She waited breathlessly, straining to hear the least noise.
She stopped, straining to hear the conversation.
In the modern metal bridge every member has a definite function and is subjected to a calculated straining action.
She glanced down at the straining bodice and made a face.
It has come down in a very corrupt state, and its difficulties are increased by the unpoetical nature of the subject, the straining after conciseness, and the obtrusive use of metaphor.
She wore a camisole and shorts, her large breasts straining at the thin fabric between them.
A whisper soft movement in the night alerted her, and she held her breath, straining her eyes into the darkness.
Later, as she was straining the water from the potatoes, Cade wandered in.
When the atoms are in motion these strain-forms produce straining and unstraining in the aether as they pass across it, which in its motional or kinetic aspect constitutes the resulting magnetic field; as the strains are slight the coefficient of ultimate inertia here involved must be great.
According to the lawyer, Lori could contest the will — which would be expensive and straining on everyone.
The weights of engines and wagons are now greater, and in addition it is recognized that the concentration of the loading at the axles gives rise to greater straining action, especially in short bridges, than the same load uniformly distributed along the span.
3 These documents, even after due weight is given to all consideraions urged in their favour,4 seem to confirm the view already taken of Bacon's theory of government, and at the same time show that his sympathies with the royal party tended to blind him to the true character of certain courses of action, which can only be justified by a straining of political ethics.
By first connecting himself with John through his marriage with the English king's daughter Joan, by straining every nerve to repress dissensions and enforce obedience amongst the Welsh chieftains, and later by allying himself with the English barons against his suzerain, this prince during a reign of 44 years was enabled to give a considerable amount of peace and prosperity to his country, which he persistently sought to rule as an independent sovereign, although acknowledging a personal vassalage to the king of England.
"My darling Mummy!" she repeated, straining all the power of her love to find some way of taking on herself the excess of grief that crushed her mother.
But the earliest coinage in Cilicia, before the general Persian coinage (17) about 380 B.C., is Tarsus, 164 grains; Soli, 169, 163, 158; Nagidus, 158, 161-153 later; Issus, 166; Mallus, 163-154 -- all of which can only by straining be classed as Persian; but they agree to this standard, which, as we have seen, was used in Syria in earlier times by the Khita, &c. The Milesian or "native" system of Asia Minor (18) is fixed by Hultsch at 163 and 81.6 grains -- the coins of Miletus (17) showing 160, 80 and 39.
She stopped, stretched and bent over, her bikini top straining to contain her large breasts.
A hawk made a wide swing across the grassland and then suddenly dived, jerking up at the last second, its great wings straining as it pumped back into the air with added weight.
His voice was hoarse, his body straining.
In the next stall the goat was laying on her side, straining... could be a problem there.
It awoke more fiercely than before, straining against her resolution.
He stumbled, his body straining beneath her weight and his speed.
She stopped straining and rested her head against his chest.
The pipes are best supported on rollers which allow of movement without straining the joints.
If land forms may be compared to organs, the part they serve in the economy of the earth may, without straining the term, be characterized as functions.
After purification by straining, it is sold as "Strasburg turpentine," much used in the preparation of some of the finer varnishes.
He constructed gratings up to 340 periods to the inch by straining fine wire over screws.
The 2nd and 4th Austrian corps found themselves all at once threatened in flank and rear by heavy masses of Prussian infantry, the leading brigades of the crown prince's army, and they began to withdraw towards the centre of their position in ordered brigade masses, apparently so intent on keeping their men in hand that they seem never to have noticed the approach of the Prussian reserve artillery of the Guard which (under Prince Kraft zu Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen) was straining forward over heavy soil and through standing corn towards their point of direction, a clump of trees close to the tower of the church of Chlum.
Reiun sculptured simply a man poised on the toes of one foot, the other foot raised, the ar-rn extended, and the body straining forward in strong yet elastic muscular effort.
The underground stems (rhizomes or tubers) are rich in starch; from that of Arum maculatum Portland arrowroot was formerly extensively prepared by pounding with water and then straining; the starch was deposited from the strained liquid.
But in recent times the weight of traction engines and wagons which pass over bridges has increased, and this kind of load generally produces greater straining action than a crowd of people.
By plotting and averaging he obtained the following results: Ex,cess of Deflection and straining Action of a moving Load over that due to a resting Load.
It is sometimes said that a bar is " fatigued " by repeated straining.
All that can be done is to assume a set of loads likely to produce somewhat severer straining than any probable actual rolling loads.
It is usual to speak of two kinds of monarchianism - the dynamistic and the modalistic, though the distinction cannot be carried through without some straining of the texts.
Probably a straining of water from solid particles is effected by the lattice-work of the ctenidia or gill-plates.
His prose writings gained great reputation in their own day, and long afterwards, but are disfigured by apparent straining after effect, and by frequent puerility and circumlocution.
Writing of the Tibetan he states: "As a beverage he drinks, all day long, cupfuls of, hot buttered tea, which is really a soup or broth made by boiling tea-leaves with rancid butter and balls of dough, and adding a little salt, and straining - a decoction which was invariably nasty to our taste, though no doubt it is wholesome; for it is not merely a stimulating hot drink in the cold, but overcomes the danger of drinking unboiled water in a country where the water supply is dangerously polluted."
It is useless to follow Boehme further, for his cosmogony is disfigured by a wild Paracelsian symbolism, and his constructive efforts in general are full of the uncouth straining of an untrained writer.
Intellectual growth was accompanied by great religious activity; it is no longer merely on the old questions of dispute between church and state that then were straining Religious their minds.
It was not only in Afghanistan that the new imperial policy which Lord Beacon~field had done so much to encourage was straining the resources of the empire.
The essential oil is carried off at a heat of between 212° and 316° F., leaving fluid rosin, which is run off through a tap at the bottom of the still, and purified by passing through a straining wadding.
With a little straining these are made to correspond to five chief divisions of Jus, - personal security (benevolence being opposed to the ill-will that commonly causes personal injuries), property, contract, marriage and government; while the first, second and fourth, again, regulate respectively the three chief classes of human motives, - affections, mental desires and appetites.
Having had personal experience of the unremunerative character both of music and of mathematics, he desired that his son should apply himself to the cultivation of medicine, and, not without some straining of his slender resources, placed him, before he had completed his eighteenth year, at the university of Pisa.
He took a visual survey of her from the boots up, his unabashed gaze lingering on her straining shirt buttons.
His season was passing like tomatoes still green when the frost hits, unable to fulfill what they've been straining to achieve through the long hot summer.
According to the lawyer, Lori could contest the will â€” which would be expensive and straining on everyone.
abnormal posture; straining; lying with tummy pressed to the floor; or reluctance to move.
It keeps the body supple without straining and can be used to relieve pain in labor and ease childbirth.
Slightly ahead of him, straining against a leather choker, was the biggest Staffordshire bull terrier I had ever seen.
Restructuring and budget cutbacks are straining the system and placing accelerating demands on personnel.
Patients were asked to record daily bowel movements, abdominal pain and bloating, straining and incomplete evacuation.
Then drill through the end posts and fix straining eye bolts.
glistened with oily sweat like the limbs of a straining athlete.
This netting is temporarily pegged onto the straining wires and can be removed easily when the weather turns inclement.
The work is sore straining; was laid by for three months short time since with pains in the limbs, caused by overwork.
Till the swap's done He sits like a yoga Straining the wires of strangeness - After all, he does have perfect pitch.
Clues include abnormal posture; straining; lying with tummy pressed to the floor; or reluctance to move.
spiced rhubarb chutney or rhubarb cordial by boiling the rhubarb with sugar and straining.
straining at the leash.
attach the wire strainers to the second straining post.
A variation of this method is to use a wire strop, attached as shown to the straining post.
If motions are hard and difficult to void, try inserting a glycerol suppository to reduce straining.
It is now divided into two parts: - Exterior Ballistics, in which the motion of the projectile is considered after it has received its initial impulse, when the projectile is moving freely under the influence of gravity and the resistance of the air, and it is required to determine the circumstances so as to hit a certain object, with a view to its destruction or perforation; and Interior Ballistics, in which the pressure of the powder-gas is analysed in the bore of the gun, and the investigation is carried out of the requisite charge of powder to secure the initial velocity of the projectile, without straining the gun unduly.
measure of independence and felicity under the law, the hope that connected itself with the House of David was not likely to rise to fresh life, especially as a considerable proportion of the not very numerous passages of Scripture which speak of the ideal king might with a little straining be applied to the rising star of the new dynasty (cf.
The essential oil is carried off at a heat of between 212Ã‚° and 316Ã‚° F., leaving fluid rosin, which is run off through a tap at the bottom of the still, and purified by passing through a straining wadding.
I found that it was as well for me to rest on my oars and wait his reappearing as to endeavor to calculate where he would rise; for again and again, when I was straining my eyes over the surface one way, I would suddenly be startled by his unearthly laugh behind me.
As he approached, a ringing shot issued from it deafening him and his suite, and in the smoke that suddenly surrounded the gun they could see the gunners who had seized it straining to roll it quickly back to its former position.
The Tsar said something more which Rostov did not hear, and the soldiers, straining their lungs, shouted "Hurrah!"
Those standing in front, who had seen and heard what had taken place before them, all stood with wide-open eyes and mouths, straining with all their strength, and held back the crowd that was pushing behind them.
Their un- Russian shouting at their horses which were straining uphill with the carts, and their calls to one another, could be clearly heard.
All his life he had looked over the heads of the men around him, when he should have merely looked in front of him without straining his eyes.
Moving away from the traditional crumble, try making a spiced rhubarb chutney or rhubarb cordial by boiling the rhubarb with sugar and straining.
So we wait impatiently and straining at the leash.
Attach the wire strainers to the second straining post.
If your baby appears to be in pain, however, as she attempts to have a bowel movement, or she cries while straining, she may indeed be constipated.
Try a refreshing Frozen Mint Julep by muddling the mint in simple syrup, and then straining the leaves and blending the remains with bourbon and cracked ice in a blender.
Each recipe calls for chilling the ingredients over ice and then straining the drink into a chilled martini glass.
Tea is made by boiling the berries, straining away the fruit, and sipping the decoction.
Don't go for pieces that will obstruct views, so people have lots of choices for places to stretch out in your theater without straining to see the screen.
Taller than a traditional kitchen countertop, this height is ideal for folding clothes without straining your back.
All the essential products should fit comfortably in the bag without crowding or straining, preferably with enough room for some minor rummaging as you search for the right case without needing to remove items.
Regardless of how you use your designs, free custom stickers open up a wide range of design options without straining your budget.
Made out of foam, the stress toy is soft enough that you can squeeze it without straining your hand.
Even if you have to buy pink overalls for a baby girl, you know that they can handle stress without straining, staining, or getting too ugly.
You should be able to flex in your jackets without straining the seams.
Also, make sure your jacket is fitted in the shoulders without straining or allowing extra material to bunch up or poke out.
Keep your knees slightly bent while shoveling the snow and use them when lifting rather than straining your back.
Water exercises are a gentle way to strengthen muscles without straining joints.
If your face is large, take care to choose lenses that are wide enough to cover your face without straining at the temple areas.
These types of lenses aid eyes in relaxation, since you are not straining against the light, and this can help you to see more clearly.
If you spend a lot of time outside, say, reading by a swimming pool, or you wish to simply sit outside with a book, you may want to think about wearing a pair of tinted reading glasses to protect your eyes from straining through any glare.
Use the C key to cast multiple spells instead of hand straining multiple clicking.
Straining the muscles of the back is common.
It will usually appear after straining or crying and then disappear after a period of time.
Uranus named his sons Titans (meaning "straining ones") for daring to do this to him.
Because of their audacity against him, Uranus called all his sons "Titans" which means "straining gods."
You can easily pick up several pairs without straining your budget.
While it's true that many of these backpacks are quite sturdy and can easily handle more gear, it may be better to go a bit lighter since you don't want to risk straining your back.
To cater to this new clientele, luggage makers have added wheels and handles to some duffles to make it easy to transport luggage without straining your back.
A child straining to pass a bowel movement is not necessarily the best indication of constipation because some kids simply like to grunt and push when in the middle of a movement.
There are also creams and oils that you can use to help your child with any uncomfortable cuts which may have occurred on the bottom from the straining and pushing associated with constipation.
Discount Yankee Candles let you enjoy your favorite fragrances without straining your household budget.
Free soap making techniques can help introduce you to the basics of this fun craft without straining your household budget.
But repeated or sustained use could cause serious harm as the body is plunged into and out of starvation rations, bouncing weight up and down like any other yo-yo diet, and straining the body's systems to run on far too little fuel.
Producers make Greek yogurt by straining the whey out of regular yogurt, leaving nothing but the thick, creamy solids.
One of the few drawbacks of Greek yogurt is that some calcium may be lost in the straining process.
Added dietary fiber helps the intestines in two important ways: by keeping the muscles of the intestinal wall exercised, and by preventing constipation and associated straining.
The NIH reports there is some evidence that straining to pass a bowel movement can contribute to the formation of diverticula, and that fecal matter sitting in the colon instead of passing through may contribute to inflammation.
It's important to use a controlled motion when performing butt exercises to avoid straining your knees and causing serious injuries.
Over straining and pushing ahead too quickly is the top reason most runners quit.
Go as far as you can without straining your back or leg.
Be careful when doing this exercise to prevent straining your calf muscles.
He towered over them both, the muscles in his arms and shoulders straining against his shirt as he hooked his thumbs in the front pockets of his jeans.
The very next day she was straining over the counter to reach behind the stove when Cade came into the kitchen.
"He's my father!" she snapped, straining against him.
She nodded, straining against him again.
Deidre reached for him, straining to ease the need to taste him.
The mare stopped straining and it receded.
His arousal rose solid and thick against her belly, and the soft towel agitated her straining nipples.
In the specification of the patent applied for on the list of July 1877 he showed a sketch of an instrument which consisted of a diaphragm, with a small platinum patch in the centre for an electrode, against which a hard point, made of plumbago powder cemented together with india-rubber and vulcanized, was pressed by a long spring, the pressure of the carbon against the platinum disk being adjusted by a straining screw near the base of the spring.
Mysticism differs, therefore, from ordinary pantheism in that its inmost motive is religious; but, whereas religion is ordinarily occupied with a practical problem and develops its theory in an ethical reference, mysticism displays a predominatingly speculative bent, starting from the divine nature rather than from man and his surroundings, taking the symbolism of religious feeling as literally or metaphysically true, and straining after the present realization of an ineffable union.
In regard to the purification of water, filtration was long looked upon as merely a mechanical process of straining out the solid particles, whereby a turbid water could be rendered clear.
A crude method consists of straining the liquid through cotton or other cloth, either stretched on wooden frames or formed into long narrow bags ("bag-filters").
In such rolling operations the girder is subjected to straining actions different from those which it is intended to resist, and parts intended for tension may be in compression; hence it may need to be stiffened by timber during rolling.
In bridges so erected the straining action during erection must be studied, and material must be added to resist erecting stresses.
Straining Actions and Working Stresses.
Hitherto it had been felt as a great difficulty in casting specula that the solidification did not begin at one surface and proceed gradually to the other, the common sand mould allowing the edges to cool first, so that the central parts were subject to great straining when their time of cooling came, and in large castings this generally caused cracking.
Let him drink water purified by straining with a cloth, let him utter speech purified by truth, let him keep his heart pure.
But when he attempts to force du Junca's phrase "un ancien prisonnier qu'il avait a Pignerol" into this sense, he is straining language.
The walls of the pyloric chamber bear a series of pads and ridges beset with hairs and so disposed as to form a straining apparatus.
Here the straining of the original horizontal puddle in settling down is indicated in a purposely exaggerated way by the curved lines.
I feel like sitting down on my heels, putting my arms round my knees like this, straining tight, as tight as possible, and flying away!
"Only once in my life to get an old wolf, I want only that!" thought he, straining eyes and ears and looking to the left and then to the right and listening to the slightest variation of note in the cries of the dogs.
Straining all her faculties Princess Mary looked at him.
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