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rarefied

(of a gas, esp the atmosphere at high altitudes) having a low density; thin
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But there are many other circumstances which evince that what I have alleged is the true cause of the motion of the blood: thus, in the first place, the difference that is observed between the blood which flows from the veins, and that from the arteries, can only arise from this, that being rarefied, and, as it were, distilled by passing through the heart, it is thinner, and more vivid, and warmer immediately after leaving the heart, in other words, when in the arteries, than it was a short time before passing into either, in other words, when it was in the veins; and if attention be given, it will be found that this difference is very marked only in the neighborhood of the heart; and is not so evident in parts more remote from it.
Is he not the celebrated author of The Dynamics of an Asteroid, a book which ascends to such rarefied heights of pure mathematics that it is said that there was no man in the scientific press capable of criticizing it?
If Mr Quilp spoke figuratively, and meant to imply that the air breathed by Miss Sally Brass was sweetened and rarefied by that dainty creature, he had doubtless good reason for what he said.
Also, the high standard held up to the public mind by the College of which which gave its peculiar sanction to the expensive and highly rarefied medical instruction obtained by graduates of Oxford and Cambridge, did not hinder quackery from having an excellent time of it; for since professional practice chiefly consisted in giving a great many drugs, the public inferred that it might be better off with more drugs still, if they could only be got cheaply, and hence swallowed large cubic measures of physic prescribed by unscrupulous ignorance which had taken no degrees.
This being the third occasion on which I find myself at odds with residents of Whickham, I am prompted to suggest that the rarefied atmosphere in which they live at the top of Lobley Hill results in distortion of their thought processes.
This is because ultrasound waves can be used to compress and rarefy, or thin, whatever medium they are flowing through, which alters the speed that light travels through the medium--light travels more slowly in the compressed regions compared to the rarefied regions.
Rescue helicopters were unable to reach Cassardo over the weekend, citing rarefied air because of higher temperatures at high altitude.On Sunday, four climbers from Poland and Canada arrived to help, bringing the injured climber down to base camp at 5,900 metres on an improvised stretcher.
But maybe, as Pep Guardiola right) saw his team win but fall slightly below their rarefied standards, his thoughts might have drifted towards next season.
According to Vogue, each woman included in their rarefied list "demands the ability to inspire" and has "the clout to change the conversation".
The process empowers him to realize a rarefied combination of dark and bright iridescent finishes.
DINERS at the exclusive Foyles restaurant thought they were eating the most rarefied of locally sourced ingredients.
At more than $300 for a premium multi-course meal, it's aiming to fill the rarefied niche of Beverly Hills sushi temple Urusawa, which closed recently.