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without advance preparation

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Over the next week, all 16 rats were provided ad lib access to lab chow in their home cages and weighed daily.
Two hundred and fifty people have tried the Ad Lib challenge since June but only five have succeeded.
A instalacao do regime de privacao, especialmente em estudos de condicionamento operante, tem empregado procedimentos de privacao que envolvem tanto o tempo de acesso do animal ao alimento como a porcentagem do peso ad lib. No procedimento de tempo de acesso ao alimento, o animal recebe comida ou agua apenas durante um tempo determinado ficando privado do alimento durante o resto do dia.
"There are seven actors in the cast but they're not allowed to ad lib. Sometimes they say 'Can you tell us the joke?' but they're loving it."
In the Hurtwitz and Davis study, a daily feeding period of 1 hr caused weights to stabilize at approximately 80% of ad lib levels.
'I met the guitarist Jimi of the French group Ad Lib on tour and we started writing songs together.
Ad Lib has just eight employees, but Smith said she's committed to providing them with generous medical insurance that in Sisk's case will pick up the initial $50,000 chemotherapy tab.
Imagine the Rhodes Scholar against the leader who can't ad lib without a speechwriting staff."
Each moth fed ad lib for 2 days from paper flowers with Magnolia as a hidden odor source.
For him to do so ad lib and with inflammatory words poorly serves the man, his office and the communion itself in terms of conciliation and community.
As patients were fed by both conventional regimen and ad lib methods, nursing staff continued to question which method was better for patients.
These firms should be stopped from issuing catalogues ad lib to all and sundry.
Most readers of this Journal, I believe, would do well to acquire a copy (the paperback is a bargain, especially in view of the large amount of tabular and graphic material), acquaint themselves with its overall ambitions, and plunge ad lib into the empirical analysis.
Accompanying that will be the demands for more and better information, in-depth, ad lib, on demand, and in terms that the consumer and the customer, whether personal or corporate, will insist upon.