Kemp

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Kemp Coarse, rough hair in wool or fur, injuring its quality.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • kemp To strive or contend in any way; strive for victory, as in the quantity of work done by reapers in the harvest-field.
    • n kemp A champion; a knight.
    • n kemp The act of striving for superiority in any way.
    • kemp Shaggy; rough.
    • n kemp Coarse hair which is closely mingled with the finer hair or wool, and has to be separated from it before the manufacturing of fine goods, especially in goat's hair of choice and expensive kind.
    • n kemp Also kempty.
    • n kemp An eel.
    • n kemp A boar.
    • n kemp The ribwort-plantain, Plantago lanceolata, more especially the stalk and spike; also, the common plantain, Plantago major, and perhaps P. media
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Kemp kemp the coarse rough hairs of wool:
    • n Kemp kemp (arch.) a champion:
    • v.i Kemp to strive for mastery
    • n Kemp kemp (pl.) knotty hair which will not felt.
    • n Kemp kemp (Scot.) a contest in work, &c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cempa, a warrior. Cf. champion.

Usage

In literature:

Illustrations in colors by Oliver Kemp.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
In spite of his precautions, another of the gang was missing when they alighted, and Kemp, the fireman, grinned at Dick.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
Many of the citizens of Philadelphia must remember Mrs. Sarah Kemp, who died in Race street, in 1820, at the advanced age of eighty-four years.
"Nuts for Future Historians to Crack" by Various
Mrs. Kemp let me go to the funeral.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 109, November, 1866" by Various
There is certainly no lack of either about this idyll of Elizabeth Kemp of the lissome limbs and auburn hair.
"When Winter Comes to Main Street" by Grant Martin Overton
John Kempe takes his servants and apprentices from Flanders to join the weaving colony already founded at Norwich, England.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various
Kemp's Nine Daies Wonder.
"Notes and Queries, Number 223, February 4, 1854" by Various
Prof. Dr. Kemp shows by his titles the weight of his learning.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
Colonel Kemp, the remaining chief leader, had never done anything to give him special prominence.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
She was out in the garden one day with Mrs. Kemp, when the doctor joined them, holding a telegram in his hand.
"Pretty Madcap Dorothy" by Laura Jean Libbey
Illustrations in colors by Oliver Kemp.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
Realizing that he had little hope of clearing himself, Kemp sought to leave for England, but his enemies restrained him.
"Virginia under the Stuarts 1607-1688" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
Thomas Armstrong, Timothy Collinson, and Robert Edwin Kemp to be the first trustees of the company.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
It was erected in 1840-44, after designs by Mr. George M. Kemp, at a cost of 15,650 pounds.
"Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign" by John Ashton
Illustrations in colors by Oliver Kemp.
"Mistress Nell" by George C. Hazelton, Jr.
In 1834 Mr. Kempe exhibited to the Society of Antiquaries a carved oak figure of Sir John Falstaff, in the costume of the sixteenth century.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
Ursley Kemp was a poor woman of doubtful reputation.
"A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718" by Wallace Notestein
At last the kemp day came, and with it all the pretty girls of the neighbourhood to Shaun Buie's.
"Irish Fairy Tales"
W. Kemp Tabb took command of the prison camp he at once cut these down one-third.
"In and Out of Rebel Prisons" by Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper
Anyhow, Kemp's brigade quickly filled the gap left by the failure of the Netherlanders, and began to press back the French charge.
"Waterloo" by Hilaire Belloc
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In poetry:

"You had not ridden scant a myle,
A myle out of the towne,
But in did come the Kyng of Spayne
With kempes many a one:
"King Estmere" by Anonymous British
They had not ridden scant a myle,
A myle forthe of the towne,
But in did come the Kynge of Spayne,
With kempes many a one:
"King Estmere" by Anonymous British
These news did come to Kemp Owyne,
Where he lived, far beyond the sea;
He hasted him to Craigy's sea,
And on the savage beast lookd he.
"Kemp Owyne" by Anonymous British
Says, "Lie you there, dove Isabel,
And all my sorrows lie with thee;
Till Kemp Owyne come ower the sea,
And borrow you with kisses three,
Let all the warld do what they will,
Oh borrowed shall you never be!
"Kemp Owyne" by Anonymous British
Says, "Lie you there, dove Isabel,
And all my sorrows lie with thee;
Till Kemp Owyne come ower the sea,
And borrow you with kisses three,
Let all the warld do what they will,
Oh! borrowed shall you never be."
"Kemp Owyne" by Henry Morley
Her breath grew strang, her hair grew lang,
And twisted thrice about the tree;
And all the people far and near,
Thought that a savage beast was she;
These news did come to Kemp Owyne,
Where he lived far beyond the sea.
"Kemp Owyne" by Henry Morley

In news:

Kemp 's Ridley Sea Turtles.
Lana Sweeten-Shults/Times Record News Betsy Edwards contributed pieces to the recent Pecan Creek Artists exhibit at the Kemp Center for the Arts and is now featured in the solo show "No Boundaries" at the Kemp .
Kemp closes season with 42-20 win.
Kemp had a one-hour procedure in Los Angeles to repair a labrum tear and some minor damage to the rotator cuff, the Dodgers said.
Maurice Kemp scored 21 points and Robert Sampson finished with 14 points, 10 rebounds, and four blocks to lead East Carolina over Division III Methodist 87-51 Tuesday night.
Kemp snaps 20-game skid with 43-20 win.
GRAND SALINE — There was plenty of joy in Grand Saline Friday night for the Kemp Yellowjackets.
Huskies' Kemp out 6-8 weeks.
Shawn Kemp Jr expected this to be his breakout season at the University of Washington.
UW's Kemp Jr to miss start of season.
UW's Kemp out with knee injury.
University of Washington power forward Shawn Kemp Jr will miss six to eight weeks after suffering a slight tear of the patellar tendon in his right knee Oct 30.
Washington freshman Shawn Kemp , Jr tore the patella tendon in his right knee and will miss six to eight weeks, the school announced Tuesday.
Washington forward Shawn Kemp Jr sidelined by knee injury.
Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar said Tuesday that power forward Shawn Kemp Jr tore his patellar tendon and will be out six to eight weeks.
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In science:

Kempe, Quantum random walks - an introductory overview, Contemp.
Spectral Transition for Random Quantum Walks on Trees
Let us clarify this important and often confusing point, following the work of Simon et al. (1999 and 2000; see also Kempe et al. 2000, and De Martini et al. 2000).
Quantum Cryptography
But the path P (vi , vj ) = (vi , vr ) ∪ P (vr , vs ) ∪ (vs , vj ) is a (R, O)−Kempe chain, where (vi , vr ) and (vs , vj ) are the hair-edges.
Spiral Chains: The Proofs of Tait's and Tutte's Three-Edge-Coloring Conjectures
But the path P (vi , vj ) = (vi , vr )∪P (vr , vs )∪ (vs , vj ) is a (O, G)−Kempe chain, where (vi , vr ) and (vs , vj ) are the hair-edges.
Spiral Chains: The Proofs of Tait's and Tutte's Three-Edge-Coloring Conjectures
Therefore we perform Kempe-chain color switching for the edges of P (vi , vj ) and resolves the problem at vertex vi .
Spiral Chains: The Proofs of Tait's and Tutte's Three-Edge-Coloring Conjectures
That is in critical cases we have always suitable Kempe-chain with both ends are hairs of the spiral comb-tree.
Spiral Chains: The Proofs of Tait's and Tutte's Three-Edge-Coloring Conjectures
Hence we can perform Kempe-chain color switching within the spiral-chain of G when we needed to resolve color duplication at vertex vi .
Spiral Chains: The Proofs of Tait's and Tutte's Three-Edge-Coloring Conjectures
Johnson, Kotz and Kemp (, pages 312–318) discuss a simple modification of a power series (PS) distribution f (·|θ) to handle extra zeros.
A Bayesian test for excess zeros in a zero-inflated power series distribution
The methods, based on frequentist and Bayesian statistics, were implemented on the open source programs Kemp and Basu, respectively.
Significance tests for comparing digital gene expression profiles
Thus, we believe that the frequentist test proposed here, and implemented on Kemp, represents an improvement for the analysis of digital expression profiles.
Significance tests for comparing digital gene expression profiles
In this direction, we implemented the FBST in the Basu program, and compared the e-values to the p-values previously determined by Kemp (the frequentist test program), using SAGE libraries.
Significance tests for comparing digital gene expression profiles
Kemp method fully implements a decision procedure, since it provides a significance level and a critical level.
Significance tests for comparing digital gene expression profiles
Since the p-values and e-values are linked by a Beta distribution function, as we have shown for a set of SAGE libraries from human brain tissue (Fig. 5) and some other datasets (data not shown), we propose to use the Kemp cutoff, properly adjusted by the linking function.
Significance tests for comparing digital gene expression profiles
We would like to thank many people for inspiring discussions, including Boaz Barak, Salman Beigi, Fernando Brand˜ao, Toby Cubitt, Sevag Gharibian, Leonid Gurvits, Julia Kempe, Hirotada Kobayashi, Harumichi Nishimura, Thomas Vidick, Andreas Winter and Xiaodi Wu.
Testing product states, quantum Merlin-Arthur games and tensor optimisation
Specific thoughts are expressed to Werner Wegstein, Hélène Manuelian and Marc Kemps-Snijders.
Stabilizing knowledge through standards - A perspective for the humanities
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