• The male displays to attract a female mate by strutting with his tails spread and head held low, while making a rhythmic bubbling call that is interspersed with a sound like a sneeze.

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  • Nine hundred million of these zinc oxide crystals could be spread across the head of a pin in a single layer.

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  • "Malaria and dengue fever are two of the mosquito-borne diseases most likely to spread dramatically as global temperatures head upward, " said the Harvard Medical School's Paul Epstein in Scientific American in 2000, in a warning typical of many.

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  • And in a video that spread virally across the Internet, the head of a Tennessee gun training and accessory company warned "all you patriots" to "get ready to fight" if the Obama administration took steps to restrict firearms.

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  • Foreign banks have a far wider spread of risk, and can call on head office to help if need be.

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  • During the trial the court head that Taylor had tried "to spread around" the idea his wife was "in some way, losing her mind".

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  • Gael Clichy crossed from the left for Van Persie to head against the crossbar and Baggies goalkeeper Scott Carson spread himself well to repel Ramsey's close-range follow-up.

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  • Corporate Executive Board, for one, signs annual contracts with job sites, but overall, the firm tends to spread its resources among many sites, says Eric Coffey, head of corporate recruiting.

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  • When Mr Monti took office as head of a technocratic government in November 2011, the spread had stood at 5.74 percentage points.

    BBC: Mario Monti in Venice, 29 December 2012

  • As the afternoon heats up, head to one of the world-class arcades that are spread throughout the length and breadth of the city, and are the beating heart of Qatari life.

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  • Obviously an eyelid-like shutter mechanism would be too large and complicated for something as small as a print head, so an electrical field is applied instead to keep the film spread thin.

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  • In the late 1990s Jared Diamond and David Landes tackled head-on the most vexing questions: why did Europe discover modern economic growth and why is its spread so limited?

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  • Stories of derelict controllers keep piling up, even as the head of the FAA and the leader of the controllers' union started a cross-country tour to spread the gospel of professionalism to the rank and file.


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