• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Check-string a string by which the occupant of a carriage may attract the driver's notice
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. eschec, eschac (Low L. scaccus, scāchus, It. scacco, Sp. jaque, Ger. scach), through Ar. from Pers. shāh, king—Checkmate being O. Fr. eschec mat—Ar. shāh māt(a), 'the king is dead,' i.e. can make no further move.


In literature:

Suddenly he pulled the check-string.
"The Yellow Crayon" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Peter Ruff pulled the check-string and descended.
"Peter Ruff and the Double Four" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
She pulled the check-string, and the carriage stopped.
"Put Yourself in His Place" by Charles Reade
The Colonel pulled the check-string.
"What Will He Do With It, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Suddenly, Lucretia caught at the check-string.
"Lucretia, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
At Twenty-eighth Street they jerked the check-string and the driver pulled up.
"Shoulder-Straps" by Henry Morford
After that, he pulled the check-string.
"Name and Fame" by Adeline Sergeant
At the corner of the street Berenice pulled the check-string.
"Berenice" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
She pulled the check-string, and beckoned the stranger to the window.
"Trevethlan: Volume 1" by William Davy Watson
Madame Krasinska pulled the check-string.
"Vanitas" by Vernon Lee

In poetry:

Through hill and valley every breeze
Had sunk to rest with folded wings:
Keen was the air, but could not freeze,
Nor check, the music of the strings;
So stout and hardy were the band
That scraped the chords with strenuous hand.
"Minstrels" by William Wordsworth

In news:

A man prosecutors say used a string of bad checks to buy new vehicles in Ventura and Santa Barbara County, and to dupe some new relatives has agreed to a five year jail sentence.
GREENVILLE — Status hearings are scheduled today for a local man who won new trials on appeal, after pleading guilty last year in connection with an eight-month string of writing hot checks and creating fake IDs.
COLUMBIA — Columbia's bars and restaurants are selling alcohol to minors at a greater rate than the state average, according to a string of recent police checks.
The thong/g- string have been around for a long while now and have been very enjoyable (if you don't believe me, check out any number of our thong related posts).
The man in front of me at the grocery store the other night checked out with a baguette, two sticks of string cheese, an apple and a super sized tube of KY Jelly.
Provides a simple interface to visually check whether the pitch for each string is low or high, and lets you "see" the pitch change as you wind/unwind the string tuning machines.
After dragging out the bins and boxes of bulbs and checking them twice to make sure they work, just as Santa checks his list, homeowners may find an occasional bulb or string of lights with a problem.
Whether you practice a little and hunt, or if it's a year-round hobby, check out these tips for the stick-and-string crowd.

In science:

The artificial cells reside in the nodes and check the network packets for certain patterns. A pattern is a string containing the information about the source- and destination IP and port as well as the used network protocol.
Next Challenges in Bringing Artificial Immune Systems to Production in Network Security
Losev, me, and Shneiberg proved in that this formal power series is indeed the potential of a CohFT, that is, its components of fixed genus satisfy string, dilaton, and all tautological relations (particular tautological relations were checked before in [33, 40, 41, 42]).
BCOV theory via Givental group action on cohomological field theories
Comparing of two strings in java can be done by using the .(dot) equals operation. But this condition is violated when the operator == is used to check whether the strings are equal.
Fault Predictions in Object Oriented Software
The recent string calculation to order g10 still remains to be checked by a fiveloop perturbative calculation.
Summary & Outlook: Particles and Cosmology
The two loop coefficient was checked through a direct string computation .
Review of AdS/CFT Integrability, Chapter III.3: The dressing factor