• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Coupling-pin a pin or bolt used in coupling machinery
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. cople—L. copula.


In literature:

Mr. Hoopdriver's hand fluttered instinctively to his lappel, and there, planted by habit, were a couple of stray pins he had impounded.
"The Wheels of Chance" by H. G. Wells
That it's what should have been her father's share of the profits on the Coates-Hallowell coupling pin.
"Vera" by Richard Harding Davis
The "shack" (brakeman) takes a coupling-pin and a length of bell-cord to the platform in front of the truck in which the tramp is riding.
"The Road" by Jack London
The old man thought it over a moment, and then he picked up a coupling pin and went looking for Pierce.
"Peck's Compendium of Fun" by George W. Peck
The heavy stuff rolled in the cotton was only a lot of old coupling-pins from the railroad.
"The City and the World and Other Stories" by Francis Clement Kelley
Another slipped in between two cars, and pulled out a coupling-pin.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
A couple of lanterns were hung from wooden pins driven in the wall.
"The Saddle Boys of the Rockies" by James Carson
This packet contains two perfectly pure bandages and a couple of safety pins.
"The Plattsburg Manual" by O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
The old man thought it over a moment, and then he picked up a coupling pin and went looking for Pierce.
"Peck's Sunshine Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1882" by George W. Peck
Otherwise, he could never have forced up the coupling pin.
"Ralph on the Engine" by Allen Chapman
We were pinned against the wall like a couple of targets.
"Nan of Music Mountain" by Frank H. Spearman
Your life isn't worth a coupling-pin if you do.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
Also a couple of hair-pins, which are different to those in the dead woman's hair.
"The Sign of Silence" by William Le Queux
The strikers had drawn the coupling-pins of the rest.
"Harper's Round Table, August 6, 1895" by Various
I flew up against the water-gauges like a coupling-pin.
"The Nerve of Foley" by Frank H. Spearman
They wheeled, on his command to disperse, and met it with a cloud of stones and coupling pins.
"Held for Orders" by Frank H. Spearman
After they had gone a couple of hours, the cowboy came up, took out the sleeping-pin, and hurried off.
"Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland" by Jeremiah Curtin
They wrapped it round the frame, and it went around three times, being large, so that a couple of pins held it fast.
"Winona of the Camp Fire" by Margaret Widdemer
The coupling pin had simply been removed, how far back the line it was impossible to surmise, certainly between Fairview and Maddox.
"Ralph, the Train Dispatcher" by Allen Chapman
The Kickers had coupling pins, and looked formidable.
"My Life" by Josiah Flynt

In news:

Forty couples bowled in the 9-pin bowling tournament.
Arlier this year, I was on a flight from New York to Dallas, and found myself sitting next to an older couple who sported 9/11-related pins on their clothing.
Two identification badges and a couple of pins are memorabilia from Smith's time working at the piston ring factor.

In science:

Therefore, the randomness of the pinning term vanishes in the weak coupling limit.
Copolymer at selective interfaces and pinning potentials: weak coupling limits
Once the axis of the pin holder has been made parallel to the beam axis, the lattice plane of each crystal has been determined and either a couple of cylindrical pins or one conical pin is glued to the crystal.
New results on focusing of gamma-rays with Laue lenses
Toninelli, A replica-coupling approach to disordered pinning models, Commun.
Variational characterization of the critical curve for pinning of random polymers
Therefore, if we take the coupling to the disorder potential to be the same, the pinning frequencies of the electron WC at ν and the CFWC at ν ∗ are equal in the classical limit, and likely of the same order in the region where the system is not too far from the classical region.
Static and Dynamic Properties of Type-II Composite Fermion Wigner Crystals
While pinning of fronts has previously been considered for chains of diffusively coupled bistable elements, the network architecture brings about significant differences.
Traveling and pinned fronts in bistable reaction-diffusion systems on network
When discrete systems, formed by chains or fractal structures of diffusively coupled bistable elements, are considered, traveling fronts can however become pinned if diffusion is weak enough, so that stable stationary fronts, which are found within entire parameter regions, may arise [13–16].
Traveling and pinned fronts in bistable reaction-diffusion systems on network
As previously shown for one-dimensional chains of diffusively coupled elements , such transition corresponds to the disappearance of pinned stationary fronts.
Traveling and pinned fronts in bistable reaction-diffusion systems on network
Thus, our investigations have shown that a rich behavior involving traveling and pinned fronts is characteristic for networks of diffusively coupled bistable elements.
Traveling and pinned fronts in bistable reaction-diffusion systems on network
Generically, the interaction between the substrate and the liquid crystal also includes the coupling between the nematic director ˆn and the local random pinning axis, g(x) = (gx , gy , gz ), as well as the coupling between the smectic density ρ(x) and the local random scalar potential U (x).
Smectic order, pinning, and phase transition in a smectic liquid crystal cell with a random substrate
As the cosine coupling continues to grow, it further reduces thermal fluctuations, suppressing their ability to average away its pinning effects, thereby further increasing its pinning influence.
Smectic Liquid Crystals in Random Environments
This study has been further extended to the special case of leptoquark-like production [104]: asymmetries like the ones above would allow one to pin down the chiral properties of the couplings to these new particles.
The Spin Structure of the Proton and Polarized Collider Physics
Ohishi et al. (1995)] Ohishi Y, Ohashi H, Akiyama M, Controlling spatiotemporal chaos by pinning method in 2d- dimensional coupled map lattices, Jap. J.
Spatio-temporal Chaos and Vacuum Fluctuations of Quantized Fields
It will be seen that the superconducting correlations are strongest in the intermediate-coupling regime and when t⊥/t is such that there is large amount of single-particle spectral weight pinned near the (π , 0) and (0, π) points of the Brillouin zone.
d_{x^2-y^2}-wave superconductivity and the Hubbard model
If there is a light Higgs boson of any kind, the ILC should pin it down: What is its precise mass and does it have Standard Model couplings? As seen in Fig. 11, the decays of a light Higgs - if it exists - could be measured very accurately at the ILC.
Summary of ICHEP 2004
These features as well as the possible interplay between the LHC and the LC to pin down RPV SUSY as the origin ′ couplings are of neutrino mass need to be studied.
Summary of the Activities of the Working Group I on High Energy and Collider Physics