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succession

the progression from initial colonization of an area by organisms to the CLIMAX population. The term usually refers to plants and in England the climax vegetation is oak woodland.
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The islanders, who only smoke a whiff or two at a time, and at long intervals, and who keep their pipes going from hand to hand continually, regarded my systematic smoking of four or five pipefuls of tobacco in succession, as something quite wonderful.
The destruction of Mustapha (that we named before) was so fatal to Solyman's line, as the succession of the Turks, from Solyman until this day, is suspected to be untrue, and of strange blood; for that Selymus the Second, was thought to be suppositious.
In the next chapter I shall consider the geological succession of organic beings throughout time; in the eleventh and twelfth, their geographical distribution throughout space; in the thirteenth, their classification or mutual affinities, both when mature and in an embryonic condition.
Lastly, I would carefully record every action and event of consequence, that happened in the public, impartially draw the characters of the several successions of princes and great ministers of state, with my own observations on every point.
In another direction were to be seen some of the sources of the Oregon, or Columbia, flowing to the northwest, past those towering landmarks the Three Tetons, and pouring down into the great lava plain; while, almost at the captain's feet, the Green River, or Colorado of the West, set forth on its wandering pilgrimage to the Gulf of California; at first a mere mountain torrent, dashing northward over a crag and precipice, in a succession of cascades, and tumbling into the plain where, expanding into an ample river, it circled away to the south, and after alternately shining out and disappearing in the mazes of the vast landscape, was finally lost in a horizon of mountains.
It's very trying to have a drunken husband, you see; and it must be very trying to have twins three times in succession, don't you think?
Beneath it he discerned the dismantled ramparts of a town; here the still intact arch of a portico, there two or three columns lying under their base; farther on, a succession of arches which must have supported the conduit of an aqueduct; in another part the sunken pillars of a gigantic bridge, run into the thickest parts of the rift.
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ISLAMABAD -- Law reforms bill "Letters of Administration and Succession Certificates" for issuance of succession certificates to the legal heirs of the deceased has forwarded to the Federal Cabinet.
According to Pierre Caramazza, head of the private wealth division at Franklin Templeton Investments, developing a succession plan is "one of the most important activities registered investment advisers [RIAs] can undertake."
Sanofi is working on a CEO succession plan in agreement and consultation with current CEO Olivier Brandicourt, Reuters' Matthias Blamont reports, citing a spokesperson for the drugmaker.
Succession planning is the process of exploring the options available to protect a family's wealth or business and choose the right strategy for the future of the same -- whatever that may be.