• Some of the Band Of Asiatics, With Their Beasts, Brought from KhnÛmhotpÛ
    Some of the Band Of Asiatics, With Their Beasts, Brought from KhnÛmhotpÛ
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n banding an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material
    • n banding a stripe or stripes of contrasting color "chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands","the black and yellow banding of bees and wasps"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Band-Saw Band-Saw
Double-Carrying Telescopic Band-Mill Double-Carrying Telescopic Band-Mill
The boys play their 'instruments' in the band The boys play their 'instruments' in the band
Chief of a band. Absaroka and Arikara Chief of a band. Absaroka and Arikara
Chief of a band. Pai-Ute Chief of a band. Pai-Ute
On the Band Wagon On the Band Wagon
Large band saw Large band saw


  • George Santayana
    “It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands.”
  • Edith Wharton
    “Mrs. Ballinger is one of the ladies who pursue Culture in bands, as though it were dangerous to meet it alone.”
  • Yiddish Proverb
    Yiddish Proverb
    “The girl who can't dance says the band can't play.”
  • Peter Gabriel
    Peter Gabriel
    “As the band got more successful, it was increasingly difficult to get people to take a risk with something that might jeopardize their livelihood. [On Genesis]”
  • Malcolm Mclaren
    Malcolm Mclaren
    “Rock and roll doesn't necessarily mean a band. It doesn't mean a singer, and it doesn't mean a lyric, really. It's that question of trying to be immortal.”
  • Charles A. Garfield
    Charles A. Garfield
    “It takes no genius to observe that a one man band never gets very big.”


One-man band - If one person does all the work or has all the responsibility somewhere, then they are a one-man band.


In literature:

There is a band of gold lace on his hat.
"The Tiger Hunter" by Mayne Reid
A few minutes later, Wyatt, Girty and their party hailed the great war band from the east bank.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
He was accompanied by a band of warriors armed to the teeth and painted.
"Four American Indians" by Edson L. Whitney
They were a bold band of desperadoes, the terror of all the island.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
With the unfordable stream on one side of them, an Indian band on the other, and an Indian band behind them their case was indeed serious.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Who cut the strings of thy tongue, and took the bands from thy wits?
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
One might search the world over, and not find a hardier band.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The musicians of a band are called idlers in large ships.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
His errand at Howard's Creek was to secure a few men and attempt to cut off this band.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
Soon the clothes were flogged from off his back, and the band touched the bare skin.
"Two Daring Young Patriots" by W. P. Shervill
Generally, if the centre of the block is in a line with the centre band of a book with five bands, it will look right.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
The band.= The band of an organization plays while the reviewing officer is passing in front of and in rear of the organization.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Thus adroitly Cortez again enthroned himself as the undisputed chieftain of an enthusiastic band.
"Hernando Cortez" by John S. C. Abbott
The plund'ring bands far round the region haste, The mournful region lies a naked waste.
"The Lusiad" by Luís de Camões
Take back the answer to your band: Go, reap the wind!
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
He was taken prisoner, but all the other members of his band escaped.
"Tried for Her Life" by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
Vocalists: Mr. Vaughan and Mrs. Vaughan (formerly Miss Tennant); leader of the band, Mr. Parnell; at the pianoforte, Mr. Beckwith.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie
Undaunted by the dim glow of the lantern, they banded together for a fresh attack.
"Red Hunters And the Animal People" by Charles A. Eastman
Before the morning broke, we had assembled from all quarters an irregular, but heroic band, eager to be led against the common foe.
"The Circassian Chief" by W.H.G. Kingston
The band claimed no country as fatherland.
"Told by the Death's Head" by Mór Jókai

In poetry:

Tell me, if with wandering bands
I roam full far away,
Wilt thou, to those distant lands,
In spirit ever stray ?
"Passion" by Charlotte Bronte
But when we bid the band retire,
And the Sun unhorse his cars,
We hear an empyrean choir
And see-the Silent Stars.
"Evensong" by Bernard O Dowd
Good and sure their freendshipp was
Tyll Amarillis fyne
Had the powre, perhapps the will
The bande for to untwyne:
"The Faire Amarillis" by Edward Dyer
each nine o'clock. And curls
tumble languorously towards
the yawning rubber band, tan,
your hand pressing all that
"Jane Awake" by Frank O Hara
Let bands of persecutors rise
To rob me of my right;
Let pride and malice forge their lies,
Thy law is my delight.
"Psalm 119 part 15" by Isaac Watts
Once when my tired body
Death touches with his hand,
Wrapping all my movements
In a ghostly band,
And to earth I die
"The Feast Of St. Silas, Martyr, And Patron Of This Place" by Charles Walter Stansby Williams

In news:

I collect rubber band s for my rubber-band ball.
You wouldn't recognize local band San Saba County if you compared them to the band they started out as in 2003.
Memorials may be directed to Van Buren Community High School Band or Tarnished Brass Band.
The band will perform Christian music "big band style" at 7 pm Tuesday at Our Saviour 's Lutheran Church, 4102 N Ben Jordan St. Victoria has become quite a magnet for all genres of music.
University of South Carolina marching band member Greg Priest stands with his saxophone as he listens to Rebecca Phillips, director of athletic bands, after practice Thursday at Blatt Athletic Field in Columbia, S.C.
The saxophone player for rock band The Killers tragically committed suicide this week and his fellow band members are saddened by his death.
Video includes crowd shots and clips from performances by Zac Brown Band, Band of Horses and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.
His band, The Secret Society , is a 17- or 18-piece ensemble (there were 18 this time) brass-heavy big band, with electric guitar, bass, keys and drums.
I always say, everyone is first a solo artist then joins a band because if you have nothing to offer a band, you're not going to be in one.
In advance of that performance the RVHS band surprised the audience by marching into the PAC?donning the old school band uniforms taken out of storage.
Now an new generation will discover the spot on Thursday nights when Sterles introduces contemporary bands like DJ Kishka, Harmonia, Cats on Holiday and Chardon Polka Band.
As a first year music reviewer for Impact, I've listened to a LOT of bands that copy the sound of other popular bands, most of them using the Nickelback rule of song writing.
West Michigan alternative rock band The Verve Pipe will headline this year's Theo & Stacy's 33rd annual Greek Festival after the headlining band, Smash Mouth, cancelled its gig Wednesday.
The lights may be bright and the bands may be putting their full effort into rocking the audience, but here's a tip for fans especially close to the stage – the band members can still see you.
But it isn't a "girl band," a "girl group" or even an "all-girl band.

In science:

And on the rigorous level it is still a mathematical challenge up to now to prove even regularity of the DOS at weak disorder in the conduction band (that is, analyticity in energy in a narrow band around a real interval in the conduction band of the deterministic Hamiltonian, see Conjecture 1 below).
Random Matrices and the Anderson Model
K –band imaging of the cluster fields, obtained as part of our search for gravitationally–lensed EROs (Smith et al. 20 02a), to convert the total R702 –band magnitudes to total K –band magnitudes.
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2
The ACS band closest to the R band is the i band.
Discovery of optically faint obscured quasars with Virtual Observatory tools
We have found that a maximum segregation of our 4 categories is obtained by combining the H-band to 4.5 µm color against the H-band (λef f = 1.7 µm) to R-band magnitudes.
Complete Multiwavelength Characterization of Faint Chandra X-ray Sources Seen in the Spitzer Wide-Area IR Extragalactic (SWIRE) Survey
Using the idea of an energy dependant absorption we see that the negative lag will be more important between the lower energy band (say, 2 − 4keV) and the highest possible band available, than between two high energy bands.
A simple model for the complex lag structure of microquasars
Quoted band ratios have been corrected for differential vignetting between the hard band and soft band using the appropriate exposure maps.
The Extended Chandra Deep Field-South Survey. Chandra Point-Source Catalogs
Upper limits are calculated for sources detected in the soft band but not the hard band and lower limits are calculated for sources detected in the hard band but not the soft band.
The Extended Chandra Deep Field-South Survey. Chandra Point-Source Catalogs
Whenever possible, we quote the position determined in the full band; when a source is not detected in the full band we use, in order of priority, the softband position and then the hard-band position.
The Extended Chandra Deep Field-South Survey. Chandra Point-Source Catalogs
In order to have better control of the angles between the bands, we want to consider a bigger double band parallel to B11 , the minimum such a band that contains the intersection of B22 and B ′21 .
Dispersion of Mass and the Complexity of Randomized Geometric Algorithms
This nebula is very apparent in the ACS/WFC F555W band, detected but faint in the F814W band, and not detected in the F435W band.
Hubble Space Telescope Images of Magellanic Cloud Planetary Nebulae
Then all vertical bands or all horizontal bands of width 2r must also contain some vertex of Γ′ (assume w.l.o.g. the vertical bands do).
Dynamic Random Geometric Graphs
We start the discussion of our results by considering the limit of vanishing p − d hybridization, in which case the entire d spectral weight is located in more or less featureless Hubbard bands located below the p-band manifold and the holes in the uncorrelated p-bands have infinite lifetimes.
NiO: Correlated Bandstructure of a Charge-Transfer Insulator
Briefly, candidates are selected based on a 5σ detection in a narrow-band filter, the flux density of which must be twice the R-band flux density, and must exceed the R-band flux density at the 4σ confidence level.
A Luminosity Function of Lyman Alpha Emitting Galaxies at Redshift 4.5
Specifically, the volume from which Lyα-emitting candidates were selected by their narrow-band excess is simply defined by the solid angle covered by the narrow-band imaging and the redshift range allowed by the narrow-band filter.
A Luminosity Function of Lyman Alpha Emitting Galaxies at Redshift 4.5
Panel a) shows a three-color image of the ChASeM33 data, with the soft band shown in red, medium band in green, and hard band in blue.
Chandra ACIS Survey of M33 (ChASeM33): A First Look