• WordNet 3.6
    • n braiding trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Braiding Braids, collectively; trimming. "A gentleman enveloped in mustachios, whiskers, fur collars, and braiding ."
    • Braiding The act of making or using braids.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n braiding The act of making or attaching braids.
    • n braiding Braids collectively.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Braiding the act of making braids: embroidery with braid
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bregdan; Ice. bregða, to weave.


In literature:

Even then, the braid-bound cutaway and the biscuit-colored spats had me buffaloed.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Alpaca was to be had in almost every shade, and wide white braid that made an excellent trimming.
"Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party" by C. E. Jacobs
Buttons are made by braiding yarn and sewing it in the form of buttons.
"Spool Knitting" by Mary A. McCormack
And I long to see once more my favourite haunt, the Hermitage of Braid.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
Jiggy Crawford's braid shone like moving torches at his shoulder as the sun smote hot upon his horse and him.
"Gilian The Dreamer" by Neil Munro
Diana's loose brown braids hung straight down on each side of her pale face.
"Glory of Youth" by Temple Bailey
The point, Honiton and Princess braids are represented full size, and are much daintier in texture than the Battenburg braids.
"The Art of Modern Lace Making" by The Butterick Publishing Co.
He had fully two hundred feet of the line he had braided from fibers.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
The shivering and generous sheep were protected by wrappings of braided straw.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
You braid it just like we braid the daisy stems and the dandelion stems in the fields.
"Patchwork" by Anna Balmer Myers
The second period extended from 1815-1841 when Braid discovered and formulated the method of operation.
"Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing" by George Barton Cutten
Her curled bang and high coronet braid were held flatly against her head by a hair net.
"Mistress Anne" by Temple Bailey
And when she had tied a piece of stout, dark string to the end of the braid, she slipped it through the hair loop.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
You can't go to a ball in a cap;' and so we went and bought two beautiful blond braids.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 89, May, 1875" by Various
Her distrust extended even to her coronet of black braids.
"The Innocent Adventuress" by Mary Hastings Bradley
Anne began braiding her hair again.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
Both girls wore their hair in a long loose braid, with a big ribbon at the top of the braid.
"Two Little Women" by Carolyn Wells
Her hair was braided neatly, her dark cheeks were daubed with carmine.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
When the important evening came her long, brown hair was braided in two long braids and secured with bows of blue ribbon.
"Camilla: A Tale of a Violin" by Charles Barnard
They traveled from her braids to her feet.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown

In poetry:

And now the gown of sober stuff
Has changed to fair brocade,
With broidered hem, and hanging cuff,
And flower of silken braid;
"Agnes" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
But never more shall Zama's eye
Her loved returning husband see,
Nor more her locks of ebon dye
Shall Zama fondly braid for me.
"The Lucayan's Song" by Amelia Opie
For though she loved the secret shades
Where ferns grow stilly,
And wild vines droop their glossy braids,
And gleams the lily,
"The River Maiden" by Victor James Daley
How the sun-god's bright caresses,
When we rode at sunet there,
Plaited among your braided tresses,
Gleaming on your silky hair.
"At The River Crossing" by Harry Breaker Morant
"But she that welcomes my brisk bride
Maun gang like maiden fair;
She maun lace on her robe sae jimp,
And braid her yellow hair."
"Fair Annie" by Andrew Lang
Oh blue-eyed Ella's face is fair,
And beautiful her braided hair,
As fair the feelings that do speak
Upon her pure and placid cheek.
"Blue-Eyed Ella" by James Avis Bartley

In news:

Severed line can be sliced with hollow braided line.
Gaby started the show with an easy, messy braid for an effortless look and ended the night with a chic, high-top bun.
A great way to integrate mathematics and culture: Learn about the history and culture of cornrow braiding, dating from perhaps 500 B.C.
Greeks break their Lenten fast at midnight on April 30, when Easter begins at these restaurants with traditional lamb, dyed eggs, and tsoureki, the braided Easter-egg bread.
How to create a romantic cascade braided headband with curls.
Donna Fumoso, a New York City stylist, showed us a neat trick–how to get a braid to look like a headband DO try this at home.
Playing the Chickasaw Princess Hoka who sold the land that is now Oxford to settlers, Bryant is doing more than just donning a black braided wig.
Stephanie Cundall unwraps a protective braid from her horse Jewel's cut tail.
Get Jen Atkin's braiding basics in the #NYLONshop.
New jacketing improves installation efficiency by reducing likelihood of kinks, tearing braids and shielding.
Longtime industry player Kea Capel launched her new company, Kea Inc, at the spring market with an extensive line of indoor/outdoor mats, upscale braided chenille rounds and quilted-pieced rugs.
Although anthropologists long ago rejected the notion of a missing link in human prehistory waiting to be found, few doubt that there are "missing strands" in the tangled braid of co-evolving pre-human lineages .
Kate Middleton Wears Low-Cut , Lace-Back Gown and Braided Updo.
Cinnamon buns, limpa and Swedish coffee braid, shown above, are available through telephone and online orders.
Chief among the Gunner misses was a 42nd-minute howler by Gervinho, the oddly-braided Ivorian, whose shot from three yards before a wide-open goal somehow went wide.

In science:

Using Matlab, we get a plot of this 2-strand braid, as shown in Fig 9. ii) By adding another cut as shown in Fig 8 (c), we have a new braid presentation for the same trefoil knot, as in Fig 10.
Dynamical Systems on Three Manifolds Part I: Knots, Links and Chaos
By a braided geometry we mean a sort of noncommutative geometry related to a braiding which is defined as follows.
Braided affine geometry and q-analogs of wave operators
In the present paper we review different ways of introducing quantum (braided) analogs of coordinate algebra of an affine regular variety and compare the roles of the RTT algebra and the REA in braided geometry.
Braided affine geometry and q-analogs of wave operators
Given a pair of compatible braidings {R, F } we shall additionally assume the braidings to be strictly skew-invertible.
Braided affine geometry and q-analogs of wave operators
Anyway, in a general case the initial skew-invertible braiding R can be extended in a unique way to the braidings RU,W for any two ob jects U and W of the Schur-Weyl category.
Braided affine geometry and q-analogs of wave operators
Remark 13 The above braided bialgebra structure was deduced from the braided bialgebra structure in L(Rq ) discovered by S.
Braided affine geometry and q-analogs of wave operators
However, by comparing our approach and that from [LS] we would like to stress again that the latter one cannot be applied to the REA connected with nonstandard braidings since the corresponding QG like ob jects are not known for the general type braidings.
Braided affine geometry and q-analogs of wave operators
As was mentioned in [GPS3], we think that an axiomatic introduction of a generalized (quantum, braided) Lie algebra is possible iff the corresponding braiding is involutive.
Braided affine geometry and q-analogs of wave operators
Free braided differential calculus, braided binomial theorem, and the braided exponential map, J.
Braided affine geometry and q-analogs of wave operators
In a recent posting , Hass, Kalka, and Nowik developed a knot theoretical argument for establishing lower bounds on the combinatorial distance between two equivalent positive braid words, i.e., on the minimal number of braid relations needed to transform the former into the latter.
Combinatorial distance between braid words
By definition, a braid word w is a finite sequence of letters σi and their inverses, and it naturally encodes a braid diagram D(w) once one decides that σi encodes the elementary diagram in which the (i + 1)st strand passes over the ith strand.
Combinatorial distance between braid words
Each strand in a braid diagram has a well-defined initial position, hereafter called its name, and we can associate with each crossing of the diagram, hence with each letter in the braid word that encodes it, the names of the strands involved in the crossing.
Combinatorial distance between braid words
Braid diagrams associated with the two braid words of Proposition 1 (here with m = 2), together with the associated sequences of names.
Combinatorial distance between braid words
Assume that w, w′ are n-strand braid words and w′ is obtained from w by applying one braid relation σiσi+1 σi = σi+1 σiσi+1 (resp. σiσj = σj σi with |i − j | > 2).
Combinatorial distance between braid words
Each derivation from a (positive) braid word to another equivalent one can be illustrated using a van Kampen diagram, which is a planar diagram tesselated by tiles corresponding to braid relations—see for instance , and Figure 2 below.
Combinatorial distance between braid words