Level line

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Level line (Shipbuilding) the outline of a section which is horizontal crosswise, and parallel with the rabbet of the keel lengthwise.
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Usage

In literature:

The men drew up in line in front of the stage and levelled their pieces.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
A level part of the earth's surface having been chosen, a line a few miles long is measured.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
In front, the view is terminated by a long and level line of the Mediterranean.
"Travels in France during the years 1814-1815" by Archibald Alison
The road was lined with Peruvian troops, who also covered the level meadows as far as the eye could reach.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
The letters, too, are all on the same level and the lines parallel.
"Paul and the Printing Press" by Sara Ware Bassett
Tunbridge is passed, and we are running on level ground, in a straight line for full twenty miles, to Ashford.
"Little Folks (December 1884)" by Various
Holding up a long cavalry saber, Dodge led the militia line, bayonets leveled, into the broken trees.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
It was a lovely calm day, the long level lines of the sea punctuated with porpoises, dear things like giant commas.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
Beginning from his bench-mark at the foot of the mountain, Blake carried the level line slantingly up the ridge side.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
The wave-lined sand was level, and this meant much, because the bank of the gutter was steep.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
Know the use of the rule, square, level, plumb-line and mitre.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
One long, broad and perfectly level street runs in a direct line from the quay to the confines of the town.
"The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba" by Walter Goodman
Before accepting a theory they turn it round and round, and test it with the square, the level, and the line.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Far ahead the merest bulge broke the level line where sky and waters met.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
The men were lined up on a level bit, nervous, apprehensive.
"Slaves of Mercury" by Nat Schachner
This reduced the level four hundred feet, but the old beach line may still be easily noted.
"Trail Tales" by James David Gillilan
When within charging distance, the line levelled its bayonets and rushed forward to the fires.
"Through Russian Snows" by G. A Henty
Ahead, the only broken line in the vast level expanse was a mountain rising abruptly from the sea.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
XXXV., and we must fill up the intervals between the semicircle so as to obtain a level line of support.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3)" by John Ruskin
The line of perpetual snow, which is 6000 ft. above sea-level between lat.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
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In poetry:

O happy river, could I follow thee!
O yearning heart, that never can be still!
O wistful eyes, that watch the steadfast hill,
Longing for level line of solemn sea!
"Land-Locked" by Celia Laighton Thaxter
Before, a beacon flashing level lines,
Seemingly poised upon the far sea-verge;
Behind, the night wind in the oaks and pines,
Crooning in answer to the crooning surge.
"Sea Lyrics" by Clinton Scollard
Fortune! I yield; and see, I give the sign;
At noon the poor mechanic wanders home,
Collects the square, the level, and the line,
And, with retorted eye, forsakes the dome.
"Elegy X. To Fortune, Suggesting His Motive for Repining at Her Dispensations" by William Shenstone
Dark orange flames came leering through the pines,
And then the moon's face, struggling with a sneeze,
Along the flat horizon's level lines
Her nostrils fingered with palmetto trees.
"Hag-Hollerin' Time" by William Hervey Allen Jr
And here’s the field with light aglow;
How fresh its boundary lime-trees show,
And how its wet leaves trembling shine! Between their trunks come through to me
The morning sparkles of the sea
Below the level browsing line.
"Reflections" by Jean Ingelow
Ah, the precious years we waste Leveling what we raised in haste;
Doing what must be undone
Ere content or love be won!
First across the gulf we cast
Kite-borne threads, till lines are passed,
And habit builds the bridge at last!
"A Builder’s Lesson" by John Boyle O Reilly

In news:

Sleek lines, simple logo and all the promise of taking my surfing to levels I haven't yet tapped.
The world of finance was in disarray following the stock market crash, the ranks of the unemployed grew to extreme levels, banks collapsed and soup lines swelled.
Unseasonable storm levels trees, power lines.
The JBL VerTec line-array system was perfect for the theater because it maintains its sonic quality regeardless of program material or sound-pressure levels.
Gas-Line Blast Levels West Virginia Homes.
With a formula pilots are taught to determine freezing levels in storms, you can calculate snow lines anywhere.
In our annual Industry Survey, 21% of CEOs said their organization is cutting back on high-level, high-price technology for at least some service lines.
Promoters of commuter rail lines in southeastern Michigan have made a test run with six refurbished bi-level passenger cars on a route from Jackson to Detroit.
Siemens and Kapsch Equip First German Line with ETCS Level 2 Train Control System .
The remains of a residential structure is leveled and burning after a natural gas line explosion Tuesday afternoon Dec 11, 2012 along Route 21 in between Sissonville, W.V.
The Basketball Wives LA star announced her new clothing line Fine Ass Girls in a recent VH1 interview, and now the 25-year-old is ready to take things to another level.
Gas-Line Blast Levels West Virginia Homes.
Mid-level trough (dashed blue line) will interact with high moisture content to produce locally heavy rain Saturday.
The rear panel is fitted with combo connectors that can accept either XLR mic or 1/4-inch line level jack inputs , together with the A-NET output.
Kinston lined up against Red Level and beat the Tigers 46-6 in region action last night at Bobby Dye Stadium.
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In science:

The horizontal dotted line indicates the level of the brightest cataclysmic variables in the galactic disk, which due to the narrower bandpass is lower than the (Einstein) level of Fig. 2.
X-ray sources in globular clusters
The dotted line indicates the BATSE noise level.
Observational tests of the Electro-Magnetic Black Hole Theory in Gamma-Ray Bursts
Regularization is only easily applied at the level of closed quark lines 2 .
Pion Structure at High and Low Energies in Chiral Quark Models
These lattices are oriented versions of Z2 : the vertical lines are not oriented and the horizontal ones are unidirectional, the orientation at a level y ∈ Z being given by the random variable ǫy (say right if the value is +1 and left if it is −1).
Random walks on FKG-horizontally oriented lattices
It is not entirely obvious that the finiteness of the line and the ’impurity’ at level n do not change this behavior significantly.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
It is possible to implement a walk on the line with one or two absorbing boundaries by shining a laser at a certain position b which couples both internal atomic states to a rapidly decaying level.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
In , we give a proof of an infinite dimensional version of Liouville’s theorem and explain in what sense the generic level set of the functionals Fm (u) is an infinite dimensional torus on which the solution of (2) reduces to straight line motion that is almost periodic in time.
Nonlinear Schrodinger, infinite dimensional tori and neighboring tori
The basic periods of this map are used to identify a connected component of the level set with an N dimensional torus on which the Hamiltonian flow associated with each Fm (v) is reduced to straight line quasiperiodic motion.
Nonlinear Schrodinger, infinite dimensional tori and neighboring tori
The periods of this mapping are contained in any neighborhood of l2 . A complete set of basic periods was used to identify a connected component of the level set with an infinite dimensional torus on which the Hamiltonian flow associated with each Fm (u) is reduced to straight line almost periodic motion.
Nonlinear Schrodinger, infinite dimensional tori and neighboring tori
We prove that Mλ is generated by the sequence of the generalized nonlinear Schr¨odinger flows and that the generic level set is identified with an infinite dimensional torus on which each generalized nonlinear Schr¨odinger flow is reduced to straight line motion that is almost periodic in time.
Nonlinear Schrodinger, infinite dimensional tori and neighboring tori
The population of level 3 would be drawn as the dotted line, but it is so negligibly small at all times that it cannot be distinguished from the x-axis.
Rabi spectra - a simple tool for analyzing the limitations of RWA in modelling of the selective population transfer in many-level quantum systems
MECS spectrum and assuming a column density equal to the Galactic value along the line of sight, are also smaller than the above threshold at the 2σ confidence level, not to miss bright and highly obscured afterglows.
Absorption in Gamma Ray Burst afterglows
FIG. 1: Level density of random density matrices P (x) for Bures measure (dashed line) and Hilbert–Schmidt measure (solid line) a).
Statistical properties of random density matrices
Altogether, at this level of reasoning, one expects the line-center opacity in the inner wind to be rather small for a resonance line, κλ7699 < 30 cm2 g−1 .
High Resolution, Long - Slit Spectroscopy of VY CMa: The Evidence for Localized High Mass Loss Events
Figure 3: Partitioning of the x − y plane in a vicinity of the stationary point z0 into four sectors by “level curves” (solid lines).
Introduction to the Random Matrix Theory: Gaussian Unitary Ensemble and Beyond
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