• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • -in (Chem) A hypothetical compound, C2H2N4 which may be regarded as benzene with four CH groups replaced by nitrogen atoms; also, any of various derivatives of the same. There are three isomeric varieties.
    • -in (Chem) A sirupy, nontoxic ptomaine, H2N.(CH2)5.NH2chemically pentamethylene diamine), formed in putrefaction of flesh, etc.
    • -in A suffix. See the Note under -ine.
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  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “The height of ability consists in a thorough knowledge of the real value of things, and of the genius of the age in which we live.”
  • Brendan F. Behan
    Brendan F. Behan
    “I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.”
  • Lord Byron
    “No more we meet in yonder bowers Absence has made me prone to roving; But older, firmer hearts than ours, Have found monotony in loving.”
  • Colley Cibber
    Colley Cibber
    “Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches.”
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay
    “Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.”
  • Lord Byron
    “My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.”


A hitch in your giddy-up - If you have a hitch in your giddy-up, you're not feeling well. ('A hitch in your gittie-up' is also used.)
A lost ball in the high weeds - A lost ball in the high weeds is someone who does not know what they are doing, where they are or how to do something.
Ace in the hole - An ace in the hole is something other people are not aware of that can be used to your advantage when the time is right.
Air your dirty laundry in public - If you air your dirty laundry in public, you reveal aspects of your private life that should really remain private, by telling a secret, arguing in public, etc.
All cats are grey in the dark - Things are indistinguishable in the dark so appearances don't matter.('All cats are grey at night' is also used.)
All in a day's work - If something is all in a day's work, it is nothing special.
All in your head - If something is all in your head, you have imagined it and it is not real.
All the tea in China - If someone won't do something for all the tea in China, they won't do it no matter how much money they are offered.
All your eggs in one basket - If you put all your eggs in one basket, you risk everything at once, instead of trying to spread the risk. (This is often used as a negative imperative- 'Don't put all your eggs in one basket'. 'Have your eggs in one basket' is also used.)
All's fair in love and war - This idiom is used to say that where there is conflict, people can be expected to behave in a more vicious way.
Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades - (USA) Used in response to someone saying "almost" in a win/lose situation. The full expression is "Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades." An alternate form puts "and flinging shit from a shovel" at the end.
Ants in your pants - If someone has ants in their pants, they are agitated or excited about something and can't keep still.
Any port in a storm - This means that in an emergency any solution will do, even one that would normally be unacceptable.
Arrow in the quiver - An arrow in the quiver is a strategy or option that could be used to achieve your objective.
Babe in arms - A babe in arms is a very young child, or a person who is very young to be holding a position.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Cadaver and amine,


In literature:

After the success of the revolution in Spain, the head lodge of the Carbonari in Salerno issued orders for a rising in June.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
In the old heathen days, in the times of the Vikings, the popular speech was enshrined in the harp of the bard.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Iowa adopted the Australian ballot system in 1892; Alabama and Kansas in 1893; Virginia in 1894; Florida in 1895; and Louisiana and Utah in 1896.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
In acts of martyrdom, as late as the age of Decius, we read of baptisms in rivers, in lakes and in the sea.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
In France, every man distinguished in letters was found in their ranks.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
A man has property in his wife, in his children, in his domestic animals, in his fields and in his forests.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
The steady change which had been going on in Zillah, in mind and in person, was indeed sufficient to justify Lord Chetwynde's remark.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
In short, everyone is in a real, though concealed and devious, way in contact with every other person in the world.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Regensburg followed in 1689; Leipsic, in 1694; Nuremberg, in 1696; Stuttgart, in 1712; Augsburg, in 1713; and Berlin, in 1721.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
In that world, not one in ten thousand, but every good man, would dwell in a palace.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
In the next room, its walls tiled in white, she lay in a round sunken tub filled with hot water piped in from the castle kitchen.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
In his breast, or in his bowels, somewhere in his body, there had started another activity.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
He breathed in quick bursts, and saw little clouds in front of his face in the starlight.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
On light soils sow in August, January, or early in February: on heavy wet soils in March, or early in April.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
The plants in Figure 76 were found in tall grass in a grove in August.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Extras fell in the way once in a while.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
In Scotland 1 in 160, in England 1 in 170, in Ireland 1 in 5.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
In some factories the plates are mounted in tanks, positive and negative plates alternating as in a cell.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
She was not in the least in love with the man, or capable of being in love with any man.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
He asked for anything, to be made a clerk in a bakery, in a dry goods store, in a candy store.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser

In poetry:

"Folly in Piety,
Folly in Trust,
Heav'n in Satiety,
Death in Death's dust.
"The Poet Saint" by Thomas MacDonagh
Trees in their blooming,
Tides in their flowing,
Stars in their circling,
Tremble with song.
"England My Mother" by William Watson
He is not set
In hardness yet; he will give back in armfuls
What he took in his hands.
"The Miracle Of The Corn" by Padraic Colum
Christ liveth in me,
Christ liveth in me,
Oh! what a salvation this,
That Christ liveth in me.
"Christ Liveth in Me" by Daniel Webster Moody
In sickness or in health,
In poverty or wealth,
I yield my willing soul
To Thy supreme control.
"Hymn (III)" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
Up yonder in Buena Park
There is a famous spot,
In legend and in history
Yclept the Waller Lot.
"The Delectable Ballad Of The Waller Lot" by Eugene Field

In news:

Way back in February I expanded on a report in the Christian Science Monitor that suggested al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) had set up shop against the Assad regime, in Syria.
In 1966, Jensen built 17 Interceptors , 148 in 1967, 444 in 1968 and 529 in 1969.
Gen William C Westmoreland was less successful with his suit against CBS in 1984 and 1985, in part over the implication in a Wallace interview that he had misled the nation about enemy strength in Vietnam.
In and west of the Cascades, I've seen inversions so strong that some places in the valleys are stuck in the 40s with fog or low clouds while the Cascade foothills and Coast Range bask in 60-degree temperatures.
Linwood Parks Shipley, a partner in the investment banking firm of Brown Brothers Harriman & Company, died in Summit, N.J. Shipley, who was born in 1905 in Cockeysville, Md.
Asimov graduated from Columbia University in 1939 with a bachelor of science degree, and earned an MA in 1941 and a PhD in chemistry there in 1948.
Last spring, students in third, fifth, sixth and eighth grades took the Illinois Standards Achievement Test in reading and mathematics while students in fourth and seventh grades were tested in reading, mathematics and science.
In a move to keep the Journal of the American Medical Association 's publications "user-centric" Editor-in-Chief Howard Bauchner said in a statement that nine publications will get new names in 2013.
Despite 2011 growth in Class-1 motorcycles sales, a weakening in that segment is expected to drive a decrease in overall bike demand in 2012, according to projections from the Japanese Automobile Manufacturer's Association.
James Tobin , a professor emeritus of economics at Yale who was a top adviser in the Kennedy administration and received the Nobel Prize in economics in 1981, died on Monday in New Haven.
Luciano Pavarotti and Piero Cappuccilli did it in Chicago, Jose Carerras and Ghena Dimitrova in Pittsburgh, Renato Bruson in New York, Ms Dimitrova and Luis Lima in San Francisco.
Eva Jin 's "Sophie's Revenge," released in 2009, was the first female-helmed movie to cross the crucial 100 million yuan ($15.45 million) threshold in China and she is working on two projects, one in English and one in Chinese.
Dry soil in the vegetable garden results in poor setting of fruit, cracking in tomatoes, a reduction of female zucchini flowers and bitterness in cucumbers and greens.
The Associated Press Hip-hop artist Usher Raymond takes the witness stand in court in a legal battle with his ex-wife in a custody fight involving their two sons in this May 22, 2012 file photo taken in Atlanta.
LONDON (AP) — Every Sunday, the majestic cadences of the King James Bible resound in Her Majesty's Chapel Royal in London, in scattered parish churches in Britain and in countless chapels, halls and congregations around the world.

In science:

If In − TnT ∗ n is invertible, Problem I has infinitely many solutions in Sν . (2) If In − TnT ∗ n is singular and ρ(In−1 − Tn−1T ∗ n−1) = ρ(In − TnT ∗ n ), Problem I has a unique solution in Sν . (3) If In − TnT ∗ n−1) < ρ(In − TnT ∗ n is singular and ρ(In−1 − Tn−1T ∗ n ), Problem I has no solution in Sν .
A note on interpolation in the generalized Schur class
In the limit in which the ladder diagrams are isolated, and in the conjectured construction of , this property is seen to infinite loop order (before integration) for the massless modes, and pure N = 8 supergravity at vanishing moduli is perturbatively finite in this regime to all orders in four through six dimensions.
On the finiteness of N=8 quantum supergravity
As discussed in detail in Ref. the network that evolves according to the dynamic rules in Eqs. (1)-(2) shows a complex topology of links in which nodes are arranged hierarchically both according to ranks of outgoing and incoming links, in accordance with the data in the real Web .
Access time of an adaptive random walk on the world-wide Web
Looking up the ordering of particle types in the vertices (as specified in Tab. 6), it is obvious that spinor lines stretch from the incoming particle in to the outgoing particle positioned on the right leg in, whereas anti-spinor lines stretch from in to in.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
In the era of quantum information it was rediscovered in works by Meyer [7, 8] in connection with quantum cellular automata and by Watrous in the context of halting of quantum Turing machines and in a slightly modified version (with measurements) in thinking about space-bounded quantum computation.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
Inspecting Eq. (14) which describes the first step of the Hadamard walk starting in | ↑i ⊗ |0i (instead of in |Φin i = | ↓i ⊗ |0i as in Eq. (16)) and iterating the walk in Eq. (14) more we see that the walk starting in | ↑i ⊗ |0i has a drift to the right side, exactly opposite to the walk in Eq. (16).
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
Figure 3: Each set of connections is closed with empty interior in the next: linear in homogeneous, linear in vertically homogeneous, linear and homogeneous in 0-preserving, linear and vertically homogeneous in 0-preserving, linear and homogeneous and vertically homogeneous in 0-preserving, 0-preserving in the whole.
Generalized Sprays and Nonlinear Connections
In (13), the two terms in the first two lines correspond respectively to the ISRE in the forward and lateral direction; the two terms in the third line correspond to exchange effects changing the values of the total and lateral cross sections, as discussed in more detail in .
Large amplitude spin waves in ultra-cold gases
The definition of a GCS (Generalized Complex Structure) in terms of the subspace E ⊆ VC ⊕ V ∗ C first appeared in , the definition in terms of an R-linear automorphism J of V ⊕ V ∗ was introduced in , and the definition in terms of spinors appears implicitly in and explicitly in .
Submanifolds of generalized complex manifolds
Since CaT* depends on the surface gravity of stars, being low in dwarf stars and high in giant stars, a high dwarf/giant ratio in the case of a high-Z SSP and a low dwarf/giant ratio in the case of a low-Z SSP, could explain both the low CaT* observed in bright Es and the high CaT* in dEs.
The puzzlingly large Ca II triplet absorption in dwarf elliptical galaxies
Thus σ and τ define four groups of vertices: z that are black in both, z that are white in both, n/2 − z that are black in σ and white in τ , and n/2 − z that are white in σ and black in τ .
Random k-SAT: Two Moments Suffice to Cross a Sharp Threshold
Weakly concurrently executing actions in AS means that first all the deletions in the delete list of action s in AS are done in parallel and then all the insertions in the add list of actions in AS are.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
Serendipity: White Dwarfs and QSOs In addition to looking for old GCs, we used some fibers to specifically target blue ob jects in the NGC 5128 field in the hopes of finding young clusters in the halo, like the one in the young tidal stream described in Peng, Ford, & Freeman (2002).
The Globular Cluster System of NGC 5128 I. Survey and Catalogs
For every countable everywhere dense set {yn}n∈IN in K0 , there exists a sequence of real numbers {zn }n∈IN such that every vector (yn , zn ) belongs to the cone K (in other words, zn lies in the interval-fiber over the point yn) and the set of al l such vectors is everywhere dense in K .
Random Metric Spaces and Universality
We have already mentioned in the text that superparticles models with tensorial central charges have been investigated in 4-dimensional spacetimes (in in terms of real spinors and in in terms of complex spinors).
Hermitian versus holomorphic complex and quaternionic generalized supersymmetries of the M-theory. A classification