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If one intrudes on the Heavens when they are balancing their volt-accounts; if one disturbs the High Gods' market-rates by hurling steel hulls at ninety knots across tremblingly adjusted electric tensions, one must not complain of any rudeness in the reception.
These glass cases are covered with a case of steel, and weighted with a pellet of lead; they are real Leyden bottles, into which the electricity is forced to a very high tension.
I lowered the gun and stepped to the corner of the cabin, primarily to relieve the tension on my nerves and to make a new start, and incidentally to be closer.
His eyesight was shaken and dazzled by the tension of thought and muscle.
This represents, at atmospheric tension, 1,800 cubic feet of the former and
Some of his own holdings were imperilled, and the man was working like some high-geared, delicate, strong machine--strung to full tension, going at full speed, accurate, never hesitating, with the proper word and decision and act ready and prompt as clockwork.
There is, in addition to them, a judgment: "This is what I shall do"; there is also a sensation of tension during doubt, followed by a different sensation at the moment of deciding.
One of the linen chests was open; the silver teapot was unwrapped from its many folds of paper, and the best china was laid out on the top of the closed linen-chest; spoons and skewers and ladles were spread in rows on the shelves; and the poor woman was shaking her head and weeping, with a bitter tension of the mouth, over the mark, "Elizabeth Dodson," on the corner of some tablecloths she held in her lap.
They frame this spirituality in several 'tensions,' and the first tension they discuss is trust in God and the use of one's talents.
Sartaj Aziz said that Lieutenant General (retd) Nasir Khan Janjua and Ajit Doval agreed to reduce tensions on LoC.
Sartaj Aziz said that Lieutenant General (retd) Nasir Khan Janjua and Ajit Doval had agreed for easing tensions on LoC.
Table 2 lists suggested tensions for many web materials used in flexible packaging.