small proportion

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When the business of the husbandman devolves not on the citizen, the matter is much easier settled; but when those labour together who have a common right of possession, this may occasion several difficulties; for there may not be an equal proportion between their labour and what they consume; and those who labour hard and have but a small proportion of the produce, will certainly complain of those who take a large share of it and do but little for that.
He went through all our vices and follies, and discovered many, which I had never mentioned to him, by only supposing what qualities a YAHOO of their country, with a small proportion of reason, might be capable of exerting; and concluded, with too much probability, "how vile, as well as miserable, such a creature must be."
"First of all, my friend," answered Barbicane, "every aerolite does not fall to the earth; it is only a small proportion which do so; and if we had passed into an aerolite, it does not necessarily follow that we should ever reach the surface of the moon."
After twelve generations, the proportion of blood, to use a common expression, of any one ancestor, is only 1 in 2048; and yet, as we see, it is generally believed that a tendency to reversion is retained by this very small proportion of foreign blood.
On a stone platform, of rather small proportions, considering the size of the building, Richard and Hiram had, conjointly, reared four little columns of wood, which in their turn supported the shingled roofs of the portico— this was the name that Mr.
In its small proportions, it was not unlike the kind of place usually assigned to a gate-porter in Paris.
League economics chief Claudio Borghi told TV channel RAI: "We need to pursue a tax cut and it is obvious that a small proportion will be funded with the deficit."
The work is part of a 1 billion programme to address an identified degradation risk in a small proportion of the canisters, which date from about 50 years ago.
Ursula Huws, professor of labour and globalisation at the University of Hertfordshire, said: "We see the Uber drivers and food delivery workers on our streets every day, but they're only a small proportion of gig workers.
The full statement from Cymru Dairy reads: "We are aware that a small proportion of our Cymru Dairy milk has a taint to it.
The country's current technical and vocational education network covers a very small proportion of the population and the skill needed for the economy to improve.
20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Development assistance for adolescent health (DAAH) makes up a small proportion of total development assistance for health, according to a study published online Aug.

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