Feed-head

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Feed-head the cistern that supplies water to the boiler of a steam-engine
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fédan, to feed.

Usage

In literature:

My head was near broke and they made me take a bite outer ther apple I was tryin' to feed ther horse.
"Frank Merriwell's Races" by Burt L. Standish
These heads, with the bones of fish, are turned into a fertilizer, or used to feed cattle.
"The Land of the Long Night" by Paul du Chaillu
There lovers meet in soul, and feed upon a glance, when heads are bowed in prayer.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
Now it stopped and bent its head as if to feed.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
On coming to the child, he found her engaged in feeding several snakes, called yellow heads, a species of rattlesnake.
"A Hundred Anecdotes of Animals" by Percy J. Billinghurst
When the deer stops to look at him, he bends down his head as if feeding.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
So he puts down his head, and starts feeding again.
"The Wonders of the Jungle" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
As they usually feed with their heads up wind it is not as a rule hard to discover them.
"A Tramp's Notebook" by Morley Roberts
No, it's drooping its head; it is feeding.
"The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction - German" by J. W. von Goethe
He was going towards them, stooping his head at intervals, and feeding as he went.
"The Young Yagers" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

Soon spreads the dismal shade
Of Mystery over his head;
And the Caterpillar and Fly
Feed on the Mystery.
"The Human Abstract" by William Blake
Dog-head, devourer:
Feed me the berries of dark.
The lids won't shut. Time
Unwinds from the great umbilicus of the sun
Its endless glitter.
"Maenad" by Sylvia Plath
Does it feed the little lake below?
That speck of white just on its marge
Is Pella; see, in the evening-glow,
How sharp the silver spear-heads charge
When Alp meets heaven in snow!
"By The Fire-Side" by Robert Browning
Give me to clasp this earth with feeding roots like thine,
To mount yon heaven with such star-aspiring head,
Fill full with sap and buds this shrunken life of mine,
And from my boughs oh! might such stalwart sons be shed.
"Tree-Worship" by Richard Le Gallienne
Yet, when young April's husband show'rs
Shall bless the fruitful Maia's bed,
We'll bring the first-born of her flowers,
To kiss Thy feet and crown Thy head.
To Thee, dread Lamb! whose love must keep
The shepherds while they feed their sheep.
"Verses From The Shepherds' Hymn" by Richard Crashaw
You are saved from being little entrails feeding large brains, you
are saved from being little empty bundles of enjoyment,
You are not to be fractional supported people but complete men;
you will guard your own heads, you will have proud eyes.
"Hellenistics" by Robinson Jeffers

In news:

North Atlantic right whales head south from summer feeding grounds in New England and Canada to the waters off south Georgia and north Florida every winter to give birth to their calves .
Dairy cow culling , likely driven by tight feed supplies and high feed costs, jumped substantially in August, up 30,000 head over a year ago and 36,000 head over July.
Royal Diamond came out on top in a four-horse photo finish to win the $258,500 Gains Horse Feeds Irish St Leger (Ire-I) by a head at the Curragh Sept 15.
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On the 9th layer Johnson uses one feed to overlay Blunt 's head across the whole area.
South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more head had 220,000 cattle on feed for the slaughter market as of Nov 1.
A group of children at SeaWorld were feeding dolphins , who all look quite adorable as they poke their heads out of the water to grab their snacks.
There were 11 million head on feed Oct 1.
In 2010 he grazed a harvested field using his yearling heifers over a six week period and figures he saved $48 a head in feed costs.
The increased lean hog prices combined with lower feed costs have translated into reduced losses of about $30 per head — about 40 percent coming from the lower feed prices and 60 percent from higher lean hog futures.
A Mismatch In order to feed the growing welfare state, Danish citizens are heading down the road to serfdom.
Parsons, Kansas — Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.6 million head on September 1, 2012.
A man charged with pulling out the feeding tube of his brother heads the indictments handed down by the March Pike County Grand Jury.
Every spring and fall, manta rays swarm around clusters of coral heads to feed on blooming plankton just off the west coast of Ishigaki.
Sorghum seed heads are cut and bundled to dry for feed or as seed for next year's crop.
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