• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Socketed Having a socket.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: An owl cannot move it's eyeballs in its eye sockets.
    • socketed Provided with or placed in a socket.
    • socketed In anatomy, received in a socket; articulated by reception in a socket.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • p.adj Socketed provided with, placed in, or received in a socket
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  • Samuel Johnson
    “The blaze of reputation cannot be blown out, but it often dies in the socket; a very few names may be considered as perpetual lamps that shine unconsumed.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A dim. of sock.


In literature:

Our eyes cannot turn in their sockets without varying our perceptions.
"A Treatise of Human Nature" by David Hume
He looked about him: most of the candles had burned low in the socket; some had gone out.
"Kennedy Square" by F. Hopkinson Smith
His eyes were almost bulging from their sockets.
"Five Thousand Miles Underground" by Roy Rockwood
The candle fluttering low in its socket roused her at last from her abstraction.
"Dark Hollow" by Anna Katherine Green
The judge's eyes, rather startled, slid around in their sockets.
"The Prodigal Judge" by Vaughan Kester
And when I got a look at them my eyes nearly burst from their sockets through desire.
"The Satyricon, Complete" by Petronius Arbiter
His chest was visibly crushed flat, and his eyes were dreadful, half-started from their sockets.
"The Metropolis" by Upton Sinclair
It was stiff with disuse, it caught upon the edge of the socket.
"Lysbeth" by H. Rider Haggard
The candle spluttered and burnt low in the socket.
"The Right of Way, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Even his sunken eyelids drooped within the bony sockets.
"Victory" by Joseph Conrad
You could feel that the arms no longer held to their sockets; and the clavicles were piercing the skin of the shoulders.
"Therese Raquin" by Emile Zola
Tiny bits of candle ends were still sticking in the sockets.
"In Midsummer Days and Other Tales" by August Strindberg
Inside, the sacristans were preparing a catafalque, bordered with candles placed in wooden sockets.
"The Social Cancer" by José Rizal
As he read, his eyes bulged in their sockets.
"The Man Upstairs" by P. G. Wodehouse
Between these two pulleys is a friction socket, by which either rate of speed may be secured.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 586, March 26, 1887" by Various
Ay, stare at the smoke till ye're eyes drop frae th' sockets!
"The Maid-At-Arms" by Robert W. Chambers
His eyes dilated and seemed to nearly burst from their sockets.
"Mischievous Maid Faynie" by Laura Jean Libbey
The valves of the shell are united to one another by teeth and sockets, and there is a straight hinge-line.
"The Ancient Life History of the Earth" by Henry Alleyne Nicholson
The chief parts of the eye are the eyeball, the socket, and the eyelids.
"First Book in Physiology and Hygiene" by J.H. Kellogg
His jaw dropped and his eyes started to leave their sockets.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath

In poetry:

She deftly wove a covering gown
Of laughter and of lies ...
But, ah, she could not hide the dead
Sockets of its eyes.
"Skeleton" by Edith Mirick
"Eo--Mio--Plio--whatsoe'er the 'cene' was
That those vacant sockets filled with awe and wonder,--
Whether shores Devonian or Silurian beaches,--
Tell us thy strange story!
"To The Pliocene Skull" by Francis Bret Harte
As they danced, their dry bones rattled
Like shutters in a blast;
And they stared from eyeless sockets
On me as they circled past;
And the music that kept them whirling
Was a funeral dirge played fast.
"The Phantom Ball" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Night in the sockets rounds,
Like some pitch moon, the limit of the globes;
Day lights the bone;
Where no cold is, the skinning gales unpin
The winter's robes;
The film of spring is hanging from the lids.
"Light Breaks Where No Sun Shines" by Dylan Thomas
Knowing the thunder of his heart
The massive thunder of his dew-lapped chest
Deep and reverberating,
It would be no wonder if great wings, like flame, fanned
out from the furnace-cracks of his shoulder-sockets.
"St. Luke" by D H Lawrence
Flower, flower the people's fusion,
O light in zenith, the coupled bud,
And the flame in the flesh's vision.
Out of the sea, the drive of oil,
Socket and grave, the brassy blood,
Flower, flower, all all and all.
"All All And All" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

1 mm Pitch Header and Socket Strips.
Mill-Max is pleased to announce new additions to our line of fine pitch connectors with the introduction of 1 mm pitch headers and sockets.
Most current motherboards use one of five sockets: the AM3 (or AM3+) and FM1 for AMD CPUs.
High performance BGA socket for 0.8mm pitch, 8x12mm memory device.
And heat-treated sockets that offer more durability that chrome sockets under continuous use, Snap-on said.
Socket rural broadband project moves ahead.
TE Connectivity (TE) announces a new addition to its line of solderless LED sockets : the RoHS-compliant Type BR socket for quick termination of Bridgelux RS LEDs.
Overloaded Socket to Blame for an Early Morning Fire in a Knoxville Home.
Jay Nixon visited Socket 's headquarters today to celebrate the arrival of federal funding that will help extend broadband access across portions of rural Missouri.
It lurks in sockets that reach behind walls.
Socket Communications announces strategic partnership with Odyssey Software.
Crews have started installing sockets in the ground for replacement of some of the city street sign s destroyed by the 2011 tornado.
Build another jig to rout the sockets.
Then rout a test socket.
The system runs off of a normal 13-amp socket and projects rich colors at 1500mW.

In science:

Finally, the electronic board is connected to an Ethernet microcontroller which forwards the data via a TCP socket server to the acquisition station.
A prototype of a directional detector for non-baryonic dark matter search: MIMAC (Micro-TPC Matrix of Chambers)
The 25 modules are kept together with two aligning frames located at the top and at the bottom of the carbon fiber sockets, respectively and connected with mechanical fixations.
A method to localize gamma-ray bursts using POLAR
The computer is running a UDP socket server on a linux platform.
Electronics and data acquisition demonstrator for a kinetic inductance camera
After the network sockets (one two-way socket per link) are established they are kept open till the end of the program.
Better than $1/Mflops sustained: a scalable PC-based parallel computer for lattice QCD
Opens four two-way network sockets to the neighboring nodes.
Better than $1/Mflops sustained: a scalable PC-based parallel computer for lattice QCD
For all machines all physical cores of a socket were utilized.
Efficient multicore-aware parallelization strategies for iterative stencil computations
Turning to multi-threaded execution on a single socket one can assume that main memory bandwidth is saturated.
Efficient multicore-aware parallelization strategies for iterative stencil computations
The threaded socket results for Gauss-Seidel are illustrated in Fig. 4.
Efficient multicore-aware parallelization strategies for iterative stencil computations
For small thread counts as applicable on a single socket, an implementation of a spin waiting loop was used for the barrier.
Efficient multicore-aware parallelization strategies for iterative stencil computations
Figure 8 shows the results for Jacobi with temporal wavefront blocking on one socket.
Efficient multicore-aware parallelization strategies for iterative stencil computations
An indication supporting this conjecture is that Nehalem EP Westmere and Nehalem EX now reach a comparable performance in accordance to their similar arithmetic peak performance per socket.
Efficient multicore-aware parallelization strategies for iterative stencil computations
The publish API only needs to support the “sending” of a sequence of tuples similarly to a raw socket interface.
A Case for a Global Information Network
Figure 5: The graph E5,4,2 , vertices in the monochromatic set are green, edges within the clique are shown in red, and edges connecting a clique to the plug vertex or socket vertices used in its place are blue.
The Complexity of the Empire Colouring Problem
Note that E0 is satisfied and Es,q ,t contains a single plug vertex and s − 1 socket vertices.
The Complexity of the Empire Colouring Problem
Note that we connect an even number of vertices to each socket vertex thus preserving condition E3.
The Complexity of the Empire Colouring Problem