Its

Definitions

  • the Packing of The Linen and Its Removal to The White Storehouse
    the Packing of The Linen and Its Removal to The White Storehouse
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • poss. pron Its ĭts Possessive form of the pronoun it. See It.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"One bolder than the rest stabbed it with a pitchfork." "One bolder than the rest stabbed it with a pitchfork."
"The cat washed the jackdaw in its turn." "The cat washed the jackdaw in its turn."
DISCOVERED TOMB WITH ITS TREASURES DISCOVERED TOMB WITH ITS TREASURES
It Brought on a Revolution 227 It Brought on a Revolution 227
So it seems So it seems
"Whyee! Selinda and Bizer, is it you?" "Whyee! Selinda and Bizer, is it you?"
TO THINK IT OVER SHE WENT INTO THE WOOD TO THINK IT OVER SHE WENT INTO THE WOOD
Si Thinks It over 057 Si Thinks It over 057

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver".
    • n its The possessive case of the neuter pronoun it. See it, 1 , and he I., C .
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Back in 1953, it took 27 hours to make one Marshmallow Peep. Now it takes only six minutes
    • poss. pron Its its the possessive of it.
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “It's not a slam at you when people are rude -- it's a slam at the people they've met before.”
  • Elizabeth Taylor
    Elizabeth Taylor
    “It's not the having, it's the getting.”
  • Hannah More
    Hannah%20More
    “Love never reasons, but profusely gives; it gives like a thoughtless prodigal its all, and then trembles least it has done to little.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin%20Franklin
    “Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.”
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
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    “Taking it all in all, I find it is more trouble to watch after money than to get it.”
  • Kenneth Auchincloss
    Kenneth Auchincloss
    “It is one thing to learn about the past; it is another to wallow in it.”

Idioms

A chain is no stronger than its weakest link - This means that processes, organisations, etc, are vulnerable because the weakest person or part can always damage or break them.
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Be that as it may - Be that as it may is an expression which means that, while you are prepared to accept that there is some truth in what the other person has just said, it's not going to change your opinions in any significant manner.
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Broke as a joke and it ain't funny - This idiom in my opinion describes how it's not funny to be without a cent and just uses broke and joke as rhyming words that help explain this idiom a lot better.
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Call it a day - If you call it a day, you stop doing something for a while, normally at least until the following day.
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Can't dance and it's too wet to plow - (USA) When you can't dance and it's too wet to plow, you may as well do something because you can't or don't have the opportunity to do anything else.
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Can't do it for toffee - If you can't so something for toffee, you are incapable of doing something properly or to any sort of standard.
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Can't hack it - Unable to perform an act, duty, job etc. (example: I have to quit my job as a computer technician; I just can't hack it.)
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Can't see the forest for its trees - If someone can't see the forest for its trees, they are too focused on specific details to see the picture as a whole.
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Cross that bridge when you come to it - If you will cross that bridge when you come to it, you will deal with a problem when it arises, but not until that point
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Cut it fine - If you cut it fine, you only just manage to do something- at the very last moment. 'Cut things fine' is the same. 'Cut it a bit fine' is a common variation.
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Don't mention it - This is used as a response to being thanked, suggesting that the help given was no trouble.
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Easy does it - 'Easy does it' is used to advise someone to approach a task carefully and slowly, especially in spoken English.
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Every dog has its day - This idiom means that everyone gets their moment to shine.
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Get it in the neck - (UK) If you get it in the neck, you are punished or criticised for something.
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Get it off your chest - If you get something off your chest, you confess to something that has been troubling you.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
The old form was his, its not being older than the end of the 16th century. Its does not occur in the English Bible of 1611, or in Spenser, rarely in Shakespeare, and is not common until the time of Dryden.

Usage

In literature:

It was all very well as the home of a lonely old man who loved it, but it was not quite the place for a lonely young woman who hated it.
"From the Housetops" by George Barr McCutcheon
If he means it, he means it altogether, and will not retract it, even though the party should refuse as a body to support him.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
But it seemed to have been robbed of all its past reality, all its quiet strength, all that made it worth while.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
Then she laid it down on the ledge of the box, then took it up again, opened it, closed it, and kept it in her hand.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
John Grey punished it after one fashion; by declining to allude to it, or to think of it, or to take any account of it.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
It is a ponderous four-page sheet, depending more upon its advertising than upon its circulation for its profits.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
He bore it without flinching, as if he had come for it and expected it, and was taking it as a penance.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
How he loved it, its health and strength, its willingness, its capacities!
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
It is not astonishing, is it, when you come to think of it, that eventually he became rich and famous?
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
Look at it as you see it in the animals; look at it as you see it in men when they actually come to it.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
It is now ridden by the ex-Ranger, who, prodding it with the point of his bowie, puts it to its best speed.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
Mr Peake lifted his glass, held it from him, approached his lips towards it, and emptied it at a draught.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Hogarth would rivet his attention upon a face and study it until it was photographed upon his memory, when he could reproduce it at will.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
And it's this: it is very easy to begin a course of proceeding, but, once begun, it's another thing to stop it.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
It will see to its own survival through some lifetimes yet, if no man restores it or converts it into a Studio.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
So if it was to be the last, he would taste every minute of it, and make it his to keep.
"Rose MacLeod" by Alice Brown
But he did learn to command its simplicity, its strength, its brevity, and its imagery.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
I can only do it by showing my contempt; it is painful to me, but must I not do it?
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
She had conceived it and brought it forth, but it was as though there were no strength in it.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
It has not forgotten that day of humiliation; and often has it given its antagonist cause to remember it.
"The Child Wife" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

Country life,— let us confess it,—
Man will little help to bless it,
Yet, for gladness there,
We may readily possess it In its native air.
"Country Life" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
I saw a moon-beam gently rest —
The withered flower it lighten'd ;
And though it could not dry its breast,
Those crystal drops it brighten'd.
"The Withered Rose" by Mary Anne Browne
With siren voice it soothes our woe;
It dwells with us in blissful dreams;
But when we wake, it tells us then,
That it is far from what it seems.
"Thought" by Thomas Frederick Young
Hopeless alas! its tender wooing,
Vainly it trilled its sweetest note,
Coldly received was its ardent sueing,
Silent the mirrored songster's throat.
"The Captive" by John Lawson Stoddard
It knew the thrill of spring;
It had its blossom-time, its perfumed noons;
Its pale-green spheres were rounded to soft runes
Of summer's whispering.
"November" by Susan Coolidge
Sunk? art thou sunken? how great was life!
I like a child could cry for it again--
Cry for its beauty, pang, fleeting and strife,
Its women, its men!
"The Dying Poet" by Cale Young Rice

In news:

The twentieth century is hardly behind us but already its quarrels and its achievements, its ideals and its fears are slipping into the obscurity of mis-memory.
No one can see it, hear it, smell it or touch it, and yet people seem to have sensed its existence for nearly as long as there have been written languages.
But it turns out that it can—and that it has been, five times since Ed Fancher, Norman Mailer, and Dan Wolf launched it for five cents a copy.
How it started, how it's like solitaire, how to fold it, and how it ends.
But if the oil producers' cartel wants to keep its grip on the market, it will have to widen the gap between the amount it pumps and the amount it can.
Every short-order cook worth his salt knows that if you have an unusable cut of meat, you mince it, mound it, grill it, and serve it up on a bun.
It seems like it would be easy, but it just piles up and I get overwhelmed and then it gets worse.
"You should encourage each of those campuses to go out and reinvent itself, or recreate itself, or sharpen its focus, or even alter its mission to be more responsive to what it perceives to be its market," Mr Egan said.
This "Chicago" doesn't toddle, it swings, it Lindy Hops, it Charlestons the night away, and probably all your woes along with it.
The African spiny mouse is known for its ability to allow its skin to rip off its tail when being grabbed by predators because it can regenerate the missing bits.
LightSquared said late yesterday it was " renegotiating " its contract for the use of Inmarsat's L-band spectrum as it works to slash expenses amid ongoing government opposition to the launch of its LTE network.
When Apple released its iPhone5, it replaced the standard Google Maps with its own mapping technology, but it didn't work well.
Bill Haslam has always had it right: It's a false choice to say Tennessee can either grow its economy or protect its environment.
Energizer Holdings Inc.'s sustainability mission touches many aspects of the battery maker's business — everything from its commitment to the communities in which it works to the eco-friendly manner in which it designs its products.
When it comes to spatial memory, it could be a case of 'use it or lose it,' say researchers.
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In science:

Note that if the walk passes from the left of the cutpoint to the right it must pass through it and that it is only connected to its nearest neighbours.
Simple Random Walk on Long Range Percolation Clusters II: Scaling Limits
As it turns out, extending finite cycle space theory in this way is not only possible but also necessary: it is the ‘topological cycle space’ of a locally finite graph, not its usual finitary cycle space, that interacts with its other structural features, such as planarity, in the way we know it from finite graphs.
Locally finite graphs with ends: a topological approach
It also seems interesting to study other characteristics of the curvature (whether it changes sign or not), such as its Lp norms, the structure of its nodal domains (if it changes sign), and of its sub- and super-level sets.
Scalar curvature and $Q$-curvature of random metrics
Define ψit and Ψit to be tψi and {(r, s) ∈ (0, 1]2 : ψit (r) ≤ s ≤ r}, respectively, for each t ∈ (0, 1], and repeat the above arguments for ψit and Ψit .
PL and differential topology in o-minimal structure
It seems clear that if the actual reflector moves distance ∆D/2 towards the emitter, which does not move in its rest frame, then it is a distance ∆D/2 closer to the emitter when the laser pulse strikes it.
The invariance of the speed of light
It consists of a set of threads, where each thread is characterized by properties such as its frequency, its priority and its activation pattern (periodic, sporadic). A mapping establishes a correspondence between the software and the dynamic architecture, by specifying which blocks are executed by which threads.
Polychronous Interpretation of Synoptic, a Domain Specific Modeling Language for Embedded Flight-Software
If X is a ∆-k -set, we define its differential type τ (X ) to be the maximum of the types of its elements with entries in U and its typical differential transcendence degree aτ (X ) to be the maximum of the typical differential transcendence degree of its elements with entries in U and of differential type τ (X ).
A Jordan-Hoelder Theorem for Differential Algebraic Groups
One can easily verify it – indeed, substituting Ha = Hb = Hc = H into Eq. (7) in (that is the dynamical equation that corresponds to Hd , so it does not have Hd itself but only Ha , Hb , and Hc ), one would directly obtain (5); it is quite easy to solve it to obtain (6).
The dynamics of the flat anisotropic models in the Lovelock gravity. I: The even-dimensional case
More precisely for d = 1, IT ∼ T 3/2 ; for d = 2, IT ∼ T log(T ); and for d ≥ 3, the walk being transient it spends a time of order 1 at each site and IT ∼ T .
Large deviations for self-intersection local times of stable random walks
At the random times when a sensor communicates with one of its randomly selected neighbors, the sensor swaps its previous state (its local Kalman filter state estimate and conditional error covariance) with the state of its neighbor, before processing the current observation.
Gossip and Distributed Kalman Filtering: Weak Consensus under Weak Detectability
In other words, when communication is established, a sensor updates the state it receives from its neighbor with its present observation; otherwise, it updates its own previous state.
Gossip and Distributed Kalman Filtering: Weak Consensus under Weak Detectability
It turns out that the deterministic random walk is surprisingly efficient though it has a strong adversary (as the order of the rotors is completely arbitrary) and it is not tailored for search problems (as it does not mark visited vertices).
The Cover Time of Deterministic Random Walks
Despite the fact that it is assumed to constitute about 75% of the energy budget of the Universe, we do not know anything yet of its properties except that it dominates at late time and that it has an effective equation of state close to −1.
Testing the Void against Cosmological data: fitting CMB, BAO, SN and H0
When (r) is close to its maximum value we have a void, while when it is close to its negative minimum, it signals an overdensity.
Testing the Void against Cosmological data: fitting CMB, BAO, SN and H0
Once a vertex is informed by one of its neighbors, it chooses a position in its list uniformly at random and then informs its neighbors starting from that position and proceeding in order of the list.
Quasi-Random Rumor Spreading: Reducing Randomness Can Be Costly
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