• Direction of the Pad in French Polishing
    Direction of the Pad in French Polishing
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n directness the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
    • n directness trueness of course toward a goal "rivaling a hawk in directness of aim"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

View looking directly towards the stage View looking directly towards the stage
The Adminstration Buildin' hove up directly in front of us The Adminstration Buildin' hove up directly in front of us
Restoration of Brontosaurus by C.R. Knight, under direction of Professor Osborn Restoration of Brontosaurus by C.R. Knight, under direction of Professor Osborn
Direct electricity generation by combustion Direct electricity generation by combustion
Horizontal Direct-Acting Naval Screw-Engine Horizontal Direct-Acting Naval Screw-Engine

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Syzygy is the term referring to when the moon is in a direct line with the earth and the sun. The average person knows this time to be a full or new moon.
    • n Directness The quality of being direct; straightness; straightforwardness; immediateness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The drug thiopentone can kill a human being in one second if it's injected directly into the blood stream.
    • n directness Straightness; a straight course.
    • n directness Straightforwardness; openness; freedom from ambiguity.
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  • Joseph Addison
    “There is nothing that makes its way more directly to the soul than beauty.”
  • Margaret Mead
    “Our humility rest upon a series of learned behaviors, woven together into patterns that are infinitely fragile and never directly inherited.”
  • Saul Steinberg
    Saul Steinberg
    “The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes.”
  • Rex Steven Sikes
    Rex Steven Sikes
    “A stop sign is a gift for you to learn that moving in the same direction won't take you any place new.”
  • Brian Tracy
    “Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.”
  • W. H. Sheldon
    W. H. Sheldon
    “Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation.”


In literature:

Moreover, the tips would pierce through the skin if the anchors lay in the longitudinal direction.
"Darwin and Modern Science" by A.C. Seward and Others
In all other directions we were four or five times that distance from neighbors.
"The Queen of Hearts" by Wilkie Collins
And now it was directly before him and the GRYF directly behind.
"Tarzan the Terrible" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The bereaved wife uttered a miserable scream at sight of him, and swooned away directly.
"Put Yourself in His Place" by Charles Reade
But Rostov pulled away his arm and, with as much anger as though Denisov were his worst enemy, firmly fixed his eyes directly on his face.
"War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy
The scientific operations were directed by Vauban, the first of living engineers.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
It required a second command to get him headed in the right direction, and he was a trifle dazed when he got outside.
"Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete" by Albert Bigelow Paine
So I called out to him to come up, and he came up directly.
"A Spirit in Prison" by Robert Hichens
Her glance was directed out of the window.
"Desperate Remedies" by Thomas Hardy
He neither rose, greeted them, nor even glanced in their direction.
"Maupassant Original Short Stories (180), Complete" by Guy de Maupassant
He is stoutly built however, and would measure better in a horizontal direction.
"The Bush Boys" by Captain Mayne Reid
Shortly after his leaving her she had heard shots, with a distant murmur of voices, in the direction of the town.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
This flow is not directly north, or directly south, but by a variety of tortuous channels.
"Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States" by Raphael Semmes
She was going in the same direction, and kindly volunteered to direct me.
"The Boys of '61" by Charles Carleton Coffin
They carry the air direct to the tissues in all parts of the body.
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
The spoon referred to in the following directions is the model 1910 spoon issued in the mess outfit.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of the Army" by U. S. War Department
But Gwen's maid informs me they left the house then, and I presume they went direct to the river.
"Gwen Wynn" by Mayne Reid
The channel might widen below; and, after all, he might have steered in the proper direction.
"Afloat in the Forest" by Mayne Reid
A mile or more is made, apparently in a direct line from the point of starting.
"The Headless Horseman" by Mayne Reid
The direction of my view was slightly oblique to the rows of the plants.
"Osceola the Seminole" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

You might try to drown the sorrow, but the drink has no effect;
You cannot stand the barmaid with her coarse and vulgar wit;
And so you seek the street again, and start for home direct,
When you’re hit, old man—hard hit.
"Rejected" by Henry Lawson
And when the Captain saw the steamer he couldn't save,
He cried, come men, prepare the boats to be launched on the briny wave;
Be quick, and obey my orders, let each one bear a hand-
And steer the vessel direct for Newfoundland.
"The Burning of the Steamer 'City of Montreal'" by William Topaz McGonagall
Beyond all this, the wish to be alone:
However the sky grows dark with invitation-cards
However we follow the printed directions of sex
However the family is photographed under the flag-staff -
Beyond all this, the wish to be alone.
"Wants" by Philip Larkin
Well-pleased, America, thou beholdest,
Over the fields of the West, those crawling monsters,
The human-divine inventions, the labor-saving implements:
Beholdest, moving in every direction, imbued as with life, the
revolving hay-rakes,
"A Carol Of Harvest For 1867" by Walt Whitman
Let others dispose of questions—I dispose of nothing—I arouse
unanswerable questions;
Who are they I see and touch, and what about them?
What about these likes of myself, that draw me so close by tender
directions and indirections?
"Myself And Mine" by Walt Whitman
Hence for some years they ne'er stand still;
Their legs you see direct their will;
From opening morn till setting sun
Around the fields and woods they run,
They frisk, and dance, and leap, and play,
Nor heed what Friend or Snape can say.
"Alma; or, The Progress of the Mind. In Three Cantos. - Canto I." by Matthew Prior

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Services and burial for Eugene Aman, 95, of Mobridge will be at 9:30 am MT Monday, Oct 15, 2012, at the Black Hills National Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.
Pulled in different directions by aesthetic judgments, commercial considerations and petty practicalities, this particular B.E.
Researchers develop a direct-binding assay that enables the detection of allosteric inhibitors, which can suppress a cellular enzyme that contributes to leukemia.
She said she was not leaving unwillingly, but that she will always carry large pieces of them in her heart whichever direction she is headed.
Johnny Mad Dog Directed by Jean-Stphane Sauvaire IFC Films January 21 through 27 Anthology Film Archives.
The recent WPRI Target 12 investigation showing the problem with teacher attendance points directly to North Providence.
Whereas Creo Elements/Direct doesn't make a distinction between part and assembly modeling environments (you can model more than one independent part in the same window to create your assembly), Creo Direct does distinguishes the two.
Redi-Mail Direct Marketing, an operating unit of Redi-Direct Marketing, has opened a state- and Drug Enforcement Administration-approved sample distribution facility located in Fairfield, NJ.
Directional Protection and Directional Zone Selectivity and Safety.
This white paper describes the potential and the use of directional protection and directional zone selectivity functions.
DMA2010 — Day One: The job of a direct marketer is harder than ever — and direct marketers are wearing more hats than ever before.
I have never seen such hate and vitriol directed to anyone except maybe a radical Islamic terrorist, than I have seen directed to Casey Pachall.
Most analog servos are designed to rotate 45 degrees in each direction, but with the servo stretcher you can boost the signal to the servo to gain a rotation of 90 degrees in each direction.
Limited direct patient care under direct supervision of RN.

In science:

Section 5 presents examples from the class of muffin tin potentials where one can “see” the motion of the eigenvalues rather directly for either translation in the x-direction or in the y -direction.
A variational approach to dislocation problems for periodic Schr\"odinger operators
Aµ is the gauge field, the trace is over the fundamental representation, P stands for path ordering. C denotes a closed loop in space-time, which is a rectangle with one direction along the time direction of length T and the other space direction of length R.
Thermodynamics of deformed AdS$_5$ model with a positive/negative quadratic correction in graviton-dilaton system
The initial direction of the backtracked antiproton (that will be associated to the arrival direction of protons of the same energy) is recursively adjusted until the final direction points to the source with a n accuracy better than 10−4 degrees.
Searching for signals of magnetic lensing in ultra-high energy cosmic rays
Fig. 5.— Velocity maps of the Si i line (the vertical direction is the direction along the slit, the horizontal direction is time).
Magneto-acoustic wave energy from numerical simulations of an observed sunspot umbra
The vertical direction is the scan direction (y ), the horizontal direction is perpendicular to the scan direction (x).
Improved background subtraction for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey images
In the authors apply Theorem 1.3 to random walks in i.i.d. random environments such that for some diagonal direction u, with sufficiently large probability at each site there is a drift in direction u, and that almost surely there is no drift in direction −u.
A combinatorial result with applications to self-interacting random walks
The probability measure R, see (1), is the distribution of the normal direction in the typical boundary point of Y (t), called the directional distribution of the tessellation (this is the surface-area-weighted directional distribution of the cell boundaries).
Spatial STIT Tessellations -- Distributional Results for I-Segments
Direction of Light-Velocity 'S the direction of the wave-vector 'k is equal with the direction of light-velocity.
Anomalous Flyby in the Non-Prefered Reference Frame of the Rotating Earth
Since T is a direct summand of a direct sum of countably generated modules, T is again a direct sum of countably generated modules by Anderson & Fuller (1992, Theorem 26.1).
A Lazard-like theorem for quasi-coherent sheaves
Because p and p(cid:48) are morphisms of filtered directed systems, they commute with the directed system maps and hence because p ◦ p(cid:48) and p(cid:48) ◦ p are equal to directed system maps then so are φ ◦ φ(cid:48) and φ(cid:48) ◦ φ.
Computability and the growth rate of symplectic homology
To say an h-principle holds for A-directed embeddings is to say the inclusion of A-directed embeddings into formal A-directed embeddings is a weak homotopy equivalence (with the C∞ topologies).
Loose Legendrian Embeddings in High Dimensional Contact Manifolds
In particular, it induces a bijection on π0 of these spaces: for every formal A-directed isotopy class, there is exactly one A-directed embedding up to A-directed isotopy.
Loose Legendrian Embeddings in High Dimensional Contact Manifolds
Rvζ1 , which again confirms the statement in the Appendix that the direction of the eigenvector of the negative eigenvalue λ1 of the matrix GR represents the direction of the gradient of Φ and that of the matrix RG represents the direction of the nucleation flux J at the saddle point.
Steady-state nucleation rate and flux of composite nucleus at saddle point
As expected, the direction φ of the nucleation flux is closer than the direction ω of the gradient of Φ to the direction θ of the steepest-descent of the free-energy surface.
Steady-state nucleation rate and flux of composite nucleus at saddle point
The usual spatial coordinates are x, y with x being the horizontal direction in which the fluid flows, and y is the vertical direction (parallel to the gravitational acceleration, g , directed in the negative y direction.
Irrotational, two-dimensional Surface waves in fluids