• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Of Denoting identity or equivalence; -- used with a name or appellation, and equivalent to the relation of apposition; as, the continent of America; the city of Rome; the Island of Cuba.
    • Of Denoting nearness or distance, either in space or time; from; as, within a league of the town; within an hour of the appointed time.
    • Of Denoting part of an aggregate or whole; belonging to a number or quantity mentioned; out of; from amongst; as, of this little he had some to spare; some of the mines were unproductive; most of the company.
    • Of Denoting passage from one state to another; from.
    • Of Denoting possession or ownership, or the relation of subject to attribute; as, the apartment of the consul: the power of the king; a man of courage; the gate of heaven.
    • Of Denoting reference to a thing; about; concerning; relating to; as, to boast of one's achievements; they talked of many things.
    • Of Denoting relation to place or time; belonging to, or connected with; as, men of Athens; the people of the Middle Ages; in the days of Herod.
    • Of Denoting that by which a person or thing is actuated or impelled; also, the source of a purpose or action; due to; as, they went of their own will; no body can move of itself; he did it of necessity.
    • Of Denoting that from which anything proceeds; indicating origin, source, descent, and the like; as, he is of a race of kings; he is of noble blood.
    • Of Denoting the agent, or person by whom, or thing by which, anything is, or is done; by.
    • Of Denoting the material of which anything is composed, or that which it contains; as, a throne of gold; a sword of steel; a wreath of mist; a cup of water.
    • Of During; in the course of.
    • prep Of ŏv In a general sense, from, or out from; proceeding from; belonging to; relating to; concerning; -- used in a variety of applications; as:☞ The use of the word in this sense, as applied to persons, is nearly obsolete.
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the Façade and The Stele of The Tomb Of Phtahshopsisu at Saqqara the Façade and The Stele of The Tomb Of Phtahshopsisu at Saqqara
Plan of a Princely Storehouse for Provisions Plan of a Princely Storehouse for Provisions

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Thirty percent of all bingo players are under the age of 35
    • prep Of ov from or out from: belonging to: out of: among: proceeding from, so in the Litany and Nicene Creed: owing to: with: over: concerning: during:
    • prep Of ov (B. and Pr. Bk.) sometimes=by, from, on, or over
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  • William Cowper
    “Absence of proof is not proof of absence.”
  • Friedrich Engels
    Friedrich Engels
    “An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “In times of storm, the shallowness of the root structure is revealed.”
  • Young
    “The person of wisdom is the person of years.”
  • David Hume
    “Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.”


A fresh pair of eyes - A person who is brought in to examine something carefully is a fresh pair of eyes.
A month of Sundays - A month of Sundays is a long period of time: I haven't seen her in a month of Sundays.
Act of God - An act of God is something like an earthquake or floods that human beings cannot prevent or control.
Act of war - An act of war is a action that is either intended to start a war or that is interpreted as being sufficient cause for a war.
Ahead of the curve - Similar to ahead of the pack, ahead of the curve literally refers to your position on the statistical bell curve, where the top of the curve represents the median, average result. By being ahead of the curve you represent the top percentile of results that either has the advanced skills or understanding that sets you apart.
Ahead of the pack - If you are ahead of the pack, you have made more progress than your rivals.
Ahead of time - If something happens ahead of time, it happens early or before the set time.
All of the above - This idiom can be used to mean everything that has been said or written, especially all the choices or possibilities.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure - This expression means that is is better to try to avoid problems in the first place, rather than trying to fix them once they arise.
Apple of your eye - Something or, more often, someone that is very special to you is the 'apple of your' eye.
At a drop of a dime - (USA) If someone will do something at the drop of a dime, they will do it instantly, without hesitation.
At the bottom of the totem pole - (USA) If someone is at the bottom of the totem pole, they are unimportant. Opposite is at the top of the totem pole.
At the drop of a hat - If you would do something at the drop of a hat, you'd do it immediately.
At the end of the day - This is used to mean 'in conclusion' or 'when all is said and done'.
At the end of your rope - (USA) If you are at the end of your rope, you are at the limit of your patience or endurance.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. of, of, from, off; akin to D. & OS. af, G. ab, off, OHG. aba, from, away, Icel., Dan., Sw., & Goth. af, L. ab, Gr. , Skr. apa,. Cf. Off A-2), Ab- After Epi-
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. of; Dut. af, Ger. ab, also L. ab, Gr. apo.


In literature:

Impatient of criticism, and of a whimsical turn of mind, Cunningham was incapable of steadfastly pursuing the career of a man of letters.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
It may answer as a characteristic of the dress of many of his companions, those of the group that was nearest me.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
There are, however, a number of conditions in which the swelling of the skin is a symptom of a derangement of some other part of the body.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
She kind of makes you think of a yearling deer, or the picture of one of those swell girls Diana always has chasing around her.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
In the neighbourhood of the range are the fine caverns of Petchaburg, some of the largest existing instances of volcanic grottoes.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
Alfarabi flourished at the commencement of the tenth century, and enjoyed the reputation of being one of the most learned men of his age.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
In some cases the points of inverted cones of stalactite rested on the centres of pillars of stalagmite.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
On the evening of February 13th, the members of the Conference were informed of the death of Hon.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
He must remain for generations simply an object of awe, of wonder, of dread, of admiration, of hatred, or of love.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
The fauna partakes partly of the character of that of the equatorial regions of South America, and of the semi-tropical districts of Mexico.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Just before their departure news reached him of the death of the rector of Murewell, followed by a formal offer of the living from Sir Mowbray.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
The result of this clash of opinion was seen in the added keenness of party strife and in the disturbances of 14th July 1791.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
The work of one historian of the time is great alike as a monument of learning and of literary faculty.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
Andreas Doederlein spoke of a father's bleeding heart, of the crushing of proud hopes, of the impiety of youth, and the lonesomeness of old age.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Billy Ballure, of the dainty gentility of Auntie Nan and the unctuous vulgarity of the father of Kate.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
You are reminded of Dorsetshire, of Cheshire, of Normandy, of Rhineland.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
The specific gravity of the electrolyte is the ratio of its weight to the weight of an equal volume of water.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
The absence on account of illness of some of the friends of the measure contributed to this result.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
This consists of an inflammation of the walls of the stomachs and of the bowel.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
But the contraction of the muscles of some of the inferior animals surpasses in rapidity those of man.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter

In poetry:

Of thickets, breezes, birds, and flowers;
Of life's unfolding prime;
Of thoughts as cloudless as the hours;
Of souls without a crime.
"Cowslips" by Mary Botham Howitt
I lost that love of calm, the bliss
Of quiet things that cannot fail,
And, in my heart, instead of this,
Were ever echoes of the rail.
"Grasmere" by Alexander Anderson
Eliza slept and dreamed of peace,
Of lands where all is rest;
Of bright, green shores where sorrows cease,
Of homes which God had blest.
"Eliza In Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Eloise Alberta Bibb
But hark! O hear! My senses reel!
Some grand presentiment I feel!
A voice of love, bouquet of truth,
The quick sound of the feet of youth!
"To The South" by Maurice Thompson
Of a world that is false,
Souls that are vain,
Of men with a conscience
Who live to give pain,
Of words from the fair that hide
Vials of pain.
"Catharine Of Arragon" by Eloise Alberta Bibb
My thoughts ascend above the earth,
And seek their primal, proud abode;
The country of their heavenly birth,
The land of peace, of joy, of God.
"Autumn: Sunday Morning" by John Bowring

In news:

The Department of Social Work at the University of South Dakota celebrated the graduation of its first class of Master of Social Work (M.
In today's media-saturated world, where all of us are at risk of inundation by the sheer quantity of communication , making sense of media requires regular cultivation of reflective silence to sort out all those messages.
The beginning of the Ten Commandments speaks both of God's uniqueness and of the prohibition of creating images of God.
I decided to do 1 blog instead of 2, I came across this video of Scott Ian Of Anthrax and Kerry King Of Slayer sharing some of their Dimebag memories.
Furthermore, two experts have stated in one of the major textbooks of medicine, called UpToDate, the following: "The authors have seen tens of thousands of diverticula and never seen a single seed (stuck in the neck of the pouch).".
The groom is the son of Timothy and Lisa Fjeldseth, the grandson of John and Veronica Metz, of Olinda, and the great-grandson of Dorothy Almeida, of Olinda.
John Gerevics of Blaine and Tina Gerevics of Bellaire announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn Tennar to David Charles Doty , son of Kevin and Tammy Doty of Barnesville and Tina Doty of Barnesville.
Bill Ryan, the president and founder of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society and board of directors member of the International Dutch Oven Society has published a cookbook of his love of Dutch oven .
Morris is the chairman of the board of directors of American Electric Power Co. Inc, one of the nation's largest generators of electricity.
She is the granddaughter of Doreen Melker of Derby, and the niece of Bobbie and Dean Norris of Dunkirk and Kathy and Michael Krtanjak of Silver Creek.
Karyn Florence Gerschel, a daughter of Christine A Gerschel of Aspen, Colo. And Patrick A Gerschel of New York, was married last evening to Kevin Thomas Lamb, a son of Kathleen E Lamb of Hingham, Mass.
Juli and Martin Conner of Benton and Ricky Keeling of Calvert City announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Jo Keeling to Zeb Teckenbrock, son of Gary and Babbie Techenbrock of Benton.
Of the still-visible reminders of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the dozens of grassy, empty lots surrounding the Murphy Oil Refinery in Chalmette are some of the most stirring.
Andy Grundberg demonstrates a surprising lack of understanding of both the history of the National Gallery of Art and its relation to its donors in his review of the current exhibition of the work of Paul Strand.
Roger and Mindy Kent of Triadelphia announce the engagement of their daughter, Krista Leslie Kent, to Anthony Robert Montes , son of Robert Montes of Follansbee and Maria Montes of Glen Dale.

In science:

Using this interaction, the reactor neutrino spectrum has been measured to a precision of ∼2% in the 3 MeV to 7 MeV range from the Bugey experiment .
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
In an experiment, what can be measured is the recoil energy of the electron (T).
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
The schematic design of the experiment is shown in Figure 4.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
The design of the PMT base is optimized for high gain (low threshold) and good linearity over a large dynamic range.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
Once the background channels are identified, understood and measured, subtraction of its associated effects can be performed.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
Internal radioactivity background typically consists of α, β and γ emissions which have characteristic energies and temporal-correlations.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
Figure 6: The average pulse shape of events due to γ -rays and α-particles as recorded by the FADC module.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
This gives us the information about the value of the spectrum (9).
Spectrum of atomic radiation at sudden perturbation
Here dW/dω = Pn dw0n/dω , where Pn means summing over the complete set of atomic states.
Spectrum of atomic radiation at sudden perturbation
There is even a recent experiment where quantum fingerprints of Ruelle-Pollicott resonances are identified .
Frobenius-Perron Resonances for Maps with a Mixed Phase Space
Now consider a sum of two such functions, g = fpk + fp′k′ , and apply P (N ) .
Frobenius-Perron Resonances for Maps with a Mixed Phase Space
Only the first nmax traces are required for the calculation of this polynomial.
Frobenius-Perron Resonances for Maps with a Mixed Phase Space
The condition under which the ordinary cycle expansion of a spectral determinant converges is that all periodic orbits are hyperbolic and sufficiently unstable [2,11,12].
Frobenius-Perron Resonances for Maps with a Mixed Phase Space
Depending on the choice of ρ(0) different long-time decays are observable.
Frobenius-Perron Resonances for Maps with a Mixed Phase Space
In particular the properties of the unitary ensemble are recovered by minimizing the information contained in the particle positions.
The statistical properties of the city transport in Cuernavaca (Mexico) and Random matrix ensembles