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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pint a United States liquid unit equal to 16 fluid ounces; two pints equal one quart
    • n pint a United States dry unit equal to 0.5 quart or 33.6 cubic inches
    • n pint a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 gills or 568.26 cubic centimeters
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The human body makes anywhere from 1 to 3 pints of saliva every 24 hours
    • n Pint A measure of capacity, equal to half a quart, or four gills, -- used in liquid and dry measures. See Quart.
    • n Pint (Zoöl) The laughing gull.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In a lifetime, an average driver will release approximately 912 pints of wind inside a car
    • n pint A measure of capacity equal to half a quart. The imperial pint is 34.65925 cubic inches; the United States or old wine-pint, 28⅞ cubic inches (see gallon); the old customary ale-pint, 35¼ cubic inches; and the old Scotch pint, about 3 old English ale-pints or 105 cubic inches. There was also a local unit of weight of this name for butter, equal to a pound and a quarter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: By donating just one pint of blood, four lives can be saved
    • n Pint pīnt a measure of capacity=½ quart or 4 gills:
    • n Pint pīnt (med.) 12 ounces
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A pint of example is worth a gallon of advice”
  • George S. Patton
    “A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.”
  • Anthony Norvell
    Anthony Norvell
    “Plant a kernel of wheat and you reap a pint; plant a pint and you reap a bushel. Always the law works to give you back more than you give.”
  • Margaret Deland
    Margaret Deland
    “A pint can't hold a quart -- if it holds a pint it is doing all that can be expected of it.”
  • Prince Philip Edinburgh
    Prince Philip Edinburgh
    “The biggest waste of water in the country is when you spend half a pint and flush two gallons.”


Quart into a pint pot - (UK) If you try to put or get a quart into a pint pot, you try to put too much in a small space. (1 quart = 2 pints)


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. pinte, F. pinte, fr. Sp. pinta, spot, mark, pint, fr. pintar, to paint; a mark for a pint prob. having been made on or in a larger measure. See Paint
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. pinte—Sp. pinta, mark—L. picta, pingĕre, to paint.


In literature:

Was not half a pint a large quantity?
"Winsome Winnie and other New Nonsense Novels" by Stephen Leacock
She gave him a 3-pint vessel and a 5-pint vessel.
"The Measurement of Intelligence" by Lewis Madison Terman
Mouthful of bread and cheese and pint of ale.
"Highways & Byways in Sussex" by E.V. Lucas
On the morning of the 30th there was less than two-thirds of a pint of water left in the last can.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
Their bind was just a Scots pint over-head, and a tappit-hen to the bill, and no man ever saw them the waur o't.
"St. Ronan's Well" by Sir Walter Scott
A good waterproof wood polish is made thus: 1 pint alcohol, 2 oz.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
And a pint of water, look you, was worth a good deal more than a pint of champagne in England.
"For Fortune and Glory" by Lewis Hough
There is then added 3 pints of hydrochloric acid, with some stirring.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
The cook hesitated a moment, and then marching slowly up, took a stool which stood opposite and ordered a pint.
"The Skipper's Wooing, and The Brown Man's Servant" by W. W. Jacobs
Not a particle of food was found, but in the bottom of a small cask there remained about half a pint of water.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Pour into the water about half-a-pint of strong vinegar.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
It was a very small, desolate, and dirty home, and barely rendered visible by a thin "dip" stuck into an empty pint-bottle.
"Post Haste" by R.M. Ballantyne
Tell her to drink a pint of salt water.
"The Idler Magazine, Volume III, April 1893" by Various
Paul thought it looked very little for a pint, but made no comment.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
Fill a pint bottle with machine oil and emery flour, in the proportion of 7 parts oil and 1 part emery.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
But what I git from the rent of that house is what I have to live on; there's no gittin' around that pint.
"A Chosen Few" by Frank R. Stockton
Half a pint of this jelly dissolved in a pint of brandy or vinegar will give you an excellent currant or raspberry brandy or vinegar.
"A Poetical Cook-Book" by Maria J. Moss
Of the last-named article I have taken about a pint to-day.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
A fourth part of a pint measure; a seaman's daily allowance of rum, which formerly was half a pint.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Spirits of wine, 0.5 pint.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne

In poetry:

Gie me a pipe to smook at neet,
A pint o' hooam-brew'd ale,
A faithful dog 'at runs to meet
Me wi a waggin tail.
"What Aw Want" by John Hartley
And surely you'll be your pint stoup,
And surely I'll be mine,
And we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne!
"Auld Lang Syne" by Robert Burns
Hand this vicked Charley Thompson
Came on Sundy veek to see her;
And he sent Eliza Davis
Hout to fetch a pint of beer.
"The Ballad Of Eliza Davis" by William Makepeace Thackeray
When I was only a youngster,
Sing: toodle doodlede ootl
Ole Kate would git her 'arf a pint
And wouldn't' giv' a damn hoot.
"Ole Kate" by Ezra Pound
And surely you'll have your pint tankard
And surely I'll have mine.
And we'll drink a cup of kindness yet
For days long ago.
"Auld Lang Syne" by Robert Burns
So I takes just a pint, when there's coppers to spare--
A pint wi' your dinner ain't no great affair--
But the time' o' the day as suits Polly and me,
Is when we sits down of an evenin' to tea.
"Bedfordshire Ballad - IV" by E W Bowling

In news:

Navy's Newest Assault Ship Moonlights as Pint-Sized Aircraft Carrier.
"Kinect Sesame Street TV" uses Kinect, a motion- and voice-sensing controller created by Microsoft, to give Elmo, Big Bird and the rest of the Sesame Street crew a chance to have a real two-way conversation with their pint-sized audience.
Safety seat protects pint-sized flyers.
Tea party held for dozens of pint-sized princesses.
Pint-sized Post reader wins Reddit's heart.
Insuring summer businesses owned by pint-sized CEOs.
Pint-sized fashionistas: Auckland's youngest trendsetters.
Mad Men's' pint-sized fashion icon: Kiernan Shipka.
Pint-sized projects and manicure.
It is called Pint-Sized Preachers and as you might have guessed it is little kids preaching.
Why all the fuss over pint-sized Ecuador.
Pony rides for pint-sized pokes.
Horses are a huge part of RodeoHouston,but the cutest little ponies can be found inside Reliant Center ridden by pint-sized cowboys and cowgirls.
Staffer finds that pint-sized competition mean business.
Molecular Profiles Point The Way To A Better Pint Of Beer.

In science:

FIG. 6: (a) The integrated distribution Pint (eΓ) in the case of perfect coupling, w = 1, for various sample sizes L and potential distributions.
Resonance width distribution for high-dimensional random media
Using these discrete points, we perform a smooth interpolation of P denoted by Pint .
A template bank for gravitational waveforms from coalescing binary black holes: non-spinning binaries
Due to the discrete choice of target waveforms, the constrained form of Pint, and numerical errors (in the target waveforms as well as in searching for bestfit parameters), the interpolation will have errors, even at the sample points.
A template bank for gravitational waveforms from coalescing binary black holes: non-spinning binaries
The surface Ω is formed from the shaded discs, and coned to the pint ω .
On the genus of infinite groups
For example, MCFOST in a 3D version has already been used to the study the photopolarimetric behaviour of AA Tau Pinte & M´enard (2004).
Radiative transfer in protoplanetary disks
The inner pressure Pint due to all the ISM components (gas, cosmic rays, etc.) is a much too small energy reservoir to play any important role in the virial equilibrium.
Stellar Dynamics and the 3D Structure of Bars
In the a natural hierarchy of scales: the “hard” scale T, the “soft” scale gT, “ultrasoft” imaginary-time formalism, the hard scale T is carried by nonzero Matsubara frequencies wn = pinT with n even/odd for bosons/fermions, and all the softer scales involve only the zero modes of the bosons.
Thermodynamics of QCD at large quark chemical potential
Tracing the boundary δB of B, let PδB denote the region milled by this route. (δB may not be connected (if P features holes), the pieces are δBi .) The length of δB, LδB is a lower bound on LOP T . (2) a “strip” part: Pint := P \PδB—if nonempty—can be covered by a set of k horizontal strips Σi .
Minimum Covering with Travel Cost
A “strip” part: For the interior we use strips again: Pint := P \PδB—if nonempty—can be covered by a set of k1 horizontal strips Σ1 i .
Minimum Covering with Travel Cost
The local pressure has two components: a kinetic component, Pkin (~r), which is given by the normal flux of particle momentum across the boundaries of the region of interest and an interaction component, Pint (~r), which is the surface density of interparticle forces across the boundary.
Computing the local pressure in molecular dynamics simulations
Interaction component In a similar way, the interaction component of the local pressure, Pint(~r), can be related to the component Vext of the Schweitz virial relation.
Computing the local pressure in molecular dynamics simulations
The interaction component of the pressure, Pint (~r), is equal to the total surface density of normal force crossing the boundary: Pint = σ + ξ, where ξ is the normal contribution due to pairs of particles i and j which are both outside the region of interest (see Figure 1).
Computing the local pressure in molecular dynamics simulations
Figure 2: (Color on-line) Eigenfunction intensities in semi log scale for the state 756 of the single particle quartic oscillator in the harmonic basis ( black pints), classical equivalent for the same case (broken red line).
Classical equivalents for quantum eigenfunctions in energy representation for simple hamiltonian systems
According to the anticommutation relation of spinor fields the two-pint function (44) satisfies the antiperiodic boundary condition D(y 0, σ) = −D(y 0, σ + 2πna) where n is an arbitrary integer.
Scalar and Spinor Two-Point Functions in Einstein Universe