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There is nonetheless considerable argument against the clause, softened though it be, on the grounds that Federal aid is so necessary to the public schools.
Once the onions have softened, niter kebbeh ( or, in the case of vegan dishes, vegetable oil ) is added.
He is known best for being the namesake of gerrymandering, a process by which electoral districts are drawn with the aim of aiding the party in power, although its initial " g " has softened to from the hard of his name.
In some regions, dried bread ( paximadhi ) is softened in water.
The metal is softened so that it can be more precisely shaped to the horse's hoof.
To facilitate germination, the oily pericarp is first softened by slight rotting, or soaked in hot water or in an alkaline solution.
Although his voice has softened over the years, it is often described as a " wail ".
In earlier Greek art, satyrs appear as old and ugly, but in later art, especially in works of the Attic school, this savage characteristic is softened into a more youthful and graceful aspect.
More complex fonts such as the Roman text fonts in the Computer Modern family use a small pen to trace around the outline of the visual " strokes ", which are then filled ; the result is much like an outline font, but with slightly softened corners defined by the pen shape.
* Hot, softened glass is an electrolytic conductor, and some glass manufacturers keep the glass molten by passing a large current through it.
Growing up an orphan, Perdita was independent, distrustful, and proud, but she is softened by love for Raymond, to whom she is fiercely loyal.
The suspension is also ' softened ' up somewhat for the wet weather.
Boiling should continue until all fruit is completely softened, depending on whether a simple refrigerated jam is made, or if ( with longer cooking ) jam is to be bottled for a long shelf life.
In the classical corrugator, the paper is softened with high-pressure steam.
It is possible to eliminate them by pressing individual fleas with adhesive tape or softened beeswax ( or " cheese " wax ) or by rolling a flea briskly between the fingers to disable it then crushing it between the fingernails.
Marshmallow is a confection that, in its modern form, typically consists of sugar, corn syrup, water, gelatin that has been softened in hot water, dextrose, vanilla flavorings, and sometimes coloring, whipped to a spongy consistency.
In the past, Zwarte Piet was more identified with the chastising of bad children than the rewarding of the good, but both characters have softened since the mid-19th century, and today the 5 December feast of Saint Nicholas ( in the Netherlands, 6 December in Belgium ) is mainly an occasion for giving gifts to children.
Tiberius then calls for Pontius Pilate, but when Pilate appears, he is wearing the seamless robe of the Christ and Tiberius ' heart is softened, but only until Pilate is induced to doff the garment, whereupon he is treated to a ghastly execution.

is and by
It is possible, although highly doubtful, that he killed none at all but merely let his reputation work for him by privately claiming every unsolved murder in the state.
The place is inhabited by several hundred warlike women who are anachronisms of the Twentieth Century -- stone age amazons who live in an all-female, matriarchal society which is self-sufficient ''.
since Bourbon whiskey, though of Kentucky origin, is at least as much favored by liberals in the North as by conservatives in the South.
In fact it has caused us to give serious thought to moving our residence south, because it is not easy for the most objective Southerner to sit calmly by when his host is telling a roomful of people that the only way to deal with Southerners who oppose integration is to send in troops and shoot the bastards down.
But apart from racial problems, the old unreconstructed South -- to use the moderate words favored by Mr. Thomas Griffith -- finds itself unsympathetic to most of what is different about the civilization of the North.
The two main charges levelled against the Bourbons by liberals is that they are racists and social reactionaries.
It became the sole `` subject '' of `` international law '' ( a term which, it is pertinent to remember, was coined by Bentham ), a body of legal principle which by and large was made up of what Western nations could do in the world arena.
Ratified in the Republican Party victory in 1952, the Positive State is now evidenced by political campaigns being waged not on whether but on how much social legislation there should be.
He was, and is, with the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit pool of thinkers financed by the U.S. Air Force.
They are huge areas which have been swept by winds for so many centuries that there is no soil left, but only deep bare ridges fifty or sixty yards apart with ravines between them thirty or forty feet deep and the only thing that moves is a scuttling layer of sand.
On Fridays, the day when many Persians relax with poetry, talk, and a samovar, people do not, it is true, stream into Chehel Sotun -- a pavilion and garden built by Shah Abbas 2, in the seventeenth century -- but they do retire into hundreds of pavilions throughout the city and up the river valley, which are smaller, more humble copies of the former.
Poetry in Persian life is far more than a common ground on which -- in a society deeply fissured by antagonisms -- all may stand.
Nostalgic Yankee readers of Erskine Caldwell are today informed by proud Georgians that Tobacco Road is buried beneath a four-lane super highway, over which travel each day suburbanite businessmen more concerned with the Dow-Jones average than with the cotton crop.
All but the most rabid of Confederate flag wavers admit that the Old Southern tradition is defunct in actuality and sigh that its passing was accompanied by the disappearance of many genteel and aristocratic traditions of the reputedly languid ante-bellum way of life.
Westbrook further bemoans the Southern writers' creation of an unreal image of their homeland, which is too readily assimilated by both foreign readers and visiting Yankees: `` Our northerner is suspicious of all this crass evidence ( of urbanization ) presented to his senses.
As his disciples boast, even though his emphasis is elsewhere, Faulkner does show his awareness of the changing order of the South quite keenly, as can be proven by a quick recalling of his Sartoris and Snopes families.
The unit of form is determined subjectively: `` the Heart, by the way of the Breath, to the Line ''.

is and saltbush
This community is dominated by the four-winged saltbush and creosote bush ; other important plants include Utah agave, narrowleaf mesquite, ratany, catclaw, and various cacti species.
Vegetation in the area is primarily low saltbush and bluebush scrub.
The area around the Visitor Center is dominated by plants such as sagebrush, saltbush, Single-leaf Pinyon, and Utah Juniper.
The typical view is that of a straight highway and practically unchanging flat saltbush covered terrain, although some parts are located on ridges.
It is covered with a natural vegetation of grassland of more fertile clay soils, and saltbush shrubland on less fertile red earths.
Much of the land immediately north of the line is covered by saltbush.
Beyond the eastern edge of the town is the Snowtown Golf Course and a swampy region populated by saltbush and other salt-tolerant flora.
Atriplex ( Á-tri-plex ) is a plant genus of 100-200 species, known by the common names of saltbush and orache ( or orach ).
For spiders such as Phidippus californicus and other arthropods, saltbush plants offer opportunities to hide and hunt in habitat that is otherwise often quite barren.
In the biblical Book of Job, mallûḥa ( מ ַ ל ּ֣ ו ּ ח ַ, probably Mediterranean Saltbush, A. halimus, the major culinary saltbush in the region ) is mentioned as food eaten by social outcasts ().
Meat from sheep which have grazed on saltbush has surprisingly high levels of vitamin E, is leaner and more hydrated than regular lamb and has consumer appeal equal to grain-fed lamb.

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