Second distance


  • 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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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"
He gives the bearing and distance from this second island to the north end of a third, which he called Fernandina.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
For seconds the cold gray eyes reckoned the shooting distance and the angle.
"Hawk Carse" by Anthony Gilmore
Normally, the thing should have distanced him in seconds.
"The Fifth-Dimension Tube" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Suddenly, however, I heard a dull report above, followed quickly by a second, and then another in the distance, and another.
"The Sign of Silence" by William Le Queux
Early in the afternoon of this second day's march they stood upon the top of the hill which, from a distance, had promised a commanding view.
"The Pines of Lory" by John Ames Mitchell
The Second Corps had two such bridges, Richardson's being some distance below Sedgwick's.
"Personal Recollections of the War of 1861" by Charles Augustus Fuller
At a considerable distance inside the wall was a second, higher than the first.
"The Instant of Now" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
But the travelling was hard, and the second day had closed before the lights of Klassan gleamed in the distance.
"The Frontiersman" by H. A. Cody
At a little distance from Algeciras is the river Palmones, called by the English the Second River.
"Tales from "Blackwood"" by Various
Every second shortened the distance between the contestants when Jim had fairly succeeded in getting under way.
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 1" by Various

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.

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
To study the background and optimize the distance of C1 and C2 tile we have inserted a second module in the trigger gate.
Test results of a prototype designed to detect horizontal cosmic ray flux
Secondly, we would also like to use the code to derive some limits on the SN distance and explosion date, which are rather uncertain.
A Study of the Type II-P Supernova 2003gd in M74
It is well known that isometries and scalings (and thus similarities) preserve the fact that the distance between one pair of points equals the distance between a second pair of points.
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
However, in this paper, using the results of second order asymptotics, we succeeded in deriving the tight trade-off relation between the variational distance from the uniform distribution and decoding error probability of the fixed-length compression in the asymptot ic setting.
Second order asymptotics in fixed-length source coding and intrinsic randomness
The direction of the dipole is 2◦ -3◦ closer to the CMB vector for the second method at distances where the Great Attractor lies.
The Dipole Anisotropy of the 2 Micron All-Sky Redshift Survey
The second term on the r.h.s. of Eq.7 only contributes to the fraction if node i has no other node within a distance of δ .
Synchronization of R{\"o}ssler Oscillators on Scale-free Topologies
This distance turns out to be equal to the minimal number of components needed for a link such that Dehn surgery on the link in one manifold produces the second manifold.
Heegaard splittings and the pants complex
We find the minimum distance of these codes, the second weight, a nd the third weight.
Codes Defined By Forms Of Degree 2 On Quadric Surfaces
The second important property of the Sinai model is the Golosov localization : the distance between two independent particles (i.e. with two independent thermal histories) which diffuse in the same disordered sample, remains a finite random variable in the limit of infinite time.
Random walks and polymers in the presence of quenched disorder
The second, the halo PN BoBn 1, has a location, distance and velocity in agreement with the leading tidal tail of Sgr.
The Planetary Nebula population of the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy