bottom-feeding

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj bottom-feeding of or relating to fish and marine life that feed on the bottom of a body of water
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Usage

In literature:

Roach, chub and dace feed on bottom food and give good sport all the winter.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
I wonder I didn't jump clean through the bottom of that feed box when I was just reaching down to get a measure of oats.
"Sheila of Big Wreck Cove" by James A. Cooper
And, like the bears, the seniors were feeding in the bottom of the saloon.
"Tell England" by Ernest Raymond
They swim out to sea in shoals and feed exclusively on seaweed which grows on the bottom at some distance from shore.
"Dinosaurs" by William Diller Matthew
Now he's goin' after 'em like he'd tear the bottom out of the feed box.
"Prairie Flowers" by James B. Hendryx
Its handles were four, and around each were two golden pigeons feeding, and under it were two bottoms.
"The Iliad of Homer (1873)" by Homer
No matter how carefully the feeding is managed, some of the food is sure to escape the young fish and sink to the bottom.
"Amateur Fish Culture" by Charles Edward Walker
In feeding in shallow water the bird keeps the hind part of its body erect, while it searches the muddy bottom with its bill.
"Birds, Illustrated by Color Photography [July 1897]" by Various
Put it in a feed trough; which should be flat-bottomed.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
On 19 June, 1959, I saw many buffalo that seemed to be feeding as they moved slowly upstream along the bottom of a riffle.
"Fish Populations, Following a Drought, in the Neosho and Marais des Cygnes Rivers of Kansas" by James Everett Deacon
You see, they all beat it for the sea about sunrise and go to feeding on kelp and the like down on the rocky bottom.
"The Corner House Girls on Palm Island" by Grace Brooks Hill
Before the end of a week the little girl had forgotten to feed him, and he lay dead in the bottom of his cage.
"Minnie; or, The Little Woman" by Caroline Snowden Guild
After that Grimalkin watched the hedge bottom for two nights, but the Collared Buck was wary, and went out to feed by another way.
"Lives of the Fur Folk" by M. D. Haviland
So, up with the bottom of the pot, boy, and feed it with mother's milk: it will stand thee in stead to-night.
"Rob of the Bowl, Vol. I (of 2)" by John P. Kennedy
Every day he had to go down the mountain stairway to the bottom of the pocket to feed and water the burros.
"The Chalice Of Courage" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
It swims along the bottom of the water, feeding upon fish, crustaceans, etc.
"Fast Nine" by Alan Douglas
On the water they feed over shallows by tipping and probing the bottoms.
"Color Key to North American Birds" by Frank M. Chapman
The Glossy Ibis feeds in shallow water, thrusting its great sickle beak into the weeds at the bottom at every step.
"Argentine Ornithology, Volume II (of 2)" by P. L. Sclater
It is a bottom fish, feeding mostly on mollusks, which it crushes with the blunt teeth of the throat.
"Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others" by James Alexander Henshall
Mr. Masterson hoppled his horse and set that tired animal to feed among the fresh green of the bottom.
"The Sunset Trail" by Alfred Henry Lewis
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In poetry:

Some idle rivulets, that feed
And suckle every noisome weed,
A sandy bottom boast;
For ever bright, for ever clear,
Tho trifling shallow rills appear
In their own channel lost.
"See Where The Thames, The Purest Stream" by William Cowper

In news:

Bottom-feeding Republicans: Deny them higher office KEVIN BLAUM IN THE ARENA.
Mel Gibson's Judah Maccabee Project: Bottom Feeding on the Bottom Line (Opinion).
Buy Here, Pay Here: Bottom-feeding for used car buyers in a recession.
Automation Feeds The Bottom Line.
These include surfaces that define the bottoms of cuts, X-Y perimeters of areas to be roughed , stock and other geometry that defines where rapid moves should shift to the programmed feed rate.
Bottom-feeding Republicans: Deny them higher office KEVIN BLAUM IN THE ARENA .
Bottom- feeding Republicans: Deny them higher office KEVIN BLAUM IN THE ARENA.
"These fish like to feed toward the bottom, and the stiller it is down there, the better off of you really are so the current is the main drawback," said Kent Appleby.
Flounder are a flatfish species and mostly bottom dwellers although on occasion they come up the water column to feed.
0 The Tecweigh QC10 single -drive feeder couples a Flex-Feed polyurethane hopper with an opening in the bottom and the ability to agitate the hopper without driving the auger.
Beverly Bethel's bird feeding station now relegates gray squirrels to feeding from the ground, as this one is at the bottom of the photo.
A miner, often in a wetsuit underwater, feeds the tube with stream-bottom gravels, which are sucked up and run through a sluice that separates out heavier material – gold, if the miner is fortunate.
Should the toilet paper be hung with the paper feeding from the top (over) or the bottom of (under) the roll.
The plumage of adult trumpeter swans is completely white, though their heads and necks are often stained a rusty color from contact with ferrous minerals in the soils of wetland bottoms during feeding.
Will feed bleed the bottom line in 2013.
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In science:

In the bottom panel, two separate feeds are used to measure orthogonal components by placing a wire polarizing grid in front of each feed.
Experimental CMB Status and Prospects: A Report from Snowmass 2001
The complications implied by feed down can be inferred from Fig. 11 in which we have illustrated the spectrum of charmonium states along with the decay channels of each state.132 We do not show extremely rare decays or possible feed downs from bottom hadrons.
Quarkonia in the Quark Gluon Plasma
The J/ψ bottom hadron (b-hadron) feed down fraction is estimated from Ref. 134.
Quarkonia in the Quark Gluon Plasma
The J/ψ bottom hadron (b-hadron) feed down fraction is estimated from Ref. 134.
Quarkonia in the Quark Gluon Plasma
The bottom section of Table I shows physical resonance energies ˜Ei and the “on-resonance” reduced-width amplitudes ˜γλc and β -decay feeding factors Bi .
Formal and Physical R-matrix parameters
Intensity profiles of the rings without (top curve) and with (bottom curve) feed-forward.
Versatile two-dimensional potentials for ultra-cold atoms
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