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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of break off.


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  • This process also breaks off bits of the fluorine from the cryolite, which escapes the smelter in the form of perfluorocarbons PFCs—these are the most noxious of greenhouse gases, trapping thousands of times more heat than carbon dioxide.


  • Each “cock-a-doodle-doo” starts out bravely, then breaks off in the middle and turns back into a baby-bird squawk.

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  • The great plain of Siam is bounded on the east by a spur of the Himalayan range, which breaks off in Cambodia, and is found again in the west, extending almost to the extremity of the Malayan states; on the north these two mountain ranges approach each other, and form that multitude of small hills which imparts so picturesque an aspect to the Laos country.

    The English Governess at the Siamese Court

  • 231This section of the manuscript NLI 30328 breaks off here at the bottom of a page.

    Under The Moon

  • He breaks off a stalk of omenaishi [flower maiden] which is in full bloom by the south end of the bridge.

    Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan

  • This uncomfortable condition is called angina, and in the acute stage of this disease the plaque breaks off and forms a clot.

    The Fiber35 Diet

  • The only extant manuscript breaks off abruptly at the year 1238, and has been carefully edited in "Analecta Franciscana", I (Quaracchi,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent


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