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The sun poured down its burning rays upon the heathen deities of marble and bronze: it raised the temperature of the water in the conch shells, and ripened, on the walls, those magnificent peaches, of which the king, fifty years later, spoke so regretfully, when, at Marly, on an occasion of a scarcity of the finer sorts of peaches being complained of, in the beautiful gardens there - gardens which had cost France double the amount that had been expended on Vaux - the
Elizabeth Bennet had been obliged, by the scarcity of gentlemen, to sit down for two dances; and during part of that time, Mr.
Wanderers of the wilderness, according to the vicissitudes of the seasons, the migrations of animals, and the plenty or scarcity of game, they lead a precarious and unsettled existence; exposed to sun and storm, and all kinds of hardships, until they resemble Indians in complexion as well as in tastes and habits.
Remember, my child, it was in our very infancy; we had neither mills, nor grain, nor roads, nor often clearings; we had nothing of increase but the mouths that were to be fed: for even at that inauspicious moment the restless spirit of emigration was not idle; nay, the general scarcity which extended to the East tended to increase the number of adventurers.
No, there warn't no real scarcity of snakes about the house for a consider- able spell.
The general scarcity of everything, occasioned candles to be borrowed in a rather peremptory manner of Monsieur Gabelle; and in a moment of reluctance and hesitation on that functionary's part, the mender of roads, once so submissive to authority, had remarked that carriages were good to make bonfires with, and that post-horses would roast.
Keeping up along the course of this river for several days, they were obliged, from the scarcity of game, to put themselves upon short allowance, and, occasionally, to kill a steer.
Several parties have suddenly awoken from slumber and have become alerted to Sindh's water woes notwithstanding that water scarcity has been a persistent problem for years.
Marketers often employ scarcity appeals such as "Limited numbers of product available" and "Special deal for only 48 hours" to attract consumers.
Nigeria has been plunged into incessant fuel scarcity since November without a clear solution in sight.
Al-Haidari, in a statement to his office, stressed the need to hold a permanent and equitable water agreement for Iraq with Turkey and Iran, pointing out that the water scarcity has reached a stage that has severely affected the file of agriculture and also caused clear scarcity in drinking water as well.
Addressing inaugural session of '4th International Water Conference 2017', here on Tuesday, he said, Pakistan is seventh most affected country by the affects of climate change and there is a dire need to review entire water management system to counter biggest treat of water scarcity.