• Marriage contract. Neapolitan group
    Marriage contract. Neapolitan group
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Contractibility Capability of being contracted; quality of being contractible; as, the contractibility and dilatability of air.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Approximately 25,000 workers died during the building of the Panama Canal and approximately 20,000 of them contracted malaria and yellow fever
    • n contractibility Capability of being contracted; the property of admitting of contraction: as, the contractibility and dilatability of air.
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  • Jonathan Swift
    “The latter part of a wise person's life is occupied with curing the follies, prejudices and false opinions they contracted earlier.”
  • Samuel Goldwyn
    “A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.”
  • Joseph Addison
    “Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved.”
  • Lord Melbourne
    “The whole duty of government is to prevent crime and to preserve contracts.”
  • Dalton Trumbo
    Dalton Trumbo
    “Bankers, nepotists, contracts and talkies: on four fingers one may count the leeches which have sucked a young and vigorous industry into paresis.”
  • David M. Heath
    David M. Heath
    “I can't be bitter. No one has a contract on life.”


In literature:

This contract means too much to me.
"The Lady Doc" by Caroline Lockhart
Certain sounds are produced by each contraction of the normal heart.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Now we can make the contract.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
We've lost a contract, I suppose; but that must have happened lots of times before, hasn't it?
"Tales of Fantasy and Fact" by Brander Matthews
The marriages they then contract are either sterile, or yield but few and sickly children.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
Inflorescence is either a raceme of spikes or, a lax or contracted panicle.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
Then, soon's I been there a while, I'll get my papers and go contract machinist.
"Alarm Clock" by Everett B. Cole
A man and a woman make a contract to enter into it.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
He handed us a check for fourteen thousand dollars, handed it right over to us on a verbal contract.
"Roosevelt in the Bad Lands" by Hermann Hagedorn
The warmed glass is afterwards chilled, the air within the flasks cools, contracts, and is followed in its contraction by the infusion.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
The girl's heart felt a singular contraction.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
I have closed contracts in both ways.
"Confessions of an Opera Singer" by Kathleen Howard
Lastly, an auctioneer should disclose his principal and contract in his name.
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
The labor contract is said to be voluntarily made by both parties.
"The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State" by Frederick Engels
The work is under contract to John Hampshire & Co., of Grants Pass.
"Third Biennial Report of the Oregon State Highway Commission" by S. Benson, W. L. Thompson, R. A. Booth, Herbert Nunn
The state now forbids contracts, breaks contracts, makes contracts.
"Socialism and Democracy in Europe" by Samuel P. Orth
Out of this rose the system of contracts.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 3, August, 1893" by Various
The consent of the father of each of the contracting parties is required of those under twenty-one.
"Marriage and Divorce Laws of the World" by Hyacinthe Ringrose
There's a big payment due us on a complete contract.
"I Walked in Arden" by Jack Crawford
Legal interest, 6; by contract, 8: usury forfeits excess over 6 per cent.
"Alden's Handy Atlas of the World" by John B. Alden

In poetry:

If then all that worldlings prize
Be contracted to a rose;
Sweetly there indeed it lies,
But it biteth in the close.
"The Rose" by George Herbert
"Around the town three battle beat,
Contracting like a gin;
As nearer marched the million feet
Of columns closing in.
"Leipzig" by Thomas Hardy
But when the parish dustman came,
His rubbish to withdraw,
He found more dust within the heap
Than he contracted for!
"Tim Turpin" by Thomas Hood
A brow contracted, it was said,
And sorrow was his portion;
The colour of his coat was fled,
And with it his devotion.
"The Spotted Coat" by William Hutton
And though new debt thou still contract,
And run deep arrears;
Yet all thy burdens on his back
Thy Husband always bears.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine
Yes! 'twas a transcendent power
Which, from earth's contracted whole,
Gave to heaven a worthy dower,
Gave an ever-living soul.
"Resurrection" by John Bowring

In news:

Interior forbidden to award noncompetitive contract to Microsoft.
Council member Marion Barry (D) apologized Tuesday for causing "great embarrassment to the city and City Council" for improperly awarding a city contract to a woman he had been dating.
Gilbert Melendez concedes he will not be making a switch to the UFC anytime soon because he plans to see out his contract with Strikeforce.
The teachers of Harford County have been in negotiations with Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) since November 2010 for their contract, which began in July 2011.
A San Diego County Superior Court jury found on April 22 that Wawanesa General Insurance Company breached its contract by attempting to repair a severely damaged vehicle that should have been totaled.
Ferrari extended Felipe Massa's contract for one more.
Brighton Volunteer Fire Chief Richard Hannux (left) looks on as Mark Podgwaite, Director of Lyndon Rescue, reviews a new contract with the Brighton Selectboard.
Bureaucrat says he cooked contracts.
Andre Ethier signed a five-year, $85-million contract with the Dodgers on Tuesday.
On July 9, 1914, the Boston Red Sox purchased the contracts of Ernie Shore, Ben Egan and George Herman "Babe" Ruth from the minor league Baltimore Orioles.
A party's dissatisfaction with the performance of a contract may not relieve that party of its obligations under the contract.
The trust will invest in futures contracts on natural gas traded on the NYMEX that is the near month contract to expire.
Globecomm previously announced approximately $61.3 million in contracts from NATO for this project to design and install a GPS FTS, bringing the combined contract value to approximately $65.8 million.
Piggly Wiggly Midwest could be forced to restore terms of a contract with union workers at four of its stores after authorities said the retailer violated labor law when altering the contract a year ago.
But many representatives of the 14 cities that contract with the San Bernardino County sheriff - out of the county's 24 cities - said they've been fully satisfied with the policing they get from contracts with the sheriff.

In science:

Therefore ϕ does not contract any divisors, i.e., it contracts only a finite number of curves.
Simple finite subgroups of the Cremona group of rank 3
Precisely c thick edges (see the next Figure) are contracted after joining the tiles. For each of the different ways in which the contraction can be done, a different graph of the family S Hn, m, cL is obtained.
Technical details regarding infinite families of crossing-critical graphs with prescribed average degree and crossing number
For relation (1.9), if K = R, if doubled, follow exactly the same way as in Milnors proof in [, Theorem A1] or in , we can show that they are contractible and reducible; if K = C, then they are contractible and reducible.
New Cases of Differential Rigidity for Non-Generic Partially Hyperbolic Actions
In sigma-model perturbation theory, in computing the operator product expansion of boundary operators Ou and Ov associated to functions u and v on X , one meets symmetric contractions proportional to GI J ∂I v∂J v , and antisymmetric contractions proportional to θI J ∂I u∂J v .
The Omega Deformation, Branes, Integrability, and Liouville Theory
We will assume that bi ≥ aij (that is, the contraction in the horizontal direction is not weaker than the contraction in the vertical direction for all maps).
On some non-conformal fractals
By contracting S to single vertex γ = γ (S ), we form a graph H = H (S ) in which the set S is replaced by γ and the edges that were contained in S are contracted to loops.
Component structure of the vacant set induced by a random walk on a random graph
By contracting S to single vertex γ = γ (S ), we form a graph H = H (S ) in which the set S is replaced by γ and the edges that were contained in S are contracted to loops.
Component structure of the vacant set induced by a random walk on a random graph
This polynomial has a deletion-contraction relation and captures approximating functions, but does not specialize to the Tutte polynomial, nor does the deletion-contraction extend to non-constant magnetic fields.
The Tutte-Potts connection in the presence of an external magnetic field
Like the classical Tutte polynomial, the W -polynomial has a deletion-contraction reduction, but it begins with positive integer weights on the vertices, and these weights are summed if an edge joining them is contracted.
The Tutte-Potts connection in the presence of an external magnetic field
Let ˆA be the map obtained from A by contracting the boundary face of A into a vertex, denoted vb (the p edges of the boundary face are contracted).
A bijection for triangulations, quadrangulations, pentagulations, etc
New imaginable scenarios of cosmological evolution include contraction from the infinite size, bounce and then expansion to infinite size again, or eternal cycles of contraction, bounce and expansion.
Bounce scenarios in the Sotiriou-Visser-Weinfurtner generalization of the projectable Horava-Lifshitz gravity
Support for this work was provided by NASA through the Spitzer Space Telescope Fellowship Program, through a contract issued by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology under a contract with NASA.
On the Modified Random Walk for Monte-Carlo Radiation Transfer
The Trace Tr means that the SL2C intertwiners are contracted among themselves in (21), following the pattern of index contraction formed by the graph surrounding the vertex.
Simple model for quantum general relativity from loop quantum gravity
Proposition 3.24 Let (X, R, β ) be a structured β -space and let f : X → X be a contraction with contraction degree N .
Beta Spaces: New Generalizations of Typically-Metric Properties
In order to maximize the power of D in each term, ˙ξµ ’s should be contracted using exactly the same pairings {i(r), j (r)} that have been used for contracting A’s in (22).
Randomized Wilson loops, reduced models and the large D expansion