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lower

1. Maths (of a limit or bound) less than or equal to one or more numbers or variables
2. Geology denoting the early part or division of a period, system, formation, etc.
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I have, therefore, provided the lower part of the cylindrical iron box with a scape-pipe, with a valve operating by means of a pressure of two atmospheres; consequently, so soon as this amount of pressure is attained, the steam escapes of itself.
We may imagine that stream of white lava had flowed from many parts of the mountain into the lower country, and that when solidified they had bee rent by some enormous convulsion into myriads of fragments.
In Tierra del Fuego, as well as in the Falkland Islands, made many observations on the lower marine animals, [11] bu they are of little general interest.
Whe one of the vulture-like heads was cut off from the cell, th lower mandible retained its power of opening and closing Perhaps the most singular part of their structure is, tha when there were more than two rows of cells on a branch the central cells were furnished with these appendages, o only one-fourth the size of the outside ones.
Swine's flesh, dressed in several modes, appeared on the lower part of the board, as also that of fowls, deer, goats, and hares, and various kinds of fish, together with huge loaves and cakes of bread, and sundry confections made of fruits and honey.
If I have offended,'' replied Sir Brian, ``I crave your pardon, that is, I crave the Lady Rowena's pardon, for my humility will carry me no lower.
It is very spacious and airy," said the doctor; "as for the lower part of the house, you would find no company there, so you can't want to go to it.
Why then should they not eat of the flesh of the lower orders whose lives and characters they no more understood than do we the inmost thoughts and sensibilities of the cattle we slaughter for our earthly tables.
Let the man turn and look upon Issus, knowing that those of the lower orders who gaze upon the holy vision of her radiant face survive the blinding glory but a single year.
No longer be you a Dator, but for evermore a slave of slaves, to fetch and carry for the lower orders that serve in the gardens of Issus.
Cavilers object that water boils at a lower and lower temperature the higher and higher you go, and hence the apparent anomaly.
In the sunset, when all the lower world is palled in gloom, it points toward heaven out of the pervading blackness like a finger of fire.