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To this, entertainments were sent by an organized committee which drew upon the commercial theatre as well as upon the amateur.
Once deployed, they can put out enough power to be picked up on the ground by a hand-held amateur radio receiver.
Amateur aquarists were the first to suspect that octopuses played.
My first camera was a Christmas present from my father, a good amateur photographer.
When people think citizen media, right now they think amateur journalism.
Photos were submitted by both professional and amateur photographers.
At first, the evidence produced-tapes, computer discs-suggested an amateur outfit.
In an age of specialists I find no end of fun in being an amateur.
Recently, however, researchers have conducted the first brain-imaging studies of both amateur and professional dancers.
Her father, a dermatologist and an amateur artist, pushed her to excel in all things.
Nobody wants to unleash amateur doctors and dentists on the public, or untrained tattoo artists for that matter.
This is a very readable book for amateur and experienced photographer alike.
In the past, amateur films never made it into the multiplexes.
Olson and a small cadre of other amateur nuclear engineers have found a simpler way.
There's a particular thrill in seeing an amateur attempt your job.
Strangely enough, on the face of it, an amateur literary stylist is less likely to do that than a professional scholar.
Scratching around in the ancient dirt of repellent prejudice instead of tackling the real issues is amateur hour.
Data logging is cheap enough to be commonly used by amateur sports car racers.
Then the amateur mechanic came out in the parking lot with me to listen to my sorry-sounding car.
Last year alone, more than twelve hundred amateur licenses and a hundred and fifty-three professional licenses were granted.
With a pistol, and certainly with a rifle, an amateur sniper could have killed several soldiers.
My photos look very amateur after looking at this, but it's still fun to enter the contest.
Through amateur telescopes these faint gas clouds appear gray and unexciting.
Mr Howe aims to show that groups of amateurs can often produce better results and do so far more cheaply than professionals.
He was by profession a skilled commercial illustrator and by avocation a highly regarded amateur astronomer.
Not surprisingly, they fascinate some biologists and amateur naturalists.
So many malls have died or are dying that a new hobby has appeared: amateur shopping-mall history.
Amateur winemakers are prone to first-timers' mistakes.
Amateur satellite spotters can track everything government spymasters blast into orbit.
She recently picked up a new sport—boxing—and will soon compete in her first amateur match.
And of course blogs and websites made word-of-mouth and distribution far easier for an amateur with a day job.
The line between amateur and professional astronomer has always been thin.
No wonder, then, that civil rights groups have embraced amateur videos.
Amateur astronomers say the displays of noctilucent clouds this week have been some of the best for years.
When he spots an opportunity, he will conduct an amateur experiment.
For a rank amateur to accomplish a performance without breaking down in the vast finale was tantamount to a musical revolution.
In my mind, true intellectual work requires deep dedication and a willingness to labor long after the amateur would have quit.
Of course, amateur athletes can lose their heads, too.
As a foreigner, and a kind of amateur scholar, he sees in art works what professional academics and natives do not.
Her strictly amateur sleuthing succeeds only by accident.
Today computers are standard tools for amateur and professional literary investigators alike.
They're tireless defenders, life-saving rescuers, and even amateur therapists.
But their amateur repair work rarely survives the first rainstorm.
But that's a sure sign of a total amateur.
It is a popular target with for amateur astronomers' telescopes, although too dim to reveal its magnificent colours.
There is still something of the ill-disciplined amateur show, despite the new controls.
Amateur polymaths can allow themselves such sweeping observations.
In some cases, citizen-scientists such as bird-watchers or amateur astronomers collectively can make significant contributions.
Now, amateur photographers can produce artfully balanced images with a new digital-processing algorithm.
And we're all amateur blogging hobbyists with day jobs.
The following are answers to frequently asked questions about communications appropriate for the amateur service.
Yet it is an honourable subject, and this amateur could hardly have plunged more plainly and directly into it.
He learned about bones early in his life, he says, by breaking a lot of them as an amateur jockey.
The amazing pictures of the space station taken by ground-based amateur astronomers keeps on coming.
The amateur forecaster should modify the table in accordance with his or her own observations.
Any amateur gardener knows plants need two things to survive: sunlight and water.
But there is nothing in the video that definitively conveys that, to an amateur eye.
With the threat of prosecution or a paltry pay-out, amateur archaeologists are unlikely to feel public-spirited.
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