coolness

Definitions

  • The Marshes, Cooling
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n coolness a lack of affection or enthusiasm "a distressing coldness of tone and manner"
    • n coolness fearless self-possession in the face of danger
    • n coolness the property of being moderately cold "the chilliness of early morning"
    • n coolness calm and unruffled self-assurance "he performed with all the coolness of a veteran"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Graves of the Comport Family: in Cooling Churchyard Graves of the Comport Family: in Cooling Churchyard
Cooling Church Cooling Church
Gateway Cooling Castle Gateway Cooling Castle
The Cooling Enema The Cooling Enema
Bar'll cool her Bar'll cool her

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pigs have no sweat glands, which is why they stay in water or mud to keep cool
    • Coolness Calm impudence; self-possession.
    • Coolness The state of being cool; a moderate degree of cold; a moderate degree, or a want, of passion; want of ardor, zeal, or affection; calmness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Kraft company produces enough "Cool Whip", a brand of whipping cream, in one year to fill the entire Grand Canyon
    • n coolness A moderate degree of cold; a temperature between cold and heat: as, the coolness of the summer's evening.
    • n coolness A moderate or refreshing sensation of cold.
    • n coolness Absence of mental confusion or excitement; clearness of judgment and calmness of action, particularly in an emergency: as, the safety of the party depended on his coolness.
    • n coolness Absence of ardor or intensity; want of passion, zeal, cordiality, or affection; indifference.
    • n coolness Quiet and unabashed impudence; nonchalance; effrontery; presumption.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pigs cannot sweat because they don't have sweat glands. Instead, they roll around in mud to keep cool.
    • ns Coolness moderate cold: indifference: want of zeal
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Quotations

  • Robert H. Schuller
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    “Doomed are the hotheads! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, I'm sorry.”
  • Daniel Webster
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    “Keep cool; anger is not an argument.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
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    “Nothing gives a person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.”
  • Robert Browning
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    “Oh the wild joys of living! The leaping from rock to rock ... the cool silver shock of the plunge in a pool's living waters.”
  • Woodrow T. Wilson
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    “One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.”
  • Justinian
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    “Keep cool and you will command everyone.”

Idioms

As cool as a cucumber - If someone is as cool as a cucumber, they don't get worried by anything.
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Cool as a cat - To act fine when you a actually scared or nervous
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Cool your heels - If you leave someone to cool their heels, you make them wait until they have calmed down.
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Keep your cool - If you keep your cool, you don't get excessively excited or disturbed in a bad situation.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cól; Ger. kühl. See Cold and Chill.

Usage

In literature:

Cook fifteen minutes, set pan in a cool place, and when about half cooled beat with a spoon.
"The Community Cook Book" by Anonymous
Strain, cool and skim off the fat which will form a cake on top of the liquid.
"The Italian Cook Book" by Maria Gentile
After cooling, the bottles should be put on the ice or in some cool place until required.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management" by Ministry of Education
The air was light, cool, and invigorating.
"Stubble" by George Looms
Man, then dog, passed the drug store where behind plate-glass windows cool-dressed men and women sat at slender tables.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
They were a cool, silent, slow, and stubborn race.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
If you be angry, claw your wame, an' cool i' the skin ye het in.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Scald the milk and add the half pint of boiling water, set away to cool.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
Let cool and pour over crumbs.
"The Suffrage Cook Book"
When a little cool, add the egg and fry in very hot lard.
"The Cookery Blue Book" by Society for Christian Work of the First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, California
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In poetry:

The halo of the beautiful
Is round the quiet spot;
The grass is deep and green and cool,
Where sound of life is not.
"Robert Parkes" by Henry Kendall
"Virgin to your vast grandeur cool
Remain then, solemn trees,
Image your maker's holiness
And sway but to the breeze."
"Immortal Eve - I" by Manmohan Ghose
By cool Siloam's shady fountain
The lily must decay;
The rose that blooms beneath the mountain
Must shortly fade away.
"Hymn 10. First Sunday After Epiphany. No. II." by Reginald Heber
Then, Phillis, heal my wounded heart,
My burning passion cool;
Let me at least in thee have part
With thy insipid fool.
"Songs Set To Music: 18. Set" by Matthew Prior
The waters sparkled to my eye,
Calm, crystal-like, and cool,
And breathing there a restful sigh,
I bent me to the pool.
"The Fount Of Tears" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
And blessings on the girl who stood
In better garb than silk,
And proffer'd to us, shy of mood,
A glass of cooling milk.
"A Walk To Pamphy Linns" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Some cool-looking 24-ounce beer can s.
BCM Some cool-looking 24-ounce beer can s.
I go away to Colorado Springs the thew cool weather wed have there bring this kind of weather here 32 and down with 4 inch's 12 thousand feet.
Within the stone walls of the National Gallery of Art, the calm, quiet rooms are always cool and astonishingly breezy.
Taking a nice cool dip in the pool, Taj, a Bengal tiger at the Cougar Mountain Zoo occupies himself with a log to chew.
LAHAINA SECOND FRIDAY TOWN PARTY – As the sun sets and Lahaina cools down a bit, the party along Front Street heats up.
Okay, yeah, this is cool.
Cooling Waters Heat Up The Action.
It'd be cool to glimpse either animal in their natural habitat, but I guess I'd go with the bighorn sheep.
You know what's really cool about this video.
New Moo- Bile App Helps Keep Cows Cool And Farmers Updated.
Just trying to stay cool.
Ounces dark or bittersweet chocolate , melted and slightly cooled.
Following the steps outlined here will get you through basic cooling-system maintenance, which should ensure that your diesel engine always keeps its cool.
The most common musclecar cooling-system problems concern low-speed cooling, most often attributed to low airflow through the radiator.
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In science:

Furthermore, the feedback acts to stabilize gas cooling since the heating rate is directly proportional to the cooling (star formation) rate.
The impact of galaxy formation on X-ray groups
As was stated previously, an overall increase in the cooled fraction must therefore come from choosing a lower value of ǫ and/or higher metallicity of cooling gas.
The impact of galaxy formation on X-ray groups
Norman & Meiksin (1996) try to increase the heat conduction efficiency by allowing the cooling flow to stretch magnetic flux loops, which then reconnect; cooling flow is not completely suppressed, but the cooling rate is substantially reduced in their model.
Problems in suppressing cooling flows in clusters of galaxies by global heat conduction
In a recent paper Zakamska & Narayen (2003; hereafter ZN03) fit five cooling flow clusters with a simple hydrostatic model where heat conduction balances radiative cooling.
Problems in suppressing cooling flows in clusters of galaxies by global heat conduction
Hence, either the heat conduction does not play a role, or the cooling flow is much younger than the cluster, as proposed in the moderate cooling flow model (Soker et al. 2001).
Problems in suppressing cooling flows in clusters of galaxies by global heat conduction
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