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The shortening ensures that the centers of the cookies remain soft.
It’s been the general consensus that cooler temperatures and shortening day lengths are the main signals that trees use to decide when to drop their leaves.
According to historian François Hartog, the author of Regimes of Historicity, we are in the midst of another shortening right now.
It is true that up to a certain point shortening the hours of labor actually increases the total product.
We ought to attempt such a shortening as will strain the machine to a breaking point, but never break it.
The shortening of the general hours of work, then, should be among the primary aims of social reform.
In the leaping kangaroo and jerboa a shortening of the arms and lengthening of the legs appear.
MAN AND HIS ANCESTORCHARLES MORRIS
Let us, therefore, by calling on Mary for help, do our part toward shortening the days of visitation and trial.
The rapidly shortening days seemed longer instead, so uneventful and wearisome were they.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
They'd got a kind of fore-shortening out of the bowsprit, and another set of canvas partly up that was dirty and patched.
THE BELTED SEASARTHUR COLTON

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