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  • Gibbon's stylistic artifice both averted the peril of prosecution and rendered the attack more telling.
  • This artifice is specially valuable when the substance decomposes or volatilizes in a warm current of carbon dioxide.
  • He had not attempted to include in his calculations the orbital variations of the disturbing bodies; but Lagrange, by the happy artifice of transferring the origin of coordinates from the centre of the sun to the centre of gravity of the sun and planets, obtained a simplification of the formulae, by which the same analysis was rendered equally applicable to each of the planets severally.
  • 75) describes a similar artifice as practised by the women of Scythia (compare also Judith x.
  • The style of the whole book is nervous, vivid, free from artifice and rhetoric, obeying the writer's thought with absolute plasticity.

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