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newel

Definitions

  • Marshall Newell
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n newel the central pillar of a circular staircase
    • n newel the post at the top or bottom of a flight of stairs; it supports the handrail
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Newel nū"ĕl A novelty; a new thing.
    • n Newel nū"ĕl (Arch) The upright post about which the steps of a circular staircase wind; hence, in stairs having straight flights, the principal post at the foot of a staircase, or the secondary ones at the landings. Also called newel post. See Hollow newel, under Hollow.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n newel In architecture, an upright cylinder or pillar which forms a center from which the steps of a winding stair radiate, and supports their inner ends from the bottom to the top. In stairs where the steps are merely pinned into the wall by their outer ends, and there is no central pillar, the staircase is said to have an open newel. The newel is sometimes continued through to the roof, so as to serve as a central shaft for receiving the ribs of the covering vault.
    • n newel In carpentry, the tall and more or less ornamental post at the head or foot of a stair, supporting a handrail.
    • n newel In engineering, a cylindrical pillar terminating the wing-wall of a bridge.
    • n newel In a ship, an upright timber which receives the tenons of the rails leading from the breastwork of the gangway.
    • n newel A new thing; a novelty.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Newel nū′el (archit.) the upright column about which the steps of a circular staircase wind.
    • n Newel nū′el (Spens.) a new thing: a novelty.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. nual, F. noyau, sone, of fruit, noyau d'escaler, newel, fr. L. nucalis, like a nut, fr. nux, nucis, nut. Cf. Nowel the inner wall of a mold, Nucleus

Usage

In literature:

A few minutes before seven, she went slowly down the dark, old staircase, with its massive newels and balusters.
"Patty's Success" by Carolyn Wells
Used for pulp wood, floors, panels, and newels.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
Dr. Nathan S. Davis, Dr. Newell Martin, Dr. A.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
Blair, Emily Newell, 346; 348-9.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
Dodge the photographic work, and Mr. Newell the printing.
"A Virginia Village" by Charles A. Stewart
Channing was the first of the guests to collect his wits, and he assisted the newcomer to alight from the newel-post with gallantry.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
William A. Newell, New Jersey.
"The Poets' Lincoln" by Various
The flame of the candle on the newel post was blown this way and that by the in-rushing wind.
"The Continental Dragoon" by Robert Neilson Stephens
Newel post and stair ends are carved.
"Seaport in Virginia" by Gay Montague Moore
She beheld the Colonel leaning against the newel post, looking up but not seeing her.
"The Co-Citizens" by Corra Harris
And Eleanor wanted desperately to know what it was that the man had hidden in the socket of the newel-post.
"The Bandbox" by Louis Joseph Vance
Captain Newell ain't fit company for a savage wolf this morning.
"Bring Me His Ears" by Clarence E. Mulford
One of the men belonging to Newell's section was instantly killed by the Rebel fire.
"Our Battery" by Orlando P. Cutter
On the newel post of the stairs were letters that Jonathan had just brought up from the post-office.
"Happy House" by Jane D. Abbott
Mary Newell Eaton, 197 South Lafayette Street, Grand Rapids.
"Harper's Round Table, July 30, 1895" by Various
The first of these occasions is historic, for it was the day of Sergeant's Newell's famous report.
"Battery E in France" by Frederic R. Kilner
It's lying by the newel post.
"The Gray Mask" by Wadsworth Camp
Newell Dwight Hillis: The Home School.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
The 17th, received one-half barrel from Jason Newell.
"My First Campaign" by J. W. Grant
I was glad to feel the newel-post, which assured me that I had reached the last step in my descent.
"The Man Who Couldn't Sleep" by Arthur Stringer
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In news:

Patrick Newell, Sports Editor Published: September 19th, 2011.
Carl Hunter, East Palestine, vs Jacqueline Hunter, Weirton, W.Va. Kevin and Tina Quinton, Newell, W.Va.
Throughout the 1990s, Irish minister Ken Newell played an important role in brokering peace in Northern Ireland.
Patrick Newell, Sports Editor Published: February 27th, 2009.
Patrick Newell, Sports Editor Published: April 8th, 2009.
Patrick Newell, Sports Editor Published: May 14th, 2008.
Patrick Newell, Sports Editor Published: June 19th, 2008.
Patrick Newell, Sports Editor Published: November 4th, 2008.
Patrick Newell, Sports Editor Published: April 6th, 2007.
His boss, Al Newell of Newell Plumbing and Heating Co.
Wurzelbacher works for Newell Plumbing & Heating Co. Wurzelbacher said he was about to buy the plumbing company that he works for and was concerned that Obama would tax him more because of it.
Matt Tait's at the wheel, Nick Krug and Jesse Newell in the back seat on the road to Norman.
BESS WEEK EVER Charles Newell's new staging of Porgy and Bess opens this week at Court Theatre.
Patrick Newell, Sports Editor Published: October 29th, 2007.
John Newell enjoys some good food and converstation at Boulder's First Presbyterian Church's annual Thanksgiving Dinner held on November 22, 2012.
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In science:

This is a representation of the Lax-pair for Painlev´e II equation introduced by Flaschka and Newell .
Limiting distribution of maximal crossing and nesting of Poissonized random matchings
The spreadsheet application is essentially the implementation of the cognitive model developed beforehand by the user. Problem solving in humans can be viewed as problem space searching as Newell and Simon (1972) suggested.
Exploring Human Factors in Spreadsheet Development
New York: Pergamon. Newell, A. & Simon, H. (1972). Human problem solving. Edgewood Cliffs NJ: Prentice-Hall.
Recognizability of Individual Creative Style Within and Across Domains: Preliminary Studies
Thus the student model needs to take account of the initial position of the student and encode that in the student signature. (Cutts 2009) and (Newell 2011).
Multi-Connected Ontologies
This RH problem was introduced by Flaschka and Newell in .
Painlev\'e kernels in Hermitian matrix models
Newell, Monodromy and spectrum-preserving deformations I, Comm.
Painlev\'e kernels in Hermitian matrix models
It is natural that Flaschka-Newell’s form as an isomonodromic deformation for P34.
R. Fuchs' problem of the Painleve equations from the first to the fifth
In, Kitaev studied a symmetric solution of P2, but his result is on a symmetric solution of P34 from our viewpoint since he used Flaschka-Newell’s form.
R. Fuchs' problem of the Painleve equations from the first to the fifth
Flaschka, H. and Newell, A.C., “Monodromy and spectrum preserving deformations, I”, Comm.
R. Fuchs' problem of the Painleve equations from the first to the fifth
Segal, Subgroup growth: some current developments, in Infinite Groups 94, eds. de Giovanni and Newell, W. de Gruyter, 1995.
Some aspects of profinite group theory
Newell, On 2- generator metabelian groups of prime-power exponent, Arch.
Solution to the Burnside Problem
Newell giving the connection between the Whitham approach and the Nonlinear Shr¨odinger equation approach to the slow modulations () which was modified to the case of the deformed Whitham systems.
The conservation of the Hamiltonian structures in the deformations of the Whitham systems
Newell was generalized to the case of the deformed Whitham systems which gives the regular deformation procedure in the limit of the small amplitude of oscillations.
The conservation of the Hamiltonian structures in the deformations of the Whitham systems
By Theorem 3.60 of Newell, we know that R3 (G) ⊆ F itt(G) for any group G and on the other hand Gupta and Levin have shown that the normal closure of an element in a 5-Engel group need not be nilpotent (see also [49, p. 342]).
Engel Elements in Groups
Newell, On right-Engel elements of length three, Proc.
Engel Elements in Groups
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