file down

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If any other corroborative testimony had been required, it would have been abundantly furnished in the actions of Miss Miggs, who, having arrived at that restless state and sensitive condition of the nervous system which are the result of long watching, did, by a constant rubbing and tweaking of her nose, a perpetual change of position (arising from the sudden growth of imaginary knots and knobs in her chair), a frequent friction of her eyebrows, the incessant recurrence of a small cough, a small groan, a gasp, a sigh, a sniff, a spasmodic start, and by other demonstrations of that nature, so file down and rasp, as it were, the patience of the locksmith, that after looking at her in silence for some time, he at last broke out into this apostrophe:--
You had to break the plastic pieces off, try and file down the little knobs of plastic that held them together, and then glue all the pieces together in the right order, following the instructions.
Mr Fisher claimed Edmunds had tools for making ammunition and that attempts had recently been made to file down and damage some of them, in an attempt to disguise their "fingerprint." Officers also allegedly recovered tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition and component parts.
powder rifle and anticipate I'll need to file down the front sight as part of the sighting-in process.
"In the spirit of transparency and openness we feel it's appropriate to put our data in the public domain and simply ask for owners and trainers to be understanding while normal processes are run to bed the file down. Having official handicap ratings in the public domain should benefit owners, trainers, punters and media alike."
Centrifuge extracts the complete root filesystems within the firmware images, deconstructs each file down to the bytecode level and provides reporting on vulnerable functions calls.
Hundreds of cars file down inadequate roads, with parents parking as close to the gates as possible to release Angus and Skye from their protective cocoon.
If necessary, file down the top edges of the lamb's front teeth with a small file.
Then carefully, and with the finest file you have, file down to the required depth.
Beauty ed's tip File down the thumb falsies or just paint your own thumbnails a complementary colour to the false nails - this makes things like texting and typing so much easier when you've got a fake mani.
If you haven't consulted your doctor, he or she may be able to prescribe a stronger antifungal remedy, and/or debride the nail (file down the surface) in order to make topical medications more effective.