a clearing the size of two football fields.

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  • Two hours remained before the last of the day's celebrations— the Jeep flare parade down the mountain, followed by a massive fireworks display—so after finishing supper, the Deans began playing catch up with Bird Song's chores.

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  • In spite of the massive benefits civilization offers to every person in every station of life, a crazy few will always see it very differently.

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  • They emerged through a back door into a massive foyer made of white marble and limestone with ancient carvings on the walls and statues positioned throughout.

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  • He led her through a fortress too ancient for her to date, its blackened walls and well-worn stones massive and thick.

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  • He was leaning over the railing overlooking the massive marble foyer.

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  • Toby's pattering stopped, and she looked up, startled to see a massive man a few feet away.

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  • Soft voices drew her attention to the doorway, where she was able to hear but not see Cora behind the massive frame of Gabriel.

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  • I branched off into this discussion of robots and nanites to give an idea of the kinds of massive gains in efficiency with declining costs.

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  • No one else would attempt to catch rays with the clouded sky and massive storm clouds in the distance!

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  • In the future, massive new amounts of information will begin to resolve the debate, instead of just adding noise to it as too often occurs today.

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  • She looked around, panicked, and darted to the massive stairs.

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  • He stopped in front of the closed door to the massive set of chambers that were supposed to be his.

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  • He strode to the lectern where the massive book was perched.

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  • Government buildings were converted into silos to hold the abundance, as other countries in the region placed orders for massive amounts of these seeds.

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  • Paulette Dawkins was a short but massive chunk of good living who didn't know how to dress.

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  • Hurrying through the brightest doorway, she recognized the massive bedchamber where she'd left Katie and Toby.

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  • She followed, startled, only to see a massive black bird the size of a pterodactyl coasting along the tops of the waves.

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  • Crossing through, she emerged outside, in the forest, a short distance outside the low walls around the massive fortress.

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  • He waved at the massive shadow lingering on the sidewalk.

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  • The massive amounts of information in these decoded genomes can only be processed by computers.

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  • Opposite the living room was a massive bathroom with marble floors, a Jacuzzi, small sauna, and a large shower with multiple shower heads.

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  • It was a warm late afternoon as I stood out on the sidewalk and looked up at the six massive columns towering above another busy and impressive train station.

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  • Keene was once called The Elm City before Dutch elm disease destroyed the massive trees that surrounded the grassy area at the head of the square.

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  • The massive lake was roughly round with a panhandle on the side nearest the fortress.

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  • Two brightly lit, massive bronze chandeliers dangled at even distances across the ceiling.

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  • She closed the door behind them in the massive bedchamber that was hers and whirled.

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  • Imagine a computer culling through this massive amount of data, inconceivably large, and pulling out patterns.

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  • And in our Internet Renaissance, aren't we seeing an explosion of these same things at a spectacularly more massive scale?

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  • Those who can't finish are charged an equally massive bill.

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  • The room of the Sanctuary where he materialized consisted of nothing more than a lectern holding a massive book possessed by a long-dead Oracle.

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  • The massive warrior paced to the window.

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  • The omelets here are as massive as they are delicious.

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  • The sounds of fighting grew faint and then disappeared.  The stream wound through the jungle until it reached a small waterfall that fed into a massive lake whose black surface reflected the stars and moon.  Katie slid down the hill beside the waterfall to the lake's edge, uncertain what to do.  Gabriel hadn't mentioned the stream ending or the lake.

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  • Though sacked by the Goths in the 5th century, and later by the Moors, it is still surrounded by massive walls of Roman origin.

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  • Xander gripped Charles' neck in his massive hand.

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  • The massive vamp ignored her, and she saw Jonny stop to speak to him.

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  • Jonny looked at the massive vamp, who made no move to close the distance between them.

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  • The massive vamp crossed his arms and drew closer as she spoke.

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  • The massive vamp hadn't attacked or turned his back at the first sight of him, a sign Jule took as positive.

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  • The kid beside him was openly gaping in awe at the massive vamp.

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  • He saw the massive scarring that could come from no other than the Dark One, probably when he turned her.

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  • Suddenly, a massive black jaguar leapt past her toward the nearest trail.

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  • The massive halls were chilly, with ugly stone walls and wooden beams far above.

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  • A massive creature with black fur and fangs paused in front of the open door, sniffing the air.

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  • Jared morphed again into a massive creature.

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  • Evelyn followed leisurely, unconcerned with being lost on the massive ship.

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  • Evelyn hugged herself before looking down at the massive diamond on her ring finger.

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  • Tables and pillows stretched as far as she could see to create a massive circle she assumed was large enough to seat the crowd.

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  • Three massive warriors escorted a fourth whose hands were bound.

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  • The dual moons seemed to hover somewhere in the middle of the air of a massive chasm, just like the dozen or so hulking spaceships, whose dark grey skins reflected like skins of massive grey whales in the moonlight.

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  • One massive hand circled her to rest on her abdomen.

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  • She neared him as she spoke until she was toe-to-toe with the massive man and glaring up at him.

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  • She expected another similar chamber with a low ceiling and plain walls and was stunned at the massive cave before her.

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  • Only when they were sealed inside the massive cave did he release her.

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  • She followed the group down several corridors into a massive conference room filled with people in tight groups talking.

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  • The stone cliffs that walled the road on the opposite side wept icicles from every crevice, covering the surface in massive clusters of crystal spikes that sparkled in the dazzling sunlight.

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  • A massive collection of sinister looking implements was growing—tools of their trade, all apparently necessary in order to remain aloft when maneuvering up or down perpendicular columns of frozen water.

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  • However, on this, the shaded west side, aided by the steady flow from the tapped pipe, massive icicles, bulges and clusters coated the side.

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  • The massive shepherd mix dog sleeping on her couch rose and trotted across the small apartment to her.

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  • Beyond the fencing was a second massive gate, where more guards awaited.

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  • He stepped through to a massive atrium with a marble floor, pillars, and water fountain surrounded by small gardens.

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  • She followed her friend to a portion of the underground site converted into a massive gym and training facility.

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  • They were close to her condo; she drove the massive Sky Bridge every day to get to work.

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  • The road was ripped open, as if by a massive bomb.

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  • Five bonfires had sprung up, each one with a massive spit turning a large deer in its center.

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  • Lana looked from her hands to the massive, seven-foot-tall Tesla generator.

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  • Lana scrunched down as far as she could in the shadow of the massive rocks around her.

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  • He stalked off into the forest, away from the castle and cliff.  Toby clambered through the brush and trees after him, the angel's footsteps loud where Rhyn's were silent.  Rhyn found a deer path and followed it until he reached a snowy meadow.  Crossing it, he continued to look for a place to stash the angel where the kid wouldn't freeze to death.  After another hour of walking, he found a small pocket in the roots of a massive tree.

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  • Rhyn crossed his arms, irritated.  Kiki trotted from the patio into the house perched on a hill overlooking Tokyo.  He returned ten minutes later with a small briefcase, a jacket and a hard case for his iPad.  Rhyn opened the portal, and the two strode through it, back to the massive tree where Rhyn had lost Toby in the cold, wet French Alps.

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  • The two trees whose girth had been small enough for her wrap her arms around had expanded in width and height, reaching towards the gray sky of the underworld.  Katie craned her neck, unable to see the tops of the trees.  Their trunks had grown outward from the trail until they were as wide as a football field.  Their massive roots ruptured the ground that had been the trail, creating a ravine she could see even from their safe distance.

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  • Katie looked over her shoulder again towards the massive trees.  She didn't know what happened with Gabriel, but she hoped he was safe, wherever he was.

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  • Finally, he broke through the thatch of branches and leaves blocking most of the sun.  The day was darkening.  In the distance, he saw the massive fortress that was Death's, and he saw the Lake of Souls he'd seen in angel memories.  He saw birds but couldn't see through the jungle to where Katie might be.  The branch holding him swayed in a heavy wind that smelled of rain.

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  • Suddenly, Hannah stopped.  Kris barreled towards her.  He glimpsed movement before he burst into the small clearing.  It wasn't until he leapt over the final hurdle – a massive fallen tree – did he see what stopped her.  One moment she stood with her back to him.  The next, she was on the ground, Rhyn's dagger dripping with blood.

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  • The old courthouse was a massive structure dominating the town square.

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  • The buffalo cow faced them, her massive head swaying back and forth in warning.

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  • Taking on an infant would mean a massive lifestyle change.

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  • Ten minutes of walking later, she crouched beneath the lowest branch of a massive pine tree and inched her way to the scene.

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  • The dry desert heat gave way to cool sea breeze, and a massive apple tree protected her from the sun overhead.

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  • He appeared to be trying to lift the massive structure.

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  • A quiet breeze traveled between massive wooden doors opened on both sides of the great hall.

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  • He watched the massive white cliffs grow closer, awed by their size.

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  • He heard Hilden pause a short distance ahead and stopped, sensing only two men in the massive chamber.

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  • He started down the hall then returned to the massive chamber, gathering the scattered pages of The Book of the Damned and placing them again in the wooden covers of the book.

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  • Memon inspected the hold and the city until late afternoon, when the scent of roasting meat wafted from the massive kitchens behind the hold through the city.

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  • On one side was a massive rock cliff covered with green moss.

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  • She went to the fridge and retrieved a lemon, pausing to stare at the food in the massive refrigerator.

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  • Xander pretending to bite her neck while she lay on top of him, the two of them spooning, even one where the massive man straddled her and pretended to hold her down.

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  • Jessi wondered if she was the only one who heard Xander, which made no sense, considering the photographer stood between her and the massive man.

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  • The massive and elaborately ornamented cathedral was built in the Renaissance style between 1746 and 1774; a Dominican church in Subtiaba is little less striking.

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  • On the east and west the ravines already mentioned afforded, in the main, a sufficient protection, so that a massive wall was unnecessary, while near the south-eastern angle a breastwork was formed by the excavation of the natural rock, 2 which in later times was honeycombed with tombs.

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  • Just outside the south wall is a Roman necropolis, with massive tombs in masonry, and a Christian catacomb, and a little farther south a tomb in two stories, a mixture of Doric and Ionic architecture, belonging probably to the 2nd century B.C., though groundlessly called Dimensions in English feet.

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  • Nicholas, with its beautiful massive tower.

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  • The old castle of Schwanenburg (formerly the residence of the dukes of Cleves), has a massive tower (Schwanenturm) 180 ft.

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  • On each side, about half-way between the keep and the sea, these ravines are crossed by massive bridges, and on the farther side of the westernmost of these, away from the city, a large tower and other fortifications remain.

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  • the church of the Panaghia Chrysokephalos, or Virgin of the Golden Head, a large and massive but excessively plain building, which is now the Orta-hissar mosque.

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  • The tendency of the currents in the Channel opposite Brighton is to drive the shingle eastward, and encroachments of the sea were frequent and serious until the erection of a massive sea-wall, begun about 1830, 60 ft.

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  • Other buildings of note are the massive episcopal palace (1470-1500), afterwards a royal palace, and the old gymnasium founded by Gustavus Adolphus in 1627, which contains the valuable library of old books and manuscripts belonging to the diocese and state college, and collection of coins and antiquities.

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  • The city was burnt, we are told, with the exception of the temples of Vulcan and Juno - the massive Etruscan terrace-walls, naturally, can hardly have suffered at all - and the town, with the territory for a mile round, was allowed to be occupied by whoever chose.

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  • Massive walls, substantial edifices, commodious seaports, good roads, were the benefits conferred by this new government on Italy.

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  • The great building in Bloomsbury (1828-1852) with its massive Ionic portico, houses the collections of antiquities, coins, books, manuscripts and drawings, and contains the reading-rooms for the use of readers.

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  • The campanile is a massive square brick tower 223 ft.

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  • m., is massive and homogeneous, and belongs to the Subcarboniferous period.

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  • Each span is formed by twelve or fourteen massive iron chains, with planks laid across them.

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  • The north-west gateway, to which this road led, is still flanked by two massive towers, of Hellenic work.

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  • high, and is strengthened with ninety-six massive bastions of various designs.

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  • It is a massive castellated structure, among the finest of its kind in Ireland.

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  • The streets are lined with massive arcades.

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  • Many of the ordinary houses are massive and quaint.

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  • - Branching or massive aporose corals, the calices projecting above the level of a compact coenenchyme formed from the coenosarc which covers the exterior of the corallum.

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  • - Incrusting or massive colonial perforate corals; calices usually in contact by their edges, sometimes disjunct and immersed in coenenchyme.

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  • - Aporose, mainly colonial corals, massive, branching, or maeandroid.

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  • Evelyn waited outside while Kiera entered the massive bathroom.

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  • The dining hall was vacant and massive, a cave converted into a cafeteria.

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  • He led them towards the massive red barn at the center of the buildings.

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  • They were somewhere else completely: a sprawling compound with low buildings, a huge barn and a massive, two-story hacienda style house.

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  • She stood in the center of what looked like a ski lodge with one massive wall of windows overlooking the mountains.

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  • The cottage was dark, but she saw the lights of another house on down a long stretch of road that hugged a massive hill.

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  • Someone shouted something, and she looked up, staring at the massive red cloud that was forming above them.

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  • In the massive state it has a colour resembling polished iron, and is malleable and very tough.

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  • forming a felt-work; the result is a massive colony, such as is seen in the so-called Hydrocorallines (fig.

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  • In massive colonies of this kind no sharp distinction can be drawn between hydrorhiza and hydro-, .

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  • Massive colonies may assume, ' various forms and are often branching or tree-like.

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  • - This family contains the single Australian species Clathrozoon wilsoni Spencer, in which a massive hydrorhiza Stage 4, seen in Plumularidae.

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  • - Metagenetic colony-forming Hydromedusae, in which the polyp-colony forms a massive, calcareous corallum into which the polyps can be retracted; polyp-individuals always of two kinds, gastrozoids and dactylozoids; gonosome either free medusae or sessile gonophores.

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  • The coenosteum increases in size by new growth at the surface; and in the deeper, older portions of massive forms the tissues die off after a certain time, only the superficial region retaining its vitality down to a certain depth.

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  • (After coralline may be regarded as a form of Moseley.) hydroid colony in which the coenosarc forms a felt-work ramifying in all planes, and in which the chitinous perisarc is replaced by a massive calcareous skeleton.

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  • The simpler Fungi, like the simpler Green Algae, consist of single cells or simple or branched cell-threads, but among the higher kinds a massive body is often formed, particuTissue t~Jf larly in con nexion with the formation of spores, and, er~n,~,onthiS may exhibit considerable tissue-differentiation.

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  • The surface-layer of the body in the massive Fungi differs in character according, to its function, which is not constant throughout the class, as in the Algae, because of the very various conditions of life to which different Fungi are exposed.

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  • The formation of a massive body naturally involves the localization of the absorptive region, and the function of absorption (which in the simpler forms is carried out by the whole of the vegetative part of the mycelium penetrating a solid or immersed in a liquid substratum) is subserved by the outgrowth of the hyphae of the surface-layer of that region into rhizoids, which, like those of the Algae living on soil, resemble the root-hairs of the higher plants.

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  • In the liverworts we find fixation of the thallus by water-absorbing rhizoids; in certain forms with a localized region of water-absorption the development of a primitive hydrom or water-conducting system; and in others with rather a massive type of thallus the differentiation of a special assimilative and transpiring system.

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  • The granite Customs House, extending from Fore Street to Commercial Street, is large and massive.

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  • as crystals, and as stalactitic, encrusting, reniform, massive, earthy and occasionally pulverulent forms as "sulphur meal."

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  • Impurities render the mineral grey, greenish or reddish, bituminous matter being often present in the massive varieties.

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  • Occasionally the massive material is cut and polished for decorative purposes, though the application in this direction is far less extensive than that of malachite.

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  • These temples belong to the Jains, and contain two massive statues of their deities, the one black, the other white.

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  • The course of his narrative is unperplexed by doubtful or insoluble problems. The painting is filled in with primary colours and with a free hand; and any sense of crudity which may be awakened by close inspection is compensated by the vigour and massive effectiveness of the whole.

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  • It is a lofty tree reaching a height of 170 ft._ or more, with a massive trunk io to 15 ft.

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  • A more memorable and clearly authentic monument of Theodoric is furnished by his tomb, a massive mausoleum which stands still perfect outside the walls near the north-east corner of the city.

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  • In the western portion rises the massive range of the White Mountains (Aspra Vouna), directly overhanging the southern coast with spurs projecting towards the W.

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  • In Crete, in the later period, when the rulers could trust to the " wooden walls " of the Minoan navy, there is no parallel for the massive fortifications that we see at Tiryns or Mycenae.

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  • The town was formerly surrounded by massive ancient walls, but these have now been for the most part replaced by boulevards; many of its streets are narrow and irregular.

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  • The absence of the ordinary bright green colours of vegetation is another peculiarity of this flora, almost all the plants having glaucous or whitened stems. Foliage is reduced to a minimum, the moisture of the plant being stored up in massive or fleshy stems against the long-continued drought.

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  • The choir opens into a beautiful cloister, the massive vaulting of which is supported on heavy piers adorned with statuary, between which intervene slender columns arranged in pairs and surmounted by delicately carved capitals.

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  • Arles still possesses many monuments of Roman architecture and art, the most remarkable being the ruins of an amphitheatre (the Arenes), capable of containing 25,000 spectators, which, in the 11th and 12th centuries, was flanked with massive towers, of which three are still standing.

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  • Its remains, however, are of the 14th century, and include a massive keep rising finely from a cliff above the Nidd.

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  • The gates are simply cow-hide, but are set in massive entrance towers.

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  • Magnetite is a mineral of wide distribution, occurring as grains in many massive and volcanic rocks, like granite, diorite and dolerite.

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  • Devorgilla's bridge, below it, built of stone in 1280, originally consisted of nine arches (now reduced to three), and is reserved in spite of its massive appearance for foot passengers only, as is also the suspension bridge opened in 1875.

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  • Here, too, are buried about 16,000 Confederate soldiers (to whose memory there is a massive pyramid of undressed granite, 40 ft.

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  • St Mary's church in the centre of the town possesses a massive tower of the 12th century.

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  • a small, strongly fortified castle; one of its massive angle-towers is now incorporated in St Mark's and serves as the treasury.

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  • The columned, round-headed windows are set in deeply between the pillars which carry the massive entablature, and this again is surmounted by a balustrade with obelisks at each angle and figures marking the line of each bay.

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  • The more remarkable are Sansovino's Palazzo Corner, Longhena's massive and imposing Palazzo Pesaro, the Palazzo Rezzonico, from designs by Longhena with the third storey added by Massari, Sammicheli's Palazzo Corner at San Polo, and Massari's well-proportioned and dignified Palazzo Grassi at San Samuele, built in 1740.

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  • The massive ridge of Parnassus (8068 ft.), which traverses the heart of the country, divides it into two distinct portions.

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  • The chief buildings are the chateau, mainly of the 15th century, of which the massive donjon of the 11th century known as the Tour de Cesar is the oldest portion; and the abbey-church of Notre-Dame, a building in the Romanesque style of architecture, frequently restored.

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  • The eggs of these species are not enveloped by such massive gelatinous P.o.d strings as are those of the genus Lineus.

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  • Remains of the bridge of the Via Aemilia over the Rhenus have also been found - consisting of parts of the parapets on each side, in brick-faced concrete which belong to a restoration, the original construction (probably by Augustus in 2 B.C.) having been in blocks of Veronese red marble - and also of a massive protecting wall slightly above it, of late date, in the construction of which a large number of Roman tombstones were used.

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  • of solid brickwork set in clay a massive stone coffer was found lying due magnetic north and south.

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  • The situation of the Acropolis, dominating the surrounding plain and possessing easy communication with the sea, favoured the formation of a relatively powerful state - inferior, however, to Tiryns and Mycenae; the myths of Cecrops, Erechtheus and Theseus bear witness to the might of the princes who ruled in the Athenian citadel, and here we may naturally expect to find traces of massive fortifications resembling in some degree those of the great Argolid cities.

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  • by 212), the upper portion of which is cut out of the rock, while the lower is enclosed by a semicircular wall of massive masonry; the theory of these scholars, however, that the whole precinct was a sanctuary of the Pelasgian Zeus cannot be regarded as proved, nor is it easy to abandon the generally received view that this was the scene of the popular assemblies of later times, notwithstanding the apparent unsuitability of the ground and the insufficiency of room for a large multitude.

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  • by abrupt tufa cliffs; but a massive wall found by excavation on the S.W.

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  • At a cost of $7,200,000, the city completed in 1917 a municipal bridge of massive steel construction, double track and double deck, across the Mississippi.

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  • As a contrast to the Ahmedabad mosques, the Kadam Rasul mosque at Gaur in Bengal possesses some characteristics which resemble those of the mosque of Tulun in Cairo, possibly due to the fact that it is entirely built in brick, with massive piers carrying pointed arches.

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  • Hotels and villas were built in the new part of the town that sprang up outside the picturesque walled fortress, and there is quite a contrast between the part inside the heavy, half-ruined ramparts, with its narrow, steep streets and curious gable-roofed houses, its fine old church and castle and its massive town hall, and the new suburbs and fishermen's quarter facing the estuary of the Bidassoa.

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  • The Labrador Newfoundland is a smaller black variety with a less massive head.

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  • These are large dogs, hunting by smell, with massive structure, large drooping ears, and usually smooth coats, without fringes of hair on the ears, limbs or tail.

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  • The abbey church belonged to the 13th century, but only a gateway flanked by two massive towers is left.

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  • Massive towers rise at close intervals along them, and nearly forty are in good preservation.

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  • continuous series, with massive, quadrate, transversely ridged or complex crowns--the posterior premolars usually resembling the molars in structure.

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  • Skin very thick, in many species thrown into massive folds.

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  • a second and lower chain, of broad massive "saddles," with comparatively few peaks.

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  • To this period also belongs the massive rampart, over o ft.

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  • Such material, it is suspected, may form the massive bases on which barrier or fringing or atoll reefs are built up.

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  • The western gable with its flamboyant window and Gothic door and the massive square tower are all that is left of the original edifice.

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  • lower terrace is fringed by a massive border-range - the Khinganwhich runs in a north-easterly direction from the Great Wall of China to the sources of the Nonni-ula, A narrow alpine region (40 to 50 m.), consisting of a series of short secondary chains parallel to the border-range, fringes this latter on 'its eastern face.

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  • In the Trimerellidae, for example, some of the muscles are attached to a massive or vaulted platform situated in the medio-longitudinal region of the posterior half or umbonal portion of both valves.

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  • The massive and richly decorated square tower in the centre of the west façade, which for centuries terminated in a temporary spire, was completed in 1890, according to the original plans, by the addition of an octagonal storey and a tall open spire (528 ft.), the loftiest ecclesiastical erection in the world, outstripping the twin spires of Cologne cathedral by 21 ft.

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  • It has extensive remains of fortifications of the 13th century, the most remarkable feature of which is the Porte de Laon, a gateway flanked by massive towers and surmounted by a fine a,partmmt.

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  • Ewing (Magnetic Induction, § 194) has devised an arrangement in which two similar test bars are placed side by side; each bar is surrounded by a magnetizing coil, the two coils being connected to give opposite directions of magnetization, and each pair of ends is connected by a short massive block of soft iron having holes bored through it to fit the bars, which are clamped in position by set-screws.

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  • It has an arch under it, being supported partly on the side wall of the church, and partly on a massive pillar.

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  • Petronio, the massive Palazzo Comunale, dating from 1245, the Palazzo del Podesta, completed in the same year, and the fine bronze statue of Neptune by Giovanni da Bologna (Jean Bologne of Douai).

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  • Remains of massive structure are still visible, and many single blocks in it measure from 8 to 10 ft.

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  • In Ponape and Kusaie, massive stone structures, similar to those which occur in several other parts of the Pacific Ocean, have long been known to exist.

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  • and put together without any mortar, but sustained by their own weight, are built all the massive walls and other structures on the east side of the island.

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  • The walls of the main building near the entrance of Metalanim harbour form a massive quadrangle 200 ft.

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  • It dates from the 12th century and is a plain, massive ruin, architecturally insignificant.

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  • It is supported by massive arched substructures, which extend under the surrounding houses.

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  • There are also remains of the town wall in the "polygonal" style, and above the town are several massive platforms for supporting buildings, in a more archaistic form of this style; these may well belong to the Roman period, and the latter even to the empire.

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  • The summit is occupied by a massive terrace, supported by arcades of fine opus incertum (traditionally, but wrongly, called the palace of Theodoric) on all sides except the E., and commanding a magnificent view seaward over the coast and over the Pomptine Marshes.

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  • is the Bottaccione, a large water reservoir, constructed in the 12th or 14th century; the water is collected in the bed of a stream by a massive dam.

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  • It is a massive swelling of the earth's crust,.

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  • This massive swelling is cut into, between the Ektagh Altai and the eastern T`ien-shan, by the relative depression of Tarbagatai and Dzungaria, 1500 to 3000 ft.

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  • A mile and a half from the town, on the Lochy, stands the grand old ruin of Inverlochy Castle, a massive quadrangular pile with a round tower at each corner, a favourite subject with landscape painters.

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  • The leading idea of Cuvier, his four embranchemens, was confirmed by the Russo-German naturalist Von Baer (1792-1876), who adopted Cuvier's divisions, speaking of them as the peripheric, the longitudinal, the massive, and the vertebrate types of structure.

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  • Besides the triremes, or vessels with three banks of oars, we hear of quadriremes and quinqueremes with four and five banks of oars - larger and taller and more massive ships than had yet been used in Greek sea warfare.

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  • The front of the castle is formed by five massive towers: behind it are two walled courtyards, to the north of the easternmost of which is the well-guarded main entrance to the plateau of Epipolae (narrower minor entrances are to be seen on both the north and the south sides) communicating by a long underground passage with the inner ditch in front of the castle proper.

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  • This is a suspension bridge with a central portion, between two lofty and massive stone towers, consisting of bascules which can be raised by hydraulic machinery to admit the passage of vessels.

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  • It is a massive stone structure of nine arches, carrying a level roadway, and is considered one of the finest bridges of its kind in the world.

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  • Somerset House (1776-1786), a massive range of buildings by Sir William Chambers, surrounding a quadrangle, and having its front upon the Strand and back upon the Victoria Embankment, occupies the site of a palace founded by the protector Somerset, c. 1548.

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  • The Bank is a characteristic building, quadrilateral, massive and low, but covering a large area, without external windows, and almost wholly unadorned; though the northwest corner is copied from the Temple of the Sibyl at Tivoli.

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  • A man-engine consists of two heavy wooden rods (like the rods of a Cornish pumping plant), placed parallel and close to each other in a special shaft compartment, and suspended at the surface from a pair of massive walking beams (or " bobs ").

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  • The engine works a massive counter-balanced walking-beam from which is suspended in the shaft a long wooden (or steel) rod, made in sections and spliced together.

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  • 13 a situated on a height above the Anker near its junction with the Tame, is chiefly of the Jacobean period, but is enclosed by massive ancient walls.

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  • The empty crucible, having first been gradually dried and heated to a bright red heat in a subsidiary furnace, is taken up by means of massive iron tongs and introduced into the previously heated furnace, the temperature of which is then gradually raised.

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  • The casting-table usually consists of a perfectly smooth cast-iron slab, frequently built up of a number of pieces carefully fitted together, mounted upon a low, massive truck running upon rails, so that it can be readily moved to any desired position in the casting-room.

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  • Large chevron-bones are suspended to the vertebrae of the tail, which was massive, and probably afforded a support when the monster was sitting up. The humerus has no foramen, and the FIG.

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  • Behind them tower the massive ridges of the Niphates and Zagros ranges, where the Tigris and Euphrates take their rise, and which cut off Assyria from Armenia and Kurdistan.

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  • In Babylonia the abundance of clay and want of stone led to the employment of brick; the Babylonian temples are massive but shapeless structures of crude brick, supported by buttresses, the rain being carried off by drains, one of which at Ur was of lead.

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  • The massive walls are also of similar construction.

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  • A massive roodstone stands in the churchyard.

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  • In the Yemen mountains the wal, a wild goat with massive horns, similar to the Kashmir ibex, is found; monkeys also abound.

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  • The town is enclosed by nearly square brick walls, flanked by massive round towers, dating from the time of the caliphs, but now falling into decay.

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  • Above Lima the western chain of the Andes is composed of porphyritic tuffs and massive limestones, while the longitudinal valley of the Oroya is hollowed in carbonaceous sandstones.

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  • In the highest part of the town is the massive citadel, erected by the Spanish viceroy Don Pedro de Toledo in 1534.

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  • 196) by Severus, who destroyed the city, demolished the famous wall, which was built of massive stones so closely riveted together as to appear one block, put the principal inhabitants to the sword and subjected the remainder to the Perinthians.

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  • A great shock of rough, dusky, dark hair; bright, laughing, hazel eyes; massive aquiline face, most massive yet most delicate; of sallow brown complexion, almost Indian-looking, clothes cynically loose, free-and-easy, smokes infinite tobacco.

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  • of it; it was, however, afterwards; included in the enceinte as a kind of massive corner tower.'

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  • Built of red sandstone, with a massive tower terminating in a richly ornamented cupola and 300 ft.

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  • These they call respectively the southern schist range, the northern schist range, and the snow range, the last consisting mainly of old crystalline massive rocks.

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  • Massive, towering roofs, which impart an air of stateliness even to a wooden building and yet, by their graceful curves, avoid any suggestion of ponderosity, were still confined to Buddhist edifices.

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  • The norimono resembled a miniature house slung by its roof-ridge from a massive pole which projected at either end sufficiently to admit the shoulders of a carrier.

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  • Rhinoceroses are of large size and massive build, but have little intelligence, and are generally timid in disposition, though ferocious when wounded or brought to bay.

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  • Below the town is the massive tomb chamber (originally subterranean, but now lacking the mound of the earth which covered it) known as the Grotta di Pitagora (grotto of Pythagoras).

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  • The parish church, a fine structure in red sandstone, the massive tower of which, 107 ft.

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  • There are remains of a wall of massive rectangular blocks of stone at the modern Porta Garibaldi on the south.

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  • On each side of the facade is a massive tower of four storeys.

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  • While it was probably badly wrecked by the Romans at the sack of the city, its massive columns with the entablature survived.

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  • In the same line as the façade of the cathedral are the Broletto (in black and white marble), dating from 1215, the seat of the original rulers of the commune, and the massive clock-tower.

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  • Surrounded by a massive Venetian wall, it forms a closely built, irregular and overcrowded town, though of late years a few of its streets have been widened.

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  • AMBLYPODA, a suborder of primitive ungulate mammals, taking its name from the short and stumpy feet, which were furnished with five toes each, and supported massive pillar-like limbs.

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  • These bodies may be classified as follows: first the Sun, distinguished as containing much the greater part of all the matter composing the system, being more than 600 times as massive as all the other bodies combined.

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  • The Porta Romana is a double-arched Roman gate; adjacent are remains of the massive ancient city walls, in rectangular blocks of stone 2 ft.

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  • A massive stone bridge was built across the Danube, near the modern Turn Severin, by Apollodorus, the gifted architect who afterwards designed the forum of Trajan.

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  • Behind the bay the massive wall of Table Mountain, 2 m.

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  • They describe it 2 as " a compact, massive rock, somewhat above medium grain, and of light colour.

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  • Near Tacubaya, on the north by west, were some massive stone buildings known as El Molino del Rey, or the King's Mill.

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  • Among the Cordilleras in their western and interior drainages, over a space covering more than twenty degrees of latitude, the student comes again upon massive ruins.

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  • The whole castle is protected by high and massive walls and broad moats.

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  • In the massive state it is insoluble in all acids, but when freshly precipitated from solutions it dissolves in fuming nitric acid.

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  • The great monument of his episcopate is the eleven famous charges in which he from time to time reviewed the position of the English Church with reference to whatever might be the most pressing question of the day - addresses at once judicial and statesmanlike, full of charitable wisdom and massive sense.

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  • The East African gerenuk, or Waller's gazelle (Lithocranius walleri), of which two races have been named, is a very remarkable ruminant, distinguished not only by its exceedingly elongated neck and limbs, but also by the peculiar hooked form of the very massive horns of the bucks, the dense structure and straight profile of the skull, and the extreme slenderness of the lower jaw.

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  • Then followed the discovery of " hard rockphosphate," a massive mineral, often having cavities lined with nearly pure phosphorite.

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  • above Glens Falls, on the Hudson, a massive stone dam has been erected; here electric power, distributed to a large area, is generated.

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  • The celebrated Roman baths are all in ruins, except one massive, domed building, dating from the 6th century and still in use, although modern baths are also open, for the development of the hot springs.

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  • Damghan was an important city in the middle ages, but only a ruined mosque with a number of massive columns and some fine wood carvings and two minarets of the 11th century remain of that period.

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  • The raising of Lazarus, in appearance a massive, definitely localized historical fact, requires a similar interpretation, unless we would, in favour of the direct historicity of a story peculiar to a profoundly allegorical treatise, ruin the historical trustworthiness of the largely historical Synoptists in precisely their most complete and verisimilar part.

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  • In this direction the principal buildings are the Wolfendahl church, a massive Doric building of the Dutch (1749); the splendid Roman Catholic cathedral of St Lucia (completed in 1904); and St Thomas's College (1851), which follows the lines of an English public school.

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  • The Livingston range is less rugged and more massive.

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  • MONTE GARGANO (anc. Garganus Mons), a massive mountainous peninsula projecting E.

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  • Kotelnyi is the highest and most massive of the four, reaching a maximum altitude of 1200 ft.

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  • On the other hand, suspension bridges require lofty towers and massive anchorages.

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  • The end lifts which transfer the weight of the bridge to the piers when the span is closed consist of massive eccentrics having a throw of 4 in.

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  • On the mountain above it (2073 ft.) are the fine remains of the fortifications of a city built in a very primitive style, in cyclopean blocks of local limestone; within the walls are traces of buildings, and a massive terrace which supported some edifice of importance.

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  • The abbey itself consists of an assemblage of buildings in three storeys upon massive foundations around the church, the most important portion, the Merveille, extending to the north.

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  • LLANDUDNO, a seaside resort in the Arfon parliamentary division of Carnarvonshire, North Wales, in a detached portion of the county east of the Conwy, on a strip of sandy soil terminating in the massive limestone of Great Orme's Head.

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  • The chief relic is a gateway flanked by massive round towers, known as the Porte Saint-Pierre.

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  • It consists of four parts, the Altstadt or old town, the Bergstadt or hill town, the Neustadt or new town, and the suburb of Waldau - the Bergstadt on the right and the other three on the left of the river Saale, which is crossed by a massive stone bridge.

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  • ==Geology== The rocks of the Appalachian belt fall naturally into two divisions; ancient (pre-Cambrian) crystallines, including marbles, schists, gneisses, granites and other massive igneous rocks, and a great succession of Paleozoic sediments.

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  • A massive steel and concrete toll viaduct, about 14 m.

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  • The main entrance is called the Lion Gate, from the famous triangular relief which fills the space above its massive lintel.

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  • Besides the parish church of St Mary Magdalene, a fine and massive Perpendicular building with an ancient pulpit of carved stone, there are a guildhall and market house.

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  • distant), and is surrounded by the massive remains of its ancient walls of large, roughly-rectangular blocks of stone, some 42 m.

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  • The roof was supported in the centre by a massive square pillar (E.

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  • BEAR, properly the name of the European brown bear (Ursus arctus), but extended to include all the members of the Ursidae, the typical family of Arctoid carnivora, distinguished by their massive bodies, short limbs, and almost rudimentary tails.

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  • Their distinctive external features are their large size, light-brown colour, high shoulders, massive heads of great breadth and shaggy coat.

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  • high, and the sultan's residence, a massive two-storied structure pierced with small windows.

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  • The lower portion of the massive tower of the parish church (Protestant) dates from the rlth century or even earlier.

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  • The hind limbs are very strong; the massive femur has a large pneumatic foramen; the tibia has a bony bridge on the anterior surface of the lower portion, a character in which the moas agree only with Apteryx amongst the other Ratitae.

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  • The Hydrozoa comprise the hydroids, so abundant on all shores, most of which resemble vegetable organisms to the unassisted eye; the hydrocorallines, which, as their name implies, have a massive stony skeleton and resemble corals; the jelly-fishes so called; and the Siphonophora, of which the species best known by repute is the so-called "Portuguese man-of-war" (Physalia), dreaded by sailors on account of its terrible stinging powers.

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  • The walls are lofty and massive and topped by turrets, while on each side is a projecting bastion.

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  • Kashgar passed through a troublous time, and in 1514, on the invasion of the Khan Sultan Said, was destroyed by Mirza Ababakar, who with the aid of ten thousand men built the new fort with massive defences higher up on the banks of the Tuman.

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  • by 203 ft.), with walls of red granite and brown sandstone, is a massive and handsome building erected at a cost of $1,600,000.

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  • The massive graphite is very easily machined and is widely used for electrodes, dynamo brushes, lead pencils and the like.

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  • A portrait, painted in middle age, now in the church of Melhus, near Trondhjem, represents him in canonicals, with deep red beard and hair, the latter waved and silky, and a head of massive proportions.

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  • The nave is of ornate Norman work, with a massive triforium, surmounted by a Perpendicular clerestory and a beautiful wooden roof.

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  • In the centre of the town is a picturesque half-timbered market cross (16x6), with an octagonal upper chamber raised on massive pillars of wood.

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  • The massive old Palazzo Pretorio (13th century) has been somewhat modified in details; the adjacent Palazzo Comunale contains a small picture gallery 1 This combination of characters for many years Ied systematizers astray, though some of them were from the first correct in their notions as to the Pratincole's position.

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  • The Parliament House, standing on the crown of the eastern hill, is a massive square brick building with a pillared freestone facade approached by a broad flight of steps.

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  • Two striking churches face each other in Collins Street, the Scots church, a Gothic edifice with a lofty spire, and the Independent church, a fine Saracenic building with a massive campanile.

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  • Many of the commercial buildings are of architectural merit, notably the banks, of which the bank of Australasia, a massive edifice of the Doric order, and the Gothic Australian bank are the finest examples.

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  • Standing as high as a large donkey, the argali is the finest of all the wild sheep, the horns of the rams, although of inferior length, being more massive than those of Ovis poli of the Pamirs.

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  • in height, consisting of a fluted Doric column, raised on a massive pedestal, and crowned by a statue of the admiral.

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  • The Priory church of St John, a massive cruciform building, originally Norman with Early English and Decorated additions, is the finest parish church in Wales, and even taking into account the cathedrals it is according to E.

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  • The hair rising from the forehead falls in thick waves on each side of the face and descends nearly to the shoulder; the beard is short and close, the face square and massive, the eyes deep set under overhanging brows, the mouth well formed with settled calm about the lips.

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  • But certainly an Etruscan city was situated on the hill of Colonna, where there are remains of city walls of massive limestone, in almost horizontal courses.

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  • The archiepiscopal palace and monastic buildings on the south side were of great size and magnificence, and were surrounded by a massive precinct wall, crowned at intervals by twelve towers.

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  • Different stages of cirque development, with accompanying transformation of ioountain shape, are finely illustrated in several ranges around the headwaters of the Arkansas river in central Colorado, where the highest summit of the Ro~k~ Mountains is found (Mt Massive, 14,424 ft., in the Sawatch range); and perhaps even better in the Bighorn range of Wyoming.

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  • Some of the western valleys have also in part of their length beeIi converted into U-shaped troughs; the famous Yosemite Vailey, eroded in massive granite, with side cliffs 1000 or 2000 ft.

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  • A story is told that de Courci when imprisoned in the Tower volunteered to act as champion for King John in single combat against a knight representing Philip Augustus of France; that when he appeared in the lists his French opponent fled in panic; whereupon de Courci, to gratify the French king's desire to witness his prowess, "cleft a massive helmet in twain at a single blow," a feat for which he was rewarded by a grant of the privilege for himself and his heirs to remain covered in the presence of the king and all future sovereigns of England.

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  • ment covers at least 4 acres of ground, and contains so many separate buildings within its massive walls that it resembles a fortified town.

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  • The Old Man presents a characteristic section, for it exhibits a thick pile of massive, current-bedded red sandstones, resting, near the foot of the pinnacle, upon a thin bed of amygdaloidal porphyrite, which in its turn lies unconformably upon steeply inclined flagstones.

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  • The Lower Old Red Sandstone is represented by well-bedded flagstones over most of the islands; in the south of Pomona these are faulted against an overlying series of massive red sandstones, but a gradual passage from the flagstones to the sandstones may be followed from Westray S.E.

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  • Despite its massive and imposing exterior, its details are fine.

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  • He now occupied a great position for which he was supremely fitted, and at a juncture in the reform of university studies when a theologian of liberal views, but universally respected for his massive learning and his devout and single-minded character, would enjoy a unique opportunity for usefulness.

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  • It is cruciform and has a massive central tower.

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  • The massive irregularity of the exterior is due to the unevenness of the site.

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  • The second section, Castoroidea, of the present group includes only the family Castoridae, represented by the beavers, which are large aquatic rodents characterized by their massive skulls, devoid of post-orbital processes, with the angle of the lower jaw rounded, the molars rootless or semi-rooted, with re-entering enamel-folds, and one pair of premolars above and below.

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  • Such an instrument consists of a triangular prism set with its refracting edge vertical on a rigid platform attached to a massive stand.

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  • On the Schlossberg above the town there are massive ruins of two castles destroyed by the French in 1744; and about 2 m.

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  • The church of St Petrock, with a massive roodstone in the churchyard, is mainly Perpendicular, with an Early English.

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  • possesses a massive black tower, built of blocks of lava, and in the courtyard is an interesting chapel, in Romanesque style with fantastic ornamentations, which was finished in the 13th century.

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  • As we see it to-day, it is an open space of ioo acres, set on a hill with a wide prospect east and south and west, in shape an irregular hexagon, enclosed in a circuit of a mile and a half by the massive ruins of a city wall which still stands here and there some 20 ft.

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  • The massive walls, which appear to be of earlier FIG.

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  • 12, 2, Inner gate, approached between massive walls.

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  • long by 112 at the widest part, and is surrounded by a very massive wall, varying from 30 to 40 ft.

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  • 18, Massive outer wall of city.

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  • Some of the thresholds of the doors were massive blocks of stone (Xdiv01 oUS6s); others were of wood (Spiivos of56).

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  • Throughout the stone age inhumation appears to have been universal, many of the neolithic tombs being chambers of considerable size and constructed with massive blocks of stone.

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  • long, half a mile to a mile wide, and nearly a mile deep, eroded out of hard massive granite by glacial action.

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  • In the number and height of its vertical falls and in the massive grandeur of El Capitan and Half Dome rocks Yosemite is unrivalled.

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  • He found the system to form the chief physiographical feature of southern Tibet, and stated it to be " on the whole the most massive range on the crust of the earth, its average height above the sealevel being greater than that of the Himalayas.

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  • In 1902 was brought out at Calcutta Sarat Chandra Das's Tibetan English Dictionary with Sanskrit synonyms, a massive volume compiled with the aid of Tibetan lamas and edited by Graham Sandberg and the Moravian missionary A.

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  • it has massive Portuguese walls of hewn stone.

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  • Notwithstanding the importance of Perth in former times, almost the sole relic of the past is the church of St John the Baptist, a large Decorated cruciform building surmounted by a massive square central tower 155 ft.

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  • So popular has it become that besides being used for massive constructions like breakwaters, dock walls, culverts, and for foundations of buildings, lighthouses and bridges, it is also proving its usefulness to the architect and engineer in many other ways.

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  • Sometimes in massive concrete structures large and heavy stones as big as a man can lift are buried in the concrete after it is laid in position but while it is still wet.

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  • If for massive walls, it is usual to tip it out in large quantities from a barrow or wagon, and simply spread it in layers about a foot thick.

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  • But in England it may be said that for massive work such as big walls Cost.

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  • This valley, however, is not only fortunate in possessing a noble artificial lake, but is protected by the massive walls of the Nagpathar range or Serpent rock, which forms a barrier against the sand.

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  • Considerable portions of the southern wall of the ancient citadel, built in very massive Cyclopean masonry of blocks of limestone, are still to be seen; and the two walls, also polygonal, which formerly united the citadel with the town, can still be traced.

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  • 2) as Fontes Matthiaci were known to the Romans, who fortified the place c. i i B.C. The massive wall in the centre of the town known as the Heidenmauer was probably part of the fortifications built under Diocletian.

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  • side of the island close to the sea; its site is clearly marked, and considerable remains still exist of the ancient walls, which were built in massive Cyclopean style, as well as of the sanctuary of the Cabeiri, and other temples and edifices of Ptolemaic and later date.

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  • The large massive plates of cementite which form the network or skeleton in hyper-eutectoid steels should, under distortion, naturally tend to cut, in the softer pearlite, chasms too serious to be healed by the inflowing of the plastic ferrite, though this ferrite flows around and Steel White Cast Iron 100 75 K 0 ?

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  • they serve a given purpose more cheaply, in the long run, than either rolled or cast steel, in spite of their need of being so massive that the brittleness of the material itself shall be endurable.

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  • Much as in the smith's forge the object forged rests on a massive anvil and anvil block, B and C, and is struck by the tup D of the hammer.

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  • The Riddersal, a spacious room, is covered with tapestry representing the various battles of Christian V., and has at one end a' massive silver throne.

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  • It has a central tower surmounted by a spire of the 14th century, which necessitated the building of a massive stone screen across the chancel arch to support the piers.

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  • The romantic old town, with its winding streets and lanes, flanked by massive gabled houses, dates from the medieval days of Hanseatic prosperity.

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  • The lofty steeple by which its massive tower was formerly surmounted was battered down by the Parliamentary forces during the Civil War.

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  • The Mazurs are distinguished from the Poles by their lower stature, broad shoulders and massive frame, and still more by their national dress, which has nothing of the smartness of that of the southern Poles, and by their ancient customs; they have also a dialect of their own, containing many words now obsolete in Poland, and several grammatical forms bearing witness to Lithuanian influence.

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  • But of all public memorials the most striking is the colossal equestrian statue of the emperor William I., erected by the Rhine provinces in 1897, standing on a lofty and massive pedestal, at the point where the Rhine and Mosel meet.

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  • The old cathedral is a round domed structure of the 10th (?) century erected over an early Christian basilica, which has forty-two ancient columns; and the Broletto, adjoining the new cathedral (a building of 1604) on the north, is a massive building of the 12th and 13th centuries (the original town hall, now the prefecture and law courts), with a lofty tower.

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  • It consists of three parts: a cloistered court, from which rises the massive and stately minaret, the maksura or mosque proper, and the vestibule.

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  • Many of the commercial and private buildings are also worthy of notice, especially the Queensland National Bank, a classic Italian structure, the massive treasury buildings, one of the largest erections in Australia, the Queensland Club with its wide colonnades in Italian Renaissance style, and the great buildings of the Brisbane Newspaper Company.

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  • The mineral is also frequently found massive, with a coarse or fine granular structure and a crystalline fracture; sometimes it occurs as a soft, white, amorphous deposit resembling artificially precipitated zinc sulphide.

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  • The experiment was repeated year after year till 1867, when the barrage cracked right across from foundation to top. A massive coffer-dam was then erected, covering the eleven arches nearest the crack; but the work was never trusted again, nor the water-surface raised more than about 3 ft.

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  • A great difference, however, is to be remarked between the coasts of the North Sea and those of the Baltic. On the former, where the sea has broken up the ranges of dunes formed in bygone times, and divided them into separate islands, the mainland has to be protected by massive dikes, while the Frisian Islands are being gradually washed away by the waters.

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  • The women wear more and more massive ornaments.

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  • A massive medieval tower serves as a powder-magazine.

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  • His system, though it may seem to contain doubtful or even fantastic elements, is in its general outlines a noble massive whole, constructed by a profound, comprehensive, fearless and logical mind.

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  • Its seaward fortifications rise directly from the water's edge, one fort, on the north mole, standing boldly on a tall rock almost isolated by a little inlet of the Adriatic. On the landward side a massive round tower dominates the city from a still higher eminence.

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  • The three entrances to the old and new harbours are sheltered by long and massive moles; and the whole complex of docks, building slips, machine shops, &c., forms the government dockyard, which is enclosed by a lofty wall with fourteen iron gates.

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  • These quarters were formerly closed at night by massive gates.

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  • Several towers of this fortress remain, and in the south wall is a massive gateway, uncovered in 1901.

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  • The design of these entrance gateways is extremely simple and massive, depending for their effect on the fine ashlar masonry in which they are built, the decoration being more or less confined to ornamental disks.

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  • deepand Assuan (First Cataract), the course of the river is interrupted by outcrops of granites and other crystalline rocks, which have been uncovered by the, erosion of the overlying sandstone, and to-day form the mass of islands, with numerous small rapids, which are described not very accurately as cataracts; no good evidence exists in support of the view that they are the remains of a massive barrier, broken down and carried away by some sudden convulsion.

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  • According to the paintings of the Middle Kingdom in the tombs of Beni Hasan, the battlements of brick fortresses were attacked and wrenched away with long and massive spears.

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  • She is depicted as a cow, or with a broad human countenance, the cows ears just showing from under a massive wig.

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  • A small gateway between two massive towers or pylons gave admittance to a spacious forecourt open to the sky, into which the people were allowed to enter at least on feast days.

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  • Farther on, separated from the forecourt by smaller though still massive pylons, lay a hypostyle hall, so called from its covered colonnades; this hall was used for all kinds of processions.

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  • 19), but there is more proportion, with the same massive strength (Plate II.

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  • The muscular detail is full, but yet kept in harmony with the massive style of the figure.

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  • The whole figures are stiff in the earlier time, as the figure of Nes; then square and massive, but true in form, as Rahotp and Nofri (Plate II.

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  • high, formed of massive slabs of oak.

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  • When it persists as a massive element of the seed its nutritive function is usually apparent, for there is accumulated within its cells reserve-food, and according to the dominant substance it is starchy, oily, or rich in cellulose, mucilage or proteid.

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  • A characteristic feature of the more massive species is the occurrence of air-vesicles in their tissues.

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  • Like the Fungi, therefore, the Red Algae consist for the most part of branched filaments, even where the thallus appears massive to the eye, and, as in the case of Fungi, this fact is not inconsistent with a great variety of external morphology.

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  • In Polysiphonia they cover the joints of the so-called leaves; in Chondria they arise on flattened disks; in the more massive forms they arise in patches on the ordinary surface; in a few cases (Gracilaria, Corallina, Galaxaura) they line the walls of conceptacle-like depressions.

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  • The ventral portion of the carpogonium may be imbedded deep in the thallus in the massive species; the trichogyne, however, always reaches the surface.

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  • It is beautifully situated at the junction of the rivers Teme and Corve, upon and about a wooded eminence crowned by a massive ruined castle.

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  • The Groote Kerk, of Our Lady, whose massive tower forms a conspicuous object in the views of the town, dates from the 14th century and contains some finely carved stalls (1540) by Jan Terween Aertsz, a remarkable pulpit (1759), many old monuments and a set of gold communion plate.

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  • This building, as renovated in the 12th century, was to consist of nave and transepts, choir and aisles, and massive central tower.

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  • Access from the city to the Alhambra Park is afforded by the Puerta de las Granadas (Gate of Pomegranates), a massive triumphal arch dating from the i 5th century.

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  • This is the Puerta Judiciaria rre de 1 a Plaza de la Artilleria 1 l � Plaza de t orte de los Picos (Gate of Judgment), a massive horseshoe archway, surmounted by a square tower, and used by the Moors as an informal court of justice.

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  • in the XIIth dynasty laid massive foundations of stone over the pavement of his predecessor.

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  • By far the most important building in Magdeburg is the cathedral, dedicated to SS Maurice and Catherine, a handsome and massive structure of the 14th century, exhibiting an interesting blending of Romanesque and Gothic architecture.

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  • caribou), which is a larger animal with shorter and more massive antlers, in which the great terminal expansions are in approximation to the brow-tine owing to the shortness of the beam.

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  • The bands of massive grit and coarse greywacke, for example, break up into larger blocks and from their greater hardness are apt to project above the general surface of the other softer rocks.

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  • In the basins of the Forth and Clyde the following subdivisions are well marked: (5) Upper Red Sandstone series (red and grey sandstones, fireclays, shales, marls); (4) Coal Measures (white and grey sandstones, dark shales, fireclays, coal seams, ironstones); (3) Millstone Grit (massive sandstones and grits, with fireclays, thin limestones and coal); (2) Carboniferous Limestone series - (c) sandstones and shales, with three or more seams of limestone; (b) sandstones, shales, coals and ironstones, but with no limestone bands; (a) sandstones, shales, fireclays, coals and iron XXIV.

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  • Some portions of the ancient town walls - of two enceintes, an inner and an outer, the former attributed to the original Umbrian inhabitants, the latter to the Romans - are preserved, and also remains of baths, amphitheatre, theatre, and a substruction wall of massive masonry, with four niches.

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  • In the same square is the massive Romanesque Gothic Palazzo Comunale of 1267, the Palazzo dei Priori and the Palazzo della Podesta.

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  • The South Pier at the mouth of the river is a massive structure about 1 m.

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  • The church of St Mark has a nave with double aisles, and massive late Norman pillars and arches.

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  • On the hill above are still to be seen the massive remains of the citadel, built partly in polygonal style.

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  • The magnificent chancel (1349-1372), with the 14thcentury crypt below, rests on massive substructures, known as the Cavate.

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  • By this time O'Connell had attained a position of great eminence in the House of Commons: as a debater he stood in the very first rank, though he had entered St Stephen's after fifty; and his oratory, massive and strong in argument, although too often scurrilous and coarse, and marred by a bearing in which cringing flattery and rude bullying were strangely blended, made a powerful, if not a pleasing, impression.

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  • In the age of Justinian (first half of the 6th century) the great church of St Sophia at Constantinople was adorned with an almost incredible amount of wealth and splendour in the form of screens, altars, candlesticks and other ecclesiastical furniture made of massive gold and silver.

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  • Within its precincts are a Roman pharos or lighthouse, still exhibiting the Roman masonry; the ancient fortress church (St Mary in Castro); some remains of the Saxon fort; and the massive keep and subsidiary defences (such as the Constable's, Avranche's, and other towers) of the Norman building.

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  • These three breakwaters, with a united length of rather more than 14 m., are each built of massive concrete blocks in the form of a practically vertical wall founded on the solid chalk and rising to a quay level of 10 ft.

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  • It has massive fortifications erected under Hyder Ali and Tippoo Sahib towards the close of the 18th century; and near it on the west are remains of a city of the 2nd century A.D.

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  • The prominences of the cliffs which line the valley are crowned by the remains of numerous massive towers, whilst their precipitous faces are for 6 or 7 m.

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  • end of the new city; the Cerro, in the S.W., is lined with massive residences, once the homes of Cuban aristocracy.

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  • Its massive Roman enceinte still stands but little damaged.

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  • To the south near the harbour is the massive Castell' Ursino, erected in 1232 by Frederick II.

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  • Within the city there are no ancient remains, except some massive substruction walls which supported buildings on the hillside.

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  • These massive barriers have peaks of great height, culminating in the Takht-i-Suliman or Throne of Solomon, 11,317 ft.

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  • It has but one horn, and is covered with!massive folds of naked skin.

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  • Its short curved horns and skull are enormously massive.

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  • Artillery could make little impression upon the massive walls of mud, but at last a breach was effected by mining, and the city was taken by storm, thus losing its general reputation throughout India for impregnability, which had threatened to become a political danger.

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  • The declination axis is here represented by what are practically the trunnions or pivots of the tube, resting in bearings which are supported by the arms of a very massive cast-iron fork bolted to the upper end of the polar axis.

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  • This axis is a hollow forging of nickel steel, of which the accurately turned pivots rest on bearings attached to cast-iron uprights bolted upon a massive cast-iron base plate.

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  • In all these types the longer the telescope and the greater its diameter (or weight) the more massive must be the mounting and the greater the mechanical difficulties both in construction and management.

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  • Its massive Roman walls still survive, and recent excavations have revealed a town hall and market square, a temple, baths, amphitheatre, and many comfortable houses with mosaics, &c. An inscription shows that under the Roman Empire it was the chef-lieu of the Silures, whose ordo or county council provided for the local government of the district.

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  • The BrOmserburg, or Niederburg, a massive structure built in the 13th century, formerly belonging to the archbishops of Mainz; the Boosenburg, or Oberburg, which was rebuilt in 1868, with the exception of the keep; the Adlerturm, a relic of the fortifications of the town; and the Vorderburg, the remains of an old castle.

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  • The Maison des Gens d'Armes (15th century), in the eastern outskirts of the town, has a massive tower adorned with medallions and surmounted by two figures of armed men.

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  • It may be that these fainter components are still in the stage when the temperature is rising, and the luminosity is as yet comparatively small; but it is not impossible that the massive stars (owing to their greater gravitation) pass through the earlier stages of evolution more rapidly than the smaller stars.

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  • In the massive state it is unacted upon by dry air, but if moistened with acidified water, oxidation takes place slowly.

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  • The first two are carried in massive aqueducts over the canal, the third is passed through the canal by a level-crossing, regulated by drop-gates, and the canal is taken over the fourth by an aqueduct.

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  • by (I) a sensory hallucination or (2) a massive sensation, both being of telepathic origin.

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  • Occasionally the death-warning is in the form of an apparition of some other person; it may also take the form of a temporary feeling of intense depression or other massive sensation.

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  • The principal portions of the building remaining are the gatehouse, now used as a dwelling-house; Caesar's tower, the only portion built by Geoffrey de Clinton now extant, with massive walls 16 ft.

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  • The massive and compact mineral frequently exhibits this iridescent tarnish, and is consequently known to miners as "peacock ore" or "peacock copper."

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  • The massive mineral sometimes occurs in mammillary and botryoidal forms with a smooth brassy surface, and is then known to Cornish miners as "blistercopper-ore."

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  • The harbour established by Agathocles proved of great service as a naval station to Caesar and Octavian in their wars with Pompeius Magnus and Sextus Pompeius, and remains of its massive masonry still exist at the village of Bivona on the coast, while the fort occupies the site of a temple.

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  • The cathedral church of San Martino is a Renaissance building begun in 1488 by Cristoforo Rocchi; it is a vast "central" structure, finely designed, with four arms, which remained for centuries unfinished until the dome (only surpassed by those of St Peter at Rome and the cathedral at Florence) and façade were completed in 1898 according to Rocchi's still extant model; adjoining the church is the massive Torre Maggiore, 258 ft.

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  • The remainder of the massive defences remain, with twenty bastions, in the hands of the military authorities; the works for laying the surrounding country under water on the eastern side have been modernized, and the western side defended by a cordon of forts crowning the hills and extending down to the port of Neufahrwasser.

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  • On the opposite side of the White House is a massive granite building of the State, War and Navy Departments, 567 ft.

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  • The church of Santa Chiara (St Clare), the foundress of the Poor Clares, with its massive lateral buttresses, fine rose-window, and simple Gothic interior, was begun in 1257, four years after her death.

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  • Tennessee, where it is transformed into massive mountain groups.

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  • The massive vengeance of the church hung over them, like a heavy sword suspended in the cloudy air.

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