back circle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n back circle a feat in which an acrobat arches the back from a prone position and bends the knees until the toes touch the head
    • ***

Quotations

  • Flora Edwards
    Flora Edwards
    “In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.”
  • Robert Alan
    Robert Alan
    “The good deed you do today For a brother or sister in need Will come back to you some day For humanity's a circle in deed.”

Usage

In literature:

They, however, circled round after some time, and flew back westward.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
He circled off, put on speed, came back and flicked the ship past the station's flank.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
We have lingered long amongst the royal tombs; it is time to complete our circle of the church by passing back along the north ambulatory.
"Westminster Abbey" by Mrs. A. Murray Smith
In the brief instant after he fired, a jarring weight landed on his back and a line of fire circled his throat.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
Then he steers me off toward the barracks, circles past' em, and leads me through a back gate.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
It ran on for a little distance, then circled and swung back.
"The Secret Wireless" by Lewis E. Theiss
Because a fellow cuts ice on the Arctic Circle, it doesn't follow that he's going to be worth beans on the Back Bay.
"Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son" by George Horace Lorimer
The wide circle should be made not only in coming down but in going back forward and over backward.
"How to Add Ten Years to your Life and to Double Its Satisfactions" by S. S. Curry
Getting his knee on her body, he bent her almost into a circle, bent her till her back broke with a snap.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
She made circles of dancing about Jacques on their way back to the cottage.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
***

In poetry:

In the bay at Mukoe
Circle little boats:
From Awa Isle
Gazing back-
How I envy them!
"In the bay at Mukoe" by Yamabe no Akahito
The wind speeds her,
Blowing upon her hands
And watery back.
She touches the clouds, where she goes
In the circle of her traverse of the sea.
"The Paltry Nude Starts On A Spring Voyage" by Wallace Stevens
I straightened my back from turmut-hoeing
And saw, with suddenly opened eyes,
Tall trees, a meadow ripe for mowing,
And azure June's cloud-circled skies.
"Turmut-Hoeing" by Ivor Gurney
ERE yet the warning chimes of midnight sound,
Set back the flaming index of the year,
Track the swift-shifting seasons in their round
Through fivescore circles of the swinging sphere!
"Humboldt’s Birthday" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
And now that each snow—torrent foams and falls,
And the oreoles sing and the skylarks soar,
And the lithe swallow circles her rose—white walls,
Through the clefts of the Apennine Florence calls,
`More welcome than Spring, come back once more!
"Invocation" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Circling Back on Calibration.
Firefighters from multiple districts head back to work near Stony Hill Road and Rockmont Circle in the Boulder Open Space on Wednesday afternoon.
A Southwest Airlines flight circled back to Oakland International Airport shortly after takeoff this morning after smoke was reported in the cockpit , an airport spokesman said.
WaPo Circles Back on Cox 's SEC.
A six-city-in-seven-days, 9,936-mile tour of the awards circuit has brought Manti Te'o full-circle back to the Irish.
Remember back when rumors of Patrick Stewart returning to future 'X-Men' movies as the beloved Professor Charles Xavier were circling, and then the actor pretty much confirmed them at the Montreal Comic Convention.
Street Sense roared from next-to-last in a 20-horse field to win the Kentucky Derby , putting trainer Carl Nafzger back in the winner's circle 17 years after his first visit.
He finds something of a poetry in how he's come full circle, from his first position as a dishwasher back to this job, a kind of king of the dishwashers .
With this nearly concentric circle around the downtown, we can now fan out and get streetcars back out into all the neighborhoods.
Then after circling back and resisting teammates, he was penalized another 15 yards and ejected .
Let's circle back around to last week's excellent Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune report on the Deepwater Horizon.
Loyal army, inner circle back Assad.
Mane Street Salon hurler Samantha King fields a grounder back to circle and throws from her knees to get Kianna Holder at first base to begin the game.
0 Hugh Jackman carries Isabelle Allen in "Les Miserables," a movie that New York Film Critics Circle members might actually see now that the group moved back its voting date.
And, it seems in recent years, the whole peace movement has come back full-circle.
***

In science:

If the classical dynamics is integrable (τ = 0 or βy = 0), the asymptotic large−N loci are back to the unit circle, where the full P has its spectrum.
Frobenius-Perron Resonances for Maps with a Mixed Phase Space
The particle walking quantum mechanically on this circle will definitely go back to its original position, and the evolution is reversible.
Experimental Implementation of the Quantum Random-Walk Algorithm
Consider a cycle [γ ] represented by the chain h : T 1 → F , where T 1 is the circle, the pull-back by h, of the gerbe CF (ω ), to T 1 is trivial.
Gerbes, 2-gerbes and symplectic fibrations
For example, if one extra dimension forms a circle, the fields when continued around the circle could come could back transformed by an R-symmetry group element.
The Early Years of String Theory: A Personal Perspective
The function ν : M × C → R given by ν (p, z ) = µ(p) − (1/2)|z |2 is a generalized moment map for the diagonal action of the circle, and the pull back of the moment one form α by the natural pro jection from M × C to M is a moment one form.
Convexity properties of generalized moment maps
***