• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Train-band a band of citizens trained to bear arms
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. train, trainer, through Low L. forms from L. trahĕre, to draw.


In literature:

With these few he turned at last, in the forlorn hope that the train-bands would again open to let him pass.
"The Reign of Mary Tudor" by James Anthony Froude
I have a good band, which was trained by your countrymen, but they have no such little instrument.
"The Fugitives" by R.M. Ballantyne
John Gilpin was a citizen of credit and renown; A train-band captain eke was he, of famous London town.
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
The train-bands of the city volunteered to march wherever their services might be required.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
He summoned his train-bands to assemble at sunset.
"The Witch of Salem" by John R. Musick
But rather that than have it help train up a band of wretched young cads.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
The trained bands of the town were called out to meet the danger, and they consisted entirely of Protestants.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
Then the people cooled down, and, after a long wait, there was another rush, as if a whole training band had broke loose.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
The band of huntsmen was organized, the dogs prepared, and the train departed.
"Cyrus the Great" by Jacob Abbott
And during this year of '74 the train bands became of more importance than ever before.
"With Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga" by W. Bert Foster
Before that day the train-bands of the towns were the color and music of the otherwise monotonous life.
"Noah Webster" by Horace E. Scudder
A train-band man in the crowd is firing off a musket to express his delight.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
We've got a couple of train robbers, and a band of cowboy vigilantes!
"Boy Scouts on the Great Divide" by Archibald Lee Fletcher
At about 5 P. M. the train started, amid the cheering of the troops and music by the 1st Brigade band from the piazza of the Soldiers' Home.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
So they divided into two bands; and, circling around, came swooping down on the train from both sides at once.
"Campmates" by Kirk Munroe
But then came two flashes and showed us the train-band marching towards the island.
"Barbarossa and Other Tales" by Paul Heyse
The town of Heldburg had militia and trained bands, and it was ordered that if the enemy came there, the city should be defended.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag
He ordered out the trained bands; they had no effect.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, No. 362, December 1845" by Various
That band played as only a trained South American band can play.
"With the Battle Fleet" by Franklin Matthews
And train her mind, to beat the band, Wilhelmina!
"Uncle Walt [Walt Mason]" by Walt Mason

In poetry:

John Gilpin was a citizen
Of credit and renown,
A train-band captain eke was he
Of famous London town.
"The Diverting History Of John Gilpin, Showing How He Went Farther Than He Intended, And Came Safe Ho" by William Cowper
The merry World did on a day
With his train-bands and mates agree
To meet together where I lay,
And all in sport to jeer at me.
"The Quip" by George Herbert
Hoo aft the music o' the band,
Sad, solemn, mournfu', thrill'd the air,
Whan marchin' wi' the funeral train
That to the grave a comrade bare!
"The Fever-Cloud" by Janet Hamilton
Lead to the bow'rs where haunt thy heavenly train,
And I will distant watch their mystic tread;
From their rich harvest glean the scatter'd grain,
To weave a band fantastic for my head.
"An Ode To Genius" by Emma Lyon

In news:

California 37 Cabernet Sauvignon made its debut following the success of "Drive By," the first single from Grammy award-winning band Train's "California 37" album.
Eric Church and his band dress up like 18th century train robbers in the video for Creepin .
A schoolgirl shows the class how to wear a reflective band during a recent training session by a road safety charity.
While Train was on the road this past summer with Maroon 5, Pat Monahan was busy writing new music for his band.
Train have been quite busy this summer – while on the road touring with Maroon 5, Pat Monahan has been busy writing new songs for the band's next album.
Kid Cover Band Unavailable Kills Ozzy's "Crazy Train".
But it turns out the group isn't going to stop there: the band told that at least two more Train wines are in the works.
The frontman for the local band Train will be making a special appearance at San Francisco's Ghirardelli Square this afternoon.
There will be carnival rides, face painters, balloon artists, a photo booth, jump castles, climbing wall, food from local restaurants, visits with Santa, and live music from local bands including Sol Driven Train and Fowler's Mustache.
Fort Carson's band training facility was LEED Gold Certified in 2009.
Whether it's English or band class, training can help teachers bring fresh ideas into the classroom.
Next, The Gap Band's "Party Train".
You just gotta love a classically trained rock band.
The lip dub includes a medley of music from the band Train, whose drummer Scott Underwood is a native of Saratoga .
The lip dub includes a medley of music from the band Train, whose drummer Scott Underwood is a native of Saratoga.

In science:

We train on 6 bands (NUV from GALEX , as all ob jects do not have FUV photometry, and the 5 SDSS bands) with 17,843 ob jects from the sample described in sec. 2 having SDSS spectroscopic redshifts.
Clustering Properties of restframe UV selected galaxies I: the correlation length derived from GALEX data in the local Universe
That each band’s offset is consistent with zero is important since no significant, net offset is being introduced relative to the CfA2 photometry, much of which was used to train the various light curve fitters that are used in H09.
CfA3: 185 Type Ia Supernova Light Curves from the CfA
Based on the observation that different kernel-induced Fourier sampling distributions correspond to different kernel parameters, we show that an optimization process in the Fourier domain can be used to identify the different frequency bands that are useful for prediction on training data.
Learning Random Kernel Approximations for Object Recognition
Manipulating the sampling distribution µk associated with kernel k in an optimization process identifies the different frequency bands that are useful for prediction on training data.
Learning Random Kernel Approximations for Object Recognition
For MLCS2k2, dropping the observer-frame U -band at training implies that the resulting model misses restframe U -band, which is unacceptable: all modern SN models insist on modelling near UV SED of supernovae, because distances to many high-redshift events rely on this modelling.
The expansion of the universe observed with supernovae
Percentages of yield loss, defect escape and number of devices predicted in t h e guard band with increasing number of training instances.
Specification Test Compaction for Analog Circuits and MEMS
For the ZE2-t runs the redshift stepping is reduced to 0.001 and no smoothing of the filter bands is performed. – Templates: ZEBRA is only run on PHAT0 so that no individual template set is associated with this code. – Prior: No prior was used. – Training: No training with the model-z’s was performed.
PHAT: PHoto-z Accuracy Testing
As training variables we use the observed magnitudes in each band.
PHAT: PHoto-z Accuracy Testing
Differences in the accuracy of the codes for the 14-band case can mostly be attributed to differences in the template sets and priors for the SED-fitting codes on the one hand and differences in the training schemes for the empirical codes on the other hand.
PHAT: PHoto-z Accuracy Testing
The U ∗ band is observable in the proposed survey beyond z = 0.6, and lies below the supernova model spectral region, and is then ignored in the training.
Dark energy constraints from a space-based supernova survey