Wave-offering

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Wave-offering an ancient Jewish custom of moving the hands in succession towards the four points of the compass in presenting certain offerings—opposed to the Heave-offering, in which the hands were only lifted up and lowered
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wafian, to wave; cf. Ice. vafra, to waver.

Usage

In literature:

Does a man commonly see another come up waving a scimitar and offer no remarks?
"The Innocence of Father Brown" by G. K. Chesterton
When we reached the house, my little friend waved aside Mary's offer of tea.
"The Mysterious Affair at Styles" by Agatha Christie
He waved away an offered dish.
"The Rescue" by Joseph Conrad
The stranger shook his head silently, but positively, at every offer, and, waving his farewell to the company, stalked slowly out of the hall.
"The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." by Washington Irving
He offered Alfio a glass of wine, but it was refused with a wave of the hand.
"A Second Book of Operas" by Henry Edward Krehbiel
Mallow offered his arm but was impatiently waved aside.
"The Secret Passage" by Fergus Hume
He waved a hand declining the cigar offered him by his great chief.
"Carnac's Folly, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
The Lacedaemonians hearing this offer, most of them lowered their shields and waved their hands to show that they accepted it.
"The History of the Peloponnesian War" by Thucydides
How can I give them rest, and save Their spirits with the offered wave?
"Hindu Literature" by Epiphanius Wilson
Many women pressed forward to offer assistance, but the girl waved them back.
"Gordon Keith" by Thomas Nelson Page
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In poetry:

Then, thou wild flow'r, for ever wave!
To thee this parting tear is given;
The sigh I offer at her grave
Shall reach my sainted love in heaven!
"To The Tomb Of A Friend" by Sir John Carr

In news:

San Francisco has its fair share of third-wave coffee so we jumped at the chance to visit one of the East Bay's newest offerings.
While wandering through Indonesia filming the award-winning surf movie The Drifter , Rob Machado met up with various friends for surf sessions on the best waves the Islands had to offer.
While wandering through Indonesia filming the award winning surf movie The Drifter , Rob Machado met up with various friends for surf sessions on the best waves the islands had to offer.
Millimeter-wave frequencies offer the wide bandwidths needed to support fast wireless data rates, and Hittite Microwave Corp. Has made their share of contributions for millimeter-wave radio designers.
KPMG was cited as a leader in the fourth quarter 2012 Forrester Wave™ Business Intelligence Service Providers report, which examined the offerings and capabilities of 12 organizations.
With small one-to-two foot waves on offer, event organizers have called off competition for the day.
Rogue Wave front-man Zach Rogue has written a batch of new songs he's offering under the artist name Release the Sunbird.
Rogue Wave front-man Zach Rogue has written a batch of new songs he's offering under the artist name Release the Sunbird .
In fact, when that richly pigmented smoke floats out of his trumpet, you'll wave him into your brick edifice and offer him your bed.
The Rocklin Wave Swim Team has partnered with the city of Rocklin to offer a swim and water polo program this summer.
Waving the flag for the American Express Small Business Saturday(R) campaign, CallFire announced that it is offering a special promotional opportunity for current and future customers, beginning today.
He smiled, waved hello, offered handshakes, high-fives and hugs — even a few hang loose signs.
He smiled, waved hello, offered handshakes, high-fives and hugs -- even a few hang loose signs.
Film offers a wave of emotion based on a true story.
Lincoln Electric offers the Power Wave R500 robotic multi-process, 500-amp welding power source.
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In science:

The 300 s waves also offer an interesting heating scenario.
The role of torsional Alfven waves in coronal heating
Pulsar timing arrays (PTA) are one of the most promising candidates to offer the first direct detection of gravitational waves.
Local measurement of {\Lambda} using pulsar timing arrays
This offers a possible alternative to the d-wave pairing explanation for the cuprate superconductors, for which many observations have indicated close to a linearly vanishing spectrum .
Random Matrix Model for Superconductors in a Magnetic Field
Possible resolution: In this writer’s view, the Stochastic Electrodynamics (SED) model of QM offers the optimum resolution of the problem by identifying the wave function as an extended sort of pilot wave.
Foundations of Probability and Physics, Round table
Gravitational-wave observatories offer a direct view into the behavior of gravity under extreme conditions, especially near the event horizon of a black hole.
Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology: Cosmic Laboratories for New Physics (Summary of the Snowmass 2001 P4 Working Group)
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