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period of play


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n period of play (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds "rain stopped play in the 4th inning"
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In literature:

Eternal feasting, drinking, blazing lights With endless leisure, periods of play!
"American Poetry, 1922" by Edna St. Vincent Millay
The side wins that scores most goals during two periods of play divided by an interval of rest.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
The same rule must apply to other plays of the same period.
"The Critics Versus Shakspere" by Francis A. Smith
We talk old-fashioned English, like actors in an historical play of the 1930 period.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
"The Galaxy" by Various
The play is therefore a stepping-stone between the first and second periods of his work.
"An Introduction to Shakespeare" by H. N. MacCracken
In 1708, after another period of twelve years, "Le Legataire Universel" was played at the same theatre.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 92, June, 1865" by Various
Each act of the play represents a period in the life of Man.
"Contemporary Russian Novelists" by Serge Persky
It also appears in the type of games belonging to this period and the intensity with which they are played.
"Training the Teacher" by A. F. Schauffler
Others corresponded pretty nearly to the history plays of our own dramatists at a later period.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
A few of these plays belong to the Middle Breton period.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
Of this period are the "Naiads at Play," "A Sea Idyll," and "War.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
In the contests between the rival powers and courts of the period, the prophecy of Antichrist played a political part.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
Friar Bacon was the great wizard even in the plays of the Elizabethan period.
"Catholic Churchmen in Science" by James J. Walsh
Other plays of this period show marks of the same great wave of love for Athens.
"Euripedes and His Age" by Gilbert Murray
Just at this period an epidemic of small-pox broke out in Walsall, and all the energies of Sister Dora were called into play.
"Heroines That Every Child Should Know" by Various
The German chivalry-plays were new at this period, and had just excited the attention and the inclination of the public.
"Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and Travels, Vol. I (of 2)" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Then there would come a period of helter-skelter playing of the lights until a slow movement of searching on the waters was in progress.
"With the Battle Fleet" by Franklin Matthews
He played a prominent part in this period of our history, and was much beloved for his sterling qualities both of head and heart.
"The Australian Explorers" by George Grimm
The spirit of play should pervade the composition period.
"Beginner's Book in Language" by H. Jeschke

In news:

Laich started the game centering Alex Ovechkin and Troy Brouwer but played between Chimera and Alexander Semin for most of the third period after Hunter scrambled his forward lines in a desperate search for offense.
Michael Benz plays the title role in "Hamlet" in a production that aims to re-create the staging of the Elizabethan period.
These sound signaling devices come into play during periods of reduced visibility.
Played out over a recent several-day period, the following situation seems to be typical of how some industry specialists are attempting t.
So far after just one period of play we have a defensive battle on our hands.
Harley Stone converted a three-point play and also added three from long range as the Tigers outscored LaPlata 12-4 in the third period to take charge of the contest.
Tonight I played Chris Young's song, "Neon" and said that it's not everyday that you come across a country song title that's on the periodic table of elements.
Kyle Kraemer kick-started the period by scoring on a power play, and Mike Montgomery scored his first goal of the season just a few minutes later.
Portland led 2-1 after the first period, but a pair of power-play goals 21 seconds apart early in the second gave the Winterhawks a comfortable lead.
NWC clawed back from three different scoring deficits (2-1, 3-1 and 4-2) to force the extra period of play.
Gus Malzahn and his coaching staff put on a full-court recruiting press in late April, visiting all 215 of Arkansas' football-playing high schools over a five-day period.
Frederick 's first goal came at 6 minutes, 1 second of the opening period on a play where he just kept whacking at the puck until it squeezed past Saints goalie Matt Weninger.
After a period of review, the play stood as a Seattle touchdown as the Seahawks defeated the Packers 14-12.
She seems to have a tiny bit of disdain for her solo period, continuing, "Whereas that period felt like I was trying to be something, and play a role, and pretend .".
A pair of third-period goals, including the game-winner by Ryan Potulny with 4:34 to play, lifted Hershey to the victory.

In science:

Tij (a) = ∂ 2F∂ai ∂aj plays the role of the period matrix of Riemann surface Σ.
String Theory or Field Theory?
The very rich and interesting phases and phase transitions in the pseudo-spin channel in the BLQH is quite similar to those in 4H e system with the distance playing the role of the pressure. A BLQH system in a periodic potential is also discussed.
Mutual Composite Fermion and composite Boson approaches to balanced and imbalanced bilayer quantum Hall system: an electronic analogy of the Helium 4 system
The following lemma, which shows that the set of periodic sequences is invariant under the action of Γ+, will play a key role.
Spectrum of a Feinberg-Zee Random Hopping Matrix
In the study of solution properties and spectral features of random ergodic and periodic operators the integrated density of states (IDS), also known as spectral distribution function, plays and important role.
Uniform existence of the integrated density of states for randomly weighted Hamiltonians on long-range percolation graphs
In their proof, spectral theoretic arguments due to the periodicity of the graph and the symmetry of the random walk play crucial roles.
An explicit effect of non-symmetry of random walks on the triangular lattice
Field decay could, in principle, also play a role in determining the observed range of spin periods (Colpi et al. 2000).
Soft Gamma Repeaters and Anomalous X-ray Pulsars: Magnetar Candidates
For example, Sch¨on and Zaikin16 suggested that the period of Josephson plasma oscillation ∼ ¯h/√EJ Ec should play the role of relaxation time dual to the time RC in the weak coupling limit.
Tunnel junction as a noise probe
A0(t + s,~x)d s(cid:17), The Polyakov loop plays the role of the Higgs field, P(t, ~x)=Pexp (cid:16)R where b = 1/kT is the period in the imaginary time direction.
A Review of Instanton Quarks and Confinement
It also played an essential role in the development of Quantum Mechanics and the understanding of the periodic table.
Perturbation Theory
Consequently, if tidal interaction with their parent stars plays a role in the final orbits of planets, the difference in the period distribution of planets around G and F stars could have been caused by internal stellar structure differences.
Observational Evidence for Tidal Interaction in Close Binary Systems
The period-luminosity (PL) relation for Cepheids for nearly a century plays a crucial role in the cosmic distance ladder. A newer application of Cepheids is probing massive star evolution through measurements of the rates of period changes (see, e.g., Pietrukowicz 2001, Turner et al. 2006).
Large Magellanic Cloud Cepheids in the ASAS data
The relation between the period and color (PC), observationally established by Eggen, plays a special role in studies of W UMa-type systems.
Contact Stars in Microlensing Surveys
Therefore the details of the two upper states of the Λ system play no significant role for the transition to a dark period, and therefore these two states are here replaced by an effective single level.
Cooperative fluorescence effects for dipole-dipole interacting systems with experimentally relevant level configurations
The existence of such disks, which are both vertical and horizonal will play very important role in our method for detection of an infinite number symmetric periodic orbits for maps with reversal symmetry.
Topological method for symmetric periodic orbits for maps with a reversing symmetry
We also suggest that boundary effects in general might play an important role; the assumption of periodic boundary conditions in simulations of cloud evolution might therefore neglect important aspects.
Collapse and Fragmentation in Finite Sheets