present elevation

present elevation

[′prez·ənt ‚el·ə′vā·shən]
(ordnance)
Elevation corresponding to the present position of the target.
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And he had many popular characteristics,--being a kind warm-hearted man, not ashamed of his low origin nor haughty in his present elevation. Soon after his arrival, he proved that he did not blush to recognize his former associates."
During his passage over the sea the doctor deemed it best to keep at his present elevation. He could thus reconnoitre a greater stretch of the coast.
But the connection with myself, he was kind enough to say, had been highly agreeable; nor was he by any means desirous, as most people are, of kicking away the ladder that had perhaps helped him to reach his present elevation. My young friend was willing, in short, that the fresh verdure of his growing reputation should spread over my straggling and half-naked boughs; even as I have sometimes thought of training a vine, with its broad leafiness, and purple fruitage, over the worm-eaten posts and rafters of the rustic summer house.
Then Mrs Boffin and me seal up his box, always standing on the table at the side of his bed, and having frequently heerd tell of the Temple as a spot where lawyer's dust is contracted for, I come down here in search of a lawyer to advise, and I see your young man up at this present elevation, chopping at the flies on the window-sill with his penknife, and I give him a Hoy!
To disassemble the rear sight, first take some measurements with the depth measurement "tail" of a digital caliper or a small machinist's scale to get an idea of the present elevation and windage settings.
Alvarado said, as of now, Angat Dam needs more than 2,000 millimeters of rainfall to reach its minimum high of 210 meters at sea level from its present elevation. He said, this coming rainy days, it is high time to harness the nature's bounty which is a gift from God.
Augustine Church], thereby keeping their present elevation."
Mele Plain spot elevations plotted on a modern 1:50,000 topographic map (contour interval 40 m) indicate that Mele Plain has a seaward slope of 0.008-0.009, showing that the present elevation of Mele Village and its environs is ~6 m ([+ or -] 1 m) above mean sea level.
It is sinking progressively lower in the sky each year as viewed from the UK and it will be another 20 years before it returns to its present elevation above the horizon.
In clinical practice, KXRF measurements are sometimes helpful in retrospective dose assessment, for example, in determining whether a patient with a missing or inadequate history of blood lead levels has a large cumulative lead burden (versus on-going environmental/occupational exposure) that is responsible for a present elevation in blood lead.
However, by spinning it as an expression of "inclusiveness," and perhaps a genuine benchmark for tolerance in America, Gore has been able to present elevation of my de facto Republican Senator as a vindication of his ludicrous claim to stand for "the people, not the powerful." That is a testament to how far away we are from a politics that means anything, that addresses in any serious way the issues and concerns that affect the lives of the vast majority of people in this country.
The successional interpretation of vegetation pattern assumes that all surfaces began at the elevation of the present channel bed and reached their present elevation as a result of accretion.