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But little did she realize, even then, as she hid the Manuscript and prepared to flee, how terrible had been the breakdown of the Second Revolt.
"He's staying in the village doing a rest cure, after a bad nervous breakdown. He's a London specialist; a very clever man--one of the greatest living experts on poisons, I believe."
So, darling Nutty, my precious Nutty, you poor boneheaded muddler, will you kindly think up at your earliest convenience some plan for politely ejecting this Mr Chalmers of yours from our humble home?--because if you don't, I'm going to have a nervous breakdown.'
All he could say at the moment in elucidation of this breakdown from his usual placid solemnity was:
Me and you, Grubb, with a refined song and a breakdown. Like we was doing for foolery yestiday.
They are older than our fellows, but they like Prince, he's such a jolly boy; sings so well, dances jigs and breakdowns, you know, and plays any game that's going.
'We have to find out the reason for the breakdown. It should not have happened because similar systems are in use at other airports and they don't face the problems that we do,' he told Malaysian journalists after concluding his three-day official visit to Vietnam.
Highways England, which operates, maintains and improves England's motorways and major A roads, said one breakdown is reported every two minutes during the final weekend in July and first weekend in August.
Karachi -- A major Electricity breakdown has occurred in Karachi plunging the several areas into darkness'
KARACHI -- A major Electricity breakdown has occurred in Karachi plunging the several areas into darkness' Several areas of Karachi plunged into darkness because of electricity breakdown after light rain.
Karachi -- Prolonged power breakdown continued to trouble Karachiites even in the wee hours as the K-Electric (KE) is carrying out announced and unannounced loadshedding in different parts of the city.
If you do breakdown on a motorway, Highways England says to get away from the traffic - either by exiting the motorway, moving to the hard shoulder or moving left onto the verge.