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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Left-off Laid aside; cast-off.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are mirrors on the moon. Astronauts left them so that laser beams could be bounced off of them from Earth. These beams help give us the distance to the moon give or take a few metres.
    • left-off Laid aside; no longer worn; as, left-off clothes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bananas are one of the few fruits that ripen best off the plant. If left on the plant, the fruit splits open and the pulp has a "cottony" texture and flavor. Even in tropical growing areas, bananas for domestic consumption are cut green and stored in moist shady places to ripen slowly.
    • adj Left-off laid aside
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  • Charles Lamb
    “He has left off reading altogether, to the great improvement of his originality.”
  • Clare Boothe Luce
    “I don't have a warm personal enemy left. They've all died off. I miss them terribly because they helped define me.”
  • Thomas A. Edison
    “I start where the last man left off.”
  • Walter Gropius
    Walter Gropius
    “If your contribution has been vital there will always be somebody to pick up where you left off, and that will be your claim to immortality.”
  • Sydney Smith
    “Heat, ma am! It was so dreadful here that I found there was nothing left for it but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones.”


In literature:

Adopt the baby of a woman as 'd gone off 'n' left it!
"Susan Clegg and Her Friend Mrs. Lathrop" by Anne Warner
She has left off mourning, and is as gay as ever.
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
I left the boards off the old well in the pasture, and the pretty new calf fell in and got drowned.
"The Turtles of Tasman" by Jack London
He did not, but he left off with only three points to make.
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell
I hope that your nephew, now that he wears the King's coat, has left off talking as he did when he was a boy!
"Foes" by Mary Johnston
She had left off her beads, but had not replaced them by a collar.
"The Lee Shore" by Rose Macaulay
The faint, far-off shadow of a sweetheart, long since left behind, failed to supply him a motive.
"The Furnace of Gold" by Philip Verrill Mighels
He had left off playing, and was standing back, near one of the windows.
"The Chink in the Armour" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
The only real desire left her was that she might crawl off somewhere and die in peace.
"The Heart of the Desert" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
Why should he have left his bride at the church door and gone off to America?
"The Wedge of Gold" by C. C. Goodwin
Just before Noyon we turned off to the left and halted for half an hour at Landrimont, a little village full of big trees.
"Adventures of a Despatch Rider" by W. H. L. Watson
On the 22d of October, 1801, he left the flagship and set off for his new home in Surrey.
"The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2)" by A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
And then they left off coming.
"A Lost Leader" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Bunker Blue must have left the brakes off.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue on an Auto Tour" by Laura Lee Hope
Squirrel Island, off to the left, disappears like it had gone to the bottom.
"On With Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Radmore was his secret hero; and now, to-night, he asked himself painfully, why had his hero left off loving Betty?
"What Timmy Did" by Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
Maria had left off her mourning.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
It was very cold, and the snow, which had never quite left off, was falling now only in single, big, wandering flakes.
"The Way of the Wild" by F. St. Mars
You took things up where Morrow left off.
"The Settling of the Sage" by Hal G. Evarts
One time my missus went off on a visit and left me at home.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various

In poetry:

The foe rode close behind me!
I lost the day for this—
I sprang from off my stallion
And left on him a kiss.
"The Warrior Maid" by Anna Hempstead Branch
The sea has left the strand—
In their deep sapphire cup
The waves lie gathered up,
Off the hard-ribbed sand.
"Noonday" by Frances Anne Kemble
Wearied at last, it flew off sadly,
Back to the cage's open door,
Back to the home it left so gladly
Only a little hour before.
"The Captive" by John Lawson Stoddard
The "slaves" at length a refuge found,
Until the snow had left the ground—
When off they marched for Canada,
Protected by Victoria!
"The Two Fugitives" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
And, as thou takest off thy clothes,
All but thy shirt, to seek repose,
Think how thy all must be resign'd,
Besides thy shrowd, and left behind.
"Things, To Be Consider'd, And Made Use Of, When Night Comes" by Rees Prichard
When Orpheus sweetly did complayne
Upon his lute with heavy strayne
How his Euridice was slayne,
The trees to heare
Obtayn'd an eare,
And after left it off againe.
"When Orpheus Sweetly Did Complayne" by William Strode

In news:

After winning last year's title, the Wildcats picked up right where they left off, crushing visiting Southern Illinois, 72-46, Saturday night in Round 2 action at Bramlage Coliseum.
After a two-week break, the trial resumed today with the defense picking up where it left off: - 3:25 pm.
Newt Gingrich is not amused at being left off the Virginia primary ballot, Rick Perry is suing, and some in the state are sympathetic.
FAIRBANKS —The Monroe Catholic High School boys basketball team picked up Tuesday night where it left off last March, when it captured the Class 3A state championship.
The Houston Astros took hard-throwing reliever Josh Fields from the Boston system Thursday with the overall first pick in the draft of players left off 40-man rosters.
(AP) The Houston Astros took hard-throwing reliever Josh Fields from the Boston system Thursday with the overall first pick in the draft of players left off 40-man rosters.
Tyrese Gibson on Filmmaking and Picking Up Where Jodeci Left Off.
There's an easy remedy available to wanna-be contenders who've been left off the short list, says Light.
Parfitt, a Third Team All-Central selection after recording a team-leading 41 goals and 61 points last winter, has picked up where he left off offensively last season.
American fare, however, has largely been left off the table until recently.
Rosie's by any other name smells just as sweet for the many dedicated patrons anxious to pick up where they left off a year ago.
When we left off, Vinny and Sammy began their surely escalating argument over who has to room with The Situation.
Picking up where he left off in his previous memoir, A Lion's Tale, WWE wrestler Chris Jericho talks about his experience in the world of World Wrestling Entertainment in his sequel memoir, Undisputed.
Waldie's first collaboration, left off.
Adler picks up where '80s left off.

In science:

That is, single Higgs-strahlung production with the Higgs decaying to b¯bb¯b via two off-shell Z ∗ bosons. 4. e+e− → Z h/H → b¯bZ ∗Z → b¯bb¯bZ, first(first) from the right(left) in the first(second) row of topologies in Fig. 2 of Ref. .
Double Higgs production at TeV Colliders in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model
That is, single Higgs-strahlung production with the Higgs decaying to b¯bb¯b via two off-shell Z ∗ bosons. 4. e+e− → Z h/H → b¯bZ ∗Z → b¯bb¯bZ, first(first) from the right(left) in the first(second) row of topologies in Fig. 2 of Ref. .
The Higgs Working Group: Summary Report
If the network fails or the node crashes Windows will resume the installation where it left off.
Cluster Computing White Paper
The rate equation is numerically integrated to determine the number of atoms, NWLS, left in the MOT at time tT, the point at which the MOT is turned off.
Loading a vapor cell magneto-optic trap using light-induced atom desorption
The potential was switched off and the condensates left to expand over a period of 40ms after which time they overlapped.
The Theory of Atom Lasers
Finally we would like to note that, once the UV cut-offs of pNRQCD are fixed, no ambiguity is left in the definition of pNRQCD.
NRQCD, Effective Field Theories and Potential Models
Prominent among these are the polarization studies, which we will review below, but the full range of “pA” and “AB” collisions planned at RHIC will pick up where programs at the ISR and Tevatron left off.
Summary: Working Group on QCD and Strong Interactions
Figure A.1: Comparison of possible neutrino fluxes (left) and energies (right) from pion decays as a function of pion energy, at four off-axis angles for the SciBar detector.
Bringing the SciBar Detector to the Booster Neutrino Beam
M-rpA( raeY lacsiF esenapaJ Figure 5: Left: T2K neutrino beam energy spectrum for different off-axis angle θ .
Future neutrino oscillation facilities
Duration of the C-type (left panel) and M-type (right panel) stellar phases as a function of the turn-off stellar mass in LMC clusters (Girardi & Marigo 2006), compared to predictions of various synthetic TPAGB models.
Population synthesis models including AGB stars and their ingredients
Fig. 3. (color online) Away-side pro jections of a strip of width 0.7 radians for (left) d+Au and (right) 0-12% ZDC Triggered Au+Au. Off-diagonal pro jection (solid) is (∆φaT − ∆φbT )/2 and on-diagonal pro jection (open) is (∆φaT + ∆φbT )/2 − π .
Three Particle Correlations from STAR
Figure 7 (left) shows the dependence of the angle of the off-diagonal peaks on associated particle pT .
Three Particle Correlations from STAR
The lack of dots in the left half of the bottom spectrum is a wonderful demonstration of photonic OH suppression; the region to the bottom right was not suppressed. Some of the suppressed region falls off the detector to the left.
Anglo-Australian Observatory February 2009 newsletter
Hence, we can read off that we are left with a Z2 × Z6 symmetry.
Patterns of remnant discrete symmetries
We left off the indices on the determinant term both for brevity and to emphasize that it is a determinant and therefore a scalar - it has no indices.
A Simple Introduction to Particle Physics Part II