• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Coupling-box the box or ring of metal connecting the contiguous ends of two lengths of shafts
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. cople—L. copula.


In literature:

Gently he turned the key, muffling the noise of the winding operation by throwing a couple of articles of clothing over the box.
"The Beasts of Tarzan" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
A couple of days before that upon which the wedding was to take place, two boxes arrived with his card.
"McTeague" by Frank Norris
Valentin entered the box after the robust young man, but a couple of minutes afterwards he reappeared, largely smiling.
"The American" by Henry James
They found a couple of notes in the letter-box, on their return, which had been sent by their acquaintance of the morning, Mr. Bungay.
"The History of Pendennis" by William Makepeace Thackeray
We purchased five of them and a couple of salmon for a box of gun-caps and a little tobacco.
"Travels in Alaska" by John Muir
A couple of packs of cards and a dice-box lay amongst the scattered feast.
"Micah Clarke" by Arthur Conan Doyle
They carried a couple of hunting flasks filled with claret, and a couple of sandwich boxes, and that was all.
"Phantom Fortune, A Novel" by M. E. Braddon
Well, he left the box of cigars around, always open, so I thought I would try one, and I took a couple out of the box.
"Dave Ranney" by Dave Ranney
It took Coryndon some time to buy what he needed, which appeared to be nothing more interesting than a couple of old boxes.
"The Pointing Man" by Marjorie Douie
On the little table by the arm-chair, a couple of feet from Laurie, stood the whisky apparatus and a box of cigarettes.
"The Necromancers" by Robert Hugh Benson
There were small houses like cages and a big, box-like structure in the center, all enclosed in a wire fence, a couple of acres in all.
"White Shadows in the South Seas" by Frederick O'Brien
Healy lay a little apart from the rest, partially screened by some boxes of provisions and a couple of sacks of flour.
"Mavericks" by William MacLeod Raine
The steam enters a cast iron box in the stove through a rubber tube provided with a threaded coupling.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 623, December 10, 1887" by Various
Have got a couple of sugar boxes, one at my head and one at my feet.
"Private Peat" by Harold R. Peat
A couple o' fellows come out in a light wagon a while ago an' had a lot of bottles in boxes.
"Sunny Slopes" by Ethel Hueston
Here are a couple of boxes of cigars for these old men, and two boxes of candy for the old women.
"'As Gold in the Furnace'" by John E. Copus
He filled another for himself, and drank its contents off in a couple of gulps, produced a box of cigars, and lighted one clumsily.
"The White Blackbird" by Hudson Douglas
We bought a couple of seats in an upper box and went in.
"Chicago's Awful Theater Horror" by Various
Once in "The Gondoliers" our gondola was made of an egg-box on a couple of rollers, and we had to wade ashore.
"The Secrets of a Savoyard" by Henry A. Lytton
A pair of dice (or sometimes a pair for each player) and a couple of dice-boxes complete the apparatus of the game.
"Hoyle's Games Modernized"

In poetry:

Things is pickin' up as most folks knows,
So I sent to town fer to git new clo'es.
Some onderwear and a big hat box,
A couple of shirts and a passel of socks.
"All Dressed Up" by Bruce Kiskaddon
"In my youth," said the sage, as he shook his grey locks,
"I kept all my limbs very supple
By the use of this ointment — one shilling the box —
Allow me to sell you a couple."
"Father William" by Lewis Carroll

In news:

Gays and lesbians need the support of our communities if we are going to win the fight over marriage at the ballot box, and one couple explains why that's fitting.
The couple rarely took their eyes off each other, with Kate often looking quite adoringly at her husband, while they sat in the royal box for two high profile matches.
"The last couple of weeks of the year are some of the strongest every year," said Paul Dergarabedian, an analyst for box-office tracker
FLINT, MI – Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao is a couple of days away from his fourth showdown with Juan Manuel Marquez this Saturday on pay-per-view.
With major issues such as time, place and opponent out of the way, two big fights are now set, promising an exciting couple of months to come on the local boxing scene.
Even without digestion problems, changing the location of a litter box is tricky - add your cat 's age (74 in human years) coupled with his potty problems, and it exacerbates the issue.
A couple days before Thanksgiving, at about 5 am people start to form a line that snakes through the parking lot at Matthew's Crossing Food Bank in Chandler to wait for an emergency grocery box with all the fixings for a Thanksgiving dinner.
If you think it's been horrifying to watch ObamaCare pop open like a jack-in-the-box filled with tax increases over the last couple of weeks, just wait until the huge new taxes on health insurance companies hit in 2014.
Laurie Foster of Orlando started shopping at dollar stores for Christmas gift boxes a couple of years ago after department stores stopped giving them away.
Which on-screen couples have helped their films earn the most money at the box office.
All it took was a simple brick box, a couple of plate glass windows, good customer service — and people.
As I was going through my tackle boxes recently I found a couple of lures that I have had for a very long time.
I lend my voice to folks the likes of Kit Kat, Papa John's, Jack In The Box and Dish Network so who am I to judge Chris Barnes for taking a couple of bones to be in a commercial for a car dealership.
I'm a big fan of juicing , so I recently checked out Ritual Juice Box at The Camp, which opened a couple of weeks ago.
On a Saturday morning, in a small box of a building along Shelbyville's Main Street, a young couple wrestles with simple English sentences.

In science:

The filled box shows the stable fixed point, the cross denotes typical initial values of couplings.
Phase Transition in the Random Anisotropy Model
In addition, the 4 LNAs are mounted in a shielded box with filtered power feed throughs to prevent possible coupling from other system components like the CPU.
A prototype station for ARIANNA: a detector for cosmic neutrinos
In [15, 17] and results are proved that couple random interlacements and the trace of random walk in the discrete cylinder (Z/N Z)d × Z, d ≥ 2, and discrete torus (Z/N Z)d , d ≥ 3, in nearly macroscopic boxes of side length N 1−ε , ε > 0.
Cover levels and random interlacements
For this fixed t, the first term goes to zero as d(η , η (cid:48) ) → 0, since CR,t (m) is contained in a finite space-time box and the coupling in (A.1) is Feller with uniformly bounded total flip rates per site. (Note that the metric d generates the product topology, under which the Pη ,η (cid:48) (Discr(CR (m))) ≤ ε.
Law of large numbers for non-elliptic random walks in dynamic random environments
If the W ′ couples to quarks, then box diagrams involving a SM W and a W ′ contribute to meson mixing, for example to KL − KS mixing.
Phenomenological aspects of new physics at high energy hadron colliders
The case n = 1 (i.e. coupling for one box) and u, δ fixed (as N → ∞) was obtained in (and earlier a coupling of random walk in the so called discrete cylinder and random interlacements was constructed in [21, 22]).
Gumbel fluctuations for cover times in the discrete torus
A + xi , which are coupled with the trace of random walk in the corresponding box.
Gumbel fluctuations for cover times in the discrete torus
Lastly we construct from each of these Poisson processes a random interlacement which is coupled with the trace of the random walk in the corresponding box A + xi .
Gumbel fluctuations for cover times in the discrete torus
Thus, if we find an integer k ≥ max(t2 , L1N ) such that At2 ◦ θ−k occurs, then the descendants of the box BN at time 4N are in the coupled region of (0, −k).
Large deviations for the contact process in random environment
While the leading order cross sections q ¯q → gγ /γ γ are coupled to quarks, the box processes gg → gγ /γ γ are not strongly suppressed, and enhanced by the very large gluon density.
Understanding the structure of the proton: From HERA and Tevatron to LHC
Their conclusion is borne out by shearing box simulations (Chiang 2008, Barranco 2009), performed in the limit that dust is perfectly coupled to gas (τs → 0).
Forming Planetesimals in Solar and Extrasolar Nebulae
This allows us to accurately treat the mode coupling, and will yield a precision estimate of the power-spectra up to the highest frequencies contained in the box.
Bayesian power-spectrum inference for Large Scale Structure data
The same dependence can also be realized for capacitive coupling.22 The qubit can be realized as a Cooper pair box in which case a depletion of the electron reservoirs of the APC depending on the state of the qubit leads to an additional term γ2σz in the tunneling amplitude.
Detection of qubit-oscillator entanglement in nanoelectromechanical systems
If all quark masses are set to zero the box length remains the only scale in the theory, such that observables like the coupling constant run with the box size L.
Review of lattice results concerning low energy particle physics
The matrix element of a vector current coupling to the lepton pair vanishes and the decay is dominated by Z -penguin and electroweak box contributions in the SM.
Summary of the CKM 2010 Working Group on Rare Decays