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Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and cook an additional 1 to 2 minutes.How to make dal makhani, the most luxurious and creamy dal of all|Joe Yonan|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Our ElephantEdge project brings in people from all over the world to create the best technology vital for the survival of these gentle giants.Can artificial intelligence give elephants a winning edge?|Walter Thompson|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
It’s running wide and gentle — the Green, like the Colorado, is taxed heavily upstream for irrigation, plus it hasn’t rained here since July — and we wade into the bracing water to scrub away the trail dust.On mountain bikes in the Utah desert, a college reunion like no other|John Briley|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Though they’re miniature cabbages, they’re not as sturdy as the larger variety, and benefit from more gentle care.A guide to Brussels sprouts: How to choose, store, season and cook the versatile vegetable|Daniela Galarza|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
A more expansive patagium gives a colugo extra “wing area,” which lifts and slows the animal, allowing a gentler descent than other gliders, Byrnes says.On a cool night in Malaysia, scientists track mysterious colugos across the treetops|Yao-Hua Law|November 20, 2020|Science News
Pages from the Quran fluttered in the air before landing gently on the rubble.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Gently rolling hills” roll not-so-gently under my tires, but the English countryside scenery is soporific.
Shake off any excess flour and gently place in the heated oil.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole|Carla Hall|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Divide the dough in half and very gently pat each half into a round 1-inch-thick disk.
Set a heatproof bowl over a pot of gently simmering water, making sure that the bowl does not touch the surface of the water.
Again the sallow fingers began to play with the book-covers, passing from one to another, but always slowly and gently.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
She kept her eyes fixed steadily on his, saying what followed gently, calmly, yet as though another woman spoke the words.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
But he put her gently by, saying, "I would rather be here, good Marda;" and went in and locked the door.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
We laid him down gently, folded his arms on his breast, and for a moment held our peace in tribute to his passing.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Then, kindly and gently, the boy took Squinty over to the place where the corn crib was built on to the barn.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum