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The sun warms our projectile, which absorbs its rays; but it does not warm the vacuum in which we are floating at this moment.
But if we make the oxygen, we do not make the azote, that medium which the lungs do not absorb, and which ought to remain intact; and that azote will escape rapidly through the open scuttles.
Spenser borrows and absorbs all these things and moreover he imitates Ariosto closely, often merely translating whole passages from his work.
Whenever a mind is simple and receives a divine wisdom, old things pass away,--means, teachers, texts, temples fall; it lives now, and absorbs past and future into the present hour.
Madame de Villefort emptied the contents into the ashes, which she disturbed that they might the more readily absorb the liquid; then she carefully rinsed the glass, and wiping it with her handkerchief replaced it on the table.
The lungs absorb the oxygen, which is indispensable for the support of life, and reject the nitrogen.
Each fluorescent chemical absorbs and emits different amounts of energy.
By recording how much radiation the powder absorbs over a range of THz frequencies, the researchers obtain distinctive chemical fingerprints of the biomolecules that make up the powder.
The plant doesn't eat metal, instead, it absorbs it from the soil, thriving in nickel-rich dirt.
The active component of OdorArmor rapidly absorbs odors and locks them into their core structure, while the antimicrobial component keeps fabrics fresh smelling by preventing bacterial growth the company says.
99) Thick cream melts on the body and absorbs well.
Chitosan absorbs fats and oils around six to ten times its weight.