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adust

(ă-dŭst')
Dried or burnt by excessive heat.
[L. aduro, adustum, to set fire to]
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according to phisick there bee two kindes of melancholy, the one sequestred from all admixtion, the thickest & driest portion of blood not adust, which is called naturall and runs in the vessels of the blood to be an aliment vnto the parts which are melancholickly qualified, as the bones, grisles, sinewes &c.
Sailors adust the sail so it can "catch the wind." The wind fills the sail and powers the boat across the water.
Yost would have to dip deep into that reservoir of positive thinking to adust to life in a cold-shouldered Yankee enclave like Worcester.
The only reason Kant was not murdered was that his prospective murderer "was an amateur, who felt how little would be gained to the cause of good taste by murdering an old, arid, and adust metaphysician; there was no room for display, as the man could not possibly look more like a mummy when dead, than he had done alive" (125).
The first category defines women who "will be in precarious situations where the local authorities cannot ensure safety." The second category defines women at risk as "applicants who are not under immediate peril but who are existing in permanently unstable circumstances which allow for no other remedy." While it was "accepted that the integration of such women into Canadian society can be expected to be difficult," it was also assumed that with special assistance from the Canadian Government and sponsoring groups these women would eventually adust successfully (Employment and Immigration Canada, "Women at Risk -- Procedures and Guidelines," 1990, p.
High in front advanced, The brandished sword of God before them blazed Fierce as a comet; which with torrid heat, And vapour as the Libyan air adust, Began to parch that temperate clime; whereat In either hand the hastening angel caught Our lingering parents, and to the eastern gate Led them direct, and down the cliff as fast To the subjected plain; then disappeared.
Furthermore, there has been no recourse to lay-offs and unemployment to adust to the economic downturn in the early 1980s nor to the restructuring demanded by increased exposure to competition of the new global economy and complete European integration scheduled for 1992.
ADUST mites thrive on central heating and are almost impossible to get rid of.
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