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And Hannibal, the largest lion in captivity, with all his teeth, captured out of the jungle after he was full-grown, a veritable king of beasts, before the menacing broomstick in the hand of a sliver of a man, backed deeper and more crumpled together into the corner.
Van Baerle, from whose thoughts the three bulbs were never absent, made a snare for catching the pigeons, baiting the birds with all the resources of his kitchen, such as it was for eight slivers (sixpence English) a day; and, after a month of unsuccessful attempts, he at last caught a female bird.
After that, on occasion, he gave him morsels of buttered bread and slivers of fried fish from which he first carefully picked the tiny bones.
A team at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich has exploited microchip-fabrication methods to integrate both the cantilevers and the electronic circuits of an AFM on one, fingernail-size sliver of silicon.
In this instance, you can build more retail and people do like to have a sliver floor building with five to six apartments per floor.
COEUR d'ALENE & WALLACE, Idaho -- Two dozen of the world's premier silver mining and exploration companies will descend upon a sliver of northern Idaho real estate Sept.
The LNG fight represented just a sliver of the three days of heated debate on a sweeping energy bill aimed at boosting domestic production.
Most of the buyers, many of whom are seeking that fourth home or refuge from tumultuous times in their own countries, continue to pour cash into a sliver of New York's vast residential real-estate market--expensive condos.
Key credit concerns include MAR's significant contingent exposure, capital risk associated with real estate investments and loans, hotel operating risk due to sliver equity and incentive management fees, heavy share repurchase activity, complexity of joint ventures, off-balance sheet liabilities and the synthetic fuel business, and uncertainty surrounding the strength and longevity of the current rebound in travel.
In Mexico, the fervor surrounding Independence Day infects every sliver of the country, from small pueblos to its cosmopolitan cities.
At street level, the main north-west frontage registers as a deceptively modest horizontal sliver, comprising a glazed entrance slot topped by a raw concrete wall.
Ratings concerns include MAR's significant contingent exposure, capital risk associated with real estate investments and loans, hotel operating risk due to sliver equity and incentive management fees, heavy share repurchase activity, complexity of joint ventures, off-balance sheet liabilities and the synthetic fuel business, and uncertainty surrounding the strength and longevity of the current rebound in travel.