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During resolution the sputum assumes the appearance of that of chronic bronchitis.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
In the presence of bromin the chloroform, which settles to the bottom, assumes a yellow color.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
A passenger who stands on a platform or on the steps of a street car, when there is room inside, assumes all the risks himself.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
Beware of ignorance which assumes the mask of knowledge, or of designing roguery which apes the appearance of innocence.
VIOLINS AND VIOLIN MAKERSJOSEPH PEARCE
At this spot, according to our works on geography, the Atlantic Ocean changes its name and assumes that of the Pacific.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
The dinner, as it progresses, assumes the air of a big family party of good bohemians.
THE REAL LATIN QUARTERF. BERKELEY SMITH
This arrangement of the scales gradually assumes a uniform appearance on the neck close to the head, where they are ovate.
NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
If a cliff shore retreats rapidly, it may be driven back into the shore, and its face assumes the curve of a small bay.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
The power of conversing well is least agreeable when it assumes the character of an art.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
The question assumes this form: did the testator at the time he executed his will have sufficient mental capacity to do it.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES

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farraginousadjective | [fuh-raj-uh-nuhs ]SEE DEFINITION