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  • Canoeing on placid waters
    Canoeing on placid waters
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n placidness a feeling of calmness; a quiet and undisturbed feeling
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Reversing Falls is in Canada, where the St. John River flows into the Bay of Fundy at St. John, New Brunswick. The rapids at this juncture flows normally at low tide, backwards at high tide. Between tides there is a 15-minute period in which the river is placid and boaters sail by very quickly.
    • n Placidness The quality or state of being placid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n placidness The state or character of being placid.
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  • Joan Sutherland
    Joan Sutherland
    “If I weren't reasonably placid, I don't think I could cope with this sort of life. To be a diva, you've got to be absolutely like a horse.”


In literature:

He had always been so meek and placid before that what he did then was a surprise to me.
"Tramping on Life" by Harry Kemp
Dense forests blocked the way inland but were pierced by navigable streams, deep bays, and placid sounds.
"American Merchant Ships and Sailors" by Willis J. Abbot
She knitted placidly for baby George all the while, and Marie, who hated knitting, sewed for him.
"Married Life" by May Edginton
With no sign of fever, with a cool brow and placid pulse, in level tones, he spoke the words of the mad.
"The Seeker" by Harry Leon Wilson
This portion of the river we named Lake Placid, as the water was very still and quite deep.
"The Scientific American Boy" by A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
He would have been placidly contented with himself and his achievements.
"Humanly Speaking" by Samuel McChord Crothers
A woman's face, very young and very placid-seeming!
"The Definite Object" by Jeffery Farnol
I could not believe that the placid young baronet had any chance with her.
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Now it was placid, sleepy, and deserted, and bore no outward signs of having suffered from their occupation.
"The New York Times Current History of the European War, Vol 1, Issue 4, January 23, 1915" by Various
The general, who was placidly smoking, groaned in protest.
"The Voice of the People" by Ellen Glasgow
That placid animal promptly bucked and ran.
"The Ridin' Kid from Powder River" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
There were times when the Gulf spread placid as a mill pond.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
You are reading a letter from the dead now, friend Placide.
"Sally of Missouri" by R. E. Young
Actually there was scarcely a breath stirring over the surface of the placid ocean.
"Swept Out to Sea" by W. Bertram Foster
Unearthly heralds sure, for in their wake What ruddy furrows seamed the placid lake.
"Indian Legends of Minnesota" by Various
Br'er Possum and Br'er Coon were even now placidly eating their suppers.
"The Automobile Girls in the Berkshires" by Laura Dent Crane
Into her ample placidity fell the high-pitched clamor of noisier people, like pebbles into a mountain lake.
"Young Hilda at the Wars" by Arthur Gleason
She crammed it into her pocket, rushed up to Susan Drummond, and astonished that placid young lady by suddenly kissing her.
"A World of Girls" by L. T. Meade
A new set of muscles came into play, and he swam placidly for two or three hundred yards.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
A sense of placid well-being lay over the fold, so the girl returned to the fire.
"Barbara Lynn" by Emily J. Jenkinson

In poetry:

And fancy gives me back my wife;
And fancy gives me back my child;
She gives me back my little home,
And all its placid joys.
"The Shipwrecked Solitary's Song To The Night" by Henry Kirke White
And the Moon listens pensively,
As placid as a lamb to me;
Until I think there's just us two
In silver world of mist and dew.
"Moon-Lover" by Robert W Service
Written with a knitted brow,
Read with placid wonder now.
Throbbed such passion in my heart?
Did his wounds once really smart?
"Programme" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
O placid, fainted lily!
You neither toiled nor spun;
You neither thought nor wrought, or well or illy,—
And now your day is done.
"A Dead Lily" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
Oh blue-eyed Ella's face is fair,
And beautiful her braided hair,
As fair the feelings that do speak
Upon her pure and placid cheek.
"Blue-Eyed Ella" by James Avis Bartley
With Haakon Earl the times of old
Round Palnatoki gather;
Near Charles the Twelfth stands Tordenskjold,
Placid, and smiling rather,—
"To Sweden" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson

In news:

Lake Placid sliding track to open Friday.
I am in Lake Placid as I write this preparing to witness the Ironman Competition.
Eleanor R Courteau, the widow of Arthur J Courteau and formerly of Emerson Street in St Johnsbury, passed away Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at Uihlein Mercy Center in Lake Placid.
She had resided for the past year and a half with her daughter, Kathleen Conlon, in Lake Placid.
Outdoors Columnist ([email protected]), Lake Placid News.
Relay race to take runners from Saratoga Springs to Lake Placid.
LAKE PLACID — With light snow covering Mount Van Hoevenberg Friday, Oct. Back to Article.
Jodi Payton, a resident of Lake Placid, was among more than 1,100 students from Roger Williams University to receive their degree during the University's Commencement ceremony held on May 19.
Star skier goes from Alps to rope tow in Lake Placid.
On behalf of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism in Lake Placid, I'm sincerely impressed with the amount of attention our new name has received as a result of the release.
Roscoe's Rosie Miesner, playing for the New York Rugby Club, goes up for the catch during a friendly tournament in Lake Placid.
Christopher John Selkirk, the son of Mr and Mrs James Selkirk of Lake Placid was married on October 23, 2011 to Dr Laura Louise Sweeney.
LAKE PLACID — A new trail system, inspired by and named after one of Lake Placid's greatest benefactors, beckons to skiers, trail runners, mountain bikers and all lovers of the outdoors.
From staff and wire reports, Lake Placid News.
They chose to hike the Northville-Placid Trail.

In science:

The following section describes capabilities of agent to communicate and interact. Sections 4 and 5 successively present objectives of PLACID platform and design of the first set of µ -tools intended to validate this platform.
Agent-Based {\mu}-Tools Integrated into a Co-Design Platform
PLACID offers a set of services for use of an environment of virtual co-design (shared objects, services of tasks management and communications, and tools of decision-making aid).
Agent-Based {\mu}-Tools Integrated into a Co-Design Platform
Co-design". This is facilitated by the agent-based design of PLACID.
Agent-Based {\mu}-Tools Integrated into a Co-Design Platform
This figure shows the 3 µ -tools of the Papoticiel which are integrated into PLACID (Papoticiel/chat tool, Agenda/diary tool, Vote/voting tool).
Agent-Based {\mu}-Tools Integrated into a Co-Design Platform