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    Newspaper- The Shelby Daily Star- Dec 17 1980 - Gene Watterson

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    Article about the annual church supper provided by the staff of First Baptist Church Shelby. Gene Watterson shares his stake recipe.https://digitalcommons.gardner-webb.edu/first-baptist-shelby-gene-watterson/1046/thumbnail.jp

    Experience with and opinions concerning minority groups

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    Sticky layers and shimmering weaves: a study of two human uses of spider silk

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    Spiders can produce up to seven different types of silk, each with different properties—some silks are sticky and elastic, while others are dry and tough. This paper examines and compares two ways in which humans have used this diverse material to design fabrics: the weaving of dry silk threads, and the layering of complete spider webs. The study investigates how these fabrics are formed by both the properties of the material and differing human perceptions of it, and the actions of the spiders themselves. It proposes that in order to develop a broad ecological approach to design and design history, attention should be given to the role of non-human animals

    How to rub a fish

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    Try your hand at the Japanese art of Gyotaku: fish rubbing. This illustrated book describes the history, process and materials of this printing technique

    How to make a diamond

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    An illustrated guide to making a diamond from the dead creatures of the River Thames

    Vibrating with spider silk

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    What happens when one making animal meets another? In her book Gossamer Days: spiders, humans and their threads artist and writer Eleanor Morgan explores the strange web of spider-human relationships and the history of the human uses of spider silk; from gun sights to sticky tunics via acoustic lures, royal underwear and the mystery of the disappearing spider goats. In this extract from Gossamer Days, she describes a story of schoolgirls enticing spiders with their singing and how this inspired her own attempt to serenade a spider

    Derrida's garden

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    Derrida's garde

    Structural patterns in some of Dickens's novels, with a special study of Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, Martin Chuzzlewit, David Copperfield, and Great Expectations

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    Examination of Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, Martin Chuzzlewit, David Copperfield, and Great Expectations, all organized around central heroes, allows the critic to look for operative structural principles in works that appear similar. The similarity is on the surface only. Detailed analysis leads to the conclusion that the structure of each is determined by the underlying mode in which it is written. Oliver Twist is a kind of allegory, Nicholas Nickleby, a melodrama, Martin Chuzzlewit, a satire, Choice of mode appears to be determined by the author's narrative stance toward his material; this can be determined, as a rule, from prefaces, letters, and biographical events at the time of writing. The method of analysis is of central importance, as is the discovery of an adequate typology to identify salient characteristics of each mode. In addition to offering fresh insights into the novels themselves, the results of the approach through mode suggest that many novels might profitably be examined in this way. Recognition, for instance, that certain roles, such as those of the knave and the fool in satire or of the magic donor in the fairy tale, are essential to their respective modes has interesting implications for the study of characterization. This approach has not been used before, though certain of the underlying modes have occasionally been mentioned by critics. There have also been casual attributions of mode which do not stand up under systematic examination and are misleading. The underlying mode affects so many aspects of a novel's form that this approach would seem to provide a useful tool for novel criticism.<p

    Polymorphism of sheep MHC Class IIb gene TAPASIN

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    The Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) is one of the most gene dense regions in the genome and studies in several species have shown significant associations between the MHC and disease. The endoplasmic reticular glycoprotein, tapasin, is involved in the MHC class I antigen presentation pathway. Sheep TAPASIN is located in the class IIb region of the MHC. Sheep TAPASIN was subcloned from BAC and cosmid genomic clones and DNA sequenced. TAPASIN is 9549 bp in length and encodes a protein of 447 amino acids. The structure of sheep TAPASIN was similar to other mammals and consisted of eight exons with a distinctively larger intron between exon three and four. Sheep TAPASIN gene had high sequence identity with other mammalian TAPASINs. The TAPASIN gene sequence is conserved across many mammalian species and is possibly maintained through purifying selection with the average ratio of ds/dn of 3.9. Twenty-six SNPs in sheep TAPASIN were identified
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