Head-reach

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Head-reach the distance to windward made by a vessel while tacking
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. héafod, Dut. hoofd, Ger. haupt.

Usage

In literature:

At 4 A.M. on the 30th we were alongside the Mertz Glacier and reached the head of the bay at the confluence of glacier with land-ice.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
She would almost have patted this unfortunate young man's head, if she could have reached it.
"The Little Warrior" by P. G. Wodehouse
His head whirled, and he reached out to steady himself against the door.
"The Battle Ground" by Ellen Glasgow
The archduke headed their flight, and never drew rein until he reached Brussels.
"By England's Aid" by G. A. Henty
The latter, making Messana their head-quarters, had been pillaging all of the island that they could reach.
"History of Rome from the Earliest times down to 476 AD" by Robert F. Pennell
Within reach were her knit slippers and the heavy shawl always kept at the head of her bed.
"Across the Years" by Eleanor H. Porter
At that moment Paquita raised her head, cast at him one of those looks which reach the very soul and consume it.
"The Thirteen" by Honore de Balzac
Linna nodded her head with the same birdlike quickness, and reached out her chubby hand.
"The Daughter of the Chieftain" by Edward S. Ellis
One autumn he reached the Yellowstone, near the head of navigation, just as a small trading propeller was descending the stream.
"The Huge Hunter" by Edward S. Ellis
At 2 P.M. came to one reach above Portland Head.
"The Logbooks of the Lady Nelson" by Ida Lee
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In poetry:

One must go forward with the living
Reach for new life, instead
Of placing a bunch of wasted laurels
Stubbornly on one’s head.
"Pointless Your Morning" by Adam Asnyk
That the hand which reached out of the darkness
Hath taken the whole?
Yea, the arm and the head of the people--
The heart and the soul!
"Abraham Lincoln" by Phoebe Cary
Inside the pens we crawled each day,
To sort the living from the dead;
And when we reached the Mersey's mouth
Had lost five hundred head.
"A Child's Pet" by William H Davies
One to another calling,
Each answering each,
One to another calling
In their proper speech: High above my head they wheeled,
Far out of reach.
"Paradise: In A Symbol" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
And I was touched by ghostly hands
That reached to me from higher lands;
One touched me on the head; I bent,
I knew the touch and what it meant.
"The Cricket's Silence" by Alexander Anderson
Is eloquence?—Her spell is thine that reaches
The heart, and makes the wisest head its sport;
And there's one rare, strange virtue in thy speeches,
The secret of their mastery,—they are short.
"Red Jacket" by Fitz-Greene Halleck

In news:

Reached by phone Saturday morning, former Illinois head coach Ron Zook got in the first question.
Dennis Jackson said it was over-reaching cultural sensitivity that led to being told his annual Santa appearances must cease at St Peter Head Start classes for young children.
Real Madrid and AC Milan executives met today in Manhattan, and while the future of Brazilian star Kaka was discussed – and he appears headed to Italy this summer – no immediate outcome was reached.
Is reaching a new stage in its product development, one where it can look back on what it has done as the inspiration for where it's headed.
Proviso seems to be reaching her peak heading into the Breeders' Cup Mile.
They were larger than the woolly mammoths, reaching up to fourteen feet high, with domed heads and huge sweeping tusks .
A 24-year-old barbershop owner accused of allowing gang members to use his business for their criminal activities won't be heading to prison after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors.
0Kent State rewarded head baseball coach Scott Stricklin with an extension after reaching the College World Series.
After eight straight batters reached base in the bottom of the inning, she was really left scratching her head.
When buying a toothbrush, consider that compact heads move most easily around small mouths and long, flexible handles are best for reaching back molars.
I quoted him because he was listed on Facebook pages for Buddha 's opening-night party and on the page for Club Zen, because he represented himself as the head promoter for the business and because I could not immediately reach Sharifipour.
Bobbie Simmons, 62, of York, reaches for the top of Tony Fogel's head to get a sense of how tall Fogel is.
Washington — Congressional leaders are expressing confidence they can reach a deal with President Barack Obama to head off the "fiscal cliff" and the risk of a new recession.
If he reaches $10,000 by Sunday, November 25, Megan M will allow Blue to shave her head at the Colts vs Bills game.
Lawyers for former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn have denied reaching a settlement with Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused him of attempted rape.
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In science:

The ith flip being heads means in the breadth-first stage that if the ith stage is reached and j has not yet entered the queue, then j is adjacent to the “popped” vertex.
Counting Connected Graphs Asymptotically
Now suppose g′ is a configuration that can be reached from g without changing the direction of any head.
Randomized Computations on Large Data Sets: Tight Lower Bounds
Then g′ is reached from g with at most ℓ − t head movements, because a head can move into the same direction for at most l−1 times on a list of length l.
Randomized Computations on Large Data Sets: Tight Lower Bounds
Then the cell size of all configurations that can be reached from g without changing the direction of any head is at most 1 + t · (2 + s) + 3 = 4 + t · (2 + s).
Randomized Computations on Large Data Sets: Tight Lower Bounds
In contrast, in the ‘head’ regime the ‘stationarity’ is reached from the beginning (Section 3.2).
Existence of an infinite particle limit of stochastic ranking process
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