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close call


  • Close Call for Rosenbaum. 54
    Close Call for Rosenbaum. 54
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n close call something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin
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  • Henry David Thoreau
    “What men call social virtues, good fellowship, is commonly but the virtue of pigs in a litter, which lie close together to keep each other warm.”


Close call - If the result of something is a close call, it is almost impossible to distinguish between the parties involved and to say who has won or whatever. It can also mean that you very nearly have a serious accident or get into trouble.


In literature:

Three pieces, called the Five-way-closes twenty-one acres, bounded by the lands of Samuel Smallbroke, Esq; and Josiah Porter.
"An History of Birmingham (1783)" by William Hutton
Their fire was as close to their lord's hut as convenient, and thus there were always plenty within call.
"After London" by Richard Jefferies
As the door closed on him Lucia heard herself calling him back, with what intention she hardly knew, unless it were to return his poems.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
Calliope's call is not yet closed, nor are the epics of Asia ended; the Sphinx is not yet silent, nor the fountain of Castaly dry.
"Miscellanies" by Oscar Wilde
A very unflowerlike man was dejectedly calling out 'daffadowndillies' close by.
"Prose Fancies (Second Series)" by Richard Le Gallienne
He called Voriau, who had strayed into a field close by.
"Abbe Mouret's Transgression La Faute De L'abbe Mouret" by Emile Zola
At the close of the so-called palace plot, Charles IV.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
When she found she could not close the door, she called out in some foreign tongue.
"54-40 or Fight" by Emerson Hough
We called up the guide and questioned him closely.
"African Camp Fires" by Stewart Edward White
Nor need we draw a close portrait of her husband's mind, if mind it could longer be called.
"Bylow Hill" by George Washington Cable
Then I called for a hand-glass and made my hair a shade neater, and after that I closed my eyes (God knows why) and waited.
"The Woman Thou Gavest Me" by Hall Caine
The sun I saw never after, since that gloomy day; for the mountain-waters closed over me, and I went called from torments.
"The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson" by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
And now in closing let me call your attention to one thought of practical vital importance.
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
You must always have some one within call, if not close at your side.
"Elsie's Womanhood" by Martha Finley
Our attention is called to the fact that we have assumed a too close connection between the sexual impulse and the sexual object.
"Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex" by Sigmund Freud
He is a perfect wreck, and while he will probably get well, he will have had a close call.
"Mob Rule in New Orleans" by Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Everything indeed points to a very close connection between what might be called the mechanism of prayer and of suggestion.
"The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day" by Evelyn Underhill
High Peak, as the tapering sugar-loaf of earth was called, was located west of Hollyhill, close to the town.
"Campfire Girls in the Allegheny Mountains" by Stella M. Francis
It is a curious coincidence, that his style of address bears a close resemblance to what may be called the American manner.
"Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, August, 1863, No. 70" by Various
He ordered his valet to pack a valise with all that would be necessary for a few days' absence, and then sent him to call a close cab.
"The Lost Lady of Lone" by E.D.E.N. Southworth

In poetry:

Gentle eyes we closed below,
Tender voices heard once more,
Smile and call us, as they go
On and onward, still before.
"The Vanishers" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Till the house called hers, not mine,
With a growing weight
Seems to suffocate
If she break not its leaden line
And escape from its close confine.
"Mesmerism" by Robert Browning
One precept now, will close these hints;
'Tis taught in Christ's own school—
In Mathew's Gospel, seventh and twelfth,
And called "The Golden Rule."
"How To Make Home Happy" by Lizzie E Palmer
I never dream at night-time
Or close my eyes by day,
But there I have the might of it,
The wind-whipped, sun-drenched sight of it,
That calls my soul away.
"The Inlander" by Theodosia Garrison
Then let us stretch our hands in darkness,
And call our loved ones o'er and o'er;
Some day their arms shall close about us,
And the old voices speak once more.
"To Lydia Maria Child" by John Greenleaf Whittier
``And, when the riper Youth that men call Age
Welcomes the closing dispensation, death,
Song that soothes sorrow and makes suffering sage,
Shall linger with you till your farewell breath.
"Sacred And Profane Love" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Air-Traffic Close Call at Reagan Airport.
San Antonio Firefighters Have Close Call at Motel Blaze.
Verizon closing Maumee call center .
Lands' End Call Center Closes.
Choice Hotels to close call center in GJ.
Choice Hotels International announced plans today to close its call center in Orchard Mesa effective at the end of the year.
Another local call center is closing its doors.
(AP) — A financial services company that had more than 200 employees in Evansville just over a year ago says it's going to reduce its work force to about 25 and close its call center in southwest Indiana.
Ohio-based company closing Indiana call center .
A financial services company that had more than 200 employees in Evansville just over a year ago says it's going to reduce its work force to about 25 and close its call center in southwest Indiana.
Trojans survive close call in MPSF water polo tournament trojans, usc, goal, tournament, fourth, ncaa, mpsf, churnside, left, bowen.
Anderson Cooper's Close Call in Gaza.
When traffic on Interstate 95 in Richmond was at a standstill last week, with all but one lane closed, calls to 911 dispatch started pouring in after a metal plate shifted over the Robin Hood Road Bridge and damaged several cars.
Call on Department of Interior to analyze public impact more closely.
A close call for Jewel's band.

In science:

An ideal of a conformal superalgebra is a K [∂ ]-submodule that is closed under the left multiplication of the (n) products for all n ∈ N. A conformal superalgebra R with no ideals other than {0} and R itself is called a simple conformal superalgebra.
Algebraic structures on quasi-primary states in superconformal algebras
This method closely parallels the method of adding two module extensions called the Baer sum.
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
He proposed that in this theory the ob jects of interest ought to be the so-called regular functions, which are defined by means of a close analogue of the Cauchy-Riemann equations.
Bicomplex algebra and function theory
In what follows, an initial segment I ( M will be called a cut if I is closed under successor.
Definability of initial segments
Our model is closely related to the so-called canonical coordinate gauge of Mashhoon et al.
Null Geodesics in Five Dimensional Manifolds
AS is closed in A, and therefore it is a real nuclear space that will be called the space of observables of the system.
An Algebraic Formulation of Quantum Decoherence
For monoidal categories we require in addition that 1 is simple. A subcategory of a semisimple category is called semisimple if it is closed w.r.t. direct sums and retractions, thus in particular replete (stable under isomorphisms).
From Subfactors to Categories and Topology II. The quantum double of tensor categories and subfactors
Definition 6.8 An automorphism γ on a C ∗ -algebra E is called properly outer if for every non-zero γ -invariant closed two-sided ideal I of E and for every unitary u in M(I ) one has kγ |I − Ad uk = 2 (the norm is the operator norm).
A simple C*-algebra with a finite and an infinite projection
Watts and Strogatz discovered that by replacing some local contacts with arbitrary ones (called ‘random rewiring’), the clustering coefficient of a network remains high, close to that of the initial completely ordered network, while the characteristic path length is drastically reduced.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
The operations →, ← are called residuations. A set P ⊆ Q is said to be residual ly closed if a → p ∈ P, p ← a ∈ P for every a ∈ Q, p ∈ P .
On simple and semisimple quantales
For tunnel junctions, the plot pq vs q gives a measure of the inhomogeneity corresponding to the so-called ’hot spots’: pq is the proportion of the average current carried by the proportion q of the junction area with currents larger than xq . The family of lognormal distributions is not closed under convolution.
Broad distribution effects in sums of lognormal random variables
Let A be a non-empty closed subset of RN . A transformation S : A → A is called a contraction on A if there is a number c with 0 < c < 1 such that |S (x) − S (y )| ≤ c |x − y | for all x, y in A.
A Generalization of Chaitin's Halting Probability \Omega and Halting Self-Similar Sets
In other words, this implies some new definition of a quantum field theory (rather different from a standard one) which is even more close to what we call here by string theory.
String Theory or Field Theory?
These theories include the closed bosonic strings as well as so called superstrings of type II 12, on which we will mostly concentrate below.
String Theory or Field Theory?
This distinguishes D-branes from so called solitonic branes, interacting only with closed strings.
String Theory or Field Theory?