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playing period


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n playing period (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:

There were never more theatres open at the same period than then, though no single great play or opera was produced.
"Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution" by Alpheus Spring Packard
Only they are playing one another's parts, as they must at certain periods.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
Fighting Indians would be a terrible risky business; but compared to facing the "girls of the period" it would be the merest play.
"The Blunders of a Bashful Man" by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
Like every play of this period, it is the unveiling of a lie.
"Figures of Several Centuries" by Arthur Symons
Little did Lawrence dream of the part that peculiar pet was to play before the period of three days closed.
"The Rover of the Andes" by R.M. Ballantyne
Pepys, in a corrupt and idle period, played the man in public employments, toiling hard and keeping his honor bright.
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
Puttany and the child were often together in one long play, broken only by the man's periods of labor.
"The Cursed Patois" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
After those periods, marriage is the proper sphere of action, and one in which nearly every individual is called by nature to play his proper part.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
It was in one of the intermittent periods, when they were bosom friends again, that, on a certain evening, they were playing cards together.
"The French Prisoners of Norman Cross A Tale" by Arthur Brown
It is the only known play of this period in which the expression "Ave Caesar" occurs.
"Shakespeare's Lost Years in London, 1586-1592" by Arthur Acheson
Difference in conditions enabled the periodical to play quite a different role from that which it now plays.
"Translations of German Poetry in American Magazines 1741-1810" by Edward Ziegler Davis
The origin of the game is lost in antiquity, although it was played in the East at a very early period.
"Chats on Household Curios" by Fred W. Burgess
That play brought the ten-minute period to an end.
"Left Guard Gilbert" by Ralph Henry Barbour
He was, moreover, a finished musician, and played the violin, at that period a rare accomplishment, to perfection.
"Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf" by George W. M. Reynolds
Though the play is not one of the most passionate of the plays, it belongs to Shakespeare's greatest creative period.
"William Shakespeare" by John Masefield
If the health talk is not given the play period is lengthened.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
What part do newspapers and periodicals play in education?
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
Frank will play next period.
"Polly's Senior Year at Boarding School" by Dorothy Whitehill
His plays, like his other literary productions, belong to two distinct periods.
"Contemporary Russian Novelists" by Serge Persky
The Chinese played cards at a period when western Europe was a wilderness inhabited by wild beasts and prowling barbarians.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 6" by Various

In news:

Here's why: Wesley played in James Brown's band for almost 20 years during the '60s and '70s, Brown's best period.
Spies and period pieces will play heavy on cable this fall, but there's still room for a traditional sitcom, new millennium "Friends," and a little reality.
Warner Japan plans to remake the 1992 Clint Eastwood western "The Unforgiven " as a samurai period drama with Ken Watanabe playing the Eastwood role as a retired gunman taking one last job.
In Kate Atkinson's cluttered play Abandonment, historian Elizabeth's new home boasts some unexpected period details.
The Pirates capitalized on a power play at 6:10 in the first period to open the game's scoring.
The play's action lives in two time periods.
Bros are actually trying to break the Flaming Lips record by attempting to play 12 shows in 12 different cities within a 24 hour period (get it 12/12.
With less than four minutes remaining in the third period with a 2-2 tie, Norfolk went on the power play.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Monsters played hard and reasonably well in the second and third periods against San Antonio on Friday night.
Power-plays guided scoring for both teams in the opening period.
Making plays in critical periods lacking.
The Knicks went down 17-5 with about five minutes to play in the first quarter, but they got a big boost from Carmelo Anthony in the second period with his 14 points (22 in the half).
It all began in the band room at Pierson this past winter where Hartman, who plays drums in the school's band and as part of the pit orchestra for musical theater productions, went during her free period.
Three third-period power play goals gave Lake Erie a 5-3 American Hockey League victory over the host Oklahoma City Barons on Saturday night.
Ian Lowe started the scoring on a power play in the first period.

In science:

While sampling frequency limitations could play some role, as argued above, such limitations were not responsible for our lack of detection of periodicity in the brighter CTTS.
The Variability and Rotation of Pre-main Sequence Stars in IC 348: Does Intracluster Environment Influence Stellar Rotation?
In this final expression the period matrix τ ij and Kim are functions of the normalizable complex structure moduli, while T m ’s have to be considered as constants which play the role of external parameters.
Topological Strings and Quantum Curves
At larger coupling strength, the transmission delay is smaller and evidently plays less of a role in setting the period.
Self-Sustaining Oscillations in Complex Networks of Excitable Elements
The first and the second characteristic equations will play a fundamental role in the description of periodic solutions and their bifurcation sets (see Theorems 4.1 and 4.2 below).
Symmetric periodic solutions of parabolic problems with hysteresis
Hence the amount of radiation pressure acting on a wind is larger and plays a bigger role in driving the wind than the change of pulsation period.
Convective Core Overshoot & Mass Loss in Classical Cepheids: A Solution to the Mass Discrepancy?
We note that although the Kazanstev model is defined on the infinite domain r ∈ [0, ∞], it is anticipated (and verified below) that the periodic boundary conditions do not play a crucial role if it is ensured that the energy containing scales of the flow and the magnetic field are significantly smaller than 2π .
Magnetic dynamo action in random flows with zero and finite correlation times
Note that the variable αt plays the role of the quasi-momentum for the periodic Schr¨odinger operator with potential Vp extended to R by periodicity.
Random Unitary Models and their Localization Properties
In addition, the system has learned how to play with volatility ranges to trigger decisions and how to protect over-pro fits realized f or example in high volatile periods.
About the non-random Content of Financial Markets
Since the designment of each binary pseudorandom sequence of period N is essentially a partition of the residue class residue ZN, then, naturally, cyclotomy and generalized cyclotomy theories play important roles in this work.
Linear Complexity of Ding-Helleseth Generalized Cyclotomic Binary Sequences of Any Order
The (magnetic) Brillouin zone associated with the periodicity plays an role in this theory.
Fredholm Indices and the Phase Diagram of Quantum Hall Systems
Among these are previously identified periodic genes involved in the Notch/FGF and Wnt signaling pathways, as well as novel candidate genes that may play a role in regulating the segmentation clock.
The Cyclohedron Test for Finding Periodic Genes in Time Course Expression Studies
Therefore a priori, and in contrast to the non-interacting theory, periodic orbits do not play any particular role.
Many-Body Physics and Quantum Chaos
It therefore seems highly unlikely that environmental effects have played any role in leading to a periodicity in the rotational search band.
Power Spectrum Analysis of BNL Decay-Rate Data
After a delay time T the second pulse acts as a combined absorption and phase grating, where the nodes of the standing light field play the role of the ‘grating slits’ with a period of d = λL /2, while the phases of the matter waves get shifted by the dispersive light-matter interaction.
Testing spontaneous localization theories with matter-wave interferometry
Consequently, for orbital periods below one year relativistic spin precession is expected to play an important role in the timing observations.
Prospects for Probing the Spacetime of Sgr A* with Pulsars