Sentence Examples with the word thinner

Anopheles is also a more slender insect, with a smaller head, narrower body and thinner legs.

The primary rocks which appear at Mitushev Kamen are overlaid with thick beds of quartzites and clayslates containing sulphide of iron, with subordinate layers of talc or mica slate, and thinner beds of fossiliferous limestone, Silurian or Devonian.

He seemed to have grown thinner since the morning; his eyes seemed larger than usual when he glanced round and noticed Pierre.

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The outermost hyphae may even put forth thinner hyphae, radiating into the soil like root-hairs, and the convergent tips may be closely appressed and so divided by septa as to resemble the root-apex of a higher plant (Armillaria mellea).

After his illness he looked rather thinner that day than on the field of Olmutz where Bolkonski had seen him for the first time abroad, but there was still the same bewitching combination of majesty and mildness in his fine gray eyes, and on his delicate lips the same capacity for varying expression and the same prevalent appearance of goodhearted innocent youth.

He also recommends an elastic aerial screw consisting of two blades, which taper and become thinner towards the tips and FIG.

Long, the grains thinner and longer than in the two-rowed race, and the awns stiff and firmly adhering to the flowering glume.

The mechanical operation is quite successful for thick sheets, but it is not as yet available for the thinner sheets required for the ordinary purposes of sheet-glass, since with these excessive breakage occurs, while the sheets generally show grooves or lines derived from small irregularities of the drawing orifice.

The endothecium varies in thickness, generally becoming thinner towards the part where the anther opens, and there disappears entirely.

When the ice-men were at work here in '46-7, the cakes sent to the shore were one day rejected by those who were stacking them up there, not being thick enough to lie side by side with the rest; and the cutters thus discovered that the ice over a small space was two or three inches thinner than elsewhere, which made them think that there was an inlet there.