Retarded Sentence Examples
It was retarded and took false directions until the revival of learning in Italy.
Alkaline carbonates give precipitates of basic carbonates, the formation of which is also retarded by the presence of ammonium salts.
The standard of excellence in the ancient writers was indeed far above the level of the 16th century; but the fatal habit of taking at second hand what should have been acquired by direct observation retarded progress more than the possession of better models assisted it, so that the fundamental faults of medieval science remained uncorrected.
The expansion of Cretan commerce has been retarded by many drawbacks, such as the unsatisfactory condition of the harbours, the want of direct steamship lines to England and other countries, and the deficiency of internal communications.
Certainly the Japanese have proved themselves capable of great things, and their achievements seem to have been helped rather than retarded by their attention to detail.Advertisement
Along the flood-plains of the larger rivers are fertile " bottomlands," but the ruggedness of the plateau country as a whole has retarded the development of the state, much of which is still sparsely populated.
The public school system, established in 1846, never was universal, because of special legislation for various counties; public education was retarded during the Civil War and the Reconstruction period (when immense sums appropriated for schools were grossly mismanaged), but conditions gradually improved after 1875, especially through the concentration of schools.
But isolation and lack of transportation facilities have retarded its development.
The returns from the copper fields in the state are at present a little over half a million sterling per annum, and would be still greater if it were not for the lack of suitable fuel for smelting purposes, which renders the economical treatment of the ore difficult; the development of the mines is also retarded by the want of easy and cheaper communication with the coast.
It is improbable, except in the early stages of the rubber tree, that this procedure will succeed; the rubber will ultimately dominate the position to the detriment and ultimate extinction of the other crop, whilst the growth of the rubber tree will be retarded.Advertisement
For those orbits whose projection upon a plane perpendicular to the field is righthanded, the period of revolution will be accelerated by the field (since the electron current is negative), and the magnetic moment consequently increased; for those which are left-handed, the period will be retarded and the moment diminished.
The aperture of the unretarded beam may thus be taken to be limited by x = - h, x = o, y= - 1, y= +1; and that of the beam retarded by R to be given by x =o, x =h, y = - 1, y = +l.
For the retarded stream the only difference is that we must subtract R from at, and that the limits of x are o and +h.
But the routes to be followed were difficult to find in the dark, the ascent was rapid, the ground was much broken, and the enemy opposed a stubborn resistance to the advance, with the result that this was greatly retarded, and that at daybreak the most forward of the columns was not much more than halfway up. The Ottoman staff had, moreover, on the first alarm begun to hurry reinforcements on the Sari Bair from the rear, while the Allied troops were so much exhausted by their nocturnal experiences that all attempts to win the upper ridge failed on the 7th.
A similar glass, if its cooling is greatly retarded, produces throughout its substance minute crystals of metallic copper, and closely resembles the mineral called avanturine.Advertisement
A second letter and a third followed, and their effect, though for a while retarded, was unmistakably felt in the subsequent revolution which created a free and united Italy.
Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson left Malta in March 1889, and was succeeded by Sir Gerald Strickland (Count Della Catena), who lost no time in pushing, and carrying with a rapidity that was considered hasty, reforms that had been retarded for years.
Even the severely retarded children like to clap to the music.
The results of many analyses show that the capacity of soils for moisture increases with the amount of organic substances present; decomposition appears to be most active when the moisture is about 4%, but can continue when it is as low as 2%, while it appears to be retarded by any excess over 4%.
The prohibition of the exportation from England of machinery, models or drawings retarded mechanical improvement, but in 1790 an industrial company was formed at Providence to carry on cotton spinning, and in December of that year there was established at Pawtucket a factory equipped with Arkwright machines constructed by Samuel Slater.Advertisement
The pursuit, too, was carried out in the midst of a tropical thunderstorm which broke at the roar of the opening cannonade, and very considerably retarded the French pursuit.
A realization that the continuation of independent and rival corporations retarded growth eventually led to a compromise by which the two were united as two wards of the same village in 1839, the autonomy of each being still recognized by an odd arrangement whereby each maintained practically independent management of its finances and affairs.
Kentucky's trade during the greater part of the 19th century was very largely with the South, and with the facilities which river navigation afforded for this the development of a railway system was retarded.
They have good native ability, but through lack of communication with the outside world their progress has been retarded.
Similarly, there is no correlation in the rate of evolution either of adjoining or of separated parts; the middle digit of the foot of the three-toed horse is accelerated in development, while the lateral digits on either side are retarded.Advertisement
From 1676 to 1759 New Hampshire suffered greatly from the Indians, and the fear of them, together with the boundary disputes and Mason's claims, retarded settlement.
From 1805 to 1807 he was commander-in-chief of the Swedish forces in Pomerania, where he displayed great ability and retarded the conquest of the duchy as long as it was humanly possible.
The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in commerce and fishing; but the frequent losses from inundations have greatly retarded the prosperity of the town.
Recovery from these disasters was retarded by the permanent diversion of trade to new centres like Leipzig and St Petersburg, and by a state of unsettlement due to the government's disregard of its guarantees to its Protestant subjects.
At the same time, the epoch of maximum or minimum was retarded, about 4 hours at 4 in., and nearly 12 hours at io in., where the maximum temperature was reached between 1 and 2 A.M.
Coal is mined in the valley of the Zsil, but the abundance of timber has retarded its exploitation.
The growth and development of the Balkan nations have, to a great extent, been retarded by the international jealousies arising from the Eastern Question.
But higher up the valley, and especially north of Pegu, the country is drier, and is characterized by a less luxuriant vegetation and a retarded and more scanty rainfall.
The scientific results of the expeditions described above could not yet in 1921 be adequately summarized, for the war had retarded the investigation of the collections and the discussion of statistics.
The Moslems regard this failure as one of the great evils that have befallen the human race, and one which retarded the progress of the world for ages,' the other calamity being the defeat in the battle of Tours by Charles Martel.
The transoceanic invasion progressed slowly through the 17th and 18th centuries, delayed by the head winds of a rough ocean which was crossed only in slow sailing vessels, and by the rough " backwoods " of the Appalachians, which retarded the penetration of wagon roads and canals into the interior.
The development of Wyoming's naturally rich mineral resources has been retarded by inadequate transport and by insufficient capital.
A completer organization was retarded by two factors, the presence of the apostles and the inspiration of the prophets.
This rapid growth was scarcely retarded by a second Indian attack, in April 1641, which resulted in the death of about 350 settlers.
When a machine is being started from a state of rest, and brought by degrees up to its proper speed, the effort must be in excess; when it is being retarded for the purpose of stopping it, the resistance must be in excess.
Actual Energy of a Shifting Body.The energy which must be exerted on a body of the weight w, to accelerate it from a state of rest up to a given velocity of translation v, and the equal amount of work which that body is capable of performing by overcoming resistance while being retarded from the same velocity of translation v to a state of rest, is wvfI2g.
Meanwhile that liberal culture which had been created for Europe by the Italians before the contest of the Reformation began continued to spread, although it was stifled in Italy and Spain, retarded in France and the Low Countries, well-nigh extirpated by wars in Germany, and diverted from its course in England by the counter-movement of Puritanism.
The one disadvantage of this method is that unless very carefully applied the normal development of the wine may be seriously retarded.
To determine the validity of these claims, which had been complicated by transfers and subdivisions, and to fix their boundaries, which were often very vaguely described, proved a very formidable undertaking; and the slow process of confirmation greatly retarded the development of the Territory.
Electric waves are produced wherever electrons are accelerated or retarded, that is, whenever the velocity of an electron is changed or accelerated positively or negatively.
Among the circumstances which have retarded improvement both in the growing and preparing of flax, the fact that, till comparatively recent times, the whole industry was conducted only on a domestic scale has had much influence.
In the Gerstenhoffer and Hasenclever-Helbig furnaces the fall is retarded by prisms and inclined plates.
It is the natural outlet for the commerce of some of the richest parts of Honduras, Nicaragua and Salvador; and during the 19th century it exported large quantities of gold, silver and other ores, although its progress was retarded by the delay in constructing a transcontinental railway from Puerto Cortes.
On the emission theory the velocity should be accelerated by an increase of density in the medium; on the wave theory, it should be retarded.
It is usually stated that Portugal is rich in minerals, especially copper, but that want of capital and, especially in the south, of transport and labour, has retarded their exploitation.
Everything which retarded the attainment of that end was contemptible in his eyes.
Brunswick's growth has been retarded by the successful rivalry of other cities,?notably Savannah; but it has a considerable export trade, principally in lumber, cross-ties and naval stores - its exports were valued at $13,387,838 in 1908--and various manufactories, including planing mills, cooperage works and oyster canneries.
The attempt which he made against Toulon in the course of the same year failed completely, because the invasion of the kingdom of Naples retarded the march of the troops which were to have been employed in it, and this delay afforded Marshal de Tesse time to make good dispositions.
Mining.-The mineral resources of Utah are varied and valuable, but their development was retarded for many years by the policy of the Mormon Church, which practically forbade its members to do any mining; more recently the development has been slow because of inadequate transportation facilities, and the inaccessibility of some of the deposits.
Very high mountain ranges usually consist of many ridges, among which rain-clouds are entangled in their ascent, and in such cases precipitation towards the windward side of the main range, though on the leeward sides of the minor ridges of which it is formed, may occur to so large an extent that before the summit is reached the clouds are exhausted or nearly so, and in this case the total precipitation is less on the leeward than on the windward side of the main range; but in the moderate heights of the United Kingdom it more commonly happens from the causes explained that precipitation is prevented or greatly retarded until the summit of the ridge is reached.
Drying is retarded, and the contraction due to a given degree of drying is greatly reduced, by the presence of sand and small stones among the clay.
The rate of flow is largely dependent upon the proportion of bitumen it contains, and is of course retarded by mixing it with sand and stone to form what is commonly called asphalt concrete.
During the early period, the settlement of the northern and central portions of the state was greatly retarded by the lack of highways or navigable waterways.
The movement, however, was retarded in 1858 by a decision of the supreme court holding that under the law of 1852 the system was not " uniform " as provided for by the constitution.
This doubtless prevented evaporation, and retarded vital processes dependent upon oxidation.
It has also been observed that too heavy nitrogenous manuring stimulates and prolongs the growing period of the wheat; flowering is retarded, and thus there is a greater opportunity for infection to take place.
The determinist presuppositions of psy chology (determinist because they involve the applica tion of the causal conceptions of modern science to mental phenomena) have in many instances in no way retarded the utilization of new information concerning mental processes in order to prove the reality of freedom.
The result of the continued action of the two planets upon each other is that during half of this period the motion of one planet is constantly retarded and of the other constantly accelerated, while during the other half the effects are reversed.
Johann Heinrich Lambert pointed out in 1773 that the motion of Saturn, from being retarded, had become accelerated.
Generally, when the rising is accelerated the setting is retarded, and vice versa.
Final settlement of the struggle was retarded, moreover, by the question of the succession to the lands of the great Countess Matilda, who had bequeathed all her property to the Holy See, Henry claiming the estates as suzerain of the fiefs and as heir of the allodial lands.
The Anglo-Dutch War (1665-1667), in which he was by way of supporting the United Provinces without engaging his fleet, retarded this enterprise by a year.
Being the husband of the duke of Yorks daughter, he had an understanding in this country with Sunderland, Godolphin and Templea party whose success was retarded for several years by the intrigues of Shaftesbury.
Such plates are generally made of mica or selenite, and the normal to the plane of polarization of the most retarded stream is called "the axis of the plate."
But there are still many parts of the country where tradeand especially miningis retarded by the want of good roads.
He saw clearly and exposed unsparingly the causes which retarded the progress of Ireland.
It is ironic that the retarded man should be taken into the confidence of these supposedly normal characters.
We are so barbaric here that we execute the mentally retarded people.
Gumm, immortal Granny, looks after surviving grandsons Farish, Danny, Eugene and Curtis, a retarded infant radiating inappropriate love.
No love of selfish ease, no supine and carnal indulgence, retarded his movements.
The healing response as demonstrated by fibroblast outgrowth is retarded when compared with conventional conjunctival closure.
Why did copying what a mentally retarded person had to say seem like a good idea?
And adults who read Harry Potter books betray the fact that they are emotionally retarded.
Indeed, only the most socially retarded among us would attempt to hold an event without laying on the alcohol.
In such a case the loss even of a single stone would have greatly retarded the work.
Which Hispanic actor will be cast in the role of good-natured but slightly retarded sidekick?
The construction of disability began when Percy was placed in a segregated school for children labeled mentally retarded.
And I have to make them sound utterly retarded to boot.
Everyone is a judge of taste and for me toe rings look retarded on everyone.
The economic development of Uruguay was retarded by the corruption of successive governments, by revolutionary outbreaks, by the seizure of farm stock, without adequate compensation, for the support of military forces, by the consequences of reckless borrowing and over-trading in 1889 and 1890, and also by the transference of commercial undertakings from Montevideo to Buenos Aires between 1890 and 1897, on the opening of the harbour and docks at that port.
The truth about the sun's heat appears to be that the sun is really an incandescent body losing heat, but that the operation of cooling is immensely retarded owing to a curious circumstance due jointly to the enormous mass of the sun and to a remarkable law of heat.
Two antagonistic processes proceed simultaneously, the fixation of atmospheric nitrogen and the reverse change, and either process is accelerated by an increase and retarded by a decrease in temperature.
The above law of gradual evolution is perfectly consistent with a second principle, namely, that at certain times evolution is much more rapid than at others, and that organisms are accelerated or retarded in development in a manner broadly analogous to the acceleration or retardation of separate organs.
Thus a shoot will grow more vigorously whilst waving in the air than when nailed close to the wall; consequently a weak shoot should be left free, whilst its stronger antagonist should be restrained; and a luxuriant shoot may be retarded for some time by having its tender extremity pinched off to allow a weaker shoot to overtake it.
The restriction of the basic Bessemer process to pig iron containing at least i 80% of phosphorus has prevented it from getting a foothold in the United States; the restriction of the acid Bessemer process to pig iron very low in phosphorus, usually to that containing less than o ro% of that element, has almost driven it out of Germany, has of late retarded, indeed almost stopped, the growth of its use in the United States, and has even caused it to be displaced at the great Duquesne works of the Carnegie Steel Company by the omnivorous basic open-hearth.
The development of irrigation was in part retarded by the improper or wasteful use of water.
The results are applied to a class of retarded delay differential equations.
Verloc and his wife, Winnie, her retarded brother Stevie and her partially disabled mother form the family I referred to.
Recent rains greatly helped countryside as earlier dry weather had retarded growth and caused many heath fires.
Psi, the retarded wave, which travels forward in time, is standard solution.
For a 21st century schizoid man of wealth and taste, Alter has an awfully retarded vocabulary.
During dry weather conditions swales are dry however during a rainfall event water flows through the surface grass where it is retarded and filtered.
Sorry about the "retarded" word, Melissa, it's just that well, in the time that I met him, I don't know why but my mind goes blank when I'm around him, I asked him "Is the wet sponge we're using going to be wet?"
Wild, retarded (not literally, but you I thought he was stupid) and never prepared for class guy.
Before I get into "helping" you though, I want to just let you know that the word "retarded" even used as a joke to describe silly behavior, is really offensive to so many.
Infants born with rubella may already show signs of heart disease, retarded growth, hearing loss, blood disorders, vision problems, or pneumonia.
About 6 to 7.5 million mentally retarded individuals live in the United States alone.
In general, mentally retarded children reach developmental milestones such as walking and talking much later than the general population.
Approximately 85 percent of the mentally retarded population is in the mildly retarded category.
About 10 percent of the mentally retarded population is considered moderately retarded.
Moderately retarded individuals have IQ scores ranging from 35 to 55.
About 3 to 4 percent of the mentally retarded population is severely retarded.
Severely retarded individuals have IQ scores of 20 to 40.
Many severely retarded individuals are able to live in a group home.
Only 1 to 2 percent of the mentally retarded population is classified as profoundly retarded.
Profoundly retarded individuals have IQ scores under 20 to 25.
The profoundly retarded need a high level of structure and supervision.
The AAMR classification system focuses on the capabilities of the retarded individual rather than on the limitations.
It is the type of support typically required for most mildly retarded individuals.
At the other end of the spectrum, pervasive support, or life-long, daily support for most adaptive areas, would be required for profoundly retarded individuals.
Children who are mentally retarded reach developmental milestones significantly later than expected, if at all.
Mentally retarded children lag behind their peers in developmental milestones such as smiling, sitting up, walking, and talking.
Federal legislation entitles mentally retarded children to free testing and appropriate, individualized education and skills training within the school system from ages three to 21.
Many day schools are available to help train retarded children in basic skills such as bathing and feeding themselves.
Extracurricular activities and social programs are also important in helping retarded children and adolescents gain self-esteem.
Mildly retarded individuals can often acquire the skills needed to live independently and hold an outside job.
Moderate to profoundly retarded individuals usually require supervised community living.
Family therapy can help relatives of the mentally retarded develop coping skills.
A supportive, warm home environment is essential to help the mentally retarded reach their full potential.
All states are required by law to offer early intervention programs for mentally retarded children from the time they are born.
With mentally retarded infants, the treatment emphasis is on sensorimotor development, which can be stimulated by exercises and special types of play.
It is required that special education programs be available for retarded children starting at three years of age.
Counseling and therapy are another important type of treatment for the mentally retarded.
Retarded children are prone to behavioral problems caused by short attention span, low tolerance for frustration, and poor impulse control.
A counselor or therapist can also help retarded children cope with the low self-esteem that often results from the realization that they are different from other children, including siblings.
Counseling can also be valuable for the family of a retarded child to help parents cope with painful feelings about the child's condition and with the extra time and patience needed for the care and education of a special-needs child.
Siblings may need to talk about the pressures they face, such as accepting the extra time and attention their parents must devote to a retarded brother or sister.
Sometimes parents have trouble bonding with an infant who is retarded and need professional help and reassurance to establish a close and loving relationship.
Current social and healthcare policies encourage keeping mentally retarded persons in their own homes or in informal group home settings rather than institutions.
The variety of social and mental health services available to the mentally retarded, including pre-vocational and vocational training, are geared toward making this possible.
Growth hormone deficiency is also suspected when x-ray determination of bone age indicates retarded growth in comparison to chronological age.
Autism-A developmental disability that appears early in life, in which normal brain development is disrupted and social and communication skills are retarded, sometimes severely.
Children with SCID are vulnerable to recurrent severe infections, retarded growth, and early death.
A mentally retarded child is defined as one who falls in the lower end of the range of intelligence, usually with an IQ (intelligence quotient) below 80 on some standardized IQ tests.
In an extreme case, a young man with a tested IQ in the retarded range has an apparent gift for acquiring foreign languages, and could learn a new one with very little exposure.
Adults should not consider retarded children to be a uniform class; different patterns can arise with different syndromes.
Most retarded children babble during the first year and develop their first words within a normal time span, but are then slow to develop sentences or a varied vocabulary.
Vocabulary size is one of the primary components of standardized tests of verbal intelligence, and it grows slowly in retarded children.
Major self-mutilation occurs most often with psychotic or highly intoxicated individuals and occasionally with institutionalized mentally retarded individuals.
However, the range of IQ was quite large, as low as 20 (severely retarded) to as high as 105 (normal).
Most are severely retarded, with IQs between 20 and 49.
Mentally retarded children lag behind their peers in developmental milestones such as sitting up, smiling, walking, and talking.
Children who display savant syndrome have traditionally been referred to as idiot, retarded, or autistic savants.
Language delay is usually more severe than other developmental delays in retarded children, and it is often the first noticeable symptom of mental retardation.
Nevertheless vocabulary and grammatical development appear to proceed by very similar processes in mentally retarded and developmentally normal children.
Language delays among mentally retarded children vary greatly.
Some children (called savants) test as mentally retarded but learn their native language, as well as foreign languages, very easily.
Most mentally retarded children eventually develop at least some degree of language.
Infants who are premature, mentally retarded, or have physical handicaps are more likely to provoke abuse from their caregiver than are infants without such problems.
About 50 percent of females who have a full mutation are mentally retarded.
Contrary to earlier reports, most individuals with Turner syndrome are not mentally retarded.
While it was once believed that all boys with Klinefelter syndrome were mentally retarded, doctors now know that the disorder can exist without retardation.
Mothers may have difficulty bonding with an infant if prenatal testing suggests the child will have a birth defect or is likely to be mentally retarded and malformed.
It would be unfortunate if cheerleaders thought that all dancers' opinions were that "cheerleaders are dancers who have gone retarded."
The development of commerce is retarded by lack of communications; the country possesses no railways and few roads.
Not until the age of seventeen did he attack the higher mathematics, and his progress was much retarded by the want of efficient help. When about sixteen years of age he became assistant-master in a private school at Doncaster, and he maintained himself to the end of his life in one grade or other of the scholastic profession.
In the biserial type the polyps on the two sides of the stem have primitively an alternating, zigzag arrangement; but, by a process of differential growth, quickened in the 1st, 3rd, 5th, &c., members of the stem, and retarded in the 2nd, 4th, 6th, &c., members, the polyps may assume secondarily positions opposite to one another on the two sides of the stem.
The economic development of Uruguay was retarded by the corruption of successive governments, by revolutionary outbreaks, by the seizure of farm stock without adequate compensation for the support of military forces, by the consequences of reckless borrowing and over-trading in 1889 and 1890, and also by the transference of commercial undertakings from Montevideo to Buenos Aires between 1890 and 1897.
At low temperatures SA predominates, but as the temperature is raised S, increases; the transformation, however, is retarded by some gases, e.g.
Therefore the horse-power which must be developed in the cylinders to effect this change of speed is from (21) H.P.280X2240X0 113X59 = _237 55 0 X 32 The rate of working is negative when the train is retarded; for instance, if the train had changed its speed from 41 to 40 m.
The continual attacks of sickness which had retarded his progress induced his aunt, by medical advice, to take him to Bath; but the mineral waters had no effect.
The success of Agrippa's brief reign had revived the hopes of the Jewish nationalists, and concessions only retarded the inevitable insurrection.
Kossuth succeeded in granting them temporary emancipation, but the suppression of the War of Independence led to an era of royal autocracy which, while it advanced Jewish culture by enforcing the establishment of modern schools, retarded the obtaining of civic and political rights.
The development of marine commerce has been retarded by unimproved harbours, but Fernandina and Pensacola harbours have always been good.
Thus it is found that the action of the heart is accelerated by pleasant, and retarded by unpleasant, stimuli; again, changes of weight and volume are found to accompany modifications of affection - and so on.
Progress was necessarily retarded by the influence of the independent Protestant princes of Transylvania in the northern counties of Hungary.
Now as to the phase of the secondary wave, it might appear natural to suppose that it starts from any point Q with the phase of the primary wave, so that on arrival at P, it is retarded by the amount corresponding to QP. But a little consideration will prove that in that case the series of secondary waves could not reconstitute the primary wave.
In order to obtain the effect of the primary wave, as, retarded by traversing the distance r, viz.
These successes, if they retarded Roberts's progress, at least enabled him to rearrange his forces in accordance with the new situation at leisure, and to re-establish his transport, rail and wheeled, and on the 1st of May the main army moved northwards upon the Transvaal capital.
The Czech immigrants, attracted to Vienna as to other German towns by the growth of industry, are now too numerous for easy absorption, which is further retarded by their national organization, and the provision of separate institutions, churches, schools (thus far private) and places of resort.
A few insignificant manufactures are carried on in some of the little towns, but both trade and manufactures are much retarded by the comparative isolation of the country from railways.
Below this pendulum let there be placed another coil through which passes the current to be measured; then when currents pass through these coils the pendulum of the second clock will be either accelerated or retarded relatively to the other clock, since the action of gravity is supplemented by that of an electric attraction or repulsion between the coils.
Thousands of bulbs of such lilies as longiflorum and speciosum are now retarded in refrigerators and taken out in batches for greenhouse work as required.
The remodelling of the tariff system in the direction of free trade went on, little retarded by the maintenance of the Corn Laws and not much accelerated by their abolition.
The new humanism was a kind of revival of the Renaissance, which had been retarded by the Reformation in Germany and by the Counter-Reformation in Italy, or had at least been degraded to the dull classicism of the schools.
Sulphurous and other mineral springs, both hot and cold, exist in several districts, and deposits of silver, iron, copper, sulphur, coal and other minerals have been discovered; but the exploitation of these is retarded by lack of communications, and, apart from building materials, sulphur and salt, the actual output is insignificant.
Forcing is the accelerating, by special treatment, of the growth of certain plants, which are required to be had in leaf, in flower or in fruit before their natural season, - as, for instance, the leaves of mint at Eastertide or the leafstalks of sea-kale and rhubarb at Christmas, the flowers of summer in the depth of winter, or some of the choicest fruits perfected so much before their normal period as to complete, with the retarded crops of winter, the circle of the seasons.
In this simple case the temperature cycle at a depth x is a precisely similar curve of the same period, but with the amplitude reduced in the proportion rn ', and the phase retarded by the fraction mx/27r of a cycle.
Then she added, with a dismissive wave of her hand, "That retarded child probably stole it."