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Edge play

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Edge play a kind of swordplay in which backswords or cutlasses are used, and the edge, rather than the point, is employed.
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Usage

In literature:

Thus far we've only played about the edges.
"The Coast of Chance" by Esther Chamberlain
Built on the extreme edge of the town, it faced an acre play-ground, evenly divided among the three schools.
"Rosemary" by Josephine Lawrence
Rhoda sat playing with her tea-spoon, and making careful efforts to balance it on the edge of her cup.
"The Maidens' Lodge" by Emily Sarah Holt
It was playing with edged tools with a vengeance, but I did not understand it then.
"Patience Wins" by George Manville Fenn
Science is an edged tool, with which men play like children, and cut their own fingers.
"Gryll Grange" by Thomas Love Peacock
Because he did not go to school he played all day in the fields on the edge of the forest where the giant lived.
"Tales of Giants from Brazil" by Elsie Spicer Eells
Swarms of small white butterflies played upon the banks on the edge of the water.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
He was playing on the edge of the board, not in the center.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
You are playing with edge tools, if you did but know it.
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Bela was playing for high stakes, and her faculties were sharpened to a sword-edge.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
The room was dark, but he saw her by the illumination of distant lightning, playing on the edge of a dark and sultry world.
"The Invader" by Margaret L. Woods
Mara stared down, playing with a drop of water on the edge of her glass.
"The Crystal Crypt" by Philip Kindred Dick
He remained silent, the thin edge of a grin playing about his lips.
"Old Man Curry" by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
She might play with edged tools, but she also knew how to use them.
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
Again the page was played, the tam-tam's thin edge set shivering with mournful resonance.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
Little flickers of lightning played around the ragged edges of the clouds.
"Slaves of Mercury" by Nat Schachner
One morning as Madeleine was playing near the water's edge, she was startled by the sound of firing.
"Old Quebec" by Sir Gilbert Parker and Claude Glennon Bryan
When it plays along the edges it is very pleasing but when it oversteps it becomes rot.
"Rhymes and Meters" by Horatio Winslow
At the word "home" the Knight put on a melancholy smile, and cutting a reed at the river edge he fashioned it into a pipe and began to play.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
You have played with the sword, and shall now taste its edge!
"The Forerunners" by Romain Rolland
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In poetry:

"But every one drops dew from either edge
Upon its fellow, while an amber ray
Slants up among the tree-tops like a wedge
Of liquid gold—to play
"Honours -- Part I" by Jean Ingelow
Oak tree at the forest's edge
why does this soft winged peace
overcome me, defeat me
when I lie in your shadow
while you caress me
with your playful leaves?
"The Oak" by Lucian Blaga
But when sultry suns are high
Underneath the oak I lie
As it shades the water's edge,
And I mark my line, away
In the wheeling eddy, play,
Tangling with the river sedge.
"The Angler's Song" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"A beggar-child" (let's hear this third!)
"Sat on a quay's edge: like a bird
Sang to herself at careless play,
And fell into the stream. 'Dismay!
Help, you the standers-by!' None stirred.
"Tray" by Robert Browning
And he whose bright image no distance can dim,
Through a hundred disguises we can't mistake him,
Whose play is all earnest, whose wit is the edge
(With a beetle behind) of a sham-splitting wedge.
"For Whittier’s Seventieth Birthday" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

We're not sure if the squirrel in this week's top viral video was put over the edge by the last 'Fast and the Furious' movie or if he's just playing chicken with his squirrel squad.
The Democrats' Electoral Edge They're at an advantage, but the presidency is still in play.
A movie about movie master Alfred Hitchcock should be fun and playful, shrouded in dark edges and offer plenty of laughs and surprises.
The White Sox used some stellar defensive plays, some aggressive base running and a strong relief pitching effort to edge the Tigers 7-6 Friday night and to remain undefeated in 10U Grapefruit league play.
Hooker 's humble, quiet personality hides an edge that's often in play.
Bethlehem gets second-straight one-goal win to start Section II season, edge LaSalle (Video Play by Play).
The popular 100mm trail bike sheds some weight, gets stronger and develops a playful edge.
6 Kansas State tough on the road, leading 17-14 in the third quarter, thanks to the play of QB Case McCoy and speed around the edges.
Ryan Smith, 10, (from left) Finbar McGuinness, 4, and Shannon Smith, 7, play by the edge of Mission Bay, which is near the condominium where they are temporarily staying in Pacific Beach.
Maurice Jones-Drew scored in his return from knee surgery, and Jacksonville used a flawless start and some clutch plays late to edge Tennessee 16-14 in the season opener Sunday.
Glazer's Edge: Should RG3 play.
The game had been over for hours, and there was Andre Iguodala, sitting on the edge of his hotel bed, his eyelids playing defense on a deluge of tears.
I think it's a samba they're playing in the prom tent, as I watch from the lilac bushes at the edge of the quad.
Kids who are properly outfitted for the specific sport they're playing have an edge, says Westchester-based podiatrist Dr Charles Morelli, president of the Tappan Zee Division of the New York State Podiatric Medical Association.
And after more than two decades on the scene, his playing maintains its distinctive rock/country edge.
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In science:

The edges which do not lie on triangles play an important role in our analysis, but it is reasonable to suspect that they are uniformly distributed among the edges.
The diamond-free process
Recall that when we cut the isolated vertices from the appearances of K4, this involved deleting three edges for each isolated vertex that we created, which crucially meant that we had enough edges to play with when we wanted to turn these isolated vertices into a component isomorphic to H .
The evolution of uniform random planar graphs
We observe that, in this situation, we have all 4-colored propagators coming into play; thus, in admissible graphs, multiple edges may appear.
Biquantization of symmetric pairs and the quantum shift
We find that if the disk is massive enough and the effects of self-gravity come into play, a weak bump-like structure at the gap edge appears in the near-infrared (NIR) scattered light, while no such bump-like structure is seen in the sub-mm dust continuum image.
The Structure of a Self-Gravitating Protoplanetary Disk and its Implications to Direct Imaging Observations
We have seen that the bump structure at the gap edge in the NIR observations reflects the fact that the disk self-gravity comes into play in determining the vertical structure of the disk.
The Structure of a Self-Gravitating Protoplanetary Disk and its Implications to Direct Imaging Observations
The definition of the signed trace gives that the orientation of the edges plays a minor role.
Uniform existence of the integrated density of states on metric Cayley graphs
By Corollary 3.6 (with a, b playing the role of c, d), all the leaf edges of B that emanate from a and b lie on the same side of the line l(a, b), w.l.o.g., l(a, b)+ (see Figure 5).
Blockers for non-crossing spanning trees in complete geometric graphs
The game is played between two players, Maker and Breaker, alternately claiming 1 and b edges, respectively, of the complete graph Kn on n vertices, till all edges of Kn have been claimed by either of the players.
The phase transition in random graphs - a simple proof
The parameter s plays the role of inverse temperature in statistical physics with s → ∞ corresponding to the minimal spanning tree with exponential edge weights.
Universality for first passage percolation on sparse random graphs
We play this game on-line; that is, our choice can depend on the graph up to this point, but not on future pairs of edges.
The Power of Choice for Random Satisfiability
We will see in the proof of Proposition 1.1 how important is the role played by certain edges which play the role of traps.
Ellipticity criteria for ballistic behavior of random walks in random environment
Let ZZ 2 be the square lattice (the length of the side plays no role in the calculations). A bond (edge) of ZZ 2 is said to be occupied with probability p, 0 ≤ p ≤ 1, and empty with probability 1 − p.
Landau Hamiltonians with Random Potentials: Localization and the Density of States
As we have seen (12,13) the variation of band width W (i) and shifting of the center of zone h(i) play the same role at the edge.
Statistics of random quasi 1D Hamiltonian with slowly varying parameters. Painlev\'{e} again.
The oriented lattice edges crossing the wall from left to right will play an important role in what follows.
Statistics of persistent events in the binomial random walk: Will the drunken sailor hit the sober man?
The theoretical and practical importance of the delocalisation transition in 1D models makes desirable to obtain a complete understanding of the role played by correlations in the formation of mobility edges.
A perturbative study of delocalisation transition in one-dimensional models with long-range correlated disorder
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