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Botany
a. (of leaves, flowers, etc.) arranged singly at different heights on either side of the stem
b. (of parts of a flower) arranged opposite the spaces between other parts

alternate

[′ȯl·tər·nət]
(botany)
Of the arrangement of leaves on opposite sides of the stem at different levels.
Of the arrangement of the parts of one whorl between members of another whorl.

work

1. All labor necessary to produce the construction required by the contract documents, and all materials and equipment incorporated or to be incorporated in such construction.
2. The produce of a force by its corresponding displacement.
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In the rapid alternations of her temper, her anger was beginning to rise again.
I wound my way down slowly over the heath, enjoying the divine stillness of the scene, and admiring the soft alternations of light and shade as they followed each other over the broken ground on every side of me.
I know a little of the principle of design, and I know this thing was not arranged on any laws of radiation, or alternation, or repetition, or symmetry, or anything else that I ever heard of.
The rest of the half-year is a jumble in my recollection of the daily strife and struggle of our lives; of the waning summer and the changing season; of the frosty mornings when we were rung out of bed, and the cold, cold smell of the dark nights when we were rung into bed again; of the evening schoolroom dimly lighted and indifferently warmed, and the morning schoolroom which was nothing but a great shivering-machine; of the alternation of boiled beef with roast beef, and boiled mutton with roast mutton; of clods of bread-and-butter, dog's-eared lesson-books, cracked slates, tear-blotted copy-books, canings, rulerings, hair-cuttings, rainy Sundays, suet-puddings, and a dirty atmosphere of ink, surrounding all.
It was a sobbing alternation of two notes, "Ulla, ulla, ulla, ulla," keeping on perpetually.
Miss Crawford was soon to leave Mansfield, and on this circumstance the "no" and the "yes" had been very recently in alternation.
If, to preserve its Unity -- its totality of effect or impression -- we read it (as would be necessary) at a single sitting, the result is but a constant alternation of excitement and depression.
With regard to Charles Hayter, she had delicacy which must be pained by any lightness of conduct in a well-meaning young woman, and a heart to sympathize in any of the sufferings it occasioned; but if Henrietta found herself mistaken in the nature of her feelings, the alternation could not be understood too soon.
His whole life appears to be spent in an alternation between savage fits of passion and gloomy intervals of sulking.
He said he would never do anything that I disapproved--I wish I could have told him that I disapproved of that," said poor Dorothea, inwardly, feeling a strange alternation between anger with Will and the passionate defence of him.
If the soul existed in a previous state, then it will exist in a future state, for a law of alternation pervades all things.
At Punta Gorda, in Banda Oriental, I found an alternation of the Pampaean estuary deposit, with a limestone containing some of the same extinct sea-shells; and this shows either a change in the former currents, or more probably an oscillation of level in the bottom of the ancient estuary.

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