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a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals

sour or bitter in taste

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tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue

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The production's other major newcomer was its Eboli, Anna Smirnova, whose acting showed greater point and skill than her astringently Slavic singing, though neither was memorable in any particular way.
Nevertheless, as many have observed, too great a focus on technical solutions ("throwing computers at the developing world," as one commentator rather astringently put it) can obscure the fact that the "divide" is perhaps better understood as a combination of access and knowledge problems, rather than simply a technology problem.
Based on the rejection of hard thought, such schooling inevitably succumbed to what Kirk astringently called "the drug of ideology".
21) Recalling the Jennings case in 1848, one commentator astringently described undergraduate economic morality as the "system of practical ethics which, out of Oxford, supplies the hulks with their inmates, and the penal colonies with their inhabitants.
Whether recreating belle epoque France in Atmospheres Apollinaire, Marco Polo's travels in The Lion of Venice, the Tibet of a hundred years ago in Invading Tibet, or Spain's collapse into civil war in Slow Lightning, Mark Frutkin characteristically displays an astringently lyrical narrative talent, irradiated by a fascination with matters spiritual and artistic.
Prouve is best known for his astringently functional, mostly metal furniture, but he was so enamored of pressed steel and aluminum that he wanted to use them for all aspects of modern living.
As historian Paul Leland Haworth astringently wrote in his 1912 study Reconstruction and Union, Stevens "possessed much of the sternness of the old Puritans, without their morality.
The French philosopher Jean-Francois Revel astringently summed up this aspect of Kedourie's message when he observed that "Democratic civilization is the first in history to blame itself because another power is trying to destroy it.