dismantle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dismantle take off or remove "strip a wall of its wallpaper"
    • v dismantle take apart into its constituent pieces
    • v dismantle tear down so as to make flat with the ground "The building was levelled"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dismantle To disable; to render useless.
    • Dismantle To strip of furniture and equipments, guns, etc.; to unrig; to strip of walls or outworks; to break down; as, to dismantle a fort, a town, or a ship. "A dismantled house, without windows or shutters to keep out the rain."
    • Dismantle To strip or deprive of dress; to divest.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dismantle To deprive of dress; strip; divest; undress.
    • dismantle To loose; throw open or off; undo.
    • dismantle Specifically—3. To deprive or strip of apparatus, furniture, equipments, defenses, or the like: as, to dismantle a ship, a fortress, a town, etc.
    • dismantle To break down; make useless; destroy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Dismantle dis-man′tl to strip: to deprive of furniture, fittings, &c., so as to render useless: of a fortified town, to raze the fortifications.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. démanteler, OF. desmanteler,; pref: des-,L. dis-,) + manteler, to cover with a cloak, defend, fr. mantel, F. manteau, cloak. See Mantle
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. desmantellerdes—L. dis, away, manteler, mantel, a mantle.

Usage

In literature:

Louvre, Gallery of the, iii, 302; Dismantling of, iii, 289.
"Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art (Vol. 3 of 3)" by S. Spooner
I stood staring down at him, and about me into the dismantled room, endeavoring to clear my brain and figure all this out.
"My Lady of Doubt" by Randall Parrish
Three of them were dismantled.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
This wing, though not yet in ruins, not yet entirely dismantled, bears evident signs of decay.
"Recollections of the late William Beckford of Fonthill, Wilts and Lansdown, Bath" by Henry Venn Lansdown
In a few moments the barricade was being dismantled.
"The Belgians to the Front" by Colonel James Fiske
The rope corral was dismantled and loaded.
"The Settling of the Sage" by Hal G. Evarts
The roofs had been torn off, the houses dismantled, the front walls carried away.
"The Four Feathers" by A. E. W. Mason
This may possibly have been done when Montepulciano was dismantled by the Sienese in 1232.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III." by John Symonds
This may possibly have been done when Montepulciano was dismantled by the Sienese in 1232.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
The borers had been dismantled and packed away.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
She heard his footsteps on the bare floor as he went through the echoing, dismantled room behind her.
"Foe-Farrell" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Near sundown we passed down the one long street, all battered and dismantled, which is all that is left of the old town.
"An Australian in China" by George Ernest Morrison
The Castle held out for Charles the First, but was dismantled by Ludlow.
"The Sunny Side of Ireland" by John O'Mahony and R. Lloyd Praeger
Sam and Cleary found a good lookout on a dismantled bastion, and saw the whole parade.
"Captain Jinks, Hero" by Ernest Crosby
I propose that we dismantle the forge.
"The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont" by Robert Barr
Samarra Station was dismantled, but the engines and trucks were there.
"The Leicestershires beyond Baghdad" by Edward John Thompson
The long months at Port Diego had left her very foul, and it was easier to dismantle her than to fit her for the sea.
"On the Spanish Main" by John Masefield
But time has often dismantled their summits and loosened their foundations.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 1 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
A thousand haunting fancies of half familiar things thronged from out each dismantled doorway.
"The Black Wolf's Breed" by Harris Dickson
Back of the dismantled battery, whence they had presumably been driven by the fire from the big gun, the Confederates were massed.
"The Moving Picture Girls in War Plays" by Laura Lee Hope
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In poetry:

Upon the gleaming harvest-field remote
The thresher lies deserted, like some old
Dismantled galleon that hangs afloat
Upon a sea of gold.
"August" by James Whitcomb Riley
The bare tree there is mourning left
With all of autumn's gray bereft;
It is not what has happened me,
Think of the bare, dismantled tree.
"Weltschmertz" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Sung to the rhythm of prisons dismantled,
Manacles riven and ramparts defaced…
(Hearts death-anointed yet hearing life calling…)
Ankle chains bursting and gallows unbraced…
"The Song Of Iron" by Lola Ridge
The last of last words spoken is, Good-bye -
The last dismantled flower in the weed-grown hedge,
The last thin rumour of a feeble bell far ringing,
The last blind rat to spurn the mildewed rye.
"Good-bye" by Walter de la Mare
By Avignon's dismantled walls,
Where cloudless mid—March sunshine falls,
Rhone, through broad belts of green,
Flecked with the light of almond groves,
Upon itself reverting, roves
Reluctant from the scene.
"At Vaucluse" by Alfred Austin
But wherefore come the halt and blind?
What comfort can the pain-distressed
In such a tumult hope to find?
What is there here, to offer rest
To those, whom adverse fate has hurled,
Dismantled, on a hostile world?
"Echoes From Galilee." by Alfred Castner King

In news:

"This is totally dismantling the system," Jordan said.
Anez, Hanowski score twice as Flyers dismantle Fergus Falls.
Feds, City Dismantle 'Violent' Street Gang.
Will Bexar County's no-refusal blood draws dismantle the effectiveness of traditional DWI defense.
GOP commissioner seeks to dismantle competitive district, make changes to congressional map.
Officers then swept into the park, arresting anyone who refused to leave and dismantling the camp.
Drew Brees, New Orleans dismantle Giants, 49-24.
Watch us dismantle our newsroom over Thanksgiving weekend on Tumblr.
All Blogs Phlog Disorder of the Phoenix: Watch us dismantle our newsroom over Thanksgiving weekend on Tumblr.
City orders Occupy Montreal protesters to dismantle camp.
Portland police dismantle 'Occupy' camps after confrontation.
Health Reform Won't Dismantle Employer Coverage, Report Says.
Kosovo Serbs stop Nato KFOR bid to dismantle roadblocks.
Perry calls for Congress to " dismantle " the EPA in order to start drilling in restricted areas.
Police this afternoon spoke with Moore about dismantling the tents, he said.
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In science:

Any LexBFS ordering of vertices of a local ly finite weakly systolic complex X is a dismantling ordering of its 1–skeleton.
Dismantlability of weakly systolic complexes and applications
The use of dismantlability of the underlying graph to prove the fixed point theorem for finite group actions is, due to our knowledge, a novelty brought by the current paper.
Dismantlability of weakly systolic complexes and applications
Subsequently, many other complexes studied in connection with group actions have dismantling properties.
Dismantlability of weakly systolic complexes and applications
Dismantlability of graphs and LC-contractibility of complexes.
Dismantlability of weakly systolic complexes and applications
We now consider the analogue of dismantlability for a simplicial complex X investigated in the papers [CY07, Mat08]. A vertex v of X is LC-removable if lk(v , X) is a cone.
Dismantlability of weakly systolic complexes and applications
For flag simplicial complexes, the LC-contractibility of X is equivalent to dismantlability of its graph G(X) because an LC-removable vertex v is dominated by the apex of the cone lk(v , X) and vice versa the link of any dominated vertex v is a cone having the vertex dominating v as its apex.
Dismantlability of weakly systolic complexes and applications
Anstee-Farber [AF88] established that bridged graphs are dismantlable.
Dismantlability of weakly systolic complexes and applications
Chepoi [Che97] noticed that any order of a bridged graph returned by BFS is a dismantling order.
Dismantlability of weakly systolic complexes and applications
In this section, we show that the underlying graphs of weakly systolic complexes are dismantlable and that a dismantling order can be obtained using LexBFS.
Dismantlability of weakly systolic complexes and applications
Other consequences of dismantling are given in subsequent sections.
Dismantlability of weakly systolic complexes and applications
Any LexBFS ordering of a local ly finite weakly bridged graph G is a dismantling ordering.
Dismantlability of weakly systolic complexes and applications
This shows that indeed any LexBFS order is a dismantling order.
Dismantlability of weakly systolic complexes and applications
Hence the order returned by LexBFS is indeed a dismantling order of the weakly bridged graph G.
Dismantlability of weakly systolic complexes and applications
To show that any finite weakly systolic complex X is LC-contractible it suffices to notice that, since X is a flag complex, the LC-contractibility of X is equivalent to the dismantlability of its graph G = G(X), and hence the result follows from Theorem 4.1.
Dismantlability of weakly systolic complexes and applications
To show that the Rips complex Xk is LC-contractible, since Xk is a flag complex, it suffices to show that its graph G(Xk ) is dismantlable.
Dismantlability of weakly systolic complexes and applications
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