• Samson and the Lion
    Samson and the Lion
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Samson a large and strong and heavyset man "he was a bull of a man","a thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he got"
    • n Samson (Old Testament) a judge of Israel who performed herculean feats of strength against the Philistines until he was betrayed to them by his mistress Delilah
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are seven suicides in the Bible: Abimelech. Samson, Saul, Saul's armor-bearer, Ahithophel, Zimri, Judas.
    • n Samson An Israelite of Bible record (see Judges xiii.), distinguished for his great strength; hence, a man of extraordinary physical strength.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Samson An appliance for loosening frozen logs by horse-power, consisting of a strong, heavy timber and a chain terminating in a heavy swamp-hook. The timber is placed upright beside the log to be loosened, the chain fastened around it, and the hook inserted low down on the opposite side of the log. Leverage is then applied by a team hitched to the upper end of the upright timber.
    • n Samson A form of brace or stay, used in long and otherwise flexible machines to secure strength and rigidity under the stress of operation at high speed. Particularly used in such textile-machinery as roving-frames.
    • Samson In lumbering, to direct the fall of (a tree) by means of a lever and pole.
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In literature:

They would really prefer to have his verses tagged by Dryden, or the Samson polished by Pope.
"Alexander Pope" by Leslie Stephen
It's Samson's strength with Samson's weakness in every mother's son of them.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
But take away the provinces she tore from France, and she will be a Samson shorn!
"Everyman's Land" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
When I come to think of it, one of them was a Mr. Samson that used to come into the woods with Field.
"Bob Hunt in Canada" by George W. Orton
Samson gat clipt by his wife, and he were worth nought after, but thy shears mak's me strong.
"Little Abe" by F. Jewell
Did the locks of Samson shade royal temples?
"Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity" by Benjamin Disraeli
Samson went in state to Verona, received the submission of the citizens and laid hands on the splendid treasure of Earl Elsung.
"Theodoric the Goth" by Thomas Hodgkin
Was not the mighty giant, Samson, undone by the charms of Delilah?
"The Priest, The Woman And The Confessional" by Father Chiniquy
There was a honeycomb for Samson in the carcass of the monster.
"A History of American Christianity" by Leonard Woolsey Bacon
When he stared stupidly at something, he looked like a blind Samson.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
Who let Samson in so atrociously?
"Love Among the Chickens" by P. G. Wodehouse
No, the strength of Samson has been shorn.
"The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Mister Samson Crow came flying over, and he saw the big owl sitting in Widow Blunt's early cherry tree.
"Exciting Adventures of Mister Robert Robin" by Ben Field
But Jeffreys, lad as he was, was a young Samson, and had his man at a disadvantage.
"A Dog with a Bad Name" by Talbot Baines Reed
Samson stood still, and then turned to the dog.
"First in the Field" by George Manville Fenn
Again in safety what thou would'st have done To Samson, but shalt never see Gath more.
"The Principles of English Versification" by Paull Franklin Baum
Tie their hands behind their backs, Samson, and have the irons ready as soon as we get to the house.
"Nic Revel" by George Manville Fenn
Kepenau and Samson led the way, talking together.
"Afar in the Forest" by W.H.G. Kingston
Samson, shorn of his strength, has been a traditional occasion for pathos.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
The Philistines jeered and laughed and shouted at Samson.
"The Wedding Ring" by T. De Witt Talmage

In poetry:

And as like Absalom they're fair,
Than Samson, they must stronger are —
They more than match Hazel's flight —
They are all, as God's angels, bright.
"Concerning The New Jerusalem" by Rees Prichard
Jim had hair on his chest like samson,
In the winter, the birds on the wing,
Used to build a nice nest in the hairs on his chest,
And fly out again in the spring.
"A Tale Of The Rockies" by Billy Bennett
But unawares with soft and silent tread,
He, like a thief, will to our houses creep,
E'en whilst we slumber, free from any dread;
So stole his foes on Samson in his sleep.
"A Memento Mori -- Or Remember Death" by Rees Prichard
A harlot love no better than the fiend,
Thy bosom-secrets ne'er to her impart —
The stiffest neck she, like a twig, will bend,
Though strong as Samson, she will break thy heart.
"Stanza's Concerning Some Persons And Things, That Are Mentioned In The Holy Scriptures" by Rees Prichard
We still have many props to lean upon,
But where shall they, our dusky brethren, seek
(Their pillar, Samson-like, by Death o'erthrown),
For one to take his work, and guide and speak?
"Livingstone" by Alexander Anderson
Not Solomon for all his wit,
Nor Samson, though he were so strong,
No king nor person ever yet
Could 'scape but death laid him along;
Wherefore I know that I must die,
And yet my life amend not I.
"Upon The Image Of Death" by Robert Southwell

In news:

Samson, shown with her in the photo, was only minutes old when Sharon found him in the barn.
Safety Tom Zbikowski, right tackle Winston Justice, inside linebacker Kavell Conner, center Samson Satele and running back Delone Carter are out.
Center Samson Satele hurt his ankle against the Titans.
Creative services company CrowdSpring's founders Mike Samson and Ross Kimbarovsky talk about starting up, almost losing it all, and making a comeback.
CrowdSpring co-founders Mike Samson and Ross Kimbarovsky talk about failures, hustling, and partnership.
(David Samson/The Forum) Read the article: Fergus Falls marching band off to historic presidential inauguration.
(David Samson / Forum Communications ) Read the article: Heavy rain helps, but drought persists.
David Samson/The Pioneer Read the article: Rasmussen commits to University of Mary.
Short form of Samuel and Samson that's also used independently.
Jerome Samson 71 Right Wing.
Marlins' Samson hints at divide between Miami teams, Panthers.
Lisa Samson is the author of over two dozen books including the Christy-award winning Songbird and Quaker Summer which won the book award for fiction from Christianity Today in 2008.
Get updates from Adam Samson .
Articles by Ted Samson .
Q&A with MEN's JD Samson .

In science:

Samson Abramsky and Steven Vickers, Quantales, observational logic and process semantics, Math.
On simple and semisimple quantales
Also feedback by Vincent Danos, Ross Duncan, Peter Hines, Terry Rudolph, Phil Scott and in particular comments by Samson Abramsky, Rick Blute and Peter Selinger on earlier versions were very useful.
De-linearizing Linearity: Projective Quantum Axiomatics from Strong Compact Closure
Andrei Losev *, Gregory Moore, and Samson L.
We next use our results to construct a strict ISS Lyapunov function for a tracking problem for a rotating rigid body (see (Crouch, 1984; Morin et al., 1995; Morin & Samson, 1997) for the background and motivation for this problem).
Further Remarks on Strict Input-to-State Stable Lyapunov Functions for Time-Varying Systems
Paul-Marie Samson, “Concentration of measure inequalities for Markov chains and Φ-mixing processes.” Ann.
Measure Concentration of Markov Tree Processes
To this end, we introduce the so-called η-mixing coefficients (see discussion ibid. regarding the appearance of these coefficients in earlier work of Marton and Samson ).
A Linear Programming Inequality with Applications to Concentration of Measure
Paul-Marie Samson, “Concentration of measure inequalities for Markov chains and Φ-mixing processes.” Ann.
A Linear Programming Inequality with Applications to Concentration of Measure
In [SU04], Samson Saneblidze and Ron Umble gave a combinatorial description of a diagonal on the permutahedron Pn , together with the associated diagonal on the associahedron Kn induced by the pro jection Pn → Kn due to Andy Tonks [Ton97].
Enumerating the Saneblidze-Umble diagonal terms
Samson, The Infinite Symmetric Group Part II: Nomenclature, master’s thesis, Ateneo de Manila University, 2008.
Factoring Permutation Matrices Into a Product of Tridiagonal Matrices
In Fig. 1 we compare the total (integrated) cross section obtained with Eq. (7), choosing C = 1, with the accurate experimental data of Samson et al. , who stated the accuracy of their results to be within ±2%.
One-photon double ionization of helium: a heuristic formula for the cross section
Red squares: experimental results of Samson et al. .
One-photon double ionization of helium: a heuristic formula for the cross section
The value of the constant was determined in helium by fitting with the experimental data of Samson et al. , and the same value for the constant was used in the other systems.
One-photon double ionization of helium: a heuristic formula for the cross section