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Foss

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Foss fos (fort.) a ditch or moat, either with or without water, the excavation of which has contributed material for the walls of the fort it protects: an abyss
    • n Foss fos a waterfall
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. foss, fors.

Usage

In literature:

California boasts her famous stage-drivers, and among the famous Foss is not forgotten.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
After half an hour without a syllable, Mrs. Foss's voice came out of the dark.
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall
HEMON DE LA FOSSE, a modern Polytheist, executed in 1503, i.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
The two fosses are planted thickly with grotesquely gnarled olive-trees.
"The Recipe for Diamonds" by Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
I had but time to see that he was heading for the great fosse of the boulevard, when we were already on its brink.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 4, September, 1850" by Various
The Society of the Inner Temple was very active (says Mr. Foss) during the reign of Henry VIII.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
He saw them build up and enclose the fort, and dig the fosse around it.
"The Art of Needle-work, from the Earliest Ages, 3rd ed." by Elizabeth Stone
Strangers are not usually allowed to cross the fosse of the burg, without special permission from the seigneur count.
"The Poniard's Hilt" by Eugène Sue
He leaped from the wall into the fosse, a height of thirty feet and upwards.
"Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
I had but time to see that he was heading for the great fosse of the boulevard, when we were already on its brink.
"Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune" by Charles James Lever
Soon they came pouring in over the fosse, which, choked up as it was, offered no impediment.
"History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain." by William H. Prescott
Bishop Cyrus D. Foss of the Methodist Episcopal Church preached on Sunday, August 23d.
"The Story of Chautauqua" by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
In England the oldest artificial canal is the Foss Dyke, a relic of the Roman occupation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
Library as an Inspirational Force; paper by Sam Walter Foss; in full, 419.
"The Library and Society" by Various
Foss, Claude W., 466f.
"The Story of Our Hymns" by Ernest Edwin Ryden
Accompanied by Sir James, he went, during the hours of twilight, up to the margin of the fosse.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
To the east the Germans were driven out of parts of the Fosses and Chaume Woods.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII)" by Various
Bellenglise, Lehaucourt, and Magny-la-Fosse were now in British hands.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VIII (of VIII)" by various
It was strong, with high walls and surrounded by a deep fosse.
"Joan of Arc" by Lucy Foster Madison
Outside in the Petits Fosses it was the same.
"The Tower of Oblivion" by Oliver Onions
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In poetry:

Secret was the garden;
Set i' the pathless awe
Where no star its breath can draw.
Life, that is its warden,
Sits behind the fosse of death. Mine eyes saw not,
and I saw.
"The Mistress Of Vision" by Francis Thompson
There was muster and roll-calls, and repairing city walls,
And filling up of fosses:
And the captains and the majors, gallant and courageous,
A-riding about on their hosses.
"The Legend Of St. Sophia Of Kioff" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Half hidden in a sheltered bay,
Where tiny skiffs at anchor ride,
How different is the scene to-day
Reflected in its waveless tide,
From that which this historic foss
Showed mailèd soldiers of the Cross!
"Isola Comacina" by John Lawson Stoddard
The sexton asked, ``What may this be?''
``A Kapellmeister.'' ``Pass it in:
This common grave to all is free,
And for one more is room within.
It fills the fosse. Now tread it down,
With pauper, lunatic, and clown.''
"Mozart’s Grave" by Alfred Austin
And its massive proportions is very imposing to see,
Because the arched entrance is secured by a drawbridge and a fosse;
And visitors will be allowed all over the grounds to roam,
Besides shown over the castle if the Earl is not at home.
"Beautiful Nairn" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Karen Lea Fosse, Aug 10, 1950.
Karen Lea Fosse, 61, of Washburn, Mo.
Karen Lea Fosse, 61, of Washburn, passed away in her home on Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011.
In this installment of our weekly chef challenge, Phillip Foss of the Meatyballs Mobile food truck takes on freeze-dried saffron.
Phillip Foss doesn't use plates much these days.
According to Foss Patents' Florian Mueller, Samsung had also tried to claim infringement against a third patent related to the way in which space is used on a home screen, but so far, that ruling hasn't been announced.
A funnel cloud is spotted in March 2010 near Foss Lake, Okla. Every year, more than 1,100 tornadoes are spotted in the United States.
Bill and Marie Orrange hauled out their two-for-one coupon book Monday evening, headed for all-you-can-eat halibut and chips night at Johnny's Dock and looked across the Foss Waterway at the new Museum of Glass.
Readers' Choice: Karen Foss, KSDK-TV (Channel 5).
The owners of a 1933 Ford Deluxe station wagon probably thought they were in trouble with the law one fateful day back in 1966 when Maine State Trooper Roland Foss paid them a visit.
Jaime Foss (left) is a 200-hour certified Yoga teacher and a very diversified person.
Authorities seized the snakes in June from Foss' home in Elkhorn.
Lee Foss Talks Globetrotting, Hot Creations Label and 2010 Success.
The Tacoma Craft Beer Festival is this Saturday on the Foss Waterway - local brewers will be pouring.
The Woman's Literary Union will hold its annual Winterberry Fair at their clubhouse, the former Horatio Foss mansion at 19 Elm St, Auburn, from 9 am to 2 pm Saturday, Nov 10.
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In science:

The results obtained in this case both generalize and extend earlier results of Asmussen and Foss and Zachary .
The probability of exceeding a high boundary on a random time interval for a heavy-tailed random walk
Foss and Zachary extended the result (8) to a general stopping time σ, and showed also the necessity (for a general stopping time) of the condition F ∈ S ∗ .
The probability of exceeding a high boundary on a random time interval for a heavy-tailed random walk
Foss S., Kovalevskii A. A stability criteria via fluid limits and its application to a polling model.
Polling systems and multitype branching processes in random environment counted by random characteristics
Foss S. and Kovalevskii A. A stability criteria via fluid limits and its application to a polling model.
Multitype branching processes with immigration in random environment and polling systems
Foss, S., Korshunov, D., and Zachary, S. (2009) An Introduction to Heavy-tailed and Subexponential Distributions.
Asymptotics of Random Contractions
Foss and Korshunov under the independence assumption.
Asymptotic results for tail probabilities of sums of dependent heavy-tailed random variables
Denisov, D., Foss, S. and Korshunov, D. (2004).
Asymptotic results for tail probabilities of sums of dependent heavy-tailed random variables
Denisov, D., Foss, S. and Korshunov, D. (2008).
Asymptotic results for tail probabilities of sums of dependent heavy-tailed random variables
Denisov, D., Foss, S. and Korshunov, D. (2008).
Asymptotic results for tail probabilities of sums of dependent heavy-tailed random variables
Denisov, D., Foss, S. and Korshunov, D. (2010).
Asymptotic results for tail probabilities of sums of dependent heavy-tailed random variables
Asmussen, S., Foss, S., Korshunov, D. (2003).
Local asymptotics for the time of first return to the origin of transient random walk
Foss, S., Korshunov, D., Zachary, S. (2011).
Local asymptotics for the time of first return to the origin of transient random walk
An extension of this result to the general stopping time can be found in Foss and Zachary, and in Foss, Palmowsky and Zachary .
Martingale approach to subexponential asymptotics for random walks
Our proofs are purely probabilistic and are based on results and ideas from Asmussen, Schmidli & Schmidt (1999), Foss & Zachary (2002), and Foss, Konstantopoulos & Zachary (2007).
On exceedance times for some processes with dependent increments
Foss & Zachary gave a similar result in the case of a modulated random walk.
On exceedance times for some processes with dependent increments
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