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He had spent two hours riding around the ranch that morning, and in broad daylight it was even less inviting than Judith Pierce had made it seem.
For less than a dozen miles from the unplowed land of the dead man lived another settler who had ignored the warnings that his existence might be foreclosed on -- a blatant and defiant rustler named Fred Powell.
There were no less than six or seven saloons in Ganado, not counting the lower class dives, all vying for the trade of celebrating miners and teamsters.
Bryn Mawr Drive is only two or three miles from the Spartan, and it took me less than five minutes to get there.
After all, he had less reason to desire it than the marine.
His thoughts for the swanlike neck, the full, high breasts, the slim waist, and the long legs were less than poetic, however.
Among Bourbons the racial issue may have less to do with their remaining unreconstructed than other factors.
Poetry for a Persian is nothing less than truth and beauty.
Less dazzling than Hamilton, less eloquent than Jefferson, John Jay commands an equally high rank among the Founding Fathers.
Some painters have less interest in the experience of the moment, with its attendant urgencies and ambiguities, than in looking beyond the flux of particular impressions to a higher, more serene level of truth.
It is much less difficult now than in Lincoln's day to see that on both sides sovereign Americans had given their lives in the Civil War to maintain the balance between the powers they had delegated to the States and to their Union.
The only extended view possible to anyone less tall than the fences was that obtained from an upper bough of the apple tree.
In the pre-Civil War years, the South argued that the slave was not less humanely treated than the factory worker of the North.
At first glance, this hero seems to be more rather than less of an individualist than any of his predecessors.
Yet with a mind less shallow, if less sharp, than some of the fortune-happy syndicates which back him, he feels what he cannot formulate ; ;
The fact that he has cast over those materials the light of a skeptical mind does not make him any the less Southern, I rather think, for the South has been no more solid than other regions except in the political and related areas where patronage and force and intimidation and fear may produce a surface uniformity.
Their books found no less willing readers outside than inside the South, even while memories of the war were still sharp.
A Comedy In Three Acts '', in which, under `` Personages '', Henrietta appeared as `` A Schoolmarm '', and Bertha, who was only a trifle less brilliant in high school than Henrietta had been, appeared as `` Dummkopf ''.
You probably would not remember, since you never seemed to remember even the same moments as I, much less their intensity, one sunny midday on Fifth Avenue when you had set out with me for some final shopping less than a week before the wedding you staged for me with such reluctance at the Farm.
`` A portable companion always ready to go where you go -- a small friend weighing less than a freshborn infant -- to be shared with few or many -- just two of you in sweet meditation ''.

less and score
In badminton a server has far less advantage, and is unlikely to score an ' ace ' ( unreturnable serve ).
Frei Ruiz-Tagle was succeeded in 2000 by Socialist Ricardo Lagos, who won the presidency in an unprecedented runoff election against Joaquín Lavín of the rightist Alliance for Chile, by a very tight score of less than 200, 000 votes ( 51, 32 %).
Many judges award divers for the amount of splash created by the diver on entry, with less splash resulting in a higher score.
Often dialogue was changed, and the show became less " Serious " in tone compared to the Japanese version, instead featuring more jokes and added dialogue, along with a completely different musical score ( usually orchestral music ) and completely different sound effects, due to licensing issues.
The following day, Gibbs revealed that Cronje had offered him $ 15, 000 to score less than 20 runs in the 5th ODI at Nagpur.
In addition, amateur rules often allow less experienced competitors to use light or semi-contact rules, where the intention is to score points by executing successful strikes past the opponent's guard, and use of force is regulated.
In English, one could say " four score less one ", as in the famous Gettysburg Address representing 87 as " four score and seven years ago ".
For example, in the 1998 North Carolina Writing Assessment, less than 1 percent of fourth graders received the highest possible score for writing content.
For example, a university student's knowledge of history can be deduced from his or her score on a university test and then be compared reliably with a high school student's knowledge deduced from a less difficult test.
The number of points of each lettered tile is based on the letter's frequency in standard English writing ; commonly used letters such as E or O are worth one point, while less common letters score higher, with Q and Z each worth 10 points.
Anderson completed 6 consecutive passes on the Bengals ensuing drive, the last one a 3-yard touchdown pass to Ross, to make the score 26 – 21, but with less than 20 seconds left in the game.
The score is made more of musical fragments, similar to the first five games of the Tomb Raider series with less constant music than in Legend.
Students in Zanzibar score significantly less on standardized tests for reading and mathematics than students on the mainland.
However, in spite of its initial short term success and critical reaction, as represented by a review in La Gazzetta privilegiata which stated that " A new masterwork has been added to Italian music ..... Belisario not only pleased and delighted, but also conquered, enflamed and ravished the full auditorium ", in the long run, had " Donizetti poured music of the calibre of his Lucia di Lammermoor into the score of Belisario the shortcomings of its wayward plot and dramatic structure would matter less ".
Much less well-known is the musical " mimodrama " of Vittorio Monti, Noël de Pierrot a. k. a. A Clown's Christmas ( 1900 ), its score set to a pantomime by Fernand Beissier, one of the founders of the Cercle Funambulesque.
If a borrower has poor to moderate credit history, MMI probably is much less expensive with an FHA insured loan than with a conventional loan regardless of LTV – sometimes as little as one-ninth as much depending on the borrower's credit score, LTV, loan size, and approval status.
Conventional mortgage premiums spike dramatically if the borrower's credit score is less than 620.
Due to a sharply increased risk, most mortgage insurers will not write policies if the borrower's credit score is less than 575.
It would be the first time in Avalanche history the team's top scorer would score less than 70 points on the season, as Milan Hejduk and Ryan Smyth would register only 59 points each.
Research also shows that when a laboring woman was supported by a female helper such as a family member or doula during labor, she had less need for chemical pain relief, the likelihood of caesarean section was reduced, use of forceps and other instrumental deliveries were reduced, there was a reduction in the length of labor, and the baby had a higher Apgar score ( Dellman 2004, Vernon 2006 ).
They are given that name because contracts made in those suits score less ( 20 per contracted trick ) than contracts made in the major suits ( 30 per contracted trick ), and they rank lower in bidding.
In 2004, Yared's score to the movie Troy ( which he had spent nearly a year working on ) was rejected ( less than a month before the film's opening ) due to the poor reception by an audience at a test screening.
James Horner, the composer of the scores for such films as Braveheart and Titanic was then hired to create a replacement score in less than four weeks.

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