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Some men, cutting wood near the base of one of these volcanos, did not perceive the shock of the 20th, although the whole surrounding Province was then trembling; here we have an eruption relieving and taking the place of an earthquake, as would have happened at Concepcion, according to the belief of the lower orders, if the volcano at Antuco had not been closed by witchcraft.
Some such collapse had been probable, so tender and puny was its frame; but the event came as a shock nevertheless.
The shock had been so slight that no one had been alarmed, had it not been for the shouts of the carpenter's watch, who rushed on to the bridge, exclaiming, "We are sinking
Suddenly a dreadful shock was felt, and the projectile, under the force of six billions of litres of gas, developed by the combustion of pyroxyle, mounted into space.
It overturned the accepted notion of the time that wristwatches are inherently fragile and susceptible to shocks, and established a new product category: the "tough watch.
The objective of this paper is to investigate the incidence of different types of shocks in rural Pakistan and identity the household characteristics that are associated with this phenomenon.
ALL THIS WEIGHT FROM MY ADDED ARMOR HAS RUINED MY FRONT SHOCKS.
We fed the shocks (fodder, Dad called it) during the winter.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Inappropriate shocks from implantable cardioverter defibrillators are common and may cause harm, a review of the literature suggests.
The literature suggests that 30%-60% of patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) get appropriate shocks delivered to terminate a life-threatening arrhythmia, and as many as 20%-30% of patients get inappropriate shocks at other times.
There's a giant market for "shocking" entertainment, from Jerry Springer to Howard Stern, but people who call their shocks "art" survive mainly off elite patronage and government subsidies.
Near the center of the nebula, the shocks race at several hundred kilometers per second, while those in the outer nebula move at only about one-tenth that speed, O'Dell says.