• "Fred was the first to be operated on."
    "Fred was the first to be operated on."
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Operous Operose.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Objects found at a 17th-century forge site at Jamestown: blacksmith’s tools, bar iron, a few incomplete items, sword guards, and slag. It appears that the forge was in operation as early as 1625 Objects found at a 17th-century forge site at Jamestown: blacksmith’s tools, bar iron, a few incomplete items, sword...
Artifacts found near the site of the Jamestown glasshouse which was in operation as early as 1608: a small melting pot, part of a working hole, fragment from large melting pot, cullet (broken or refuse glass shown in lower left corner), and green glass fragments (lower center and lower right) Artifacts found near the site of the Jamestown glasshouse which was in operation as early as 1608: a small melting...

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Among transsexuals who choose sex-change operations, females who elect to become males are reportedly happier and better adjusted after the procedures than males who elect to become female.
    • operous Operose.
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  • George Washington
    “Lenience will operate with greater force, in some instances than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it.”
  • William James
    “If the grace of God miraculously operates, it probably operates through the subliminal door.”
  • Claude Levi-Strauss
    “I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact.”
  • Albert Einstein
    “Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature.”
  • Dr. Richard Selzer
    Dr. Richard Selzer
    “A minor operation is one that is done on someone else”
  • Les Brown
    “If you view all the things that happen to you, both good and bad, as opportunities, then you operate out of a higher level of consciousness.”


In literature:

Several ounces; indeed, very nearly a pound, if I recollect right; but the operation lasted many days.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
Some were even operated on, although at the outset the parents would not hear of operations.
"The New Education" by Scott Nearing
There are serious limitations to co-operative endeavor.
"Chapters in Rural Progress" by Kenyon L. Butterfield
There are at present three schools in operation on this reservation, with an attendance of one hundred and twenty scholars.
"The Indian Question (1874)" by Francis A. Walker
The operator turned a crank which operated both the screens and the fan.
"Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology" by John T. Schlebecker
The present operation of government is an experiment, and it is one that ought to receive a fair and full trial.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
A large proportion of these transactions are arranged through the operation of the London Clearing House.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Chief Commandant de Wet said that innumerable hostile forces had continually operated against him during the last eight or ten months.
"The Peace Negotiations" by J. D. Kestell
He hated the operators, in advance, for giving freely of admiration to an E that they withheld from him.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
The first preliminary filter was very similar in construction and operation to a mechanical filter.
"Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. LXXII, June, 1911" by E. D. Hardy

In poetry:

Is where the Co-ops are goin' to,
And that Oxford Street site
Is not suited to co-operation
A sort of'Arab's dream in the night.
"Alf’s Seventh Bit" by Ezra Pound
''We have plenty, so let it be.'
The example of these consumers in co-operation
Might cause thought and be therefore
A peril to Selfridge and the nation.
"Alf’s Seventh Bit" by Ezra Pound
But you, of learning, and religion,
And virtue, and such ingredients, have made
A mithridate, whose operation
Keeps off, or cures, what can be done or said.
"To The Countess Of Bedford I" by John Donne
Convolv'd in awful gloom, he dwells alone
And speeds the dart, accountable to none.
Look nature through! his operations, there,
His boundless power and wond'rous love declare!
"Ethic Strains, On Subjects Sublime And Beautiful - Part I" by Thomas Odiorne
Operation Haylift Offisir Wm Colby
Saw Marshall Ky fly opium Mr. Mustard told me
Indochina desk he was Chief of Dirty Tricks
"Hitch-hiking" with dope pushers was how he got his fix
"CIA Dope Calypso" by Allen Ginsberg
And the British Army resolved to operate on land,
And the appearance of the British troops were really grand;
And by the Earl of Albemarle the British troops were commanded,
All eager for to fight as soon as they were landed.
"The Capture of Havana" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Robert Overstreet, an operating room technician, shows a new cardiothoracic operating room to other staff members and visitors at Truman Veterans Hospital on Friday.
Built in four months as part of a $10 million operating-room upgrade, the hybrid operating room was universally praised by doctors and nurses last week as they explained a bypass surgery already in progress.
Manufacturers in a wide range of industries can more easily deploy, operate and maintain operations using the PlantPax process automation system from Rockwell Automation.
In the shearing operation, labor is the same whether the shear operator is feeding sheet, cutting, or picking up the mess at the back of the shear .
In this role, he will be responsible for the following departments: Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain, Operations Strategy, Operations Program Management, Process Engineering, and Tool Development.
Eni, the Italian oil giant that operates facilities like this gas plant in western Libya, says it has suspended some of its operations there.
Cerberus Capital Pays $94 Million for Timeshare Operator Timeshare operator Silverleaf Resorts (SVLF.
"The smelting and refining operations have existed on this site since 1896, well over 100 years of operation at this site," he said.
This in turn will create an operational SOP founded on your HACCP (hazard analysis and critical control points) review and allows you to develop a maintenance SOP that is directly linked to your operational and sanitation SOPs .
Planning your next cable splicing operation for placement, support structures, and closure selection is important to your future cabling operations.
Intended for the dairy industry, Thiele's pneumatically operated plastic case stacker /unstacker utilizes an operating pressure of less than 100psi for greater energy efficiency.
Cooks can operate the units in any one of the three operating modes— steam , convection or steam plus convection.
Two Arrested In Oxnard Sting Operation Focused On Gold Buying Operation.
Two men are facing charges after Oxnard Police conducted a sting operation focused on the improper operation of gold buying businesses.
It's critical in overseeing "black operations" by both US special-operations forces and the intelligence community.

In science:

For vector fields defined on G we denote by γΩ the operator of restriction on Ω and by γΓ we denote the operator of restriction on Γ: γΓ : V k (G) −→ V k−1/2 (Γ), k > 0 γΩ : V k (G) −→ V k (Ω), Evidently, these operators are well-defined and bounded (see ).
Feedback stabilization for Oseen fluid equations:A stochastic approach
Notice that, for µ = ps and ν = qs , the space (X, Y )♭ ps ,qs agrees with (X, Y )∗ s , the (ps , qs )-compact operators are the usual linear compact operators between the normed spaces (X, ps ) and (Y , qs ), so the proposition contains some well known results for compact operators on normed spaces.
Compact operators on spaces with asymmetric norm
Dirac energy operator E = ~α ~p (where ~p is the momentum operator), and the parity decay operator Γ = γ γ5 .
Arrow of time in generalized quantum theory and its classical limit dynamics
Generalized ma jority-minority (GMM) operations are introduced as a common generalization of near unanimity operations and Mal’tsev operations on finite sets.
Generalized Majority-Minority Operations are Tractable
Again, there are many other operators equivalent to these “short-cut” operators that one can easily derive starting from different representations for the operators corresponding to the polynomials a and f3 .
On the pp-wave limit and the BMN structure of new Sasaki-Einstein spaces