How to use Several in a sentence

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  • After several rings, it went to the message.

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  • It took me several minutes to respond.

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  • On the way across the open water, they saw several dolphins.

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  • We hadn't spoken in several weeks.

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  • She spelled "water" several times.

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  • In fact, he had displayed that emotion several times.

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  • After World War I, as the Ottoman Empire collapsed, several new countries emerged.

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  • She grabbed her tablet and several pencils.

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  • Why, you go giddy even on a staircase, exclaimed several voices.

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  • It rang several times and then switched over for her to leave a message.

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  • Chilon was so busy that the messengers had to wait several days before they could see him.

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  • Although she had said the words "I love you," several times, he had not uttered them.

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  • But I did not find out the secret for several years.

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  • Destiny woke several times during the night, but went back to sleep when she saw Carmen was there.

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  • Even so, she caught Alex watching her with a strange expression several times.

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  • Several persons, among them the elderly lady and Anna Pavlovna, did however smile.

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  • She glanced around, noting several objects covered with cloths, as well as a box that sat on a table beside the door.

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  • She dove into the pool and swam several laps before emerging.

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  • The phone call to Daniel Brennan cranked up our level of anxiety several notches.

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  • Mother's about two thousand years old; but she carelessly lost track of her age a few centuries ago and skipped several hundreds.

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  • He stooped and selected several rocks.

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  • Over the next few days she thought about the job several times with mixed feelings.

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  • Yancey got up the next morning in a fowl mood and stayed that way for several days.

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  • She kept her vigil for what must have been several hours.

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  • He can do several very wonderful things--if he knows how.

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  • There must be several times that by now.

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  • And war is a by-product of several technical problems.

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  • It was several more minutes before she was able to take deep breaths – even longer before she was able to utter more than a strangled sound.

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  • The woman introduced herself as Annie Mae Wilkie and informed us she was the treasurer of Brockville, in addition to holding several other positions.

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  • In the course of three or four years, when the country became adapted to agriculture, they built themselves handsome houses, spending on them several thousands.

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  • They were offering more than she could make after several years' experience at the hospital in Tulsa.

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  • I lay there several minutes after I awoke and thought about what Howie experienced.

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  • Oh, she is sometimes gone for several weeks on her hunting trips, and if we were not tied we would crawl all over the mountain and fight with each other and get into a lot of mischief.

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  • The phone rang several times and then dropped the call.

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  • I squinted several times.

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  • Several of those present smiled at Zherkov's words, expecting one of his usual jokes, but noticing that what he was saying redounded to the glory of our arms and of the day's work, they assumed a serious expression, though many of them knew that what he was saying was a lie devoid of any foundation.

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  • He didn't comment, but several times that evening she caught him watching her with a reflective expression.

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  • Several times she thought movement around the camp had wakened her.

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  • I have some horses you can ride and there are several creeks, ponds and even a small lake on the land.

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  • The statement was an open invitation but she was several conversations wiser now, and waited for him to volunteer the rest of the story.

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  • Several times they scared up a covey of quail and once even a wild pig.

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  • They're all several hours after the fact and come from an unusual viewpoint; not where there would naturally be someone observing.

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  • Several hundred but that needs clarification.

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  • It had been several days since I'd spoken to them.

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  • I was dragged to my feet from behind by my captor as police burst through the door and the room ignited with the blinding glow of several flash lights.

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  • Several stories of empty rooms rewarded their search, but nothing more; so after a time they came back to the platform again.

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  • They also put in some bread and meat and other food, enough for several weeks.

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  • But my teacher had been with me several weeks before I understood that everything has a name.

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  • My mother and several of my friends said they would help me with the establishment of a public library.

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  • Most educated blind people know several, but it would save trouble if, as Miss Keller suggests, English braille were universally adopted.

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  • She asked him several questions about his journey and seemed greatly interested in the state of the Prussian army.

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  • Several approving voices were heard in the crowd.

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  • Several people came round the corner talking eagerly.

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  • She caught him watching her several times, obviously wondering why she was so quiet.

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  • The long drive detoured around several large oak trees before it ended in a circle.

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  • Deciding to use the sun to orient herself, she detoured around several dense patches of blackberry bushes.

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  • They were several miles down the road before either of them spoke.

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  • Howie was quiet for several minutes as we finished our chores.

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  • Howie had watched her abduction after several attempts, but failed to capture the license plate number.

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  • She was several miles from where she was supposed to be, off to meet a boy.

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  • Then there's a break of several years.

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  • The article attempted objectivity, documenting several of the cases on which our tips proved fruitful.

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  • Strange though, when I asked if gunshots were common, they answered yes, but it was a quiet weekend; none had been reported for several days.

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  • He wants to stop this so-called Psychic Tipster who'd nearly caught him several times.

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  • My later proved to be several hours when I opened eyes to a crying wife, white covers, bright lights, stuff attached to me and lots of pain.

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  • I have spent several long minutes creeping about in silence.

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  • She was missing for several weeks and they did everything possible to get me to say I took her though I was innocent.

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  • Once aboard my flight I spent the next several hours squeezed between a talkative sailor and a woman with a fussy child.

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  • She was anxiously administered to by several white coated escorts.

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  • Instead, he drew a leathern case from his pocket and took from it several sharp knives, which he joined together, one after another, until they made a long sword.

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  • Several Mangaboos came forward with glass spades and dug a hole in the ground.

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  • They followed the course of a broad stream and passed several more pretty cottages; but of course they saw no one, nor did any one speak to them.

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  • Before this crowned Gargoyle had recovered himself Zeb had wound a strap several times around its body, confining its wings and arms so that it could not move.

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  • Sometimes he had several hundreds of lambs to look after.

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  • He visited several cities, and in each place he was well paid for his music.

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  • It would just take several hours as opposed to a few minutes.

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  • The World Wide Web will play an enormous role in ending war, on several levels.

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  • Please favour her with every facility to examine the exhibits in the several Departments, and extend to her such other courtesies as may be possible.

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  • We also went in bathing several times.

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  • She was brutally murdered by the same man who killed young girls in Delaware, Alabama and several other states.

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  • We stayed that way for several minutes until she pulled back.

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  • I almost plucked a little beauty from a nearby tent the other night as her parents partied with other campers several yards away.

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  • Several years of confusion followed.

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  • Several islets lie round it.

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  • This lasted for several minutes; then this mood passed, and Nancy was thrown ruthlessly on the floor and pushed to one side, while a large, pink-cheeked, fuzzy-haired member of the family received the little mother's undivided attention.

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  • Helen has learned several nouns this week.

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  • I repeated this performance several times.

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  • When a man is warmed by the several modes which I have described, what does he want next?

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  • Oh! exclaimed several voices.

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  • Several officers, with flushed and weary faces, were sitting at the table eating and drinking.

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  • Several battalions of soldiers, in their shirt sleeves despite the cold wind, swarmed in these earthworks like a host of white ants; spadefuls of red clay were continually being thrown up from behind the bank by unseen hands.

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  • Several of our men fell, among them the round-faced officer who had marched so gaily and complacently.

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  • They reached the front, several bullets sped over them, and they halted in silence.

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  • Among the limbers lay several dead men.

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  • Several of them ran into Ferapontov's yard before Alpatych's eyes.

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  • He apparently owned several buildings he was leasing out on the coast - warehouses, maybe?

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  • A long train whistle sounded several times, adding to the dark mood of the evening.

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  • Several minutes stretched into ten or more with neither of us closing our eyes.

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  • Several more men entered the library, all staring at her in nothing short of total surprise.

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  • Several days ago, she would have jumped at the chance.

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  • Soon after, a warrior came to her door and led her down several halls and into a tiny box resembling an elevator.

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  • Several of his guardsmen stood nearby, their uniforms emblazoned with green cuneiform symbols.

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  • Several free libraries are maintained.

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  • There are several churches of minor importance in the town.

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  • Two of the lots were immediately purchased by Captain Ephraim Williams (1715-1755), who was at the time commander of Fort Massachusetts in the vicinity; several other lots were bought by soldiers under him; and in 1 753 the proprietors organized a township government.

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  • The native tribes opposed the Romans, but were conquered after several campaigns; 8 the island became a province under the government of a praetor or propraetor, to whose jurisdiction Corsica was added soon afterwards.

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  • The Maclaurins acquired the district as early as the 9th century and occupied it for several hundred years until ousted by the Macgregors, a neighbouring clan, who had repeatedly raided their lands, and in 1558 slew the chief and many of his followers.

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  • For several reasons the first of these tales is preferable.

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  • At Delphi he erected a great group in bronze including the figures of Apollo and Athena, several Attic heroes, and Miltiades the general.

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  • Some trees of the sessile-fruited oak bear sweet acorns in Britain, and several varieties were valued by the ancient Italians for their edible fruit.

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  • Surveys were then undertaken in several directions.

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  • Lastly must be noted the extinct tall Ratite species of Aepyornis with its several fancy genera.

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  • But out of the copies of Norfolk deeds and records collected for Thomas, earl of Arundel, in the early part of the 17th century, it seems clear enough that he sprang from a Norfolk family, several of whose members held lands at Wiggenhall near Lynn.

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  • An act of 1627, one of several such aimed at aggrandizing families by diverting the descent of dignities in fee from heirs general, entailed the earldom and castle of Arundel upon Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey and the heirs male of his body "and for default of such issue, to the heirs of his body."

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  • Under the Empire he was made prefect successively in several departments, and in 1810 was created a baron.

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  • Deuteronomy, where the several sources of the narratives are described.

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  • In some cases a single corm produces several new plants during its second spring by giving rise to immature corms.

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  • After an apprenticeship in a counting-house, he led a seafaring life for several years, and became a shipowner and merchant.

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  • Several preliminary incursions had been already made, when in 1521 an opportunity presented itself for a more extended expedition.

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  • Ibrahim, emperor of Delhi, had made himself detested, even by his Afghan nobles, several of whom called upon Baber for assistance.

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  • Several of his engravings are supposed to be executed on some metal less hard than copper.

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  • The rivers of the state include a number of small plateau streams flowing southward to the Sao Francisco River, and several large streams in the eastern part flowing eastward to the Atlantic. The former are the Moxoto, Ema, Pajehu, Terra Nova, Brigida, Boa Vista and Pontai, and are dry channels the greater part of the year.

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  • By this time the collection of halakhic material had become very large and various, and after several attempts had been made to reduce it to uniformity, a code of oral tradition was finally drawn up in the and century by Judah ha-Nasi, called Rabbi par excellence.

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  • He commented on all the Bible and on nearly all the Talmud, has been himself the text of several super-commentaries, and has exercised great influence on Christian exegesis.

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  • He wrote numerous translations, of Galen, Aristotle, Ilariri, IIunain ben Isaac and Maimonides, as well as several original works, a Sepher Anaq in imitation of Moses ben Ezra, and treatises on grammar and medicine (Rephuath geviyyah), but he is best known for his Talzkemoni, a diwan in the style of Ilariri's Magimat.

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  • Several settlements in the Bronx were made by the English and the Dutch between 1640 and 1650.

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  • There is evidence that Ungava, like the rest of Labrador, has risen several hundred feet since the Ice Age, marine beaches being found up to 700 ft.

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  • Several weeks afterward, there came a visitor to the home of the Wests.

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  • In the deepest part there are several acres more level than almost any field which is exposed to the sun, wind, and plow.

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  • Somehow, he'd survived and was auctioned off like an animal with several other children his age.

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  • Exactly. You'll be holding her hair for her in the bathroom several times a day.

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  • She set her jaw and said nothing for several minutes.

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  • He said nothing but let her strike several times before shifting to the offensive.

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  • He slid in behind another biker and followed the crouched figure evenly, absentmindedly match­ing the rider stride for stride for several miles as he pondered his course of action.

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  • For months, he'd black out several times a day and wake up somewhere else, usually with the room around him in shambles.

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  • Three Others with glowing purple eyes stood several feet away, frozen in surprise.

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  • He took in her features again then looked down the hall, where several people moved towards them.

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  • Vara shushed them as the sound of several voices drifted into the tack room.

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  • Several cars were already parked beside the walkway, though the party didn't officially start until seven thirty.

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  • At several stations enjoying a wide prospect the dissipation has been observed to be specially high on days of great visibility when distant mountains can be recognized.

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  • This is insignificant compared to the size of the currents which several authorities have calculated from considerations as to terrestrial magnetism.

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  • For this patron several of his treatises were written; and the commencement of his Canon of Medicine also dates from his stay in Hyrcania.

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  • It has several ginning factories and a cotton-mill; two high schools, one maintained by the Government and the other by the Basel German Mission.

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  • The centres of the cotton trade are Hubli and Gadag, junctions on the Southern Mahratta railway, which traverses the district in several directions.

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  • It may be defined in several ways.

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  • But Sulla in Greece and Fimbria in Asia defeated his armies in several battles; the Greek cities were disgusted by his severity, and in 84 he concluded peace, abandoning all his conquests, surrendering his fleet and paying a fine of 2000 talents.

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  • On this account, the custom of both the French and English people of the country was for years before and for several years after 1870 to pronounce it Man-I-CO-ba, and even in some cases to spell it " Manitobah."

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  • The arts colleges of the churches carry on the several courses required by the university, and send their students to the examinations of the university.

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  • The rebellion was quieted and Sir Garnet Wolseley (now Lord Wolseley) was sent from Canada by the lake route, with several regiments of troops - regulars and volunteers.

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  • There are several different systems of heating by steam - low pressure, high pressure and minus pressure.

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  • In 1623 Ursinus published Rhabdologia Neperiana at Berlin, and the rods or bones were described in several other works.

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  • The work in question, which is rare, was printed at Paris, and has the date 1636 on the title-page, but the royal privilege which secured it to the author is dated in October 1635, and it may have been written several years earlier.

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  • The Rabdologia attracted more general attention than the logarithms, and as has been mentioned, there were several editions on the Continent.

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  • He assisted to found the Sodalitas litteraria Angilostadensis, under the auspices of which several old manuscripts were brought to light.

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  • The university pulpit, indeed, was closed to him, but several congregations in London delighted in his sermons, and from 1866 until the year of his death he preached annually in Westminster Abbey, where Stanley had become dean in 1863.

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  • The translation of Aristotle's Politics, the revision of Plato, and, above all, the translation of Thucydides many times revised, occupied several years.

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  • Under Ormonde, in 1665, ministers were again permitted to revive Presbyterian worship and discipline, and for several years the Church.

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  • In 1659 it was bought from the Indians, with the consent of the patroon, by Jan Barentsen Wemp, and several families settled here.

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  • For several centuries before 1740 the fisheries were the cause of constant dispute between Lowestoft and Yarmouth.

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  • In 1643 Cromwell performed one of his earlier exploits in taking Lowestoft, capturing large supplies and making prisoners of several influential royalists.

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  • Parma was thus governed for several years by Moreau de SaintMery and by Junot.

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  • After being professor of philosophy at several provincial universities, he received the degree of doctor, and came to Paris in 1858 as master of conferences at the Ecole Normale.

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  • Among the principal buildings are several attractive churches, the city hall, and the club-house of the Woman's Club of Orange.

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  • But after several seasons of heavy rainfall the waters have remained for years beyond their low-water level.

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  • The true source of the Adige is in some small lakes on the summit of the Reschen Scheideck Pass (4902 ft.), and it is swollen by several other streams, near Glurns, where the roads over the Ofen and the Stelvio Passes fall in.

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  • Forrest; each state was a Realm under a Grand Dragon; several counties formed a Dominion under a Grand Titan; each county was a Province under a Grand Giant; the smallest division being a Den under a Grand Cyclops.

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  • Several hundred arrests were made, and a few convictions were secured.

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  • In the western Sierras, which are more or less closely attached to the main chain of the Cordillera, Cambrian and Silurian fossils have been found at several places.

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  • Contemporaneous volcanic rocks are associated with the Ordovician beds and with the Rhaetic sandstones in several places.

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  • The fox, of which several species exist, probably never ventured far into the plain, for it afforded him no shelter.

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  • Several species of monkeys inhabit the forests from the Parana, to the Bolivian frontier.

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  • To meet the needs of technical and industrial education there are a school of mines at San Juan, a school of viticulture at Mendoza, an agronomic and veterinary school at La Plata, several agricultural and pastoral schools, and commercial schools in Buenos Aires, Rosario, Bahia Blanca and Concordia.

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  • The national government has founded several scholarships (some in art) for study abroad.

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  • Causes of friction still remained, but they did not develop into open quarrels, for Mitre was content to leave Urquiza in his province of Entre Rios, and the other administrators (caudillos) in their several governments, a large measure of autonomy, trusting that the position and growing commercial importance of Buenos Aires would inevitably tend to make the federal capital the real centre of power of the republic. In 1865 the Argentines were forced into war with Paraguay through the overbearing attitude of the president Francisco Solano Lopez.

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  • General Mitre became commander-in-chief of the combined armies for the invasion of Paraguay and was absent for several years in the field.

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  • After several skirmishes, the national army commanded by General Roca, containing many troops seasoned in Indian campaigns, assaulted the portenos posted before Buenos Aires, and after two days' hard fighting (20th and 21st July) forced its way into the town.

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  • In the southern and most elevated portion of the range there are several summits exceeding 5500 ft.

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  • Rivers.The greater part of the surface of France is divided between four principal and several secondary basins.

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  • The chestnut covers considerable areas in Prigord, Limousin and Beam; resinotis trees (firs, pines, larches, &c.) form fine forests in the Vosges and The indigenous fauna include the bear, now very rare but still found in the Alps and Pyrenees, the wolf, harbouring chiefly in the Cvennes and Vosges, but in continually decreasing areas; the fox, marten, badger, weasel, otter, the beaver in the extreme south of the Rhne valley, and in the Alps the marmot; the red deer and roe deer are preserved in many of the forests, and the wild boar is found in several districts; the chamois and wild goat survive in the Pyrenees and Alps.

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  • In France, as in Great Britain, volcanic eruptions occurred during several of the Palaeozoic periods, but during the Mesozoic era the // /

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  • The Nord, which serves the rich mining, industrial and farming districts of Nord, Pas-de-Calais, Aisne and Somme, connecting with the Belgian railways at several points.

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  • The expenditure of the government has several times been regulated for as long as six months upon this system.

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  • Catherine possessed several good qualities, but had been brought up in a conventual seclusion and was scarcely a wife Charles would have chosen for himself.

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  • As the prospect diminished of her bearing children to Charles, several schemes were set on foot for procuring a divorce on various pretexts.

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  • In 1703 she supported the Methuen Treaty, which cemented still further the alliance between Portugal and England, and in 1704 she was appointed regent of Portugal during the illness of her brother King Pedro II., her administration being distinguished by several successes gained over the Spaniards.

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  • It has the usual rectangular plan, with several pretty squares and straight, clean, well-paved streets.

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  • Stralsund was founded in 1234, and, though several times destroyed, steadily prospered.

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  • The state representatives are usually apportioned among the several counties according to population and not by geographical position.

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  • The Loyalty islanders are Melanesians; the several islands have each its separate language, and in Uea one tribe uses a Samoan and another a New Hebridean form of speech.

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  • The Loyalty group was discovered at the beginning of the 19th century, and Dumont d'Urville laid down the several islands in his chart.

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  • Since 1860 several visits have been paid to the group by scientific investigators - by Dr Habel in 1868; Messrs Baur and Adams, and the naturalists of the "Albatross," between 1888 and 1891; and in 1897-1898 by Mr Charles Harris, whose journey was specially undertaken at the instance of the Hon.

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  • The excavations have laid bare several other buildings, including an altar, early propylaea, houses for the priests and remains of an earlier temple.

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  • There are several theatres and music-halls.

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  • Preston and Queen's parks are the principal of several public recreation grounds; and the racecourse at Kemp Town is also the property of the town.

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  • There are several handsome squares and public gardens, adorned with statues, trees and shrubbery.

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  • In several places the debris within the walls is saturated with sewage, and the water of the Fountain of the Virgin, and of many of the old cisterns, is unfit for drinking.

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  • Several of the buildings were never finished.

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  • The " castle of Istakhr " played a conspicuous part several times during the Mahommedan period as a strong fortress.

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  • It was founded on the 16th of July 17 9 1 by several members of the Jacobin Club, who refused to sign a petition presented by this body, demanding the deposition of Louis XVI.

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  • Modern criticism of the history of Sabbath observance among the Hebrews has done nothing more than follow out these arguments in detail, and show that the result is in agreement with what is known as to the dates of the several component parts of the Pentateuch.

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  • In 1667 Theophile de Besiade, marquis d'Avaray, obtained the office of grand bailiff of Orleans, which was held by several of his descendants after him.

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  • The coronation of Birger Jarlsson Valdemar took place in the cathedral in 1251; and in the reign of Gustavus Vasa several important diets were held in the town.

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  • Beneath these hills the surface of the island falls lower, and several hills in the form of amphitheatres extend their bases as far as the sea.

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  • Several minor ranges, the topography of which is little known, extend from Cambridge Gulf, behind a very much broken coast-line, to Limmen Bight on the Gulf of Carpentaria.

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  • In the Northern Territory are several fine rivers.

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  • Several smaller forms of the same general appearance are known as wallabies, and are common everywhere.

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  • Among the inoffensive species are counted the graceful green "tree snake," which pursues frogs, birds and lizards to the topmost branches of the forest; also several species of pythons, the commonest of which is known as the carpet snake.

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  • There are also several extremely valuable soft timbers, the principal being red cedar (Cedrela Toona), silky oak (Grevillea robusta), beech and a variety of teak, with several important species of pine.

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  • In several of the states, fish have been introduced successfully from other countries.

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  • Zinc ores, in the several varieties of carbonates, silicates, oxide, sulphide and sulphate of zinc, have been found in several of the Australian states, but have attracted little attention except in New South Wales, where special efforts are being made successfully to produce a high-grade zinc concentrate from the sulphide ores.

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  • Several companies are devoting all their energies to zinc extraction, and the output is now equal to about 5% of the world's production.

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  • Kerosene shale (torbanite) is found in several parts of New South Wales.

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  • Kaolin, or porcelain clay, although capable of application to commercial purposes, has not as yet been utilized to any extent, although found in several places in New South Wales and in Western Australia.

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  • Lines of steamers connect Australia with London and other British ports, with Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, Japan, China, India, San Francisco, Vancouver, New York and Montevideo, several important lines being subsidized by the countries to which they belong, notably Germany, France and Japan.

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  • In several of the states, New South Wales and South Australia proper, the railways yield more than the interest paid by the government on the money borrowed for their construction.

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  • Under the Constitution Act the Commonwealth is given the control of the postal and telegraph departments, public defence and several other services, as well as the power of levying customs and excise duties; its powers of taxation are unrestricted, but so far no taxes Dave been imposed other than those just mentioned.

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  • Yet it is noteworthy that the languages of their several tribes are different.

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  • Several theories have been propounded by ethnologists.

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  • There were probably several migrations.

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  • At about ten they were covered with blood from head to foot, several elder men bleeding themselves for the purpose.

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  • He appears to have landed in several places in search of water.

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  • Cook examined the bay in the pinnace, and landed several times; but by no endeavour could he induce the natives to hold any friendly communication with him.

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  • Broken Bay and other inlets, and several headlands, were also seen and named, but the vessel did not come to an anchor till Moreton Bay was reached, although the wind prevented Cook from entering this harbour.

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  • In northern Queensland, also, there were several explorations about this period, with results of some interest.

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  • Of the several attempts to cross Western Australia, even Major Warburton's expedition, the most successful, had failed in the important particular of determining the nature of the country through which it passed.

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  • Ernest Giles made several attempts to cross the Central Australian Desert, but it was not until his third attempt that he was successful.

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  • By this time, too, several of the other provinces had come into existence.

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  • When the excitement consequent on the gold finds had subsided, there was a considerable reaction against the claims of Labour, and this was greatly helped by the congested state of the labour market; but the principle of an eight-hours day made progress, and was conceded in several trades.

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  • Several attempts had been made by individuals belonging to the Labour party to enter the New South Wales parliament, but it was not until 1891 that the occurrence of a general election gave the party the looked-for opportunity for concerted action.

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  • The act contained stringent provisions forbidding strikes; but in this respect it failed to effect its purpose, several strikes occurring in the years following its enactment, in which there were direct refusals to obey awards.

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  • It was formerly the seat of a Greek bishopric, removed to Czernowitz in 1786, and possesses a cathedral (1402) with the tombs of several Moldavian princes.

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  • Whilst under the first of these tutors, in nine months he read all Thucydides, Sophocles and Sallust, twelve books of Tacitus, the greater part of Horace, Juvenal, Persius, and several plays of Aeschylus and Euripides.

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  • In the North Frisian group there are also several smaller islands called Halligen.

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  • It is served by the Maine Central railway, by several electric lines, and by steamboat lines to Portland, Boston and several other ports.

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  • A leading industry is the printing and publishing of newspapers and periodicals, several of the periodicals published here having an enormous circulation.

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  • From the middle of the 18th century the ancestors of Ferdinand de Lesseps followed the diplomatic career, and he himself occupied with real distinction several posts in the same calling from 1825 to 1849.

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  • Mimaut, consul-general of France at Alexandria, sent him several books, among which was the memoir written upon the Suez Canal, according to Bonaparte's instructions, by the civil engineer Lapere, one of the scientific members of the French expedition.

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  • Among several military memorials, one in the Academy grounds was erected to the Prince Imperial of France, for two years a student in the Academy.

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  • Several eruptions are recorded in Roman times.

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  • Battersea is a district mainly consisting of artisans' houses, and there are several large factories by the river.

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  • Several of the tribes along the borderland, however, were undoubtedly of mixed blood.

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  • On his arrival he reinstated Hyrcanus in the high-priesthood at Jerusalem, suppressed revolts, introduced important changes in the government of Judaea, and rebuilt several towns.

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  • The experimental proof, however, was still lacking, and though several experimenters had come very near its discovery, Hertz was the first who actually succeeded in supplying it, in 1887.

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  • After several months of desperate fighting, Saigo and a small remnant of his followers made a swif t retreat to Kagoshima, and fell fighting (September 14) within sight of their homes.

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  • There are several old pictures of merit, and the shrine of St Eleuthere, the first bishop of Tournai in the 6th century, is a remarkable product of the silversmith's art.

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  • One of the oldest and most widespread methods of divining the future, both among primitive people and among several of the civilizations of antiquity, was the reading of omens in the signs noted on the liver of the animal offered as a sacrifice to some deity.

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  • The principal jungle products are gutta and rubber of several varieties, and many kinds of rattan.

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  • The Asiatic elephant; the seladang, a bison of a larger type than the Indian gaur; two varieties of rhinoceros; the honey bear (bruang), the tapir, the sambhur (rusa); the speckled deer (kijang), three varieties of mouse-deer (napoh, plandok and kanchil); the gibbon (ungka or wawa'), the siamang, another species of anthropoid ape, the brok or coco-nut monkey, so called because it is trained by the Malays to gather the nuts from the coco-nut trees, the lotong, kra, and at least twenty other kinds of monkey; the binturong (arctictis binturong), the lemur; the Asiatic tiger, the black panther, the leopard, the large wild cat (harimau akar), several varieties of jungle cat; the wild boar, the wild dog; the flying squirrel,.

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  • On the east coast peafowl are found, and throughout the interior the argus pheasant, the firebacked pheasant, the blue partridge, the adjutantbird, several kinds of heron and crane, duck, teal, cotton-teal, snipe, wood-pigeon, green-pigeon of several varieties, swifts, swallows pied-robins, hornbills, parakeets, fly-catchers, nightjars, and many other kinds of bird are met with frequently.

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  • Instead they used every endeavour to establish friendly relations with the rulers of all the neighbouring kingdoms, and before d'Alboquerque returned to India he despatched embassies to China, Siam, and several kingdoms of Sumatra, and sent a small fleet, with orders to assume a highly conciliatory attitude toward all natives, in search of the Moluccas.

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  • The family of Thun-Hohenstein, one of the wealthiest of the Austrian nobility, which has for more than 200 years settled at Tetschen, in Bohemia, has given several distinguished members to the Austrian public service.

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  • The town is one of the best hunting centres in the county, being within reach of several meets.

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  • Prominent among a great variety of song-birds and insectivorous birds are the robin, blue bird, cat bird, sparrows, meadow-lark, bobolink, thrushes, chickadee, wrens, brown thrasher, gold finch, cedar wax-wing, flycatchers, nuthatches, flicker (golden-winged woodpecker), downy and hairy woodpeckers, rose-breasted grosbeak, Baltimore oriole, barnswallow, chimney swift, purple martin, purple finch (linnet), vireos and several species of warblers.

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  • For these and other services Bonner had been rewarded by the grant of several livings, and in 1535 he was made archdeacon of Leicester.

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  • It retains an ancient town hall; there is a good market cross; and in the neighbourhood, along the Fal, are several early earthworks.

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  • It is officially termed the Preanger Regencies, of which there are five, covering the several administrative divisions.

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  • The streets in the modern town are regularly laid out; several are arcaded on both sides.

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  • Several of these columns belonged to the former mosque.

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  • There are several mineral springs in the county, some of them chalybeate, others sulphurous.

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  • In various places throughout the county may be seen the ruins of several ancient castles, Danish raths or encampments, and tumuli, in the last of which urns and stone coffins have sometimes been found.

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  • Nearly akin to these are several other forms of little but botanical interest; not _ far removed is the black or dyer's oak, F rom Isotschy op. c i t.

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  • In America several oaks exist with narrow lanceolate leaves, from which characteristic they are known as "willow oaks."

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  • He studied philosophy and medicine at the university of Louvain, where he remained as a lecturer for several years.

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  • Cashel, Cahir and several castles fell in February, and Kilkenny in March; Clonmel repulsing the assault with great loss, but surrendering on the 10th of May 1650.

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  • Pop. including a large rural district and several villages (1890), 31,498; (1908, estimate), 33,000.

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  • The scene of the legend now shifts to Rome, where Diocletian falls in love with a lovely nun named Ripsime; she, rather than gratify his passion, flees with her abbess Gaiana and several priests to Armenia.

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  • Several of the leading United Irishmen, including Reynolds and Hamilton Rowan, immediately fled the country; the papers of the United Irishmen were seized; and for a time the organization was broken up. Tone, who had not attended meetings of the society since May 1793, remained in Ireland till after the trial and suicide of Jackson in April 179.

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  • Bonaparte, with whom Tone had several interviews about this time, was much less disposed than Hoche had been to undertake in earnest an Irish expedition; and when the rebellion broke out in Ireland in 17 9 8 he had started for Egypt.

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  • These ruins include the palace of Yesu II., which has several fine chambers.

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  • He is said to have baptized the emperor Philip and his son, to have done some building in the catacombs, to have improved the organization of the church in Rome, to have appointed officials to register the deeds of the martyrs, and to have founded several churches in France.

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  • In several passages the interpretation is bound up with that of Mizraim, and depends in general upon the question whether Ethiopia at a given time enjoyed the prominence given to it.

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  • We have from him one mythological burlesque, the Amphitruo, and several plays dealing with domestic subjects like the Captivi, Cistellaria, Rudens, Stichus and Trinummus; but most of his plays depend for their main interest on intrigue, such as the Pseudolus, Bacchides, Mostellaria.

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  • Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew has been influenced in several respects (including the names Tranio and Grumio) by the Mostellaria.

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  • Akhmim has several mosques and two Coptic churches, maintains a weekly market, and manufactures cotton goods, notably the blue shirts and check shawls with silk fringes worn by the poorer classes of Egypt.

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  • He wrote several other works of the same nature which exhibit scholarly research and lucid arrangement.

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  • It was the first German colony to dispense (1903-1904) with an imperial subsidy towards its upkeep. Several firms have acquired plantations in which coffee, cocoa, cotton, kola and other tropical products are cultivated.

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  • The natives have several industries, including pottery, straw plaiting, smithwork and woodcarving.

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  • The walls still stand at many of the angles with a height of from 40 to 50 ft., and indicate an original elevation of several storeys, perhaps six or seven.

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  • Its outline is very irregular; from the centre of the town, at the junction of several ridges, parts of it extend for a considerable distance along their summits, being divided from one another by deep valleys.

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  • The formation of the Pinacoteca Vannucci has impaired the interest of several churches but in others it remains undiminished.

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  • It must have been rebuilt almost at once, for several bases exist, inscribed Augusto sacr(um) Perusia restituta; but, as we have seen, it did not become a colony until A.D.

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  • Just as there were supposed to be several Pans and Fauns, so there were many Silenuses, whose father was called Papposilenus ("Daddy Silenus"), represented as completely covered with hair and more animal in appearance.

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  • Although several species belonging to the second class occasionally enter the bodies of water snails and other animals before reaching their definitive host, they undergo no alteration of form in this intermediate host; the case is different, however, in Filaria medinensis and other forms, in which a free larval is followed by a parasitic existence in two distinct hosts, all the changes being accompanied by a metamorphosis.

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  • It is chiefly found in the tropical parts of Asia and Africa, but has also been met with in South Carolina and several of the West Indian islands.

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  • They are strengthened by several detached forts and redoubts.

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  • Rajputana possesses no natural freshwater lakes, but there are several important artificial lakes, all of which have been constructed with the object of storing water.

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  • Copper and lead are found in several parts of the Aravalli range and of the minor ridges in Alwar and Shaikhawati, and iron ores abound in several states.

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  • He held several minor philosophical lectureships, and from 1864 was professor of philosophy at the lycees of Douai, Montpellier and Bordeaux successively.

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  • Besides these we have in the same period the spark telegraph of Reiser, of Don Silva, and of Cavallo, the pith ball telegraph of Francis Ronalds (a model of which is in the collection of telegraph apparatus in the Victoria and Albert Museum), and several others.

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  • The central conductor is covered with several continuous coatings of guttapercha, the total weight of which varies between 70 and 650 lb to the mile.

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  • In many cases a still heavier type is used for the first mile or two from shore, and several intermediate types are often introduced, tapering gradually to the thin deep-water type.

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  • The whole system provides the means of giving sufficient back-pull to the cable to make it grip the drum P, round which it passes several times to prevent slipping.

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  • Within a few years several methods had been proposed by different inventors, but none was at first very successful, not from any fault in the principle, but because the effect of electrostatic capacity of the line was left out of account in the early arrangements.

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  • It was found impossible to make the Morse ink writer so sensitive that it could record signals sent over land lines of several hundred miles in length, if the speed of transmission was very much faster than that which could be effected by hand, and this led to the adoption of automatic methods of transmission.

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  • When the key is released the condensers and cables at once begin to return to zero potential, and if the key is depressed and released several times in rapid succession the cable is divided into sections of varying potential, which travel rapidly towards the receiving end, and indicate their arrival there by producing corresponding fluctuations in the charge of the condenser C3.

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  • As with other duplex systems it is possible to obtain several approximately correct adjustments with the bridge and its accessories, but only one gives a true balance, and careful experiment is required to make sure that this is obtained.

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  • There are several reasons for the unsatisfactory financial results apart from the high price paid for the acquisition of the telegraphs.

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  • By means of several adjusting screws the force and frequency of these blows can be exactly regulated.

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  • Starting from an observation of Marconi's, a number of interesting facts have been accumulated on the absorbing effect of sunlight on the propagation of long Hertzian waves through space, and on the disturbing effects of atmospheric electricity as well as upon the influence of earth curvature and obstacles of various kinds interposed in the line between the sending and transmitting stations.4 Electric wave telegraphy has revolutionized our means of communication from place to place on the surface of the earth, making it possible to communicate instantly and certainly between places separated by several thousand miles, whilst The Electrician, 1904, 5 2, p. 407, or German Pat.

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  • Cadmium sulphate, CdSO 4, is known in several hydrated forms; being deposited, on spontaneous evaporation of a concentrated aqueous solution, in the form of large monosymmetric crystals of composition 3CdSO 4.8H 2 O, whilst a boiling saturated solution, to which concentrated sulphuric acid has been added, deposits crystals of composition CdSO 4 4H 2 0.

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  • In this several microphonic joints were employed.

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  • Several single switchboards like that described may be employed, each devoted to a certain section of the subscribers, and placed in care of an operator.

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  • Several schemes embodying this idea have been developed, and one of them has been put into extensive operation.

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  • The Post Office at the same time established several telephone exchanges in provincial towns so as to enable the PostmasterGeneral " to negotiate with the telephone companies in a satisfactory manner for licences."

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  • In a large city, where several inter - connected exchanges have to be built and thousands of subscribers are put into communication with each other, the service is at once more costly and more valuable than in a small town with a few hundred subscribers accommodated in one exchange.

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  • The subscriber pays a fixed annual rent which covers a certain number of free out - ward calls, say boo; additional calls he purchases in advance in blocks of several hundred at so much per hundred, the price being reduced as the number increases.

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  • For subscribers who desire the telephone for occasional use, the party-line system has been devised, whereby several telephones are connected to one line leading to the exchange.

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  • The vine is cultivated chiefly on the slopes of the Taunus, in the south-west, where the names of several towns are well known for their winesSchierstein, Erbach (Marcobrunner), Johannisberg, Geisenheim, Riidesheim, Assmannshausen.

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  • According to this authority Jovinian in 388 was living at Rome the celibate life of an ascetic monk, possessed a good acquaintance with the Bible, and was the author of several minor works, but, undergoing an heretical change of view, afterwards became a self-indulgent Epicurean and unrefined sensualist.

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  • The geography of Northern Italy is described in several popular guide books.

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  • A few miles below Valenza it is joined by the Tanaro, a large stream, which brings with it the united waters of the Stura, the Bormida and several minor rivers.

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  • Below Aosta also the Dora Baltea receives several considerable tributaries, which descend from the glaciers between Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa.

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  • The Po itself, which is here a very large stream, with an average width of 400 to 600 yds., continues to flow with an undivided mass of waters as far as Sta Maria di Ariano, where it parts into two arms, known as the Po di Maestra and Po di Goro, and these again are subdivided into several other branches, forming a delta above 20 m.

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  • The northern part of Tuscany is indeed occupied to a considerable extent by the underfalls and offshoots of the Apennines, which, besides the slopes and spurs of the main range that constitutes its northern frontier towards the plain of the Po, throw off several outlying ranges or groups.

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  • South of this the country between the frontier of Tuscany and the Tiber is in great part of volcanic origin, forming hills with distinct crater-shaped basins, in several instances occupied by small lakes (the Lake of Bolsena, Lake of Vico and Lake of Bracciano).

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  • Besides these offshoots of the Apennines there are in this part of Central Italy several detached mountains, rising almost like islands on the seashore, of which the two most remarkable are the Monte Argentaro on the coast of Tuscany near Orbetello (2087 ft.) and the Monte Circello (1771 ft.) at the angle of the Pontine Marshes, by the whole breadth of which it is separated from the Volscian Apennines.

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  • Unfortunately several of these fertile tracts suffer severely from malaria (q.v.), and especially the great plain adjoining the Gulf of Tarentum, which in the early ages of history was surrounded by a girdle of Greek cities—some of which attained to almost unexampled prosperity—has for centuries past been given up to almost complete desolation.

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  • There are several varieties of snakes, of which three species (all vipers) are poisonous.

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  • The following table indicates the areas of the several provinces (sixty-nine in number), and the population of each according to the censuses of the 31st of December 1881 and the 9th of February 1901.

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  • These emigrants remain abroad for several years, even when they do not definitively establish themselves there.

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  • Artificial props of several kindswires, cane work, trellis work, &c.are also in use in many districts (in the neighborhood of Rome canes are almost exclusively employed), and in some the plant is permitted to trail along the ground.

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  • Buffaloes are kept in several districts, more particularly of southern Italy.

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  • There are several public assay offices in Italy for silk; the first in the world was established in Turin in 1750.

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  • Between several of these dialects it is probable that closer affinities exist.

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  • It still needed nearly a century of struggle to render the burghers independent of lordship, with a fully organized commune, self-governed in its several assemblies.

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  • All they claim is municipal autonomy; the right to manage their own affairs within the city walls, to fight their battles as they choose, and to follow their several ends unchecked.

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  • The intervening years had been spent by the Lombards, not irs consolidating their union, but in attempting to secure special privileges for their several cities.

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  • The Venetian ascendancy in the Levant dates from this epoch; for, though the republic had no power to occupy all the domains ceded to it, Candia was taken, together with several small islands and stations on the mainland.

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  • The Viscontis own generals, Facino Cane, Pandolfo Malatesta, Jacopo dal Verme, Gabrino Fondulo, Ottobon Terzo, seized upon the tyranny of several Lombard cities.

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  • Filippo married and then beheaded Beatrice after a mock trial for adultery, having used her money and her influence in reuniting several subject cities to the crown of Milan.

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  • The several steps whereby the members of the grand council succeeded in eliminating the people from a share in the government, and reducing the doge to the position of their ornamental representative, cannot here be described.

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  • Not only the Gonzagas, but several other ancient ducal families, died out about the date which we have reached.

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  • While the French directory saw in that province little more than a district which might be plundered and bargained for, Bonaparte, though by no means remiss in the exaction of gold and of artistic treasures, was laying the foundation of a friendly republic. During his sojourn at the castle of Montebello or Mombello, near I\Iilan, he commissioned several of the leading men of northern Italy to draw up a project of constitution and list of reforms for that province.

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  • The peace negotiations after the dragged on for several months, involving two changes of ministry, and DAzeglio became premier.

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  • Inspectors and tax-gatherers did their work under police protection, and in several parts of the country riots had to be suppressed menu inililari.

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  • The attitude of several of his colleagues was more equivocal, but though they coquetted with French financiers in the hope of obtaining the support of the Paris Bourse for Italian securities, the precipitate renewal of the alliance destroyed all probability of a close understanding with France.

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  • It established that all Italian cabinets since 1880 had grossly neglected the state banks; that the two preceding cabinets had been aware of the irregularities committed by Tanlongo; that Tanlongo had heavily subsidized the press, paying as much as 20,000 for that purpose in 1888 alone; that a number of deputies, including several ex-ministers, had received from him loans of a considerable amount, which they had apparently made no effort to refund; that Giolitti had deceived the Chamber with regard to the state banks, and was open tosuspicion of having,after the arrest of Tanlongo, abstracted a number of documents from the latters papers before placing the remainder in the hands of the judicial authorities.

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  • At Milan alone the official returns confessed to eighty killed and several hundred wounded, a total generally considered below the real figures.

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