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fall into disuse

To be used increasingly less. The car fell into disuse, and now, it won't even start.
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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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The caliphate has been abolished for over a century and even then it was merely a courtesy title of the Ottoman Sultan and had fallen into disuse as a genuine political position.
will not spend resources and time in maintaining a hazardous and fallen into disuse building that does not fit with modern aeronautical
(This approach was very fashionable among some biographers in the 1990s but has recently and thankfully fallen into disuse.) When not doing this the author is keen to show how much Harvey depended on logic and argument--he was a 'natural philosopher'--rather than observation, and how much the man was part and parcel of the intellectual world, and not just the medical world, of his time.
It was revived in the middle of the 18th century to deal with critics of the establishment, but has since fallen into disuse, the paper said.
Harare is believed to still be in possession of some British-made attack helicopters, but they have fallen into disuse as the country cannot get them repaired because of international sanctions.
By the 1930s the canal had fallen into disuse but has been gradually restored by the British Waterways Board with support from the National Park and others since 1968.
In all the events, the convoy's progress reopened roads and tracks which had fallen into disuse and frequently rebuilt bridges and repaired sections of damaged tracks.
The majority have fallen into disuse and many are dry as the monsoon is unreliable.
It was difficult for our users to operate and as a result the system had largely fallen into disuse. To reinstate it would have meant starting again from scratch, so we looked elsewhere in the market.
Each action-packed volume of Stories from the Golden is further enhanced with a glossary of regional terms, dialects that have fallen into disuse, and other words that may be esoteric to the casual reader.
The format of the epic poem has fallen into disuse; Ann Fisher-Wirth revives the tradition with "Carta Marina".
For years it had fallen into disuse as relations between Syria and Iraq deteriorated.
Designed to place designers and executives within a physical interior that can be adjusted to show relationships between components, it had fallen into disuse as Ford transitioned toward virtual reality design reviews.
Cuba may accept more foreign investment in agriculture to try to reduce food imports and revive state lands that have fallen into disuse, reports Reuters (Dec.
The solution, which replaces an earlier system that had fallen into disuse at the water district, will be used to provide information storage and access capabilities for the district's four departments.