TAPER


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TAPERTemporary Appointment Pending Establishment of Register
TAPERThe Asia-Pacific Education Researcher (journal)
TAPERTheater Army Personnel Roll-Up System (also abbreviated as TAPERRUS)
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Then suddenly there was a dull sound, a cry, the noise of a fall, the taper was extinguished, and a dark figure fled in the moonlight, rushed across the garden, and vanished amid the shrubs at the farther side.
She lay outstretched, dressed in her ordinary clothes, the extinguished taper still grasped in her hand, no mark or wound upon her--pale, placid, and senseless.
This, when removed, disclosed a flight of stone steps which led to a large room richly furnished and lighted by tapers.
By the time I had finished night had fallen, and the ladies lighted up the castle with such a prodigious quantity of tapers that even day could hardly have been brighter.
I found myself in a large, vaulted room, lighted by tapers, scented with aloes and ambergris, standing in golden candle-sticks, whilst gold and silver lamps hung from the ceiling.
Unless some particular festivity was going forward, the inmates of Marheyo's house retired to their mats rather early in the evening; but not for the night, since, after slumbering lightly for a while, they rose again, relit their tapers, partook of the third and last meal of the day, at which poee-poee alone was eaten, and then, after inhaling a narcotic whiff from a pipe of tobacco, disposed themselves for the great business of night, sleep.
The Tree trembled so in every bough that one of the tapers set fire to the foliage.
Howell and Le Good [6] shows that for a Windsor geometry the taper angle at which minimum drag occurs is dependent on the aspect ratio of the taper.
To ensure alignment of the mold halves, these components are designed to locate on the taper and shoulder in order to guarantee a positive stop, unlike competing versions that stop just off the taper.
Though there are a few intermediate and full-sinking lines that have this type of taper to handle big flies, let's look at strictly floating lines in this discussion.
Buprenorphine taper should be used sparingly, if at all, in primary care treatment of patients dependent on prescription opioids," the investigators said.
Unites States-based Adamis Pharmaceuticals has received a notice of allowance that one of its patent applications for its proprietary dry powder inhaler, Taper DPI, will issue in the United States (U.