Its depth, together with its porous nature, makes the fertile soil of Iowa capable of withstanding the extremes of wet and dry remarkably well, and it is perhaps true that, taken as a whole, no other state in the Union has a superior soil for agriculture.
II) is somewhat similar to Messenger's but it is not capable of withstanding so great a pressure.
The document is entitled "Secrett Inventionis, proffitabill and necessary in theis dayes for defence of this Iland, and withstanding of strangers, enemies of God's truth and religion," a and the inventions consist of (1) a mirror for burning the enemies' ships at any distance, (2) a piece of artillery destroying everything round an arc of a circle, and (3) a round metal chariot, so constructed that its occupants could move it rapidly and easily, while firing out through small holes in it.
Inspection of a field of cotton shows that different plants vary as regards productiveness, length, and character of the lint, period of ripening, power of resistance to various pests and of withstanding drought.
On his return to his diocese,his zeal and eloquence were largely instrumental in withstanding the progress of Calvinism, and among others he converted Henry Sponde, who became bishop of Pamiers, and the Swiss general Sancy.
took the field in aid of Richard; but the young king and Geoffrey had no scruples about withstanding their father, and continued to aid the Aquitanian rising until the young king fell ill of a fever which proved fatal to him (June II, 1183).
Lord Glenelg, the colonial minister, had the support of the missionaries in withstanding Wakefield's New Zealand Company, which at length resolved in desperation to send an agent to buy land wholesale in New Zealand and despatch a shipload of settlers thither without official permission.
Although possessing a weak constitution, which was further impaired by his irregular manner of life, James showed great vigour and independence as a sovereign, both in withstanding the machinations of his uncle, Henry VIII., and in opposing the influence of the nobles.
Secondly, it can hardly be questioned that, by withstanding the hot-headed patriots at this juncture, Demosthenes did heroic service to Athens.
The profuse feathering makes them very good at withstanding cold winter weather.
foregoing not withstanding, the Head of Department shall have the right to question the student directly, where necessary.
She was also capable of withstanding gales, which regularly sweep the Mersey Estuary, especially during the winter months.
girder type, capable of withstanding all the working strains of the engine.
Its wood stains orange after cutting, but is capable of withstanding regular immersion in water.
kiln shelf capable of withstanding thermal shock.
The second layer of tall black mangroves then operates like a wall withstanding much of the sea's fury.
Lavandula angustifolia is the hardiest of all the lavenders, quite capable of withstanding temperatures as low as -10°C.
Not withstanding its rather small size Malta holds a considerable heritage.
Mature seeds are highly tolerant of cold and have been shown to be capable of withstanding the temperature even of liquid hydrogen.
Christian Fortitude is essentially firmness in withstanding the seductions of good and evil fortune, resoluteness in the conflict perpetually waged against wickedness without carnal weapons - though Ambrose, with the Old Testament in his hand, will not quite relinquish the ordinary martial application of the term.
The fish are resilient, withstanding pollution and climate change.
In addition to general wear and tear, the furniture sits in the hot sun withstanding the burning UV rays and often holds bodies soaked in chlorinated pool water.
Another good quality is their power of withstanding the storms of autumn.
It is perfectly hardy so far as its capability of withstanding our severe winters is concerned, but it is evidently in some way lacking in robustness, otherwise it would not be so scarce.
Porcelain tiles are durable and strong; they also undergo a firing process which makes them capable of withstanding high temperatures.
The baby should be capable of withstanding this condition since it is receiving sufficient oxygen between contractions.
Abnormal CST results generally indicate the baby is not receiving sufficient oxygen and may not be capable of withstanding the stress of labor and subsequent vaginal delivery.
Men's swimwear should not only be nice to look at, but also capable of withstanding all of the myriad of water sports and activities that are bound to come up during your time at the beach.
Its endoskeleton is still capable of withstanding just about anything.
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