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Sinister

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Sinister, from a Latin term meaning left (not evil), refers to one of the many ways of classifying the astrological aspects. The antonym is dexter (right). A sinister aspect occurs when a faster-moving planet makes an aspect with a slower-moving one that is located counterclockwise from it (to its left) in the zodiac. Even though astrologers from Claudius Ptolemy onward have regarded sinister and dexter aspects as having somewhat different influences, the differences are comparatively minor. In most general chart readings, this distinction is ignored.

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New gold in soil anomalies (some over 500 ppb) have also been outlined during the last geochemical campaign (4,861 samples collected), mainly in the western and central sector of the Fetekro license where geophysics indicate possible contrasted lithologies, folding to the north and a major sinistral shear zone occurring between the western and eastern domains.
According to the neurosurgeon, 'Sinistral and Dextral are two scientific types of handedness (chirality) or (relative direction) in people''.
The structural style in the study area which lies in the eastern Kharan Fore-Arc Basin is mainly associated with transpressional tectonics as a result of sinistral strike slip movement along the Chaman Transform Boundary Fault.
The structures in the regional area are complex and are mainly affected by the northern margin fault of the NCC (Kangbao-Chifeng fault) and the large-scale sinistral strike-slip motion of the Dunhua-Mishan fault.
The focal mechanism solution of the November 9, 2011 earthquake and the results of geological studies in the region indicate that the Mw 5.6 earthquake occurred on the NE-SW-trending Edremit Fault (EF) with a sinistral strike-slip character.
Suspeita-se que o referido graben, cujos limites estao marcados no mapa geomorfologico aqui apresentado, tenha origem neotectonica, instalando-se por efeito da reativacao transcorrente sinistral do Mioceno e da distensao NW-SE engendrada, quando a drenagem e seus paleodivisores devem ter se instalado em demanda a um nivel de base regional intermediario ao Atlantico, que ja teria sido estabelecido pelo rio Paraiba do Sul a partir dos eventos tectonicos anteriores.
Second, while the vast majority of shells are dextral (opening on the right) and sinistral mutations rare, the sinistral (left-handed) form of C.
The presence of E-W dextral faults and sinistral inverse NE-SW faults defines dimensions of these tectonic blocks.
Contract awarded for Esque okjeonri (sinistral goal) underdeveloped areas Water Quality Improvement Corporation
Geologists class this as being within the sphere of the sinistral East Anatolian Fault and out of the Levant Fracture System.
The cause of the predominantly sinistral occurrence of thrombosis of the pelvic veins.
Therefore, SVT leads to the increase in splenic outflow via the short gastric and gastroepiploic veins, known as left-sided or sinistral portal hypertension.