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  • The Lowther Arcade
    The Lowther Arcade
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Arcadic the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken by Arcadians
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Namco, who are the manufacturers of Pac Man the video game, has estimated that the original arcade game has been played over 10 billion times by individuals
    • Arcadic Of or pertaining to Arcadia; pastoral; ideally rural; as, Arcadian simplicity or scenery.
    • Arcadic the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken by Arcadians.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Pac-Man, Namco's 1979 arcade game, was originally called "Puck Man". The name was changed when they realized that vandals could easily scratch out part of the letter "P".
    • arcadic Same as Arcadian.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Arcadius, Arcadicus, fr. Arcadia,: cf. F. Arcadien, Arcadique,


In literature:

The first object that took their particular attention was the Burlington Arcade.
"Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II." by Pierce Egan
It wa'n't an hour later that I runs across Izzy Budheimer down in the Arcade.
"Torchy, Private Sec." by Sewell Ford
On my way through the arcade I'd stopped at the cigar counter and invested in a couple of Fumadoras with fancy bands on 'em.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
The pleasant days are gone that I dreamed away beneath the green arcades of the fair Elm City.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No 3, September, 1862" by Various
Ferrara has a large public square, and regular streets with arcades.
"Lucretia Borgia" by Ferdinand Gregorovius
It pulled up at an arcade entrance.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
Coni, a neat arcaded town, deserves mention for the beauty of its situation, and the fine Alpine panorama which it commands.
"Itinerary of Provence and the Rhone" by John Hughes
The space below the windows is occupied by a rich cornice, an elegant arcade, and a stone seat.
"The New Guide to Peterborough Cathedral" by George S. Phillips
The string-course above the main arcade has the billet moulding.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ely" by W. D. Sweeting
In 1820, on the east side, stood another arcade, communicating with the Burlington Arcade, and named the Western Exchange.
"Mayfair, Belgravia, and Bayswater" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
They were gliding through dense arcades, lit up with just sufficient sunshine to wear the sombre shadows of a dusky twilight.
"The Castaways" by Captain Mayne Reid
It was now low-water, and they passed without difficulty under the arcade, washed on the right by the sea.
"The Secret of the Island" by W.H.G. Kingston (translation from Jules Verne)
He has accordingly adopted that style in the apse, where the clerestory arcade is entirely new.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Priory Church of St. Bartholomew-the-Great, Smithfield" by George Worley
The young seamen entered the arcade, in which many people were promenading.
"Dikes and Ditches" by Oliver Optic
All the wall below the windows is arcaded with foiled arches, with quatrefoils above them.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Gloucester [2nd ed.]" by H. J. L. J. Massé
I was passing through the Arcade, and he stopped to ask about Phil.
"Vagabondia" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
They came back up the arcade, and, the sidewalks being now fairly dry, went out under the stairway at the corner, into the Galleriestrasse.
"A Woman's Will" by Anne Warner
A vaulted arcade leads to the outer court, at one end of which is a splendid band gallery, with a dado of red sandstone, finely carved.
"The Critic in the Orient" by George Hamlin Fitch
At the ends are arcades, borne by marble columns with capitals of surpassing beauty.
"The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia" by William Somerset Maugham
He would come again to the fountain arcade, where she watched for Corrie's return.
"From the Car Behind" by Eleanor M. Ingram

In poetry:

With cherries served in drifts of snow."
In vain hath a king power to build
Houses, arcades, enameled mosques;
And to make orchard-closes, filled
"Stanzas In Memory Of The Author Of 'Obermann'" by Matthew Arnold
I lean upon my loggia's railing
And view the vineyard's saffron sheen,--
Its amber leaves in glory veiling
The purpling grapes, that hang between
Its long arcades of gold and green.
"My Garden" by John Lawson Stoddard
To the solemn depths of the forest shades,
Thou art streaming on thro' their green arcades,
And the quivering leaves that have caught thy glow,
Like fire-flies glance to the pools below.
"The Sunbeam" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Wines of the wild grape hang from colonnades
whose broken shafts lie round the fountains rim.
Blossoming roses climb the balustrades
and over garden paths the arbors trim
prolong their close arcades.
"Elysian Landscape" by Clark Ashton Smith
The fir-trees rock'd, and the frozen ground
Gave back to his footstep a hollow sound;
And it seem'd that the depths of those awful shades,
From the dreary gloom of their long arcades,
Gave warning, with voice and sign.
"The Sword Of The Tomb : A Northern Legend" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
'Your priests have trampled the dust of mine without rueing,
Despising the joys of man whom I so much loved,
Though my springs boil on by your Gothic arcades and pewing,
And sculptures crude…. Would Jove they could be removed!"
"Aquae Sulis" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

Suspects sought in arcade robbery.
Europe Cakes shop to open in Paddock Arcade .
Man who ran video arcade out of his home is convicted of sexual assault of 5 teenage girls.
Man who ran arcade out of home convicted of abusing minors.
Police try to ID man who used gift cards stolen during arcade burglary.
Police are trying to identify this man who used gift cards stolen during a burglary at Big Easy Arcade .
"Wreck-It Ralph," about a video-game villain who wants out of the business, is a throwback to 1980s-era arcades .
Arcade Fire's Win Butler Praises Obama.
An arcade /bar, but also great Puerto Rican food.
Puerto Rican food and classic arcade games are two of my great loves.
Published Thursday, Nov 1, 2012, at 3:04 p.m. A man posing as a Wichita police officer in plain clothes stole two arcade games from a west Wichita convenience store, authorities said.
'Wreck-It Ralph' is as much fun as a good arcade game.
I guess it came out around the same time as Rocky III, so every time I had a chance, I'd beg my sister to take me to the arcade to play this.
Hack an Arcade Fighting Stick for Your PlayStation Vita.
Sixteen youngsters fight to stay alive in the evil Arcade's dangerous Murderworld.

In science:

It is worth to remark that in these works the prominence is treated as an infinitely thin and long line, so that it has no internal structure, although the interplay of the filament current with the surrounding magnetic arcade and photosphere is taken into account.
Prominence seismology using small amplitude oscillations
The prominence electric current lies on the dip of magnetic field lines at the centre of the arcade in (a) and at the center of the magnetic island in (b).
Prominence seismology using small amplitude oscillations
Currents are generated in the corona, and subsequent flux cancellation above polarity inversion lines tends to concentrate the associated magnetic helicity into either sheared arcades or twisted magnetic flux ropes [through the mechanism described by van Bal legooijen and Martens, 1989].
A Non-potential Model for the Sun's Open Magnetic Flux
Figure 2(a) shows, for this experiment, the vertical force balance in the central arcade along the latitude = 0◦ symmetry line for the initial equilibrium.
Tests of Dynamical Flux Emergence as a Mechanism for CME Initiation
Shear flows are applied at the lower boundary, within the central arcade, to generate magnetic field parallel to the active region neutral line (in our 2.5D simulations the shear field will be the magnetic field in the ignorable direction).
Tests of Dynamical Flux Emergence as a Mechanism for CME Initiation
Reconnection occurs when the current sheet collapses below grid scale and overlying field is removed by this reconnection, which allows further expansion of the central arcade.
Tests of Dynamical Flux Emergence as a Mechanism for CME Initiation
The outward expansion of the sheared arcade occurs exponentially as more and more overlying field is reconnected.
Tests of Dynamical Flux Emergence as a Mechanism for CME Initiation
As the inner arcade is sheared at the β = 0.2 lower boundary the shear energy increases.
Tests of Dynamical Flux Emergence as a Mechanism for CME Initiation
Thus the 0.3 Mm flux tube will stay within the central arcade of the quadrupole when it emerges.
Tests of Dynamical Flux Emergence as a Mechanism for CME Initiation
Fig. 2.— Panels (a) and (b): Vertical forces along the latitude=0◦ line at the center of the inner arcade of the magnetic quadrupole in the breakout model at t=0 s, panel (a), and t=30000 s, panel (b), after shearing of the arcade by imposed boundary flows.
Tests of Dynamical Flux Emergence as a Mechanism for CME Initiation
The inner arcade of the quadrupole is parallel to the upper half of the flux tube, as can be seen by the arrows, which show the direction of Bx in the plane.
Tests of Dynamical Flux Emergence as a Mechanism for CME Initiation
Right: isotropic diffuse radio background obtained by the ARCADE collaboration.
Proceedings of the first workshop on Flavor Symmetries and consequences in Accelerators and Cosmology (FLASY2011)
Recently the ARCADE 2 collaboration has measured an isotropic radio emission which is about a factor 5 larger than the expectations from number counts of sources .
Proceedings of the first workshop on Flavor Symmetries and consequences in Accelerators and Cosmology (FLASY2011)
Interestingly, the synchrotron signal produced by annihilations of light DM candidates in extragactic halos, can match the ARCADE measurements, as shown in Fig.5.2 .
Proceedings of the first workshop on Flavor Symmetries and consequences in Accelerators and Cosmology (FLASY2011)
Future radio surveys with improved sensitivities and angular resolutions should help to clarify the origin of the ARCADE excess and offer the possibility to detect or constraint DM radio signals induced by DM.
Proceedings of the first workshop on Flavor Symmetries and consequences in Accelerators and Cosmology (FLASY2011)