Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of tranquilise.

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  • adj. tending to soothe or tranquilize

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  • Sudden irregularities and constrictions cause small waves to break, and jets to impact the water, trapping bubbles of air; cavitation creates bubbles of water vapour where the water impacts upon rock and stone; the bubbles oscillate, creating sound waves in the water, which propagate to the surface, and thence transmit to the air as a tranquilising murmur.

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  • In dangerous situations would it not be possible for trained firearms officers to use similarly powerful tranquilising darts in their guns rather than potentially fatal bullets or possibly ineffective CS gas? on September 10, 2008 at 7: 46 pm | Reply jaegerdude

    Good For The Goose « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • It harms the brain, suspends or annihilates critical thought, pollutes the mind, dumbing it down and tranquilising it with endless trivia, cultivating dissatisfaction and envy of the rich or better off.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Therefore, Ottoman diplomacy was the best means of “tranquilising the Sudan by pacific means.”

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • In the dusky evening light and stillness — for the sun had gone now and the wind had altogether fallen-this inverted yellow face was anything but a tranquilising object to discover suddenly a couple of yards away.

    The War in the Air

  • Theron claimed he received a tranquilising dart from EMLC for one of his first operations, and thereafter regularly received tranquilisers and deadly muscle relaxants from Basson, which he used to kill "hundreds" of Swapo detainees and also own forces that were regarded as a security risk.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Although he had obtained tranquilising darts from the Parks Board, he had not supplied any of them to Theron, he said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Acting in conformity with this shallow and false estimate of the situation, they allowed to drift away unused the time which wise statesmen would have employed in the effectuation of conciliatory and tranquilising measures, and applied themselves simply to the crushing out from the Irish mind of every hope of improved legislation, and the defeat of every effort to obtain it.

    Speeches from the Dock, Part I

  • A couched spear of acuminated granite rested by him while at his feet reposed a savage animal of the canine tribe whose stertorous gasps announced that he was sunk in uneasy slumber, a supposition confirmed by hoarse growls and spasmodic movements which his master repressed from time to time by tranquilising blows of a mighty cudgel rudely fashioned out of paleolithic stone.

    Ulysses

  • In the dusky evening light and stillness -- for the sun had gone now and the wind had altogether fallen-this inverted yellow face was anything but a tranquilising object to discover suddenly a couple of yards away.

    The War in the Air

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