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Sentences Containing 'recurrent'

That the actual capacity of a channel through alluvium depends upon its service during floods has been often shown, but this capacity does not include anomalous, but recurrent, floods.
These cattle can browse as well as others on grass, but from the projection of the lower jaw they cannot, during the often recurrent droughts, browse on the twigs of trees, reeds, etc., to which food the common cattle and horses are then driven; so that at these times the Niatas perish, if not fed by their owners.
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly recurrent Struggle for Existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of Selection.
He later turned to comedy, playing the recurrent characters of petty thief Monnezza and Serpico-like police officer Nico Giraldi in a variety of crime-comedy pictures.
Neave described Goat Creek in his diary, "It is usually a matter of fighting a recurrent medley of slide alder, devil’s club, scrub growth and a vast jumble of rotting deadfall, eked out by beaver swamps along the valley bottom."
Fonde's work is unusual in that the text that he decorates his glass work with tends to be very complete short stories that could easily exist without the glass, although the stories themselves always make a direct reference to a glass object. Recurrent themes in Fondé's engraved work appear to be the anthropomorphism of glass vessels to comment on the human condition.
Eden’s life was changed forever by a medical mishap: during an operation on 12 April 1953 to remove gallstones his bile duct was damaged, leaving him susceptible to recurrent infections, biliary obstruction and liver failure.
However, the theme of displacement is still recurrent in most of her works.
Hui experimented with special effects and daring angles; her preoccupation with sensitive political and social issues is a recurrent feature in most of her subsequent films.
There are also recurrent echoes of the semi-mythic past that Basque nationalism has reconstructed for the Basque country: video clips of Jota's group "Las moscas" ("The Flies") are reminiscent of the Basque country's supposed pre-Indo-European stone age ancestry; settings including the forest, lake and zoo evoke mythology or ruralised narratives of Basque history.
Recurrent or refractory bleeding may lead to need for surgery, although this has bencome uncommon as a result of improved endoscopic and medical treatment.
SS-Sturmbannführer Herman Brunner is a recurrent supporting character from the Polish popular TV series "More Than Life at Stake" ("Stawka większa niż życie").
A minimum of five or six-backcross generations are required to transfer a gene of interest from a donor (may not be adapted) to a recipient (recurrent – adapted cultivar).
The recovery of the recurrent genotype can be accelerated with the use of molecular markers.
If the F1 is heterozygous for the marker locus, individuals with the recurrent parent allele(s) at the marker locus in first or subsequent backcross generations will also carry a chromosome tagged by the marker.
Much of the housing in the village was or is owned by West Lothian Council but there have been recurrent plans for major new private housebuilding since the 1970s, as yet unfulfilled.
In his early photographs, film, and installations post-communist Bulgaria and Bulgarian art is a recurrent theme.
Research findings have revealed that the occurrence of recurrent dreams, nightmares and unpleasant everyday dreams is related to one's psychological well-being.
March fracture, also known as fatigue fracture or stress fracture of metatarsal bone, is the fracture of the distal third of one of the metatarsals occurring because of recurrent stress.
The Holocaust was another recurrent theme and the artists sometime provocatively referred to their work as "Jew Art".
The school receives recurrent funding from both the Victorian and Commonwealth government.
Tomás Fonzi (; Buenos Aires, 24 August 1981) is an Argentine actor, appearing either as recurrent actor or guest-star in many TV series, as well as films of international acclaim, like "Nueve Reinas" and "Kamchatka".
Also, patients report substantial, even severe and recurrent itching of large skin areas, the source of much affliction as the condition worsens.
Severe microcytic hypochromic anemia, growth retardation and recurrent infections are the first clinical signs of the disease.
Similar elements are present in Beckett's first published novel, "Murphy" (1938), which also explores the themes of insanity and chess (both of which would be recurrent elements in Beckett's later works).
Recurrent airway obstruction, also known as broken wind, heaves, a ""wind-broke horse"", or sometimes by the term usually used for humans, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or disorder -- it is a respiratory disease or chronic condition of horses involving an allergic bronchitis characterised by wheezing, coughing and laboured breathing.
These changes are identified as forming a recurrent pattern of abuse of the land and the exploitation of the people by outsiders and by wealthier locals.
In Marxian economics, economic reproduction refers to recurrent (or cyclical) processes by which the initial conditions necessary for economic activity to occur are constantly re-created.
The Eternal Champion is a fictional creation of the author Michael Moorcock and is a recurrent feature in many of his novels.
Balloon compression is also the best choice for patients who have ophthalmic nerve pain or have experienced recurrent pain after microvascular decompression.
He therefore sought an interview with an IDF source in the area concerned in order to go over all these episodes and find, even if from an anonymous source speaking off the record, an explanation of why these incidents were recurrent under that command.
Carlos Correa, with his paradigmathic “Naturaleza muerta en silencio” (silent dead nature), combines geometrical abstraction and cubism in a style still recurrent today in many artists.
In those who have sustained a prior stroke event it also reduces the risk of recurrent stroke and additional silent strokes.
A recurrent problem in the history of Shakespeare's translations in Croatia was the Croatian equivalent for the original blank verse.
Many of these recurrent features are notable for being so uncommon in the medium, for example the lack of evil or villain characters, the advocacy of a pacifist ethic and prominence of feminism.
Recurrent themes of travel, maps, memory, and migration can be found in Kuitca’s work.
Another recurrent theme is the appearance of horses as well as the colors green and purple.
These "recurrent" species account for 88% of the individual specimens, but only 27% of the number of species.
This suggests that the majority of species were in existence for much shorter periods than the "recurrent" ones.
He has been a recurrent member of the Valencian Pilota Squad, attaining many prizes, specially the World's best player twice.
Recurrent themes and imagery include visual expressions of power, trophies, globalisation, movement of peoples, the creation of cultures, ships and boats, and packaging.
Peter Carey has toyed with the idea of a national Australian identity as a series of 'beautiful lies', and this is a recurrent theme in his novels.
As the military and political defeat of Gaelic Ireland became more pronounced in the early seventeenth century, sectarian conflict became a recurrent theme in Irish history.

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