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We see something of the same kind even in our domestic varieties, as in the thickened stems of the common and swedish turnip.
But, as the body of the herd pressed more and more upon the open line of its defenders, and the dust thickened, so as to obscure their persons, there was, at each instant, a renewed danger of the beasts breaking through.
Her heart was set on performing her promise to Tom and Aunt Chloe, and she sighed as discouragements thickened around her.
Repeat this until all of it is in the liquid, and then cook it until it thickens. As with a roux, the usual ratio is two tablespoons of flour and two tablespoons of butter to one cup of liquid.
The biopolymer is fully biodegradable and thickens the water that is forced into the reservoir to extract the oil.
* Produced using a "green chemistry" process and soybean oil, Dow Corning HY-3200 Emulsifying Soy Wax emulsifies and thickens at low use levels, supports consumer beauty trends for anti-aging and sustainable products and reduces the number of ingredients required, which presents a potential cost advantage, said the company.
During the menstrual cycle the lining of the womb (uterus) thickens so that if you fall pregnant the fertilised egg can implant.
Thickens each hair with a volumising complex, including panthenol, wheat protein and PVP-resin.
Increase heat to medium-high and simmer, stirring often, until cranberries soften and split their skins and sauce thickens, about 12 minutes.
Smoking thickens the lining of the throat, and can lead to throat cancer.
Place the bowl over the hot water and whisk until the mix thickens enough to coat the back of the spoon.