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The idea which Miserrimus Dexter had jestingly put into her head, in exhibiting her to us on the previous night, had been ripening slowly in that dull brain, and had found its way outward into words, about fifteen hours afterward, under the irritating influence of my presence!
It was cool after a hot day, and wheat fields all about us were ripening to their harvestry.
The fine connecting link between the blindness of Blanche to the advantage of being married, and the blindness of humanity to the advantage of being in existence, though sufficiently perceptible no doubt to venerable Philosophy ripening in the sun, was absolutely invisible to Arnold.
The acquaintance between them had been a short one; and it had given no promise of ripening into friendship.
But when I reflect on the almost universal covering of peat, and on the fact of wheat seldom ripening here, I can hardly believe that the climate in summer is so fine and dry as it has lately been represented.
This is the month of quiet days, crimson creepers, and blackberries; of mellow afternoons in the ripening garden; of tea under the acacias instead of the too shady beeches; of wood-fires in the library in the chilly evenings.
Spring just opening into summer - morning just approaching noon - girlhood just ripening into womanhood, and hope just verging on fruition.
Bashfulness and apathy are a tough husk in which a delicate organization is protected from premature ripening.
The slow ripening of it still left me a measure of precaution to take, an obligation of gratitude to perform, and a doubtful question to solve.
He felt, as it were, personally referred to, in this prosperous ripening for the gibbet; and had never considered himself so much the pet and favourite child of Destiny, or loved that lady so well or with such a calm and virtuous reliance, in all his life.
The study indicates that the stage of ripening of Keitt mango has chemical, nutritional as well as sensory implications on chips produced from it.
Complex starches are broken down to simple sugars, acidic compounds are reduced, the texture is softened and the colours that signal ripening appear.