barge in

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v barge in break into a conversation "her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation"
    • v barge in enter uninvited; informal "let's crash the party!"
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Usage

In literature:

Don Hernan's barge was in readiness at the landing-place, where Sandy Redland stood ready to receive the keys.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
The barge led, the launch and cutter following in succession.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
A piece of timber falling struck a hole in the bottom of the barge in which was Captain Curtis.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
In the barge she was accompanied by sir Thomas Pope and four ladies of her chamber.
"Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth" by Lucy Aikin
There were fewer barges in waiting than on most days.
"The Chauffeur and the Chaperon" by C. N. Williamson
About two o'clock in the morning I heard the sound of oars, and the skiff strike the side of the barge.
"Jacob Faithful" by Captain Frederick Marryat
The barge received the coffin, which was placed in the stern sheets.
"Peter Simple" by Frederick Marryat
Our use in turn of the field-glass was a mysterious performance that aroused keenly the barge-master's curiosity.
"The Aztec Treasure-House" by Thomas Allibone Janvier
As our barge rounded a bend in the canal, under the archways of dangling colored lights, the festival spread before us.
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
The prima donna in the barge was clever; she stopped.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
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In poetry:

To Afric's shore we're bound again,
In freedom's glory won at large;
In thoughts we claim a just bargain,
To sail in liberty's fair barge.
"Centenary's Day" by Marcus Mosiah Garvey
THE Thames nocturne of blue and gold
Changed to a Harmony in grey:
A barge with ochre-coloured hay
Dropt from the wharf: and chill and cold
"Impression Du Matin" by Oscar Wilde
And the very last isle in the River of Sleep
Is the sunshiny Isle-of-Waking.
We see it first with our eyes a-peep,
And we give a yawn—then away we leap,
The barge of Slumber forsaking.
"The River Of Sleep" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
And then we come to the drollest isle,
And the funniest sounds come pouring
Down from its borderlands once in a while,
And we lean o'er our barge and listen and smile;
For that is the Isle-of-Snoring.
"The River Of Sleep" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
There are curious isles in the River of Sleep,
Curious isles without number.
We'll visit them all as we leisurely creep
Down the winding stream whose current is deep,
In our beautiful barge of Slumber.
"The River Of Sleep" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The poet with a poem on his lip,
The writer with an essay in his heart,
The statesman with a law within his brain,
The merchant princes busy with their gain;
Dreamers who reck not that their barges slip
Upon a tide from which so few may part.
"Across The Sea - III - Manhood" by Thomas Chard

In news:

The barge, responsible for renovations to the bridge, sank during a nor-easter which hit Rhode Island in late October.
On July 13, 2012, 2 armed and masked thugs barged into Palms Internet Cafe in Marion County, FL and began demanding all 30+ patrons lay down on the ground.
Barges pass in tight quarters due to low water levels as they navigate the Mississippi River near St Louis last week.
That slows (the grain terminals) down because you have to move barges in and out of loading docks more often.
Barges power their way up the Mississippi River in St Louis.
ST LOUIS — The gentle whir of passing barges is as much a part of life in St Louis as the Gateway Arch and the Cardinals, a constant, almost soothing backdrop to a community intricately intertwined with the Mississippi River.
An 11-mile stretch of the Mississippi River near Greenville, Mississippi, was closed Monday to most vessel traffic because of low water levels, idling nearly a hundred boats and barges in the stream, according to the US Coast Guard.
ST LOUIS (November 17, 2012)--The gentle whir of passing barges is as much a part of life in St Louis as the Gateway Arch and the Cardinals and serves as a constant backdrop to a community intricately intertwined with the Mississippi River.
When Michelle Barge first considered rolling out a yoga mat in the mid '90s, it was to help take the edge off after a long day at the office.
ST LOUIS (AP) – A group of US senators is asking President Barack Obama for an emergency declaration in an effort to keep barges moving on the drought-stricken Mississippi River .
Barges on the Mississippi River in St Louis on Friday.
In this Nov 12, 2012 file photo, two barges head north on the Mississippi River past St Louis, as seen from East St Louis, Ill.
A barge harnesses energy as tidal waters stream in and out of the bay.
Ohio Soup Kitchen Director Says Paul Ryan 'Barged In' for Photo Op .
The head of an Ohio soup kitchen where Paul Ryan stopped with his family over the weekend said on Monday that the Romney campaign barged its way in for a photo op .
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In science:

Several previous studies have concentrated on exploring velocity equilibria in systems with nonevolving mass spectra in which inelastic collisions between planetesimals acted as damping mechanism necessary to balance gravitational stirring (Kaula 1979; Hornung, Pellat, & Barge 1985; Stewart & Wetherill 1988).
Dynamical evolution of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks
The radial velocity data comes from the initial follow-up spectroscopy of CoRoT planet candidates with the SOPHIE and HARPS spectrographs, presented in Barge et al. (2008), and a measurement of the spectroscopic transit with the Keck 1 telescope.
The spin-orbit angle of the transiting hot jupiter CoRoT-1b
Barg and Forney gave only a lower bound in .
Error Exponent for Multiple-Access Channels:Lower Bounds
It can be seen that the typical random coding bound is the true error exponent for almost all codes, with M codewords, in the constant composition code ensemble. A similar lower bound on the typical random coding bound was derived by Barg and Forney for the binary symmetric channel.
Error Exponent for Multiple-Access Channels:Lower Bounds
Barg, Complexity issues in coding theory, pp. 649–754 in Handbook of Coding Theory, ed. V. S.
On Single-Deletion-Correcting Codes
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