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Denuding the handle of the malleus and placing the graft under it and on the lateral attic wall under the annulus anteriorly prevents its lateralization.
Narrowing the field to useful bounds, he cites principles and effects: a special approach to small things: a deliberate, focused simplicity of subject and approach which risks the charge of vacuity in the interest of unmediated experience and profound new experience for the reader; a positive approach to distillation and concentration, which in turn generate "a sort of crystallized abundance"; a denuding of rhetoric in order to reinvest the quotidian with interest.
They also left a legacy of environmental disaster, denuding the hillsides around the ancient capital of Nara and stripping the land of its rich soil.