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Usage examples for dilatation

  1. It may, however, be necessary to observe that the teats are several inches long and capable of great dilatation – A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench
  2. This continued until the ninth day, when a few of the filaments springing up in the midst of the Penicillium were tipped with a dewdrop- like dilatation excessively delicate- a mere distended pellicle. – Fungi: Their Nature and Uses by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
  3. Palissy was ignorant of the expansion of water in freezing- in fact, he supposed that the mechanical force exerted by freezing- water was due to compression, not dilatation and therefore he ascribes to thawing alone effects resulting not less from congelation. – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh
  4. Of what I mean by this I shall in a moment have more to say- after pointing a trifle more, for our patience, the sense of my dilatation upon Portsmouth Grove. – Notes of a Son and Brother by Henry James
  5. The dilatation of the stomach for any reason may produce a like result and these are the stomach affections that need special care. – Health Through Will Power by James J. Walsh
  6. Its cheeks are susceptible of great dilatation and are used as receptacles for the food which it thus transports to its burrow. – Frank and Fanny by Mrs. Clara Moreton
  7. Fixed dilatation of one pupil may result from pressure by blood- clot, without other functional disturbance of the nerve. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  8. Breadth is the dilatation of the heart, which performs good works; length is perseverance; depth is the hope of reward. – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  9. Some, who allow darkness to be a cause of the sublime, would infer, from the dilatation of the pupil, that a relaxation may be productive of the sublime as well as a convulsion: but they do not, I believe, consider, that although the circular ring of the iris be in some sense a sphincter, which may possibly be dilated by a simple relaxation, yet in one respect it differs from most of the other sphincters of the body, that it is furnished with antagonist muscles, which are the radial fibres of the iris: no sooner does the circular muscle begin to relax, than these fibres, wanting their counterpoise, are forcibly drawn back, and open the pupil to a considerable wideness. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  10. Indeed, vomiting frequently indicates that dilatation is well advanced, and, therefore, may generally be regarded as an encouraging sign. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  11. Here paralysis of the nerve- cells interspersed in the vaso- motor nerve- ends was evidently the first effect, followed by dilatation of the capillaries and immediately afterwards by effusion. – On Snake-Poison: its Action and its Antidote by A. Mueller
  12. The sun began to appear, drying the netting and sides of the balloon, wet from its passage through the clouds, and produced a dilatation which elevated the aeronauts to 15, 000 feet. – The Dominion of the Air by J. M. Bacon
  13. When food enters the stomach, it is dilatation of the gastric arteries, brought on by the reflex irritation of the presence of food, that causes the secretion of the gastric juices necessary for digestion. – Makers of Modern Medicine by James J. Walsh
  14. In case of rigid closure of the mouth of the womb the only resort is dilatation – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  15. This may be true though there are no signs of valvular lesions and no symptoms or physical signs of dilatation or hypertrophy of the heart. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  16. The dilatation of the heart. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  17. After full dilatation has been accomplished and the membranes can serve no further purpose, they rupture; as the midwife puts it, " the bag of waters breaks." – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  18. Sylvie caught her breath, more than once; but she did it behind shut lips, with only a dilatation of her nostrils. – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  19. From the foregoing considerations, we believe, may be again inferred, first, that the radical difference which exists between the cerebral operations that result in thought, and those that accompany the evolution of emotion, probably depends upon the fact, that in the former central nervous action remains more or less localized on the surface of the cerebral hemispheres, while, in the latter, the great ganglia lying at the base of the brain, and hence nearer the vaso- motor centre, are called into play; second, that the effects of such action are more rapidly generalized throughout the nervous system, and, by causing the dilatation of the blood- vessels in the manner described, exhaust the central nervous system in a twofold manner, by a disturbance of its circulation, and by a direct depression of its nutrition, when the modifications of the circulation exaggerate the nutrition elsewhere. – The Education of American Girls by Anna Callender Brackett
  20. The dilatation is repeated at intervals of from eight to ten days, until, at the expiration of a month or six weeks, the amount of total expansion of the heels registers nearly an inch. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks

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