1920s

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 1920s the decade from 1920 to 1929
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Usage

In literature:

During the 1920s, anti-Semitism was widespread, and many respectable hotels and clubs were closed to Jews.
"The Black Experience in America" by Norman Coombs
In the 1920s Schmidt sold the ranch to George McDonald and moved to Florida.
"Trinity [Atomic Test] Site" by The National Atomic Museum
We had a 22 rifle that was probably purchased in the 1920s by one of my brothers.
"The Biography of a Rabbit" by Roy Benson
Ten-Gallon Milk Can, 1920s or later.
"Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology" by John T. Schlebecker
Excessive reliance on Fascist Italy during the 1920s and 1930s eventually led to annexation by that expansionist power.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
In the mid-1920s about 250,000 Bulgarians moved from Greek Thrace into Bulgaria, and about 40,000 Greeks left Bulgaria for Greece.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Mihail Sadoveanu, whose most important works were published in the 1920s and 1930s, is considered the foremost realist of the twentieth century.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
In the lower East Side of New York, in particular, cupping was still flourishing in the 1920s.
"Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology" by Audrey Davis
Milking machines were developed around 1900, but a prejudice against them lasted well into the 1920s.
"Frying Pan Farm" by Elizabeth Brown Pryor
It was not until the 1920s that social attitudes permitted women the same full use of the water as men.
"Women's Bathing and Swimming Costume in the United States" by Claudia B. Kidwell
Tubular rods were still in use in aircraft engines in the 1920s.
"The Wright Brothers' Engines and Their Design" by Leonard S. Hobbs
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In news:

A sports management business owner has bid $253,000 to win a 1920s game bat that Ty Cobb gave to young Detroit Tigers teammate Eddie Onslow.
An outbreak of dengue fever on Madeira island is waning after infecting 2,000 people in Europe's first sustained transmission since the 1920s, Portugal's health secretary Fernando Leal da Costa said on Monday.
As a 1920s ghost buster, Hall rounds up the chills in 'The Awakening '.
Set in England in the early 1920s, the film is about Rebecca Hall, an author who debunks supernatural hoaxes, and her latest project: a boarding school where ghosts have been sighted.
In the early 1920s, a man named Henry Perry, "Father of KC Barbecue ," moved inside a streetcar barn at 19th & Highland in Kansas City and started barbecuing in an outdoor pit.
Mack's Barbershop , a family business that operated near Fair Park as far back as the 1920s, has found a new home — in a Dallas homeless shelter.
The shop carries retro furniture, art, decor and clothing ranging from mid-1920s to 1980s.
The US birth rate dropped last year to the lowest level since record keeping began in the 1920s, according to a report released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.
The 1920s is an era romanticized and glorified, often by individuals who weren't even alive at the time.
In addition to the Rivas, the event dedicated to preservation of boats that have plied Lake Tahoe since the 1920s will include Chris-Craft, GarWood, Hacker Craft and other "woodies.".
1920s Edward Berge Bronze Sculptures PBS.
One famous variation on the drink originated at London Savoy Hotel in the 1920s.
This Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 photo shows the Casablanca, Morocco's Habous district, built by the French in the 1920s to resemble a traditional Moroccan medina.
In the 1920s, America was humming to the tunes of George Gershwin.
Vickie Holtz stands outside the Everhart House, a 1920s home that will be on the Spencer Candlelight Tour of Homes for the first time.
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In science:

The CFFDRS is the result of continuing research into forest fire behaviour since the mid-1920s and has undergone several incarnations in that time.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present 2: Empirical and quasi-empirical models
Table 5 shows the number of patients per household suffering from cholera in a village in India in 1920’s.
A Bayesian test for excess zeros in a zero-inflated power series distribution
Modern game theory goes back to a series of papers by the mathematician John von Neumann in the 1920s.
Stochastic evolutionary game dynamics
The use of parity in atomic spectroscopy dates from the 1920s, when it was introduced as a wave function label, prompting Wigner to demonstrate that such labeling is a consequence of the mirror symmetry of the electromagnetic interaction.
Fundamental Symmetries and Conservation Laws
The idea that the Universe may have undergone a very hot and dense early phase got triggered by the observations of Hubble in the 1920s, of the recession velocity of galaxies being proportional to their inferred distance from the Milky Way, which were most elegantly explained by a Universe in expansion.
Big Bang Nucleosynthesis and Particle Dark Matter
Their students and colleagues then in the 1920s and 1930s formed the Vienna Circle which criticized metaphysics and attempted to provide rational ways of testing competing theories.
Adding Methodological Testing to Naur's Anti-formalism
Soon in the 1920s, Pauli realized that the quantum zero point energy of a radiation field is too large to gravitate.
Dark Energy: a Brief Review
De Broglie’s pilot wave model from the 1920s implied a non-linear evolution in quantum mechanics.
Quantum information and randomness
When the Ising model was first conceived in the 1920’s, it was not thought of as a computer model: there were no electronic computers yet! It was only decades later that it and other discrete lattice models could begin to be investigated on computers.
Crystalline Computation
The analogous technique was used for the four-dimensional Ricci tensor Rαβ as early as in the 1920’s to make Einstein’s equations manifestly hyperbolic .
Implementing fully relativistic hydrodynamics in three dimensions
During the bull market of the 1920s, the yearly volume of shares traded increased from 0.2 billion to one billion; this five fold increase matched a multiplication by three of the price index (the correlation is 0.76).
"Thermometers" of Speculative Frenzy
The problem of the linearizability of webs was posed by Blaschke in the 1920s (see, for example, his book , §17 and §42) who claimed that it is hopeless to find such a criterion because of the complexity of calculations involving high order jets.
Linearizability of d-webs, d \geq 4, on two-dimensional manifolds
This alternative theory was first proposed in the 1920’s by Louis de Broglie, who (tragically) abandoned his ideas in the face of tremendous peer pressure from the likes of Bohr and Heisenberg.
Intelligent Design in the Physics Classroom?
In the 1920s and 30s digital signal processing was unknown, and the serious flaws of the data reduction algorithm used by all such experiments went unnoticed.
An Explanation of Dayton Miller's Anomalous "Ether Drift" Result
In particular, Nielsen showed in the 1920s that every finitely generated subgroup of a free group is itself free and hence has a group code. A little later in the 1920s Schreier extended Nielsen’s result to all subgroups of a free group.
Two-letter group codes that preserve aperiodicity of inverse finite automata
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