• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Steening A lining made of brick, stone, or other hard material, as for a well.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n steening Any kind of path or road paved with small round stones.
    • n steening In architecture, the brick or stone wall or lining of a well or cesspool, the use of which is to prevent the irruption of the surrounding soil. Also steining.
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In literature:

It'll have to be twice 'steen, now, I suppose?
"In the Bishop's Carriage" by Miriam Michelson
It was young Mrs. Steene, the veterinary surgeons wife, who first gave way to temptation.
"Brother Jacob" by George Eliot
What would Steen say?
"The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2" by Roald Amundsen
July 30, at Paris, Mo., a colored man named William Steen shared the same fate.
"The Red Record" by Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Hush, Steen, let uncle speak!
"Why the Chimes Rang: A Play in One Act" by Elizabeth Apthorp McFadden
Now you've let loose and you'll have to wait 'steen years while the courts eat up all the profits.
"A Daughter of the Dons" by William MacLeod Raine
I fancied old Mrs. Steen was rather disgusted to see me this morning.
"'Doc.' Gordon" by Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman
Steen and he were never friends, nor indeed was Steen ever a popular man among his acquaintances.
"Willy Reilly The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
Jellico and Steen Wilcox pored over the few notes Tau had made before he was stricken.
"Plague Ship" by Andre Norton
The plumber's son, Willy Steen, came over from the corner saloon to see what was going on, and Annie introduced him at the doorstep.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather

In poetry:

Zij hoort niet meer, zij ziet noch roert,
Bevangen in dien droom,
In aardes omloop meegevoerd
Met rots, en steen, en boom.
"Een Slaap Verzegelde Mijn Ziel (William Wordsworth) " by Jakobus Cornelis Bloem

In news:

KOSCIUSKO — Mr and Mrs Clyde Wayne May and Jeanette May of Kosciusko announce the engagement of their daughter, Kim White, to Stevie Steen , son of Danny and Vicky Steen of Kosciusko.
Kim White and Stevie Steen Courtesy Photo.
White- Steen wedding planned in October.
Ruth Naomi (Framstad) Steen was born in Valley City, N.D.
Lonnie Steen and Katie Truebenbach.
Lonnie Steen -Katie Truebenbach ( Aberdeen News / September 10, 2011 ).
Fred Steen -Photo by Joey Benton.
Fred Steen presents an American flag.
LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski Board of Trustees recently elected William Hale and Dr Eric Steen to fill vacancies created by the expiring terms of two of its board members.
Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel The Independent.
Melody Moore sparkled in her performance with the New Century Chamber Orchestra Photo: Roger Steen/NCCO.
View full size Terry Richard/The Oregonian Steens Mountain from across the Alvord Desert.
Contact Steen Milies at
VERGENNES UNION HIGH School seniors Brianna Kelly, left, Amanda Delphia, Megan Saathoff, Chelsea Ross, Brianna Ploof and Brittany Ouellette listen to keynote speaker Karl Steen during last Friday night's commencement ceremony.
Steen named Texas Secretary of State.

In science:

Also, thanks to Steen Thorb jørnsen who took time to answer several questions.
Non-commutative Polynomials of Independent Gaussian Random Matrices. The Real and Symplectic Cases
It was found that the use of four different statistical distance scales (Maciel 1984, Cahn et al. 1992, van de Steene & Zijlstra 1994, and Zhang 1995) for disk PN leads to a similar rotation curve, which is not very different from the Population I curve derived from HII regions (Clemens 1985).
An estimate of the time variation of the abundance gradient from planetary nebulae III. O, S, Ar, and Ne: A comparison of PN samples
The few previous distance determinations which have been attempted for NGC 55 have yielded an unsatisfactorily large range, from 1.34 Mpc from carbon stars (Pritchet et al. 1987) to 2.3 Mpc from planetary nebulae (Van de Steene et al. 2006).
The Araucaria Project. The Distance to the Sculptor Group Galaxy NGC 55 from a Newly Discovered Abundant Cepheid Population
For instance, the recent determination of Van de Steene et al. (2006) from the PNLF method depends rather sensitively on the assumed oxygen abundance of the planetary nebulae in NGC 55 used in the construction of the luminosity function, which is quite uncertain at the present time (e.g.
The Araucaria Project. The Distance to the Sculptor Group Galaxy NGC 55 from a Newly Discovered Abundant Cepheid Population
Lindell D, Jaffe J, Coleman M, Futschik M, Axmann I, Rector T, Kettler G, Sullivan M, Steen R, Hess W, et al.: Genome-wide expression dynamics of a marine virus and host reveal features of co-evolution.
pplacer: linear time maximum-likelihood and Bayesian phylogenetic placement of sequences onto a fixed reference tree