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I think he felt included because he was helping as much as we were.
Of course - and he wanted to be there as much as she did.
I want this baby as much as you do, Alex.
I agreed to this and I want the baby as much as you do.
They loved one child as much as the other, but one child could never take the place of another.Advertisement
Country kids need a good nurse as much as a city kid, you know.
He wasn't impervious to harm, much as he might think so.
They packed as much as they could on six mules and left the other six for riding.
As much as she would like to have offered to walk while he rode, she knew they would cover ground faster if she rode and he walked.
He strode to the door, clamped on his hat, shrugged into his coat and left the house without so much as a good-bye.Advertisement
If she confirmed that Cade was unresponsive she would be as much as endorsing an ugly rumor.
Betsy Morganthaw, my fiancée, was employed by a public relations firm at a wage half again as much as her future husband.
Howie continued to look to us for direction while remaining adamant we exclude so much as mention of what we were doing to anyone outside our group.
We all want to do more, but we can't afford the time away from life to do as much as we want.
Of course I'd continue to help Howie as much as he needs.Advertisement
I'd tell her real story, as much as she'd allow, while still maintaining her absolute privacy.
Yeah, I guess, as much as I know about having any kind of relationship.
But much as I long for companionship I'm here on business.
The director wanted me to help as much as I could but if someone was getting too close, I was to drop it.
It was as much as I could hope for given the circumstances.Advertisement
You need to rest tonight, sleep as much as you can.
He disappeared much as Darian did.
And this is how I know you're not taking care of yourself as much as you should be.
She didn't expect it to bother her as much as it did.
He strode toward the end of the alley, wanting out of the rain as much as he wanted to talk to the intriguing woman over his shoulder.Advertisement
As much as Jake annoyed her, he was still her friend.
He knew without touching her mind that she wanted him as much as he wanted her.
She belonged to his world as much as he did.
As much as she wanted him, needed him, she was terrified to take the final step that would make her his for eternity.
The other vamps didn't so much as acknowledge her as she stepped from the car.
He was coiled and ready to snap if the Watcher so much as looked at her too long.
Darkyn himself had shown some signs of being affected by her, perhaps not as much as she liked, but more than she ever expected.
As much as he tried not to show her, he really did.
As much as she hated herself for feeling it, she needed his touch to calm her.
As much as it hurt, she knew her place was with Darkyn.
As much as it didn't make sense, as much as his day job terrified her … She wanted Darkyn, more so now that she knew he had a side – however tiny – that was capable of caring for her and only her.
I've never met your mother but I'm sure she loves you too, just as much as we do.
Martha spat with a viciousness that shocked Dean as much as the officer.
Cynthia confessed they didn't attend as often as they should— as much as she did when her son was at home.
But much as he hated to do so, it was time to eat the proverbial crow and make peace.
As much as Dean wanted to press his guest on the possibility that the bones were those of her father, he realized such a question was tasteless and inappropriate.
Dawkins, Sr. had never hired another mine manager after Josh and never so much as mentioned the Lucky Pup after that time—to his sons or his wife.
I guess they figured the land wasn't worth as much as they thought.
She accelerated in a screech, without so much as a glance at Cynthia, who stood at the curb.
She'd forced herself to try to watch human-Deidre as much as possible.
As much as she distrusted Wynn, she'd seen the caution in his features, the haunted wisdom of his gaze.
As much as I dread it.
If Darkyn had a connection to Deidre, he'd be affected by the place as much as Gabriel was.
As much as he hated to admit it, Darkyn wasn't one to wait to claim debts owed him.
As much as they angered him, Gabriel wasn't going to let anything happen to her, especially in his own domain.
She pushed back away from him into the seat as much as possible.
As much as she cared for him, he was driving her crazy the past few months.
As much as the brothers hated one another, Rhyn and Tamer were too similar for Gabe to feel anything but amused by the open hostility.
He'd done it for the people he cared about as much as out of his sense of honor.
He didn't treat her as an outlet for his own release but as a partner on a sensual journey, one where pleasure was a gift as much as a reward.
As much as I'd like to kill you, I won't.
We've gotta curb the damage as much as possible.
Gabe distrusted the Ancient father of the Council as much as he did Darkyn.
She loved being in his arms, as much as she hated him right now!
He was enjoying the sensation of her in his arms as much as he was there to comfort her.
As much as they hate me for aligning with the Dark One, they hate you more for our father's death, Sasha had told him smugly more than once.
As much as he hated Hell, he hated Antarctica more.
Sasha wants her as much as Toby.
Gabriel liked Kris as much as he'd ever liked anyone despite the bad blood between Kris and his half-brother, Rhyn.
And now he had a mate who infuriated him as much as she turned him on.
It means I can't kill you, as much as I'd like to!
As much as he's done wrong in his life, he's not a liar.
He restrained himself as much as possible to keep from injuring Ully.s test subject.
The words were forced, and he knew she was in love with him as much as she did.
As much as he didn.t want to admit it, this was a role for Rhyn, who had brought the Council back.
He'd done his part to agitate Kisolm and received every bit as much as he'd given.
As much as she loved her friend, she couldn't help feeling betrayed.
His incredible strength, heat, and scent calmed her fear as much as they excited the woman within her.
He stopped at the opposite side of the table, within reach if he chose, which she suspected he would if she so much as flinched toward the access pad.
As much as he wanted to welcome the information of his healing planet, he also wanted to strangle the men impregnating his family members.
She focused on his eyes as much as she wished to focus on his warm lips.
He trusted Jetr as much as he dared trust anyone.
As much as she wanted to return home, she could never leave an entire planet to die just because she wanted to go back to the depressing part-time job and the row house where she and the cat would live alone!
The group was silent and tense, the warriors flanking Evelyn eyeing Kiera as much as the distant flashes of light.
Even Evelyn walked away without so much as a glance.
School was never so much as delayed.
Just then, Edith returned to the room, holding out three crisp one hundred dollar bills, which she thrust toward Claire who reached out and snatched them, without so much as a thank-you, stuffing them in her purse.
I'm beginning to think you like a mystery as much as Fred!
With Bird Song being full, much as I'd like to get to know Miss Annie a little better, she'll have to wait in line.
The man looked annoyed as much as disappointed.
Corday left without so much as a thank-you.
Not, Dean surmised, out of a sense of charity as much as a severe case of nosiness.
Sarah broke down weeping at the hopelessness, and as much as Jackson desired to comfort her, he could not find the strength.
Sarah enjoyed watching him play almost as much as listening.
She would have liked Elisabeth as much as Sarah did.
Elisabeth's art moved him deeply, much as his music did.
You understand, I need to know as much as possible about the guy who finally landed my girl here.
As much as it pains me, you should give your mother this time, we have forever.
They were a long way from the nearest hotel and Katie wanted to see him as much as possible.
She cleaned up as much as possible without changing clothes.
I weigh nearly twice as much as you.
It wasn't the money he objected to so much as the irrational logic.
He wished she trusted him as much as she had when he was the Guardian.
As much as he ached to crawl into the bed beside her, he pulled a blanket from a trunk and went to the couch.
As much as he hated to admit it, he still missed talking to her.
The sight of her with a gun to her head the day before made his blood boil as much as the thought of her in his bed.
I got you access to as much as I could, and I let you do what you do best.
As much as she didn't want to admit it, there was no way of knowing who the bad guys were, not with Mr. Tim's information about the shadow government.
As much as she liked Mrs. Watson, she feared trusting anyone ever again.
She'd have to take as much as she could.
As much as he respected the tough little human, he found that she was driving him crazy.
And they hate circles as much as I do?
As much as my brothers wish I were him, I am not. You just have to deal with it.
He smiled at her, understanding what it was to mourn the loss of a sibling. As much as he missed Jade, he was glad he at least had Hannah to fall back on. She had Katie's beauty – without the abrasive personality.
To any of them, as much as I wanted to eat the human.
As much as he'd loved Lilith, Andre had told him she wasn't meant to be his mate and encouraged him to focus on his duty rather than the woman.
The bastard side of him said it, much as he had tried to fight the thought down.
Neither of the customers nor the bartender had so much as noticed him leave his seat.
He had a couple of drinks—not as much as me—but he wasn't drunk.
If exhaustion truly was mental as much as physical, he'd conquered its demon as he edged to the side of the road without slowing his pace, allowing an infrequent car to pass.
I'm really not a bastard, at least not as much as you think.
I love Fred, almost as much as I love you.
I really enjoyed your company and I shouldn't have—I didn't mourn my husband near as much as he deserved.
I love her almost as much as I do my own children.
If another boy gave her so much as a second look, he had words with him.
As much as she loved him, he had never been a pet.
Don't let him into this house when I'm not here — and if he ever so much as touches you in a way you don't like, tell me.
He had a streak of honor that marked him the son of a White God as much as his golden eyes.
Our duty is to the little humans as much as to our own.
As much as she hated her life, she loved her Talia.
As much as he wanted to kill a few vamps, he wasn't here for that.
Until that time came when their sparring became a final battle, she'd learn as much as she could from the ancient warrior.
As much as I hate to say this, there's a reason fate pulls your guard down when it's time for you to meet your match.
As much as Darian empathized, he did what he thought necessary.
She balanced herself as much as she could with the rumbling ground and then ran straight into the magic.
Vara trusts no one, much as you do, but he trusts Taran.
It rules me as much as I do.
As much as she ate, she didn't seem to dent the plate of food.
Once, he'd wanted her as much as he did vengeance.
And never to me, as much as I've done for you.
Vara, Rissa…they'd suffered as much as he did, and he'd refused to believe anyone else was suffering.
I depend upon you as much as Vara.
Of course, the horses didn't need the rest as much as Gerald needed the relief from riding.
Without so much as a goodbye kiss, he left the room.
She missed the goat milk and making cheese as much as she did the scheduled milking.
That part hurt as much as anything else.
He as much as told me he thinks I'm a high priced...
As much as he looked forward to a life with Megan, at times the thought was intimidating.
The idea he'd never solve this mystery infuriated him, but not as much as the idea she was able to sneak up on him at will.
His wariness scared her as much as the thugs had.
He hated that phrase as much as the cold shoulder.
As much as he hated the idea of being cornered, he began to think there was no walking away.
The girl didn't respond, but he knew she wouldn't disobey his command, as much as she might Jessi's.
As much as you might like that, no.
The height of the male at the shoulder when full grown is usually from 8 to lc, ft., occasionally as much as II, and possibly even more.
He was a native of Berri, like herself, a stern but kindly taskmaster who treated her much as Dr Johnson treated Fanny Burney.
Dissipation seems largely dependent on meteorological conditions, but the phenomena at different stations vary so much as to suggest that the connexion is largely indirect.
All Alexius had to do was to sit still, keep out of his father's way as much as possible and await the natural course of events.
Much of the island is stony and unproductive; but cultivation has not been extended nearly as much as would be possible, and the implements are primitive.
In the district of Gennargentu they occur, rarely, as much as 3600 ft.
We learn much as to these magistrates from the large number of inscriptions that have been found (over 2000 in Ostia and Portus taken together) and also as to the cults.
The crown has a fall which may amount to as much as 18 in.
When the insurrectionary movements of 1848 broke out in Italy, his known zeal for the cause of legitimacy, as much as his reputation as an officer, marked him out for command.
They consist of a number of circular or rectangular pits sunk from the cap of a hill, and going down to a depth of in some cases as much as 120 ft., until in fact the miners have been stopped by being unable to cope with the quantity of water made when the level of the valley was reached.
They yield as much as 12 tons per acre.
If the tiller receives as much as 45 lire per month, supplemented by other wages in kind, it is said to be boaria a salario; if the principal part of his remuneration is in kind, his contract is called boaria a spesa.
Woodcutters and vine-waterers, however, sometimes earn as much as 3s.
Internally Charles left the affairs of the Italian kingdom much as he found them, except that he appears to have pursued the policy of breaking up the larger fiefs of the Lombards, substituting counts for their dukes, and adding to the privileges of the bishops.
It established that all Italian cabinets since 1880 had grossly neglected the state banks; that the two preceding cabinets had been aware of the irregularities committed by Tanlongo; that Tanlongo had heavily subsidized the press, paying as much as 20,000 for that purpose in 1888 alone; that a number of deputies, including several ex-ministers, had received from him loans of a considerable amount, which they had apparently made no effort to refund; that Giolitti had deceived the Chamber with regard to the state banks, and was open tosuspicion of having,after the arrest of Tanlongo, abstracted a number of documents from the latters papers before placing the remainder in the hands of the judicial authorities.
Does it not look very much as though you were being punished?
Previously John, disregarding the custom of the past, had taken as much as he could extort.
Wren apparently did not himself approve of this second design, for he got the king to give him permission to alter it as much as he liked, without showing models or drawings to any one, and the actual building bears little resemblance to the approved design, to which it is very superior in almost every possible point.
Brown and Escombe have shown that the amount of solar energy taken up by a green leaf may often be fifty times as much as it can utilize in the constructive processes of which it is the seat.
And it is a plausible conjecture that the vegetation of the globe had already in its main features been constituted at this period much as it exists at the present moment.
This was accompanied in Europe by a drastic weeding out of Miocene types, ultimately leaving the flora pretty much as it now exists.
In the Gnetaceous Welwitschia it possesses a vegetable type whose extraordinary peculiarities make it seem amongst contemporary vegetation much as some strange and extinct animal form would if suddenly endowed with life.
We speak of the Saracen very much as we speak of the Norman; for of the Mussulman masters of Sicily very many must have been only artificial Arabs, Africans who had adopted the creed, language and manners of Arabia.
And the inner mind of Butler has moral anchorage in the Analogy, quite as much as in the Sermons.
The Moguls, though baptized, are in fact believers in fetishism as much as the unconverted Samoyedes.
In the expected war with Poland, which followed quickly, the Russians were so successful that the arrangement was upheld; but it was soon found that the Cossacks, though they professed unbounded devotion to the Orthodox tsar, disliked Muscovite, quite as much as Polish, interference in their internal affairs, and some of their leaders were in favour of substituting federation with Poland for annexation by Russia.
The province produces much wheat, barley, rice, millet, cotton, but the authorities every now and then prohibiting the export of cereals, the people generally sow just as much as they think will suffice for their own wants.
The American railways do not have to face this situation; but, after a long term of years, when they were allowed to do much as they pleased, they have now been brought sharply to book by almost every form of constituted authority to be found in the states, and they are suffering from increased taxation, from direct service requirements, and from a general tendency on the part of regulating authorities to reduce rates and to make it impossible to increase them.
The rails, which for heavy main line traffic may weigh as much as too lb per yard, or even more, are rolled in lengths of from 30 to 60 ft., and sleepers are placed under them at intervals of between 2 and 3 ft.
The maximum rate of combustion may be as much as so lb of coal per square foot of grate per hour, and in exceptional cases even a greater rate than this has been maintained.
In all countries passenger trains must vary in weight according to the different services they have to perform; suburban Weight trains, for example, meant to hold as many pas ah d sengers as possible, and travelling at low speeds, do not weigh so much as long-distance expresses, which include dining and sleeping cars, and on which, from considerations of comfort, more space must be allowed each occupant.
We eat only to appease our hunger, we drink only so much as it is good for temperate persons to do.
Raised from seed it may become a tree 40 to as much as 70 ft.
Celestine did not dare so much as to threaten him with excommunication.
By his writings, as much as by his explorations, Rockhill has made his name great in the annals of Asiatic research.
Commercial relations with Arabia remain much as they were in 1875.
It is therefore obviously much thicker than the clitellum in the limicolous forms. The position of the clitellum, which is universal in occurrence, varies much as does the number of component segments.
In 1229 the Order began the conquest of Prussia, founding fortresses at each step to rivet its conquests (for instance, at Thorn, named after Toron in Palestine), much as the AngloNormans had done in their conquest of Wales.
It is only in their centre that they reach altitudes of as much as 2000-2500 ft.
Experiments upon the growth of barley for fifty years in succession on rather heavy ordinary arable soil resulted in showing that the produce by mineral manures alone is larger than that without manure; that nitrogenous manures alone give more produce than mineral manures alone; and that mixtures of mineral and nitrogenous manure give much more than either used alone - generally twice, or more than twice, as much as mineral manures alone.
The spruce bears the smoke of great cities better than most of the Abietineae; but in suburban localities after a certain age it soon loses its healthy appearance, and is apt to be affected with blight (Eriosoma), though not so much as the Scotch fir and most of the pines.
Salivary glands are present, and in some carnivorous forms (Dolium) these secrete free sulphuric acid (as much as 2% is present in the secretion), which assists the animal in boring holes by means of its FIG.
The cotton is almost entirely grown by natives in small patches round their villages, and generally it has sold for about the same price as middling American, though some of it realized as much as 25 to 30 " points on."
By this earl it was in great part rebuilt and fitted up in regard to decoration much as it now exists.
Contractors will often undertake to drill wells of moderate depth at 90 cents to $1 per foot, but the cost of a deep well may amount to as much as $7000.
The initial diameter of the well drilled from the bottom of this pit is in some instances as much as 36 in., bore-holes of the larger size being preferred, as they are less liable to become choked, and admit of the use of larger bailers for raising the oil.
The cheese-box still has a vertical cylindrical body, which may be as much as 30 ft.
In any case, it hampered the Mahommedans as much as the jealousy between Alexius and the Latins hampered the progress of the Crusade.
Conrad of Montferrat was, as much as any one man, responsible for the Third Crusade.
The Christians are an important element, constituting probably as much as a fifth of the whole population; the majority of them belong to the Orthodox Greek Church, which has two patriarchs in Syria, at Antioch and Jerusalem.
Wollaston discovered palladium, especially interesting for its striking property of absorbing (" occluding ") as much as 376 volumes of hydrogen at ordinary temperatures, and 643 volumes at 90 0.
The limiting law expressing the behaviour of gases under varying temperature and pressure assumes the form pv= RT; so stated, this law is independent of chemical composition and may be regarded as a true physical law, just as much as the law of universal gravitation is a true law of physics.
It is remarkable that even a small addition of zinc-white (oxide of zinc) to the reddish varieties especially causes a considerable diminution in the intensity of the colour, while dilution with artificial precipitated sulphate of lime ("annalin") or sulphate of baryta ("blanc fix") acts pretty much as one would expect.
It has also gained admittance into Ireland, and now abounds there as much as in England.
Vespasian could be liberal to impoverished senators and knights, to cities and towns desolated by natural calamity, and especially to men of letters and of the professor class, several of whom he pensioned with salaries of as much as £boo a year.
Growing specimens of good colour and in fruit are if possible selected, and cleansed as much as practicable from adhering foreign particles, either in the sea or a rocky pool.
The paper with the specimen is then carefully removed from the water by sliding it over the edge of the dish so as to drain it as much as possible.
The paper, with the specimen upwards, is then laid on bibulous paper for a few minutes to absorb as much as possible of the superfluous moisture.
In 1801, when the audiencia - of which the captain-general was ex officio president - began its functions at that point, the governor of Santiago became subordinated in political matters as much as in military.
His services in the regeneration of the Turkish power can hardly be over-estimated; all agree in recognizing his great qualities and the charm of his character; even Timur is said to have admired him so much as to offer him his daughter in marriage.
Indeed, the rank and file bluntly told him as much as he rode with the marching columns.
During the reign of her cousin Anne (1730-1740), Elizabeth effaced herself as much as possible; but under the regency of Anne Leopoldovna the course of events compelled the indolent but by no means incapable beauty to overthrow the existing government.
This triumphant issue was mainly due to the diplomatic ability of the new vice chancellor, Alexius BestuzhevRyumin, whom Elizabeth, much as she disliked him personally, had wisely placed at the head of foreign affairs immediately after her accession.
Fleming rightly regards it as not a little curious that for materials differing so much as this cast cobalt and soft annealed iron the hysteretic exponent should in both cases be so near to 1.6.
An experiment by Ewing showed that by the operation of stretching an annealed iron wire beyond the limits of elasticity the permeability under a magnetizing force of about 3 units was reduced by as much as 75%.
Nickel exhibited retraction from the very beginning (as observed by Barrett), its greatest change of length considerably exceeding that undergone by iron; in a field of Boo the original length was diminished by as much as 1/40,000 part, but stronger forces failed to produce any further effect.
In nickel-steels containing about 50 and 70% of nickel the maximum increase of the constants is as much as 7 or 8%.
According to the best determinations the value of elm does not exceed 1.8X Io', and T is of the order of Io 15 second, the period of luminous vibrations; hence OM/M must always be less than 109 H, and therefore the strongest fields yet reached experimentally, which fall considerably short of Io %, could not change the magnetic moment M by as much as a ten-thousandth part.
In later times, pay was substituted for the aes hordearium, three times as much as that of the infantry.
The female burrows in the epidermis much as the female trap-door spider burrows in turf in order to make a nest in which to rear her young.
Some of the streets remain much as they were in the medieval period, and many of the houses display more or less of Norman decoration.
Silver fox is one of the most valuable of all furs, as much as £480 having been given for an unusually fine pair of skins in 1902.
The end of the period was thus brought about by the internal decay of its method and principles quite as much as by the variety of external causes which contributed to transfer men's interests to other subjects.
So firmly rooted in the land was this practice, that Coloman, much as he needed the assistance of the Holy See in his foreign policy, was only with the utmost difficulty induced, in 1106, to bring the Hungarian church into line with the rest of the Catholic world by enforcing clerical celibacy.
It was as much as the governor could do to save the state from destruction, let alone reform it.
It was as much as Matthias could do to keep the civic life of Hungary from expiring altogether, and nine-tenths of his burgesses were foreigners with no political interest in the country of their adoption.
The "Day of Dupes," as this famous day was called, was the only time that Louis took so much as a step toward the dismissal of a minister who was personally distasteful to him but who was indispensable.
What requires explanation is not the imperfection of actual images so much as the possibility of their being as good as we find them.
For I am able to give you salvation, as much as the 1 Cod.
These mines have produced as much as 181,040.2 Spanish oz.
Sufferers from mental disease are still regarded too much as troublesome persons to be hidden away in humane keeping, rather than as cases of manifold and obscure disease, to be studied and treated by the undivided attention of physicians of the highest skill.
Perhaps no advance in medicine has done so much as the study of tuberculosis to educate the public in the methods and value of research in medical subjects, for the results, and even the methods, of such labours have been brought home not only to patients and their friends, but also to the farmer, the dairyman, the butcher, the public carrier, and, indeed, to every home in the land.
Boats carrying as much as 600 tons are often able to proceed as far up stream as Strassburg, and smaller craft get as far as Huningen, a little above Basel.
On reaching Dort the rafts are broken up and sold, a single raft sometimes producing as much as £30,000.
The Tower was injured, and a portion of the roof of the church of St Mary-leBow, Cheapside, was carried off and fell some distance away, being forced into the ground as much as 20 ft., a proof of the badness of the thoroughfares as well as of the force of the wind.
The working out of each floor is conducted much as if it were a bed of corresponding thickness.
In view of the anticipated arrival of substantial reinforcements from England there was no great temptation to embark on offensives; and owing to the shortage of artillery ammunition, what there was of it had to be jealously husbanded, although the French divisions were not suffering from this disability so much as the British.
The temperature varies almost as much as the rainfall.
In Upper Burma the chief source of revenue is the thathameda, a tithe or income tax which was instituted by King Mindon, and was adopted by the British very much as they found it.
An analysis of the glass of a Cairene mosque lamp shows that it is a soda-lime glass and contains as much as 4% of magnesia.
The metals grouped together above, under 1 and 2, act on steam pretty much as they do on liquid water.
The fungus assails all the green parts of the vine, and injures the leaves and young shoots as much as it does the grape itself.
In the best organized modern cane sugar estates as much as 122% of the weight of the canes treated is obtained in crystal sugar of high polarizing power, although in Louisiana, where cultivation and manufacture are alike most carefully and admirably carried out, the yield in sugar is only about 7% of the weight of the canes, and sometimes, but seldom, as much as 9%.
To secure this marvellous return, with an annual rainfall of 26 in., as much as 52,000,000 gallons of water are pumped per 24 hours from artesian wells on one estate alone.
In Java and Mauritius, where very clean canes are grown, double-bottomed defecators are generally used, and to them, perhaps as much as to the quality of the canes, may be attributed the very strong, fine sugars made in those islands.
These cakes, sold as food for cattle, fetch as much as £4 per ton in Rumania, where four or five beetroot factories are now at work.
Soils containing less than 25% of potash are likely to need special application of potash fertilizers to give good results, while those containing as much as.
Some sands contain as much as 50% of air of nearly the same composition as atmospheric air.
The Arabian camel belongs to the one-humped species, though there are many varieties differing in appearance as much as the thoroughbred race-horse from the English cart-horse.
The passage at first runs obliquely upwards in the bank, sometimes to a distance of as much as 50 ft., and expands at its termination into a cavity, the floor of which is lined with dried grass and leaves, and in which, it is said, the eggs are laid' and the young brought up. Their food consists of aquatic insects, small crustaceans and worms, which are caught under water, the sand and small stones at the bottom being turned over with their bills to find them.
In Turner's days (1544) it was worth three times as much as a snipe, and at the same peroid Belon said of it - " C'est vn Oyseau es delices des Francoys."
By 1852 the subsidy produced as much as X200 a year.
The philosophic principles and religious deductions of Dean Mansel he disliked as much as those of Newman, but he respected his arguments more.
The pots in which these wonders of patient skill are grown have to be themselves fine specimens of the keramists craft, and as much as 200 is sometimes paid for a notably well trained tree.
Physical Characteristics.The best authorities are agreed that the Japanese people do not differ physically from their Korean and Chinese neighbors as much as the inhabitants of northern Europe differ from those of southern Europe.
The African species use the nasal horns as weapons, with which they strike and toss their assailant, but the Asiatic rhinoceroses employ their sharp lower tusks much as does a boar.
Yarnold's process, using corrugated glass plates coated on one side with gold or other metal leaf, is stated to have yielded as much as 2700 grains per e.h.p. hour.
Only very few poisonous snakes (like Naja elaps) are known to resent the approach of man so much as to follow him on his retreat and to attack him.
Hypodermic injection of strychnine, in some cases as much as one to two grains (but not into a vein!), has in some cases had good results; but injection of ammonia, instead of doing any good, has disastrous sloughing results.
Steels containing as much as 12% of tungsten are now used as a material for tools intended for turning and planing iron and steel.
The water necessary to the process is pumped from the river; as much as 2000 gallons per minute is used on the larger dredges.
The pots, which are usually cylindrical with a hemispherical bottom, may hold as much as 13,000 to 16,000 oz.
At the age of fifteen he proceeded with the 12th Foot (now Suffolk Regiment) to the Rhine Campaign, and at Dettingen he distinguished himself so much as acting adjutant that he was made lieutenant.
He poses too much as a fine gentleman, and is so anxious not to be taken for a pedant of the vulgar scholastic kind that he falls into the hardly more attractive pedantry of the aesthete and virtuoso.
Besides these variations in the number of ridges or plates of which each tooth is composed, the thickness of the enamel varies so much as to have given rise to a distinction between a " thick-plated " and a " thin-plated " variety - the latter being most prevalent among specimens from the Arctic regions.
The regular tides are hardly perceptible, but, under the influence of barometric pressure and wind, the sea-level occasionally varies as much as ft.
As much as this is perhaps conceded by most, if not all, schools of Bible criticism of to-day.
Conscious that he must spare his small force as much as possible, he abstained from such vigorous attacks as he had made in 1672 and 1673.
The antlers are greatly palmated and of enormous size, fine specimens measuring as much as 11 ft.
The continental shelf is the gentle slope which extends from the edge of the land to a depth usually about loo, though in some cases as much as 300 fathoms, and is there demarcated by an abrupt increase in the steepness of the slope to ocean depths.
A very interesting feature is the small proportion of calcium carbonate, the amount present being usually less as the depth is greater; red clay from depths exceeding 3000 fathoms does not contain so much as 1% of calcareous matter.
In the North Sea north of the Dogger Bank, for instance, the disk is visible in calm weather to a depth of from io to 16 fathoms, but in rough weather only to 62 fathoms. Knipovitch occasionally observed great transparency in the cold waters of the Murman Sea, where he could see the disk in as much as 25 fathoms, and a similar phenomenon has often been reported from Icelandic waters.
In some of its districts no rain falls for two years at a time, elsewhere scarcely as much as io in.
The odour of Siam benzoin is partly due to the presence of vanillin, and the substance contains as much as 38% of benzoic acid but no cinnamic acid.
The castle, built c. 1446 by Cormac McCarthy, was of immense strength, and parts of its walls are as much as 18 ft.
But Pappenheim fell in the moment of victory and his death disheartened the Imperialists almost as much as the fall of Gustavus had disheartened the Swedes.
The religious ideas in South Germany were affected by the development of a reform party in Switzerland, under the influence of Zwingli, who claimed that at Einsiedeln, near the lake of Zurich, he had begun to preach the gospel of Christ in the year 1516 " before any one in my locality tion in had so much as heard the name of Luther."
The whole body of freemen composed the General Court until other towns than Plymouth had been organized, the first of which were Scituate in 1636 and Duxbury in 1637, and then the representative form of government was adopted and there was a gradual differentiation between Plymouth the town and Plymouth the 1882 the assessment of realty increased nearly twelve times as much as personalty.
These varied in the different culture provinces according to the natural supply, and the presence or absence of good tool material counted for as much as the presence or absence of good substances on which to work.
In later patterns, the sight is automatic pure and simple, the lever is rigidly attached to the rocking-bar, and the range scale and gear for raising the sights dispensed with, much as shown in fig.
We may conclude that Balaam was an ancient figure of traditions originally common to all the Hebrews and their allies, and afterwards appropriated by individual tribes; much as there are various St Georges.
The prophets are not to be confined to these forms, but may "give thanks as much as they will."
The Army of the North was to concentrate in three fractions - around Solre, Beaumont and Philippeville - as close to Charleroi as was practicable; and he arranged to screen the initial movements of the troops as much as possible, so as to prevent the allies from discovering in time that their centre was aimed at.
As much as 200,000 tons of phosphate have been raised in these provinces, but in 1906 the total production of Spain was only 1300 tons.
Along the whole west coast the climate resembles nothing in the British Islands so much as Cork and Kerry, for there are the same wet gales from a western ocean, the same clouds gathering on the dripping sides of wild mountains, an equal absence of severe frosts and hot sunshine, and a rich and evergreen vegetation.
Between 1895 and 1906 they rose 15% bn the average among males of all ages, and as much as 30% among women and girl workers.
His income was long above $15,000 per year, frequently as much as $ 3 5,000 or more.
Having urged this view upon the country, when war was declared he felt that it would be inconsistent for him not to share personally in the perils of a conflict which he believed to be a just one, and which he had done as much as he could to bring about.
It is at best an unfruitful assumption; and the tendency of students of sociology is to treat discussions as to sovereignty much as modern physiologists treat discussions as to "vital force" or "vital principle."
The cost of the superstructure increases very much as the span increases, but the greater the cost of the substructure, the larger the span which is economical.
In diameter the pillars vary from 15 to 20 in., and in height some are as much as 20 ft.
To these powerful connexions as much as to his piety and ability, he owed the immense influence he possessed.
Columba was honoured by his countrymen, the Scots of Britain and Ireland, as much as by his Pictish converts, and in his character of chief ecclesiastical ruler he gave formal benediction and inauguration to Aidan, the successor of Conall, as king of the Scots.
It thus appears that if the amplitude of vibration could be as much as 1 o_2 of the wave-length, the aether would be an excessively rare medium with very slight elasticity; and yet it would be capable of transmitting the supply of solar energy on which all terrestrial activity depends.
Only two young, rarely three or four, are born, and they may measure as much as 50 mm.
They consist of large unworked blocks of a travertine which naturally splits into roughly rectangular blocks; these are quite irregular, and often as much as 9 ft.
Still the Knights had been driven beyond the Vistula, and Poland had secured a seaboard; and it was due entirely to the infinite patience and tenacity of the king that even as much as this was won at last.
The Cossacks were supposed to be left alone as much as possible by the Polish government so long as they faithfully fulfilled their chief obligation of guarding the frontiers of the Republic from Tatar raids.
Some of the smaller gardens in Europe, and perhaps a majority of those in other parts of the world, pay much attention to this side, but the more important collections are as much as possible limited to natural species and wild animals.
A purified specimen of such Debreczin soda was found to contain as much as 90% of real carbonate, NaCO 3, and 4 of common salt.
Schools of the Frankfort type take French as their only foreign language in the first three years of the course, and aim at achieving in six years as much as has been achieved by the Gymnasia in nine; and it is maintained that, in six years, they succeed in mastering a larger amount of Latin literature than was attempted a generation ago, even in the best Gymnasia of the old style.
The difficulties of coaling and the obligations of neutrality hampered these commerce-destroyers as much as the Federal vessels that were chasing them, but, in spite of drawbacks, the guerre de course was the most successful warlike operation undertaken by the Confederacy.
The mixture is then allowed to settle in the iron vessel, access of air being prevented as much as practicable, and the clear liquor is syphoned off.
And after the establishment of the monarchy, though the conditions for an accurate chronology now existed, errors by some means or other found their way into the figures; so that the dates, as we now have them, are in many cases at fault by as much as two to three decades of years.
How long before this the Nativity should be placed the Gospel does not enable us to say precisely, but as Herod's decree of extermination included all infants up to two years of age, and as a sojourn of the Holy Family in Egypt of unknown length intervened between the massacre and Herod's death, it is clear that it is at least possible, so far as the evidence of this Gospel goes, that the birth of Christ preceded Herod's death by as much as two or three years.
After a few days, when the mantle bearing the shell valves has developed so much as to enclose the whole body, the young cockle sinks to the bottom and commences to follow the habits of the adult..
On the death of the childless tsar Theodore (January 7, 1598), self-preservation quite as much as ambition constrained Boris to seize the throne.
In Spain, national pride in the founder aided the Society's cause almost as much as royal patronage did in Portugal; and the third house was opened in Gandia under the protection of its duke, Francisco Borgia, a grandson of Alexander VI.
The word is used loosely, especially by Hindu authors, to designate all the tribes which from time to time invaded India from the north, much as all the tribes who invaded China are indiscriminately termed Tatars.
They had also to free themselves as much as possible from the world; but in truth they lived very much as their non-Manichaean fellow-citizens.
Heavy terminal moraines and outwashed fluviatile plains have been laid on the cuesta remnants, increasing their height as much as 100 ft.
On account of the rapid deposition of sediment near the main channel at times of overflow, the flood plain, as is normally the case on mature valley floors, has a lateral slope of as much as 5, 10, or even 12 ft.
Here clastic rocks predominate, while limestone is more abundant in the interior, If the maximum thicknesses of all Devonian formations be added together, the total for the system is as much as 15,000 ft.; but such a thickness is not found in any one pluce.
The present height of the deposits, in some places as much as 10,000 ftgives some suggestion of the changes in topography which have taken place since the early Tertiary.
The marine Pliocene of the continent has its greatest development in California (the Merced series, peninsula of San Francisco), where it is assigned a maximum thickness of nearly 6000 ft., and possibly as much as 13,000 ft.
Marine Pliocene beds are reported to have an altitude of as much as 5000 ft.
In five years from the discovery of gold at Coloma on the American river, the yield from the auriferous belt of the Sierra Nevada had risen to an amount estimated at between sixty-five and seventy millions of dollars a year, or five times as much as the total production of this metal throughout the world at the beginning of the century.
His critical principles are explained in the preface, where he dwells on the necessity of starting as much as possible from trustworthy contemporary sources, or at least from those nearest to antiquity - the touchstone by which verbal traditions can be tested being contemporary poems. He inclines to rationalism, rejecting the marvellous and recasting legends containing it in a more historical spirit; but he makes an exception in the accounts of the introduction of Christianity into Norway and of the national saint St Olaf.
The charm of the Orkneys does not lie in their ordinary physical features, so much as in beautiful atmospheric effects, extraordinary examples of light and shade, and rich coloration of cliff and sea.
His eloquence was of the vehement order; but it wins hearers and readers by the strength of its passion, the energy of its truth, the pregnancy and elegance of its expression, just as much as it repels them by its heat without light, its sophistical argumentaiions, and its elaborate hair-splittings.
But with the written dialogues of Plato he always continued to agree almost as much as he disagreed.
Acting on this hint, not Aristotle but the Peripatetics inferred that all logic is an instrument (6pyavov) of all sciences; and by the time of Andronicus, who was one of them and sometimes called " the eleventh from Aristotle," the order, LogicPhysics-Metaphysics, had become established pretty much as we have it now.
Virtuous activities determine happiness, and a virtuous man is happy in this life, in spite of misfortunes unless they be too great; while after death he will not feel the misfortunes of the living so much as to change his happiness.
It ought to be remarked that the new moons, determined in this manner, may differ from the astronomical new moons sometimes as much as two days.
By 1863 a great embankment and a roadway were completed along the river, which may rise as much as 50 ft.
It was due to Lightfoot's support almost as much as to his own great merits that Westcott was elected to the chair on the 1st of November 1870.
In Pennsylvania as much as $300,000 changed hands for plants in one week, and frequently the young trees were sold two and three times over within a few days at ever-advancing prices.
As will have been gathered, spun silk is pure silk just as much as that used by the throwster.
These declarations were obviously a concession to the widespread feeling, among civilized nations, that peace is an object in itself, an international political condition requiring its code of methods and laws just as much as the domestic political conditions of nations require their codes of methods and laws.
This star was seen to possess an apparent motion similar to that which would be a consequence of the nutation of the earth's axis; but since its declination varied only one half as much as in the case of y Draconis, it was obvious that nutation did not supply the requisite solution.
Little control was exercised by the rulers of Kabul, and the country was administered by local chiefs or Afghan Sirdars very much as they pleased.
Another curious feature of Mauna Loa, and to some extent of other Hawaiian volcanoes, is the great number of caves, some of them as much as 60 to 80 ft.
The average yield per acre of cane-sugar is the greatest in the world, 30 to 40.tons of cane being an average per acre, and as much as rot tons of sugar having been produced from a single acre under irrigation.
In the fiscal year 1908 the exports from Hawaii to foreign countries were valued at $597,640, ten times as much as in 1905 ($59,54 1); the imports into Hawaii from foreign countries were valued at $4,682,399 in the fiscal year 1908, as against $3,014,964 in 1905.
In machinery, abrasion between moving surfaces has to be prevented as much as possible by the use of suitable materials, good fitting and lubrication.
Single olive trees of first quality yield sometimes as much as 2 gallons of oil, and this with little trouble or expense beyond the collecting and pressing of the fallen fruit.
But their psychological method and idealism produced another mistake - the tendency to a modicum of realism, as much as seemed to this or that author to follow from psychological idealism.