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The long axis of the hip-roof crystal is often so shortened that it resembles the envelop crystal of calcium oxalate.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
That this terrible tragedy shortened the life of his father is certain.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
There need be no fear that with shortened hours of labor the sum total of production would fall short of human needs.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
When the organist played CCC sharp, wind was admitted to the valve, which opened, and this shortened the pipe.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
And except those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
HIS LAST WEEKWILLIAM E. BARTON
Although this edition has been shortened to about half the length of the original one, it is essentially the same work.
THE ENGLISH CHURCH IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURYCHARLES J. ABBEY AND JOHN H. OVERTON
When this occurred, the time that was to elapse between Laura's marriage and her return to the ranks was shortened to one week.
HILDASARAH JEANETTE DUNCAN
The captain shortened sail on the Nancy Jane, so that the two boats kept along near together, heading back for Southport.
THE RIVAL CAMPERSRUEL PERLEY SMITH
So we shortened up one of the calico gowns, and I turned up my trouser-legs to my knees and got into it.
ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
It occupied several hours in delivery, but none of those who listened to it would have wished it to be shortened by a sentence.
GREAT MEN AND FAMOUS WOMEN. VOL. 4 OF 8VARIOUS

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