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sounding line

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sounding line (nautical) plumb line for determining depth
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sounding line a line having a plummet at the end, used in making soundings.
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Quotations

  • Keith Degreen
    Keith Degreen
    “To succeed means that you may have to step out of line and march to the sound of your own drummer.”

Usage

In literature:

We know too well that advice like this will sound like mockery to some who read these lines.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
He at once had the long-roll sounded, and his brigade formed on the color-line.
"From Fort Henry to Corinth" by Manning Ferguson Force
It was a long line of buzzing sounds like the swarming of bees.
"Bamboo Tales" by Ira L. Reeves
Do you like the sound of the line, "I wield the flail of the lashing hail"?
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
The last sound before the line went dead.
"The Monster" by S. M. Tenneshaw
LONDONDERRY has pledged his knightly word to be in the firing line when the trumpet sounds.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, April 29, 1914" by Various
Again a long line of fire flashed out ahead of him and again came the wailing sound.
"War and the Weird" by Forbes Phillips
A whistle sounded in the lines.
"The Kangaroo Marines" by R. W. Campbell
The bugle sounded "forward" and that line of cavalry started on a walk.
"How Private George W. Peck Put Down The Rebellion or, The Funny Experiences of a Raw Recruit - 1887" by George W. Peck
I have seen others with tears gushing from their eyes as they handled the sounding-line.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
The line lengthened and broadened with amazing rapidity; and presently a low moaning sound became audible.
"The Cruise of the "Esmeralda"" by Harry Collingwood
To take soundings with the hand lead-line.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
He was directed also to carry along a line of deep-sea soundings from the shores of Newfoundland to those of Ireland.
"Southern Literature From 1579-1895" by Louise Manly
See that log lines, sounding machine, etc., are in order for instant use.
"Lectures in Navigation" by Ernest Gallaudet Draper
A low moaning sound was heard, and a line of white could be made out at the foot of the cloud-bank.
"A Chapter of Adventures" by G. A. Henty
Presently a cluster of bells sounded and everybody fell into line along the outer edge of the beautiful building.
"A Modern Cinderella" by Amanda M. Douglas
Why, that was hardly such a sound as a human being would emit, being much louder, and along harsher lines.
"Jack Winters' Campmates" by Mark Overton
On August 25 gun shots sounded, in the timber behind the Shawnee lines.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
The sound of his lines is moulded into the expression of the sentiment, almost of the very image.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
The little firing on our part of the line was scarcely over, before we heard the sound of musketry come rolling down the line from the right.
"From the Rapidan to Richmond and the Spottsylvania Campaign" by William Meade Dame
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In poetry:

Yet never to the listener's eye
Has sight confirmed the sound;
A wavering birch line marks alone
The vacant pasture ground.
"Birchbrook Mill" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Lord, we adore thy vast designs,
Th' obscure abyss of Providence,
Too deep to sound with mortal lines,
Too dark to view with feeble sense.
"Hymn 109" by Isaac Watts
"Like childhood, listening for the sound
Of its dropped pebbles in the well,
All vainly down the dark profound
His brief-lined plummet fell.
"My Namesake" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Mother of heroes! if perfidy's blight
Fall on a star in thy garland of light,
Sound but one bugle-blast! Lo! at the sign
Armies all panoplied wheel into line!
"Freedom Or Queen" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The wind, south-west, raves in the pines
That guard my cottage round;
The sea-waves fall in stormy lines
Below the sandy cliffs and chines,
And swell the roaring sound.
"Sunday" by George MacDonald
I plod and peer amid mean sounds and shapes,
I hunt for dusty gain and dreary praise,
And slowly pass the dismal grinning days,
Monkeying each other like a line of apes.
"The Triumph Of Man" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

In news:

Sound like a line of dialogue from a "West Wing" script.
The Catalona Collection sounds like a line of designer clothes, or perhaps an assortment of fine fragrances.
It sounds a bit like an art student's trick: Can you create a recognizable portrait of someone with 12 lines.
It sounds a bit like an art student's trick: Can you do a recognizable portrait of someone with 12 lines.
Meyer Sound has announced the launch of its 24-hour worldwide technical consultation phone line, a new addition to the company's comprehensive customer support program.
Julie Christmas may have an innocent-sounding name, but as a front woman she's like a high-voltage line dancing on a wet sidewalk.
The AR-20 II 20- amp regulator from Furman Sound delivers 120 V of AC power to protect equipment from AC line voltage irregularities.
Parasound has introduced the model 7100 surround sound processor to its NewClassic line.
Meyer Sound launched a 24-hour worldwide technical consultation phone line in addition to the company's customer support program.
Readers sound off against iPads in classrooms, Gen Petraeus, the Cameron Park zip line and excessive trial costs.
Some no longer sticking by no-tax-hike pledge, but he isn't sounding a softer line.
It almost sounds like the story line of a made-for-TV movie.
Mississippi is losing more than 117-million dollars this year in on-line sales tax revenue MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports that collecting that money is much harder than it sounds.
Repeating sounds, syllables, words, or lines in a poem .
From the human sound box, "Jones" to Bobcat Goldthwait's erratic 'Zed' character I can almost quote their famous lines word for word.
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In science:

Panel (b): sound velocity to Fermi velocity ratio v/vF (v0 ≡ vF ) as a function of ρ0R3 ; blue line and red points are analytical and QMC results from Ref. 258 and 254 respectively.
Condensed Matter Theory of Dipolar Quantum Gases
Just before decoupling, R becomes large, cs goes to zero, and the comoving sound horizon (ds/a) becomes asymptotically constant, explaining the shape of the upper dashed line.
TASI Lectures on Cosmological Perturbations
Modes which are just crossing the sound horizon near η = ηdec are experiencing the boost caused by gravitational source terms in Eq. (73): this explains the first bump in the solid line.
TASI Lectures on Cosmological Perturbations
The zero point of oscillations follows −(1 + R)ψ, represented on the figure with a dashed line: this zero point reaches zero well inside the sound horizon.
TASI Lectures on Cosmological Perturbations
In Fig. 1, the solid line shows the resulting difference in squared sound speed, relative to the reference model.
Helioseismic determination of opacity corrections
Difference of the predicted sound speeds of metal rich (poor) models, compared with respect to the SSM prediction, full (dashed) line.
Helioseismology, solar models and solar neutrinos
The bottom-line: It should be clear that the Random Oracle Methodology is not sound; that is, the mere fact that a scheme is secure in the Random Oracle Model cannot be taken as evidence (or indication) to the security of (possible) implementations of this scheme.
The Random Oracle Methodology, Revisited
They calculate the energy of the sound wave by estimating the reduction of the vortex line length.
Reconnection and acoustic emission of quantized vortices in superfluid by the numerical analysis of the Gross-Pitaevskii equation
As described before, the amplitude of the sound wave depends on how much the quantum energy is transferred into the kinetic energy, in other words, the vortex line length is lost by the reconnection.
Reconnection and acoustic emission of quantized vortices in superfluid by the numerical analysis of the Gross-Pitaevskii equation
Illustration of the reachable set of a dynamical system (gray) from initial set X0 and a sound approximation of this (cells within bold black lines) on the left and a complete abstraction on the right.
Proofs for an Abstraction of Continuous Dynamical Systems Utilizing Lyapunov Functions
As always, a good test of the soundness of the modelling procedure is to compare Na abundances from lines of different strengths.
Non-LTE calculations for neutral Na in late-type stars using improved atomic data
Moreover, in our simulations, unlike those of Carlsson & Stein (1997), between the bottom boundary and the formation height of the Si i line there is the layer where sound and Alfv´en velocities are equal.
Magneto-acoustic wave energy from numerical simulations of an observed sunspot umbra
The dashed line is the relative difference between the sound speed in a standard solar model computed by Bahcall and Pinsonneault and that inferred by Basu (Basu et al. 1997) from a combination of oscillation frequency data obtained by Chaplin et al. (1996) and Tomczyk et al. (1995a,b) (from Bahcall et al. 2001).
Heliophysics gleaned from seismology
The additional dotted lines show the dependence of the ICM sound speed with the temperature.
Thermal and non-thermal traces of AGN feedback: results from cosmological AMR simulations
Let us consider a sound wave φ(~r, t) = φ0 exp(i~k · ~r − iω t) propagating in the plane xy normal to a vortex line along the axis z .
The Magnus force in superfluids and superconductors
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