attache

Definitions

  • Methods of Attaching Box Bottoms
    Methods of Attaching Box Bottoms
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n attache a shallow and rectangular briefcase
    • n attache a specialist assigned to the staff of a diplomatic mission
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Methods of attaching Table Top to Rails Methods of attaching Table Top to Rails
Lead bale clips used for sealing bales of woolen cloth and other goods. Once a clip had been attached to a bale it attested that the goods were of an approved quality and length or amount Lead bale clips used for sealing bales of woolen cloth and other goods. Once a clip had been attached to a bale it...
A man doffs his hat, holds a bag in his hand, and has a string attached. He forms a letter E A man doffs his hat, holds a bag in his hand, and has a string attached. He forms a letter E
ATTACHING THE FOOT ATTACHING THE FOOT

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On April 4, 1974, John Massis of Belgium pulled two New York Long Island railroad passenger cars totaling 80 tons with a thick rope, with a small bit attached, using only his teeth
    • n Attaché One attached to another person or thing, as a part of a suite or staff. Specifically: One attached to an embassy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the males head off
    • n Attache a-ta′shā a young diplomatist attached to the suite of an ambassador.
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Quotations

  • Hannah Arendt
    Hannah%20Arendt
    “Action without a name, a who attached to it, is meaningless.”
  • Peter Levi
    Peter Levi
    “Sings. Hope in every sphere of life is a privilege that attaches to action. No action, no hope.”
  • Thomas Merton
    Thomas Merton
    “Attachment to spiritual things is.. just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.”
  • Simone Weil
    Simone%20Weil
    “Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose%20Bierce
    “Bigot, one who is obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion that you do not entertain.”
  • Christopher Fieldes
    Christopher Fieldes
    “The City attaches an exaggerated importance to the healing power of lunch.”

Idioms

No strings attached - If something has no strings attached, there are no obligations or requirements involved.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., p. p. of attacher,. See Attach (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Participle of Fr. attacher, to attach.

Usage

In literature:

Allow the seeds to fall through the air, and thus the pupils will discover the use of the wings attached to the seeds.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Attached to the hose was a sharp pointed iron pipe.
"Panther Eye" by Roy J. Snell
Desks attached to chairs.
"The Care of Books" by John Willis Clark
If any of the men are sick, or absent from any other cause, their duties are performed by other men attached to their engine-station.
"Fire Prevention and Fire Extinction" by James Braidwood
The veil remains attached longer to the gills and is first separated from the stem.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
The dog attached itself from this time forth to the friend, already mentioned, of its late master.
"Anecdotes of Dogs" by Edward Jesse
They were usually collected in large numbers, and sent to the seaports attached together by chains.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
Machine guns attached to advance guard; use in meeting engagements.= Machine guns should be attached to the advance guard.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
The blade has holes for attaching the cradle.
"Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology" by John T. Schlebecker
At his request permission was granted me to be attached to his Staff during his stay.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
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In poetry:

CHRYSANTHUS.
I have yet been not so happy
As to have a chance, Daria,
Of thus proving my attachment.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Their vapid visits I refuse;
Their forced attachment I decline;
I surely have the right to choose
The friends, whose lives shall blend with mine;
My bark shall gain the open sea
With but the few I love and me.
"My Bores" by John Lawson Stoddard
Why is the heaven-descended mind
(For nobler purposes design'd)
So close attach'd to frail unthinking clay?
Fain would she taste the joys of light
And meditate her upward flight;
But her weak partner cannot bear the day.
"A Complaint of the Mind" by Ann Steele
So there were plenty to volunteer their services below,
And the rope was attached to the windlass, and down they did go,
And Jack Allingford and Jenny were raised to the top,
While Jenny, noble soul, with exhaustion was like to drop.
"Jenny Carrister, The Heroine of Lucknow-Mine" by William Topaz McGonagall
My doctors say they know the cause,
And they've gone to work with eager zest,
Probed and expounded with weighty straws,
And leeches attached to my troubled breast;
I fee them well, as attests my purse
But day after day I'm growing worse.
"Uncle Sam's Soliloquy" by Madge Morris Wagner
While swinging to a silvered chord attached to heaven's dome,
To and fro 'mid seas of stars and spirit worlds unknown,
Earth onward swept with mighty bounds, measured space, and soon
At place appointed and the hour she hovered near the moon.
"The Photograph" by Mary Alice Walton

In news:

Mark Wahlberg Attached to Star in 'The Disciple Program' for Universal.
It keeps ringing, and we have to get up to answer it because the handset actually has a wire attached to it.
Despite the fact that the patient's incus was dislocated into the external auditory canal while remaining attached to the stapes, his hearing was not affected and remained nearly normal.
Scientists have estimated that cells contain hundreds or thousands of different glycans, which can be attached to proteins or lipids.
The five-year-old autistic boy got tangled up in some cords attached to window blinds.
Spain's Jose Coronado, star of recent US pick-up "No Rest for the Wicked," is attached to Gaumont-produced adventure comedy "Turning Tide.
He remembers having to play street basketball — literally in the street — on a hoop attached to a pole.
PawPaw made him his favorite toy out of an old pill bottle filled with beads and attached yarn to it.
I have attached a statement I hope you can print in the NYR.
The actresses playing conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton in the musical Side Show, now on view in a fine, emotionally charged production at Theatre Three, don't use any special tricks to achieve the illusion of being attached at the hip.
Individuals and families whose household income is up to 120 percent of the average in Pima County may qualify for the assistance to buy a home in an area generally south of 22nd Street (see the attached map).
Larvae, which are immature dragonflies , are found in the water in the sediment and attached to aquatic vegetation.
Radar Pictures is launching SciFi thriller "A Better World," with Mark Palansky attached to direct the original script by Josh LeBlanc.
Click on the attached link for more photos.
In mixer bowl with whisk attachment, beat all crepe ingredients until smooth.
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In science:

These features are (i) networks grow by addition of new nodes and (ii) new nodes preferentially attach to highly connected nodes.
Growing Random Networks with Fitness
Hence, the introduction of an additive random fitness at each node, modifying the preferential attachment process, generates a power law connectivity distribution.
Growing Random Networks with Fitness
The exponent of this power law is shifted by < η > −1 with respect to its value when the preferential attachment is simply linear.
Growing Random Networks with Fitness
In the previous section, we introduced a model where linear preferential attachment is decorated by a random additive process to construct an independent source of preferential attachment.
Growing Random Networks with Fitness
We have studied three growing network models with the consideration of two key elements in mind; (i) networks are continuously growing, (ii) the attachment process is preferential.
Growing Random Networks with Fitness
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