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It was all kinds of fastness with me, I can assure you
All kinds of fastness,' he repeated: 'but it was careless of him to put another man's helmet on--with the man in it, too.
But the brain, and the agility, and the muscles that had coped with the mighty strength and cruel craftiness of Terkoz and Numa in the fastness of their savage jungle were not to be so easily subdued as these apaches of Paris had believed.
Rabbits, hares, snakes, rats, mice, retreated inwards as into a fastness, unaware of the ephemeral nature of their refuge, and of the doom that awaited them later in the day when, their covert shrinking to a more and more horrible narrowness, they were huddled together, friends and foes, till the last few yards of upright wheat fell also under the teeth of the unerring reaper, and they were every one put to death by the sticks and stones of the harvesters.
Bearded and gray was Manu, the monkey, and to his dim old eyes came the fire of recollection of those days when Tarzan of the Apes had ruled supreme, Lord of the Jungle, over all the myriad life that trod the matted vegetation between the boles of the great trees, or flew or swung or climbed in the leafy fastness upward to the very apex of the loftiest terraces.
The dyes were applied on cotton fibers to assess their application properties, and were shown to possess high values of light fastness, wash fastness and rubbing fastness.
Digistar Bravo meets the Interior Textile Industry criteria of high quality, outstanding general fastness, high runability in industrial applications and environmental friendliness.
Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday asserted that the Andhra Pradesh Government is using technology in real time governance to bring fastness, accuracy and transparency in the state.
The fastness properties (washing, heating, sunlight and rubbing) were also evaluated by grey scale.
Light fastness, or colour fastness to light, is the resistance of printed or pigmented materials to fading or colour change due to exposure to sunlight or an artificial light source.
The excellent light and weather fastness properties provides that the Lysopac 9410C can be used in a wide range of industrial coating applications like powder coatings, water and solvent based paints as well as in isocyanate cured systems and amine cured epoxies.
For if--as we presumed--"fast evil" immediately suggests speed, then its second sense, following tight on the first, suggests nearly the opposite: fastness as fixity or fixation.