Polaris sentence example

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  • Of Phanerogams, only the Dryas octopetala covers small areas of the debris, interspersed with isolated Cochlearia, &c., and, where a layer of thinner clay has been deposited in sheltered places, the surface is covered with saxifrages, &c.; and a carpet of mosses allows the arctic willow (Salix polaris) to develop. Where a thin sheet of humus, fertilized by lemmings, has accumulated, a few flowering plants appear, but even so their brilliant flowers spring direct from the soil, concealing the developed leaflets, while their horizontally spread roots grow out of proportion; only the Salix lanata rises to 7 or 8 in., sending out roots I in.
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  • Measure the altitude of Polaris above the northern horizon, using the sextant.
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  • Polaris submarines armed with nuclear weapons took up positions close to the Soviet Union.
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  • Let's name her Polaris.
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  • Polaris – that kind of rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?
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  • The agency contemplated abandoning Polaris.
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  • This was a problem facing the US Navy in the development of the Polaris missile system.
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  • At the polar station Godthaab (32) in 1882-1883, negative potential seemed sometimes associated with aurora (see Aurora Polaris).
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  • Making matters worse, Professor Xavier and Polaris seem to have vanished!
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  • The Caretaker products are manufactured by Polaris, a portion of the Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. Zodiac is an Australian corporation that was established 25 years ago, and is currently a leading supplier of pool equipment.
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  • In 1680 Jean Picard, in his Voyage d'Uranibourg, stated, as a result of ten years' observations, that Polaris, or the Pole Star, exhibited variations in its position amounting to 40" annually; some astronomers endeavoured to explain this by parallax, but these attempts were futile, for the motion was at variance with that which parallax would occasion.
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  • With the melting of the great ice-sheet the climate became milder, and the southern part of Sweden was covered with shrubs and plants now found only in the northern and alpine parts of the country (Salix polaris, Dryas octopetala, Betula nana, &c.).
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  • Polaris – that kind of rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?
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  • At the close of the glacial period the alpine floras retreated to the mountains accompanied by an arctic contingent, though doubtless many species of the latter, such as Salix polaris, failed to establish themselves.
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