Single-stick

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Single-stick a stick or cudgel for one hand: a fight or game with singlesticks
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. sin-gulus, one to each, separate, akin to sem-el, once, Gr. ham-a.

Usage

In literature:

We negroes lived in quarters not far from the Big House and ours was a single log house with a stick and dirt chimney.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
The latter, although not a professional warrior, had been taught single-stick at school, and was an expert swordsman.
"The Battery and the Boiler" by R.M. Ballantyne
In addition to a single complete prayer-stick there were fragments of many others too much broken to be identified.
"Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895" by Jesse Walter Fewkes
He opened the single blade it contained at once, and went back to the hedge to cut a stick.
"Wood Magic" by Richard Jefferies
These drums (Ga-no-jo) were about a foot in height and the drummer used a single stick.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Can you not stick to the truth on a single point?
"The Prodigal Father" by J. Storer Clouston
Another man would have made apologies for having no wood and would have tried to make a fire of the single stick.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
Not converging on a single center, but radiating, like sticks of a fan, from a central base.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
Put a single stick in her and she'll beat the world.
"The Seiners" by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
Single-stick really combines both styles of fencing.
"Broad-Sword and Single-Stick" by R. G. Allanson-Winn
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In news:

Potato chip lovers are an odd bunch -- most stick to a single flavor and refuse to be convinced that salt and vinegar is, in fact, better than barbecue (it is, for the record).
"I wrestled with bulimia all through college and for two years after that," she said, describing the guilt she felt at eating a single cookie or chewing a stick of gum that wasn't sugar-free.
Franklin sticks with double-talk to help keep Commodores single-minded.
Vultures have already begun circling the euro zone, waiting to feast on countries no longer interested in sticking to the single currency adventure that is the euro.
For all the mints and strips you stick in your mouth, the single most effective cure for bad breath is the one you're least likely to try.
Franklin sticks with double-talk to help keep Commodores single-minded .
Batliner traveled from Kansas City and has been flying kites for about 15 years, usually sticking with dual-line and single-line kites with tails.
Victor Technologies offers the Fabricator 211i, a fully integrated MIG-Stick-TIG inverter welding system that weighs 57.3 pounds and offers the flexibility of using either 115 or 208/230v AC single-phase primary power, 50 or 60 Hz.
The folks at Your Tango.com offer up this helpful list of things that will help keep you from sticking your foot in your mouth around your single friends.
For the older kids, it's best to stick to a single tactic : distraction.
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In science:

The necessity of using two parameters in the effective boundary condition instead of a single stick-slip length can be illustrated by the following simple model.
Surface Roughness and Effective Stick-Slip Motion
In this letter, we choose to stick to the minimal case involving a single pair of messenger fields, with the superpotential (6).
Higgs as a pseudo-Goldstone boson, the mu problem and gauge-mediated supersymmetry breaking
The kinematics of the MS (lM > 0◦ ) in the pure tidal model (top panel) exhibit a strong agreement with the data, except for a single tenuous strand which sticks out horizontally from the main body of the MS.
The Effect of Drag from the Galactic Hot Halo on the Magellanic Stream and Leading Arm
Two features characterize RSA: (1) the ob jects, once on the surface, are permanently stick to the surface without further thermal relaxation; (2) only a single layer is deposited, and the ob jects have hardcore volume exclusion.
Random Sequential Adsorption, Series Expansion and Monte Carlo Simulation
The advantage of this approach is that as long as one sticks to a single framework, “true” functions in essentially the same way as in ordinary logic and probability theory.
Choice of Consistent Family, and Quantum Incompatibility
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