To shrink on


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To shrink on (Mach) to fix (one piece or part) firmly around (another) by natural contraction in cooling, as a tire on a wheel, or a hoop upon a cannon, which is made slightly smaller than the part it is to fit, and expanded by heat till it can be slipped into place.
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In literature:

Philosophy, that lean'd on Heav'n before, Shrinks to her second cause, and is no more.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845" by Various
But my prick instead of obeying me as it usually did on such exciting occasions, refused, and shrinking left her cunt, to my intense vexation.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
The achievement of years shrinks to depressing dimensions, and the real test is on.
"An Ocean Tramp" by William McFee
After dinner the Bishop had candles placed on the piano, and begged the shrinking vocalist to give them an exhibition of her skill.
"Memoirs of Life and Literature" by W. H. Mallock
For some time the captain continued to face the stern; then turned with ferocious suddenness on the crew, and seemed to enjoy their shrinking.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The captain's foot was on the bottom step, but he seemed to be shrinking.
"The Little Regiment" by Stephen Crane
She held out her hand and laid it on his sleeve, and he remembered how she used to shrink from his touch.
"The Return of the Prodigal" by May Sinclair
Think on us who are with you here, and will go with you to death without shrinking.
"Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
It would be wrong, in writing to you on subjects so important as these, to shrink from handling the real difficulties.
"The Intellectual Life" by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
Heathcote had not moved; but the shrinking little plant happened to have placed itself exactly on a line with his idle eyes.
"Anne" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
It seems to hurt him; sets him on the shrink, don't you know.
"Harley Greenoak's Charge" by Bertram Mitford
The imp wheeled about as on a pivot, and positively appeared to shrink into his clothing at the sight of her.
"The Firebrand" by S. R. Crockett
On this his third death he did not so very greatly shrink from passing out of the body to stand before the face of his Maker.
"The Unknown Sea" by Clemence Housman
On these occasions, Groff contrived to shrink under the shade of some buttress, or projecting wall.
"The Circassian Chief" by W.H.G. Kingston
Mona obeys, feeling no shrinking from the kindly stout lady who is evidently bent on being "all things" to her.
"Mrs. Geoffrey" by Duchess
She seemed to shrink from contact with everyone, and had it not been for the doctor's dog she would have gone on without food or drink.
"Settling Day" by Nat Gould
He is not to shrink from encounters with inimical tribes; he is to live on wild fruits, roots, and water.
"Sagas from the Far East" by Various
Before the paper has a chance to dry and thus to shrink, the red stone is placed in the press and the impression is laid on it face down.
"The Invention of Lithography" by Alois Senefelder
To make castings it was necessary only to pour in wax, which on cooling would shrink sufficiently to be withdrawn.
"The Romance of Modern Invention" by Archibald Williams
I felt they was trying not to look on me, and was shrinking away from the shame that was throwed on me.
"Hungry Hearts" by Anzia Yezierska

In poetry:

Oh! earnest hearts! toil on in hope,
'Till darkness shrinks from light;
To fill the earth with peace and joy,
Let youth and age unite.
"The Present Age" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
"They shrink, they shudder, dear God! they kneel
To Thee in prayer.
They shut their eyes on the cloud, but feel
That it still is there.
"My Soul And I" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"I cannot look on thee, and think
That thou has ceased to hold me dear;
I cannot break the loosened link:
When thou, my only one, art near,
How can I shrink?
"Kadisha; Or, The First Jealousy" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
To sport on fancy's flowery brink,
And beek a wee in love's warm blink,
Is wiser far, I'm sure, than think
O' distant harm,
Whan eild and cauld indiff'rence shrink,
Frae pleasure's charm.
"The Links O' Forth : Or, A Parting Peep At The Carse O' Sterling" by Hector MacNeill
On thee, as lone I trace the Trent's green brink,
When the dim twilight slumbers on the glade;
On thee my thoughts shall dwell, nor Fancy shrink
To hold mysterious converse with thy shade.
"Elegy Occasioned" by Henry Kirke White
I do not think that I should shrink or falter,
But just go on,
Doing my work, nor change, nor seek to alter
Aught that is gone;
But rise and move and love and smile and pray
For one more day.
"When?" by Susan Coolidge

In news:

Ultraviolet laser machining technology helps this shop stay on top of shrinking feature and hole sizes common to the latest biomedical components.
Advocates for Bay Area seniors this week will convene around a vexing social problem: As the number of elderly living in poverty grows, safety net programs from Meals on Wheels to basic medical coverage continue to shrink.
Fast Wrap is able to shrink wrap entire buildings, no matter the size, on site and, generally, the same day.
A report also said bonuses are likely to shrink this year, reflecting lower profits on Wall Street.
A recent review shows efforts to shrink Ohio's inmate population by moving eligible offenders out of prisons isn't having much effect on the oldest inmates.
Stoker still harps on his pledge to shrink government, and trim any expendable fat.
Will the president follow through on his chance to shrink the Pentagon.
Some of the fruits of summer have swelled on the trees, only to shrink after harvest into wrinkled little blobs.
Right-to-work legislation will have a devastating impact on the already shrinking Michigan middle - 7:14 pm. BOONE – The four year trend of above average snowfall and cool, wet springs and shrinking habitat to escape those conditions continues to take its toll on Iowa pheasants and quail.
The world continues to shrink, and the presentation equipment required for people traveling on business has kept pace.
It is best to fire porcelain on top of special blanket prop or silica sand so they do not stick to the shelves and can freely shrink during the firing process.
EADS on Wednesday announced a sweeping change to its shareholding structure which will see overall government influence by state shareholders France and Germany shrink.
The Glamour Shrink , Amanda Horan Kennedy, joined Connecticut Style with some tips on how to wear leggings in a chic and fashionable way.
The QS-2001B is a cold- shrink branch splice designed to more easily make a wye/branch splice configuration on electrical power cables rated up to 15kV.

In science:

The limit R → 0 corresponds to taking M-theory on a Lorentzian torus T 1,1 in the limit in which both radii shrink to zero size.
Timelike T-Duality, de Sitter Space, Large $N$ Gauge Theories and Topological Field Theory
Compactifying the IIA (IIB) string theory on T 1,1 and taking the limit in which the torus shrinks to zero size gives the I I A∗ (I I B ∗) string theory.
Timelike T-Duality, de Sitter Space, Large $N$ Gauge Theories and Topological Field Theory
The condition (51) thus appears to be a nontrivial requirement on the expectation values of the scalar matrices allowed for blocking up to shrink noncommutativity.
Blocking up D-branes : Matrix renormalization ?
As t → 0+ , the diameter of the support of φt in the fibres of Up → Up ∩ S shrinks down to 0, linearly in t, hence sup{ |aI ,J (q)| | q ∈ supp φt} = O(t|I |) , whereas ψ , the hj and fj , and all the partial derivatives of ψ and of the fj are uniformly bounded on the support of φt .
Distributions and Analytic Continuation of Dirichlet Series
The support of the integrands shrinks down to {0} linearly in t, and on the support, the integrands are bounded by a multiple of |x|Re s+k−1 .
Distributions and Analytic Continuation of Dirichlet Series
One has to notice, however, that when bringing the hidden boundary to subcritical distance, the hidden gauge theory will soon become perturbative since the Calabi-Yau volume on the hidden boundary quickly grows when the orbifold size shrinks .
M-Theory Inflation from Multi M5-Brane Dynamics
It induces a constraint on the inner integral in Theorem 5.2 to an ellipse in b3 dimensions, and the volume of such a domain shrinks at the rate 1/(b3)!.
Counting String Vacua
On the other hand, such a move between virtual braids gives rise to isotopic closures, since the virtual L–moves shrink locally to kinks (grey diagrams in Figures 6 and 7).
The L-Move and Virtual Braids
More generally, they suggest the design of analysis tools that are robust to stretching and shrinking of the underlying metric, particularly in applications such as visualization in which qualitative properties, such as how the data are organized on a large scale, are of interest.
Algorithmic and Statistical Challenges in Modern Large-Scale Data Analysis are the Focus of MMDS 2008
Compared to the phase diagram of scalar bosons, the main difference is the shrinking of the base of the Mott lobes on the y -axis.
Recent developments in Quantum Monte-Carlo simulations with applications for cold gases
Then there exist holomorphic functions φk ,j on Dj such that log pk ,i,j = φk ,i − φk ,j on Di ∩ Dj , and φk ,j → 0 as k → ∞, on Dj (we may need to shrink the Dj a little at this step).
Normal holomorphic maps from C* to a projective space
To shrink on down to ∼ 10km size, this configuration must shed most of its angular momentum.
Gravitational Radiation -- A New Window Onto the Universe
The limit of M-theory on K3 which gives rise to weakly coupled heterotic string theory (on a torus, T 3) is the limit where the K3 volume shrinks to zero in Planck units.
M Theory and Cosmology
In addition, the overall distribution function of the delay times is steeper if a correlation exists such that the more massive binaries merge on a shorter timescale than the less massive ones, due to a more pronounced shrinking of the system.
The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I. Analytical Formulations
On the other hand, the relative shell size shrinks and its energy density grows relative to the average density.
The Effect of Large-Scale Inhomogeneities on the Luminosity Distance