• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Nomadize To lead the life of a nomad; to wander with flocks and herds for the sake of finding pasturage. "The Vogules nomadize chiefly about the Rivers Irtish, Obi, Kama, and Volga."
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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.
    • nomadize To live a nomadic life; wander about from place to place with flocks and herds for the sake of finding pasturage; subsist by the grazing of herds on herbage of natural growth. Also spelled nomadise.
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  • Michel Foucault
    “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.”


In literature:

The Persians, according to Herodotus, were divided into ten tribes, of which four were nomadic and three agricultural.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 5. (of 7): Persia" by George Rawlinson
War of Phraates with the Northern Nomads.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 6. (of 7): Parthia" by George Rawlinson
Apparently the pastoral nomads pressed northward through Mesopotamia and towards Canaan.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
For they are not nomads like the other Hunnic peoples, but for a long period have been established in a goodly land.
"History of the Wars, Books I and II (of 8)" by Procopius
About this time he found that the nomads were catching all the fish.
"Skookum Chuck Fables" by Skookum Chuck (pseud for R.D. Cumming)
Both settled and nomade gipsies, are alike remarkable for their musical talents.
"Servia, Youngest Member of the European Family" by Andrew Archibald Paton
For hundreds of years the war with the semi-nomadic hordes of the North continued.
"Indiscreet Letters From Peking"
These Mongars into whose encampment we have found our way, are one of the strangest and fiercest of the nomad tribes.
"The Black Box" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The Koreysh is still a distinct nomadic tribe, inhabiting the immediate neighbourhood of Mecca; not numerous, but not in decay.
"The Future of Islam" by Wilfred Scawen Blunt
The Bedawin women likewise aid their husbands in the commissariat of their nomad warfare.
"The Women of the Arabs" by Henry Harris Jessup

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
Bard, robber, nomad tribesman, glad is he
To coils of smoke in simple verse and flowing
The peaks to liken beyond Siddim showing!
"The Bedouin" by Ivan Bunin
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
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
Our nomadic kisses wandered over all the world:
Armenia, dollop of disinterred honey:
Ceylon, green dove: and the YangTse with its old
Old patience, dividing the day from the night.
"Love, We're Going Home Now" by Pablo Neruda
Clearer it grew than winter sky
That Nature still had reasons why; And, shifting sudden as a breeze,
My fancy found no satisfaction,
No antithetic sweet attraction,
So great as in the Nomades.
"The Nomades" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

Irish Nomads Fight To Save Decade- Long Home .
Today, approximately one-third of the human population is nomadic or semi-nomadic.
Harry Spencer, professional jazz musician, teacher and musical director of Nomad Bar in Wilmington.
"There is a lot of work to be done in the summer," says Tibetan nomad Yama in Summer Pasture, a documentary directed by Lynn True and Nelson Walker (working with co-director Tsering Perlo).
Now you can do it digitally with the Nomad Play.
The Nomad Play™ is the first paintbrush stylus designed and scaled just for kids to use on the iPad and similar touchscreen devices.
A nomad voter arrives at a yurt temporarily serving as a polling station in Hovt, western Mongolia , Thursday, June 28, 2012.
Long before the one-year audition, long before the nomadic decade of 10-day contracts strung together in the.
Is NoMad hipper than Sarah Jessica Parker's place.
President Obama is to attend a fundraiser Monday in trendy ' NoMad ' district in New York.
Wild River's Nomad tackle backpack.
The library at The NoMad evokes a belle époque mansion, with rich fabrics and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.
Two Stones Pub, The Nomad and The Starboard: Best Bars in Delaware.
Download Nemetschek Vectorworks Nomad .
DontCrac, "The Ultimate Audio Software Store " today announces the launch of Nomad Factory's new "British" Plug-ins.

In science:

The NOMAD detector was composed of several independently working sub-detectors. A schematic view of the detector is shown in Figure 5.5 along with the coordinate system.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
In what follows, we describe some of the NOMAD subdetectors that were key for the experiment and the analyses described in this work.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
The sense wires in the three gaps of a drift chamber were oriented with -5, 0 and +5 degrees with respect to the magnetic field direction, corresponding to the NOMAD x axis.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
The trigger is provided by a set of scintillators located between the chamber and the NOMAD apparatus (Fig. 5.1).
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
The drift velocity is obtained by fitting the absolute vertical position of the muon as reconstructed by NOMAD trackers versus the drift time measured locally by the TPC (Fig. 5.7).
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC