Chicaner

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chicaner One who uses chicanery.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chicaner One who employs chicane or chicanery; a sophistical or tricky opponent or disputant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Chicaner one who chicanes: a quibbler
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. chicaneur,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. chicane, sharp practice at law, most prob. from Late Gr. tzykanion, a game at mall, tzykaniz-ein, to play at mall—Pers. tchaugān, a crooked mallet.

Usage

In literature:

It isn't an ace, but it'll show I'm not chicane.
"Initials Only" by Anna Katharine Green
Endless chicanes do arise, 'upon my honor!
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIX. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Friedrich Like to be Overwhelmed in The Seven-Years War--1759-1760" by Thomas Carlyle
He despised the little agent of chicane too much.
"Under Western Eyes" by Joseph Conrad
Give me but virtuous actions, and I will not quibble and chicane about the motives.
"The PG Edition of Chesterfield's Letters to His Son" by The Earl of Chesterfield
Being man-driven or chicaned, is different from being managed.
"Evan Harrington, Complete" by George Meredith
Indeed, he had a talent for chicane, and none knew it better than himself.
"The Grim Smile of the Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
But the present extravagant proposition can only lead to chicane and quarrels.
"The Life of John of Barneveld, 1614-23, Volume II." by John Lothrop Motley
The bell clanged out: Chicane-chicane!
"The Battle Of The Strong, Complete A Romance of Two Kingdoms" by Gilbert Parker
To show you that I understand nothing of chicane, I beg of you to take me to a lawyer to have advice upon this affair.
"Monsieur de Pourceaugnac" by Molière
Roebuck was the keystone of the arch that sustained the structure of chicane.
"The Deluge" by David Graham Phillips
You want a field for your remarkable talent for conspiracy and chicane.
"Mr. Prohack" by E. Arnold Bennett
Such is the capacity of youth for chicane!
"The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories" by Arnold Bennett
Yet there was no sign of chicane in the brimming fun of her eyes that went with the suggestion.
"The Last Shot" by Frederick Palmer
The whole commerce was a mass of fraud and chicane, and every prominent author passed his life between two fires.
"Rousseau" by John Morley
The generosity of the suicide on the part of the Confederation was met by a new chicane.
"The Felon's Track" by Michael Doheny
Laws are made to be kept, else we live in a house of chicane.
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
It was a piece of chicane.
"The Jervaise Comedy" by J. D. Beresford
He thinks that all the resources of ingenuity ought to be employed to baffle chicane, not to support it.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XI. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
By legal chicane, the chicane of an alien law, many an Irish Naboth may have been dispossessed.
"Irish History and the Irish Question" by Goldwin Smith
Chicanes, en Arranged as baffles.
"English-French and French-English dictionary of the motor car, cycle, and boat" by Frederick Lucas
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In poetry:

All or nothing, stake it! Trust she God or no?
Thus far and no farther? farther? be it so!
Now, enough of your chicane of prudent pauses,
Sage provisos, sub-intents and saving-clauses!
"Before" by Robert Browning

In news:

Paul di Resta has called on the FIA to consider tighter guidelines for drivers on how to make space at the Suzuka chicane ahead of a qualifying lap.
That should be enough power for most scooter fans, though even that velocity can make you a moving chicane on SoCal freeways.
Prev Chicane Sport Tuning Jimmy.
Next Chicane Sport Tuning Measurement.
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In science:

The stray field outside the magnets in the middle of th e chicane was monitored using two low-field fluxgate magnetometers.
Results from a Prototype Chicane-Based Energy Spectrometer for a Linear Collider
Magnetic field diagnostics in the spectrometer chicane.
Results from a Prototype Chicane-Based Energy Spectrometer for a Linear Collider
For our experiment they were instrumented with the same high-sensitivity electronics as all other BPMs in the ESA beamline, so that the energy measurements in the A-line and in the chicane could be performed simultaneously and cross-checked against each other.
Results from a Prototype Chicane-Based Energy Spectrometer for a Linear Collider
The offset of the beam trajectory in the middle of the chicane has to be measured with respect to the nominal orbit position reconstructed using BPMs outside of the chicane.
Results from a Prototype Chicane-Based Energy Spectrometer for a Linear Collider
Data from a run with magnets on could also be used for relative measurements and would result in a better prediction, however, due to the residual dispersion in the beamline, beam positions before and in the middle of the chicane are correlated.
Results from a Prototype Chicane-Based Energy Spectrometer for a Linear Collider
BPMs 9, 10 and 11 were not used for the prediction because, when magnets are on, the impact of the chicane on the beam orbit is not fully compensated, and the beam offset in these BPMs is energy-correlated.
Results from a Prototype Chicane-Based Energy Spectrometer for a Linear Collider
Due to alignment errors, there is also a correlation between the vertical beam position and angle before the chicane and the horizontal beam position and angle in the mid-chicane.
Results from a Prototype Chicane-Based Energy Spectrometer for a Linear Collider
In order to reconstruct the beam orbit in the mid-chicane, the I and Q values from BPM 4 are correlated to the I and Q values from the upstream BPMs.
Results from a Prototype Chicane-Based Energy Spectrometer for a Linear Collider
Together with the 5 mm nominal beam offset in the middle of the chicane for magnets on, the 2.73 mm precision of the BPM system sets an energy resolution limit of 5.5 · 10−4 for our spectrometer prototype.
Results from a Prototype Chicane-Based Energy Spectrometer for a Linear Collider
An essential prerequisite for the operation of the spectrometer in a Linear Collider is that the beam position downstream of the chicane is not energy-dependent, and the upstream beam path is restored downstream.
Results from a Prototype Chicane-Based Energy Spectrometer for a Linear Collider
Effect of the chicane on the vertical beam trajectory: energy scan traced by BPM 4 in y (left), energy data measured by BPM 4 in y vs x (right).
Results from a Prototype Chicane-Based Energy Spectrometer for a Linear Collider
Working with I and Q values of the BPMs directly, we show that even a 4-magnet chicane does not generate a pure beam offset in the middle of the chicane because of small differences between the magnets.
Results from a Prototype Chicane-Based Energy Spectrometer for a Linear Collider
These arguments suggest a revival of the original 3-magnet chicane design as discussed in and shown in figure 13, where the central magnet, the spectrom eter magnet, is instrumented with probes and the other two help to preserve the initial beam trajectory.
Results from a Prototype Chicane-Based Energy Spectrometer for a Linear Collider
The spectrometer magnet can also be combined of two half-strength magnets, so that all the chicane magnets are identical as they are in a 4-magnet chicane.
Results from a Prototype Chicane-Based Energy Spectrometer for a Linear Collider
It might be tempting to consider modifying the existing positron extraction line with the addition of dc chicane bends to introduce the R56 term into the electron transport line. However, there may be some conflict of interest in the choice of bend plane for the compressor and the positron extraction.
Parameters for a 30 GeV Undulator Test Facility in the FFTB/LCLS
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