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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of foil.

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  • The use of foils is a literary device for enhancing the traits of one character by contrasting them with the totally opposite traits of another.

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  • She constructed a device for sending alpha particles emitted from radium C to the scintillation screen through thin foils of gold or of copper which acted as primary absorbers for the ordinary a-particles. 53 35

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  • The showrunner's ADD continually causes them to plow through potentially long-term foils for Jack with shocking speed.

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  • The falfe Guatimala, or true Bahama kind, bears the winter better, is a taller and more vigorous plant, is raifed in greater quantities from the fame extent of iand, will grow in the word foils in the country, and is therefore more cultivated, though inferior in the quality of its dye.

    A general history of the British empire in America : containing an historical, political, and commercial view of the English settlements ; including all the countries in North-America, and the West-Indies, ceded by the peace of Paris

  • After testing a prototype since December 2007, Mr. Sauer is now ready to deploy a far more powerful series of turbines using "foils" - not unlike an airplane propeller - to efficiently convert water current that's around six knots into as much as 100,000 watts of power.

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  • After testing a prototype since December 2007, Mr. Sauer is now ready to deploy a far more powerful series of turbines using "foils" - not unlike an airplane propeller - to efficiently convert water current that's around six knots into as much as 100,000 watts of power.

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  • After testing a prototype since December 2007, Mr. Sauer is now ready to deploy a far more powerful series of turbines using "foils" - not unlike an airplane propeller - to efficiently convert water current that's around six knots into as much as 100,000 watts of power.

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  • Applying the foils was a painstaking chore that forced workers to hold their breaths for fear of wrinkling the surface through the impact of their exhalations!

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  • Applying the foils was a painstaking chore that forced workers to hold their breaths for fear of wrinkling the surface through the impact of their exhalations!

    Zen and the Art of Golden Temple Maintenance

  • The clack, clack, clack of the foils was the beating of the Sphigxdrum that called men to war, the rattle of crotala that led the dance, a dance in which every movement had to be as quick as possible.

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