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  • In the second case all roots that have struck downwards into a cold uncongenial subsoil must be pruned off if they cannot be turned in a lateral direction, and all the lateral ones that have become coarse and fibreless must also be shortened back by means of a clean cut with a sharp knife, while a compost of rich loamy soil with a little bone-meal, and leaf-mould or old manure, should be filled into the trenches from which the old sterile soil has been taken.
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  • Part of the Agora was laid open to Humann, but his trenches have fallen in.
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  • Some people dug trenches while others placed pipes in the trenches and covered them again with dirt.
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  • The steep western sides of these trenches often show an angle of slope of 7°.
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  • At dawn the Highland Brigade of the 2nd Division struck the enemys trenches, and carried them after a brief struggle.
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  • I do have to say, I don't necessarily agree with my guys in the trenches that this psychic business is crap.
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  • The permanent works were supplemented before the siege began by a prodigious development of semi-permanent works and trenches.
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  • Behind these was the " Chinese Wall," and behind that more batteries and trenches.
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  • And in the World War, while optical instruments of this kind were elaborated and improved, the periscope as such came into use for the infantry garrisoning trenches.
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  • North of Tolmino the Italians were still in the positions they had occupied early in the campaign, among the mountains on the left bank of the Isonzo, with comparatively little room between the trenches and the river.
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  • Definite orders had been given both by Cadorna and by Capello that immediately upon the opening of the enemy's bombardment the Italian artillery should reply with a fire of " counter-preparation " upon the enemy's trenches and zones of concentration, and that they should lay down a violent barrage as soon as there were signs of movement.
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  • The enemy's attack had already developed when the Italian guns opened on his trenches.
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  • Some of the troops fought with all their old stubbornness, but others gave themselves up or abandoned the trenches when the enemy columns came out of the mist.
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  • Perhaps the cry was raised by enemy troops disguised in Italian uniforms, for some of these were found; more probably it was started by some who had drunk in the Socialist catchwords, pronounced by the deputy, Signor Treves: " This winter no one must be in the trenches "; who had believed the promise that if they laid down their arms the enemy would do likewise.
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  • Roads had been built and gun positions prepared, and reservoirs made for water; trenches had been dug and strong redoubts constructed at various important points, though the defensive system was not completely finished when the enemy attacked at Caporetto.
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  • The attacking troops, both gunners and infantry, found their task unexpectedly lightened by the absence of a heavy return fire upon their batteries, trenches, and zones of concentration.
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  • In copperplate printing the whole of the plate is first inked, the flat surface is then cleaned, leaving ink in the incisions or trenches cut by the engraver, so that, when dampened paper is laid over the plate and pressure is brought to bear, the paper sinks into the incisions and takes up the ink, which makes an impression in line or lines on the paper.
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  • The sets after having been sprouted, as above, are planted out in January in trenches 2 ft.
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  • On the 9th however, with the aid of a Montenegrin battery that was got up to very close range, the trenches were carried after fierce handto-hand fighting.
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  • The range of the Caucasus, like that of the Pyrenees, maintains for considerable distances a high average elevation, and is not cleft by deep trenches, forming natural passes across the range, such as are common in the Alps.
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  • Southwards too, immediately under the snows, we find ` crystalline schists,' smooth grassy heights, separated by shallow trenches, which form the lesser undulations of the three basins, the drei Langenhochthdler Imeritiens of Dr Radde.
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  • As a matter of fact, the foundations of most dams are carried down in vertical trenches, the lower part only being in sound materials so that actual separation almost corresponding with the hypothetical On Some Disregarded Points in the Stability of Masonry Dams, Drapers' Company Research Memoir (London, 1904).
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  • An implement, sometimes propelled by steam, known as the draining plough, can be used for opening the trenches.
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  • The Romans were careful to keep their arable lands dry by means of open trenches or covered drains filled with stones or twigs.
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  • But such a large number of his troops perished in the trenches by a pestilential disorder, that he found himself too weak to march on Paris, and took his way to Calais across Picardy, hoping, as it seems, to lure the French to battle by exposing his small army to attack.
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  • The siege of Sevastopol was in progress, and he had his full share of the arduous work in the trenches.
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  • In March 1915 he was wounded while visiting the front trenches, and was placed on the retired list in Oct.
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  • The king, on the Swedish right wing, succeeded in driving the enemy from the trenches and capturing his cannon.
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  • These acted, however, impartially; and if thousands of British and French soldiers perished of cold and disease in the trenches before Sevastopol, the tracks leading from the centre of Russia into the Crimea were marked by the bones of Russian dead.
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  • We had a kind of mutual armistice with the Germans in the trenches in front of us.
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  • The square barrows were also unusual in that they were constructed by digging four straight trenches, which were not joined at the corners.
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  • During the night the enemy made several minor counterattacks down the communications trenches, particularly on the left where " C " Company was.
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  • The garden was used as an ammunition dump and slit trenches were dug.
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  • Trenches and side routes through caves are scattered throughout the level, allowing multiple entryways into the enemy's stronghold.
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  • Faulkner uses Owen's iconic poetry to flesh out the bones of three bodies exhumed from the earth of the erstwhile trenches.
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  • Enemy's fraternal greetings The following from The Times is a translation of a letter from a Belgian soldier: Christmas in the trenches.
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  • All four trenches revealed deep, bleached or leached soil horizons below the modern topsoil.
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  • Miscellaneous Items - Pieces of contemporary metalwork, tile and ceramics were also found among the soil removed from the trenches.
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  • These maps are then overprinted with trenches or other detail.
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  • They were all safely hidden in their trenches and pits, poking the muzzles of their guns under the foot of the outer palisade.
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  • We had to wear respirators in the trenches owing to the stench from dead bodies.
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  • Work our way up the village and finally retake the trenches.
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  • The excavation of trenches for new drainage and underground sewer and gas tanks was observed.
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  • They slept in the mud, wet and cold, with inadequate slit trenches for excrement.
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  • In his late teens he had fought in the trenches of the First World War.
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  • Tommy confirming officers made minimal allowance for the strain that trench warfare imposed on the Tommies in the trenches.
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  • The men used to dig trenches about nine inches side to about two feet deep.
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  • At first our only shelters were a few shallow trenches dug in the garden, close to the building.
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  • Earthquake zones [175 k] But what was the significance of the connection between earthquakes and oceanic trenches and ridges?
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  • The frontiers of the USSR are only the temporary front-line trenches of the class struggle.
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  • Soakaways and infiltration trenches are completely below ground, and water should not appear on the surface.
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  • Neither the opposition of Lord Palmerston, who considered the projected disturbance as too radical not to endanger the commercial position of Great Britain, nor the opinions entertained, in France as well as in England, that the sea in front of Port Said was full of mud which would obstruct the entrance to the canal, that the sands from the desert would fill the trenches - no adverse argument, in a word, could dishearten Ferdinand de Lesseps.
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  • (See American Civil War.) The city's system of defences, which began to take form in May 1861, included a line of 17 heavy batteries, completely encircling it at an average distance of about 2 m.; another line of smaller batteries and trenches, from about a mile (or less) to about 2 m.
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  • There is no method known of curing this disease, and all that can be done is to take every precaution to eradicate it, by pulling up and burning diseased plants, isolating the infected area by means of trenches, and avoiding growing cotton, or an allied plant such as the ochro (Hibiscus esculentus), in the field.
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  • The last detachments to quit the trenches moved off simultaneously all along the front at 1 r :45 P.M., without the enemy noticing their departure, and they were embarked successfully at " V " and " W " beaches according to schedule in spite of the heavy seas.
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  • Isolation of the diseased areas by means of trenches has also been practised.
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  • No attempt was made to entrench the position systematically, but on the left the 2nd and 3rd Corps made some disconnected shelter trenches and gun-pits, while the 4th Corps in the centre began to improve available cover about an hour before the battle began, and the 6th corps on the right, not yet having received any entrenching tools, could do no more than improvise a few loopholes in the walls of the villages of St Privat and Roncourt with such tools as the sappers could obtain from the inhabitants.
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  • The steep western sides of these trenches often show an angle of slope of 7°.
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  • Sow vegetable marrows and hardy cucumbers on a warm border in the last week; sow cardoons in trenches, or (in the north) in pots under glass shelter; sow chicory for salading.
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  • Other versions include shearling jackets; houndstooth trenches and boxy single-breasted wool coats in shades of black, slate and pale smoke gray.
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  • The common thread, from the office of Tony Blair to the slit trenches of local politics, is fear.
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  • Letters could be written in Scots from soldiers in the trenches to loved ones back home.
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  • The confirming officers made minimal allowance for the strain that trench warfare imposed on the Tommies in the trenches.
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  • Five 100m long trenches were laid out in zigzag pattern from north to south along the area.
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  • This type of settlement requires you to get in the trenches with collectors, which often gets a little dicey.
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  • Installation depends on trenches that must be four feet deep or more.
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  • Dear Loyd,Asparagus is grown in trenches.
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  • These shallow asparagus trenches are usually heavily mulched.
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  • Homeowners who install micromesh guards, can most likely just use a garden hose to rinse organic debris from the trenches.
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  • Unlike traditional lighting, there are no complex wiring diagrams or the need to dig trenches in order to install them.
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  • There are numerous styles available, ranging from blazers to trenches.
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  • In the spring, opt for lightweight trenches or fitted cotton bomber jackets.
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  • Furthermore, while raincoats are constructed from waterproof or water-resistant fabrics, trenches are made from a vast array of fabrics ranging from wool and wool blends to shiny, metallic textiles.
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  • Terrain: A terrain coaster takes advantage of natural geography such as cliffs, trenches, and landscape curves to add excitement.
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  • Our group editor spent more than a decade in the trenches of the video game industry, designing and producing games.
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  • These Gameshark codes will make your journey through the trenches a little more enjoyable.
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  • Soldiers wear them to keep their feet clean, dry, and warm while in trenches and other unpleasant circumstances.
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  • Each brother chose a spot and began digging trenches; Romulus chose what is now Palatine Hill.
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  • When the gods showed they clearly favored Romulus, Remus became angry and leaped the trenches to attack his brother.
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  • Remember they have made it through the trenches and deserve respect from a business point of view.
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  • These trenches have for successive geological periods been the drainage valleys of immense lakes (probably also of glaciers) which formerly extended over the plateau or fiords of the seas which surrounded it.
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  • There are, however, among these border-ranges several breaches of continuity - broad depressions or trenches leading from Lake Balkash and Lake Zaisan to the upper parts of the plateau.
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  • When the location of the deposit has been determined approximately, further search is made by trenches or pits or borings through the surface soil.
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  • On the other hand, the Turks, who were commanded by Essad, had likewise dug themselves in, and they could bring an effective artillery fire to bear on the Anzac trenches from three sides, the prospect of the landing force making any effective progress under the awkward conditions of ground in which it found itself was remote, and Birdwood's contingents had in reality been even less successful than had those detailed for Helles as regards securing an adequate area on the enemy's shores before the defence gathered strength.
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  • The water question caused no great difficulty at Helles, but the very limited local supply found within the contracted area occupied by Birdwood's force gave out almost entirely when the dry season set definitely in, and much of that which was brought by sea or condensed had to be conveyed up steep inclines to the trenches.
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  • Towards the end of the month the 13th Division, the first of the new divisions to arrive, disembarked in this southern area as a temporary measure, bringing welcome relief for the troops in the trenches.
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  • An onset was made upon some of the Turkish trenches in the Helles area, which led to sharp fighting; the object was to prevent the Turks transferring troops northwards, and it probably served its purpose; apart from that, little was accomplished although the affray went on intermittently for a week.
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  • Large forces were engaged on either side in this battle, and the attack was prepared for by a comparatively speaking heavy bombardment of the Ottoman trenches; in this battleships and cruisers moored in Suvla Bay, in security from submarines, participated.
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  • At a given moment the trenches, which at many points were but a few yards from those occupied by the Turks, would be vacated by detachments, which by that hour would have shrunk to mere handfuls of men.
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  • Large bodies of infantry with a fair proportion of guns still remained on shore on the 17th, but of these roughly half - about io,000 men and a number of guns in each area - were removed that night, so that on the 18th only a meagre force, composed almost wholly of infantry and disposed almost entirely in the trenches, was holding a long front face to face with a numerically far stronger enemy.
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  • The hour fixed for finally quitting the front trenches in the Suvla area, and the adjacent northern portions of the Anzac area, was I:15 A.M.
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  • The work of removing stores, war material, animals and personnel was to be carried out on successive nights, the fighting force ashore was to be gradually reduced, the front line of trenches was to be held up till the very last - the final night being fixed provisionally for the 8th-9th - and the detachments vacating it were to hurry straight off to the beaches.
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  • Nor would they seem to have discovered how weakly held the trenches were; for a considerable proportion of both infantry and artillery had been withdrawn by that date, as only two more nights remained according to the programme.
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  • This greatest of ocean basins contains also the largest and deepest trenches.
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  • Trenches of great size also occur south of the equator.
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  • This, he imagined, would compel an assailant to maintain large forces in the advanced trenches, which he proposed to attack by vertical fire from mortars.
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  • The town, which existed in the middle of the 13th century, was burnt down in 1864 during the assault by the Prussians upon the Diippler trenches.
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  • Every knoll had its redoubt or battery, and the trenches were arranged line behind line, to give supporting, cross and enfilade fire in every direction.
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  • On the north-west front, 203-Metre Hill, in advance of the main line, was occupied by strong semi-permanent works, with trenches and redoubts to either flank; and 174-Metre Hill, 1500 yds.
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  • On the 12th, the Japanese took the trenches between the Waterworks Redoubt and Erh-Lung, and cut the watersupply.
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  • At " G " they took a portion of the Chinese Wall and lost it again, other trenches with a cross fire being behind.
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  • This charge, in which many of the "Rough Riders" were killed or wounded, drove the Spaniards from the trenches and opened the way to the surrender of Santiago.
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  • Many gardeners are still afraid to disturb an unsuitable subsoil, but experienced growers have proved that by bringing it up to the surface and placing plenty of manure in the bottoms of the various trenches, the very best results are attained in the course of a season or so.
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  • - Celery will now be in full growth, and will require close attention to earthing up, and during the last part of the month the first lot may be stored away in trenches for winter.
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  • Celery in trenches should receive the final covering for the winter, which is best done by leaves or light stable litter; in the latitude of New York it should not be less than 12 in.
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  • For removing rock in reducing a surface to a level, or in quarrying, cuts were made with a pick, forming straight trenches, and the blocks were then broken out between these.
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  • The strong fortifications which, with ramparts, bastions and wet ditches, formerly entirely surrounded the city, were removed on the north and west sides in 1895-1896, the trenches filled in, and the area thus freed laid out on a spacious plan.
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  • The Turkish position on the Tarabosh consisted of four lines of trenches, some 30 to 40 yd.
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  • It does not follow, however, from the fact that only stone tools were found at the bottom of the trenches that the monument was constructed when metal tools were unknown, because none of the Stonehenge tools have the characteristic forms of Neolithic implements, so that they might have been specially improvised for the purpose of roughly hewing these huge stones, for which, indeed, they were really better adapted, and more easily procured, than the early and very costly metal tools of the Bronze Age.
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  • Many modern growers dig shallower trenches, twelve to eighteen inches deep.
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  • LoveToKnow Home School is staffed with writers who have been in the homeschool trenches.
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  • Those who impress us with humble attitudes and big hearts from the shallow trenches of glitz, glamour, and a "me, me, me!" mentality?
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  • In 1745, when the rebels were marching on Edinburgh, Maclaurin took a most prominent part in preparing trenches and barricades for its defence.
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  • On the margins of the plateau there are several gaps or indentations, which can best be likened to gigantic trenches, like railway cuttings, as with an insensible gradient they climb to a higher level.
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  • On the high plateau all attempts to grow cereals have failed, the wide trenches alone (Uda, Selenga, Jida) offering encouragement to the agriculturist.
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  • But the flank attack became entangled in mass in a loop of the river and suffered heavily, and two batteries that formed part of the frontal attack came into action within a few hundred yards of unsuspected Boer trenches, with the result that ten guns were lost, as well as in all some r roo men.
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  • By sinking additional pits or by extending the costeaning trenches and uncovering the outcrop of the deposit more fully it is sometimes possible to obtain all the information required for the most extensive and important mining operations.
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  • This also permitted of the troops in the trenches being relieved and rested at frequent intervals.
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  • To the north of the walls the site of old Herat was indicated by a vast mass of debris - mounds of bricks and pottery intersected by a network of shallow trenches, where the only semblance of a protective wall was the irregular line of the Tal-i-Bangi.
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  • In front of the centre, the Waterworks Redoubt, a semi-permanent work covering the Port Arthur water supply, and connected by trenches with the four Temple Redoubts a mile away to the west, formed a strong advanced position.
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  • And it is along these trenches that the principal commercial routes have been made for reaching the higher levels of the plateau itself.
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  • Birdwood decided, in consultation with Godley and Byng, that the front trenches should be held up to the very last moment on the night of final evacuation, the troops manning them then hastening to the beaches, everything removable, whether animate or inanimate, having already left.
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  • Owing to their vicinity to the cove the rest of the Anzac trenches were, however, to be held till a later hour.
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  • The trenches of Yap (4122 fathoms) and Palau (Pelew) (4450 fathoms) are not immediately connected with that of Marianne.
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  • In the meanwhile typhus and smallpox had broken out amongst the French, many of the national guards were impatient of control, and the German trenches, in spite of difficulties of ground and weather, made steady progress towards the Perches.
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  • Had the Turks kept befitting guard on the night of the 8th-9th, aware as they were that their antagonists contemplated departure, they must have detected that the British trenches had been vacated.
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  • Even in civilized corporate offices, professionals in business attire say their work tasks place them "down in the trenches" or that a certain "campaign" requires "guerrilla" marketing.
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  • Daily the beans saw me come to their rescue armed with a hoe, and thin the ranks of their enemies, filling up the trenches with weedy dead.
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  • Here the trenches dug by the Persians during the last siege were still in a fair state of preservation; they were within a stone's-throw of the walls.
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  • The low coral islands suffer frequently from drought; their soil is sandy and unproductive, and in some cases the natives attempt cultivation by excavating trenches and fertilizing them with vegetable and other refuse.
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  • The old Bellevue redoubt (now Fort DenfertRochereau) is covered by a new work situated likewise on the ground occupied by the siege trenches in the war.
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  • Through the eastern portion Antietam Creek to the east and Conococheague Creek to the west flow rapidly in meandering trenches that in places exceed 75 ft.
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  • Finally the parties still in the trenches slipped away, and when dawn broke the Turks, who had first ascertained that something unusual was afoot from the explosion of a vast mine in the Anzac area, and from conflagrations on the beaches where the few stores to be abandoned were being destroyed, discovered that the invaders were gone.
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  • Gripping and draining ploughs are employed in opening the grips and trenches necessary both in surface and underground drainage.
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  • Dr Lewis Mott has pointed out that "Round Tables" exist in many parts of Great Britain, the name being often associated with circular trenches, or rings of stones, which were demonstrably employed in connexion with the agricultural festivals held at Pentecost, Midsummer and Michaelmas.
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  • In December the sirdar arrived with reinforcements from Cairo, and on the 20th sallied out and attacked the dervishes in their trenches at Gemaiza, clearing the whole line and inflicting considerable loss on the enemy, who retired towards Handub, and the country was again fairly quiet for a time.
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  • In the first year's work twenty-one trial trenches were dug in the hope of finding a clue to its position.
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