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Barrenness

Bashfulness (See TIMIDITY.)
Andermatt, Christiane
takes series of baths hoping to cure childlessness. [Fr. Lit.: Mont-Oriol, Magill I, 618–620]
Barren Ground
novel portraying a woman’s emotional sterility and her harsh labor on a farm. [Am. Lit.: Barren Ground]
brown
symbol of unfruitfulness. [Color Symbolism: Jobes, 357]
Death Valley
sterile, arid basin in Nevada and California. [Geography: EB, III: 417]
Elizabeth
Virgin’s kinswoman, blessed with pregnancy as old woman. [N.T.: Luke 1:5–25]
Empty Quarter
vast desert in the Arabian peninsula. [Geography: EB, VIII: 703]
Hannah Elkanah’s
barren wife; prays to Lord who grants her a son, Samuel. [O.T.: I Samuel 1:6]
Sahara
vast north African desert. [Geography: EB, VIII: 768]
Sarah
Abraham’s wife; unable to bear children. [O.T.: Genesis 11:30]
Waste Land, The
portrays sterility and chaos of the contemporary world. [Br. Lit.: “The Waste Land” in Hart, 899–900]
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When turned off, the mice manifested typical symptoms of age often seen in humans in their 80s and 90s, such as barrenness, shrunken brains, and loss of smell.
Dar Al Takaful for instance, can provide them with protection against prospective foal barrenness and stallion infertility, resulting in a loss of income".
Dar Al Takaful will also offer coverage for horse breeders, including prospective foal, barrenness, stallion infertility from accident sickness and disease, stallion first season infertility, stallion availability and, stallion loss of income.
For all the nurturing, supporting, and prevention of breakage going on in Hutchins's work, there's a great deal of clumsiness and barrenness that hints at something deeply melancholy.
Abrahamian's relentless emphasis on the failure, barrenness and chaos of the last years of Qajar rule is familiar from older historiography, and serves to make his description of Pahlavi state-building more compelling.
The landscape speaks of barrenness, but potent symbols of life are clearly visible.
I admit watching City has become a chore lately, nine years of barrenness has led to boredom, low levels of expectations and excitement.
In every breath she delivers a dichotomy of life versus death, the barrenness of nature and nurture, and the ache of gut-wrenching loss.
Indeed, as more and more walls continue to sprout up and dig in around the Middle East, they only provide us with a clearer view of the barrenness of this region's political terrain.
Types of cover available for TBA members include all risks of mortality and theft insurance, including European transits, broodmare barrenness, foals from 24 hours or 30 days old and stallion infertility.
This will not only eliminate the barrenness of land but will also help generate employment opportunities, he ad We will grow plants under a planning and government will extend help in this regard , he told.