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  • v. Present participle of passage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pass; an encounter; a passage.
  • n. In the manège, a sidewise forward movement.


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  • "passaging" down half the length of the road, to the imminent peril of all passers-by, and looking eminently glossy, handsome, stalwart, and foam-flecked, while he thus expressed his disapprobation of forming part of the escort from Palace to Parliament.

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  • In this experiment they searched for cit+ mutants by serially passaging the bacteria.

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  • A few constructs could out-compete the control in competition assays stationary phase survival or passaging experiments in rich medium.

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  • The fitness was measured by comparing the growth curve with the control in a 96 well plate reader or in same cases by performing passaging experiments over many days to detect small differences in fitness.

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  • Forsyte sat on his overcoat, with the marble screen to his back, enjoying the seclusion and a streak of sunlight passaging between the cypresses.

    Passers By

  • And then — I saw her, drifting in on the tide-the little ship, passaging below me, a happy ghost.

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  • Then there came that fine sound, the distant neigh of a horse, and the horse in the burn answered gallantly, and came splashing on, passaging and side-stepping a little, with curved crest.

    The McBrides A Romance of Arran

  • Then her youth and sex spoke in the bloodhound, and Lady Desdemona, head and stern uplifted now, came passaging gaily, proudly forward down the grassy slope to the gateway, entirely ignoring the human people, as was natural, and making direct for Finn, the tallest, most stately representative of her own kind she had ever seen.

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  • A school horse is one that is taught to do passaging, to change his feet at command, to move sideways and backwards; in fact, to drill.

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  • And then -- I saw her, drifting in on the tide-the little ship, passaging below me, a happy ghost.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works


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