• The Ration Detail
    The Ration Detail
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n detailing an individualized description of a particular instance
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Showing detailed foliage patterns Showing detailed foliage patterns
Detail of the Library Table Detail of the Library Table
Detail of the Princess Dresser Detail of the Princess Dresser
Detail of the Fern Stand Detail of the Fern Stand
Detail of the Wardrobe Detail of the Wardrobe
Detail of Serving Table Detail of Serving Table
Detail of Umbrella Stand Detail of Umbrella Stand
Detail of the Writing Desk Detail of the Writing Desk


  • Sextus Propertius
    Sextus Propertius
    “The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls; the soldier details his wounds, the shepherd his sheep.”
  • Marguerite Beecher
    Marguerite Beecher
    “To free the mind from the habit of competition, we must see in detail the process by which the mind is ensnared by competition.”
  • Andy Warhol
    “Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone's got to take care of all your details.”
  • James Gulliver
    James Gulliver
    “Retail is detail.”
  • Edward Gibbon
    “The pathetic almost always consists in the detail of little events.”
  • William B. Given
    William B. Given
    “Details often kill initiative, but there have been few successful men who weren't good at details. Don't ignore details. Lick them.”


Devil is in the detail - When people say that the devil in the detail, they mean that small things in plans and schemes that are often overlooked can cause serious problems later on.


In literature:

The general and particular results of my study will be found explained and carefully detailed in the supplementary part of the volume.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
But few details of attendant circumstances are furnished us.
"Jesus the Christ" by James Edward Talmage
All night long, orderlies were dashing to and fro at breakneck speed; and guard details were marching to all points of possible danger.
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
For details of this method see p. 46, Fig.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
I will desist and spare details, which to you may be of little interest.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
It reads, 'Detailed for the Court,' whereas it should be 'Detail for the Court.
"Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals" by William H. Armstrong
She enjoyed every detail of them.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Ritual is not easy compliance with usage; it is strict compliance with detailed and punctilious rule.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
I was detailed to go on guard duty this morning for 24 hours.
"The Twenty-fifth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion" by George P. Bissell
To master this he fixed his mind on the details of structure underneath.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow

In poetry:

Out o' the wilderness, dusty an' dry
(Time, an' 'igh time to be trekkin' again!)
' Oo is it 'eads to the Detail Supply ?
A section, a pompom, an 'six' 'undred men.
"Columns" by Rudyard Kipling
THE tutor liked his own details to hear,
And entertaining made his tales appear:
The num'rous perils that the fair had fled,
Who laughed aside, no doubt, at what he said.
"The Princess Betrothed To The King Of Garba" by Jean de La Fontaine
The eldest daughter and the little wife
Spoke plainly in your bearing's least detail,—
Already 'twas, alas! our altered life
That stared me from behind your dotted veil.
"Birds In The Night" by Paul Verlaine
On dusty granite pyramids above them,
On plates of brass on which the writing fades,
An English craftsman has engraved in detail
Their numbers and the names of their brigades.
"The British Military Cemetery at Sebastopol" by Konstantin Simonov
Full many a shining wit one sees,
With tongue on all things well conversing;
The what can charm, the what can please,
In every nice detail rehearsing.
Their raptures so transport the college,
It seems one honeymoon of knowledge.
"Breadth And Depth" by Friedrich von Schiller
There's a chapter in this story I'd be happy to destroy;
I could burn it up before you with a mighty sight of joy;
But I'll go ahead and give it--not in detail, no, my friend,
For it takes five years of reading before you find the end.
"George Mullen's Confession" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Detail from Soft Palate by Erik Peterson.
The companies didn't give further details in announcing their long-term agreement.
PITTSBURGH—The National Aviary in Pittsburgh has fired its director in a disagreement over his management style which officials have criticized without offering details.
Slayer guitarist Kerry King has revealed detailed plans for the band's upcoming album.
More details emerge about Prince William's bachelor party .
This details the process by which US News created its first online bachelor's degree rankings.
We've got the details after the jump.
MotoCentric's Cruiser Sissy Bar Bag features a single large compartment, four zippered outside spaces and a detailed internal organizer — oh, there's also a separate toiletries bag and a rain cover.
Another songwriter thinks so Get all the details here.
From the original four, two La Baguettes remain, both independently owned (then the French Bistro and La Tartine, detailed below).
Venice Film Festival Details Latest Changes Under Alberto Barbera .
Here are the details on the San Antonio concert.
Few details were available, but a spokesman for the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association said the person was the only one home.
Complete details for Burnside Brewing Co.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Wind Advisory More Details Hide Details.

In science:

The detailed fluctuation theorem (8) is still satisfied in the presence of a nonconservative force that violates the detailed balance, because Eq. (8) can be derived from the local transition rate of the stochastic dynamics and is independent whether there is a global potential or not.
Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics of Feedback Control
We want to regard biquantization as analyzed in in the more general framework of the 2-brane Formality Theorem [4, Theorem 7.2]: thus, before entering into the details of biquantization, we need to review in some detail the main result of and draw a bridge between it and the computations in .
Biquantization of symmetric pairs and the quantum shift
After having discussed in some detail the relevant quantum reduction algebras which we will encounter in the sequel, we are now interested in a detailed discussion of the existence of associative products on quantum reduction algebras.
Biquantization of symmetric pairs and the quantum shift
Thus, it has become possible to construct detailed color-magnitude diagrams of every dwarf galaxy and therefore their detailed star formation histories (Dolphin et al. 2005; Holtzman et al. 2006; Orban et al. 2008).
The Cosmological Impact of Luminous TeV Blazars III: Implications for Galaxy Clusters and the Formation of Dwarf Galaxies
For the discrete d-dimensional Anderson model, the bound ω ,L )) ≤ C εLd E(tr χ[E0−ε,E0+ε] (H r essentially goes back to Wegner’s original paper , with some technical details filled in later. A detailed proof, essentially following Wegner’s orginal argument, can be found, for example, in the recent survey .
Understanding the Random Displacement Model: From Ground-State Properties to Localization