How to use To-fall in a sentence

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  • I think everyone was guilty of staring at her at least once - if for no other reason, wondering if she was going to fall out of her dress.

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  • It was time to fall back and rebuild another.

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  • She had allowed herself to fall into the role of mistress.

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  • We started our lovemaking slowly, allowing the others in nearby bedrooms time to fall asleep.

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  • Howie and I were relegated to shucking more corn and cutting up strawberries on the covered front porch as we watched the rain continue to fall.

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  • Fingers and thumbs were struck constantly and after a few hours I was the first to fall.

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  • He'd just started to fall asleep when he sensed the intruder.

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  • The clouds far above were starting to swirl with hypnotic slowness, the rain beginning to fall again, and the sea beneath their feet rippling and shifting beneath the rubbery surface.

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  • She was doomed to fall for men unable to commit to her!

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  • He stood, weaved on his feet, and started to fall.

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  • Relief made the tears she'd been holding begin to fall.

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  • Bird Song's managerial pair tried to present a breakfast happy face over coffee cake and muffins, but their efforts continued to fall short as they waited for Martha to make an appearance.

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  • She wasn't going to fall under the spell of Gabriel's strong body, his passion, his taste.

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  • All of them screamed, and a frantic backward glance revealed the back window shattered and ready to fall in.

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  • With a deep breath, she stepped through and braced herself to fall.

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  • All it took was a few seconds for her to fall under Wynn's influence.

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  • She wasn't going to fall for whatever trick they played.

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  • The sand in the hourglass had begun to fall faster the past two days.

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  • He was an idiot to fall for Lilith.

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  • She looked up at the glowing clouds, from which snow had begun to fall again.

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  • Snow had begun to fall again and clung to the scout.s clothing.

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  • Rhyn slapped him hard enough for him to fall silent.

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  • If I can settle on a few more characters, it should begin to fall into place.

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  • Once I figured that out, it all began to fall into place.

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  • The snow continued to fall as Dean pulled in front of Bird Song, angled his Jeep as best he could in the drifts, and climbed to the porch.

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  • That's a hell of a distance to fall and live to chit-chat about it.

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  • The desire to kiss her gripped him, but he had already begun to fall apart, so instead pulled her in close.

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  • The sky hung like a gray sheet over the white landscape and huge flakes continued to fall.

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  • Did he think she was going to fall into his arms?

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  • Brady, we're going to fall.

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  • This place is creepy.  I don't think I can sleep with bugs the size of my hand just waiting for me to fall asleep so they can crawl all over me.

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  • Rhyn uncurled from his position on the cold, wet ground.  He hadn't meant to fall asleep and didn't expect ever to wake up, not with the magic tearing him apart.  He looked around, disoriented.  The magic in his blood had stabilized as it did when Hannah and the angel were around, yet he didn't see them.

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  • He smiled at her, understanding what it was to mourn the loss of a sibling.  As much as he missed Jade, he was glad he at least had Hannah to fall back on.  She had Katie's beauty – without the abrasive personality.

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  • He wanted to hate you – wanted you to fall on your face.

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  • Why did he have to wait until her figure started to fall apart before he complained about seldom seeing her in a dress?

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  • He replaced a stack of breeches into the trunk he pulled them from, only for a small book to fall out.

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  • I've learned your secrets well enough not to fall for your tricks again!

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  • In her haste, her foot slipped on the running board causing her to fall.

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  • I'd change your décor to fall colors.

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  • The realization helped her push back the trance she'd been about to fall into.

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  • I understand how difficult it is to fall for someone so outside the norm, you feel like you're going crazy.

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  • Positive law, at least in progressive societies, is constantly tending to fall behind public opinion, and the expedients adopted for bringing it into harmony therewith are three, viz, legal fictions, equity and statutory legislation.

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  • It is certain that the hand of the assassin was prompted by some one in the background; suspicion could not fail to fall upon Alexander among others.

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  • Great Britain has been the last to fall in, but the predominance of the low pitch, introduced at Covent Garden Opera since 1880, is assured.

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  • The ink is electrified by a small induction electrical machine E placed on the top of the instrument; this causes it to fall in very minute drops from the open end of the siphon tube upon the brass table or the paper slip passing over it.

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  • If, however, one electrode of this cell is connected to the earth and the other to a receiving antenna and electric waves allowed to fall on the antenna, the oscillations passing through the electrolytic cell will remove the polarization and L temporarily decrease the resistance of the cell.

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  • In all the upland valleys of the Abruzzi snow begins to fall early in November, and heavy storms occur often as late as May; whole communities are shut out for months from any intercourse with their neighbours, and some villages are so long buried in snow that regular passages are made between the different houses for the sake of communication among the inhabitants.

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  • With some associates he hired a room in the neighbouring Cato Street, collected arms and made ready to fall upon Harrowby's guests.

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  • Cesare's dominion at once began to fall to pieces; Guidobaldo, duke of Urbino, returned to his duchy with Venetian help; and the lords of Piombino, Rimini and Pesaro soon regained their own; Cesena, defended by a governor faithful to Cesare, alone held out.

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  • If a solution of the pigment is placed in the path of a beam of light which is then allowed to fall on a prism, the resulting spectrum will be found to be modified.

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  • On stimulation these cells part with their water, the lower side of the organ becomes flaccid and the weight of the leaf causes it to fall.

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  • Avoiding the artificial restraints of civilization, they were prone to fall back into animalism pure and simple.

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  • For forty years after the death of its founder it remained united under the authority of a series of grand khans chosen from among his descendants, and then it began to fall to pieces till the various fractions of it became independent khanates.

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  • Among the Jews the preaching of the prophets had been a constant protest against the grosser forms of sacrifice, and there are indications that when Christianity arose bloody sacrifices were already beginning to fall into disuse; a saying which was attributed by the Ebionites to Christ repeats this protest in a strong form, "I.

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  • It was later granted to the earls of Salisbury, who seem to have allowed it to fall into disrepair, for in 1315 and in 1319 the abbot of Sherborne was appointed to inquire into its condition.

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  • Latimer wrote to him in that year urging him not to fall short of the expectations which had been formed of his ability.

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  • We have already seen that De Blainville, though fully persuaded of the great value of sternal features as a method of classification, had been compelled to fall back upon the old pedal characters so often employed before; but now the scholar had learnt to excel his teacher, and not only to form an at least provisional arrangement of the various members of the Class, based on sternal characters, but to describe these characters at some length, and so give a reason for the faith that was in him.

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  • These were at one time more numerous than at the present day; earthquakes and subsidence of foundations have brought many of them down, the latest to fall being the great tower of San Marco itself, which collapsed on July 14th, 1902.

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  • The drill is thus allowed to fall freely, instead of being partly upheld by the buoyancy of the water, as in earlier wells.

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  • This may be brought about by a distillation under pressure, or by allowing the condensed distillate to fall into the highly heated residue in the still.

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  • It is very probable that the versions of this letter which we possess, and which are to be found only in later writings like Guibert de Nogent, are apocryphal; Alexius can hardly have held out the bait of the beauty of Greek women, or have written that he preferred to fall under the yoke of the Latins rather than that of the Turks.

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  • The taxation of 1166 is important as the first to fall on "moveables"; the whole scheme of taxation may be regarded as the beginning of a modern system of taxation.

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  • This is worn round the waist folded in a knot, the women allowing it to fall to the ankle, the men, when properly dressed in accordance with ancient custom, folding it over the hilt of their waist-weapon, and draping it around them so that it reaches nearly to the knee.

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  • Another story is that a rock hung over his head ready to fall and crush him (Euripides, Orestes, 5).

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  • Meanwhile the Spanish governor-general, Manuel Macias y Casado, had ordered the forces under his command in the southern part of the island to fall back towards the ridge of mountains intersecting it from east to west, just north of the town of Coamo.

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  • High above all the medley of kindreds and tongues, untrammelled by national traditions, for he had outgrown the compass of any one nation, invested with the glory of achievements in which the old bounds of the possible seemed to fall away, stood in 324 the man Alexander.

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  • This is due as much to the inspiriting teachings of Ritter and Humboldt as to the general culture and scientific training combined with technical skill commanded by the men who more especially devote themselves to this branch of geography, which elsewhere is too frequently allowed to fall into the hands of mere mechanics.

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  • The hills are hachured, the light, in the case of the loftier regions, being supposed to fall obliquely.

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  • Generally it is thrown over one or both shoulders, a turn given round the waist, and allowed to fall to the ankles.

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  • It had a stiff fight on the 23rd of April and was obliged to fall back.

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  • If not preserved in an envelope the calyptra and operculum are very apt to fall off and become lost.

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  • This convention caused much excitement and irritation in Great Britain, owing to the encroachment of German influence sanctioned by it on territories bordering the Persian Gulf, hitherto considered to fall solely within the sphere of British influence.

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  • The new emperor attacked Tokaj, which was in Turkish possession; the tribute had been allowed again to fall into arrears; and to all this was added that Mahommed Sokolli, the new grand vizier (1565), pressed for new war to wipe out the disgrace of the failure of the Ottoman attack on Malta (May-September 1565).

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  • The road now lay completely open, but the Austrian columns had so opened out owing to the state of the roads that the leading troops could not pursue their advantage - Dupont rallied and the Austrians had actually to fall back towards Ulm to procure food.

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  • Before his advance both Ney and Bernadotte (the latter, between Ney and the Baltic, covering the siege of Danzig) were compelled to fall back.

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  • Surprise, of course, was out of the question, but the Austrians did not attempt to dispute the passage, their object being to allow as many French as they felt they could deal with to pass over and then to fall on them.

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  • Calling up St Cyr, whom he had already warned to remain at Dresden with his command, he decides to fall back towards Erfurt, and go into winter quarters between that place and Magdeburg, pointing out that Dresden was of no use to him as a base and that if he does have a battle, he had much better have St Cyr and his men with him than at Dresden.

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  • In the night his headquarters were again surprised, and he learnt that Napoleon himself with his main body was in full march to fall on his scattered detachments.

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  • He then finally decided to attack Soult (intending subsequently to fall back through Galicia) and ordered up transports from Lisbon to Corunna and Vigo; thus changing his base from Portugal to the north-west of Spain; Blake's Spanish army, now rallying under the marquis de la Romana near Leon, was to co-operate, but was able to give little effective aid.

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  • In Nicaragua the latex is collected in April, when the old leaves begin to fall and the new ones are appearing, during which time the latex is richest.

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  • After a long period of dry weather the natural flow has been known to fall considerably below 200,000,000 gallons, whilst, on the other hand, in the rainy winter season, the flow in 1894 rose for a short time to as high a figure as 20,000,000,000 gallons, and the ordinary flow in winter months may be put down as 3,000,000,000 gallons.

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  • In 647 the Arabs penetrated into Ifrikia, which was destined to fall for ever out of the grasp of the Romans.

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  • Rowland, believing that the curve would continue to fall in a straight line meeting the horizontal axis, inferred that the induction corresponding to the point B-about 17,500-was the highest I Phil.

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  • The supreme tribunal has original and appellate jurisdiction, but its power to pass on the constitutionality of federal laws and executive acts seems to fall short of that of the United States Supreme Court.

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  • This structure stood until the Reformation, when it was unroofed and suffered to fall into ruin.

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  • During the summer America gave a lead to the Allies by accepting the Yugoslav programme, and after Austria's failure on the Piave there was a growing disposition on the part of the western Powers to fall into line with Mr. Lansing's very clear pronouncements.

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  • The engagement was disastrous to the British, who had undertaken far too comprehensive an attack, and the Natal Field Force was obliged to fall back upon Ladysmith with the loss of 1500 men, including a large number of prisoners belonging to the left column under Lieut.-Colonel F.R.C. Carleton,who were cut off at Nicholson's Nek and forced to surrender by a mixed force of Transvaalers and Free Staters under Christian de Wet.

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  • A horizontal pencil of sunlight was admitted by a vertical slit, and then allowed to fall on a column of water supplied by a jet of about th of an inch in diameter.

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  • In time of peace the toga was wrapped round the right arm, leaving the hand only free, much after the fashion of the Greek himation, and thrown over the left shoulder so as to fall down behind.

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  • Gradually the Semliki eroded its bed, and consequently the level of Albert Edward Nyanza continued to fall.

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  • This sport was allowed to fall into disuse, and was not again prevalent until it was introduced from Holland after the Restoration.

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  • The population increased during ten peaceful years of Henry III., and increased slowly until the death of Edward II., and then it began to fall off, and continued to decrease during the period of the Wars of the Roses and of the Barons until the accession of the first Tudor monarch.

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  • The greatest difficulty is found where the inclination of the deposit is too great to permit the mine-cars to be brought into the working-place and yet not great enough to allow the mineral to fall or slide to a point where it can be loaded.

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  • In the systematic mining of larger deposits, the simplest plan consists in mining large areas by means of numerous working-places under the protection of pillars of mineral left for the purpose, and later mining these pillars systematically, allowing the overlying rock beds to fall and fill the abandoned workings.

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  • On completion of any room the timbers are withdrawn and the overlying mass of timber and rock is allowed to fall and a new room is started immediately alongside of the one just completed.

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  • At the time of the British annexation of Burma there were some old irrigation systems in the Kyaukse and Minbu districts, which had been allowed to fall into disrepair, and these have now been renewed and extended.

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  • The men who manipulate the stirring bars are therefore changed at short intervals, while the bars themselves have also to be changed at somewhat longer intervals, as they rapidly become oxidized, and accumulated scale would tend to fall off them, thus contaminating the glass below.

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  • The vacuum pan is erected at a height which commands the crystallizers, each of which will, as in days gone by in Cuba, hold the contents of the pan, and these in their turn are set high enough to allow the charge to fall into the feeding-trough of the centrifugals, thus obviating the necessity of any labour to remove the raw sugar from the time it leaves the vacuum pan to the time it falls into the centrifugals.

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  • Any sand or heavy matter in suspension is allowed to fall to the bottom of the pan into the " sandbox " before the melted sugar is run off to the cloth filters.

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  • Of the three, Cardinal Adrian was the first to fall ill, the pope succumbing a week after.

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  • In 1847 he was temporarily occupied with ideas of emigration, and with this object made a journey to Algiers, but returned to Baden and resumed his former position as the Radical champion of popular rights, later becoming president of the Volksverein, where he was destined to fall still further under the influence of the agitator Gustav von Struve.

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  • Thus the artificial lakes and hills, the stones forming rockeries or simulating solitary crags, the trees and even the bushes are all selected or manipulated so as to fall congruously into the general scheme.

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  • In order to support himself and pay his academic fees many a Japanese has to fall into the ranks of the physical laborer during a part of each day or night.

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  • It was a noble art, but unfortunately the rivalry of the Buddhist and later native styles permitted it to fall into comparative neglect, and it was left for a few of the faithful, the most famous of whom was a priest of the I 4th century named Kawo, to preserve it from inanition till the great Chinese renaissance that lent its stamp to the next period.

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  • The climate of Armagh is considered to be one of the most genial in Ireland, and less rain is supposed to fall in this than in any other county.

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  • In the case of a pure substance, and of a certain small class of mixtures, there is no further fall in temperature until the substance has become completely solid, but, in the case of most mixtures, after the freezing-point has been reached the temperature soon begins to fall again, and as the amount of solid increases the temperature becomes lower and lower.

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  • Much information as to the nature of an alloy can be obtained by placing several small ingots of the same alloy in a furnace which is above the melting-point of the alloy, and allowing the temperature to fall slowly and uniformly.

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  • The gold production of China was estimated for 1899 at £1,328,238 and for 1900 at £860,00o; it increased in 1901 to about £1,700,000, to fall to £340,000 in 1905; in 1906 and 1907 it recovered to about £1,000,000.

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  • The title of count of Agenais, which the kings of England had allowed to fall into desuetude, was revived by the kings of France, and in 1789 was held by the family of the dukes of Richelieu.

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  • The Maltese relied on the Roman Canon Law, the English on the common law of England, Scots or Irish had nothing but the English law to fall back upon.

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  • The right wing of the German Seventeenth Army had been forced to fall back some 12 m., abandoning in succession a series of strong and well-fortified defensive systems, the loss of which had an instant effect on the situation to the south.

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  • When the German squadron was sighted it would have been possible to fall back on the " Canopus," but this would have entailed the destruction of the " Otranto," which would have been overtaken by the enemy in two or three hours.

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  • We must be careful, however, not to fall into the error of supposing that he wrote it with the sole object of meeting an occasional emergency.

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  • About the middle of the afternoon Hancock arrived on the field with orders from Meade to assume command and to decide whether to continue the fight there or to fall back.

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  • When the coal has been under-cut for a sufficient length, the struts are withdrawn, and the overhanging mass is allowed to fall during the time that the workmen are out of the pit, or it may be brought down by driving wedges, or if it be of a compact character a blast in a borehole near the roof may be required.

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  • He had often spoken of his daughter Jane to Herbert, and "so much commended Mr Herbert to her, that Jane became so much a Platonic as to fall in love with Mr Herbert unseen."

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  • The surveys and reports of Captain Moresby in 1874 brought home to Queensland (and Australia generally) the dangers possible to her commerce were the coasts opposite to Torres Strait and the entrance to the splendid waterway inside the Barrier Reef to fall into the possession of a foreign power.

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  • The situation was critical, for the hard-won domains of the house of Capet seemed likely to fall to pieces during a minority.

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  • Having been abruptly recalled into Anjou by a revolt of his barons, he returned to the charge in September 1136 with a strong army, including in its ranks William, duke of Aquitaine, Geoffrey, count of Vendome, and William Talvas, count of Ponthieu, but after a few successes was wounded in the foot at the siege of Le Sap (October 1) and had to fall back.

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  • In a vacuum, the projectile acted on by the force of projection begins to fall under the action of gravity immediately it leaves the bore, and under the combined action of these two forces the path of the projectile is a parabola.

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  • Moreover, Dr Gilly's book (A Visit to the Valleys of Piedmont), chancing to fall into the hands of an officer who had lost his leg at Waterloo, Colonel Beckwith, suggested an object for the energies of one who was 10th at the age of twenty-six to sink into enforced idleness.

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  • If the coin is heavier than the lowest legal weight (that is, the standard weight less the remedy) the righthand side of the beam begins to fall and the left-hand one is raised.

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  • Stephen van Rensselaer, the proprietor of Rensselaerwyck, had suffered the rents, especially those of his poorer tenants, to fall much in arrears, and when after his death (1839) the agents of his heirs attempted to collect them they encountered violent opposition.

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  • It continued to fall for seven years more, though at a much reduced rate, and finally reached 25.12 in the year 1899.

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  • In the Puget Sound Basin an occasional cold east wind during a dry period in winter causes the temperature to fall below zero.

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  • The disk being started, then by means of a tube held at one end between the lips, and applied near to the disk at the other, or more easily with a common bellows, a blast of air is made to fall on the part of the disk which contains any one of the above circles.

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  • Meanwhile the war with Ulalrich continued, but after his victory at Weissensee Henry's allies began to fall away, and his cause to decline.

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  • After the removal of the capital to Bagdad, in the middle of the following century, Kufa lost its importance and began to fall into decay.

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  • In the past they were often allowed to fall into disrepair, but in 1903 a department of government was formed to control their upkeep, with the result that most of them were soon furnished with new locks, deepened, and made thoroughly serviceable.

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  • When they returned to Rome, his pupil departed to Scotland, to fall a few years later by his father's side at Flodden; Erasmus also found a summons to call him northwards.

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  • In case of such rupture he meant, at the head of 10o,000 Cossacks, to fall upon the Crimea itself, the seat of their power, and exterminate the Khanate.

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  • He has plenty of legends to tell us, and writes altogether in a poetical style, so that his prose seems to fall into rhythm unconsciously.

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  • We first determine the time t in seconds required for the velocity of a shot, d inches in diameter and weighing w lb, to fall from any initial velocity V(f/s) to any final velocity v(f/s).

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  • A fortnight later the same manoeuvres, combined with constant "tapping" at the Confederate defences, caused him to fall back again.

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  • As the light is twice refracted, the dispersion is increased, and the rays, after transmission through the prism, form a divergent system, which may be allowed to fall on a sheet of white paper, forming the wellknown solar spectrum.

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  • Otho's advanced guard successfully defended Placentia against Alienus Caecina, and compelled that general to fall back on Cremona.

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  • The Othonians, though taken at a disadvantage, fought desperately, but were finally forced to fall back in disorder upon their camp at Bedriacum.

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  • Its small size prevented it from containing any such general description of separate countries as Strabo rightly conceived to fall within the scope of the geographer.

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  • They also were permitted to fall into decay, but the 3rd marquess of Bute undertook the restoration of the Greyfriars' chapel.

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  • But a graver blow, ending in the complete overthrow of the administration, was soon to fall as the result of the election.

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  • After 1885 Canada was therefore compelled to fall back upon the treaty of 1818 as the guarantee of her fishing rights.

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  • To what the remaining difference was due it is difficult to say with certitude; there are some who argue that the tendency of prices to fall is inherent, and that the constant whittling away of intermediaries' profits is sufficient explanation, while bi-metallists have maintained that the phenomenon is clearly to be traced to the action of the German government in demonetizing silver in 1872.

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  • Instead of the old belief that God made the world for man, philosophers began to fall into the pleasing dream, I am everything, and everything is I - and even I am God.

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  • Fechner was saved from this absurdity, but only to fall into the greater absurdity of his own panpsychism.

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  • Generally speaking, however, each tribe formed a political unit in itself, and the combinations brought together from time to time in the hands of powerful kings were liable to fall to pieces after the first disaster.

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  • The result obtained was that any body allowed to fall from rest would, in a vacuum move re to the earth with constant o G av.

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  • Familiar cases can readily be found of the perception of the mass of bodies, independently of their tendency to fall towards the earth.

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  • The root of this plant, when eaten by white pigs, caused their bones to turn to a pink colour and their hoofs to fall off, but the black pigs could eat the same plant with impunity.

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  • But it is obvious that certain distributions will predominate, for the crystals will tend to fall so as to offer the least resistance to their motion; a needle-shaped crystal tending to keep its axis vertical, a plate-shaped crystal to keep its axis horizontal.

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  • An absolute contrast to his brother, he gave himself up to a life of pleasure and allowed the administration to fall into the hands of six eunuchs.

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  • It is put on after the alb, &c., and under the tunicle, dalmatic and chasuble, but then drawn up so as to fall over the latter like a collar.

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  • The rude and barbarous northern peoples seemed to fall like "full ripe fruit before the first breath of the gospel."

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  • In winter, when the plants are at rest, little water will be necessary; but in the case of those plants which have no fleshy pseudobulbs to fall back upon for sustenance, they must not be suffered to become so dry as to cause the leaves to shrivel.

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  • A simple sporophore may be merely a single short hypha, the end of which stops growing and becomes cut off as a conidium by the formation of a septum, which then splits and allows the conidium to fall.

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  • Although in colour, weight and warmth they are excellent, the fur is apt to become loose and to fall off with friction of wear.

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  • The word "species" now signifies a grade or rank in classification assigned by systematists to an assemblage of organic forms which they judge to be more closely interrelated by common descent than they are related to forms judged to be outside the species, and of which the known individuals, if they differ amongst themselves, differ less markedly than they do from those outside the species, or, if differing markedly, are linked by intermediate forms. It is to be noted that the individuals may themselves be judged to fall into groups of minor rank, known as sub-species or local varieties, but such subordinate assemblages are elevated to specific rank, if they appear not to intergrade so as to form a linked.

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  • The flat surface is spread to allow the maximum amount of sunlight to fall upon it, as it is by the absorption of energy from the sun's rays by means of the chlorophyll contained in the cells of the leaf that the building up of plant food is rendered possible; this process is known as photo-synthesis; the first stage is the combination of carbon dioxide, absorbed from the air taken in through the stomata into the living cells of the leaf, with water which is brought into the leaf by the wood-vessels.

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  • If this view be, rejected and it is necessary to fall back on the choice between 64 and 67, the problem is perhaps insoluble, but 64 has somewhat more intrinsic probability, and 67 can be explained as due to an artificial system of chronology which postulated for Peter an episcopate of Rome of twenty-five years - a number which comes so often in the early episcopal lists that it seems to mean little more than "a long time," just as "forty years" does in the Old Testament.

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  • I do not expect the Union to be dissolved - I do not expect the house to fall - but I do expect it will cease to be divided.

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  • This reorganization was a sign of the great increase of work which had already begun to fall on the imperial authorities, and was a necessary step towards the furthef duties which Bismarck intended to impose upon them.

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  • It only Internal remains to add that, in carrying out this system, Maria reforms Theresa was too wise to fall into the errors afterwards made by her son and successor.

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  • It fell with the coming back of the xile Dion in The tyranny had lasted so long 3 5 7 Y Y g that it was less easy than at the overthrow of the elder tyrants to fall back on an earlier state of things.

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  • Rametta was the last stronghold to fall (965).

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  • In the new position b would tend to follow the direction of its point of support, whilst c would tend to fall in the opposite direction, and the bob of one pendulum would exercise a restraint upon the motion of the other.

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  • The same is true of xviii., which at first sight seems to fall into several pieces; the history of the seven sleepers, the grotesque narrative about Moses, and that about Alexander " the Horned," are all connected together, and the same rhyme through the whole sura.

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  • The commencement of the rise is commemorated on the night of the 11th of Bauna, the 17th of June, called that of the Drop (Lelet-en-Nukta), because a miraculous drop is then supposed to fall and cause the swelling of the river.

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  • Under weak emperors, the rest of Egypt was exposed to the inroads of savages, and left to fall into a condition of barbarism.

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  • For thirteen days a cannonade of the town was continued without effect; and on the 20th of April, news having come in from the advanced guard at Hamad of large reinforcements to the besieged, General Stewart was compelled to retreat; and a dragoon was despatched to Lieutenant-colonel Macleod, commanding at Hamad, with orders to fall back.

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  • But in the skeletal, voluntary or striped muscles a second stimulus succeeding a previous so quickly as to fall even during the continuance of the contraction excited by a first, elicits a second contraction.

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  • By the peace of Westphalia (1648) the archbishopric was converted into a secular duchy, to fall to Brandenburg on the death of the last administrator, which happened in 1680.

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  • It is divided into two quarters by the road leading from the landing-place to the railway station, and has numerous public offices, warehouses and other buildings, including a palace of the khedive, used as a hospital during the British military operations in 1882, but subsequently allowed to fall into a dilapidated condition.

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  • There is a tradition that this mountain was once higher than Chimborazo, but a series of eruptions caused the cone to fall in and reduced its summit to its present altitude and broken appearance.

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  • Snow has been known to fall at Bushire.

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  • By the early emperors it was allowed to fall into decay, but was afterwards restored by Constantine, from whom it took its modern name.

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  • In the end she was defeated, and there was nothing for it but to fall back upon Palmyra across the desert.

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  • Such alloys are used for making the fusible plugs inserted in the furnace-crowns of steam boilers, as a safeguard in the event of the water-level being allowed to fall too low.

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  • The hair is shaved off from the forehead to the top of the head, the remainder at the sides being allowed to fall in large curls over the shoulders.

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  • The superior stability of the village system was overlooked, and in the old provinces of Bengal and Madras the village organization has gradually been suffered to fall into decay.

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  • A common example of this method is the determination of the specific heat of a liquid by filling a small calorimeter with the liquid, raising it to a convenient temperature, and then setting it to cool in an enclosure at a steady temperature, and observing the time taken to fall through a given range when the conditions have become fairly steady.

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  • In his answering despatch Cadorna repeated the instructions to fall back upon the principal line of resistance in case of an enemy attack.

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  • Retiring on the night of May 29, the troops that were to fall back upon Pria Fora lost their way in the dark and kept too far south, halting on Monte Ciove, the ridge that joins Pria Fora to Monte Novegno and Monte Brazome.

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  • Syllogism as formula for the exhibition of truth attained, and construction or what not as the instrumental process by which we reach the truth, have with writers since Hegel and Herbart tended to fall apart.

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  • They could concede the triumphant achievement of science only with the proviso that it must be assumed to fall within the framework of their nominalism.

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  • The conclusions seem not merely to fall within, but to depend on these organic and controlling formulae.

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  • There was a tendency to fall back upon the conception of some kind of parallelism, whether it was taken to be interpretative or rather corrective of Kant's meaning.

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  • Along this line of speculation we have a logic which claims that whatsoever is in one plane or at one stage in the development of thought a residuum that apparently defies analysis must at another stage and on a higher plane be shown so to be absorbed as to fall altogether within thought.

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  • A theosophical system may also be pantheistic, in tendency if not in intention; but the transcendent character of its Godhead definitely distinguishes it from the speculative philosophies which might otherwise seem to fall under the same definition.

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  • The most important naval station of the United 1 Small masses of water made to fall great distances and the use of turbines are important features of such plants.

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  • The immediate price was the pashalik of Crete; in the event of the victory of the Egyptian arms the pashaliks of Syria and Damascus were to fall to Mehemet Ali, that of the Morea to his son Ibrahim.

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  • The collapse of the gold-leaf is observed through an aperture in the case by a miscroscope, and the time taken by the goldleaf to fall over a certain distance is proportional to the ionizing current, that is, to the intensity of the radio-activity of the substance.

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  • Tobacco was an important crop in the earlier history of the colony, and Virginia continued to be the leading tobacco-producing state of the Union (reporting in 1850 28.4% of the total crop) until after the Civil War, which, with the division of the state, caused it to fall into second place, Kentucky taking the lead; and in 1900 the crop of North Carolina also was larger.

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  • It is remarkable that the same tendency for the proportion of the young to fall off is perceptible in new countries as well as in the older civilizations, setting aside the influence of immigration at the prime of life in depressing the proportion of children.

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  • He was obliged to fall back along the road by which he had come.

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  • This causes the flowers, or at a later period the young fruit, to fall off the growing plant in large numbers.

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  • The M`Dougall furnace is turret-shaped, and consists of a series of circular hearths, on which the ore is agitated by rakes attached to revolving arms and made to fall from hearth to hearth.

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  • The winter climate is extremely severe; snow begins to fall in October and it is May before it disappears.

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  • The inner line formerly maintained along the Lushai border has since 1895 been allowed to fall into desuetude, but Lushais visiting Cachar are required to take out passes from the superintendent of the Lushai hills.

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  • He was prepared indeed to fall back upon that, in the event of the Estates at any time refusing sanction to either church or creed, as their sovereign in Paris promptly refused it.

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  • In order to fall within it, the law must act upon the terms of the agreement, and not merely upon the mode of procedure.

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  • Hence it is that so-called artificial fertilization is possible; that is to say, fertilization will take place when ripe eggs and milt are artificially pressed from the oysters and allowed to fall into a vessel of sea-water.

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  • Thus too great a rise of temperature in fever may kill the patient; and the aim of therapeutics is to restrain the temperature within proper limits, neither allowing it to rise too high nor to fall too low.

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  • Again, there are chambers with drifts of snowy crystals of the sulphate of magnesia, the ceilings so thickly covered with their efflorescence that a loud concussion will cause them to fall like flakes of snow.

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  • Snow has been known to fall at Peshawar.

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  • Wellesley, who had now become Viscount Wellington, opposed his march south wards, and won a victory at Bussaco on the 27th of September; but Massena subsequently turned the position of the allied army on the Serra de Bussaco, and caused Wellington to fall back upon the fortified lines which he had already constructed at Torres Vedras.

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  • In the two former cases a little milt is allowed to fall from a male fish into a vessel containing a small quantity of water - fresh or salt as required - and the eggs are pressed from the female fish into the same vessel.

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  • When, however, Lysias returned in force to renew the contest, Judas had to fall back upon the Temple mount, and escaped defeat only because the Syrian leader was obliged to hasten back to Antioch in order to prevent a rival from seizing the regency.

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  • The poppy blossoms about the middle of February, and the petals when about to fall are collected for the purpose of making " leaves " for the spherical coverings of the balls of opium.

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  • In 1876 Clifford, a man of high-strung and athletic, but not robust, physique, began to fall into ill-health, and after two voyages to the South, died during the third of pulmonary consumption at Madeira, on the 3rd of March 1879, leaving his widow with two daughters.

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  • The Polynesians set up sticks to see if the warriors they stood for were to fall in battle; on Hallowe'en in our own country the behaviour of nuts and other objects thrown into the fire is held to prognosticate the lot of the person to whom they have been assigned.

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  • The nuts which are infested by this insect are usually the first to fall to the ground; the larva then bores a round hole through the nut shell, by means of its jaws, and creeps out.

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  • To obviate this difficulty we are forced to fall back upon weight, or rather the structures and appliances which weight represents.

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  • A bird when flying is a body in motion; but a body in motion tends to fall not vertically downwards, but downwards and forwards.

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  • The main roads laid out as arteries of intercommunication by the Romans, suffered to fall into neglect, and revived in the coaching days of the beginning of the 19th century, fell into a second period of comparative neglect when the railway system was completed; but they have recovered a very large share of their old importance in consequence of the development of motortraffic. Following the Roman roads, the high roads of the Eastern Division very frequently run along the crests of ridges or escarpments; but in the Western Division they are, as a rule, forced by the more commanding relief of the country to keep to the river valleys and cross the rougher districts through the dales and passes.

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  • In optics, the term caustic is given to the envelope of luminous rays after reflection or refraction; in the first case the envelope is termed a catacaustic, in the second a diacaustic. Catacaustics are to be observed as bright curves when light is allowed to fall upon a polished riband of steel, such as a watch-spring, placed on a table, and by varying the form of the spring and moving the source of light, a variety of patterns may be obtained.

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  • During the time of the barbarian invasions much of the protective system was allowed to fall into decay; but the latter part of the middle ages saw the works resumed with great energy, so that the main features of the present arrangement were in existence by the close of the 15th century.

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  • Menelek was advancing with a large army in national support of Mangasha, and the subsequent reverses at Amba Alagi (7th December 1895) and Macalle (23rd January 1896) forced the Italians to fall back.

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  • The temperature usually begins to fall in about two hours.

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  • If we exclude such questions in the interest of systematic correctness, and seek to determine for ethics a definite subject-matter, the science may be said to fall into two departments.

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  • The influence of the towns was steadily on the increase, and their government began to fall into the hands of the burgher patrician class, who formed the Cod party.

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  • The more conservative temper of the Anglican and Lutheran communions, however, suffered the retention of such processions as did not conflict with the reformed doctrines, though even in these Churches they met with opposition and tended after a while to fall into disuse.

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  • If white light is allowed to fall on some coloured solutions, the transmitted light is of one colour when the thickness of the solution is small, and of quite another colour if the thickness is great.

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  • Sturdza's government, which had risen to power mainly on the national question, was also destined to fall on it.

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  • The drops A and K may be readily conceived to be equally diverted by the wind, and to fall near the tops of the two hills respectively.

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  • Rainfall is proverbially uncertain; but it would appear from the most trustworthy records that at any given place the total rainfall during any period of 50 years will be within i or 2% of the total rainfall at the same place during any other period of 50 years, while the records of any period of 25 years will generally be found to fall within 32% of the mean of 50 years.

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  • The reservoir begins to fall at the end of February, and continues to do so with few and short exceptions until the end of August, and it so happens that about the end of August this dotted line, b b representing actual cumulative demand, crosses the straight line a a of uniform demand, so that the excess of demand, represented by the slope from June to September, is balanced by the deficiency of demand, represented by the flatter slope in the first five months, except as regards the small quantity b e near the end of February, which, not having been drawn off during January and February, must overflow before the end of February.

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  • After the reservoir begins to fall - in this case at the end of February - no ordinary change in the variation of demand can affect the question, subject of course to the cumulative demand not exceeding the reservoir yield for the assumed year of minimum rainfall.

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  • The fact that heavy bodies have always a tendency to fall to the earth, no matter at what height they are placed above the earth's surface, seems to have led Newton to conjecture that it was possible that the same tendency to fall to the earth was the cause by which the moon was retained in its orbit round the earth.

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  • Captured by the English in 1547, in spite of Lady Home's gallant defence, it was retaken two years afterwards, only to fall again in 1569.

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  • The few surviving English landholders had to fall into line with the newcomers.

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  • But his friends raised a considerable host, which marched linder his son Simon the Younger and the earl of Oxford, to fall on the rear of the royalists.

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  • But in the same year which witnessed his triumph, he was doomed to fall.

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  • By June it is full, and then it begins to fall with the Amazon.

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  • Burke was not the man to fall unawares into a trap of this kind.

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  • About the middle of the 14th century the Turks invaded Europe, and Gallipoli was the first city to fall into their power.

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  • Jumblat family, even though he was supported by the Talhuk, Abd al-Malik and Yezbeki families; and it appears that some members of the Shehab joined the Maronite faith in the middle of the 18th century, causing a suspicion of secret apostasy to fall on all the family.

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  • From petitions presented to parliament in 1376 it seems that the view of frankpledge was in active operation at this time, but it soon began to fall into disuse, and its complete decay coincides with the new ideas of government introduced by the Tudors.

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  • Verdun was invested and seemed likely to fall.

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  • Little was done to improve the finances, and the assignats continued to fall in value.

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  • They were to fall at the end of the year, i.e.

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  • A similar course was adopted with regard to the extra day which occurred once in every four years, but the first of these was to fall in the year III., i.e.

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  • It surrendered without a struggle to Cyrus, but two sieges in the reign of Darius Hystaspis, and one in the reign of Xerxes, brought about the destruction of the defences, while the monotheistic rule of Persia allowed the temples to fall into decay.

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  • This is exercised by the foreign community as a whole without regard to nationality, and is a share of the power which properly belonged to the Chinese local authorities, but which by convention or usage they have allowed to fall into foreign hands.

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  • He allowed the fleet, which his father had organized, to fall into decay; and the empire was thus less able than ever to resist the exacting demands of the rival powers of Venice and Genoa.

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  • St Patrick's work seems to fall under two heads.

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  • This singular association of lay and spiritual powers was liable to the abuse of allowing the whole succession to fall into lay hands, as happened to a large extent in later times.

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  • After the loss of Spain, ff15 reconquered by Wellington, the rising in Holland preliminary to the invasion and the manifesto of Frankfort which proclaimed it, he had to fall back upon the frontiers of 1795; and then later was driven yet farther back upon.

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  • The Benue reaches its greatest height in August or September, begins to fall in October, falls rapidly in November and slowly in the next three months, and reaches its lowest in March and April, when it is fordable in many places, has no perceptible flow and at the confluence begins to be covered with the water-weed Pistia Stratiotes.

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  • We find Newton's theorem, that "action and reaction are equal and opposite," stated with approximate precision in his treatise Della scienza meccanica, which contains the substance of lectures delivered during his professorship at Padua; and the same principle is involved in the axiom enunciated in the third of his mechanical dialogues, that "the propensity of a body to fall is equal to the least resistance which suffices to support it."

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  • The Guadiana (510 m.) passes west and south through La Mancha and Andalusia to fall into Cadiz Bay at Ayamonte; and the Guadalquivir (360 m.) takes a similar direction from its headwaters in Jaen to Sanlucar de Barrameda, where it also enters Cadiz Bay farther south.

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  • There is some probability that he did not perish in the battle, but escaped to fall two years later, at Seguyjuela near Salamanca, in action with Merwan the son of Mus.

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  • By 1640 the feebleness of the monarchy was so notorious that it began to fall to pieces.

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  • Gordon himself expected the town to fall before the end of December, and it is really difficult to understand how he succeeded in holding out until the 26th of January.

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  • Public opinion, however, in Brandenburg was too strong for him, and he was compelled to fall back upon the Lutheran Formula and the religious policy of his father.

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  • After twelve hours' rain it has been known to rise from 4 to 5 ft., and to fall as rapidly.

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  • I was nervous so it took me longer to fall asleep.

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  • Pumpkin Green was quick to fall from his third position on Billy Langstrom's team, but the two remaining participants held their ground to the cacophonous approval of the throng until they, too, were blasted to the ground.

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  • Figured it was no coincidence that a mysterious man named after a dead-dead Immortal just happened to fall into the life of a former deity, Gabriel replied.

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  • He smiled at her, understanding what it was to mourn the loss of a sibling.  As much as he missed Jade, he was glad he at least had Hannah to fall back on.  She had Katie's beauty – without the abrasive personality.

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  • She gritted her teeth in pain and sucked in a breath as she started to fall again.  She glimpsed demons hovering a short distance away over an opening in the jungle.  They looked like massive, angry hornets before disappearing from her line of sight.  A branch grabbed her arm this time and threw her back over the treetops.  This time, she faced a different direction and saw a sprawling palace the size of a mall.

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  • He wanted to hate you – wanted you to fall on your face.

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  • He'll carry you over the threshold and pretend to fall to the floor.

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  • She bit her tongue and marched back to the lair, just as snow began to fall again.

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  • Environmentalists, the implication is, are much too well-educated and well-brought-up to fall into such low-class atavisms.

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  • If that seems to fall short of outright atheism, well, they have to start somewhere.

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  • In the process of searching through the freezer, she causes an avalanche of frozen foods to fall to the floor.

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  • It is easy to fall into the trap of calling the calls when you are yourself just pulling the backstroke.

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  • The ground beneath men's feet shook with each repeated cannon blast, the Highlanders began to fall in their hundreds.

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  • A nearby bomb would remove the brickwork allowing the concrete roof to fall in on the occupants.

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  • Bran, an insoluble fiber, reduces the absorption of calcium enough to cause urinary calcium to fall.

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  • The minted coins will be ejected onto a rubber conveyor belt rather than being allowed to fall into a trough or skip.

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  • I will never leave fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy and under no circumstances will I ever embarrass my country.

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  • How can a kneeling coward know what it's like to fall?

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  • On the 20th extreme destitution obliged the British to fall back on Badajoz.

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  • This allowed the temperature on the grass to fall to -1.8C, the lowest of the month, that froze dew formed.

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  • The quartet sound taps into the root of modern pop punk to create something not dissimilar to Fall Out Boy and New Found Glory.

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  • My father, being self employed, had no dole to fall back on, no assistance from the state at all.

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  • They flee the error of presuming on God only to fall into the trap of being gripped by an anxious dread of God.

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  • This is why the world oversupply of worthless corporate execs has caused executive pay to fall over the last few decades.

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  • Overall, domestic prices are expected to fall at a slightly faster rate over the next four months than the last.

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  • Marx argued that the main driving force behind capitalist crises lies in what he called the tendency of the rate of profit to fall.

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  • Demand is expected to fall further in the next four months, tho less sharply than in the past four months.

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  • Any remaining fruits are likely to fall victim to birds, squirrels, autumn gales or all three!

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  • Can you imagine if bombs began to fall on Washington, D.C., and to destroy the high-rises of money markets of New York?

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  • Safety - Children are prevented from opening windows far enough to fall out by restrictor hinges.

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  • But serious crime, including housebreaking, serious assault and robbery has continued to fall and our drug detections have increased by 6% .

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  • Now, after decades of steady increases, the number of bicycles on China's streets has begun to fall.

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  • Notwithstanding the recent rise in bank borrowing by SMEs, the net bank indebtedness of the SME sector has continued to fall.

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  • The hills in question are always fairly benign lumps without any sharp edges to fall off in the dark.

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  • His human side leads to fall for the elusive Elektra who by proxy is wrapped up in the evil machinations of the Kingpin.

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  • And you've probably induced some indescribable pup to fall in love car guide nada used with you!

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  • When I tried to fall asleep to try and have some respite from the pain, I had terrifying nightmares.

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  • Trying to understand oneness is as futile as trying to fall in love with an inch.

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  • The parietal peritoneum over the bladder should be removed to allow the small bowel ultimately to fall into the pelvic cavity.

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  • This allowed the drive pinion to fall into the sump causing a large fracture through which the oil escaped.

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  • This is the main reason why the plasma potassium level is seen to fall in patients having a large diuresis.

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  • A quick puff of breath opens the chamber which is allowed to fall away from the blower to produce this pendant bulb shape.

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  • And you've probably induced some indescribable pup to fall in love with you!

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  • Many people believe house prices started to fall sharply from 1989 onwards, precipitating recession.

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  • Our main interest was to see sandgrouse but we enjoyed the general birding as we waited for dusk to fall.

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  • He may be so scrawny and unattractive as a pup that you have to fall in love with him.

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  • Will knows one of his worst traits is his ability to fall in love fast and get very soppy whilst in love.

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  • Even so, production of sewage sludges, dredge spoils, mining tailings and exhaust gases are unlikely to fall significantly.

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  • It has the same teardrop shaped pouch outline to actively encourage matter to fall to the bottom of the pouch.

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  • There you have a terrible temptation to fall into social patriotism!

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  • Only no one expected him to fall in love with her ID Two children kill a toddler.

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  • No cat has been known to recover from it and unneutered tomcats are most likely to fall victim.

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  • At least you have the viewfinder to fall back on in those circumstances.

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  • The cutter employed to rule these lines removes the silver in fine lines from the surface of the glass, Thus, if a photographic plate, before it is exposed in the telescope, is placed with its sensitive surface nearly in contact with the silvered surface of this reseau, and if parallel light, normal to the surface of the plate, is allowed to fall on the silvered film through the glass on which the film has been deposited, that light will pass through the fine lines in the silver film where the silver has been removed by the cutter, but will otherwise be intercepted by the silver film.

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  • Their design was miraculously frustrated - according to the Aeginetan version, the statues fell upon their knees, - and only a single survivor returned to Athens, there to fall a victim to the fury of his comrades' widows, who pierced him with their brooch-pins.

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  • A road has been cut through the centre of the building, the mosque turned into barracks, and the hall of audience allowed to fall into ruin.

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  • As the glass cylinder, driven by a motor, revolves upon its axis while also advancing (by means of a screw thread on the axis), all portions of the picture are successively brought under the beam or pencil of light and cause a beam of varying intensity to fall on the selenium cell.

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  • The Bourbonists in Calabria, utterly disorganized, broke before the invincible red-shirts, and the 40,000 men defending the Salerno-Avellino line made no better resistance, being eventually ordered to fall back on the Volturno.

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  • But the transgression is enough to explain the disfavour into which the Maccabees seem to fall in the judgment of later Judaism, as, in that judgment, it is enough to account for the instability of their dynasty.

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  • At the same time Muller showed himself, his power of discrimination notwithstanding, to fall behind Nitzsch in one very crucial point, for he refused to the latter's Picariae the rank that had been claimed for them, and imagined that the groups associated under that name formed but a third " tribe" - Picarii - of a great order Insessores, the others being (1) the Oscines or Polymyodi - the singing birds by emphasis, whose inferior larynx was endowed with the full number of five pairs of song-muscles, and (2) the Tracheophones, composed of some South-American families.

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  • The sultans of Egypt were stirred to fresh activity by the attacks of the Mongols; and as Syria became the battleground of the two, the Latin principalities of Syria were fated to fall as the prize of victory to one or other of the combatants.

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  • Meanwhile the Austrians had approached so near that by a single day's march it would have been possible to fall upon and crush by superior numbers either wing of the French army, but though the Austrian light cavalry successfully covered the operations of the following troops they had not yet risen to a conception of their reconnoitring mission, and the archduke, in ignorance of his opportunity and possessed, moreover, with the preconceived idea of uniting at Regensburg with the two corps coming from Bohemia, moved the bulk of his forces in that direction, leaving only a covering body against Davout altogether insufficient to retain him.

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  • It was usual, however, to hold the front and back of the ir6rXos together by a girdle q'c'ovr7), passed round the waist below the airO rrv'ypa; the superfluous length of the garment was pulled up through the girdle and allowed to fall over in a baggy fold (KOA7ros) (see Greek Art, fig.

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  • Emphasis was made to fall on the reason, the conscience and the will of the finite personality; and just as these were found to be native in him they were held to be immanent in the cause of his universe.

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  • The washing of the high or Tertiary gravels by the hydraulic process and the working of mines in the solid rock did not, on the Gold and whole, compensate for the diminished yield of the Silver ordinary placer and river diggings, so that the product of gold in California continued to fall off, and by 1860

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  • But whereas Fechner and Paulsen hold that all physical processes are universally accompanied by psychical processes which are the real causes of psychical sensations, Riehl rejects this paradox of universal parallelism in order to fall into the equally paradoxical hypothesis that something or other, which is neither physical not psychical, causes both the physical phenomena of matter moving in space and the psychical phenomena of mind to arise in us as its common effects.

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  • The succession was expected to fall to Leo's secretary of state, Cardinal Rampolla; but he was credited with having inspired the French sympathies of the late pope; Austria exercised its right of veto (see Conclave, ad fin.), and on the 8th of August, Giuseppe Sarto, who as cardinal patriarch of Venice had shown a friendly disposition towards the Italian government, was elected pope.

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  • They were, however, fated to fall far short of such a consummation; and at all times orthodox Brahmanism has had to wink at, or ignore, all manner of gross superstitions and repulsive practices, along with the popular worship of countless hosts of godlings, demons, spirits and ghosts, and mystic objects and symbols of every description.

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  • Also to meet the requirements of the industry, an enormous number of coolies had to be brought into the province from other parts of India, and in recent years the supply of labour has begun to fall off, causing a rise in the cost of production.

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  • It is incorrect to say the wing strikes vertically downwards, for, as already explained, the body of a flying bird is a body in motion; but as a body in motion tends to fall downwards and forwards, the wing must strike downwards and forwards in order effectually to prevent its fall.

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  • With the introduction of coolies the Fijians began to fall behind in the development of their country.

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  • Pushed back, as he had been in Spain, from bastion to bastion, after the action on the Beresina, Napoleon had to fall back upon the frontiers of 1809, and thenhaving refused the peace offered him by Austria at the congress of Prague, from a dread of losing Italy, where each of his victories had marked a stage in the accomplishment of his dreamon those of 1805, despite Lfltzen and Bautzen, and on those of 1802 after his defeat at Leipzig, where Bernadotte turned upon him, Moreau figured among the Allies, and the Saxons and Bavarians forsook him.

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  • This same summer the pond has begun to fall again.

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  • Kutuzov turned round without answering and his eye happened to fall upon Prince Andrew, who was beside him.

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  • He lay down on the sofa meaning to fall asleep and forget all that had happened to him, but could not do so.

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  • We are forced to fall back on fatalism as an explanation of irrational events (that is to say, events the reasonableness of which we do not understand).

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  • As soon as she began to speak of that, her lips trembled and her tears began to fall.

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  • The crowd was evidently watching for the roof to fall in, and Alpatych watched for it too.

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  • Because, you will agree, chere Marie, to fall into the hands of the soldiers or of riotous peasants would be terrible.

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  • Projectiles began to fall still more frequently in the battery.

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