About as useful as a chocolate teapot - Someone or something that is of no practical use is about as useful as a chocolate teapot.
Alike as two peas - If people or things are as alike as two peas, they are identical.
Angry as a bear - If someone is as angry as a bear, they are very angry.('Angry as a bear with a sore foot' is also used.)
Angry as a bull - If someone is as angry as a bull, they are very angry.
As a rule - If you do something as a rule, then you usually do it.
As cold as ice - This idiom can be used to describe a person who does not show any emotion.
As cold as stone - If something is as cold as stone, it is very cold. If a person is as cold as stone, they are unemotional.
As cool as a cucumber - If someone is as cool as a cucumber, they don't get worried by anything.
As good as new - If something has been used but is still in extremely good condition, it is as good as new.
As mad as a hatter - This simile means that someone is crazy or behaves very strangely. In the past many people who made hats went insane because they had a lot of contact with mercury.
As mad as a wrongly shot hog - (USA) If someone is as mad as a wrongly shot hog, they are very angry. (Same as, Angry as a bear or Angry as a bull).
As much use as a chocolate fire-guard - A fire-guard is used in front of a fireplace for safety. A chocolate fire-guard is of no use. An alternative to 'As much use as a chocolate teapot'.
As much use as a chocolate teapot - Something that is as much use as a chocolate teapot is not useful at all.
As much use as a handbrake on a canoe - This idiom is used to describe someone or something as worthless or pointless.
As neat as a new pin - This idiom means tidy and clean.
As Philippina was as silent as the tomb and looked at him so tensely, he began to speak.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
But, as I said, as soon as I get on, you must come to Brunford to live with me, and then we can work together.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
And Gluck climbed to the brink of the Golden River and its waves were as clear as crystal, and as brilliant as the sun.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Her hair was a black as a gipsy's, and her face as brown as a berry.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
He is as generous as the sun, and as just as he is generous.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
A bird as big as a sparrow, or a quadruped as large as a shrew-mouse, could have been seen upon any part of it.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Dolby is as tender as a woman, and as watchful as a doctor.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
As for enlarging it so as to embrace Tanqueray's wife as well as Tanqueray, Jane simply couldn't.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Is to sail along it, or within sight, as much as possible, or as close as danger will permit.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
You, of course, have known me as long, and are at any rate as capable of loving as I am.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
I must bear it as well as I can, and as long as I must.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
He was as dumb, as immovable, and as white as a block of marble.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
A man is bound to take a woman's decision against him, bear it as he may, and say as little against it as possible.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
The defensive line should be held by as few troops as possible in order that the force for the offensive may be as large as possible.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
The stairs are as broad as the staircase of a castle, and as steep as if they led to a church-tower.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
You can hardly understand how anybody as lonely as myself appreciates such kindness as yours.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
They are to be obeyed as magistrates; precisely as parents are to be obeyed as parents, husbands as husbands.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
It was as brown and as faded as the other papers, with writing as pale and as illegible.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
At any rate I will live as becomes papa's daughter, as long as he approves and I have the power.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
It did not seem as heavy as Fate, not as heavy as a coffin.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
World as light as feather;
Rainbow tints together,
As it plays.
"The Bubble" by William Allingham
She is as wise as Hippocrates,
As beautiful as Joseph,
As sweet-voiced as David,
As pure as Mary.
"Her Nails" by Edward Powys Mathers
So if I,
When I die,
May as uncomplainingly
Drop aside as now you do,
Write of me, as I of you:--
"A Worn-Out Pencil" by James Whitcomb Riley
Till the French and the Dutch
Have quitted the seas,
And then send as much
And as oft as you please.
"On The High Price Of Fish" by William Cowper
And again I looked behind,
As I rode,--
Dark as night and swift as wind,
Towering, he rode behind,
As I rode.
"The Headless Horseman" by Madison Julius Cawein
Oh! had I ne'er beheld thee
How calm my life had flown!
As cold, as pure and tranquil
As some fair vale unknown;
"Song.—Oh, had I ne'er beheld thee" by Louisa Stuart Costello
Krissy Schwerin dressed as Ursula, Jay Schwerin as King Triton, August Schwerin as Flounder, Ruby Schwerin as Ariel and Valerie Rios as Chef Louie.
Yes, this does qualify as news, and will continue to as long as 20 million crazed twihards still think it qualifies as news.
ROYAL PAINS — 416 — Pictured: (l-r) Charley Koontz as Owen, Paulo Costanzo as Evan Lawson, Mark Feuerstein as Dr Hank Lawson, Michael B Silver as Ken Keller — (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network).
We also recognize that the new hire might do things differently than us, but we're open to new approaches as long as they are as efficient as what we have in place.
James Nesbitt as Bofur, Martin Freeman, front, as Bilbo Baggins, Stephen Hunter as Bombur, Graham McTavish as Dwalin, William Kircher as Bifur, and Jed Brophy as Nori in the fantasy adventure.
The Qualia owner and roaster views coffee beans not as a drug for early risers but as a perishable agricultural product that needs to be treated as respectfully as any other gourmet kitchen ingredient.
Crookston School District voters had the power on Election Day to add as many as three new members to the Crookston School Board in 2013, or as few as one new member.
Pumpkins have been looking at me funny every Halloween for as long as I can remember, so as far as I'm concerned, they had this coming.
As far as the imagery is concerned, I was inspired by the events in the rehearsal room and created a large number of textures as well as many background loops relevant to the show.
If it's true that the journey is at least as important as the destination, if the process matters as much as the result, then I can say in all honesty that I am a good fisherman.
These are the life-size words posted throughout Johannesburg, the billboards as frequent as mile markers, displayed on side roads such as Rivonia and highways such as the N1.
Of course, few people were on Earl's level -- as a musician, as a band leader, as a teacher, as an inspiration, as a person who could spread joy throughout a space as easily as he could spread a smile across his face.
As mayor of Saranac Lake, you have accomplished a number of projects that have improved Saranac Lake, not only as a great place to live but as a village that people like to visit as well.
EWEEK Labs takes a look at the areas of synergy--such as database and operating systems--as well as areas of overlap --such as development.
Learning to paddle board is not as easy as it looks as Dustin Voorhees, left, learns to balance as Cove Fylpaa cruises on by on Tuesday afternoon on Lake Bemidji.
During the computation the solver will try to avoid as much as possible backtracking either by postponing goals or by pushing as much as possible of the backtrack points into the CLP-constraint store which is constructed during the derivation.
As in Figure 12, the evolution during the burst is shown by the arrows, ﬁrs t the atmosphere spins down as ﬂux increases, then spins back up as burning proceeds, increasing the mean molecular weight, and as the atmosphere cools.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
We have seen that for ﬁnite (large enough) number of particles N, S = 0 ground state dominance is expected in the dilute M → ∞ limit, as long as the spin-zero two-body coupling is at least as large as the spin-one coupling, C0 ≥ C1 .
Spin Structure of Many-Body Systems with Two-Body Random Interactions
If the interior three-sphere radius is a ≫ R, giving an interior volume going as a3, the semiclassical Einstein equations imply that the radiation energy density must go as a−2 in Planck units at the moment of maximum expansion, so the temperature T goes as a−1/2 and the entropy density goes as T 3 or as a−3/2 .
Defining Entropy Bounds
An ob jective in the following is to have hypotheses as weak as possible (chain complexes), and conclusions as strong as possible (2-deformation, which is probably stronger than simple homotopy).
Dual 2-complexes in 4-manifolds
They are not expected to depend on the strength of the random ﬁeld, as long as it is non-zero, or the distribution used for the random ﬁelds, as long as it is symmetric.
Computer Science in Physics
An inspection of their Table 3 shows that all very young star formation regions are associated with compact IR sources, as is particularly the case for other Magellanic H ii blobs, such as N159-5, N81, and N88A (Heydari-Malayeri et al. 1999 a,b,c), as well as for many Galactic H ii regions.
HST study of the LMC compact star forming region N83B
This self-tuning implies that the control parameter is regulated towards the instability as long as the system is not spontaneously oscillating, while it is automatically stabilized as soon as oscillations are detected.
Mechanical oscillations at the cellular scale
As soon as the critical point Cc is reached, the system starts to oscillate and the decrease of C is halted as soon as the typical oscillation amplitude is of the order of magnitude δ, |x1 | ∼ δ .
Mechanical oscillations at the cellular scale
When Y gets as large as t2 the preferred value of ∆t becomes as large as t and the perturbative part of the model ceases to make physical sense.
Diffusion corrections to the hard pomeron
There are then gradients in density both along the long axis of the cylinder (which is the symmetry axis) as well as in the radial direction. A 2-gradient SCF theory is more powerful as it allows for cylindrical symmetric shapes of the chain such as ellipsoids, however the calculations are much more CPU intensive.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
FIG. 2: The same ZFC data as in Fig. 1 as well as data taken at H = 11 T, corrected for the critical scattering contribution, plotted as the logarithm of the intensity versus the logarithm of t.
Order Parameter Criticality of the d=3 Random-Field Ising Antiferromagnet Fe(0.85)Zn(0.15)F2
Of course, the pressure equilibrium conﬁguration is valid as an initial condition for numerical simulations or as a case study for theoretical analyses, just as Gaussian random ﬂuctuations are in studies of turbulence or Cosmology, but they are not to be interpreted as realistic representations of the ISM.
The nonlinear development of the thermal instability in the atomic ISM and its interaction with random fluctuations
An anti-superalgebra could then be As = As+ ⊕ As− a k-vector space of even and odd elements belonging respectively to As+ and As−, equipped with an associative product such that aa′ ∈ As− iff a and a′ are both even or both odd and aa′ ∈ As+ otherwise.
Coassociativity breaking and oriented graphs
If, in fact, we take the fraction of inelastic collisions to be as large as 9% we still ﬁnd, for ρ, the value 0.4 × 10−8 which is about half as large as what we calculated.
On the Theory of Collisions between Atoms and Electrically Charged Particles