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Slab line

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Slab line (Naut) a line or small rope by which seamen haul up the foot of the mainsail or foresail.
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Usage

In literature:

While this was gratifying on certain lines, it made art look little and slab-sided.
"Roads of Destiny" by O. Henry
Native industry was represented at one place along the line by three tiles, a chimney-pot, and a length of piping on a slab.
"While the Billy Boils" by Henry Lawson
His smooth boots drew a greasy line across the wet slab as he slid down.
"Lister's Great Adventure" by Harold Bindloss
Slate slabs were originally tried for sleepers on the Birmingham and London line.
"Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham" by Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Here is a slab of chocolate, indented at the dotted lines so that the twenty squares can be easily separated.
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
It is lined with slabs of limestone, accurately joined together.
"Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art (Vol. 3 of 3)" by S. Spooner
Suppose now that a slab of steel is on that line.
"Invaders from the Infinite" by John Wood Campbell
The walls are lined with slabs of alabaster set in marble, and the details of the fittings are rich in gilding.
"Mayfair, Belgravia, and Bayswater" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
The walls of the hall are lined with alabaster slabs on which are sculptured and colored the conquests of Assyrian kings.
"Semiramis and Other Plays" by Olive Tilford Dargan
Another prodigal, by name Mamurra, set the example of lining his rooms with slabs of marble.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
It was lined with slabs of reddish marble and looked nearly a foot deep.
"Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land" by Henry Van Dyke
Below the mediaeval graves Saxon stone coffins and Saxon tombs, lined with slabs of chalk.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
A slab of shale will be of a uniform color on any one line of cleavage.
"Nature's Miracles, Volume 1" by Elisha Gray
It is a ruined building with crumbling walls, lined inside with laterite, and outside with slabs of granite.
"Omens and Superstitions of Southern India" by Edgar Thurston
Later, entire rooms were lined with thin slabs clamped to the concrete wall with iron.
"Rome" by Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
Its walls are lined with most interesting tomb slabs.
"Cathedral Cities of Italy" by William Wiehe Collins
The walls are lined with slabs of exquisite marble of many patterns and colors.
"The Near East" by Robert Hichens
The adjoining slab was divided into eight bands or friezes, by parallel lines, and the next slab into seven.
"Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon" by Austen H. Layard
A faint line is ruled on the clay slab and two fine scratches are marked exactly ten centimeters apart.
"The Potter's Craft" by Charles F. Binns
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In news:

New Slab -Bar Forming Line from Egan Food Technologies is USA-Made.
The fronts of properties were often lined with the large granite slabs earning the town the name, Slab City.
For a reasonable cost, an in-line fan removes radon gas from beneath the slab and vents it to the outside.
Looks like they're getting all the plumbing lines down before pouring the concrete slab, but they do have some steel already up, looks like where the corner...
Concrete and flooring professionals can measure the temperature of a concrete slab surface with the Infrared Thermometer, the latest tool in Wagner Meter's Rapid RH moisture measurement line.
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In science:

To be specific, we consider a simple model of density fluctuations in thin slabs or sheets parallel to the plane of the sky, which are separated along the line of sight direction by distances much larger than their depth.
Interpretation of the Spatial Power Spectra of Neutral Hydrogen in the Galaxy and in the Small Magellanic Cloud
The depth is also much smal ler than the distances, along the line of sight, between slabs.
Interpretation of the Spatial Power Spectra of Neutral Hydrogen in the Galaxy and in the Small Magellanic Cloud
The transmission T (λ) of this slab is simply calculated as T (λ) = exp[−τc (λ) − τl (λ)] with τc and τl the total continuum and line optical depth, respectively.
X-ray spectroscopy of NGC 5548
The source and drain slabs have a width of 10 sites. (c) Detail of the total charge around a (dashed line) compared with a non-interacting system (continuous line).
On the Magnetic Nature of Quantum Point Contacts
Ziolkowski and Heyman first showed that EM waves from a line source could be focused paraxially by a LHM slab, but no stable image could be formed.
Subwavelength imaging by a left-handed material superlens
Loschialpo et al. observed a stable image of a line source formed by a LHM slab.
Subwavelength imaging by a left-handed material superlens
The ratio of the Doppler shift to the gas flow velocity of δV/V ∗ ≈ 0.7 results both from the small optical thickness of the shock wave in line frequencies and the anisotropy of the radiation field typical for the slab geometry.
The structure of radiative shock waves. V. Hydrogen emission lines
This is in stark contrast to previous models, which are restricted to slab geometry and the field line random walk limit.
Quasilinear Drift Of Cosmic Rays In Weak Turbulent Electromagnetic Fields
Matthaeus (1997) assume slab turbulence geometry and argue that nonresonant field line random walk (FLRW) is the ma jor agent for the decorrelation of particle tra jectories.
Quasilinear Drift Of Cosmic Rays In Weak Turbulent Electromagnetic Fields
Other models are based on the field line random walk (FLRW) limit emerging, for slab turbulence geometry, from quasilinear theory (QLT; Jokipii 1966; Jokipii & Parker 1969), which has been considered and used in subsequent studies (e.g., Forman et al. 1974; Forman 1977; Bieber & Matthaeus 1997).
On Quasilinear Perpendicular Diffusion
It is formally the same as those derived by Forman et al. (1974) for field line random walk in a slab geometry and, more recently, by Bieber & Matthaeus (1997).
On Quasilinear Perpendicular Diffusion
The dotted line gives the computations for κslab ⊥, equation (82).
On Quasilinear Perpendicular Diffusion
The line and continuum intensities in the X-ray - radio range, are calculated in each slab and integrated throughout the nebula geometrical thickness.
An analysis of infrared emission spectra from the regions near the Galactic Center
This latter balances the heating of the gas due to the primary and diffuse radiations reaching the slab, and the cooling, due to recombinations and collisional excitation of the ions followed by line emission, dust collisional ionization, and thermal bremsstrahlung.
An analysis of infrared emission spectra from the regions near the Galactic Center
The coupled equations are solved for each slab, providing the physical conditions necessary for calculating the slab optical depth, as well as its line and continuum emissions.
An analysis of infrared emission spectra from the regions near the Galactic Center
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