Be solid with


  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Be solid with (U.S.) to have a firm footing with
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. solidus, solid.


In literature:

Or the whole star might be of a solid color, with a border of contrasting color.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
Before dark all the men were served with tea and food, which we were told was to be their last solid meal.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
With the coming of darkness she had not relied on solid columns of black smoke being seen at any distance.
"The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest" by Margaret Vandercook
Soft corns, after the removal of pressure, may be treated with the solid stick of nitrate of silver, or by any of the methods already mentioned.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
It may be that many of them were not built wholly of hewn stone, and had not "Egyptian solidity" with their other characteristics.
"Ancient America, in Notes on American Archaeology" by John D. Baldwin
A solid shot struck a gun thought to be perfectly protected, and hurled it, with the men serving it, over the parapet.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
These cracks must be filled up with solid matter, or the rock would eventually become a ruinous heap.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
It was all built with great solidity; what more was to be desired?
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
If we wish to shake up the solid with water the bottle must be left partly empty.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
You'll be wanting a solid silver electric bell connecting with the sody fountain next.
"Calumet 'K'" by Samuel Merwin
We found Brown to be a florid, solidly built man of fifty, with a keen eye and a brown beard.
"Gold" by Stewart White
Although the airman is less likely to be hit than the infantryman, he has to deal with complications that could not arise on solid earth.
"Cavalry of the Clouds" by Alan Bott
Do not be contented with this superstructure, till you have ascertained the solidity of the foundation.
"Coelebs In Search of a Wife" by Hannah More
Sheep bindings, sometimes three hundred years old, may still be occasionally met with in remarkably solid condition.
"Book Repair and Restoration" by Mitchell Buck
She didn't want to be improved with solid books.
"Man and Maid" by E. (Edith) Nesbit
The shell is thick and solid, the exterior being reddish white, sometimes stained with brown.
"Beautiful Shells of New Zealand" by E. G. B. Moss
Thus, supported parts should have an adequate ratio to their supports, and the same should be the case with solids and voids.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
Such a dam could be amply protected with a solid covering of rocks.
"The Accomplished Muskrat Trapper" by A. E. (Arno Erdman) Schmidt
From that day on I was what may be slangily termed "solid" with that happy family.
"The Boy Spy" by Joseph Kerby
Hence marine corals and mollusca may be provided by rivers with the materials of their shells and solid supports.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell

In poetry:

No dainty dolce affettuoso I;
Bearded, sun-burnt, gray-neck'd, forbidding, I have arrived,
To be wrestled with as I pass, for the solid prizes of the universe;
For such I afford whoever can persevere to win them.
"Starting From Paumanok" by Walt Whitman

In news:

DYNATEK has released a new articulated loader design that can improve the efficiency with which 180 X 52-ft, 16-hatch hopper barges can be loaded with dry solids.
Any shop that chooses to hog out mold and die cavities with a solid carbide ball mill could be missing out on throughput gains available with new indexable mills, according to Ingersoll Cutting Tools (Rockford, Illinois).
The wipers appeared to be very different they looked like a solid white plastic piece, with a black line down the middle.
With features like Windows To Go and DirectAccess, Windows 8 can rise above the controversy to be a solid OS for the enterprise.
Solids suspension is more geometry dependent so scale-up with non- geometric similarity can be difficult.
NEW YORK—Anyone hoping to commune with Christopher Columbus on Columbus Day will be disappointed: He's booked solid.
NEW YORK — Anyone hoping to commune with Christopher Columbus on Columbus Day will be disappointed: He's booked solid.
NEW YORK – Anyone hoping to commune with Christopher Columbus on Columbus Day will be disappointed: He's booked solid.
But some sectors have been bright spots, with booming growth and solid earning potential, enough to be called the best new jobs in America.
With its labyrinthine plot, shifting narrative threads and myriad characters, Tomas Alfredson's adaptation of John le Carre's classic spy novel, Tinker Tailor Solider Spy, may be initially off-putting to some viewers.
Nowhere to be seen—at least not yet—is a solar system like ours, with solid planets near the sun and gas-giant planets on orderly processions farther out.
Solid winter tires should be a part of any snowboarder's gear, but what do tires have to do with your shred kit.
There didn't appear to be anything wrong with Prefontaine's hip Sunday night as he averaged a solid 44.6 yards on seven punts , but afterwards Prefontaine said he's nowhere near 100 per cent.
With a wicked defense, a solid one-two punch in the circle and power hitters littering the lineup, it would be easy to dismiss the 2012 Western Reserve softball team as a rarity.
Turbidity occurs when silt and or sedimentation has settled out of eroding water flows, leaving inside the flow small dissolved solids particles that continue to be carried with the movement of the water.

In science:

Fig. 6, and it is seen that the role of the resonances can be verified by measuring the photon asymmetry.4 The similarities observed between the solid line (obtained with PDG resonances) and the dot-dashed line (obtained with all resonances) make it, however, difficult to identify the role of the missing resonances.
Nucleon and Delta resonances in K Sigma(1385) photoproduction from nucleons
The application of the test to a T2 decay from human white matter, measured in vivo with an SNR of 650, demonstrated a solid detection of the signal below 40ms believed to be due to the myelin water.
A robust and reliable method for detecting signals of interest in multiexponential decays
Magnetic nanoparticles are thus blocked in a solid matrix, randomly distributed and orientated, with each particle being magnetically uniaxial .
Growth of a dynamical correlation length in an aging superspin glass
Physical systems that can be simulated with QCA include Ising and Heisenberg interaction spin chains, solid state NMR, and quantum lattice gases.
Quantum Cellular Automata
An important consequence of this approach is that secondary condensates arising from gas-solid reactions as would be predicted by pure equilibrium are excluded because the primary condensates are assumed to settle into clouds and are thus no longer available for reaction with the cooler gas above the clouds.
A comparison of chemistry and dust cloud formation in ultracool dwarf model atmospheres
This can be explained as follows: 500 yr after the supernova explosion (Fig. 3, solid line), PeV CRs from the SNR reach the MC and produce there secondary electrons with energy in the ≈ 100 TeV range.
Non-thermal radiation from molecular clouds illuminated by cosmic rays from nearby supernova remnants
The velocity field uS (t) is the “swimming gait”. A swimmer is a deformable body by definition, but it may be viewed at every instant as a solid body with with unknown velocity U(t) and rotation rate Ω(t).
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
Given the success of the theory in its predictions and the good results obtained for the γ γ decay of the f0 (1370) and f2(1270) mesons, the theoretical framework stands on good foot and the predictions made should be solid enough to constitute a test of the theory by contrasting with experimental data.
Radiative decay into $\gamma$-baryon decuplet of dynamically generated resonances
This was shown to be consistent with a theory calculation including a QCP and with ξ ∼ 6 fm and folding in the experimental acceptance (shown as solid line in Fig. 5(right)).
QCD Phase Diagram: Phase Transition, Critical Point and Fluctuations
Perhaps you would be more likely to accept our earlier argument for the rotational inertia of a solid sphere if we were engaged with a larger problem like finding the time it would take such a sphere to roll down a given ramp.
Analyzing Problem Solving Using Math in Physics: Epistemological Framing via Warrants
This approach has the advantage of being phenomenological and completely model-independent and is meant to provide theoreticians with a solid observational framework on which to base their investigation.
States and transitions in black-hole binaries
Since both detectors are not 4π solid angle detectors, there is model dependence to deduce the total cross section from a fraction of 4π solid angle measurement. A good Dalitz plot measurement with a good 4π solid angle detector would be very helpful to settle down the contradiction.
Strangeness production from pp collisions
They can be seen as part of the current effort to combine stable atomic and scalable solid-state systems for reliable storage and fast processing of quantum information with photonic systems for communication into hybrid devices.
Optical hybrid approaches to quantum information
This fact can be highlighted in Fig. 5, where we present the variation of the inflationary potential VHI as a function of the inflaton field, σ , for the values of the parameters corresponding to the three intersections of the solid black line with the gray lines in Fig. 4(a) and (b).
F-Term Hybrid Inflation Followed by a Peccei-Quinn Phase Transition
The star formation history of the fields within the regions of Massey (2002) (open circles in Fig. 1) in which star clusters have been observed is shown as the solid line, with the grey area being its uncertainty.
The star formation history of the Large Magellanic Cloud as seen by star clusters and stars