• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Usager One who has the use of anything in trust for another.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The cross bow was invented by the Chinese and records of its usage goes back to as far as the Three Kingdom Period (220 a.d.-280 a.d.).
    • n usager One who has the use of anything in trust for another.
    • n usager One of a party which maintained the usages (see phrase under usage) among the English non-jurors and in the Scottish Episcopal Church.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In a study conducted regarding toilet paper usage, Americans are said to use the most toilet paper per trip to the bathroom, which was seven sheets of toilet paper per trip
    • ns Usager one of the non-jurors who maintained 'the usages'—mixed chalices, oblation in prayer of consecration, and prayer for the dead
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. usager,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Low L.,—L. usus.


In literature:

But old usages die hard.
"What The Left Hand Was Doing" by Gordon Randall Garrett
In future chapters we shall have occasion to refer to it in its relation to the usages of society.
"How To Behave: A Pocket Manual Of Republican Etiquette, And Guide To Correct Personal Habits" by Samuel R Wells
This had been the usage so long, that they had the same right to it that the king had to his crown.
"Charles I" by Jacob Abbott
The city rights and usages were respected by kings and conquerors alike.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
It follows that, if a stone can stand ring usage, it can safely be used for any purpose for which precious stones are mounted.
"A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public" by Frank Bertram Wade
Usage has given it various shades of meaning.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
For there were still the descendants of an elder brother left, who according to English usage had a prior right.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
There are certain customs and usages in connection with this interesting pastime that deserve to be noted and observed.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
That is a name for our habitation, which has since grown up into usage.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
In that warm climate, in accordance with immemorial usage, they went but half clothed.
"Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi" by John S. C. Abbott

In poetry:

For ye teach, when the year is dying,
The nobler uses of life;
The thirst for the kindlier usage,
And the hate for the paltrier strife.
"Christmas" by Alexander Anderson
Trite usages in tamest style
Had tended to their plighting.
"It's just worth while,
Perhaps," they had said. "And saves much sad good-nighting."
"A Jog-Trot Pair" by Thomas Hardy
'Then far rumours of her ill-usage
Came, like a chilling breath
When a man languisheth;
Followed by news that her mind lost balance,
And, in a space, of her death.
"The Cheval-Glass" by Thomas Hardy
The usage thou dost give thy sire, when old,
Shall be return'd to thee, if thou shalt live;
His grandson shall requite, as I've been told,
The scanty measure thou to him didst give.
"The Duty Of Children To Their Parents" by Rees Prichard
A usage sae barb'rous! nae mortal can bear!
-- Odd! they'll drive me to madness wi' perfect despair!
If I canna get Jamie, nor yet Dan nor Pate,
Faith I'll e'en tak the first chiel that comes in my gate.
"To Get A Man" by Hector MacNeill

In news:

Tennessee ranked third in antibiotic usage.
Create a checklist for bed usage.
With Internet usage spreading like a wildfire on a hot day, the number of Web sites available to help alfalfa growers manage their crops is growing.
Usage should reflect how we think about the online world.
Lee Hochberg investigates the debate over police stun gun usage in Portland, Ore.
0Students Honored for Highest Overall and Most Improved Seat Belt Usage.
Aviva's Usage-Based Insurance Android App Emerges from Beta with New Name.
Wireless carriers are launching programs allowing customers to receive rewards based on information their smartphones share -- such as their location, app usage and Web surfing data.
Co-op not billed for water usage.
Those impacted are asked to restrict their water usage and boil the water.
The Sierra Student Coalition, an IWU environmental group, is starting a movement to reduce the amount of plastic water bottle usage on campus.
City Auditor Gary Nystul has issued a report on Bremerton's lackluster monitoring of fuel purchases and usage.
Communism — The idea of a communist country is that of a money-less state where the means of production, distribution and usage are all held in common.
IPass Mobile Workforce Report Indicates Significant Growth in the BYOD Trend: Increased Data Usage Across More Devices -- and With the Smartphone at the Center of the Mobile Workers' Universe, the Enterprise Is Stuck Paying the Bill.
As social media usage continues to grow, it is becoming easier to identify opportunities for marketers to target specific consumer buying patterns.

In science:

DNA G+C content of the third codon position and codon usage biases of human genes.
Codon Usage Bias Measured Through Entropy Approach
Our characterization relies on the usage of preclones, an algebraic structure introduced by the authors in a previous paper, and of the block product operation on preclones.
Algebraic characterization of logically defined tree languages
We start with some remarks on the usage of the notation in this paper.
Central Limit Theorem for Branching Random Walks in Random Environment
They exhibit almost all the interesting phenomena and the theoretical difficulties, but some technical problems can be avoided by their usage.
The Einstein relation for random walks on graphs
We allowed a maximum running time of 1800 seconds per instance and a maximum memory usage of 256MB.
Design and Implementation of Aggregate Functions in the DLV System