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No; by a gesture he bade us crouch beside him in a deep fracture of the rock, his hand pointed to one part of the liquid mass, which I watched attentively.
Where any part is broken, however, the fracture looks like fine loaf sugar.
It was as if a fracture in delicate crystal had begun, and he was afraid of any movement that might mate it fatal.
Don't be angry, my good man," said Cornelius, with his good-tempered smile, "the worst thing for a fracture is excitement, by which the blood is heated.
The working of these engines was not without danger, for at 20,000 feet below the surface of the water, and under such great pressure, they were exposed to fracture, the consequences of which would be dreadful.
It feeds entirely on shell-fish from the kelp and tidal rocks: hence the beak and head, for the purpose of breaking them, are surprisingly heavy and strong: the head is so strong that I have scarcely been able to fracture it with my geological hammer; and all our sportsmen soon discovered how tenacious these birds were of life.
A bullet in the head, a fracture of the skull, the seat of reason shattered--with only these can I compare the sensation which exhausted and left me void of sense.
There's a compound fracture above the knee, and a dislocation below.
I'll kick his brains out, if he has any--, or fracture his skull if he hasn't.
But it isn't just the statistics on fractures that are alarming--it's the morbidity and mortality associated with the fractures.
Some fractures require periodic evaluations until the child's bones have finished growing.