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  • It was dark, shiny, thick and long.

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  • She stared into the early darkness of a thick cloud cover.

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  • Matthew had thick black hair, but Natalie's was blonde.

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  • The hair on her head was thick.

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  • She cringed at the thick forearm brushing her ear.

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  • The second dealer was moving closer, and she couldn't free herself from the thick arm wrapped around her.

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  • Where the mowers mow the cleanest, Where the hay lies thick and greenest, There to trace the homeward bee, That's the way for Billy and me.

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  • His thick arms squeezed her closer.

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  • He lay just under the icons; his large thick hands outside the quilt.

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  • After a thick moment of silence, she forced herself to continue.

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  • She guessed what he'd say before he broke the thick silence between them.

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  • His face was clean shaven, but his dark curly hair was thick and unruly.

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  • Sean brought her a bowl of thick beef stew, soda bread, and a Coke.

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  • Her voice, thick with sleep, ratcheted up his hormones another level.

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  • He wore a white shirt and snug tuxedo pants that outlined long, thick thighs and a tight ass.

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  • The dress was thick silk and moved like water as she pulled it free and held it against her.

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  • A couple of wing-backed chairs and sofa sank luxuriously into that thick wine carpet, but what caught her full attention was the wide curving staircase.

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  • Thick dark lashes and a deep tan intensified the blue of his eyes, and his freshly shaven face had attractive angles.

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  • The single portal was a thick wooden door that he secured with an equally thick board that fitted across the entire opening on the outside.

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  • He was large and thick with glowing eyes and teeth sharpened into fangs.

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  • She peeled off the thick coat and draped it over one bench before seating herself facing the door, as her father had taught her.

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  • Confused by his moods, she watched him cross to a thick goblet with a knife beside it.

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  • He sliced his wrist, and her attention turned immediately to thick liquid bubbling against his olive skin.

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  • Damian had turned his face away and was clenching a thick knuckle between his teeth.

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  • They were thick and gruesome, creating ridges and channels in his face.

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  • Need was thick in her body, an inhuman craving she knew now how to satisfy.

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  • He squeezed her with his thick arms, and again she marveled at how he managed to be gentle with her when he was so strong.

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  • He noticed her eyelashes, long and thick.

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  • The scent of pine and blooming flowers was thick in the air.

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  • I'll slice it for you as thick as you want.

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  • From the fleches they rode still farther to the left, along a road winding through a thick, low-growing birch wood.

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  • The tension between them was thick.

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  • He pushed his sleeve up farther, revealing the bottom of a thick bicep with a partially visible tattoo.

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  • She needed control of her own mind back, but the feverish fog was too thick.

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  • Wynn stood with a slender teen demoness, half of whose face was knotted with thick scars.

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  • His heartbeat was strong and steady, the thick arm wrapped around her as it had been when he held her after they'd made love for the last time before falling asleep.

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  • At first, the thick leather around her neck felt like a whip.

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  • She jerked as the ground lurched below them, lowering them slowly through the thick cement layers into a tunnel wide enough for a dump truck.

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  • He led her through a fortress too ancient for her to date, its blackened walls and well-worn stones massive and thick.

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  • A sprawling castle with thick walls, an old portcullis, and torches glowing along the walls rose up before them.

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  • Stairs traced the inside of the thick wall, and she walked up them.

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  • The Amazonian picked out a couple of T-shirts, her thick upper arms exposed in the tank top and jeans.

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  • She shut off the shower and wrung out her hair, then wrapped herself in the thick towel.

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  • Left with her towel and her toiletries, she took her time applying the thick moisturizer and lotion over her entire body, then finished by combing through her hair.

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  • His arousal rose solid and thick against her belly, and the soft towel agitated her straining nipples.

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  • The tank top displayed his thick biceps and shapely shoulders.

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  • The silence was thick and awkward.

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  • She imagined he looked much like the man before her, thick and strong.

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  • Placing the coffee cup on the window sill, he ran a hand through thick black hair that curled in all the right places.

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  • Megan considered the selection and ordered a pound of lunchmeat sliced thick.

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  • A loose woollen coat reaching to the knees, and bound round the waist by a thick fold of cotton cloth, forms the dress of the men; the women's dress is a long cloak with loose sleeves.

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  • Their bodies were round, their legs short and thick and their arms extraordinarily long and stout.

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  • Balaga was a fair-haired, short, and snub-nosed peasant of about twenty- seven; red-faced, with a particularly red thick neck, glittering little eyes, and a small beard.

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  • Her eyes swept over his muscular form, from his shapely shoulders and wide back to the thick thighs outlined by the sweats.

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  • He released a sigh when he.d transformed and shook snowflakes from his thick coat.

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  • What had appeared to be a thick, gold, hard band of about three inches in width had molded around her arm and felt no heavier than the clothing she wore.

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  • Relieved, she focused on the blue skies, yellow suns, and thick emerald grass that reminded her of pictures from a tour book of Ireland.

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  • She felt more grounded as she stepped out of the horrible grey elevator onto a thick carpet of green.

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  • Long, dark hair was held in place at the base of his neck by a thick band of rose gold.

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  • His frame was thick beneath the snug clothing, with a tucked waist and flared upper body extending from the tucked waist to his wide, broad shoulders.

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  • He wrapped a thick arm around her and pulled her against him until her back was pressed against his chest.

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  • His thick arms were around her, his muscular chest at her back.

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  • She dug through one and withdrew a thick pad of paper and pack of pencils.

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  • Thick, bronze skin coated layers of roped, rippling muscles.

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  • She wasn't surprised to see the man in the thick robes move to the cooler shade of the house.

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  • His thick form was tense, his features implacable.

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  • Astonished, she leaned back and watched it rise, thick and plush, to a height of several inches.

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  • The thick stone door behind her slid closed, and there was a pause before another door opened in front of her.

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  • After a thick moment of silence, Evelyn rose to place the tarantula cat near the pilot and sealed off the door between the tiny cabin and pilot.

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  • He exhaled and began to pet her, still amazed at how thick and soft her fur felt.

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  • He frowned at her over the rim of his thick glasses.

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  • Even the beggars outside the thick, bulletproof glass of the main gate were quiet, their small fires dark.

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  • The first gate consisted of a few dozen men better armed than his team atop a thick steel wall with an iron core.

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  • Brady watched Angel carefully place the keypad into a wall with several others, then secure them behind a thick shield of titanium glass.

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  • He wrapped a thick arm around her throat and dragged her from the forest.

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  • The fed building smoldered before him, the scent of metal and burning plastic thick in the air.

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  • He emerged from the thick steel walls into the sunlight.

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  • At last, the tunnel sloped upward and dead-ended at a thick metal door.

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  • She sat on a thick log.  He disappeared into the shadows of the jungle, and she pulled her knees to her chest, listening.  He was silent while the branches overhead hissed and rasped against one another and the cries of distant birds drifted to her.

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  • Another snap of branches from a different direction.  Katie whirled in time to see the shadow of someone – or something – disappearing behind a thick tree.

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  • Katie hesitated before shuffling forward on her knees.  She carefully touched the woman's leg then patted it as she followed it down to the thick roots wrapped around her ankles.  Unable to see exactly how she was stuck, Katie used her cold fingers to fumble around the root and the woman's sneakers.  "It's really jammed in there," she said at last.

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  • Katie touched the roots ensnaring the sleeping woman's ankle.  The mess baffled her, as if the roots themselves had reached out to grab Deidre's ankles instead of her slipping and stumbling into them.  The gnarly roots were twisted and thick, wrapped too tightly for her to pry them apart.

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  • She started to saw at them with the knife.  The wood was thick and wet.  She shifted closer, gasping when the root healed the cuts she'd just made.  Furious at the latest trick from the Immortal underworld, Katie sawed furiously at the root, until her arm ached.  She'd barely made a dent when she switched arms.

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  • Chernak handed a thick folder to Dean, smiling at Mayer as if he were waiting to be introduced.

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  • Dean retrieved his car and fought his way out of town on roads thick with retreating commuters.

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  • For the first hour of his trip to the airport, Dean's vision was restricted to two red eyes of the taillights in front of him, glaring out of a haze as thick as chowder.

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  • Get this through your thick head—you're the bad guy.

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  • The thick log walls insulated them from some of the noise, but the storm was fierce.

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  • A thick limb jutted up sharply, as if throwing an arm out for help.

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  • The leaves quickly fell to the ground, forming a thick layer everywhere.

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  • His huge tongue hung out of the side of his mouth like a thick slice of bologna.

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  • She stood before the panoramic window of his lair, gazing at snowfall so thick, it hid the nearby mountains from sight.

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  • The vantage point from there would let her see anything coming up the driveway or through the forest, though the pines were thick.

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  • Jenn climbed a tree close to the wall then leapt onto the top of the thick, marble wall.

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  • There was no part of him that was soft, from the chiseled abs and hips to his thick biceps.

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  • He began to understand her reluctance to be involved with him and how thick the walls around her heart were, if she spent the years since the Schism learning how to shut people and emotion out.

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  • Jenn jogged until she was warm then settled into as quick of a walk as she could through the thick forest and tall snow.

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  • Her eyes went to his long fingers and roped forearms then upward to the thick biceps and wide shoulders.

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  • After a thick silence, she whispered, Explains why the Others want to drag me over there.

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  • Yully responded, her thick Irish lilt and the poor phone reception frustrating him.

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  • His eyes were observant and restless, his eyebrows thick and low, and his features hard.

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  • The heavy scent of fragrant sea swept over him, the chill of the ocean kept out of the city by its thick walls.

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  • She recalled the strong, thick man who watched over her as she grew.

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  • Her breathing was unsteady, the scent of her honey musk and sweat thick in his nostrils.

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  • The tension was thick, their heat filling the empty space between them.

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  • The sounds and scents of battle were thick in the air, from clanging of metal to cries of the injured to the smell of heated bodies.

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  • She felt the thick, long proof of his arousal hard against her belly, but his effort to provide comfort rather than tend his own pleasure made her feel even safer in her killer's arms.

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  • He ran a powerful hand through thick hair that still held a touch of red.

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  • The blade came to a jolting halt against the thick clump.

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  • Although a thick layer of clouds hid the sun, the air wasn't any cooler.

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  • This must be the reason the thick short candles were stored there.

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  • Her tone could have cut through a six-foot thick lead wall.

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  • Jessi looked at him again, taking in the thick form and gaze so direct and piercing, it was almost hostile.

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  • A thick silence fell.

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  • Thick shoulders and arms, chiseled chest and abs.

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  • His thick shoulders were wider than the back of the chair he sat in.

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  • The sight of his thick, roped arm next to hers reminded her of their difference in sizes.

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  • He held her against his hard, thick frame, his gentle kiss a question she didn't want to answer truthfully.

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  • He started the coffeemaker and faced her, folding his arms across his thick chest.

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  • Her eyes took in his broad shoulders, thick upper body and lean lower body.

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  • Xander lifted her into a sitting position between his thick thighs and kissed her face.

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  • Jessi's hands traced the thick muscles of his arms.

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  • When a mushroom is perfectly ripe and the gills are brown-black in colour, they throw down a thick dusty deposit of fine brown-black or purple-black spores; it is essential to note the colour.

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  • A layer of fine earth is then placed over the whole, and well beaten down, and the surface is covered with a thick coat of straw.

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  • As the powers of the telescope were gradually developed, it was found that the finest hairs or filaments of silk, or the thinnest silver wires that could be drawn, were much too thick for the refined purposes of the astronomer, as p p they entirely obliterated the image of a star in the more powerful telescopes.

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  • The floor of the enclosure is constituted as in the other Zimbabwe buildings by a thick bed of cement which extends even outside the main wall.

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  • Fleas are wingless insects, with a laterally compressed body, small and indistinctly separated head, and short thick antennae situated in cavities somewhat behind and above the simple eyes, which are always minute and sometimes absent.

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  • Cylinders, tanks and independent boilers should be encased in a non-conducting material such as silicate cotton, thick felt or asbestos composition.

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  • Yet it builds its nest in thick bushes or trees at about a man's height from the ground, therein laying two eggs, which Professor Burmeister likens to those of the Land-Rail in colour.'

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  • In the winter coat the hair is long and pendent, elongated into a short beard on the sides of the lower jaw behind the chin; and it is also longer than elsewhere on the neck and the chest; at the base of the long hair is a thick growth of short and woolly under-fur.

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  • Tail of moderate length, thick at the base and tapering towards the apex, clothed with short hair_ First hind toe (including the metacarpal bone) absent.

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  • These forests were formerly very thick, but they are now greatly thinned by the Turks, who cut them down and take no care to plant others in their place.

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  • The skull is abnormally thick and the cerebral capacity small.

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  • He then pushed on, through a very thick forest, with scarcely any water, till he came to the streams which supply the Roper, a river flowing into the western part of the Gulf of Carpentaria.

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  • Robur than any other species, forming a thick trunk with spreading base and, when growing in glades or other open places, huge spreading boughs, less twisted and gnarled than those of the English oak, and covered with a whitish bark that gives a marked character to the tree.

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  • The very large acorns are remarkable for their thick cups with long reflexed scales; the leaves are large, oblong, with deep serratures terminating in a bristle-like point.

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  • African antelope, scientifically known as Cephalophus grimmi; the popular name alluding to its habit of diving into and threading its way through thick bush.

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  • Duikers are animals of small or medium size, usually frequenting thick forest.

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  • The glycols are somewhat thick liquids, of high boiling point, the pinacones only being crystalline solids; they are readily soluble in water and alcohol, but are insoluble in ether.

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  • The core is served with a thick coating of wet jute, yarn or hemp (h), forming a soft bed for the sheath, and, to secure immunity from the ravages of submarine boring animals, e.g.

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  • His transmitter consists of a nearly closed oscillating circuit comprising a condenser or battery of Leyden jars, a spark gap, and the primary coil of an oscillation transformer consisting of one turn of thick wire wound on a wooden frame.

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  • It may be mentioned that the Bactrian camel, which is a shorter-legged and more ponderous animal than the Arabian species, grows an enormously long and thick winter coat, which is shed in blanket-like masses in spring.

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  • The hair imported into Europe is chiefly used in the manufacture of small brushes used by painters, while the thick hide is formed into a very durable leather.

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  • Trophosome polyps forming branching colonies of which the stem and main branches are thick and composed of a network of anastomosing coenosarcal tubes covered by a common ectoderm and supported by a thick chitinous perisarc; hydranths similar to those of Coryne; gonosome, sessile gonophores.

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  • The nearest approach to the Stylasteridae is perhaps to be found in Ceratella, with its arborescent trophosome formed of .anastomosing coenosarcal tubes supported by a thick perisarc and covered by a common ectoderm.

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  • The thick black line represents endoderm, the thinner line ectoderm.

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  • I, End of hydroid of the thalloid Liverwort Blyttia, showing the thick lignified wall penetrated by simple pits.

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  • Note thick walls and oblique slit-like pits with opposite inclination on the two sides of the cell seen in surface view.

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  • In three generaBlyttia, Symphyogyna and Hymenophytum there are one or more strands or bundles consisting of long thickwalled fibre-like (prosenchymatous) cells, pointed at the ends and running longitudinally through the thick midrib.

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  • The latter are plates of green tissue one cell thick, while the stem consists of uniform more or less elongated cylindrical cells.

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  • The leaf consists of a central midrib, several cells thick, and two wings, one cell thick.

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  • The periblem, one cell thick at the apex, produces the cortex, to which the piliferous layer belongs in Monocotyledons; and the plerome, which is nearly always sharply separated from the periblem, gives rise to the vascular cylinder.

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  • Every great group or phylum of vascular plants, when it has become dominant in the vegetation of the world, has produced members with the tree habit arising by the formation of a thick woody trunk, in most cases by the activity of a cambium.

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  • In a few cases some of the tracheids have very thick walls and reduced cavities, functioning as mechanical rather than as waterconducting elements.

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  • The rough surface of the bark of many trees is due to the successive phellogens not arising in regular concentric zones, but forming in arcs which join with the earlier-formed arcs, and thus causing the bark to come off in flakes or thick chunks.

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  • In the first, which are called ectotropic, the fungal filaments form a thick felt or sheath round the root, either completely enclosing it or leaving the apex free.

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  • The stretching of the cell wall by the hydrostatic pressure is fixed by a secretion of new particles and their deposition upon the original wall, which as it becomes slightly thicker is capable of still greater extension, much in the same way as a thick band of indiarubber is capable of undergoing greater stretching than a thin one.

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  • Sclerophyllous leaves are ually characterized by entire or sub-entire margins, a thick cuticle, riall but rarely sunken stomata, a we1l-developed and close-set ilisade tissue and a feeble system of air-spaces.

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  • In such leaves, there are a well-marked cuticle, a thick epidermis, a thick hypodermis at least on the upper side of the leaf, well-developed palisade tissue, and a poorly developed system of air-spaces.

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  • They are very thick in Viscum album, and are well seen in Phaseolus inultiflorus and Lilium Martagon.

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  • The vegetation of Krakatoa was completely exterminated in 1883 by a thick coat of red-hot pumice.

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  • The Cambridgeshire coprolites are believed to be derived from deposits of Gault age; they are obtained by washing from a stratum about a foot thick, resting on the Gault, at the base of the Chalk Marl, and probably homotaxeous with the Chloritic Marl.

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  • In front of the acetabulum a thick process of the ilium descends to meet the pubis, and a similar process behind meets the ischium.

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  • The ischiadic portion consists generally of five or six nerves, which leave the pelvis as one thick system through the ilio-ischiadic foramen.

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  • The eyeball, instead of being globular, resembles rather the tube of a short and thick opera-glass.

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  • Almost beardless, and with thin eyebrows, they had on their heads thick, black, lustrous hair, which neither fell off nor turned grey until extreme old age.

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  • Persulphuric anhydride, S207, is a thick viscous liquid obtained by the action of the silent discharge upon a mixture of sulphur trioxide and oxygen.

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  • They are described as light-eyed and red-haired, and lived by hunting in their thick forests.

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  • The Eocene covers wide tracts from Lithuania to Tsaritsyn, and is represented in the Crimea and Caucasus by thick deposits belonging to the same ocean which left its deposits on the Alps and the Himalayas.

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  • The thick Quaternary, or Post-Pliocene, deposits which cover nearly all Russia were for a long time a puzzle to geologists.

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  • The deposits of the Post-Glacial period are represented throughout Russia, Poland and Finland, as also throughout Siberia and Central Asia, by very thick lacustrine deposits, which show that, after the melting of the ice-sheet, the country was covered with immense lakes, connected by broad channels (the fjarden of the Swedes), which later on gave rise to the actual rivers.

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  • It is covered with a thick sheet of black earth, a kind of loess, that is mixed with humus.

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  • Drainage finding no outlet through the thick clay, the soil of the forest region is often hidden beneath extensive marshes, and the forests themselves are often mere thickets choking marshy ground; large tracts of sand appear in the W., and the admixture of boulders with the clay in the N.W.

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  • Between the pediment and the cornice a thick corded moulding is carried round the main building.

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  • Sleep may overtake the patient in the midst of the sweating stage, and he awakes, not without some feeling of what he has passed through, but on the whole well, with the temperature fallen almost or altogether to the normal, or it may be even below the normal; the pulse moderate and full; the spleen again of its ordinary size; the urine that is passed after the paroxysm deposits a thick brick-red sediment of urates.

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  • In central Europe it thrives best in enclosed, preserved waters, with a clayey or muddy bottom and with an abundant vegetation; it avoids clear waters with stony ground, and is altogether absent from rapid streams. The tench is distinguished by its very small scales, which are deeply imbedded in a thick skin, whose surface is as slippery as that of an eel.

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  • All the fins have a rounded outline; the short dorsal fin is without a spine, but the males possess a very thick and flattened outer ray in the ventral fins.

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  • From 8000 to 12,000 ft., a thick forest of deciduous trees is almost universal, above which a sub-alpine region is reached, and vegetation as on the east continues up to 18,000 ft.

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  • In others, it lies in the coelom, often surrounded by a special and occasionally rather thick sheath.

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  • In Lanice conchilega the posterior series of nephridia are connected by a thick longitudinal duct, which seems to be seen in its most reduced form in Owenia, where a duct on each side runs in the epidermis, being in parts a groove, and receives one short tubular nephridium only and occupies only one segment.

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  • Sperm ducts and atria as in Limicolae; egg sacs large; body wall thick; vascular system and nephridia as in Terricolae.

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  • From this an equally slender tube proceeds, which joins its fellow of the opposite side, and the two form a thick, walled tube, which opens on to the exterior within the bursa copulatrix through which the penis protrudes.

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  • Towards the foothills of the Caucasus they are clothed with thick forests, while in the west they merge into the steppes of south Russia or end in marshy ground, choked with reeds and rushes, in the delta of the Kuban.

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  • Next in upward sequence is a thick mass of sandstones, grits and shales - the Millstone Grit series.

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  • Even in summer cold and thick fogs are often seen hanging over the rivers, and clinging to the lower parts of the hills, and hoar-frosts are by no means unknown even in June and July.

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  • The best poles are obtained in Norway from small, slender, drawn-up trees, growing under the shade of the larger ones in the thick woods, these being freer from knots, and tougher from their slower growth.

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  • In Scandinavia a thick turpentine oozes from cracks or fissures in the bark, forming by its congelation a fine yellow resin, known commercially as "spruce rosin," or "frankincense"; it is also procured artificially by cutting off the ends of the lower branches, when it slowly exudes from the extremities.

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  • The fresh branches, with their thick mat of foliage, are useful to the gardener for sheltering wall-fruit in the spring.

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  • It forms extensive forests in Vancouver Island, British Columbia and Oregon, whence the timber is exported, being highly prized for its strength, durability and even grain, though very heavy; it is of a deep yellow colour, abounding in resin, which oozes from the thick bark.

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  • Shell spirally coiled; epipodial tentacles present; operculum thick and calcareous.

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  • Shell turriculated and siphonated, thick, each whorl with varices; foot broad and truncated anteriorly; pallial siphon well developed; proboscis present.

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  • Shell solid, piriform, with thick folded columella; lateral teeth of radula bicuspidate.

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  • He goes so far as to pronounce the latter to be Cretan importations, their fabric and forms being unlike anything Nilotic. If that be so, the period at which stone implements were beginning to be superseded by bronze in Crete must be dated before 4000 B.C. But it will be remembered that below all Evans's "Minoan" strata lies the immensely thick Neolithic deposit.

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  • The lid is sometimes thin and wafer-like as in the burrow of the species of Nemesia, sometimes thick and cord-like as in that of the species of Cteniza or Pachylomerus.

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  • More often it consists of a thick felting of silk, either spun in one continuous piece into a globular form, as in the Aviculariidae, or composed of two plate-like pieces, an upper and a lower, united at the edges and lenticular in shape, as in some of the Lycosidae.

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  • The place figured frequently as a frontier fortress in the wars of the Romans and the Parthians, its brick walls being unusually thick and its citadel very strong.

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  • It then often retains its vitality for a long time, apparently crawling as if it were itself a worm, a phenomenon which is at least partially explained by the extraordinary development of nervous tissue, equally distributed all through the walls of the proboscis, and either united into numerous longitudinal nerve-stems (Drepanophorus, Amphiporus) or spread out into a uniform and comparatively thick layer (Cerebratulus, sp.).

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  • The oesophagus is the anterior portion of the digestive canal; its walls are folded longitudinally, comparatively thick and provided with longitudinal muscular fibres.

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  • Transparent soaps are prepared by dissolving ordinary soap in strong alcohol and distilling off the greater portion of the alcohol till the residue comes to the condition of a thick transparent jelly.

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  • This is of constant occurrence in classical pianoforte music, in which thick chords are subjected to polyphonic laws only in their top and bottom notes, while the inner notes make a solid mass of sound in which numerous consecutive fifths and octaves are not only harmless but essential to the balance of tone.

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  • The tail is thick and bushy, the feet and legs particularly strong, and there is usually a double dew-claw on each hind limb.

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  • The muzzle is short, the ears large and pendent, the limbs relatively short and heavy, and the coat thick and frequently long.

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  • Both breeds were large and heavy, with pendulous ears and thick throats with dewlaps.

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  • Otterhounds are thick, woolly harriers with oily underfur.

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  • The colour is generally black-and-tan or brownish, the body is extremely long and cylindrical; the ears are large and pendulous, the legs broad, thick and twisted, with everted paws..

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  • The coat is short, thick and silky, and the tail is long and tapering..

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  • The coat should be thick, short and very silky, the favourite colours being white and white marked with brindle.

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  • When amongst the litter of a properly mated, highly bred fox-terrier, pups are found with long bodies and thick short legs and feet, breeders are disposed to excuse the result by the supposition that the bitch has been contaminated by some earlier mating.

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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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  • The waters of Bahr-Assal are deeply impregnated with salt, which, in thick crusts, forms crescent-shaped round the banks - dazzling white when reflected by the sun.

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  • The greater part of the animal is covered with long brown hair, thick, matted and curly on the shoulders, so as to give the appearance of a hump, but elsewhere straight and hanging down - that of the sides, back and haunches reaching as far as the middle of the legs and entirely concealing the very short tail.

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  • There is also a thick woolly under-fur, shed in summer, when the whole coat comes off in blanket-like masses.

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  • The majority of plant specimens are most suitably fastened on paper by a mixture of equal parts of gum tragacanth and gum arabic made into a thick paste with water.

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  • To preserve the colour of flowers pledgets of cotton wool, which prevent bruising, should be introduced between them, as also, if the stamens are thick and succulent, as in Digitalis, between these and the corolla.

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  • When, as with some plants like Verbascum, the thick hard stems are liable to cause the leaves to wrinkle in drying by removing the pressure from them, small pieces of bibulous paper or cotton wool may be placed upon the leaves near their point of attachment to the stem.

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  • When freed from excess of water it is laid on a sheet of thick white blotting-paper, and a piece of smooth washed calico is placed upon it (unwashed calico, on account of its "facing," adheres to the sea-weed).

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  • Some species, especially those of a thick or leathery texture, contract so much in drying that without strong pressure the edges of the paper become puckered.

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  • Mogilev is built up of Devonian deposits in the north, of Cretaceous in the east, and of Tertiary elsewhere, but generally is covered with a thick layer of Glacial and later alluvial deposits.

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  • Skin thick and but scantily covered with hair.

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  • Skin very thick, in many species thrown into massive folds.

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  • A few shallow salt lakes are filled by rain water, but they dry up on the setting in of the hot weather, leaving a thick crust of salt on their beds, which is used for commercial and domestic purposes.

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  • The river is not deep and can be forded in many places; the banks are fringed with thick bush and dom-palms. At the junction of the Ganale and the Web the river is swift-flowing and 85 yards across; just below the Daua confluence it is 200 yds.

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  • Zuyev describes them as like the Tunguses, with flattened nose, thick lips, little beard and black, hard hair.

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  • Immersed in cold water gelatin does not dissolve but swells up; it dissolves readily in hot water, forming, according to the quantity present, a thick jelly which solidifies to a hard mass on cooling (the " glue " of the woodworker), or a thin jelly (used in cookery).

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  • Elastin occurs either as thick strands or as membranes; it constitutes the " elastic tissue " of the anatomist.

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  • The rubber comes into commerce in thick strips or sheets or as " scrap."

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  • Others are biennials producing a number of leaves on a very short stem in the first year, and in the second sending up a flowering shoot at the expense of the nourishment stored in the thick tap-root during the previous season.

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  • But even in these districts the botanist and the geographer can easily distinguish between the chern or thick forest of the Altai and the taiga of East Siberia.

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  • Hence the difficulty of imparting any considerable permanent magnetization to a short thick bar not possessed of great coercive force.

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  • It is remarkable that the phenomena of magnetic viscosity are much more evident in a thick rod than in a thin wire, or even in a large bundle of thin wires.

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  • The phosphatic deposit has doubtless been produced by the long-continued action of a thick bed of sea-fowl dung, which converted the carbonate of the underlying limestone into phosphate.

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  • A thick sandstone sheet once covered the greater part if not all of it, remains of which are found on the elevated chapadas of the interior and on isolated elevations extending across the republic toward its western frontier.

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  • Then come the catinga tracts, and, beyond these, the open campos of the elevated plateau, dotted with clumps of low growing bushes and broken by tracts of carrasco, a thick, matted, bushy growth 10 to 12 ft.

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  • The nuts are the fruit of the Bertholletia excelsa, one of the largest trees of the Amazon forest region, and are enclosed, sixteen to eighteen in number, in a hard, thick pericarp. Another nut-producing tree is the sapucaia (Lecythis ollaria), whose nuts are enclosed in a larger pericarp, and are considered to be better flavoured than those first described.

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  • There are extensive beds of good coal, including thick seams of steam coal near the Rand and other goldfields.

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  • It is frequently found upon deities, kings and magnates, and appears to have been composed of some thick furrowed or fluted material, sometimes of bright and variegated design.

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  • The skirts were held in place by a thick rolled belt, and the upper part of the body remained quite nude in the earliest times; but from the middle Minoan period onward we often find an important addition in the shape of a low-cut bodice, which sometimes has sleeves, either tight-fitting or puffed, and ultimately develops into a laced corsage.

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  • His complexion is tawny, darker than that of the Chinese, but clearer than that of the Cambodian; his hair is black, coarse and long; his skin is thick; his forehead low; his skull slightly depressed at the top, but well developed at the sides.

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  • His nose is not only the flattest, but also the smallest among the IndoChinese; his eyes are rarely oblique; his mouth is large and his lips thick; his teeth are blackened and his gums destroyed by the constant use of the betel-nut, the areca-nut and lime.

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  • Thick mist and driving rain delayed the I.

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  • Nitroglycerin dissolves a little water and then appears thick or milky.

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  • The frost began on the evening of December 27, 1813, with a thick fog.

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  • The coast, which curves to the N.E., is marked by a line of sandhills covered with thick bush and rising in places to a height of 500 ft.

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  • In the case of very thick beds and mass deposits the main shaft or tunnel will preferably be located in the foot-wall.

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  • In the working of thick deposits the block of ground between two levels is divided into horizontal sections or floors which are worked either from above downward or from of Thick the bottom upward; in the first case the separate floors are worked by one of the caving systems; in the second, generally with the aid of filling.

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  • These differences arise primarily from the fact that glass for optical uses is required in comparatively large and thick pieces, while for most other purposes glass is used in the form of comparatively thin sheets; when, therefore, as a consequence 5 and crown glass.

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  • The crucibles or pots used for the production of optical glass very closely resemble those used in the manufacture of flint glass for other purposes; they are " covered " and the molten materials are thus protected from the action of the furnace gases by the interposition of a wall of fireclay, but as crucibles for optical glass are used for only one fusion and are then broken up, they are not made so thick and heavy as those used in flint-glass making, since the latter remain in the furnace for many weeks.

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  • The finished cylinder is next carried to a rack and the pipe detached from it by applying a cold iron to the neck of thick hot glass which connects pipe-butt and cylinder, the neck cracking at the touch.

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  • The mechanical operation is quite successful for thick sheets, but it is not as yet available for the thinner sheets required for the ordinary purposes of sheet-glass, since with these excessive breakage occurs, while the sheets generally show grooves or lines derived from small irregularities of the drawing orifice.

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  • For the production of thick sheets which are subsequently to be polished the process may thus claim considerable success, but it is not as yet possible to produce satisfactory sheet-glass by such means.

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  • Prior has introduced an ingenious method of making small oblong and square sheets of coloured glass, which are thick in the centre and taper towards the edges, and which have one surface slightly roughened and one brilliantly polished.

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  • The usual process was to gather, first, a small quantity of opaque white glass; to coat this with a thick layer of translucent blue glass; and, finally, to cover the blue glass with a coating of the white glass.

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  • The glass in all is greenish, very thick, with many bubbles, and has been cut with the wheel; in some instances circles and cones, and in one the outlines of the figure of a leopard, have been left standing up, the rest of the surface having been laboriously cut away.

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  • Evelyn notes in his Diary a visit in 1673 to the Italian glass-house at Greenwich, " where glass was blown of finer metal than that of Murano," and a visit in 1677 to the duke of Buckingham's glass-works, where they made huge " vases of mettal as cleare, ponderous and thick as chrystal; also looking-glasses far larger and better than any that came from Venice."

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  • On this should be laid at least a foot thick of coarse, hard, rubbly material, a layer of rough turf, grass side downwards, being spread over it to prevent the compost from working down.

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  • The fire from the batteries on shore produced no impression until a hot shot set fire to the "bass junk with which, to the depth of 5 ft., the immensely thick parapet was lined."

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  • The shell is thick, and operculate in some forms; thin, and provided with filaments, in others; in the latter cases it may contain only a few yolk-granules suspended in an albumen-like substance.

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  • The turf is taken off either with the breast plough - a paring tool pushed forward from the breast or thighs by the workman - or with specially constructed paring ploughs or shims. The depth of the sod removed should not be too thick or burning is difficult and too much humus is destroyed unnecessarily, nor should it be too thin or the roots of the herbage are not effectually destroyed.

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  • The cigar is then rolled in the hand to consolidate the tobacco and bring it into proper shape, after which it is wrapped in the outer cover, a shaped piece made to enclose the whole in a spiral manner, beginning at the thick end of the cigar and working down to the pointed end, where it is dexterously finished by twisting to a fine point between the fingers.

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  • The flowers are unisexual and monoecious, the numerous males borne in thick catkins proceeding from the side of last year's shoot.

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  • The latter are represented by large contemporaneous deposits of tuff and felsitic lava which in the Snowdon District are several thousand feet thick.

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  • It builds its nest in March, or early in April, in thick bushes or in ivy-clad trees, and usually rears at least two broods each season.

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  • They are smooth depressed areas (in the case of the largest, the Shat el Jerid, lying a few feet below the level of the Mediterranean), which for more than half the year are expanses of dried mud covered with a thick incrustation of white or grey salt.

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  • Lower Cretaceous rocks, consisting of thick limestones, shales and marls, occur in Central Tunisia.

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  • The chief peculiarities that distinguish Trematodes from their free-living allies, the Turbellaria, are the development of adhering organs for attachment to the tissues of the host; the replacement of the primitively ciliated epidermis by a thick cuticular layer and deeply sunk cells to ensure protection against the solvent action of the host; and (in one large order) a prolonged and peculiar life-history.

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  • The body is enveloped by a thick striated protective cuticle which is frequently raised into hooks or spines.

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  • Luminous dark eyes sparkled and flamed beneath his thick, black brows, and his large mouth and prominent nether lips were as capable of gentle sweetness as of power and set resolve.

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  • From the time when they began to cast bronze statues, Japanese experts understood how to employ a hollow, removable core round which the metal was run in a skin just thick enough for strength without waste of material; and they also understood the use of wax for modelling purposes.

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  • It consists of two thick trunks placed upright, their upper ends mortised into a horizontal log which projects beyond them at either side.

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  • The faience is thick and clumsy, having soft, brittle and very light pale.

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  • Their pdle was close and well-manufactured pottery, varying in color from dark brown to russet, and covered with thick, lustrous glazes black, amber-brown, chocolate and yellowish grey.

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  • The Imari ware, even though its thick biscuit and generally ungraceful shapes be omitted from the account, shows no enamels that can rival the exquisitely soft, broken tints of the famille rose; and the Kakiemon porcelain, for all its rich though chaste contrasts, lacks the delicate transmitted tints of the shell-like kwan-yao.

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  • The plumage of gorgeously-hued birds, the blossoms of flowers (especially the hydrangea), the folds of thick brocade, microscopic diapers and arabesques, are built up with tiny fragments of iridescent shell, in combination with silver-foil, goldlacquer and colored bone, the whole producing a rich and sparkling effect.

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  • They were often Vehkles constructed of rich lacquer; the curtains suspended in front were of the finest bamboo workmanship, with thick cords and tassels of plaited silk, and the draught animal, an ox of handsome proportions, was brilliantly caparisoned.

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  • In medieval and modern Greek, however, this has become the unvoiced sound represented in English by th in thin, thick, pith.

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  • Thus in political matters he had the same fate as in ecclesiastical; for the Whigs were no more prepared than the Tories to support William through thick and thin.

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  • The quadrate is short and thick, and is carried by the broad and short squamosal, which lies flat against the skull, reminding in this respect of Ilysia.

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  • The head is thick, very distinct from the neck and the pupil is vertical, so that these harmless snakes look rather viperish.

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  • Lebanon has thick deposits of lignite coal, but of inferior quality owing to the presence of iron pyrites.

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  • The small flowers are densely crowded on thick fleshy spikes, which are associated with, and often more or less enveloped by, a large leaf (bract), the so-called spathe, which, as in cuckoo-pint, where it is green in colour, Richardia, where it is white, creamy or yellow, Anthurium, where it is a brilliant scarlet, is often the most striking feature of the plant.

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  • In alluvial deposits the richest ground is usually found in contact with the "bed rock"; and, when the overlying cover of gravel is very thick, or, as sometimes happens, when the older gravel is covered with a flow of basalt, regular mining by shafts and levels, as in what are known as tunnel-claims, may be required to reach the auriferous ground.

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  • Hydraulic mining has for the most part been confined to the country of its invention, California, and the western territories of America, where the conditions favourable for its use are more fully developed than elsewhere - notably the presence of thick banks of gravel that cannot be utilized by other methods, and abundance of water, even though considerable work may be required at times to make it available.

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  • That it was restored and was in use in Roman time is shown by the fact that both the seven columns still standing and two fallen columns discovered in the excavations, to say nothing of several fragments of others, have a thick coating of Roman stucco laid over the finer Greek.

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  • The plants are apparently stemless, bearing a rosette of large, thick, fleshy leaves, or have a shorter or longer (sometimes branched) stem, along which, or towards the end of which and its branches, the generally fleshy leaves are borne.

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  • The habitats which they affect are the hot, dry regions of tropical America, the aridity of which they are enabled to withstand in consequence of the thickness of their skin and the paucity of evaporating pores or stomata with which they are furnished, - these conditions not permitting the moisture they contain to be carried off too rapidly; the thick fleshy stems and branches contain a store of water.

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  • They differ from all the forms already noticed in being shrubby and epiphytal in habit, and in having the branches compressed and dilated so as to resemble thick fleshy leaves, with a strong median axis and rounded woody base.

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  • The physical type represented on these coins has a strong prominent nose, large eyes, a moderately abundant beard and somewhat thick or projecting lips.

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  • Freezing takes place by the formation of pure ice in flat crystalline plates of the hexagonal system, which form in perpendicular planes and unite in bundles to form grains so that a thick covering of ice exhibits a fibrous structure.

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  • These very thick seams are, however, rarely constant in character for any great distance, being found commonly to degenerate into carbonaceous shales, or to split up into thinner beds by the intercalation of shale bands or partings.

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  • One of the most striking examples of this is afforded by the thick or ten-yard seam of South Staffordshire, which is from 30 to 45 ft.

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  • In 1873 there could be seen, in the thick coal seams of Bengal, near Raniganj, a seam about 50 ft.

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  • In the South Staffordshire and other Midland coalfields, where only shallow pits are required, and the coals are thick, a pair of pits may be sunk for a very few acres, while in the North of England, on the other hand, where sinking is expensive, an area of some thousands of acres may be commanded from the same number of pits.

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  • Where properties are much divided, it is always necessary to maintain a thick barrier of unwrought coal between the boundary of the mine and the neighbouring workings, especially if the latter are to the dip. If a prominent line of fault crosses the area it may usually be a convenient division of the fields into sections or districts.

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  • The working of very thick seams presents certain special peculiarities, owing to the difficulties of supporting the roof in the excavated portions, and supplying fresh air to the workings.

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  • The most typical example of this kind of working in England is afforded by the thick coal of South Staffordshire, which consists of a series of closely associated coal seams, varying from 8 to 12 or 13, divided FIG.

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  • In the working of thick seams inclined at a high angle, such as those in the south of France, and in the lignite mines of Styria and Bohemia, the method of working in horizontal slices, about i 2 or r 5 ft.

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  • In France and Germany the method of filling the space left by the removal of the coal with waste rock, quarried underground or sent down from the surface, which was originally used in connexion with the working of thick inclined seams by the method of horizontal slices, is now largely extended to long-wall workings on thin seams, and in Westphalia is made compulsory where workings extend below surface buildings, and safety pillars of unwrought coal are found to be insufficient.

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  • In thick seams packing adds about 5d.

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  • This loss .is proportionately greater in thin than in thick seams, the same quantity being cut to waste in either case.

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  • These can be most advantageously used on thick seams 6 to io ft.

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  • In the thick coal workings in South Staffordshire the slack left behind in the sides of work is especially liable to fire from so-called spontaneous combustion, due to the rapid oxidization that is set up when finely divided coal is brought in contact with air.

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  • During the monsoon the climate is very damp, and at times even cold and raw, thick clouds and mist enveloping the sky for many days together.

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  • Many letters and other short productions of his pen are extant in MS., especially five thick volumes of Amsdorfiana, in the Weimar library.

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  • It is a circlet of thick gold set with pearls, sapphires and other stones.

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  • Ossicles somewhat resembling large coffee-berries had been previously found in association with the bones of Mylodon, and in Glossotherium nearly similar ossicles occur embedded on the inner side of the thick hide.

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  • A thick bed of excellent rocksalt is worked here to the extent of about 10o,000 tons annually.

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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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  • From all the preceding the tiny dik-diks (Madoqua) of NorthEast Africa differ by their hairy noses, expanded in some species into short trunks; while the widely spread klipspringer, Oreotragus saltator, with its several local races, is unfailingly distinguishable by its rounded blunt hoofs and thick, brittle, golden-flecked hair.

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  • Reedbuck, or rietbok (Cervicapra), are foxy-red antelopes ranging in size from a fallow-deer to a roe, with thick bushy tails, forwardly curving black horns, and a bare patch of glandular skin behind each ear.

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  • The plants are herbs or small shrubs, generally with thick fleshy stems and leaves, adapted for life in dry, especially rocky places.

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  • Later he is sometimes youthful and beardless, always with short curly hair and thick neck, the lower part of the brow prominent.

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  • The edges of the plateaus are gapped by deep valleys; the hilly tract between the Dvina and its tributary the Livonian Aa has received, from its picturesque narrow valleys, thick forests and numerous lakes, the name of "Livonian Switzerland."

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  • The Maitai beds include a thick mass of slates and sandstones, which form the bulk of the Southern Alps, whence branches extend southeastward to the coast.

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  • On the ragstone the soil is occasionally thin and much mixed with small portions of sand and stone; but in some situations the ragstone has a thick covering of clay loam, which is most suitable for the production of hops and fruits.

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  • The houses are built with thick walls of stone and brick round open courts, in the Moorish style, and their ironbarred doors and windows give them the appearance of being a part of the fortifications.

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  • They are all stout, heavily-built animals, with blunt rounded heads, fleshy mobile snouts, and coats of thick cylindrical or flattened spines, which form the whole covering of their body, and are not intermingled with ordinary hairs.

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  • It is a colourless transparent glass mass, which dissolves in boiling water to form a thick liquid.

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  • The mathematical works are published, some of them in a small 4to volume (Oxford, 1657) and a complete collection in three thick folio volumes (Oxford, 1693-1699).

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  • The tsar did great damage to Evelyn's beautiful gardens, and, it is said, made it one of his amusements to ride in a wheelbarrow along a thick holly hedge planted especially by the owner.

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  • During spring, autumn, and winter in particular, the blue-grass (Poa compressa and Poa pratensis) spreads a mat, green, thick, fine and soft, over much of the country, and it is a good winter pasture; about the middle of June it blooms, and, owing to the hue of its seed vessels, gives the landscape a bluish hue.

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  • Tongue, thick and broad, slightly nicked anteriorly.

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  • The animal, which reaches a length of more than 2 ft., is blackish-brown and yellow or orange, and on the thick tail these "warning colours" are arranged in alternate rings.

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  • The water of the first boiling becomes red and thick, and when this is inspissated after the removal of the nuts it forms a catechu of high astringency and dark colour called in Bombay "Kossa."

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  • In his history of the Arietidae Hyatt points out that toward the close of the Cretaceous this entire group of ammonites appears to have been affected with some malady; the unrolled forms multiply, the septa are simplified, the ornamentation becomes heavy, thick, and finally disappears in the adult; the entire group ends by dying out and leaving no descendants.

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  • The common soldiers went into battle brilliant in savage war-paint, but those of higher rank had helmets like birds and beasts of prey, armour of gold and silver, wooden greaves, and especially the ichcapilli, the quilted cotton tunic two fingers thick, so serviceable as a protection from arrows that the Spanish invaders were glad to adopt it.

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  • In the former the hair is thick and close, with frequently an under-coat resembling wool.

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  • The head is short and tapering, the forehead flat and wide, and the nose small; while the legs are strong, thick and well covered with hair.

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  • The hair rising from the forehead falls in thick waves on each side of the face and descends nearly to the shoulder; the beard is short and close, the face square and massive, the eyes deep set under overhanging brows, the mouth well formed with settled calm about the lips.

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  • Both bear their round or ovoid male catkins at the ends of the slender terminal branchlets; the ovoid cones, either terminal or on short lateral twigs, have thick woody scales dilated at the extremity, with a broad disk depressed in the centre and usually furnished with a short spine; at the base of the scales are from three to seven ovules, which become reversed or partially so by compression, ripening into small angular seed with a narrow wing-like expansion.

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  • The bark, of nearly the same tint as that of the redwood, is extremely thick and is channelled towards the base with vertical furrows; at the root the ridges often stand out in buttress-like projections.

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  • The lower part of the Keweenawan system consists of a great succession of lava flows, of prodigious thickness.- This portion of the system is overlain by thick beds of sedimentary rock, mostly conglomerate and sandstone, derived from the igneous rocks beneath.

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  • The Cretaceous system is thick.

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  • The skin is clothed with a thick coat of coarse black hair of a bristly nature, but there are a few whitish hairs on the face and in the groin.

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  • The Old Man presents a characteristic section, for it exhibits a thick pile of massive, current-bedded red sandstones, resting, near the foot of the pinnacle, upon a thin bed of amygdaloidal porphyrite, which in its turn lies unconformably upon steeply inclined flagstones.

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  • Trigoniidae.-Shell thick; foot elongated, pointed in front and behind, ventral border sharp; byssus absent.

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  • Carditidae.-Shell thick, with radiating costae; foot carinated, often byssiferous.

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  • Megalodontidae.-Shell 1a, tr, Upper and lower inequilateral, thick; posterior siphons adductor impression on a myo ms, Siphonal muscle of the phorous apophysis.