How to use Sinking in a sentence

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  • The front end was slowly sinking down as the ground gave way.

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  • Sinking into his lap, her arms surrounded his neck.

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  • A sinking feeling of panic swept over them, a temporary paralyzing fear.

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  • They stood in silence, watching the waves fling the book around before sinking it.

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  • Jenn didn't approach, instead sinking into the shadows of one of the many pillars providing support all along the main floor.

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  • It was of Darkyn's fangs sinking into the delicate skin of her neck.

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  • With a sinking heart, he realized he.d lost the Jade who.d been his friend and lover for a few hundred years.

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  • While the on premise death of Edith Shipton remained on their minds, it was sinking to a lower level of importance.

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  • A sinking feeling filled Brady.

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  • That ship is sinking fast, isn't it?

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  • Her heart sinking, she looked in the direction of her home.

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  • This will prevent your deck from sinking over time.

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  • I looked up with sinking heart to see a FedEx driver at the front door looking at me quizzically.

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  • With a sinking feeling, Dusty understood Sofi's concern better.

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  • Dean began to have a sinking feeling about who had paid for the room.

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  • With a sinking heart he watched Dolokhov's hands and thought, "Now then, make haste and let me have this card and I'll take my cap and drive home to supper with Denisov, Natasha, and Sonya, and will certainly never touch a card again."

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  • I picked up the dishes and cleaned up the kitchen before sinking into my easy chair in the living room.

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  • The devil left, and an angry Talon hauled her up, sinking his teeth into her arm again.

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  • Her eyes were watery, and she crossed to him, sinking into his arms.

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  • Sinking to the window seat, she watched him read the paper.

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  • With a sinking feeling, he realized he'd guessed right.

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  • He laid down the seven of hearts, on which with a broken bit of chalk he had written "800 rubles" in clear upright figures; he emptied the glass of warm champagne that was handed him, smiled at Dolokhov's words, and with a sinking heart, waiting for a seven to turn up, gazed at Dolokhov's hands which held the pack.

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  • I shall die! she muttered, wrenching herself from Marya Dmitrievna's hands with a vicious effort and sinking down again into her former position.

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  • They both saw that he was sinking slowly and quietly, deeper and deeper, away from them, and they both knew that this had to be so and that it was right.

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  • A sinking man who clutches at another and drowns him; or a hungry mother exhausted by feeding her baby, who steals some food; or a man trained to discipline who on duty at the word of command kills a defenseless man-- seem less guilty, that is, less free and more subject to the law of necessity, to one who knows the circumstances in which these people were placed, and more free to one who does not know that the man was himself drowning, that the mother was hungry, that the soldier was in the ranks, and so on.

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  • This is a movie based on the true story of the Titanic's sinking.

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  • Her self-esteem was slowly sinking into a bottomless pit.

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  • With a sinking stomach, Jenn admitted she had less than a day of influence left on the Black God.

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  • Darian moved closer, gut sinking.

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  • Sofi waved him away before sinking into the bed again and pulling the covers up.

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  • Darian peeked into one bedroom then the other, a sense of doom sinking into his stomach.

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  • He placed his weapons on a pillow and tossed himself into the bed, at once sinking into the soft comfort.

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  • He couldn't control the surge of adrenaline he experienced whenever he thought of sinking his teeth into his father's neck and draining his life from him, the way his father drained his mother's life.

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  • Dread sinking into her stomach, Jessi obeyed, the other thugs trailing her.

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  • With a sinking feeling, Jessi realized her world was going to crash down on her this weekend.

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  • I know a sinking ship when I see one.

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  • The authorized colonial loans, omitting Algeria and Tunisia, during the period 1884f 904 amounted to 19,200,000, the sums paid for interest and sinking funds on loans varying from 600,000 to 800,000 a year.

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  • Fresh water, rising and falling with the tide, is found in certain large caverns in Lifu, and by sinking to the sea-level a supply may be obtained in any part of the island.

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  • Even if he refloated the ship he had to pay a fine of half its value for sinking it.

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  • Whilst it is being paid out the portion between the surface of the water and the bottom of the sea lies along a straight line, the component of the weight at right angles to its length being supported by the frictional resistance to sinking in the water.

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  • The factors Af (u-v cos i) and Bf (v sin i) give the frictional resistance to sinking, per unit length of the cable, in the direction of the length and transverse to the length respectively.

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  • The annual expenses of the board include £35,000 for cable repairs and reserve and a fixed payment to the National Debt Commissioners of £77,544 as sinking fund to amortise capital expenditure in fifty years.

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  • It consists in sinking a bore-hole, after the manner of a petroleum well, and letting in four pipes centrally arranged, the outer pipe being 10 in.

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  • It awakened fresh possibilities - successful combination against a common foe, the sinking of petty rivalries, the chance of gaining favour by a neutrality which was scarcely benevolent.

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  • Some prominent Jews fled from Jerusalem - as from a sinking ship - to join him and carried the news to the emperor.

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  • In 1909 the taxable real estate and personal property was valued at $108,663,716, and the city had no floating debt; on the 1st of February 1910, there were 810,706,318 worth of bonds outstanding, and the sinking fund was 82,011,857.

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  • It is clear that, if we start from the condition of full eversion of the tube and watch the process of introversion, we shall find that the pleurecbolic variety is introverted by the apex of the tube sinking inwards; it may be called acrembolic, whilst conversely the acrecbolic tubes are pleurembolic. Further, it is obvious enough that the process either of introversion or of eversion of the tube may be arrested at any point, by the development of fibres connecting the wall of the introverted tube with the wall of the body, or with an axial structure such as the oesophagus; on the other hand, the range of movement of the tubular introvert may be unlimited or complete.

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  • Then, just as it appears to have been sinking into oblivion among the people, the clergy themselves gave it the character of a specific religious festival.

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  • A municipal civil service commission of three members (holding office for three years) is chosen by the president of the board of education, the president of the city council, and the president of the board of sinking fund commissioners; the pay (if any) of these commissioners is set by each city.

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  • The revenues of the state are classified into four funds; the general revenue fund, the sinking fund, the state common school fund and the university fund.

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  • A special tax is levied for the benefit of the sinking fund - one-tenth of a mill in 1909.

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  • To discourage the sinking of wells on land immediately adjoining productive territory, it has been usual to drill along the borders of the land as far as practicable, in order to first obtain the oil which might otherwise be raised by others; and on account of the small area often controlled by the operator, the number of wells drilled has frequently been far in excess of the number which might reasonably be sunk.

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  • The temperature is rather remarkable, there being an intermediate cold layer between 25 and 50 fathoms. This is due to the sinking of the cold surface water (which in winter reaches freezing-point) on to the top of the denser more saline water of the greater depths.

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  • Four-fifths of the net product of the revenues, after deduction of the first charge of £T590,000, was to be applied.to the service of the interest on the new reduced debt, and provided that the four-fifths were sufficient to allow the distribution of 1% interest, one-fifth was to be devoted to sinking fund; but this latter fifth was to be reduced, if necessary, by an amount sufficient to maintain the rate of interest at i %.

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  • The interest on bonds amortized was to be added to the funds available for sinking fund.

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  • Any surplus of revenue beyond that necessary to provide 4% interest and I% sinking fund was to be handed over to the government.

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  • The lottery bonds receive a special treatment both in regard to interest and sinking fund; full information as to the intricate arrangements made for these bonds will be found in the decree of Muharrem and the published reports of the council of administration of the Ottoman public debt.

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  • In this manner an annuity of £T159,500 was set free, of which £Ti i,000 per annum was allotted as " extraordinary sinking fund " to series A and £T49,500 per annum each to series B, C and D; the lottery bonds were originally excluded from this arrangement, and special compensation was granted to these later.

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  • Series B, C and D (series A having already been completely redeemed by the action of the sinking fund) were replaced by the creation of new 4% bonds to a nominal amount of £T32,738,772, with a sinking fund of 0.45% per annum, bearing identical rights and privileges, and ranking immediately after, the priority bonds.

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  • Interest on amortized bonds goes to swell the sinking fund.

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  • The above 25% is to be employed as additional sinking fund for the unified debt and lottery bonds, in the proportion of 60% and 40% respectively.

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  • In the north along the shores of Smith Sound these traces of the gradual upheaval of the land, or sinking of the sea, are very marked; but they are also very distinct in the south, although not found so high above sea-level, which seems to show that the upheaval has been greater in the north.

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  • During the year 1827 the public debt was consolidated, and a department was created for the application of a sinking fund.

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  • In this respect, however, matters are improving, the death-rate sinking from 33.1 per thousand in1881-1885to 28.1 per thousand in 1896-1900.

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  • The sinking of the " Princess Alice " in 1878 was a serious blow to the London Steamboat Company, which collapsed, and was succeeded by the River Thames Steamboat Navigation Company, which went into liquidation in 1887.

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  • By sinking additional pits or by extending the costeaning trenches and uncovering the outcrop of the deposit more fully it is sometimes possible to obtain all the information required for the most extensive and important mining operations.

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  • For such buried deposits boring is cheaper than sinking.

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  • As the sinking of shafts or the driving of narrow entries or drifts is expensive, and as the mineral extracted rarely pays more than a small fraction of the cost, it is usual to plan this exploratory work so that the openings made shall serve some useful purpose later.

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  • The mistake is often made of sinking large and expensive shafts, or driving costly tunnels, before it is fully proved that the deposit can be worked on a scale to warrant such developments, and, indeed, too often before it is known that the deposit can be worked at all; and in too many cases large amounts of money are thus unnecessarily lost by over-sanguine mine managers.

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  • They are to be preferred also for very deep shafts, or for sinking in difficult ground.

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  • On a smaller scale hoisting is also necessary for sinking shafts and winzes and for various underground services.

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  • Sinking pumps, designed for use in shafts in process of sinking, are suspended by wire ropes so as to be raised before blasting and promptly lowered again to resume pumping.

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  • The constable himself headed the leading line of dismounted men-at-arms; weighted with their armour, and sinking deep into the mud with every step, they yet reached and engaged the English men-at-arms; for a time the fighting was severe.

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  • The mines have been worked for several centuries, but their actual prosperity dates from 1770, when the sinking of the Adalbert shaft began.

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  • Any change in the resistance of the arc, either by lengthening, due to the sinking of the charge in the crucible, or by the burning of the carbon, affected the proportion of current flowing in the two shunt circuits, and so altered the position of the iron cylinder in the solenoid that the length of arc was, within limits, automatically regulated.

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  • The company formed to execute his project became simply an agricultural concern and by the sinking of artesian wells created an oasis of olive and palm trees.

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  • There is a public debt of about £340,000, borrowed for public works, which is being paid off by a sinking fund.

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  • John Lorimer Worden (1818-1897), had left New York on the morning of the 6th of March; after a dangerous passage in which she twice narrowly escaped sinking, she arrived at Hampton Roads during the night of the 8th, and early in the morning of the 9th anchored near the "Minnesota."

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  • A sinking fund commission was established in 1875, and the entire sum was extinguished by the 1st of August 1894.

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  • There was at the same time a sinking fund of $654,999.

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  • Suess pointed out that it was surrounded by a curved line of earth-fracture, following an arc drawn from a centre in the Lipari Islands, from Catanzaro to Etna, and so westward; within this arc he held that the crust of the earth is gradually sinking, and is in an unstable condition.

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  • The honeycomb of rock, and capillary action, retard the lighter fresh-water from sinking to the sea; the soakage from rain has therefore to move horizontally, over the strata about sea-level, seeking outlets.

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  • Edward was now sinking into his dotage.

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  • Ramsay found that a wide level plain, which had before been covered by water, intervened between Ujiji and the lake, but stated that no further sinking had taken place during the two previous years.

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  • The China Sea on the north has a maximum depth of 2715 fathoms off the Philippines, the Sulu Basin reaches 2550 fathoms, and the Celebes Basin 2795 fathoms. Some of the channels between the islands are of very great depth, Macassar Strait exceeding 1000 fathoms, the Molucca Passage exceeding 2000 fathoms, and the Halmahera Trough sinking as deep as 2575 fathoms. The deepest of all is the Banda Basin, a large area of which lies below 2500 fathoms and reaches 3557 fathomsin the Kei Trench.

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  • Buchanan, which has an arbitrary scale and can be varied in weight by placing small metal rings on the stem so as to depress the scale to any desired depth in sea-water of any salinity, the specific gravity being calculated for each reading by dividing the total weight by the immersed volume; (3) the total immersion areometer, which has no scale and the weight of which can be adjusted so that the instrument can be brought so exactly to the specific gravity of the water sample that it remains immersed, neither floating nor sinking; this has the advantage of 'eliminating the effects of surface tension and in Fridtjof Nansen's pattern is capable of great precision.

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  • The transparency of sea-water has frequently been measured at sea by the simple expedient of sinking white-painted disks and noting the depth at which they become invisible as the measure of the transparency of the water.

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  • Such, for instance, were those of Spindler and Wrangell in the Black Sea by sinking an electric lamp, those of Paul Regnard by measuring the change of electric resistance in a selenium cell or the chemical action of the light on a mixture of chlorine and hydrogen, by which he found a very rapid diminution in the intensity of light even in the surface layers of water.

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  • The evidence therefore of these bores (3 and 4) indicates some material derangement, which is then proved by other bores, either towards the dip or the outcrop, according to the judgment of the borer, so as to ascertain the best position for sinking pits.

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  • A more cogent reason, however, is to be found in the fact that the principal coalfields are in flat countries, where the coal can only be reached by vertical sinking.

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  • The sinking of colliery shafts, however, differs considerably from that of other mines, owing to their generally large size, and the difficulties nkingof g g y g ?

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  • This method necessitates the use of very considerable pumping power during the sinking, as the water has to be kept down in order to allow the sinkers to reach a water - tight stratum upon which the foundation of the tubbing FIG.

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  • The second principal method of sinking through water-bearing ground is by compressed air.

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  • The introduction of these special methods has considerably simplified the problem of sinking through water-bearing strata.

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  • The third method of sinking through water-bearing strata is that of boring, adopted by Messrs Kind & Chaudron in Belgium and Germany.

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  • In the South Staffordshire and other Midland coalfields, where only shallow pits are required, and the coals are thick, a pair of pits may be sunk for a very few acres, while in the North of England, on the other hand, where sinking is expensive, an area of some thousands of acres may be commanded from the same number of pits.

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  • In the latter case, which represents the most approved practice, the sinking is usually placed about the centre of the ground, so that the workings may radiate in every direction from the pit bottom, with the view of employing the greatest number of hands to advantage.

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  • The debt of the state (especially the contingent debt, secured by sinking funds) has been steadily rising since 1888, and especially since 1896, chiefly owing to the erection of important public buildings, the construction of state highways and metropolitan park roadways, the improvement of Boston harbour, the abolition of grade crossings on railways, and the expenses incurred for the Spanish-American War of 1898.

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  • Tilt of sights in field guns owing to the sinking of one wheel had long been recognized as a source of error, and allowed for by a rule-of-thumb correction, depending on the fact that the track of the wheels of British field artillery gun-carriages is 60", so that, for every inch one wheel is lower than the other, the whole system is turned through one degree - a_ hXl ?

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  • It is by far the most important river in the state, for, owing to the sinking of the land, which has admitted the tide as far as Troy, it is navigable for 151 m.

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  • The surplus in the treasury was $8,435,848, the total amount in trust and sinking funds was $31,301,501.

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  • Gold-mining went through the usual stages of alluvial washing, deep sinking and quartz-reef working.

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  • From time to time the torpedo-craft tried to run in past the batteries, several attempts were made to block the harbour entrance by sinking vessels in the fairway, and free and deadly use was made by both sides of submarine mines.

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  • It was in 1882 while Marcus Daly was sinking a shaft at Anaconda in preparation for milling gold and silver ores that he discovered the first rich copper ledge.

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  • The chief expenditure was on the interest and sinking fund of the national debt.

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  • In these bridges each bascule is prolonged backwards beyond the hinge so as to balance at the hinge, the prolongation sinking into the piers when the bridge is opened.

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  • Najas where the pollen grains are rather heavier than water, and sinking down are caught by the stigmas of the extremely simple female flowers.

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  • Under French rule its productive ' ness has been largely increased by the sinking of artesian wells in districts which only required water to make them fertile.

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  • He took out patents for lamps to burn oil of tar, for the propulsion of ships at sea, for facilitating excavation, mining and sinking, for rotary steam-engines and for other purposes; and so early as 1843 he was an advocate of the employment of steam and the screw propeller in warships.

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  • Some of the original proposals, which were much criticized, were subsequently dropped, including the permanent diversion of the Old Sinking Fund to a National Development Fund (created by a separate bill), and a tax on "ungotten minerals," for which was substituted a tax on mineral rights.

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  • The funded debt of the state amounted to four and one-half millions of dollars in 1850, when the new constitution limited the power of the legislature to contract further obligations or to decrease or misapply the sinking funds.

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  • The sinking fund commission is composed of the governor, attorney-general, secretary of state, auditor and treasurer.

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  • Other leading works are - in Munich, the "Virgin" sinking on her knees in adoration of the Divine Infant, who is lying in a garden within a rose trellis; in the Borghese gallery, Rome, a Peter Martyr; in Bologna, the frescoes in the church of St Cecilia, illustrating the life of the saint, all of them from the design of Raibolini, but not all executed by himself.

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  • A particular branch of the " Gnostic " sects is represented by those systems in which the figure of Sophia sinking down into matter already appears.

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  • The paper money issues are by banks and not by the government, and the national treasury keeps no cash in its vaults and has no sinking funds to offset this indebtedness.

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  • Brown rods may also be buffed by sinking them in cold water which is heated to boiling point, and maintained at that temperature for the requisite period.

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  • Water can usually be obtained all the year round by sinking wells from 20 to 30 ft.

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  • The mound of Nebi-Yunus is crowned by the " Tomb of Jonah," a sacred shrine to the modern inhabitants, and could not be explored; but by sinking a shaft within the walls of a private house, some sculptured slabs were recovered, and the Turkish government later opened out part of a palace of Esarhaddon.

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  • Many streams descend from the ravines only to wither away on the desert basin floors before uniting in a trunk river along the axis of a depression; others succeed in uniting in the winter season, when evaporation is much reduced, and then their trunk flows for a few score miles, only to disappear by sinking (evaporating) farther on.

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  • Sinking funds are deducted.

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  • The harbour of Mobile was formed by the drowning of the lower part of the valley of the Alabama and Tombigbee rivers as a result of the sinking of the land here, such sinking having occurred on other parts of the Gulf coast.

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  • Among the more important legislative changes with which he was principally connected were a reform of the Navigation Acts, admitting other nations to a full equality and reciprocity of shipping duties; the repeal of the labour laws; the introduction of a new sinking fund; the reduction of the duties on manufactures and on the importation of foreign goods, and the repeal of the quarantine duties.

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  • The end came in November 1905, precipitated by a speech made by Mr Balfour at Newcastle on the 14th, appealing for unity in the party and the sinking of differences, an appeal plainly addressed to Mr Chamberlain, whose supporters - the vast majority of the Unionists - were clamouring for a fighting policy.

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  • This pamphlet excited considerable controversy, and is supposed to have influenced Pitt in re-establishing the sinking fund for the extinction of the national debt, which had been created by Walpole in 1716 and abolished in 1733.

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  • Under authority .of a constitutional amendment of 1857 a sinking fund commission was established in 1858.

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  • The sinking fund at the same date amounted to $2,652,035, leaving a net surplus in the sinking fund of $8118.

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  • The sinking fund was formerly divided among certain favoured banks in such manner as would best advance the political interests of the organization which controlled the state; but just after the reform victory in the election of 1905 the sinking fund commission instituted the policy of buying bonds at the market price, and the debt is now being reduced by that method.

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  • As Stubbs says " the thegn seems to be primarily the warrior gesith " - the gesithas forming the chosen band of companions (comites) of the German chiefs (principes) noticed by Tacitus - " he is probably the gesith who had a particular military duty in his master's service "; and he adds that from the reign of Athelstan " the gesith is lost sight of except very occasionally, the more important class having become thegns, and the lesser sort sinking into the rank of mere servants of the king."

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  • She was under heavy fire, and as she appeared to be sinking, the order was given to abandon ship and blow the charges; they detonated and the ship sank.

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  • The destroyer "North Star" losing her bearings in the smoke had emerged from the smoke screen and coming under a heavy fire was reduced to a sinking condition.

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  • The earthen dikes are protected by stone-slopes and by piles, and at the more dangerous points also by zinkstukken (sinking pieces), artificial structures of brushwood laden with stones, and measuring some 400 yds.

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  • The total debt in English money may be put at 126 millions sterling, which requires for interest, sinking fund and service about 5-1 millions sterling annually.

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  • The water which has found its way through the granitic sand flows over the surface of the mica schist and settles in the hollows, and by sinking wells to the solid rock a supply of water can generally be obtained.

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  • In 1895 an arrangement was made for a reduction of the rate of interest, for the funding of the arrears, and for the creation of a sinking fund.

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  • Hence it came to pass that by the end of the 5th century the monastic institute in western Europe, and especially in Italy, was in a disorganized condition, sinking under the weight of traditions inherited from the East.

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  • The water is not brought to the surface, but is carried over long distances by an underground channel or drain, which is constructed by sinking shafts at intervals along the required course and connecting the shafts by tunnelling.

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  • While he was thus irregularly educating himself, his family was sinking into hopeless poverty.

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  • In the elections of 1907, indeed, the Social Democratic party, owing to the unparalleled exertion of the government, had a set-back, its representation in parliament sinking to 43; but at the International Socialist Congress, which met at Stuttgart on the 18th of August, Herr Bebel was able to point oui that, in spite of its defeat at the polls, the Socialist cause had actually gained strength in the country, their total poll having increased from 3,010,771.

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  • The whole proceeds of the loans and floating debt had been absorbed in payment of interest and sinking funds, with the exception of 16,000,000 debited to the Suez Canal.

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  • For the service of this loanknown as the Guaranteed loanan annuity of 315,000 was provided in the Egyptian budget for interest and sinking fund.

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  • To the wise foresight which, at a moment when the country was sinking beneath a weight of debt, did not hesitate to add this million for expenditure on productive works, the present prosperity of Egypt is largely due.

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  • The fund therefore acted as a very expensive sinking fund, the market price of the stock purchased being above par.

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  • At that period the charge for interest and sinking fund was 4,127,000.

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  • The charge on account of interest and sinking fund was 3,709,000.

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  • In the north of the Delta, however, there was a sinking of the land, in consequence of which the accumulations on some of the ancient sites there extend below the present sea-level.

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  • While in Sweden the free and energetic peasant was a salutary power in the state, which he served with both mind and plough, the Danish peasant was sinking to the level of a bondman.

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  • The beds are reached by sinking through the clays and variegated marls typical of this formation.

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  • The same inconvenience is felt in the environs of Nancy, and a similar one produces on a larger scale the sinking and subsidences at Winsford and Northwich.

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  • After the sinking of oil wells in 1901, Beaumont became one of the principal oil-producing places in the United States; its oil refineries are connected by pipe lines with the surrounding oil fields, and two 6-in.

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  • The vesicles of Fucaceae and Laminariaceae prevent the sinking of the bulkier forms. But why certain Fucaceae favour certain zones in the littoral region, why certain epiphytes are confined to certain hosts, why Red and Brown Algae are not better represented in fresh water or Green Algae in salt, - these are problems to which it is difficult to find a ready answer.

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  • In many most important respects no two men could be more unlike; but, for the present, Carlyle seems to have seen in Goethe a proof that it was possible to reject outworn dogmas without sinking into materialism.

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  • Seen from Strathmore or the Firth of Clyde the Highlands present well-defined masses of hills abruptly rising from the Lowland plains, and from any of the western islands their sea front resembles a vast rampart indented by lochs and rising to a uniform level, which sinking here and there allows glimpses of still higher summits in the interior.

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  • Slowly sinking deeper and deeper into the land, they might eventually reach the older rocks, but they would keep in these the lines of valley that they had followed in the overlying deposits.

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  • Formerly the lake seems to have found an outlet northwards to the Lujenda branch of the Rovuma, but with the sinking of its level it is now separated from the Lujenda by a wooded ridge some 30 to 40 ft.

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  • The sudden withdrawal of the drug from a morphine habitué is followed by a train of alarming symptoms. As the time approaches for the usual dose there is marked restlessness, followed by excitement and later by chills, pallor, sinking, nausea, with perhaps vomiting and diarrhoea.

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  • Under his reign the central power of the Seljuks was rapidly sinking.

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  • The sinking fund consists of damages recovered against defaulting revenue collectors, railway stock and appropriations from time to time by the legislature.

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  • The great evaporation going on from the surface probably causes a slow vertical circulation in the depth, the salter colder waters sinking, and ultimately escaping to the Indian Ocean.

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  • In this besides giving an historical account (founded on Dr Robert Hamilton's valuable work On the National Debt, 1813, 3rd ed., 1818) of the several successive forms of the sinking fund, he urges that nations should defray their expenses, whether ordinary or extraordinary, at the time when they are incurred, instead of providing for them by loans.

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  • Each year $ 100,000 is set aside for the sinking fund for the payment of outstanding bonds as fast as they become due.

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  • It does not, however, form a delta proportionate to the volume of its water, owing to a strong sea current flowing northwards close to the shore, to the sudden sinking of the sea to a great depth immediately off the mouth of the river, and possibly also to the permanent subsidence of the Italian coast from the Tiber .mouth southwards to Terracina.

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  • Steam had already been shut off, and the machine coming to rest fell directly to the ground, all four of its wheels sinking deeply into the turf without leaving other marks.

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  • The money may be repaid by equal instalments of principal, or of principal and interest, or by means of a sinking fund.

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  • Behind the bluffs that form in large part its immediate border its basin is a rolling country, at times sinking into great dead levels like the Yukon flats between Circle City and the Lower Ramparts, some 30,000 sq.

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  • The mayor holds office for three years, has the powers and jurisdiction of a justice of the peace, appoints the heads of departments (public safety, public works, collector of delinquent taxes, assessors, city treasurer, law, charities and correction, and sinking fund commission), and may remove any of the officers he has appointed, by a written order, showing cause, to the select council.

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  • Under French administration the town has been rebuilt, placed (1905) in railway communication with the coast, and given an ample water supply by the sinking of artesian wells.

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  • To balance the budget, Mr Merriman proposed drastic remedies, including the suspension of the sinking fund, the reduction of salaries of all civil servants, and taxes on incomes of £50 per annum.

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  • At last, resorting to the south again as a refuge from ill-health, and recognizing soon that the relief it could give him was almost spent, he resolved that it should not be for him, in the words of Maurice Barres, a "tombe fleurie," and he returned, hastily, weak and sinking, to his home at Deauville, that he might at least die within sight of Channel waters and under Channel skies.

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  • But even the rural populations have generally found surface springs insufficiently constant for their use and have adopted the obvious remedy of sinking wells.

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  • The Biggleswade well was sunk by processes better known in connexion with the sinking of mine shafts and foundations of bridges across the deep sands or gravels of bays, estuaries and great rivers.

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  • As erosion proceeds, the contraction of the space from which the clay is washed continues, chiefly by the sinking down of the clay above the sand.

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  • Hughes's election was considered assured when the campaign began; but though he " stumped " the country widely he disappointed the people because he took no definite position on any of the specific questions involving the stand of America in the World War and especially as regards the sinking of the " Lusitania."

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  • He had ruined a splendid constitution by the cornDeath of bination of sloth and evil living, and during his last ward years had been sinking slowly into his grave, unable to take the field or to discharge the more laborious duties of royalty.

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  • The people were apparently Bud et sinking into deeper poverty and misery year after year.

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  • Such slags act very prejudicially by impeding the up-draught of the air and the sinking of the fuel; nor can they FIG.

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  • The three prosthomeres or prae-oral somites of Crustacea due to the sinking back of the mouth one somite farther than in Arachnida are not clearly indicated by coelomic cavities in the embryo, but their existence is clearly established by the development and position of the appendages and by the neuromeres.

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  • Foreign statesmen who flattered themselves that France was sinking into anarchy and therefore into decay were content to follow their respective ambitions without the dread of French interference.

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  • In acute mania it acts like hyoscyamine in producing sleep. In large doses stramonium is a narcotic poison producing the wellmarked stages of exaltation of function, diminution of functional activity, and later loss of function, sinking into coma and paralysis.

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  • Stratiotes aloides has a rosette of stiff swordlike leaves, which when the plant is in flower project above the Surface; it is also stoloniferous, the young rosettes sinking to the bottom at the beginning of winter and rising again to the surface in the spring.

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  • The greater part of this was funded under an act of October 1892, and provision was made for a sinking fund, derived mainly from the royalty on phosphate beds.

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  • The first and simplest law in psychological mechanics relates to the "sinking" of inhibited presentations.

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  • As the presentations yield to the pressure, the pressure itself diminishes, so that the velocity of sinking decreases, i.e.

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  • In this zone there prevails a genuine sub-tropical climate, with extremely warm and almost rainless summers and mild winters, the temperature hardly ever sinking below freezing-point.

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  • In reply to Mr Balfour's appeal for the sinking of differences (Newcastle, November 14), Mr Chamberlain insisted at Bristol (November 21) on the adoption of his fiscal policy; and Mr Balfour resigned on December 4, on the ground that he no longer retained the confidence of the party.

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  • Some streams wholly dry up in the dry seasons, and in the foot-hills and sand-hills there are a few that disappear by sinking or evaporation.

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  • Sultan Berkat built a mosque and enforced Mahommedan law, and with the assistance of the Chinese built the stone wall, which is still in existence between the islands of Kaya Orang and Chermin, by sinking forty junks filled with rock across the mouth of the Brunei river.

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  • On standing, the distillate separates into two layers, an aqueous and an oily layer, the oil floating on or sinking through the water according to its specific gravity.

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  • In spite of their sister's warnings they came, after sinking the treasure in the Rhine.

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  • Sinking into his huge leather chair, he motioned for them to sit down.

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  • Instead, he felt himself sinking deeper and deeper into a pit of questionable ethics for questionable reasons.

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  • Taran's gait slowed as he approached, dread sinking into his stomach.

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  • They have barely sufficed to offset the level of sinking.

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  • Every moment they per- ceived some friend floating around them for a while -- then sinking into the dread abyss to rise no more.

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  • I am in severe financial debt due to her borrowings and I am now considering bankruptcy as we are sinking.

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  • The futility of sinking hundreds of millions in large scale biofuel plants can be demonstrated quite simply.

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  • Use 1 x 15ml tbsp brandy (adding more may result in the fruit sinking to the bottom ).

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  • Construction of the foundations required the sinking of eight 25m deep 9.9m diameter caissons.

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  • This journey was necessary because the homeland was facing cataclysm - sinking, as legend has it.

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  • The sinking process draws more water from the south, keeping the roughly circular current on the go.

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  • There's an obligatory milk crate sinking into its wet center.

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  • Led the German van during the night sinking four destroyers.

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  • Brunel was not deterred by such fears and in 1836 work began with the sinking of shafts to deterred by such fears and in 1836 work began with the sinking of shafts to determine the course of the tunnel.

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  • Whilst still afloat the lifeboat was then sent to rescue two more children in a small inflatable dinghy which was sinking.

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  • Just outside Cowes we witnessed a 17ft fishing dory sinking rapidly.

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  • The Wet Babylonians began an exodus which rivaled that of rats abandoning a sinking ship.

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  • He'd already got one. ' S. E. Harper, 3rd engineer on watch down below at the time of the sinking.

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  • Sinking the downcast shaft (Number 1 shaft) started early September 1924 after the colliery headgear had been constructed.

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  • Archimedes (287-212 BC Greece) is reputed to have used powerful lodestones to pull the nails out of enemy ships thus sinking them.

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  • On January 31st at 13.30hrs, a spoken word Mayday call was received from the same ' vessel ' reporting that she was sinking.

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  • The Match was very close, with Tom Morris sinking a long putt on the last green to win.

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  • The sinking may have been a result of overloading, poor seamanship or both.

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  • This remote valley has imposing scree slopes which dominate the skyline, sinking deep into the waters of the lake.

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  • A lengthy power stoppage could have resulted in some submarines sinking.

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  • They are now wasting further billions to prop up a sinking titanic of enterprise that's morally, scientifically as well as financially bankrupt.

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  • Smiths results led to previously unanswered questioned surrounding Britannic's sinking.

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  • Or maybe you're hostile to the gospel of Jesus Christ and you are sinking into deepening unbelief.

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  • There are some great wartime wrecks and there is a very active artificial reef program busily sinking more wrecks every year.

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  • Water supply had been improved by the sinking of ten new wells and the provision of a great water tank in the market place.

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  • However, 3 or 4 streams were found running off the grit and sinking at the bottom of large shakeholes into fairly well-defined sinks.

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  • Bills sinking into the cracks, shards of glass, discarded wrappers.

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  • Though the signory still made a brave show upon occasions of parade, it was clear that the state was rotten to the core, ahd sinking into the decrepitude of dotage.

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  • If the surface of the globe had been symmetrically divided into sea and land, and these had been distributed in bands bounded by parallels of latitude, the character of vegetation would depend on temperature alone; and as regards its aggregate mass, we should find it attaining its maximum at the equator and sinking to its minimum at the poles.

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  • He undoubtedly exercised a check on extravagance, and he did real service by helping to abolish the sinking fund.

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  • The net direct funded debt (also secured by accumulating sinking funds) in December 1908 was $17,669,372 (3.61 millions in 1893).

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  • Among the various state administrative boards are the board of equalization of five members, the board of health of nine members, a board of control of state institutions with four members (bipartisan), and the railroad commission, the prison commission, the state election commission and the sinking fund commission of three members each.

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  • The sinking sound of melting snow is heard in all dells, and the ice dissolves apace in the ponds.

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  • These were the questions each man of the troops on the high ground above the bridge involuntarily asked himself with a sinking heart--watching the bridge and the hussars in the bright evening light and the blue tunics advancing from the other side with their bayonets and guns.

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  • A sinking ship All the work spent fixing email is like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

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  • Is n't its meaning the lilac petals on water, camomile 's sensuous sinking lip on lip, into starry extinction !

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  • His right shin bone was cracked, possibly the reason why he was unable to escape from the sinking vessel.

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  • In December 1917 he succeeded in sinking the Austrian coast defense battleship WIEN inside the boom at Trieste.

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  • The man claims that he saved the Party from sinking into oblivion.

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  • Every moment they perceived some friend floating around them, for a while, then sinking into the abyss to rise no more.

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  • A sister destroyer is dispatched to assist but neither is in danger of sinking.

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  • Acre for acre, they have barely sufficed to offset the sinking level of fertility.

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  • Smiths results led to previously unanswered questioned surrounding Britannic 's sinking.

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  • Or maybe you 're hostile to the gospel of Jesus Christ and you are sinking into deepening unbelief.

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  • Followed by the children, they walked down the bank, sinking up to their knees in the white dust.

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  • No sofa is made to be bounced on; the coils should give slightly when you sit without noticeably sinking.

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  • Watch out for penny stocks that are "sinking ships."

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  • Its sturdy construction will make sure you stay seated up and alert while you work without sinking down into the chair.

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  • In addition, walking on the sinking sand is difficult enough without tripping on your hem.

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  • Down and out actor Tom Sizemore released a sex video of himself with four women, most likely in an attempt to gain more attention while his career was sinking.

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  • Each coast offers spectacular scenery and unique advantages, and last minute deals can offer substantial savings to enjoy a Mexican cruise vacation without a sinking budget.

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  • You can trap slugs and snails by sinking containers of beer into your garden near damaged plants.

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  • For most garden lovers, the thrill of sinking your shovel into a pile of perfect dirt is the ultimate ecstasy.

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  • The black framed glasses are designed with special flotation inserts to keep them from sinking in the water, and also include a detachable band designed with LV Cup flags.

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  • Finding Sea World discounts can help theme park and marine life enthusiasts explore under the sea without sinking their budget.

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  • Rather than sinking without a trace, as many erstwhile efforts from talented but unknown teams have historically done, Serious Sam won a raft of gaming awards, including GameSpot's game of the year, and sold quite well.

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  • This is good news for gamers who have sunk - and for many, are still sinking - hundreds of dollars into their game libraries.

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  • Signs include dry lips, the absence of tears when crying, a sinking soft spot on an infant's head, and no urination in eight hours or very dark urine.

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  • Other children may draw pictures that are symbolic of death (an airplane crashing, boats sinking, burning buildings, or children in graves).

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  • She is a sinking ship and she'll take you with her if you're not careful.

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  • One woman tells about dying from internal bleeding and feeling as though she was "sinking" into herself before feeling an existence of peace.

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  • As with the shipwrecked sailor, dream dolphins keep the dreamer from sinking too deeply into the sea of waking life.

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  • Many sailors were superstitious and often tattooed specific symbols onto various places of the body to ward off evil, keep them from sinking or guide their way home.

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  • Previously, bankruptcy law abuses happened by both businesses and consumers who opted to bail out of the sinking debt ships they recklessly created, leaving small business owner-creditors holding the bag.

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  • Many parents experience the sinking feeling as they watch a glass of Kool Aid topple onto the carpet.

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  • The referee will toss a sinking ring or other sinkable object into the center of the pool, and then shout "go"!

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  • Stunts included jumping off buildings, eating cockroaches or escaping from cars sinking in the water.

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  • However, instead of sinking quietly into reality TV obscurity, Hatch made headlines when he was arrested for tax evasion.

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  • In her room, she dropped on the bed and threw her arms out, sinking into its softness.

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  • I've just been paddling to keep my head above water my whole life long and sinking down further with every stroke.

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  • She stepped out into the frigid morning, her boots sinking into the snow with a squeaking sound.

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  • Is everyone all right? he thought, stopping for a moment with a sinking heart, and then immediately starting to run along the hall and up the warped steps of the familiar staircase.

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  • With a sinking heart, wretched as she always was now when she found herself in a crowd, Natasha in her lilac silk dress trimmed with black lace walked- -as women can walk--with the more repose and stateliness the greater the pain and shame in her soul.

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  • He is gone and no one will hinder you, she said to herself, and sinking into a chair she let her head fall on the window sill.

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  • Snowshoes will prevent you from sinking in deep snow.

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  • These blades grip the field without sinking in deep.

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  • With a sinking feeling my call would be fruitless, I called the hospital.

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