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Continuation-day

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Continuation-day the same as Contango-day, that on which contangoes are fixed
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives”
  • Johnny Carson
    Johnny Carson
    “For days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow, but phone calls taper off.”
  • Plutarch
    Plutarch
    “To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. continuārecontinuus, joined, connected, from continēre.

Usage

In literature:

This agreeable life was continued on the next and on the third day, and Sleepy Tony thought he had been exalted to heaven in his living body.
"The Hero of Esthonia and Other Studies in the Romantic Literature of That Country" by William Forsell Kirby
He continued loving unto me unto his dying day.
"A Book of Quaker Saints" by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
My work pleased the captain so well that he told me if I desired I could continue working for a small amount per day.
"Modern American Prose Selections" by Various
In the days that followed, the double pursuit continued with the same tortures, or worse, and with the same odious mendacity.
"The Child of Pleasure" by Gabriele D'Annunzio
The next few days were devoted to a continuation of the training in open warfare commenced in the Wizernes area.
"A Short History of the 6th Division"
The day turned wet, and threatened to continue so till night.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
Why, it won't take more than a couple of days more to fix us all right, if the gold continues to turn up the way it did yesterday!
"The Cave of Gold" by Everett McNeil
The third tide continues flowing, with variable volume, to this day.
"A History of American Christianity" by Leonard Woolsey Bacon
A spell of very bad weather now broke, and for three days it rained continuously and very heavily.
"The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918" by F.L. Morrison
On the next day, January 18, the march was continued through Bernaville to Domqueur, a distance of 11 miles, on frost bound roads.
"The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry" by G. K. Rose
About ten the artillery commenced thundering in our front, and continued during the greater portion of the day.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
The intimacy and friendship existing between Sommers and Bucholz continued to increase as the days passed slowly on.
"Bucholz and the Detectives" by Allan Pinkerton
The next day by noon the photographer had caught the scene and we continued our descending way.
"A Canyon Voyage" by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
She continued every day to visit her charge, and for two whole years abandoned herself to grief and despair.
"The Arabian Nights" by Unknown
This tribunal was created by the first of the Revolutionary assemblies and it has existed continuously to the present day.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
Our travellers next morning resumed their journey, and for several days continued on without meeting any incident worth recording.
"The Boy Hunters" by Captain Mayne Reid
The storm continued with unabated fury, and gave every sign of being one of those which last for three or four days.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
A few days after, Dr Morrison, who continued to get worse, requested to return, hoping that the sea air would restore him.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
The sound appeared to be near, but they continued walking on, day after day, without apparently getting any nearer to it.
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
During all this day, and for many days following, they continued to enjoy fine weather and to make rapid progress.
"Ungava" by R.M. Ballantyne
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In poetry:

When Wednesday morning came the weather was very fine,
And the sun in the heavens brightly did shine,
And continued so all the live long day;
Then Miss Mouat guessed that land to the norward lay.
"The Wreck of the 'Columbine'" by William Topaz McGonagall
Thou poet of heaven, for of this earth
We deem thee not: I stand to-day
With all the ripple of thy mirth
Around, and, driving thoughts away,
Hearing thy glorious music fall
In one continuous madrigal.
"An April Songster" by Alexander Anderson
These places sought out will disclose
Another orb cheered by that light
Which for ages on earth has continued to shine;
But its distance defies e'en the sage to divine
Whether day is succeeded by night.
"Enigma X." by Elizabeth Hitchener
And, thus continuing, she said,
"I had a Son, who many a day
Sailed on the seas, but he is dead;
In Denmark he was cast away:
And I have travelled weary miles to see
If aught which he had owned might still remain for me.
"The Sailor's Mother" by William Wordsworth
War is no longer declared,
only continued. The monstrous
has become everyday. The hero
stays away from battle. The weak have gone to the front.
The uniform of the day is patience,
its medal the pitiful star of hope above the heart.
"Every Day" by Ingeborg Bachmann
For a week the thing continued, rabbit pie from day to day;
Though where he got the rabbits John would ne'er vouchsafe to say;
But we never seemed to tire of them, and daily would descry
Subtle shades of new delight in each successive rabbit pie.
"My Other Chinee Cook" by James Brunton Stephens

In news:

After a four-day software upgrade, NASA's Curiosity is ready to continue its 2-year search for Martian microbes.
Crews continue fuel cleanup on Buckeye Road 4 days after fatal accident.
Comparable store sales growth in the company's expanding Russian market, continued success of "Kings of the Day" promotions in the United Kingdom, and "King of the Month" deals in Germany.
The 12,431-acre Pine Ridge fire burning northeast of Grand Junction is now considered less aggressive, with crews continuing to reinforce fire lines and conduct burnout operations throughout the day.
As Election Day draws near, Mitt Romney continues to hammer President Obama on high gas prices in states like California—never mind how little say presidents actually have in the matter.
But on Wednesday, the day before what would have been the opening night for a new season with continued bright prospects for growth, teams stood idle.
Just slowing down for a few minutes a day could add calm and a sense of connection to the rest of day, even if the frantic pace continues.
The Toys for Tots campaign continues with the three-day "Stuff the Truck" annual event from December 6th to 8th.
There appears to be little relief in sight from the relentless onslaught of spam that continues to deliver malicious code and phishing lures to our inboxes day in and day out.
The sizzling couple continued to flaunt their love aboard a rented yacht while finishing up their romantic tour of Europe with a five day trip to Capri .
As clean up continued Wednesday, residents were concerned about the long-term stability of the hillside slashed open the previous day by a ruptured city water pipe.
The business press continues to be skeptical in its second-day coverage of AT&T's $39 billion deal for T-Mobile.
Lockout began 24 days ago, Alexander Ovechkin and Zdeno Chara continued their rivalry Tuesday, skating for their newest clubs, Dynamo Moscow and HC Lev Praha.
Only once this season Shawn Wilson did not win a race, and that was a day he had the stomach flu, and on Saturday Wilson continued his dominance winning the South Jersey Group 4 Sectional in 15:40.
Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna will continue their battle for the job of Washington's chief executive for at least another day.
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In science:

The expected particle rate is a continuously more than 100 electrons/s over a momentum range from 0.5 to 3.4 GeV. The facility will operate parasitically to KEKB, with availability about 240 days/year. Plans are developing for test beam facilities at J-PARC, which would be realized no earlier than 2009.
Roadmap for ILC Detector R&D Test Beams
The reliability of electronic devices under discrete environmental stress, such as radiation, and continuous functional stress due to applied electric fields [14, 22, 2] has been studied since the early days of semiconductor manufacturing.
Circuit-Level Modeling for Concurrent Testing of Operational Defects due to Gate Oxide Breakdown
The orbital phase of the outburst was rapidly recovered 2.5 days after periastron, and continued to change gradually.
Recent RXTE/ASM and ROTSEIIId Observations of EXO 2030+375
FIG. 4: On the data shown in Figure 1, the dashed green line (respectively continuous blue line) gives the smoothed growth rate of the Brazil index in the middle of a running window of 180 (respectively 120 days), as estimated with the Savitzky-Golay smoothing algorithm with a polynomial of order 3.
The Financial Bubble Experiment: advanced diagnostics and forecasts of bubble terminations
FIG. 11: On the data shown in Figure 8, the dashed green line (respectively continuous blue line) gives the smoothed growth rate of the gold spot price in the middle of a running window of 180 (respectively 120 days), as estimated with the Savitzky-Golay smoothing algorithm with a polynomial of order 3.
The Financial Bubble Experiment: advanced diagnostics and forecasts of bubble terminations
FIG. 14: On the data shown in Figure 12, the dashed green line (respectively continuous blue line) gives the smoothed growth rate of the cotton futures in the middle of a running window of 180 (respectively 120 days), as estimated with the Savitzky-Golay smoothing algorithm with a polynomial of order 3.
The Financial Bubble Experiment: advanced diagnostics and forecasts of bubble terminations
The weird thing is that the chief continues these dances for the whole six days.
LHC card games: bringing about retrocausality?
The galactic rotation curves and the mass distribution in clusters of galaxies continue to pose a challenge to present day physics.
Galactic rotation curves in modified gravity with non-minimal coupling between matter and geometry
Even in the early days of quantum mechanics and quantum f ield theory (QFT), continuous space-time and Lorentz symmetry were considered inappropriate to describe the small scale structure of the universe .
Gauge Theories on Deformed Spaces
However up to this day in works, dedicated to close binary systems this model continues to be used.
Elliptical motions of stars in close binary systems
The optical light undergoes a rapid linear decline in the first month after outburst, followed by a steep drop of 3 magnitudes between May 7-10 (days 227-230 on the plot) and then a slower decline continuing for years after outburst.
GALEX and Optical Observations of GW Librae During the Long Decline from Superoutburst
Once the the stellar lens passes within about 2 θE of the background source (within ∼ 35 days of closest approach) we can start to see features of planets in the zone for resonant lensing, in addition to continuing to find evidence for close-orbit and wide-orbit planets.
Searching for Planets During Predicted Mesolensing Events: II. PLAN-IT: An Observing Program and its Application to VB 10
Observations that are almost continuous during an interval that is typically longer than several hours and shorter than a few days are taken by different groups, using telescopes across longitudes.
Searching for Planets During Predicted Mesolensing Events: II. PLAN-IT: An Observing Program and its Application to VB 10
For the first 6 years 2368 TOAs had been taken, at an average rate of 1 TOA per day, we assume in our simulations that 30 TOAs were obtained in a single session every 30 days; furthermore we assume that this uniform rate continues at present.
Tests of the universality of free fall for strongly self-gravitating bodies with radio pulsars
Beyond that, they have provided a very wide range of constraints on astrophysics and physics (e.g., References [5–7]), resulting in the publication of hundreds of papers, which continues to this day.
Supernova Neutrino Detection
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