count off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v count off call in turn from right to left or from back to front numbers that determine some position or function
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Quotations

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    “Patience is counting down without blasting off”

Usage

In literature:

He counts one for each that was right, and takes off one for each that was wrong.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
He had never counted on her coming off in company.
"Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas" by Lloyd Osbourne
Up and up they went, one after the other, each man counting off and climbing.
"Slaves of Mercury" by Nat Schachner
Shall I count them off?
"Hawk Carse" by Anthony Gilmore
She would not leave her mistress, you know, though the Countess's other women went gladly enough when the Count sent them off.
"The Bright Face of Danger" by Robert Neilson Stephens
Man at Three far off; him no count.
"Wings of the Wind" by Credo Harris
Bazarov on his side counted off ten paces from the barrier, and stood still.
"Fathers and Children" by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
His lordship the Count jerks a button off the girl's gown, she outs with a gun and plugs him.
"The Eyes Have It" by Gordon Randall Garrett
I didn't count on going off all by myself to see a stranger!
"The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted" by Katharine Ellis Barrett
Minutes counted, and two boats were sent off to the shore.
"The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
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In poetry:

I heard the city time-bells call
Far off in hollow towers,
And one by one with measured fall
Count out the old dead hours;
"An Impression" by Archibald Lampman
It's as if Poseidon left off counting
his waters for a moment! In the fields
the silence is music like the moon.
The bullfrogs sleep in their hairy caves.
"Ann Arbor Variations" by Frank O Hara
I can make out the rigging of a schooner
a mile off; I can count
the new cones on the spruce. It is so still
the pale bay wears a milky skin; the sky
no clouds except for one long, carded horse¹s tail.
"North Haven" by Elizabeth Bishop
The King was in the parlor, counting out his money:
The Queen was in the kitchen, eating bread and honey:
The Maid was in the garden, hanging out the clothes:
There came a little Blackbird and snipp'd off her nose.
"At The Palace Of King Lot" by Oscar Fay Adams

In news:

A Martinsburg man who posted an online video he filmed of a 14-year-old violently kicking a cat off a porch pleaded guilty Monday to one misdemeanor count of animal cruelty.
With roughly one out of every five hedge funds counting Apple ( AAPL, Fortune 500) among their top 10 stock holdings, the recent sell-off in Apple's stock could start cutting into their returns.
GROVE CITY — Grove City Area School District's superintendent is being forced to take two months off from work, but he is counting his blessings despite a new health problem that has come to light.
As we count down the days until opening kick-off, thousands and thousands of people are trying to figure out who they are going to draft in their fantasy football league draft.
Their delegate count up to that point will be reflected in the totals on the left, but they'll be taken off the prediction tool.
A man facing nearly a dozen counts of rape charges jumped off a bridge days after he was released on bond.
A crowd of 20,000 greeted the veteran rockers as they kicked off their "50 and Counting" tour.
The Pima County Recorder 's Office says that all the early ballots dropped off at polling locations on Election Day have been signature verified and transferred to the Department of Elections for counting.
"You're the reason we really do this," he told the crowd, Saturday night at the Barclays Center, as the Rolling Stones kicked off the American leg of its "50 and Counting" tour.
Bill Bennett has campaigned for Elizabethtown City Council more times than he can count, but his hard work paid off Tuesday night.
The Surrey Wildlife Trust in the UK posted this video of a sleeping dormouse about a month ago and the off-the-charts cuteness factor of this little guy has earned it more than 146,000 views and counting.
Amateurs tee off with the pros -- and it counts.
Calendars still counted off days, our eyes told us this.
I've never counted how many hats I own, because something like that you're better off not exactly knowing.
Don't count your chickens if they fall off the turnip truck.
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In science:

The source counts start to fall off after the limiting magnitude of the shallowest coadd, so we do not use σ measured for magnitudes fainter than mlim .
UV/Optical Detections of Candidate Tidal Disruption Events by GALEX and CFHTLS
N is the q2 × 1 vector of q rows of NNCT concatenated row-wise, E[N] is the vector of E[Nij ] which are as in Equation (1), ΣD is the q2 × q2 variance-covariance matrix for the cell count vector N with diagonal entries equal to Var[Nii ] and off-diagonal entries being Cov[Nij , Nkl ] for (i, j ) 6= (k , l).
Overall and Pairwise Segregation Tests Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
The choice of the frequency bands in a CMB experiment is a trade-off between sensitivity, foreground information, detector readout counts, and optical performance, all under the constraint of a fixed focal plane area.
Antenna-coupled TES bolometer arrays for CMB polarimetry
This also ensures a smooth distribution with a mean converging to µ∆ ≈ 3.8 (dashed line), which is used as a cut off criteria for the turbulent polarization angle correlation function (middle right panel). A statistical weight (number counts) is applied (see appendix).
Magnetic Field Properties in High Mass Star Formation from Large to Small Scales - A Statistical Analysis from Polarization Data
Adding these two samples, however, we end up counting the LL terms of the inclusive cross section for F + 1 twice, since we are now getting them once from the shower off F and once from the matrix element for F + 1, illustrated by the dark shaded (red) areas of the right-hand pane of figure 12.
QCD for Collider Physics
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