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  • His father, Zaccheus Greeley, owned a farm of 50 acres of stony, sterile land, from which a bare support was wrung.
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  • Its waters are lost in the arid stony plateau of the Sorl.
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  • He had also proved that the interior of Australia was not a stony desert, like the region visited by Sturt in 1845.
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  • The chief drawback to farming in the midland and upper districts is the considerable proportion of stony ground, and, in some cases, the lack of running water.
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  • Less manure is used in these cellars than we generally see in the mushroom-houses of England, and the surface of each bed is covered with about an inch of fine white stony soil.
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  • On the higher elevations it is generally stony and sterile, but in the valleys and on many of the lower hills, where it consists largely of clay and sand, it is quite productive.
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  • The surface is for the most part a hard stony desert, areas of blown sand occurring but exceptionally.
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  • It consists of uncultivated or rough lands, such as mountains, stony ground, &c., which are useless without clearance, to which no possession is claimed, and which are at such a distance from the nearest dwelling that the human voice cannot be made to reach them from that dwelling.
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  • But much of the lower ground is stony and poor in vegetation, while the lowland near the main Nile is exceedingly marshy.
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  • The barrenness extends into the mountains themselves, where there are bare rock cliffs, stony slopes and a general absence of vegetation.
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  • The Eastern province consists of well-forested, undulating land (Busoga) on the coast of the lake, a vast extent of marsh round the lake-like backwaters of the Victoria Nile (Lakes Ibrahim or Kioga, Kwania, &c.) and a more stony, open, grain-growing country (Bukedi, Lobor, Karamojo).
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  • The country has little water and only a small part of it is under cultivation, the remainder being composed of arid, waterless plains, deserts - some stony, others with moving sands - barren hills and mountains.
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  • As the mountains of Valencia and Catalonia effectually bar out the fertilizing moisture of the sea-winds, much of the province is a sheer wilderness, stony, ash-coloured, scarred with dry watercourses, and destitute of any vegetation except thin grass and heaths.
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  • A company of Waldenses founded a second settlement in 1658, at Stony Brook, about 2 m.
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  • The first is a huge mass of a bright green colour, living to a great age, and when dead becoming of a grey and stony appearance.
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  • In the north and east they give place, as the Manych and the coasts of the Caspian are approached, to arid, sandy, stony steppes.
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  • To the south of the Nerbudda the Satpura range stretches across the province, containing the greater part of five districts, its crystalline and sandstone rocks rising in places through the superficial stratum of trap, and with large areas of shallow stony land still covered to a great extent with forest interspersed by black-soil valleys of great fertility.
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  • The list of reptiles includes the venomous Vipera ammodytes and Pelias berus, while scorpions and lizards infest the stony wastes of the Karst.
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  • The middle veld is marked by long low stony ridges, known as rands, and these rands and the kopjes are often covered with scrub, while mimosa trees are found in the river valleys.
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  • Only the eldest princess, the one with the stony face and long waist, was still living in Pierre's house.
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  • There was no sign of the gentle man who made love to her last night, nothing but the cold, stony features of death.
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  • The principal reptiles are a lizard, a tortoise, the vivora de la crux (a dangerous viper, so called from marks like a cross on its head) and the rattlesnake in Maldonado and the stony lands of Minas.
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  • As I walk along the stony shore of the pond in my shirt-sleeves, though it is cool as well as cloudy and windy, and I see nothing special to attract me, all the elements are unusually congenial to me.
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  • It has the same stony shore, and its waters are of the same hue.
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  • Much of the island is stony and unproductive; but cultivation has not been extended nearly as much as would be possible, and the implements are primitive.
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  • A little south of Samarra the stony plateau of Mesopotamia ends, and the alluvial plain of Irak, ancient Babylonia, begins.
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  • The seeds, or properly fruits, are contained singly in a stony involucre or bract, which does not open until the enclosed seed germinates.
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  • It then runs through a stony plain, where it frequently overflows and causes great damage, this being indeed the main characteristic of the Durance throughout its course.
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  • The stony tufa (tufa litoide) is quarried as building-stone.
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  • It consists for the most part of a shallow and rapid stream, occupying but a small part of its broad, stony bed.
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  • Many other kinds of marls are described; some are of a sandy nature, others stony or full of the remains of small shells.
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  • Disk ploughs are unsuitable for heavy sticky soils and for stony land, but may be used with effect on stubbles and on land in a dry hard state.
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  • The stony plains which cover so large a part of the country are often covered with acacia jungle, and in the dry water-courses a kind of wild palm, the dom, abounds, from the leaves of which baskets and mats are woven.
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  • In the Red Sea the " Pola " expedition discovered a calcareous .00ze similar to that of the Mediterranean, and the formation of a stony crust by precipitation of calcium and magnesium carbonates may be recognized as giving origin to a recent dolomite.
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  • This tract consists of a succession of stony ridges of trap rock, enclosing valleys or basins of fertile soil, to which cultivation is for the most part confined, except where the shallow soil on the tops of the hills has been turned to account.
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  • The Hydrozoa comprise the hydroids, so abundant on all shores, most of which resemble vegetable organisms to the unassisted eye; the hydrocorallines, which, as their name implies, have a massive stony skeleton and resemble corals; the jelly-fishes so called; and the Siphonophora, of which the species best known by repute is the so-called "Portuguese man-of-war" (Physalia), dreaded by sailors on account of its terrible stinging powers.
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  • The Allegheny ridges have only a thin stony soil; but good limestone, sandstone, shale and alluvial soils, occur in the valleys and in some of the plateaus of the extreme west.
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  • They are well concealed by the colour of their upper parts, which in most cases agrees with the prevailing tone of their surroundings, mostly arid, stony or sandy localities; the large spikes FIG.
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  • Norristown is served by the Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia & Reading and the Stony Creek railways, by interurban electric railway to Philadelphia and Reading, and by the Schuylkill canal, and is connected by bridge with the borough of Bridgeport (pop. in 1900, 3095), where woollen and cotton goods are manufactured.
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  • In 1779 he attempted to draw Washington out of the Highlands,' with the result that in the manoeuvres he lost the garrison at Stony Point, 700 strong, the position being stormed by Wayne with the American light infantry on the 16th of July.
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  • But beyond the sphere of irrigation, where the land is dependent on the rainfall, there is much rough stony ground broken by great fissures cut by flood-water from the border hills.
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  • The former is a long narrow valley, with a rich fringe of cultivation bordering the river; the latter is a wide open alluvial plain, cultivated only on one side, and for the rest rough stony waste.
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  • The harbour is safe, being protected by a stony beach and by a breakwater.
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  • The surrounding country is bare and stony, with carefully cultivated patches of rich red soil among the crevices of the rock.
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  • Marten, Stone.-Size and quality similar to the baum; the colour, however, of the underwool is a stony white and the top hair is very dark, almost black.
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  • They live in rocky and stony districts.
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  • In colour they range from a pale stony or yellowish shade to a rich dark brown, almost black with a bluish tone.
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  • The Amur skins are paler, but often of a pretty bluish stony tone with many frequently interspersed silvery hairs.
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  • But the best known road from Kandahar to India is that which stretches across the series of open stony plains interspersed with rocky hills of irregular formation leading to the foot of the Kwaja Amran (Khojak) range, on the far side of which from Kandahar lies the valley of Peshin.
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  • Covering the higher parts of the south-western Palaeozoic area in most places are rolling hills of boulder clay or stony moraines; while the lower levels are plains gently sloping toward the nearest of the Great Lakes and sheeted with silt deposited in more ancient lakes when the St Lawrence outlet was blocked with ice at the end of the glacial period.
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  • They are the termination of a stony plateau, containing several small oases, which southward joins the more arid and uninhabitable wastes of the Libyan Desert.
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  • The average width of the .cultivated land is about I0 m., of which the greater part lies on the left (western) bank of the river; and outside this is a belt, varying from a few hundred yards to 3 or 4 m., of stony and sandy ground, reaching up to the foot of the limestone cliffs, which rise in places to as much as 1000 ft.
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  • The other desert regions of Egypt are elevated stony plateaus, which are diversified by extensively excavated valleys and oases, and in which sand frequently plays quite a subordinate part.
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  • Further on they had a scuffle with certain " Arabians "; and at last, after successfully accomplishing the passage of the " rough and stony " road that led to Jerusalem, they were obliged to dismount before the gate of the city till they should receive license from the governor to enter.
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  • It is on the whole a route across open plains and hard, stony " dasht" - a route which would offer no great difficulties to that railway extension from Chaman which has so long been contemplated.
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  • The attendants then raise the body to its final resting-place, lay it upon its stony bed, and retire.
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  • In her anger she had told the queen she wished for no answer, and she was now met by a stony and exasperating silence, broken only by the words constantly repeated, "You desired no answer and you shall have none."
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  • Natural beds of oysters occur on stony and shelly bottoms at depths varying from 3 to 20 fathoms. In nature the beds are liable to variations, and, although Huxley was somewhat sceptical on this point, it seems that they are easily brought into an unproductive condition by over-dredging.
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  • The lower reaches of the Zhob and Kundar are hemmed in by rugged limestone walls, serrated and banded with deep clefts and gorges, a wilderness of stony desolation.
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  • Outside the folds lie the horizontal deposits of the Makran coast, and within them lies the stony desert of north-western Baluchistan.
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  • They are great leapers and swift runners, mostly frequenting open stony plains.
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  • Most of the district consists of hard and stony soil, depending upon irrigation, which is supplied by the Western Jumna canal, the Ali Mardan canal and the Agra canal.
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  • The soil is generally dry and stony, and the greater part of the surface is covered with forests, in which the logwood tree especially abounds.
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  • The remarkable ovoid involucre of Coix, which becomes of stony hardness, white and polished (then known as " Job's tears," q.v.), is also a modified bract or leaf-sheath.
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  • The United States was willing at the time to extend the north-western boundary along the forty-ninth parallel from the Lake of the Woods to the Pacific, but to this the British government would not consent; and on the 20th of October 1818 both nations agreed to a convention providing for the "joint occupation" for ten years of the country "on the north-west coast of America, westward of the Stony [Rocky] Mountains."
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  • As far as the anatomy of the zooid is concerned, the majority of the stony or madreporarian corals agree exactly with the soft-bodied Actinians, such as Actinia equina, both in the number and arrange 4 4 ¢ 2 4 FIG.
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  • According to the terms of the agreement the boundary was to run along the Thames estuary to the mouth of the Lea (a few miles east of London), then up the Lea to its source near Leighton Buzzard, then due north to Bedford, then eastwards up the Ouse to Watling Street somewhere near Fenny or Stony Stratford.
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  • From the Karlyk-tagh a stony desert slopes south to the Chol-tagh.
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  • The soil of the surrounding country is stony, but the climate is warm, and wine is extensively produced.
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  • Look for them in March/April in the shallow pools lined with pink encrusting stony algae.
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  • The Launton is a stony meteorite of the most common type, known as an ' ordinary chondrite ' .
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  • In addition to encouraging unwanted algae growth, phosphates slow the skeletal growth of stony corals.
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  • To begin with the city was laid out on a desert surface of yellow sand and grayish gravel over an underlying harder stony desert.
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  • There is a difference between laying a lawn for example on a stony hill with pine needles to fertile farmland.
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  • They form the passage from the perfectly glassy portions, to those nearly homogeneous and stony, with only an obscure concretionary structure.
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  • On emerging from the forest, the stony path became increasingly icy.
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  • High Possil is a stony meteorite - the commonest kind.
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  • Open, stony flushes of M11 Carex demissa Saxifraga aizoides mire are also well-represented.
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  • Elizabeth broke the stony silence which had descended on the room.
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  • Metal pins can be useful where the ground is too stony to hammer in wooden stobs.
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  • B12 Here is a steep incline which leads uphill and is quite stony.
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  • In 30 years worms buried every stone in a once very stony field near Darwin's home, Down House.
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  • Alternatively there is a hydraulic reset version for extremely stony conditions.
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  • The dried residue was rather stony and contained occasional animal bones, while pottery and slag were rare.
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  • Once past the farm buildings the track becomes stony... ....and quite steep.
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  • It was supposed to be funny, but I just sat there stony faced all the way through.
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  • It's a pretty straight, stony, tree lined track in a gully, cutting across between two roads.
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  • Oh, stony pasture, Where the tall mullein Stands up so sturdy On its little seed!
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  • This was in 1845, the route lying for the most part over a stony desert, where the heat (reaching 131° Fahr.), with scorching winds, caused much suffering to the party.
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  • These mountains, excepting some stony crags and cliffs, are clothed with dense forest,athe soil being exceptionally fertile.
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  • The grander features of the relief of the lithosphere or stony crust of the earth control the distribution of the hydrosphere or collected waters which gather into the hollows, filling them up to a height corresponding to the volume, and thus producing the important practical division of the surface into land and water.
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  • The extreme north of Liberia is still for the most part a very well-watered country, covered with a rich vegetation, but there are said to be a few breaks that are rather stony and that have a very well-marked dry season in which the vegetation is a good deal burnt up. In the main Liberia is the forest country par excellence of West Africa, and although this region of dense forests overlaps the political frontiers of both Sierra Leone and the Ivory Coast, it is a feature of physical geography so nearly coincident with the actual frontiers of Liberia as to give this country special characteristics clearly marked in its existing fauna.
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  • There are stony wastes, or alluvial fans, where mountain streams emerge upon the plains, in time of flood, bringing detritus in their torrential courses from the mountain canyons and depositing it along the mountain base.
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  • Via a water pumping station, the stony road leads to the dam with the railroad.
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  • I only hope you gents ai n't too stony And he touched his pockets with a rueful face.
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  • This Riesling is made in the dry style, and shows classic stony fruit with a refreshing acidity and silky smoothness.
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  • Downstream of the bridge a statuesque gray heron stood motionless on a stony spit at the tip of a small island.
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  • No doubt they will be met with stony silence or derision by sections of the left.
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  • Typically this is a shallow, stony, clay loam to clay textured soil formed over limestone.
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  • He left the bookies with money in his pocket, and stony stares at his back.
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  • The summit is a broad stony plateau, with two summit cairns (some 100 meters apart) toward the northern edge.
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  • These huge figures and shapes, carved into the stony desert are best viewed from the air.
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  • In 30 years worms buried every stone in a once very stony field near Darwin 's home, Down House.
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  • Once past the farm buildings the track becomes stony.......and quite steep.
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  • It 's a pretty straight, stony, tree lined track in a gully, cutting across between two roads.
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  • Humboldt compares some of the stony beds, when viewed from a distance, to strata of a schistose sandstone.
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  • Past a spacious chamber on the left through a low stony scramble into an unpleasant crawling passage strewn with flood debris.
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  • Oh, stony pasture, Where the tall mullein Stands up so sturdy On its little seed !
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  • The walk takes you across stony beaches and over a series of cliffs teeming with birdlife.
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  • Light shades of beige and cream represent the aged plaster walls of old country farmhouses and varying shades of grey reflect the stony walls of grand estates.
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  • They do best in rather poor soils and upon dry stony banks, growing rapidly and giving distinct effect both of leaf and flower.
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  • On some warm or stony soils, and in districts near the sea where light soil prevails, it grows like a weed.
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  • It is often naturalised on walls, ruins, and on rocky or stony banks.
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  • The Chestnut thrives best in airy and warm situations, and upon stony or free soils, not caring much for chalk or heavy soils.
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  • The seed may be sown on rubbish heaps and in stony places, old quarries, and by roadsides.
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  • Colletia are often neglected and placed against walls, but it will be found that the hardiest one is much better in the open sun, and best, perhaps, in sandy or stony ground, in which it is very effective in autumn.
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  • Allied to this is V. prunifolium, which also attains large size in dry stony places.
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  • Bulbocodium, usually die out on deep richly manured borders, but frequently live on poor stony or sandy soils, on dry grassy banks, or amongst the roots on the sunny sides of hedges, shrubs, stone walls, and trees.
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  • Rock gardens, stony places, and sloping banks suit Aubrietias perfectly.
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  • It is a native of arid stony places on the Pyrenees and the Alps, but often descends into the lowlands, and is found on the tops of walls.
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  • This plant should be exposed to the full sun, in crevices situated between two rocks, and where the roots can penetrate gritty or stony soil to the depth of 3 feet.
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  • This and A. juncea are found in the south of France on barren stony mounds.
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  • Flinty wines are generally high in acidity with a slight stony or mineral taste.
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  • A recent study has been conducted by researchers at the State University of New York at Stony Brook that looks into the debate.
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  • With guidance and love from her grandmother, Nana, Chrissa's challenge begins with coping with the stony silence and indifference of her three classmates.
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  • The classic and beautiful Stony Brook collection of Thomasville kids furniture is also sure to please your child, no matter what his or her age might be.
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  • A stony silence followed the second playing.
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  • She gasped, hope racing through her as he dove toward the ground, switched to his human form in mid-air, and landed hard on the stony island.s ground.
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  • The western side consists of stony but fertile plains, which are well cultivated and produce luxuriant crops of grain, with some cotton, vines, almonds and figs.
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  • The inland region, called the sertao, is high, stony, and dry, and frequently devastated by prolonged droughts (seccas).
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  • In these high and stony valleys every available patch of ground is utilized for the cultivation of barley, even up to altitudes of 7000 and 8000 ft.
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  • The igneous formation of which the greater part of the Roman Campagna is, in its superior portion, composed, contains three strata known under the common name of tufa, - the " stony," " granular," and " sandy " tufa, - the last being commonly known as pozzolana.
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  • It is a stony, semi-arid region, thinly wooded, having good grazing campos in its extreme western section.
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  • It has extensive campos and large areas of exposed rock and stony steppes, but is richly provided with mineral deposits.
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  • The Brazilian Guiana plateau, lying immediately north of the equator, is in great part a hot, stony desert.
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  • The American cause was strengthened this year also by several victories along the lower Hudson of which General Anthony Wayne's storming of the British fort at Stony Point was the most important.
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  • West of the dividing crest they are forest clad; east thereof their stony grimness is but slightly softened by growths of scrub and tussock grass.
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  • In the Virginia Blue Ridge the following are the highest peaks east of New river: Mount Weather (about 1850 ft.), Mary's Rock (3523), Peaks of Otter (4001 and 3875), Stony Man (4031), Hawks Bill (4066).
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  • He was hardly halfway across the stony field when one of the horse's shoes flew off.
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  • But suddenly, at a narrow place, they met a very old man, hobbling slowly along over the stony way.
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  • Ducks and geese frequent it in the spring and fall, the white-bellied swallows (Hirundo bicolor) skim over it, and the peetweets (Totanus macularius) "teeter" along its stony shores all summer.
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  • Once I was surprised to see a cat walking along the stony shore of the pond, for they rarely wander so far from home.
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  • Like the wasps, before I finally went into winter quarters in November, I used to resort to the northeast side of Walden, which the sun, reflected from the pitch pine woods and the stony shore, made the fireside of the pond; it is so much pleasanter and wholesomer to be warmed by the sun while you can be, than by an artificial fire.
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  • The tall youth, with a stony look on his face, and rigid and uplifted arm, stood beside Vereshchagin.
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  • When Mr Eyre viewed the country from Mount Deception in 1840, looking between Lake Torrens and the lake which now bears his own name, the refraction of light from the glittering crust of salt that covers a large space of stony or sandy ground produced an appearance of water.
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  • East of this again a succession of stony ridges running parallel to the coast has to be crossed before El Hasa is reached.
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  • In each of the long German carts six or more pale, dirty, bandaged men were being jolted over the stony road.
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  • Thence four marches, generally over a stony plateau dominated by bare, sterile mountains, brought them to Sana, where they received a cordial welcome from the imam, el Mandi Abbas.
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  • The men around her were happy despite their stony visages.
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  • In the alpine tracts of the north the narrowness of the valleys and the steep stony slopes strewn with debris, on which only lichens and mosses are able to grow, make every plot of green grass (even if it be only of Carex) valuable.
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  • The central zone includes Hejaz (or Hijaz), Nejd and El Hasa; much of it is a dry, stony or sandy steppe, with few wells or watering-places, and only occupied by nomad tribes; but the great wadis which intersect it contain many fertile stretches of alluvial soil, where cultivation is possible and which support a considerable settled population, with several large towns and numerous villages.
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  • Red clay is the deposit peculiar to the abysmal area; 70 carefully investigated samples collected by the " Challenger " came from an average depth of 2730 fathoms, 97 specimens collected by the " Tuscarora " came from an average depth of 2860 fathoms, and 26 samples obtained by the " Albatross " in the Central Pacific came from an average depth of 2620 fathoms. Red clay has not yet been found in depths less than 2200 fathoms. The main ingredient of the deposit is a stiff clay which is plastic when fresh, but dries to a stony hardness.
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  • In central Europe it thrives best in enclosed, preserved waters, with a clayey or muddy bottom and with an abundant vegetation; it avoids clear waters with stony ground, and is altogether absent from rapid streams. The tench is distinguished by its very small scales, which are deeply imbedded in a thick skin, whose surface is as slippery as that of an eel.
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  • Megalithic town walls were naturally common in that stony land, Palestine, and very typical specimens of them were found in the Palestine Exploration Fund's excavations at Bethshemesh (`Ain Shems) directed by Dr. Duncan Mackenzie, 29 whose work also threw new light on the phenomenon of the appearance in Palestine between the 12th and 10th centuries B.C. of subMycenaean (Greek) pottery, which can only be ascribed to the Philistines, whose historical position as a foreign invading force from the Aegean area (Lycia and Crete-Kaphtor) is now entirely vindicated.
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  • The country falls naturally into three main divisions, a northern, a central and a southern; the first includes the area between the Midian coast on the west and the head of the Persian Gulf on the east, a desert tract throughout, stony in the north, sandy in the south, but furnishing at certain seasons excellent pasturage; its population is almost entirely nomad and pastoral.
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  • Since the country was considered to be of little value the question of boundaries was not pressed either by Great Britain or the United States after the War of 1812, and by a treaty concluded on the 10th of October 1818 it was agreed that " any country that may be claimed by either party on the north-west coast of North America, westward of the Stony (Rocky) Mountains shall be free and open for the term of ten years from the date of the signature of the present convention to the vessels, citizens and subjects of the two powers."
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  • Instead of the white lily, which requires mud, or the common sweet flag, the blue flag (Iris versicolor) grows thinly in the pure water, rising from the stony bottom all around the shore, where it is visited by hummingbirds in June; and the color both of its bluish blades and its flowers and especially their reflections, is in singular harmony with the glaucous water.
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