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spur Sentence Examples

  • On the spur of the moment you pick up the suitcases, put them in your trunk, and drive off.

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  • I did it on the spur of the moment.

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  • On the spur of the moment he tele­phoned her.

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  • "I have a friend who's an attorney," Dean said, on the spur of the moment.

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  • "I have a friend who's an attorney," Dean said, on the spur of the moment.

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  • We all do something on the spur of the moment once in awhile.

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  • Spur of the moment?

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  • Spur of the moment?

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  • These have a speed reduction from armature shaft to bridge column of 1500 to I, through four intermediate spur gears and a worm gear.

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  • Was this a spur of the moment thing?

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  • Was this a spur of the moment thing?

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  • Leave it to Alex to think so logically on the spur of the moment, and in such an emotional situation.

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  • The city is built upon the lower slope of the Serra do Ouro Preto, a spur of the Espinhago, deeply cut by ravines and divided into a number of irregular hills, up which the narrow, crooked streets are built and upon which groups of low, old-fashioned houses form each a separate nucleus.

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  • The city is built upon the lower slope of the Serra do Ouro Preto, a spur of the Espinhago, deeply cut by ravines and divided into a number of irregular hills, up which the narrow, crooked streets are built and upon which groups of low, old-fashioned houses form each a separate nucleus.

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  • Rostov saw how the Emperor's rather round shoulders shuddered as if a cold shiver had run down them, how his left foot began convulsively tapping the horse's side with the spur, and how the well-trained horse looked round unconcerned and did not stir.

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  • The circumstance that the gold turned black on exposure to the humid air (owing to the presence of silver) gave the name of Ouro Preto to the mountain spur and the settlement.

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  • The proboscis, passing down this groove to the spur, becomes dusted with pollen; as it is drawn back, it presses up the lip-like valve of the stigma so that no pollen can enter the stigmatic chamber; but as it enters the next flower it leaves some pollen on the upper surface of the valve, and thus cross-fertilization is effected.

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  • The Sierra Nevada range, which forms the western rim of the Basin, sends into the state a single lofty spur, the Washoe Mountains.

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  • A bee, we will assume, attracted by the colour and perfume of the flower, alights on that part of it which is the first to attract its attention - the lip. There, guided by the hairs or ridges before-mentioned, it is led to the orifice of the spur with its store of honeyed juice.

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  • Tmolus, a steep and lofty spur of which formed the citadel.

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  • You mean you'd start blasting away on the spur of the moment— in the heat of passion.

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  • On the spur of the moment he picked up the phone and dialed Cece Baldwin, a number he now had committed to memory from the many unsuc­cessful times he'd made the call.

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  • spur of the Monte S.

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  • Was she always misinterpreting his intent, or was he merely quick-witted enough to think of a good excuse on the spur of the moment?

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  • I guess that shows they at least believed what they were doing was right—not just whacking you on the spur of the moment because they were mad as hell, taking their anger out on your backside.

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  • "But that's the Grand Duke, and I want the commander-in-chief or the Emperor," said Rostov, and was about to spur his horse.

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  • There are three principal systems of pruning vines, termed the long-rod, the short-rod and the spur systems, and good crops have been obtained by each of them.

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  • His last activity as a statesman was to spur the sultan on to press the war against Hungary.

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  • Mazaca, the residence of the kings of Cappadocia, later called Eusebea (perhaps after Ariarathes Eusebes), and named Caesarea probably by Claudius, stood on a low spur on the north side of Erjies Dagh (M.

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  • e, Spur of the label e, The fertile stamen, with lum.

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  • The spur system has, however, become the most general.

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  • Not being able to answer on the spur of the moment, he was nicknamed 6 Kpovos (the God, equivalent to "slowcoach") by Ptolemy.

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  • In electric cranes the motor is connected to the barrel, either in a similar manner by spur gear or by worm gear.

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  • To reach the honey in the spur of the flower, the insect must thrust its proboscis into the flower close under the globular head of the stigma.

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  • This spur, which attains the length of nearly an inch, is traversed by a minute canal, terminating in a fine longitudinal slit near the point, and connected at its base with the duct of a large gland situated at the back part of the thigh.

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  • from Villers Plouich) and the spur overlooking Marcoing from the west.

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  • On the tail rope plan the engine has two drums worked by spur gearing, which can be connected with, or cast loose from, the driving shaft at pleasure.

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  • France, he observed, needed the spur to practical energy which the Americans had at hand in the effort to subdue the difficulties placed in their way by nature.

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  • from Villers Plouich) and the spur overlooking Marcoing from the west.

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  • The great spur or promontory projecting towards the east to Brindisi and Otranto has no direct connexion with the central chain.

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  • In addition there is in this particular genus, as indeed in many others, a long tubular spur or horn projecting downwards from the back of the lip, whose office it is to secrete and store a honeyed juice; the forepart of the lip forms an expanded plate, usually larger and more brightly coloured than the other parts of the flower, and with hairs or ridges and spots of various kinds according to the species.

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  • The flower of Angraecum sesquipedale has a spur 18 in.

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  • We all do something on the spur of the moment once in awhile.

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  • The harbour lies between the pier on the north and the spur of land called the Nothe on the south, and is protected by a concrete wall extending 500 ft.

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  • South of Thayetmyo, where arms of the Arakan Yomas approach the river and almost meet that spur of the Pegu Yomas which formed till 1886 the northern boundary of British Burma, the valley of the Irrawaddy opens out again, and at Yegin Mingyi near Myanaung the influence of the tide is first felt, and the delta may be said to begin.

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  • It is admitted that larger bunches are generally obtained by the long-rod than by the spur system.

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  • ever, a battery of 80 French guns unlimbered on the long spur to the S.E.

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  • The harbour lies between the pier on the north and the spur of land called the Nothe on the south, and is protected by a concrete wall extending 500 ft.

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  • One of the stamens has been deprived of its spur; the other shows its spur, c. a row down the centre, are shot out to some little distance from she parent plant.

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  • Two of the petals placed under the hood of the calyx are supported on long stalks, and have a hollow spur at their apex, containing honey.

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  • factions, who had taken refuge in Ankole, could not agree even in their common exile, and nearly came to blows, but on the spur of threatened famine they agreed to combine and to take back Mwanga as their king and strike a blow for supremacy in Buganda.

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  • This is Mount Wingen, situated in a spur of the Liverpool Range and close to the town of Scone.

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  • This projecting tract, which may be termed the "heel" or "spur" of Southern Italy, in conjunction with the great promontory of Calabria, forms the deep Gulf of Taranto, about 70 m.

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  • The flowers, which are solitary, or rarely in pairs, at the end of slender axillary flower-stalks, are very irregular in form, with five sepals prolonged at the base, and five petals, the lowest one larger than the others and with a spur, in which collects the honey secreted by the spurs of the two adjoining stamens.

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  • This is Mount Wingen, situated in a spur of the Liverpool Range and close to the town of Scone.

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  • On the spur of the moment you pick up the suitcases, put them in your trunk, and drive off.

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  • On the spur of the moment he picked up the phone and dialed Cece Baldwin, a number he now had committed to memory from the many unsuc­cessful times he'd made the call.

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  • On the spur of the moment he tele­phoned her.

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  • Leave it to Alex to think so logically on the spur of the moment, and in such an emotional situation.

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  • The army merely swung backwards, pivoting on its left wing, the corps preserving their relative order as it had been on the 16th, with the exception that the Imperial Guard was withdrawn to the spur on which Fort Plappeville stands, and the 6th Corps (Marshal Canrobert) crossed the line of march of the 3rd and 4th Corps in order to gain St Privat la Montagne.

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  • Unmindful of the experience of the 16th, he decided to execute an artillery surprise on a grand scale, and sent orders to his corps artillery to come into action on the long spur overlooking the French camps from the westward.

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  • AMBATO is also the name of a range of mountains in northern Argentina, being a spur of the Sierra de Aconquija crossing the province of Catamarca from north to south.

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  • In others the wings are armed with a tubercle or even a sharp spur on the carpus.

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  • high in the middle, blocking the only access to the summit of the spur, on the N.E.

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  • Southward the coast becomes low, but northward it is steep and very fine, where the great spur of Flamborough Head projects eastward.

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  • On each side of that great chain are found extensive Tertiary deposits, sometimes, as in Tuscany, the district of Monferrat, &c., forming a broken, hilly country, at others spreading into broad plains or undulating downs, such as the Tavoliere of Puglia, and the tract that forms the spur of Italy from Bari to Otranto.

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  • Briefly, they are to be found in the conditions of the time; the increasing insularity of the English barons, now no longer the holders of estates in Normandy; the substitution of an unpopular for a popular king, an active spur to the rising forces of discontent; and the unprecedented demands for money - demands followed, not by honour, but by dishonour, to the arms of England abroad.

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  • from the Hindu Kush, is the lofty snow-clad spur of the Hindu Kush known as Shawal, across which one or two difficult passes lead into the Bashgol valley of Kafiristan.

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  • sulphurea has shining deep green leaves and lemon-yellow flowers, deeper yellow in the centre, and with a pale-violet spur.

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  • of the landing-places and captured one advanced spur.

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  • Even here, however, the main central water-divide, or axis of the chain, is apparently not the line of highest peaks, which must be looked for to the south, where the great square-headed giant called Tirach Mir dominates Chitral from a southern spur.

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  • The small and mobile forelimbs bear four complete fingers, with the thumb reduced to a bony spur.

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  • side by a spur from a neighbouring hill, which projects into the town, and forms an easy access to an attacking force.

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  • It needed a second insult - the firing on " La Provence," a vessel carrying a flag of truce, in the harbour of Algiers (August 3, 1829) - to spur the French government to further action than an ineffectual blockade.

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  • We observe the contemporaneous and largely independent radiations of the hoofed animals in South America, in Africa and in the great ancient continent comprising Europe, Asia and North America; we observe the Cretaceous radiation of hoofed animals in the northern hemisphere, followed by a second radiation of hoofed animals in the same region, in some cases one surviving spur of an old radiation becoming the centre of a new one.

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  • in height: Mount Adams, 5805 ft.; Mount Jefferson, 5725 ft.; Mount Sam Adams, 5585 ft.; Mount Clay, 5554 ft.; Boot Spur, 5520 ft.; Mount Monroe, 5390 ft.; J.

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  • Meanwhile, Enghien's army had at the prearranged hour (4 P.M.) attacked Mercy's position on the Ebringen spur.

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  • He himself and all the young nobles of his staff dismounted and led the infantry forward again, the prince threw his baton into the enemy's lines for the soldiers to retrieve, and in the end, after a bitter struggle, the Bavarians, whose reserves had been taken away to oppose Turenne in the Merzhausen defile, abandoned the entrenchments and disappeared into the woods of the adjoining spur.

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  • The surface of the ground is sharply undulating, an elevated spur extending south-west from the neighbourhood of Highgate, and turning south through Hampstead.

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  • through a granite spur of the Guiana highlands for a length of about.

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  • From a point between Curzola and the north shore of the spur of Monte Gargano there is a ridge giving shallower water, and a broken chain of a few islets extends across the sea.

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  • The picturesque Bay of Rodosto is enclosed by the great promontory of Combos, a spur about 2000 ft.

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  • The temple site was on a low spur of the hill, below the town.

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  • And when everything was prepared the prince or subject who was to knight him came into the hall, and, the candidate's sword and spurs having been presented to him, he delivered the right spur to the " most noble and gentle " knight present, and directed him to fasten it on the candidate's right heel, which he kneeling on one knee and putting the candidate's right foot on his knee accordingly did, signing the candidate's knee with the cross, and in like manner by another " noble and gentle " knight the left spur was fastened to his left heel.

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  • But all knights were also knights of the spur or " equites aurati," because their spurs were golden or gilt, - the spurs of squires being of silver or white metal, - and these became their peculiar badge in popular estimation and proverbial speech.

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  • The Order of St Sylvester was originally founded as the Order of the Golden Spur by Paul IV.

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  • In 1905 the order was divided into three classes, and a separate order, that of the Golden Spur or Golden Legion (Militia Aurata) was established, in one class, with the numbers limited to a hundred.

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  • spur of the lofty Tetons juts across the S.

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  • of the tree, and if the lowermost only go to the formation of a fruit spur, the object will have been gained.

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  • at an altitude of 3100 ft., on a low spur overlooking the valley of the Nam Yao.

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  • - Russian Poland belongs mostly, though not entirely, to the basin of the Vistula - its western parts extending into the upper basin of the Warta, a tributary of the Oder, and its north-east spur (Suwalki) penetrating into the basin of the Memel, of which it occupies the left bank.

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  • The characteristic feature of this portion of the course of the Rhone is the number of narrow gorges or cluses through which it rushes, while it is forced by the southern spur of the Jura to run in a southerly direction, till, after rounding the base of that spur, it can flow freely westwards to Lyons.

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  • The Rhone continues to roll on southwards, but no longer (as no doubt it did in ancient days) enters the Lac du Bourget, of which it receives the waters through a canal, and then leaves it on the east in order to run along the foot of the last spur of the Jura.

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  • It flows past Yenne (left) and beneath the picturesque fortress (formerly a Carthusian monastery) of Pierre Chatel (right) before it attains the foot of the extreme southern spur of the Jura, at a height of 696 ft., not far from the village of Cordon, and just where the Guiers flows in (left) from the mountains of the Grande Chartreuse.

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  • Kerazeh, the undoubted site of Chorazin, stands on a rocky spur 900 ft.

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  • Sinn en-Nabreh, a ruin on a spur of the hills close to the last-mentioned site, represents the ancient Sennabris, where Vespasian (Josephus, B.J.

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  • Kalat el-Hosn ("castle of the stronghold") is a ruin on a rocky spur opposite Tiberias.

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  • Kersa, an insignificant ruin north of the last, is thought to represent the Gerasa or Gergesa of the 4th century, situated east of the lake; and the projecting spur of hill south of this ruin is conjectured to be the place where the swine "ran violently down a steep place" (Matt.

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  • It lies in a hollow of a northern spur of the Chiltern Hills, in a finely wooded locality.

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  • In the early years of the reign the people, especially in the south and west, attacked and plundered the Jews; and the consequent disorder was greatly increased by the ravages of the Black Death and by the practices and preaching of the Flagellants, both events serving to spur the maddened populace to renewed outrages on the Jews.

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  • SALZBRUNN, a watering-place of Germany, in the Prussian province of Silesia, at the foot of a well-wooded spur of the Riesengebirge, 30 m.

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  • the Spur, on the summits of Monte Peraldo at a height of 1650 ft., - the circuit being little less than 12 m., and all the important points along the line being defended by forts or batteries.

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  • The citadel, which is built on a spur of the Mokattam hills, occupies the S.E.

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  • The nerve cell just prior to sleep is still well capable of response to stimuli, although perhaps the threshold-value of the stimulus has become rather high, whereas after entrance upon sleep and continuance of sleep for several hours, and more, when all spur to the dissimilation process has been long withheld, the threshold-value of the sensory stimulus becomes enormously higher than before.

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  • To build south of the river, and on and under the last east spur of Casius, was to have security against invasion from the north, and command of the abundant waters of the mountain.

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  • A settlement, Meroe, boasting a shrine of Anait, called by the Greeks the "Persian Artemis," had long been located there, and was ultimately included in the eastern suburbs of the new city; and there seems to have been a village on the spur (Mt.

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  • On the south-west it is bounded by the range of hills that terminates in the spur of Carmel.

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  • The better residential quarters lie along the seaboard and on the higher ground, notably on a western spur of the Castle Hill.

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  • spur.

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  • From near the Dorah pass (14,800 ft.), which connects Chitral with the Panja (or Oxus) river, a long, straight, snow-clad spur reaches southwards, which divides the Kafiristan valley of Bashgol from that of Chitral, and this continues to denote the eastern limits of Afghanistan till it nearly touches the Chitral river opposite the village of Arnawai, m.

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  • Here the Bashgol and Chitral valleys unite and the boundary passes to the water-divide east of the Chitral river, after crossing it by a spur which leaves the insignificant Arnawai valley to the north; along this water-divide it extends to a point nearly opposite the quaint old town of Pashat in the Kunar valley (the Chitral river has become the Kunar in its course southwards), and then stretches away in an uneven and undefined line, dividing certain sections of the Mohmands from each other by hypothetical landmarks, till it strikes the Kabul river near Palosi.

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  • A glance at the Milky Way, with its sharply defined irregular boundaries, its clefts and diverging spur, is almost sufficient to assure us that it is a real cluster of stars, and does not merely indicate the directions in which the universe extends farthest.

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  • 24) says that he, like John, wrote only at the spur of necessity.

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  • A pair of spur wheels in gear is an example of a higher pair, because the wheels have contact between their teeth along lines only.

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  • A broad, flat spur of the Carpathians - the Avratynsk plateau - which enters from the west and stretches out eastward towards the Dnieper occupies its southern portion, reaching a maximum elevation of 1200 ft.; another branch of the Carpathians in the west of the government ranges between 700 and goo ft.

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  • It is an isolated spur of the Aravalli range, being completely detached from that chain by a narrow valley 7 miles across, in which flows the western Banas.

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  • consepicillatus, constitute a genus with the same distribution as the last, and likewise with a hairy muzzle, but with a rather short, evenly furred tail, devoid of a spur.

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  • The following ranges belong to the Transmontane system, which is the southern extension of the mountains of Galicia: Peneda (4728 ft.), forming the watershed between the river Lima and the lower Minho; the Serra do Gerez (4817 ft.), which rises like a gigantic wall between the Lima and the Homem, and sends off a spur known as the Amarella, Oural and Nora, south-westward between the Homem and the Cavado; La Raya Seca, a continuation of Gerez, which culminates in Larouco (4390 ft.) and contains the sources of the Cavado; Cabreira (4196 ft.), which contains the sources of the river Ave and separates the basin of the Tamega from that of the Cavado; Marao (4642 ft.), Villarelho (3547 ft.) and Padrella (3763 ft.), forming together a large massif between the rivers Tamega, Tua and Douro; and Nogueira (4331 ft.) and Bornes (3944 ft.), which divide the valley of the Tua from that of the Sabor.

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  • It stands on the Jettenbiihl, a spur of the Kdnigsstuhl (1800 ft.), at a height of 330 ft.

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  • Forty miles to the west of the Saalburg there is a modern national monument, the colossal figure of Germania, which stands on a bold spur of the Taunus 740 ft.

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  • How many young literary people, disappointed at the unsuccess of their first attempts, did he comfort and spur on to renewed and higher efforts !

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  • In Pinus the needles occur in pairs, or in clusters of 3 or 5 at the apex of a small and inconspicuous short shoot of limited growth (spur), which is enclosed at its base by a few scale-leaves, and borne on a branch of unlimited growth in the axil of a scale-leaf.

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  • In the Californian Pinus monophylla each spur bears usually one needle, but two are not uncommon; it would seem that rudiments of two needles are always produced, but, as a rule, only one develops into a needle.

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  • DHARMSALA, a hill-station and sanatorium of the Punjab, India, situated on a spur of the Dhaola Dhar, 16 m.

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  • The spur on which it stands is thickly wooded with oak and other trees; behind it the pine-clad slopes of the mountain tower towards the jagged peaks of the higher range, snow-clad for half the year; while below stretches the luxuriant cultivation of the Kangra valley.

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  • With the army that he had created the mere rumour of his presence was often a spur to the greatest exertions.

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  • North of it the land is undulating, but low; to the south, a well-wooded spur of the Chiltern Hills separates the Vale of Bedford from the flat open tributary valley of the Ivel.

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  • Still unsatisfied, he next retired to the jungle of Uruvela, on the most northerly spur of the Vindhya range of mountains, and there for six years, attended by five faithful disciples, he gave himself up to the severest penance and self-torture, till his fame as an ascetic spread in all the country round about "like the sound," says the Burmese chronicle, "of a great bell hung in the canopy of the skies."

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  • The Zuurberg, owing to the north-east trend of the shore, becomes, east of Port Elizabeth, a coast range, and the central chain is represented by a more northerly line of hills, with a dozen different names, which are a south-easterly spur of the Sneeuwberg.

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  • high) are an inner spur of the Drakensberg running through the Herschel district.

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  • The plains gradually rise southwards, where a broad spur of the Tarbagatai mountains stretches north-westwards, containing gold, copper and coal.

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  • It stands on a spur of the Red Mountain called Jebel Kuaylian.

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  • It occupies the brow of a spur of the Kara-bagh mountains, 2940 ft.

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  • Behind the pulley at the top of the machine and on the same shaft is a spur wheel, which drives both of the spur wheels shown in the diagram.

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  • By the first part of this drop the movement of the poise is suddenly stopped, as will be explained below, and the travel of the poise along the steelyard, which measures the load on the platform, is recorded by the amount of rotation of the large spur wheel, and this is suitably shown on a dial in connexion with the wheel.

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  • The Calapooya Mountains, forming the water-parting between the Willamette and the Umpqua rivers, are a lateral spur of the Cascades, and extend westward as far as the Coast Range.

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  • A south-western spur, about too m.

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  • A spur pinion D, gearing with both wheels, is carried loosely upon an eccentric E forming part of the central pin, so that when this latter is turned by the hand-wheel F and chain G the axis of the pinion describes a circle the diameter of which equals the throw of the eccentric, and a small relative motion of the two sheaves takes place, depending on the number of the teeth of the annular wheels.

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  • The worm-wheel shaft then sometimes carries a spur-pinion gear ing with a spur-wheel on the lifting shaft, whereby a much greater mechanical advantage is obtained with a small loss by friction of the spur gearing.

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  • argot, a cock's spur), which are violet-black or dark-purple externally, and whitish with a tinge of pink within, are between 3 and 12 in.

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  • It is situated on a spur of the Carpathians, and on the banks of the Titsch, an affluent of the Oder.

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  • He confiscated their estates and drove them out of the realm; they fled for the most part to Normandy, to spur on duke Robert to make another bid for the English crown.

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  • A perforated spur, with a special secreting gland in connexion with it, is found attached to each hind-leg of the males of the existing species of Monotremata.

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  • The Abbey Craig, an outlying spur of the Ochils, 1 1 m.

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  • The chief city of the latter of these districts was Larissa; and the two were separated from one another by a long spur, which runs southwards from the Cambunian Mountains on the western side of that city.

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  • bank of the Euphrates, the principal being three vast mounds, the Babil to the north, the Qasr or "Palace" (also known as the Mujelliba) in the centre, and the Ishan `Amran ibn `Ali, with the outlying spur of the Jumjuma, to the south.

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  • instead of 24,000 ft., stands, not on the main watershed of the central Tian-shan, but on a spur which projects from the watershed towards the south-west.

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  • The ancient capital, Jezreel (Zerin), is now a miserable village on a precipitous spur of Gilboa; north of this are the small mud hamlets, Solam (Shunem), Endur (Endor), Nein (Nain); on the west side of the plain is the ruin of Lej j fin (the Legio of the 4th century, which was then a place of importance).

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  • Belfort (esh Shukif), on the north bank of the Leontes, the finest and most important, dates somewhat earlier; and Montfort (Kalat el Kurn) stood on a narrow spur north-east of Acre, completing the chain of frontier fortresses.

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  • An interesting feature in Bajour topography is a mountain spur from the Kunar range, which curving eastwards culminates in the well-known peak of Koh-i-Mor, which is visible from the Peshawar valley.

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  • Colvillia racemosa, with yellow flowers; Astrapaea Wallichii, striking attention from its abundant flowers; and species of Cryptostegia, a purple-flowered creeper, and Strongylodon, another creeper with cream-coloured blossoms. Among attractive plants are species of Hibiscus, Euphorbia, Buddleia, Ixora, Kitchingia, Clematis, &c. On the east coast two orchids, species of Angraecum, with large white waxy flowers, one with an extraordinarily long spur or nectary, attract the attention of every traveller during June and July by their abundance and beauty.

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  • A spur of the Greben mountains runs out below two shoals where the river suddenly narrows to 300 yds.

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  • The point of the Greben spur had to be entirely removed for a distance of 167 yds.

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  • Airthrey Castle, standing in a fine park with a lake, adjoins the town on the south-east, and just beyond it are the old church and burying-ground of Logie, beautifully situated at the foot of a granite spur of the Ochil range.

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  • In common with the other monotremes, the male echidna has its heel provided with a sharp hollow spur, connected with a secreting gland, and with muscles capable of pressing the secretion from the gland into the spur.

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  • In the violet the calycine segments are prolonged downwards beyond their insertions, and in the Indian cress (Tropaeolum) this prolongation is in the form of a spur (calcar), formed by three sepals; in Delphinium it is formed by one.

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  • In Pelargonium the spur from one of the sepals is adherent to the flower-stalk.

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  • Longitudinal section of flower; v, bracteole on the peduncle; 1, sepals; ls, appendage of sepal; c, petals; cs, spur of the lower petals; fs, glandular appendage of the lower stamens; a, anthers.

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  • 57), snapdragon and Centranthus, one or all of them are prolonged in the form of a spur, and are calcarate.

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  • In Valeriana, Antirrhinum and Corydalis, the spur is very short, and the corolla or petal is said to be gibbous, or saccate, at the base.

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  • 71), forming a nectar-secreting spur.

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  • One of the stamens has been deprived of its spur, the other shows its spur c. FIG.

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  • The hearth may either rotate on an inclined axis, so that the path of its surface is oblique to that of the flame, or the working part may be a hollow cylinder, between the fireplace and flue, with its axis horizontal or nearly so, whose inner surface represents the working bed, mounted upon friction rollers, and receiving motion from a special steam-engine by means of a central belt of spur gearing.

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  • Was she always misinterpreting his intent, or was he merely quick-witted enough to think of a good excuse on the spur of the moment?

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  • Everything is decided by committee and constant bitching, or worse yet, on the spur of the moment.

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  • I did it on the spur of the moment.

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  • I guess that shows they at least believed what they were doing was right—not just whacking you on the spur of the moment because they were mad as hell, taking their anger out on your backside.

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  • You mean you'd start blasting away on the spur of the moment— in the heat of passion.

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  • chirpying much chirpier I gave a rendition of a well know African song to spur me on.

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  • chirpyn>Feeling much chirpier I gave a rendition of a well know African song to spur me on.

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  • committed on the spur of the moment, or when a car or house is left unlocked.

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  • crank shaft between the axles, to which the power was transmitted by spur gears.

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  • Orion and Saturn bass drums are built with an isolated bass drum spur mount.

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  • Four double sockets one single, spur switches, panel heater, fluorescent light fitting.

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  • frisky horse will spur so fiercely that it will bolt.

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  • fused spur from the ring main.

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  • This drove, through a two-speed gearbox and a large spur gearwheel, a line shaft mounted below the frame.

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  • Just outside look for Spur and Grove formations - narrow canyons of corals are great for spotting grouper and the occassionally eel.

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  • heel spur syndrome.

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  • HMO cohort to spur innovation the facts.

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  • Spur: A small lateral stem on a woody plant that has very short internodes.

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  • Leicester Churchill spur him on direct line norwich was not covered.

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  • alliance Leicester churchill spur him on direct line norwich was not covered.

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  • As a young loon I was fortunate to travel many times on these spur lines.

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  • All male pheasants usually develop a spur on the back of each leg.

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  • ping pong ball size bone spur on the back of my right heal.

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  • On the drive kestrel, spur winged plover, turtle dove and a distant great gray shrike were added.

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  • pong ball size bone spur on the back of my right heal.

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  • regrettable necessity or a spur to creativity?

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  • The white spur and pointed sepals leave no question about the identification.

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  • spur thighed tortoise 3 years ago.

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  • spur innovation was a series of action learning events.

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  • spur rapid growth in environmental auditing.

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  • The drying room, charger and nearby sockets are on a fused spur from the ring main.

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  • There is a connecting spur into Bishop Auckland station - the terminus of the ' Heritage Line ' passenger service from Darlington.

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  • Cuidad Rodrigo stands on a rocky spur overlooking the banks of the River Agueda.

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  • The eastern spur of the railroad over to Rae's Wharf.

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  • In fact, it is a shelf of bone, not a sharp spur.

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  • A northern spur of the state, the Northwest Angle, contains a portion of Lake of the Woods.

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  • spur gear set.

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  • spur wheel directly by means of a cast iron gear.

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  • How can I run with a painful heel spur?

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  • I've been told my pain is caused by a bone spur.

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  • spur of the moment romantic ideas with a simple roll of the dice.

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  • spur of that hill is named Uamh Mhor, a possible approximation to Uam Var.

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  • supinated foot and may have a spur, which may be relevant for professional athletes.

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  • I still have two spur thighs and at the moment I have a baby tortoise, which is the offspring of the original two.

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  • The cams and spur wheel should be securely attached to the shaft, the grub screws being gently tightened as necessary.

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  • tiny Tibetan hamlet balanced on a narrow spur at 3200m.

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  • I bought a greek spur thighed tortoise 3 years ago.

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  • I still have two spur thighs and at the moment I have a baby tortoise, which is the offspring of the original two.

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  • The castle, originally built by the Normans on a spur, overlooking the river valley, stands proudly one mile upriver from Lostwithiel.

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  • Southward the coast becomes low, but northward it is steep and very fine, where the great spur of Flamborough Head projects eastward.

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  • Mazaca, the residence of the kings of Cappadocia, later called Eusebea (perhaps after Ariarathes Eusebes), and named Caesarea probably by Claudius, stood on a low spur on the north side of Erjies Dagh (M.

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  • With the exception of a few special cranes in which friction wheels are employed, it is universally the practice, in steam cranes, to connect the engine shaft with the barrel shaft by spur toothed gearing, the gear being connected or disconnected by sliding pinions.

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  • In electric cranes the motor is connected to the barrel, either in a similar manner by spur gear or by worm gear.

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  • The great spur or promontory projecting towards the east to Brindisi and Otranto has no direct connexion with the central chain.

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  • This projecting tract, which may be termed the "heel" or "spur" of Southern Italy, in conjunction with the great promontory of Calabria, forms the deep Gulf of Taranto, about 70 m.

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  • On each side of that great chain are found extensive Tertiary deposits, sometimes, as in Tuscany, the district of Monferrat, &c., forming a broken, hilly country, at others spreading into broad plains or undulating downs, such as the Tavoliere of Puglia, and the tract that forms the spur of Italy from Bari to Otranto.

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  • Briefly, they are to be found in the conditions of the time; the increasing insularity of the English barons, now no longer the holders of estates in Normandy; the substitution of an unpopular for a popular king, an active spur to the rising forces of discontent; and the unprecedented demands for money - demands followed, not by honour, but by dishonour, to the arms of England abroad.

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  • The Sierra Nevada range, which forms the western rim of the Basin, sends into the state a single lofty spur, the Washoe Mountains.

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  • e, Spur of the label e, The fertile stamen, with lum.

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  • In addition there is in this particular genus, as indeed in many others, a long tubular spur or horn projecting downwards from the back of the lip, whose office it is to secrete and store a honeyed juice; the forepart of the lip forms an expanded plate, usually larger and more brightly coloured than the other parts of the flower, and with hairs or ridges and spots of various kinds according to the species.

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  • A bee, we will assume, attracted by the colour and perfume of the flower, alights on that part of it which is the first to attract its attention - the lip. There, guided by the hairs or ridges before-mentioned, it is led to the orifice of the spur with its store of honeyed juice.

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  • The position of this orifice, as we have seen, is at the base of the lip and of the column, so that the insect, if of sufficient size, while bending its head to insert the proboscis into the spur, almost of necessity displaces the pollen-masses.

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  • The flower of Angraecum sesquipedale has a spur 18 in.

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  • The circumstance that the gold turned black on exposure to the humid air (owing to the presence of silver) gave the name of Ouro Preto to the mountain spur and the settlement.

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  • The flowers, which are solitary, or rarely in pairs, at the end of slender axillary flower-stalks, are very irregular in form, with five sepals prolonged at the base, and five petals, the lowest one larger than the others and with a spur, in which collects the honey secreted by the spurs of the two adjoining stamens.

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  • One of the stamens has been deprived of its spur; the other shows its spur, c. a row down the centre, are shot out to some little distance from she parent plant.

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  • To reach the honey in the spur of the flower, the insect must thrust its proboscis into the flower close under the globular head of the stigma.

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  • The proboscis, passing down this groove to the spur, becomes dusted with pollen; as it is drawn back, it presses up the lip-like valve of the stigma so that no pollen can enter the stigmatic chamber; but as it enters the next flower it leaves some pollen on the upper surface of the valve, and thus cross-fertilization is effected.

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  • sulphurea has shining deep green leaves and lemon-yellow flowers, deeper yellow in the centre, and with a pale-violet spur.

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  • Two of the petals placed under the hood of the calyx are supported on long stalks, and have a hollow spur at their apex, containing honey.

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  • of the landing-places and captured one advanced spur.

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  • Even here, however, the main central water-divide, or axis of the chain, is apparently not the line of highest peaks, which must be looked for to the south, where the great square-headed giant called Tirach Mir dominates Chitral from a southern spur.

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  • from the Hindu Kush, is the lofty snow-clad spur of the Hindu Kush known as Shawal, across which one or two difficult passes lead into the Bashgol valley of Kafiristan.

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  • This spur carries the boundary of Afghanistan southwards to Arnawai (some 50 m.

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  • South of Thayetmyo, where arms of the Arakan Yomas approach the river and almost meet that spur of the Pegu Yomas which formed till 1886 the northern boundary of British Burma, the valley of the Irrawaddy opens out again, and at Yegin Mingyi near Myanaung the influence of the tide is first felt, and the delta may be said to begin.

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  • There are three principal systems of pruning vines, termed the long-rod, the short-rod and the spur systems, and good crops have been obtained by each of them.

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  • It is admitted that larger bunches are generally obtained by the long-rod than by the spur system.

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  • The spur system has, however, become the most general.

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  • Not being able to answer on the spur of the moment, he was nicknamed 6 Kpovos (the God, equivalent to "slowcoach") by Ptolemy.

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  • This spur, which attains the length of nearly an inch, is traversed by a minute canal, terminating in a fine longitudinal slit near the point, and connected at its base with the duct of a large gland situated at the back part of the thigh.

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  • Tmolus, a steep and lofty spur of which formed the citadel.

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  • The centre of infantry stood on the forward slope of the long spur which runs east from Doon, and beyond them, practically on the plain, was the bulk of the Scottish cavalry.

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  • His last activity as a statesman was to spur the sultan on to press the war against Hungary.

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  • The army merely swung backwards, pivoting on its left wing, the corps preserving their relative order as it had been on the 16th, with the exception that the Imperial Guard was withdrawn to the spur on which Fort Plappeville stands, and the 6th Corps (Marshal Canrobert) crossed the line of march of the 3rd and 4th Corps in order to gain St Privat la Montagne.

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  • Unmindful of the experience of the 16th, he decided to execute an artillery surprise on a grand scale, and sent orders to his corps artillery to come into action on the long spur overlooking the French camps from the westward.

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  • AMBATO is also the name of a range of mountains in northern Argentina, being a spur of the Sierra de Aconquija crossing the province of Catamarca from north to south.

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  • A simple form of the saw or spur wheel coal-cutting machine is that of Messrs Winstanly & Barker (fig.

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  • On the tail rope plan the engine has two drums worked by spur gearing, which can be connected with, or cast loose from, the driving shaft at pleasure.

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  • factions, who had taken refuge in Ankole, could not agree even in their common exile, and nearly came to blows, but on the spur of threatened famine they agreed to combine and to take back Mwanga as their king and strike a blow for supremacy in Buganda.

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  • France, he observed, needed the spur to practical energy which the Americans had at hand in the effort to subdue the difficulties placed in their way by nature.

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  • The small and mobile forelimbs bear four complete fingers, with the thumb reduced to a bony spur.

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  • ever, a battery of 80 French guns unlimbered on the long spur to the S.E.

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  • In others the wings are armed with a tubercle or even a sharp spur on the carpus.

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  • spur of the Monte S.

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  • high in the middle, blocking the only access to the summit of the spur, on the N.E.

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  • These have a speed reduction from armature shaft to bridge column of 1500 to I, through four intermediate spur gears and a worm gear.

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  • side by a spur from a neighbouring hill, which projects into the town, and forms an easy access to an attacking force.

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  • of GyOr on a spur of the Bakony Forest lies the famous Benedictine abbey of Pannonhalma (Ger.

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  • It needed a second insult - the firing on " La Provence," a vessel carrying a flag of truce, in the harbour of Algiers (August 3, 1829) - to spur the French government to further action than an ineffectual blockade.

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  • We observe the contemporaneous and largely independent radiations of the hoofed animals in South America, in Africa and in the great ancient continent comprising Europe, Asia and North America; we observe the Cretaceous radiation of hoofed animals in the northern hemisphere, followed by a second radiation of hoofed animals in the same region, in some cases one surviving spur of an old radiation becoming the centre of a new one.

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  • in height: Mount Adams, 5805 ft.; Mount Jefferson, 5725 ft.; Mount Sam Adams, 5585 ft.; Mount Clay, 5554 ft.; Boot Spur, 5520 ft.; Mount Monroe, 5390 ft.; J.

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  • Meanwhile, Enghien's army had at the prearranged hour (4 P.M.) attacked Mercy's position on the Ebringen spur.

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  • He himself and all the young nobles of his staff dismounted and led the infantry forward again, the prince threw his baton into the enemy's lines for the soldiers to retrieve, and in the end, after a bitter struggle, the Bavarians, whose reserves had been taken away to oppose Turenne in the Merzhausen defile, abandoned the entrenchments and disappeared into the woods of the adjoining spur.

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  • The surface of the ground is sharply undulating, an elevated spur extending south-west from the neighbourhood of Highgate, and turning south through Hampstead.

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  • The finished form of the epistle's argument is sometimes urged to prove that it was not originally an epistle at all, written more or less on the spur of the moment, but a literary composition, half treatise and half homily, to which its author - as an afterthought - gave the suggestion of being a Pauline epistle by adding the personal matter in ch.

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  • through a granite spur of the Guiana highlands for a length of about.

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  • From a point between Curzola and the north shore of the spur of Monte Gargano there is a ridge giving shallower water, and a broken chain of a few islets extends across the sea.

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  • The picturesque Bay of Rodosto is enclosed by the great promontory of Combos, a spur about 2000 ft.

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  • The temple site was on a low spur of the hill, below the town.

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  • And when everything was prepared the prince or subject who was to knight him came into the hall, and, the candidate's sword and spurs having been presented to him, he delivered the right spur to the " most noble and gentle " knight present, and directed him to fasten it on the candidate's right heel, which he kneeling on one knee and putting the candidate's right foot on his knee accordingly did, signing the candidate's knee with the cross, and in like manner by another " noble and gentle " knight the left spur was fastened to his left heel.

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  • But all knights were also knights of the spur or " equites aurati," because their spurs were golden or gilt, - the spurs of squires being of silver or white metal, - and these became their peculiar badge in popular estimation and proverbial speech.

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  • The Order of St Sylvester was originally founded as the Order of the Golden Spur by Paul IV.

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  • In 1905 the order was divided into three classes, and a separate order, that of the Golden Spur or Golden Legion (Militia Aurata) was established, in one class, with the numbers limited to a hundred.

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  • spur of the lofty Tetons juts across the S.

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  • of Rome by the Via Praenestina (see below), on a spur of the Apennines facing the Alban Hills.

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  • of the tree, and if the lowermost only go to the formation of a fruit spur, the object will have been gained.

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  • at an altitude of 3100 ft., on a low spur overlooking the valley of the Nam Yao.

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  • - Russian Poland belongs mostly, though not entirely, to the basin of the Vistula - its western parts extending into the upper basin of the Warta, a tributary of the Oder, and its north-east spur (Suwalki) penetrating into the basin of the Memel, of which it occupies the left bank.

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  • The characteristic feature of this portion of the course of the Rhone is the number of narrow gorges or cluses through which it rushes, while it is forced by the southern spur of the Jura to run in a southerly direction, till, after rounding the base of that spur, it can flow freely westwards to Lyons.

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  • The Rhone continues to roll on southwards, but no longer (as no doubt it did in ancient days) enters the Lac du Bourget, of which it receives the waters through a canal, and then leaves it on the east in order to run along the foot of the last spur of the Jura.

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  • It flows past Yenne (left) and beneath the picturesque fortress (formerly a Carthusian monastery) of Pierre Chatel (right) before it attains the foot of the extreme southern spur of the Jura, at a height of 696 ft., not far from the village of Cordon, and just where the Guiers flows in (left) from the mountains of the Grande Chartreuse.

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  • Kerazeh, the undoubted site of Chorazin, stands on a rocky spur 900 ft.

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  • Sinn en-Nabreh, a ruin on a spur of the hills close to the last-mentioned site, represents the ancient Sennabris, where Vespasian (Josephus, B.J.

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  • Kalat el-Hosn ("castle of the stronghold") is a ruin on a rocky spur opposite Tiberias.

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  • Kersa, an insignificant ruin north of the last, is thought to represent the Gerasa or Gergesa of the 4th century, situated east of the lake; and the projecting spur of hill south of this ruin is conjectured to be the place where the swine "ran violently down a steep place" (Matt.

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  • At Derbent, just north of 42° lat., a spur of the Caucasus approaches so close to the sea as to leave room for only a narrow passage, the Caspiae Pylae or Albanae Portae, which has been fortified for centuries.

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  • It lies in a hollow of a northern spur of the Chiltern Hills, in a finely wooded locality.

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  • In the early years of the reign the people, especially in the south and west, attacked and plundered the Jews; and the consequent disorder was greatly increased by the ravages of the Black Death and by the practices and preaching of the Flagellants, both events serving to spur the maddened populace to renewed outrages on the Jews.

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  • SALZBRUNN, a watering-place of Germany, in the Prussian province of Silesia, at the foot of a well-wooded spur of the Riesengebirge, 30 m.

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  • the Spur, on the summits of Monte Peraldo at a height of 1650 ft., - the circuit being little less than 12 m., and all the important points along the line being defended by forts or batteries.

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  • The citadel, which is built on a spur of the Mokattam hills, occupies the S.E.

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  • The nerve cell just prior to sleep is still well capable of response to stimuli, although perhaps the threshold-value of the stimulus has become rather high, whereas after entrance upon sleep and continuance of sleep for several hours, and more, when all spur to the dissimilation process has been long withheld, the threshold-value of the sensory stimulus becomes enormously higher than before.

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  • To build south of the river, and on and under the last east spur of Casius, was to have security against invasion from the north, and command of the abundant waters of the mountain.

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  • A settlement, Meroe, boasting a shrine of Anait, called by the Greeks the "Persian Artemis," had long been located there, and was ultimately included in the eastern suburbs of the new city; and there seems to have been a village on the spur (Mt.

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  • On the south-west it is bounded by the range of hills that terminates in the spur of Carmel.

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  • The better residential quarters lie along the seaboard and on the higher ground, notably on a western spur of the Castle Hill.

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  • From near the Dorah pass (14,800 ft.), which connects Chitral with the Panja (or Oxus) river, a long, straight, snow-clad spur reaches southwards, which divides the Kafiristan valley of Bashgol from that of Chitral, and this continues to denote the eastern limits of Afghanistan till it nearly touches the Chitral river opposite the village of Arnawai, m.

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  • Here the Bashgol and Chitral valleys unite and the boundary passes to the water-divide east of the Chitral river, after crossing it by a spur which leaves the insignificant Arnawai valley to the north; along this water-divide it extends to a point nearly opposite the quaint old town of Pashat in the Kunar valley (the Chitral river has become the Kunar in its course southwards), and then stretches away in an uneven and undefined line, dividing certain sections of the Mohmands from each other by hypothetical landmarks, till it strikes the Kabul river near Palosi.

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  • A glance at the Milky Way, with its sharply defined irregular boundaries, its clefts and diverging spur, is almost sufficient to assure us that it is a real cluster of stars, and does not merely indicate the directions in which the universe extends farthest.

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  • 24) says that he, like John, wrote only at the spur of necessity.

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  • A pair of spur wheels in gear is an example of a higher pair, because the wheels have contact between their teeth along lines only.

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  • A broad, flat spur of the Carpathians - the Avratynsk plateau - which enters from the west and stretches out eastward towards the Dnieper occupies its southern portion, reaching a maximum elevation of 1200 ft.; another branch of the Carpathians in the west of the government ranges between 700 and goo ft.

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  • It is an isolated spur of the Aravalli range, being completely detached from that chain by a narrow valley 7 miles across, in which flows the western Banas.

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  • consepicillatus, constitute a genus with the same distribution as the last, and likewise with a hairy muzzle, but with a rather short, evenly furred tail, devoid of a spur.

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  • The following ranges belong to the Transmontane system, which is the southern extension of the mountains of Galicia: Peneda (4728 ft.), forming the watershed between the river Lima and the lower Minho; the Serra do Gerez (4817 ft.), which rises like a gigantic wall between the Lima and the Homem, and sends off a spur known as the Amarella, Oural and Nora, south-westward between the Homem and the Cavado; La Raya Seca, a continuation of Gerez, which culminates in Larouco (4390 ft.) and contains the sources of the Cavado; Cabreira (4196 ft.), which contains the sources of the river Ave and separates the basin of the Tamega from that of the Cavado; Marao (4642 ft.), Villarelho (3547 ft.) and Padrella (3763 ft.), forming together a large massif between the rivers Tamega, Tua and Douro; and Nogueira (4331 ft.) and Bornes (3944 ft.), which divide the valley of the Tua from that of the Sabor.

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  • It stands on the Jettenbiihl, a spur of the Kdnigsstuhl (1800 ft.), at a height of 330 ft.

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  • spur of the MOnchsberg, is the suburb of Nonnthal; and at the N.

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  • Forty miles to the west of the Saalburg there is a modern national monument, the colossal figure of Germania, which stands on a bold spur of the Taunus 740 ft.

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  • How many young literary people, disappointed at the unsuccess of their first attempts, did he comfort and spur on to renewed and higher efforts !

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  • In Pinus the needles occur in pairs, or in clusters of 3 or 5 at the apex of a small and inconspicuous short shoot of limited growth (spur), which is enclosed at its base by a few scale-leaves, and borne on a branch of unlimited growth in the axil of a scale-leaf.

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  • In the Californian Pinus monophylla each spur bears usually one needle, but two are not uncommon; it would seem that rudiments of two needles are always produced, but, as a rule, only one develops into a needle.

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  • DHARMSALA, a hill-station and sanatorium of the Punjab, India, situated on a spur of the Dhaola Dhar, 16 m.

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  • The spur on which it stands is thickly wooded with oak and other trees; behind it the pine-clad slopes of the mountain tower towards the jagged peaks of the higher range, snow-clad for half the year; while below stretches the luxuriant cultivation of the Kangra valley.

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  • With the army that he had created the mere rumour of his presence was often a spur to the greatest exertions.

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  • North of it the land is undulating, but low; to the south, a well-wooded spur of the Chiltern Hills separates the Vale of Bedford from the flat open tributary valley of the Ivel.

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  • Still unsatisfied, he next retired to the jungle of Uruvela, on the most northerly spur of the Vindhya range of mountains, and there for six years, attended by five faithful disciples, he gave himself up to the severest penance and self-torture, till his fame as an ascetic spread in all the country round about "like the sound," says the Burmese chronicle, "of a great bell hung in the canopy of the skies."

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  • The Zuurberg, owing to the north-east trend of the shore, becomes, east of Port Elizabeth, a coast range, and the central chain is represented by a more northerly line of hills, with a dozen different names, which are a south-easterly spur of the Sneeuwberg.

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  • high) are an inner spur of the Drakensberg running through the Herschel district.

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  • The plains gradually rise southwards, where a broad spur of the Tarbagatai mountains stretches north-westwards, containing gold, copper and coal.

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  • It stands on a spur of the Red Mountain called Jebel Kuaylian.

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  • It occupies the brow of a spur of the Kara-bagh mountains, 2940 ft.

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  • Behind the pulley at the top of the machine and on the same shaft is a spur wheel, which drives both of the spur wheels shown in the diagram.

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  • The small spur wheel is mounted on the steelyard, and this wheel and the one that drives it are so arranged that their line of, 1111111111_ 1 11111111111111 opoitiL From the Notice issued by the Standards Department of the Board of Trade, H.M.

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  • By the first part of this drop the movement of the poise is suddenly stopped, as will be explained below, and the travel of the poise along the steelyard, which measures the load on the platform, is recorded by the amount of rotation of the large spur wheel, and this is suitably shown on a dial in connexion with the wheel.

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  • The Calapooya Mountains, forming the water-parting between the Willamette and the Umpqua rivers, are a lateral spur of the Cascades, and extend westward as far as the Coast Range.

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  • A south-western spur, about too m.

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  • A spur pinion D, gearing with both wheels, is carried loosely upon an eccentric E forming part of the central pin, so that when this latter is turned by the hand-wheel F and chain G the axis of the pinion describes a circle the diameter of which equals the throw of the eccentric, and a small relative motion of the two sheaves takes place, depending on the number of the teeth of the annular wheels.

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  • The worm-wheel shaft then sometimes carries a spur-pinion gear ing with a spur-wheel on the lifting shaft, whereby a much greater mechanical advantage is obtained with a small loss by friction of the spur gearing.

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  • argot, a cock's spur), which are violet-black or dark-purple externally, and whitish with a tinge of pink within, are between 3 and 12 in.

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  • In a prayer addressed to " First birth of my birth, first beginning (or principle) of my beginning, first spirit of the spirit in me," he prays " to be restored to his deathless birth (genesis), albeit he is let a.nd hindered by his underlying nature, to the end that according to the pressing need and spur of his longing he may gaze upon the deathless principle with deathless spirit, through the deathless water, through the solid and the air; that he may be re-born through reason (or idea), that he may be consecrated, and the holy spirit breathe in"him, that he may admire the holy fire, that he may behold the abyss of the Orient, dread water, and that he may be heard of the quickening and circumambient ether; for this day he is about to gaze on the revealed reality with deathless eyes; a mortal born of mortal womb, he has been enhanced in excellence by the might of the All-powerful and by the right hand of the Deathless one," &c.

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  • It is situated on a spur of the Carpathians, and on the banks of the Titsch, an affluent of the Oder.

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  • He confiscated their estates and drove them out of the realm; they fled for the most part to Normandy, to spur on duke Robert to make another bid for the English crown.

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  • A perforated spur, with a special secreting gland in connexion with it, is found attached to each hind-leg of the males of the existing species of Monotremata.

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  • The Abbey Craig, an outlying spur of the Ochils, 1 1 m.

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  • The chief city of the latter of these districts was Larissa; and the two were separated from one another by a long spur, which runs southwards from the Cambunian Mountains on the western side of that city.

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  • bank of the Euphrates, the principal being three vast mounds, the Babil to the north, the Qasr or "Palace" (also known as the Mujelliba) in the centre, and the Ishan `Amran ibn `Ali, with the outlying spur of the Jumjuma, to the south.

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  • instead of 24,000 ft., stands, not on the main watershed of the central Tian-shan, but on a spur which projects from the watershed towards the south-west.

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  • The ancient capital, Jezreel (Zerin), is now a miserable village on a precipitous spur of Gilboa; north of this are the small mud hamlets, Solam (Shunem), Endur (Endor), Nein (Nain); on the west side of the plain is the ruin of Lej j fin (the Legio of the 4th century, which was then a place of importance).

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  • Belfort (esh Shukif), on the north bank of the Leontes, the finest and most important, dates somewhat earlier; and Montfort (Kalat el Kurn) stood on a narrow spur north-east of Acre, completing the chain of frontier fortresses.

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  • An interesting feature in Bajour topography is a mountain spur from the Kunar range, which curving eastwards culminates in the well-known peak of Koh-i-Mor, which is visible from the Peshawar valley.

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  • Colvillia racemosa, with yellow flowers; Astrapaea Wallichii, striking attention from its abundant flowers; and species of Cryptostegia, a purple-flowered creeper, and Strongylodon, another creeper with cream-coloured blossoms. Among attractive plants are species of Hibiscus, Euphorbia, Buddleia, Ixora, Kitchingia, Clematis, &c. On the east coast two orchids, species of Angraecum, with large white waxy flowers, one with an extraordinarily long spur or nectary, attract the attention of every traveller during June and July by their abundance and beauty.

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  • A spur of the Greben mountains runs out below two shoals where the river suddenly narrows to 300 yds.

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  • The point of the Greben spur had to be entirely removed for a distance of 167 yds.

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  • The Franks on their arrival in the Morea found a fortified city named Lacedaemonia occupying part of the site of ancient Sparta, and this continued to exist, though greatly depopulated, even after Guillaume de Villehardouin had in1248-1249founded the fortress and city of Misithra, or Mistra, on a spur of Taygetus some 3 m.

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  • Airthrey Castle, standing in a fine park with a lake, adjoins the town on the south-east, and just beyond it are the old church and burying-ground of Logie, beautifully situated at the foot of a granite spur of the Ochil range.

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  • In common with the other monotremes, the male echidna has its heel provided with a sharp hollow spur, connected with a secreting gland, and with muscles capable of pressing the secretion from the gland into the spur.

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  • In the violet the calycine segments are prolonged downwards beyond their insertions, and in the Indian cress (Tropaeolum) this prolongation is in the form of a spur (calcar), formed by three sepals; in Delphinium it is formed by one.

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  • In Pelargonium the spur from one of the sepals is adherent to the flower-stalk.

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  • Longitudinal section of flower; v, bracteole on the peduncle; 1, sepals; ls, appendage of sepal; c, petals; cs, spur of the lower petals; fs, glandular appendage of the lower stamens; a, anthers.

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  • 57), snapdragon and Centranthus, one or all of them are prolonged in the form of a spur, and are calcarate.

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  • In Valeriana, Antirrhinum and Corydalis, the spur is very short, and the corolla or petal is said to be gibbous, or saccate, at the base.

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  • 71), forming a nectar-secreting spur.

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  • One of the stamens has been deprived of its spur, the other shows its spur c. FIG.

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  • The hearth may either rotate on an inclined axis, so that the path of its surface is oblique to that of the flame, or the working part may be a hollow cylinder, between the fireplace and flue, with its axis horizontal or nearly so, whose inner surface represents the working bed, mounted upon friction rollers, and receiving motion from a special steam-engine by means of a central belt of spur gearing.

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  • Is business, for music, a regrettable necessity or a spur to creativity?

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  • This is the long splined shaft with a sixteen tooth spur gear at one end on which are mounted the other countershaft gears.

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  • I bought a greek spur thighed tortoise 3 years ago.

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  • Among the programs BP established to spur innovation was a series of action learning events.

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  • Work begins on The Environmental Audit report with WWF, which helps spur rapid growth in environmental auditing.

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  • There is a connecting spur into Bishop Auckland station - the terminus of the ' Heritage Line ' passenger service from Darlington.

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  • Cuidad Rodrigo stands on a rocky spur overlooking the banks of the River Agueda.

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  • The eastern spur of the railroad over to Rae 's Wharf.

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  • In fact, it is a shelf of bone, not a sharp spur.

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  • A northern spur of the state, the Northwest Angle, contains a portion of Lake of the Woods.

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  • The project will use experimental data from a spur gear set.

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  • The turbine then drove the spur wheel directly by means of a cast iron gear.

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  • How can I run with a painful heel spur?

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  • I 've been told my pain is caused by a bone spur.

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  • Romantic Nights Dice £ 4.99 Romantic Nights dice provide great spur of the moment romantic ideas with a simple roll of the dice.

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  • The southwest spur of that hill is named Uamh Mhor, a possible approximation to Uam Var.

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  • Sports personnel are more likely to have a supinated foot and may have a spur, which may be relevant for professional athletes.

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  • I still have two spur thighs and at the moment I have a baby tortoise, which is the offspring of the original two.

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  • The cams and spur wheel should be securely attached to the shaft, the grub screws being gently tightened as necessary.

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  • Our highest point is a tiny Tibetan hamlet balanced on a narrow spur at 3200m.

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  • The castle, originally built by the Normans on a spur, overlooking the river valley, stands proudly one mile upriver from Lostwithiel.

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  • In the spur of the moment, we decided to take evasive action.

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  • Champagne, romantic music, a romantic movie (or even a romantic comedy), chocolates and candles can help spur on a night or relaxing with a loved one.

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  • You can also use sports jersey numbers or random numbers that you pick on the spur of the moment.

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  • Dell Computer Company relied on online sales to spur their company growth.

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  • Ideally, the decision to leave is not made on the spur of the moment.

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  • A learning permit allows you to drive with a parent or older adult in the car and can give you valuable insight into how to handle spur of the moment situations where a driver cuts in front of you or you hydroplane on water.

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  • The idea of time can spur theme ideas like "It's About Time," "The Time Is Here," and "Time is Ours."

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  • Looking at photos of white wedding picture frames can give you inspiration and spur your imagination to the right décor, favor, or gift ideas.

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  • Likewise, the courthouse is open nearly 24 hours on the weekend, allowing excited couples to indulge that spur of the moment passion.

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  • Often, spur of the moment airline bookings can be very expensive.

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  • It is also helpful to read reviews written by people who have taken cheap spur of the moment cruises.

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  • Not all free puppies wind up with an unhappy ending, but the potential is there when decisions are made on the spur of the moment.

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  • Spur Western Wear: There are plenty of rugged western shirts to choose from here, and for all types of tastes.

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  • Even if the elderly person has recently experienced a loss or life change that would expectedly spur a grieving period, they should be closely watched for signs of something much more severe.

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  • Your horse mentor early in the game tells you not to spur your horse to much or it will injure him.

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  • It's great that everyone has the ability to take spur of the moment snapshots and capture life as it happens, without having to lug around a separate camera.

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  • "Encourage Creative Process to Spur Innovation: Dr. Kelman Outlines Three Elements of Creativity: Inspiration, Insight, Intuition."

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  • This helped spur the first genuine interest in Latin music in the United States.

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  • Lastly, hormonal changes can spur vaginal bleeding during early pregnancy.

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  • It was a spur of the moment thing, and that's all I could think of doing at the time.

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  • Sometimes dipping is a spur of the moment decision.

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  • The Imaginext Bat Cave is designed to spur the imagination of your Batman fan.

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  • The rules are easy to learn (it is essentially a fancy version of Tic-Tac-Toe), but there is more strategy than you might expect since it does have decks of cards that spur gameplay.

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  • That is very unlike actual dating, when you have to respond to a person quickly and in the spur of the moment.

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  • spur of the MOnchsberg, is the suburb of Nonnthal; and at the N.

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  • Many unusual proposals are actually surprise proposals because they are made on the spur of the moment, perhaps after a special date or some other occasion.

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  • However, they are "better" than the oppositions in some respect because they cause friction and tension that, in turn, spur you to make necessary changes.

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  • Place a small prize such as a lollipop in the center to spur them on through the trails.

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  • She made her debut in 1947 in Fame Is the Spur.

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  • The film is also intended to spur an additional sequel to the highest-grossing movie of all time.

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  • Various holidays also spur promotions to increase sales, so look for good deals then as well.

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  • When air travel is involved in these spur of the moment trips, tensions rise even more.

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  • However, if you don't want to break the bank taking a spur of the moment flight, then compromise is key.

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  • In order to spur the sale of new vehicles, many automakers offer special deals called "incentives."

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  • Texas Spur - Held in the spring and fall, this Llano, Texas-based Jamboree involved some very rocky terrain.

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  • Moves like jumps and splits are taught, along with the sense of presence and the way a cheerleader presents herself in both appearance and manner to spur on a crowd.

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  • At that critical moment when your team is trying to prevent the other team from scoring, give the crowd a few cheers to spur on your team to victory!

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  • Keep a variety of craft supplies close at hand for those spur of the moment projects.

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  • Kids (and adults) love to have lots of choices and potential projects to spur their creativity.

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  • Cartridges also come with free project ideas to help spur your creativity.

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  • Once you have reached the advanced level, you may wish to try some techniques to spur even more growth like arm supersets.

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  • This is all to spur on the freezing effect, which in any case usually begins anywhere from a few hours to three days after the injection.

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  • Your healing time may vary but applying basic first aid will spur the process along.

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  • This spur carries the boundary of Afghanistan southwards to Arnawai (some 50 m.

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  • The centre of infantry stood on the forward slope of the long spur which runs east from Doon, and beyond them, practically on the plain, was the bulk of the Scottish cavalry.

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