May pole

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • May pole See Maypole in the Vocabulary.
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Quotations

  • Karl Marx
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    “Nothing has changed in Russias policy. Her methods, her tactics, her maneuvers may change, but the pole starworld dominationis immutable.”

Usage

In literature:

A May-pole was erected in Charlestown in 1687, and was promptly cut down.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
Slow we must or we may break our back, pitch-poling.
"With The Night Mail" by Rudyard Kipling
Polar bears and seals we may safely calculate on finding far to the north, if not up to the very Pole.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
It may have its equator, and perhaps its poles; but between them are vast regions of temperate clime and grateful soil.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
It is propped up by bamboo poles and so arranged that the procession may pass under it.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
A fusillade of blank musket shots was now kept up until the May-pole was thoroughly blackened.
"Old Quebec" by Sir Gilbert Parker and Claude Glennon Bryan
A number of writers have expressed the belief that the May-pole is an emblem of ancient phallic worship.
"The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races" by Sanger Brown, II
Thus, she may think of "coal," and she would then say, "I've thought of a word that rhymes to pole.
"What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
London, indeed, had several May-poles, one of which stood in Basing Lane, near St. Paul's Cathedral.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
We come to announce that this crowd is composed of unarmed citizens who wish to set up a may-pole.
"Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty" by Imbert de Saint-Amand
I may as well tell you; they are surveyors' stakes and tamarack fence-poles.
"Seeds of Pine" by Janey Canuck
For heavy hogs, one may use three strong poles, fastened at the top with a log chain, which supports a simple tackle, Fig.
"Home Pork Making" by A. W. Fulton
Many of the farmers, on their way to the field with their ploughs and harrows, stopped to look at the May-pole.
"Black Forest Village Stories" by Berthold Auerbach
At this rate of progress the pole may be discovered in the year 2600.
"The Goddess of Atvatabar" by William R. Bradshaw
Johnson, W.A., should win the pole-vault, although Thenoin, R.L.S., may push him.
"Harper's Round Table, June 11, 1895" by Various
May poles still standing.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
For going deeper a "spring-pole" may be used.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
They may and very probably will get nearer to the Pole than anyone has hitherto done.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 2, July, 1893" by Various
We may thus regard every centre of anabolism as a negative pole of diffusion.
"The Mechanism of Life" by Stéphane Leduc
The trap may be fastened to a light clog or a balance pole, or if very close to the water, to a sliding pole.
"Science of Trapping" by Elmer Harry Kreps
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In poetry:

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
"Invictus: The Unconquerable" by William Ernest Henley
Put of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
"Unconquerable" by William Ernest Henley
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
"Unconquered" by William Ernest Henley
Where perchance a real advancement
May prevail from pole to pole,
Without losses, without lapses,
Toward a final, perfect goal.
"Discouragement" by John Lawson Stoddard
The Needle trembles so, and turns about,
Till it the Northern Point find out:
But constant then and fixt does prove,
Fixt, that his dearest Pole as soon may move.
"Resolved To Be Loved" by Abraham Cowley
A youth may have studied, and travelled abroad,
May sing like Apollo, and paint like a Claude,
And speak all the languages under the pole,
And have every gift in the world, but a soul.
"Accomplishment" by Jane Taylor

In news:

(May 23, 2008) – Pierre Kleinubing, of Coconut Creek, Fla. Earned his second-consecutive Lime Rock Park pole for Saturday's SCCA Pro.
The official flag pole raising will be held on May 26th at 8 am in front of the school.
North Pole May Be Ice-Free This Summer.
Judith Perkins of Dexter presented her annual " May Pole " program at the library on May 1, 2012, and then led children to take part in circling the Maypole in song on the library grounds.
May Pole at Keller Public Library May 1, 2012.
The Martian south pole hosts a frozen carbon dioxide — or 'dry ice' — cap year-round, and the new discovery may help explain how it formed and persists, researchers said.
Deer Park pole vault er Bailee Jacka (center) won the Stags' first state championship in five years on May 27.
Rain may put paid to Pole Creek Fire.
Driving his Ferrari round the Istanbul Park circuit in splendidly confident style, Felipe Massa won the Turkish Grand Prix (May 11) from pole position.
This may not seem like a really "local" story, but my daughter is a pole vaulter, she's just getting started, but she really loves it.
You may be sitting there thinking that there's no skill when it comes to pole dancing.
Pole Dance America Tour hosted the Ms South Carolina and Ms North Carolina Pole Dance Fitness Competition at the Columbia Marriott Downtown hotel, Saturday, May 26, 2012.
Pole Position may be a long forgotten gem of the racing genre, but this quilt proves that the game still has a bit of life left in it, at least as far as nostalgic craft work is concerned.
Jennifer Lopez may have helped usher in the trend of women seeking heart-shaped butts with fullness at the upper pole.
Finance shortfall may sink hand-poled ferry.
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In science:

In the same way as ππ Roy equations may be used to determine rigorously the pole parameters of the σ resonance , Roy–Steiner equations for γ γ → ππ give access to its coupling to two photons.
MesonNet Workshop on Meson Transition Form Factors
It is shown that by COBE and the forthcoming South Pole and Balloon CBR anisotropy data may be able to test provide a crucial test of Gaussianity.
Testing for Gaussianity Through the Three Point Temperature Correlation Function
Thus, it may have poles only at the points where the determinant of Shapovalov form vanishes.
Representation-theoretic proof of the inner product and symmetry identities for Macdonald's polynomials
Thus, it may have poles only at the points where the determinant of Shapovalov form vanishes.
Representation-theoretic proof of the inner product and symmetry identities for MacDonald's polynomials
In full analogy to the renormalization of the transport coefficients the pole in the unrenormalized characteristic frequency may be absorbed into Z-factors using field theoretic renormalization group theory.
Critical light scattering in liquids
The poles should be therefore thicker but that may also be true for other latitudes.
The solar tachocline and its variation (?)
These poles are exactly the points ikj , kj > 0. I (k) may have a pole at k = 0.
Reconstruction of the potential from I-function
Xl Taking into account that yl (ϕl ) ≈ hΦ|eiϕl ˆN |Φi, we see that the possible poles of ρkk (ϕl ) and ρk ′ k ′ (ϕl ) are canceled when k 6= k ′ , i.e. we may only have problems if k = k ′ .
Particle number projection with effective forces
However, problems may arise if the interaction VDD itself has some poles.
Particle number projection with effective forces
There is a model of G due to Lusztig which describes it as a set of subspaces of an infinite dimensional vector space, which explains the use of Grassmannian [L]. G may be realized as an increasing union of finite dimensional complex pro jective varieties by filtering G(K) by order of pole [L].
A polytope combinatorics for semisimple groups
More generally, using pole diagrams with form factors that have the correct behavior at high momentum transfer may also insure that mesonbaryon theories of deuteron photodisintegration will also have the correct high energy behavior [182].
Electromagnetic structure of the deuteron
The set of equations (6) is more suitable for the numerical solution than (3), since in the former case the integration over the triton pole in the propagator Θ1 may be carried out independently from the procedure of solving the system (6) itself.
The $\eta$-3N problem with separable interactions
In this way, we can think of the entire state-space as the Bloch sphere where the poles are the eigenvectors |v1 i and |v2 i. A particular decomposition of ρ may be viewed as the weighted sum of points on the surface of the Bloch sphere, where ρ lies at the centre of mass of the weighted sum.
Entanglement for rank-2 mixed states
Via a Fourier transformation the mass pole may be determined.
Improved vector and scalar masses in the massive Schwinger model
Scalar mass calculation The scalar mass may be calculated from the four-point function hQ4 l=1 Φ(xl )i by focusing on the s-channel contribution and by again determining the mass pole.
Improved vector and scalar masses in the massive Schwinger model
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