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They are ovoid in shape, and lie in pairs, end to end, often forming short chains.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
There are no chains to my prison, no steel cuffs to gall the limbs, no guards to threaten and cow me.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
It was encircled by a ditch, but the drawbridge was down, and the rust on its chains argued that long had it been so.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
These bacilli (Fig. 89) are large (5 to 10 long), non-motile, and usually arranged end to end in chains.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
Streptococci are arranged side by side, forming chains of variable length (Fig. 114).
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
When they form short chains, demonstration of the capsule is necessary to distinguish them from streptococci.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
They 'ung 'im in the lamp chains right hover the dinin' table, and then finished the dessert.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
The prophet sends chains to divers kings, signifying that they must bend their necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
One is reproduced here, chiefly with the object of showing the pleasing roadside humour of hanging criminals in chains.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
Gold chains for the neck and arms, and gold ear-rings, with a flower in the hair, complete a Pernambucan woman's dress.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM

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