Set-square

Definitions

  • Stylised floral design set in decorated squares
    Stylised floral design set in decorated squares
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Set-square a triangular piece of wood having one of its angles a right angle, used in mechanical drawing
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Usage

In literature:

He said that since he had set up a good likeness of himself, it wasn't the square thing to send the King a bad one.
"The Aztec Treasure-House" by Thomas Allibone Janvier
You'll be earnin' good wages, and in the meantime I'll set about gettin' things in trim to put you all square.
"The Lighthouse" by R.M. Ballantyne
You could take Petersburg and set it down right here in this square and nobody could find it.
"Mitch Miller" by Edgar Lee Masters
The fire of the enemy redoubled as the square set out on its way.
"The Dash for Khartoum" by George Alfred Henty
The face of the Christ was painted in brilliant colors set inside a brass square and this square enclosed in a dark wooden frame.
"The Red Cross Girls with the Russian Army" by Margaret Vandercook
A large block of hewn stone, with a square hole in it, sets one in search of the cross of which it was the socket.
"The Book-Hunter" by John Hill Burton
Foyle's square jaw became set and grim.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
Parker set himself squarely in front of the old man, elbowing aside a woodsman to whom the colonel was addressing himself.
"The Rainy Day Railroad War" by Holman Day
Set in one wall was a square of light that didn't change color quite as much as everything else.
"Pagan Passions" by Gordon Randall Garrett
He set his fists squarely on his knees and glared around him with a challenging expression.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, March 15, 1916" by Various
Had Michael set them to square the circle or to find a perpetual motion, he would have done his work much better.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)" by Augustus De Morgan
Painstakingly he set down the symbols, some like little triangles, others square, until he had completed a staff.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
More desert, and then three stars set triangle fashion about what looks like a square box with some one's name on it.
"The Peril Finders" by George Manville Fenn
It was set on a table about two feet square, without a tablecloth.
"Reminiscences of Two Years in the United States Navy" by John M. Batten
The encampment was soon completed, and the long line of tents were set up in streets and squares within it.
"William the Conqueror" by Jacob Abbott
T-squares and set-squares and so forth are of little use on a sandy shore.
"The Magic World" by Edith Nesbit
And Saxham's set, square face and stern eyes were for once all alight with laughter.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
The road was a model, made of large stones set about 8x16 inches square and of granite hardness.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
I set to work and stripped the blubber off all the seals, and cut it in squares of about six inches.
"A Chapter of Adventures" by G. A. Henty
His chin set itself squarely; his face had grown as white as Patsy's had been and his eyes became doggedly determined.
"Seven Miles to Arden" by Ruth Sawyer
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In poetry:

High am I set in the market square,
Widely my fame abounds,
And for me a Yankee millionaire
Bids fifty million pounds.
"Lay Of Last Monkey" by C J Dennis
Dog at the lamp-post wags its tail
'Cos the dirty legs are square
What little remains of the crystal set
Of dirty old Devil-May-Care.
"Devil May Not Care" by Billy Bennett
The square, cold cheeks, lips firm-set,
The hot, straight glance, and the throat-line,
Held like a stag's on the cliff,
Shall be swept by the night-winds, and vanish!
"The Outgoing Race" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
at the red towers of your native Sodom,
the square where once you sang, the spinning-shed,
at the empty windows set in the tall house
where sons and daughters blessed your marriage-bed."
"Lot's Wife" by Anna Akhmatova

In news:

On July 27, amid the early morning commuters making their way through London's Trafalgar Square, a 47-year-old man quietly set off on a journey unlike any he'd ever experienced.
Chinese exile Liang , who fled her country after participating in the Tiananmen Square protests, makes an impressive debut with this understated mystery set in the late 1990s, the first in a prospective series.
First Wayne Baker Brooks and then Ronnie Baker Brooks treated the crowd to singular and interesting sets of hot guitar work to close the second of three days of Clinton Square music at the New York State Blues Festival.
Author Richard Ford set for visit to Off Square Books.
Softgoods & Textiles Pavilion Set for Market Square.
525,000 The Property: Set in a small tower atop a five-story loft building in Armour Square, this three-story loft sits among some of the Near South Side's most interesting neighborhoods.
Times Square, Grand Central Station and Penn Station — already a confusing maze — are set to lose transit agents by July as part of a plan to cut 600 workers and 70 token booths, according to documents obtained Thursday by amNewYork.
Lynden, Tumwater set to square off for 2A state title.
Unison knows textiles, and this set of six cotton squares are a heck of a lot nicer than paper.
Today you family and friends will have you committed if you set out to buy and/or build a house that is under 350 square feet .
Eggplants can be set one plant in each square foot .
Three Squared Set To Build Condo Made Of Shipping Containers.
Three Squared , Inc is set to break ground on their proposed housing development in midtown Detroit.
4 Set framing square and straightedge to height of riser and width of stair tread.
After squaring off in a regular-season matchup a month ago, archrivals La Salle and St Joseph's Prep are set to slug it out again.
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In science:

The set of squares in a tableau T labeled by the integer l will be denoted by supp(l, T ) and supp(0, T ) will be called the core of T .
A Relation for Domino Robinson-Schensted Algorithms
If T ∈ SDTr (n), we will write D(k , T ) for the domino labeled by the positive integer k in T viewed as a set of labeled squares, and supp D(k , T ) will denote its underlying squares.
A Relation for Domino Robinson-Schensted Algorithms
For T ∈ SDTr (n), we will write δ = δ(T ) for the set of squares Si,j that satisfy i + j = r + 2.
A Relation for Domino Robinson-Schensted Algorithms
But in the generic case such a set is dense in R, hence the coefficients Ψ(x) can not be identified with the values of the wave function ψ(x), multiplied by the square root of the length of an appropriate interval.
Polymer state approximations of Schroedinger wave functions
Let qk (n) denote the number of partitions of n with at most k Durfee squares and let Qk denote the set of all partitions with at most k Durfee squares.
Dyson's new symmetry and generalized Rogers-Ramanujan identities
The following two observations follow directly from our definitions since (k , 0)-rank is only defined for the set of partitions with k non-empty Durfee squares, whereas when m > 0, (k , m)-rank is defined for the set of all partitions.
Dyson's new symmetry and generalized Rogers-Ramanujan identities
Put P = Prim(Γ) the set of the primitive conjugacy classes of Γ and N (p) the square of the larger eigenvalue of p ∈ Prim(Γ).
Partial zeta functions
Firstly: Let us consider the Hilbert space: V1 = L2(R, C, dx), of the complex valued wave functions Ψ that are (modulus) square integrable on the set R of the real numbers, and C is the set of the complex numbers.
Statistical properties of the quantum anharmonic oscillator
One can also draw a conclusion that the Hilbert space: VD = L2 (RD , C, dx), D ≥ 1, is composed of the complex valued wave functions Ψ that are (modulus) square integrable on the set RD .
Statistical properties of the quantum anharmonic oscillator
V1 = L2(R, C, dx), of the complex valued wave functions Ψ that are (modulus) square integrable on the set R of the real numbers, and C is the set of the complex numbers.
Statistical properties of the quantum anharmonic oscillator in one spatial dimension
It guarantees the existence of “many” square differences in a set of positive density, instead of just one.
Arithmetic structures in random sets
Szemer´edi, On sets of natural numbers whose difference set contains no squares, J.
Arithmetic structures in random sets
Ruzsa, Difference sets without squares, Period.
Arithmetic structures in random sets
Example IV: Let Σ be the set of non-zero squares in F27 , |Σ| = 13.
A class of simple proper Bol loops
The set of tiles (triangles and squares) that are displaced by this journey form a path from the initial position of ♦ to the final position ♦′ .
Puzzles, Tableaux and Mosaics
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