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He had lived too long and too philosophically to lay blame on a dog for breaking a taboo which it did not know.
It happens that I expect visitors," said Levin, his strong fingers more and more rapidly breaking off the ends of the split stick.
There is a camp breaking up on the bare, torrid hills at morning, and Brazilian uniforms massed in blocks and columns to march.
There is so much good and evil in breaking secrets, that I put my conduct to a test.
Pike, the malingerer, leaped upon the crippled animal, breaking its neck with a quick flash of teeth and a jerk, Buck got a frothing adversary by the throat, and was sprayed with blood when his teeth sank through the jugular.
The breaking down of discipline likewise affected the dogs in their relations with one another.
There was a crunch of breaking bone, and the white dog faced him on three legs.
Three hours were consumed in cooking, repairing harnesses, and making and breaking camp, and the remaining nine hours dogs and men slept as if dead.
com)-- Last Saturday, Sandy martial arts studio, Personal Mastery Martial Arts, offered a free power breaking seminar for their students.
Importantly, failure to serve a notice in accordance with any time limits is normally fatal to any attempt at breaking a lease.
12 : to develop or burst out suddenly <Day is breaking.
Whenever I hear about a thrower who has a curve ball (or any other breaking pitch), I will discover that the pitch is actually a fastball that goes inside, outside, up, or down
But breaking down cellulose into sugar molecules is a key step in making ethanol from the nearly 430 million tons of plant waste produced on farmland every year.
At nearby West Ranch High School, offenders broke into the student store by breaking a window.
Disintegration processes are also an important part of the human realm--for instance, the smashing of windows, the pulverizing of ore, and the deadly detonations of bombs, as well as the benign breaking of spaghetti.