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  • A white-crowned sparrow next to a nest containing two eggs
    A white-crowned sparrow next to a nest containing two eggs
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n container any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A ground-level nest, containing five eggs A ground-level nest, containing five eggs
Near the foundation of the probable bake shop, a pair of kilns once served for slaking lime, and perhaps for firing pottery. Between the kilns was a flame-scarred pit containing evidence of ironworking and the roasting of bog ore for iron Near the foundation of the probable bake shop, a pair of kilns once served for slaking lime, and perhaps for firing...
The dragon drops the cradle containing the little boy The dragon drops the cradle containing the little boy

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Most lipstick contains fish scales
    • Container a large metallic box designed to hold many smaller boxes or packages, and used for convenience in loading and unloading large quantities of freight, such as on ships, trains, or airplanes.
    • Container One who, or that which, contains; particularly, an artifactual object that is designed to contain some fluid or solid material, object or objects, especially for convenience in transporting the contained objects.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Rain contains vitamin B12.
    • n container One who or that which contains.
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  • Og Mandino
    “There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.”
  • Mark Twain
    “The older we grow the greater becomes our wonder at how much ignorance one can contain without bursting one's clothes.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Some men there are love not a gaping pig, some that are mad if they behold a cat, and others when the bagpipe sings I the nose cannot contain their urine.”
  • Marcel Proust
    “A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.”
  • Elias Canetti
    “When you write down your life, every page should contain something no one has ever heard about.”
  • Margaret Fuller
    “A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.”


In literature:

None of these substances contained in pure fruit juice needs to be digested.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
As a rule, the parts of the animal that contain the most fat contain the least water.
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
It contains a fine gallery of pictures and sculpture.
"Mayfair, Belgravia, and Bayswater" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
An ounce contains twenty-four thousand seeds.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
The windows are almost always pointed, and contain simple tracery derived from the earlier styles.
"Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys" by Dugald Butler and Herbert Story
The experiments were made on neutral lard and lard containing 5 per cent.
"The Handbook of Soap Manufacture" by W. H. Simmons
The pericardium contained about 10 ounces of straw-coloured fluid.
"An Investigation into the Nature of Black Phthisis" by Archibald Makellar
Take a look at them, and see what they contain.
"The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa" by Paul Barron Watson
To those who have well learned the art of reading, what inexhaustible delights does the world of books contain!
"A Book for All Readers" by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
They were found to contain only 3-5 p.ct.
"Researches on Cellulose" by C. F. Cross
When deprived of moisture and its minor constituents, 100 volumes of air are found to contain 21 of oxygen and 79 of nitrogen.
"Elements of Agricultural Chemistry" by Thomas Anderson
The church also contains Byzantine carving and mosaics, and is characterized by the usual richness in decoration.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
Richard Smith's Catalogue that is printed contains a very noble and very extraordinary collection of books.
"English Book Collectors" by William Younger Fletcher
The additions to chapters already partially discussed by others, will contain much original matter not to be found elsewhere.
"Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained" by M. Quinby
Animals eliminate wastes containing nitrogen through the skin and the kidneys.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
Although it is purely a private collection, it contains at this date 5,750 skins.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday
There is also a fine cemetery, containing some remarkable monuments.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various
Why is air that contains a large amount of water vapor lighter than air that only contains a small amount?
"Physics" by Willis Eugene Tower
Contains famous Jain temple, the Vimla Sah, f. in 1032.
"A Literary and Historical Atlas of Asia" by J. G. Bartholomew
The good advice it contained was followed up by levying a new tax.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur

In poetry:

There all that I love, that I value, remain,
That only awakens my fears,
For will the same spot its dear inmates contain,
On the lapse of two lingering years?
"Another," by Matilda Betham
Sweet is the lute to him who hath not heard
The prattle of his children at his knees:
Ah, he is rich indeed whose humble home
Contains a frugal wife and sweet content.
"Men" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
If only the stars contained me.
If only everything kept happening in such a way
That the so-called world opposed the so-called flesh.
Were I at least not contradictory. Alas.
"What Does It Mean" by Czeslaw Milosz
Could I face firm the Is, and with To-be
Trust Heaven; to Heaven commit the deed, and do;
In power contained, calm in infirmity,
And fit myself to change with virtue ever new;
"The Cloud's Swan-Song" by Francis Thompson
One pitt containes him now that could not dye
Before a thousand pitts in him did lye;
Soe many spotts upon his flesh were shewne
'Cause on his soule sinne fastned almost none.
"Epitaph On Mr. Bridgeman" by William Strode
Then with a sly, sardonic look
He opened up a little book
Containing many a gem;
And as they sat in raiment fine,
So smug and soused with rosy wine,
This verse he read to them.
"Poet And Peer" by Robert W Service

In news:

This review contains major spoilers for the first season of Game of Thrones and minor spoilers for the second season.
SAN JOSE, Calif — Whenever Bela Karolyi watches Sarah Finnegan's floor exercise, it's all the godfather of US women's gymnastics can do to contain himself.
I also mentioned that we would all be electrocuted instantly were it not for the fact that the atmosphere contains very little free charge (ions and unattached electrons), and so these large fields simply cannot generate dangerous currents.
A central Fresno home's wood shake roof caught fire Monday evening, and more than 20 fire personnel were needed to contain it, the Fresno City Fire Department said.
Hypereutectic aluminum used for engine blocks contains silicon particles that must be exposed during cylinder honing.
Asteroids contain many tons of precious metals, making them irresistible to scientists, aerospace engineers, futurists, fiction writers … and tech billionaires.
World stocks were on the upswing Thursday despite serious challenges to the global economy, including Japan's struggle to contain an earthquake-spawned nuclear crisis, Portugal's unresolved financial problems and uprisings in the Middle East.
AutoPilot ink-jet printer provides self-contained, no-mess ink system.
Lob City didn't materialize on Tuesday night, as the Trail Blazers' defense contained the Los Angeles Clippers in a 105-97 Portland win at the Rose Garden.
According to Wired magazine, the fake chips also contained " backdoors " that could have allowed a third party to remotely disable them at any time, severely compromising homing systems and friend-or-foe signals used by aircraft.
As of this morning, the Goff Fire in the Klamath National Forest is 92 percent contained, and may be fully contained by day's end.
Taylor Bridge Fire 90 percent contained, full containment expected Friday.
Cal Fire reports the Robbers fire is 70 percent contained and is expected to by fully contained by July 21st.
DrumQuik PRO chemical dispensing system provides safe, easy, and economic extraction of chemicals from drums, jerry cans, and other bulk transfer containers and reduces spills, contains hazardous fumes, and increases safety.
A ship that docked there this morning might contain stowaways in a container.

In science:

Then I contains the modular pair {I − a, I − b}, so it contains their union I, a contradiction.
Semimatroids and their Tutte polynomials
Therefore, there exists a proper connected subgroup H ′ containing T which also contains H (e.g. the one with Lie algebra t ⊕ gα such that h ∩ gα 6= 0).
Generators for Arithmetic Groups
Hence Γ contains u (SU (2, 1)(r ′OK )) as g = umwv varies, and for some fixed g ′ = u′m′wv ′, contains u′ (SU (2, 1)(r ′OK )) as well.
Generators for Arithmetic Groups
Then, Γ contains u , which by Proposition 7, contains u (∆) for some subgroup ∆ of finite index in SO(Q)(OK ), where Q is the four dimensional quadratic form as in the Lemma.
Generators for Arithmetic Groups
Thus, Γ contains the subgroup u < U−2α (r ′Z), UH (rZ) > where UH = U + ∩ H ; it is proved in Case 4 of (5.2.1), that the group < U−2α (r ′Z), UH (r ′Z) > contains θr ′′Z for some r ′′ .
Generators for Arithmetic Groups
Each hyperplane s(µ)+Hi contains s(µ) for some s ∈ Ws (if µ is integral then all hyperplanes contain µ).
On the structure and characters of weight modules
We call G to be isotropic if it contains a (not necessarily maximal) k -split torus and it is called anisotropic if it contains no split torus.
Arithmetic of algebraic groups
Also, from the Feynman rules, any diagram with a blob containing zero momentum must be zero; along with momentum conservation this means that any non-zero diagram must contain each scatterer zero times or at least twice.
Perturbation theory for the effective diffusion constant in a medium of random scatterer
If, however, Fix(x) contains any other vertex of D then it contains a neighbouring vertex, that is gVt or gVs for some g ∈ G(e) .
Automorphisms and abstract commensurators of 2-dimensional Artin groups
In the second case, both circuits C1 and C2 pass though a vertex of e and we may suppose that C1 contains u and C2 contains v .
Automorphisms and abstract commensurators of 2-dimensional Artin groups
Moreover, while traces containing an odd number of Dirac matrices and a single γ5 do not pose any problem as they vanish algebraically, we do not evaluate traces containing an even number of Dirac matrices and a single γ5 in n = 4 − 2ǫ dimensions.
Effective Hamiltonian for Non-Leptonic |Delta F| = 1 Decays at NNLO in QCD
It contains an expanding universe but suppose further the centre of that expanding universe is surrounded with a mass distribution that extend in all direction just as a consequence of its containing that universe.
A Sketch for a Quantum Theory of Gravitity
The reason is that for an infinite system containing a finite (even though long) chain, space can be divided into regions containing different realizations of the potential, and the chain can sample all of these to find an environment arbitrarily similar to that which would occur in the annealed situation.
Localization of Polymers in Random Media: Analogy with Quantum Particles in Disorder
However they do not appear in the same H-strata; in particular, those that contain z and those that contain z ′ are not in the same H-strata.
Primitive ideals and automorphism group of $U_q^+(B_2)$
On the other hand, if P is a prime ideal of U + such that z ′ ∈ P and z /∈ P, then Th∈H h.P is an H-invariant prime ideal of U + that contains z ′ (since z ′ is an H-eigenvector), but does not contain z .
Primitive ideals and automorphism group of $U_q^+(B_2)$