• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Stop-motion a mechanical arrangement for producing an automatic stop in machinery, as for shutting off steam, &c
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. stoppen—O. Fr. estouper (Ice. stoppa, Ger. stopfen, to stuff); all from L. stupa, the coarse part of flax, tow.


In literature:

Then the stars stopped in their motions.
"The Temptation of St. Antony" by Gustave Flaubert
They dared not touch it for fear it might stop the invisible machinery that it had evidently set in motion.
"A Voyage with Captain Dynamite" by Charles Edward Rich
To their amazement Lizzie stopped at the "Royal George" inn, and motioned them to enter.
"A Patriotic Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
Something came stealthily through the grass, now stopping, now advancing with a creeping, evil motion.
"Wood Magic" by Richard Jefferies
Cortin stopped, frowning, and motioned Odeon to join her.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
Mike stopped short, but made no motion to obey.
"The Launch Boys' Adventures in Northern Waters" by Edward S. Ellis
A slight motion in the thicket behind him told that his foe was still there, and he stopped.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
From the act of heaving-to; the motion of the ship stopped.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Claigue stopped him with an arresting word and motion of his hand.
"Ravensdene Court" by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
De t'er creeturs, dey stop en watch his motions.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
The rifle must be raised slowly, without jerk, and its motion stopped gradually.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Once I made a motion to stop ship and check, but Halloran shook his head.
"A Question of Courage" by Jesse Franklin Bone
He stopped dead and waved his arm with a sweeping motion to include all the country to the north.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
Verlaan made a motion as if to remove the intruder; but the girl stopped him with a look.
"Walter Pieterse" by Multatuli
Hollis never stopped or made a motion to help, but kept on after the Lucy Foster.
"The Seiners" by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
Si motioned to Shorty to stop and keep silent, while he stepped up closer, parted the bushes a little, looked through, and listened.
"Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)" by John McElroy
Duncan made motions for it to stop tracking.
"The World That Couldn't Be" by Clifford Donald Simak
He stopped short, and made a motion to lower his rifle; but he was too late.
"Northern Diamonds" by Frank Lillie Pollock
In one motion he drew in the plunging ponies to a dead stop, thrust the lines into Lyddy's hands, and vaulted over the wheel of the farm wagon.
"The Girls of Hillcrest Farm" by Amy Bell Marlowe
But the bow kept up its motion; he couldn't make it stop.
"The Girl From the Marsh Croft" by Selma Lagerlöf

In poetry:

"Think you I do not feel my every drop
Of blood is as an ocean
In which are surging and will never stop
All things your hope gave motion?
"The Strong Man To His Sires" by Cale Young Rice

In news:

'ParaNorman' activity: Sam Fell and Chris Butler summon stop-motion scares in animated adventure.
They also touch on The Breakfast Club, stop-motion animation , and their so-called gay agenda.
The Magic Behind Stop Motion Animation .
Take a camera, 1000 pumpkins and a few hundred hours with a knife, and then you get this stop motion video.
Pumpkin , Stop Motion, Halloween.
But "everything is already in motion to stop the sale," said attorney Bridget Brennan Tyrrell, speaking Thursday (Nov. 8) evening through a spokesperson.
Martin Short and Catherine O'Hara talk about lending their voices to Tim Burton's stop-motion film.
On Jan 10, Judge Joseph Cardoza denied a motion for the County of Maui to stop work on pipelines to the contaminated and highly controversial wells.
You could use Stop Motion software (from $19 on Amazon) but this adds to the cost and complexity.
Stop Motion Animation Brings 'Pirates. 'The Eco Experts Stop Motion Video Shows Installing Solar Panels is Child's Play'.
UK Animators Use Cellphone and Microscope To Film Smallest Stop-Motion Animation Ever.
Dot, Star of the World's Smallest Stop-Motion Animation Nokia.
Using a Nokia N8 smartphone and a CellScope, the team behind the Wallace & Gromit series has made the world's smallest stop-motion animation film.
WALT DISNEY MUSEUM Where would an exhibit on stop motion animation be without an appearance by the marvelous Gumby.

In science:

By symmetry, (BD−t )0≤t
Dual random fragmentation and coagulation and an application to the genealogy of Yule processes
The stopping time τ is the first time that the Brownian motion achieves a drawdown of size h, see [38,39].
One-dimensional random field Kac's model: weak large deviations principle
Since ˆτ0 is a ˆF + t stopping time for (V ǫ (t), t ≥ 0) , the translated and reflected motion (−1)[V ǫ (ǫτ0 + t) − V ǫ (ǫτ0 )], for t ≥ 0, is a new random walk independent of (V ǫ (t), 0 ≤ t ≤ ǫτ0 ) on which we will iterate the previous construction.
One-dimensional random field Kac's model: weak large deviations principle
Taylor. (1975) A stopped Brownian Motion Formula Ann.
One-dimensional random field Kac's model: weak large deviations principle
On a stopped Brownian Motion Formula of H.M.
One-dimensional random field Kac's model: weak large deviations principle
Our treatment of the problem involves Skorokhod embeddings of random walks in Martingales, especially via the Az´ema–Yor and Dubins stopping times, adapted from standard Brownian Motion to exponential Martingales.
On the adjustment coefficient, drawdowns and Lundberg-type bounds for random walk
Let ν be the law of planar Brownian motion B (·) (started at some point in D and stopped on exiting D).
Loop-erased random walk and Poisson kernel on planar graphs
Gt The problem we address in this section is then the following: Brownian motion and let T be a almost surely positive stopping time for its filtration such that E(T ) = 1 and T satisfies (9).
On the structure of Gaussian random variables
Remark 2 Proposition 3 provides an interesting example of a Brownian motion β and of a stopping time T for its filtration such that βT is standard normal and T is not almost surely equal to 1.
On the structure of Gaussian random variables
Each has the law of a standard Brownian motion (up to a stopping time).
Conformal weldings of random surfaces: SLE and the quantum gravity zipper
Recalling the correspondence shown in Figure 4.2, the fact that the left figure is a Brownian motion with this constant drift (up to a stopping time) completely determines the law of Wt up to that stopping time.
Conformal weldings of random surfaces: SLE and the quantum gravity zipper
Step 1: Since the Xi are independent centered random variables, Z is a martingale, and one can use a Skorokhod embedding: there exists a Brownian motion B and an increasing sequence of stopping times (τ (n))n∈N such that (Zn )n∈N and (Bτ (n))n∈N have the same finite dimensional distributions.
Survival probabilities of weighted random walks
D’Ovidio, M., Orsingher E. (2011), Bessel processes and hyperbolic Brownian motions stopped at different random times, Stoch.
Fractional relaxation equations and Brownian crossing probabilities of a random boundary
Bessel processes and hyperbolic Brownian motions stopped at different random times.
Compositions, Random Sums and Continued Random Fractions of Poisson and Fractional Poisson Processes
Dubins finessed an important technical detail where the construction of the stopping times can be done purely on the path-space of the Brownian motion (i.e., without reliance on additional random variables).
Recent progress on the Random Conductance Model