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01. Scientists can determine a person's sex, age, and race by examining a single [strand] of hair.
02. People with blonde hair have around 120,000 [strands] of hair, whereas redheads have about 80,000.
03. He kept three [strands] of his loved one's beautiful golden hair in a little locket around his neck to give him courage in battle.
04. Cable is made by twisting several [strands] of metal wire together.
05. Each [strand] of the DNA molecule is composed of a series of nucleotides.
06. The kitten was playing with a [strand] of wool from the sweater Anne was knitting.
07. We got [stranded] for over 3 hours while fishing on Saturday when the motor on our little boat broke down.
08. The astronauts became [stranded] on Mars when their rocket broke down soon after landing on the red planet.
09. Rescuers sent out helicopters, boats and buses to save the hundreds of people [stranded] by the flood.
10. They got [stranded] near a little village in Guatemala for a week after their van broke down.
11. Over 100 volunteers worked for days trying to help a group of whales which had become [stranded] on the beach.
12. Over 100,000 Bangladeshi workers became [stranded] in Kuwait following the Iraqi invasion of the country.
13. The musical brings together various [strands] of music representing the singer's 20-year career.
14. One [strand] of his argument is that people are only honest because they are afraid of getting caught being dishonest.
15. Richard and Simon were [stranded] in the airport for over a day after the terrorist attacks of 9//11 stopped all flights.
16. The children got [stranded] on the rock where they were playing when the tide came in behind them.
17. Chief Seattle once noted, "Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a [strand] in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself."

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  • STRAND (P.) — STRAND PAUL (1890 1976) Les multiples activités de Paul Strand et les thèmes très divers de son œuvre pourraient faire de lui un «touche à tout» de l’image photographique. Né à New York en 1890, il s’adonne à la photographie dès son adolescence.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ştrand — ŞTRAND, ştranduri, s.n. Teren (cu nisip) situat în apropierea unei ape sau prevăzut cu bazin cu apă, amenajat special pentru a putea fi folosit, în timpul verii, pentru plajă, baie sau pentru sporturi nautice. – Din germ. Strand. Trimis de RACAI …   Dicționar Român

  • Strand — Strand, n. [AS. strand; akin to D., G., Sw., & Dan. strand, Icel. str[ o]nd.] The shore, especially the beach of a sea, ocean, or large lake; rarely, the margin of a navigable river. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {Strand birds}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Shore… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strand — strand1 [strand] n. [ME < OE, akin to ON strǫnd, Ger strand, prob. < IE base * ster , to extend, stretch out > STREW] land at the edge of a body of water; shore, esp. ocean shore vt., vi. 1. to run or drive aground [a ship stranded by… …   English World dictionary

  • Strand — Strand: Die Bezeichnung des flachen Uferstreifens am Meer (seltener des Fluss und Seeufers) ist ursprünglich ein nordgerm. Wort (aisl. stro̧nd, schwed. strand), das ins Aengl. (engl. strand) und Ende des 13. Jh.s ins Dt. und Niederl. entlehnt… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Strand — (Husby,Швеция) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: Strands Gård, 635 05 Husby, Швеция …   Каталог отелей

  • Strand — Strand, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stranded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stranding}.] To drive on a strand; hence, to run aground; as, to strand a ship. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strand — [strænd] n [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Origin unknown] 1.) a single thin piece of thread, wire, hair etc strand of ▪ He reached out and brushed a strand of hair away from her face. 2.) one of the parts of a story, idea, plan etc strand of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Strand — Sm std. (14. Jh.) Entlehnung. Übernommen aus mndd. strant, mndl. strande, entsprechend ae. strand n., anord. stro̧nd f. Die deutschen Wörter stammen wohl aus dem Englischen, das englische vielleicht aus dem Nordischen. Am ehesten eine Variante… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Strand — Strand, n. [Probably fr. D. streen a skein; akin to G. str[ a]hne a skein, lock of hair, strand of a rope.] One of the twists, or strings, as of fibers, wires, etc., of which a rope is composed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strand — Strand, v. t. To break a strand of (a rope). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English