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“the alcohol-preferring animals showed a reduction in the amount of beta-endorphin in the hypothalamus, and an increase in the blood serum, and alcohol had no effect on the level of beta-endorphin in either the hypothalamus or blood of the non-alcohol-preferring animals.”
“In fact it took a series of experiments in free flight on the level of weightlessness to sell him the idea, otherwise he would have favored finishing the Trip by the simple expedient of crashing headlong into the star at top Speed.”
“David Tennant became a star - exceeding all expectations, and becoming, to a generation of children, an icon on the level of Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker.”
“In a room on the level below them, Neto and Korm, one-time Suan Uwin of the Elaigar, waited behind a locked door.”
“THE city of Mobile is situated on the easy ascent of a rising bank, extending near half a mile back on the level plain above; it has been near a mile in length, though now chiefly in ruins, many houses vacant and mouldering to earth; yet there are a few good buildings inhabited by French gentlemen, English, Scotch and Irish, and emigrants from the Northern British colonies.”
Travels Through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws; Containing An Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of Those Regions, Together with Observations on the Manners of the Indians.
““atomism” was bound to make itself manifest on the level of thought as well, even though Ash ` arism was not exclusively Arabic by any means.”
“At the bottom, that is, on the level of the circumjacent plain, I found bones; above these a few stones, brought from a cliff a quarter of a mile off, and from the river one-eighth of a mile off; then a large interval of earth, then a stratum of bones, and so on.”
“On the ground floor these generally open on the level of the door; when in the upper story, as at C, on a ledge or platform, on which the body might be laid to be anointed, and on which the stones might rest which closed the outer end of each loculus.”
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