On the jar

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • On the jar on the turn, ajar, as a door.
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Quotations

  • Stephen King
    Stephen King
    “People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them that I have the heart of a small boy -- and I keep it in a jar on my desk.”

Usage

In literature:

You get the pickle-jar ready, whilst I fix the stick on to the colander.
"Brothers of Pity and Other Tales of Beasts and Men" by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
The jars, jugs, vases, and lamps greatly resembled those of the Assyrian and Babylonian periods, but were on the whole more elegant and artistic.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 6. (of 7): Parthia" by George Rawlinson
The jar to his body as the emissaries threw him on the concrete floor had tended to bring Locke back to consciousness.
"The Master Mystery" by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
This will give you some idea of the displeasing, jarring effect monotony has on the ear.
"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
Flash followed flash in quick succession, and the jarring thunder, loud and terrible, broke, peal after peal, on the ear!
"Ellen Walton" by Alvin Addison
What is left in the jars or bowls after the sacrifice is placed back on the blanket under the cross.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
The household work goes on without a hitch or a tiniest jar.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
When a few asters and sprays of rabbit-brush were placed in a broken jar on the window-sill, there was a picture worth seeing.
"Letters of a Woman Homesteader" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
After much tugging and pulling they got a large dried prune out of the jar on to the shelf and began to nibble at it.
"Stories to Tell Children" by Sara Cone Bryant
Every relentless tick jarred on the nerves of the aged watchers.
"A Lover in Homespun" by F. Clifford Smith
Still jarred by the blow, Fox looked up with a ludicrous expression on his fat face.
"The Sheriff's Son" by William MacLeod Raine
The laugh jarred very seriously on one listener.
"The Half-Hearted" by John Buchan
On the right side was a jar of pickled chow-chow.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Big Woods" by Laura Lee Hope
But what a jar to find Aunty, grim and forbidding waitin' on the dock.
"On With Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Hurriedly she went to a jar of flowers on the table, chose some scarlet geraniums, and turned to a mirror.
"Sunrise" by William Black
Now place the cover on the top of the jar and wait the results.
"First Book in Physiology and Hygiene" by J.H. Kellogg
Small jar with handle on the side, leaf figures.
"Illustrated Catalogue of the Collections Obtained from the Indians of New Mexico in 1880" by James Stevenson
The Jew does nothing that really jars on our conception of him as a great villain.
"The Growth of English Drama" by Arnold Wynne
The most realistic drawing is seen on a jar from Copan in the collections of the Peabody Museum.
"Animal Figures in the Maya Codices" by Alfred M. Tozzer and Glover M. Allen
As I had spent the morning on a bench in the park, analyzing my problems, I found their good humor a trifle jarring.
"Lady Larkspur" by Meredith Nicholson
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In poetry:

Side by side, jarring no more,
Day and night side by side,
Each by a doorless door,
Motionless sit the bridegroom and bride
On the Dead-Sea-shore.
"A Mammon-Marriage" by George MacDonald
A cold wind drifted about the three,
Jarring the spines with a hungry sound,
The spines that grew on the snakelike tree
And guarded its roots beneath the ground.
"Story" by Laurence Hope
Here, on the lovely pine-fringed Allumette,
We hear the distant echoes of the jar,
Where Galile pluck and Teuton drill have met
In the long shock of cruel murderous war.
"A New Year's Address, 1870." by Nora Pembroke
Their sweetest harps have broken strings,
Their grandest accords have their jars,
Like shadows on the light of stars,
And somehow, something ever mars
The songs the greatest minstrel sings.
"What Ails The World?" by Abram Joseph Ryan
And then the sun would leave behind
Such lovely tints on cloud and tree;
O, how unlike this jarring world
That silentness of place and hour !
As if a breath would overpow'r
The murmur of the sea:
"Basil" by Anne Bannerman
Now stands Soracte white with snow, now bend the laboring trees,
And with the sharpness of the frost the stagnant rivers freeze.
Pile up the billets on the hearth, to warmer cheer incline,
And draw, my Thaliarchus, from the Sabine jar the wine.
"A Roman Winter-Piece" by Roswell Martin Field

In news:

Norman Bridwell said in an interview that Clifford is red because Bridwell saw a jar of red paint on his desk and decided to make the dog he was drawing 'a little different.
The explosive exchange between Greek politicians earlier this week—peaking with Ilias Kasidiaris of the far-right Golden Dawn party throwing water on one of his female opponents before slugging another—was certainly jarring.
Voters put corn kernals into jars with their favorite Republican presidential candidates on the first day of the Iowa State Fair August 11 in Des Moines.
Santa Paula Police arrested the suspected so-called Tip Jar Bandit in late August after a series of crimes that were caught on surveillance tape the second time she hit the same downtown eatery.
Chris Hondros/Getty Images A jar of marijuana is seen on a vendor table at the Cannabis Crown 2010 expo April 18, 2010 in Aspen, Colorado in this April 2010 file photo.
Get the latest news, stats, videos, highlights and more about Utah Utes Jarred DuBois on ESPN.com.
The starlet talks about a swear jar she put on set and her future plans.
Gift jars may be picked up at the library during regular business hours on Friday, Nov 16, through Wednesday, Nov 21.
To process, place jars on a rack in the same pot the jars were in.
Mariner 's Tyler Pigott, right, jars the ball from Estero wide receiver Zach Culvahouse on Oct 28, 2011 at Estero High School.
I tightened the lid on the 24th jar of tomatoes I had canned.
His latest act of protest, or petulance (whichever word you prefer) is to put a President Obama figurine in a jar of "pee" and sell it on eBay for $25,000, according to the N.Y. On Wednesday, eBay took down the listing.
In an effort to smooth out some of the jarring on a 32-foot fifth-wheel, we installed MOR/ryde's RE Suspension system to the existing springs ("A Smoother Ride," August 2010).
It's not my job to split up the pickle jar, but old habits die hard and my brain starts in on the customary considerations of the task.
Notre Dame's Robby Toma, left, gets pulled out of bounds by Pittsburgh's Jarred Holley during the game at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend on Saturday, November 03, 2012.
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In science:

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Spectral extrema and Lifshitz tails for non monotonous alloy type models
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