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tool around

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v tool around ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it "We tooled down the street"
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Usage

In literature:

He led the way around the house to the tool shed.
"The Riverman" by Stewart Edward White
Around the barraque the carpenters (the foreman ever glimmering among them) were hurriedly collecting tools.
"Through Russia" by Maxim Gorky
As the actress had been a willing tool in the cunning hands of Chauvelin, so were probably all these people around her.
"The Elusive Pimpernel" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Dr. Elkins himself came after him and let him set around in the tool room.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
I began to paw around an' discovered a rusty old brain among my tools.
"A Man for the Ages" by Irving Bacheller
He messed around with his tool bag and explored the carburetter again and again until two hours had elapsed without result.
"Potash & Perlmutter" by Montague Glass
Astro picked up his heavy belt of tools and strapped them around his waist.
"Stand by for Mars!" by Carey Rockwell
It is an ugly, dangerous tool, more to be feared when lying around than when in use.
"Carpentry for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
Nothing, however, can take the place of the hand tools for getting among and around the plants.
"Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses" by M. G. Kains
They don't look like tools that have been lying around in an old quarry.
"The Boy Scout Treasure Hunters" by Charles Henry Lerrigo
She glanced around, perplexed, more so when he went down on his knees and ran his fingers along one of those ancient tool marks.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
The red-headed man walked around the car, scratched his chin, and drew out certain assorted tools.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
On the top floors or around the building should be arranged workshops, where the use of tools and machinery could be taught.
"The Philosophy of Teaching" by Nathaniel Sands
The writer is busily at work upon his manuscript and scattered around him are the tools of his trade.
"Books Before Typography" by Frederick W. Hamilton
Resuming her long-neglected tools, she set to work once more, stimulated by the new scenes and subjects around her.
"The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Or,Three Roads In Life" by Charles James Lever
They wore light harnesses around their bodies, and two of them were carrying tools.
"The Secret of the Ninth Planet" by Donald Allen Wollheim
Then I put up my tools, and walked back proudly around the circle.
"The Idyl of Twin Fires" by Walter Prichard Eaton
I don't see how he makes any money tooling people around in this auto.
"Nan Sherwood at Lakeview Hall" by Annie Roe Carr
And it was that tool house that made me go around to the back.
"Fast Nine" by Alan Douglas
There are tool marks all around the lock.
"The Moon Destroyers" by Monroe K. Ruch
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In news:

You can't beat the versatility and convenience of having another vehicle for tooling around town.
Paula Barbour Here are 10 Power Tool Ideas from All Around the Farm.
This time around, the focus is on loop-based and DJ tools for everyone's favorite smartphone.
If you tool around the neighborhood with wheels on your feet, you should accept the simple fact that you've appreciably increased your risk of falling.
But as we have developed our mathematical tools with increased sophistication, we have in turn improved our ability to understand the world around us.
We admit we tool on Robert Pattinson pretty hard around here sometimes, but it's less about him and more about his taste in women and the annoying movie franchise that is 'Twilight.
Residents in the Toledo's Old Orchard neighborhood will have a new and faster tool to find out about the crime happening around them.
The nearly seven million tourists who make their way to Marshall County each year now have a new tool to show them around town.
ICivics' latest online tool helps students build literacy and argumentation skills by crafting polished essays around a range of exciting civics topics.
Contractors and skilled trades people around the world want tools they can count on to do their jobs and projects reliably, quickly, and with confidence.
Increasing the number of relaxation tools around the house may prove effective at reducing stress.
Increasing the number of relaxation tools around the house may prove effective at reducing, Health & Fitness.
Hercules Seals On Demand gives you the ability to source custom manufactured products with a short turn-around time and with no tooling costs.
We decided that we needed a way to capture users' knowledge about the tools and share that knowledge with other users around the company.
A tool that's been employed to hunt submarines and study clouds may change the way air is monitored around your dairy.
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In science:

The weight of the tool was chosen around 10% of the weight of the shell to avoid any relevant stress on the glass around the inner ring.
Calibration of force actuators on an adaptive secondary prototype
Therefore, we used the CIAO tool mkpsf to obtain images of the PSF at a finer grid of off-axis and azimuthal angles around the ACIS array.
The Properties of X-ray Luminous Young Stellar Objects in the NGC 1333 and Serpens Embedded Clusters
RoboComp is a component-oriented framework built around a component model, a communications middleware, a repository structure and a set of tools used for developing and deploying components.
Improving the lifecycle of robotics components using Domain-Specific Languages
The emission of lepton pairs around and below the φ-meson mass, offers both a stringent test of the hydrodynamic description of the hadron phase and a tool to study the effects of medium on the properties of vector mesons.
Hydrodynamic Models for Heavy Ion Collisions
For instance, the hadroproduction of J/ψ or Υ with a heavy-quark pair [30, 33] appears to be a new valuable tool to separately probe the CS contribution, at least dominant at low-PT (below 15 GeV/c), as well as the study of the hadronic activity around the quarkonium (see section 5).
Perspectives on heavy-quarkonium production at the LHC
Considering that it must vanish in the limits Q2 → 0 and Q2 → ¥, but peaks around 1 GeV2, it serves as a measure of QCD complexity, and provides a unique tool to study the transition from perturbative to non-perturbative behaviour.
Low Q2 Measurement of g2p and the LT Spin Polarizability
These tools free one from the need to carry out lengthy Monte Carlo calculations, which in the case of a discovery at 5σ significance could require simulation of around 108 measurements.
Asymptotic formulae for likelihood-based tests of new physics
We introduce all the relevant technical tools, namely simplicial and cyclic ob jects, and we provide the various steps of the proofs, which are scattered around in the literature.
Free loop space and homology
Expansions around the large-N limit are a mathematical tool to study statistical models and quantum field theories characterized by invariance under a certain (local or global) group G of transformations of their internal degrees of freedom, whose number is related to a parameter N .
SU(N) gauge theories at large N
Theoretical work on strongly coupled quantum field theories, borrowing tools from superstring theory, established a lower limit around 1/4π for the specific shear viscosity η/s of the QGP (21) (see Chpt. 2).
Collective flow and viscosity in relativistic heavy-ion collisions
The tools we develop provide an elegant description of certain Gaussian distributions around lattice points.
New Lattice Based Cryptographic Constructions
Because of the background’s sharp drop-off around α = 0.5, this variable is potentially useful as a diagnostic tool for analyzing two jet events and cleanly separating signal events from QCD.
Dijet Searches for Supersymmetry at the LHC
More recently, it is recognised that much present use of spreadsheets is as data manipulation and reporting tools used to bypass the controls around IT development.
Information and Data Quality in Spreadsheets
This paper bases on tools and ideas around weakly systolic complexes introduced and developed by the author in [Osa10].
A construction of hyperbolic Coxeter groups
The scheme is designed around the three steps for FBSDEs in Peng, namely listing out the variational equation, obtaining the variational inequality and utilizing some key mathematical tools to finish the procedure.
A maximum principle for forward-backward stochastic Volterra integral equations and applications in finance
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