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  • William Shakespeare
    “Be great in act, as you have been in thought.”
  • Josh Billings
    “In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.”
  • Pico Iyer
    Pico Iyer
    “American dreams are strongest in the hearts of those who have seen America only in their dreams.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “There is no country in the world where machinery is so lovely as in America.”
  • William R. Alger
    William R. Alger
    “Men often make up in wrath what they want in reason.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame.”


A hitch in your giddy-up - If you have a hitch in your giddy-up, you're not feeling well. ('A hitch in your gittie-up' is also used.)
A lost ball in the high weeds - A lost ball in the high weeds is someone who does not know what they are doing, where they are or how to do something.
Ace in the hole - An ace in the hole is something other people are not aware of that can be used to your advantage when the time is right.
Air your dirty laundry in public - If you air your dirty laundry in public, you reveal aspects of your private life that should really remain private, by telling a secret, arguing in public, etc.
All cats are grey in the dark - Things are indistinguishable in the dark so appearances don't matter.('All cats are grey at night' is also used.)
All in a day's work - If something is all in a day's work, it is nothing special.
All in your head - If something is all in your head, you have imagined it and it is not real.
All the tea in China - If someone won't do something for all the tea in China, they won't do it no matter how much money they are offered.
All your eggs in one basket - If you put all your eggs in one basket, you risk everything at once, instead of trying to spread the risk. (This is often used as a negative imperative- 'Don't put all your eggs in one basket'. 'Have your eggs in one basket' is also used.)
All's fair in love and war - This idiom is used to say that where there is conflict, people can be expected to behave in a more vicious way.
Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades - (USA) Used in response to someone saying "almost" in a win/lose situation. The full expression is "Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades." An alternate form puts "and flinging shit from a shovel" at the end.
Ants in your pants - If someone has ants in their pants, they are agitated or excited about something and can't keep still.
Any port in a storm - This means that in an emergency any solution will do, even one that would normally be unacceptable.
Arrow in the quiver - An arrow in the quiver is a strategy or option that could be used to achieve your objective.
Babe in arms - A babe in arms is a very young child, or a person who is very young to be holding a position.


In literature:

The same spirit was in Mr. Rickman that was in the young girl and in the young April night.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
In the United States there is no established religion, yet in no country in the world is more interest taken in religion than with us.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
Both visits are well described in his journals, published in Boston in 1876.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
The grain crops in Lower Canada are taken in the minot, and not in the bushel, except in the townships.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
In a moment afterwards the barn door was opened, and in came the men, eight in number.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
In fact, those princes were no match for Bhima in pugilistic encounters, in speed, or in skill.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
In these cases the sacrifices consist in the giving away of wealth, in the ascetic austerities themselves, in meditation, in study, etc.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
Most of the observations in the Introduction are utilized in various places in that work.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
Glimpses of cool water in little ponds, in small lakes, in the brook!
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
In a less degree, Mrs. Verner and Dr. West were interested; the one in her son, the other in that son's wife.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
He was so unique in manners, in pulpit oratory, and in the entire type of his nature, that no one will ever be able to describe what he was.
"T. De Witt Talmage" by T. De Witt Talmage
In his own conscience he remained free to serve God in spirit and in truth.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
The objections to white, as a colour, in large spots or masses in landscape, especially in a mountainous country, are insurmountable.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
He seized William in his own castle at Builth, and on May 2 hanged him on a tree in open day in the presence of 900 witnesses.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
Oh, Brethren, 'let us not love in word only, but in deed and in truth.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
Therefore 35 applied in 2 ways = 70; 35 in 3 ways = 105; 21 in 3 ways = 63; and 7 in 1 way = 7.
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
They make a cheese a day, in summer, and two in three days, or one in two days, in winter.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
In 1848 Buss was in the flower of his age, fresh and vigorous in body and mind.
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur
The average money wages in the United States may be represented in 1840 by 87.7, in 1860 by 100, and in 1891 by 161.2.
"The Principles of Economics" by Frank A. Fetter
Gluck died in his seventy-third year, Wagner in his seventieth, and Verdi in his eighty-eighth.
"The Complete Opera Book" by Gustav Kobbé

In poetry:

These in flowers and men are more than seeming;
Workings are they of the self-same powers,
Which the Poet, in no idle dreaming,
Seeith in himself and in the flowers.
"Voices Of The Night : Flowers" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Whether in deep distress, or high in wealth,
In ev'ry state of life, wherein we are,
Or in diseases, or in perfect health,
A Christian may address his God with pray'r.
"Concerning Prayer, And Its Proper Requisites" by Rees Prichard
I kissed my love in Cairnsmill Den,
In Cairnsmill Den, in Cairnsmill Den,
And this is truth I tell.
I kissed my love in Cairnsmill Den,
And my love kissed me back again.
"Cairnsmill Den" by Robert Fuller Murray
This pain, this love resides everywhere,
In the locust, the worm, in the breast of man,
In all the lives of us all.
Like those slain deer in spring's moonlight
Are we all.
"In Camp (Camp-ey)" by Jibanananda Das
Would we might tread again the road
Where Windrush flows and Evenlode,
And see the skies we see in dreams
Lie mirrored in the singing streams,
In Windrush and in Evenlode.
"A Song Out Of Oxfordshire" by Ethel Clifford
As I walked out in the streets of Laredo,
As I walked out in Laredo one day,
I spied a poor cowboy wrapped up in white linen,
Wrapped up in white linen as cold as the clay.
"The Cowboy's Lament (Streets of Laredo)" by Frank Maynard

In news:

In this Saturday, Feb 5, 2012 photo provided by Jamie Heiner, Heiner does his best "Tebowing" in front of an ice sculpture that also is in "Tebowing" form, at the home of Tracy Fox, in Superior, Colo.
In 1996, at the age of 48, he penned his memoirs, in which he paired his life story with that of his dead mother, Jean Ellroy, a nurse found strangled and beaten in the bushes of suburban Los Angeles in 1958, when her son was 10.
Trapped in a barrage of bullets, a frontline commander in the deadly street war for control of the Colombo crime family was shot and seriously wounded yesterday in an ambush near his home in Brooklyn.
Under a restructuring worked out in 2002, a decision on going ahead with initial low-rate production was to be made in 2007, with the first Comanches delivered to the Army in 2009 and full-rate production to begin in 2010.By Robert Burns.
Case IH has finally unveiled the "worst-kept" secret in the cotton industry: a new six-row picker that builds half-size modules and can drop them in the field, in tact, in less than a minute.
The appeals hearing ends in Sherman for Lester Bower, a Death Row inmate who proclaims his innocence in four slayings in an airplane hangar in 1983.
Mexico came in short-handed, but it made little impact in El Tri's second game in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, a 5-0 dismantling of Cuba on Thursday night in Charlotte, N.C.
James "Quick" Tillis lived in a small apartment in Brittany Square in Tulsa in January 2010, when this portrait was shot ADAM WISNESKI/Tulsa World.
Reggie Jackson was instrumental in helping teams he played with in key games in playoffs and the World Series, usually in October.
They include George Apostolou, who says he served the first gyros in the United States, in the Parkview Restaurant in Chicago, in 1965, and nine years later opened a 3,000-square-foot manufacturing plant, Central Gyros Wholesale.
Drew Peterson was arrested in 2009 and charged with killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004 in Bolingbrook, Ill. CHICAGO — Drew Peterson's third wife drowned in her bathtub in 2004.
The number of students achieving Grade Level status in grades 1-6 has increased in all subjects over the past five years, with the exception of a drop in Math Scores in 2008 and Language Arts in 2007.
Lucien Aigner, a pioneer in candid news photography in the 1930's whose best-known photographs include one of a rumpled Albert Einstein in front of a blackboard, died on Monday in a nursing home in Waltham, Mass.
We've seen him evolve over the years—from beautiful boy in Panic in Needle Park, tenderly in love with a transexual in Dog Day Afternoon, sexy stud in Cruising, drug kingpin in Scarface.
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In science:

In a random walk in ordinary space, an object changes its position by a step at every step in time; whereas, in a random walk in velocity space an object changes its velocity by a step for every step in time.
Could Planck level physics be driving classical macroscopic physics through a random walk?
Then the following hold: (i) For a generic nullhomotopic (in M ) simple closed curve Γ in ∂M , there exists a unique area minimizing disk D in M with ∂D = Γ. (ii) For a generic nullhomologous (in M ) simple closed curve Γ in ∂M , there exists a unique absolutely area minimizing surface Σ in M with ∂Σ = Γ.
Area minimizing surfaces in mean convex 3-manifolds
Moreover, it has been applied in [DoLi] to random walks in a dynamic enviroment, which forms a Gibbsian Markov chain in time with spatial mixing, and in [JR] to random walks on Rd , where the environment is i.i.d. in time and polynomially mixing in space.
Invariance Principle for the Random Conductance Model with dynamic bounded Conductances
The coalescence times for SMBHs at low mass end are significantly (∼ 10×) shorter than the ones presented in paper I and more in line with those obtained in Paper II in which the scaling of lower-mass nuclei was set up by matching the total mass in stars to that observed in the inner ∼ 2.5 pc of the Galactic center.
Mergers of Unequal Mass Galaxies: Supermassive Black Hole Binary Evolution and Structure of Merger Remnants
The privacy concern comes from the fact that the frequency of x in g is more than 70% (shown in the column “f in g”), which is significantly higher than the 2.5% in the whole data set D (shown in the column “f in D”).
Randomization Resilient To Sensitive Reconstruction
A term in context t : ~xn is regular if every variable in ~xn occurs in t at least once. A term in context t : ~xn is linear if every variable in ~xn occurs in t at most once. A term in context t : ~xn is linear-regular if it is both linear and regular.
Theories of analytic monads
In the Transmit step of iteration 1 of the IABC algorithm, suppose that the faulty nodes in F (if non-empty) send m− < m on outgoing links to nodes in L, send M+ > M on outgoing links to nodes in R, and send some arbitrary value in interval [m, M] on outgoing links to nodes in C (if non-empty).
Iterative Approximate Byzantine Consensus under a Generalized Fault Model
Ci and Dj ) is closed constructible, the specializations of α in ^X × Y (resp. in eX and in ]Y (S)) are all in ^Ci × Dj (resp. in fCi and in ^Dj (S)) by Remark 2.13 (2).
Invariance of o-minimal cohomology with definably compact supports
In addition to these challenges in detecting the 2S –1S transition in muon cascades, another difficulty in implementing the scheme in (4) lies in the fact that the final step, muon decay, for these elements is very subdominant to nuclear muon capture.
Testing Parity with Atomic Radiative Capture of $\mu^-$
Then all terms in the signature S with constants (henceforth referred to as coefficients) in A and indeterminates in X represent the same polynomial if their equality can be derived in finitely many s teps from the identities in E and the operations in A.
Symbolic Analysis for Boundary Problems: From Rewriting to Parametrized Gr\"obner Bases
Quite naturally, τadv is larger in 3D than in 2D, and larger in 2D than in 1D (spherical). τadv can also be written as ∆M / ˙M , where ˙M is the accretion rate through the shock and ∆M is the mass in the gain region. τH can be defined as the internal energy in the gain region divided by the neutrino heating power.
Perspectives on Core-Collapse Supernova Theory
In this work, we assume that each pixel in X maps to a single voxel in 3D space S , and reciprocally, each voxel in S maps to maximum one pixel in X (in other words, fX is a bijection of X in fX (X ) ⊂ S ).
Navigation domain partitioning for interactive multiview imaging
Concerning the last sentence in the paragraph (quoted above), it is obvious that we were not led to that conclusion based only in this particular case (DF1 and V1), but in all the methods and variants displayed in Tables I and III, as explained along the text in FMS (and summarized in the beginning of section IV).
Reply to "Commentary on "Total Hadronic Cross Section Data and the Froissart-Martin Bound", by Fagundes, Menon and Silva"
The distribution of energy deposited in the calorimeter by pions in the energy range from 10 GeV to 100 GeV in shown in Fig. 27 for events in which showers are contained in the calorimeter.
Calorimetry for Lepton Collider Experiments - CALICE results and activities
Similarly, in the analytic category, localised (or sheafified) functors were shown to be representable for S a point by Norton in 1979, in the case (n, d) = (1, d) for general S by Bingener in 1980 and in general by Kosarew and Okonek in 1989.
Analytic moduli spaces of simple sheaves on families of integral curves