Log-glass

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Log-glass a 14- or 28-second sand-glass, used with the logline to ascertain the speed of a ship
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sw. logg, a ship's log, a piece of wood that lies in the water.

Usage

In literature:

After that, another glass of red wine is poured on the log.
"Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I." by Sir James George Frazer
Howat, polishing his glass with a maroon bandanna, read Mariana's letter in the yellow light of the lamp and burning logs.
"The Three Black Pennys" by Joseph Hergesheimer
The half-minute glass is the measure of time generally used in heaving the log.
"Outward Bound" by Oliver Optic
Their log-cabins were destitute of glass, nails, hinges, or locks.
"History and Comprehensive Description of Loudoun County, Virginia" by James W. Head
Besides the two men who hold the log and the reel, there is a third, who has a minute glass in his hand.
"Rollo on the Atlantic" by Jacob Abbott
Pinkey took a triangular piece of glass from between the logs in the bunk-house and regarded himself steadfastly in the bit of broken mirror.
"The Dude Wrangler" by Caroline Lockhart
Picton, who is full of activity, begins to unroll the log line; the captain turns the glass, away goes the log.
"Acadia" by Frederic S. Cozzens
Log fires were built along the base, and when the volcanic glass was hot cold water was thrown upon it.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
There was no glass window in this garret, but the light shone through the chinks between the logs.
"Forests of Maine" by Jacob S. Abbott
Determine the ship's velocity by the log line and glass.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
I threw on a fresh log, kicked it into a blaze, and poured out for him a stiff glass of applejack.
"A Village of Vagabonds" by F. Berkeley Smith
She dropped him a courtesy, then took the glass of sherry that the steward brought and sipped it, meditative eyes on the blazing logs.
"A Young Man in a Hurry" by Robert W. Chambers
The log glass measures 28 seconds in time.
"Lectures in Navigation" by Ernest Gallaudet Draper
The light of the candle squeezing through the dirty glass sides brought every log of the old stable into shadow.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
The rude log cabin held five men, three women, and a table on which was a small keg of whiskey and some glasses.
"The Preacher of Cedar Mountain" by Ernest Thompson Seton
The light of the blazing logs was laughing in his glasses, and the soft gleam of the shaded lamp was on his hair.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Queer old boy, that skipper, with his pretended log and his broken spy-glass.
"Dorothy on a House Boat" by Evelyn Raymond
In the earliest days, all the houses were made of logs, and oiled paper took the place of glass for windows.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
The log meeting-house had oiled paper windows, or, if of glass, small diamond-shaped panes set in leaden frames made in England.
"The Story of American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
They took glass for glass, till the other was helpless as a log; and Noll vaunted his own prowess in the matter.
"The Sea Bride" by Ben Ames Williams
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In news:

Cozying up to the gas fireplace in a lakeside log cabin at Lakedale Resort, doing a puzzle and reading a book, sipping on a glass of locally crafted San Juan Vineyards wine.
Tasked with guarding the 6-6 280 pound DeKalb center were junior bigs Tanner Sampson and Ned Kneller, and though they had their struggles keeping Smith off the glass, they both logged meaningful minutes.
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In science:

Indeed, on heating glass-forming materials towards the boiling point the curves log τ vs. T become flatter and flatter, so that τ approaches, but never reaches the intrinsic time scale of microscopic motion .
Structural Relaxation and Mode Coupling in a Simple Liquid: Depolarized Light Scattering in Benzene
These conditions are then verified for percolation clouds with densities that are much smaller than (n log n)−1 . A main motivation behind this paper is the study of the so-called aging phenomenon in the Random Energy Model (REM), the simplest model of a meanfield spin glass.
Hitting time of large subsets of the hypercube
Ratio of the square root of variance of (log Γ − log J ) after a renormalization to that before the renormalization in the two-dimensional spin glass in the transverse field Γ = 1.195.
Real-space renormalization group approach to the random transverse-field Ising model in finite dimensions
Ratio of the square root of variance of (log Γ − log J ) after a renormalization to that before the renormalization in the three-dimensional spin glass in transverse fields with Γ = 1.619.
Real-space renormalization group approach to the random transverse-field Ising model in finite dimensions
This leads to examples of Shapley operators, the conjugates of T by log-glasses, that are definable in the log-exp structure.
Definable zero-sum stochastic games
B (L) that domains of size L(t) have to overcome in order to grow further: two of them lead to L(t) ∝ √t and two lead to logarithmic growth — the fourth being identical to the proposal of Fisher and Huse for spin glasses B (L) ∼ Lψ , which leads to L(t) ∼ (log t)1/ψ via activated dynamics.
Monte Carlo Studies of Ising Spin Glasses and Random Field Systems
F ({vij }) = −T log Z ({vij }) The self-averageness argument of the free energy may be presented in a slightly different way from the spin glass case.
Protein folding and heteropolymers
So called strong glasses like S iO2 have log (τ /1s) = A(Tg /T ), a typical Arrhenius behaviour with one well defined free energy barrier.
Statistical Physics of the Glass Phase
Log-log plot of the spin-glass susceptibility χSG as a function of system size L for several different low temperatures.
Numerical studies of the two- and three-dimensional gauge glass at low temperature
This kind of log-Poisson statistics is also found in various dynamical systems like, for instance, the Edwards Anderson spin-glass model [14, 15, 13].
Records in stochastic processes -- Theory and applications
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