Nomadism

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nomadism The state of being a nomad.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: According to Margaret Jones, author of a Patsy Cline biography, there are a dozen places in Virginia that could claim to be the hometown of the nomadic Cline. Her family moved 19 times before she was 15.
    • n nomadism The state of being a nomad; nomadic habits or tendencies.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Nomadism the state of being nomadic: habits of nomads
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Quotations

  • Michel Foucault
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    “The lyricism of marginality may find inspiration in the image of the outlaw, the great social nomad, who prowls on the confines of a docile, frightened order.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. nomas, nomadosnomos, pasture—nemein, to drive to pasture.

Usage

In literature:

These primitive fortresses were strong enough to overawe nomads; regular troops made short work of them.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 2 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
The Israelites, when transplanted into the promised land, did not immediately lose the nomadic habits they had acquired in the desert.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 6 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
The obesity, which is characteristic of the nomad races, who are always on horseback or driving, added to his Asiatic look.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume III (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
Outside were five more desert nomads, gathered about the insensible bodies of the sentries.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
It is probable that a sign language before existing became, contemporaneously with nomadic life, cultivated and enriched.
"Sign Language Among North American Indians Compared With That Among Other Peoples And Deaf-Mutes" by Garrick Mallery
The former are nomadic and naked, and live in hut-tents of reed matting.
"Letters from Mesopotamia" by Robert Palmer
Both peoples were originally nomad shepherds, fond of war.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
While in possession of a great and productive idea, they remained a sterile and nomad people, or founded unproductive dynasties.
"Myth and Science" by Tito Vignoli
They were nomadic in their habits.
"Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II" by Charles Upham
For some five centuries this pre-eminence continued, until the Turkish nomadic tribes from Central Asia came on to the stage.
"A Dweller in Mesopotamia" by Donald Maxwell
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In poetry:

With all the nomad tented stars
About him, they have laid him down
Above the crumbling of the sea,
Beyond the turmoil of renown.
"A Seamark" by Bliss William Carman
The nomads under starry dome,
With eyes, half-closed, and on horse,
Compose sagas, while they roam,
About day they vaguely crossed.
""To cure wounds is so rigid"" by Osip Emilevich Mandelstam
My list'ners are a nomad nation,
To whom the desert's voice is dear;
Who dread the simoon's devastation
And fall before his wrath in fear.
"Had I At Mecca's Gate Been Nourished" by Hermann Ferdinand Freiligrath
The hunter is gone; the spear
is splintered underground; the painted bodies
a dream the world breathed sleeping and forgot.
The nomad feet are still.
"Bora Ring" by Judith Wright
For nations vague as weed,
For nomads among stones,
Small-statured cross-faced tribes
And cobble-close families
In mill-towns on dark mornings
Life is slow dying.
"Nothing To Be Said" by Philip Larkin
Bare the Serail, its glory spent and past,
Its trees, now dry, bent low in desolation…
O Istanbul! Dead nomad camp, the last
Great relic of a last and great migration!
"Istanbul" by Ivan Bunin

In news:

Experience nomadic life on Mongolia's harsh steppes.
Nomadic LB Bakhtiari hopes work with Matthews stops travels.
Nomadic Walleye and Big Water.
There's lots of change going on at California this spring, starting with the Bears becoming nomadic .
Pier 54 The Nomadic Museum as seen on February 1.
The son of a nomadic construction worker, he didn't live in a house with a foundation until college.
Spanning millennia, this history of the Jewish people explores how a small group who started as desert nomads overcame countless obstacles to survive to the present day.
Associated Press illustration provided by That Game Co. A nomad explores the ruins of a lost civilization in a scene from Journey .
Cover art via Nomad Press.
Sale of Niger nomad's last camel is sign of hunger.
SAKABAL, Niger — In a part of the world where the worth of a man is measured by his animals, Tuareg nomad Soumaila Wantala has come to this market to do the unthinkable: Sell his last camel.
Railroading Supplier Spotlight Rail supplier updates from GE, Nomad Digital, Alstom, ProTran, Avtec and Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (Dec. GE Transportation, Transmashdiesel and JSC National Co.
The Nomad 's stylus has a Phillips screwdriver at one end, which came in handy.
To read Eric Cole's review of Revell-Monogram's 1956 Chevy Nomad , subscribe to Scale Auto today.
GM's Pontiac Solstice, Chevrolet Nomad and Saturn Curve Concepts.
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In science:

Manola-Poggioli et al., “Performance of the NOMAD Transition Radiation Detector”, Nucl.
Prototype tests for the ALICE TRD
We therefore thought it useful to write this note which describes the way we calculated the cross-section and polarisation and implemented them in the simulation which served many years ago to prepare the proposal for the NOMAD experiment .
Cross-section and polarization of neutrino-produced $\tau$'s made simple
Figure 5.3: Composition of the neutrino beam and the νµ , ν µ , νe and ν e energy spectra at NOMAD, within the transverse fiducial area of 260 × 260 cm2 .
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
There are 268 through-going muons correctly measured and reconstructed both by NOMAD and the LAr TPC.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
The relative angles θ and φ are then calculated through the minimization of the difference between the direction angles measured by the 50L and NOMAD respectively.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
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