Tall sentence example

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  • The two tall peasants had their say.
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  • He looked so tall, standing over her that way.
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  • A tall perfectly formed and decorated Christmas tree stood beside the staircase.
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  • The tall lad waved his arm.
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  • At 5' 8, she was tall, but still had to lift her chin to see his face.
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  • He made a striking figure, so tall and lean.
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  • The man in the corner was tall with eyes that swirled gold like Damian's had.
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  • She had reached the hall before she turned and saw the tall man standing in the doorway.
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  • They were simply very tall – all well over six feet.
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  • They are tall and well built.
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  • It was a big horse, tall and bony, with long legs and large knees and feet.
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  • She took off, noting where she entered the woods, and using a tall Sycamore tree as a trail marker.
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  • They seemed to be falling right into the middle of a big city which had many tall buildings with glass domes and sharp-pointed spires.
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  • He was so tall there was a vast difference in their height.
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  • This morning she planted her doll and showed me that she expected her to grow as tall as I. You must see that she is very bright, but you have no idea how cunning she is.
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  • She searched around for a landmark that could be seen over the trees, but nothing was tall enough.
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  • He looked tall and lean in a dark suit.
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  • A tall thin bow-legged figure strolled around the side of the house.
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  • She was in the middle of an unfamiliar, tall hallway.
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  • Water shot from the bottom of the canyon, forming hundreds of tall columns whose mist cast rainbows in the bright moonlight.
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  • She was surprised to recognize the Council members, from tall, thin Opal to the Council members whose names she'd never learned.
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  • You sure you wouldn't settle for tall, dark and handsome?
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  • He was a tall, rather reddish white man and he had a thick mustache.
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  • He didn't look as tall, but the man at the airport had been wearing a suit.
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  • She shuddered involuntarily as it slowly uncoiled, stretched across the porch and eventually disappeared off the edge into the tall grass.
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  • She took aim on a tall bunch of grass and swung the whip like a bat.
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  • She hefted the whip and started working on another area of tall grass.
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  • A tall figure emerged from the brush and she gasped with relief.
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  • She scrambled to her feet, gaping at the tall figure in the doorway.
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  • Down the hall, a tall lean man was walking beside a wheelchair.
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  • His gaze went over the blonde's body in satisfaction: tall, slender, flat stomach, large breasts.
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  • With dark hair and eyes and the caramel skin marking his Cuban heritage, Jonny was tall and lanky.
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  • Tall and lanky, Jonny didn't look like some sort of inhuman creature.
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  • He was tall enough that the movement caused her body to rest against his, however briefly.
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  • Two tall, muscular men stood there.
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  • Despite being over six feet tall, Charles was no more of an obstacle than Jessi's small body.
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  • Jessi looked up at the speaker, stunned by the tall brunette with a body Jessi would kill for.
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  • At the end of her wits, Jessi held out her hand to the tall brunette.
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  • Giraffes are inhabitants of open country, and owing to their length of neck and long flexible tongues are enabled to browse on tall trees, mimosas being favourites.
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  • They are typical Berbers in physique, tall, well made and muscular, with European features and fair skins bronzed by the sun.
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  • Rudolph was a tall man with pale face and prominent nose.
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  • When a stranger claimed his hospitality, Procrustes compelled him, if he was tall, to lie down on the short bed, and then cut off his extremities to make him fit.
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  • In the Spanish plains, however, the young are often produced in nests built in trees, or among tall bamboos in FIG.
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  • The tree has a remarkable appearance, due to shedding its primary branches for about five-sixths of its height and replacing them by a small bushy growth, the whole resembling a tall column crowned with foliage, suggesting to its discoverer, Captain Cook, a tall column of basalt.
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  • Personally, Ivan was tall and well-made, with high shoulders and a broad chest.
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  • The tall, fair and blue-eyed individuals who are found to the north-east of the Seine and in Normandy appear to be nearer in race to the Scandinavian and Germanic invaders; a tall and darker type with long faces and aquiline noses occurs in some parts of Franche-Co1nt and Champagne, the Vosges and the Perche.
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  • Prince Alexander possessed much charm and amiability of manner; he was tall, dignified and strikingly handsome.
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  • The temples on the east side of the Otolum are distinguished by tall narrow vaults, perforated by numerous square openings giving the appearance of coarse lattice work.
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  • Bobby Lowe, as he was popularly known, was one of the most remarkable personalities of his day, with his tall, striking figure, albino complexion and hair, and faculty for epigram and irony.
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  • They are about as tall as the average Malay, are slimly built, light of colour, and have wavy fine hair.
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  • The climate, though moist, is healthy, and the people are generally tall and robust.
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  • At Saluzzo in Piedmont there is a stock with hanging ears, arched face and tall stature, kept for its dairy qualities; and in the Biellese the merino breed is maintained by some of the larger proprietors.
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  • A closely related form is the well-known Lombardy poplar, P. fastigiata, remarkable for its tall, cypress-like shape, caused by the nearly vertical growth of the branches.
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  • The Lombardy poplar is valuable chiefly as an ornamental tree, its timber being of very inferior quality; its tall, erect growth renders it useful to the landscape-gardener as a relief to the rounded forms of other trees, or in contrast to the horizontal lines of the lake or river-bank where it delights to grow.
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  • The evaporation which is associated with transpiration is no doubt another, but by themselves they are insufficient to explain the process of lifting water to the tops of tall trees.
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  • Lastly must be noted the extinct tall Ratite species of Aepyornis with its several fancy genera.
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  • A little armadillo, the mulita, is the living representative of the antediluvian giants Mylodon, Megatherium, &c. The ostrich-Rhea americana-roams everywhere in the plains; and there are a few specimens of the vulture tribe, a native crow (lean, tall and ruffed), partridges and quails.
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  • The country is exceedingly rich in Aroids, many of which are epiphytic, festooning the trunks of tall trees with a magnificent drapery of abundant foliage.
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  • Physically the Maoris are true Polynesians, tall, well-built, with straight or slightly curved noses, high foreheads and oval faces.
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  • Lake Ilmen and the river Volkhov, on which stands Novgorod, Rurik's capital, formed part of the great waterway from the Baltic to the Black Sea, and we know that by this route travelled from Scandinavia to Constantinople the tall fair-haired Northmen who composed the famous Varangian bodyguard of the Byzantine emperors.
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  • William Gilpin calls the cypress an architectural tree: "No Italian scene," says he, "is perfect without its tall spiral form, appearing as if it were but a part of the picturesquely disposed edifices which rise from the middle ground against the distant landscape."
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  • The common or tall variety of C. sempervirens is known as C. fastigiate; the other variety, C. horizontalis, which is little planted in England, is distinguished by its horizontally spreading branches, and its likeness to the cedar.
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  • A tall funnel-shaped vase of this class, of which a considerable part has been preserved, is divided into zones showing bull-hunting scenes, wrestlers and pugilists in gladiatorial costume, the whole executed in a most masterly manner.
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  • It consists of a group of old-fashioned timber and plaster buildings, a tall belfry, and a diminutive church of white marble, founded in 1190 by King Stephen Nemanya, who himself turned monk and was canonized as St Simeon.
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  • Sculptured panels, with conventional motives, peacocks, eagles devouring hares, peacocks drinking from a cup on a tall pillar, are let into both exterior and interior walls, as are roundels of precious marbles, sawn from columns of porphyry, serpentine, verd antique, &c. The adoption of veneer for decoration prohibited any deep cutting, and almost all the sculpture is shallow.
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  • They burrow among tall grass.
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  • The greater part of the country is covered either with tall coarse grasses (these open plains being called ban), or more commonly with thick thorn-bush or jungle, among which rise occasional isolated trees.
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  • Among ancient remains in the vicinity may be mentioned Galgberget, the place of execution, with tall stone pillars still standing; and the remarkable stone labyrinth of Trdjeborg.
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  • They were a tall race of copper hue; fairly intelligent, mild in temperament, who lived in poor huts and practised a limited and primitive agriculture.
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  • The personal appearance of Stevenson has often been described: he was tall, extremely thin, dark-haired, restless, compelling attention with the lustre of his wonderful brown eyes.
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  • Gurgling water, strips of sward and tall forest trees, backed by green hills, make a scene completely unlike the usual monotony of Persian landscape.
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  • The massive and richly decorated square tower in the centre of the west façade, which for centuries terminated in a temporary spire, was completed in 1890, according to the original plans, by the addition of an octagonal storey and a tall open spire (528 ft.), the loftiest ecclesiastical erection in the world, outstripping the twin spires of Cologne cathedral by 21 ft.
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  • They are handsome plants, the tall stem being crowned by racemes of showy flowers.
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  • A small group of Australian genera closely approach the order Juncaceae in having small crowded flowers with a scarious or membranous perianth; they include Xanthorrhoea (grass-tree or blackboy) and Kingia, arborescent plants with an erect woody stem crowned with a tuft of long stiff narrow leaves, from the centre of which rises a tall dense flower spike or a number of stalked flower-heads; this group has been included in Juncaceae, from which it is doubtfully distinguished only by the absence of the long twisted stigmas which characterize the true rushes.
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  • These tall tenements on both sides of what is now High Street and Canongate are still a prominent characteristic of the Old Town.
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  • In personal appearance he was tall and corpulent, of a dignified presence and extremely powerful physique, with a bald forehead, close-cropped hair and short moustaches.
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  • Monroe was about six feet tall, but, being stoop-shouldered and rather ungainly seemed less; his eyes, a greyish blue, were deep-set and kindly; his face was delicate, naturally refined, and prematurely lined.
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  • Instances of his selected varieties are the tall variety which he hybridized with a dwarf variety, a yellow-seeded variety which he hybridized with a green-seeded variety, and again a smooth-seeded variety which he hybridized with a wrinkle-seeded variety.
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  • They wore coats confined by belts, trousers tucked into soft boots, and hoods or tall pointed caps.
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  • The women had flowing robes, tall pointed caps, and veils descending over most of the figure.
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  • The name (Sp. "tall tree") was derived from a solitary redwood-tree standing in the outskirts of the city.
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  • Much of this region is covered with gamelote, a tall, worthless, grass with sharp stiff blades.
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  • South of the lake is a wide plain, traversed by the Semliki river, which enters the Nyanza through a swamp of tall weeds, chiefly ambach and papyrus.
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  • Jeanne, sister of Marguerite and wife of Philip the Tall, was also arrested for not having denounced the culprits, and imprisoned at Dourdan.
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  • On tall, roomy, cylindrical glasses they painted portraits of the emperor and electors of Germany, or the imperial eagle bearing on its wings the arms of the states composing the empire.
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  • In the design of a structure such as a tall reservoir dam it is important that the line of thrust in the material should pass inside the core of a section, so that the material should not be in a state of tension anywhere and so liable to open and admit the water.
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  • It is a tall perennial grass-like plant, giving off numerous erect stems 6 to 12 ft.
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  • The tall upper molars have inner columns.
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  • Near the Cordillera and on its lower slopes a tall branched cactus is met with, and there are Salicornias and Salsolas near the coast.
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  • The vapours rising from the still traverse a tall vertical column, and are then conveyed through a series of bulbs placed in a bath kept at the boiling-point of the most volatile constituent.
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  • It was in 1857 that Bayard Taylor saw him, and carried away the impression of a man "tall and broad-shouldered as a son of Anak, with hair, beard and eyes of southern darkness."
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  • He was unusually tall, and possessed in advanced years a strange and rather terrifying air of sombre majesty.
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  • Otto was of tall and commanding presence, and although subject to violent bursts of passion, was liberal to his friends and just to his enemies.
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  • In northern Europeans the leg is usually much more than onehalf of the bodys length, but in Japanese the ratio is one-half or even less; so that whereas the Japanese, when seated, looks almost as tall as a European, there may be a great difference between their statures when both are standing.
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  • Though not tall, he had a fine presence and manners, at once genial and courtly.
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  • Higher up, between 3700 and 4200 ft., a tall pine, Pinus Brutia, is characteristic. Between 4200 and 6200 ft.
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  • South, east and west of the city are the gold mines, indicated by tall chimneys, battery houses and the compounds of the labourers.
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  • On the battle-ground a tall column bears the words, " Here died Wolfe victorious on the 13th of September 1759."
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  • The principal fodder crops are green barley and a tall clover called " sulla " (Hedysarum coronarum), having a beautiful purple blossom.
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  • C. giganieus, the largest and most striking species of the genus, is a native of hot, arid, desert regions of New Mexico, growing there in rocky valleys and on mountain sides, where the tall stems with their erect branches have the appearance of telegraph poles.
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  • On the obverse is generally the king, who, in the earlier coins at any rate, wears a long open coat, knee boots and a tall cap - clearly the costume of a nomad from the north.
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  • His features were firm and clearly cut; his figure was tall and soldierly.
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  • Meleager is represented as a tall, vigorous youth with curly hair, holding a javelin or a boar's head, and accompanied by a dog.
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  • The personal appearance of Charles is thus described by Einhard: - " Big and robust in frame, he was tall, but not excessively so, measuring about seven of his own feet in height.
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  • The older amphorae were oval-shaped, such as the vases filled with oil for prizes at the Panathenaic festival, having on one side a figure of Athena, on the other a representation of the contest; the latter were tall and slender, with voluted handles.
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  • The return air from fiery workings is never allowed to approach the furnace, but is carried into the upcast by a special channel, called a dumb drift, some distance above the furnace drift, so as not to come in contact with the products of combustion until they have been cooled below the igniting point of fire-damp. Where the upcast pit is used for drawing coal, it is usual to discharge the smoke and gases through a short lateral drift near the surface into a tall chimney, so as to keep the pit-top as clear as possible for working.
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  • Further, there is the modification of the latter from a short-crowned, or brachyodont type, to one in which the columns are tall, constituting the hypsodont, or hypsiselenodont, type.
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  • In ascending the river a stranger's eye is first caught by the numerous huge ice-houses with high thatched roofs and by a tall white tower - the T'ien-feng-t'a or Ning-po pagoda or obelisk - which rises to a height of 160 ft.
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  • The bush is grouped in copses on meadows, which produce a coarse tall grass.
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  • Vast tracts of the country have been, however, deforested by fire, and these are covered by the tall ineradicable grass, Imperata arundinacea.
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  • Strabo describes them as tall, well made, and in character simple and honest; he says that payment was in kind and that the people could not count beyond a hundred.
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  • Occupying 135 degrees of latitude, living on the shores of frozen or of tropical waters; at altitudes varying from sea-level to several thousands of feet; in forests, grassy prairies or deserts; here starved, there in plenty; with a night here of six months' duration, there twelve hours long; here among health-giving winds, and there cursed with malaria - this brown man became, in different culture provinces, brunette or black, tall or short, long-headed or short-headed, and developed on his own hemisphere variations from an average type.
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  • In stature, the tall tribes exceed 170 cm.; middle stature ranges between 166 and 170; and short tribes are under 166 cm.
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  • The Indians are on the whole a tall people.
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  • The whole Mississippi valley was occupied by tall peoples.
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  • These are for the most part large antelopes, with long cylindrical horns, which are present in both sexes, hairy muzzles, no face-glands, long tufted tails and tall thick molars of the ox-type.
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  • All these are large and generally more or less uniformly coloured antelopes with horns in both sexes, long and more or less hairy tails, high withers, small face-glands, naked muzzles, tall, narrow upper molars, and the absence of pits in the frontal bones.
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  • In the last-named region some fifteen salt-water gulfs penetrate into the very heart of the mountains, winding amid steep, cloudcapped ranges, and tall, richly-clothed cliffs overhanging their calm waters.
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  • We may illustrate the successive modes of vibration by using as pipe a tall cylindrical jar, and as exciter a vibrating tuning-fork held over the mouth.
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  • Other parks are Lake Park, also on the lake shore, at North Point, where stands the waterworks pumping station with its tall tower; Riverside and Kilbourn Parks, east and west respectively of the upper Milwaukee river, in the northern part of the city, Washington Park on the west side, containing a menagerie and a herd of deer; Sherman Park on the west side, and Kosciusko, Humboldt and Mitchell Parks on the south side.
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  • The city hall on the east side is surmounted by a tall clock-tower containing one of the largest bells in the world.
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  • Beatus Rhenanus; "summus Erasmi observator," as he is called by de Thou, describes his person thus: "In stature not tall, but not noticeably short; in figure well built and graceful; of an extremely delicate constitution, sensitive to the slightest changes of climate, food or drink.
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  • In person Boyle was tall, slender and of a pale countenance.
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  • It thus fell to the infantry to attack and defend with its own weapons, and the defence was, locally, almost inexpugnable behind its tall breastworks.
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  • The view which has received most general acceptance is that they represent a branch of the Caucasic division of mankind who migrated at a remote period possibly in Neolithic times from the Asiatic mainland travelling by way of the Malay Archipelago and gradually colonizing the eastern Pacific. The Polynesians, who, as represented by such groups as the Samoans and Marquesas islanders, are the physical equal of Europeans, are of a light brown colour, tall, well-proportioned, with regular and often beautiful features.
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  • In the " bush " are found tufts of tall coarse grass with the space between bare or covered with herbaceous creepers or water-bearing tubers.
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  • But the idol in this Sivite temple was only a tall block or pillar of hewn stone, of a familiar kind.
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  • (2) As regards plays, in Marlowe's Tamburlaine Timur is described as tall of stature, straightly fashioned, large of limb, having joints strongly knit, long and sinewy arms, a breadth of shoulders to "bear old Atlas's burden," pale of complexion, and with "amber hair wrapp'd in curls."
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  • A Latin memoir of Tamerlane by Perondinus, printed in 1600, entitled Magni Tamerlanis scytharum imperatoris vita, describes Timur as tall and bearded, broad-chested and broadshouldered, well-built but lame, of a fierce countenance and with receding eyes, which express cruelty and strike terror into the lookers-on.
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  • The southern part of the state includes the Everglades (qv.), a large area of low, flat, marshy land, overgrown with tall reedy grass, a veritable wilderness; thus giving Florida an unenvied first rank among the states in marsh area.
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  • During the Civil War Augusta was the seat of extensive military factories, the tall chimney of the Confederate powder mills still standing as a memorial.
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  • The seeds are sown in April, on rich ground, which should not be too highly manured; the young larches are planted out when two years old, or sometimes transferred to a nursery bed to attain a larger size; but, like all conifers, they succeed best when planted young; on the mountains, the seedlings are usually put into a mere slit made in the ground by a spade with a triangular blade, the place being first cleared of any heath, bracken, or tall herbage that might smother the young tree; the plants should be from 3 to 4 ft.
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  • The Dipodinae, on the other hand, are leaping rodents, with the metatarsals elongated, a small upper premolar present or absent, and the crowns of the molars tall.
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  • Aubrey describes him as "of a very fair, clear sanguine complexion, with a long beard as white as milk - a very handsome man - tall and slender.
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  • The teeth form a continuous even series, the small canines being crowded between the incisors and premolars; the crowns of the cheek-series are tall (hypsodont), with a distinctive pattern of their own.
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  • That those to the westward have long been inactive is shown by the destruction of craters by denudation, by deep ravines, valleys and tall cliffs eroded on the mountain sides, especially on the windward side, by the depth of soil formed from the disintegrated rocks, and by the amount as well as variety of vegetable life.
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  • The men are tall, handsome and well-made, and the women are among the most beautiful in Spain; while the dark complexion and hair of both sexes, and their peculiar dialect of Spanish, so distasteful to pure Castilians, are indisputable evidence of Moorish descent.
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  • 'Gueridon, a small table to hold a lamp or vase, supported by a tall column or a human or mythological figure.
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  • Endless masses of tall weeds, belonging to a few species, cover the face of the country - large Cruciferae, Cynareae and Umbelliferae - also large quantities of liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra and echinata) and Lagonychium, and the white ears of the Imperata.
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  • The friars' churches were at first destitute of towers; but in the 14th and 15th centuries, tall, slender towers were commonly inserted between the nave and the choir.
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  • Phillips Brooks was a tall, well-proportioned man of fine physique, his height being six feet four inches.
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  • Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet Pea): hardy; there are two races, dwarf and tall, the latter - far and away the most beautiful - requires support; various colours; numerous immensely popular forms. Lavatera trimestris: hardy, 3 ft., pale-rose, showy malvaceous flowers.
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  • There are two races, dwarf and tall, various shades of red and yellow.
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  • Handsome border plants, the tall stems crowned by racemes of showy hooded flowers.
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  • C. pulla, 6 in., purplish, nodding, on slender erect stalks; C. turbinata, 9 in., purple, broad-belled; C. carpatica, i ft., blue, bfoad-belled; C. nobilis, 12 ft., long-belled, whitish or tinted with chocolate; C. persicifolia, 2 ft., a fine border plant, single or double, white or purple, blooming in July; and C. pyramidalis, 6 ft., blue or white, in tall branching spikes, are good and diverse.
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  • Fraxinella is a very characteristic and attractive plant, 2 to 3 ft., with bold pinnate leaves, and tall racemes of irregular-shaped purple or white flowers.
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  • If broccoli be too rank or tall to withstand the winter, lift and lay nearly up to the neck in the earth, the heads sloping towards the north.
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  • Before winter, all tall grass and loose litter should be taken away; if this is not done, then the first snow should be tramped heavily around the plants, in order to destroy any nesting-places.
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  • Cordaites, a tall plant (20-30 ft.) with yucca-like leaves, was related to the cycads and conifers; the catkin-like inflorescence, which bore yew-like berries, is called Cardiocarpus.
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  • Whereas in Java tall timber on the mountains keeps to altitudes of not less than 3000 f t., the tall timber on the mountains of Sumatra commonly descends below moo ft., and in many cases right down to the coast.
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  • The following are some of the most famous diamonds of the world: - A large stone found in the Golconda mines and said to have weighed 787 carats in the rough, before being cut by a Venetian lapidary, was seen in the treasury of Aurangzeb in 1665 by Tavernier, who estimated its weight after cutting as 280 (?) carats, and described it as a rounded rose-cut-stone, tall on one side.
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  • The lion lives chiefly in sandy plains and rocky places interspersed with dense thorn-thickets, or frequents the low bushes and tall rank grass and reeds that grow along the sides of streams and near the springs where it lies in wait for the larger herbivorous animals on which it feeds.
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  • In person Charles Kingsley was tall and spare, sinewy rather than powerful, and of a restless excitable temperament.
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  • From the centre of the tuft ultimately arises a tall flower-bearing stem, 5 to 15 ft.
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  • He was tall and erect in figure, and lived on the whole a temperate life, though he used to say that he had been drunk about a hundred times.
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  • Its seaward fortifications rise directly from the water's edge, one fort, on the north mole, standing boldly on a tall rock almost isolated by a little inlet of the Adriatic. On the landward side a massive round tower dominates the city from a still higher eminence.
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  • Parallel to the Stradone, on the north, is the Prijeki, a long, very narrow street, flanked by tall houses with overhanging balconies, and greatly resembling a Venetian alley, Despite the havoc wrought by earthquake in 1667, the whole city is rich in antiquarian interest.
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  • The Bhattis number some 350,000, and are a fine tall race, making capital soldiers.
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  • The ass, often a tall and handsome creature, is indigenous.
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  • Represented as ithyphallic, with two tall plumes on his head, the right arm upraised and bearing a scourge.
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  • Again, the cheek-teeth have the tall crowns characteristic of a large number of representatives of the first group and of the prongbuck, thereby showing that Merycodus can scarcely be regarded as a primitive type.
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  • Personally Roger was of tall and powerful body, with long fair hair and full beard.
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  • He was tall, handsome, James /V.
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  • Its oldest and most characteristic building is the tall square tower with its five pointed turrets, dating from 1208.
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  • This is a tall iron erection, built up from superposed cylinders, which are separated from one another by perforated horizontal diaphragms, con this recovery is carried out in the most efficient manner, the process cannot possibly pay; but so much progress has been made in this direction that the loss of ammonia is very slight indeed, merely a fraction per cent.
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  • Both these reactions are carried out in tall cylindrical columns or " stills," consisting of a number of superposed cylinders, having perforated horizontal partitions, and provided with a steam-heating arrangement in the enlarged bottom portion.
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  • Some of them are as light-skinned as Europeans, tall, robust, thin-lipped, straight-nosed, with straight black hair; others are shorter and darker in complexion, with round heads, long noses, thick lips, and scraggy limbs, indicating perhaps the commingling of more than one Semitic people.
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  • The camel is of a more robust and compact breed than the tall beast used in India, and is more carefully tended.
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  • Next to the cathedral in artistic importance come the church of Santa Maria in Istrada, and the broletto or old palace of the commune, usually styled the Arengario; the former (founded in 1357) has a rich terra-cotta facade of 1 393, and the latter is raised on a system of pointed arches, and has a tall square tower terminating in machicolations surrounding a sharp central cone.
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  • In all these antelopes long cylindrical horns are present in both sexes; the muzzle is hairy; there is no gland below the eye; the tail is long and tufted; and in the breadth of their tall crowns the upper molar-teeth resemble those of the oxen.
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  • In the first of these, which consists of one principal ridge with several lateral spurs, overlooking Port Louis, are the singular peak of the Pouce (2650 ft.), so called from its supposed resemblance to the human thumb; and the still loftier Pieter Botte (2685 ft.), a tall obelisk of bare rock, crowned with a globular mass of stone.
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  • The Groote Kerk of St Stephen forms with its tall square tower one of the most striking features in the general views of the town.
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  • Gutta-percha (getah percha in the vernacular), camphor, cinnamon, cloves, nutmegs, gambir and betel, or areca-nuts, are all produced in the island; most of the tropical fruits flourish, including the much-admired but, to the uninitiated, most evil-smelling durian, a large fruit with an exceedingly strong outer covering composed of stout pyramidal spikes, which grows upon the branches of a tall tree and occasionally in falling inflicts considerable injuries upon passers-by.
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  • Near it are three tall, slender brick towers of the Gothic period.
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  • A few squares north-west of it are the General Land Office, the headquarters of the Department of the Interior (commonly called the Patent Office), with Doric portico; the Pension Office, in which the Inauguration Ball is held on the evening of each president's taking office; the Government Printing Office (twelve storeys - one of the few tall office-buildings in the city); the City Hall, or District Court House; and the District Building (1908), another building of the local government.
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  • Be this as it may, the physical appearance of the population of this central region of northern India - Hindustan and Behar - clearly points to an intermixture of the tall, fair-coloured, fine-nosed Aryan with the short-sized, dark-skinned, broad-nosed Dravidian; the latter type becoming more pronounced towards the lower strata of the social order.'
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  • Calhoun in person was tall and slender, and in his later years was emaciated.
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  • In person he was tall and rather thin; his dress was old-fashioned and singularly uniform, and was inclined to be shabby about the times when the precisely arranged visits of his tailor were due.
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  • For the same reason it must be thickly seeded, the effect of this being to produce tall, slender stems, free from branches.
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  • In person he was tall and had a long beard; his voice was sonorous, and his eyes flashed fire.
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  • They are often tall, sometimes very handsome, decidedly healthy, although pale, and assuredly prolific enough.
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  • They are still preponderatingly fair in complexion, while physically they are tall and strong.
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  • They grow slowly and flower but once after a number of years, when a tall stem or "mast" grows from the centre of the leaf rosette and bears a large number of shortly tubular flowers.
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  • P. Pinea is the stone pine of "Italy; its spreading rounded canopy of light green foliage, supported on a tall and often branchless trunk, forms a striking feature of the landscape in that country, as well as in some other Mediterranean lands.
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  • The tall columnar trunk furnishes the most valued pine timber of the states; close-grained and resinous, it is very durable and polishes well; it is largely employed in American shipyards, and immense quantities are exported, especially to Britain and the West Indies.
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  • P. Taeda, the " loblolly pine " of the backwoodsman, a tall tree with straight trunk and spreading top, covers great tracts of the " pine-barrens " of the southern states, but also frequently spreads over deserted arable lands that have been impoverished by long and bad farming; hence the woodsmen call it the " old-field " pine, while, from the fragrance of its abundant resin, it is also known as the frankincense pine.
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  • The Isfahan merchant and the Armenian at times wear the hat very tall.
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  • About a year before his death, he is described by Sanson,2 a missionary from the French king Louis XIV., as tall, strong and active, a fine princea little too effeminate for a monarch, with a Roman nose very well proportioned to other parts, very large blue eyes, and a midling mouth, a beard painted black, shavd round, and well turnd, even to his ears.
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  • About the time of setting out on his Indian expedition he was described as a most comely man, upwards of 6 ft., tall, well-proportioned, of robust make and constitution; inclined to be fat, but prevented by the fatigue he underwent; with fine, large black eyes and eyebrows; of sanguine complexion, made more manly by the influence of sun and weather; a loud, strong voice; a moderate wine-drinker; fond of simple diet, such as pilaos and plain dishes, but often neglectful of meals altogether, and satisfied, if occasion required, with parched peas and water, always to be procured.i During the reign of Nadir an attempt was made to establish a British Caspian trade with Persia.
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  • At the time of his accession Lutf All Khan was only in his twentieth year, very handsome, tall, graceful, and an excellent horseman.
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  • He is described at this time by Mme de Motteville as "well-made, with a swarthy complexion agreeing well with his fine black eyes, a large ugly mouth, a graceful and dignified carriage and a fine figure "; and according to the description circulated later for his capture after the battle of Worcester, he was over six feet tall.
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  • The trees used should be impenetrable to the eye, and so tall that no one can look over them; and the paths should be of gravel and well kept.
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  • Still better is Saint-Simon's portrait of Fenelon as he appeared about the time of his appointment to Cambrai - tall, thin, well-built, exceedingly pale, with a great nose, eyes from which fire and genius poured in torrents, a face curious and unlike any other, yet so striking and attractive that, once seen, it could not be forgotten.
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  • C. Hovey, in 1907, was led by expert guides into still wilder recesses, where a series of five domes were found, that opened into each other by tall gateways; each dome being 60 ft.
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  • In Sikkim the mountains are covered with dense forest of tall umbrageous trees, commonly accompanied by a luxuriant growth of under shrubs, and adorned with climbing and epiphytal plants in wonderful profusion.
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  • The men are tall and thin, the women fat and under middle height.
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  • The church of St Mildred is Early English and later, and its tall, massive Perpendicular tower is well known for the legend connecting it with Goodwin Sands.
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  • From the marble terrace which surrounds it rise four tall minarets of the same material, one at each corner.
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  • But it is far more probable that they are the same in origin as the dark race south of them and the tall fair race north of them, and that the broadness of their skulls is simply due to their having been long domiciled in mountainous regions.
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  • In its turn the Alpine race has pressed down upon their darker and less warlike kindred of the south, either driven down before the tall sons of the north or swelling the hosts of the latter as they swept down south.
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  • Not only are relics of La Tene culture found in Ireland, but the oldest Irish epics celebrate tall, fair-haired, grey-eyed heroes, armed and clad in Gallic fashion, who had come from the continent.
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  • When this liquid is cold it is diluted with cold water, heated until all the soluble salts are dissolved, transferred to a tall, narrow beaker, and diluted to about 150 cc. The electrodes are attached to a frame connected with the battery and the beaker is placed on a stool, which can be raised so that the electrodes are immersed in the liquid and reach the bottom of the beaker.
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  • The cathedral of St Martin was begun in 1063 by Bishop Anselm (later Pope Alexander II.); but the great apse with its tall columnar arcades and the fine campanile are probably the only remnants of the early edifice, the nave and transepts having been rebuilt in the Gothic style in the 14th century, while the west front was begun in 1204 by Guidetto (lately identified with Guido Bigarelli of Como), and "consists of a vast portico of three magnificent arches, and above them three ranges of open galleries covered with all the devices of an exuberant fancy."
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  • In his hours of recreation he climbed the hills or traced the Sorgues from its fountain under those tall limestone cliffs, while odes and sonnets to Madonna Laura were committed from his memory to paper.
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  • Unlike most of its tribe, it is a good climber; and where wooded cliffs are not available, will take up its quarters in tall trees.
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  • Retail houses, wholesale houses, banks, tall office buildings, hotels, theatres and railway terminals are crowded into the angle, or "The Point," formed at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, with Fifth Avenue as the principal thoroughfare, especially for the retail houses, and Fourth Avenue as the great banking thoroughfare.
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  • The grass-tree of Australia (Xanthorrhoea) is a remarkable plant, allied to the rushes in the form of its flower, but with a tall, unbranched, soft-woody, palm-like trunk bearing a crown of long, narrow, grass-like leaves and stalked heads of small, densely-crowded flowers.
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  • Miscanthus and Erianthus, nearly allied to Saccharum, are tall reed-like grasses, with large silky flower-panicles, which are grown for ornament.
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  • Calamagrostis and Deyeuxia are tall, often reed-like grasses, occurring throughout the temperate and arctic zones and upon high mountains in the tropics.
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  • In allusion to his unusual stature he was called "the Tall Sycamore of the Wabash."
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  • He was slender and fully six feet tall, and with his oval, gentle, almost feminine face looked the scholar and the mystic.
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  • They are very tall and grew throughout life.
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  • In 1881 the walls of a very large courtyard were constructed by building a braced cage of iron and filling the panels with masonry, a system of construction which had been used in the early part of the century for a tall shot-tower erected in the city of New York.
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  • The only grouting that should be permitted in tall buildings would be in levelling up the tops of the concrete footings to receive the masonry courses, or in a very thin layer between the column pedestal and the masonry bed.
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  • In the case of very tall exposed buildings of small depth, the vertical load on the columns due to wind pressure in the opposite side of the building must be computed and allowed for, and in case the lower columns are without lateral support their bending moment must be sufficient to resist the lateral pressure due to wind and eccentricity of loading.
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  • (c. 1294-1322), "the Tall," king of France, second son of Philip the Fair and Jeanne of Navarre, received the county of Poitiers as an appanage, and was affianced when a year old to Jeanne, daughter and heiress of Otto IV., count of Burgundy.
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  • In the main island of Tierra del Fuego, the low-lying plains with their rich growth of tall herbage are frequented by the rhea, guanaco and other animals common to the adjoining mainland.
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  • A regular current of chlorine mixed with steam is led in at the bottom of a tall tower filled with broken bricks, and there meets a descending stream of hot bittern: bromine is liberated and is swept out of the tower together with some chlorine, by the current of steam, and then condensed in a worm.
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  • He is described as "tall, with brown hair and auburn beard."
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  • Both alike are hardy, though rarely tall; both, when of the peasant class, frugal and inured to toil amid the rigours of their native climate.
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  • A noteworthy palm of the eastern Andean slopes is the "corneto" (Deckeria), whose tall, slender trunk starts from the apex of a number of aerial roots, rising like a cone 6 to 8 ft.
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  • It is a tall slender palm, and is the source of the vegetable wax so largely used in some parts of the country in the manufacture of matches, a single stem sometimes yielding 16-20 lb.
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  • He was tall (the Yorkshiremen called him "Long Forster") and strongly though stiffly built, and, with his simple tastes and straightforward manners and methods, was a typical North-country figure.
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  • On the south side of the gulf tall hills approach, and in some cases reach, the water's edge, and behind them towers the rugged range of Kasagunga with its saw-like edge.
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  • These upper and lower limits of the timber belt are sometimes very sharply defined, so that tall mountains may be marked by a dark girdle of forest, above and below which appear walls of bare rock.
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  • In youth he was described as " a handsome young man, tall, slight, and very erect, bashful, but never awkward."
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  • The Veddahs are not to be confounded with the Rodiyas of the western uplands, who are a much finer race, tall, wellporportioned, with regular features, and speak a language said to be radically distinct from all the Aryan and Dravidian dialects current in Ceylon.
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  • Indians (probably Oneidas) settled near the site of Huntingdon, erected here a tall pillar, known as "Standing Stone"; the original was removed by the Indians, but another has been erected by the borough on the same spot.
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  • Its chief embankment, the Nikolai boulevard, bordered with tall and handsome houses, forms a fine promenade.
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  • The first despot after Kossovo was Tsar Lazar's eldest son " Stephen the Tall," who was an intimate friend of Sigismund IV., king of Hungary and emperor of the Germans.
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  • The typical Papuan is distinctly tall, far exceeding the average Malay height, and is seldom shorter, often taller, than the European.
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  • In their native haunts these monkeys go about in troops of considerable size, frequenting the summits of the tall forest-trees, from which they seldom, if ever, descend.
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  • In Plato's Parmenides, Socrates, "then very young," meets Parmenides, "an old man some sixty-five years of age," and Zeno, "a man of about forty, tall and personable," and engages them in philosophical discussion.
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  • Simmias, he says, has in him the ideas of tall and short.
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  • " The site now occupied by wide quays extending several miles in length was then entirely covered with water when the sea rose a few inches above ordinary level, and that even in a perfect calm; the banks of the river near the mouth were only indicated by clusters of wretched hovels built on piles and by narrow patches of sand skirted by tall weeds, the only vegetable product of the vast swamps beyond.
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  • These primitive societies of tall, fair-skinned warriors, blueeyed and red-haired, were gradually organized into political bodies of various kindskingdoms, republics and ~ federationsand divided into districts or pagi (pays) InsWztto which divisions the minds of the country folk have tiotis of remained faithfully attached ever since.
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  • Everywhere on moist sandy ground are to be seen tall thickets of Arundo donax.
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  • East of the Bahr-el-Jebel and north of the Bahr-el-Ghazal are vast prairies covered with tall coarse grass.
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  • In the recesses of Mount Taurus the peasants are tall, handsome, though somewhat sharp-featured, agile and brave.
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  • He was remarkable from the first, handsome in face and tall in figure, with a finely trained singing voice, and brilliant in wit and conversation.
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  • - The genus Lepidodendron, with very numerous species, ranging from the Devonian to the Permian, consisted of trees, with a tall upright shaft, bearing a dense crown of dichotomous branches, clothed with simple narrow leaves, ranged in some complex spiral phyllotaxis.
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  • It has a tall vertical chamber heated from below, and traversed by numerous narrow horizontal cross bars at different heights.
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  • In both the cheek-teeth have moderately tall crowns, and in the first named of the two those of the milk-series are nearly similar to their permanent successors.
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  • Maybe it was because he was so tall - or the vast difference in their height.
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  • They were both so tall and slender - their movements smooth and measured.
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  • The soft curves on that tall slender body and those long legs were the talk of the locker room when he was a senior.
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  • A tall figure lounged against a huge Oak tree beside the trail.
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  • Brandon towered over her - the living room light forming a halo around his tall muscular frame.
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  • In fact, I'm tall, skinny and awkward.
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  • All right, you pack a lunch and bring a blanket and I'll go get the weed whip and knock down some of the tall grass.
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  • A tall lean figure entered the diner and she froze – Cade.
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  • One of the rare female Guardians, Jenn was tall and willowy with dark hair and green eyes, a studied air of seduction, and the ability to penetrate any group he sent her after.
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  • Surprised, she twisted in time to see a tall form hack again and again at the Black God, whose own knife was planted in the attacker's chest.
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  • A tall form stood halfway between the fire and them, flanked by two vamps.
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  • The tall figure loping after them was the equivalent of an immortal pit bull, one of the Watchers' own elite personal guards.
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  • The woman was beautiful, tall and shapely with auburn hair and deep blue eyes that made no attempt to hide her interest in the bare-chested man before her.
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  • The silver-eyed half-demon was tall and muscular, the air around him rippling with power.
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  • He was tall, an athlete gone to seed, with thinning hair and a used car salesman's smile.
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  • He was as tall as Josh, but he was built heavier – and not as good looking either.
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  • He was tall and slender with cocoa skin, dazzling blue eyes and prematurely white hair that made him appear twice his age.
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  • Gabe sat up as Kiki approached, and the tall Immortal paused, critical gaze taking in both of them.
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  • The man behind her was tall with glasses, a brunet ponytail, and a goofy grin.
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  • He was tall and fierce, standing so still she thought herself dreaming up a hero worthy of a nightmare.
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  • They were simply very tall – all well over six feet.
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  • Lori was so tall and sophisticated - the kind of woman he would want to marry.
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  • The tall Guardian was built like a model with the long, lean muscles of a ballerina.
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  • Xander, the Original Vamp, stood over seven feet tall and was built like a boulder with dark hair and the glowing, red eyes characteristic of vamps.
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  • Darian jogged towards the obelisk and followed its tall form into the clouds with his eyes.
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  • The new warlord of Tiyan stood tall and strong.
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  • Still, he was a good looking boy – tall for his age and lean.
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  • Lillie was tall – maybe an inch taller than Alex.
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  • At five-nine, he seemed tall to her – probably because she was so short, but possibly because he was so well proportioned.
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  • She wore a tight red dress and sky-high heels that would put her at his chin, no small feat given he was seven feet tall.
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  • Tall, gawky with hair dyed blue-black and contacts that glowed red like his eyes did naturally, she wore a I heart Xander T-shirt beneath a leather coat.
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  • The tall, blond Guardian built like a college quarterback was frowning.
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  • Tall and lean, the Guardian was one of the strongest he knew.
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  • In both cases they are are tall and ancient trees that have outlived a thousand political vicissitudes.
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  • Jubilee Sailing Trust - bringing together able-bodied and physically disabled people throught the medium of tall ship sailing and building.
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  • One of those involved was described as about 5ft 8in tall and of thin build. his accomplices were both smaller.
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  • Advent candle A tall candle is marked into 24 sections.
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  • Just a mo... " The tall figure suddenly materialized atop the piano as people sat agog in their seats.
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  • The new engine made it possible to climb steeply out of jungle airstrips surrounded by tall trees.
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  • Ornamental onions On the other, southern side of Weather Hill is a stand of tall alliums, ornamental onions.
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  • Of a tall from an underground aquifer what we do.
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  • Tall projecting porch, stone with brick gable, and plain timber architraves to doorway at junction of hall and cross wing.
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  • Linked at south by tall round headed archway incorporating carved bearded head.
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  • Styela gelatinosa is a nationally rare solitary ascidian (sea squirt) which has a soft pear-shaped body about 3-4 cm tall.
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  • Tall aggressive, abrasive all-rounder who could be a top bagger were he to avoid distractions and concentrate on Munros.
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  • One was about five feet six inches tall wearing a dark colored balaclava, black and white top and dark bottoms.
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  • This tall and slender black bamboo will look striking in any garden situation.
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  • A bent but tall blue hat rose amidst the white lava, followed by a brown forehead and grizzled beard.
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  • Both species seemed to favor the very tops of tall beeches.
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  • A third tall narrow brick bell tower (with bell still in place) rises behind the school entrance.
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  • Teasels are tall biennials, forming a rosette of leaves in their first year, and flowering in their second year.
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  • They grow in closely packed rows on a tall, thick stalk, and have a pungent, slightly bitter flavor.
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  • Beautiful wooden 8 " tall original bobbins from an Irish mill.
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  • They are both described as being 6ft tall wearing black colored bomber jackets and red, white and blue scarves over their faces.
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  • Turning the corner you come to a tall bookcase crammed with books.
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  • Now many of the trees are well over 2m tall and the cascades of hot pink bougainvillea are thriving.
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  • The house was approached by graveled driveways which wound about through wide-spreading lawns and under the interlacing boughs of tall poplars.
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  • Tall panel framing with arch braces visible at rear.
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  • Beyond, climb the wide grassy path, ascending through dense bracken, to arrive at the tall cairn on the summit.
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  • I am a tall, dim slim brunette, with lots of money.
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  • Dart 34470 approaches Carfax corner last Saturday shaded from the spring sunshine by the ever present tall building in Oxford.
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  • Distinctive bonnet bulges are necessary to cover the tall C-series engine.
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  • The Wet Dream is a delicious 6 inch tall finger shaped vibrator packed with extra power from its extra long multi speed vibrating bullet.
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  • He is tall and jovial and rather burly as conductors go, the possessor of almost as many curls as Simon Rattle.
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  • Winter, J.B. (1976) Severe urticarial reaction in a dog following ingestion of tall field buttercup.
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  • Patches of tall cactus, thorn scrub, and thatch palms are typical of this habitat.
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  • The west front of the church was also made Romanesque and a tall 200-foot campanile was also planned but never built.
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  • The tall wax candles showing a sufficient light to note it well.
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  • They range from the tiny pink flowered common centaury through to the 1.5 meter tall Marsh Thistle.
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  • A tall glass vase with pink water lilies is the table centerpiece.
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  • Soccer: Kevin's reality check Soccer: Brown stands tall to keep.. .
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  • The 14th century tall, octagonal chimney to the west of the Hall Block served the adjacent northern block.
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  • Sometimes they roost in the lining of tall disused industrial chimneys and other hollow walls including cavities in bridges.
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  • All is vaulted in stone and the nave is tall enough to have had a clerestory, but there is blank wall here instead.
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  • The church is a large building comprising a five bay nave with aisles, a tall polygonal apse, and an exceptionally tall clerestory.
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  • Click the map to visit The South East The South with Best Western Hotels Highlights: Royal forests, Jurassic coastlines & tall ships.
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  • Although the Tall Tales where chronological, they still seemed to lack cohesion.
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  • They are quite colossal in scale, ranging in height from five to ten feet tall.
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  • Corey is a whopping 6 feet and 7 inches tall and wears bright yellow corduroy to appear quirky and whacky.
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  • The dark mark of fate and doom was on the threshold the tall old threshold surmounted by coronets and caned heraldry.
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  • A four-year-old and his little sister were visiting their very tall teenage boy cousins.
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  • Tall tussock grassland provides the tallest vegetation cover on the island, there being no trees or tall shrubs.
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  • Abraham sniffed the still air, then crouched beside tall grass stems.
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  • The tall pool player was still looking around angrily, holding his pool cue like a bat.
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  • A silk cummerbund encircled his slim hips and a tall, sombrero style hat stood high on his head.
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  • The tall brick and cast-iron tower, with its iron cupola and clock is a prominent landmark within the town center.
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  • Clever garden design and tall cypresses keep out the paparazzi.
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  • Its dense flat topped clusters of bright yellow daisy like flowers on stems 30 - 100cm tall are becoming a common sight.
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  • One of them was a tall dark Russian Communist with narrow slit eyes of a semi-Asiatic.
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  • A tall hardy perennial, fennel has delicate, bright green foliage and yellow flowers.
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  • To A Daisy Daisies tall, yet demure, along our way, With golden eyes they peep from lacy frills.
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  • He stood six feet four inches tall and his stature helped to silence any of the illicit distillers who challenged the newly licensed distillery.
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  • Even more incredible is the tripod dolmen at Legananny where the flat granite capstone is raised high on three tall pointed stones.
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  • Every one also has easels standing tall, accompanied by a weathered table speckled with paint and sporting a paintbox and palettes.
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  • In the center is a large easel holding a picture of a tall thin blue mountain.
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  • Emerging from it was a tall, rather effete looking man dressed in a white tropical suite.
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  • Tall mixed species hedge forms the northern boundary with scrub encroachment, including elm which is dying out.
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  • English elm Ulmus procera English Elm is known as " the tall elm " and is the shape of a tall, thick cloud.
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  • East Family Area - Green A tall evergreen or healthy shrub.
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  • What to see: Reedbed and tall herb fen with patches of scrub woodland along the northern bank of Belstead Brook.
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  • More neutral grassland dominated by tall fescue is found on the more level ground.
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  • The hip flask measures approx 5 inches / 12.5 cm tall, 3 inches / 7.5 cm tall.
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  • You need to use six new terracotta flowerpots, about three inches tall, with a hole at the bottom.
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  • The exhibit had at its center a tall focal point, in the shape of a large spiral.
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  • They are true show jumping horses strong, tall, slightly scarey and they certainly don't tolerate fools.
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  • In the immediate right foreground is a tall man in black clothes with untidy blond hair.
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  • It is like a very tall foxglove in shape.
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  • The associated habitat is mainly 6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels.
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  • Tall reeds fringe open water where frogs and toads spawn in the spring.
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  • A temporary funnel was fitted and the Phemius sailed to Hong Kong where her tall funnel was reinstated.
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  • The house he built for himself was tall and compact, its five stepped gables flanked by battlemented towers on either side.
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