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square off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v square off settle conclusively; come to terms "We finally settled the argument"
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Usage

In literature:

They all agreed that the sail in sight was a square topsail schooner standing off the land.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
She cut out a square of brown paper, in which a biscuit box had been wrapped, and marked squares off on it with a pencil.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
It is then squared off into a heap forty inches high and trodden down to thirty inches high.
"Mushrooms: how to grow them" by William Falconer
It didn't seem square to walk off and leave those girls, black and white, who were my friends.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
We saw them from the corner, three squares off, crowded with men even up in the riggings.
"A Confederate Girl's Diary" by Sarah Margan Dawson
It is square, and it has a wall all round it, to keep the pigs from falling off, of course.
"The Idler Magazine, Volume III, March 1893" by Various
A piece 12 inches long of 1/2-inch pipe is cut off and the ends squared.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
Roof the car with a piece of cardboard cut off square at one end and rounded at the other.
"Little Folks' Handy Book" by Lina Beard
Without off-saddling, we bivouacked where we were, forming square.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
It ain't acting the gentleman; it ain't the thing; it's off the square.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
The next morning, on his way downtown, Wanning got off the subway train at Astor Place and walked over to Washington Square.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
Cast on 70 stitches, knit back and forth plain until cloth is about 10 inches square, and bind off.
"Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet" by Anonymous
Jasper seized the remaining two, tossed them back of him, then squared off.
"Five Little Peppers at School" by Margaret Sidney
At a word of command from Oracus his warriors formed a hollow square about the escaping fugitives, and moved off as rapidly as they could.
"The Witch of Salem" by John R. Musick
She pushed off and paddled like a wild woman until she could weather the island under her square sail.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
Mr. Grimes lived in an old house in a rather shabby old street just off Washington Square.
"The Girl from Sunset Ranch" by Amy Bell Marlowe
The vines were sawed squarely off below the surface of the ground.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
A piece of the original tubing is now prepared, 7 or 8 inches long, with one end cut square off and the other closed.
"Laboratory Manual of Glass-Blowing" by Francis C. Frary
Shaking off the paralysis of despair, Nelson whipped up the Winchester and, as before, sighted squarely between those blazing, gemlike eyes.
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
In November of 1837 "Pickwick" was finished, and the event celebrated by a dinner "at the Prince of Wales" in Leicester Place, off Leicester Square.
"Dickens' London" by Francis Miltoun
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In poetry:

At Norton Green the tower stands well off road
And is a squareness meaning many things;
Nearest to us, the makers had abode
Beside the Northern road of priests and kings.
"The Square Thing" by Ivor Gurney
Before today my body was useless.
Now it's tearing at its square corners.
It's tearing old Mary's garments off, knot by knot
and see — Now it's shot full of these electric bolts.
Zing! A resurrection!
"The Kiss" by Anne Sexton
Lit like a two-tiered wedding cake
Carries its candles slowly off.
Now there is nothing much to look at.
Still nobody will move or speak —-
The bingo players, the players at love
On a square no bigger than a carpet
"On Deck" by Sylvia Plath
"So we squared 'er off afore it like a tower o' cloud,
Runnin' down the Tropics so lofty an' so proud,
Runnin' down the Tropics a sight she was to see,
But — it was them there flyin' kites of 'ers drowned Bill, said he.
"Flying Kites" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Inslee, McKenna Square Off In Debate.
Herbert and Cooke Square Off in First Debate.
Two new songs square off today.
President Obama and Mitt Romney will square off tonight in the first of three debates.
Senate incumbent Bill Nelson and Republican Connie Mack IV square off in their only scheduled - 9:37 am.
Giessel, Devon square off for Senate District N. November 26, 2012 4:12 pm.
50 Cent co-stars with Robert De Niro in "Freelancers" and Cuba Gooding Jr squares off against Dolph Lundgren in "One in the Chamber," also due out this week.
Incumbent Republican Congresswoman Judy Biggert squared off against her 11th District challenger, Democrat Bill Foster, in a congressional debate sponsored by ABC7 and the League of Women Voters on Saturday.
Supporters and opponents of gay marriage are already squaring off in a battle over an amendment to Indiana's constitution that could stretch until voters decide the issue in November 2014.
Pinecrest's Ryan McGuire and Union Pines' Justin Hall (right) squared off in the 182-pound bout.
Supporters of Lindsay Lohan, 26, and Christian LaBella, 25, the Republican congressional aide with whom she scuffled in the wee hours of Sunday morning at the W Hotel, are squaring off.
Hundreds square off at Orange School Board debate on LGBT equity .
Opponents and supporters of Del Mar's Proposition J have squared off at one another.
Kidd returns to the Izod Center Friday night to square off against his former team.
MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University hockey team squares off against the Alaska Nanooks tonight in Game 2 of the weekend series at 7:35 pm at the Berry Events Center in Marquette.
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In science:

An alternative method is weighted least squares (WLS) which allows one to account for non-random noise processes in the original data by premultiplying both sides of the design equation (our equation (3) plus the 14 offsets and rates) by a weighting matrix containing off diagonal elements.
Tests of relativity using a microwave resonator
When produced, scalefree perturbations fall off as δρ ρ ∝ l−2 (increase as the square of the wave number).
TASI Lectures on Dark Matter
The second order term is almost six orders-of-magnitude smaller resulting in ∼ 3.5 microarcseconds (µas) light deflection effect, and it falls off inversely as the square of the light ray’s impact parameter [51–54].
35 Years of Testing Relativistic Gravity: Where do we go from here?
Section XI.D using the cut-off on the transverse momentum squared, the polarized gluon contribution to the first moment of g1 is associated with two-quark jet t ∼ Q2 .
The Spin Structure of the Proton
Since we want to identify S := sgn(det(E )) with the signum that appears inside the absolute value under the square root in the definition of the volume, we can read off from eqn (6.22), that we still have to show sgn(det(E )) = sgn(det(Ej (S I ))).
Consistency Check on Volume and Triad Operator Quantisation in Loop Quantum Gravity II
By turning off either one of the SU(2) gauge coupling constants, there is an enhanced SU(4) global symmetry which forbids a square mass term for the Higgs.
Models of Little Higgs and Electroweak Precision Tests
We therefore mention another modified flux vacuum problem in which the off-diagonal entries xΘ of the Hessian matrix vanish, so that the Hessian matrix is purely holomorphic and |det H ∗H − |x|2Θ| = |det H ∗H | again becomes a perfect square which can be evaluated by the Wick method.
Counting String Vacua
Emission of a soft gluon q off these four partons is given by the square of the eikonal current.
QCD Review
The experimental dispersion relation was also measured along off-symmetry directions in the 2D Brillouin zone and Fig. 7 shows that the series results (black circles) compare very well with experimental data (red squares) for those directions too.
Excitation spectra and ground state properties of the layered spin-1/2 frustrated antiferromagnets Cs_2CuCl_4 and Cs_2CuBr_4
For any square matrix A = (ai,j ), define |||A||| = max1≤i 6=j≤n |ai,j |; that is, the maximum of the absolute values of the off-diagonal entries of A.
Limiting Laws of Coherence of Random Matrices with Applications to Testing Covariance Structure and Construction of Compressed Sensing Matrices
If we instead regulate the divergence by cutting off the integration at IR, we end up with a logarithm squared of that scale16 .
QCD for Collider Physics
One applies the spectral action principle, stating that the bare bosonic Euclidean action is the trace of the heat kernel associated with the square of the Dirac operator and is of the form Tr(f (D/Λ)); f is a cut-off function and Λ fixes the energy scale.
Highlights of Noncommutative Spectral Geometry
The task of rearranging the triangular symmetric beams on the a square grid is done by a group of 2 lenses working in an off-axis position.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
They proposed that gravity falls off at large distances faster than the inverse-square law.
FACTS AND IDEAS IN MODERN COSMOLOGY
The definition of the x and z variables for off-mass-shell partons is not unique; in Pythia the z = xb/xa of a branching tells how much the scattering subsystem invariant mass-squared is reduced by the branching.
QCD Event Generators
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