Stickful

Definitions

  • Method of Using the Winding-Sticks
    Method of Using the Winding-Sticks
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stickful (Print) As much set type as fills a composing stick.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Mahl-Sticks Mahl-Sticks
The Bundle of Sticks The Bundle of Sticks
Paulina had a stick ... in her hand Paulina had a stick ... in her hand
A STICK THRUST INTO THE WATER APPEARS CROOKED A STICK THRUST INTO THE WATER APPEARS CROOKED
arrows and sticks arrows and sticks
How Ian Direach returned home and how his stepmother fell as a bundle of sticks How Ian Direach returned home and how his stepmother fell as a bundle of sticks
The rear end of a rabbit sticks out of a rolled-up map The rear end of a rabbit sticks out of a rolled-up map

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Sylvia Plath was a famous poet who killed herself at age thirty-one by sticking her head into a gas oven
    • n stickful In printing, as much composed type as can be contained in a composing-stick.
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Quotations

  • Bible
    Bible
    “Some friends play at friendship, but a true friend sticks closer than one's nearest kin. [Proverbs 18:24]”
  • Scott Reed
    Scott Reed
    “This one step -- choosing a goal and sticking to it -- changes everything.”
  • Pierre De Beaumarchais
    Pierre De Beaumarchais
    “Vilify, Vilify, some of it will always stick.”
  • Angela Thirkell
    Angela Thirkell
    “If one cannot invent a really convincing lie, it is often better to stick to the truth.”
  • Thomas A. Edison
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    “The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.”
  • Arlo Guthrie
    Arlo Guthrie
    “You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in.”

Idioms

Better than a stick in the eye - If something is better than a stick in the eye, it isn't very good, but it is better than nothing.
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Carrot and stick - If someone offers a carrot and stick, they offer an incentive to do something combined with the threat of punishment.
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Give it some stick - (UK) If you give something some stick, you put a lot of effort into it.
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Give someone stick - (UK) If someone gives you stick, they criticise you or punish you.
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In a cleft stick - If you are in a cleft stick, you are in a difficult situation, caught between choices.
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More than you can shake a stick at - If you have more of something than you can shake a stick at, then you have a lot.
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Out in the sticks - (UK) If someone lives out in the sticks, they live out in the country, a long way from any metropolitan area.
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Rough end of the stick - To get the rough end of the stick is to be treated unfairly or to come off worse than the other party in a transaction, situation or relationship.
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Short end of the stick - If someone gets the short end of the stick, they are unfairly treated or don't get what they deserve.
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Speak softly and carry a big stick - If you speak softly and carry a big stick, you make your case quietly but can back it up forcefully if necessary.
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Stick in your craw - If someone or something really annoys you, it is said to stick in your craw.
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Stick out like a sore thumb - If something sticks or stands out like a sore thumb, it is clearly and obviously different from the things that are around it.
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Stick to your guns - If you stick to your guns, you keep your position even though people attack or criticise you.
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Stick your neck out - If you stick you neck out, you take a risk because you believe in something.
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Stick-in-the-mud - A stick-in-the-mud is someone who doesn't like change and wants things to stay the same.
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Usage

In literature:

Joe had his bear stick handy and his plans for bears or wolves or Indians.
"A Man for the Ages" by Irving Bacheller
And I suppose it does seem funny to be a Monkey on a Stick and then not have your stick with you.
"The Story of a Monkey on a Stick" by Laura Lee Hope
First off, there's that stick-around disposition of hers.
"Wilt Thou Torchy" by Sewell Ford
The National Museum should possess an example of throwing-stick from the Fury and Hecla Straits.
"Throwing-sticks in the National Museum" by Otis T. Mason
In each case the eyrie was a flat platform of sticks about twice the size of a kite's nest.
"A Bird Calendar for Northern India" by Douglas Dewar
The teacher was to be Mother Goose herself, with a tall peaked hat, and a long stick.
"The Bobbsey Twins at Home" by Laura Lee Hope
Sticking a knife into Lutie?
"From the Housetops" by George Barr McCutcheon
Wolpi weaving stick 392 Fig.
"Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collections Obtained From The Indians Of New Mexico And Arizona In 1879" by James Stevenson
If it sticks to the chin, you will be married, and your true love will stick to you.
"Current Superstitions" by Various
People used to stick their heads under washpots to sing and pray.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
One of these stick-rattlers passed as Bill stood there looking down.
"Jill the Reckless" by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
The old gypsy woman came toward Madge and Phil, looking alarmed, but brandishing a long stick.
"Madge Morton's Secret" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
What's happened since only shows that she will stick at nothing.
"The Honour of the Clintons" by Archibald Marshall
Etruria shrieked once more and the next moment was lost amid the moving figures, the brandished sticks, the struggle.
"The Great House" by Stanley J. Weyman
If too much colour follows the stick, the body is too thick; only a narrow line of colour must follow the stick.
"Practical Bookbinding" by Paul Adam
There were no sticks, no mud, nor anything to suggest building.
"Shaggycoat" by Clarence Hawkes
Join them with sticks broken to convenient length.
"Home Occupations for Boys and Girls" by Bertha Johnston
She had driven away the other children who were teasing it with sticks.
"Star" by Forrestine C. Hooker
But above all, take up some one branch of study and stick to it.
"The Swan and Her Crew" by George Christopher Davies
He had a walking stick in his hand, with a horn handle.
"The Chase of the Ruby" by Richard Marsh
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In poetry:

Their monument sticks like a fishbone
in the city's throat.
Its Colonel is a lean
as a compass-needle.
"For the Union Dead" by Robert Lowell

S was Papa's new Stick,
Papa's new thumping Stick,
To thump extremely wicked boys,
Because it was so thick.
"Nonsense Alphabet" by Edward Lear
He doesn't haddle as mich brass
As aw do ivery wick:
An' if he gets a gradely shop,
It's seldom he can stick.
"Latter Wit" by John Hartley
"Observe his grisly beard,
His race it clearly shows,
He sticks no fork in ham or pork -
Observe, my friends, his nose.
"The Bishop and the Busman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Gie me a friend 'at aw can trust,
'An tell mi secrets to;
One tender-hearted, firm an' just,
Who sticks to what is true.
"What Aw Want" by John Hartley
Now tremble you ye wicked wights therefore,
which sowed are so thicke
Throughout ye world, & worship now such store
of gods of stone and sticke,
which you your selues wt wicked hads do carue,
To call vpon and vainly for to serue.
"A Tragedie of Abrahams Sacrifice" by Arthur Golding

In news:

Let's say I find myself a really long, sharp stick.
He has been sticking close to his parish recently, saying he did not want to give the authorities an excuse to go after him.
1 stick butter plus 1 tablespoon (room temperture).
Can you really save the rainforest by sticking a price tag on it.
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened.
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened.
My hands are so busy that I have a heck of a time getting bandages to stick.
Sticking to the tried and true at the Shenandoah Valley's Mimslyn Inn.
Sure you could spend the day hollowing out Slim Jim sticks to save a few bucks, but we found ours at Amazon.
President Barack Obama urged students at a Wisconsin campaign rally to stick with him and vote in the Nov 2 elections.
Shane Healy, a three sport star (soccer, wrestling, lacrosse) and long stick midfielder at Scituate (Mass.
THE BLIND DATE CHALLENGE- Stick it: Sometimes you're the windshield.
It took 50 hours, miles of cardboard, 50 hot-glue-sticks, 3 cans of berry-pink paint and a hole lot of love.
1 cup (2 sticks, 8 oz.
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter , room temperature.
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In science:

It is also the number of cuts that appear between x and 0 in the stick-breaking scheme before time a.
Record process on the Continuum Random Tree
If a free particle encounters any particle of the cluster, it irreversibly sticks ∗ Corresponding author.
Scaling laws in the diffusion limited aggregation of persistent random walkers
Another simple and well studied growth process is the so called ballistic aggregation (BA), in which the free particles move ballistically at randomly chosen directions and obey the same sticking rules as the DLA model.
Scaling laws in the diffusion limited aggregation of persistent random walkers
The tra jectory is stopped whenever the particle visits a position adjacent to the cluster where it irreversibly sticks.
Scaling laws in the diffusion limited aggregation of persistent random walkers
This can be described as a combination of coalescing (if the paths have the same dynamical time) z be the path from z = (x, t) ∈ Z2 and sticking (if the dynamical times differ).
Subdiffusive and Superdiffusive Exceptional Times in the Dynamical Discrete Web
If τ = τ (cid:48) , the paths coalesce when they meet, otherwise they “stick”.
Subdiffusive and Superdiffusive Exceptional Times in the Dynamical Discrete Web
The paths continue to stick until they reach a site whose clock has rung, at which point they follow independent arrows.
Subdiffusive and Superdiffusive Exceptional Times in the Dynamical Discrete Web
The problem arises in the interaction between sticking and coalescing (to be specific, (14)-(16) fail for B τ k , so we are unable to establish (18)).
Subdiffusive and Superdiffusive Exceptional Times in the Dynamical Discrete Web
This sticking leads to dependence between the web paths.
Subdiffusive and Superdiffusive Exceptional Times in the Dynamical Discrete Web
Our modified paths (the Yτ ’s) have their own version of sticking that is slightly more complicated.
Subdiffusive and Superdiffusive Exceptional Times in the Dynamical Discrete Web
To prove Proposition 1 we will prove bounds for the amount of sticking, which will allow us to bound the dependence between the C τ ’s.
Subdiffusive and Superdiffusive Exceptional Times in the Dynamical Discrete Web
We will call (i) an ll(left-left)-sticking time, (ii) an lr-sticking time, (iii) an rl-sticking time, and (iv),(v) will both be rr-sticking times.
Subdiffusive and Superdiffusive Exceptional Times in the Dynamical Discrete Web
So if we make the time change t → t − G(t) we will include only the sticking steps.
Subdiffusive and Superdiffusive Exceptional Times in the Dynamical Discrete Web
Similarly if we make the time change t → G(t) we will include only the non-sticking steps.
Subdiffusive and Superdiffusive Exceptional Times in the Dynamical Discrete Web
Recall that the Yld ’s and Yrd ’s include only the non-sticking steps of each walk.
Subdiffusive and Superdiffusive Exceptional Times in the Dynamical Discrete Web
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