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pass across

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pass across make a passage or journey from one place to another "The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs"," "Some travelers pass through the desert"
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Usage

In literature:

Two ends are tied together to hold the burden in place, and the other two are passed across the breast and tied in front.
"In Indian Mexico (1908)" by Frederick Starr
He passed out upon the back porch and stood gazing vacantly across the outlook.
"The Voice of the People" by Ellen Glasgow
Once or twice distant boats passed across my narrow view, and I wondered who were in them.
"Carette of Sark" by John Oxenham
For many hurrying minutes, Rhoda saw only the passing tree branches black against the evening sky as she lay across Kut-le's breast.
"The Heart of the Desert" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
The edge of the hand passed across the throat, as in the act of cutting that part.
"Sign Language Among North American Indians Compared With That Among Other Peoples And Deaf-Mutes" by Garrick Mallery
Really, he could not say whether anyone had passed across his line of vision at that time or not.
"The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow" by Anna Katharine Green
She heard his hobbling footfalls across the boards at the end of the house, heard them pass into silence on the turf.
"The Sagebrusher" by Emerson Hough
After passing across the plateau, the little army ascended the steep range of hills separating it from the table land of Mexico.
"By Right of Conquest" by G. A. Henty
On the way to the Dene they passed near a broad marsh with stepping-stones across it.
"A Book of Quaker Saints" by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
Some of the shafting passes under and across the streets.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
The lane I was passing along was cut across by a broad and open street, the favourite promenade of the fashionables of Caneville.
"The Adventures of a Dog, and a Good Dog Too" by Alfred Elwes
Mrs. Treacher passed the back of her hand across the bridge of her nose.
"Major Vigoureux" by A. T. Quiller-Couch
Moods passed across her intent face like a wind over a field.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
They all had at their backs large baskets bound by withes passing across the forehead and chest.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
These thoughts were passing across my mind as the sun was reaching the horizon.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Her single spark of light through the half-veiled lantern passed as swiftly as a shooting-star across the plateau.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
They passed across the bridge of boats, without question; and into the railway station, which is just opposite its end.
"The Young Franc Tireurs" by G. A. Henty
We marched some nine hours, and having gone over a low pass across the range, halted near a tiny spring of fairly good water.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Suddenly at last the thunder of the river passed from below him, and he was safely across.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
One morning in early June John found in the mail a letter for Judge Trent, which he passed across to the other desk, unopened.
"The Opened Shutters" by Clara Louise Burnham
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In poetry:

How cheerfully the moments
In sweet content went by,
When sorrow's cloud pass'd swiftly
Across a placid sky:
"Song.—Oh, had I ne'er beheld thee" by Louisa Stuart Costello
You and I shall travel far,
We'll pass the old earth by,
We'll ride the moon and drive a star
Across the evening sky.
"Visiting" by John Chipman Farrar
The moonlight flutters from the sky
To meet her at the door,
A little ghost, whose steps have passed
Across the creaking floor.
"A Little Ghost" by Dame Mary Gilmore DBE
You will not, broken hearts; let be.
I pass across your death
To a golden summer you shall not see,
And in your dying breath
There is no benison for me.
"In Autumn" by Alice Meynell
Oh for the breath of the briny deep,
And the tug of the bellying sail,
With the sea-gull's cry across the sky
And a passing boatman's hail.
For, be she fierce or be she gay,
The sea is a famous friend alway.
"A Sailor's Song" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
We passed beside deep, dismal lakes
And silent glades, and seething streams
Still through the trees her way she takes,
Luring me to a world of dreams.
Beneath the star-lit sky we steal
Across a land where naught is real.
"A Dream One Night" by R S Ward

In news:

He was reportedly seen by FBI agents as he helped pass bundles of Marijuana across the border fence between Wellton and San Luis, Arizona.
Union workers from across the state are expected to rally this week at the State Capital to stop right-to-work legislation from passing.
When Venus appears as a small black dot passing across the Sun.
I kept looking at the Sun so today it appears that there is a small black dot passing across everything I look at.
Walking across the Macalester College campus in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Chris Kluwe passes unnoticed.
Now that Thanksgiving has passed, Christmas events are kicking off across the east.
With clear skies, those in western and central North America will be able to see the shadow pass across the moon.
Republicans across the United States have passed a spate of voter suppression laws aimed at those most likely to vote for Obama.
On election night, school administrators across the state went to bed unsure about the future of their respective districts, as it was still unclear late into the night if Proposition 30 would pass or fail.
Silloway said the medics, joining hundreds of others from across the country, likely will stay in safe areas until the storm passes, then be available for duty.
You pass them on the street, sit across from them at a café, and it's not just that they don't look at you.
AP Photo/Charles Dharapak House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, holding the gavel used to pass Medicare Reform, laughs as she walks across the street and into the US Capitol as the House prepared to vote on health care reform Sunday.
From cheap bus passes to vanpool programs, cities across the country are finding ways to beat high gas prices.
As math scores fell dramatically across most grade levels,the percentage of Alexandria eighth-graders passing the math SOL test plunged from 62 percent to 22 percent .
See what happens when a high school football player goes across the field and attempts to catch a pass in the middle of the field during a game.
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In science:

Figure 5: An isotopy passing K across a core curve.
Invariants for Legendrian knots in lens spaces
IV, we describe in detail how data is passed back and forth across W to supply an outer boundary value for the null evolution and an inner boundary value for the Cauchy evolution.
Black hole excision with matching
It follows that the values of the function t 7→ exp(iπηt/2) for a generic t always lie on a fixed straight line through the origin and it changes the phase (the half line), while passing across a jump point t = t0, if and only if the signature σodd is odd.
Absolute torsion and eta-invariant
Bi-section bandwidth is the total peak bandwidth that can be passed across a system.
Cluster Computing White Paper
This is a major drawback with respect to passing an entire computing environment across the cluster.
Cluster Computing White Paper
For example, high performance scientific computing typically spreads portions of the computation across the nodes of the cluster and uses message passing to communicate between the portions. 2.
Cluster Computing White Paper
Clearly one should also expect a third component to be present on the trailing edge of the profile as the sight-line passes across the outer cone for the second time.
Radio Pulsars
For reasons of length, in this chapter I will limit myself to the discussion of discs around stars of approximately solar mass (the T Tauri stars), but I note in passing that similar physics applies to discs observed across the stellar mass spectrum.
From discs to planetesimals I: evolution of gas and dust discs
Measurement of the electric cross-SLAMS potential identify a substantial unipolar drop in the electric potential of several 100 V, corresponding to a potential ramp, when passing from upstream to downstream across the pulsation.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
Periodically we clean the trap by disconnecting the rf and passing ∼ 3 A of 60 Hz ac across it.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
Ptest (|ψ(cid:105)(cid:104)ψ |) can be shown to be upper bounded by the probability that the test for being product across any partition into k parties passes.
Testing product states, quantum Merlin-Arthur games and tensor optimisation
We have seen (via Lemma 2) that the probability of the product test passing when applied to some state |ψ(cid:105) ∈ (Cd )⊗n is equal to the average purity, across all choices of subsystem S ⊆ [n], of tr |ψ(cid:105)(cid:104)ψ |S .
Testing product states, quantum Merlin-Arthur games and tensor optimisation
New profiles can be “inserted” between P and P ′ by passing the path across the k unit squares in several steps instead of all at once.
Proof of a conjecture of Narayana on dominance refinements of the Smirnov two-sample test
The band-pass can be altered rapidly across a large wavelength range merely by tuning the power and frequency of the acoustic wave, to form a composite band-pass shape with widely separated, broad multiple peaks.
Classical Spectroscopy
Such spectral multiplexing across several selected pass bands is a unique capability of acousto-optic filters.
Classical Spectroscopy
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