Size sentence example

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  • It was about the size of mine.
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  • Dean was amazed at the size of the crowd.
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  • One was plainly Xander by his size, and the profile of the second was familiar to her.
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  • It was almost twice the size of hers.
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  • Deidre watched in growing horror as his teeth turned from normal to sharpened, and two long canines half the size of her index finger lengthened from his gum.
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  • His whole head was wrapped in rags and one cheek was swollen to the size of a baby's head.
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  • "It's just the right size," Cynthia said, holding it up.
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  • A few Naturals were found every year, and he didn't bother to remember their names in an organization his size, leaving that level of detail to his most trusted men, the two regional commanders, and dozens of sector commanders worldwide.
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  • He was dressed again all in black, a color that should have minimized his size but just amplified how ripped he was beneath the clothing.
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  • Many of them were ones he had suggested – like the size of the fireplace and replacing the stairs with a spiral staircase.
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  • There were clothes in the dresser, not quite her size but not too far off.
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  • I, for one, would like to find a secure place in a medium size town, with all of us living nearby.
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  • A man with caramel skin, a woman openly armed with a gun, and a man Jule's size with unnatural golden eyes.
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  • Xander didn't move like she expected a man his size to move.
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  • It wrenched open, and a man in a black trench coat Damian's size looked her over once.
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  • He turned her to face him, and she gazed up at him, once again awed by his size, heat, and intensity.
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  • A small door—possibly leading to a bathroom or closet—was closed and blocked by one of Ully.s science toys the size of a copy machine.
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  • It was a severed hand, a woman.s hand by its small size.
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  • "I bet they'd be ruled by spiders the size of your car," Kiera said with a shudder.
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  • She hurried from the room without her shoes and tucked in the alien clothing: soft, silky tunic into soft, silky pants that adjusted in size to fit her form.
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  • Her size surprised him.
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  • Try this on for size.
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  • But the inventors of our age have put a billion transistors on an area the size of a postage stamp.
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  • "Thanks," Yully murmured, amused to see the tiny woman stand up to someone Jule's size.
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  • Pumpkin's vegetable nickname didn't come from his size.
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  • A secret this size – where the Dark One takes a mate – is not going to stay secret long.
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  • How many emeralds did it take to fill a lake this size?
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  • Kris was next in size, standing on a mural of North America.
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  • Jared.s form contorted then grew twice his size as he shifted into a creature unlike any she.d ever seen.
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  • Wings, short fur, fangs the size of her forearm … she moved farther into the bathroom, lest she draw his attention.
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  • An hour later, Katie stood in a similar-looking fortress several times the size of the Caribbean Sanctuary.
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  • The cafeteria was four times the size of the one she was used to, and she lingered in the doorway, finally catching the attention of a convent member.
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  • So I'm going to be stuck on a planet far away without a bus ticket home surrounded by spiders the size of basketballs and being bossed around by Neanderthal barbarians who forbid me to talk and lock me in the bathroom!
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  • She placed a dark grey device the size of a small button on her earlobe like an earring.
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  • "So the only difference is their animals and the size of their people," Kiera said.
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  • Many were distant enough to be the size of her fist, while those closer were the size of football stadiums.
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  • A small, round object twice the size of a dinner plate appeared from the chasm and skimmed over several feet of grass to reach them.
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  • It wasn't anywhere near the size of Romas's, and the dwelling showed signs of wear and use.
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  • His size might have an impression on her in person, but over the viewer, it meant nothing.
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  • She watched him move, intimidated by his size.
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  • They were approximately the right size but too dried and twisted to wear.
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  • Fella had my shoe size and his wife gave me a whale of a deal.
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  • In addition to its small size, it shared a common wall to the Dean's quarters, infringing on their privacy.
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  • Cynthia sat huddled in the corner of her seat, away from Dean, her tiny size looking childlike as she trembled, in spite of the fact the Jeep's heater was set on high.
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  • In spite of her pussycat size, she looked as if she could scratch your eyes out as quick as a tiger.
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  • It contained a sofa, two wing chairs, a queen size bed, a fully stocked wet bar, kitchenette, bathroom, wide screen TV, books, and magazines.
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  • The shopkeeper and Claudia both looked at him quizzically, wondering how a man, so obviously a clotheshorse, did not know his suit size.
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  • He stood a full head taller than Connor, but they probably were close in size across the chest.
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  • There were easels, palettes, canvasses of every size, oils, water colors, sketch pads, pencil sets, brushes, virtually anything an artist would need.
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  • Full size ice pack coming right up.
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  • Still, his tenacity was what had inspired the name, not his size.
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  • How do you get used to carrying something half your size?
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  • Other than that and their size, what's the advantage?
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  • Josh had the advantage of size, but Alex was faster.
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  • She padded towards her desk, where the Undersecretary of Domestic Security's electronic records were maintained within a secured, portable vault the size of her hand.
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  • George, I have a small black box about the size of your hand with nothing but a keypad in it.
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  • He opened it and looked at the small black keypad a quarter the size of his palm.
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  • Its size was camouflaged by the surrounding forest and technology.
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  • He tossed her micro, pills, and a vault half the size of his hand on the pillows near him.
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  • It was so small, not even the size of his palm.
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  • It'll only drop a man half my size for five minutes.
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  • It's in a vault the size of my hand.
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  • Instead of listening to him, she dug out the water-breathers and life vests, each packaged in small plastic containers the size of her hand.
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  • The size of the river made Lana tick off one of her alternatives.
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  • The buildings held lights and people, and the canal curved to the left, hiding the size of the city.
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  • It was the size of a greencar—large enough to power the town.
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  • He said nothing, aware the creature before him wasn't capable of communicating a truth in a way most others could understand.  Death was from a time before time.  He would never understand what she saw when she looked out over humanity and saw its Past, Present, Future, and the soul of each human that ever lived.  The size of her vision rendered her unique interpretations puzzling, even to him.
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  • This place is creepy.  I don't think I can sleep with bugs the size of my hand just waiting for me to fall asleep so they can crawl all over me.
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  • It was dark.  The dual moons of the underworld were high overhead, another sign she hadn't slept more than an hour or two.  The trees overhead hissed as the branches moved like snakes in a soft breeze.  Gabriel held out a hand and pulled her up, silent despite his size and small armory of weapons.
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  • She'd seen demons and what they could do, and the size and strength of Gabriel was enough to warn her she never wanted to meet another of him.
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  • Rhyn crept carefully through the demon scouts positioned throughout the forest surrounding the castle.  The demons wore the Dark One's uniform of all black with waterproof cloaks and hoods.  The demon side of him rendered his presence similar enough to a full-demon's that the others wouldn't be alarmed.  He sized up each demon he passed, until he found one who appeared to be his size.  The creature didn't hear his soft step, and the snapping of the demon's neck was the only other sound in the falling rain.
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  • He ascended two floors to the hallway where Kris's supplies had been stocked.  He recalled how hard it could be taking care of a helpless creature like Katie or Toby.  He strode to the chamber that had served as a department store full of clothing to Kris's Immortals.  Not surprised to find the chamber ransacked, he sifted through the remaining clothing on the floor.  He guessed Toby's size and stuffed a bag with a few items before going to the food supplies.
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  • The crack grew fast, flying down the trail towards Gabriel.  The sound of the earth tearing grew louder.  The trees on either side of her expanded, quickly doubling and then quadrupling in size.  Afraid of being crushed between them, Katie darted off the trail towards Andre, who ran ahead of her.
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  • Deidre paused beside the bubbling nest of beetles the size of her hand.  Katie watched as she picked up one, peered at it and then flung it.  Deidre giggled.
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  • Toby looked at the unconscious Immortal twice his size and back up at Rhyn.
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  • Ethel looked at him as if he'd proposed a trip to the moon, stating emphatically the only activity worthy of sweat would take place in her king size bed.
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  • The crowd was respectable although it looked smaller due to the large size of the building.
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  • All he remembered was Ethel Rosewater's bra size and the price of beer at Delaney's Market.
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  • They've got a directory the size of the Philadelphia phone book.
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  • Things like that happened in a town the size of Parkside.
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  • It didn't take Alex long to size up the situation.
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  • The orange tabby was twice the size of every other cat he'd seen.
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  • Jonny's bathroom was four times the size of hers.
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  • One of the guardsmen was half the size of the other two, and his strikes were almost too fast and low for her to catch.
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  • They were half the size of her longest finger.
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  • His fangs grew before her eyes, nearly the size of her pinky.
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  • He watched the massive white cliffs grow closer, awed by their size.
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  • She touched the ground around her, trying to measure the size of her prison.
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  • Holding them out in front of her, she stepped forward until a boulder the size of her foot tripped her.
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  • Talons pierced Rissa's stomach as Memon plunged his hand into her body, withdrawing a black creature the size of its arm that pulsed and writhed.
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  • Size alone would give Rob second thoughts about tangling with Gerald.
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  • Two dogs that size didn't present much of a threat to an Elk, or the wild sheep, for that matter.
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  • Of course, she was going to be a pet, but a pet that size would also provide protection to a degree.
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  • Where was the closest town of any reasonable size?
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  • It was his size – combined with a prey's instinctive sixth sense warning it of a predator – that caused people to move away from him.
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  • In the split second before the cat ducked under the bed, Jessi was aware of the man's size and intense gaze.
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  • The guy Jonny sent was half Xander's size and left a handprint on her arm.
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  • Jessi fumbled with the lobster clasp on the black cord necklace, completely shaken by his size and heat.
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  • Of course the control freak would choose a pose where he was holding her down with the sheer size of his body, her hands pinned by her head.
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  • The heat and size of his body, the erotic pose, his direct gaze … all fed the desire burning within her.
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  • Her eyes went to the fangs the size of paring knives.
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  • She gasped at the intensity that turned her lower belly into a furnace and swept through her, making her achingly aware of his scent, the heat and smoothness of his skin, the size of his body and the hot mouth pressed against her neck.
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  • When she ducked out for lunch at noon, the line showed no signs of decreasing in size.
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  • She found herself leaning into him, soothed by his size and the heat of the skin of his chest against her cheek.
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  • Xander moved with an agility she'd never seen before in someone half his size.
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  • Their skin coloring and complexions were similar enough for them to be brother and sister, despite the size difference.
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  • Beside the ring was a man the size of Xander with blond hair and golden eyes and skin.
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  • Xander glanced at the man the same size as him.
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  • Men her size hurled strange purple lightening towards Darian.
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  • Before the condo, he lived in an apartment closer to the size of Jessi's.
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  • Xander was one by his size.
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  • She's like, the size of your leg.
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  • 2, looks as though composed of a number of segments, gradually decreasing in size from base to tip like the joints of a telescope, instead of tapering gradually and evenly from one extremity to the other.
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  • In size the male African elephant often surpasses the Asiatic species, reaching nearly 12 ft.
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  • The relatively small size of the ear is one of the most distinctive characteristics of the dwarf race.
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  • Certain difficulties that he met with in his speculations led him to the conclusion that the particles of any one kind of gas, though all of them alike, must differ from those of another gas both in size and weight.
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  • Considering the wide differences between the two groups in the size and external characters, and in the mode of life, including the mode of feeding, it is indeed surprising that in every important organ the two groups should show a fundamental morphological identity.
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  • It was captured by Pizarro in 1533, and it is said that its size and the magnificence of its principal edifices filled the Spaniards with surprise.
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  • Those cells are accurately marked, the position of which is such that the colonies, to which they give rise, can grow to their full size without coming into contact with other colonies.
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  • Whatever may be the shape or size of the particles, there is no scattered light in a direction parallel to the primary electric displacements.
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  • In the first place, with a given size of particles, the direction of complete polarization indicated by (23) is a function of the colour of the light, the value of 0 being 3 or 4 times as large for the violet as for the red end of the spectrum.
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  • So long as the particles are all very small in comparison with the wave-length, there is complete polarization in the perpendicular direction; but when the size is such that obliquity sets in, the degree of obliquity will vary with the size of the particles, and the polarization will be complete only on the very unlikely condition that the size is the same for them all.
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  • The molar teeth are six in number on each side, increasing in size from before backwards, and, as in the elephants, with a horizontal succession, the anterior teeth being lost before the full development of the posterior ones, which gradually move forward, taking the place of those that are destroyed by wear.
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  • Tubulifera: This division comprises but a single family - the Phloeothripidae; the species are not numerous, but some of them are of large size for Thysanoptera, as much as 8 mm.
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  • Allied to the pine-grosbeak are a number of species of smaller size, but its equals in beauty of plumage.'
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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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  • A true mushroom is never large in size; its cap very seldom exceeds 4, at most 5 inches.
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  • In some birds, such as the herons, certain down-feathers or plumulae break off into a fine dust as fast as they are formed and form tracts defined in size and situation and known as "powder-down patches."
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  • ' So far as we can ascertain, the first telescope of large size driven by clockwork was the 9-in.
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  • It ranks sixth in point of size (after Sicily) among the islands of Europe, but it is much more sparsely populated.
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  • Horses are bred to some extent, while the native race of donkeys is remarkably small in size.
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  • The architrave is flat, and there is a space over it, serving both to admit light and to relieve the pressure on it from above, and the size decreases slightly from the bottom to the top. Within the doorway is, as a rule, a niche on the right, and a staircase ascending in the thickness of the wall to the left; in front is another similar doorway leading to the chamber in the interior, which is circular, and about 15 ft.
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  • One of these breeds is the Paraguay cat, which when adult weighs only about three pounds, and is not more than a quarter the size of an ordinary cat.
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  • Subject to the rule as to the shortest distance to which the jack must be thrown (25 yds.), there is no prescribed size for the lawn; but 42 yds.
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  • The bowler delivers his bowl with one foot on a mat or footer, made of india-rubber or cocoanut fibre, the size of which is also prescribed by rule as 24 by 16 in., though, with a view to protecting the green, Australasian clubs employ a much larger size, and require the bowler to keep both feet on the mat in the act of delivery.
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  • The size of the city was diminished by the retrenchment of nearly one-third at the northern end, which brought the enceinte more nearly to a square form.
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  • The tower is still standing and is remarkable for its increase in size as it rises, which causes it to rock in a strong wind.
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  • The human flea is considerably exceeded in size by certain other species found upon much smaller hosts; thus the European Hystrichopsylla talpae, a parasite of the mole, shrew and other small mammals, attains a length of 5z millimetres; another large species infests the Indian porcupine.
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  • The impregnated female jigger burrows into the feet of men and dogs, and becomes distended with eggs until its abdomen attains the size and appearance of a small pea.
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  • Frequent political changes in Venezuela have led to various modifications in the size and outlines of this state, which comprises large areas of uninhabited territory.
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  • His courage, his bodily strength and size, his skill in the use of weapons, in riding, and in the chase, his speed of foot, his capacity for eating and drinking, his penetrating intellect and his mastery of 22 languages are celebrated to a degree which is almost incredible.
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  • From the richness and mellowness of the soil potatoes and all taproots reach a great size.
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  • Owing to the very rapid movement and the consequent increased rate of transmission of heat, the pipes and radiators may be reduced in size, in many circumstances a very desirable thing to achieve.
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  • The tank should be of a size to hold not less than a twentieth part of the total amount of water held in the system.
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  • For large buildings where large quantities of hot water are used an independent boiler of suitable size should be installed.
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  • A suitable proportion between the size of the tank or cylinder and that of the boiler is 8 or io to 1.
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  • Independent boilers are made in every conceivable size and form of construction, and many of them are capable of doing excellent work.
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  • The size of the boiler may be increased or diminished by the addition or subtraction of one or more sections; these, being simple in design, are easily fitted together, and should a section become defective it is a simple matter to insert a new one in its place.
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  • By this means a continuous stream of hot water is obtained, greater or smaller in proportion to the size and power of the apparatus.
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  • The table given below will be useful in calculating the size of the radiating surface necessary to raise the temperature to the extent required when the external air is at freezing point (32° Fahr.): - At the city of Lockport in New York state, America, an interesting example of the direct app of Lockport.
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  • On the west the shore is perfectly flat, so that a slight rise in the water causes the inundation of a considerable area - a fact not without its influence on the estimates made at varying periods as to the size of the lake.
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  • Whatever it may have been in remote geological periods, it is now extremely limited both in size and numbers.
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  • The naval arsenal is situated on the " north basin " of the Buenos Aires port, and the military port at Bahia Blanca is provided with a dry dock of the largest size, and extensive repair shops.
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  • The nilgai is about the size of a mule.
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  • The muzzle is hairy, the ears are of moderate size, and the tail is short, and partially buried among the long hair of the rump. There are no glands on the face; but there is a large globular one at the base of each horn of the size of half a small orange..
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  • Among the public edifices are the capitol, which occupies a whole square, the university, of nearly equal size, the cathedral, pantheon, masonic temple (built by the state in the spendthrift days of Guzman Blanco), national library, opera-house, and a number of large churches.
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  • Premolars with compressed crowns, increasing in size from before backwards.
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  • Ears of moderate size, prominent and obtusely pointed.
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  • In connexion with the large size of the ears is the excessive inflation of the auditory bulla of the skull.
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  • The single species, which is a native of western and southern Australia, is about the size of an English squirrel, to which its long bushy tail gives it some resemblance; but it lives entirely on the ground, especially in sterile sandy districts, feeding on ants.
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  • Fore feet with two or three of the middle toes of nearly equal size, and provided with strong, sharp, slightly curved claws, the other toes rudimentary.
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  • Ears of moderate or small size, ovate, pointed.
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  • The one species, from Western Australia, is the largest member of the family, being about the size of a rabbit, to which it bears sufficient superficial resemblance to have acquired the name of "native rabbit" from the colonists.
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  • The only species of this genus is about the size of a small rat, found in the interior of Australia.
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  • The molar-like teeth slightly diminishing in size from the first to the fourth, with square crowns, each bearing four pyramidal cusps.
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  • Ears of moderate size, thickly clothed with long hair.
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  • All are animals of small or moderate size and arboreal habits, feeding on a vegetable or mixed diet, and inhabiting Australia, Papua and the Moluccan Islands.
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  • Ears of moderate size and rounded.
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  • The same deposits have also yielded remains of extinct types of kangaroo, some of gigantic size, constituting the genera Sthenurus, Procoptodon and Palorchestes.
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  • All are comparatively small animals, few of them exceeding the size of a rat.
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  • The exact size of the city is not known, but it probably extended as far as the present north wall of Jerusalem and included the northern part of the western hill.
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  • The village of Siloam has also increased in size, and the western slopes of Olivet are being covered with churches, monasteries and houses.
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  • Western Australia, again, is not favoured with many inlets, Exmouth Gulf and Shark's Bay being the only bays of any size.
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  • The southwest coast is watered by a few streams, but none of any size; amongst these is the Swan, upon which Perth, the capital of Western Australia, is built.
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  • Fossil bones of extinct kangaroo species are met with; these kangaroos must have been of enormous size, twice or thrice that of any species now living.
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  • The Myrmecobius of Western Australia is a bushy-tailed ant-eater about the size of a squirrel, and from its lineage and structure of more than passing interest.
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  • As for reptiles, Australia has a few tortoises, all of one family, and not of great size.
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  • The lodes are most frequently of great size, containing huge masses of galena, and so little gangue that the ore can very easily be dressed to 83 or 84%.
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  • In 1555 there were but three dioceses in the Netherlands - those of Tournay, Arras and Utrecht, - all of unwieldy size and under the jurisdiction of foreign metropolitans.
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  • Trout are taken in most of the loughs, and pike of great size in the Loughs Erne.
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  • All the species are arborescent or shrubby, varying in size from the most stately of forest trees to the dwarfish bush.
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  • 63°, and near the Lindesnaes forms woods of some extent, the trees occasionally acquiring a considerable size.
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  • The British oak is one of the largest trees of the genus, though old specimens are often more remarkable for the great size of the trunk and main boughs than for very lofty growth.
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  • On rich loams and the alluvial soils of river-valleys, when well drained, the tree attains a large size, often rivalling the giant oaks of Europe; trunks of 3 or 4 ft.
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  • Common throughout the northern and middle states and Canada, the red oak attains a large size only on good soils; the wood is of little value, being coarse and porous, but it is largely used for cask-staves; the bark is a valuable tanning material.
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  • In Britain the evergreen oak is quite hardy in ordinary winters, and is useful to the ornamental planter from its capacity for resisting the sea gales; but it generally remains of small size.
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  • From its rugged silvery bark and dark-green foliage, it is a handsome tree, quite hardy in Cornwall and Devonshire, where it has grown to a large size.
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  • Only ten of them have any appreciable size, and these are named - commencing from the north - Muko-shima (Bridegroom Island), Nakadachi-shima (Go-between Island 1), Yome-shima (Bride Island), Ototo-jima (Younger-brother Island), Ani-shima (Elderbrother Island), Chichi-jima (Father Island), Haha-jima (Mother Island), Mei-jima (Niece Island), Ani-jima (Elder-sister Island) and Imoto-jima (Younger-sister Island).
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  • Duikers are animals of small or medium size, usually frequenting thick forest.
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  • C. sylvicultor, of West Africa, is the largest species, and approaches a donkey in size.
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  • The exact plan of the whole is obscure, but the apartments evidently varied in size from mere closets to extensive courts.
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  • Unfortunately, when Dr Robinson first designed his anemometer, he stated that no matter what the size:of the cups or the length of the arms, the cups always moved with one-third of the velocity of the wind.
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  • While the majority of the Nematodes are parasites, there are many that are never at any period of their life parasitic. These free-living forms are found everywhere - in salt and fresh water, in damp earth and moss, and among decaying substances; they are always minute in size, and like many other lower forms of life, are capable of retaining their vitality for a long period even when dried, which accounts for their wide distribution; this faculty is also possessed by certain of the parasitic Nematodes, especially by those which lead a free existence during a part of their life-cycle.
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  • The adult worm, which is of extremely minute size, the male being only Fi l sth and the female s of an inch in length inhabits the alimentary canal of man and many other carnivorous mammalia; the young bore their way into the tissues and become encysted in the muscles - within the muscle-bundles according to Leuckart, but in the connective tissue between them according to Chatin and others.
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  • 4 is a diagram of a fixed hand revolving jib crane, of moderate size, as used in railway goods yards Fixed and similar places.
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  • The size of the accumulators employed varies from a cell capable of an output of 8 ampere-hours, to a size giving 750 ampere-hours.
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  • The coated wire is treated in the same way as the copper strand - the die D, or another of the same size, being placed at the back of the cylinder and a larger one substituted at the front.
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  • This fleet of cable ships now numbers over forty, ranging in size from vessels of 300 tons to 10,000 tons carrying capacity.
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  • The experiments with this form were not successful, and, with the view of making the moving parts as light as possible, he substituted for the comparatively heavy lever armature a small piece of clock spring, about the size of a sixpence, glued to the centre of the diaphragm.
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  • Telephone business is characterized by two features: (I) that the capital account is never closed, and (2) that the costli - ness of the service increases with the size of the undertaking.
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  • Above the mouth is the lid (operculum), which varies in size from a small narrow process to a large heartshaped expansion.
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  • The size of the pitcher varies widely in the different species, from an inch to a foot or more in depth.
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  • This comparison leads to the important conclusion that the wild Bactrian Camelus bactrianus ferus comes much nearer to the fossil species than it does to the domesticated breed, the resemblance being specially noticeable in the absolutely and relatively small size of the last molar.
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  • The hump (or humps) varies in size according to the condition of the animal, becoming small and flaccid after hard work and poor diet.
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  • Next in size is the Lago Trasimeno, a broad expanse of shallow waters, about 30 m.
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  • The shores, especially on the Tyrthenian Sea, present almost a continued grove of olive, orange, lemon and citron trees, which attain a size unknown in the north of Italy.
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  • The Bergamo sheep is the largest breed in the country; that of Cadore and Belluno approaches it in size.
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  • The size of parishes varies from province to province, Sicily having larger parishes in virtue of the old Sicilian church laws, and Naples, and some parts of central Italy, having the smallest.
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  • As the companies grew in size and improved their discipline, it was seen by the Italian nobles that this kind of service offered a good career for men of spirit, who had learned the use of arms. To leave so powerful and profitable a calling in the hands of foreigners seemed both dangerous and uneconomical.
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  • The first general election under the Left (November 1876) had yielded the cabinet the overwhelming majority of 421 Ministerialists against 87 Conservatives, but the very size of the majority rendered it unmanageable.
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  • - Colony of Bougainvillea distinct types of budding are fruticosa, natural size, attached to the found, which are best deunderside of a piece of floating timscribed in botanical terminober.
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  • The entocodon is to be regarded, therefore, not as primarily an ingrowth of ectoderm, but rather as an upgrowth of both bodylayers, in the form of a circular rim (IVa), representing the umbrellar margin; it is comparable to the bulging that forms the umbrella in the direct method of budding, but takes place before a manubrium is formed, and is greatly reduced in size, so as to become a little pit.
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  • The coenosteum increases in size by new growth at the surface; and in the deeper, older portions of massive forms the tissues die off after a certain time, only the superficial region retaining its vitality down to a certain depth.
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  • The living tissues at the surface are cut off from the underlying dead portions by horizontal partitions termed tabulae, which are formed successively as the coenosteum increases in age and size.
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  • Eight very broad radial canals; ex-umbrella often provided with lateral outgrowths; tentacles differing in size, but in a single row.
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  • Physalia, known commonly as the Portuguese man-of-war, is remarkable for its great size, its brilliant colours, and its terrible stinging powers.
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  • In the lower jaw the incisors and canines are directed straight forwards, and are of small size and nearly similar form; the function of the canine being discharged by the first premolar, which is larger than the other teeth of the same series.
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  • The welding together of the great Kosala kingdom, more than twice the size of England, in the very centre of the settled country, led insensibly but irresistibly to the establishment of a standard of speech, and the standard followed was the language used at the court at Savatthi in the Nepalese hills, the capital of Kosala.
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  • Rolled pieces of amber, usually small but occasionally of very large size, may be picked up on the east coast of England, having probably been washed up from deposits under the North Sea.
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  • Many of the species attain a large size, and all are of very rapid growth.
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  • In America it seldom attains the large size it often acquires in England, and it is there of less rapid growth than the prevailing form of the western plains; the name of "cotton-wood" is locally given to other species.
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  • In these northern habitats it attains a large size; the wood is very soft; the buds yield a gum-like balsam, from which the common name is derived; considered valuable as an.
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  • The tree grows well in Britain, and acquires occasionally a considerable size.
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  • Some tadpoles reach a very great size.
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  • Among European forms, some tadpoles of Pelobates attain a length of seven inches, the body being of the size of a hen's egg.
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  • Wren's earlier designs have the exterior of the church arranged with one order of columns; the division of the whole height into two orders was an immense gain in increasing the apparent scale of the whole, and makes the exterior of St Paul's very superior to that of St Peter's in Rome, which is utterly dwarfed by the colossal size of the columns and pilasters of its single order.
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  • Besides absorption, assimilation, conduction and protection there is another very important function for which provision has to be made in any plant-body of considerable size, especially when raised into the air, that of support.
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  • On germination of the seed the radicle first grows out, increasing in size as a whole, and soon adding to its tissues by cell division at its apical growing-point.
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  • The hypocotyl usually elongates, by its cells increasing very greatly in the longitudinal direction both in number and size, so that the cotyledons are raised into the air as the first foliage-leaves.
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  • The vessels and tracheids are very various in size, shape and structure in different plants.
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  • This is secured by the development of much larger intercellular spaces, amounting to lacun~e or passages of very considerable size, which are found ramifying in different ways in their interior.
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  • The cells in which the fungoid organism is vigorously flourishing are exceedingly active, showing large size, brilliant nuclei, protoplasm and vacuole, all of which give signs of iptense metabolic activity.
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  • In the lowliest plants growth may be co-extensive with the plantbody; in all plants of any considerable size, however, it is localized in particular regions, and in them it is associated with the formation of new protoplasts or cells.
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  • The growth or increase of the protoplasm at the expense of the nutritive matter for a time keeps pace with the increased size of the cell, but by and by it becomes vacuolated as more and more water is attracted into the interior.
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  • The growth of the protoplasm, though considerable, is therefore not commensurate with the increase in the size of the cell.
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  • Growth is small, and consists mainly in an increase of the quantity of protoplasm, for the cells divide again as soon as they have reached a certain size.
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  • These enenlies are as a rule so conspicuous that we do not look on their depredations as diseases, though the gradual deterioration of hay under the exhausting effects of root-parasites like Rhinanthus, and the onslaught of Cuscuta when unduly abundant, should teach us how unimportant to the definition the question of size may be.
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  • It may be due to insufficient illumination (Etiolation), as seen in geraniums kept in too shaded a situation, and is then accompanied by soft tissues, elongation of internodes, leaves usually reduced in size, &c. The laying of wheat is a particular case.
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  • The water content of the soil, its mineral content, its humus content, its temperature, and its physical characteristics, such as its depth and the size of its component particles are all edaphic factors.
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  • He showed further, that the increase of common salt in the soil is correlated with a reduction in the number and size of the chlo,-oplastids, and therefore in the amount of chlorophyll.
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  • The chloroplasts increase in number by division., which takes place in higher plants when they have attained a certain size, independent of the division.
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  • The opening, which is at first very small, increases in size, and before the cross-wall has entirely disappeared the contents of the two cells become continuous (Scott).
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  • The threads vary in size in different plants.
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  • The Arab astronomers measured a degree on the plains of Mesopotamia, thereby deducing a fair approximation to the size of the earth.
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  • (1) Mathematical geography, which deals with the form, size and movements of the earth and its place in the solar system; (2) Moral geography, or an account of the different customs and characters of mankind according to the region they inhabit; (3) Political geography, the divisions according to their organized governments; (4) Mercantile geography, dealing with the trade in the surplus products of countries; (5) Theological geography, or the distribution of religions.
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  • Ptolemy Euergetes (247-222 B.C.) rendered the greatest service to geography by the protection and encouragement of Eratosthenes, whose labours gave the first ap proximate knowledge of the true size of the spherical The .
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  • Although the apparent crust-waves are neither equal in size nor symmetrical in form, this complementary relationship between them is always discernible.
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  • After this there is a considerable gap before New Guinea, Borneo, Madagascar, Sumatra and the vast multitude of smaller islands descending in size by regular gradations to mere rocks.
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  • The slope of the river bed diminishes until the plain compels the river to move slowly, swinging in meanders proportioned to its size, and gradually, controlled by the flattening land, ceasing to transport material, but raising its banks and silting up its bed by the dropped sediment, until, split up and shoaled, its distributaries struggle across its delta to the sea.
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  • Density of population is measured by the average number of people residing on a unit of area; but in order to compare one part of the world with another the average should, strictly speaking, be taken for regions of equal size or of equal population; and the portions of the country which are permanently uninhabitable ought to be excluded from the calculation.'
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  • Meditating, it is probable, emigration upon his release, he turned his attention while in prison to colonial subjects, and acutely detected the main causes of the slow progress of the Australian colonies in the enormous size of the landed estates, the reckless manner in which land was given away, the absence of all systematic effort at colonization, and the consequent discouragement of immigration and dearth of labour.
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  • Sabzawar was once a city of considerable size, and still possesses a fortress with sides of about 200 or 250 yds.
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  • The orbito-sphenoids diverge only posteriorly, otherwise they are practically unpaired and form the median interorbital septum, which is very large in correlation with the extraordinary size of the eyeballs.
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  • Between these, resting vertically upon the rostrum, appears the vomer; very variable in shape and size, often reduced to a mere trace, as in the Galli, or even absent, broken up into a pair of tiny splints in Pici.
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  • Sometimes the pad is reduced to a ventral semi-ring or meniscus; it retains its largest almost original shape and size in the second vertebra, the axis or epistropheus, where it forms a separately ossifying piece which connects, and coossifies with, the odontoid process (the centrum of the atlas) and the centrum of the second vertebra.
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  • - The " sacrum" of a young Fowl; natural size, seen from below.
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  • The forebrain forms the bulk of the whole brain, but the large size of the hemispheres is due to the greater development of the basal and lateral portions (pedunculi cerebri and corpora striata), while the pallium (the portion external to the lateral ventricles) is thin, and restricted to the median side of each hemisphere.
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  • Owing to the small size of the olfactory lobes the anterior arms of the latter commissure are wanting.
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  • The innermost, the coprodaeum, is an oval dilatation of the end of the rectum, and attains its greatest size in those birds whose faeces are very fluid; it serves entirely as the temporary receptacle of the faeces and the urine.
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  • 31 a enlarged in the breeding season; in the sparrow, for instance, from the size of a mustard seed to that 'of a small cherry.
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  • Those germs which do not ripen during the season undergo a process of resorption, and in the winter the whole ovary dwindles to often a diminutive size.
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  • In young birds both oviducts are almost equal in size, but the right soon degenerates into an insignificant strand.
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  • Mercerat, who proposed for them the name of Stereornithes, a new order of birds, mostly gigantic in size, and said to combine the characters of Anseres, Herodiones and Accipitres.
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  • Many of these birds, to judge from the enormous size of their hind-limbs, were undoubtedly flightless, e.g.
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  • Of the Passeres the honeysuckers (Meliphagidae) are most characteristic, and, abounding in 1 The following old-fashioned rough computation may serve as an indication of the relative size of the orders and suborders of recent birds: Ratitae.
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  • Certainly the Oriental area, in spite of its considerable size, cannot possibly claim the standing of a primary region.
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  • The latter are numerous, round, reddish-brown, and of the size of black mustard-seeds.
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  • The corm of the meadow-saffron attains its full size in June or early in July.
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  • The young corm, at first about the diameter of the flower-stalk, grows continuously, till in the following July it attains the size of a small apricot.
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  • The parent corm remains attached to the new one, and keeps its form and size till April in the third year of its existence, after which it decays.
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  • It was an ancient pueblo, of considerable size and importance as early as the end of the 18th century.
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  • Many of the old chambers, some of which are of enormous size, are embellished with portals, candelabra, statues, &c., all hewn in rock-salt.
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  • They are of small size and live entirely on the ground, making nests of dried leaves, grass and sticks in holiow places and forming burrows in which they pass a great part of the day.
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  • At the present time the river is navigated by sailing craft of some size from Hit downward.
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  • The chefs-lieux of the tribes became practically, though not officially, municipalities, and many of these towns reached considerable size and magnificence of public buildings.
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  • There is no forest, timber of any size being found only in the valleys near running water.
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  • The size and manner of growth of the adult plant show a great variety, from the small herb lasting for one season only, to the forest tree living for centuries.
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  • The nest of the siskin is very like that of the goldfinch, but seldom so neatly built; the eggs, except in their smaller size, much resemble those of the greenfinch.
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  • They were often of enormous size; that at St Sophia in Constantinople was large enough for the ceremonial of coronation.
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  • Perhaps, however, the name may only signify a large terrestrial biting apterous insect, surpassing the ant in size and predatory habits.
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  • There are about 600 species in the family, the males being usually larger than the females, and remarkable for the size of their mandibles.
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  • One quarter of them have received allotments of only 2.9 acres per male, and one-half less than 8.5 to 11.4 acres - the normal size of the allotment necessary to the subsistence of a family under the three-fields system being estimated at 28 to 42 acres.
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  • The main features of the steam locomotive were thus established, and its subsequent development is chiefly a history of gradual increase in size and power, and of improvements in design, in material and in mechanical construction, tending to increased efficiency and economy of operation.
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  • Goods stations vary in size from those which consist of perhaps a single siding, to those which have accommodation for thousands of wagons.
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  • A station of moderate size may collect goods destined for a great variety of places but not in sufficient quantities to compose a full train-load for any of them, and then it becomes impossible to avoid despatching trains which contain wagons intended for many diverse destinations.
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  • To get the best effect the area of the blast-nozzle must be properly proportioned to the size of the cylinders and be properly set with regard to the base of the chimney.
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  • Hence, if p is the maximum value of the mean effective pressure corresponding to about 85% of the boiler pressure,, uW = pd 2 le /D (26) is an expression giving a relation between the total weight on the coupled wheels, their diameters and the size of the cylinder.
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  • In the United States it is the standard heavy slow-speed freight engine, and has been built of enormous size and weight.
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  • In addition the increased size of the American freight car has diminished the interest on the first cost and the expenses of maintenance relatively to the work done; it has diminished to some extent the amount.
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  • The Samoan forests are remarkable for the size and variety of their trees, and the luxuriance and beauty of tree-ferns, creepers and parasites.
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  • They present great diversities of size, length and thickness of fur, and coloration, although resembling each other in all important structural characters.
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  • In North America there is a second distinct smaller species, called the coyote or prairie-wolf (Canis latrans), and perhaps the Japanese wolf (C. hodophylax) may be distinct, although, except for its smaller size and shorter legs, it is scarcely distinguishable from the common species.
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  • The cones, about the size of a small walnut, bear spirally arranged imbricated scales which subtend the three-angled winged seeds.
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  • Nevada ranks sixth in size among the states of the Union.
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  • During the glacial period many of the Nevada lakes attained a great size, several of them uniting to form the ancient " Lake Lahontan," in northwestern Nevada.
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  • In 1899 the average size of the farms was 1174 acres.
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  • 2 Compare this figure with that for the neighbouring state of California, where the average size of the farms was 397.4 acres.
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  • At one time of greater size, it was reduced by Nadir Shah within its present limits.
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  • To the fisherman in India the mahseer affords the same kind of sport as the salmon in the British Isles, and it rivals that fish as regards size, strength and activity.
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  • Dealing then simply with the laws of nature as we know them, we can see no limit to the increasing size of the sun as we look back.
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  • Sleep may overtake the patient in the midst of the sweating stage, and he awakes, not without some feeling of what he has passed through, but on the whole well, with the temperature fallen almost or altogether to the normal, or it may be even below the normal; the pulse moderate and full; the spleen again of its ordinary size; the urine that is passed after the paroxysm deposits a thick brick-red sediment of urates.
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  • "He saw that they increased in size, divided, and became full of filiform spores, then ruptured and poured out their multitudinous progeny into the bodycavity of their insect host.
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  • As a rule flies are of small or moderate size, and many, such as certain blood-sucking midges of the genus Ceratopogon, are even minute; as extremes of size may be mentioned a common British midge, Ceratopogon varius, the female of which measures only 14 millimetre, and the gigantic Mydaidae of Central and South America as well as certain Australian robber-flies, which have a body 1-11n.
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  • In 1086 the bishop of Sarum and the monks of Sherborne held the place, which seems to have been of fair size and an agricultural centre.
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  • Other paschal candles seem to have been of scarcely less size.
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  • This variety, which seems to have been originally bred in Silesia, is not less well-flavoured than the normally coloured tench, and grows to the same size, viz., to 6 and even 8 lb.
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  • Originally Mississippi was almost entirely covered with a growth of forest trees of large size, mostly deciduous; and in 1900 about seven-tenths of its area was still classed as timber-land.
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  • After the abolition of slavery, farms greatly decreased in size and increased in number; the number grew from 68,023 in 1870 to 220,803 in 1900; the average size fell from 369.7 acres in 1860 to 82.6 acres in 1900.
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  • With respect to their size they are distinguished as large wallabies and small wallabies, some of the latter being no bigger than a rabbit.
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  • Among the Brazilian states it is fifth in size and first in population-3,184,099 in 1890, and 3,594,47 1 in 1900.
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  • Such lakes, as a rule, show indications of a gradual decrease in size.
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  • The sal grows to a large size, and is more gregarious than the teak.
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  • The cinchona has recently been introduced with complete success; and the mahogany of America reaches a large size, and gives promise of being grown for use as timber.
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  • The Cyprinidae, or carp, are largely represented in southern Asia, and there grow to a size unknown in Europe; a Barbus in the Tigris has been taken of the weight of 300 Th.
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  • The chief development of this family, both as to size and number of forms, is in the mountain regions with a temperate climate; the smaller species are found in the hotter regions and in the low-lying rivers.
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  • The prostomium overhangs the mouth, and is often of considerable size and, as a rule, quite distinct from the segment following, being A„ f s / 6/ ' A B I.
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  • Their shape and size varies greatly and is often of use in classification.
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  • The setae are organs of locomotion, though their large size and occasionally jagged edges in some of the Polychaeta suggest an aggressive function.
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  • The funnel varies greatly in size and number of its component cells.
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  • The anterior nephridia, of which there are one to three pairs, contrast with the posterior series by their small funnels and large size, the posterior nephridia having a large funnel followed by a short tube.
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  • This differentiation is not, however, peculiar to the Polychaetes; for in several Oligochaetes the anterior nephridia are of large size, and opening as they do into the buccal cavity clearly play a different function to those which follow.
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  • The Oligochaeta show a greater variety of size than any other group of the Chaetopoda.
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  • This "vagina" is sometimes of exaggerated size.
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  • The land in Scotland was now, with trifling exceptions, let on leases for terms varying from twenty to thirty years, and in farms of sufficient size to employ at the least two or three ploughs.
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  • In the cattle classes, aged beasts of huge size and of considerably over a ton in weight used to be common, but in recent years the tendency has been to reduce the upper limit of age, and thus to bring out animals ripe for the butcher in a shorter time than was formerly the case.
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  • For its size and in relation to its sheep population Wales harbours the disease to a far greater extent than the other divisions of Great Britain.
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  • On farms of moderate size it is usual to hire steam tackle as required, the outlay involved in the purchase of a set being justifiable only in the case of estates or of very big farms where, when not engaged in ploughing, or in cultivating, or in other work upon the land, the steam-engine may be employed in threshing, chaff-cutting, sawing and many similar operations which require power.
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  • In a good soil and position the tree sometimes attains an enormous size: one in Studley Park, Yorkshire, attained nearly 140 ft.
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  • The trees usually grow very close together, the slender trunks rising to a great height bare of branches; but they do not attain the size of the Norway spruce, being seldom taller than 60 or 70 ft., with a diameter of 12 or 2 ft.
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  • The sawn timber is inferior to that of P. excelsa, besides being of a smaller size.
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  • It is of comparatively small size, but is of some importance in the wilds of the Canadian dominion, where it is found to the northern limit of tree-vegetation growing up to at least 69°; the slender trunks yield the only useful timber of some of the more desolate northern regions.
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  • In the more southern parts of the island it often reaches a height of 90 ft., and specimens exist considerably above that size; but the young shoots are apt to be injured in severe winters, and the tree on light soils is also hurt by long droughts, so that it usually presents a ragged appearance; though, in the distance, the lofty top and horizontal boughs sometimes stand out in most picturesque relief above the rounded summits of the neighbouring trees.
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  • The size and number of the volumes, however, and their great expense, made them difficult of access, and Frau von Mohl published the French translation (1876-1878) with her illustrious husband's critical notes and introduction in a more convenient and cheaper form.
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  • From this we pass to a stomach and a coil of intestine embedded in the lobes of a voluminous liver; a caecum of large size is given off near the commencement of the intestine.
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  • The coffins are of small size, contain corpses with the knees drawn up to the chin and are found in excavated chambers or pits.
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  • He made considerable progress in the following two years, but he was greatly criticized for the size of his estimates, and especially for the large forces retained in Mesopotamia and Palestine.
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  • In the cockroach embryo, before the segmentation of the germ-band has begun, the primitive germ-cells can be recognized at the hinder end of the mesoderm, from whose ordinary cells they can be distinguished by their larger size.
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  • The few next to be mentioned, being of smaller size (octavo), may be within reach of more persons, and, therefore, can be passed over in a briefer fashion without detriment.
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  • Technically speaking they are in quarto, but their size is so small that they may be well spoken of here.
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  • Its chief drawback is that it does not give any more reference to the authority for a generic term than the name of its inventor and the year of its application, though of course more precise information would have at least doubled the size of the book.
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  • Fiirbringer supposes that birds must have begun with toothed forms of small or moderate size, with long tails and four lizard-like feet and bodies clothed with a primitive kind of down.
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  • The first enlargement of the square was effected by Doge Sebastiano Ziani in 1176, when he filled up the canal and rebuilt the church on a new site at D, thus nearly doubling the size of the square.
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  • Giovanni e Paolo, which has six semicircular pediments of varying size crowning the six bays, in the upper order of which are four noble Romanesque windows.
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  • The average size of the farms decreased from 125.2 acres in 1850 to 99.2 acres in 1880 and 88.5 acres in 1900.
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  • The public library, containing 922,348 volumes in January 1908, is the second library of the country in size, and is the largest free circulating library in the world (circulation 1907, 1,529,111 volumes).
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  • In Plymouth alone a fleet of some two hundred boats,assembles; and on the French side of the Channel no less capital and labour are invested in it, the vessels employed being, though less in number, larger in size than on the English side.
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  • Many were taken at 10 fathoms and deeper with the line, and all were of exceptionally large size, several measuring 18 in.
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  • Owing to the smaller size of the male and the greater voracity of the female, the male makes his advances to his mate at the risk of his life and is not infrequently killed and eaten by her either before or after pairing has been effected.
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  • The greatest disparity in size between the sexes is met with in the tropical genus Nephila, the females of which are gigantic representatives of the Argyopidae.
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  • It has been suggested that the diminutive size of the male is of great advantage to him during courtship, because he is enabled to move easily thereby to escape from her clutches should she turn upon him with hostile intent.
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  • In several families of spiders, but principally in those like the Clubionidae and Salticidae, which are terrestrial in habits, there are species which not only live amongst ants, but so closely resemble them in their shape, size, colour and actions that it requires a practised eye to distinguish the Arachnid from the insect.
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  • Bales from different countries vary greatly in size, weight and appearance.
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  • The practice may be modified according to the size of estate by selecting more than one plant each year, but the principle remains unaltered.
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  • For example, after the size of 1904-1905 crops became known, and the Americans attempted to hold back cotton, the " points on " for many qualities rose considerably owing to artificial scarcity, though the price of cotton, as indicated by " spot," remained low.
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  • It is the third in size among the cities of the state.
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  • The initial diameter of the well drilled from the bottom of this pit is in some instances as much as 36 in., bore-holes of the larger size being preferred, as they are less liable to become choked, and admit of the use of larger bailers for raising the oil.
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  • The drilling of wells of large size requires the use of heavy tools and of very strong appliances generally.
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  • This apparatus has an oil-cup consisting of a cylindrical brass or gunmetal vessel, the cover of which is provided with three rectangular holes which may be closed and opened by means of a perforated slide moving in grooves; the movement of the slide causes a small oscillating colzaor rape-oil lamp to be tilted so that the flame (of specified size) is brought just below the surface of the lid.
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  • Antioch, adorned with many sumptuous buildings, as the chief town of the provinces of Asia, became in point of size the third city of the empire and an eastern Rome.
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  • Increase in size appears sometimes to be accompanied by the development of a new layer of fibres, whereas a difference in the method of preparation may give to a layer which appeared homogeneous in one specimen a decidedly fibrous aspect in another.
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  • Some of them are of great size.
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  • As the number of farms increased faster than the cultivated area from 1850 to 1900, the average size of farms declined from 444 acres in 1860 to 140 in 1880 and to 106.9 in 190o, the largest class of farms being those with an acreage varying from 20 to 50 acres.
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  • The solidification is a very gradual process, depending, of course, for its completion on the size of the block; but before cutting into bars it is essential that the whole should be set and hardened through and through, else the cut bars would not hold together.
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  • Many ingenious devices for forming bars have been produced; but generally a strong frame is used, across which steel wires are stretched at distances equal to the size of the bars to be made, the blocks being first cut into slabs and then into bars.
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  • In the Puerco, or Lowest Eocene of North America the place of the above species was taken by Euprotogonia puercensis, an animal only half the size of Phenacodus primaevus, with the terminal joints of the limbs intermediate between hoofs and claws, and the first and fifth toes taking their full share in the support of the weight of the body.
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  • It is a large railway centre, and the number and size of the grain elevators are noticeable.
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  • The sexes are distinct but dissimilar in size, the female being usually much larger than the male.
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  • The dwellings do not correspond in size or details with the undoubtedly prehistoric abodes on the Acropolis.
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  • It is, however, of larger size, the head and body being about 12 in.
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  • Owing to the precipitous character of the east coast few rivers of any size find their way to the sea in that direction.
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  • The commoner European slugs of small size all belong to the genus Limax, in which the opening of the mantle-chamber is posterior.
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  • The size of the animals varies greatly, from forms a few millimetres in length to Gigantorhynchus gigas, which measures from 10 to 65 cms. The adults live in great numbers in the alimentary canal of some vertebrate, usually fish, the larvae are as a rule encysted in the body cavity of some invertebrate, most often an insect or crustacean, more rarely a small fish.
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  • A curious feature shared by both larva and adult is the large size of many of the cells, e.g.
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  • In 1711 it became a city with the name of Villa Rica, a title justified by its size and wealth.
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  • The Persian monarchy was strong in its size, in the mere amount of men and treasure it could dispose of under a single hand; the Greek state was strong in its morale, in the energy and discipline of its soldiery.
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  • The ivory of which the tusk is composed is of very good quality, but owing to the central cavity, only fitted for the manufacture of objects of small size.
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  • For its size and population the town enjoys unusual prosperity, in consequence of its several flourishing industries.
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  • From this time Ctesiphon increased in size, and many splendid buildings rose; it had the outward appearance of a large town, although it was by its constitution only a village.
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  • From the hare the wild rabbit is distinguished externally by its smaller size, shorter ears and feet, the absence or reduction of the black patch at the tip of the ears, and its greyer colour.
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  • For not only has the weight been more than quadrupled in some of the larger breeds, and the structure of the skull and other parts of the skeleton greatly altered, but the proportionate size of the brain has been reduced and the colour and texture of the fur altered in a remarkable manner.
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  • The lopeared breed is the oldest English variety, and has been cultivated carefully since about 1785, the aim of the breeder being directed to the development of the size of the ears, and with such success that they sometimes measure more than 23 in.
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  • A closely allied variety, though of larger size, is known as the Patagonian rabbit, although it has no relation to the country after which it is called.
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  • The former method, usually called the " natural scale," may be described as " international," for it is quite independent of local measures of length, and depends exclusively upon the size and figure of the earth.
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  • In the case of more considerable distances, however, a globe of suitable size should be consulted, or - and this seems preferable - they should be calculated by the rules of spherical trigonometry.
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  • The size of a globe is usually given in terms of its diameter.
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  • Dicaearcus of Messana in Sicily, a pupil of Aristotle (326-296 B.C.), is the author of a topographical account of Hellas, with maps, of which only fragments are preserved; he is credited with having estimated the size of the earth, and, as far as known he was the first to draw a parallel across a map. 4 This parallel, or dividing line, called diaphragm (partition) by a commentator, extended due east from the Pillars of Hercules, through the Mediterranean, and along the Taurus and Imaus (Himalaya) to the eastern ocean.
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  • In the main he copied Marinus whose work he revised and supplemented in some points, but he failed to realize the peninsular shape of India, erroneously exaggerated the size of Taprobane (Ceylon), and suggested that the Indian Ocean had no connexion with the western ocean, but formed Mare Clausum.
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  • It may have been a map of this kind which accounts for Ptolemy's moderate exaggerations of the size of Taprobana (Ceylon).
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  • Coote's Remarkable Maps of the X Vth, X Vlth and X VIIth Centuries reproduced in their Original Size (Amsterdam, 1894-1897), and Bibliotheca lindesiana (London, 1898) with facsimiles of the Harleian and other Dieppese maps of the 16th century.
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  • - (I) Flower of Borage; (2) same in vertical section enlarged; (3) horizontal plan of flower; (4) flower of Comfrey after removal of corolla, showing unripe fruit; (I) and (4) natural size.
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  • The Eskimo dog has been regarded as nothing more than a reclaimed wolf, and the Eskimo are stated to maintain the size and strength of their dogs by crossing them with wolves.
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  • Although these dogs were originally brought to Great Britain from Newfoundland and are still bred in the latter country, greater size, perfection and intelligence have been attained in England, where Newfoundlands for many years have been the most popular large dogs.
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  • The St Bernard attains as great a size as that of any other breed, a fine specimen being between 60 and 70 in.
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  • This addition to the size of the cave was partially filled up by the cave earth.
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  • These are cairns of piled stones, each stone about the size of a man's head.
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  • The Swedish expedition to Greenland in 1899 found musk-oxen in herds of varying size - some contained only a few individuals, and in one case there were sixty-seven.
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  • A third type of musk-ox skull is, however, known from North America, namely one from the celebrated Big-Bone Lick, Kentucky, on which the genus and species Bootherium bombifrons was established, which differs from all the others by its small size, convex forehead and rounded horn-cores, the latter being very widely separated, and arising from the sides of the skull.
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  • An examination of extant papyri has had the result of proving that sheets of large size, measuring about 12 in., were sometimes used.
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  • The native cattle, also diminutive in size, with small horns and short legs, furnish beef of remarkable tenderness and flavour; while the cows, when well fed, yield a plentiful supply of rich milk.
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  • The size of the crofts varies greatly.
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  • Specimens of flowering plants and vascular cryptograms are generally mounted on sheets of stout smooth paper, of uniform quality; the size adopted at Kew is 17 in.
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  • Specimens intended for the herbarium should be collected when possible in dry weather, care being taken to select plants or portions of plants in sufficient number and of a size adequate to illustrate all the characteristic features of the species.
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  • When a number of specimens have to be submitted to pressure, ventilation is secured by means of frames corresponding in size to the drying paper, and composed of strips of wood or wires.
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  • In mounting, the specimen is floated out in a flat white dish containing sea-water, so that foreign matter may be detected, and a piece of paper of suitable size is placed under it, supported either by the fingers of the left hand or by a palette.
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  • For the more delicate species, such as the Callithamnia and Ectocarpi, it is an excellent plan to place a small fruiting fragment, carefully floated out in water, on a slip of mica of the size of an ordinary microscopical slide, and allow it to dry.
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  • Lichens are generally mounted on sheets of paper of the ordinary size, several specimens from different localities being laid upon one sheet, each specimen having been first placed on a small square of paper which is gummed on the sheet, and which has the locality, date, name of collector, &c., written upon it.
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  • They are then preserved in envelopes attached to a sheet of paper of the ordinary size, a single perfect specimen being washed, and spread out under the envelope so as to show the habit of the plant.
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  • Their plan is for the most part that of a house, with a door of entrance and passage leading into a central chamber or atrium, with others of smaller size opening from it, each having a stone-hewn bench or triclinium on three of its sides, on which the dead, frequently a pair of corpses side by side, were laid as if at a banquet.
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  • In North America the earliest representative of the group is Systemodon of the Lower Eocene, in which all the upper premolars are quite simple; while the molars are of a type which would readily develop into that of the modern tapirs, both outer columns being conical and of equal size.
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  • Lower incisors diminishing in size from the first to the third; the canine, which is in contact with the third incisor, large and conical, working against (and behind) the canine-like third upper incisor.
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  • The other upper premolars and molars all formed on the same plan and of nearly the same size, with four roots and quadrate crowns, rather wider transversely than from before backwards, each having four columns, connected by a pair of transverse ridges, anterior and posterior.
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  • The genus is especially characteristic of the Middle and Upper Eocene, and some of the species attained the size of a rhinoceros.
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  • As regards the dentition of the existing species, the cheek-series consists of the four premolars and three molars above and below, all in contact and closely resembling each other, except the first, which is much smaller than the rest and often deciduous; the others gradually increasing in size up to the penultimate.
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  • Ears of moderate size, oval, erect, prominent, placed near the occiput.
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  • The flippers are of moderate size, and slightly sickle-shaped.
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  • Nearly allied is Neophocaena phocaenoides, a small species from the Indian Ocean and Japan, with teeth of the same form as those of the porpoise, but fewer in number (eighteen to twenty on each side), of larger size, and more distinctly notched or lobed on the free edge.
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  • These lakes are much larger at flood season than at other times, and have been much reduced in size by the cutting of a channel through the raft.
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  • The size of the average farm decreased in the two preceding decades from 171.3 to 95.4 acres.
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  • In 1904 and 1906 the Louisiana crop, about one-half of the total yield of the country, was larger than that of any other state; but in 1905 and in 1907 (6, 1 9 2, 955 ib and 7,378,000 lb respectively) the Louisiana crop was second in size to that of Texas.
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  • Bats in prodigious numbers, and some of them of extraordinary size, inhabit the many caves of the island; more than twenty species are known.
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  • Molluscs are extraordinarily numerous; and many, both of water and land, are rarities among their kind for size and richness of colour.
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  • Of crustaceans, land-crabs are remarkable for size and number.
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  • The average size of a farm in 1899 was 143 acres.
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