There is also in large bridges wind-bracing to stiffen the structure against horizontal forces.
When these two powers quarrelled after the peace of Nicias it remained loyal to the Spartans; but the latter thought it prudent to stiffen the oligarchic government against a nascent democratic movement.
The barbs possess further branches called the barbules, and adjacent barbules are attached to one another by hooks which stiffen the vane.
Adding a little groundbait or some crushed hemp or pellet to stiffen the mix as I did is the easiest solution.
The roots of this plant were collected in Elizabethan times for their high starch content, which was used to stiffen fashionable linen ruffs.
Both these pieces read like a call to arms, an attempt to stiffen the sinews of the 1701 and 1702 parliaments.
stiffen the sinews of the 1701 and 1702 parliaments.
stiffen the rear suspension for precise sport riding.
levator muscles first, the eyelids open and the muscles stiffen.
The German resistance on the Western front did not stiffen in April 1945; by that time the German armies were falling apart.
stiffen so that a fork will tank upright in the mixture.
stiffen when you are asleep, but it takes less than half an hour to get going in the morning.
The cover also helps stiffen the rear suspension for precise sport riding.
Add flour to stiffen so that a fork will tank upright in the mixture.
The joints stiffen when you are asleep, but it takes less than half an hour to get going in the morning.
Cheaper cotton versions will not only fade with repeated washing, but will shrink and stiffen.
Coblation-channeling uses heat to shrink and stiffen the soft palate and it uses molecular disintegration to remove some of the obstructive tissue.
There is a location called Meditation Garden where you will learn proper stretching and yoga techniques so muscles won't stiffen whether you are working with the game or not.
They also helped stiffen cigarette packets.
As a child grows the eustachian tubes widen and stiffen, allowing air to enter and fluid to drain from the middle ear more efficiently.
Diabetes will also affect the joints of the feet causing difficulty in walking as the feet stiffen.
In the case of the plate web there must be a considerable excess of material, partly to stiffen it against buckling and partly because an excess of thickness must be provided to reduce the effect of corrosion.
had remained in the Macedonian theatre to stiffen the Serbs - an extraordinary travesty of the facts.
The finer varieties are used as an emollient and demulcent in medicine, and in the manufacture of confectionery; the commoner qualities are used as an adhesive paste, for giving lustre to crape, silk, &c., in cloth finishing to stiffen the fibres, and in calico-printing.
By the end a h - a of the 16th century the square shape was everywhere prevalent; at the beginning of the 17th century cardboard was introduced to stiffen the sides and emphasize the squareness, and the actual form of the biretta, as described above, had be come fixed (see fig.
The sirdar made an attempt to raise a battaliQn of Albanians, but the few men obtained mutinied when ordered to proceed to the Sudan, and it was deemed advisable, after the ringleaders had been executed, to abandon the idea, and rely on blacks to stiffen the fellahin.
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