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TRIPODTroglitazone in the Prevention of Diabetes (clinical trial)
TRIPODTactical Reconstruction Information Pod
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A great king-post, half a hundred feet in length, seasoned by centuries of superstitious care, carven into dynasties of gods, each superimposed, each helmeted, each seated in the open mouth of a crocodile, was slung by ropes, twisted of climbing vegetable parasites, from the apex of a tripod of three great forest trunks, themselves carved into grinning and grotesque adumbrations of man's modern concepts of art and god.
Then suddenly the trees in the pine wood ahead of me were parted, as brittle reeds are parted by a man thrusting through them; they were snapped off and driven headlong, and a second huge tripod appeared, rushing, as it seemed, headlong towards me.
And now again the music swells, and the dreams live, and writhe to and fro more merrily than ever, taking hue from the many tinted windows through which stream the rays from the tripods. But to the chamber which lies most westwardly of the seven, there are now none of the maskers who venture; for the night is waning away; and there flows a ruddier light through the blood-coloured panes; and the blackness of the sable drapery appals; and to him whose foot falls upon the sable carpet, there comes from the near clock of ebony a muffled peal more solemnly emphatic than any which reaches their ears who indulged in the more remote gaieties of the other apartments.
This living tripod saluted him as he passed, but stopping his hat on a level with Gringoire's chin, like a shaving dish, while he shouted in the latter's ears: " Senor cabellero, para comprar un pedaso de pan !"*
Around a great fire which burned on a large, circular flagstone, the flames of which had heated red-hot the legs of a tripod, which was empty for the moment, some wormeaten tables were placed, here and there, haphazard, no lackey of a geometrical turn having deigned to adjust their parallelism, or to see to it that they did not make too unusual angles.
The little boy scraped away at his cauldron with more spirit than ever; and, to crown all, an old woman had just placed on the tripod a frying-pan of grease, which hissed away on the fire with a noise similar to the cry of a troop of children in pursuit of a masker.
I will give him seven tripods that have never yet been on the fire, and ten talents of gold.
He will give you seven tripods that have never yet been on the fire, and ten talents of gold; twenty iron cauldrons, and twelve strong horses that have won races and carried off prizes.
These will serve as "flotation" feet and will prevent the tripod from sinking into soft soil under a load.
Commenting on the product's inclusion at IBC,Barbara Jaumann, Product Manager, Sachtler said:"Unquestionably, our flowtech tripod has been a huge success around the world since its official introduction at last year's IBC show, and the current demand for the multiple award-winning tripod is beyond impressive.
I finally borrowed one of their extra tripods, and even with my lessor optics I stayed focused longer and was more effective at locating animals when I combined them with the tripod.
Prior to getting the flowtech, we had been putting off purchasing a tripod of our own and instead were having to rely on either rented or borrowed equipment.