bad check

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bad check a check that is dishonored on presentation because of insufficient funds "issuing a bad check is a form of larceny"
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Usage

In literature:

Dandy began badly, and not being checked in his evil ways, had come so this.
"Beautiful Joe" by Marshall Saunders
The boy isn't bad at heart, but he's never been checked in his life.
"Mates at Billabong" by Mary Grant Bruce
His uncle was not present; he had no one to check him, able to judge whether his instruction was good or bad.
"For Fortune and Glory" by Lewis Hough
The dry September checked the growth of the berries and sun-burned them some, and now the cold hurts them badly.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 3, January 19, 1884." by Various
Being poked and prodded wasn't as bad as he'd thought it would be, even as closely as he was being checked out.
"Fearful Symmetry" by Ann Wilson
The spray from the splashing bows blew into their faces, and the broken water checked them badly.
"The Long Portage" by Harold Bindloss
Perhaps he might in time find out that there were other bad ways of his which it would be as well to check.
"Norman Vallery" by W.H.G. Kingston
The want of a physical check was bad.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
It was bad enough before, but there will be no check on any one now.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
She would serve Ivan badly if we were not here to check her.
"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
The growth of the colony steadily continued, never halting, though occasionally bad seasons checked its progress.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
It is good feeling that makes good men, and the sole check on bad feeling is conscience.
"Pot-Boilers" by Clive Bell
At Ticonderoga there had been a bad check; but the French had made nothing of it afterwards.
"A Historical Geography of the British Colonies" by Charles Prestwood Lucas
Strong emotion, whether of excitement or depression, checks digestion, as do also a bad temper, anxiety, long fasting, and bodily fatigue.
"A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene" by Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
The war checked imports, bad harvests reduced the home supply, and a vicious protective tariff completed the work of natural causes.
"A Short History of English Liberalism" by Walter Lyon Blease
Then I say checked matrimony is as bad.
"The Ordeal of Richard Feverel" by George Meredith
He drifted into some bad habits from which he had hitherto held himself in check.
"The Deemster" by Hall Caine
Treaties not drawn against sound and certain assets may be dishonored in the sequel like bad checks or bills.
"The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy" by Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
A twitch on the curb may check him at a jump and give him a bad fall.
"Patroclus and Penelope" by Theodore Ayrault Dodge
Zurich was badly defeated in the battle, and militant Protestantism received for a while a check.
"Switzerland" by Frank Fox
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In news:

Ex- car dealer gets 4 years for bad checks.
The Michigan State Police are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of two people possibly responsible for bad checks in the Calumet area.
Croghan woman charged with issuing bad check in Lowville.
I got a condom and a bad check.
One worker says he got a bad check and a condom .
Check out 'Breaking Bad' stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul joking about everything from their chemistry, to reading scripts - to what they know about the ending of the AMC drama.
Also it wouldn't be a bad idea to check the batteries in your smoke detectors.
Google maps While checking a vacant building on Jackson Street between Fourth and Fifth streets in Hoboken that had a partial collapse, officials detected a bad odor two doors away that they are checking, sources said.
Checks upon the power of the ruler have eroded badly.
State Auditor Adam Edelen last week released the final report of an audit of the Carroll County Clerk's Office for a year that saw a deputy clerk indicted and fired for writing bad checks that she cashed in the office.
Police seek two wanted in bad check spree.
Police Say Soldier's Story Was Ploy to Pass $10,000 in Bad Checks.
A man wanted for passing $70,000 in bad checks, across three states, is on the run.
An Indiana firm under federal investigation for passing bad checks for cattle purchases could find itself forced into bankruptcy proceedings if a judge grants a motion filed by some of those owed money.
Police charge two with issuing bad checks.
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In science:

We upgraded the gainmaps, checked the correction for the aspects offsets and removed bad pixels from the field (using the files provided by the CXC).
The Galaxy Cluster RBS380: Xray and Optical Analysis
Perplexed, you decide to check if your luck was bad by selecting other equators for the 50-sphere, but each time you find that every single inhabitan t of the planet lives within ten kilometers of the equator.
Entanglement in Random Subspaces
This allows to use the global fits to check the factorization hypothesis of the nuclear PDFs, and, indeed, these data were latter included in global fits providing further constrains to the badly known gluon PDF.
The physics potential of proton-nucleus collisions at the TeV scale
The attack of Eve in that paper assumes that Eve is responsible for the bad randomness and can use her knowledge of the bias to guess with high probability in which rounds the security check will be performed and thus remain undetected.
Higher dimensional entanglement enables QKD without perfect randomness
We enumerate all such possible failure patterns and check if each of them is bad.
CORE: Augmenting Regenerating-Coding-Based Recovery for Single and Concurrent Failures in Distributed Storage Systems
In the table, the third column is just there to see how bad is TObjArray, the second column is just there to see the beavior of a good old dynamic C array, and the second line is mainly a way to counter-check the validity of the retrieved data.
Twelve Ways to Build CMS Crossings from ROOT Files
As the response to the Identify request is particularly important, several other checks are made on this response and bad protocol version and bad administrator email address errors are highlighted in the table.
The OAI Data-Provider Registration and Validation Service
If the sample size K is considered to be sufficiently large, the contents in Table 2 can be directly used. A safer way to check how good or bad critical values in Table 2 are is to apply the BET, which gives error bounds of approximating the sample mean with the standard normal distribution.
Shannon Entropy based Randomness Measurement and Test for Image Encryption
But what if the checking test is biased and therefore it leads to the bad decision? Then the main test should not be used and it can lead to wrong decision.
Some notes on biasedness and unbiasedness of two-sample Kolmogorov-Smirnov test
As the models are not extensively checked by the tool, they may require some more analysis effort by the user (which is not necessarily a bad thing as it increases the understanding of the system).
Using Built-In Domain-Specific Modeling Support to Guide Model-Based Test Generation
Commercially available test equipment test digital ICs by generating a set of inputs under microcomputer control and similarly check the concerned outputs. A match with the expected result which is preprogrammed determines whether the IC chip is good or bad.
Bipolar Transistor Tester / Digital IC Tester for Physics Lab
The problem is formally similar to that of devising optimal error-correcting codes using parity checks, except that here the test result is ‘at least one bad ob ject’ rather than ‘an odd number of bad ob jects’.
Optimal pooling designs with error detection
Then, we check the images of the “stars” by eye and remove objects affected by nearby bright objects, edge of the field of view, and residual of bad pixels and cosmic-rays.
Host Galaxies of the High-redshift AGNs in the GOODS Fields
One checks as always that good, bad and worse are all ⊆∗ -hereditary.
An exact Ramsey principle for block sequences
Pryadko, “Fault-tolerance of ”bad” quantum low-density parity check codes,” 2012, submitted to Phys.
Linked-Cluster Technique for Finding the Distance of a Quantum LDPC Code
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