• Lead bale clips used for sealing bales of woolen cloth and other goods. Once a clip had been attached to a bale it attested that the goods were of an approved quality and length or amount
    Lead bale clips used for sealing bales of woolen cloth and other goods. Once a clip had been attached to a bale it attested that the goods were of an approved quality and length or amount
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Attestive Attesting; furnishing evidence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • attestive Giving attestation; attesting.
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  • Francis Herbert Hedge
    Francis Herbert Hedge
    “Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which, if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “A funeral is a pageant whereby we attest our respect for the dead by enriching the undertaker.”
  • Herman Melville
    “Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable, and attesting her eternity.”


In literature:

Their colour attests the greater altitude of the country in which many of them formerly lived.
"A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries And of the Discovery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa (1858-1864)" by David Livingstone
In attestation of which we in the presence of each other append our signatures.
"The Lady of the Shroud" by Bram Stoker
Director Kieft had done the same thing when he was apprehensive that an attestation would be executed against him.
"Narrative of New Netherland" by Various
These facts are all attested by irrefragable tradition.
"Roughing It" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
His every act attested it.
"The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Complete" by Abraham Lincoln
There was no need of parchments and seals, of attestations, explanations, and professions.
"Barchester Towers" by Anthony Trollope
Thoreau was an accomplished scholar in the Greek and Roman classics, as his translations attest.
"The American Spirit in Literature," by Bliss Perry
Only here and there a little bayou or marsh attested recent freshets.
"The Blazed Trail" by Stewart Edward White
Of a well attested instance of ice being seen at the latter place, I never heard.
"A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson" by Watkin Tench
A legally attested builder's declaration was to accompany each set of photographs.
"The Americanization of Edward Bok" by Edward William Bok
I attest these facts, which passed in my presence, and no part of which could escape my observation.
"Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
The document, thus attested, is to be placed in the care of the Secretary to the University.
"Jezebel's Daughter" by Wilkie Collins
These facts are attested by the signatures of six gentlemen, besides that of Mr. Bachman.
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
I turned to face a gentleman who must have entered from the front room; so at least the draperies, still slightly swaying, attested.
"The Gates of Chance" by Van Tassel Sutphen
He made a confession and confided it to Herbert, who has just sent me an attested copy.
"Capitola the Madcap" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
What his thoughts were, his actions subsequently attested.
"Woman's Trials" by T. S. Arthur
In default of portraits painted or engraved, Adrienne's beauty would be amply attested by her contemporaries.
"Queens of the French Stage" by H. Noel Williams
Yet saints attested it.
"Recollections and Impressions" by Octavius Brooks Frothingham
Everything attests the concentration of landed property in the hands of the few.
"From the Oak to the Olive" by Julia Ward Howe
In pledge thereto we have signed this present attestation with our own hands here in Rome this tenth of January, 1698.
"The Old Yellow Book" by Anonymous

In poetry:

Miltiades! thy valor best
(Although in every region known)
The men of Persia can attest,
Taught by thyself at Marathon.
"On Miltiades" by William Cowper
Shall lone Antares whisper thee
His attestation to thy hope,
Or Alioth aid the souls that grope
Within the Night's infinity?
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
I a traitor! Who are you
That dare to breathe that word to me?
You never wore the Union blue,
No wounds attest your loyalty!
"An Address Of An Ex-Confederate Soldier, To The Grand Army Of The Republic" by Maurice Thompson
Heaven strews the earth with snow,
That neither friend nor foe
May break the sleep of the fast—dying year;
A world arrayed in white,
Late dawns, and shrouded light,
Attest to us once more that Christmas—tide is here.
"Christmas,1870" by Alfred Austin
My four steeds I harnessed, all white and black-maned,
Which straight on their way, fleet and emulous strained.
I wished to return; and now venture in song
The wish to express, and announce how I long
For my mother my care to attest.
"A Festal Ode Complimenting An Officer" by Confucius
Though at the very last, as his stiff fingers dropped the cross,
A gleam as from some distant city swept his face across,
The clay lips settled into calm--thus did the monk attest,
A look of one who through much peril enters into rest.
"The Brothers" by Marietta Holley

In news:

But Lori Presser-Murphy backs it up pretty well, as a visit to her Ultimate Confections shop, at 820 N 68th St, Wauwatosa, will attest.
My family can attest to why Caesar salad is the most popular salad in the US The creamy, garlicky dressing over the crunchy Romaine lettuce is an irresistible combination.
Having dove in cenotes, caverns and the ocean I can attest tot he accuracy of the films underwater shots, some of them are truly breath-taking.
Hoagland ( The Tugman's Passage ) is best known as an essayist and travel and nature writer, but he is also an accomplished fiction writer, as this collection of early stories attests.
Two centuries after his birth, the novelist is still wildly popular, as a theme park, a new movie and countless festivals attest.
The second leader project by Israeli saxophonist Shauli Einav, an NYC city resident since 2008 and a year shy of 30, attests to his immersion in the bebop tradition while revealing a fresh and original voice.
Obama's assembled advisers are "brimming" with smart domestic-policy ideas, he attests.
Times are tough, that's for sure, as anyone who owns a gas-powered vehicle can attest.
I can attest to that one for sure.
This should be reason enough to pamper yourself, but if you need another, think about this: Massage feels like pampering , but there's growing evidence attesting to its health benefits as well.
As Pee -wee Herman can attest, having your bike stolen is very unpleasant indeed.
As any publisher or filmmaker can attest, Jane Austen is a hot literary commodity.
My wife, Shirley, will attest that I'm the space geek in family.
Three generations of satisfied customers attest to Garfield's integrity & fairness.
But Lori Presser -Murphy backs it up pretty well, as a visit to her Ultimate Confections shop, at 820 N 68th St, Wauwatosa, will attest.

In science:

Stanev & Franceschini (1998) have obtained model–independent upper limits on the CIRB with no a-priori guess about the CIRB spectrum, using HEGRA data for the Blazar MKN 501 (z=0.034) during an outburst in 1997, on the assumption that the high-energy source spectrum is the flattest allowed by the data.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
The fact that each line segment is straight to within statistical precision attests to its phase coherence.
Oscillations During Thermonuclear X-ray Bursts
The fact that both the total and polarized flux at n = 4 are actually reduced at this phase attests to this feature being optically thin throughout.
New Low Accretion-Rate Magnetic Binary Systems and their Significance for the Evolution of Cataclysmic Variables
The flattest curve is the one for the largest value of J as expected.
The Two-Body Random Ensemble in Nuclei
The critical curve (third curve from above) is the one which is flattest at t ≈ 100.
Localization Transition of Biased Random Walks on Random Networks
This seemingly paradoxical statement has its root in the fact that in practice (as attested by some of the computational results discussed in this paper) validity of Eq. (2.8), on which the above-mentioned conclusion rests, cannot be taken for granted.
On the Luttinger theorem concerning number of particles in the ground states of systems of interacting fermions
For the random walk this means that the center of the interval of concentration in the infinite valley, defined in the next section, is not necessarily the site 0, and is likely to be in a region where the environment is the flattest.
Constants of concentration for a simple recurrent random walk on random environment
As any practitioner of the Cartan equivalence method can probably attest, this is an impressive computational feat.
Contact Geometry of Hyperbolic Equations of Generic Type
The existence of regular features in nuclei also attests to the incomplete mixing of the shell–model configurations.
Random Matrices and Chaos in Nuclear Physics
Without an outer code, on the other hand, this selectivity would not be exploited and thus, as the example in Fig 7 attests, averaging uncoded error probabilities does not have the same operational meaning of averaging mutual informations.
Transmit Diversity v. Spatial Multiplexing in Modern MIMO Systems
As the burgeoning literature on Eulerian walk and rotor-routing attests, there are numerous interesting open problems.
Rotor Walks and Markov Chains
The importance of SPDC can be attested by its ability of preparing the most common types of entanglement and flexibility of using a variety of photonic degrees of freedom (DOFs), both discrete and continuous.
Hybrid photonic entanglement: Realization, characterization and applications
In the latter case, the different encodings present practical advantages and disadvantages when compared to each other, which can be attested by the extensive research of sources for polarization, time-bin or spatially entangled photon pairs.
Hybrid photonic entanglement: Realization, characterization and applications
We notice that all Zij are self-adjoint, as attested by (2.1) and the fact that V †(i,j ) = V(j,i) (cf.
The spectrum of random k-lifts of large graphs (with possibly large k)
We can pro ject this measure to a probability measure µ∞ on M , using the dynamics of f , in such a way that we can compare the densities of the measures µǫ and µ∞ on M , attesting their convergence in the L1 -norm.
Strong stochastic stability for non-uniformly expanding maps