Usage examples for deformation

  1. Although Theophilus is the deepest crater we can see in the moon, it has suffered little or no deformation from secondary eruptions, while the floor and wall of Catharina show complete sequences of lesser craters of various sizes that have broken in upon and partly destroyed each other. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  2. What was the nature of the deformation which they have suffered? – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
  3. Here exist, so far as known, great areas entirely free from deformation small ones, on the other hand, full of it. – The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes by Tomás de Comyn Fedor Jagor Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Charles Wilkes
  4. She had never heard, or had forgotten the title to which Lord Borland of the old time was heir; and now that all doubt as to the identity of the man was over, although, let her strain her vision as she might, she could not, through the deformation of years, descry the youthful visage, she felt that all action on the part of the generation in possession was none the less forestalled and precluded by the presence of one in the house who had evidently long waited his arrival, and had certainly but begun his reprisals. – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  5. They practised in early times the deformation of the skull. – The Antediluvian World by Ignatius Donnelly
  6. This deformation he declares, was practised by the great sculptors to snare the undulating appearance of life. – Promenades of an Impressionist by James Huneker
  7. There are here, also, deformation centers, but only a few. – The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes by Tomás de Comyn Fedor Jagor Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Charles Wilkes
  8. There is a great noise of a public reformation of ordinances and worship, but alas, the deformation of life and practice outcries all that noise. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  9. No doubt it is now in progress where deep- buried sediments are invaded by heat either from intrusive igneous masses or from the earth's interior, or are suffering slow deformation under the thrust of mountain- making forces. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
  10. When the successive images do not differ from each other too much, we consider them all as the waxing and waning of a single mean image, or as the deformation of this image in different directions. – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  11. Wherever a patch of cells is killed whilst those around go on growing, there must result some deformation of the resulting organ, since had the injury been withheld the number and sizes of the cells now fixed in death would have increased and covered a larger area: they now serve to pull over to their side the still living and growing cells. – Disease in Plants by H. Marshall Ward
  12. These little grubs live in family communities, their presence leading to some deformation of the plant that serves to shelter them. – The Life-Story of Insects by Geo. H. Carpenter
  13. This Japanese culture of deformed toes which remain dwarf; this Chinese deformation of children planted in pots, horrified Durtal, who closed the volume. – En Route by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  14. The authorities felt in the position, ecclesiastically speaking, of being able to challenge the Holy Ghost Himself to say if He would refuse to set His seal to the deformation of the Church. – Letters From Rome on the Council by Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger
  15. This is the postulate of the homogeneity of space, and asserts that space is such that we may move a figure as we please without deformation of any kind. – The Teaching of Geometry by David Eugene Smith