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Cook the meat long and slow, tightly covered to retain moisture.
When you are back at the top, go one more time around the frame, then twist running wire and the tail together tightly.
Wrap the shorter wire tightly around the neck of the globe and, with pliers, twist firmly.
Tie the bootlace tightly around the tops of the poles.
Lift meat from grill and wrap each piece in a double layer of heavy-duty foil, sealing tightly.
Females almost never leave their tightly knit matriarchal families.
Look for fresh, locally grown sprouts-still on the stalk is best-with tightly closed leaves.
Our crampons were tightly strapped, along with our harnesses, which were buckled within seconds.
The racquet heads are the size of a small skillet, slightly teardrop-shaped and strung tightly.
Pack the jars tightly enough with vegetables that they won't float when the pickling liquid is poured into the jars.
Try wrapping a band or broad strap around your hips when standing or lying down, tie it tightly enough that you feel firm support.
In addition, the branches frequently have little autonomy from their home university and are tightly controlled from abroad.
For one night, go ahead provided the saline solution from last summer is tightly sealed.
Campus visits can be so tightly-scheduled that visitors are whisked from activity to activity with no time in between.
Do you want to pack everything tightly and carefully to get your money's worth and prevent things from shifting around.
Curriculum is tightly controlled by a staff that has no background in teaching, let alone understands the topic.
She will only speak before tightly screened groups of fans.
Religion is too diverse to fit tightly into a neat package.
When she struggled and laughed, he but held her the more tightly.
In that high place in the darkness the two oddly sensitive human atoms held each other tightly and waited.
He began to cry and reaching down picked up a small stick, which he held tightly gripped in his fingers.
Put in kettle with three cups cold water, cover tightly, and steam until shells are well opened.
As soon as the ceremony has been performed, the tree is bound tightly up and the fissure plastered over with mud or clay.
The sockets were stuffed with linen, and the two ends of the roller were rammed tightly into the sockets.
Once the lid had been fixed tightly down on the jar.
He wears close-fitting breeches and a close-fitting, tightly-buttoned, short coat with long tails.
He was still holding her wrist tightly, as if he were compelling a culprit from the scene of action.
We don't see these because they're tightly wrapped within a tiny radius that is inapproachable at normal energies.
The two live more interdependent lives, sometimes tightly tied and sometimes completely separated from one another.
On a bluff above a narrow stream, mud-walled homes cling together in tightly packed clusters.
These three cod populations are thought to be at dangerously low levels, and fishing of them is tightly regulated.
Packed tightly together, the penguins pecked at neighbors that infringed upon their territory.
They compare its effects to yanking repeatedly on a tightly coiled spring until it goes limp.
Roll up tightly, folding top and bottom in and over to form a sealed envelope.
Media access to the base has been tightly controlled.
Pat the dirt down gently, but don't pack it down too tightly.
If you heat your home with a fireplace, make sure the flue closes tightly and keep it closed when the fireplace is not in use.
The straight temples clamp on tightly, as do the sticky nose pads.
Position the latches so that the frames fit together tightly when the latches are closed.
Pour peanut oil that is no longer suitable for cooking into a storage container and seal it tightly for recycling.
On a windy day, take your kite outside and start running, holding tightly onto the kite string.
One of their crude-but-effective snares was wound tightly around her neck, slicing into her skin.
Others were drained of blood, decapitated, or bound tightly and left to be eaten by vultures.
Seals and weights suggest a system of tightly controlled trade.
Houses in the new village are tightly packed, leaving little room for gardens.
Pull the string tightly to speak into and to listen on the string phone.
Then the body was coated with oils, painted with melted resins, and finally wrapped tightly in linen.
We want all of our articles to be tightly focused and to tell a story.
Cover the bowl tightly with plastic, placing a rubber band around the edge of the bowl to hold the plastic wrap in place.
Soldiers were packed in so tightly they could find no place to sleep and could barely stand.
There the silkworms produce a protein filament tightly wound into cocoons.
It is tightly run by skilled doctors, with low mortality rates.
His tightly framed study of the portraitist is an unexpectedly moving investigation of the artistic process.
They are tightly controlled by families, who have only a paltry stake in the companies at their base.
In the cities daily life is still tightly controlled.
Fares have historically been tightly regulated and heavily subsidised.
The next step is to tie derivatives more tightly to the interests of individual homeowners.
BlackBerry messages are widely thought to be tightly encrypted.
Yet if politicians were more honest, they would admit that a tightly regulated financial sector will produce less growth.
The biggest change has been in media freedom, tightly restricted under the previous government.
Stem cells from unfertilized eggs may be too tightly regulated.
As a result, cod stocks around the world are now tightly regulated, if not closed altogether.
Again, tightly secure the lid and shake it until no particles of borax remain and the solution is clear.
The tissue is white because many axons are coated with tightly wrapped layers of electrical insulation called myelin.
In comparison, cold air is made of more tightly packed molecules, and so it is denser and has relatively higher pressure.
Banana trees have these tightly coiled leaves coming up, and then the banana flowers lean down over that.
Amphetamine and related drugs should be tightly regulated.
Usually, cords have knots because they loop back around themselves and the cord pulls tightly.
Protein is tightly bound to the exoskeletons, and his team needs to devise more-efficient separation methods.
Transfer the dressing to a small, tightly lidded jar and refrigerate.
Gather up the dough, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and press down to flatten into a disk about one inch thick.
There, it can put on a show-complete with motorcades and simulated attacks-in a tightly controlled environment.
But instead of the steel and oil of the past, you'll find tightly integrated circuit boards.
The virus sticks tightly to these cells and is carried across the mucosal membrane to nearby lymph nodes.
Put the ingredients in a secure jar and seal tightly.
They do this by combining the roles of recruiter and trainer and tightly aligning the incentives of everyone involved.
Crises destroy capital, and top incomes tend to be more tightly linked to capital than those of average workers.
Nor is a strongman or tightly knit group of leaders likely to be able to overcome them.
Typically, the partisans have now settled into tightly held narratives about what happened.
Arrange rind slices on their sides on foil-lined baking sheets, leaving space between them to add sorbet later, and cover tightly.
Transfer custard to siphon and screw on top tightly.
Arrange, flesh side down, in a large roasting pan and cover pan tightly with foil.
Inside was a maze of tightly packed, whirring gears and shafts, an amazing engineering feat.
Fold the squares tightly into triangles and roll them into crescents, starting at the wide end.
Transfer to baking dish and cover tightly with buttered foil.
Eggnog may be bottled, corked tightly, and kept in the refrigerator until wanted.
Tightly roll up layers away from you into a short thick cigar.
Stretch bottom edge of dough up over filling and press tightly to seal, then roll up as tightly as possible to form a rope.
Cover the jug tightly to prevent evaporation and let the liquors steep.
Using parchment as an aid, roll up dough tightly into a log.
Cover each bowl with small squares of foil and crimp foil tightly around rim.
Cover pot tightly with lid or, if ham sticks up over top of pot, with heavy-duty foil.
Bring pork to room temperature, then add water to baking dish and cover tightly with foil.
His video spots are always edited tightly to get the maximum laugh quotient.
Every time the prey exhales, the snake squeezes a little more tightly.
That's why the dust is so vivid and tightly defined in this image.
As a result, fresh nuclear fuel containing plutonium would have to be guarded almost as tightly as nuclear weapons are now.
They lived in state-controlled economies, tightly organized from the top down by a king and his scribes.
They emerge in a tightly focused beam that is aimed at a target.
He put the sample under a microscope, and lo and behold, there were all these tightly packed rings.
The inner electrons were too tightly bound to the nucleus to cause absorption spikes.
Program settings allow users to chose how tightly they want images scanned.
If so, this would explain why the jets are so tightly focused.
Therefore, one may say that the tightly curled hair form is dominant to straight or wavy hair.
As the paste makes its way down the screws, it is mixed and squeezed more and more tightly, which causes it to heat up.
Crystals, which are made of tightly organized molecules, often need a little help getting started.
My opinion on marijuana is that it should be treated much the same as legal recreational drugs: tightly regulated.
They have rarely been directly detected in air except in tightly contained lab experiments.
The prisoner is tightly bound to an inclined board with his feet higher than his head.
Despite a reputation for being exigent-a tightly coiled spring-he is remarkably considerate toward his sitters.
No matter how tightly his suspenders are fastened, he can't remain in the pilot's seat forever.
Her usual smile was replaced by tightly closed lips, and her bluish-hazel eyes were stormy.
The dealer was tied tightly to an antique table with his own silk ties and kicked repeatedly in the face.
He was depressed, tightly wound, and painfully over-reflective.
It was too loose to be steered tightly, but it had the innate ability to swarm.
These proteins have chemical structures that fit together tightly to give silk fibers their integrity and strength.
The difference in surface charge holds each layer tightly to those above and below it.
Genes are tightly packed in the cellular nucleus and this packing impacts their accessibility and therefore activity.
Nobody would expect to read here anything that diverged from the tightly held official narrative of events.
Even the bride looked dejected, arms folded tightly across her designer gown.
One thing they all had in common: they were tightly controlled by their stodgy, patriarchal leaders.
Store them in a cool, dry place in a tightly sealed container.
The story is tightly narrated, with some well-turned yuppie satire.
They formed a wall of sorts, seemingly to corral the marchers in a tightly designated route.
They have tightly luscious surfaces and, sometimes tropically bright in color, they are consistently pretty.
The ability to target a tightly knit group, such as a circle of friends or a family, has been of particular interest to marketers.
Some of them contained bodies already washed and prepared, and tightly bound in their shrouds.

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