If a drop of water be allowed to form at the extremity of a fine tube, it will go on increasing until its weight overcomes the surface tension by which it clings to the tube, and then it will fall.
river canal system from Lake Superior to tide water overcomes a difference of about 600 ft., and carries large quantities of grain from the west to Montreal, the head of summer navigation on the Atlantic. These canals have a minimum depth of 14 ft.
This overcomes many of the problems encountered with a paper form.
In the twelfth year of his reign Nebuchadrezzar, who is described as king of Assyria,having his capital in Nineveh, makes war against Arphaxad, king of Media, and overcomes him in his seventeenth year.
They are exceedingly timid, and therefore wary and difficult of approach; like many other ruminants, however, their curiosity sometimes overcomes their timidity, so as to bring them within range of the hunter's rifle.
The current is supplied at a tension of 3 to 5 volts per cell, passing through 10 or 12 in series; and it performs two distinct functions: - (1) it overcomes the chemical affinity of the aluminium oxide, (2) it overcomes the resistance of the electrolyte, heating the liquid at the same time.
In the Iliad he is the favourite of Athena, by whose aid he not only overcomes all mortals who venture to oppose him, but is even enabled to attack the gods.
Writing of the Tibetan he states: "As a beverage he drinks, all day long, cupfuls of, hot buttered tea, which is really a soup or broth made by boiling tea-leaves with rancid butter and balls of dough, and adding a little salt, and straining - a decoction which was invariably nasty to our taste, though no doubt it is wholesome; for it is not merely a stimulating hot drink in the cold, but overcomes the danger of drinking unboiled water in a country where the water supply is dangerously polluted."
Orestes, according to Zielinski, is the son of the sky-god Zeus-Agamemnon, who overcomes his wife the earth-goddess Gaia-Clytaemnestra; with the assistance of the dragon Aegisthus, she slays her husband, whose murder is in turn avenged by his son.
The apostle prays: "Fountain sent unto us from Rest, Power of Salvation from that Power proceeding which overcomes and subjects all to its own will, come and dwell within these waters, that the Charisma (gift) of the holy Spirit may be fully perfected through them."
When the bag is nearly charged to the weight of 4 lb, the weight of the bag of sugar overcomes the resistance of the counterbalance of the upper beam, and its front end drops a certain distance.
The Stoic doctrine of the worthlessness of ordinary human virtue, and the stern paradox that all offenders are equally, in so far as all are absolutely, guilty, find their counterparts in Christianity; but the latter (maintaining this ideal severity in the moral standard, with an emotional consciousness of what is involved in it quite unlike that of the Stoic) overcomes its practical exclusiveness through faith.
With most children a drain can be placed that overcomes the blockage.
The character overcomes his initial incomprehension of some local customs by asking the right questions.
By using nonviolence you are showing a kind of strength that overcomes injustice, which can only be maintained with violence.
It will present a perspective on epistemology that overcomes the existing divides between analytical and continental philosophy.
Joking aside I found it an interesting read, especially in how he manages his tasks and overcomes issues like staying focused.
However, as bubbles expand the internal pressure overcomes the surface tension and the bubbles grow rapidly.
Baader distinguishes, in a manner which may be paralleled from Boehme, between an immanent or esoteric process of self-production in God, through which He issues from His unrevealed state, and the emanent, exoteric or real process, in which God overcomes and takes up into Himself the eternal "nature" or the principle of selfhood, and appears as a Trinity of persons.
This is very popular and overcomes the reluctance of employers to release workers for treatment.
You may start sweating as nausea overcomes you or feel dizzy, lightheaded and even faint.
The diet plan overcomes some of the drawbacks of restricted diets by incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables into its menus.
The infrared technology overcomes the deficiencies of traditional motion sensing and breakage sensing home security systems.
The newer version, which is available for both Linux and Mac, overcomes some of the hardware limitations that gamers faced in the mid-90s, expanding the game to allow for more vehicles, more variability, and more options.
Shazam overcomes this mind-crunching conundrum, because it is able to take a small sample of any audio track and work to identify the exact title and artist.
Research suggests that once a person overcomes the phobia, the problem may not return for many years, if it returns at all.
According to Cayce, human life expectancy will expand as science overcomes the effects of age on the human body.
He soon overcomes his crewmates' distrust and dislike and becomes a valued member of the Voyager crew.
It is fierce and cunning, and easily overcomes all allied species with which it is brought in contact.
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