• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Ring-small broken stones of such a size as to pass through a ring two inches in diameter
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hring; Ice. hring-r, Ger., Dan., and Sw. ring.


In literature:

From end to end it is studded with little vanes, M M, set in parallel rings small distances apart.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
The room was small, a neat room with a round table in the center, chairs ringing it.
"The Defenders" by Philip K. Dick
But this they did not know, and hence sold the ring for a small sum.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
The small copper rings twinkled one within the other as the springs operated.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
A small ring is an invitation.
"Breakfasts and Teas" by Paul Pierce
You went out for adventure, to ring the bell and get away, to brave the dangers of the night in small, intimate companies.
"The Wishing Moon" by Louise Elizabeth Dutton
I got a small ring to finish.
"Weird Tales, Vol. II." by E. T. A. Hoffmann
Each player always carries a ball stick bent at one end into a small hoop or ring.
"Two Indian Children of Long Ago" by Frances Taylor
Sprinkle beans thickly with small onions thinly sliced and the rings separated.
"Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners" by Elizabeth O. Hiller
He was a short, small-sized man, dressed in plain but rich garments, and wore no jewelry save a massive solitaire diamond ring.
"The Spiritualists and the Detectives" by Allan Pinkerton
Yet even so, the chances of escape were small indeed with that ring of pitiless enemies steadily closing in.
"Dusty Star" by Olaf Baker
She wore two magnificent diamond rings and a small star at her throat.
"Helen Grant's Schooldays" by Amanda M. Douglas
Save for the small gold rings that scintillated in her ears, she wore no ornaments of any kind.
"Pledged to the Dead" by Seabury Quinn
She remembered that she had seen some quite small ponies, not only on Ring Rosy Ranch but elsewhere.
"The Curlytops at Uncle Frank's Ranch" by Howard R. Garis
She wore no ornaments, not even a ring on her small fair hands.
"Anne" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
His head, too, was surmounted by the small Matabele ring.
"In the Whirl of the Rising" by Bertram Mitford
Annularia includes only a few small species having a ringed stem, no volva, and free pink gills.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
The alarm-bell which Faller hastened to ring from the church had small effect in bringing persons from beyond the village.
"Edelweiss" by Berthold Auerbach
His hair was wet through, and curled in small rings all over his head.
"Little Frankie at School" by Madeline Leslie
Cut the stalks into strips, lozenges, or large and small rings.
"Candy-Making Revolutionized" by Mary Elizabeth Hall

In poetry:

Small is the ring
Enclosing our life,
And whole generations
Link themselves firmly
On to existence's
Chain never-ending.
"The Boundaries Of Humanity" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Betwixt thy blades and stems
There fell a hand,
Soft, small and white, and ringed with gold and gems;
And on those stones of price
I saw a proud device,
And words I could not understand.
"Grass From The Battle-Field" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
While she speaketh, falls the light
O'er her fingers small and white;
Gold and gem, and costly ring
Back the timid lustre fling,—
Love's selectest gifts, and rare,
His proud hand had fastened there.
"The New Wife and the Old" by John Greenleaf Whittier
What did I say?—-that a small bird sings
All day long, save when a brown pair
Of hawks from the wood float with wide wings
Strained to a bell: 'gainst noon-day glare
You count the streaks and rings.
"By The Fire-Side" by Robert Browning
They could nae see her fingers small,
Hey Edinbruch, how Edinbruch.
They could nae see her fingers small,
Stirling for aye:
Wi' diamond rings they were cover'd all,
Bonny Sanct Johnstonne that stands upon Tay.
"The Twa Sisters" by Andrew Lang
The deer of reason has fled from the hill of my heart
Because I have seen your gold rings and your amber rings;
Your eyes have lighted a small fire below my heart,
Put on your gold rings and your amber rings, and come to me.
"Ballade Of Ajam The Washerman" by Edward Powys Mathers

In news:

The floor at Madison Square Garden barely holds six or seven rather small judging rings, with spectators squeezed in five or six deep in the aisles.
Balluff inductive ring sensors can help whenever the infeed of small metal parts needs to be monitored.
The old adage that big things happen in small places rings true in two Delaware singers' hot viral music video.
There is a top filter with multiple small holes and a locking ring that holds this in place.
Small business retailers are anticipating a happy holiday with ringing cash registers, according to a nationwide survey commissioned by FedEx Office.
Take a small stainless-steel split ring and attach it with a zip tie to your rod butt.
A small town in Maine has been rocked by accusations that a local Zumba instructor was using the exercise classes as a front for a prostitution ring.
For Energy Conversion Devices, a small materials firm in Rochester Hills, Mich. 2003 is a year with a remarkably familiar ring to it.
Here's a very small bird with a very large eye ring .
Next Small Block Rings Hand Powered Ring Grinder.
Small Block Rings Hand Powered Ring Grinder.
Small Block Rings Ring Grinder.
View this Small Block Rings Cutaway Ring Photo 2.
Ringed by the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains, Salt Lake City is a thriving metropolis that still retains its friendly, small-town appeal.
Collectively, Aerosmith wears enough silly rings and medallions to compete with the inventory of most small jewelers.

In science:

We describe two ways of embedding the category Rng of rings, more generally the 2-category PREADD of skeletally small preadditive categories, into ABEX.
Abelian categories and definable additive categories
In addition, we compute examples of test ideals in diagonal hypersurface rings of small characteristic (relative to d) including several that are not integrally closed.
Test ideals in diagonal hypersurface rings II
Figure 18 shows that a relatively high density ring (white color) forms around the low-density magnetospheres at small inclination angles, Θ = 5◦ , 15◦ and 30◦ , but it disappears at larger inclination angles.
Three-dimensional Simulations of Disk Accretion to an Inclined Dipole: I. Magnetospheric Flow at Different Theta
In the case of an exactly straight-line geometry, the caustics form a symmetric Einstein cross which collapses to an Einstein ring when the radius of the lens is small.
Summary of the XXXIX Rencontres de Moriond
The possible existence of a population of nuclear rings on scales which are too small for detection with standard ground- or even space-based techniques will be discussed.
Fueling and morphology of central starbursts
As an example, careful imaging in optical and near-IR bands, from both the ground and from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), con firms the absence of a bar in the disk of the small nuclear ring host galaxy NGC 278 (even though it has been classi fied as SAB in the RC3).
Fueling and morphology of central starbursts
It thus seems that there is a true absence of small nuclear rings.
Fueling and morphology of central starbursts
The latter issue also precludes one from concluding that small nuclear rings do not exist.
Fueling and morphology of central starbursts
Further scrutiny, first observationally and subsequently phenomenologically, is needed. • Small nuclear rings, on scales of tens or hundreds of parsecs, are known in a handful of well-studied nearby galaxies, but evidence for the presence of a signi ficant population of such rings is so far lacking.
Fueling and morphology of central starbursts
This X-ray morphology suggests that the blast wave shock is now engulfing the entire inner ring rather than small clumps of the dense CSM.
Supernova Remnant 1987A: High Resolution Images and Spectrum from Chandra Observations
In Ref. , it was shown that a small storage ring is more appropriate for low energy beta-beam experiments.
A Conserved Vector Current test using low energy beta-beams
Let the ring of radius r has turned by a small angle θ .
Test problems in mechanics and special relativity
This effect is thought to be implicated in giving rise to the radio diffractive scintillation pattern seen in several afterglows, since this requires the emitting source to be of small dimensions (the ring width), e.g. in GRB 970508 [498].
Gamma-Ray Bursts
For smaller Cherenkov angles, the mean number of detected photons per particle is small, and part of the images are not reconstructed, as a minimum number of 4 detected photons per ring is required.
The COMPASS Experiment at CERN
The equation (12) is commonly used by gravitational lensing community because it reduces time delay problem to relative astrometry of images, whereas β is much harder to asses (it is small in order for strong lensing to occur) and Einstein ring radius is not a directly observable quantity.
Gravitational lensing time delays as a tool for testing Lorentz Invariance Violation