Stiffening order


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stiffening order (Com) a permission granted by the customs department to take cargo or ballast on board before the old cargo is out, in order to steady the ship.
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In literature:

The orderly stiffened to attention.
"The Lost Road" by Richard Harding Davis
They exchanged glances; then the father stiffened and gave the order.
"Georges Guynemer" by Henry Bordeaux
She whips the secretion as we whip white of egg, in order to make it rise and stiffen.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
This work is done quickly in order that the pastes may not stiffen before they are applied.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
The crank turns harder when the mixture has stiffened, and it is not necessary to look in order to know it is frozen.
"The Century Cook Book" by Mary Ronald
As different brands vary, however, study the directions on the box in order to get the right amount to stiffen one quart of jelly.
"Cookery for Little Girls" by Olive Hyde Foster

In science:

Furthermore, one can show that the form of the magnon propagator remains unchanged in second order in ∆/U , but magnons are stiffened by a factor of (1 + λ(∆/U )2 ).
Disorder and Impurities in Hubbard-Antiferromagnets
P , leading to a crumpled phase at any nonzero temperature .1 Internal order tends to stiffen a membrane.
Fluctuating Membranes with Tilt Order