• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Elasticness The quality of being elastic; elasticity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It was during World War II that clothes with elastic waists were introduced. This is because the metal used in zippers was badly needed for the war
    • n elasticness Elasticity. Bailey, 1727.
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  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    “The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “To him whose elastic and vigorous thought keeps pace with the sun, the day is a perpetual morning.”


In literature:

It is rough, elastic, and hard; while the inferior article is smooth, soft, breaks easily, becomes moldy with keeping.
"Science in the Kitchen." by Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
But for elasticity and mobility nothing approaches the celestial ether.
"Among the Forces" by Henry White Warren
Jan had all the wonderfully springy elasticity of the wolfhound.
"Jan" by A. J. Dawson
His frame was slight, below the medium stature, closely knit together, and endowed with extraordinary elasticity.
"The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, from Facts Narrated by Himself" by De Witt C. Peters
I had been used to think of light and elastic natures as being the antipodes of natures of real genius.
"Jacob Behmen an appreciation" by Alexander Whyte
In joyous conversation there is an elastic touch, a delicate stroke, upon the central ideas, generally following a pause.
"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
Ideal fixity of type, qualified by the utmost elasticity in practice, formed the essence of the system.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
The lid should now be supplied with elastics as described in the foregoing.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
The thirteenth point concerns the elastic theory as applied to a reinforced concrete arch.
"Some Mooted Questions in Reinforced Concrete Design" by Edward Godfrey
He found it tough and elastic and it occurred to him that it might be worth $10,000.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
The hat will then be immovable, and the elastic will not show.
"Ladies on Horseback" by Nannie Lambert
Nostrils long, wide, and elastic, exhibiting a healthy pink membrane.
"Riding for Ladies" by W. A. Kerr
Join elastic thread, K 1 rnd; *K 4, P 4 for 3 rnds.
"Juvenile Styles, Volume 4" by Mary Hoyer
This fiber is elastic and has the power of absorbing water.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
The seat and back were stuffed with some soft elastic substance.
"Popular Technology; Volume 2" by Edward Hazen
In physics, elasticity refers to the elastic force rather than to ability to endure stretching.
"Physics" by Willis Eugene Tower
Mica may be recognized by its glittering plates, which split into thin elastic scales.
"The Elements of Geology" by William Harmon Norton
The pasterns of the high-bred horse are of medium length, and very elastic, while the foot is circular and of moderate size.
"The American Horsewoman" by Elizabeth Karr
Lift the white carefully with a fork, and notice its elasticity.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne
The spring (the elastic board) is very elastic and need exert a pressure of only one hundred pounds.
"The Invention of Lithography" by Alois Senefelder

In poetry:

So it can woo an artful flute
With loose elastic lips
Its measurements of joy compute
With blithe, ecstatic hips.
"Harlem Wine" by Countee Cullen
Perseverance' solid saddle,
Prudence' trusty bridle-rein,
Enterprise' elastic stirrup,
And Experience' curb of pain?
"The Steed And The Rider" by Ernest Jones
Stand proudly up, aged sire!
Be filled with hope, elastic boy;
Bring forth the lute and tune the lyre,
And let us have a feast of joy!
"The Triumph Of Liberty" by James Madison Bell
Cold is the hand that fashion'd thee, rude dart!
Cold the strong arm that drew the elastic bow!
And cold the dust of the heroic heart,
Whence, cleft by thee, the crimson tide did flow.
"Lines On An Indian Arrow-Head" by David John Scott

In news:

Trim off the excess elastic and hide the knot in a bead .
Amazon Cloud's 'Elastic Beanstalk ' PaaS Adds Python.
Recently, over the course of several hours (and several pizzas), we began experiments to migrate our existing Windows-based biometric applications to the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).
A clear elastic like the Goody Mini Elastics ($3.
Tiles produced in this way are more elastic, and therefore less fragile and less subject to breakage when put under stress.
After just a few hours, more gluing and some elastic, you'll be ready to dazzle - and brag - at your last-minute party.
Chipmunk 's Elastic Jaw Devours Multiple Peanuts at Once.
Free of seams, waistband or leg elastic, the Seamless panty is STRIDE Femme 's most popular offering, providing discreet protection from light leaks — eliminating both pantiliners and panty lines.
Gather hair just above the crown and secure with the elastic.
Certain kinds of conservatives, distrusting Richard Nixon's ideological elasticity, rejected him -- until 1973.
For years, the all-you-can eat lunch buffet at Godfather 's Pizza in West Lawrence has put a great strain on that strip of elastic.
Goody has unveiled DoubleWear, a collection of multitasking, jewelry-inspired elastics and headwraps.
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These days Hooke is well known only for his law of elasticity: that the amount a material stretches is proportional to the force applied.
That not only helps me to get better drag-free drifts, but the tippet's elasticity is a plus when setting the hook and fighting fish.

In science:

The elastic cross section is propor tional to the mixing σN SI ∝ |US UϕSS Y q |2 We compare the predicted elastic cross section with direct detection experiments such as XENON100 and CDMS II which give the most severe constraint on direct detection of DM.
Proceedings of the first workshop on Flavor Symmetries and consequences in Accelerators and Cosmology (FLASY2011)
If θ ⇓ ω, θ ⇑ ω we will write θ  ω and say that θ is an elastic divisor; if θ is elastic and θ (cid:56) ω as well then we will write θ¯ω say that θ is a strong elastic divisor of ω.
Real Algebraic Number Theory II. Ideological Arithmetic
VII, the importance of nonlinear elasticity is studied using renormalization group method to show that it is less relevant, thereby justifying the validity of the harmonic elastic treatment, and the stability of the orientational order and relevant length scales are also discussed.
Smectic order, pinning, and phase transition in a smectic liquid crystal cell with a random substrate
Within the harmonic elastic theory (i.e., neglecting elastic nonlinearities and dislocations) we expect above predictions to be asymptotically exact.
Smectic order, pinning, and phase transition in a smectic liquid crystal cell with a random substrate
II) of a smectic cell with a random substrate to a harmonic elastic description neglecting the nonlinear elasticity.
Smectic order, pinning, and phase transition in a smectic liquid crystal cell with a random substrate
A more systematic (e.g., RG) treatment of nonlinear elasticity, that we only briefly touched on via a self-consistent scaling analysis, is another challenging problem requiring a simultaneous treatment of pinning and elastic anharmonicities.
Smectic order, pinning, and phase transition in a smectic liquid crystal cell with a random substrate
Assuming that the polymer is an isotropic, elastic solid, the total energy of the gel is the sum of the elastic stored energy function of the polymer and the Flory-Huggins energy of mixing.
Effects of permeability and viscosity in linear polymeric gels
T M−1γ + n (y − Zγ )T Px (y − Zγ ) + It is interesting to observe that the form of regularization in (18) includes the elastic net [Zou and Hastie (2005)] and the adaptive elastic net [Zou and Zhang (2009)] as special cases.
Variable selection in linear mixed effects models
Since the Landau expansion obtained above has two independent parameters (up to rescalings), and since the elastic description of bilayers has two independent elastic coefficients κ and κ, it should be possible to span the whole of the phase diagram by varying κ and κ.
Amphiphilic Membranes
The elastic energy cost of a vortex is finite, being proportional to log(ξP ), due to integrating the elastic energy from the lattice spacing out to the pinning length, ξP .
Topological Defects in the Random-Field XY Model and the Pinned Vortex Lattice to Vortex Glass Transition in Type-II Superconductors
All of this is driven by (a) the goals of fundamental physics understanding and complete predictive power for the elastic scattering observables and (b) the crucial importance of the optical model to the nuclear reaction codes that treat simultaneously all competing non-elastic channels.
Specialists' Meeting on the Nucleon-Nucleus Optical Model up to 200 MeV: Conclusions and Recommendations
In particular, accurate knowledge of the total scattering flux and its partition into elastic and non-elastic components is provided by a physically correct optical potential.
Specialists' Meeting on the Nucleon-Nucleus Optical Model up to 200 MeV: Conclusions and Recommendations
Turning to medium-energy neutron-nucleus elastic scattering observables, there exists a quite extensive and well-measured total cross section data base [Finlay et al.], but very few differential elastic cross sections and spin observables have been measured.
Specialists' Meeting on the Nucleon-Nucleus Optical Model up to 200 MeV: Conclusions and Recommendations
In Section III, we derive an elastic low temperature model of a randomly pinned smectic, at first ignoring anharmonic elasticity and dislocations.
Smectic Liquid Crystals in Random Environments
Given the importance of these elastic nonlinearities, we study their effects on dislocation unbinding and orientational order in Section VII by incorporating anomalous elasticity into the duality theory developed in Section V.
Smectic Liquid Crystals in Random Environments