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an item (e.g. a clutch) which is used in the assembly of a final product (e.g. a car). See PARTS FAMILY CODING AND CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM, ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT, REPLACEMENT PART, AFTER-SALES CARE.
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In the cheaper schools, what is gained by the longer existence of the Specimen is lost, partly in the expenditure for food, and partly in the diminished accuracy of the angles, which are impaired after a few weeks of constant "feeling".
In its foundation it is federal, not national; in the sources from which the ordinary powers of the government are drawn, it is partly federal and partly national; in the operation of these powers, it is national, not federal; in the extent of them, again, it is federal, not national; and, finally, in the authoritative mode of introducing amendments, it is neither wholly federal nor wholly national.
Out of the popular ballads, or, chiefly, of the minstrel poetry which is partly based on them, regularly develops epic poetry.
Sometimes there is real religious yearning, and indeed the heroes of these poems are partly medieval hermits and ascetics as well as quick-striking fighters; but for the most part the Christian Providence is really only the heathen Wyrd under another name, and God and Christ are viewed in much the same way as the Anglo-Saxon kings, the objects of feudal allegiance which is sincere but rather self-assertive and worldly than humble or consecrated.
But the decline of the Anglo-Saxon literature speaks also partly of stagnation in the race itself.
It might be partly owing to my own stupidity, my want of tact and assurance: but I felt myself wronged: I trembled with apprehension; and I listened with envy to her easy, rapid flow of utterance, and saw with anxiety the bright smile with which she looked into his face from time to time: for she was walking a little in advance, for the purpose (as I judged) of being seen as well as heard.
What went on in the office interested me as much as the quarrels of the Augustan age of English letters, and I made much more record of it in the crude and shapeless diary which I kept, partly in verse and partly in prose, but always of a distinctly lower literary kind than that I was trying otherwise to write.
Stung by his old master's reproaches, he sacrificed his daughter and he sacrificed me--partly to his own sense of self-respect, partly to his conviction that the difference between us in rank made it his duty to check all further intercourse before it was too late.
Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will be partly cloudy to cloudy with occasional light rains and isolated rain showers.
The rest of the country, including Metro Manila, will be partly cloudy with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms, PAGASA said.
The Met Office also predicted partly weather for most parts of the region.
Pagasa added that the monsoon trough, which is partly an intertropical convergence zone, is expected to bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms over the Caraga region.