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Sinews of Survival is an impressive contribution toward preserving this information before it passes into oblivion.
She observes that sinew thread tends to swell when damp, thereby improving the waterproof quality of seams when the garment is exposed to moisture.
All that most maddens and torments; all that stirs up the lees of things; all truth with malice in it; all that cracks the sinews and cakes the brain; all the subtle demonisms of life and thought; all evil, to crazy Ahab, were visibly personified and made practically assailable in Moby Dick.
Barber, with the practiced eye of an experienced cloth-maker, notices that the frayed ends of the strings prove it's definitely made of twisted fibers, not hide or animal sinews.
According to the legend, King Nidud or Nidung of Sweden cut the sinews of Volund's feet and cast him into prison to avail himself of his workmanship, but the smith made his escape in a feather boat.
Sinews now so entwined, the risk of damaging those sinews too great.
Breathe in deep, all of you great British athletes feel your adrenalin surge, like Britannia''s tide, ignite all of your muscles and sinews then let them explode with an armada of pride.
twist the sinews of the heart until your guests smile your work to