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conspicuously deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent

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not dense


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If there was one for the whole of Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, and perhaps the Valleys in the south might be well catered for and possibly Wrexham in North Wales, but the rest of the country, being sparsely populated, would become a health desert, and in Meirionnydd the NHS would cease to exist.
The results indicate that the sparsely cross-linked microspheres, which degraded more rapidly by cell-secreted enzymes, provided a continuous supply of growth factor throughout the sheets that enhanced the uniformity, extent, and rate of stem cell differentiation into cartilage cells, or chondrocytes.
At the 21 sparsely populated sites between 15[degrees]N and 15[degrees]S, solar radiation reaching the ground rose by 0.
On microscopic examination, slide cultures stained with lactophenol cotton-blue showed broad, branched, and sparsely septated hyphae, without fruiting bodies (Online Figure 3; available at http://www.
Possible solutions to the problems of secondary education in the sparsely populated area to the west of Hexham have included the suggestion of moving the main school out of Haydon Bridge.
A 'before' glance at SERF preschools shows sparsely stocked bookshelves with only about 25 books each; 'after' SERF shelves overflow with about 150 books, including dozens of new titles and multicultural and bilingual stories.
The California Poem is a book-length epic poem, sparsely illustrated with black-and-white photographs of the California landscape, that spans the time, science, history, and scenery of the Golden State.
Home of the Brave," our cover story beginning on page 20, explains that some have chosen to spread their coverage more sparsely, raise deductibles, change the way they calculate deductibles, or employ other strategies to minimize risk, but they're staying in the market.
The deal, which involves numerous properties in New Jersey and two in Staten Island, represents efforts by AT&T to recoup capital before the close of the fiscal year and consolidate sparsely populated office space.
The top end of Jutland (the bit of Denmark that points northwards from the main mass of the Continent) is very flat and rather sparsely populated.
Most of these systems are in arid and sparsely populated regions of the Western states.
Sparsely populated diners and supper clubs were transformed into "Reservations Only" places.
She was a "vanner" in western Canada, participating in the caravans that brought Sunday school, teachers to sparsely populated areas.
A year in the planning, it is being looked as a way of improving public transport in a rural and sparsely populated area.
As a young reporter in the early 1980s, I toured the frigid waters of the Beagle Channel as a guest of the Chilean Navy, which took me to a couple of small, sparsely populated islands at the center of a dispute with Argentina.