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  • GREAT HORNED OWL Rabbits constitute a favorite food when available. Poultry and other birds are also destroyed by this owl. Range: Eastern North America
    GREAT HORNED OWL Rabbits constitute a favorite food when available. Poultry and other birds are also destroyed by this owl. Range: Eastern North America
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Availment Profit; advantage.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Public telephones in Israel are no longer operated by tokens as they were in the past. They are now operated by magnetic cards known in Hebrew as a telecart (tel-eh-cart). These plastic cards, the same size and shape as a credit card, are available at post offices, some hotel reception desks, street kiosks and dispensing machines.
    • n availment Profit; efficacy; successful issue. Bailey.
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  • Daniel Francois Esprit Auber
    Daniel Francois Esprit Auber
    “Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.”
  • Ronald Reagan
    “It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available.”
  • Robert J. Ringer
    Robert J. Ringer
    “There's a basic human weakness inherent in all people which tempts them to want what they can't have and not want what is readily available to them.”
  • John Milton
    “Nor aught availed him now to have built in heaven high towers; nor did he scrape by all his engines, but was headlong sent with his industrious crew to build in hell.”
  • James Russell Lowell
    “There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “One of the benefits of a college education is to show the boy its little avail.”


To little avail - If something is to little avail, it means that, despite great efforts, something ended in failure, but taking comfort from the knowledge that nothing else could have been done to avert or avoid the result.


In literature:

But their cries and threats were of no more avail than had been the mother's tears and prayers.
"Historical Tales, Vol 5 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
He was willing; anxious to volunteer and offered himself in large numbers at every recruiting station, without avail.
"History of the American Negro in the Great World War" by W. Allison Sweeney
To it energy is available which is denied to the protozoon.
"The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays" by J. (John) Joly
The mere forcing of food into the stomach would avail little.
"Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry" by Pratt Food Co.
Priest, although in unison with the wishes of the King himself, were of little avail.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
However, I shall certainly avail myself of every occasion, which shall occur of doing so.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
While fortune places us then within striking distance, let us avail ourselves of it, to meet and talk over the tales of other times.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
A soil supplied with available plant food.
"The First Book of Farming" by Charles L. Goodrich
After much trading and discussing, the convention came to the conclusion that Abraham Lincoln of Illinois was the most "available" candidate.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
Sometimes tea was available, but frequently without sugar or milk.
"Through Palestine with the 20th Machine Gun Squadron" by Unknown
Even Johnny Russell's muse availed not, though it deserved a better fate.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
His example then is available for the imitation of the lowest not less than the highest.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
Then they sent down volley after volley from every available weapon.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
In time agone some mighty thing this place to wrack down drave, So much for changing of the world doth lapse of time avail.
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
At this time, however, the river was well flooded and only the bridges were available for crossing.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
The historian must use all available material, whether the result of his own researches or that of others.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
Native valor could avail but little against European discipline and art.
"Hernando Cortez" by John S. C. Abbott
But the time was come when neither the skill of the engineer nor the courage of the garrison could further avail.
"History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain." by William H. Prescott
Natural gas is available under a large part of the Transylvanian plateau.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
When a spring is not available water must be piped to this building.
"Ducks and Geese" by Harry M. Lamon

In poetry:

But what avails it to conceal
One charm, where nought but charms I see?
Their lustre then again reveal,
And let me, Myra, die of thee!
"To Myra" by James Thomson
As at a window of heaven thrown up,
All in a dazzling blaze are shown up,
Mellowing, ere our eyes avail,
To some soft enchanter's tale.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
These but lived their little hour,
Filled with pride and pomp and power;
What availed them all at last?
We shall pass as they have past.
"Processional" by Madison Julius Cawein
For strung by Duty's steady hand,
And thrilled by Love's warm touch,
Slight forms and simple names may serve
At need, to avail for much.
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
Behind the hill, behind the sky,
Behind my inmost thought, he sings;
No feet avail; to hear it nigh,
The song itself must lend the wings.
"The Foot-Path" by James Russell Lowell
Mistaken Marksman! now you may
Such idle bullets throw away;
For what avails your Pop-gun skill,
Your shot may wound—but hers can kill.
"To A Gentleman: Sitting Next to a Young Lady presents a Pop-Gun to the Author" by Samuel Bowden

In news:

Hereford-themed Christmas, note and thank you cards are available through online ordering.
I chose a month at random – July 1875 – from the admissions records of the Albany City Alms House available on
The beverages are available in Original, Green Grape, Mango, Guava, Pomegranate, Coconut and Sugar-Free varieties.
Then I moved away, and that option was no longer available.
The database includes voter history and political donations, supported by large amounts of publicly available consumer data.
The Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscayne has a fleet of new BMWs available for guests to test-drive for up to three hours through early June.
Powersports dealers will be the target sellers of the Gibbs Sports Amphibians, set to be available for consumer purchase later this year.
The new Quadski vehicle is being touted as the first commercially available.
Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the MPA 152 ENERGY STAR qualified, integrated Mini Power Amplifier .
Saul El Jaguar Alarcón Evidencias 3:20 Not Available Available on Dec 11, 2012.
A number of Manual Scan 's recordings are available today: Manual Scan 's US "Best of" compilation, All Night Stand, is available from Get Hip Records ( ), as is the Lost Sessions vinyl EP.
The new work platforms are available with dual-fuel engines, and diesel engines are available as an option.
While it is no longer available as a monthly subscription, all back issues are currently available from or by calling 1-800-488-0488.
Chapters with warehouse space available can take advantage of seeds that are available only for a limited time.
Available in freestanding, undermount and drop-in options, the tub is available in a variety of colors and finishes, from 59" to 73".

In science:

The same low-level security measures that are available to imperative code are also available to functional code: access-control lists, permissions, locks, exclusive channels, and so on.
Functional Programming and Security
Next, we consider the case when the uniform distribution on C (X) is not available and only a distribution P A on another module A is available.
Quantum wiretap channel with non-uniform random number and its exponent and equivocation rate of leaked information
When several more spin NR waveforms will be available, the spin EOB parameters (together with the nonspinning ones) should be explored and calibrated simultaneously against all the available NR waveforms.
Prototype effective-one-body model for nonprecessing spinning inspiral-merger-ringdown waveforms
Choosing the remaining arcs for A and A′ is equivalent to choosing a pair of disjoint configurations for trees on R in which there are xv points available for the targets of arcs entering v and dv points available for the sources of the arcs leaving v, for each v ∈ R.
The number of Euler tours of a random directed graph
The corresponds to replacing u and v by a single vertex v ′ which has dv points available for outgoing arcs and du + dv − 2 points available for incoming arcs.
The number of Euler tours of a random directed graph
Additionally, the system can also take into account the events generated by an interactive whiteboard when such a device is available. The teacher‟s writing on the whiteboard is also made available to the pupils.
U-Note: Capture the Class and Access it Everywhere
In addition, all these memory pages are backed by temporary “shared memory” file storage; therefore, the available space on the filesystem where these files are created limits the total amount of memory available to AppPot/UML VMs.
Batch-oriented software appliances
Left to right: The Hα intensity, Hα velocity and Hα velocity dispersion maps, and the available imaging (we show HST imaging if it is available otherwise we display the ground based K band imaging).
Integral Field Spectroscopy of 2.0
Left to right: The Hα intensity, Hα velocity and Hα velocity dispersion maps, and the available imaging (we show HST imaging if it is available otherwise we display the ground based K band imaging or the IRAC 3.6µm channel map.).
Integral Field Spectroscopy of 2.0
The availability of data resulting from the observation of an individual public behavior is arguably a weaker assumption than the availability of individual utility observations, which are often private.
Learning the Structure and Parameters of Large-Population Graphical Games from Behavioral Data
At each step of the algorithm, we say that a vertex is available if it hasn’t be classified yet and denote by A the set available vertices, that is A = U \ {OU T ∪ IN }.
Choose Outsiders First: a mean 2-approximation random algorithm for covering problems
As N increases, it approaches the above-mentioned ratio of (available DP units)/(available SP units), which further substantiates the conjecture made above that the code is “underway” to being compute-bound.
High-Order Discontinuous Galerkin Methods by GPU Metaprogramming
In light of that, a proper understanding of the intended scope of statistical inference calls for distinguishing the special cases where the loss function is part and parcel of the available substantive information from those that no such information is either relevant or available.
Why the Decision Theoretic Perspective Misrepresents Frequentist Inference: 'Nuts and Bolts' vs. Learning from Data
The quantity S stands for the entropy, which effectively controls how the available mean energy is spread over all the available energy levels (i.e. over the sites).
Freezing Transitions and Extreme Values: Random Matrix Theory, $\zeta(1/2+it)$, and Disordered Landscapes
Tests with hadrons are planned for the years 2014-15 and are depending on the availability of funding. • The DHCAL will test chambers built with newly available low-resistivity glass.
Calorimetry for Lepton Collider Experiments - CALICE results and activities