bursting at the seams


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    the point at which normal capacity is exceeded. a stage of emotion at which self-control is lost. Historical Examples Wild Folk Samuel Scoville The Choice of Life Georgette Leblanc My Doggie and I R.M. Ballantyne Mlle. Fouchette Charles Theodore Murray The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson King of Camargue Jean Aicard Outspoken Essays William […]

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    the capacity of a thing or substance to resist change when under pressure. the pressure required to break down the resistance of a substance.

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