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subplot

a subordinate or auxiliary plot in a novel, play, film, etc.
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In the sub-plot treatments higher leaf firing ratio was always recorded in the pure stand compared to the mixture and the difference was significant throughout the two seasons in all cuts.
Sauvignon blanc is the link to another sub-plot and this time I'm looking at a label with a distinct Thirties theme.
Sunderland midfielder Dylan McGeouch is looking forward to heading back north of the border on Saturday, as the Black Cats take on St Mirren in a game with many sub-plots at play.
The plots were sampled for insects approximately weekly (every 5-9 d) using a sweep net (BioQuip[R] 38-cm-diameter bag, heavy duty; BioQuip Products Inc., Rancho Dominguez, California) to make 9 sweeps in each sub-plot (Hawkins et al.
Delaney works in a mystery sub-plot which takes this novel from teen entertainment to a more engaging novel that will lure readers across genres.
Four ICO measurements were taken at ground level using a spherical densiometer in each sub-plot. The litter samples were collected in wooden squares of 0.5 x 0.5 m in the center of each sub-plot.
Forty DAS, weeds were obtained from the sub-plots that received the treatments "two hoeings" and "intercropping with sabia at sowing until 40 days after sowing." One hundred and five DAS, weeds were collected from all of the sub-plots, particularly from an area of 1.00 m x 0.8 m between two of the three central rows of the sub-plot.
There is also a lively sub-plot involving blackmail, trickery and a journalist.
600 grams of carbide waste was applied to each treatment sub-plot by hand.
The only hitch in this feelgood film is the unnecessary sub-plot in which Pine undergoes experimental surgery to try to give him limited vision.
The specific hypotheses we are testing are: (1) "Seed distribution hypothesis," if dispersal is at random then the per sub-plot variance to mean ratio of the distribution of seeds is not statistically different from a Poisson process; (2) "Seedling recruitment hypothesis," the observed fraction of sub-plots receiving seedling recruitment is less than the one expected under the assumption of random establishment; (3) If seedling insect herbivory damage decreases with the distance to the nearest conspecific adult tree of D.
EVERYWHERE you look in today's clash between Tottenham and Portsmouth there's an intriguing sub-plot, writes James Milton.