(1) It is thus apparent that the upper oolitic shoals were temporarily subaerially exposed, receiving meteoric water and probably allowing the formation of a lens of fresh water in the subsurface.(2) The burial history of the sediments can be ascertained by the study of their varying thickness; and the petrography of the sediments reveals their diagenetic history and the movement of meteoric and pore waters through the basin.(3) In the 1980s, a series of Rottweiler attacks squelched that breed's popularity, after what had been a meteoric rise.(4) The reasons for the formation of these types of clouds is still something of a mystery, but has been suggested that the nuclei that helps them to form is actually meteoric dust.(5) Before the meteoric spread of Islam outwards from the Arabian peninsula towards the end of the seventh century many of the tribes of North Africa had been converted to Judaism or Christianity.(6) The optical component market has few scale efficiencies and this could limit the growth and profitability of the sector particularly as the industry is growing at meteoric rates to satisfy demand due to increased network traffic.(7) Many bodybuilders today have short meteoric careers.(8) America's working neophytes' unrestrained optimism stems from having come of age in a flush economy and a tight labor market, with lots of highly visible examples of meteoric corporate career arcs.(9) This dramatised resumÔö£┬« of Wilde's life and loves, his meteoric rise and catastrophic fall, is cleverly conceived and, in the main, well executed.(10) His meteoric rise through the ranks was capped with the U.S. Senate's unanimous confirmation of his nomination as Secretary of State.(11) The show was a meteoric success, becoming the most popular show on the network, and before long was made into a moderately successful film and helped set up two spin off shows.(12) Until Napoleon's luck changed and his health declined, his meteoric rush to empire building can be charted in the chairs that could be found in his various residences and portraits.(13) The explosion of a small artificial moon in low orbit sends a meteoric rain onto the Ewok sanctuary, on a scale unmatched since Endor formed.(14) At this early point in the history of the Solar System, meteoric bombardment was intense, and it would have continually opened new holes in the crust, immediately filled by magma.(15) These bones may have been reworked from previous depositional settings in contact with meteoric ground waters.(16) In this competition she won the highly coveted Rosenblatt Recital prize and since then her career has enjoyed what can only be described as a meteoric rise.