Sentence Examples


  • Squatting, the doe strained again and one hoof presented again, only to disappear again after the contraction ended.
  • In the dead animal, and for its great elasticity and power of muscular contraction while living.
  • 1, c), of a length varying with the state of contraction and perhaps with the species.
  • West Virginia's share of the Virginia debt which existed when West Virginia was set off from Virginia has not yet been determined (see below, § History), but other than this the state has no debt, and the contraction of a state debt other than " to meet casual deficits in the revenue, to redeem a previous liability of the state, to suppress insurrection, repel invasion or defend the state in time of war " is forbidden by the constitution.
  • A fire without light, compared to the heat which gathers in a haystack when the hay has been stored before it was properly dry - heat, in short, as an agitation of the particles - is the motive cause of the contraction and dilatations of the heart.

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