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1. The snow was to taper off in the late.
2. The second is the Fed was going to taper.
3. Light the four candles with a burning straw or taper.
4. Cardiff held a large taper, which he almost dropped.
5. The light came from a taper which was burning in one corner.
6. Beside Sister Perpetue, she was the taper beside the candle.
7. Elsewhere the token of sin, it was the taper of the sick-chamber.

8. Though this seemed to taper a little near the edges into heavy forest.
9. Taper is not cancelling money printing, it is slowing the rate of growth.
10. By the time he made it back to the camp, the rain had started to taper off.
11. The love situation is still wonderful, but it does taper off a bit this month.
12. The knock was answered by Sadie, with a taper in her hand, and the vizir, who.
13. Double taper lines are a certain diameter on each end but are wider in the center.
14. Since logs tend to taper, place them alternately top to bottom to counter this (c).
15. Why? What curious principle demands that a candle flame taper always toward the sky?
16. It is attached to the end of the leader so that the leader’s end taper is preserved.
17. The old man was lying on a bench, with a taper in his hand, and looking toward the door.
18. With a cold, symptoms come on fast and taper off fairly quickly, when compared to allergies.
19. He died at home as he had wished, only this year, under the icons with a lighted taper in his hands.
20. Love and social activities will be happy and active all month, but will start to taper off after the 22nd.
21. He lit it and, distracted by observing those around him, began crossing himself with the hand that held the taper.
22. And the old man took the taper into both hands, folded them over his heart, heaved a sigh, stretched himself, and died.
23. Emma, too weak, could not close her fingers, and the taper, but for Monsieur Bournisien would have fallen to the ground.
24. A bolt was drawn, and an elderly woman with a taper stood in the doorway, shielding the thin flame with her gnarled hand.
25. The taper was still on the table, and by its light I glanced to see what the paper was which Brunton had taken from the bureau.
26. Juez raised his hands and the applause began to taper off until the noise of the people shuffling to sit down was all that remained.
27. To my misfortune I yielded to it, showing her to him one night by the light of a taper at a window where we used to talk to one another.
28. Instead, as the darkness trickled in through Simon’s mind and took its rightful place once more, Johan reached out, took a taper and lit it.
29. Casaubon was carrying his taper among the tombs of the past, those modern figures came athwart the dim light, and interrupted his diligent exploration.
30. Then the count brought the taper to the window, that it might be seen in the Champs-Elysees that a man was getting out of the window while another held a light.
31. At that moment the small window in the lodge opened, a hand passed through, seized the key and the candlestick, and lighted the taper at the candle which was burning there.
32. Anna Mikhaylovna, with an air of importance that showed that she felt she quite knew what she was about, went across the room to where Pierre was standing and gave him a taper.
33. Anna Mikháylovna, with an air of importance that showed that she felt she quite knew what she was about, went across the room to where Pierre was standing and gave him a taper.
34. The child had again got up—this time blowing out the taper, and had again, for some purpose of observation or response, squeezed in behind the blind and was peering out into the night.
35. Into the right hand, which was lying palm downwards, a wax taper had been thrust between forefinger and thumb, and an old servant, bending over from behind the chair, held it in position.
36. With his taper stuck before him he forgot the absence of windows, and in bitter manuscript remarks on other men's notions about the solar deities, he had become indifferent to the sunlight.
37. When he was young his broad shoulders had tapered dramatically to a narrow waist, whereas nowadays the taper was not so sharp nor the waist so slim – but he could still do the work of two men.
38. Monte Cristo then drew a lighted taper from a closet, and when the thief was deeply engaged with his lock, silently opened the door, taking care that the light should shine directly on his face.
39. A slender, handsome, dark-complexioned man, with a long, sharp nose and a huge moustache, which began on his cheeks, was dealing the cards with his thin, white, taper fingers, on one of which there was a heavy gold seal ring.
40. The French doctor held no taper; he was leaning against one of the columns in a respectful attitude implying that he, a foreigner, in spite of all differences of faith, understood the full importance of the rite now being performed and even approved of it.
41. The clerk was reading something in the dark; a woman in a cloak stood holding a wax taper; and with a similar wax taper stood a man (a gentleman, it is fair to state), in a nice great-coat, trimmed with an astrachan collar, in bright goloshes, and with a starched shirt.
42. Casaubon did not find his spirits rising; nor did the contemplation of that matrimonial garden scene, where, as all experience showed, the path was to be bordered with flowers, prove persistently more enchanting to him than the accustomed vaults where he walked taper in hand.
43. Lydgate turned his dark eyes on her and watched her as she delicately handled the tea-service with her taper fingers, and looked at the objects immediately before her with no curve in her face disturbed, and yet with an ineffable protest in her air against all people with unpleasant manners.
44. Prince Vasili in front of the door, near the invalid chair, a wax taper in his left hand, was leaning his left arm on the carved back of a velvet chair he had turned round for the purpose, and was crossing himself with his right hand, turning his eyes upward each time he touched his forehead.
45. Prince Vasíli in front of the door, near the invalid chair, a wax taper in his left hand, was leaning his left arm on the carved back of a velvet chair he had turned round for the purpose, and was crossing himself with his right hand, turning his eyes upward each time he touched his forehead.
46. The moccoli, or moccoletti, are candles which vary in size from the pascal taper to the rushlight, and which give to each actor in the great final scene of the Carnival two very serious problems to grapple with,—first, how to keep his own moccoletto alight; and secondly, how to extinguish the moccoletti of others.
47. I grasped it in my hand, put out the flame as quickly as I could, lighted my taper in the fire itself, and opened the crumpled paper with inexpressible emotion, recognizing, when I had done so, that these characters had been traced in mysterious and sympathetic ink, only appearing when exposed to the fire; nearly one-third of the paper had been consumed by the flame.
48. Will saw clearly enough the pitiable instances of long incubation producing no chick, and but for gratitude would have laughed at Casaubon, whose plodding application, rows of note-books, and small taper of learned theory exploring the tossed ruins of the world, seemed to enforce a moral entirely encouraging to Will's generous reliance on the intentions of the universe with regard to himself.
49. There is reason to believe that the extinction of a whole group of species is generally a slower process than their production: if their appearance and disappearance be represented, as before, by a vertical line of varying thickness the line is found to taper more gradually at its upper end, which marks the progress of extermination, than at its lower end, which marks the first appearance and the early increase in number of the species.
50. It was drawn by four plodding oxen all covered with black housings; on each horn they had fixed a large lighted wax taper, and on the top of the cart was constructed a raised seat, on which sat a venerable old man with a beard whiter than the very snow, and so long that it fell below his waist; he was dressed in a long robe of black buckram; for as the cart was thickly set with a multitude of candles it was easy to make out everything that was on it.
51. We admit that our ancestors in the profession designed beautiful castles, magnificent cathedrals and lovely châteaux, but we remember that these castles, these cathedrals, these châteaux were planned without any comfort; that they had no plumbing devices, no methods for cooking, no systems of heating or ventilation, and no way of getting light but the miserable taper; while to-day the architect, besides being a thorough artist, who knows how to design and to color, besides being thoroughly up in the history of his art, must know how to plan for comfort, to construct for strength and stability; must understand all the details of boilers, machinery, dynamos, electric-wiring, heating and ventilating systems, plumbing and sanitation, and lastly must be able to manage the complicated finances of large undertakings.
52. After 7-10 days taper your emails off to every other day,.
1. No gradual abatement, no tapering off.
2. From the 90-95% there should be a tapering off.
3. This group had made an art of the tapering process.
4. There was a small thin tapering cone that came out a.
5. His fingers, long, brown and tapering, brushed hers and.
6. The snow was tapering off beyond the breath-fogged glass.
7. Meat eaters, such as wild cats and foxes, produce long tapering ones.
8. The tails tapering down that way, serve to carry off the water, d'ye see.
9. Those luscious breasts and perfect legs, the tapering calves and thin ankles.
10. Under that was the straight, slightly tapering column with its red to purple to blue.
11. I remember she had the most delicate hands with tapering fingers, her nails painted red.
12. Electrical rays rebounded from the ground and twisted all around them before tapering off.
13. US tapering has started and against many pundits’ bearish predictions the market rallied.
14. They have a grown son in Canada and what will he say? So it is tapering off, our relationship.
15. The walls at the base are fifteen feet thick, tapering to a thickness of eighteen inches at the top.
16. I lost count as the rains continued for about fifty days, building to a peak before slowly tapering off.
17. It looks more like the tapering tail of an anaconda, than the broad palms of the true whale's majestic flukes.
18. Maria noticed automatically that he was exceptionally fit, with well-defined shoulders tapering down to narrow hips.
19. The ceiling was cathedral-style, but low, only eight feet high under the peak, tapering to about three feet high at the side walls.
20. The body of the one-man air craft is about sixteen feet long, two feet wide and three inches thick, tapering to a point at each end.
21. It was eight inches longer and narrower than the short sword and was only one and a half inches wide at the hilt tapering to a point.
22. Her curly hair, her back, her behind, those lovely long legs with the tapering calves and dainty ankles gave me some strange emotions.
23. First comes white-horse, so called, which is obtained from the tapering part of the fish, and also from the thicker portions of his flukes.
24. Its key geological features were its tapering mountains that reached an altitude of twelve thousand meters, and being ice cold at the tops.
25. They seemed as though they were once beautiful hands with long, tapering fingers, but rheumatism had knotted the joints and warped the fingers.
26. The blade was almost as long as Joey’s forearm, tapering to a point, and the edge was bright silver compared to the rest of the dull colored blade.
27. Glancing upwards, he cried: "See! see!" and once more the high tapering flames were beheld with what seemed redoubled supernaturalness in their pallor.
28. The idea was to load a paper cartridge through the well at an angle, using the tapering chamber to guide it, then push it fully home with a thrust of the thumb.
29. A quoin is a solid which differs from a wedge in having its sharp end formed by the steep inclination of one side, instead of the mutual tapering of both sides.
30. The train station was situated on the outskirts of the city, just a few hundred yards away from the barren, tapering and cylindrical buildings, most of which had their tops and sides blasted off.
31. Bees visit these flowers, like those of the Coryanthes, in order to gnaw the labellum; in doing this they inevitably touch a long, tapering, sensitive projection, or, as I have called it, the antenna.
32. Amalrus had sent an emissary imploring aid against Strabonus, who, he said, was ravaging his western domain, which lay like a tapering wedge between the border of Aquilonia and the vast southern kingdom of Koth.
33. Her hands were of finely veined alabaster with tapering fingers and as white as lemonjuice and queen of ointments could make them though it was not true that she used to wear kid gloves in bed or take a milk footbath either.
34. Tail short, tapering gradually, about four inches long, cylindrical, brown, without spots, with 45 plates underneath, and having at the end a small, obtuse, horn claw, of an oblong, compressed, obtuse shape, and carinated underneath.
35. So it isn't quite built on the ten–to– one ratio of your high–speed steamers; but its lines are sufficiently long, and their tapering gradual enough, so that the displaced water easily slips past and poses no obstacle to the ship's movements.
36. It was no slender stiletto, selected because of a jeweled hilt or gold guard, fitted only for dainty murder in milady's boudoir; it was a forthright poniard, a warrior's weapon, broad-bladed, fifteen inches in length, tapering to a diamond-sharp point.
37. Some motorists, who had the money, could afford ethanol fuel being grown from huge farms of algae from one of the many Green-Puff Houses throughout the city; buildings noted for their circular tapering stones roves and chimneys puffing out greenish-tinge smoke.
38. Slowly wading through the meadows of brit, the Pequod still held on her way north-eastward towards the island of Java; a gentle air impelling her keel, so that in the surrounding serenity her three tall tapering masts mildly waved to that languid breeze, as three mild palms on a plain.
39. So that when at last the jerking harpoon drew out, and the towing whale sideways vanished; then, with the tapering force of his parting momentum, we glided between two whales into the innermost heart of the shoal, as if from some mountain torrent we had slid into a serene valley lake.
40. Besides, such is the breadth of the upper part of the front of his head, and such the tapering cut-water formation of the lower part, that by obliquely elevating his head, he thereby may be said to transform himself from a bluff-bowed sluggish galliot into a sharppointed New York pilot-boat.
41. His severe black suit, with fine ruffled shirt and trousers smartly near him, bulky in the shoulders but tapering to a small waist and absurdly small feet in strapped beneath high insteps, was oddly at variance with his physique and face, for he was foppishly groomed, the clothes of a dandy on a body that was powerful and latently and closely clipped, almost foreign looking compared with the dashing, swooping dangerous in its lazy grace.
42. They cussed Jim considerble, though, and give him a cuff or two side the head once in a while, but Jim never said nothing, and he never let on to know me, and they took him to the same cabin, and put his own clothes on him, and chained him again, and not to no bed-leg this time, but to a big staple drove into the bottom log, and chained his hands, too, and both legs, and said he warn't to have nothing but bread and water to eat after this till his owner come, or he was sold at auction because he didn't come in a certain length of time, and filled up our hole, and said a couple of farmers with guns must stand watch around about the cabin every night, and a bulldog tied to the door in the daytime; and about this time they was through with the job and was tapering off with a kind of generl good-bye cussing, and then the old doctor comes and takes a look, and says:.
1. Hair normally has a tapered tip.
2. Tapered waist sloping into hips.
3. The rain had tapered to a drizzle.
4. Then attach the tapered end of the shower.
5. The singing tapered off while still Chugga-lugging.
6. A TAPERED BAR IS AN IDEAL CASTING TO FEED FROM THE.
7. But that tapered off and I went on to better things.
8. The crowd tapered off as she allowed one inmate to enter.
9. Though, as the slope of the cliff tapered off, the crack.
10. As if it wasn’t bad enough, when the snow tapered off the.
11. The growl in Wren’s throat grew, held and then tapered off.
12. One end was tapered and the top had a ball on it of some sort.
13. The blade tapered to a point and was about thirteen inches long.
14. An impressively broad pair of shoulders tapered into narrow hips.
15. That hadn’t tapered off much since our first week-end in England.
16. The leader can be identified as a tapered clear piece of monofilament.
17. As darkness approached, the sounds of daytime activity tapered off around.
18. Sophie lunged forward, driving the tapered point of the pole at Hunter’s chest.
19. Instantly the croc changed direction, the tapered snout locked on the swimming dog.
20. Roy had fine, soft hands with tapered fingers that suggested artistic capabilities.
21. Finally, with his help, the nightmares had tapered off, gone for good after his death.
22. The only thing was, she was Western and taller and her legs were longer and more tapered.
23. So with the help of a local caregiver, I tapered myself off all my psychiatric medications.
24. Volume tapered off over the next few trading days, and price remained between 15 and 16 for a month.
25. The turbulence tapered off and eventually fell to nothing as the atmosphere became thinner and thinner.
26. The drive section had four wings which tapered off in a rakish way and supported the four warp nacelles.
27. We were halfway across a bridge to a recreational facility known as Cedar Point when the remnants tapered off.
28. As conversation tapered off during the entree, Mark Linked with Talia, then the two of them Linked with Sheramiv.
29. The burials had tapered off decades before he started coming here, so there was seldom anyone around save the dead.
30. Pierce a small hole in the base of a tin can for each liquid and fit a tapered stick into it to govern the flow (a).
31. Second, the notion that management had absolute control was a myth, as was demonstrated when growth tapered off.
32. Standford pointed a hand-held reader at the console, its tapered electric- blue front flickering as it absorbed the data.
33. The blood knot is a knot used for attaching two pieces of monofilament together, primarily for rebuilding tapered leaders.
34. A hundred feet from the door began the broad jade-green steps of a stair that tapered toward the top like the side of a pyramid.
35. The lower back was light gray and so were the wings, which tapered to long, black-tipped primaries folded together over the tail.
36. Her legs were so full and heavy and fat at the top and they tapered down to the knees and a long slim calf and slim delicate ankles.
37. Sophie ignored James’ lingering hands on her waist and took one of the tapered poles from Hunter, it was about a foot long and made of smooth, solid wood.
38. The curved blade was painted red and the metal head was fitted into a solid wooden handle that tapered into a point at the bottom, making both ends dangerous.
39. Be careful, ser, Egg warned as he handed Dunk a tourney lance, a tapered wooden shaft twelve feet long ending in a rounded iron coronal in the shape of a closed fist.
40. Surrey, like most other counties, had built-up conurbations, tower blocks that rose to cloud level, their tapered tips sometimes piercing the lower cumulus configurations.
41. The dragonblade was a meter wide and fifteen centimeters thick at the hilt with a diamond-shaped cross-section, and tapered evenly to a point along its twenty meter length.
42. The extra width allowed for a firing chamber, slightly larger in diameter than the rest of the rifle’s bore, that tapered smoothly to meet the rifled portion of the barrel.
43. There were also some small piles of flat copper pieces that were about three inches long and two inches wide at the ends with a tapered midsection (about an inch and a half wide).
44. Then I notice that not only were both his legs horribly scarred with purple and red, burned tissue, but both his feet were missing, his shins just tapered into ragged, pointed stumps.
45. After it had tapered off and the last coin had settled with a plink, the pile was a meter deep in the center and over two meters wide, spilling down onto the second tier in front of them.
46. When he was young his broad shoulders had tapered dramatically to a narrow waist, whereas nowadays the taper was not so sharp nor the waist so slim – but he could still do the work of two men.
47. At first it looked as though he were going to lie down, but then his large claws, as thick as Ben's fingers and tapered into razor sharp points, snaked out of their sheathes and dug into the platform.
48. It was summer and her dress allowed you to see her perfect shoulders and arms, to visualize her full breasts, her wide hips and perfectly shaped legs that tapered to finely shaped calves and dainty ankles.
49. Then there was another and another, till they were pouring out into a shallow pile that reached six feet wide and eighteen inches deep before the output tapered off, and ended with a final plink and a blue pulse.
50. The left side of the headset bracket was a black cushion that rested on the external ear, while the other side of the head set bracket tapered off, curving elegantly around the ear, but leaving the right ear free.
51. He was magnificent and immaculate, as always, dressed in a dark gray suit that molded perfectly to his wide shoulders and tapered down to his hips, his refined features inhumanly perfect under his dark wave of hair.
52. Then there was another and another, till they were pouring out into a shallow pile that reached two meters wide and fifty centimeters deep before the output tapered off, and ended with a final plink and a blue pulse.
53. For example, the production of steam locomotives increased rapidly during the first century of the ‗Industrial Revolution;‘ then tapered off in the mid-twentieth century as diesel and electric power became more dominant.
54. It was the fearful ‘Humo Jumo’ himself with his monstrous, elephantine body, and he was armed to the teeth: a revolver, a cudgel with a tapered point which never left his hand, and a dagger which was as long as a short sword.
55. What about them? He pointed to the demonstrators whose singing had tapered off and who were now directing their efforts to handing out their leaflets to the throng with their reasoned demands written in striking black calligraphy.
56. He was tall, his forehead broad, his nose straight, his mouth clearly etched, his teeth magnificent, his hands refined, tapered, and to use a word from palmistry, highly "psychic," in other words, worthy of serving a lofty and passionate spirit.
57. Clean-limbed throughout, with ears that, if they drooped, had no trace of coarseness and were set wide apart above a basin face, the mare showed race indisputably, notwithstanding the white in her forehead was too smudgy to be called a star, or that, though her muzzle tapered finely, the lower lip habitually protruded a bit.
58. It was incredibly thin, rectangular, tapered on both sides,.
1. Thus we see how that the spine of even the hugest of living things tapers off at last into simple child's play.
2. As it passes through the remaining vertebrae the canal tapers in size, but for a considerable distance remains of large capacity.
3. The smallest, where the spine tapers away into the tail, is only two inches in width, and looks something like a white billiard-ball.
4. I have no children, and how should I live if it were not for these girls? How can I help loving them? They are all the wax of my tapers that I have.
5. The curtains of the alcove floated gently round her like clouds, and the rays of the two tapers burning on the night-table seemed to shine like dazzling halos.
6. Don Quixote and Sancho obeyed him and went to where the show was already put up and uncovered, set all around with lighted wax tapers which made it look splendid and bright.
7. By the chair stood the priests, their long hair falling over their magnificent glittering vestments, with lighted tapers in their hands, slowly and solemnly conducting the service.
8. Before reaching the elder, who, standing at the little safe, was kneading over the remnants of some tapers into one piece of wax, Iván Petróvich stopped to take a look at the praying woman.
9. A brotherhood of penitents, clothed from head to foot in robes of gray sackcloth, with holes for the eyes, and holding in their hands lighted tapers, appeared first; the chief marched at the head.
10. The room was warm with candlelight, tapers flickering from the dresser and the delicate writing table under the window and the carved walnut mantel of the little marble-faced fireplace I’d always loved.
11. All the doors were open en suite, and straight in front of her, in the center of the fourth, shone the coffin of her husband, covered with cloth of gold and lit up by the tall tapers standing round the bier.
12. Reckoning the largest sized Sperm Whale's tail to begin at that point of the trunk where it tapers to about the girth of a man, it comprises upon its upper surface alone, an area of at least fifty square feet.
13. In the middle of the court was a catafalque, raised about two yards above the ground and covered completely by an immense canopy of black velvet, and on the steps all round it white wax tapers burned in more than a hundred silver candlesticks.
14. But, though the world scouts at us whale hunters, yet does it unwittingly pay us the profoundest homage; yea, an all-abounding adoration! for almost all the tapers, lamps, and candles that burn round the globe, burn, as before so many shrines, to our glory!.
15. A respectable-looking old man, bald-headed, with thick gray hair, dressed in a fur coat with a new white patch on one-half of his back, stepping evenly with his out-toeing bast shoes, went up to the altar, bowed low to him, tossed his hair, and went beyond the altar to place some tapers.
16. While Laurie listlessly watched the procession of priests under their canopies, white-veiled nuns bearing lighted tapers, and some brotherhood in blue chanting as they walked, Amy watched him, and felt a new sort of shyness steal over her, for he was changed, and she could not find the merry-faced boy she left in the moody-looking man beside her.
17. Thereat mirth grew in them the more and they rehearsed to him his curious rite of wedlock for the disrobing and deflowering of spouses, as the priests use in Madagascar island, she to be in guise of white and saffron, her groom in white and grain, with burning of nard and tapers, on a bridebed while clerks sung kyries and the anthem Ut novetur sexus omnis corporis mysterium till she was there unmaided.
18. In the moonlight-flooded silence of the old town of glorious tombs and tragic memories, I could see again the small boy of that day following a hearse; a space kept clear in which I walked alone, conscious of an enormous following, the clumsy swaying of the tall black machine, the chanting of the surpliced clergy at the head, the flames of tapers passing under the low archway of the gate, the rows of bared heads on the pavements with fixed, serious eyes.
19. In Moscow as soon as he entered his huge house in which the faded and fading princesses still lived, with its enormous retinue; as soon as, driving through the town, he saw the Iberian shrine with innumerable tapers burning before the golden covers of the icons, the Kremlin Square with its snow undisturbed by vehicles, the sleigh drivers and hovels of the Sivtsev Vrazhok, those old Moscovites who desired nothing, hurried nowhere, and were ending their days leisurely; when he saw those old Moscow ladies, the Moscow balls, and the English Club, he felt himself at home in a quiet haven.
20. In Moscow as soon as he entered his huge house in which the faded and fading princesses still lived, with its enormous retinue; as soon as, driving through the town, he saw the Iberian shrine with innumerable tapers burning before the golden covers of the icons, the Krémlin Square with its snow undisturbed by vehicles, the sleigh drivers and hovels of the Sívtsev Vrazhók, those old Moscovites who desired nothing, hurried nowhere, and were ending their days leisurely; when he saw those old Moscow ladies, the Moscow balls, and the English Club, he felt himself at home in a quiet haven.

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