substitute for

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This substitute for fuel is universal among the Indians of these upper prairies, and is said to make a fire equal to that of turf.
These nuts, as far as they went, were a good substitute for bread.
Congress at this time scarcely possess the means of keeping up the forms of administration, till the States can have time to agree upon a more substantial substitute for the present shadow of a federal government.
He seemed a galvanizing apparatus, too, charged with a grim mechanical substitute for the tender young imaginations that were to be stormed away.
The Comelec last week denied the application of Apolonia Comia-Soguilon to substitute for Seneres because she had a different last name.
Although herbs and spices can substitute for salt in the diet, they do not provide a salty taste.
HIV) has served as one stimulus to develop a synthetic substitute for human blood, and more specifically for a red blood cell (RBC) substitute.
Districts may prefer a certain substitute for a certain position because of the substitute's aptitude.
The lump sum W received served as a substitute for the ordinary income he would have otherwise received over a period of time.
2 -- color) Growing a garden of succulents - including the wide variety of native California cactuses - is a handy substitute for a needy lawn.
In the 1970s, the Department of Defense continued supporting the quest to develop free hemoglobin into a blood substitute for wounded troops.