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  • For a minute there, I thought I was getting forgetful.

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  • "Wait a minute," she said again.

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  • I need a minute to cool down.

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  • He listened for a minute and then his tone was sharp.

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  • Her hand hung over the phone a minute as she fought with the urge to call Howard.

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  • A minute later the marshal's adjutant, de Castres, came in and conducted Balashev to the quarters assigned him.

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  • For a minute she was afraid she had stepped over the line.

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  • It lacked only half a minute now.

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  • At Drissa and at Smolensk and most palpably of all on the twenty-fourth of August at Shevardino and on the twenty- sixth at Borodino, and each day and hour and minute of the retreat from Borodino to Fili.

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  • I can't bear this waiting and I shall cry in a minute! and she turned away from the glass, making an effort not to cry.

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  • What must he think of her, encouraging him one minute, and then turning away the next?

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  • At times, as if to allow them a respite, a quarter of an hour passed during which the cannon balls and shells all flew overhead, but sometimes several men were torn from the regiment in a minute and the slain were continually being dragged away and the wounded carried off.

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  • After all, the man whose horse trots a mile in a minute does not carry the most important messages; he is not an evangelist, nor does he come round eating locusts and wild honey.

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  • "Just a minute," he growled.

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  • I asked, and the next minute I recognized the odour of the mimosa blossoms.

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  • And at once, as a clock begins to strike and chime as soon as the minute hand has completed a full circle, this change was shown by an increased activity, whirring, and chiming in the higher spheres.

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  • "I stopped a minute to give those birds to their mother," he answered.

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  • It lacked only one minute till the bell would strike the time for dismissal.

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  • "Just a minute, Papa," she answered.

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  • He held her another minute, resting his chin on her head.

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  • We cannot deal with equations that big—but a computer will solve for that in a minute if it has enough data.

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  • Alex walked toward her and it was a minute before Destiny spotted him.

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  • Iggy, give me a minute with Speck.

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  • But after a minute I answered that beauty was a form of goodness--and he went away.

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  • A minute later the old man's large stout figure in full-dress uniform, his chest covered with orders and a scarf drawn round his stomach, waddled out into the porch.

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  • The next minute they were off.

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  • Allen stared at her for a minute, as though confused.

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  • And why had he dumped her the minute they got to town?

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  • Please bear with me and keep your mind open for a minute longer.

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  • What felt good a minute ago now sounded like suicide.

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  • The whole thing only lasted a minute before the damn phone rang.

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  • She lets me kiss her now, and when she is in a particularly gentle mood, she will sit in my lap for a minute or two; but she does not return my caresses.

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  • Tomorrow would be another day at the house, and she intended to enjoy every minute of this day with Cade.

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  • The minute he sets foot in Ireland, there will be no way to keep things quiet.

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  • Next minute there was a roar and a sharp crash, and at her side Dorothy saw the ground open in a wide crack and then come together again.

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  • For a minute she stared at the picture, remembering what he had said so long ago about his mother having an affair.

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  • The minute we do, the people doing those jobs should become operators of the new machines—and get big raises because their productivity just shot way up.

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  • Working, studying... don't you have a minute you can set aside - for me?

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  • Don't for a minute think you disappointed me in any way.

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  • The next minute they heard his voice at the door: Be quick, boys, and stir the fire.

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  • Outside of that time Señor Medena and Felipa were both present every minute that Tessa was there.

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  • "A staff officer was here a minute ago, but skipped off," said an artilleryman to Prince Andrew.

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  • The minute they entered the room Connie shut the door and turned to her with wide eyes.

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  • Any minute now Darian's going to beat down your door.

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  • She lowered her gaze at the heated look from the man who drove her crazy every other minute of her day.

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  • At any minute, she'd hear him tear them apart and then, she'd freak out.

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  • Darkyn will know what it is the minute he sees it.

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  • The minute Howard had arrived; Allen was in his face, accusing him of stealing his girl.

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  • It wasn't as if he had to be there every living minute of his life.

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  • Count Ilya, again thrusting his way through the crowd, went out of the drawing room and reappeared a minute later with another committeeman, carrying a large silver salver which he presented to Prince Bagration.

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  • For a minute she gazed longingly at the mountain.

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  • With renewed caution, the pair followed the chalk arrow, not the stones, expecting any minute to find someone barring their return.

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  • She spent a minute thinking over how she'd seen human-Deidre buy things.

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  • For a minute there I thought you were going to bolt and run.

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  • They'll be here in a minute... voices were suddenly heard saying; and officers, soldiers, and militiamen began running forward along the road.

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  • He won't stay with us for a minute when he learns what I did.

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  • A minute later they let the count in.

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  • A last minute invitation was given to Howie.

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  • A five minute walk found us at the waterfront and beach.

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  • Wait a minute, he said just as Jackson answered my cell.

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  • For a minute there, I was ready to do just that.

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  • You can bet she'd turn Howie in in a minute for that much dough!

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  • His words took her a minute to register.

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  • "Hold up a minute, Adri," Michael said.

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  • After Tess broke their engagement - at the last minute - there had been no reason for him to hold his end of the bargain... nothing but integrity.

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  • Having ordered punch and summoned de Beausset, he began to talk to him about Paris and about some changes he meant to make in the Empress' household, surprising the prefect by his memory of minute details relating to the court.

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  • Wait a minute, Dulce.

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  • Why, she'll rush out more dead than alive just in the things she is wearing; if you delay at all there'll be tears and 'Papa' and 'Mamma,' and she's frozen in a minute and must go back--but you wrap the fur cloak round her first thing and carry her to the sleigh.

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  • Prince Andrew had an opportunity of getting a good look at him, for Pfuel arrived soon after himself and, in passing through to the drawing room, stopped a minute to speak to Chernyshev.

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  • No, wait a minute, please.

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  • His major-domo came in a second time to say that the Frenchman who had brought the letter from the countess was very anxious to see him if only for a minute, and that someone from Bazdeev's widow had called to ask Pierre to take charge of her husband's books, as she herself was leaving for the country.

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  • Its first period had passed: when the partisans themselves, amazed at their own boldness, feared every minute to be surrounded and captured by the French, and hid in the forests without unsaddling, hardly daring to dismount and always expecting to be pursued.

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  • And a minute or two later the Frenchman, a black-eyed fellow with a spot on his cheek, in shirt sleeves, really did jump out of a window on the ground floor, and clapping Pierre on the shoulder ran with him into the garden.

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  • Laura Bridgman could tell minute shades of difference in the size of thread, and made beautiful lace.

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  • Cade answered the door and ushered his sister into the family room where Cynthia was doing some last minute dusting.

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  • Her concentration was on the clothes, and he tried not to smile as she spent a minute petting a sweater.

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  • The next minute it ran safely into its home, carrying its precious load.

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  • There are many furrows in the sand where some creature has travelled about and doubled on its tracks; and, for wrecks, it is strewn with the cases of caddis-worms made of minute grains of white quartz.

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  • "He was here a minute ago but has just gone that way," someone told him, pointing to the right.

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  • Just wait a minute, sir.

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  • "Just a minute," Lisa interrupted.

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  • He was quiet for a minute and she wondered if he'd given up, but no such luck.

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  • I don't know how long I remained unconscious; probably only a minute or so.

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  • A minute later Sonya came in with a frightened, guilty, and scared look.

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  • But, fortunately for her, she felt her eyes growing misty, she saw nothing clearly, her pulse beat a hundred to the minute, and the blood throbbed at her heart.

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  • She had no idea what made him angry one minute and jovial the next.

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  • Give him a minute; he'll come back up.

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  • "In a minute, in a minute," he said, dipping his pen.

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  • "Five souls a minute times how many minutes in the past six months …" Gabriel shook his head.

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  • The minute he detected something more than a platonic relationship, it was going to be good-by friendship.

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  • "We'll clear it out for you in a minute," said Timokhin, and, still undressed, ran off to clear the men out of the pond.

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  • Cynthia was standing at her bureau for a last minute comb of her hair.

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  • One minute, he was admiring the light of anger in her eyes.

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  • You may even tread on them, or have your eyes on them for a minute, without discovering them.

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  • Oh, yes, in a minute; wait... or no!

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  • Only for a minute or two but it was so cool!

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  • He regarded her for a long minute and then smiled.

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  • She begins to spell the minute she wakes up in the morning, and continues all day long.

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  • He stood a minute or two, waiting.

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  • Sure, just a minute.

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  • I forgot for a minute.

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  • The system brought out in 1874 by Emile Baudot and since considerably developed is a multiplex system giving from two to six channels on one wire, each channel giving a working, speed of thirty words per minute.

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  • An experimental printer constructed about the middle of 1908 by the British Post Office, operated successfully at the rate of 210 words (1260 letters) per minute.

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  • The speed of the receiving perforator ranges from 20 to 150 words per minute.

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  • The ink is electrified by a small induction electrical machine E placed on the top of the instrument; this causes it to fall in very minute drops from the open end of the siphon tube upon the brass table or the paper slip passing over it.

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  • The swellings have been found to be due to a curious hypertrophy of the tissue of the part, the cells being filled with an immense number of minute bacterium-like organisms of V, X or Y shape.

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  • Aleurone.Aleurone is a proteid substance which occurs in seeds especially those containing oil, in the form of minute granules or large grains.

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  • Wylie's minute and learned Hist.

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  • Directly the crust was pierced the whole mass was shattered into minute fragments.

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  • Just give me a minute.

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  • Connie should be here any minute.

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  • They should be home any minute.

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  • He wasn't buying it for one minute.

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  • He stopped and studied her for a minute.

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  • Come here a minute.

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  • She was silent a minute.

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  • She scowled down at him, her heart beating a mile a minute.

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  • Take a few swallows of water and rest your legs for a minute.

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  • Quinn grew more annoyed by the minute.

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  • I became more frustrated with each passing minute.

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  • While Betsy loved her position, she was far more enchanted with our success and would adopt it as a full time venture in a minute.

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  • If they put a gun to my grandson, I'd falter in a minute.

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  • I'm just learning my way around the internet at this level but Brennan's people could do it in a minute.

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  • I knew Betsy viewed scores of non-abduction cases, any of which Howie could solve in a minute.

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  • You guys are his primary target and don't ever forget it for a minute.

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  • There was silence on the line for a half minute.

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  • He hadn't changed a thing, as if expecting Papa to come home at any minute.

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  • He studied her for a long minute.

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  • I'll come get you in a minute.

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  • Sofia stood helplessly for a long minute.

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  • Wynn studied her for a quiet minute.

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  • Cynthia barked, her face getting redder by the minute.

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  • The Deans and Fred were torn between discussing Fitzgerald's blockbuster announcement and this conversation, which was becoming more interesting by the minute.

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  • Her name is Martha, and yes, in a minute.

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  • Not one of them believed that for a minute.

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  • The deliberate movements alone took a minute.

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  • He watched her for a minute.

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  • They're letting in about five souls a minute.

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  • Gabriel didn't know what to say for a long minute.

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  • I just want to hold her for a minute.

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  • Destiny stared at him for a minute, her expression unreadable.

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  • She left it down, letting the soft curls spill over her shoulders For a minute she fought back panic.

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  • The minute he released her on the ground, she ran after Jonathan.

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  • After a minute he lay still.

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  • Jonathan and Señor Medena hit it off from the minute they met, and by the time he left, Jonathan was calling him grandpa.

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  • One minute, Dr. Wynn was headed back towards Deidre's exam room.

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  • Give me a minute?

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  • Her breath knocked from her, Deidre didn't move for a long minute then sat up, gasping.

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  • "I just need a minute," he said in a calm, level voice.

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  • It'll take me a minute to set up.

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  • She didn't believe for one minute he was going to find a way to prevent her from dying in three months.

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  • "I just need a minute," Gabe replied.

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  • One minute, telling me you don't want anything to do with me beyond your duty and the next, sitting on the beach with me for hours because you're worried I'll find a tall building to dive off of, she grumbled.

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  • "I don't know how you offer me nothing one minute then let me decide the next," she added, frustrated.

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  • He drank for a long minute then threw his head back, roaring with pleasure.

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  • In fact, I'm expecting him any minute.

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  • The minute he found her missing from the cave, he'd felt an uneasy, unfamiliar sense of concern.

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  • I'll come get you in a minute, Megan said, pushing a door open near the end of the hall.

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  • Rhyn thought hard for a minute, then said with effort, "I don't know how to be a mate, let alone take care of a human, Gabriel."

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  • He preferred this idea, except that it would mean he.d be defending her from Dark One.s minions and demons every minute of the rest of their lives together.

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  • They gazed at each other for a long, quiet minute.

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  • Just wait a minute.

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  • Evelyn didn't stop for a full minute.

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  • Romas, can you give us a minute?

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  • Can you wait here for a minute, so I can ask Romas where your room is?

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  • It took a full minute for Evelyn to realize just how serious she was.

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  • Tears rose, and she wiped them away, scared something would go wrong at the last minute.

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  • As the esteemed Mr. Barnum said, there's one born every minute.

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  • He'd kill me in a minute!

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  • One minute she's in fear of her life, the next she's enthralled over Annie Quincy, dreaming about life a century ago.

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  • How could you think for a minute I couldn't handle this place?

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  • There was no conversation for a long minute.

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  • God, I can't be sitting here considering for even a minute, my wife might be a killer!

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  • He would have scrammed in a minute, the coward.

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  • Then she thought about it a minute, and calmed down.

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  • Corday thought a minute.

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  • If he'd thought for a minute she was suicidal, he'd have taken some steps to protect her from herself.

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  • Dean thought a minute.

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  • The usual forty-five minute trip took little more than a half hour.

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  • "Whoa, wait a minute," Dean said, cutting off his caller.

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  • Edith's death was constantly on my mind, but I never for a minute considered anything but suicide.

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  • When they had finished their breakfast, Connor said, "Sarah, I'd like to talk to Jackson alone for a minute if you don't mind."

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  • Would you please be serious for one minute and answer my question?

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  • Let's sit for minute.

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  • He stood outside Elisabeth's house for a minute, took a deep breath and rang the bell.

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  • Sorry, I got lost for a minute.

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  • After a minute she said, "I cannot wait to meet this woman."

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  • Jackson asked, "So, are there any last minute things you need done?"

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  • The bartender should be here any minute.

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  • Jackson stayed back admiring the artwork for a minute, before following her to the living room.

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  • Jackson stood close enough to hear the conversation, and as soon as the moron committed to buy a watercolor; he approached Elisabeth, put his arms around her and said, Darling, the caterer needs to see you for a minute.

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  • I have to sit for just a minute.

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  • He sat for a minute staring into his glass of blood.

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  • He was determined not to waste a single minute of his time with Elisabeth.

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  • I can't believe for a minute she wants to hurt you.

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  • I would love to share that intimacy with you, but don't think for a minute this diminishes my feelings for you.

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  • They were determined to enjoy every minute of easiness before dealing with the reality of the full moon.

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  • He sat for a minute trying to figure out how to fix things, but came up empty.

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  • We thought we could help with last minute things.

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  • The three sat in the kitchenette of the holding cell since Sarah refused to leave Connor, even for a minute.

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  • I understand it's the right thing to do, but don't for a minute expect me to like it.

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  • He observed the glass for a minute then dipped his index finger and touched it to his tongue.

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  • Let's give them a minute.

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  • He loved the way she could be wanton and sensual one minute, then bashful and demure the next.

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  • It had stopped snowing, but it looked like it could start again any minute.

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  • One minute they're all sweet and caring and the next they stab you in the back.

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  • Here. Hold him a minute while I park the trailer and unhitch it.

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  • I'll be back in a minute.

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  • He was with Carmen almost every minute he was in the state.

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  • Alex thought about it for a minute.

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  • A minute more, and he'd have been too late.

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  • She couldn't tell what was happening, but it seemed like there were a lot more guns in the fight than there had been a minute ago.

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  • "I need a minute," she managed.

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  • Gods, Rhyn, take a minute to think before you act.  What's gotten into you anyway?

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  • I just had a five minute talk with you.  But you weren't here.

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  • She lingered for a minute giving me a look I had come to know as her please-try-to-fit-in-this-time look.

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  • Mayer thought a minute.

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  • "Wait a minute," O'Connor said, without looking up.

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  • One minute they were dead for sure, the next kidnapped or in some FBI safe house.

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  • Dean didn't doubt for a minute the booty would be examined in detail as soon as he was asleep.

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  • I wouldn't leave you alone with him for a minute.

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  • I've got a couple of last minute things to check out on Byrne....

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  • Dean asked Harrigan to work up his end of the report on the Byrne matter and make a few last minute return phone calls to neighbors, just to dot the I's.

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  • We weren't there a minute, I swear.

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  • They know the time, distance and location of the car and say 'turn in' at the last minute.

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  • Fred thought a minute.

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  • Fred thought a minute, but Dean answered his own question.

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  • Normally Dean wouldn't have considered for a minute betray­ing a confidence, but somehow he felt this young girl deserved to know.

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  • If Jeff had wanted, I'd have slept with him—in a minute.

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  • "Just rest a minute and we'll get the hell out of here," Dean answered.

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  • Dean's mood was souring by the minute.

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  • Winston thought a minute.

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  • I figured you'd be so busy defending the scum of the earth you wouldn't have a minute to spare.

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  • She thought a minute.

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  • The whole maneuver took less than a minute and Dean was out the door.

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  • I haven't been lying to you and I haven't for one minute been seeing you so I could fish for information.

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  • The first two weeks of June were a never-ending list of chores and activities jammed full with last minute preparations, one workplace crisis following another, and an annoying series of details that demanded Dean's attention.

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  • One minute he'd be drinking in the beauty of the countryside and the next feeling a wave of anxiety, realizing what had begun as a mild suspicion was close to culminating in a face-to-face confrontation with Jeffrey Byrne.

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  • It seems he was in Europe someplace and didn't sign up for the tour in advance so he stopped by Cortez just to see if he could pick up a last minute cancellation.

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  • It was unreal rocketing down this mountain, in pursuit of an unknown someone, one minute, surely Jeffrey Byrne, the next minute someone else.

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  • Jonathan Winston looked at Dean for a long minute before continuing.

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  • Dean didn't believe him for a minute.

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  • I need to talk to Carmen for a minute.

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  • One minute they were talking in the kitchen and then they were gone.

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  • "The mother should be here any minute," she said quietly.

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  • She didn't intend to say anything to anyone, but Katie was on her like a hen on a June bug the minute she came through the door.

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  • It seemed like only a few minutes before they were at church, making the last minute checks before she walked down the isle.

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  • I didn't mean to attack you the minute you came home.

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  • "I'll be there in a minute," he answered.

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  • He's working a little late tonight, but he should be home any minute now.

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  • For a minute there I thought I should hide my eyes.

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  • I'll be there in a minute.

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  • Lately, her life was slowly being digested with desire to be with him every minute.

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  • Giving Katie last minute instructions, she left.

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  • The minute I leave, you hop in the car and run over there.

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  • For a minute after the patio door slid shut she stood in stunned silence, too shocked by his outburst to think of a response.

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  • I figured you were getting tired of being attacked by me the minute you came through the door after work.

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  • What difference did it make whether she thought of him that way every waking minute, or only when her mind wasn't distracted by something else?

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  • For a minute, I thought he was going to strangle me to death.

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  • She obliged and he led her across the barn, telling her to stand still for a minute.

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  • For a full minute they exchanged emotions across the corral.

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  • But he couldn't know that the fear was retreating further with each minute.

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  • More than likely his mind was going a mile a minute like hers was.

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  • We're going to be parents and I want to enjoy every minute of it.

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  • She didn't jump the minute Destiny made a sound, but she did tend to her needs, speaking in a soft loving voice.

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  • For a minute there I wasn't sure which one of us was the Dandy.

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  • "They'll be here in a minute," he said.

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  • There's no point in waiting until the last minute.

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  • Excuse me a minute.

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  • He frowned down at her for a minute.

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  • He regarded her thoughtfully for a full minute before responding.

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  • Looks like it might have touched down in the field for a minute.

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  • After a full minute of tugging and grunting she managed to dislodge the ax from the wood.

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  • One minute they seemed to be driving in the middle of nowhere, and then they would come into a little town.

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  • I'll need every minute of it.

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  • I'll be out in a minute.

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  • Denton is supposed to be here any minute.

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  • The local Guardians will be here any minute.

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  • True to his word, Jonny left Xander's at the fifty-eight minute mark.

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  • Xander received a text a minute later.

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  • Laurie assessed her for another minute.

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  • She stormed out, shaking as much from the day as how much she wanted to stay the minute he touched her.

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  • He held her for another minute, until her senses returned.

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  • The minute she saw it, she started to feel her tension ease.

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  • "Just for a minute," he said.

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  • Be back in a minute.

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  • Jonny studied her for a long minute.

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  • But it seems pretty clear that if there is any change in weight consequent on chemical change, it is too minute to be of im- portance to the chemist, though the methods of modern physics may settle the question.

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  • By heating a mixture of cobalt oxalate and sal-ammoniac in air, it is obtained in the form of minute hard octahedra, which are not magnetic, and are only soluble in concentrated sulphuric acid.

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  • The minute insects included in it, which haunt blossoms and leaves, are fairly well known to gardeners by the name Thrips, a generic term used by Linnaeus for the four species of the group which he had examined and relegated to the order Hemiptera.

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  • The percentage of the charge which is dissipated per minute is usually denoted by a + or a_ according to its sign.

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  • BOOK-SCORPION, or FALSE SCORPION, minute arachnids superficially resembling tailless scorpions and belonging to the order Pseudoscorpiones of the class Arachnida.

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  • Their food consists of minute insects or mites.

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  • Hastings recorded in an official minute that he had found Francis's private and public conduct to be "void of truth and honour."

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  • The gas also occurs in minute quantities in the common minerals of the earth's crust.

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  • Fleas are wingless insects, with a laterally compressed body, small and indistinctly separated head, and short thick antennae situated in cavities somewhat behind and above the simple eyes, which are always minute and sometimes absent.

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  • Alkalis decompose it into picro-podophyllic acid and picro-podophyllin, minute traces of both of which occur in a free state in the rhizome.

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  • The table gives the logarithms of sines for every minute to seven figures.

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  • Ward, then began to work on commissions, and at the age of twenty-three received from the town of Concord, Massachusetts, an order for his well-known statue "The Minute Man," which was unveiled (April 19, 1875) on the centenary of the battle of Concord.

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  • Deciduous premolar preceded by a minute molariform tooth, which remains in place until the animal is nearly full grown.

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  • First toe represented by a minute rudiment of a metacarpal bone; the fourth by a metacarpal and two small phalanges without a claw, and not reaching the middle of the metacarpal of the third; fifth entirely absent.

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  • All the other teeth are simple, conical, minute and placed at considerable and irregular intervals apart in the jaws, the number appearing to vary in different individuals and even on different sides of the jaw of the same indi viduals.

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  • One remarkable discovery, however, of general interest, was the outcome of a long series of delicate weighings and minute experimental care in the determination of the relative density of nitrogen gas - undertaken in order to determine the atomic weight of nitrogen - namely, the discovery of argon, the first of a series of new substances, chemically inert, which occur, some only in excessively minute quantities, as constituents of the 1 The barony was created at George IV.'s coronation in 1821 for the wife of Joseph Holden Strutt, M.P. for Maldon (1790-1826) and Okehampton (1826-1830), who had done great service during the French War as colonel of the Essex militia.

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  • The rare element tellurium has been discovered in New South Wales at Bingara and other parts of the northern districts, as well as at Tarana, on the western line, though at present in such minute quantities as would not repay the cost of working.

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  • Shortly afterwards he joined Essex with sixty horse, and was present at Edgehill, where his troop was one of the few not routed by Rupert's charge, Cromwell himself being mentioned among those officers who "never stirred from their troops but fought till the last minute."

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  • It might appear at first sight as though one connexion would serve, but the differences in pressure on which these instruments depend are so minute, that the pressure of the air in the room where the recording part is placed has to be considered.

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  • This shows that the principle of the dissipation of energy has control over the actions of those agents only whose faculties are too gross to enable them to grapple individually with the minute portions of matter which are the seat of energy.

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  • While the majority of the Nematodes are parasites, there are many that are never at any period of their life parasitic. These free-living forms are found everywhere - in salt and fresh water, in damp earth and moss, and among decaying substances; they are always minute in size, and like many other lower forms of life, are capable of retaining their vitality for a long period even when dried, which accounts for their wide distribution; this faculty is also possessed by certain of the parasitic Nematodes, especially by those which lead a free existence during a part of their life-cycle.

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  • The adult worm, which is of extremely minute size, the male being only Fi l sth and the female s of an inch in length inhabits the alimentary canal of man and many other carnivorous mammalia; the young bore their way into the tissues and become encysted in the muscles - within the muscle-bundles according to Leuckart, but in the connective tissue between them according to Chatin and others.

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  • The net effective work of lifting that can be performed by a man turning a handle may be taken, for intermittent work, as being on an average about 5000 foot-lb per minute; this is equivalent to 1 ton lifted about 24 ft.

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  • per minute, so that four men can by a crane raise 1 ton 9 ft.

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  • in a minute or 9 tons 1 ft.

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  • per minute.

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  • a motor rated for a quarter load factor means that the motor is capable of exerting its full normal horse-power for three minutes out of every twelve, the pause being nine minutes, or one minute out of every four, the pause being three minutes.

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  • feet per minute, and T the load in tons.

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  • per minute, and 100-ton crane with a speed of about 8 ft.

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  • per minute, but these speeds vary with local circumstances.

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  • per minute, and the longitudinal from loo to 300 ft.

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  • at the rate of 20 words per minute.

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  • Up to too words per minute the signals are easily readable, but beyond that speed they are more difficult to translate, although experts can read them when received at zoo words per minute.

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  • The speed of a cable is given in words per minute, the conventional number of five letters per word being understood, though in actual practice, owing to the extensive use of special codes, the number of letters per word is really between eight and nine; and this forms a considerable factor in lowering the earning capacity of a cable.

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  • He kept up the communication for six months, in all weathers, and found that ordinary commercial messages could be transmitted at the rate of 15 to 20 words a minute.

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  • With this apparatus some of Marconi's earliest successes, such as telegraphing across the English Channel, were achieved, and telegraphic communication at the rate of fifteen words or so a minute established between the East Goodwin lightship and the South Foreland lighthouse, also between the Isle of Wight and the Lizard in Cornwall.

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  • Meanwhile the Guelph and Ghibelline factions were beginning to divide Italy into minute parcels.

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  • In Alciphron or the Minute Philosopher Berkeley gives the fullest statement of this argument, while adding more commonplace attacks on the pettiness of religious scepticism.

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  • minute and without any specially distinctive features, until they begin to develop into germ-cells.

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  • Again in Pennaria, the male medusae are set free st.c, Statocyst containing the minute cyst.

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  • Bonnet affirms that, before fecundation, the hen's egg contains an excessively minute but complete chick; and that fecundation and incubation simply cause this germ to absorb nutritious matters, which are deposited in the interstices of the elementary structures of which the miniature chick, or germ, is made up.

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  • Nothing is more remarkable than their minute care as to observance of rules of procedure.

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  • "Bony amber" owes its cloudy opacity to minute bubbles in the interior of the resin.

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  • The confessions of sin which he introduced descend to minute ritual details and rise to the most exalted aspects of social and spiritual life.

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  • If we pass a little higher up the scale ot life we meet with forms consisting of two or more cells, each of which contains a similar minute mass of living substance, A study of them shows that each is practically independent of the others; in fact, the connection between them is so slight that they can separate and each becofne free without the slightest disadvantage to another.

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  • The difficulty is solved by the provision of a complete system of minute intercellular spaces which form a continuous series of delicate canals between the cells, extending throughout the whole substance of the plant.

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  • It consists essentially of a number of minute corpuscles or plastids, the protoplasmic substance of which is impregnated with a green coloring matter.

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  • The nodules on the roots of leguminous plants are induced by the presence of a minute organism now known to do no injury to the plant.

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  • In many cases the swellings on leaves are minute, and may be termed puslulese.g.

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  • In many cases, however, monstrosities of flowers have been shown to be due to the irritating action of minute insects or Fungi, and others are known which, although induced by causes unknown to us, and regarded as internal, would not be likely to survive in the wild condition.

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  • Under the head of malformations we place cases of atrophy of parts or general dwarfing, due to starvation, the attacks of Fungi or minute insects, the presence of unsuitable food-materials and so on, as well as cases of transformation of stamens into petals, carpels into leaves, and so forth.

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  • Upon our knowledge of its minute structure or cytology, combined with a study of its physiological activities, depends the ultimate solution of all the important problems of nutrition.

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  • In some cases it shows, when submitted to a careful examination under the highest powers of the microscope, and especially when treated with reagents of various kinds, traces of a more or less definite structure in the form of a meshwork consisting of a clear homogeneous substance containing numerous minute bodies known as microsomes, the spaces being filled by a more fluid ground-substance.

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  • Substances contained in the Protoplastn.Starch may be found in the chlorophyll bodies in the form of minute granules as the first visible product of the assimilation of carbon dioxide, and it occurs in large quantities as a reserve food material in the cells of various parts of plants.

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  • Centrosome.The centrosome is a minute homogeneous granule found in the cytoplasm of some cells in the neighborhood of the nucleus.

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  • At each pole of this spindle figure there often occur fibres radiating in all directions into the cytoplasm, and sometimes a minute granular body, the centrosome, is also found there.

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  • It is clear, however, that an equal quantitative division and distribution of the chromatin to the daughter cells is brought about; and if, as has been suggested, the chromatin consists of minute particles or units which are the carriers of the hereditary characteristics, the nuclear division also probably results in the equal division and distribution of one half of each of these units to each daughter cell.

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  • In the higher plants, after the separation of the daughter nuclei, minute granular swellingc appear, in the equatorial region, on the connecting fibres which still persist between the two nuclei, to form what is called the cell-plate.

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  • The Nuclei of the Lower Plants.It is only in comparatively recent times that it has been possible to determine with any degree of certainty that the minute deeply stainable bodies described more especially by Schmitz (1879) in many Algae and Fungi could be regarded as true nuclei.

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  • Sieve Tubes.The sieve tubes consist of partially fused rows of cells, the transverse cr lateral walls being perforated by minute openings, through which the contents of the cells are connected with each other, and which after a certain time become closed by,the formation of callus on the sieve plates.

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  • The mode of formation of the sieve plate is not certainly known; but from the fact that delicate connecting threads of protoplasm are present between the cells from their first development it is probable that it is a special case of the normal protoplasmic continuity, the sieve pores being produced by a secondary enla~gement of the minute openings through which these delicate strands pass.

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  • The great tropical family of the Gesneraceae has left behind a few outliers: Ramondia in the Pyrenees, Haberlea in the Balkans, and Jankaea in Thessaly; the Pyrenees also possess a minute Dioscorea, sole European survivor of the yams of the tropics.

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  • The measurement of a coast-line is difficult, because the length will necessarily be greater when measured on a largescale map where minute irregularities can be taken into account.

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  • The monument was erected after designs by Bruno Schmidt of Berlin, with fountains at the base said to be among the largest in the world, their capacity being 20,000 gallons per minute.

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  • There is also present a minute quantity of a bitter principle.

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  • Breaking up of the cellcontents into minute biflagellate swarm-spores, which escape, and whose history is not further known.

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  • Death, thou'rt a guest long look'd for; I embrace Thee and thy wounds: 0, my last minute comes!

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  • There was a waste of metal in these early rails owing to the excessive thickness of the vertical web, and subsequent improvements have consisted in adjusting the dimensions so as to combine strength with economy of metal, as well as in the substitution of steel for wrought iron (after the introduction of the Bessemer process) and in minute attention to the composition of the steel employed.

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  • After a sleepless night, I trod with a lofty step the ruins of the forum; each memorable spot, where Romulus stood, or Tully spoke, or Caesar fell, was at once present to my eye; and several days of intoxication were lost or enjoyed before I could descend to a cool and minute investigation."

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  • According to the experi ments of Celli and Casagrandi, these are the most effective culicides; when used in sufficient quantity they kill mosquitoes in one minute.

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  • The wings, which are not capable of being folded, are usually transparent, but occasionally pigmented and adorned with coloured spots, blotches or bands; the wing-membrane, though sometimes clothed with minute hairs, seldom bears scales; the wing-veins, which are of great importance in the classification of Diptera, are usually few in number and chiefly longitudinal, there being a marked paucity of cross-veins.

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  • As a rule flies are of small or moderate size, and many, such as certain blood-sucking midges of the genus Ceratopogon, are even minute; as extremes of size may be mentioned a common British midge, Ceratopogon varius, the female of which measures only 14 millimetre, and the gigantic Mydaidae of Central and South America as well as certain Australian robber-flies, which have a body 1-11n.

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  • In these forms the pregnant female, instead of laying eggs, as Diptera usually do, or even producing a number of minute living larvae, gives birth at one time but to a single larva, which is retained within the oviduct of the mother until adult, and assumes the pupal state immediately on extrusion.

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  • Westward to Houston and southward to about 32° 48' on the Alabama boundary and occupying a much larger area than the other Cretaceous formations, is the Selma chalk, called "Rotten Limestone" by Hilgard; it is made up of a material of great uniformity, - a soft chalky rock, white or pale blue, composed chiefly of tenacious clay, and white carbonate of lime in minute crystals.

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  • The constitution goes into minute detail in prohibiting local, private and special legislation.

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  • The head of an ant carries a pair of elbowed feelers, each consisting of a minute basal and an elongate second segment, forming the stalk or "scape," while from eight to eleven short segments make up the terminal "flagellum."

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  • Within the nest, the leaves are cut into very minute fragments.

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  • For example, a minute species (Solenopsis fugax) lives in a compound nest with various species of Formica, forming narrow galleries which open into the larger galleries of its host.

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  • The seeds are minute and innumerable; they contain a small rudimentary embryo surrounded by a thin loose membraneous coat, and are scattered by means of hygroscopic hairs on the inside of the valves which by their movements jerk out the seeds.

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  • Minute details and traits of character are portrayed with a vividness which bears all the marks of contemporary narrative.

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  • On the other hand, in certain Polychaeta the bundles of setae are so extensive that they nearly form a complete circle surrounding the body; and in the Oligochaet genus Perichaeta (=Pheretima), and some allies, there is actually a complete circle of setae in each segment broken only by minute gaps, one dorsal, the other ventral.

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  • They are minute worms with coloured oil drops (green, olive green or orange) contained in the epidermis.

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  • Egg sacs minute and functionless (?).

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  • Eggs minute with little yolk.

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  • So that a leech in which only twenty-seven segments are apparent by the enumeration of the annuli, separate ganglia, nephridia, lines of sensillae upon the body, really possesses an additional seven lying behind that which is apparently the last of the series and crowded together into a minute space.

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  • For he proved that the various changes occurring in the several processes of fermentation - as, for example, in the vinous, where alcohol is the chief product; in the acetous, where vinegar appears; and in the lactic, where milk turns sour - are invariably due to the presence and' growth of minute organisms called ferments.

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  • Brewers' wort remains unchanged for years, milk keeps permanently sweet, and these and other complex liquids remain unaltered when freely exposed to air from which all these minute organisms are removed.

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  • The gelatinous, generally reddish-brown masses of spores - the teleutospores - formed on the juniper in the spring germinate and form minute spores - sporidia - which give rise to the aecidium stage on the pear.

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  • In the former treatise we have a clear and minute description of the rural practices of that period, and from the latter may be learned a good deal of the economy of the feudal system in its decline.

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  • Having arrived at the conclusion that the food of plants consists of minute particles of earth taken up by their rootlets, it followed that the more thoroughly the soil in which they grew was disintegrated, the more abundant would be the " pasture " (as he called it) to which their fibres would have access.

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  • They are found one on each cephalic tentacle, and are simply minute open pits or depressions of the epidermis, the epidermic cells lining them being pigmented and connected with nerves (compare fig.

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  • At low tide the limpet (being a strictly intertidal organism) is exposed to the air, and (according to trustworthy observers) quits its attachment and walks away in search of food (minute encrusting algae), and then once more returns to the identical spot, not an inch in diameter, which belongs, as it were, to it.

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  • The minute structure of the epithelium which clothes it, as well as the origin of the nerve which is distributed to the parabranchia, proves it to be the same organ which is found universally in molluscs at the base of each gill-plume, and tests the indrawn current of water by the sense of ?,g smell.

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  • In most other Mollusca (Anisopleurous Gastropods, Pteropods and Conchifera) there is a want of such continuity; the primitive shell-sac contributes no factor to the permanent shell, or only a very minute FIG.

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  • Rabl has with remarkable skill applied the method of sections to the study of the minute embryos of Planorbis.

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  • Wheeler (1893) and others in various insect embryos, while in the lowest insect order - the Aptera - a pair of minute jaws - the maxillulae - in close association with the tongue are present, as has been shown by H.

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  • As previously mentioned, a pair of minute jaws - the maxillulae- are present in the lowest order of insects, between the mandibles and the first maxillae.

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  • Sharp, is unlikely to be superseded by the result of any researches into minute imaginal structure.

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  • Collembola (Spring-tails): with six abdominal segments; appendages of the first forming an adherent ventral tube, those of the third a minute " catch," those of the fourth (fused basally) a " spring."

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  • Biting mandibles; minute but distinct - maxillulae; second maxillae incompletely fused.

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  • These minute insects are found amongst old books and furniture.

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  • The change that is required to transform Exopterygota into Endopterygota is merely that a cell of hypodeimis should proliferate inwards instead of outwards, or that a minute hypodermal evaginated bud should be forced to the interior of the body by the pressure of a contracted cuticle.

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  • The recognition of these, minute and fragmentary as many were, and the referring them to their proper place, rendered necessary an attentive study of the comparative osteology and myology of birds in general, that of the " long bones," whose sole characters were often a few muscular ridges or depressions, being especially obligatory.

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