adder

Definitions

  • Adder
    Adder
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n adder small terrestrial viper common in northern Eurasia
    • n adder a machine that adds numbers
    • n adder a person who adds numbers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The only venomous British snake is the adder.
    • Adder A serpent. "The eddre seide to the woman."
    • Adder (Zoöl) A small venomous serpent of the genus Vipera. The common European adder is the Vipera berusorPelias berus. The puff adders of Africa are species of Clotho.
    • Adder (Zoöl) In America, the term is commonly applied to several harmless snakes, as the milk adder puffing adder, etc.
    • n Adder One who, or that which, adds; esp., a machine for adding numbers.
    • Adder (Zoöl) Same as Sea Adder.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n adder The popular English name of the viper, Vipera communis, now Pelias berus, a common venomous serpent of Europe (and the only poisonous British reptile), belonging to the family Viperidæ, of the suborder Solenoglypha, of the order Ophidia. It grows to a length of about 2 feet, of which the tail constitutes one eighth; the head is oval, with a blunt snout; the color varies from brown or olive to brownish-yellow, variegated with a row of large confluent rhombic spots along the middle line of the back, and a row of small black or blackish spots on each side. Though the adder is venomous, its bite is not certainly known to be fatal.
    • n adder A name loosely applied to various snakes more or less resembling the viper, Pelias berus: as By the translators of the authorized version of the Bible, to several different species of venomous serpents.
    • n adder The sea-stickleback or adder-fish. See adder-fish.
    • n adder One who adds.
    • n adder An instrument for performing addition.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Adder ad′ėr the popular English name of the viper
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
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    “It is the bright day that brings forth the adder, and that craves wary walking.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. addere, naddere, eddre, AS. nædre, adder, snake; akin to OS. nadra, OHG. natra, natara, Ger. natter, Goth. nadrs, Icel. naðr, masc., naðra, fem.: cf. W. neidr, Gorn. naddyr, Ir. nathair, L. natrix, water snake. An adder, is for a nadder,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. nædre; cf. Ger. atter for natter. An adder came by mistake into use for a nadder; the reverse mistake is a newt for an ewt or eft.

Usage

In literature:

I will not again think of that horrid adder.
"The Buccaneer" by Mrs. S. C. Hall
It is the bright day that brings forth the adder, And that craves wary walking.
"The New Hudson Shakespeare: Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare
The rules laid down to the editors by the Emperor were, according to Servius, 'ut superflua demerent, nihil adderent tamen.
"The Student's Companion to Latin Authors" by George Middleton
Fifth, love is not "puffed up," as are false teachers, who swell themselves up like adders.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
He filled her breast with the poison of asps, her eyes with the venom of the adder that lures to destruction.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume VI" by Various
But does not I. E. A. remember the parallel case of "adder"?
"A Tangled Tale" by Lewis Carroll
The deadly adder lurks in his covert till the unwary footstep approach him.
"The Indian Princess" by James Nelson Barker
The addition is done in the Index Adder which is a 15 bit 1's complement adder.
"Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3)" by Digital Equipment Corporation
He's a good adder-up, I suppose, or he wouldn't be what he is.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol 150, February 9, 1916" by Various
Afterwards he seized hold of an adder, and was not bitten by it.
"Bunyan" by James Anthony Froude
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In poetry:

There in the early springtime
The violets are blue,
And adder-tongues in coats of gold
Are garmented anew.
"The Deserted Pasture" by Bliss William Carman
Can you blame me that I did not see
Beneath his burning kiss
The serpent's wiles, nor even hear
The deadly adder hiss?
"A Double Standard" by Frances Ellen Watkins
What adders came to shed their coats?
What coiled obscene
Small serpents with soft stretching throats
Caressed Faustine?
"Faustine" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
"They'll turn me in your arms, lady,
Into an esk and adder;
But hold me fast, and fear me not,
I am your bairn's father.
"Tam Lin" by Andrew Lang
"They'll turn me in your arms, lady,
Into an esk and adder,
But hold me fast, and fear me not,
I am your bairn's father.
"Tam Lin" by Anonymous Americas
Look not on the wine when red,
When it foams and sparkles bright,
Lo! it hides an adder's head!
Like a serpent will it bite.
"The Effects of Wine" by John Pierpont

In news:

Right-Click Context Menu Adder 's simple interface makes it easy to use this app.
Dianthus barbatus 'Black Adder'.
Adder has introduced the AdderLink AV Series of extenders, which stream and manage high-resolution multimedia content to multiple displays over long distances using a single CATx cable.
Practical advice that will help even the messiest ADDer get organized.
Results Enhancer , Value Adder.
According to Van Horn, the slow-acting puff-adder venom causes.
Singer-pianist Donald Fagen and guitarist Walter Becker took the stage as their band played "Dizzy's Bidness," a jazz standard associated with Cannonball Adderly.
Perhaps it is missing eye of newt, or howlet's wing, or Adder's fork.
Stock axles work great within factory parameters, but when you throw power-adders, larger tires, and extreme wheeling into the mix, stock axles can buckle under the pressure.
Early Sunday morning, the last remaining US soldiers at Camp Adder climbed into their MRAPs and Humvees on the base, outside Iraq's southern city of Nasiriya.
Outfitting a 2008 Dodge Durango with smart visual cues and power adders.
'We have little or no respect for their puff adder brand of reportage'.
View full size US Army Public Affairs PFC Eric Dewitt of Vernonia prepares an engine bay of an MRAP to accept a new engine at Camp Adder, Iraq.
David Giwerc, an ADHD coach (and ADDer).
The German 1941 Z3 Adder (a reconstruction) used telephone relays instead of vacuum tubes as switches for memory.
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In science:

Remark 4: The method described above can be used with any binary separable code for conventional GT or adder channel to generate a SQGT code.
Semi-Quantitative Group Testing
Semi-quantitative group testing (SQGT) is a (possibly) non-binary pooling scheme that may be viewed as a concatenation of an adder channel and an integer-valued quantizer.
Semi-Quantitative Group Testing: a General Paradigm with Applications in Genotyping
Also, if q = Q = 2 and η1 = 1, the SQGT model reduces Based on the definition, it is clear that SQGT may be viewed as a concatenation of an adder to CGT.
Semi-Quantitative Group Testing: a General Paradigm with Applications in Genotyping
Furthermore, if Q − 1 = d(q − 1) and ∀r ∈ [Q], ηr = r , then the SQGT reduces to the adder model (QGT), with a possibly non-binary test matrix.
Semi-Quantitative Group Testing: a General Paradigm with Applications in Genotyping
For example, QGT (i.e. adder model) is a special case of SQGT; while there are many interesting code constructions for QGT, these constructions do not generalize for CGT, another special case of SQGT.
Semi-Quantitative Group Testing: a General Paradigm with Applications in Genotyping
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