• 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
Those show-me lads will have to get evidence about 'steen times before they'll believe.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
A third time was when you brought 'steen thousand of Mary's little lambs baaing across the desert.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
I was on board the Denmark, in Steene Bille's squadron; I had a man by my side whom even the cannon balls seemed to fear.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Steen is not the only Dutch painter who, whether deservedly or not, won a reputation for drunkenness.
"Holland, v. 1 (of 2)" by Edmondo de Amicis
JAN STEEN, born at Leyden about the year 1626, died 1679.
"Six Centuries of Painting" by Randall Davies
Dave Steen was killed in this battle.
"In The Ranks" by R. E. McBride
I figured it all out last night, together with 'steen methods of making the preliminary declaration.
"The Silent Barrier" by Louis Tracy
Fifth Division, A. E. Steen.
"The Struggle for Missouri" by John McElroy
Jan Steen was born in Leyden about 1626, which would make him nineteen years younger than Rembrandt.
"Artists Past and Present" by Elisabeth Luther Cary
Captain Steen Bille relates, that even so late as 1846, he loaded his cannon with shot, and maintained extra vigilance during the night.
"Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume II" by Karl Ritter von Scherzer

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
Random matrix models which approximate free random variables in a stronger sense than that described here were subsequently used by Uffe Haagerup and Steen Thorb jørnsen to resolve another operator algebras conjecture, this time concerning the Ext-invariant of the reduced C ∗ -algebra of F2 .
Three lectures on free probability
Dick R., Steen E., Detmer D., The computer-based patient record, National Academy Press, 1997. 16.
C-PASS-PC: A Cloud-driven Prototype of Multi-Center Proactive Surveillance System for Prostate Cancer
Fang FC, Steen RG, Casadevall A (2012) Misconduct accounts for the majority of retracted scientific publications.
Deep Impact: Unintended consequences of journal rank
It is a pleasure to thank Jens Chluba, Steen Hannestad and Anˇze Slosar for interesting discussions and valuable comments.
Effects of CMB temperature uncertainties on cosmological parameter estimation
Reiber, N. de Jong, A. van der Steen, and J.
Comparing Measures of Sparsity
An example of this kind of ob ject could be IRAS 19336-0400 (Pereira & Miranda 2007), although even for this ob ject the presence of a hot companion has been suggested (van de Steene et al. 1996).
The Origin and Shaping of Planetary Nebulae: Putting the Binary Hypothesis to the Test
I would like to thank my collaborators Elisa Bernardini, Concha Gonzalez-Garcia, Darren Grant and Alexander Kappes, as well as John Beacom, Julia Becker, Peter Biermann, Steen Hannestad, Christian Spiering and Stefan Westerhoff for valuable discussions.
IceCube: Neutrinos Associated with Cosmic Rays
In this case, the second phase can be used as a “selfreplication,” an idea proposed in van Steen et al. (2005).
Robust Tests in Genome-Wide Scans under Incomplete Linkage Disequilibrium
Steen Andersson at Indiana University for guiding me through this work.
Maximal Invariants Over Symmetric Cones
M ´ark Jelasity, Spyros Voulgaris, Rachid Guerraoui, Anne-Marie Kermarrec, and Maarten van Steen.
On Democracy in Peer-to-Peer systems