• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Walking-fan a large fan used out of doors to protect the face from the sun
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wealcan, to roll, turn; cog. with Ger. walken, to full cloth.


In literature:

Mr. Fanning started us off for the walk with pockets filled with sweetmeats, which we nibbled on the way back.
"The Crossing" by Winston Churchill
He walked into the bedroom and peered up through the quick intervals of the revolving fan.
"When the Sleeper Wakes" by Herbert George Wells
He got the fan, however, and I waited for him to walk into the dining room before following Mrs.
"The Red Seal" by Natalie Sumner Lincoln
He took off his hat and fanned himself thoughtfully as he walked.
"A Millionaire of Yesterday" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
He walked down to the beach with an armful of fans, piled them there, returned to camp.
"Angel Island" by Inez Haynes Gillmore
Half an hour's walk brought us to Vista Alegre, another little clearing on an alluvial fan in the bend of the river.
"Inca Land" by Hiram Bingham
I remember men walked about the streets fanning themselves.
"Lawn Tennis for Ladies" by Mrs. Lambert Chambers
He went out, walking unhurriedly, gently waving a fan decorated with paintings.
"Eastern Shame Girl" by Charles Georges Souli
The children said they looked 'like fans walking about;' and it was not difficult to understand their meaning.
"A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam'" by Annie Allnut Brassey
In answer she struck him lightly with her fan and walked on laughing.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1" by Various
The two cadets dropped lightly to the floor and lay face down, while Quent Miles walked toward them fanning the gun around menacingly.
"Treachery in Outer Space" by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
His heart was as buoyant as his steps, as he walked along, the light summer breeze fanning his face.
"The Children of the New Forest" by Captain Marryat
The weather was still cold, but she carried a fan in her hand, and moved it rapidly as she walked into the room and sank into a chair.
"In Direst Peril" by David Christie Murray
While conversation buzzed, and fans fluttered, Azzie, dressed as somberly as the rostrum looked, walked slowly down the main aisle.
"Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall" by Jean K. Baird
After which he walked out and fanned three batters in a row.
"Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager" by Burt L. Standish
Warmed by his walk, he removed his hat and fanned himself with it.
"The Soul of Susan Yellam" by Horace Annesley Vachell
You were walking through the wood fanning yourself with it.
"Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays" by Various
The Countess, rapidly moving her fan, walked to and fro in the room, then bending towards Bruehl, spoke confidentially.
"Count Brühl" by Joseph Kraszewski
At the other side of the wall I heard Mrs. Fanning's heavy steps as she walked about.
"A Plucky Girl" by L. T. Meade
If we can't find it there's nothing to do but to walk, Fan.
"Affinities and Other Stories" by Mary Roberts Rinehard

In poetry:

See, 'tis broke! Within this grove,
The bower and the walks of love,
Weary lie we down and rest,
And fan each other's panting breast.
"To Amarantha, That She Would Dishevel Her Hair" by Richard Lovelace
She passed and left no quiver in the veins, who now
Moving among the trees, and clinging
in the air she severed,
Fanning the grass she walked on then, endures:
Grey olive leaves beneath a rain-cold sky.
"Gentildonna" by Ezra Pound
You marshal, brilliant, from the box,
Fans, feathers, diamonds, castled locks,
Your magazine of arms;
But 'tis the sweet sequester'd walk,
The whispering hour, the tender talk, That gives you genuine charms.
"Ode to Women" by John Logan

In news:

Fans should walk away from 'crazy' NJ Nets and possible new owner now.
New Orleans Fans Walk Out of Madonna Concert + More.
Georgia Bulldogs fans Tyler Graves and Anne Graves walk in downtown Columbia Friday afternoon.
The AMC zombie drama 'The Walking Dead' has a lot of fans.
Fans offered ' Arrested Development ' walk-on roles.
As I walk the grounds of KCON, I notice most fans are Asian — of Filipino, Vietnamese and Chinese descent — but there aren't many Koreans.
Wherein MGK inspires a wheelchair-bound fan to walk.
Razorback Fans walk out early on Starkville game.
He might have walked alone in a crowd of 15,000 fans , but for one Italian soccer fan that lonely experience has resulted in internet stardom.
Fans of all ages gather at John Lennon 's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to celebrate his music and his life.
Well this year, Moore can't walk into a room without fans going crazy.
Any Detroit techno fan who showed up at the Warehouse Loft last Saturday night walked away disappointed.
Fans gather around Michael Jackson 's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
When the People's Choice Awards are handed out in January, Blake just might walk away as the fans' favorite male artist in all genres.
Walking into the Rose Bowl, it was tough to gauge exactly how many fans would be in attendance on a night No 18-ranked USC was hosting No.

In science:

The generic Gr ¨obner walk is a version of the classical Gr¨obner walk algorithm for Gr ¨obner basis conversion in the Gr ¨obner fan of an ideal in a polynomial ring.
Truncated Groebner fans and lattice ideals
In the generic walk explicit rational vectors in the Gr ¨obner fan are replaced by computations with in finitesimal numbers which can be handled formally.
Truncated Groebner fans and lattice ideals
The truncated Gr ¨obner fan is in general much smaller than the full Gr ¨obner fan and forms the polyhedral setting for a truncated version of the generic Gr ¨obner walk.
Truncated Groebner fans and lattice ideals
Our experiments show that the the generic walk in the truncated Gr ¨obner fan consists of signi ficantly fewer steps, whereas the walk in the full Gr ¨obner fan does not compare well computing directly with the Buchberger algorithm. I am grateful to B.
Truncated Groebner fans and lattice ideals
The Gr ¨obner walk can be carried out in the truncated Gr ¨obner fan converting one truncated Gr ¨obner basis to another.
Truncated Groebner fans and lattice ideals
Typically to compute a target Gr ¨obner basis with less than 1, 000 binomials, the generic walk traverses cones associated with reduced Gr ¨obner bases of more than 20, 000 binomials along a straight line intersecting many cones in the Gr ¨obner fan.
Truncated Groebner fans and lattice ideals
This is the analogue of a Gr¨obner walk in the setting of secondary fans.
Computing Tropical Resultants