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fall into disuse

to be used less and less. The pump had fallen into disuse and the joints had rusted solid. Since my books had fallen into disuse, I sold them to a used-book dealer.
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Sadly, Bible-reading -once an almost universal practice -has fallen into disuse -in many homes the Bible stands on the top shelf, neglected and dusty.
Over the years, the number of patients inevitably declined and many buildings fell into disuse, and those which remained were showing signs of age.
the aged, or patients otherwise suffering from muscle disease and disuse, may be able to benefit from creatine, a nitrogen-containing compound made in the body and found in meat and fish.
But this has now fallen into disuse and markets have not been held there for a number of years.
The chapel - dedicated to St Michael by Scots king Alexander I - fell into disuse after James IV built the castle's present Chapel Royal as an act of penance for his sins in plotting his father's death.
He played that bass until he died, then it sat around for a few years until the family suggested I take it over so that it wouldn't deteriorate from disuse.
Inevitably, some of Zamora's churches have fallen into disrepair and disuse, but their very particular functional and material qualities (combined with the growing secularization of Spanish society) often deter attempts at rehabilitation.
The Alhambra and the Renaissance buildings, both crucial to the preservation of Brooklyn's architectural heritage, stand as monuments to Tom Anderson's career of breathing life into beautiful, historic buildings that might otherwise crumble in disuse.
Strengthening exercises can keep muscles from atrophying from disuse," Dr.
Scientists and ex-football players know that muscles atrophy from disuse.
The former is a model for the muscle wasting that occurs during disuse, such as when a limb is casted, or in spinal cord injuries.
Take them away and you start the inexorable break-up of high streets that ends with dereliction, disuse and shops that resemble rows of rotting teeth.
Husband JJ, she explains, "believes that if significant parts of the body fall into disuse, then the brain begins to think that useful life is over and starts to decline".
The Construction Centre of Excellence is part of a 14-acre site rescued by Mar City from 12 years of disuse.
Worshippers are also reminded to strike their breast as they say these words--a practice that has fallen into general disuse, though it is called for in the present Missal.