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braid

[brād]
(mathematics)
A braid of order n consists of two parallel lines, sets of n points on each of the lines with a one-to-one correspondence between them, and n nonintersecting space curves, each of which connects one of the n points on one of the parallel lines with the corresponding point on the other; the space curves are configured so that no curve turns back on itself, in the sense that its projection on the plane of the parallel lines lies between the parallel lines and intersects any line parallel to them no more than once, and any two such projections intersect at most a finite number of times.
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The girl let the braid drop back with a sigh that seemed to come from her very toes and to exhale forth all the sorrows of the ages.
From the little standing ruffle at the neck the child's slender throat rose very brown and thin, and the head looked small to bear the weight of dark hair that hung in a thick braid to her waist.
A thrill of delicious excitement ran through Rebecca's frame, from her new shoes up, up to the leghorn cap and down the black braid.
Never wash wigs in steaming hot water as this can cause the braids to look chapped because the wigs are synthetic in nature.
PowerPro offers a variety of braids, including a thin, four-strand Maxcuatro.
The residents say that the agents of Indian secret agencies make the woman unconscious by spraying some chemical and then chop their braids.
The residents say that the agents of Indian secret agencies make the women unconscious by spraying some chemical and then chop their braids.
According to reports, Indian secret agencies use chemicals to make women unconscious and cut their braids in a latest tactic of state terrorism.
When you reach the nape merge and continue these two braids.
Trilene Braid has a smaller diameter than the other braids I've fished, so whereas I once used 20-pound Sufix 832 to fish jigs for large-mouths and crankbaits on casting tackle, I now use 30-pound Trilene Braid and get the same performance.
A DAD has been mocked online for hitting out at a school ban on his daughter's waist-length, dreadlock-style braids.
Each of our braids takes no more than 20 minutes to do, so it's super-fast and comes straight from celebrity to the client, hence why they all have celebrity names.