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  • 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.
  • This enormous capacity for expansion and contraction is astonishing if we believe matter to be continuous, but if we imagine air to be made up of little particles separated by relatively large empty spaces the changes in volume are more easily conceivable.
  • 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.

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