bumpiness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bumpiness the texture of a surface that has many bumps
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Quotations

  • Bette Davis
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    “Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night! [As Margo Channing in All About Eve]”

Usage

In literature:

The air was distinctly bumpy.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
Odin joined Wolden, Ato, and Gunnar in the "engine" of the bumpy little train.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
The winter outdoor fun is on a bumpy, crooked hill back of school used for sliding.
"The 1926 Tatler" by Various
This road across a patch of the desert was usually so bumpy one had to hold himself down.
"The Desert Fiddler" by William H. Hamby
The floor of the hollow was bumpy and uneven.
"The Sign of the Spider" by Bertram Mitford
On windy days flying was far from safe; on calm days there was sometimes fog, or, if the weather was hot, the air became dangerously bumpy.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
This was a bumpy bit, to be sure, and if I had put her on the "fourth," some one would have had to sweep up the pieces quickly.
"The Man Who Drove the Car" by Max Pemberton
Imagine a flood roaring down that bumpy shoot-the-chutes.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
The gate swung open; the truck bounced down the bumpy dirt road.
"They Twinkled Like Jewels" by Philip José Farmer
The road was bumpy but passable.
"The Flaming Mountain" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Ger tried a few practice steps, copying the bumpy walk of the Man.
"Keep Your Shape" by Robert Sheckley
They're in pots and pans, in pipes, in rocket jets, in bumpy roads.
"The Holes and John Smith" by Edward W. Ludwig
The ancient roads, seldom used and never repaired, were rough and bumpy.
"Manners of the Age" by Horace Brown Fyfe
From Folsom to the busy little town of Placerville we had more broken country and a decidedly bumpy road.
"Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway" by Effie Price Gladding
As they turned into a bumpy, winding narrow road which led up a steep hill, Penny's uneasiness increased.
"Penny Nichols Finds a Clue" by Joan Clark
We left our camp in the evening, travelling the first part of the way in carts, over one of the most bumpy roads ever seen.
"A Kut Prisoner" by H. C. W. Bishop
It's about to be a bumpy afternoon.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
Lad turned aside in fastidious disgust from the bumpy burlap bundle.
"Lad: A Dog" by Albert Payson Terhune
And takes us in a bumpy ole van to the police court in the morning along of a lot of others.
"From Workhouse to Westminster" by George Haw
Bumpy road Route cahotante.
"English-French and French-English dictionary of the motor car, cycle, and boat" by Frederick Lucas
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In poetry:

Across the sands of Syria,
Or possibly Algeria,
Or some benighted neighborhood of barrenness and drouth,
There came the Prophet Samu-u-el
Upon the Only Cam-u-el –
A bumpy, grumpy Quadruped of discontented mouth.
"The Legend Of The First Cam-u-el: An Arabian Apologue" by Arthur Guiterman

In news:

The 18-foot-long Parasaurolophus is friendly and patient, allowing children to climb its back, sit on its tail and pat its bumpy, coral-colored skin.
Prepare for a bumpy ride.
The Pothole Patrol is getting results in Palmview where the construction of a bridge is causing a bumpy ride for residents.
The loosening standards are good news for the auto industry, which has seen a steady recovery despite bumpy economic news.
But beyond the Noles, there have been several bumpy defensive performances through the first three weeks of the season.
But wrestling is not an issue with the Sumo orange because its bumpy skin is so easy to peel.
It was a quiet end to a bumpy road trip for the Milwaukee Admirals on Saturday night.
After a bumpy start, Oracle's stewardship of Java has steadily improved, except for the Google mess and a feckless JCP.
Dmae Roberts profiles the life of Miracle, a young, black lesbian living on the streets of Portland, Oregon, and her bumpy road to recovery.
The road was really bumpy.
Eric will continue to have a bumpy road.
The new federal Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) initiative means truck fleet operators will have a bumpy road ahead with more accountability and paperwork .
Photo by Torin Halsey/Times Record News The Wesley Campus Ministry Pumpkin Patch on Taft has a wide variety of pumpkins and gourds including these "wart pumpkins" with a bumpy surface.
I hate driving on crumbling, pothole-laced, bumpy roads.
Janet Barresi's sometimes-bumpy ride as Oklahoma's superintendent of public instruction hit another pothole Monday with the release of an investigative report by Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones.
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In science:

Figures 2 and 3 show the shift ∆φ associated with two different choices of bumpiness.
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits
We can thus regard µb2/M 3 as a measurable, dimensionless “bumpiness parameter” for the black hole.
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits
Indeed, the weak-field prediction (7.2) underestimates the degree of precession due to the hole’s bumpiness by a factor ∼ 3 over much of the strong field (∼ 10 as we approach the last stable orbits).
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits
Over much of the strong field, the effect is large enough that, by observing over multiple orbital cycles, we should be able to set very interesting limits on the bumpiness of black hole candidates.
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits
Obviously, more detailed work is needed to carefully examine how well black hole bumpiness can be measured in a variety of scenarios (akin to Ryan’s analysis of multipole measurability by LISA, Ref. ).
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits
But, these results suggest that measurements which coherently follow orbital phases — such as gravitational-wave measurements and x-ray timing — should be able to place stringent constraints on the bumpiness of black hole candidates.
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits
The bumpy black hole spacetimes we construct differ only slightly from normal black hole spacetimes; and, the difference is controlled by a simple adjustable parameter — the hole’s “bumpiness”.
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits
It should be possible to compare the properties of black hole candidates in nature with these bumpy black hole spacetimes.
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits
Foremost is the need to generalize this analysis to bumpy Kerr black holes — zero angular momentum is a highly unrealistic idealization.
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits
There should then be no severe difficulty perturbing this metric to build bumpy Kerr black holes, though the details are likely to be complicated.
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits
IV, the equations of motion for inclined orbits of bumpy black holes do not appear to separate (as they do for normal Kerr black holes).
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits
However, the fact that, by definition, bumpy black hole spacetimes are nearly the spacetimes of black holes suggests that the equations of motion must nearly separate.
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits
It may be possible to take advantage of this smallness to usefully describe inclined and eccentric bumpy black hole orbits.
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits
The parameter Bl is a generalized l-polar “bumpiness”.
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits
With this ansatz to define our deviations, we can build a bumpy black holes with almost arbitrarily shaped bumps.
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits
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