• Forming points with cords
    Forming points with cords
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj corded of textiles; having parallel raised lines
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Brain and spinal cord Brain and spinal cord
A View of the Vocal Cords A View of the Vocal Cords
The Different Positions of the Vocal Cords The Different Positions of the Vocal Cords

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Before Columbus, Europe had never tasted cord, potatoes, tomatoes, red peppers, sweet potatoes, tapioca, chocolate, pumpkins, squash, coconuts, pineapples, strawberries, and much more. Why? All these food items are native to America.
    • Corded (Her) Bound about, or wound, with cords.
    • Corded Bound or fastened with cords.
    • Corded Made of cords. "A corded ladder."
    • Corded Piled in a form for measurement by the cord.
    • Corded Striped or ribbed with cords; as, cloth with a corded surface.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: 7.5 million toothpicks can be created from a cord of wood.
    • corded Bound, girded, or fastened with cords.
    • corded Piled in a form for measurement by the cord.
    • corded Made of cords; furnished with cords.
    • corded Ribbed or furrowed, as by cords: as, corded cloth; a corded pattern.
    • corded In heraldry, represented as bound about, or wound with cords, as the cross in the accompanying figure. Bales, etc., when bandaged or bound with cords, are blazoned corded. The cords are often borne of a different tincture from the rest of the bearing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: "Toboggan" is derived from the Algonquin language and loosely meant "instrument with which to drag a cord."
    • adj Corded fastened with cords: furrowed, as with cords:
    • adj Corded (her.) wound about with cords: piled in 'cords.'—ns. Cord′-grass, a genus of grasses of which one species found in muddy salt-marshes is used for making ropes
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A phoneless cord is a great device for people who love peace and quiet.”
  • Robert Burton
    “No cord nor cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast, as love can do with a twined thread.”
  • Bible
    “A threefold cord is not quickly broken.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. corde—L. chorda. See Chord.


In literature:

E. The cremasteric fibres, within the external ring, surrounding the cord; e, the cremasteric fibres looping over the cord outside the ring.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
So you must somehow or another manage to lower to the ground the thin cord of which I told you.
"Across the Spanish Main" by Harry Collingwood
He pulled the bell cord, and a beautiful servant girl took him into a room.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
I haven't much faith in those throwing-cords that Skookie was showing us.
"The Young Alaskans" by Emerson Hough
A streak or groove forms along its axis, and becomes the nerve-cord running along the back.
"The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science" by Various
As she drew back her head, her eyes fell upon the knot of gold cord.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
The younger man ran up with an extra bow cord, and in a moment they had bonds on the struggling captive.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
Above these club lines a cord or rope is stretched seven feet from the ground.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
The other end of this cord was tied to the net, at one of its corners.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
She placed food before us, and then, with a knife, cut the cords that bound our arms.
"The Fire People" by Ray Cummings
This row forms the holes for the cord.
"Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet" by Anonymous
They begin by the threads of mycelium growing in great numbers out from the side of the cords.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
While one man dragged it by a long cord, the others ran after it, throwing their spears.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
The cord also contains the urachus (2') which carries urine from the bladder (2) through the cord.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Even then they're likely to come down the hammock cords and drive you out.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
This fine cord also serves to tie each bundle to the main cord of suspension.
"A Burial Cave in Baja California" by William C. Massey
A heavy cord came out of the water, crossed the roller, and dipped back into the water again.
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin
It was a long, thick silken cord which hung down from the ceiling.
"The Tower of Dago" by Mór Jókai
Her brother took the fibre cord and drew it through his lips.
"Legends of Ma-ui--a demi god of Polynesia, and of his mother Hina" by W. D. Westervelt
Each flea had a gold cord about its waist, and this was the grand entry always seen at the circus.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 8, May 1886, No. 7." by Various

In poetry:

Methought I saw the fatal cord,
I saw him dragg'd along
I saw him seiz'd" She could no more,
For anguish stopp'd her tongue.
"A Ballad" by Jane Bowdler
One quiver of the hempen cord,--
One struggle and one bound,--
With stiffened limb and leaden eye,
The Pig was on the ground.
"The Spectre Pig" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
I turned to go; but as I turned
The gloomy sea grew bright,
And from my heart there seemed to flow
Ten thousand cords of light.
"Fishers Of Men" by Frances Ellen Watkins
Art thou disjoin'd from other lords?
Divorc'd from fed'ral laws?
While, with most loving gospel cords,
Thy Husband kindly draws?
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
My spirit flees, as night enwraps,
To its reward;
The earth recedes, I feel it lapse;
I sink as dissolution snaps
The silver cord.
"In Mortem Meditare." by Alfred Castner King
Oh, wrap my eyes with linen fair,
With hempen cord go bind me,
And, of your mercy, leave me there,
Nor tell them where to find me.
"Portrait Of The Artist" by Dorothy Parker

In news:

String wooden beads onto leather cord to determine how many to dye .
Alan Eckstein, who is a designer for Timo Weiland, wears several leather cords and cloth friendship bracelets on each wrist.
The eels have it—at least when it comes to understanding why brain cells die after a spinal cord injury.
I was injured in an automobile accident 12 years ago, which resulted in permanent spinal cord damage.
Roy Lichtenstein painting ' Electric Cord ' returned after 42 years.
0 Barbara Bertozzi, the widow of art dealer Leo Castelli, stands next to the Roy Lichtenstein painting " Electric Cord " at a news conference.
A Tacoma father was arrested Wednesday night after assaulting his 17-year-old son with an electrical power cord because the teenager came home late.
The emergency brake is a ubiquitous fixture of New York City subway cars, a cord that allows passengers to bring 400 tons of metal to a screeching halt.
When Brain, Fingers and Vocal Cords Drop the Connection.
Web expander roll Webex Neenah WI USA Webex is now offering the Expander Roll, a web handling roller that uses elastic cords on the roll face to remove web wrinkles.
When the roll turns, specially engineered cams stretch the surface cords.
Woman Forced Children Into Shower To Open Pores, Struck Them With Extension Cord .
A woman was arrested on four counts of child endangering after using an extension cord to beat her children.
Blind Cord Safety Client: Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board PR team: Hertfordshire County Council comms team Timescale: February-June 2012 Budget: £4,000.
The staple of Clintonville dining will take over the former Cord Camera building at 4784 N High St.

In science:

Underlying all is the fact that man possesses in his vocal cords a means of producing song, in his body an instrument for rhythm, and in his mind the capacity to imagine and perceive musical sounds.
Music in Terms of Science
The location of the spiral arms included by Taylor & Cordes in their model are shown on the plot as is their inner annulus of enhanced electron density.
HI line measurements of pulsars towards the Galactic Centre and the electron density in the inner Galaxy
Solid diamonds represent the Taylor & Cordes (1993) dispersion measure derived positions.
HI line measurements of pulsars towards the Galactic Centre and the electron density in the inner Galaxy
Taylor & Cordes (1993) have made the point that this does not allow them to distinguish whether the electron density reaches a peak in an annulus at some radius from the Galactic Centre or continues increasing until the Centre.
HI line measurements of pulsars towards the Galactic Centre and the electron density in the inner Galaxy
Of the 8 pulsars between longitudes 300◦ and 342◦ (along the tangents to the Sagittarius-Carina and ScutumCrux arms), no fewer than 6 are not well fitted by the Taylor & Cordes model and all 6 have H i distances larger than those calculated from the model.
HI line measurements of pulsars towards the Galactic Centre and the electron density in the inner Galaxy
It is evident from the figure that the Taylor & Cordes model tends to assign pulsars to spiral arms because of the large electron density excess in those regions in the model, so that a relatively large range of dispersion measure corresponds to a small change in distance.
HI line measurements of pulsars towards the Galactic Centre and the electron density in the inner Galaxy
Distance limits on 24 mostly inner Galaxy pulsars measured since the Taylor & Cordes (1993) model was created.
HI line measurements of pulsars towards the Galactic Centre and the electron density in the inner Galaxy
The thick curves show the location of the four spiral arms as delineated by Taylor & Cordes; from top to bottom the Perseus arm, the Sagittarius-Carina arm, the Scutum-Crux arm and the Norma arm.
HI line measurements of pulsars towards the Galactic Centre and the electron density in the inner Galaxy
Chatterjee, C., and Cordes, J. M., in Pulsar Astronomy — 2000 and Beyond, IAU Col loquium 177, edited by M.
Plerions and pulsar-powered nebulae
Based on these data, Taylor & Cordes [240] have developed an electron density model which is free from large systematic trends and can be used to provide distance estimates with an uncertainty of ∼ 30%.
Binary and Millisecond Pulsars at the New Millennium
Arzoumanian, Cordes & Wasserman used kinematic data to constrain the most likely ages of the DNS binaries.
Binary and Millisecond Pulsars at the New Millennium
Lommen, A. N., Zepka, A., Backer, D. C., McLaughlin, M. A., Cordes, J. M., Arzoumanian, Z., and Xilouris, K., “New pulsars from an Arecibo drift scan search”, Astrophys. J., 545, 1007, (2001).
Binary and Millisecond Pulsars at the New Millennium
Brad Castalia was the first to suggest PVM to me for parallel computing, and Joe Lazio introduced me to genetic algorithms. I thank Ray White, Rob Jedicke, Dave Latham, Jim Cordes, Don McCarthy, Andrea Ghez, Todd Henry, Ted Bowen and Patrick McGuire for their part in helping me to become a good scientist.
Computational Asteroseismology
Cordes, J.M.) 1998, “Kinematics of neutron star populations”, in: “Neutron Stars and Pulsars”, Eds. N.
Astrophysics of isolated neutron stars: radioquiet neutron stars and magnetars
Cordes, J.M., Chernoff, D.F.) 1997, “Neutron star population dynamics. I.
Astrophysics of isolated neutron stars: radioquiet neutron stars and magnetars