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Asperous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Asperous Rough; uneven.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • asperous Rough to the touch; uneven; harsh; severe.
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Quotations

  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “It is only persons of firmness that can have real gentleness. Those who appear gentle are, in general, only a weak character, which easily changes into asperity.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Asper (a.)

Usage

In literature:

The Merle twin was regretting these asperities.
"The Wrong Twin" by Harry Leon Wilson
Fortune shifted her favors and her asperities from one camp to the other.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume II. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Everything smacks of indiscipline, of disgust at the king's service, and of asperity towards one's self.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume VI. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
They inflict hard lessons in childhood, teach asperity in youth, and make us superstitious and silly in age.
"The Wing-and-Wing" by J. Fenimore Cooper
The trouble with them is that they are just a little too good, and when attacked defend themselves with asperity.
"Letters of Travel (1892-1913)" by Rudyard Kipling
It is in the case of women wage earners that these laws bear the peculiar asperity.
"What eight million women want" by Rheta Childe Dorr
He spoke with great asperity of Mr.
"Clarissa Harlowe, Volume 9 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
It is even conceivable that he might have injured it by some touch of asperity.
"A Wanderer in Holland" by E. V. Lucas
Grammarians of the last age direct, that an should be used before h; whence it appears that the English anciently asperated less.
"A Grammar of the English Tongue" by Samuel Johnson
The last of these has been treated by the Company with an asperity of reprehension that has no parallel.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
There is no scolding, no asperity of language, no irritation of manner about them.
"Notes and Queries, Number 56, November 23, 1850" by Various
Still, life at the capital had smoothed his many little asperities of manner.
"Stephen A. Douglas" by Allen Johnson
The doctor poured himself another cup of coffee and looked at Kenny with a shade of asperity.
"Kenny" by Leona Dalrymple
The maid must have been making some remarks displeasing to my lady, who was answering her with much asperity.
"The Passenger from Calais" by Arthur Griffiths
Him also, Agamemnon, King of men, In accents of asperity reproved.
"The Iliad of Homer" by Homer
The sun went down at last, and the soft shadows of night began to soften the asperities of the scene.
"Crusoe's Island: A Ramble in the Footsteps of Alexander Selkirk" by John Ross Browne
Asperity had given way to a great gentleness.
"The Hill of Venus" by Nathan Gallizier
Her face was pale and tired, her eyes hostile, and asperity was figured in the tight curve of her lips.
"The Churches of Paris" by S. Sophia Beale
Huc was a delightful companion; he had no asperity; on the contrary, he was full of jokes and merriment.
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur
We really wish that it had been permitted us to approach the argument without mingling with it any asperity.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 63, No. 389, March 1848" by Various
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In poetry:

Pause and ponder: who could write
A triolet or roundelay
While a Megatherium yawped all night
And a Hesperornis yamped all day,
While now and again the bray sonorous
Of Glyptodon Asper swelled the chorus?
"Extinct Monsters" by Eugene Field

In news:

Michelle and Mark Asper with baby Maci.
Jefferson, Mark Asper to roster.
Jefferson for undisclosed draft pick compensation and the claiming of Bills offensive lineman Mark Asper off waivers.
Oregon offensive lineman Mark Asper talks about a crazy week and finally winning the big one.
View full size AP Photo/Mark J Terrill Oregon QB Darron Thomas (center) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass as Oregon offensive linesman Mark Asper (left) and USC linebacker Shane Horton look on.
Public Safety Minister Vic Toews speaks at the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg's Rally for Israel at the Asper Jewish Community Campus gym Sunday afternoon.
HANDOUT PHOTO Eryn Kirshenbaum presents a cheque to Gail Asper Wednesday.
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In science:

When stress is applied in the [0001] direction, we find that dislocations nucleate in the corners of the asperity/substrate contact, as seen in Fig. 5 (a) and (b).
Asperity contacts at the nanoscale: comparison of Ru and Au
FIG. 5: (Color Online) Atomistic configuration during the compression of a Ru asperity (lower substrate) against a flat Ru surface at T=300 K.
Asperity contacts at the nanoscale: comparison of Ru and Au
The simulations were performed in a system composed of two substrates, one with a flat surface and the other with a parallel flat surface that has a single, roughly hemispherical, asperity.
Asperity contacts at the nanoscale: comparison of Ru and Au
We use plastic deformation of surface asperities as the physical model to bring critical velocities for sticking into accordance with experimental results.
Numerical determination of the material properties of porous dust cakes
The plastic deformation of small asperities on the surface of the grain is an easy way to dissipate the energy and increase the critical velocity.
Numerical determination of the material properties of porous dust cakes
Y is the yield strength of the deforming material and Vasp is the volume of the asperities that are flattened during the c ollision.
Numerical determination of the material properties of porous dust cakes
To calculate the dissipated energy we need to get the volume of asperities.
Numerical determination of the material properties of porous dust cakes
In our model the volume of the asperities deformed upon collision is very small.
Numerical determination of the material properties of porous dust cakes
When we assume surface roughness to be hemispheres with radii rasp = 1 nm, the fraction of the area occupied by the asperities is only about 2%.
Numerical determination of the material properties of porous dust cakes
We can thus still say that the molecular size asperities may be responsible for increasing the critical velocity.
Numerical determination of the material properties of porous dust cakes
We have shown that a numerical N-particle method for studying the properties of aggregates can be calibrated to experimental results by including the flattening of small asperities on the surface of the grain s, and by using critical displacements for rolling of grains consistent with measured values.
Numerical determination of the material properties of porous dust cakes
O, bi, bj ), O being the pro jection of the center of the asperity on the surface, bi and bj the unitary vectors of the fcc unit cell.
Analytical Approach to the Local Contact Potential Difference on (001) Ionic Surfaces: Implications for Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy
Setting x0 = y0 = 0 locates the asperity and therefore the tip on top of an anion, the reference ion within the defined unit cell.
Analytical Approach to the Local Contact Potential Difference on (001) Ionic Surfaces: Implications for Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy
Thus, even in the vicinity of the asperity, expression 18 can be used instead of ref..
Analytical Approach to the Local Contact Potential Difference on (001) Ionic Surfaces: Implications for Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy
The graph of the pro jection of σµ on the tip apex (areas (1) and (2)) is reported in fig.4 on top of an anion (positive charge density on the asperity) at a distance zµ = 4 ˚A from the surface and for R = 5 nm and Ra = 1 ˚A.
Analytical Approach to the Local Contact Potential Difference on (001) Ionic Surfaces: Implications for Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy
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