Sinking head

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sinking head (Founding) a riser from which the mold is fed as the casting shrinks. See Riser n., 4.
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

Then his hands fall, his head sinks on his breast, and he passes away.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8" by Various
Then he'll walk down in the lake an' sink down till just the head and breast of those swanskin will show on the water.
"The Young Alaskans on the Trail" by Emerson Hough
The girl said nothing as she nestled at his side, and Peter permitted his head to sink between his hands.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
Then again, but further out to sea, the black heads appeared, to sink again before the next great wave.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
Auguste felt a sinking in his stomach as he touched his fingers lightly to his throbbing head.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Let that sink into your head.
"The Flockmaster of Poison Creek" by George W. Ogden
There did not seem to be much danger of his sinking, for he kept his head high, and a good many boats were near enough to keep him up.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
Mr. Dodds noticed the curly head sink down lower and lower, then start up again with a jerk, then droop again.
"The Making of Mona" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
Thirty seconds' tossing before I sink below the wave layer; then I turn the motor as high as I dare and head for the shore.
"The Lost Kafoozalum" by Pauline Ashwell
But when he put his arms round her she feebly let her head sink on his shoulder.
"Absolution" by Clara Viebig
***

In poetry:

Let haughty sinners sink their pride,
Nor lift so high their scornful head;
But lay their foolish thoughts aside,
And own the king that God hath made.
"Psalm 75" by Isaac Watts
"Down with tyrants!" is his proud reply.
A dozen wicked shots ring out,
And their echo hits the frozen sky.
Johannes sinks, still holding high
His head. He dies defiant and unbowed.
"Johannes" by Hristo Smirnenski
But first come thou, New Year, with solemn pace,
And bend and kiss thy father on the brow,
Place the thin hands upon the breast, and now
Let the white head sink to its resting-place.
"The Buriel Of The Old Year" by Alexander Anderson
Ye sigh not when the sun, his course fulfilled, His glorious course, rejoicing earth and sky,
In the soft evening, when the winds are stilled,
Sinks where his islands of departure spread
O'er the warm-colored heaven and ruddy mountain head.
"The Old Man's Funeral" by William Cullen Bryant
For I see the end too plainly of the golden-headed star
Who is smiling like an angel in the gilded private bar—
Drifting to the third-rate houses, drifting, sinking lower down
Till she raves in some foul parlour with the women of the town.
"The Women of the Town" by Henry Lawson
When I do ask white Age, he saith not so, —
"My head hangs weighed with snow."
And when I hearken to the Earth she saith
My fiery heart sinks aching. It is death.
Mine ancient scars shall not be glorified
Nor my titanic tears the seas be dried."
"The End" by Wilfred Owen

In news:

When they're finished, the Marine stops at the sink, but the soldier heads straight for the door.
Using Your Head Rest To Get Out Of A Sinking Car.
Writer-producer-actress and all-around comedienne Mindy Kaling abandons the sinking ship that is the final season of NBC's "The Office" to head her own, self-titled sitcom over on FOX.
When it heads north and crosses the Red River, Baylor's chances for victory usually sink.
A hot headed Navy officer (Taylor Kitsch) saves the world from invading aliens by sinking their battleships .
Temps tumble as we head through the day and the cool , dry airmass sinks into the region.
The Coast Guard learned the dredge, called the Arthur J, was sinking about 4:35 am today as it was headed toward the St Clair River.
Temps tumble as we head through the day and the cool, dry airmass sinks into the region.
The master bath is elegant and functional with double sinks, plenty of cabinet space and low flow shower heads and toilets.
When a stripper finally appeared, nobody really answered her enthusiasm — I had the sinking feeling that we were expected to make it rain , so I got up and headed back down to the main room, where my cash would go further.
With waders and testing supplies in hand, several eager students headed down the bank to a stretch of Sinking Creek that runs underneath Joe Carr Road.
Let your head slowly sink .
She takes the Slap Chop apart easily then heads to the sink to clear it out before she can use her gadget again.
On any given day, you can find Mark Mikula with his head under a sink or in outer space.
A quick scan around this bustling mecca of secondhand finds can leave even the most avid garage-sale warrior with that sinking feeling of being in over her head.
***