(1) Last night's abortive attempts at a barbeque, despite lashings of the odd smelling spray, proved that the only way of avoiding midges is to stay indoors.(2) After more abortive attempts, the Admiralty decided, in 1845, to send Sir John Franklin with two steamers, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, to resolve the problem.(3) I refuse to talk about my abortive attempt at qualifying for the Hanley Cup lest I depress myself even more.(4) The weather could not have been better, although the traffic could, but after several hold-ups and an abortive attempt to find sun oil at South Mimms services Paul and I finally got to the showground in Uxbridge at about noon.(5) First came the abortive attempt in 1999 by the Bank of Scotland to take over the much larger NatWest, only to be gazumped by its local rival the Royal Bank of Scotland.(6) Not uncommonly, squamous differentiation and abortive gland formation is noted.(7) The Reichstag, in its turn, passed a law that restricted the national distribution of abortive and contraceptive means and planned a new law regulating cinemas.(8) The only solace we find is that the result of the abortive poll was nullified.(9) Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded the north of the island in the wake of an abortive coup attempt by Greek Cypriot nationalists, aimed at uniting the island with Greece.(10) These scattered ascospores belong to asci that contain at least one viable ascospore while the others have undergone abortive development, most often because they contain aneuploid nuclei.(11) The infection rate is extremely high, but it is probable that 95% of all infections are either asymptomatic or characterised by an abortive flu-like illness.(12) After an abortive attempt to get involved in a franchise selling teddy bears by mail order, she completed a Start Your Own Business course with Fas, borrowed the equivalent of ├ö├®┬╝2,500 and started InterTeddy.(13) Jaw prehension is common in aquatic frogs, often in combination with abortive tongue protraction, but suction feeding is present only in pipids.(14) In the wake of that, at college in Bagdhad, he joined the Baath party and in 1956, as Britain withdrew from Suez, he took part in an abortive coup attempt.(15) Historically, home treatment for paralytic polio and abortive polio with neurological symptoms wasn't sufficient.(16) Parent-Teacher Chairman Mick Byrne made abortive attempts in his vintage Morris Minor and another in a tractor to confuse the children as to the actual mode of transport of Santa's arrival.