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  • I'm not very good at that anyway.

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  • I suppose I'm simply not very ambitious.

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  • You're not very good at following someone.

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  • Only his eyes gave any indication of emotion – and that not very much.

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  • There was lots of stuff about the 'soiled doves' but not very many full names.

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  • I'm not very good with numbers.

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  • Whoa, that's not very ladylike.

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  • I'm not very good.

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  • But not very good, I guess.

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  • Dalton himself made many analyses with the purpose of establishing his views, but his skill as an analyst was not very great.

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  • Rudolph was not very successful in restoring internal peace to Germany.

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  • The same society which produced his infamous favourites also produced St Philip of Moscow, and by refusing to listen to St Philip Ivan sank below even the not very lofty moral standard of his own age.

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  • The former would be an exact submultiple of the 30-day month, but the exact relation of seven days to the month is not very clear.

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  • The soil is not very productive, although agriculture flourishes in the valleys and on the level ground; grain has to be imported to meet the demand.

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  • As regards chronology he is not very trustworthy; on the other hand, his moderation towards opponents, not excepting Cyril, deserves recognition.

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  • Arrangements not very different in general principle were put into practice in the United States by Fessenden, de Forest and others.

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  • Hence it will be seen that the difference between various forms of the so-called spark systems of wireless telegraphy is not very great.

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  • If such are our conclusions, we return to a possible basis for theism not very far removed from that of intuitionalism.

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  • The growth of the leaf is at first apical, but this is not very prolonged, and the subsequent enlargement is due to an intercalary growing region near the base.

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  • Some observers consider that the yeast nucleus possesses a typical nuclear structure, and exhibits division by mitosis, but the evidence for this is not very satisfactory.

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  • This solution is not very stable, since on exposure to air it slowly oxidizes and becomes turbid owing to the gradual precipitation of sulphur.

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  • In the fulfilment of this supposed mission he was not very successful, because his conception of national happiness and the means of obtaining it differed widely from that of the peoples whom he wished to benefit.

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  • For instance, it is not very uncommon to find persons who can make loud sounds by partially dislocating and restoring the toe, knee, or other joints, and some experiments made with the Fox girls in 1851 supported the view that they made raps by this method.

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  • In view of the not very great accuracy of thermochemical measurements, the precise definition of the heat-unit employed is not a matter of special importance.

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  • That the rule is not very accurate may be seen from the following example.

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  • His appointing power is not very extensive, as nearly all officials, except judges, are elected by popular vote.

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  • The early financial history of the state is not very creditable.

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  • The subsequent history of China is mainly a record of struggles with various tribes, commonly, but not very correctly, called Tatars.

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  • In 1775 he was removed to the castle of Joux, to which, however, he was not very closely confined, having full leave to visit in the town of Pontarlier.

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  • Fechner's position in reference to predecessors and contemporaries is not very sharply defined.

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  • The acme of this dominion was reached about the end of the 3rd millennium B.C., and thereafter there ensued a certain, though not very serious, decline.

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  • With certain modifications in principle not very important, but characterized by much more elaborate detail, Aldrovandus adopted Belon's method of arrangement, but in a few respects there is a manifest retrogression.

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  • Confining our attention here to ornithology, Cuvier's arrangement of the class Aver is now seen to be not very much better than any which it superseded.

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  • Of the thirty-six plates illustrating this volume, a small folio, twenty are devoted to Ornithology, and contain figures, which, it must be allowed, are not very successful, of several species rare at the time.

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  • In the evolution of these laws Dr Cornay had most laudably studied, as his observations prove, a vast number of different types, and the upshot of his whole labours, though not very clearly stated, was such as to wholly subvert the classification at that time generally adopted by French ornithologists.

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  • In 1755 he was appointed to a small congregation at Needham Market, in Suffolk, where he was not very successful.

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  • The Pliocene deposits are not very widely spread and are generally of fresh-water origin excepting near the coast, but marine Pliocene beds have been found at el Forklus in the Palmyra desert.

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  • The district belonging to it, including amongst other places Riblah (of importance on account of its situation), was not very extensive.

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  • The use of mercury cups is open to many objections on account of the fact that the mercury becomes oxidized, and such instruments are not very convenient for transportation.

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  • This treatise was probably composed at a date not very different from that of the Leiden papyrus.

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  • She was not very fortunate in this first marriage, but her brother's accession to the throne made her, next to their mother Louise of Savoy, the most powerful woman of the kingdom.

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  • Inside the syncytium is a not very regular layer of circular muscle fibres, and within this again some rather scattered longitudinal fibres; there is no endothelium.

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  • Its boundaries are not very well defined, but it may be said in general to have been north of the territory of Gilead.

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  • But the French had just before bombarded Algiers and Tripoli, even menacing Chios (Scio), where some pirates had put in with French captives; and the mediation of France was not very actively exercised.

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  • The material loss inflicted on the French was not very great, but its effect in raising the moral of the raw Prussian cavalry and increasing their confidence in their old commander was enormous.

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  • That there is no essential difference between the two is, however, shown by the facts that the seeds of the peach will produce nectarines, and vice versa, and that it is not very uncommon, though still exceptional, to see peaches and nectarines on the same branch, and fruits which combine in themselves the characteristics of both nectarines and peaches.

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  • Auriferous sands, but not very rich, have been discovered in the feeders of Lake Hanka and the Suifong river, as also on the smaller islands of the Gulf of Peter the Great.

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  • Literature - modern as well as ancient - occupied his attention; one of his works was a translation of four parts of Clarissa; and translations of some of the then current English paraphrases on biblical books manifested his sympathy with a school which, if not very learned, attracted him by its freer air.

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  • Hence it is not very easy to determine experimentally the law of magnetic force between poles.

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  • In the case of iron containing 7.5% of tungsten (W), the residual induction had a remarkably high value; the coercive force, however, was not very great.

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  • Some good mines, like Morro Velho and the abandoned Gongo Soco, have been developed in Minas Geraes, but the great majority are small and not very productive.

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  • The educational advantages of Richard Cobden were not very ample.

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  • With but a short stretch of sea-coast, and possessing only one important seaport, Fiume, the mercantile marine of Hungary is not very developed.

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  • Since the maxima occur when u = (m +1)7r it nearly, the successive values are not very different from 4 4 4 &c The application of these results to (3) shows that the field is brightest at the centre =o, =0, viz.

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  • The line of the streets is as a rule irregular, but the town as a whole is not very picturesque.

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  • His characteristics in his prose fiction and descriptive work are not very different from those of his poetry.

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  • An important academical position was, on the other hand, one of the reasons why a physician not very different in his way of thinking from the English physicians of the age of Queen Anne was able to take a far more predominant position in the medical world.

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  • We have said that this advance is often quoted, not very wisely, to signify that in modern progress "medicine" has fallen behind surgery - as if the art of the physician were not one and indivisible.

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  • It seems probable that, in a period geologically not very remote, the " Albertine " system will consist of one great river, extending from the northern slopes of the Kivu range, where the Ruchuru has its rise, to the existing junction of the Victoria Nile with Albert Nyanza.

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  • Chaka's own dominions, despite his conquests, were not very extensive.

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  • This type of pump is, however, not very efficient, for there is not only leakage about the valves and between the piston and cylinder, but at a certain degree of exhaust the air within the vessel is insufficient to raise the inlet valve; this last defect has been met in some measure by using an extension of the piston to open and close the valve.

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  • The instances alleged are, many of them at least, not very distinctive.

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  • Amber is extracted by Kachins in the Hukawng valley beyond the administrative border, but the quality of the fossil resin is not very good.

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  • Probably the feeling of amity on the part of the Burmese government was not very strong; but so long as the prince by whom the treaty was concluded continued in power, no attempt was made to depart from its main stipulations.

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  • It is not very stable, water decomposing it into alcohol and the alkaline carbonate.

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  • Thorpe, Ancient Laws and Institutes of England (1840) is not very trustworthy.

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  • He appears to have striven earnestly to do something for the education of the ignorant inhabitants of Brittany but his efforts were not very successful, and he soon abandoned the task.

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  • The account is not very clear, but seems to imply the use of a concave mirror rather than a lens, which might be suggested by the word orbem.

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  • This is much the same as Cardan's method published eight years earlier, but though more detailed is not very clear.

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  • In 1764, with the aid of his assistant, William Irvine (1743-1787), he further measured the latent heat of steam, though not very accurately.

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  • The romance is probably a somewhat late, and not very skilful, compilation.

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  • It is not very frequently found in Japan, perhaps because, under favorable social conditions, it tends to pass into the Manchu-Korean type.

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  • Bloodstone is not very widely distributed, but is found in the basaltic rocks of the Isle of Rum in the west of Scotland, and in a few other localities.

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  • Though represented in English by two symbols this is a single sound, which may be either interdental or, as frequently in English, produced "by keeping the tongue loosely behind the upper front teeth, so that the breath escapes partly between the tongue and the teeth, and partly, if the teeth are not very closely set, through the interstices between them" (Jespersen).

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  • He seems to have performed the same not very honourable office in the case of two other journals - Dormer's Letter and the Mercurius Politicus; and to have written in these and other papers until nearly the end of his life.

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  • They are all more or less poisonous, paralysing their prey before, or during the act of swallowing; the poison-fangs standing so far back in the mouth, these snakes cannot easily inflict wounds with them on man; moreover, the poison is not very strong and not available in large quantities.

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  • His diction is still very artificial, the poetic diction of Delille transformed in the direction of Hugo, but not very much.

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  • Trent lives rather on its historical souvenirs than on its industries, which are not very extensive, viticulture, silk-spinning and the preparation of salami (a strongly spiced kind of Italian sausage) being the chief.

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  • The religion and laws of the country are Mahommedan, though the precepts of that faith are not very rigorously observed.

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  • Villehardouin himself, however, undoubtedly held this dignity, and certain minute and perhaps not very trustworthy indications, chiefly of an heraldic character, have led his most recent biographers to lay it down that he was not born earlier than 1150 or later than 1164.

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  • Desperate, but not very successful, efforts were made to enforce the statute of Labourers, of 1351, by which it was sought to maintain prices and wages as they had been before the pestilence.

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  • It is true that the cases are not very numerous where precisely the same event is described from opposite points of view, but, speaking in general terms rather than of specific incidents, we are already able to subject considerable portions of history to this test.

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  • The soil, though not very fertile, except in some of the valleys and sheltered hillsides, produces wheat, maize, barley, rye, flax, grapes, peaches, apples and other fruits.

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  • The causes and methods of these changes are, however, not very exactly defined.

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  • The position of the genus Carduelis in the family Fringillidae is not very clear.

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  • Pictorial representations in early manuscripts, and the rude effigies on their coins, are not very helpful in deciding as to the form of crown worn by the Anglo-Saxon and Danish kings of England before the Norman Conquest.

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  • His efforts to continue the investiture controversy were not very serious.

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  • Phenosafranine is not very stable in the free state; its chloride forms green plates.

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  • But the indications derived from the later touches added to his work, which form the sole evidence on the subject, would rather lead to the conclusion that his life was not very prolonged.

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  • Mensuration, then, is mainly concerned with quadratureformulae and cubature formulae, and, to a not very clearly defined extent, with the methods of obtaining such formulae; a quadrature-formula being a formula for calculating the numerical representation of an area, and a cubature-formula being a formula for calculating the numerical representation of a volume, in terms, in each case, of the numerical representations of particular data which determine the area or the volume.

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  • There is not very much variety among these treatises, one of the earliest, valuable on account of its rarity, is the block-book by Hartlieb, Die Kunst Ciromantia, 4 published at Augsburg about 1470 (probably, but it bears no imprint of place or date).

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  • The soil is not very fertile.

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  • The lessons, which were not very successful, lasted for about a year, and were then interrupted by Haydn's second visit to England (January 1794 to July 1795), where he produced the last six of his " Salomon " symphonies.

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  • When the value of dyldx is not very small E is no longer constant, but is rather greater in compression and rather less in extension than -yP. This can be seen by considering that the relation between p and is given by a curve and not by a straight line.

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  • Other forks gave results not very different.

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  • A plan of teaching him Greek by some kind of mechanical arrangement is not very intelligible, and was quite unsuccessful.

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  • Sometimes, though not very often, the sections are in no proper sense essays, but merely commonplace book entries of singular facts or quotations, with hardly any comment.

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  • Montaigne was not altogether delighted at his election to the mayoralty, which promised him two years of responsible if not very hard work.

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  • Montaigne did not very long survive the completion of his book.

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  • Bridges of this type are not very numerous or important.

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  • The coal is all in the form of brown lignite and is not very valuable as a fuel, as it soon crumbles into a fine powder on being exposed to air.

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  • The Cursor Mundi had turned religious history into something not very different from a romance of chivalry, and in the stories of Handlyng Synne the influence of the fabliaux is not far to seek.

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  • We can obtain a pertinent illustration from the motion of a vortex ring in a fluid; if the circular core of the ring is thin compared with its diameter, and the vorticity is not very great, it is the vortical state of motion that travels across the fluid without transporting the latter bodily with it except to a slight extent very close to the core.

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  • The fundamental type of the Arabic sanctuary can be traced through all the Semitic lands, and so appears to be older than the Semitic dispersion; even the technical terms are mainly the same, so that we may justly assume that the more developed ritual and priesthoods of the settled Semites sprang from a state of things not very remote from what we find among the heathen Arabs.

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  • Having in 842 crushed a rising in Saxony, he compelled the Abotrites to own his authority, and undertook campaigns against the Bohemians, the Moravians and other tribes, but was not very successful in freeing his shores from the ravages of Danish pirates.

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  • His estimates of various great poets are not very accurate.

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  • Female writers are not very common among Slavonic nations.

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  • Dollinger's attitude to the new community was not very clearly defined.

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  • Though a word of not very strict application, it is now frequently used of the rural population of such countries as France, where the land is chiefly held by small holders, "peasant proprietors."

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  • Discipline was not acquired at once, however, and the first ventures of the force were not very successful.

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  • The idea of connecting volume and weight has received an immense impetus through the metric system, but it is not very prominent in ancient times.

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  • Asplanchnaceae; trochus circular; foot absent or minute; trophi incudate; stomach blind; males frequent, not very dissimilar to females.

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  • The Westphalian plain is broken by extensive outcrops of the underlying cretaceous beds, and is not very fertile, except in the Hellweg, a zone between the Haarstrang and the Lippe.

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  • The process is not very efficient, since the solutions are too dilute and large quantities of liquid have to be handled.

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  • Its domestic government has gradually, though not very quickly, improved since that time - the oppressive game-laws in particular having been abolished.

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  • He appoints some of the state officials, his nominations usually requiring the concurrence of the state senate; but his patronage is in most states not very largein many it is indeed insignificant because the offices of greatest importance are filled by direct popular election.

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  • Romulus Is Said To Have Divided The Year Into Ten Months Only, Including In All 304 Days, And It Is Not Very Well Known How The Remaining Days Were Disposed Of.

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  • The Real Error Is Indeed More Than Double Of This, And Amounts To A Day In 128 Years; But In The Time Of Caesar The Length Of The Year Was An Astronomical Element Not Very Well Determined.

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  • According to one account in Tacitus, Sarapis was the god of the village of Rhacotis before it suddenly expanded into a great capital; but it is not very probable that temples were erected to the dead Apis except at his Memphite tomb.

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  • Ruskin's Oxford career, broken by the two years passed abroad, was not very full of incident or of usefulness.

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  • These alterations were not very numerous nor of great importance, but such as they were they all went in the direction of catholicizing rather than of puritanizing the Prayer Book; the.

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  • Next to the son of James II., still an infant under his father's control, Mary, princess of Orange, elder daughter of James II., had the strongest claim to the crown; but the claims of the prince of Orange also, even apart from his marriage, were not very remote, since he was the son of Mary, eldest daughter of Charles I.

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  • Their boundary, between the southern portion of the Umbrians on the north-west, and of the Picentines on the north-east, was probably not very closely determined.

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  • It is difficult to see exactly where he begins to differ from Hegel; but at any rate he believes in different self-conscious persons; he does not accept the dialectical method, but believes in beginning from the personal experience of one's own self-consciousness; and, though he is not very clear on the subject, he would have to admit that a thing, such as the sun, is a different object in each person's consciousness.

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  • But when we examine his theory of the non-ego, and find that it resolves matter into active force and this into animated activity, identifies law with reason, and calls God absolute substance, we see at once that this spiritual realism is not very far from idealism.

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  • This arrangement is not very convenient, as it is difficult to protect the mirror from accidental displacement, so that the angle between the geometrical and magnetic axes may vary.

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  • Such doubtless were most of the towns of Roman Britain - thoroughly Romanized, peopled with Romanspeaking citizens, furnished with Roman appurtenances, living in Roman ways, but not very large, not very rich, a humble witness to the assimilating power of the Roman civilization in Britain.

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  • Among other ornaments we may mention hairpins, rings and ear-rings, and especially buckles which are often of elaborate workmanship. Bracelets and necklets are not very common, a fact which is rather surprising, as in early times, before the issuing of a coinage, these articles (beagas) took the place of money to a large extent.

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  • Of the actual ceremonies practised at marriage not very much is known.

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  • Further, there is satisfactory evidence that the basin of the Rhine, perhaps also a considerable area beyond, had been conquered from Celtic peoples not very long before - from which it is probable that western Germany was still in a more or less unsettled condition.

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  • But the line of division between the human and the divine is not very definite.

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  • For a time the Roman propaganda in England, which drew to itself High Churchmen like Newman and Manning, was viewed with apprehension; but though the Roman Catholic Church has grown greatly in influence in the country, the number of its adherents, in proportion to the growth of population, has not very greatly increased.

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  • The trade with the Far East, which, though not very large for any one market, is important in the aggregate, is a good deal specialized, and since the 1 000 omitted.

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  • The feast of Anahite, the Armenian Venus and spouse of the chief god Aramazd, was in the same way rededicated to the Virgin Mary, who for long was not very clearly distinguished by the Armenians from the virgin mother church.

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  • During the last sixty years of his life he was a prolific, if not very scientific, writer; he wrote for Blackwood's Magazine and Fraser's Magazine, and produced a large number of historical works.

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  • He was not very successful in negotiating the treaty on behalf of the Protestant interest in Germany, Richelieu having a special dislike to him.

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  • In actual practice the difference between the second and third methods is not very great since the fungus is the producer of the reproductive organs and generally the main constituent.

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  • The lessons of history were not very favourable to the enterprise.

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  • The industry is not very developed and consists chiefly in corn-milling and brewing.

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  • Slaving raids far into the Shan states brought on invasions from Burma, which, however, were not very successful.

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  • It is rapid in its action, but its effects are not very permanent.

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  • Many from Russia are dyed black for floor and carriage rugs; the hair is brittle, with poor underwool and not very durable; the cost, however, is small.

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  • The skins are invariably tanned and beautifully sewn, the furs are generally flat in quality and not very strong in the hair, and are retained more as curiosities than for use as a warm covering.

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  • Owing to this distribution the snow-sheet in Poland is not very thick, and spring sets in early.

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  • His success as a preacher was, at this early period, not very great; but he was soon transferred to Bridgnorth (Shropshire), where, as assistant to a Mr Madstard, he established a reputation for the vigorous discharge of the duties of his office.

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  • He, moreover, by no means limits himself to animals of his own killing, but, according to Selous, often prefers eating game that has been killed by man, even when not very fresh, to taking the trouble to catch an animal himself.

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  • Three others - "Valladolid" of about 1035, "Madrid" of 1047, and "London" of 1109 - are derivatives of the "Valcavado-Ashburnham" of 970; the eighth, "Paris II," is connected, though not very intimately, with "St Sever," otherwise "Paris I"; the ninth and tenth, "Gerona" and "Paris III," belong to the Turin group of Beatus maps.

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  • The water of the sea, though slightly brackish and not very clear, is generally used for drinking.

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  • They are monacid bases, which are not very stable; they readily take up the elements of water (when boiled with acids or alkalies), yielding amides and ammonia.

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  • The duke as a devout Catholic desired to purge the state of heresy, and initiated repressive measures against the Waldenses, but after some severe and not very successful fighting he ended by allowing them a measure of religious liberty in those valleys (156r).

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  • His Discours sur les passions, de l'amour, a striking and characteristic piece, not very long since discovered and printed, has also been assigned to this period, and has been supposed to indicate a hopeless passion for Charlotte de Roannez, the duke's sister.

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  • Yet his character as a man is nOt very distinct.

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  • The plain is not very fertile.

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  • In these contests the German king met with indifferent success, but the struggle with Saxony was not very serious, and when dying in December 919 Conrad recommended the Franconian nobles to offer the crown to Henry, the only man who could cope with the anarchy by which he had himself been baffled.

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  • They claimed the right of sanctioning taxation; they made their voice heard about the expenditure of public money; they insisted, although perhaps not very effectually, on justice being administered.

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  • The government during the first two years was not very successful; the Christian population were disappointed at finding that they still had, as in the old days, to pay rent to the Mahommedan begs.

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  • Their political ideal was an " Illyrian " kingdom, including Croatia and all the southern Sla y s in the coast district, and a not very successful movement had been started to establish a so-called Illyrian language, which should be accepted by both 'Croats and Slovenes.

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  • The same name is sometimes applied to a moist and not very hot, but yet oppressive, south-east wind which blows from time to time on the east coast.

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  • The Carthaginian war of 392-391 was not very memorable.

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  • To the sceptical the truth of Islam is held forth; and a certain, not very cogent, method of demonstration predominates.

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  • Good traditions about the origin of the Meccan revelations are not very numerous.

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  • That tradition goes back to the Prophet's favourite wife Ayesha; but as she was not born at the time when the revelation is said to have been made, it can only contain at the best what Mahomet told her years afterwards, from his own not very clear recollection, with or without fictitious additions, and this woman is little trustworthy.

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  • Unfortunately, those who took possession of this field were not very honourable.

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  • After 915 B, C insert as a separate document a short register of Mercian affairs during the same period (902-924), which might be called the acts of Æthelflaed, the famous "Lady of the Mercians," while D has incorporated it, not very skilfully, with the official continuation.

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  • These successful campaigns were probably not very costly, and prisoners, plunder and tribute poured in from them to enrich Egypt.

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  • All over Egypt there was a feeling of unrest, and the well-meant but not very successful efforts of the British to improve the state of things were making them very unpopular.

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  • The attitude may be described as due to prolonged, not very intense, discharge from reflex centres that regulate posture and are probably intimately connected with the cerebellum.

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  • The heroic poetry of the Anglo-Saxons may carry the name further back, though probably it is not very ancient, at all events on the mainland.

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  • The industry of Transylvania, although not very developed, made some progress during the last quarter of the 19th century, and is mostly in the hands of the " Saxons."

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  • Without being so forward as the rival city of Augsburg to embrace the architectural fashions of the Italian renaissance - continuing, indeed, to be profoundly imbued with the old and homely German burgher spirit, and to wear, in a degree which time has not very much impaired even yet, the quaintness of the old German civic aspect - she had imported before the close of the 15th century a fair share of the new learning of Italy, and numbered among her citizens distinguished humanists like Hartmann Schedel, Sebald Schreier, Willibald Pirkheimer and Conrad Celtes.

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  • The pictures of this earlier Nuremberg period are not many in number and not very admirable.

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  • The chief attraction for Schiller was, however, Frau von Kalb with whom he had been passionately in love in Mannheim; but not very long afterwards he made the acquaintance at Rudolstadt of the family von Lengefeld, the younger daughter of which subsequently became his wife.

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  • To the last, judging by the specimens of Scandinavian boats which have come down to us, they must have been not very seaworthy; they were shallow, narrow in the beam, pointed at both ends, and so eminently suitable for manoeuvring (with oars) in creeks and bays.

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  • The wood is light brown or yellowish white, with annular rings not very distinct, often cross-grained and of uniformly coarse texture.

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  • How such a mean and abject character submitted to remain five years in prison rather than change his principles is not very clearly explained; and as to his being despised, we have seen already that neither Henry nor Mary considered him by any means despicable.

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  • As professional story-tellers many Moors are remarkable, but the national music is monotonous and not very harmonious.

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  • The interview was not very successful.

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  • In its present form this episode appears to be not very ancient; it resembles Ruth in giving a good deal of curious archaeological detail (the feast at Shiloh) in a form which suggests that the usages referred to were already obsolete when the narrative was composed.

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  • Three years out of four at Herat it does not freeze hard enough for the people to store ice; yet it was not very far from Herat, and could not have been at a greatly higher level (at Kafir Kala, near Kassan) that, in 1750, Ahmad Shah's army, retreating from Persia, is said to have lost 18,000 men from cold in a single night.

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  • The second of the three river systems also takes its rise beyond the double wall of the Himalayas, not very far from the sources of the Indus and the Sutlej.

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  • A quarrel, the precise nature of which is not very clear though the occasion is evident, led to an entire separation from these friends.

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  • Although his data were the proper motions of only seven stars, he indicated a point near X Herculis not very far from that found by modern researches.

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  • The volume of trade is not very great, although some of the productions are exported all over Europe, and in some cases to other continents as well.

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  • Its ruins are not very extensive, though they may have been despoiled for building the great Saracenic Khan from which they take their name.

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  • The eastern half of this area is covered chiefly with volcanic plains, very dry and barren, lying between precipitous, although not very lofty, ranges; the western half is magnificently timbered, and toward the coast excessively wet.

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  • But even those who had migrated into a town with their lords' consent could not very well for long continue in serfdom.

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  • The dog, the cat, the pig, the domestic fowl (which is not very obviously related to the bantam of the woods), the buffalo, a smaller breed than that met with in the Malayan Peninsula, and in some districts bullocks of the Brahmin breed and small horses, are the principal domestic animals.

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  • The proof deals with each symbol separately; as might be expected of its author, it is both scholarly and ingenious, but, it must be admitted, not very convincing.

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  • Petechiae occur over buboes or on the abdomen, but they are not very common, except in fatal cases, when they appear shortly before death.

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  • Both these divine figures have grown out of Vedic conceptions - the genial Vishnu mainly out of a not very prominent solar deity of the same name; whilst the stern Siva, i.e.

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  • The old Finnish constitution, although precious to those whose only protection it was, was an antiquated and not very efficient instrument of government.

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  • His plans, probably not very definite, were disturbed by an imperative message from the queen, ordering him not to return to England without her permission.

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  • Manufacturing industries are not very highly developed.

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  • Heap, stall or shaft furnace roasting is not very satisfactory, as it is very difficult to transform all the sulphide into oxide.

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  • The yarns are capable of being dyed brilliant colours, but, unfortunately, the colours are not very fast to light.

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  • The ancient origin of Staden is apparent in the narrow and winding streets, though the individual houses are not very old, owing to the ravages of frequent fires.

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  • Lars Johan Hierta (1801-1872) was the leading journalist, Johan Henrik Thomander, bishop of Lund (1798-1865), the greatest orator, Matthias Alexander Castren (1813-1852) a prominent man of science, and Karl Gustaf af Forsell (1783-1848), the principal statistician of this not very brilliant period.

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  • Even the revocation of the edict of Nantes and the dragonnades have been laid to her charge, but recent investigations have tended to show that in spite of ardent Catholicism, she at least opposed, if not very vigorously, the cruelties of the dragonnades, although she was pleased with the conversions they procured.

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  • Horses, mules and donkeys, formerly exported in great numbers, are at present not very abundant, and their prices have risen much since 1880.

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  • The nature of this is not very easy to analyse, but as mental depression is closely associated with irritation of the vagus nerve and weakening of the circulation, it seems not at all unlikely that mountain air acts by accelerating the pulse and quickening the circulation, and thus creating a sense of well-being.

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  • The farm was assiduously, if not very skilfully, cultivated, and other industries were established - most of the members paying by labour for their board - but nearly all of the income, and sometimes all of it, was derived from the school, which deservedly took high rank and attracted many pupils.

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  • There are few things in literary history more remarkable than this friendship. The gifted Dorothy Wordsworth described Coleridge as "thin and pale, the lower part of the face not good, wide mouth, thick lips, not very good teeth, longish, loose, half-curling, rough, black hair," - but all was forgotten in the magic charm of his utterance.

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  • Wild birds are not very common; among them are the hawk, parrot, owl, woodpecker, kingfisher, green pigeon, African magpie, the honey-sucker and canary.

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  • His father was a master printer, not very prosperous, and the son at an early age assisted him in the actual work of the press.

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  • The first of these (by no means the best) was Les Femmes de la revolution (1854), in which Michelet's natural and inimitable faculty of dithyrambic too often gives way to tedious and not very conclusive argument and preaching.

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  • Tubers are also sometimes formed on aerial branches, as in some Aroids, Begonias, &c. The production of small green tubers on the haulm, in the axils of the leaves of the potato, is not very unfrequent, and affords an interesting proof of the true morphological nature of the underground shoots and tubers.

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  • As far as the constituents of its flora are concerned Portugal is not very dissimilar from Spain, but their distribution is peculiar.

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  • On this point Plateau's explanations are not very clear, and he sometimes expresses himself as if the time of disintegration depended only upon the capillary tension, without reference to initial disturbances at all.

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  • The squadron was not very well manned, and Byng was in particular much aggrieved because his marines were landed to make room for the soldiers who were to reinforce the garrison, and he feared that if he met a French squadron after he had lost them he would be dangerously undermanned.

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  • None the less the state officials of Bohemia, by not very scrupulous means, succeeded in persuading the estates to accept Ferdinand as heir to the throne and to consent to his coronation, which took place at Prague on the 17th of June 1617.

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  • His progressive sympathies, illustrated by his proposals to reform the monasteries and the calendar, to modify the four long fasts and to treat for union (especially with the Old Catholics), were not very well received, and in 1905 an attempt was made to depose him.

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  • Visits to the Iles d'Hieres, and the composition of a fish sauce in imitation of the ancient garum, which he sent to his friend Etienne Dolet, are associated, not very certainly, with his stay at Montpellier, which, lasting rather more than a year at first, was renewed at intervals for several years.

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  • The counter-testimony is, indeed, not very strong, and still less detailed.

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  • All this must have had some groundwork of truth in the 5th century, but it is not very wonderful if the later West Goths of Spain had a good deal fallen away from the doubtless somewhat ideal picture of Salvian.

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  • South of this belt the soils are generally sandy and are not very fertile except at altitudes of less than 50 ft., where they are loamy and of alluvial origin.

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  • It is to be noted, however, that the Trilobita, which, according to the classification here adopted, are dealt with under Arachnida, are not very far removed, except in such characters as the absence of a shellfold and of eye-stalks, from the primitive Crustacean here sketched.

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  • The plain usually forms a distinct border along the landward margins of the uplands of more ancient rock, though to the east of the Cornwall-Devon peninsula it is not very clear, and its continuity in other places is broken by inliers of the more ancient rocks, which everywhere underlie it.

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  • Attention has been called to the fact that the bare rocks and steep gradients which are common in the Western Division allow of the heavy rainfall running off the surface rapidly, while the flat and often clayey lands of the Eastern Division retain the scantier rainfall in the soil for a longer time, so that for agricultural purposes the effect of the rainfall is not very dissimilar throughout the country.

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  • This little Louvre "Annunciation" is not very compatible in style with another and larger, muchdebated "Annunciation" at the Uffizi, which manifestly came from the workshop of Verrocchio about 1473-1474, and which many critics claim confidently for the young Leonardo.

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  • Fortunately not very much of actual repainting was accomplished except on some parts of the garments.

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  • These are not very striking, the high roofs of dark slate, the cross-surmounted turrets and the lofty clock-tower being the chief features.

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  • Nothing but the arched entrance remains of the Madrasa, which is traditionally not very old.

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  • The language and dialogue of Melite are on the whole simple and natural, and though the construction is not very artful (the fifth act being, as is not unusual in Corneille, superfluous and clumsy), it is still passable.

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  • Douet d'Arcq (Paris, 1857-1862), which, however, is not very good.

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  • The English andFrench were, however, not very friendly; and in 1629, after the retirement of several of the former to an adjoining island, the remaining colonists were surprised and partly dispersed by the arrival of a Spanish fleet of thirty-nine sail.

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  • The modern descriptions, from observations made under difficulties, are not very complete.

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  • From the overflow sill the bye-wash channel may be gradually narrowed as the crest of the embankment is passed, the water being prevented from attaining undue velocity by steps of heavy masonry, or, where the gradient is not very steep, by irregularly set masonry.

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  • I could also discern the Moon-like phase of Venus, but not very distinctly, nor without some niceness in disposing the Instrument.

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  • The former term is obviously incorrect, since a quantity is not a number; and the latter is not very suggestive.

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  • Consequently the rules relating to contract are not very numerous.

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  • He sailed for France in August 1415, with an army compact and well-equipped, but not very numerous.

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  • It is one which, as long as beliefs are not very divergent, keeps up a sense of brotherhood overruling the diversity of opinion.

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  • Both contain occasional state papers, and not very trustworthy reports of parliamentary proceedings., The publication of debates was not authorized till the last quarter of the century; parliamentary papers begin earlier, but only slowly attain their present portentous dimensions.

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  • C. Lees Source Book of English History is not very satisfactory.

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  • He attracted the favourable notice of Queen Elizabeth, and his rise was steady though not very rapid.

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  • As regards the elephants (now restricted to Africa and tropical Asia), there appears to be evidence that the ancestral mastodons, after having developed from African forms probably not very far removed from the Amblypoda, migrated into Asia, where they gave rise to the true elephants.

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  • But it is not very well adapted to large furnaces, and especially not to those cases where all the space round the furnace is required for manipulating heavy, white-hot masses of iron, or for similar purposes.

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  • The town itself is not very strongly fortified, the principal fortifications being farther down the Dardanelles, where the passage is narrower.

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  • The Mongol rule was, however, not very heavy, the Mongols merely exacting tribute.

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  • There are other remarkable and distinctive features of structure which hold the Arthropoda together, and render it impossible to conceive of them as having a polyphyletic origin, that is to say, as having originated separately by two or three distinct lines of descent from lower animals; and, on the contrary, establish the view that they have been developed from a single line of primitive Gnathopods which arose by modification of parapodiate annulate worms not very unlike some of the existing Chaetopods.

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  • Our general conclusion from a survey of the Arthropoda amounts to this, that whilst Peripatus, the Diplopoda, and the Arachnida represent terrestrial offshoots from successive lower grades of primitive aquatic Arthropoda which are extinct, the Crustacea alone present a fairly full series of representatives leading upwards from unspecialized forms. The latter were not very far removed from the aquatic ancestors (Trilobites) of the Arachnida, but differed essentially from them by the higher specialization of the head.

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  • But in the Netherlands, in western Germany and in northern Italy, countries which had attained a degree of civilization resembling that of France, where the middle and lower classes had grievances and aspirations not very different from those of the French, the effect was profound.

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  • Bradley's Ethical Studies had presented with great brilliancy an idealist theory of morality not very far removed from that of Green's Prolegomena.

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  • His erudition was large but ill-digested; his knowledge of the ancient authors, if extensive, was superficial; his style was vulgar; he had no brilliancy of imagination, no pungency of epigram, no grandeur of rhetoric. Therefore he has left nothing to posterity which the world would not very willingly let die.

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  • In this category the first place must be given to cotton mills, which, though not very numerous, give promise of considerable development.

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  • July and August are the only true summer months, but the winters are not very severe.

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  • As to the origin of the gods, Homer is not very explicit.

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  • Even here, he was obliged to take for granted that the velocities acquired in descending from the same height along planes of every inclination are equal; and it was not until shortly before his death that he found the mathematical demonstration of this not very obvious principle.

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  • The lower springs, such as those of Bagneres de Bigorre (Hautes-Pyrenees), Rennes (Aude) and Campagne (Aude), are mostly selenitic and not very warm.

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  • The curiales remained as before the victims of the fisc. How far the fact that Theudis and the four next sovereigns were Arians affected their government is not very clear.

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  • The palate is long and narrow; its mucous surface has seventeen pairs of not very sharply defined oblique ridges, extending as far back as the last molar tooth, beyond which the velum palati extends for about 3 in., having a soft corrugated surface, and ending posteriorly in an arched border without a uvula.

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  • The antrum pyloricum is small and not very distinctly marked.

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  • Where surface water is adequate the regions of the Pierre shale make splendid grazing lands; but in general they are not very useful for agriculture.

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  • He had to take a solemn oath to abdicate if his two rivals would do the same, and this concession, which was not very sincere, gained him for the last time the honour of seeing Sigismund prostrate at his feet (March 2, 1415).

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  • The demands made upon the eyepiece, which has to represent a relatively large field by narrow cones of rays, are not very considerable.

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  • It is therefore not very difficult to produce a usable eyepiece.

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  • Even if a mixture of several oils and fats be present, the iodine value assists greatly in the identification of the components of the mixture, and furnishes the most important key for the attacking and resolving of this not very simple problem.

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  • To the north of Mount Potro the peaks in the Cordillera are not very prominent as far as the great mass of Tres Quebradas, but here are to be met with some that may be considered as amongst the highest of.

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  • We may possibly go a step farther, and assume that the climatic conditions under which the Culm plants of the Arctic regions flourished were not very different from those which prevailed in Europe, Asia, Chile and South Australia.

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  • Rosa is not very different in construction.

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  • In this way a very large surface is exposed to the heat, and the ore, if containing sufficient sulphur to maintain the combustion, is perfectly burned when it arrives at the bottom; if, however, it is imperfectly sized or damp, or if it contains much earthy matter, the result is not very satisfactory.

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  • Only his eyes gave any indication of emotion – and that not very much.

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  • The class teacher is somewhat absent-minded and is not very careful when he puts their reports into envelopes at the end of ' term.

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  • With the important exception of the Prince of Wales, the current royal family is not very bookish.

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  • There is a small chandlery, not very well stocked, by the fishing harbor.

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  • Since it's not very chivalrous to keep referring to him as an Idiot, ASK IDIOT ABOUT HIMSELF.

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  • And signing in ASL is not very effective as there is no one-to-one correspondence between signed and written phrase.

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  • It's not very breathable, which isn't helped by the lining or the tight cuffs.

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  • Left alone, he might have lived and died a noble debauchee, not very different from hundreds of others.

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  • The bus was not very deluxe but we managed to get some sleep and the border crossing was quite quick.

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  • If you are not very demonstrative, you will give the appearance of emotional indifference.

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  • We had a huge electrical storm last night which our dog Max was not very impressed with.

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  • He is quick to respond to attraction, and easily becomes enthusiastic under such stimulus; but he is not very enduring.

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  • They are not very exhaustive, perhaps the development team did not have enough time to write more complete tutorials.

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  • But this looks worse under the camera flashlight, and is really not very noticeable.

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  • All of the songs on this EP are not very formulaic which is a good thing.

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  • Is there anything there which is not very godly?

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  • The rest always looked very gruff, not very polished.

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  • Often the symptoms of a lack of thyroid hormone are not very obvious.

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  • He was a good fighter, but not very bright, and often impulsive.

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  • I asked the janitor, and he said the house was not very well built and that the beams and wainscoting were shrinking.

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  • It's something I'm not very judgmental about, at all.

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  • The veteran spotted Acton off his line but his attempted lob was high, wide and not very handsome.

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  • The visual effect of glass luster is also close to bichrome luster, in that it is not very lustrous.

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  • At the time of which we write, the vegetation of the isle was not very luxuriant.

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  • The bells were difficult to ring and not very melodious.

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  • My menstruation was not very regular, and I did n't menstruate very much, but I thought that was because of my age.

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  • We finally cornered them and suffice to say were not very merciful.

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  • Mr Justice Kelly stated that this plea had traditionally never been looked on in a very meritorious light because it was not very meritorious.

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  • It must have been some work ethic where he thought it was slightly naughty to have long lunches - not very French!

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  • The country seems quite nice, not very hilly, but plenty of small woods.

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  • Below a few ohms the accuracy is not very good.

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  • The place was not very opportune for her grief.

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  • These DSP processors are not really designed to run a UNIX-like os, and generally are not very good as stand-alone general-purpose computer processors.

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  • However, like so many prestigious but essentially workaday buildings, only rather functional and not very prepossessing brick backs the impressive façade.

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  • Until it is, I'll update the page manually, but probably not very often as it's a right old rigmarole.

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  • It's not very authentically Spanish, or politically shrewd.

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  • The plants have taproots that are not very deep.

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  • On chest x-rays the signs are often not very definite and may possibly only show a slight thickening of the pleura.

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  • Even at an elementary level one can often use complex numbers to solve problems which are otherwise not very tractable.

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  • On tarmac - not very twisty tarmac - where they can use all their power, they are in their element.

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  • Suddenly the prospect of spending the day climbing frozen waterfalls seems not very attractive.

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  • My typical workday involves... My typical workday is not very structured.

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  • The diammine salts are prepared by the action of alkaline nitrites on cobaltous salts in the presence of much ammonium chloride or nitrate; they are yellow or brown crystalline solids, not very soluble in cold water.

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  • Galvanized iron by its zinc surface is protected from corrosion by the weather, though the protection is not very efficient in the presence of acid or sulphurous fumes, and accordingly it is extensively employed for roofing, especially in the form of corrugated sheets.

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  • St Elmo's Fire.-Luminous discharges from masts, lightning conductors, and other pointed objects are not very infrequent, especially during thunderstorms. On the Sonnblick, where the phenomenon is common, Elster and Geitel (87) have found St Elmo's fire to answer to a discharge sometimes of positive sometimes of negative electricity.

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  • Polymerization of the aldehyde was also a feature of Baeyers hypothesis, so that this view does not very materially differ from those he advanced.

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  • Hasty writers who Their forget the existence of the eastern Rome are apt to claim for the Saracens of Bagdad, or more commonly for those of Cordova, a monopoly of science and art at some time not very clearly defined by dates.

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  • He seems to have been much indulged, and to have led a very pleasant life of it; he pleased himself in moderate excursions, frequented the theatre, mingled, though not very often, in society; was sometimes a little extravagant, and sometimes a little dissipated, but never lost the benefits of his Lausanne exile; and easily settled into a sober, discreet, calculating Epicurean philosopher, who sought the summum bonum of man in temperate, regulated and elevated pleasure.

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  • Substances with positive heats of formation are termed exothermic; those with negative heats of formation are termed endothermic. The latter, which are not very numerous, give out heat on decomposition into their elements, and are more or less unstable.

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  • The idea of Asia as originally formed was necessarily indefinite, and long continued to be so; and the area to which the name was finally applied, as geographical knowledge increased, was to a great extent determined by arbitrary and not very precise conceptions, rather than on the basis of natural relations and differences subsisting between it and the surrounding regions.

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  • The-considerations are not very striking from a general point of view; but the author adds to the weight of evidence which some of his predecessors had brought to bear on certain matters, particularly in aiding to abolish the artificial groups " Deodactyls," "Syndactyls," and " Zygodactyls," on which so much reliance had been placed by many of his countrymen; and it is with him a great merit that he was the first apparently to recognize publicly that characters drawn from the posterior part of the sternum, and particularly from the " echancrures," commonly called in English " notches " or " emarginations," are of comparatively little importance, since their number is apt to vary in forms that are most closely allied, and even in species that are usually associated in the same genus or unquestionably belong to the same family, 2 while these " notches " sometimes become simple foramina, as in certain pigeons, or on the other hand foramina may exceptionally change to " notches," and not unfrequently disappear wholly.

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  • The species of crocus are not very readily obtainable, but those who make a specialty of hardy bulbs ought certainly to search them out and grow them.

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  • His misfortunes made him write both feelingly and forcibly on the bankruptcy laws; and although his creditors accepted a composition, he afterwards honourably paid them in full, a fact attested by independent and not very friendly witnesses.

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  • The so-called mountain mocking-bird (Oreoscoptes montanus) is a form not very distant from Mimus; but it inhabits exclusively the plains overgrown with sage-brush (Artemisia) of the interior tableland of North America, and is not at all imitative in its notes, so that it is an instance of a misnomer.

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  • When two tones are sounded together with frequencies not very different, " beats " or swellings-out of the sound are heard of frequency equal to the difference of frequencies of the two tones (see below).

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  • The Rockies and Selkirks support thousands of glaciers, mostly not very large, but having some 50 or 100 sq.

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  • It thus denoted the whole country from the Tiber to the mouth of the Savo, and just included the Mons Massicus, though the boundary was not very precisely fixed (see below).

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  • After 915 B, C insert as a separate document a short register of Mercian affairs during the same period (902-924), which might be called the acts of Æthelflaed, the famous "Lady of the Mercians," while D has incorporated it, not very skilfully, with the official continuation.

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  • Schubert's Masses show rather the influence of Beethoven's not very impressive first Mass, which they easily surpass in interest, though they rather pathetically show an ignorance cf the meaning of the Latin words.

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  • It is more difficult of application than the first, but has given some good results in the hands of Griffiths 1 and Dieterici, although the experiments of Regnault by this method were not very successful.

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  • We may, however, reject the sceptical hypothesis that Laura was a mere figment of Petrarch's fancy; and, if we accept her personal reality, the poems of her lover demonstrate that she was a married woman with whom he enjoyed a respectful and not very intimate friendship.

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  • For many years Quinet received little attention in France, but it was revived, though not very strongly, by the publication in 1899 of Madame Quinet's Cinquante ans d'amitie (that between her husband and Michelet), and by the centenary of his birth.

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  • The Maoris and Mangaians, and other peoples, have had speculators among them not very far removed from the mental condition of the earliest Greek philosophers, Empedocles, Anaximander, and the rest.

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  • The words of the cold and moist vegetable Prince were not very comforting, and as he spoke them he turned away and left the enclosure.

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  • That meant that their world--the real world--was not very far away, and that the succession of perilous adventures they had encountered had at last brought them near the earth's surface, which meant home to them.

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  • But you still were working with the biased, anecdotal opinions of a few people not very like you.

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  • On the seventeenth of November I was not very well, and did not go to school.

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  • You see, it is not very pleasant to write all about one's self.

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  • Am I not very fortunate?

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  • They are not very wrong to eat too many grapes because they do not know much.

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  • He took a dozen bounds, not very quickly, letting the borzois gain on him, and, finally having chosen his direction and realized his danger, laid back his ears and rushed off headlong.

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  • The same evening that the prince gave his instructions to Alpatych, Dessalles, having asked to see Princess Mary, told her that, as the prince was not very well and was taking no steps to secure his safety, though from Prince Andrew's letter it was evident that to remain at Bald Hills might be dangerous, he respectfully advised her to send a letter by Alpatych to the Provincial Governor at Smolensk, asking him to let her know the state of affairs and the extent of the danger to which Bald Hills was exposed.

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  • He could do everything, not very well but not badly.

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  • Then fever set in, but the doctor had said the fever was not very serious.

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  • They have monitors, but these are not very effective, nor are the echoes which ricochet around the hall.

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