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His metier was the American tropics, and he had lived all over Latin America and among the primitive tribes on the Amazon river.
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On the secession of John O ' Brien and his supporters, in 1972, Tyndall assumed the chairmanship, in which his principal metier was ideology and strategy.
He wangled a transfer to the Royal Army Medical Corps, which was less arduous but more unpleasant, and so transferred again to the Press Corps, where at last he found his metier.
He also briefly wrote, directed and narrated a topical local series for the BBC called ABC of the South in the 1960s but radio was his true metier.
It was not entirely his metier, though he obtained his licence after enduring three crashes in the very primitive aircraft of the time.
Tetley moved to Hollywood in 1938 and acted in a number of films ( he is the wisecracking messenger or pageboy in several Universal Pictures comedies ), but radio was his truest metier.
metier and on
After an initial concentration on romantic leads, particularly in comedy, he gradually found his metier playing rakes and villains.
metier and .
Recipients of this award are required to stay for a week as visiting artists at CalArts and mentor students studying their metier.
Then he began to relate his adventures in Africa, and Mrs Thorne realised that his rather ingenious and imaginative tales were his metier.
* Eymard, Paul ( 1863 ) “ Historique du metier Jacquard ” Annales des Sciences physiques et naturelles *, 3rd series, vol.
Archimago's teasing of his captors suggests that he has finally learned this is not his metier: he does his best work as an out-of-body or textual manifestation.
Though he lost, and his showing in that race confirmed acting as his primary metier, it did not dampen his conviction that politicians and political institutions are accountable to the masses.
was and American
He was aware of her as a frightfully good-looking American WAC, a second lieutenant assigned to do the paper work, ( regardless of how important she might have thought she was ) in the Command offices, but that was all.
He was in his early forties, rather short and very compactly built, and with a manner that was reserved and stiff despite his efforts to adapt himself to American ways.
Although New Orleans was not to learn of it for a spell, she also was a sadist, a nymphomaniac and unobtrusively mad -- the perpetrator of some of the worst crimes against humanity ever committed on American soil.
The present issue in Atlantica -- whether to transform an alliance of sovereign nations into a federal union of sovereign citizens -- resembles the American one of 1787-89 rather than the one that was resolved by Civil War.
I was having lunch not long ago ( apologies to N. V. Peale ) with three distinguished historians ( one specializing in the European Middle Ages, one in American history, and one in the Far East ), and I asked them if they could name instances where the general mores had been radically changed with `` deliberate speed, majestic instancy '' ( Francis Thompson's words for the Hound Of Heaven's Pursuit ) by judicial fiat.
They, perhaps, gave the pitch of their position in the preface where it was said that Eisenhower requested that the Commission be administered by the American Assembly of Columbia University, because it was non-partisan.
In truth, we can say that this broke the power of Senator Joseph McCarthy, who was finally exposed in full light to the American people.
He gave us a simile to explain his admission that even at the worst period of his second illness it never occurred to him there was any renewed question about his running: as in the Battle of the Bulge, he had no fears about the outcome until he read the American newspapers.
After a year in a studio on Sheridan Square, having married an American girl who was a native of Virginia, Helion moved to a village in the Blue Ridge mountains, where he produced some of the most imposing of his abstract canvases.
But what you could not know, of course, was how smoothly the Victorian Fitzgerald was to lead into an American Fitzgerald of my own vintage under whose banner we adolescents were to come, if not of age, then into a bright, taut semblance of it.
The result was a collection of 280 songs, ballads, ditties, brought together from all regions of America, more than one hundred never before published: The American Songbag.
By this time she had learned that it was futile to argue with her young husband, yet the uncomfortable fact remained: the American Congregationalists were sending them as missionaries to the Far East and paying their salaries.
City editor Victor Watson of the New York American was a man of brooding suspicions and mysterious shifts of mood.
He was the son of a Scottish father and an American Jewish mother, long widowed, with whom he lived in a comfortable home in Flushing.
Just when it was needed for the campaign, Hearst Paper No. 8, the Boston American, began publication.
On one visit he stopped at the office of the American, where he was known surreptitiously as `` the Great White Chief '', and for the first time met his managing editor, fat Moses Koenigsberg.
This was historic in its way, for it marked the first time an American Presidential aspirant had advertised his own virtues in his own string of newspapers spanning the land.
was and tropics
Built especially for the tropics, it was delivered by river in a huge dug-out canoe to Lambaréné, packed in a zinc-lined case.
A 2002 analysis of satellite imagery suggested that the rate of deforestation in the humid tropics ( approximately 5. 8 million hectares per year ) was roughly 23 % lower than the most commonly quoted rates.
Fresh water was also collected when an opportunity presented itself en voyage, but watering places were often marshy, and in the tropics infested with malaria.
The contemporary monk Richer from Rheims described Gerbert's contributions in reintroducing the armillary sphere that was lost to European science after the Greco-Roman era ; from Richer's description, Gerbert's placement of the tropics was nearly exact and his placement of the equator was exact.
The mango is native to the Indian subcontinent from where it was distributed worldwide to become one of the most cultivated fruits in the tropics.
Mangroves are various kinds of trees up to medium height and shrubs that grow in saline coastal sediment habitats in the tropics and subtropics – mainly between latitudes N and S. The remaining mangrove forest areas of the world in 2000 was 53, 190 square miles ( 137, 760 km² ) spanning 118 countries and territories.
This expedition was Beebe's introduction to the tropics, with which he developed a long-standing fascination.
This was because German submarines were sinking many commercial ships: citrus fruits from the tropics were very difficult to import.
One man and numerous buildings in the city were struck by lightning during the storm, which produced 2, 300 strikes within 30 kilometres of the city, which was more than what neighbouring Perth receives in an entire year and comparable to the most severe electrical storms which places in the tropics like Darwin are known for.
Nudity in sport ( playing sports without any clothing ) is uncommon in modern society but it was a norm in Ancient Greece, as well as many cultures in the tropics till today.
His crew was forced to kill hundreds of penguins for food on the islands, but the stored meat spoiled in the tropics and only fourteen of his 76 men made it home alive.
This " export " market was sufficiently lucrative for manufacturers to produce harmoniums with cases impregnated with chemicals to prevent woodworm and other damaging organisms found in the tropics.
The importance of controlling disease was recognized from the start by the French canal company which built a large hospital at Ancon Hill near Panama City, L ' Hospital Notre Dame de Canal which was regarded as the finest and most modern in the tropics.
It is the most widely cultivated of all the species of Annona, being grown widely throughout the tropics and warmer subtropics, such as Indonesia, Thailand, and Taiwan ; it was introduced to southern Asia before 1590.
After serving as a commander of the Army Medical Department ’ s First Division during World War I, Colonel Ashford was assigned to San Juan and campaigned for the development of " a real school of tropical medicine in the American tropics ".
Temperate forests reached the poles themselves, while rainy tropical climates reached 45 ° N. The greatest difference was in temperate latitudes ; nevertheless, the climate at the tropics was probably similar to today's.