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Definitions

  • Archeological explorations revealed that the colonists enjoyed archery. The iron lever shown, known as a “goat’s foot,” was used for setting the string of a light hunting crossbow. It was found 4 miles from Jamestown. showing the use of a “goat’s foot” from _Weapons, A Pictorial History_ by Edwin Tunis
    Archeological explorations revealed that the colonists enjoyed archery. The iron lever shown, known as a “goat’s foot,” was used for setting the string of a light hunting crossbow. It was found 4 miles from Jamestown. showing the use of a “goat’s foot” from _Weapons, A Pictorial History_ by Edwin Tunis
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Set by to put aside:
    • Set by (B.) to value or esteem
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Quotations

  • Bertolt Brecht
    Bertolt%20Brecht
    “It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric%20Hoffer
    “There is always a chance that he who sets himself up as his brother's keeper will end up by being his jail-keeper.”
  • William James
    William%20James
    “It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.”
  • Victor Hugo
    Victor%20Hugo
    “Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.”
  • Ruth Benedict
    Ruth Benedict
    “No man ever looks at the world with pristine eyes. He sees it edited by a definite set of customs and institutions and ways of thinking.”
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert%20Louis%20Stevenson
    “The little rift between the sexes is astonishingly widened by simply teaching one set of catchwords to the girls and another to the boys.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. settan; cog. with Ger. setzen, Ice. setja, Goth. satjan; settan is the weak causative of sittan, to sit.

Usage

In literature:

The man set to work, tempted by the splendid reward which had been promised him.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
It was light by the time he had finished; and he set about looking for a sleeping-place, for he could not keep awake long.
"The Admirable Tinker" by Edgar Jepson
The Twins alone would have made a longer race of it; but the pace was set by the weaker Wiggins.
"The Terrible Twins" by Edgar Jepson
Very likely it was a note set up by the wind outside.
"Foe-Farrell" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
As soon as the town was in his hands, Drake set guards on the bridge across the Chagres and at the gate by which he had entered the town.
"On the Spanish Main" by John Masefield
The example of fidelity to the king was not always set by those of his own family.
"The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)" by Anatole France
It being springtime, however, and a sunny day when Miles set out from his home, he chose for pure pleasure to go by the fells.
"A Book of Quaker Saints" by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
There'll be little of us left by the time this sun be set.
"Flag and Fleet" by William Wood
He had been set upon by robbers on the way.
"Saint Bartholomew's Eve" by G. A. Henty
By accident or design, as they stepped on deck, their skiff was upset and set adrift.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
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In poetry:

And bright thy crown shall be
With living jewels set!
Souls won to Christ by thee
Adorn thy coronet!
"In Memoriam (II)" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
No gloom from thy heart can divide it
Still lit by its soul-cheering ray ;
It will sink but when thou sink'st beside it,
As the sun only sets with the day.
"The last time I stood" by Mary Anne Browne
All praise and might, and majesty, and pow'r,
All honour and thanksgiving, ev'ry hour,
By night and day, unto the Godhead be, Who from my countless troubles set me free.
"A Thanksgiving, For Relief From One's Enemies" by Rees Prichard
I remember the young day
When we set strife away,
And she gave me such gesning,
Her love and her ring:
God grant I die not by any man's stroke
'Till I have my hand 'neath her cloak.
"Langue D'Oc" by Ezra Pound
When, hour by hour,
The million armaments of the world are set
Skill-weapon'd with new demon-power,
Mouthing around this little isle, . . . and yet
On dream-security our fate we cast,
Of all that glory-past
"A Home In The Palace" by Francis Turner Palgrave
As vonce I valked by a dismal swamp,
There sot an old cove in the dark and damp,
And at everybody as passed that road
A stick or a stone this old cove throwed.
And venever he flung his stick or his stone,
He'd set up a song of "Let me alone."
"All We Ask Is To Be Let Alone" by Henry Howard Brownell

In news:

This provides more comfort at higher thermostat settings by moving air over guests' and employees' skin, creating a wind-chill effect.
They declared the Unusual Event following protocols that have been set by the NRC.
Middleboro fire officials believe this blaze on Thanksgiving was set by an arsonist.
Protesters in San Francisco took down tents overnight to meet a 6 am Tuesday deadline set by police, according to media sources.
Gophers goalie Noora Raty is within 15 victories of the NCAA record set by Hillary Pattenden of Mercyhurst.
Apple Inc (AAPL) said advance sales of its iPhone 5 topped 2 million units in one day, more than double the record set by the previous model of the device.
Going beyond standards set by the Department of Environmental Quality have earned Koontz Family Farms in Mt Jackson statewide recognition.
Jimmie Van Zant carries on the tradition set by his legendary cousin.
Hostess Brands Inc, the maker of the iconic snack, announced today that it will liquidate the entire company because not enough striking employees returned to work by a Thursday evening deadline set by the company.
A blues set by the Conrad Story Blues Band.
Wolf Hunting Quotas Could Be Set By August.
Libor Being Set by Fewer Banks.
Nuptials set by Miss Stevens, Mr Taormina.
Kabuki Iron Kolors + DJ Set by Laura (of Miami).
Minimum wage hearings set by Assembly Dems, forum for Senate (updated).
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In science:

Def ρ0 : CQl → Set by setting Def ρ0 (A) to be the set of isomorphism classes of continuous representations ρ : π1 (X, ¯x) → GLn (A) deforming ρ0 .
The deformation theory of representations of the fundamental group of a smooth variety
Def ρ0 : CQl → Set by setting Def ρ0 (A) to be the set of isomorphism classes of continuous representations ρ : π1 (X, ¯x) → G(A) deforming ρ0 .
The deformation theory of representations of the fundamental group of a smooth variety
Any directed graph G determines a globular set by defining G0 to be the set of vertices and Gi to be the set of directed edges for i ≥ 1.
Weak Omega Categories I
Since the evolution of the grain size distribution proceeds each time step by adding a source term with the results of the integrals, the magnitude of this time step is set by: |S (m)| (cid:19) , ∆t = ξ min (cid:18) f (m) where 0 < ξ ≤ 1 is an accuracy parameter which we usually set to 0.3 in our simulations.
Dust coagulation in protoplanetary disks: a rapid depletion of small grains
Finally we have to take care of the fact that the empty set belongs to the power set by adding (β , γ ) to our relation, where β is the unique successor of bot(a).
The Theory of Sets of Ordinals
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