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  • Dominoes
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dominos any of several games played with small rectangular blocks
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In literature:

I sat on the edge of the desk jauntily, confidently, and tried to let the domino mask up a father image.
"Measure for a Loner" by James Judson Harmon
Hermione had entirely hidden her costume with a black domino, which is certainly the surest disguise which anyone can wear.
"Paul Patoff" by F. Marion Crawford
The costume was a domino made of strips of colored silks with a big hood lined with pale yellow.
"Phyllis" by Dorothy Whitehill
Why a sky-blue domino?
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
I could not help the belief that the lady in the yellow domino was Isolina de Vargas.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
Ingrediente Domino in sanctam civitatem, Hebraeorum pueri, resurrectionem vitae pronuntiantes.
"The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book" by Various
He was at home, playing dominoes with one of his chums.
"Fred Fenton on the Track" by Allen Chapman
She had called the turn before the galloping dominoes had bounced from the backrail.
"Vigorish" by Gordon Randall Garrett
I don't know what colours their dominoes were.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume X (of X)" by Various
Through a Los Angeles firm he provided dominoes for the five committeemen.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
Some were playing cards, others with dice or dominoes.
"Owen Hartley; or, Ups and Downs" by William H. G. Kingston
There was also the occupation of killing flies with a fly-swotter, playing card games and dominoes, grousing, yarning, sleeping and eating.
"In Mesopotamia" by Martin Swayne
Sometimes as many as twenty of us would be playing dominoes for love.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The other was in a black satin domino, and had the face of a crow, a great black beak projecting from a black mask.
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall
The present consisted of a box of dominoes curiously wrought from the stone of which that celebrated state prison was built.
"Maria Antoinette" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
And you boys can bring your checkers, and dominoes, and other games, from home, eh?
"Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
This saloon is consecrated to persons in evening dress and dominoes, no costumed characters being admitted.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
There was a sound as of shuddering macaroni or of dominoes rattling with fear.
"The City Curious" by Jean de Bosschère
The moment that the King enters he is recognized in spite of his mask and his domino.
"Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty" by Imbert de Saint-Amand
He was masked of course, but the devil needs no domino.
"The Celebrity at Home" by Violet Hunt

In poetry:

Menny would go in a domino —
Pretty and pink but warm;
While I attended, clad in a splendid
Austrian uniform.
"Pink Dominoes" by Rudyard Kipling
When Three was over, an eager lover,
I fled to the gloom outside;
And a Domino came out also
Whom I took for my future bride.
"Pink Dominoes" by Rudyard Kipling
Next morn I knew that there were two
Dominoes pink, and one
Had cloaked the spouse of Sir Julian Vouse,
Our big Political gun.
"Pink Dominoes" by Rudyard Kipling
Then Jenny came, and I saw with shame
She'd doffed her domino;
And I had embraced an alien waist —
But I did not tell her so.
"Pink Dominoes" by Rudyard Kipling
‘Well then, stay,’
Muttered the dear old Rabelais;
‘Bring it me at once, my friend,
I never would the church offend,
It hangs upon that peg you know,
By all means bring my domino.’
"Rabelais" by William Bell Scott
I slowly creep and peep beneath the blind.
-My father reads his book within his chair.
Some children play their game of dominoes.
My mother sits beside the fire and sews;
Her head is bowed. I know her eyes are kind
By the grey lines in her hair.
"Lemnos Harbour" by Leon Gellert

In news:

Courtesy of Domino An overhead view of the Refinery taken in the late 1920s or early 1930s.
If the people who built the Domino Sugar's Chalmette Refinery in 1909 were to come back today, "it would feel familiar," said plant manager Pete Maraia.
DOMINO PRINTING SCIENCES, Cambridge, UK — The company has expanded its group development team with the appointments of Kirsten Telfer as group software director and Chris Beesley as programme director.
In Heaven (Courtesy of Domino Records).
Employees protested at Burger King, Wendy's, Domino's, KFC, McDonald's and other restaurants around the city.
Eta Creative Arts follows up its well-regarded Flow (which will have an encore presentation at Governors State University next weekend) with Broke-ology, a family drama about the intersection of brothers, elder-care and dominoes.
Man recreates Van Gogh masterpiece in dominos.
Vincent van Gogh 's "Starry Night" (with dominoes).
Inside Domino's Super Bowl Pizza War Room .
Probably wasn't expecting to see a Domino's delivery vehicle.
Fats Domino, Cookie and the Boogie Ramblers, Big Walter Price.
After the Patriots placed wide receiver Donte' Stallworth on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday (ankle), the next domino to fall will be the return of Deion Branch if everything goes according to plans.
The dominoes began to fall at the Winter Meetings in Orlando two years ago as the Red Sox traded for Adrian Gonzalez, then signed Carl Crawford.
West Pyles and Greg Patterson play dominos with some friends near 5360 Broadway on Oct 1.
The newest fast food menu items from Dunkin Donuts, Steak 'N Shake, Domino's Pizza reviewed.

In science:

In the case of lozenges (resp. dominoes), such an element can have at most 3 (resp. 2) successors in the order of the meet-irreducible elements.
An optimal algorithm to generate tilings
The normalized height functions provide a unified description of tilings by dominoes and lozenges; they easily translate into a natural encoding of tilings by words.
An optimal algorithm to generate tilings
In the case E = Z and d = 2, our results resolve and greatly generalize a number of conjectures of Cohn, Elkies, and Propp—one of which is that there is a unique ergodic Gibbs measure on domino tilings for each non-extremal slope.
Random Surfaces
In this section, we will briefly review relevant facts about two of the most well-understood random surface models: domino tiling height functions (here E = Z) and the Ginzburg-Landau ∇φ-interface models (here E = R).
Random Surfaces
We will now explicitly describe a well-known correspondence between the set of domino tilings of a simply connected subset R of the squares of the Z2 lattice and the set of height functions from the vertices of R to Z that satisfy certain boundary conditions and difference constraints.
Random Surfaces
If x and y are neighboring vertices, then |ψ(x) − ψ(y )| = 3 if the edge between them crosses a domino and 1 otherwise.
Random Surfaces
Because of this correspondence, we may think of a domino tiling chosen uniformly from the set of all domino tilings of a simply-connected subset R of the squares of Z2 as a discretized, incrementally varying random surface.
Random Surfaces
In one recent paper, Cohn, Kenyon, and Propp proved the following: Suppose Rn is a sequence of domino-tilable regions such that the boundary of 1 n Rn converges to that of a simple region R in R2 .
Random Surfaces
We also resolve another of their conjectures (concerning the local probability densities of domino configurations in large random tilings) as a consequence of our large deviations principle on profiles in Chapter 7.
Random Surfaces
Proposition 8.1.7 In the domino tiling setting, S consists of the set of al l edges such that φ′ = 0 on at least one endpoint of that edge.
Random Surfaces
The following “monotonicity” property is very well known for many systems with convex difference potentials; it is used, for example, in and for Ginzburg-Landau and domino tiling models, respectively.
Random Surfaces
The surface tension function for domino tilings described in, for example, is constant on the boundary of U .
Random Surfaces
In the case of periodically weighted domino tilings, the surface tension σ is infinitely differentiable away from the slopes in the dual of L .
Random Surfaces
Domino tilings are in one-to-one correspondence with the finite-energy height functions φ : Z2 7→ Z for an appropriate potential Φ.
Random Surfaces
Local statistics for random domino tilings of the Aztec diamond.
Random Surfaces