• Adjustable Chisel-Gage.  Wooden Bench-Plane
    Adjustable Chisel-Gage. Wooden Bench-Plane
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n adjuster one who investigates insurance claims or claims for damages and recommends an effective settlement
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Woodworking Bench used at Pratt Institute, Showing Self-Adjusting Upright Vise Woodworking Bench used at Pratt Institute, Showing Self-Adjusting Upright Vise
A wrought-iron trammel used for hanging a pot from a fireplace crane. The adjustable hook made it possible to raise or lower the pot A wrought-iron trammel used for hanging a pot from a fireplace crane. The adjustable hook made it possible to raise...
Fine Adjustment Valve Fine Adjustment Valve
Adjustment of the Light Adjustment of the Light

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Among transsexuals who choose sex-change operations, females who elect to become males are reportedly happier and better adjusted after the procedures than males who elect to become female.
    • Adjuster an insurance agent who examines claims against personal or property damage insurance policies and makes estimates and recommendations regarding the amount which should be paid to the policyholder.
    • Adjuster One who, or that which, adjusts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If the gross for Gone With the Wind were to be adjusted to allow for inflation in the period since its release, it would be regarded as the most successful film ever.
    • n adjuster A person who adjusts; that which regulates.
    • n adjuster In hardware, any appliance used to regulate the movement of a blind, sash, hitching-strap, shaft, or other moving object in a wagon, house, etc.: as, a casement-adjuster, a pole-adjuster, a window-stop adjuster.
    • n adjuster In insurance, an officer of an insurance company whose duty is to determine the amount to be paid under a policy of insurance when a partial loss has been sustained.
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  • William Frederick Book
    William Frederick Book
    “Learn to adjust yourself to the conditions you have to endure, but make a point of trying to alter or correct conditions so that they are most favorable to you.”
  • Jane Heard
    Jane Heard
    “A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.”
  • Morarji Desai
    Morarji Desai
    “Life at any time can become difficult: life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life.”
  • C. M. Ward
    C. M. Ward
    “There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint.”
  • Jean Kerr
    Jean Kerr
    “The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.”
  • Jimmy Dean
    Jimmy Dean
    “I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”


In literature:

How are we going to keep our adjustments upon which good flying depends?
"The Aeroplane Speaks" by H. Barber
Other changes are more subtle than the temperature adjustment, but equally important.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
Carefully Henry examined the fastenings, to see how the extra tubing was adjusted.
"The Secret Wireless" by Lewis E. Theiss
Each addition to the power of the expiration demands also a change in the adjustment of the vocal cords.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
His hands trembled as he adjusted his overcoat.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
An alert and conscious adjustment of habits to a changing environment constitutes intelligence.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
He'd find it difficult to adjust to the different conditions at home.
"Mezzerow Loves Company" by Floyd L. Wallace
My wonder is concerned chiefly with the manner in which they adjust themselves to the vision of their futility.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
All biologic phenomena act to adjust: there are no biologic actions other than adjustments.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
At length he adjusted his "tongs" about a crucible and drew it entirely forth.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
Adjustment may be made so that the two halves appear alike and a reading is then taken from the scale.
"Steam, Its Generation and Use" by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
It is the great apparatus by which the organism steadily adjusts itself to the surroundings.
"Psychotherapy" by Hugo Münsterberg
Behind the body-tube are two forms of adjustment, coarse and fine.
"The Story of the Cotton Plant" by Frederick Wilkinson
With that apparatus I could throw a beam of negative heat with a focal point which I could adjust at will.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
The machinery of the house as adjusted by him still continued to run on smoothly.
"The Wall Street Girl" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
Whenever he returned from a long flight there was always a new form of regimentation to adjust to.
"The Cartels Jungle" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
In a socialistic society such adjustments would be made under the direction of the state.
"Essentials of Economic Theory" by John Bates Clark
This, I insist, is a fortunate fact of vast importance in the mutual adjustment of the two sexes in marriage.
"Sex-education" by Maurice Alpheus Bigelow
In reality, perception of the object precedes the motor adjustment, and is one factor in determining that adjustment.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
He pulled the flippers on, adjusting them for maximum comfort.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin

In poetry:

With her comb she comb’d his ringlets,
For she felt but little fear:
On each lock that she adjusted
Fell a hot and briny tear.
"Aager And Eliza (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
Once more, O all-adjusting Death!
The nation's Pantheon opens wide;
Once more a common sorrow saith
A strong, wise man has died.
"Samuel J. Tilden" by John Greenleaf Whittier
We will make our meek adjustments,
Contented with such random consolations
As the wind deposits
In slithered and too ample pockets.
"Chaplinesque" by Harold Hart Crane
And thus, adjusted to our lot,
Our kisses will be doubly hot—
Fornicating (like good machines)
We'll try the chances of our genes.
"War Resisters' Song" by Thomas McGrath
And storms deface The fluid glass
In which erewhile Britannia fair
Look'd down with pride, Like Ocean's bride,
Adjusting her majestic air!
"Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish." by Edward Young
I will be at your service as soon as I have had time to adjust my outward and refresh
my inward man.--Necessarily odd! (Seeing the COUNTESS about to retire.) Madam,
allow me (takes her hand)--If it is convenient.
"The Maid Of Saxony; Or, Who's The Traitor? - Act I" by George Pope Morris

In news:

COLUMBIA — With Vanderbilt fans expected to flood into Columbia for Saturday's game, FastCAT will adjust its route.
Obama's speech adjusted for more constrained circumstances.
Problems in seasonally adjusting the price index usually cause higher increases in the first quarter.
New-look Blazers make needed adjustments to put a winner on the floor.
That receiver enables continuous calibration/adjustment of the tester's internal atomic-clock reference oscillator.
A Manufacturing Philosophy Adjustment Might Be Needed.
Sorry, but you have to adjust any number like this that's that old for inflation—it's comparing apples to oranges not to do so.
As the live HD/SD-SDI signal passes through the DCC-7000, this device performs real-time adjustment, enhancement, and color correction of up to 12 separate colors and hues in the video.
Adjustable backlight 18 programmable macro keys.
It works great, and recently I've added an adjustable stop, which makes it even better.
Roanoke Valley lacrosse players are adjusting to new high school teams after the split of the South County Lacrosse boys' club.
Could I adjust to that foreign culture.
Taste the slaw and adjust the curry powder, salt and lime juice to taste.
Percentage change from previous month, seasonally adjusted.
Economists had expected durable-goods orders to sink a seasonally adjusted 5.3% in August.

In science:

The global threshold is set at a nominal value of 3100 e− for the entire chip, and the 4-bit fine threshold is adjusted to zero and its extremes, giving the three curves shown.
Development of a Hybrid Photo-Diode and its Front-End Electronics for the BTEV Experiment
Our method boils down to adjusting smoothed versions of the spectral covariance matrices (2) to their empirical estimates.
Blind separation of noisy Gaussian stationary sources. Application to cosmic microwave background imaging
Actually we observe that parameter sets adjusted to give a lower effective mass at saturation yield stronger reduction factors6 .
Neutrino-nucleon scattering rate in the relativistic random phase approximation
Without any adjustement of scaling parameters and instead using all the constraints inferred from the 3D simulation, we find a maximum of P much larger (∼ 9 times larger) than is obtained using a 1D GMLT solar model with Φ = 1.37.
Seismic diagnostics on stellar convection treatment from oscillation amplitudes of p-modes
Our result then shows that the values of Φ found for the solar GMLT model when adjusted on the damping rates is not compatible with the actual properties of turbulent medium in the excitation region.
Seismic diagnostics on stellar convection treatment from oscillation amplitudes of p-modes
Now we use a different type of regularization of the oscillating terms, but everything can be done as before, with one adjustment.
Sparse Potentials With Fractional Hausdorff Dimension
The surface brightness has been adjusted approximately for interstellar absorption.
A Simple Dynamical Model for Omega Cen
We have assumed that the data of De Marchi give the numbers of observed stars per magnitude bin in the two fields (with his stated adjustment by 0.1 dex for the outer field).
A Simple Dynamical Model for Omega Cen
The energy and angular momentum are adjusted in a manner dictated by the theory of two-body relaxation.
A Simple Dynamical Model for Omega Cen
We have not tried to adjust the initial mass function on the lower main sequence to improve the detailed fit with the mass function.
A Simple Dynamical Model for Omega Cen
However, not one but two adjustable parameters have to be chosen.
Clusters in Simple Fluids
When the positions and velocities of the particles are known, for instance by means of molecular dynamics simulations (Allen and Tildesley, 1987), this local definition is completely deterministic and does not depend on adjustable parameters.
Clusters in Simple Fluids
However, clusters are defined either by a cutoff distance or by a probability of connection which depends on an adjustable parameter.
Clusters in Simple Fluids
Therefore, we proceed by constructing a model, computing the line intensities and profiles for the 4 positions, and adjusting the model parameters to optimize the fit.
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
For this σ , figure 11 of fits our pq vs q without any adjustable parameter.
Broad distribution effects in sums of lognormal random variables