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(of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects

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An overwhelming majority of the sample reported no difficulty in mouth opening (92%) and lateral excursive movements (94%), while 24.
Once the traces are studied for occluding time and discluding time details, the occlusal interferences in excursive mandibular movements are eliminated such as all Class I to III interferences described by Glickman.
The early transcribers of his manuscript, not adverting to so material a distinction, have attempted to render the journal more regular, according to their idea, by forcing these excursive notices, however inconsistent with geography, into one uniform track, and for that purpose assigning imaginary bearings.
An interesting excursive special case was a geographic visualization of works by Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel and Alessandro Scarlatti, clearly showing the varied publication patterns of these three masters of 1685 vintage, which are not as restricted to the traits of their lives as one might expect in advance.
Occlusion was checked to avoid and protrusive and lateral excursive interferences using the help of an articulating paper.
As we might expect from a visit to such an evocative site, the description begins with the hushed reverence of the ruin enthusiast, for whom "Thought into mingling anguish swell'd, / And check'd the wild excursive wing" (2:122-23).
She speaks in the first person, directly addressing her audience in excursive monologues and improvised shaggy-dog stories.
The author's treatment of Abraham remains fragmentary and excursive rather than exploring the deeper level of relationship between the sending God and the sent Abraham for Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
It is within the framework of this fifth stage of Fanonian studies that this excursive examination of the relationship between African-centered psychology and Fanonian psychology is situated.
The fiction of the other on the contrary is shackled with a thousand restraints; is checked in her most rapid progress by the barriers of reason; and bounded in her most excursive flights by the limits of probability.
As is frequently the case in Frost, "A Boundless Moment" is both an anecdote about an excursion and the excursive happening itself.
The H-Canada academic mailing list, a part of the well-known H-Net network, features the sort of messages that might be expected of such a list: conference announcements, job listings, enquiries as to the state of scholarship on gender in Manitoba and, periodically, excursive discussions of the state of Canadian studies.
The Turkish is richly worked, beautifully textured and nuanced, excursive and peculiarly labyrinthine in weaving its cerebral narratives.