Separations of this kind are often destructive of the old family relationships.
In other words, the destructive side of criticism is purely a subsidiary affair.
In the meantime the hook-and-ladder companies were plying their glorious and destructive trade.
It promised to be more destructive than the others, but that was drawing a rather narrow line.
Potatoes are attacked by two species of insects, both destructive unless held in check.
The canker-worms and the destructive tent-caterpillars also cause the death of many fruit trees.
The larva also lives in rotten wood; it is too scarce ever to prove very destructive in houses.
A destructive fire, a few years ago, greatly damaged these and also the fabric of the church.
From the very heart of war there issues this mighty protest of life against the destructive force of death.
Indeed they are so destructive to the farmer's crops, that he kills them in self-defence.
Indeed, a much shorter distance than that was desirable if the torpedo was to accomplish its most destructive purpose.
That competition tends to drain the sources of consumption, and urges production to a destructive activity?
There they feed largely on the cotton boll-weevil, one of the most destructive of all insects, as we have seen.
But these shocks and ruins are less destructive to us, than the stealthy power of other laws which act on us daily.
One type of craft, however, proved a more destructive enemy of the submarine than even the destroyer.
If his days were sapping his vigor and driving him to the verge of madness, his nights were periods of a far more destructive torture.
On most streams destructive floods at certain seasons and low waters at others interfere with navigation during a considerable part of the year.
The other day, having laid a mine, they seem to have used one of their own cruisers to test its destructive power.
But they certainly are not likely to be more destructive than they who call themselves Conservatives; for these have left nothing to be destroyed.
During the civil war, with its changing fronts, evacuations assumed a more feverish and consequently a still more destructive character.
This speech zone acts as a whole, and many disorders of speech may arise from destructive lesions within its limits.
It may be summed up as a happy alternation of destructive fires and vigorous priors, aided by munificent archbishops and master masons of genius.
The boll worm is most destructive in the south-western states, where the damage done is said to vary from 2 to 60% of the crop.
Yet, terribly destructive as these U-boats were, the number which were operating simultaneously in this and in other fields was never very large.
The French army had not been demoralized by defeat, or wearied by long inaction, or sapped by destructive propaganda.
This illustration immediately makes it clear why the Allied submarine itself was the most destructive enemy of the German submarine.
Incomparably more destructive to the small German princes have been the Hohenzollerns than the Bonapartes.
Even if it had been written in the time of Albert the Good, he would have rent it with the destructive dagger of a phrase.
Multiply these horns over the surface of the body, lessen their size, and crown them with hairs, and we have our Io moth, so destructive to corn.
This is a hard, wearing, dry climate, which, though preferable to Hindostan, is destructive to the weak and sickly.
Every such person should first ask himself whether his objection might not be retorted, or the shaft be hurled back with destructive force at the assailant.
Folding this up and getting it into a sack meant to contain it only when dry, was a long operation, trying to the temper and very destructive to the finger-nails.
The destructive character of the dolphin amongst the various tribes of fish is not lessened when we examine its formidable jaws studded with an immense number of interlocking teeth.
The conditions of literary success are almost destructive of the best social power, as they do not leave that frolic liberty which only can encounter a companion on the best terms.
Especially is the theatre from time to time abused for being a destructive negation of art, in just as lively a fashion as it is declared at other times to be the sole realization of the artistic ideal.
All of these are the results of destructive metabolism, and we must, therefore, conclude that destructive processes are seated in the cell substance.
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Fuller, Thomas, on destructive fieldmice, 208, 209.
Annual Loss Occasioned by Destructive Insects.
He is more destructive to walnut and plum than the curculio.
Davenport muttered something about the destructive effects of shaped charges.