close-fitting

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj close-fitting fitting closely but comfortably "a close fit"
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Usage

In literature:

No, only old fogies would close their hearts to a machine fit for the gods, and pride themselves on being motophobes forever.
"The Motor Maid" by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
Select a pot that has a close-fitting lid and keep it for this purpose.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
With this suggestive passage this chapter may fittingly close.
"The Digger Movement in the Days of the Commonwealth" by Lewis H. Berens
The country we passed since yesterday is the desert, which comes down close to the river's bank, presenting but few spots fit for cultivation.
"A Narrative of the Expedition to Dongola and Sennaar" by George Bethune English
The riding dress is made to fit the waist closely, and button nearly to the throat.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
The tubing is eleven feet, and fits closely to the rock.
"Saratoga and How to See It" by R. F. Dearborn
All the windows had lattices of mashrebeeyeh work fitted to them, and all these lattices were closed.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
A round leather cap fitted his head closely.
"Tales Of Hearsay" by Joseph Conrad
A close-fitting robe of palest blue outlined the perfections of her body.
"The Black Douglas" by S. R. Crockett
A combination boiler check is fitted with a valve similar to a globe valve and can be closed at will.
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

The kind old face, the egg-shaped head,
The tie, discretely loud,
The loosely fitting shooting clothes,
A closely fitting shroud.
"On A Portrait Of A Deaf Man" by Sir John Betjeman
I write to ope your sin-closed eyes,
And make you great, and rich, and wise,
And give you peace when trials rise,
And sorrows gloom;
I write to fit you for the skies
On Day of Doom.
"Epistle To The Labouring Poor" by Patrick Branwell Bronte
"'Nay, let me not my love displease!
But is it fit, that walls like these
The blooming cherub should inclose!
And when our close approaching foes
Are skirmishing the country o'er,
We must adventure forth no more.'
"The Lay Of Marie - Canto Fourth" by Matilda Betham

In news:

Two local Bally Total Fitness locations will close today as part of the parent company's reorganization under Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Hollister Construction Services announced it is close to completion of a 42,000-sf office fit-out in Holtsville, N.Y.
The graceful, bending position of John James Audubon 's flamingo allowed the artist to fit his subject—depicted close to actual size—on a single page.
Out of her seven color themes for next year, the palette Treasure Chest most closely fits with the American market, she said, with its base of dark and jeweled hues.
Survival of the fittest LA Fitness buys, closes North Naples gym, which gets new owner.
It is fitting that Steven Spielberg's widely praised "Lincoln" has been released at a time when same-sex marriage has attracted close attention from both voters and the Supreme Court.
That's why it's only fitting that she would close out 2012 with a performance at 'Dick Clark 's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2013?
That's why it's only fitting that she would close out 2012 with a performance at ' Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2013?
From the opening vocal chant of "Say Ahhh" to the closing static fits of "Lost In My Head," Toronto's Doldrums leads a tour through future sick pop soundscapes from the deck of a roller coaster.
Landmark Dudley Square fitness center to close.
The image of him coming out of the surf in his form fitting swim trunks is priceless, now Daniel Craig 's famous blue James Bond shorts have sold for close to $72,000 at auction.
I fit in right away, and it's close to home.
That's why it's only fitting that she would close out 2012 with a performance at 'Dick Clark's New Year 's Rockin' Eve 2013?
The graceful, bending position of John James Audubon's flamingo allowed the artist to fit his subject—depicted close to actual size—on a single page.
It is fitting that Steven Spielberg's widely praised "Lincoln" has been released in the same period in which same-sex marriage has attracted close attention from both voters and the Supreme Court.
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In science:

Fitting the data to a power-law dependence: g (|i − j |) ∼ |i − j |−ν , we obtain ν = 1.97 for Λ = 0 (decoupled chain case), which is very close to the analytical result ν = 2.8 For nonzero Λ, the correlation decays much faster than that of the chain.
Thermodynamics of strongly disordered spin ladders
This factor seems sufficient to fit the universe with the cosmological constant Λ close to zero within the errors of measurements, i.e. the universe without acceleration.
On lambda and omega measurements and acceleration of universe expansion
Here, ω0 is the precession frequency, J0 is a zeroth-order Bessel function, and φ0 the phase, that is fitted close to zero in all cases. The cosine and the Bessel functions point towards the commensurate and the incommensurate magnetic order, respectively .
Interplay of composition, structure, magnetism, and superconductivity in SmFeAs1-xPxO1-y
Its value at Rc is the smallest that can be obtained by our inversion, i.e. 0.01. This small value of the exponent means intuitively that S(t) is approximately linear and then abruptly increases close to the main shock. Figure 7 shows the data set with the fitting curve.
The critical earthquake concept applied to mine rockbursts with time-to-failure analysis
Our rejection of data points prior to t =0.412 for the logperiodic fit is thus a simple way to adjust the procedure. Note again the excellent value found for l which is very close to 2, reinforcing the statistical significance for the existence of a discrete scale invariance in the mine rockbursts.
The critical earthquake concept applied to mine rockbursts with time-to-failure analysis
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