It is rarer and more local than the common blackbird, and occurs in England only as a temporary spring and autumn visitor.
LEECH, the common name of members of the Hirudinea, a division of Chaetopod worms. It is doubtful whether the medicinal leech, Hirudo medicinalis, which is rarer in England than on the continent of Europe, or the horse leech, Aulastoma gulo, often confused with it, has the best right to the original possession of this name.
And the same usage went on after the Conquest; the use of English becomes gradually rarer, and dies out under the first Angevins, but it is in favour of Latin that it dies out.
In still rarer cases both a leading and a trailing bogie have been fitted.
Of the 229 only 67 were women, the only assignable explanation being their rarer employment in the fields.
While thus engaged no topic is too large for his mental grasp, none too small for his notice; and, what is still rarer, every topic is seen in its due relation to the rest.
In 1836 appeared Eyton's History of the rarer British Birds, intended as a sequel to Bewick's well-known volumes, to which no important additions had been made since the issue of 1821.
Central Europe appears to be the locality where it was cultivated, earliest, at least in Europe, for grains have been found among 1 Rarer Kinds of Grain, ii.
Of the rarer woods particular mention may be made of curly pine, yielding a wood of beautiful figure and polish; magnolia, hard, close-grained, of fine polish and of great lasting qualities; and cypress, light, strong, easily worked and never-rotting.
Abundant supplies of berroquena, a granitelike stone, were obtained in the neighbourhood, and for rarer materials the resources of both the Old and the New World were put under contribution.
Disregarding the rarer elements, the metals not named so far may be said to be proof against the action of pure water in the absence of free oxygen (air).
Silicates also occur; sphene or titanite, CaTiS105, is the commonest; keilhauite is rarer.
The municipal library, with 300,000 volumes, boasts among its rarer treasures a Gutenberg Bible printed at Mainz between 1450 and 1455, another on parchment dated 1462, the Institutiones Justiniani (Mainz, 1468), the Theuerdank, with woodcuts by Hans Schaufelein, and numerous valuable autographs.
No phrase is commoner in the mouths of Western collectors than Old Satsuma; no ware is rarer in Western collections.
Since 1875 increased attention has been devoted to the applications of the rarer metals.
Others see in the glass coloured figures of men, women and animals in motion; while in rarer cases the ball disappears from view, and the scryer finds himself apparently looking at an actual scene.
Of the rarer bismuth minerals we may notice the following: - the complex sulphides, copper bismuth glance or wittichenite, BiCu 3 S 3, silver bismuth glance, bismuth cobalt pyrites, bismuth nickel pyrites or saynite, needle ore (patrinite or aikinite), BiCuPbS 3, emplectite, CuBiS 2, and kobellite, BiAsPb 3 S 6; the sulphotelluride tetradymite; the selenide guanajuatite, B12Se3, Iv.
In modern chemistry alkali is a general term used for compounds which have the property of neutralizing acids, and is applied more particularly to the highly soluble hydrates of sodium and potassium and of the three rarer "alkali metals," caesium, rubidium and lithium, also to aqueous ammonia.
Even rarer than these rare perceptions of the evidence of the quasi-historical books to their origin are such half-perceptions of the literary origin of the prophetical books as is betrayed by Ibn Ezra, who appears to question the Isaianic authorship of Is.
Besides the commonest Capra recurva, there is a rarer breed, Capra depressa, inhabiting the Mauritius and the islands of Bourbon and Madagascar.
Sammlungen zu Dresden (1903); Woerl, Rarer durch Dresden; Daniel, Deutschland (1894).
The altar is spoken of by the early Greek and Latin ecclesiastical writers under a variety of names :- Tpa7rc a, the principal name in the Greek fathers and the liturgies; 8vvcavriipcov (rarer; used in the Septuagint for Hebrew altars); iXafriipcov; (3wï¿½6s (usually avoided, as it is a word with heathen associations); mensa Domini; ara (avoided like Owï¿½os, and for the same reason); and, most regularly, altare.
von Sybel, Die Griindung der Universitdt Bonn (1868); and Rarer von Hesse (loth ed., 1901).
The remaining mineral products include lead, from which a considerable quantity of silver is extracted, copper, cobalt, arsenic, the rarer metal cadmium, alum, brown coal, marble, and a few of the commoner precious stones, jaspers, agates and amethysts.
By setting the camera slit so as to admit to the photographic plate the light of the denser calcium vapour, which lies at low levels, or that of the rarer vapour at high levels, the phenomena of various superposed regions of the atmosphere can be recorded.
23) both refer to their use in Italy for the cultivation of the rarer and more delicate sorts of plants and trees.
The rarer conifers should be planted now and in June, after they have commenced to grow.
The otter, martin and badger may be mentioned among the rarer wild animals, and the weasel, ermine and pole-cat among the more common.
Again, the accuracy of the statement that the fleshy Agaricini, Polyporei, Pezizae, &c., are relatively rarer in the tropics may depend on the fact that they are more difficult to collect and remit for identification than the abundantly recorded woody and coriaceous forms of these regions.
Although it is a fact that the demand is ever increasing, and that some of the rarer animals are decreasing in numbers, yet on the other hand some kinds of furs are occasionally neglected through vagaries of fashion, which give nature an opportunity to replenish their source.
The fur upon the necks usually runs dark, almost black, and in some cases the fur is black halfway down the length of the skin, in rarer cases three-quarters of the length and, in the most exceptional instances, the whole length, and when this is the case they are known as "Natural Black Foxes" and fetch enormous prices.
A furrier or skin merchant must possess a good eye for colour to be successful, the difference in value on this subtle matter solely (in the rarer precious sorts, especially sables, natural black, silver and blue fox, sea otters, chinchillas, fine mink, &c.) being so considerable that not only a practised but an intuitive sense of colour is necessary to accurately determine the exact merits of every skin.
The brown bear continues to haunt the forests of the south, but is becoming rarer; the wolf, the wild boar, and the fox are most common throughout the great plain, as also the hare and several species of Arvicola.
Only two species occur in Great Britain: the common Nemachilus barbatulus and the rarer and more local Cobitis taenia.
The stations of the plants are minutely described; and Cambridge students still gather some of their rarer plants in the copses or chalk-pits where he found them.
In the Latin West knowledge of Greek, first-hand acquaintance with the Greek classics, became rarer and rarer as general culture declined, till in the lark ages (after the 5th century) it existed practically nowhere but in Ireland (Sandys, History of Classical Scholarship, i.
Silver is sometimes mixed with the brass, and in rarer cases gold.
Some rarer clausulae which he terms M (=malae) introduce no new principle.
Of the rarer types of spectra, stars of Type III.
His rare thoroughness and rarer candour made it at once unnecessary and impossible that the work should be done again.
TUNGSTEN [[[symbol]] W, atomic weight 184 o (0=16)], a metallic chemical element found in the minerals wolfram, an iron and manganese tungstate, scheelite, a calcium tungstate, stolzite, a lead tungstate, and in some rarer minerals.
blicca, a smaller and, in most places, rarer species.
Nearly all the European garden flowers, even the rarer ones, can now be seen not only in the parks and gardens of the rich and well-to-do but in many unpretentious courtyards with only a few square yards of surface.
- but the wise man was rarer, he thought, than the phoenix.
Other features of these parks are a small botanical garden in Cwmdonkin, a good collection of waterfowl in Brynmill, and a small aviary of the rarer British birds in Victoria Park, which also has a meteorological station in connexion with the meteorological office, and a statue of Mr William Thomas of Lan erected in 1905 in appreciation of the work done by him in preserving and obtaining "open spaces" for Swansea.
transverse to the long axis - and therefore produce aggregates of long cylindrical shape; but in rarer cases iso-diametric cells divide in two or three directions, producing flat, or spheroidal, or irregular colonies, the size of which is practically unlimited.
Meurer, Rarer durch Salzburg (Vienna, 1889), and Purtscheller, Fiihrer durch Salzburg and Umgebung (Salzburg, 1905).
Of these the more important are noticed under Metallurgy; here we may notice the rarer minerals.
The cruelty has not quite died out, but it is much rarer than formerly; and, generally speaking, the worst agrarianism has of late years been seen in the districts which retain most of the old features.
It would be going too far to say that all the elements known to us exist in the sun or the stars; nor is the question whether the rarer ones can or cannot be found there of prime importance.
assize records; the Crown Books are a rarer type of survival.
Rarer causes of poor response include the presence of congenital anomalies such as choanal atresia, diaphragmatic hernia or pulmonary hypoplasia.
A rarer bird of sc r ee slopes is the Ring Ouzel, which is a sort of mountain blackbird.
Much rarer are pebbles of porphyry of a type that can be matched in the Permian breccia of Dawlish.
Cedric Gillings exhibited examples of the bulbous buttercup and for comparison, the much rarer hairy buttercup.
There was also a generally good agreement between the abundances of the rarer large biomass dominant calanoid copepods estimated by both samplers.
There are also a number of related bleeding disorders where there are other factor deficiencies that are much rarer than hemophilia.
One of the rarer sights on the Loch is the Black-throated diver.
My national flag is a somewhat rarer example of a popular theme - Watford FC proudly emblazoned across the Cornish flag of St Piran.
Its even rarer cousin, the green hellebore, is an equally attractive plant, flowering in late winter and early spring.
There's none of these so lonely and poor of old, But, dying, has made us rarer gifts than gold.
They must be rarer and more expensive than rocking horse poop!
Much rarer than Romano-British pottery, only a small amount of material will be available for handling but many illustrations will be used.
At Oxford the river changes, it becomes broader, sharp bends are much rarer this gives a very regal feel to the river.
Rarer arctic-Alpines on the site include alpine saw-wort Saussurea alpina, alpine saxifrage Saxifraga nivalis and holly-fern Polystichum lonchitis.
In winter parties of wigeon and teal are common and rarer ducks seen include velvet scoter and garganey.
Much loved flowers like cowslips as well as rarer plants such as bastard toadflax are found on our protected verges.
The rarer varieties include the frog orchid, creeping willow, water aven, knotted pearlwort and lesser twayblade.
The rarer zeolites tend to crystallize in isolation in small vesicles, often with few or no associated species.
It is well known that the earlier editions of this work, especially if they be upon large paper, command extravagant prices; but in reality the copies on smaller paper are now the rarer, for the stock of them has been consumed in nurseries and schoolrooms, where they have been torn up or worn out with incessant use.
In all three zones occur the chestnut, aspen, willow (especially Salix laurea), hornbeam, birch, alder, juniper and yew; while the mountain ash, hazel, wild plum, wild pear and other wild fruit trees are found at rarer intervals.
As a hymn-writer he has had few equals in England; it can scarcely be said that even Keble, though possessed of much rarer poetic gifts, surpassed him in his own sphere (see Hymns).
But this method has lost its attraction; the Synoptists, with their rarer and slighter pragmatic rearrangements and their greater closeness to our Lord's actual words, deeds, experiences, environment, now come home to us as indefinitely richer in content and stimulative appeal.
The altar is spoken of by the early Greek and Latin ecclesiastical writers under a variety of names :- Tpa7rc a, the principal name in the Greek fathers and the liturgies; 8vvcavriipcov (rarer; used in the Septuagint for Hebrew altars); iXafriipcov; (3wÃ¯¿½6s (usually avoided, as it is a word with heathen associations); mensa Domini; ara (avoided like OwÃ¯¿½os, and for the same reason); and, most regularly, altare.
Even the detractors who defend her conduct on the plea that she was a dastard and a dupe are compelled in the same breath to retract this implied reproach, and to admit, with illogical acclamation and incongruous applause, that the world never saw more splendid courage at the service of more brilliant intelligence, that a braver if not "a rarer spirit never did steer humanity."
In a rarer type of twinning, in which the twin-plane is 1521) (a plane truncating the edge between r and z), the two individuals are united in juxtaposition with their principal axis nearly at right angles (84Ã‚° 33').
In such a day, in September or October, Walden is a perfect forest mirror, set round with stones as precious to my eye as if fewer or rarer.
Rarer colored surnames include Red, a variant form of the surname Reed or Reid, someone who lived in a reedy area.
Rarer arctic-alpines on the site include alpine saw-wort Saussurea alpina, alpine saxifrage Saxifraga nivalis and holly-fern Polystichum lonchitis.
Located in Coarsegold, California, Cattails offers Siamese kittens in the standard colors and the rarer flame point.Kittens are CFA registered, and prices for pets begin at $500.00.
The flame point Himalayan kitten has cream colored fur with red points and is much rarer than some of the other colorations.
Ginger essential oil is rarer than most essential oils; it's not one you hear about too often.
For these rarer pieces, your best bet is to check eBay for listings.
Full-length special occasion dresses for girls are rarer, but a tea-length dress can be very common for a variety of occasions, including Easter, first communion, Christmas and evening weddings.
P. denticulata is similar to P. virginiana, but rarer and less showy.
These observations apply to the Spanish and English Irises as well as the rarer bulbous kinds.
America, which are sometimes planted in collections of the rarer evergreens, and are more or less hardy according to local conditions.
It may be used in flower gardening, but it would be better to select some of the rarer species for edgings and other purposes.
The rarest of these Sternbergias should have a place in our bulb borders, in gritty or open soil, associated with the rarer Narcissi and choice hardy bulbs.
G. repens and Menziesi are less desirable and much rarer.
The wild plant is much rarer in cultivation than the cut-leaved variety.
T. pilosa is dwarfer and rarer than T. hirta, but is otherwise a similar plant.
Pearls with fewer marks are rarer and more costly.
This is a much rarer form of sleep apnea, especially when compared to obstructive sleep apnea, which is a condition in which there is a blockage limiting air flow.
Exclusive titles are rarer but often the deciding factor in buying a system.
A tin cookie cutter is much older than an aluminum one and much rarer.
Of course the handmade shades are rarer than the machine made shades and this means they will often go for higher prices when sold.
The congenital form of DM is much rarer, occurring in only about one out of every 100,000 births.
There are some rarer forms of amblyopia caused by various nutritional deficiencies.
Reye's syndrome is a rare illness, even rarer in the early 2000s than when it was first described in the early 1970s.
Left-handedness appears to be rarer in restrictive societies as compared with more permissive societies.
The rare female that has red/green color blindness, or rarer still, blue color blindness, indicates there is an involvement of another gene.
However, this is much rarer than a false negative.
However, you will want to keep in mind that a false positive is much rarer than a false negative.
Once you have the basic verbiage of Scrabble rules and strategy down, you can move on to expanding your vocabulary to include both everyday and rarer words that will help you win a game.
Platinum is the strongest metal and is considered rarer than gold.
Colored cubic zirconia stones are rarer in jewelry, however, and are subsequently more expensive.
Typically, the rarer the metals (colored golds) or the more types that are used, the less likely it is that gemstones are incorporated into the design.
The jewelry company also offers a limited selection of rings using the rarer rose gold, which has a unique pink or red tint that gives it an aged look.
Titanium and the rarer palladium platinum blend are also available in a limited number of designs.
These oysters frequently reject the initial irritant needed to form the pearl, making them even harder to cultivate and subsequently much rarer.
Rarer metals such as platinum or titanium are generally more expensive, and unusual settings or arrangements may also cost more than plainer variations.
Some techniques are time consuming and not well known which makes the skill even rarer.
Most pink diamonds are very pale with just a slight tint or wash of pink, and stronger shades are more valuable and rarer than lighter gems, making them even more desirable.
Some techniques are time consuming and not well known which makes his skill even rarer.
Fancy yellow diamonds are available in all diamond cuts, although some cuts are rarer than others.
It is also 35 times rarer than gold: there are only two major sources for platinum in the world.
Platinum is a beautiful, shiny silver white metal much rarer than gold.
While it's rare for a diamond to include boron, it's even rarer for it to exhibit a brilliant blue shade like the Heart of Eternity.
Columns that have some sort of expert knowledge pay at a slightly higher rate because such knowledge is rarer than simply having an opinion about culture.
In a few very rare cases, there may be a ghost that can manifest small amounts of poltergeist activity through the use of psychokinetic energy; however, this is rarer than popular culture and media would have you believe.
Here is a list of some of the rarer pennies.
This is especially appealing to me because it's rarer.
Look for rarer long nightgowns from Amazon to complete your collection of Shadowline gowns.
Since people didn't really show an interest in collecting movie posters until the 1970s, people thought nothing of throwing old posters in the trash making them even rarer.
Rarer than other types of eczema, this condition usually affects elderly men.
Silver, which is rarer in the state than gold, is found chiefly in the W.
As for diseases, some common to Cuba and Europe are more frequent or severe in the island, others rarer or milder.
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