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size stick

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n size stick a mechanical measuring stick used by shoe fitters to measure the length and width of your foot
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Size stick a measuring stick used by shoemakers for ascertaining the size of the foot.
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Usage

In literature:

It is in the form of a zither of large size, played with padded sticks, and forms the foundation of these wandering bands.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
This they put around the end of a stick about the size and half the length of a walking cane.
"Lights and Shadows in Confederate Prisons" by Homer B. Sprague
One of them is provided with a stick about the size of a broomstick and about two feet long.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
He picked out a nice stick of convenient size, and started to return to the lodge.
"Forest Neighbors" by William Davenport Hulbert
Sho' nuf old Shep got hisse'f uh prime ellum stick fum ah good sized branch dat was forked.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States, From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
When sticks begin to blaze, add a few more of larger size and continue until you have a good fire.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
The sticks may or may not be drawn out a little thicker, according to the size of drop required.
"The Candy Maker's Guide" by Fletcher Manufacturing Company
Suit yourself as to the size, but settle on a size, and stick to it.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
Procuring a stick of proper size, I crossed over to the rear street, and stood back of the tent watching my opportunity.
"In The Ranks" by R. E. McBride
Weapons of war lay behind each group, just as they had been put down: shields, assegais, guns of all sorts and sizes, axes, knob-sticks.
"In the Whirl of the Rising" by Bertram Mitford
By doing it that way they could move good-sized branches which would afterwards cut up into several sticks.
"The Eagle's Nest" by S. E. Cartwright
Another fire can be built by placing three medium sized sticks in the shape of an Indian tepee or wigwam.
"Campward Ho!" by Unknown
In this case you should cut a stick the size of your finger about eight inches long.
"Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper" by Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
Places where the gold did not stick or which look gritty must be sized afresh and once more tooled.
"Practical Bookbinding" by Paul Adam
I told you it was a mere scratch, and I believe that a good-sized piece of sticking-plaster was all that was wanted.
"The Curse of Carne's Hold" by G. A. Henty
Then with these eight sticks let him make two oblongs of the same size.
"Home Occupations for Boys and Girls" by Bertha Johnston
There wasn't a church in Palermo worth shaking a stick at that I didn't know the size of, and have it all set down on paper.
"Vassall Morton" by Francis Parkman
It is at present a mass of sticks of different sizes matted together, and fresh tracks are all around it.
"Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2" by Maria R. Audubon
The bird's nest is built of loose sticks laid upon the rocky point, which is not broader than a good-sized tree stump.
"A Summer's Outing" by Carter H. Harrison
To sized paper the color does not stick so readily and for that reason often runs together.
"The Progress of the Marbling Art" by Josef Halfer
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In poetry:

And ere next night his story was the talk of Dawson Town,
But gone and reft of glory was the wrathful Major Brown;
For that ice-worm (so they told him) of such formidable size
Was - a stick of stained spaghetti with two red ink spots for eyes.
"The Ballad Of The Ice-Worm Cocktail" by Robert W Service

In news:

DUBUQUE, Iowa — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said Saturday that if he's elected, he wants "to carry the big stick " by increasing the size of the nation's military.
Their size made great, hearty sounds when hit with thick sticks.
Screeners also let a passenger who had a smoke bomb the size of a dynamite stick board a plane, the report said.
There is enough of a sample size to say that the Ravens' struggles to move the sticks on third down are officially a troubling trend, but they converted when it mattered Sunday.
Panda cubs are born about the size of a stick of butter and are delicate infants.
) If not, choose from the fonts that fit the criteria—Courier New and Times New Roman are common choices—and stick with the standard 12 point size.
I can understand Debra Roache sticking up for her son, but she might want to really get over it and move on (letter, Oct 10, "Son 'discriminated against,' didn't make team because of size").
View full size Lynn Ischay, The Plain Dealer A record-warm day in Northeast Ohio made it a perfect day for Gina Meyer, 18, of Hambden, to toss a stick into the Lake Erie water for her one-year-old Pit bull, Nuk'em.
View full size The Associated Press Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said that the Fed will stick with its plans to keep interest rates low in his report to Congress this morning.
View full size Rex Larsen The Grand Rapids Press Amber Walton, of Grand Rapids, look at details inside a sculpture made with coffee stir sticks displayed at Kendall College of Art and Design, 17 Fountain Street NW.
They are bite-sized pieces of cake dipped in chocolate, put on a stick and decorated for any occasion.
Cut sweet potatoes into French-fry-size sticks, about 3 inches long.
The constitutionality of protest rules was called into question after a tea party rally was allowed full-size flag poles and signs on wooden sticks, which antiwar protesters are often barred from using.
You can connect to any device, portable or not, via the projector 's HDMI jack, but it's primarily intended for use with the Roku Streaming Stick, a large thumb-drive-sized device costing about $100.
The chewable sticks are available in various lengths to accommodate different size drinks.
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In science:

Finally, the MC conductivity values normalized with the stick conductance Gs and fitted by Eq. (7) for the systems of size L/l = 20 and conductance ratios from Gj /Gs = 0.001 to 1000 are shown in Fig. 5(a).
From percolating to dense random stick networks: Conductivity model investigation
The stick breaking representation thus offers a flexible means of designing these cluster size distributions.
Gibbs Sampling for (Coupled) Infinite Mixture Models in the Stick Breaking Representation
Since the distribution on cluster sizes depends on the cluster label in the stick-breaking construction, P (Z ) will change if the number of data points assigned to a cluster changes.
Gibbs Sampling for (Coupled) Infinite Mixture Models in the Stick Breaking Representation
Additionally, in the stick-breaking construction the expected prior probabilities for a cluster (γ i /γ ) are size ordered.
Gibbs Sampling for (Coupled) Infinite Mixture Models in the Stick Breaking Representation
This study is important because the stick-breaking representation allows more flexible modeling of one’s prior beliefs, for instance the distribution over cluster sizes.
Gibbs Sampling for (Coupled) Infinite Mixture Models in the Stick Breaking Representation
However, sticking becomes much less efficient once grains reach the cm size range, resulting in much slower growth at these sizes.
From discs to planetesimals I: evolution of gas and dust discs
If we stick with our prescription of determining the size of the operator by EPl all the higher dimensional operators are small and irrelevant.
Have we tested Lorentz invariance enough?
The initially small, micron sized, dust grains (further referred to also as monomers) collide and stick to each other due to attractive surface forces (Johnson et al. 1971).
Numerical determination of the material properties of porous dust cakes
At the smallest sizes ∼< cm, chemical bonds and van der Waals forces enable grains to stick to one another.
Forming Planetesimals in Solar and Extrasolar Nebulae
In laminar disks, growth by sticking is expected to stall at ∼cm sizes.
Forming Planetesimals in Solar and Extrasolar Nebulae
When sticks to or grown on various surfaces, graphene adds only negligible thickness to the size of the underlying sample and forms an electrically and thermally conductive coating on it.
Graphene coatings: An efficient protection from oxidation
The map of CMB polarization can be represented with sticks of different size and orientation in different points of the map.
TASI Lectures on Cosmological Perturbations
Roughly speaking, the size and orientation of the sticks can be related to the magnitude and orientation of the quadrupole anisotropy in each point of the last scattering surface.
TASI Lectures on Cosmological Perturbations
In radio wavelengths the situation is in more doubt, because there is not a good standard stick such as the optical galaxy size (which is stable for a sufficiently long time).
FACTS AND IDEAS IN MODERN COSMOLOGY
On the angular size-distance relation there are different results according to the different ”standard-sticks” used (sec. 4.1.2.).
FACTS AND IDEAS IN MODERN COSMOLOGY
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