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subplot

a subordinate or auxiliary plot in a novel, play, film, etc.
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The dry weight was obtained by wrapping the harvested plant from each sub-plot in aluminum foil and dried in Fanem drying and sterilizing oven at 80 [degrees]C for 72 hours and then weighed on the same weighing balance.
WOLVES manager Mick McCarthy has urged his players to focus on the football and not the sub-plots for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Fulham.
The most recent defectors from Portsmouth to Tottenham - Harry Redknapp and Jermain Defoe - have hogged the headlines but it's Sub-plot Central out there.
The only complexity in CTV's portrait o)' a hero was the self-serving sub-plot of Morgentaler as Lothario.
The two mysteries are well crafted, especially the theft sub-plot.
A sub-plot involving a romance between a half Indian knife thrower and his white assistant feels tacked on.
A sub-plot to the current domain name systems dispute will be played out in Washington DC today at a public meeting to debate the future of the .
In a sad and touching sub-plot, Steve McAndrew takes his dying father to a hospice as he approaches the end of his life.
Brown's changing loyalties are an intriguing sub-plot to the mouth-watering May 19 showdown between the Edinburgh rivals.
romance THE SEARCH Nora Roberts AMERICAN novelist Nora is no stranger to writing romance novels, and her latest venture is a delicious blend of romance and drama with a crime sub-plot thrown in.
To give the toothy Heder a moremacho image, they give him a feeble romantic sub-plot .
WITH a strong pairing of Professor Higgins and Eliza leading the action, and the superb, stubbled, rosy, barrel-like Terry Wheddon providing a Doolittle whose rumbustious presence fills the theatre in presenting the sub-plot, Peter Haden's production is a colourful cracker.