arrangement works admirably as regards smoothness and safety in running, but the heavy first cost and complication stand in the way of its general adoption.
by jerks instead of with the necessary smoothness and certainty.
He found the language rough and halting, and he moulded it into perfect smoothness and elasticity.
The highways of England, the old coaching roads, are among the best in the world, being generally of a beautiful smoothness and well maintained; they vary, naturally, in different districts, but in many even the local roads are superior to some main roads in other countries.
His great epic, Swedish Freedom (1742) was written in alexandrines of far greater smoothness and vigour than had previously been attempted.
His white breast, the stillness of the air, and the smoothness of the water were all against him.
Because not everything happens as one expects or with the smoothness of a parade.
When you touch someone, you feel nothing, not the warmth of their skin or the smoothness.
His chest was warm against her ear, and she drew loose shapes against his skin, beyond intrigued by the smoothness.
The degree of smoothness or consistency which is to be expected on the hypothesis of a single author will be determined by taste rather than argument.
Instead of being one plain formed by erosion, this region is rather a series of plains built up with sheets of lava, several thousand feet deep, varying considerably in elevation and in smoothness of surface according to the nature of the lava, and being greater in area than any other lava beds in North America except those of the Columbia river, which are of similar formation and, with the Snake river plains, form the Columbia plateau.
He was the head and the spokesman of the deputation of the states to the StatesGeneral of the union; and in the stadholderless period the influence of such grand pensionaries of Holland as John de Witt and Anthony Heinsius enabled the complicated and intricate machinery of government in a confederacy of many sovereign and semi-sovereign authorities without any recognized head of the state, to work with comparative smoothness and a remarkable unity of policy.
Assuming the correctness of these, friction is generally measured in terms simply of the total pressure between the surfaces, by multiplying it by a "coefficient of friction" depending on the material of the surfaces and their state as to smoothness and lubrication.
It lacks smoothness and grace, and is too earthy and business-like.
The aroma of fresh coffee together with the creamy smoothness of milk and a rich authentic froth to top.
While the Bass control adds low-end girth at higher settings and a warm round smoothness at lower settings.
Stability is good, with only an occasional judder or lack of smoothness in movements.
legato line is a miracle of smoothness and transparency.
The final result can be quite surprising if you are expecting the smoothness of bossa - nova or the inconsequential frivolity of carnival samba.
With the Shape tool selected, you can access the Curve smoothness slider from the property bar.
The smallest number of teeth in a pinion for epicycloidal teeth ought to be twelve (see 49)but it is better, for smoothness of motion, not to go below fifteen; and for involute teeth the smallest number is about twenty-four.
This Riesling is made in the dry style, and shows classic stony fruit with a refreshing acidity and silky smoothness.
Try to use it where you want smoothness and finesse and not to skimp when really you need more tints.
Smoothness of the wafer edge is not a pre-requisite.
Take note of each pearl's smoothness, shape and luster.
These include talc to provide softness and smoothness, and Silica which helps to absorb oils from the skin.
It adds smoothness, which makes it an ideal undergarment for a form-fitting blouse.
Many brides and grooms like the smoothness of a round tiered cake, and it's the natural style choice if you don't like the sharp corners of a square or rectangular cake.
Watch what you are doing, adjusting your movements so that your pet's nails begin to take on the desired shape and level of smoothness.
When nacre, lustre, color, shape and smoothness are all relatively equal, it's the size of the pearl that is the final determining factor of its value.
Sometimes Pinot can take on a velvety texture and smoothness that brings the whole wine together.
You can expect to have three to six sessions with the doctor in order to achieve the desired smoothness.
Part your hair at the side and run a shine serum through it to add extra smoothness.
The knit and smoothness of the fabric in this collection truly gives the impression of lounging in your under clothes.
With fabric increasingly being designed to replicate shark or dolphin skin and thus allowing for greater smoothness in the water; a suit that covers more of the body can make for faster swimming.
The Dyson DC24 upright vacuum cleaner utilizes the new rolling ball technology to increase the accuracy and smoothness when steering the machine.
During conching, the chocolate is kneaded while slightly warm, which adds to the smoothness and quality of the final chocolate.
A high resolution rendering will show more detail and smoothness than a line drawing that has been digitally enlarged.
Murad's anti aging supplement claims to promote smoothness and decrease the amount of wrinkles on your face by 34 percent in five weeks.
It's important to note that this is a temporary fix; repeated injections are necessary in order to retain smoothness.
While the quality of a facial complexion can vary based on genetics, hormones, and several other environmental factors, lifestyle plays one of the most important roles in preserving the elasticity and smoothness of the skin.
Some people have reported less reddening, fewer blemishes and overall skin smoothness because of regularly administered facials.
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He wore heavy clothing, as if easily chilled, and moved with the smoothness of a warrior.
He moved silently and with smoothness and purpose.
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.
In this way smoothness of working is ensured, the cog-wheel being constantly in action with the rack.
There is, it is true, a smoothness and finish about them not often seen elsewhere; but, as though to avoid the exaggerations of Audubon, Gould usually adopted the tamest of attitudes in which to represent his subjects, whereby expression as well as vivacity is wanting.
It was so early recognized as characteristic of Chopin that a magnificent example may be seen at the end of Schumann's little tone-portrait of him in the Carnaval: a very advanced Wagnerian passage on another principle constitutes the bulk of the development in the first movement of Beethoven's sonata Les Adieux; while even in the " Golden Age " of music, and within the limits of pure diatonic concord, the unexpectedness of many of Palestrina's chords is hardly less Wagnerian than the perfect smoothness of the melodic lines which combine to produce them.
Yet he could not have been insensible to the immense superiority in rhythmical smoothness which the hexameter of Lucretius has over that of Ennius and Lucilius.
To promote smoothness of action, the rubbing surfaces are lubricated.
The heating at the surfaces, the variations in their smoothness, and the variations of the lubrication make continuously variable, and necessitate frequent adjustment of W or of the nuts.
Most of the satires of Lucilius were written in hexameters, but, so far as an opinion can be formed from a number of unconnected fragments, he seems to have written the trochaic tetrameter with a smoothness, clearness and simplicity which he never attained in handling the hexameter.
The surface of this was brought by planing, grinding and other means to the highest possible pitch of smoothness and evenness.
The central section of the plains thus presents a marked contrast to the northern section; for while the northern section owes its smoothness to the removal of local gravels and sands from a formerly uneven surface by the action of degrading rivers and their inflowing tributaries, the southern section owes its smoothness to the deposition of imported gravels and sands upon a previously I uneven surface by the action of aggrading rivers and their outgoing distributaries.
It sported with a seductive Syrian type of face, especially under Amenophis (Amenhotep) III.; but we find the anatomy giving way to mere smoothness of surface, for the sake of contrast with the masses of detail.
The XIXth Dynasty, at its best under Seti I., could only excel in high finish of smoothness and graceful curves; life, character, meaning, had vanished.
Distinguished especially by the smoothness of their surface, they may be regarded as a roiling tableland or moorland, traversed by many valleys conducting the drainage to the sea.
Hooke invented the making of the fronts of teeth in a series of steps with a view to increase the smoothness of action.
Stepped and helical teeth have the desired effect of increasing the smoothness of motion, but they require more difficult and expensive workmanship than common teeth; and helical teeth are, besides, open to the objection that they exert a laterally oblique pressure, which tends to increase resistance, and unduly strain the machinery.
Further, the want of smoothness and unity which is visible in this part of the Iliad may be due to other causes than difference of date or authorship. A national poet such as the author of the Iliad cannot always choose or arrange his matter at his own will.
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