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Moderate-sized   /mˈɑdərət-saɪzd/   Listen
Moderate-sized

adjective
1.
Intermediate in size.  Synonyms: medium-size, medium-sized, moderate-size.






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"Moderate-sized" Quotes from Famous Books



... cannot do this, and hence perish, though the lakes have been repeatedly stocked. The trout in the Lago Ritom are said to be the finest in the world, and certainly I know none so fine myself. They grow to be as large as moderate-sized salmon, and have a deep red flesh, very firm and full of flavour. I had two cutlets off one for breakfast and should have said they were salmon unless I had known otherwise. In winter, when the lake is frozen over, the people bring their hay from the farther Lake of Cadagno in sledges across ...
— Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino • Samuel Butler

... was charged also to construct a moderate-sized coasting fleet of a few galleys or fragatas to guard and cruise along the coasts, and prevent the thefts and damages that the Japanese were wont to inflict throughout them, especially in the districts of Gagaian and Yllocos. There they were wont to capture the Chinese vessels ...
— The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume IX, 1593-1597 • E. H. Blair

... presidios, it is presupposed that a moderate-sized fleet of a few galleys or fragatas would be necessary, to cruise along the coasts in order to protect them, and to prevent the thefts and injuries wont to be committed along them by the Japanese, especially in the ...
— The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, V7, 1588-1591 • Emma Helen Blair

... many of the big ones were cows. We studied the herd for some minutes, estimating the ivory and trying in vain to pick out the bulls. There is very little difference between the appearance of a cow and a bull elephant when the latter has only moderate-sized tusks. Usually the tusks of the male are heavier and thicker, but except for this distinction there is very little noticeable difference between the two. Of course, an elephant with gigantic tusks is at once known to be a bull, but if he has small ...
— In Africa - Hunting Adventures in the Big Game Country • John T. McCutcheon

... inclined to turn up their noses at them, not having any great respect for the surrounding classical associations. "Very pretty hills to adorn the surface of a moderate-sized lake," observed Tom, "but Trinidad and Jamaica completely take the shine out of them." Higson, whom Jack had obtained as his first lieutenant, was much of the same opinion. Mildmay, who had been appointed by the Admiralty, not having seen ...
— The Three Commanders • W.H.G. Kingston

... the grate and lay a few cinders or small pieces of coal at the bottom in open order; over this a few pieces of paper, and over that again eight or ten pieces of dry wood; over the wood, a course of moderate-sized pieces of coal, taking care to leave hollow spaces between for air at the center; and taking care to lay the whole well back in the grate, so that the smoke may go up the chimney, and not into the room. This done, fire the paper with a match from below, and, if properly laid, it will soon ...
— Practical Suggestions for Mother and Housewife • Marion Mills Miller

... to keep in order a moderate-sized farm, that so thy garners may be full of fruits in ...
— Familiar Quotations • John Bartlett



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