• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Reed-motion the mechanism which in power-looms moves the batten
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hreód; Dut. riet, Ger. ried.


In literature:

In order to better understand these events, let us return and follow the motions of Reed and the members of the second relief party.
"History of the Donner Party" by C.F. McGlashan
PRESIDENT REED: You have heard the motion.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
President Morris: Shall we make Mr. Reed's motion take the place of Doctor Deming's?
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
The motion was seconded by Mr. REED, of South Carolina.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
MR. REED: I second the motion.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Eleventh Annual Meeting" by Various
I could perceive a motion among the tall reeds.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
The ease of motion was, in itself, a relief, after the struggle in the reed-grass.
"Bevis" by Richard Jefferies

In news:

In gages and gaging setups, simple devices called "reed springs" simulate the behavior of parallelograms to transfer motion from one component to another.

In science:

The air-driven vibration of free-reed is actually a nonlinear phenomenon of coupling between the air flow and the reed displacement while both are undergoing oscillatory motions, which have inspired quite a few scholarly studies. The reed chamber has also been shown to affect both the pitch and the quality of sound.
Music in Terms of Science
The vibrating reed tongue chops the air stream that drives its motion, resulting in complex pressure pulses whose waveform contains abundant higher harmonics having frequencies very close to integer ratios.
Music in Terms of Science
In other words, the free-reed vibration is self-excited and does not require a vibrating air mass in a resonator to transfer a steady air pressure into an oscillatory motion.
Music in Terms of Science