• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Consols The leading British funded government security.☞ A considerable part of the public debt of Great Britian, which had been contracted in the form of annuities yielding various rates of interest, was, in 1757, consolidated into one fund at 3 per cent interest, the account of which is kept at the Bank of England. This debt has been diminished and increased at different times, and now constitutes somewhat more than half of the entire national debt. The stocks are transferable, and their value in the market constantly fluctuates; the price at any time being regarded as a gauge of the national prosperity and public confidence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • consols Government securities of Great Britain, including a large part of the public debt, the full name of which is “the three per cent. consolidated annuities.” The consols originated in the consolidation of a great variety of public securities, chiefly in the form of annuities, into a single stock and at a uniform rate of 3 per cent., under an act of Parliament of 1751, the name being retained for all securities of the same form since issued. The principal is payable only at the pleasure of the government. They are also called “consolidated threes,” and other nearly related stocks of smaller amount are known as “reduced threes” and “new threes.”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Consols kon′solz (short for Consolidated Annuities) that part of the British national debt which consists of several stocks consolidated into one fund.
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  • Democritus
    “If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it.”
  • Zoroaster
    “Be good, be kind, be humane, and charitable; love your fellows; console the afflicted; pardon those who have done you wrong.”
  • Frank Moore Colby
    “That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind.”
  • Agnes Repplier
    “The clear-sighted do not rule the world, but they sustain and console it.”
  • Josh Billings
    “I am a poor man, but I have this consolation: I am poor by accident, not by design.”
  • Edmund Burke
    “Applaud us when we run, Console us when we fall, Cheer us when we recover.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
A contraction of consol,idated (annuities)


In literature:

Mr. Ernescliffe followed her out of the room, and tried to console her, as she looked at him in despair.
"The Daisy Chain" by Charlotte Yonge
But now, to the poor Duke the wound had no salve, no consolation.
"The Duke's Children" by Anthony Trollope
When Lord Rens died, still blaspheming, and without any of the consolations of religion, Domini felt the imperious need of change.
"The Garden Of Allah" by Robert Hichens
And then would not his attentions afflict more than console?
"Foul Play" by Charles Reade
If it's any consolation to you to know it, he was drunk at the time, and there's a possibility it may not be true.
"Maurice Guest" by Henry Handel Richardson
If they had known how soon they would be consoled, and new love sprang up, they would have violently resisted such suicide!
"The Malady of the Century" by Max Nordau
The iron expression of grief on her husband's face had forbidden all sympathy, all attempt at consolation.
"Dynevor Terrace (Vol. I)" by Charlotte M. Yonge
I shall have to console myself with scorning my own folly.
"North and South" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Here was no consoling knowledge of glorious sacrifice; no dying for one's country.
"The Red Planet" by William J. Locke
Pass round the consolation.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce

In poetry:

Yet, if 'tis true that you are still my lover,
Your own pure life no mocking chance has known;
Can you not now sweet consolation give me,
For grief and doubt that have so bitter grown?
"Love Regained" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Aw'm summat like th' pan, aw've aght lasted mi day,
An aw'st sooin get mi nooatice to flit;
But aw've this consolation,--aw think aw may say,
Aw'st leeav some 'at aw've warmed up a bit.
"Warmin Pan" by John Hartley
And the mayor was there —with his " Lady Mayor "
—He'd promised us fourpence —in consols —
He started to sing " God save the King ",
But "back-fired" and-swallowed his tonsils !
"One Over The Eight (Football Score!)" by T W Connor
Weary and worn with desire,
Only yourself could console.
Love let me thank you for this!
For that fierce fervour and fire
Burnt through my lips to my soul
From the white heat of your kiss!
"Palm Trees" by Laurence Hope
'Come, lean on me, ye that are weary!
Rise, ye faint-hearted and doubting!
Haste, ye that lag by the way!
I am Pride, the consoler;
Valour and Hope are my henchmen;
I am the Angel of Rest.
"The Spirit Of Wine" by William Ernest Henley
To you these lines for the consoling grace
Of your great eyes wherein a soft dream shines,
For your pure soul, all-kind!—to you these lines
From the black deeps of mine unmatched distress.
"A Une Femme" by Paul Verlaine

In news:

Consol -Desoto Playoff Game Set for Next Friday.
Consol Energy has agreed to pay more than $205 million in federal fines and pollution control costs associated with an algae bloom that killed thousands of fish and other aquatic life in Dunkard Creek.
Consol Looks to Bounce Back at Home vs Harker Heights.
Noble Energy to Pay $3.4 Billion to Develop Marcellus Shale With Consol .
Is Consol Energy a great company, or what.
CONSOL Energy Center has achieved LEED Gold certification, becoming the first NHL arena to reach that standard of sustainability.
Post 30 falls in consolation game in Paul Eames Memorial Baseball Tournament.
Memorial Beats Edison 67-59 in Consolation Game at Clovis Elks Classic.
Memorial beats Edison 67-59 in consolation game at Clovis Elks Holiday Classic.
UV bests Norwich in tourney consolation game .
Sullivan West Falls In Consolation Game .
The Rolling Stones' A Bigger Bang world tour kicked off in the US on Sunday, August 21, with a Flying Pig Systems Wholehog® 3 console controlling the lights.
Gone are the days of the side-scroller for major consoles.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury stops a shot in the first period of Friday's game at Consol Energy Center.
A song-by-song reworking of Nine Inch Nails' 1989 debut, Pretty Hate Machine, has been produced as "chiptunes" – using obsolete games console sounds instead of instruments.

In science:

Pk,s (ti ) and ¯p(ti−1 ) = 1 − p(ti−1 ). 1 In real life, we sometimes observe cases when stability does not hold: a cheaper Wii console with improved availability does not make it more popular than it was.
Semantics and Evaluation of Top-k Queries in Probabilistic Databases
The EPICS IOC shell (iocsh) is a simple command interpreter, which provides a subset of the capabilities of the vxWorks shell. It is used to interpret startup scripts and to execute commands entered at the console terminal.
EPICS: A Retrospective on Porting iocCore to Multiple Operating Systems
To have the result of our program shown on the screen we need to ask exec for the process’ output stream so we can redirect it to the console.
A New face on old code
Then the appropriate answer is given to the process (and the console) to make it look like the program is being automatically run by Java.
A New face on old code
Although I had only about half a minute per speaker I am consoled by the fact that every speaker had 20 minutes – the review speakers 40 minutes – so my additional half a minute or not does not add or subtract much.
Summary of the XXXIX Rencontres de Moriond