In another half hour her hair was dried and built into the strange, but becoming, coiffure of her station; her leathern trappings, encrusted with gold and jewels, had been adjusted to her figure and she was ready to mingle with the guests that had been bidden to the midday function
at the palace of The Warlord.
In considering transitions of organs, it is so important to bear in mind the probability of conversion from one function to another, that I will give one more instance.
In all these cases of two very distinct species furnished with apparently the same anomalous organ, it should be observed that, although the general appearance and function of the organ may be the same, yet some fundamental difference can generally be detected.
All our organs function
precisely as if we had partaken of material food.
Daylight had ridden across the valley more than once to confer with him about the undertaking, and he was the only other present at the sacred function
of lighting the first fire.
For the first time he realized that eating was something more than a utilitarian function
And the art of payment has the special function
of giving pay: but we do not confuse this with other arts, any more than the art of the pilot is to be confused with the art of medicine, because the health of the pilot may be improved by a sea voyage.
Scandalous names, and reflections cast on any body of men, must be always unjustifiable; but especially so, when thrown on so sacred a function
; for to abuse the body is to abuse the function
itself; and I leave to you to judge how inconsistent such behaviour is in men who are going to fight in defence of the Protestant religion.
It was a pleasant evening indeed, and we voted that as a social function
on Endeavour Island it had not yet been eclipsed.
There is, I mean, no aboriginal stuff or quality of being, contrasted with that of which material objects are made, out of which our thoughts of them are made; but there is a function in experience which thoughts perform, and for the performance of which this quality of being is invoked.
He illustrates his meaning by the analogy of paint as it appears in a paint-shop and as it appears in a picture: in the one case it is just "saleable matter," while in the other it "performs a spiritual function.
The most burdensome and error-prone compliance functions
are also fraught with significant risk.
The immune system has many functions
only recently recognized and whose importance is still not universally accepted.
Once we rely on these wonder materials and technologies to perform building functions
rather than relying on the architectural elements they replaced, the next logical step is to entirely remove the functional role once played by the architectural elements.
Our serial I/O functions
are also capable of supporting serial peripheral interfaces, a critical requirement for today's applications in connecting peripherals.