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Hither came to me Captain Lambert to take his leave of me, he being this day to set sail for the Straights.
DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS, COMPLETESAMUEL PEPYS
The cross of two straights is the pole of the join of their poles.
THE MYSTERY OF SPACEROBERT T. BROWNE
The contradiction would be manifest as soon as one affirmed, for example, the existence of straights and circles.
THE FOUNDATIONS OF SCIENCE: SCIENCE AND HYPOTHESIS, THE VALUE OF SCIENCE, SCIENCE AND METHODHENRI POINCAR
But we do not experiment on ideal straights or circles; it can only be done on material objects.
THE FOUNDATIONS OF SCIENCE: SCIENCE AND HYPOTHESIS, THE VALUE OF SCIENCE, SCIENCE AND METHODHENRI POINCAR
See in fact how he begins: We think three systems of things which we shall call points, straights and planes.
THE FOUNDATIONS OF SCIENCE: SCIENCE AND HYPOTHESIS, THE VALUE OF SCIENCE, SCIENCE AND METHODHENRI POINCAR
He was in sore straights, and, not knowing how to decide, it seemed best to him to lay the matter before heaven.
ANABASISXENOPHON
Just at Dark we droped our mud hook in just 45 fathoms of water in the entrence of the Straights of Magellan.
THE VOYAGE OF THE OREGON FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO SANTIAGO IN 1898R. CROSS
Passed Smiths Straights the first part of this morning, early, and in the fog that has Just come on we are still going it.
THE VOYAGE OF THE OREGON FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO SANTIAGO IN 1898R. CROSS
Whereas those, that be strongest by land, are many times neverthelesse in great Straights.
FAMOUS SEA FIGHTSJOHN RICHARD HALE
Could it be that David had fallen into financial straights and wanted assistance from Thrse?
AT FAULTKATE CHOPIN.

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