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Word: intermittent

Definition: periodic; on and off; stopping and starting at intervals


Sentences Containing 'intermittent'

Since only the downward motion of the plunger forces water through E, the discharge is intermittent and is therefore not practical for commercial purposes.
In order to convert this intermittent discharge into a steady stream, an air chamber is installed near the discharge tube, as in Figure 135.
If the speed of the disk is lessened, the pitch falls correspondingly; and if the speed again becomes so low that less than 16 puffs are formed per second, the sustained sound disappears and a series of intermittent noises is produced.
I dropped into casual employments; no misfortunes resulting, intermittent work gave place to steady and protracted engagements.
I further believe that these slow, intermittent results accord well with what geology tells us of the rate and manner at which the inhabitants of the world have changed.
Consequently evidence of their former existence could be found only among fossil remains, which are preserved, as we shall attempt to show in a future chapter, in an extremely imperfect and intermittent record.
Most formations have been intermittent in their accumulation; and their duration has probably been shorter than the average duration of specific forms.
Then, in the intermittent darknesses, I saw the moon spinning swiftly through her quarters from new to full, and had a faint glimpse of the circling stars.

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