Origin of absorptive
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Why does under-draining increase the absorptive power of the soil?The Elements of Agriculture
George E. Waring
Perhaps a dark ring of absorptive or occulting matter encircles the nebula in nearly the same plane with the luminous whorls.Astronomy
For more complex molecules the radiative and absorptive powers are known to be much greater.
This belief in the absorptive virtue of the onion is prevalent even at the present day.Folk Lore</p>
All were accepted and intermingling components of a forming society, plastic and absorptive.The Frontier in American History</p>
Frederick Jackson Turner
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