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This association is a positive one for the Zulu, as the creator is an extremely benevolent power, whilst for the ancient Greeks the association tends to be one of violence with the sky god having to establish his domination over the draconic creature.
As underfinanced and late entrants into the university, individual Puerto Rican Studies units may not have had the bureaucratic knowledge or political clout to protect themselves from the draconic cuts.
Members fear that a recent crackdown on alcohol licensing and entertainment laws may be the thin edge of the wedge with more draconic measures being introduced in the future over the choice of what food people eat, the way they dress and how they mix together.
After an eclipse cycle, which corresponds approximately to 223 synodic months, 242 draconic months and 239 anomalistic months, the Moon-Earth-Sun geometry will be nearly equal.
In Russia, for instance, the government has reverted to combating the problem with draconic punishments - apparently with meager success.
They are living in extreme poverty due to the military siege and Israel's draconic restriction of their movement.
The word draconic is rooted in the Latin and Greek word for dragon, and the Sun completes a "draconic" year when Earth's orbital motion returns the Sun to the same lunar node.
Kambili uses the draconic ruling pattern of his father, Chief Eugene Achike, to reveal the problems in the entire society.
It could be maintained that the draconic Combination Acts passed in the 1790s acted in the same direction, although it is hard to view that repressive legislation as "progressive" or "enlightened" by our standards.
At the same time, he issued draconic regulations making it impossible for private European individuals to settle freely outside the capitals of the residencies.
While the state apparatus in both cases responded with draconic measures, killing an estimated 40 Kurds in 2004 and incarcerating a much larger number, Damascus for the first time in a long while also sent out signals of acknowledging Kurdish grievances and promised to improve the lot of the "sans-papiers".
In the height of the 1970s oil crisis, the prospect of draconic speed limits and suffocating emissions and safety laws looked as if to signify the end of the road for anything quick or appealing.