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  • It was the basis of the earliest specimen of Provençal literature.

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  • The aye-aye was discovered by Pierre Sonnerat in 1780, the specimen brought to Paris by that traveller being the only one known until 1860.

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  • Pulling gloves and a bag from his pocket, he proceeded to collect the grisly specimen.

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  • The wood is variable in quality and, though hard in texture, is less durable than the best oak of British growth; the heart-wood is of a light reddish brown varying to an olive tint; a Canadian specimen weighs 524 lb the cubic foot.

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  • Taxidermy teacher, Jerry Ayer of Blanco, Texas claimed to have what he believed was an actual Chupacabra specimen in his freezer.

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  • When the magnetizing current is twice reversed, so as to complete a cycle, the sum of the two deflections, multiplied by a factor depending upon the sectional area of the specimen and upon the constants of the apparatus, gives the hysteresis for a complete cycle in ergs per cubic centimetre.

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  • The standard rod and the test specimen, which must be of the same dimensions, are placed side by side within two magnetizing coils, and each pair of adjacent ends is joined by a short rectangular block or " yoke " of soft iron.

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  • Under such conditions the pillar begins to yield, and fragments of mineral fly off with explosive violence, exactly as a specimen of rock will splinter under pressure in a testing machine.

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  • It follows that in testing iron for magnetic quality the greatest care must be exercised to guard the specimen against any accidental vibration.

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  • No specimen of this species has ever been brought alive to Europe.

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  • It is a good specimen of the religious novel, a form of literature invented by the Jews.

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  • Another point to which attention is directed is the exceptionally great effect which hardening has upon the magnetic properties of chrome steel; one specimen had a coercive force of 9 when annealed, and of no less than 38 when oilhardened.

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  • It is built of brick, is a fine specimen of Pointed Gothic, and was designed by Agostino and Agnolo.

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  • In the Flyting of Dunbar and Kennedie, an outstanding specimen of a favourite northern form, analogous to the continental estrif, or tenzone, he and his rival reach a height of scurrility which is certainly without parallel in English literature.

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  • The following is an analysis of a specimen of English pressed glass; S102, 70.68%; Na 2 0, 18.38%; CaO, 5.45%; BaO, 4.17%; Al 2 0 3, 0.33%; and Fe203, o.

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  • Dr Petrie has called attention to two technical peculiarities to be found in almost every specimen of early glass-ware.

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  • Nearly every specimen shows traces of the pressure of a tool on the outside of the neck, as well as signs of the base having been closed by melting.

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  • The specimen in the Rijks Museum at Amsterdam has an eagle and two lions.

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  • The specimen in the Germanic Museum at Nuremberg has two lions and a griffin.

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  • A specimen is in the Indian section of the South Kensington Museum.

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  • He was one of the earliest composers for stringed instruments, and Kircher has given one specimen of this class of his works in the Musurgia.

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  • He applied this principle to the motion of fluids, and gave a specimen of its application at the end of his Dynamics in 1743.

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  • He is described as a grand specimen of the Rajput gentleman, and "the most conservative prince in conservative Rajputana."

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  • It is an old-fashioned town with many quaint wooden houses, notable among them the "Northeimhaus," a beautiful specimen of medieval architecture.

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  • Opposite the Rathaus, on the inner side of the Ring, is the new court theatre, another specimen of Semper's Renaissance work, finished in 1889.

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  • In 1822 Wollaston examined a specimen of those beautiful copper-like crystals which are occasionally met with in iron-furnace slags, and declared them to be metallic titanium.

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  • Others again assert the buffaloes to have been there from time immemorial; in which case it is very desirable that a specimen should be submitted for examination.

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  • The church of Santa Maria Maggiore, built in 1627-1682, is a characteristic specimen of Jesuit architecture; the church of Sant' Antonio Nuovo, built in 1827-1849, is in the Greek style, as also the Greek Orthodox church, built in 1782, which is one of the handsomest Byzantine structures in the whole of Austria.

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  • The value and interest of the Perceval romances stand very high, not alone for their intrinsic merit, though that is considerable - Chretien's Perceval, though not his best poem, is a favourable specimen of his work, and von Eschenbach's Parzival, though less elegant in style, is by far the most humanly interesting, and at the same time, most deeply spiritual, of the Grail romances - but also for the interest of the subject matter.

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  • The threads extend only to the outlines of each figure, and it follows that every part of the pattern has a rim of minute holes like pierced lines separating postage stamps in a sheet, the effect being that the design seems to hang suspended it1 the groundlinked into it, as the Japanese term implies.i A specimen of this nature recently manufactured by Kawashimas weavers measured 20 ft.

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  • They are family names, and though the dates we have given indicate the eras of the most noted ceramists in each family, amateurs must not draw any chronological conclusion from the mere fact that a specimen bears such and such a name.

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  • But at Owari the experts were content with an inferior color, and their blue-and-white porcelains never enjoyed a distinguished reputation, though occasionally we find a specimen of great merit.

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  • Japanese connoisseurs indicate the end of the 17th century as the golden period of the art, and so deeply rooted is this belief that whenever a date has to be assigned to any specimen of exceptionally fine quality, it is unhesitatingly referred to the time of Joken-in (Tsunayoshi).

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  • Claudius Marcellus in 222 over the Gauls in a play called Clastidium, he gave the first specimen of the fabula praetexta in his Alimonium Romuli et Remi, based on the most national of all Roman traditions.

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  • Escaping by way of Strassburg he found an asylum in England, where he was made a prebendary of Canterbury, received a pension from Edward VI.'s privy purse, and composed his chief work, A Trajedy or Dialogue of the unjust usurped Primacy of the Bishop of Rome (1549) This remarkable performance, originally written in Latin, is extant only in the translation of John Ponet, bishop of Winchester, a splendid specimen of nervous English.

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  • His views on the problems of Arianism, and his attempt to reconcile it with orthodox theology, are contained in A Specimen of True Philosophy (1730, reprinted in Metaphysical Tracts, 1837) and Logology, or a Treatise on the Logos in Seven Sermons on John i.

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  • This was the state of opinion when the celebrated arguments against the possibility of motion, of which that of Achilles and the tortoise is a specimen, were propounded by Zeno, and such, apparently, continued to be the state of opinion till Aristotle pointed out that time is divisible without limit, in precisely the same sense that space is.

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  • The curse of Ernulphus or Arnulphus of Rochester (c. r loo), often quoted by students of English literature, is a very fair specimen of that class of composition.

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  • Less than a mile from the station is Groote Schuur, a typical specimen of the country houses built by the Dutch settlers in the 17th century.

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  • The best extant specimen is the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius; the most characteristic is the Alexandra or Cassandra of Lycophron, the obscurity of which is almost proverbial.

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  • Such stories obtained credence from the fact that so late as the year 1760, when Linnaeus named the principal species apoda, or "footless," no perfect specimen had been seen in Europe, the natives who sold the skins to coast traders invariably depriving them of feet and wings.

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  • The chief secular buildings are the town-hall (Rathaus), which dates from the i 5th century and was restored in 1883-1892, adorned with frescoes illustrating the history of the city; the Tempelherrenhaus, in Late Gothic erroneously said to have been built by the Knights Templars; the Knochenhaueramthaus, formerly the gild-house of the butchers, which was restored after being damaged by fire in 1884, and is probably the finest specimen of a wooden building in Germany; the Michaelis monastery, used as a lunatic asylum; and the old Carthusian monastery.

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  • Lysippus worked out the finest type of sculptured Hercules, of which the Farnese by Glycon is a grand specimen.

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  • It has been restored, and is considered by some authorities, although others make the same claim on behalf of Huy, the most complete specimen in Belgium of pointed Gothic architecture.

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  • The cathedral, close by, is a fine specimen of Italian Gothic begun in 1277, but not completed internally until 1511, while the facade was not begun until 1880.

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  • Vitus, rising above the castle (Hrad) on the heights of the Hradcany (Prague), is a magnificent specimen of Gothic. The beautiful church of St.

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  • The earliest specimen of the Polish language is the so-called Psalter of Queen Margaret, discovered in 1826 at the convent of St Florian.

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  • A purified specimen of such Debreczin soda was found to contain as much as 90% of real carbonate, NaCO 3, and 4 of common salt.

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  • All the fossil plants and animals of every kind are brought from this continent into a great museum; the latitude, longitude and relative elevation of each specimen are precisely recorded; a corps of investigators, having the most exact and thorough training in zoology and botany, and gifted with imagination, will soon begin to restore the geographic and physiographic outlines of the continent, its fresh, brackish and salt-water confines, its seas, rivers and lakes, its forests, uplands, plains, meadows and swamps, also to a certain extent the cosmic relations of this continent, the amount and duration of its sunshine, as well as something of the chemical constitution of its atmosphere and the waters of its rivers and seas; they will trace the progressive changes which took place in the outlines of the continent and its surrounding oceans, following the invasion§ of the land by the sea and the re-emergence of the land and retreatal of the seashore; they will outline the shoals and deeps of its border seas, and trace the barriers which prevented intermingling of the inhabitants of the various provinces of the continent and the surrounding seas.

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  • One specimen of a CentralAmerican inscription may give a general idea of them all, whether it be from the sculptured façade of a temple sketched by Catherwood, or from the painted deerskin called the Dresden Codex (reproduced in Kingsborough), or from the chapter of Diego de Landa where he professes to explain and translate the characters themselves.

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  • Of earlier buildings, the most distinguished are the Eski Serai, an ancient and half-ruined palace of the sultans; the bazaar of Ali Pasha; and the 16th-century mosque of the sultan Selim II., a magnificent specimen of Turkish architecture.

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  • There are several houses of interest, notably the Priory and Dr Awbrey's residence (now called Buckingham House), both built about the middle of the 16th century, but the finest specimen is Newton (about a mile out, near Llanfaes) built in 1582 by Sir John Games (a descendant of Sir David Gam), but now a farmhouse.

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  • The latter is afterwards carefully separated, when the fleece in a good specimen weighs about half a pound.

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  • The pavement of the triple choir, though much restored, is a very magnificent specimen of marble and porphyry mosaic in opus alexandrinum, with signs of Arab influence in its main lines.

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  • Before he was twenty he had afforded a specimen of his powers by an important contribution to the lunar theory.

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  • The font is a fine specimen of the same style; and there is beautiful woodwork in the chancel.

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  • In the 14th century Pistoia possessed a number of the most skilful artists in silver-work, a wonderful specimen of whose powers exists now in the cathedral - the great silver altar and frontal of St James, originally made for the high altar, but now placed in a chapel on the south side.

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  • Special interest attaches to the most aberrant member of the family, the Peruvian Dinomys, known for more than thirty years only by a single specimen taken in a house in Lima, and only lately rediscovered.

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  • Altogether Biran's work presents a very remarkable specimen of deep metaphysical thinking directed by preference to the psychological aspect of experience.

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  • In 1844 the British Museum possessed three, and the sale catalogue of the Rivoli Collection, which passed in 1846 to the Academy of Natural Sciences at Philadelphia, includes a single specimen - probably the first taken to America.

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  • The oldest extant specimen bears a faithfully copied Arabic inscription.

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  • Among numerous buildings of antiquarian interest the first is the ruined keep of the castle, a majestic specimen of Norman architecture, the largest of its kind in England, covering nearly twice the area of the White Tower in London.

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  • This is a beautiful specimen of Perpendicular work, embattled, flanked by spired turrets, and covered with panel work.

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  • A specimen of one of these heavy glasses afterwards became historically important as the substance in which Faraday detected the rotation of the plane of polarization of light when the glass was placed in the magnetic field, and also as the substance which was first repelled by the poles of the magnet.

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  • The general character of the work may be gathered from the following specimen.

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  • Its front is a specimen of the enriched Corinthian architecture, with a projecting pillared portico after the style of the temple of Jupiter Stator at Rome, 264 ft.

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  • The life of the choir-monks was predominantly contemplative, 1 Specimen passages, and also a general picture of the life, will be found in Miss Alice Gardner's Theodore of Studium, ch.

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  • A specimen of another butterfly (Precis sesamus) which mimics the Acraea was then offered in the same manner.

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  • The appearance of a specimen pelargonium properly pruned is shown in fig.

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  • This is the proper foundation for a good specimen, and illustrates how all such subjects should be pruned to keep them stocky and presentable in form.

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  • L, Edge of the mantle not removed in the front part of the specimen.

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  • The general order of merit of a given variety or specimen of iron or steel may be measured by the degree to which it combines strength and hardness with ductility.

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  • Hence objects which need much machining are made rich in graphite, so that gressively from the state of graphite to that of cementite as we pass they may be cut easily, and those of the latter class rich in from specimen to specimen, may, with the foregoing picture of a cementite so that they may not wear out.

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  • In the electrical method, observations of the variable flow are useful for finding the value of c for the specimen, but are not otherwise required.

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  • One of these, in the House of the Faun, well known as the battle of Alexander, presents us with the most striking specimen of artistic composition that has been preserved to us from antiquity.

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  • No finer specimen of literary biography existed in any language, living or dead; and a discerning critic might have confidently predicted that the author was destined to be the founder of a new school of English eloquence.

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  • The best specimen is the note on the character of Polonius.

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  • Again it is a notable specimen of early Christian pseudepigraphy, and one which had manifold and far-reaching results.

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  • It is a fine specimen of later Gothic, and contains some good glass as well as a few pictures by Van Thudden.

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  • The Franciscan cloister is a fine specimen of late Romanesque; that of the Dominicans is hardly inferior, though of later date.

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  • Many of these pieces remind us of the oracles of the old heathen soothsayers, whose style is known to us from imitations, although we have perhaps not a single genuine specimen.

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  • A late class of stelae, of which the be,st specimen has been published by Golenischeff, consists of spells of various kinds originally intended for the use of the living, but later employed for funerary purposes.

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  • Since alite is a solid solution and, although an individual mineral, is not a chemical unit, the proportion of tricalcium silicate to tricalcium aluminate in a given specimen of alite will vary; but, whatever the proportions, each of these substances will react in its characteristic manner according to the equations given above.

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  • The original furniture of the palace is represented by the celebrated vase of the Alhambra, a splendid specimen of Moorish ceramic art, dating from 1 3 20, and belonging to the first period of Moorish porcelain.

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  • The church of St Mary the Virgin, a beautiful specimen of the Perpendicular style, dating from the reign of Henry VII., but frequently repaired and restored, contains the tomb of Lord Audley, chancellor to Henry VIII.

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  • This beautiful specimen of Early English architecture was partly destroyed in 1561, and its lands were granted to the earl of Eglinton and others.

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  • The highest specimen obtained was a lichen (Lecanora subfusca, L.) on the south side of Chimborazo, 18,400 ft.

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  • Stimulated by the high price paid by the British Museum, the quarry owners diligently searched, and in 1872 another, much finer, preserved specimen was found.

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  • The cycle illustrates some interesting customs and is in every way valuable as a specimen of popular narrative.

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  • The great candelabrum or tenebrarium in Seville Cathedral is the finest specimen of 16th-century metal-work in Spain; it was mainly the work of Bart.

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  • The screen by Henry V.'s tomb at Westminster is a good early specimen of this kind of work.

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  • The beauty of these effigies led to their being imported into England; most are now destroyed, but a fine specimen still exists at Westminster on the tomb of William de Valence (1296).

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  • Lepsius was a fine specimen of the best type of German scholar.

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  • It was well received, and led to the publication in 1788 of Proposals for Printing, with a specimen, and in 1790 of a General Answer to Queries, Counsels and Criticisms. The first volume of the translation itself, which was entitled The Holy Bible.

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  • A peculiar variety of wild dog exists in the Karen hills of Burma, thus described from a specimen in confinement.

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  • It was discovered in 1875 through its spectrum, in a specimen of zinc blende by Lecoq de Boisbaudran (Comptes rendus, 1875, 81, p. 493, and following years).

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  • The metal is obtained from zinc blende (which only contains it in very small quantity) by dissolving the mineral in an acid, and precipitating the gallium by metallic zinc. The precipitate is dissolved in hydrochloric acid and foreign metals are removed by sulphuretted hydrogen; the residual liquid being then fractionally precipitated by sodium carbonate, which throws out the gallium before the zinc. This precipitate is converted into gallium sulphate and finally into a pure specimen of the oxide, from which the metal is obtained by the electrolysis of an alkaline solution.

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  • The church of St Etienne, or l'Abbaye-aux-Hommes, in the west of the town, is an important specimen of Romanesque architecture, dating from about 1070, when it was founded by William the Conqueror.

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  • A fine specimen of sustained humour is to be found in his speech pro Murena, where he rallies the jurisconsults and the Stoics.

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  • The fauna comprises most of the animals and birds common to the Gangetic plain; but the wild elephant is now practically unknown, except when a stray specimen loses its way at the foot of the hills.

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  • Notable is the so-called Deutsches Haus, the ancestral home of the counts of DrechselDeufstetten, a fine specimen of the German renaissance style of wooden architecture.

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  • The prior's house, still inhabited, is a remarkable specimen of 15th-century work, adjoining and incorporating remains in earlier styles.

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  • Specimen Days and Collect, also prose, appeared in 1882.

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  • The oldest specimen of a distinctively Ionian alphabet is the famous inscription of the mercenaries of Psammetichus, in Upper Egypt, as to which the only doubt is whether the Psammetichus in question is the first or the second, and consequently whether the inscription is to be dated 01.40 or 01.47.

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  • These constitute a distinct formation, generally with a " causative " meaning; the solitary Attic specimen is riyayov.

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  • His Commentary on the Epistle to the Philippians (1618, reprinted 1864) is a specimen of his preaching before his college, and of his fiery denunciation of popery and his fearless enunciation of that Calvinism which Oxford in common with all England then prized.

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  • He must have been a fine specimen of the more cultured Puritans - possessed of a robust common-sense in admirable contrast with some of his contemporaries.

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  • With this view he collected materials, and in 1574 published a specimen of his intended work in the shape of a monograph on the Canton of the Valais.

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  • On the whole, both their merits and their defects are such as we should expect to find in the work of the poet celebrated by Bmda, and it seems possible, though hardly more than possible, that we have in these pieces a comparatively little altered specimen of Cmdmon's compositions.

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  • A much higher stage was reached in the financial methods of the Greek states, or more correctly speaking of Athens, the best-known specimen of the class.

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  • Florence affords an instructive specimen; but the passage from feudalism to the national state under the authority of monarchy made the cities and country districts parts of a larger whole.

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  • It is, however, important as the first specimen of a chronicle written not for the learned but for the instruction of the monks and the common people, in the language of the vulgar, with an admixture of Latin and Oriental words.

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  • Unfortunately, the specimen quoted in the New Eng.

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  • He named his wages and enclosed a specimen of his work.

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  • The gathered illhumour of many years, aggravated by the confident assurance of the Hegelians, found vent at length in the introduction to his next book, where Hegel's works are described as three-quarters utter absurdity and one-quarter mere paradox - a specimen of the language in which during his subsequent career he used to advert to his three predecessors Fichte, Schelling, but above all Hegel.

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  • An interesting specimen of such difficulties propounded by Simon de Vries and resolved by Spinoza in accordance with his own principles, is preserved for us in Spinoza's correspondence.

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  • Hume's casual allusion to "this famous atheist" and his "hideous hypothesis" is a fair specimen of the tone in which he is usually referred to; people talked about Spinoza, Lessing said, "as if he were a dead dog."

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  • Pont de l'Arche has a fine Gothic church, with stained-glass windows of the 16th and 17th centuries; the church of Tillieres-sur-Arvre is a graceful specimen of the Renaissance style.

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  • Mirza Taki, the amiru n-nizam (vulgarly amir nizam), or consmander-in-chief, was a good specimen of the self-made man of Persia.

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  • Scheele, in examining a specimen of pyrolusite, found a new substance to be present in the mineral, for on treatment with sulphuric acid it gave an insoluble salt which was afterwards shown to be identical with that contained in heavy spar.

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  • Two other essays appeared in the early part of last century, by Beckhaus, Specimen observationum de verbis airaf XEyou.

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  • The facade is a magnificent specimen of the flamboyant Gothic style, flanked by two Gothic towers.

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  • The specimen was cultivated in broth, and spores are drawn a little too small - they should be of the same diameter transversely as the segments.

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  • The best-known specimen of Pitt's eloquence, his reply to the sneers of Horatio Walpole at his youth and declamatory manner,which has found a place in somanyhandbooks of elocution, is evidently, in form at least, the work, not of Pitt, but of Dr Johnson, who furnished the report to the Gentleman's Magazine.

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  • The Mutiny Memorial, which was erected by the army before Delhi, is a rather poor specimen of a Gothic spire in red sandstone, while the memorial tablets are of inferior marble.

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  • The first specimen of the apparatus found at Perugia resembles a candelabrum on a base, tapering towards the top, with a blunt end, on which the small disk (found near the rod), which has a hole near the edge and is slightly hollow in the middle, could be balanced.

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  • In the second specimen there is no large disk, and the figure is holding up what is apparently a rhyton or drinking-horn.

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  • The mass is then packed into boxes all of one size, and a specimen of each again assayed, the mean of the whole being taken as the average.

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  • The chief public buildings are the two Dutch Reformed churches, the old church being a good specimen of colonial Dutch architecture, with gables, curves and thatched roof.

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  • He was accompanied by many of his disciples; and as they passed by the Tai Mountain, an incident occurred which may be narrated as a specimen of the way in which he communicated to them his lessons.

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  • The church of St Michael and All Angels is a fine specimen of a late Perpendicular building (principally of the time of Henry VIII.).

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  • The result was three pups, all in make and markings pure terriers, and one of the three was regarded as an unusually good specimen of the breed.

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  • The hall, converted into a royal chapel by George I., and now housing the museum of the Royal United Service Institution, the buildings of which adjoin it, is a fine specimen of Palladian architecture, and its ceiling is adorned with allegorical paintings by Rubens, restored and rehung in 1907.

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  • To illustrate Decorated and Perpendicular the churches of Clifton and of Marston Moretaine, with its massive detached campanile, may be mentioned; and Cople church is a good specimen of fine Perpendicular work.

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  • Perhaps the most favourable specimen of his style is his didactic novel entitled Judas der Erzschelm (4 vols., Salzburg, 1686-1695).

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  • Andorra is the sole surviving specimen of the independence possessed in medieval times by the warlike inhabitants of many Pyrenean valleys.

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  • With the view of stimulating mathematicians to write annotations on this admirable work, the celebrated 's Gravesande published a tract, entitled Specimen Commentarii in Arithmeticam Universalem; and Maclaurin's Algebra seems to have been drawn up in consequence of this appeal.

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  • This is but one specimen of the pious ejaculations, which in the first centuries were rising from the lips of thousands of mystae, in Egypt, Asia Minor, Italy and elsewhere.

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  • In its smaller manifestation, this class of folding passes into "crumpling" or "puckering," where quite a large number of folds may be crowded into a single hand specimen.

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  • It is the best specimen of the final aspect of scholasticism.

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  • It is the finest specimen of Byzantine civil architecture left in the city.

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  • St Mary Diaconissa (Kalender Jamissi) is a fine specimen of the work of the closing years of the 6th century.

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  • Private Vices Public Benefits (1723), was a conspicuous if not a typical specimen.

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  • The Rondanini Medusa at Munich is a famous specimen of this conception.

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  • The Furstenhof, at one time a ducal residence, but now occupied by the municipal authorities, is a richly decorated specimen of the Italian early Renaissance style.

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  • The name opah, which is now generally used, is derived from the statement of a native of the coast of Guinea who happened to be in England when the first specimen was exhibited (1750), and who thought he recognized in it a fish well known by that name in his native country.

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  • Thus comparatively soon there appeared church books no longer written in pure Old Slavonic (of which the so-called " Asseman's Gospel " in the Vatican is the best type), but in Old Slavonic modified by Servian, Bulgarian, Russian influences, or in the languages which could be called Servian-Slavonic, Bulgarian-Slavonic, Russian-Slavonic. The best extant specimen of the Servian-Slavonic is " Miroslav's Gospel," written in the second half of the 12th century for the Servian prince Miroslav; a facsimile edition was published in 1897 in Belgrade.

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  • The ninth edition of the Companion to this collection (18to, p. 121) states that the specimen "was brought alive" [?to ].

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  • The circle is the largest specimen of primitive stone monuments in Britain, measuring on the average 1200 ft.

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  • It was attacked in 1724 by John Cockburn in A Specimen of some free and impartial Remarks.

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  • This story is but one specimen of the personal human character of animals in myths, already referred to the intellectual condition of savages.

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  • The church of Long Sutton, besides its fine Norman nave, possesses an Early English tower and spire which is comparable with the very early specimen at Oxford cathedral.

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  • Though largely modernized, the palace is an interesting specimen of Renaissance architecture; the "cathedral" (Romanesque-Byzantine style), and the oceanographical museum may also be mentioned.

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  • The chief survivals from the demolition are the huge square citadel, which rises to the east of the town, the château de Selles, a good specimen of the military architecture of the 13th century, and, among other gates, the Porte Notre-Dame, a stone and brick structure of the early 17th century.

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  • The flamingo is found native in the Balearic Islands and on the southern coasts, and a stray specimen is occasionally seen on the table-land of New Castile.

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  • Of the three-clawed echidnas (Proechidna) confined to New Guinea there are two species, Bruijn's echidna (P. bruijnii), discovered in 1877 in the mountains on the north-east coast at an elevation of 350o ft., and the black-spined echidna (P. nigroaculeata) of larger size - the type specimen measuring 31 in., as against 24 in.

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  • The more strongly curved surface is placed next the eye, the other serves at the same time as specimen carrier.

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  • Byj turning the knob A, placed at the front corner of the stage, a black or white plate, forming a dark or light background, can be swung underneath the specimen.

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  • The section is an admirable specimen of historiography.

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  • Aurivillius, who at the same time founded the species Pollicipes signatus on an almost perfect specimen from the Lower Ludlow of Wisby in Sweden.

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  • On the one hand, there is the mode of preservation which gives rise to casts, moulds and generally impressions, exhibiting the superficial features of the specimen.

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  • In the case of incrustation the whole substance of the fossilized specimen - e.g., a stem of Sigillaria - may be replaced by mineral matter, such as sandstone or shale, giving a cast of the whole, on the outer surface of which the external markings, such as the bases of leaves and the scars left by their fall, are visible in their natural form.

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  • This distinction, however, has proved to have no constant taxonomic value, for both arrangements may occur on different parts of the same specimen.

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  • One large specimen is figured by Heer from Lower Cretaceous rocks of Greenland, and by the side of the frond is shown a carpel with lateral ovules, as in the female flower of Cycas; but an examination of the type-specimen in the Copenhagen Museum led the present writer to regard this supposed carpel as valueless.

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  • Professor Nathorst, as the result of a more recent examination of Heer's specimen, found that the segments of the frond are characterized by the presence of two parallel veins instead of a single midrib, with a row of stomata between them; for this type of Cycadean leaf he proposed the generic name Pseudocycas.

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  • A'Ran l'Anshantuwei, the exiled dhjan-- king-- of the planet Anshan, looked over the three women before him, each a specimen of perfection to her people.

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  • He took his entire body in and thought, I am a perfect specimen of man, yet inhuman.

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  • An extremely lucid consideration of the Becke Line, the refractive differences between specimen and mountant, is particularly useful.

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  • The condenser aperture controls the fraction of the beam which is allowed to hit the specimen.

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  • A single specimen was beaten from young aspen in a clearing by the ponds at Monkwood Reserve on 22 August 1999.

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  • Acton Lake is a specimen bream water with bream up to and in excess of 8 pounds.

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  • The membership includes Old Bury Hill Lake, Temple Lake our new specimen carp lake.

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  • Catching big chub on fast-paced rivers is usually the preserve of specimen hunters.

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  • Some not particularly good taxidermy - a cased specimen chub and a trout - went for £ 48 and £ 70.

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  • The biggest crushing claw of a lobster ever found was calculated to have been from a specimen that weighed about 9.3 kg.

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  • There are also some specimen conifers, planted in the 1800's by the estate landowner of the time.

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  • A specimen of venous blood is also required to estimate plasma creatinine levels.

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  • The last English record on the BMLSS records occurred of a specimen washed up dead on the north Devon coast in 2000.

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  • The specimen is supported along its entire length to minimize out-of-plane deformation [7] .

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  • These are machined to a depth equal to half the specimen thickness and spaced equidistant from the specimen mid-length on opposing faces.

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  • Not everyone who grows fuchsias will want to produce specimen show plants.

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  • In time this English holly forms a tall conical tree - making a majestic, evergreen specimen plant for large gardens or parks.

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  • Specimen 1 is a fragment of the distal part of the shaft of a right humerus, probably of an adult individual.

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  • True there are Gudgeon in these places of specimen proportions that can engulf a pretty hunky piece of meet or a mouthful of maggots.

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  • Is Seismosaurus ' s tail kink a feature of that genus, or simply damage that afflicted the only known specimen?

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  • Anyone fishing for specimen carp or predators must have a large unhooking mat and large landing net.

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  • A diagnosis of spindle cell lipoma was rendered on the resected specimen.

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  • This compact, upright Japanese maple is an ideal specimen tree for a small garden.

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  • The bone specimen tested in this report was the equine third metacarpal or cannon bone.

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  • Electron probe microanalysis was employed to determine the chemical composition and the distribution of elements within the specimen.

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  • Information concerning the elemental composition of a specimen can be revealed by X-ray microanalysis (see above ).

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  • The measurement of specimen size with a microscope is normally made by using an eyepiece micrometer.

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  • Shear is the predominant cause of failure in all cases; independent of material microstructure, loading configuration or specimen size [3] .

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  • She was very beautiful, a fine thick-lipped specimen while clearly looked monstrous.

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  • Well, whatever his literary merits, he struck me as a fairly noxious specimen.

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  • Almost every microscopist has had a particular group or type of specimen to which he or she has a special partiality.

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  • The unit allows focusing of the specimen and camera image through the parallax focus periscope.

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  • Anchoring local Plaice marks Finally, the best specimen plaice marks Finally, the best specimen Plaice frequently fall to boats at anchor on good marks.

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  • Specimens are loaded in compression between flat, parallel hardened steel platens with recesses to reduce lateral movement of the specimen.

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  • Laying a specimen on the glass platen is surprisingly effective.

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  • Transmission of the load from load cell to specimen was by means of compression platens and a four point bending jig with no articulation.

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  • This interactive tutorial explores how varying the amount of bias retardation can affect the appearance and level of staining achieved in the specimen image.

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  • Rex specimen will enthrall, educate and entertain our visitors and students for generations to come.

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  • This stretch has in the past produced specimen roach over 3lb.

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  • However, in a thick enough specimen, inelastic scattering will also take place.

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  • A fine but somewhat seedy specimen that has stood the test of time.

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  • Also, the interior of the museum specimen appears smooth compared with the recreated dissection.

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  • This enables the specimen to be moved by distances of the order of the interatomic spacing.

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  • The painting was based on a preserved specimen belonging to the great American artist J.J. Audubon, a close friend of Macgillivray's.

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  • Tumor size was defined as maximum diameter of the tumor measured from the surgical specimen.

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  • At present, the specimen is not centrally loaded through the specimen thickness.

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  • A cell culture assay is a lab test performed on a biopsy specimen containing living cancer cells.

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  • The difficulty of identification presented by this group means that all records must be confirmed with a voucher specimen.

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  • It's a reliable line that I'd be happy using for medium to heavy feeder work or for specimen fishing, including spinning.

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  • Along comes a health worker who takes a saliva swab specimen for analysis.

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  • This specimen had over 100 tapeworms in its gut.

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  • The size of the removed specimen was 13.5 x 8.5 x 7.5 cm, and weight 530 g. The pathological diagnosis was immature teratoma.

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  • Specimen heating is preferably achieved by direct resistance heating of conducting specimens and monitored by a calibrated thermocouple attached directly to the specimen.

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  • Specimen 2 is a distal fragment of an adult right tibia.

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  • The handwriting, as shewn in the specimen, exhibits the sloping uncials which are characteristic of the eighth and ninth centuries.

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  • Within thirty minutes I had the perfect specimen, lying on its back exposing the whole underside of the insect.

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  • This attractively variegated deciduous shrub makes a great specimen plant for a well-drained sunny border.

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  • A full specimen policy wording is available on request.

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  • Several local races of African elephant have been described, mainly distinguished from one another by the form and size of the ears, shape of the head, &c. The most interesting of these is the pigmy Congo race, africanus pumilio, named on the evidence of an immature specimen in the possession of C. Hagenbeck, the well-known animal-dealer of Hamburg, in 1905.

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  • We could not choose a more perfect specimen of her style than the allegory under which she pictures the " might have been."

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  • An exceptional specimen or an uncommon variety may sometimes be seen in the above-mentioned abnormal places, but the best, the true, and common variety of the table is the produce of short, upland, wind-swept pastures.

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  • The growth of the lace industry in the 17th century hastened the process by leading to the substitution of broad bands of lace as decoration; occasionally, as in a magnificent specimen preserved at South Kensington, nearly half the vestment is thus Apparelled Alb in the South Kensington Museum.

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  • His ideas and experiments on the nature of minerals and other substances are voluminously set forth in his Physica Subterranea (Frankfort, 1669); an edition of this, published at Leipzig in 1703, contains two supplements (Experimentum chymicum novum and Demonstratio Philosophica), proving the truth and possibility of transmuting metals, Experimentum novum ac curiosum de minera arenaria perpetua, the paper on timepieces already mentioned and also Specimen Becherianum, a summary of his doctrines by Stahl, who in the preface acknowledges indebtedness to him in the words Becheriana sunt quae profero.

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  • The buildings of the town include a public library, and the church of St John (end of 16th century), a fine specimen of the architecture of its period.

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  • Stromeyer in a sample of zinc carbonate from which a specimen of zinc oxide was obtained, having a yellow colour, although quite free from iron; Stromeyer showing that this coloration was due to the presence of the oxide of a new metal.

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  • It was the basis of the earliest specimen of Provençal literature.

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  • In Arabic we have fragments at Paris, of which Renan translated a specimen for the Spicilegium solesmense, and another version of thirty-seven chapters at Leiden, probably the work of a monk at Jerusalem, which Land translated and printed with the Syriac. The Latin MSS.

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  • Near the ruined West Gate is the entrance to Pembroke Castle, a splendid specimen of medieval fortified architecture.

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  • In 1745 P. Barrere brought out at Perpignan a little book called Ornithologiae Specimen novum, and in 1752 Mdhring published at Aurich one still smaller, his Avium Genera.

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  • The regent-mother Ogul Gaimish (the "Camus" of Rubruquis) seems to have received and dismissed him with presents and a letter for Louis IX., the latter a fine specimen of Mongol insolence.

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  • His defence, at first only a pamphlet, became in its third edition a lengthy treatise entitled Inquiry into the Relation of Cause and Ef f ect, and is a fine specimen of Brown's analytical faculty.

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  • This specimen has been regarded as the female of Symbos cavifrons; but this view, as pointed out by Mr Osgood, is almost certainly incorrect, and it represents an entirely distinct form.

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  • Instead of keeping a catalogue of the species contained in the herbarium, which, owing to the constant additions, would be almost impossible, such species are usually ticked off with a pencil in the systematic work which is followed in arranging them, so that by reference to this work it is possible to see at a glance whether the specimen sought is in the herbarium and what species are still wanted.

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  • When such precautions are adopted it is found that the " electromotive force of magnetization " is, for a given specimen, perfectly definite both in direction and in magnitude; it is independent of the nature of the corrosive solution, and is a function of the field-strength alone, the curves showing the relation of electromotive force 'to field-intensity bearing a rough resemblance to the familiar I-H curves.

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  • Of the few accessible fragments of the Roman wall still existing special mention may be made of the bastion in the churchyard of St Giles's, Cripplegate; a little farther west is a small fragment in St Martin's Court, Ludgate Hill (opposite the Old Bailey), but the best specimen can be seen near Tower Hill just out of George Street, Trinity Square.

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  • The principal church buildings are the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Roman Catholic), a fine specimen of Gothic architecture, built of brownstone, with spires 210 ft.

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  • One specimen of a CentralAmerican inscription may give a general idea of them all, whether it be from the sculptured façade of a temple sketched by Catherwood, or from the painted deerskin called the Dresden Codex (reproduced in Kingsborough), or from the chapter of Diego de Landa where he professes to explain and translate the characters themselves.

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  • One contained in the Shah Jahan Nama - a gorgeous specimen of illuminated Persian manuscript and exquisite calligraphy - represents a most ordinary, middle-aged Oriental, with narrow black whisker fringing the cheek and meeting the tip of the chin in a scanty, pointed beard; a thin moustache sweeps in a semicircle from above the upper lip; the eyebrow over the almond-shaped eye is marked but not bushy.

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  • A single fern specimen obtained by Littledale (Polypodium hastatum) is indicative of eastern China.

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  • The most elaborate specimen of this wrought work is the screen to the Rinuccini chapel in Santa Croce, Florence, of 1371, in which moulded pillars and window-like tracery have been wrought and modelled by the hammer with extraordinary skill (see Wyatt, Metal-Work of Middle Ages).

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  • The great calculating engine was never completed; the constructor apparently desired to adopt a new principle when the first specimen was nearly complete, to make it not a difference but an analytical engine, and the government declined to accept the further risk (see Calculating Machines).

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  • Of existing statues the most famous is the Aphrodite of Melos (Venus of Milo), now in the Louvre, which was found on the island in 1820 amongst the ruins of the theatre; the Capitoline Venus at Rome and the Venus of Capua, represented as a goddess of victory (these two exhibit a lofty conception of the goddess); the Medicean Venus at Florence, found in the porticus of Octavia at Rome and (probably wrongly) attributed to Cleomenes; the Venus stooping in the bath, in the Vatican; and the Callipygos at Naples, a specimen of the most sensual type.

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  • The chief survivals from the demolition are the huge square citadel, which rises to the east of the town, the château de Selles, a good specimen of the military architecture of the 13th century, and, among other gates, the Porte Notre-Dame, a stone and brick structure of the early 17th century.

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  • I hope this T. rex specimen will enthrall, educate and entertain our visitors and students for generations to come.

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  • Please take a specimen of urine to your doctor 's surgery tomorrow for testing.

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  • The painting was based on a preserved specimen belonging to the great American artist J.J. Audubon, a close friend of Macgillivray 's.

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  • The largest tackle shop in the area it has a complete matchman 's range; and specimen hunter 's requirements too.

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  • The loose specimen has the same distinct coloring of spidery lines and fits well into the vault.

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  • It 's a reliable line that I 'd be happy using for medium to heavy feeder work or for specimen fishing, including spinning.

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  • The Stand The stand supports the body tube and substage assembly, as well as the specimen.

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  • Now, as it happens, sweat glands in the human skin are quite difficult to spot in specimen slides.

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  • Professional taxidermy firms keep a full stock record, which show all specimen movement details.

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  • Two taxon concepts can thus be compared by examining their specimen content.

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  • Taxon lists show number of differences from specimen in parentheses.

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  • The transducer element is mounted inside the specimen holder.

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  • He unwrapped each parcel to reveal an immaculate specimen.

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  • Whether you're looking for a house pet or a show specimen, this is definitely one breed you should consider.

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  • There is also a fine specimen at Leonards-lee, near Horsham, and probably others in the gardens of Devon and Cornwall.

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  • A well-flowered specimen is a pretty sight.

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  • It is highly ornamental as a back line to a long border, as a single specimen to let into the lawn, as the centre of a bed or vase, or in masses with other elegant foliage plants.

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  • In April 1892 I saw a most lovely specimen low down in a damp little grassy bay beside a mill-race at Mount Usher in Wicklow.

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  • The largest specimen at Kew is 9 feet high, with a spreading base and foliage of the deepest and glossiest green.

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  • At Abbotsford it is in specimen form 2 feet high and 6 feet across, and flowers profusely all the summer.

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  • Redtwig dogwood is grown for its vivid winter color in hedges, foundation plantings, and as specimen plants.

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  • The flowers became known in Europe after a specimen was recorded near Nagasaki in 1695, and by the time the first plants were introduced in 1844, they were already known as Anemone japonica.

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  • Weeping willow are usually grown as specimen trees.

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  • Specimen trees and garden sculpture are often dramatized with uplights.

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  • It is essential that your specimen be in excellent health.

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  • Once you have made your selection, it is time to take care of your gardenia indoor specimen so it will thrive and provide you with season after season of glorious flowers.

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  • Keeping the roots warm will help the plant grow into a healthy, hardy specimen for you to enjoy.

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  • Every model is expected to be a superior physical specimen.

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  • However, if you want to try a well-made and distinctive California Sauvignon Blanc, this is a nice specimen.

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  • Platelet counts use a freshly collected blood specimen to which a chemical called EDTA has been added to prevent clotting before the test begins.

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  • If there is any doubt as to the diagnosis, then a specimen of body fluids (mucus, urine) can be collected and combined with fluorescent-tagged measles virus antibodies.

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  • Once the fluorescent antibodies have attached themselves to the measles antigens in the specimen, the specimen can be viewed under a special microscope to verify the presence of measles virus.

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  • The specimen for throat culture is obtained by wiping the child's throat with a sterile cotton swab.

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  • Obtaining the specimen takes less than 30 seconds.

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  • The care provider should wash his or her hands carefully after swabbing the throat and handling the specimen to prevent the spread of any infectious organisms.

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  • Laboratory diagnostic tests may include staining sputum samples on a glass slide and looking at the stained specimen under a microscope to determine if white cells, red cells, or bacteria are present.

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  • If there is a need to identify the types of organisms causing otitis externa, the canal can be gently swabbed to obtain a specimen.

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  • The organisms present in the specimen can then be cultured (allowed to multiply) in a laboratory, and then viewed under a microscope to allow identification of the causative organisms.

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  • Diagnosis for eosinophilic gastroenteropathies is therefore only established on microscopic analysis of a tissue specimen (biopsy) revealing eosinophilic infiltration.

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  • Faint lines can be caused by low test sensitivity, performing the test too early in your pregnancy, or a diluted urine specimen.

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  • For the freshest specimen, it's best to cut it yourself at a local tree farm.

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  • To grow a single black specimen can take up to two years, and the dark coloration only comes from a specific type of black-lipped oyster, pinctada margaratifara.

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  • Through a series of fine grooves, curves, notches, and edges, each aquamarine becomes a unique specimen in the skilled hands of a master cutter.

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  • Could this current specimen actually be a coyote that suffered from a bad case of mange, as many people have speculated?

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  • In these settings, the family can enjoy seeing specimen such as coral reefs, octopuses, exotic fish, sea urchins, starfish, jellyfish, sea turtles, seaweed, kelp, and mollusks.

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  • The first, a hulking specimen (Schwarzenegger) walked up to a group of bikers and kills one for his clothes.

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  • Their length is nearly equal to that of the longest pair of the ordinary form hitherto recorded, while the tip-to-tip interval is nearly double that of any other known specimen.

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  • Comparative anatomists have been learning to refrain from basing the diagnosis of a species, or the description of the condition of an organ, on the evidence of a single specimen.

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  • He is a magnificent specimen.

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  • As an instance of his method, Bacon gives an investigation into the nature and cause of the rainbow, which is really a very fine specimen of inductive research.

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  • Of the gates, called Bars, the best specimen is Micklegate Bar on the S.W., where the heads of traitors were formerly exposed.

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  • The Eure, which at this point divides into three branches, is crossed by several bridges, some of them ancient, and is fringed in places by remains of the old fortifications, of which the Porte Guillaume (14th century), a gateway flanked by towers, is the most complete specimen.

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  • Its vaulted roof is a fine specimen of Saracenic brickwork.

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  • Bouillon is the only town on its banks, and since it is not navigable it has escaped the contamination of manufacturing life; its valley remains an ideal specimen of sylvan scenery and medieval tranquillity.

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  • In 1861, while conducting a spectroscopic examination of the residue left in the manufacture of sulphuric acid, he observed a bright green line which had not been noticed previously, and by following up the indication thus given he succeeded in isolating a new element, thallium, a specimen of which was shown in public for the first time at the exhibition of 1862.

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  • Moreover, it is not constant, being an apparently arbitrary function of H or of B; in the same specimen its value may, under different conditions, vary from less than 2 to upwards of 5000.

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  • Demagnetization by Reversals.-In the course of an experiment it is often desired to eliminate the effects of previous magnetization, and, as far as possible, wipe out the magnetic history of a specimen.

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  • The specimen upon which an experiment is to be made generally consists of a wire having a " dimensional ratio " of at least 300 or goo; its length should be rather less than that of the magnetizing coil, in order that the field Ho, to which it is subjected, may be approximately uniform from end to end.

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  • On the other hand, the form of the third curve, with its large intercepts on the axes of H and B, denotes that the specimen to which it relates possesses both retentiveness and coercive force in a high degree; such a metal would be chosen for making good permanent magnets.

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  • The sample, arranged as a bundle of rectangular strips, is caused to rotate about a central horizontal axis between the poles of an upright C-shaped magnet, which is supported near 'its middle upon knife-edges in such a manner that it can oscillate about an axis in a line with that about which the specimen rotates; the lower side of the magnet is weighted, to give it some stability.

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  • When the specimen rotates, the magnet is deflected from its upright position by an amount which depends upon the work done in a single complete rotation, and therefore upon the hysteresis.

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  • Ii shows the relation of B to H in a specimen which has never before been magnetized.

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  • The fixed and suspended coils of the dynamometer are respectively connected in series with the magnetizing solenoid and with a secondary wound upon the specimen.

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  • The specimen, which has the form of a turned rod, 4 in.

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  • Heydweiller, 2 which appeared to indicate a reversal in weak fields (corresponding to I= 5, or thereabouts), have been shown by Honda and Shimizu to be vitiated by the fact that his specimen was not initially in a magnetically neutral state; they found that when the applied field had the same direction as that of the permanent magnetization, Heydweiller's fallacious results were easily obtained; but if the field were applied in the direction opposite to that of the permanent magnetization, or if, as should rightly be the case, there were no permanent magnetization at all, then there was no indication of any Villari reversal.

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  • The first column contains the symbols of the various elements which were added to the iron, and the second the percentage proportion in which each element was present; the sample containing 0.03% of carbon was a specimen of the best commercial iron, the values obtained for it being given for comparison.

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  • Nickel was believed by Thomson to behave oppositely to iron, becoming negative when magnetized; but though his conclusion was accepted for nearly fifty years, it has recently been shown to be an erroneous one, based, no doubt, upon the result of an experiment with an impure specimen.

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  • A single specimen was found in the harbour of Copenhagen in the 18th century, having presumably been carried over by a ship to which it clung.

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  • The meeting of the coxae of all the prosomatic limbs in front of the pentagonal sternum; the space for a genital operculum; the pair of pectens, and the absence of any evidence of pulmonary stigmata are noticeable in this specimen.

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  • The best specimen of this work, of which the outstanding characteristics are sheer whimsicality and topsy-turvy humour, is The Ballad of Kynd Kittok.

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  • The Megatheriidae, which include a number of genera, are collectively Megatherium, from the specimen in the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

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  • The adjacent mosque is a beautiful specimen of Moorish art.

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  • He estimates the rank of a specimen by the quality of the chisel-work.

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  • Ameghino that the specimen really belongs to a lemuroid.

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  • The size varies, the total length of a very large specimen measuring 6 ft.

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  • B, a specimen undergoing fission (X 20).

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  • The largest specimen found (1895) weighed 3078 carats.

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  • Of the noble palaces which it produced the castle of the Wartburg remains a perfect specimen, while the many magnificent churches dating from this time that still survive, prove the taste, wealth and piety of the burghers.

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  • There was little art or inspiration in his boyish verse, but in his nineteenth year an older sister thought a specimen of it good enough for submission to the Free Press, a weekly paper which William Lloyd Garrison, the future emancipationist, had started in the town of Newburyport.

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  • Cryptozoologists are keen to examine a specimen, but if the Chupacabra actually exists, no one has been able to capture one alive.

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  • Ayer came in possession of the specimen after being asked by Lynn Butler, a former student, to help identify a strange animal that had been invading the barn of the man's cousin.

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  • There is a species of Polypterus, and it is probable that the Protopterus or lung fish is also found there, though its existence has not as yet been established by a specimen.

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  • The addition of a careful dissection of a flower greatly increases the value of the specimen.

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  • The paper, with the specimen upwards, is then laid on bibulous paper for a few minutes to absorb as much as possible of the superfluous moisture.

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  • For use, the mixture is warmed to render it fluid, and applied by means of a camel's hair brush to the under side of the specimen, which is then laid neatly on paper.

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  • The plant can then be at any time examined under the microscope without injuring the mounted specimen.

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  • There is considerable difficulty in removing mounted specimens of algae from paper, and therefore a small portion preserved on mica should accompany each specimen, enclosed for safety in a small envelope fastened at one corner of the sheet of paper.

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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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