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The economy’s deep contraction was heavily driven by services.

When it comes to visualizing expansion and contraction, people often focus on a balloonlike universe whose change in size is described by a “scale factor.”

In the cyclic universe, however, the smoothing happens during a period of contraction.

The varying rates of contraction will be most extreme in countries like Thailand, Japan and Spain along with 20 others, where declines could see their populations halved by 2100, a new Lancet report on fertility and population growth scenarios shows.

The expected population contraction will be due to dropping fertility rates with death rates being either at par with or faster than birth rates in several countries.

Varnish, when at a certain temperature, is susceptible of contraction when any colder body is brought in contact with it.

If sufficient care be taken to prevent their entrance, the contraction of the disease can be absolutely prevented.

The contraction is accomplished through the vigorous drawing together of the central bundle of muscles at the brow.

This results in a slightly depressed cicatrix, which happily, however, shows but slight tendency to contraction.

Schapiro has reported a case of expiratory "spasm" due to contraction of the buccinators.

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