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Grade

(1) A designated ground level. (2) To change the contours of land.

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Yet reason tells me, that if numerous gradations from a perfect and complex eye to one very imperfect and simple, each grade being useful to its possessor, can be shown to exist; if further, the eye does vary ever so slightly, and the variations be inherited, which is certainly the case; and if any variation or modification in the organ be ever useful to an animal under changing conditions of life, then the difficulty of believing that a perfect and complex eye could be formed by natural selection, though insuperable by our imagination, can hardly be considered real.
It must not be inferred from these remarks that any of the grades of wing-structure here alluded to, which perhaps may all have resulted from disuse, indicate the natural steps by which birds have acquired their perfect power of flight; but they serve, at least, to show what diversified means of transition are possible.
When we see any structure highly perfected for any particular habit, as the wings of a bird for flight, we should bear in mind that animals displaying early transitional grades of the structure will seldom continue to exist to the present day, for they will have been supplanted by the very process of perfection through natural selection.
He might dissect, anatomize, and give names; but, not to speak of a final cause, causes in their secondary and tertiary grades were utterly unknown to him.
Recognized in grade levels from first through 12th, the youngsters wrote on ``I Feel Special When My Family .
Information sharing between fabric and machine supplier regarding grade structures, speeds, quality demand, and machine characteristics simplifies the optimization phase.
8 news (a much cleaner grade of old newspaper)," one mill buyer says.
student population, and it has become common practice in universities and colleges for students to "grade" the professors that grade them.
8 MFR) is a high-clarity blown film grade for food packaging.
Participants completed baseline surveys at the beginning of seventh grade and were surveyed again at the end of seventh grade and at the end of eighth grade.
How well are schools--and other forces outside of school--doing at reducing the blackwhite test-score gap as young people move from one grade to the next?
Chofu Campus (Kindergarten Grade 12), 1-1-1 Nomizu, Chofushi, Tokyo 182-0031