Have one on a string

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Have one on a string to gain complete influence or control over some one: to place a person under great anxiety
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. strenge, cord—strang, strong; Dut. streng, Ice. strengr, Ger. strang; conn. with L. stringĕre, to draw tight.

Usage

In literature:

Right out in front of the Post-Office were the fish-houses and you ought to have seen Billy one night leading a lobster home on a string.
"Love Conquers All" by Robert C. Benchley
He would have them consider that perpetual harping on one string is but a sober accomplishment!
"Expositor's Bible: The Book of Job" by Robert Watson
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In news:

Lynn posted this message on the Facebook group "Alexander Hamilton Was the Foxiest of the Federalists ," just one of a string of Hamilton fan pages that have cropped up on the social network.
The fan-dubbed "string-metal" trio will be releasing yet another full-length, Polar Shift, on July 31 via Minus Head, and we have a premiere of one of its best and most demonic tracks.
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In science:

The closed string sector can be seen to decouple leaving a theory which contains only open strings [4, 5], unless, as Klebanov and Maldacena have pointed out , one compactifies the theory on a circle along the direction of the electric field.
IIA/B, Wound and Wrapped
This could be useful for constructing a duality between matrix string theory on the pp-wave and gauge theory since this background still admits a matrix string description while we have an N = 2 QGT on the gauge side, which makes the duality simpler than if we consider the one of the previous section.
Gauge theory description of compactified pp-waves
It is moreover important to note that we have accounted for all of the scalar chiral primaries in this particular scaling limit of N = 2 QGT, so we really have a oneto-one correspondence between the bosonic supergravity modes on the string side and the scalar chiral primaries on the gauge theory side.
Gauge theory description of compactified pp-waves
He argued that the unstable vacuum is one with a space-filling “Dbrane” carrying positive energy density. D-branes have been a ma jor sub ject of study in string theory over the last decade. D-branes are higher-dimensional extended ob jects on which open strings can end.
String Field Theory
That means that now we have a single possible string worldsheet, one that ends on the Wilson loop contour at r0 ≤ r ≤ r1 , and ”drops” to r = r1(α), where is turns back.
Gluon scattering in ${\cal N}=4$ Super Yang-Mills at finite temperature
A–twisted sigma model” whose open sector also contains open strings having one end on S 3 and the other on CK : the non–constant instantons associated with their world sheet give a non–trivial contribution to the string amplitude.
Large N dualities and transitions in geometry
We have already seen that for the one charge case (where we had just the string NS1 wrapped on a circle n1 times) we get Smicro = ln[256].
The quantum structure of black holes
For example, if we have some finite number N of D3-branes sitting on top of each other in flat space, one finds that the low energy dynamics of the open string excitations can be described by a non-abelian gauge theory.
Quark Soup al dente: Applied Superstring Theory
Due to the property of “T-duality” (which relates the compactification on radius R with the one of inverse radius 1/R and is discussed in Section 6.3), strings in thermal equilibrium have a maximum temperature TH , the Hagedorn temperature.
Primordial Fluctuations in String Cosmology
Note that the only attributes whose domains are character strings can have lengths more than one word and the ordering assumed on such domains is the lexicographic ordering. Now suppose a bucket overflow necessitates the refinement of the linear scale on some attribute i, by splitting an interval [V1..V2].
Using Grid Files for a Relational Database Management System
One explains the possibility that strings can end on a hyper-surface by considering the boundary conditions that the coordinate fields of open strings have to satisfy at their endpoints.
Symmetries and interactions in matrix string theory
One might have naively guessed that the formula would involve β instead of β − 1, on the grounds that the entropy of the sequence of names is ∼ βN log N , but this is the rate in a third model where a vertex name is a pair (i, a), where 1 ≤ i ≤ N and a is the random string.
Entropy of Some Models of Sparse Random Graphs With Vertex-Names
Xi is the random variable for the contribution of all strings at Hubble time ti to the velocity perturbation of V , and νi denotes the average number of strings having an effect on V at time ti , i.e. those strings which are within a distance of one Hubble radius of V at time ti (see eq.(18)).
Statistics of Peculiar Velocities from Cosmic Strings
Such a network is expected to evolve very differently from the standard one, and hence have different cosmological consequences; might they be such as to ‘save’ cosmic strings? Secondly, it is interesting to focus on the loop network alone (which, we believe, has not been done).
Evolution of a Network of Cosmic String Loops
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