Pouncing

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pouncing Decorative perforation of cloth.
    • Pouncing The art or practice of transferring a design by means of pounce.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pouncing The act of punching holes in or perforating anything for ornament: same as pinking.
    • n pouncing Any design or ornamental effect produced by holes.
    • n pouncing The operation of transferring the outline of a design from one surface to another, as from a cartoon to a wall or from a sheet of paper to a canvas or a piece of muslin, by perforating the surface on which the drawing has been made with small holes along the outlines, then laying it on the surface intended to receive the transfer and dusting over it with a pounce-bag, thus leaving a dotted repetition of the design. This may be fixed with a soft lead-pencil or a reed pen.
    • n pouncing A pattern so produced.
    • n pouncing Same as pounce, 3.
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Quotations

  • Stanislaw J. Lec
    Stanislaw J. Lec
    “Intelligence, in diapers, is invisible. And when it matures, out the window it flies. We have to pounce on it earlier.”

Usage

In literature:

Constance almost literally pounced on it.
"Constance Dunlap" by Arthur B. Reeve
It is Monsieur the Duke of Anjou,' said Mericour, pouncing on his arm.
"The Chaplet of Pearls" by Charlotte M. Yonge
My uncle was present, and would have pounced upon the poet, but Ameni took him under his protection.
"Uarda, Complete A Romance Of Ancient Egypt" by Georg Ebers
Tom pounced upon him in a moment, and uttered the mystic roll.
"The Sketches of Seymour (Illustrated), Part 4." by Robert Seymour
Tom pounced upon him in a moment, and uttered the mystic roll.
"The Sketches of Seymour (Illustrated), Complete" by Robert Seymour
There's a look about him like that of a tiger about to pounce on his prey.
"Hector's Inheritance" by Horatio Alger
She dared not run, lest he should see and pounce upon her.
"A Double Story" by George MacDonald
Why, man, the real Germans we have pounced on are all as poor as church mice.
"King--of the Khyber Rifles" by Talbot Mundy
He might pounce upon a division, deal another terrible blow and then away!
"The Scouts of Stonewall" by Joseph A. Altsheler
This morning Marion noticed a letter from Frank amongst the pile, and, without a word, pounced upon it.
"The Translation of a Savage, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Sure as the pounce of a hawk upon a partridge was the swoop of the corsairs upon the French vessel.
"A Book of Golden Deeds" by Charlotte M. Yonge
The most obvious simile of a hawk pouncing upon his prey is often least applicable.
"The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Vol. 1., Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
One of them pounced on a dog's back and rode him around the room, as if she were a circus performer.
"Frank Merriwell at Yale" by Burt L. Standish
In the meantime, the jailer, whoever he is, may come out; in which case we shall pounce on him as soon as he opens the door.
"Martin Hewitt, Investigator" by Arthur Morrison
With raised body and lengthened arm, he pounces on it, and drags it under the guns of his fortress.
"Lands of the Slave and the Free" by Henry A. Murray
Bumper tried to hide behind a cabbage, but Carlo saw his white head, and pounced upon him.
"Bumper, The White Rabbit" by George Ethelbert Walsh
It was a pleasure to walk the campus without fear of being pounced upon.
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey
When the two had gone, I pounced upon Mrs. Main.
"Secret History Revealed By Lady Peggy O'Malley" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
For rubbing on the pounce some soft clinging material rolled into a ball is necessary.
"Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving" by Grace Christie
He seemed uneasy at being pounced upon, but that might be merely because he was balked of a tete-a-tete with herself.
"The Coast of Chance" by Esther Chamberlain
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In poetry:

I or the gaunt black wolf
Who crouches in some lair
Of corner, cranny, shelf,
Ready to pounce and tear.
"Fait Accompli" by Vassar Miller
When Rich Men find their wealth a curse,
And fill therewith the Poor Man's purse;
Then Little Boney he'll pounce down,
And march his men on London town!
Rollicum-rorum, etc.
"The Sergeant's Song" by Thomas Hardy
"Bystanders reason, think of wives
And children ere they risk their lives.
Over the balustrade has bounced
A mere instinctive dog, and pounced
Plumb on the prize. 'How well he dives!
"Tray" by Robert Browning
With a whoop and a yell, and a scream and a shout,
At once the whole murderous body turned out;
And swift as the hawk pounces down on the pigeon,
Pursued the poor short-winded men of religion.
"The Legend Of St. Sophia Of Kioff" by William Makepeace Thackeray
When Husbands with their Wives agree,
And Maids won't wed from modesty;
Then Little Boney he'll pounce down,
And march his men on London town!
Rollicum-rorum, tol-lol-lorum,
Rollicum-rorum, tol-lol-lay!
"The Sergeant's Song" by Thomas Hardy
WHEN Lawyers strive to heal a breach,
And Parsons practise what they preach;
Then Little Boney he'll pounce down,
And march his men on London town!
Rollicum-rorum, tol-lol-lorum,
Rollicum-rorum, tol-lol-lay!
"The Sergeant's Song" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

Rolling Stones pounce on early hits at London show.
Whitmer Panthers pounce on Bishop Luers 20-3.
Weslaco Panthers pounce on Porters Cowboys.
Pounce on these 3 trends.
Tigers set to pounce on Wolfpack in Death Valley.
Estes Park Bobcats pounce on Panthers.
Tigers pounce on Golden Eagles.
Gamecocks pounce on Dogs, win 35-7.
Lumberbacks pounce all over Bobcats.
Moneyed interests quick to pounce .
Here's why Romney pounced on Biden's "chains" gaffe: He's losing.
The Senate Finance Committee pounces on its chairman's proposals.
She waited her turn at the back of the room on Thursday before pouncing.
Dems, labor pounce on Romney outsourcing story.
She's a playful cat who enjoys a good pounce.
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In science:

With this inductive bias in mind, developed the Pounce algorithm, which can be seen as a combination of graph Perceptron and NN prediction.
Random Spanning Trees and the Prediction of Weighted Graphs
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