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In point


  • A scotsman points the way to the cow for the kitten sitting in front of him
    A scotsman points the way to the cow for the kitten sitting in front of him
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • In point as near as can be; on the verge; about (see About prep., 6); as, at the point of death; he was on the point of speaking.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Frame 1: A boy is fishing. An older man points out the 'no fishing' sign. Frame 2: The older man is fishing in the same location Frame 1: A boy is fishing. An older man points out the 'no fishing' sign. Frame 2: The older man is fishing in the...

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado
    • In point apposite
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “There is no point in arguing about matters of taste.”
  • Catherine Drinker Bowen
    Catherine Drinker Bowen
    “In writing biography, fact and fiction shouldn't be mixed. And if they are, the fictional points should be printed in red ink, the facts printed in black ink.”
  • Constance Rourke
    Constance Rourke
    “In comedy, reconcilement with life comes at the point when to the tragic sense only an inalienable difference or dissension with life appears.”
  • Lionel Trilling
    “Being a Jew is like walking in the wind or swimming: you are touched at all points and conscious everywhere.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    “Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common therewith.”
  • Karl Marx
    “The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.”


Case in point - Meaning an instance of something has just occurred that was previously discussed. For instance, a person may have told another that something always happens. Later that day, they see it happening, and the informer might say, 'case in point'.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. punctumpungĕre, to prick.


In literature:

As the crisis approaches the troops must be drawn in nearer to the point of collision.
"Cavalry in Future Wars" by Frederick von Bernhardi
I have already pointed out that in girls the secondary sexual characters begin to make their appearance at an earlier age than in boys.
"The Sexual Life of the Child" by Albert Moll
Theological liberality affords a case in point.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
From a chain around his neck hung a five-pointed silver star with a spherical ruby in its center.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
A. cothurnata resembles in many points A. frostiana and it will afford the collector a very interesting study to note the points of difference.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
The Russian attack at this point in the night of the 7th of March, 1915, was typical of the fighting on this line in these weeks.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
In point of speed they showed some improvement over the older German ships, making 19.5 knots.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
They had, in point of fact, given themselves up.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
In Champagne the French continued to make progress, capturing important points in Moronvilliers Wood.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
Draw a map of the town or city in which he lives, giving location of the principal public buildings and points of special interest.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
The subject matter in a college course is too frequently so organized that it presents points of discrepancy between itself and the student.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
In point of eagerness the manner of his greeting of the newcomer left nothing to be desired.
"The Vagrant Duke" by George Gibbs
He cited a case in point.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
In speaking of love in man we have already touched on many points which differentiate it from that of woman.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
The decline in the fame of Fenimore Cooper is a case in point.
"A Manual of the Art of Fiction" by Clayton Hamilton
Cancer of the lip in pipe smokers is a case in point.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
In the case before us, however, He is satisfied with pointing to the dignity and power inherent in Him.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
The case of William Penn, if I remember rightly what he says in his "No Cross no Crown," would have been in point.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
For, in the first place, he must run to the point from which the tortoise started.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
This is the point where the stopping-out varnish comes in.
"A Treatise on Etching" by Maxime Lalanne

In poetry:

No point? No twist for you
in my white tunnel?
Let me speak plainly,
let me whisper it from the podium—
"The Angel Food Dogs" by Anne Sexton
As needles point towards the pole,
When touched by the magnetic stone;
So faith in Jesus, gives the soul
A tendency before unknown.
"The Lodestone" by John Newton
And I live in a land of stars and flowers,
White cliffs by a silvery sea;
And the pearly points of her opal towers
From the mountains beckon me.
"My Romance" by Madison Julius Cawein
It is easy to sit in the sunshine
And talk to the man in the shade;
It is easy to float in a well-trimmed boat,
And point out the places to wade.
"Preaching Vs. Practice" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Mortal, that will not look in trust beyond
The mist and darkness of this life, and see
How all points ever to the one great bond
Between thy God and thee.
"The First Primrose" by Alexander Anderson
Dawn points, and another day
Prepares for heat and silence. Out at sea the dawn wind
Wrinkles and slides. I am here
Or there, or elsewhere. In my beginning.
"Four Quartets 2: East Coker" by T S Eliot

In news:

What's new is – you can enjoy locally roasted and always fresh espresso in the new Harbour Pointe Coffeehouse, located in the lobby of Harbour Pointe.
The figure dropped from as high as 104 basis points in February 2011 and 98 basis points in April 2010.
Early morning voting is under way at Bishop Molloy Recreational Center on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012, in Point Lookout, N.Y.
Early morning voting is underway at Bishop Molloy Recreational Center on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012, in Point Lookout, N.Y. One of several voting locations that were created as a result of Superstorm Sandy.
Early morning voting is underway at Bishop Molloy Recreational Center on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012, in Point Lookout, N.Y.
ALLIANCE, Ohio — The Mary Hardin-Baylor football team held a 14-point lead early in the fourth quarter, but couldn't overcome 34 last-period points by Mount Union in a 48-35 loss in the NCAA Division III semifinals.
Produced by the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Run Racing, the Dana Point Turkey Trot is the nation?s sixth largest turkey trot in the country.
Even in their lone loss, the "D" gave up only 3-points and held Indiana State to under 200-yards NDSU leads the country in points allowed and total defense but the test this week is a little different.
On November 13, 2012, I attended the city council meeting here in Point Pleasant to address the issue of "the project" at 209 9th Street.
Baylor rallied from a 12-point deficit early in the second half and Acy scored seven straight points to push the Bears to a five-point lead with under 3 minutes to play.
A basketball player named Jordan led their team in points and made a pair of clutch free throws down the stretch.
3 K-State boasts 111-0 edge in points off TOs.
3 Kansas State, plus-20 in turnover margin, piling up 111-0 edge in points off turnovers.
Romero Osby had 16 points and 10 rebounds as Oklahoma nearly blew a 20-point lead in a 68-61 victory over Texas- El Paso in the opening round of the Old Spice Classic on Thursday night.
Sphinx Moth, part of Patty Trimble's 'Vanishing California' exhibit at Gallery Route One in Point Reyes.

In science:

In the RG language, the system renormalizes to some point on a line of RD fixed points (from this point of view, the RS states at δ = 0 represent critical points separating RD fixed points with opposite dimerization—see Fig. 2).
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
The integrand has in finite number of poles of order N lying in points ζ ′′ = (2n + 1)π/2 of the imaginary axis.
Tails of probability density for sums of random independent variables
We thank an unknown referee for raising the problem discussed in point 4 below.
Hyperhamiltonian dynamics
We are particularly interested in point (iii) since in our opinion the space dependence of the amount of stretching (and with it of the effective viscosity) is crucial, and compare [8, 9] for a discussion of this point in the context of the instability of laminar flows.
A simple model for drag reduction
We think that the removal of the CMC condition in point 5 is the most notable problem left open by our paper.
KIDs are non-generic
For instance, the proof below shows that in point 1 for any analytic manifold M which is simply connected, compact, with dim M ≥ 2 one can find a g with the required properties.
KIDs are non-generic
M as in point 3 which is compact (without boundary).
KIDs are non-generic
We start by noting that in dimension n = 3, an example of initial data as in point 3 can be obtained using vacuum Robinson-Trautman spacetimes with cosmological constant Λ (cf., e.g., ).
KIDs are non-generic
The regular transition from H− -solution to H+ -solution takes place in points of L± where H+ = H− .
Non-Singular Cosmology and Gauge Theories of Gravitation
In points i, j on a grid pressure P values, in points i + 0.5, j u x-velocity components and in points i, j + 0.5 v y-velocity components are placed.
Solution to two-dimensional Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations with SIMPLE, SIMPLER and Vorticity-Stream Function Approaches. Driven-Lid Cavity Problem: Solution and Visualization
Generalizing the rotor-router bugs above, consider a lattice Zd in which each point is equipped with a rotor — that is to say, an arrow which points towards one of the 2d neighboring points, and which can be incremented repeatedly, causing it to point to all 2d neighbors in some fixed cyclic order.
Goldbug Variations
The blow–up of this singularity gives a chain of P1 ’s intersecting in points.
An index for the Dirac operator on D3 branes with background fluxes
G | Fij = 1 this means that recurrence is point independent, or, in other words, that if a walker surely reaches a point j starting from a given point i, then it surely reaches any point k starting from any point h.
Random walks on graphs: ideas, techniques and results
The peaks occur at gate voltages where G changes stepwise because of a change in the number of occupied 1D subbands in point contact 1.
Thermo-Electric Properties of Quantum Point Contacts
The two statements in point 2 are equivalent, because following Plante the leaves in a compact co-oriented codimension one foliation have either exponential or polynomial growth.
A higher dimensional generalization of taut foliations