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The rock-fill dam, essentially an embankment like the earth -fill dam, uses rock instead of earth _____
The telegraph, invented in the mid-nineteenth century, remained even into the 1970sas _____of telecommunication.
Royal jelly, a secretion produced by worker bees, is fed to_____ destined to become queen bees.
_____ is necessarily limited to areas of productive soils, tillable topography, and adequate moisture, where the growing season is long enough for plant germination and maturation.
Among the most famous products of the Aesthetic Movement were the Tiffany lamps, first_____ in 1899.
Refrigerating meats_____ the spread of bacteria.
The islands of the Florida Keys are joined to the mainland by an overseas highway_____ a railroad destroyed in the hurricane of 1935.
The_____ east of the Mississippi River is made up of the Lumbee people.
Kim Campbell was the nineteenth Prime Minister of Canada,_____.
Typemetalused in the printing industry varies in its components _____ is generally a combination of lead, tin and antimony.
The author Mark Twain worked as a newspaper reporter in Nevada and California before moving to Hartford, Connecticut, _____ he wrote most of his books.
Glaciers begin to form _____ more snow falls during the winter than melts and evaporates in the summer.
The illusion of motion pictures rests on the eyes’ tendency _____ an image for a fraction of a second after the image has been withdrawn.
Through reproduction _____ the properties of a species.
Four flags have flown over the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, New Mexico: _______ Spain, Mexico, the Confederacy, and the United States.
Nearly 100 million tons of fish, mollusks, squid, and crustaceans are extracted from the ocean every years.
In the Missouri Ozark Mountains more than 10,000 springs can be found, some among the most largest in the world.
The first high school in the United States, which opened in 1821, was the English Classical School, locate in Boston, Massachusetts.
Artificial satellites can perform many task and send back data or pictures to Earth.
By the 1880s, world demand for cotton had begun fall off.
The early Quakers adopted a distinctive and simply style of dress.
At present, about 300 different varieties of dinosaur have been identified from bones found on every of the continents.
A black hole warps the surrounding space-time fabric as severely that nothing that comes within its event horizon can escape from its gravitational grip.
By using special equipment, seismologists can determine the size and location of an earthquake and the fault to which it originated.
For most bees, life revolves around the scent, colorful, and nectar of flowers.
Portrait artists sometimes intentional alter the appearance of their subjects by refining their images to emphasize or minimize particular physical qualities.
May Sarton’s first two novels had European settings, but after 1955 New England provided the background for most her fiction.
Methane gas in the upper atmosphere account for the planet Uranus’ greenish hue.
As adolescents gain weight, the amount and distribution of fat in their bodies will change, and so it will the proportion of bone and muscle.
Raccoons prefer swampy areas or woods near water; either they avoid very high elevations, very arid regions, and purely coniferous forests.
By 1996, the United States population exceeded 261 million, with a median age of thirty-four, making it one of the oldest national population on Earth.
In medical and dentistry, radiography is invaluable for diagnosing bone damage,tooth decay, and internal disease.
Water droplets in clouds are very small; they must coagulate or grow before they falling as rain or snow.
One of the most powerful tools available to labor unions has been the ability to strike in order to settle its disputes with management.
The velocity of a river is control by the slope, the depth , and the roughness of the riverbed.
By selectively breeding plants, researchers have created strains of plants that are more resistance to disease.
Much governmental and international organizations throughout the world are concerned with the development of guidelines for daily nutritional requirements.
When a ray of light passes from one transparent medium, such as air, into other, such as glass, it is bent.
Logic, whether modern, tradition, or ancient, limits its concern strictly to problems of validity.
Cable cars in hilly San Francisco are pulled along by an endless cable between the rails, which is driven by machinery in a centrally powerhouse.