• Beam-Compass or Trammel Points. Winged Dividers.  Outside Calipers.  Inside Calipers
    Beam-Compass or Trammel Points. Winged Dividers. Outside Calipers. Inside Calipers
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Beamed Furnished with beams, as the head of a stag. "Tost his beamed frontlet to the sky."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are mirrors on the moon. Astronauts left them so that laser beams could be bounced off of them from Earth. These beams help give us the distance to the moon give or take a few metres.
    • beamed Having beams or horns, having all its antlers put forth, as the head of a stag.
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  • St. Augustine
    “O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.”
  • Lyman Abbott
    Lyman Abbott
    “A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good dead in a naughty world.”
  • Charles Dickens
    “With affection beaming in one eye, and calculation shining out of the other.”


Beam me up, Scotty - Something someone says when they want to get out of a place or situation, meaning 'Get me out of here!'. (It comes from the TV series and movies Star Trek, though the exact words used were a little different.)


In literature:

Amazing, isn't it, how just a few watts of power, beamed out in a thin thread, will reach this far, and lots farther?
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
Parting from the frigate's beam, she is steering straight for the becalmed barque.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
It was a desolate feeling to stand there with his beam of light pushing the dark away.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
As the ship sped toward us, rocking, plunging and recovering, it began to beam the forest below.
"The Airlords of Han" by Philip Francis Nowlan
Power purred along a network of lines, activated beams, turned off and on a series of fixtures in those coffin-beds.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
Then he fell with sickening thud and crash from beam to beam.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
He unlocked the cell door and, equally politely, drew a needle-beam pistol.
"The Judas Valley" by Gerald Vance
Off to the left I could see the red and green beam of the single light of the Mercutians; it was pointing vertically up into the air, motionless.
"The Fire People" by Ray Cummings
Over his beaming face spread a look of despair.
"Boy Scouts in the North Sea" by G. Harvey Ralphson
This, called also the beak-head beam, is the broadest beam in the ship, and is generally made of two beams tabled and bolted together.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
I got out my flashlight, sent the beam ahead.
"Valley of the Croen" by Lee Tarbell
Used for heavy construction, shipbuilding, cars, docks, beams, ties, flooring, and interior decoration.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
There was a glancing light, and a beam from the Moon fell upon me.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
He raced madly toward the sound, the flashlight beam cutting swordlike through the blackness.
"The Fifth-Dimension Tube" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Lights, a very small close beam.
"The Lost Kafoozalum" by Pauline Ashwell
It's definitely coming from somewhere else, and it's beamed at you, or beamed around you.
"Occasion for Disaster" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Then Lanier's beams were driving in turn to right and left of them and the two vanished as though by magic as they were struck.
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
Nature was in breathless silence as the sun rose; but his beaming head was soon obscured by dark heavy clouds.
"Tales from the German" by Various
Something cut past him, a beam of dark violet.
"The Variable Man" by Philip K. Dick
The beam shot squarely into the face of Worthington Ko!
"The Caves of Fear" by John Blaine

In poetry:

Soft as slumber was my baby,
Beaming bright and sweet;
Daintier than bloom or jewel
Were his hands and feet.
"White Pansies" by Archibald Lampman
Sure thou wilt joy, by gaining me
To flie home like a laden bee
Unto that hive of beams
And garland-streams.
"The Starre" by George Herbert
For me alone, a wizard spell
Lies prisoned in its beams,
Hours of enchanted ecstacy
And days of Eden dreams.
"To Sanson (06)" by Madge Morris Wagner
Unheeded on the youthful brow
The beams of Phoebus play;
But unsupported age stoops low
Beneath the sultry ray.
"Upon A Venerable Rival" by William Cowper
Soft, as amid the lunar beams
The falling shadows bend,
Upon the bosom of the streams,
So soft her tears descend.
"An American Tale" by Helen Maria Williams
To us, gone down in endless night,--
Beyond the sun afar,
He beams beside his Savior-God,
A bright immortal star.
"Where Is Our Brother?" by James Avis Bartley

In news:

The hyper-targeted coupon beamed directly to your smartphone can qualify as a guerilla strike, but there are still broader deliveries that indiscriminately bombard consumers.
I wanted to share with you a couple photographs of my Night Heron kayak (LOA 18?, beam of 20?
Sean Langley and Tony Langley, both employee of the Drury Company, place a steel beam into place Wednesday afternoon on the new gym at Scott County Central High School.
Magnetic field measurement instrument board achieves 100 times greater frequency bandwidth and resolution than previous design, contributing to ultra-high-precision beam-forming in world's most powerful particle collider.
The proton beams collide at a total energy level of 7 trillion electron volts hours after a few attempts at the test site near Geneva.
The collider will send two beams of subatomic particles, called hadrons , in opposite directions in a 27-km ring-like tunnel 100 m below ground.
The Large Hadron Collider fired its first beam around the machine's full track at 10:28 AM local time (1:36 AM Pacific time).
How the LHC stops a proton beam that can melt a half ton of copper.
Halden Wofford & the Hi-Beams.
Volunteers have been invited to help raise the beams and hammer in the trunnels (oak pegs), using simple hand tools, the way they used to.
Honda this week expanded its March recall of vehicles with a low-beam headlight wiring issue to include 820,000 Civics and Pilots in North America, its second big expansion of a recall in recent days.
Operating at less than 14 watts, the Dialight Low Beam Headlamp uses more than 70 percent less energy than conventional halogen headlamps and one-third the energy of the leading LED competitor in its class.
The company says wires connecting a switch that controls the headlights and turn signals can overheat and melt, knocking out the low-beam headlights .
DETROIT (AP) — Honda says it is recalling more than 550,000 CR-V and Pilot SUVs because the low-beam headlights can fail.
Paige and Leo, the beaming marrieds played by Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum at the beginning of The Vow, step out of the venerable Music Box cinema in Chicago, into the snowy night.

In science:

If we label the spacecrafts in a counter-clockwise (positive sense) fashion, then the beams U i travel in the positive sense while the beams V i travel in the negative sense.
Algebraic approach to time-delay data analysis for LISA
The set of initial conditions for the momenta P1 , P2 of the two beams of 3 and 7 particles corresponds to the set of tra jectories which indicate the descent of the beams on the stationary states belonging to the ellipse given by equation (8).
Nonlinear Regimes in Thermostats of Berendsen's Type
Note that for beams and beam mismatches small compared to the typical CMB structures, the effect grows linearly with the distance between the two beams.
Some sources of systematic errors on CMB polarized measurements with bolometers
In the test beam configuration, the detection plane was set vertical in the vacuum chamber, facing beam particles.
Experimental study of a proximity focusing Cherenkov counter prototype for the AMS experiment
Beam particles with different masses were obtained by placing a fragmentation target (a beam monitoring quartz was used to this purpose) upstream of the magnetic dipole analyzer.
Experimental study of a proximity focusing Cherenkov counter prototype for the AMS experiment
The beam-target phase addresses the interaction of the ABM pulse, namely the beam generated during the injection phase, with the ISM as the target.
Observational tests of the Electro-Magnetic Black Hole Theory in Gamma-Ray Bursts
It has doublets of planes distributed along the IR separated by 4.25 cm. Halfplanes are mounted above and below of the beam, and are arranged so that a small square hole of ±6 mm × ±6 mm is left for the beam to pass through.
Characterization of Prototype BTeV Silicon Pixel Sensors Before and After Irradiation
Let us first consider a Mach-Zehnder interferometer with a variable relative U (1) phase χ in one of the interferometer beams (the reference beam) and assume that the interfering particles carry an additional internal degree of freedom, such as spin or polarization, in a pure state |ki.
Generalization of geometric phase to completely positive maps
We used beam-weighted extraction routines that include both the positive and negative portions of the beam profile.
The Submillimeter Properties of Extremely Red Objects
The response of the counter to ions will be studied to evaluate accurately its performances for charge measurement, by using a dedicated test beam obtained from the CERN SPS ion beam colliding on a fragmentation target.
The RICH counter of the AMS experiment
The observed rise of the velocity dispersion in the central part of the galaxy could then be assigned to beam smearing, as the beam there intercepts kinematically independent regions, but this is rather unlikely (see § 4.2 and 5.2 in Meurer et al. 1996).
On the Spiral Structure of NGC 2915 and Dark Matter
The profiles are based on uniformly-weighted data (25′′ beam) for r . 10 kpc and naturally-weighted data (45′′ beam) at larger radii.
On the Spiral Structure of NGC 2915 and Dark Matter
To check the performance of the irradiated chamber at this intermediate aging stage, a beam test was performed, using the muon beam available at the GIF.
First results from an aging test of a prototype RPC for the LHCb Muon System
Raman beam pulses are applied to implement a coin-flip. A displacement beam excites the motion correlated to the | ↑i internal state of the ion.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
In Table 2 we list beam number, RA and DEC in J2000 coordinates, the number of pointings at each beam and the total observation time per beam.
Searches for Giant Pulses from Extragalactic Pulsars