ani

Definitions

  • "'No, little lass, I do not want any flowers.'"
    "'No, little lass, I do not want any flowers.'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ani black tropical American cuckoo
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Glad to Serve Any of the Descendants Of The Heroes 126 Glad to Serve Any of the Descendants Of The Heroes 126
Dad Couldn't Stand It Any Longer 343 Dad Couldn't Stand It Any Longer 343
It is an ill wind that blows nobody any good It is an ill wind that blows nobody any good
We cannot feed our chldren any longer We cannot feed our chldren any longer
Any interesting cases coming on Any interesting cases coming on
I will give any security you like I will give any security you like
"They drank without any cup." "They drank without any cup."
Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Canada has more inland waters and lakes than any other country in the world
    • n Ani (Zoöl) A black bird of tropical America, the West Indies and Florida (Crotophaga ani), allied to the cuckoos, having a compressed, bladelike bill and remarkable for communistic nesting.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Detroit, Michigan has more registered bowlers than any other city in the USA
    • n ani A bird of the genus Crotophaga, sub-family Crotophaginæ, and family Cuculidæ, inhabiting the warmer parts of America. There are several species, two of them inhabiting the United States. The black ani, Crotophaga ani, is about a foot long, entirely black, with violet, steel-blue, and bronze reflections; the iris is brown; the feathers of the head and neck are lanceolate; the crest of the bill is smooth or with few wrinkles; and the culmen is regularly curved. It is called in the West Indies the black witch and savanna blackbird, and is known to the French of Cayenne as boutde-setun. It occurs from Florida southward. Another species, C. sulcirostris, the groove-billed ani, is found in tropical America and northward to Texas. Its bill has three distinct grooves, parallel with the curved culmen. All are gregarious in habit, and nest in bushes, several individuals sometimes using one large nest in common; they lay plain greenish eggs, covered with a white chalky substance. See Crotophaga.
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Quotations

  • Ron Howard
    Ron Howard
    “You reach a point where you say you're not going to do juveniles any longer.”
  • Bishop Robert South
    Bishop Robert South
    “If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “It doesn't do any good to sit up and take notice if you keep on sitting.”
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
    “I do not think that there are any men who are faithful to their wives.”
  • Scottish Proverb
    Scottish Proverb
    “Any port in a storm.”
  • David Seabury
    David%20Seabury
    “Don't follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise.”

Idioms

Any port in a storm - This means that in an emergency any solution will do, even one that would normally be unacceptable.
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Any Tom, Dick or Harry - If something could be done by any Tom, Dick or Harry, it could be done by absolutely anyone.
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Don't take any wooden nickels - (USA) This idiom is used to advise people not to be cheated or ripped off.
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Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink - This is from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and is used to suggest that despite being surrounded by something, you cannot benefit from it.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Native name

Usage

In literature:

Now, Dory, I don't want any other person to know any thing about it.
"All Adrift" by Oliver Optic
But in these night wanderings he addressed no word to any one; nor did any one ever address a word to him.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
Any player may catch any opponent, except under the rules just stated.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
There is a romance in the history of some men wilder than any fiction that could be imagined.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
A man like yourself can have any woman he likes, only any woman wouldn't suit.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
I'm a very big girl; I am not a baby any longer.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
And she had not cherished any resentment, she had not owed him any grudge.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
A soldier, marine, or seaman placed upon any post, to watch and enforce any specific order with which he may be intrusted.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
A man at any rate may write a book without any electors.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
Heaven send us a little money without any Englishman!
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
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In poetry:

If any questions
why we died,
Tell them,
because our fathers lied.
"Common Form" by Rudyard Kipling
She has virgins many,
Fresh and fair;
Yet you are
More sweet than any.
"To Violets" by Robert Herrick
The big hands clever
With pen and fiddle
And ready, ever,
For any riddle.
"Thomas Jefferson" by Stephen Vincent Benet
Have ye any words
That are like to ours?
Have ye any birds?
Have ye any flowers?
"Quiet Dead!" by George MacDonald
Christ passes
On His ceaseless quest,
Nor will He rest
With any,
Save as Chiefest Guest.
"The Inn Of Life" by John Oxenham
PAUDEEN
Oh, what will we tell
Fardorrougha? Can any of you think
Of a story to tell him?
"The Miracle Of The Corn" by Padraic Colum

In news:

Chris Pronger is as confident a player, on the ice and with the media, as any of us has seen - any sport, any time, not an exaggeration.
It's unlikely that any of us have any extra pairs of knee breeches or a satin waistcoat stashed in the closet.
The idea, he said is not to change any regulations, but to protect hunting and fishing from any future threats.
The keyboard may be generally illuminated using any configuration of any number of suitable illumination sources.
The Red Cross is not taking any local donations for Hurricane Sandy, so any donations, no matter the size, has a big impact .
"I don't want to do it, but the fact is I have to do it because I don't want to see any services stopped in the city of Harrisburg, nor do I want to see any employees laid off," Williams said.
The airline also warned Thursday that the inspections and any accompanying repairs may disrupt people's travel, and apologized for any inconvenience.
Claims the accidental spill constituted "pollution" and its policy with the trucking firm, MTS Transport, doesn't cover any damage "arising out of or in any way related to pollution, however caused".
"We certainly wouldn't have known through any background checks since he is a minor about any sex offender status," Mr Menendez said in an interview Wednesday with MSNBC.
"I encourage the community to come forward with any information relevant and or any information about other individuals who may be trying to kidnap or pick up young females," Reed said.
My exepected due date is 2 Sep'2012, but still I do not have any labour pain or any leakage found yet.
"China is opposed to any country or any individual providing a stage for his separatist moves," Mr Hong said.
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The FlowChart user interface works with any browser on any operating system.
We don't know if Beemiller is liable in this case, as Williams charges, but we do know that manufacturers cannot have carte blanche to flood the market with weapons meant to do harm, any more than any other industry can.
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In science:

For any T , we can still look at the first order formulas ϕ( ¯x, ¯y) which behaves well, i.e. any ϕ( ¯x, ¯b) divide any appropriate I as above.
Classification theory for theories with NIP - a modest beginning
This method can easily be generalised to any number of Schmidt correlated mixed states of any dimension and any number of particles (where for more than two particles Schmidt correlated would refer to mixtures of cat-states with the same cat-state basis).
Optimal local discrimination of two multipartite pure states
For any fixed ǫ > 0 let us consider any C 2 function ˜s : MN → RN such that ˜s(m) = s(m) for every matrix m ∈ Kǫ and such that ks(m)k ≤ C kmk for some universal constant C and all m ∈ MN , where k · k denotes any norm on MN or RN respectively.
Random regularization of Brown spectral measure
Let A be any left noetherian k-algebra, and let R be any dualizing complex, or any two-sided tilting complex, over (A, B ).
Dualizing Complexes and Tilting Complexes over Simple Rings
Hence (ii) is equivalent to the following condition: for any t ∈ D, any w ∈ S and any x ∈ X + , we have ζ (x(w(t)))/ζ (v0) ≥ 0, or equivalently ζ ((w−1x)(t))/ζ (v0) ≥ 0.
Classification of unipotent representations of simple p-adic groups,II
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