expenditure of energy

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Similarly, it requires only a very slight expenditure of energy to send a post-card with the words "All is discovered; fly
In 1852 he was reelected to Parliament at Edinburgh, but ill-health resulting from his long-continued excessive expenditure of energy warned him that he had not long to live.
He played constantly with a little green stone attached to his watch-chain, thus displaying long and very sensitive fingers, and had a habit of moving his head hither and thither very quickly without altering the position of his large and rather corpulent body, so that he seemed to be providing himself incessantly with food for amusement and reflection with the least possible expenditure of energy.
However, it is one thing to fill a break while some scores are being tallied and quite another to perform for an hour and a half at the same blistering pace with such an expenditure of energy - and all the while keeping an expectant audience onside.
However, this leads us to the consideration whether a one to 160,000 chance is worth such gigantic expenditure of energy and money that mass inoculation must involve.
The new Boge nitrogen generators enable users to select the power, nitrogen output and purity level while using low volumes of compressed air so the needs of the customer are met with minimal expenditure of energy.
And with the knowledge of what wonderful gatherers these youngsters are, the Lord Mayor is not going to allow this expenditure of energy to be wasted.
This boosts the expenditure of energy and, all in all, leads to a better state of health," Palma Chillon, researcher in the Department of Physical and Sports Education of the University of Granada, and David Martinez-Gomez, of the Department of Physical and Sports Education and Human Movement (Faculty of Teacher Training and Education) of the Autonomous University of Madrid, who have both participated in the study, said.
In sum, done discriminately, research using the Consumer Expenditure Survey is worth our expenditure of energy and need not be an inordinate consumer of our time.
The 37 papers cover nutrients and tissue metabolism; adaptations; evaluating the expenditure of energy, protein, minerals, electrolytes, and vitamins; feeding strategies, rationing, and formulating; and performance aids and contaminants.
Though it requires a higher initial expenditure of energy than steel, aluminum is extremely durable and has substantial re-streaming capabilities.
Teter said she could feel the other runners kicking at the back of her feet, justifying the expenditure of energy required for her early move.