break-in

Definitions

  • A little boy sails boats in a pail of water, beside a woman who has taken a break from her spinning
    A little boy sails boats in a pail of water, beside a woman who has taken a break from her spinning
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n break-in trespassing for an unlawful purpose; illegal entrance into premises with criminal intent
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Macadamia nuts are not sold in their shells because it takes 300 pounds per square inch of pressure to break the shell
    • n break-in In carpentry, a hole made in brickwork with the ripping-chisel, to receive a plug, the end of a beam, or the like.
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Quotations

  • Leo Durocher
    Leo Durocher
    “I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
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    “He who is false to present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and will find the flaw when he may have forgotten its cause.”
  • Emily Dickinson
    Emily%20Dickinson
    “If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.”
  • C. S. Lewis
    C.%20S.%20Lewis
    “Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.”
  • Sun Tzu
    Sun%20Tzu
    “Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.”
  • Oliver Edwards
    Oliver Edwards
    “I have tried too in my time to be a philosopher; but, I don't know how, cheerfulness was always breaking in.”

Usage

In literature:

At day-break in the morning, we steered W.S.W., and afterwards W. by S., which by noon brought us into the latitude of 9 deg.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 13" by Robert Kerr
At length, at day-break in the morning of the 13th, we saw Palmerston Island, bearing W. by S. distant about five leagues.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 15 (of 18)" by Robert Kerr
They break in, unheralded, a startling but splendid anomaly, upon his human and actual world.
"Robert Browning" by C. H. Herford
In breaking-in a stubborn beast, it is convenient to physic him until he is sick and out of spirits, or to starve him into submission.
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton
It was a break in the endless canopy of foliage, a narrow rift in the dark breadth of the shadowed woods.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
Allens Shoal 1 1/4 miles, having 5 1/2 fathoms and breaking in rough weather; and Deckers Shoal 1 mile.
"Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine" by Walter H. Rich
And Hannah took him in her arms and hugging him to her bosom, felt that her heart was breaking.
"Bessie's Fortune" by Mary J. Holmes
If eggs are to be fried with the ham, take up the slices, break in the eggs, and dip the boiling fat over them as they fry.
"The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking" by Helen Campbell
But this going to school was a break in his freedom, and it stirred him strangely.
"The Underworld" by James C. Welsh
Is my brain melting, or am I breaking out in a cold sweat?
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 3 (of 12)" by Various
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In poetry:

But I come where a living casement
Laughs luminous and wide;
I hear the song of a piano
Break in a sparkling tide;
"In The Placid Summer Midnight" by William Ernest Henley
Where no sound was ever heard
But the ocean's hollow roar,
As it breaks, in foamy mountains,
Along the rugged shore:
"Song of the Crew of Diaz" by Louisa Stuart Costello
All round her universe she pried:
No dawn began to break:
In prophet-agony she cried—
"Mother! when shall we wake?"
"A Dream of Waking" by George MacDonald
The Voice of the Serpent
dry hiss of age & steam
& leaves of gold
old books in ruined
Temples
The pages break like ash
"Wilderness" by James Douglas Morrison
Bonnie Charlie's now awa',
Safely owre the friendly main;
Mony a heart will break in twa,
Should he no' come back again.
"Will Ye No Come Back Again?" by Carolina Oliphant
And they were pitiful and mild
Who whispered to me then,
"The heart that breaks in April, child,
Will mend in May again."
"The False Friends" by Dorothy Parker

In news:

Brian talks about rabbit superstitions, women flirting in the workplace to get ahead, and his producer Cody Gough's big break in showbiz.
The schools were scheduled to take a two-year break in their series in 2013 and 2014, only to resume playing with another four games set for 2015-16 and 2018-19.
Shelves in an animal hospital in Fairfield, Calif, stocked with Frontline - an anti-flea medication that's been a recent target in a string of break-ins.
'Nothing left for anyone to steal' in Frontline for Kids break-in.
MENOMONEE FALLS- Developing news in Waukesha County as We Energies crews are working to repair a break in a gas line in Menomonee Falls.
Chicago police have a break in the case of a woman found shot dead in a Gold Coast hotel earlier this week.
Spokane County Sheriff's responded to a break-in alarm at the Les Schwab Tire Store in the 11000 block of East Sprague in the Spokane Valley.
As many in the San Simeon community enjoyed their annual thanksgiving feast, F ort Myers Police say a man tried to break in to a house on Cherrybrook Loop.
There have been at least 10 break-ins reported in the last few weeks at gyms throughout DeWitt and Onondaga County.
On Saturday morning, Nov 24, police checked an open window in a building at Fruitland's Museum on Prospect Hill that might have indicated an attempted break-in.
Police say a break-in Wednesday night at the McGee Chapel, Church of God in Christ, was the third church break-in in less than a week.
80,000 break-ins reported in NC last year.
More than $20K worth of jewelry stolen in string of Bernards break- ins , police say.
Five separate cases of break- ins occurred between Dec 1 and Dec 7 in Bernards police said.
Rosenberg police said the break-in happened at the Zales Outlet store in the 24700 block of the Southwest Freeway about 2:30 am Friday.
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In science:

Note that the “break” in the relation at around 1 keV is more prominent in the Lx − Tx relation than in the Lx − σ relation, due to the additional effect of entropy increase on temperature, causing the relation to steepen further.
The impact of galaxy formation on X-ray groups
The analysis of spontaneous symmetry breaking in three dimensions revealed that it is possible to implement the Goldstone theorem in noncommutative theories.
Noncommutative Supersymmetric Theories
Rivelles and A. J. da Silva, “Spontaneous symmetry breaking in noncommutative field theory,” hep-th/0207220.
Noncommutative Supersymmetric Theories
Alternatively, it has been suggested that a break in the XLF could be produced by a decaying starburst component from binaries formed in a past merger and star-forming episode (Kilgard et al. 2002; Wu 2001).
X-ray Source Population in the Elliptical Galaxy NGC 720 with Chandra
Alternatively, it has been suggested that a break in the XLF could be produced by a decaying starburst component from binaries formed in a past merger (Kilgard et al. 2002; Wu 2001).
X-ray Source Population in the Elliptical Galaxy NGC 720 with Chandra
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