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He could not reach me, yet, O-Tar, may Iss engulf me if he did not drag me to him helpless as an unhatched egg.
But at this moment his eyes closed involuntarily, to receive more resolutely the terrible avalanche which was about to fall on his head, and to engulf his life.
At last the bollworm had attacked the cotton--the poison ivy was reaching out its tendrils to entwine the summer boarder--the millionaire lumberman, thinly disguised as the Alaskan miner, was about to engulf our Milly and upset Nature's adjustment.
Abhorred and despised by even the few who are cognisant of its miserable and disgraceful existence, stifled by the very filth it so profusely scatters, rendered deaf and blind by the exhalations of its own slime, the obscene journal, happily unconscious of its degraded state, is rapidly sinking beneath that treacherous mud which, while it seems to give it a firm standing with the low and debased classes of society, is nevertheless rising above its detested head, and will speedily engulf it for ever.
Lead author Jeremy Goldbogen said that the first phase started with a "180 degree roll prior to mouth opening, when the lunge occurs as the whale opens its mouth and engulfs the prey-laden water, which in this case is krill.
Historic structure: The fire engulfs the roof of Istanbul's Haydarpasa train station building.
The farce of forming a new Lebanese government should end before the flood of bloodshed that engulfs the region reaches us" Talal Salman, publisher of the Lebanese leftist daily AS SAFIR, wrote Monday.
A bullish engulfing candle formed in the EURCHF in March (the month engulfs the January and February), signaling the potential for additional gains (again, some may disagree with me here since March's close was not above that of February's high.
UNDER FIRE: As fire engulfs his Warrior, a burning British soldier dives from the turret of the armoured vehicle with a ball of flame erupting around his head
It would then take a tickle--the binding between phosphatidylserine and the receptor discovered by Fadok and Henson--before a macrophage actually engulfs the apoptotic cell.