clipping

Definitions

  • A silversmith weighing clipped coins. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
    A silversmith weighing clipped coins. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n clipping the act of clipping or snipping
    • n clipping cutting down to the desired size or shape
    • n clipping an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine "he searched through piles of letters and clippings"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Lead bale clips used for sealing bales of woolen cloth and other goods. Once a clip had been attached to a bale it attested that the goods were of an approved quality and length or amount Lead bale clips used for sealing bales of woolen cloth and other goods. Once a clip had been attached to a bale it...
The man clipped The man clipped
Mauser rifle with clip Mauser rifle with clip

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The diameter of the wire in a standard paper clip is 1 millimeter - or about 0.04 inch.
    • Clipping That which is clipped off or out of something; a piece separated by clipping; as, newspaper clippings .
    • Clipping The act of cutting off, curtailing, or diminishing; the practice of clipping the edges of coins. "clipping by Englishmen is robbing the honest man who receives clipped money."
    • Clipping The act of embracing.
    • Clipping (Football) The act of hitting a player from behind, for the purpose of blocking. It is illegal in football because it can lead to injury to the blocked player, who cannot anticipate the action. A penalty of 10 yards or more may be assessed against the team of the offending player.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The paper clip was patented by Norwegian inventor Johan Vaaler in 1899. Because Norway had no patent law at the time, he had to travel to Germany where he received his patent in 1900. His U.S. Patent was granted in 1901.
    • n clipping The act of embracing.
    • clipping Embracing; encircling.
    • clipping In heraldry, clasping, as two hands. See conjoined.
    • n clipping The act of cutting or shearing off.
    • n clipping A sheep-shearing.
    • n clipping That which is clipped off or out; a piece separated by clipping: as, tailors' clippings; a newspaper clipping.
    • clipping Swift: as, a clipping pace.
    • clipping Smart; showy; first-rate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Clipping the act of cutting, esp. debasing coin by cutting off the edges: the thing clipped off
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Quotations

  • Fulton John Sheen
    Fulton John Sheen
    “The proud man counts his newspaper clippings, the humble man his blessings.”
  • Mae West
    Mae%20West
    “A man in love is like a clipped coupon -- it's time to cash in.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. from Ice. klippa, to cut; Dan. klippe.

Usage

In literature:

The first and finest clip, called lamb's wool, may be taken from the young sheep at the age of eight to twelve months.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
Kaze ef yer does, I'll take'n hit you a clip w'at'll put you ter bed 'fo' bed-times come.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
It takes much longer to clip them than it does a smooth-skinned sheep.
"The Story of Wool" by Sara Ware Bassett
The world's yearly clip is a little more than two and one-half billion pounds, of which the United States produces about one-eighth.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
Joe filliped a wire paper clip after it.
"Stubble" by George Looms
Then clip lightly with a sharp-bladed mower.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
Mr. Schwirtz was forty or forty-one, a red-faced, clipped-mustached, derby-hatted average citizen.
"The Job" by Sinclair Lewis
So the King's men seized him, and clipped off both his ears, and put him out on the island.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
He slid out the clip, snapped it back, and went down the car in long pantherlike bounds, bending half double.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
Fumbling in my pockets, I pulled out a loaded clip, lay there pondering with the clip in front of my nose.
"Valley of the Croen" by Lee Tarbell
Two or three races were to be run before tiffin, and we went out to have a look at the ponies, little Mongolian ponies with short, clipped hair.
"Peking Dust" by Ellen N. La Motte
Kaze ef yer does, I'll take'n hit you a clip w'at'll put you ter bed 'fo' bed-times come.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
I have seen this clipping.
"Cupid's Middleman" by Edward B. Lent
Behind it, where his wife's picture had always been, there was only a folded clipping.
"Pursuit" by Lester del Rey
His coming had been the signal for a renewal of hostilities among the dogs, and now a sharp clip of teeth drew his attention.
"In the Brooding Wild" by Ridgwell Cullum
His hands rested on his knees, and his fingers held the clipping.
"The Tempering" by Charles Neville Buck
Another instant, and she had deftly clipped and lighted it.
"The Haunted Pajamas" by Francis Perry Elliott
We cleared the gumbo cut west of the Beaver at a pretty good clip, in order to make the grade on the other side.
"The Nerve of Foley" by Frank H. Spearman
He picked up the newspaper clipping.
"The Valiants of Virginia" by Hallie Erminie Rives
Number of shots fired to be three times the capacity of clip.
"Pistol and Revolver Shooting" by A. L. A. Himmelwright
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In poetry:

Let me be clipped of that heritage
And burned for ages through;
Freed and stripped of my fear and rage--
But not of you.
"Rescue" by Jean Starr Untermeyer
His hair upon his thoughtful brow
Came smoothly clipped, and sleek,
But ran into a curl somehow
Beside his merrier cheek.
"Robin Hood, A Child." by James Henry Leigh Hunt
Washed by the countless, crystal drops,
Awhile from swarming insects free,
The cattle clip the clover tops
Forth wandering o'er the fertile lea,
The birds sing with unusual glee
After the drenching shower.
"After The Shower" by John Henry Kimble
"I worked with watchful eye,
With fingers soft but wary, It seemed a decent tie,
But not extraordinary. But when at length I gazed,
To put the final clip in, I staggered back amazed,
Ejaculating 'Rippin'!"
"For One Night Only (A Tragedy) " by P G Wodehouse
"Good-bye!" I said—and say, for you are such another!
Why, now I look at you, I see you are his brother!
Yes, thank you for your kick: 'twas all that you could spare,
For, sure, they clip and singe you very, very bare!
"The Donkey In The Cart To The Horse In The Carriage" by George MacDonald
T'other day a bishop's cob stopped before me in a lane,
With a tail as broad as oil-cake, and a close-clipped hoggy mane;
I stood sideways to the hedge, but he did not want to pass,
And he was so full of corn he didn't care about the grass.
"The Donkey In The Cart To The Horse In The Carriage" by George MacDonald

In news:

Heat's road streak Clipped at 13.
Crime Boise Man's Wings Clipped After Flight Kerfuffle.
Woman gets ' clipped ' when buying Clipper Card.
The 80th Annual Academy Awards ceremony, televised live on ABC last night from Los Angeles, went clip - clip - clipping along.
The show was so overstocked with clips from movies -- from this year's nominees and from Oscar winners going back to 1929 -- that it was like a TV show with the hiccups.
The Mouse gets his ears clipped .
The Yankee Clipper Got Clipped .
Four inches long, the SuperClip is little more than a very large paper clip .
The Most Interesting Recipe I've Clipped .
NEW YORK — Lindsay Lohan won't face criminal charges after being accused of clipping a man with her car outside a nightclub, one of a string of troubles the actress has encountered behind the wheel and elsewhere in recent months.
Man clipped by TRAX train, but escapes serious injury.
How Microsoft Is Clipping Longhorn.
10 Video Clips of Rachel Maddow in Conversation With MoJo Editors Clara Jeffery and Monika Bauerlein.
Mount the ruler near your front door and clip reminders, permission slips and other important notes to it.
In this frame grab from a YouTube video clip, a fox is shown visiting Pam Aus's home in Unalaska, Alaska.
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In science:

The residual bias in each quadrant is found by an aggressively clipped mean and removed.
The Sloan Lens ACS Survey. IX. Colors, Lensing and Stellar Masses of Early-type Galaxies
To find these values for our analysis of the true data w e have clipped 62 outliers with x-axis values below −6.
Stellar distances from spectroscopic observations: a new technique
We then used a weighted mean with iterative sigma clipping to find the magnitude offset for each ob ject.
A New Cepheid Distance to the Giant Spiral M101 Based On Image Subtraction of HST/ACS Observations
Iterative Sigma Clipping - We then computed a weighted median LMC-relative distance modulus for each field using a least-absolute-deviation technique as also applied by Macri et al. (2006).
A New Cepheid Distance to the Giant Spiral M101 Based On Image Subtraction of HST/ACS Observations
We perform iterative sigma clipping to remove outliers.
A New Cepheid Distance to the Giant Spiral M101 Based On Image Subtraction of HST/ACS Observations
Circled Red Point: Iterative sigma clipping.
A New Cepheid Distance to the Giant Spiral M101 Based On Image Subtraction of HST/ACS Observations
Circled Red Point: Iterative sigma clipping.
A New Cepheid Distance to the Giant Spiral M101 Based On Image Subtraction of HST/ACS Observations
Circled Red Point: Iterative sigma clipping.
A New Cepheid Distance to the Giant Spiral M101 Based On Image Subtraction of HST/ACS Observations
Circled Red Point: Iterative sigma clipping.
A New Cepheid Distance to the Giant Spiral M101 Based On Image Subtraction of HST/ACS Observations
The prototype comprises all essential components of the final Sum-Trigger II, such as delay and gain adjustment, signal clipping, sum stage, the digital counting circuits and computer control (see figure 1).
New improved Sum-Trigger system for the MAGIC telescopes
With the prototype the performance of the automatic calibration has been be tested in detail, as well as the functionality of the delay line, the clipping amplifier and the computer control logic.
New improved Sum-Trigger system for the MAGIC telescopes
These were then spatially aligned and co-added using an average with a 3σ clipping threshold to remove remaining cosmetic defects and cosmic rays.
Integral Field Spectroscopy of 2.0
One for the popular clips and other for the unpopular clips.
Performance Improvement of VOD System by Policy Based Traffic Handle
We had finished the preparation of a paper and we were looking for a paper clip.
`Iconoclastic', Categorical Quantum Gravity
Finally the light curve of the target is normalized to one by dividing it by its off-transit median flux, after a 4- σ iterative clipping, as explained above.
TASTE: The Asiago Search for Transit timing variations of Exoplanets. I. Overview and improved parameters for HAT-P-3b and HAT-P-14b
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