Scale-work

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Scale-work scales lapping over each other
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Quotations

  • Denis Waitley
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    “Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sceale, scale, the scale of a fish; Ger. schale, shell.

Usage

In literature:

But it was time now, it was thought, for the work to be carried on in Gershom on a larger scale.
"David Fleming's Forgiveness" by Margaret Murray Robertson
What would be thought of the Russian pupil who attempted pieces without the proper preliminary scale work?
"Great Pianists on Piano Playing" by James Francis Cooke
Meigs, Ala., similar to the work done at Tuskegee, but, of course, on a smaller scale.
"Tuskegee & Its People: Their Ideals and Achievements" by Various
These are its works of a larger scale.
"If, Yes and Perhaps" by Edward Everett Hale
A process of selection is at work on a grand scale.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
If this experiment works, there's a chance we can repeat it on a larger scale.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
It's a fact: no engineer has ever before had such resources to work with, on such a vast scale, and with such a free hand.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
Only God's scales are sufficiently sensitive for such delicate work as that.
"Things as They Are" by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
Never had the pomp of colour, on a large scale, been so exalted and glorified as in his works.
"Six Centuries of Painting" by Randall Davies
But one should attempt to work the S-B formula on a larger scale only after skill and experience have been acquired.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
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In poetry:

Is higher in the mental scale
Than men like me and you,
Or if the cow refrains from food
Till she finds work to do.
"The Baby" by Ezra Pound
Of clock-work trains with heaps of rails,
And dragons with enormous scales.
I wish the day would never end
For all the things that I'd pretend.
"A Child’s Wish" by R S Ward
But, unto him, whose scales have fallen away,
Whose deafness has been healed by Love Divine;
A flood of music gushes in foraye,
And all God's works, with deathless lustre, shine.
"An Hymn" by James Avis Bartley
They set to work, these water-men,
And made their nether robes - but when
They drew with dainty touch
The kerseymere upon their tails,
They found it scraped against their scales,
And hurt them very much.
"The Captain and the Mermaids" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The lower he drops in the social scale,
Tho' jobs never cease, nor diligence fail, Worse paid is work ever found;
That varnish'd chair in the furniture sale
Yields only some pence to this journeyman pale,
—To his master the rest of the Pound!
"A Dozen Ballads About White Slavery. X. Slop-Jobbing" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

Students work together to design and create large-scale mixed media monsters.
With the work of the Republican National Convention scaled back on Monday, much of the focus shifted toward helping those affected by Hurricane Gustav.
Coming from an artist known for working in an excess of media on a monumental scale, Sterling Ruby's current solo exhibition, "Paintings," at Xavier Hufkens in Brussels, is surprisingly single-minded.
It lives up to its true scale counterpart RC4WD is proud to work with Interco to bring this and other tires to the scale market.
With this research, IBM has also shown that graphene-based transistors can be produced by the wafer, which could pave the way for commercial-scale production of graphene chips, said Yu–Ming Lin, the IBM researcher who led the work.
Group of theatrical performers devoted to the ongoing celebration of Conni Convergence's work (icon of stage & screen) at NACL Theatre, 7pm, sliding scale $12-25, children $5, family $20 RSVP: 845/557-0694.
Scales was working at KFC on the afternoon of April 19, 2009.
And though most foundries in the United States have switched to a process called ceramic shell casting, the Modern Art Foundry still employs an ancient technique known as solid investment casting for its large-scale work.
Small-scale artisanal mining has sustained this area since diamonds were discovered in 1930, but it is hard work and the pay is low.
SYRACUSE — Faced with the reality of the lowest wage scale among departments in Davis County, Police Chief Brian Wallace is having troubling holding on to his work force.
Local attorney's pro bono work helps balance the scales of justice.
In 2009, Sogreah, a firm of consulting engineers working in the fields of water, energy and the environment, launched the Otello, a 1:25 scale model of one of the world's largest container carriers.
Here's how to make the EnergySmart Home Scale work for you.
These days, however, when educators working with National Geographic maps talk about scale , they may be talking about how big the map is.
Diplomas Now is Balfanz's attempt to scale up the program that worked so well at Talent Development.
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In science:

In the critical region, which is the boundary between ordered and disordered phase, there are some scaling relations that have been the sub ject of recent works [3–5]. S.
Self-Organized Critical Random Boolean Networks
Other scaling limits with respect to M and N are not so well understood and should be further investigated in future works.
Vicious Random Walkers and a Discretization of Gaussian Random Matrix Ensembles
Our method has a number of advantages over the approach that was followed in our earlier work, which relied on a variational representation for the quantities in the central limit theorem and a functional analytic proof that this variational representation scales to a limit.
Weak-interaction limits for one-dimensional random polymers
We profit from recent works of Barab´asi and Albert [3, 4], where social connections are modeled as edges of graphs. A special algorithm was introduced in Ref. to construct the so-called scale-free networks of nodes connected by edges.
Why everything gets slower ?
Future work using large-scale surveys can provide the empirical data needed to compute the optical PDF properly.
The Probability Distribution Function of Light in the Universe: Results from Hydrodynamic Simulations
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