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Slab-sided

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Slab-sided Having flat sides; hence, tall, or long and lank.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • slab-sided Having flat sides like slabs; hence, tall and lank. Also slap-sided.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Slab-sided having long flat sides, tall and lank
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand., Ice. sleppa, to slip, Norw. sleip, a slab of wood.

Usage

In literature:

The back of the trap was against a great slab of rock, and the sides and roofs were made of heavy logs, notched together at the ends, and spiked.
"The Outdoor Girls in a Winter Camp" by Laura Lee Hope
It moved, and headed toward a great slab of steel off to one side of the laboratory.
"Invaders from the Infinite" by John Wood Campbell
On the northern side is a slab to the memory of Captain R.M.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Durham" by J. E. Bygate
Mr. Spink had added to the seating capacity of his cabin by taking some long slabs and with an auger drilling holes in their round sides.
"The Kentucky Ranger" by Edward T. Curnick
The short side is supported by two stone slabs built into the wall and extending from the hood to the floor.
"Eighth Annual Report" by Various
In the side he saw a stone slab as if it were a door, and he struck upon it with the butt of his lance.
"King Arthur's Knights" by Henry Gilbert
On the north side the range was made up entirely of gigantic slabs of lava some 15 ft. thick and lying at an angle of 60 deg.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
This second slab was found to cover a stone box, the sides of which were formed of stone slabs about 2-1/2 feet square.
"Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895" by Jesse Walter Fewkes
I made the rafters of slabs, with the round side down.
"Down The River" by Oliver Optic
A little in front of the lads, and to their left, a slab of rock jutted out from the side of the passage.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
He is tall and thin and black and slab-sided.
"Tabitha at Ivy Hall" by Ruth Alberta Brown
The sidewalk on the Five Sisters' side of the street was made of slabs, round side up, and was very slippery in wet weather.
"Some Reminiscences of old Victoria" by Edgar Fawcett
Nought but pure polished red granite, in mighty slabs, looks upon them from every side.
"Myths and Marvels of Astronomy" by Richard A. Proctor
Then into a pelt, with the fur side turned in, he shoved this slab, forcing into the splicing a smaller wedge of wood.
"The Wilderness Trail" by Frank Williams
At the right hand side of the tomb a marble slab about two feet wide extends the length of the chamber.
"A Trip to the Orient" by Robert Urie Jacob
For whom had the remaining slab and opposite side of the altar been reserved?
"Vashti" by Augusta J. Evans Wilson
The others generally are slab-sided, stoop-shouldered, but withey.
"Our Southern Highlanders" by Horace Kephart
There was a mighty slab of black rock, which the waves lapped listlessly, at one side of the river pool.
"Menotah" by Ernest G. Henham
On the opposite side of the lion-entrance were also three slabs, but better preserved than those I have just described.
"Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon" by Austen H. Layard
Usually only one side is taken, and the cast is then mounted on a flat slab, or perhaps on two brass standards.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday
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In poetry:

As straight and as sound as a slab without crack,
Our Bill is a king in his way;
Though he camps by the side of a shingle track,
And sleeps on the bed of his dray.
"Bill the Bullock-Driver" by Henry Kendall

In news:

The other ordered hers rare with a slab of Luger 's famous Canadian bacon on the side.
Nonetheless, he was the father of the modular sofa and the slab-side executive desk.
NO LIMOS White Slab Palace, on the Lower East Side, opened last year.
If you have leftovers, chill them overnight in a greased pan, slice into slabs, brush with canola oil and broil until both sides begin to crisp.
Arriving in 1961, the TR4 was nearly slab sided.
What is the best way to insulate the footing, foundation, and slab on the walk-out side of a basement.
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In science:

In the case of a jellium slab, the right-hand side of Eq. (5) should be divided by a factor of 2.
Simple dynamic exchange-correlation kernel of the uniform electron gas
Side views of the impurity embedded slab model are shown in the left panel where all distances are given in ˚A.
Modification of anatase TiO$_2$(001) surface electronic structure by Au impurity
Two PCBs were mounted on each side of an “H”-shaped detector slab which also incorporated a layer of tungsten.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee
The side slabs are in turn connected to the CIB via the Side Interface Boards (SIBs).
Realization and Test of the Engineering Prototype of the CALICE Tile Hadron Calorimeter
The side slabs are in turn connected to the CIB via the Side Interface Boards (SIBs).
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee, April 2011
For every vertical slab find intersection points of m half-planes with both of its sides.
Efficient cache oblivious algorithms for randomized divide-and-conquer on the multicore model
Any internal slab of finite thickness d, although an integral part of the medium, may be imagined to be surrounded on both sides by narrow gaps of width <<o .
Generalized Lorentz law and the force of radiation on magnetic dielectrics
The second slab is connected to the DAQ via the Side Interface Board.
Commissioning of the Testbeam Prototype of the CALICE Tile Hadron Calorimeter
That seems also desirable as making the same variation on both sides of a ’t-parameter space slab’ is reminiscent of ’distant parallelism’, even though actually both A0 and A1 are evaluated at the same space-time point.
Chern-Simons Supersymmetric Branes
Their result agrees with the Lifshitz formula with the plasma formula (3.33) employed, see Ref. [77, 78]. ‡ For the case of dielectric slabs, the propagation constant κ is different on the two sides; we omit the term corresponding to the free propagator, however.
The Casimir effect: Recent controversies and progress
If the transformation medium has sperate boundaries, which interact with waves in a certain sequence. A simple example is a slab structure having two separate boundaries for an incident wave from on side of the slav (see Ref. ).
Necessary and sufficient conditions for reflectionless transformation media in an isotropic and homogenous background
The number of layers Nslab must be sufficiently large so the adatom does not “feel” the presence of another surface on the other side of the slab (or at least that the quantity to be computed, e.g., a diffusion barrier, is not affected by the other surface).
Density-Functional Theory of Surface Diffusion and Epitaxial Growth of Metals
Alternatively, one could also place an adatom on either side of the slab; in this case, there are more symmetries in the geometry but more layers are needed in the slab to screen the mutual interaction between the two adatoms through the slab.
Density-Functional Theory of Surface Diffusion and Epitaxial Growth of Metals
Alternatively, one could also place an adatom on either side of the slab; in this case, there are more symmetries in the geometry but more layers are needed in the slab to screen the mutual interaction between the two adatoms through the slab.
Density Functional Theory of Epitaxial Growth of Metals
The pictures represent show part of the slab in side view, with relaxed atomic geometries as obtained from the calculations.
Model for nucleation in GaAs homoepitaxy derived from first principles
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