She felt sluggish in comparison.
Social life was sluggish in some ways and wild in others.
They are very sluggish and do not divide.
Charged with all this matter, the Semliki, as it emerges from the region of forest and cataracts (in which, often closely confined by its mountain barriers, the stream is deep and rapid), becomes sluggish, its slope flattens out, and its waters, unable to carry their burden, deposit much of it upon the land.
The shallowness of the lower stream, where the current is sluggish, is probably due to the great quantities of silt brought down by these floods.
Most of the large Texas rivers have deposited great quantities of silt along their lower courses on the Coastal Plain, where the current is often sluggish and the banks are periodically overflowed.
It is intersected by the sluggish Park river, which is spanned by ten bridges.
In the student sensuality is a sluggish habit of mind.
The cat-fish grows to a large size in the sluggish rivers.
The general elevation in the south part of the state is much lower, and large areas bordering the Paraguay are swampy, partially submerged plains which the sluggish rivers are unable to drain.
long; its current is sluggish, but that of its chief tributary, the Nakhon Nayok river, is rapid.
to a sluggish river turgid with sand in the S.
- Sulphur has the specific harmful effects of shifting the carbon from the state of graphite to that of cementite, and thus of making the metal hard and brittle; of making it thick and sluggish when molten, so that it does not run freely in the moulds; and of making it red short, i.e.
Its adherents feel themselves to be the isolated, the few, the free and the enlightened, as opposed to the sluggish and inert masses of mankind degraded into matter, or the initiated as opposed to the uninitiated, the Gnostics as opposed to the " Hylici " (Wiwi); at most in the later and more moderate schools a middle place was given to the adherents of the Church as Psychici (1/vXtKoi).
He guided the horse with his legs, testing its sluggish responsiveness as the attackers prepared to pounce.
Its lower course is sluggish, where its waters are made unpalatable by a reddish slime.
The great rivers of Australia, draining inland, carve out valleys, dissolve limestone, and spread out their deposit over the plains when the waters become too sluggish to bear their burden farther.
Intellectually, too, they were somewhat sluggish, careless and unbusinesslike.
18, 21 b); the body shortened, with the abdomen swollen, but protected with tubercles and spines, and with longish legs adapted for an active life, as in the predaceous larvae of ladybirds; the body soft-skinned, swollen and caterpillar-like, with legs well developed, but leading a sluggish underground life, as in the grub of a chafer; the body soft-skinned and whitish, and the legs greatly reduced in size, as in the wood-feeding grub of a longhorn beetle.
Almost all secondary water-courses, particularly if they have sluggish currents, are known as bayous.
above the sea in this district, never above 70, and are generally treeless except for marginal timber along the sluggish, meandering streams. One of their peculiar features - the sandy circular " mounds," 2 to 10 ft.
In contrast with the rivers of these regions those of the Coastal Plain are sluggish, and toward their mouths expand into wide estuaries.
Handsome houses were built along the banks of the sluggish rivers, and numerous slaves were employed.
Below this the watershed of the Apennines is too near to the sea on that side to allow the formation of any large streams. Hence the rivers that flow in the opposite direction into the Adriatic and the Gulf of Taranto have much longer courses, though all partake of the character of mountain torrents, rushing down with great violence in winter and after storms, but dwindling in the summer into scanty streams, which hold a winding and sluggish course through the great plains of Apulia.
The first is flaccid and sluggish in its movements, and has not much power of contraction; its epipodial lobes are enormously developed and extend far forward along the body; it gives out when handled an abundance of purple liquid, which is derived from cutaneous glands situated on the under side of the free edge of the mantle.
The change from storm and winter to serene and mild weather, from dark and sluggish hours to bright and elastic ones, is a memorable crisis which all things proclaim.
The nymph of a thrips-insect (Thysanoptera) is sluggish, its legs and wings being sheathed by a delicate membrane, while the nymph of the male scaleinsect rests enclosed beneath a waxy covering.
In conjunction with the association mentioned above of the most highly developed imaginal with the most degraded larval structure, it indicates clearly that the active, armoured grub preceded the sluggish soft-skinned caterpillar or maggot in the evolution of the Hexapoda.
The great drawback to this region is defective drainage; the streams have too sluggish a current to carry off the water in the rainy season.
To eliminate the sluggish action of the selenium transmitter a selenium cell similar to that at the transmitting station is arranged at the receiving apparatus, and exposed to precisely similar variations of light, the arrangement being such that the lag of this cell counteracts the lag of the transmitting cell.
Much of the unglacial or driftless portion of the state is embraced within its limits, and although the streams now have a gentle or even sluggish flow, they have greatly broken the surface of the country.
On the other hand, when it becomes atrophied the circulation becomes feeble, the face heavy and dull, the patient suffers from cold, the features glow lumpish, mental processes become sluggish, and bodily vigour diminishes.
Actually the frost came later than usual that year, the 27th of October, and the weather was dry and bracing; not till the 8th of November did the cold at night become sharp. Even when the Beresina was reached on the 26th November, the cold was far from severe, for the slow and sluggish stream was not frozen over, as is proved by the fact that Eble's pioneers worked in the water all through that terrible day.
There are a few small lakes in Maranhao and Piauhy, some in Goyaz in the great valley of the Araguaya, and a considerable number in Matto Grosso, especially in the Paraguay basin, where the sluggish current of that river is unable to carry away the rainfall in the rainy season.
As the same stream sometimes changes abruptly from one kind to the other, the two kinds must be due to different conditions affecting the flow, and among the conditions which may cause a stream to break up into the aa have been mentioned the greater depth of the stream, a sluggish current, impediments in its course just as it is granulating, and, what is more probable, subterranean moisture which causes it to cool from below upward instead of from above downward as in the pahoehoe.
In the interior of the upper peninsula, along the east border of the lower peninsula south from Lake Huron, and in Saginaw valley, they are rather sluggish; but many of the larger streams of the lower peninsula have sufficient fall to furnish a large amount of water-power, while the small streams that flow into Lake Superior from the central portion of the upper peninsula as well as some of the larger ones farther west, have several falls and rapids; in places also they are lined with steep, high banks.
In the West Indies "the only horned cattle fit for work are those which have a good deal of black in them; the white are terribly tormented by the insects and they are weak and sluggish in proportion to the black."
In youth, although famed for his wonderful strength of grip, he was generally despised as sluggish and unwarlike.
The Paraguay is in great part a lowland river, with a sluggish current, and is navigable by large river steamers up to Corumba, and by smaller steamers to Cuyaba and the mouth of the Jauru.
It flows through a nearly level country with so sluggish a current that its channels are greatly obstructed.
of sea-level; the seaward edge in many places is below the level of high tide, and is protected by dykes as in Holland, while straight canals and ditches carry the sluggish drainage from the land.
The Varde, Omme, Skjerne, Stor and Karup, sluggish and tortuous streams draining into the western lagoons, rise in and flow through marshes, while the eastern Limfjord is flanked by the swamps known as Vildmose.
As the rivers creep farther down the delta, they become more and more sluggish, and their bifurcations and interlacings more complicated.
The general aspect of the district is that of a flat even country, dotted with clusters of bamboos and betelnut trees, and intersected by a perfect network of dark-coloured and sluggish streams. There is not a hill or hillock in the whole district, but it derives a certain picturesque beauty from its wide expanses of cultivation, and the greenness and freshness of the vegetation.
As the system of impoldering extended, the small sluggish rivers were gradually cut off by dikes from the marshy lands through which they flowed, and by sluices from the waters with which they communicated.
Torrential near its source, it is already a broad, sluggish stream at its confluence with the East Kuskokwim.
long, it is easy to obtain the equivalent of a slowly-moving very long pendulum which is too sluggish to follow the back-and-forth movements of its supports.
inland, a network of interlacing creeks and broad sluggish channels fringed with monotonous mangrove forests.
below Khamiab it follows an open and sluggish course till it is lost in the Sea of Aral, being spanned at Charjui, 150 m.
The Menam is the largest, deepest and most sluggish of the four, and in many ways resembles its continuation, the Menam ChaoPhaya lower down.
It is sluggish in its movements, and so harmless that its armature and (to a casual observer) repulsive appearance are its sole means of defence.
The country about the Laguna de Terminos is low and flat, and is traversed in all directions by deep, sluggish streams. Many of the rivers crossing the lowlands bordering the Gulf have short navigable channels, the most important of which is the Panuco and its tributaries.
Though not normal below Mhsp', yet like -y-iron it can be preserved in the cold by the presence of about 5% of manganese, which, though not enough to bring the lower boundary of region 4 below the atmospheric temperature and thus to preserve austenite in the cold, is yet enough to make the transformation of (3 into a iron so sluggish that the former remains untransformed even during slow cooling.
There the flax is dried in the field, and housed or stacked during the winter succeeding its growth, and in the spring of the following year it is retted in crates sunk in the sluggish waters of the river Lys.
Lake Titicaca receives the waters of several short streams from the neighbouring heights and discharges through the Desaguadero, a sluggish river flowing south for 184 m.
It has the same general characteristics as the latter river, being a mountain stream near its source, and after leaving the highlands becoming sluggish and losing much of its water.
The mean height of the basin of the St John is exceeded only by that of the Androscoggin, but the fall of the St John River through the greater part of its course in Maine is only sufficient to give a sluggish or a gentle current.
It is fed by many tributaries, which rise in the Carpathians as mountain torrents, growing broad and sluggish as they flow south-eastward through the central Rumanian plain.
Towards the sea the solid land gives place to a vast network of streams and creeks, whose sluggish waters are constantly depositing silt, and forming morasses or quicksands.
10) is a larva differing markedly in form from its parent, and adapted for a different mode of life, while the nymph before the final moult is sluggish and inactive.
The mouth of the main stream is obstructed by a bar of its own formation; the current is sluggish; there are many side channels, and the appearance of the lake gives no hint that a great river has joined its waters.
In its lower course the Terek becomes very sinuous and sluggish, and frequently overflows its banks with disastrous results.
Their movements are extremely sluggish.
Wasps, bees and hornets, generically known as hachi, differ little from their European types, except that they are somewhat larger and more sluggish.
Their sons are big, stout men, but when they lead inactive lives are apt to become fat and sluggish.
Farther on the country traversed by the Rhine is perfectly level, and the current becomes more and more sluggish.
In the coast plains they become deep and sluggish.
m.; its mean elevation is much lower and its rivers are more sluggish.
The cases of ordinary clean water and alcohol are strongly contrasted, the motion of the needle upon the former being comparatively sluggish.
Even the beds of sluggish rivers flowing over porous strata generally become so impermeable that excavations made in their neighbourhood, though freely collecting the subsoil water, receive no FIG.
The Katonga rises in the plateau east of the Dweru branch of Albert Edward Nyanza, and after a sluggish course of 155 m.
Sluggish brackish streams creep along between banks of fetid black mud.
The PUxus, a very sluggish river, enters the Amazon west of the Madeira, which it parallels as far south as the falls of the latter stream.
The Tarim, which is on the whole a sluggish, shallow, winding stream, fringes the great desert of Takla-makan on the west, north and east, and, after being extensively drawn upon for irrigation purposes in the oases (Yarkand, Kashgar, Maral-bashi, Ak-su), through which it passes, it eventually dies away in the salt reed-grown lake or marsh of Lop-nor (Karakoshun).
In the Piedmont Plateau region the current of the rivers is usually swift, and not infrequently there are falls or rapids; but in the Coastal Plain region the current becomes sluggish, and in times of high water the rivers spread over wide areas.
Like their private life, their public life, no longer stimulated by struggles and difficulties, had become sluggish; their power of initiative was enfeebled.
The father, though enlightened, had been a thorough despot; the son was sluggish and stupid to the verge of imbecility, but the despotism remained.
In the spring freshets it is a magnificent stream, but in summer its volume greatly shrinks, and it is normally a broad, shallow, sluggish, stream, flowing through interlacing channels among the sand-bars it heaps athwart its course.
The Loup system is remarkable for the even dip of its parallel feeders, which once joined the Platte separately, until the latter banked up its deposits across the mouths of their more sluggish currents.
Their mental capacity is considerable, though there is a great difference between the sluggish inhabitant of Great Nicobar and the keen trader of Car Nicobar.
The sloth's greenish color and its sluggish habits provide an effective camouflage: hanging quietly, the sloth resembles a bundle of leaves.
Ginger is also known to relieve travel and morning sickness and can improve a sluggish digestion.
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For the sluggish Irish stock market: blame the euro.
Paired with a sluggish economy, indoor tanning isn't exactly what it used to be in terms of demand.
For outdoor enthusiasts, keeping healthy on a plant-based diet is a good idea, instead of a meaty diet that can make you feel sluggish.
From catching Roach, Bream and Chub from a sluggish Bristol Avon to the sometimes frantic sport encountered on the modern-day commercial waters.
It was a wake-up call for the sluggish hosts and proved equally pivotal as they took the lead two minutes later.
Spiky plants can bring bad energy, but they can also reactivate areas of sluggish energy in the home, thus moving chi around.
Some rather sluggish running followed to Ferryhill, where we stopped briefly.
This was found to result in the applets having a somewhat sluggish response.
He feels inflation will be kept under control due to relatively sluggish growth and favorable commodity prices.
An occasionally slightly sluggish performance by the orchestra didn't seem to hinder the fluidity of movement on the stage.
The auto box's pick-up was far too sluggish to be a serious contender.
Far from surging, growth in European garment imports from China in 2005 may actually have been quite sluggish.
They can make computers sluggish or cause them to crash.
sluggish economy, almost half of respondents reported growth during the past 12 months.
sluggish circulation and already oxygen-poor source waters, massive oxygen minima develop.
sluggish upgrade pace affects the company's revenue.
His breath came in rasping bursts, his lungs felt sluggish from all the sand he had breathed in.
Far from there being an upsurge in investment, the real level remains sluggish.
The spaceships climb rate seemed sluggish to Jeff Tracy's experienced eyes.
White sugar causes these defenders to become sluggish in their work, thereby lowering resistance to disease.
A heavy downpour in the third quarter meant the scoring slowed up and Warrington suddenly looked sluggish in the change of conditions.
I've only used Fireworks a bit but I do find it gets really sluggish.
snappy on the powerbook, but sluggish on the G5.
There may also be visual hallucinations, and people with this disease can become stiff, sluggish and suffer tremors.
If you feel fatigued or overly sluggish, or if you notice twinges of muscular pain, ease up on your training.
In the case of certain beetles whose larvae do not find themselves amid appropriate food from the moment of hatching, but have to migrate in search of it, an early larval stage, with legs, is followed by later sluggish stages in which legs have disappeared, furnishing examples of what is called hypermetamorphosis.
The sluggish puff-adder (Clotho arietans) is common and very dangerous.
Beyond Utrecht, where it is again diminished by the divergence of the Vecht to the Zuider Zee, the river under the name of the "Oude Rijn," or Old Rhine, degenerates into a sluggish and almost stagnant stream, which requires the artificial aid of a canal and of sluices in finding its way to the sea.
They are entirely insectivorous, bask on the broiling hot sand and then can run fast enough; otherwise they are sluggish, dig themselves into the sand by a peculiar shuffling motion of the fringed edges of their flattened bodies, and when surprised they feign death.
Of the Suchiate and Hondo, which form part of Mexico's southern boundary, the first is a short, impetuous mountain torrent flowing into the Pacific, and the other a sluggish lowland stream rising in north-eastern Guatemala and flowing north-east through a heavily forested region to Chetumal Bay.
The domesticated waterbuffalo is sluggish in its movements, and will not work through the heat of the day; but it is a wonderful swimmer, and makes its way through the worst quagmire with ease.
The Meta rises on the opposite side of the Cordillera from Bogota, and flows with a sluggish current east-north-east across the llanos to the Orinoco, into which it discharges below the Atures rapids, in lat.
An occasionally slightly sluggish performance by the orchestra did n't seem to hinder the fluidity of movement on the stage.
The auto box 's pick-up was far too sluggish to be a serious contender.
Despite the sluggish economy, almost half of respondents reported growth during the past 12 months.
An individual can go into hospital for various x-rays to test for a sluggish bowel.
When this high oxygen demand occurs along with sluggish circulation and already oxygen-poor source waters, massive oxygen minima develop.
He predicts at least two years of sluggish growth.
To some degree, the sluggish upgrade pace affects the company 's revenue.
The spaceships climb rate seemed sluggish to Jeff Tracy 's experienced eyes.
I 've only used Fireworks a bit but I do find it gets really sluggish.
It was snappy on the powerbook, but sluggish on the G5.
Pay close attention to the fish in the tanks, if you see any dead or sluggish looking fish, don't buy them.
My two-year-old cat came in today and lay down and was sluggish.
Doing so will give you peace of mind and ensure that your upgrade is not based solely on your frustration with your sluggish compact camera.
If a threat is especially severe or recurs frequently, such as protracted combat or living with abuse, the chemicals that carry messages from one nerve cell to another become depleted, and the brain becomes sluggish and inefficient.
If you eat too many carbs, you'll end up feeling sluggish and have trouble concentrating in your classes.
There are additional physical demands on your body that may leave you tired and sluggish.
Warm air has the opposite effect; increasing drowsiness and making you feel sluggish.
During the fight scenes, movement became hardened and sluggish and it was hard to tell where you were since the camera moved for you.
It attaches itself to hosts and turns them into slobbering, sluggish monster that only want to spread the word... and the disease.
The ironic part to the control is that while not in Berserk mode, Guts is a little sluggish and hard to turn on a dime.
Even though there are some creative television commercials celebrating the motion-sensitive gameplay of NHL 2K10 on the Nintendo Wii, many reviews have pointed toward sluggish gameplay.
Video game sales in 2007 were sluggish at the beginning of the year, but through the summer and fall, sales have picked up tremendously due to Wii purchases, price cuts, high-profile games, and non-traditional console games.
Windows Mobile faced scrutiny for the sluggish performance and poor interface.
Multitasking: Mobile operating systems have had multitasking for years; however, Apple launches a limited and refined multitasking experience that will not drain battery life or cause sluggish performance.
In this way, the CFTR protein helps to keep mucus from becoming thick and sluggish, thus allowing the mucus to be moved steadily along the passageways to aid in cleansing.
A child has changes in symptoms, is confused, is difficult to wake up, is lethargic (sluggish), or irritable.
A sluggish thyroid is suspected to contribute to thin, brittle hair, while a thyroid in overdrive may create limp, greasy-looking hair.
Reviewers of the car considered it sluggish, and production of the vehicle proved to be very expensive.
Over time, this "filter" can become "clogged", and the filtration system becomes compensated by functioning in a sluggish and inefficient way.
Often dieters who feel sluggish opt for the no-calorie stimulant caffeine to give them the boost they need to get through the day.
Doctors estimate that this waste can weigh anywhere from 3-12 pounds and makes you tired and sluggish.
This blood sugar roller coaster also makes you sluggish and snacky.
When your digestive tract is sluggish and full of rancid slow-transit foods, it throws off the pH and allows less beneficial microbes to dominate.This can greatly affect your digestion.
However, research shows that the longer you fast, the more confused and sluggish you become.
On the down side, the speed in which the menus move feels quite sluggish.
The series made a strong television debut but was cut short due to sluggish ratings.
Ratings for the show were sluggish, so the name was changed to Star Trek: Enterprise and a grand story arc was introduced with each episode ending on a cliffhanger.
If sore, weary muscles leave you sluggish, you'll benefit from a relieving soak in the bath.
Why do you think the car feels a bit sluggish?
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