When a species, owing to highly favourable circumstances, increases inordinately in numbers in a small tract, epidemics--at least, this seems generally to occur with our game animals--often ensue: and here we have a limiting check
independent of the struggle for life.
There was no check
. He peered into the envelope, held it to the light, but could not trust his eyes, and in trembling haste tore the envelope apart.
If then, as appears probable, species first become rare and then extinct -- if the too rapid increase of every species, even the most favoured, is steadily checked
, as we must admit, though how and when it is hard to say -- and if we see, without the smallest surprise, though unable to assign the precise reason, one species abundant and another closely allied species rare in the same district -- why should we feel such great astonishment at the rarity being carried one step further to extinction?
They blamed Kutuzov and said that from the very beginning of the campaign he had prevented their vanquishing Napoleon, that he thought nothing but satisfying his passions and would not advance from the Linen Factories because he was comfortable there, that at Krasnoe he checked
the advance because on learning that Napoleon was there he had quite lost his head, and that it was probable that he had an understanding with Napoleon and had been bribed by him, and so on, and so on.
This repetition checked
the rising up of fresh images and memories, which he felt were thronging in his brain.
"According to Lady Ruth's evidence," he said thoughtfully, "her husband entered the room at the exact moment when she was rejecting Wingrave's advances, and indignantly refusing a check
which he was endeavoring to persuade her to accept.
And you will further oblige me, if you approve of the abstract, by yourself filling in the blank space on your check
with the needful amount in words and figures.
Why, Saxon, when I let you have grain an' hay from my carloads, don't you give me a check
Wilson was busy in the kitchen, but the room was not empty; and I scarcely checked
an involuntary recoil as I entered it; for there sat Miss Wilson chattering with Eliza Millward.
"Yes, I sent Luke directly they'd put the bailies in, and your aunt Pullet's been--and, oh dear, oh dear, she cries so and says your father's disgraced my family and made it the talk o' the country; and she'll buy the spotted cloths for herself, because she's never had so many as she wanted o' that pattern, and they sha'n't go to strangers, but she's got more checks
a'ready nor she can do with." (Here Mrs.
The Duchess left on Friday, and we checked
her baggage through to Lenox by the New York, New Haven & Hartford."
"Leave me?" she repeated, and suddenly checked
herself on the point of saying more.