Second distance

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Second distance (Art) that part of a picture between the foreground and the background; -- called also middle ground, or middle distance.
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Usage

In literature:

The race was won by about a yard by Mr. Snowden, and the distance was performed in twelve seconds.
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor" by Samuel James Arnold
Muscles bunched for a lightning-quick move, eyes narrowed to mere slits as he calculated distances and fractions of a second.
"The Raid on the Termites" by Paul Ernst
A rifle bullet traverses a distance equal to its own diameter many thousands of times in a second.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Zenith distance is the distance in degrees, minutes and seconds from your zenith to the center of the observed body.
"Lectures in Navigation" by Ernest Gallaudet Draper
In a few seconds his form was lost in the distance.
"Wood Rangers" by Mayne Reid
The second method is used in determining long distances for artillery practice and in surveying.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
The second day following these happenings, Tim Reardon sat on a bank of the stream, a short distance above the Ellison dam, fishing.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
Bill and Joe were in the second level, at some distance from the other workmen when the boys arrived.
"Down the Slope" by James Otis
The distance to the Senator's room was only a short way along the hall of the second floor.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
A fellow had done the distance In the tenth of a second less!
"Mr. Punch Awheel"
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In news:

Cub Scouts leader Lisi Nielsen said many of the second-graders ran the distance multiple times that morning.
Join in the Dance, Uncle Mo, an Indian Charlie colt, zipped five furlongs in 1:00.04, the second-fastest of 32 moves at the distance.
Friday's Berea-Midpark Grindstone football game is running a distance second in the voting as this week's Cleveland Browns Game of the Week.
Covered the distance in 27 minutes, 45 seconds to capture his second-consecutive victory and improve his time by two seconds.
One Direction are going to be on the road for the foreseeable future and with most of the guys in long distance relationships with their lady loves (more on that in a second), they are looking for some comfort and companionship on the road.
Quay County athletes place at Fox- Vixen Relay, place, tucumcari, meter, distance, third, time, first, hurdles, relay, seconds.
The Matadors used a huge run in the second half and distanced themselves from Scottsdale Community College in a 72-39 win at The House.
Mitt Romney flew to Virginia and President Obama to Iowa, but distance didn't stop attacks between the two the day after the second presidential debate.
Merritt Elementary second-grader Braiden Adamczyk admires his hand-made ragdoll from a distance Tuesday.
Only a few months after taking up long-distance running, Lauren Boyce Woodall Roady placed second in the 2012 Navy Half Marathon in Washington, DC, completing the 13.1-mile race in just under 90 minutes.
55 Meter Distance (straight away): 2 yrs 20.96 seconds.
It came after he missed his first attempt at the long-distance field goal, but a timeout called by Eagles coach Andy Reid gave him a second chance -- which he also missed .
In October of 1998, Ray Pugsley continued his improvement towards the elite distance runners in the US by running 49:12 to finish second in the Army 10 Miler.
This is Spot's first ocean row and only her second long-distance row .
The non-league game was stopped just before the second-half kickoff as lightning appeared in the distance.
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In science:

In the second half, we investigated the effects of the nonlocal correlations of the random mass by using Gaussian distribution for distances between jumps of m(x).
Random-Mass Dirac Fermions in an Imaginary Vector Potential (I): Delocalization Transition and Localization Length
Using this in the first coordinate and distance from Y in the second gives a map to the universal mapping cylinder, U → cylinder(ev0 ).
Lectures on controlled topology: mapping cylinder neighborhoods
Moreover, for large distances, the second derivative of v is comparatively small.
Viscosity in spherically symmetric accretion
In the fourth section we prove that the procedure defined in the second section gives explicit examples of measures on the cone of distance matrices with respect to which almost all distance matrices are universal.
Random Metric Spaces and Universality
The second problem arises from the fact that, barring collisions, point-particles require that all forces act at a distance.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
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