Blue laws

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Blue laws a name first used in the eighteenth century to describe certain supposititious laws of extreme rigor reported to have been enacted in New Haven; hence, any puritanical laws.
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Usage

In literature:

A favorite assertion was that I was enforcing a "blue" law, an obsolete law that had never before been enforced.
"Theodore Roosevelt" by Theodore Roosevelt
Have at your Kepler's laws in the company of the blue-winged locusts.
"The Life of the Fly" by J. Henri Fabre
The blue eyes of Cummins' wife, the words of her gentle lips, the touch of her hands had made law at the post.
"Back to God's Country and Other Stories" by James Oliver Curwood
And as for the fuchsia, how far it has grown from the blue laws.
"Vignettes Of San Francisco" by Almira Bailey
Prythee, what have the Horse Guards Blue to do with the laws of chemistry?
"Micah Clarke" by Arthur Conan Doyle
A particularly BLUE LAW against this economical custom will have the effect of sobering down these brilliant Cullers.
"Punchinello, Vol. II., No. 34, November 19, 1870" by Various
It is against the law to serve men in the blue uniform of the wounded.
"A Yankee in the Trenches" by R. Derby Holmes
The old blue laws were stringently enforced, and the penalty for infringement was usually a sharp one.
"Greenwich Village" by Anna Alice Chapin
Some said he had murdered his grandmother-in-law and dare not pass the time of day with Mr. Murphy in blue.
""Over There" with the Australians" by R. Hugh Knyvett
The only thing he realised was that for those who wore a blue and gold ribbon laws ceased to exist.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
They want Sunday to be, not a holy day, but a holiday, unhampered by Blue Laws or religious cant of any kind.
"Heart and Soul" by Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post)
Fortune smiled upon these criminals against the Blue Laws, until they encountered a wall surmounted by hickory rails.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 83, September, 1864" by Various
Below him sat the rabbis in blue velvet, while seated around were Pharisees, scribes and doctors of the law.
"King of the Jews" by William T. Stead
Whether the Blue laws of Connecticut are supposed to be still in force I know not, but I could not discover that they had ever been repealed.
"Diary in America, Series One" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Blue Bonnet's sudden conversion to the laws of hygiene was too amusing.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
The Blue Laws of Connecticut are proverbial for their intermeddling with private life.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3 No 2, February 1863" by Various
An' you might wait till you was black an' blue, and the law wudden give et back.
"The Birthright" by Joseph Hocking
In other words the =Salmo gairdneri= of the laws of California is a young blue-back salmon and not a sea-run trout of any kind.
"Game Birds and Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast" by Harry Thom Payne
Under a Federal Constitution guaranteeing civil and religious liberty, are the so-called "Blue Laws" constitutional?
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 8 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Interviews" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Medicine is yellow, Law is red, Science is dark blue, Philosophy and Letters, light blue.
"Industrial Cuba" by Robert P. Porter
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In news:

The Army Corps of Engineers found blue green algae toxicity levels are well below the standards of Oklahoma state law.
Are Blue Laws still needed.
A lot of ink was spilled last week on stories about the temporary suspension of Bergen County's Blue Laws .
As expected, Governor Christie has lifted the suspension of the Bergen County blue laws – again by the request of county executive Kathleen Donovan – effective this coming Sunday.
Blue laws are back this weekend.
75 Years After Repeal, ' Blue Laws ' Still On Books.
Merchants cheer Sunday booze sales as blue laws fall.
' Blue Laws ' mean no turkey shopping on Thanksgiving.
Old Blue Laws Are Hitting Red Lights.
It's time for blue laws to go.
I know I am kind of late, but I just found out that we are, once again, trying to change the blue laws in East Baton Rouge Parish.
He bought Blue Top Auto for his son-in-law and then the shop lost $100,000 a year.
It didn't take law enforcement officers long to locate the hammer allegedly used in the home invasion-homicide last month in Blue Earth.
Chafing at Christie's blue law ban, Paramus mayor lists what can be sold Sunday, threatens penalties for violators.
Blue Mass celebrations are being held throughout the United States in Catholic churches this time of year to honor law enforcement officers, fire fighters and emergency medical technicians.
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In science:

Finally, (a) and (b) follow from the blue/green symmetry of the reproduction law for red particles located at sites on L.
Occupation Statistics of Critical Branching Random Walks in Two or Higher Dimensions
Free stable laws as defined by the Blue function in Eq. (50) and the empirical spectra have different normalisations.
Spectral densities of Wishart-Levy free stable random matrices: Analytical results and Monte Carlo validation
Deviations from the prediction with a fit to the linear form are given in red, while those for a fit to a power-law are given in blue.
Evidence for a conformal phase in SU(N) gauge theories
The addition law for a sum of free variables is expressed in terms of an R-transform or equivalently in terms of a Blue’s function B (z ) which is a functional inverse of the Green’s function G(B (z )) = z and takes a simple form Ba+b (z ) = Ba (z ) + Bb(z ) − z−1 , where a and b are free random variables.
Spectrum of the Product of Independent Random Gaussian Matrices
This is due to the fact that the Marchenko-Pastur law (26) fails to describe the eigenvalue distribution of the matrix ˆS ′ at β > 1 and hence the Blue function 1/(1 − β z) + 1/z that we assumed for ˆS ′ is not a good approximation anymore.
Eigenvalue distributions of large Euclidean random matrices for waves in random media
First, construct a coupled configuration in which we introduce for the blue points a modified degree process { ˜Yy }y∈[B] with the same law as in the original configuration, and remove the red point r .
Invariant bipartite random graphs on $\mathbb{R}^d$
Left: Observed VLT-SINFONI spectrum for ULASJ1234+0907 (black) compared to the best-fit reddened model SED (red) with AV =6.05 and the unreddened SED (blue) which has been corrected for extinction using the adopted reddening law (Section 3.1).
Heavily Reddened Quasars at z~2 in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey: A Transitional Phase in AGN Evolution
The angular power spectrum can be considered as a power law of index, say ̟ , which can be different from zero (red spectrum for ̟ < 0 and blue spectrum for ̟ > 0) or not (white spectrum).
Time dependent random fields on spherical non-homogeneous surfaces
Core galaxies are plotted as round-blue symbols, while power-laws are plotted as red-diamonds.
Cores and the Kinematics of Early-Type Galaxies
Core galaxies are plotted as round-blue symbols, while power-laws are plotted as red-diamonds.
Cores and the Kinematics of Early-Type Galaxies
In black the S&P 500, in grey the confidence interval, in red the MRW and in blue to fit in power law (α = 2.1).
Multifractal random walks with fractional Brownian motion via Malliavin calculus
In black S&P 500, in grey the confidence interval, in red the MRW and in blue the fit in power law (α = 1.5).
Multifractal random walks with fractional Brownian motion via Malliavin calculus
In black S&P 500, in grey the confidence interval, in red the MRW and in blue the fit in power law (α = 2.4).
Multifractal random walks with fractional Brownian motion via Malliavin calculus
For the ‘young’ or ‘blue’ component, we decided to adopt a power-law spectrum (fν ∝ ν−α ) with a spectral index α = 0.2.
The radio background: radio-loud galaxies at high and low redshifts
These events are thus not dynamically described within the theory – in accord with the Copenhagen interpretation, where events are assumed to occur “out of the blue” or “outside the laws of nature”.
Decoherence: Basic Concepts and Their Interpretation
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