Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. brace, brasse, the two arms, embrace, fathom, F. brasse, fathom, fr. L. bracchia, the arms (stretched out), pl. of bracchium, arm; cf. Gr.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. brace (Fr. bras), the arm, power—L. brachium, Gr. brachiōn, the arm, as holding together.
In literature:
Then he braced himself, for he had gone out to mend the line on other bitter nights and could not lose his way.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
There are two walls, slightly over an inch apart, braced by innumerable trusses.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
But she adored him for his intention, and was also braced by it.
"Love and Lucy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
He popped to a brace, but it was only his roommate Ferguson.
"The Adventurer" by Cyril M. Kornbluth
Harcourt, Brace and Jovanovich, New York, New York, 1973.
"The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783" by Virginia State Dept. of Education
She had drifted that day into calling Northrup "Brace" and that betokened surrender.
"At the Crossroads" by Harriet T. Comstock
It needed but this bright thought to brace her.
"The Side Of The Angels" by Basil King
The air blowing on the brow was fresh, and sweet, and bracing.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
So Martin braced himself to receive the assault of facts and figures he was sure was preparing.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
With his left hand Driscoll next drew forth the second of the brace, and held it out to Ney in his palm.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
But as the fall continued, he was able to slow it a little by bracing arms and legs against the tunnel walls.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
He and John Martin stood, braced for their dash.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
It was he who was left in charge when, shortly after noon, his brother awoke, swallowed some whisky and armed himself with a brace of pistols.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
Desperately I tried to force myself through the bracing-struts and cross-wires behind my seat.
"Cavalry of the Clouds" by Alan Bott
It was a night of snow and stars, not too cold but bracing.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
Roast a brace of grouse, and skin them, and mask them with brown sauce in which aspic has been mixed.
"Dressed Game and Poultry à la Mode" by Harriet A. de Salis
As if moved by one mind the paddlers brace back.
"The Story of the Trapper" by A. C. Laut
Shame on you, Bumpus, take a brace, and obey blindly.
"The Boy Scouts in the Blue Ridge" by Herbert Carter
The tall man braced himself and explained.
"Last Words" by Stephen Crane
He braced himself against the wall, the strain completely broken.
"The Guarded Heights" by Wadsworth Camp
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In poetry:
Shoot above the crowd, boys,
Brace yourself and go,
When you meet obstacles
Strike them with a blow.
"A Chat With the Boys" by Frank Barbour Coffin
So he braced himself upon his knees
And raising up his head,
He cast his eyes toward Heaven,
And this is what he said:
"The Cowboy's Prayer" by Curley Fletcher
I know thou wouldst rejoice
To inhale this bracing air;
Thou wouldst break thy sweetest sleep
To behold a scene so fair.
"The Student's Serenade" by Anne Bronte
Close against the mountain braced
Ran the long white wall there,
And the cross, in sorrow placed,
Silent rose o'er all there.
"The Postilion" by Nikolaus Lenau
“But if it fail, as fail it may,
Borne down with ruin and rout,
Another than I shall rear it high,
And brace the girders stout.
"Winstanley" by Jean Ingelow
For I know that each one in his bosom,
Amid the toil and the din,
Has a goal set out in the future
Which he braces himself to win.
"The Worship of Sorrow" by Alexander Anderson
In news:
Greeks Brace for Pain on Wages.
(Cross-bracing is a separate issue.
DC United braces for Montreal Impact at RFK Stadium.
Fred Jackson and knee brace .
Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson says he will wear a brace on his knee but will play Sunday against the New England Patriots.
Alpinestars is jumping into the knee brace business, and it looks like they expect to start at the top.
Dirt Bike Knee Brace Buyer's Guide – Dirt Rider Magazine.
One product, Potenco's energy generating yo-yo creates about as much power as the knee-brace, but there are two key differences between the two products.
One, Donelan's knee brace gathers energy in the background, sipping energy out of your daily activities.
South Korea has launched psychological warfare over the sinking of its ship, while North Korea has said its troops are braced for war.
Millions brace for massive storm.
Fabregas scores brace as Barcelona come back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Sevilla.
A brace from Alberto Gilardino (right) and a goal from Alessandro Diamanti (left) gave Bologna a win.
ICC, APA publishes third edition of IRC lateral bracing guide.
Those who work for the Calgary Flames have been told to brace for layoffs or salary cuts.
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In science:
Here the expression in braces is (Tµν − 1/2 gµν T ), where Tµν is the energy-momentum tensor on the mass shell (i.e., taking account of the equations of motion of matter — in our case, the Dirac equation (31)).
The Dynamic Quantization of Gravity and the Cosmological Constant Problem
Moreover, the sum rule (4.7) implies that the terms in the curly braces in Eq. (4.11) cancel when E ′ ≃ ˜E, where ˜E is a lower energy limit that is on the order of the electron temperature Te .
Charged Particle Motion in a Plasma: Electron-Ion Energy Partition
On the other hand, the integral in the curly braces in Eq. (4.11) is exponentially small when the integration variable E ′ is somewhat larger that the electron temperature Te .
Charged Particle Motion in a Plasma: Electron-Ion Energy Partition
First we note that if E ′ < E0, the theta function in the curly braces is unity.
Charged Particle Motion in a Plasma: Electron-Ion Energy Partition
The ratio T /E0 is at most a few percent for the plasma conﬁgurations that we consider, and thus it is a good approximation to replace the curly braces in Eq.(C15) by unity.
Charged Particle Motion in a Plasma: Electron-Ion Energy Partition
Fourier analysis, self-adjointness, Academic Press [Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publishers], New York, 1975. Christopher D.
On extremizing sequences for the adjoint restriction inequality on the cone
When we wish to be more explicit about implicit arguments, we will adhere to Agda’s notation of enclosing such arguments in curly braces.
From Mathematics to Abstract Machine: A formal derivation of an executable Krivine machine
Reiner, Maximal orders, Academic Press [A subsidiary of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers], London-New York, 1975, London Mathematical Society Monographs, No. 5.
Selective orders in central simple algebras
Academic Press [Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publishers], New York.
Minimax adaptive tests for the Functional Linear model
Academic Press Inc. [Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publishers], New York.
Local asymptotically optimal test in ARCH model
We now examine the term inside the braces in (21), the difference between a ratio of normal survival functions and e−t ; our next lemma shows that this term vanishes as m → ∞.
A significance test for the lasso
Morphemes are represented in braces, { }, and surface forms in solidi, / /.
Computing Prosodic Morphology
For the Tevatron Higgs search (Run II of the Main Injector and the TeV-33 upgrade), the required integrated luminosity in units of fb−1 is indicated in braces.
Weakly-Coupled Higgs Bosons and Precision Electroweak Physics
For large η, the quantity in curly braces in equation A.25 is nearly η + 1.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen
Academic Press Inc. [Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publishers], London, 1982.
Branched Polymers and Dimensional Reduction
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