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But volunteer army personnel costs escalate rapidly; you can pay a draftee minimal wages for a short, "rite of passage" stint of military service, but professional soldiers come with the impedimenta of families, the need for greater benefits for their extended service (including pensions), and requirement for pay commensurate to civilians with comparable skills.
Oh, imagine disguising yourself through the exigencies of a creaky door, disguising yourself as a maker of lists, a guardian of household impedimenta, disguising yourself as something other than the writer Jane Austen.
The impedimenta of modern warfare is simply too great to carry on one's back.
While lynchers routinely employed horrific methods such as hot branding irons and cattle prods (items that, not coincidentally, hint specifically at the phallic envy informing both the motivations and minds of lynchers) by which to terrify, torture, and maim their victims before ultimately killing them, White includes only the basic lynching impedimenta, the rope and the faggot, for the attention-getting name of his work.
I made the strictest possible orders in relation to wagons and all species of encumbrances and impedimenta whatever.
On the contrary, it handicaps us, and our impedimenta of knowledge, culture, and riches encumbers us as soon as we are on the boat" to the United States (179).
For Pithotomy, he pictured a cherub seated astride a beer barrel, attired in a loin cloth and mortarboard, surrounded by various medical impedimenta, several animals, and properly discarded examination papers (Figure 3).
Empowerment means giving people their head, not just relieving them of minor bureaucratic impedimenta.
The Germans captured more than 20,000 Russian soldiers along with machineguns, artillery, and other impedimenta.
I was then handed a spear called a pilum, to be carried in my right hand, and a heavy pack called an impedimenta, to be carried on the end of a pole slung over my shoulder.
Lincoln wrote: "this expanding and piling up of impedimenta has been so far our ruin and will be our final ruin if it is not abandoned.
Will the 'elf and safety Mafia pursue with such vigour the wearing of any other religious impedimenta (orange robes, Stars of David, Ankhs)?
The room is busy--not with decoration but with the impedimenta of life in a frequently sweltering Mississippi, including an imposing Vornado pedestal fan (Faulkner objected to and forbade air conditioning during his life), and a number of inkbottles and other items that look as if they've been recovered through archaeological dig.
At about the time that he was writing The Mayor of Casterbridge, Hardy wrote a note in which he formulated a concept of tragedy that contains none of the distorting impedimenta of the three models that are typically invoked to account for the generic and tonal structure of the novel: "Tragedy.
This portion of the book also includes a comprehensive analysis of how American and United Kingdom government bureaucracies and processes still engender impedimenta and seams that preclude the optimum actualization of intelligence.