do-si-do

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n do-si-do a square-dance figure; two dancers approach each other and circle back to back before returning to their original places
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Usage

In literature:

She staggered and stumbled and somersaulted through two pages of DO-RE-ME-FA-SOL-LA-SI.
"The Price She Paid" by David Graham Phillips
What do you in-si-nu-ate.
"The Rescue" by Joseph Conrad
What sort of ruin do you call that, Si!
"The Gilded Age, Part 1." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) and Charles Dudley Warner
Do, sol, mi, do, la, si, do, re!
"Bohemians of the Latin Quarter" by Henry Murger
I do think, if Si Maieddine were here, he would say so too.
"The Golden Silence" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Do-si-do (backs to back).
"The White Christmas and other Merry Christmas Plays" by Walter Ben Hare
You're not doing as good as the day you beat Si Peters!
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
Those who believe the story about his muttering to a friend, as he rose from his knees, "e pur si muove," do not realize the scene.
"Pioneers of Science" by Oliver Lodge
Next he calls, 'Sashay to de right, and do-si-do.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
Si Klegg's company was on picket one day, while Gen. Buell was trying to make up his mind what to do with Bragg.
"Si Klegg, Book 1 (of 6) His Transformation From A Raw Recruit To A Veteran" by John McElroy
IT WAS so desperately cold and comfortless that Si and Shorty felt that they must do something or perish.
"Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)" by John McElroy
Si, do you like smearkase?
"Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6) Si And Shorty Meet Mr. Rosenbaum, The Spy, Who Relates His Adventures" by John McElroy
These letters can be made fast in the memory, by dictating di, de, da, do, du; ti, te, ta, to, tu; si, se, sa, so, su; and zi, ze, za, zo, zu.
"Guide to the Kindergarten and Intermediate Class and Moral Culture of Infancy." by Elizabeth P. Peabody
Re-do-si, re-do-si, re-e, whisper the clarinets.
"The Devourers" by Annie Vivanti Chartres
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In poetry:

"My passion"--"Do, mi, sol, la, si."--
"Abbe, your villany lies bare."--
"Mesdames, I climb up yonder tree
And fetch a star down, I declare."
"Sur L'Herbe" by Paul Verlaine

In news:

Circle left and do-si-do .
Dancers do-si-do hoping to break Guinness record.
Hundreds of people performed the do-si-do , allemande left and promenade along Main Street on Friday evening in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest square dance.
In some circles, allemande left or do-si-do may seem passé, but to a square dancer they're basic moves that help contribute to an enjoyable pastime, one combining fun, fellowship and old-fashioned exercise.
HOBOKEN – Howdy folks, the Hoboken Historical Museum is promising to hold a do-si-do hoedown fundraiser on Saturday, Nov 10.
Partnership dances into Manatee with a do-si-do.
Do-si-do, allemande right, ladies chain, circle left, pass through and promenade.
In this delicious melting pot of ours, flavors and traditions comingle and do-si-do happily across this great land.
For almost 30 years now, a group of Hopkins residents have been do-si-doing away their afternoons.
In a stunning do-si-do of a turnaround, the "beaus and belles" of The Farmall Promenade have emerged from a trademark battle with fresh financial horsepower and their identity intact.
State offices in Springfield are about to do the do-si-do as Illinois shuffles office spaces in an attempt to eliminate costly expired leases.
SI Swimsuit Models Do Letterman's Job.
I'm talking about Tagalongs, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos, Trefoils and, everyone's favorite, Thin Mints.
This one was inspired by the fact that the newspaper office is currently overflowing with thin mints, samoas, do-si-dos and whatever the hell they call those peanut butter ones.
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In science:

The spectrum of fragment A measured with ASCA indicates a significant overabundance of Si with respect to all other lighter elements (Tsunemi et al., 1999) which is consistent with the view that this fragment originated deep in the interior of the star, but a quantitative analysis was difficult to do.
X-rays from Supernova Remnants
This discrepancy can be explained by that we either do not see the blast wave front at all or there exist high speed precursors of the Si/S shells.
X-rays from Supernova Remnants
Indeed, it is shown in the main text [end of Sec. 4] that contributions from i ˜SR and ˜SI do partially cancel each other.
Influence Functional for Decoherence of Interacting Electrons in Disordered Conductors
We do not mean that |si, the state the system decays into, is the lowest eigenstate of Hw .
Robust quantum searching with spontaneously decaying qubits
However, if we pro ject the numerically obtained steady state on the subspace spanned by {|0i, |si}, we do find equal populations in these two states.
Robust quantum searching with spontaneously decaying qubits
In the CE method, a cluster consisting of m sites, termed {m}, is considered, and the PS operators which do not belong to {m} are replaced by stochastic variables si .
Dilution effect in correlated electron system with orbital degeneracy
If we measure A in S , successfully postselect to f , and average the results, we do not necessarily obtain (8), ℜ(hf , Asi/hf , si).
What do quantum "weak" measurements actually measure?
U + ∇ · F = S , where U (P ) = (ρ∗ , ˜τ , ˜Si , ˜B i ) are the “conserved” variables, and the flux F (P ) and source S (P ) do not contain derivatives of the primitive variables, although they are explicit functions of the metric and its derivatives.
Relativistic magnetohydrodynamics in dynamical spacetimes: A new AMR implementation
Here, since {si }i depends on X , these former results do not apply and Corollary 4.5 is a novel finding.
Testing over a continuum of null hypotheses with False Discovery Rate control
Various options have included: relaxing the tolerance for |UT1-UTC|, redefining the SI second, and inserting required adjustments at less frequent but regular intervals.3 Variations on these alternatives were discussed at the colloquium, although these variations do not represent all possible options.
The Colloquium on Decoupling Civil Timekeeping from Earth Rotation
In (7), Pr{si |z, xi } = Pr{si |xi } holds true since the measurements z do not provide any additional information on si given xi .
Bayesian Hypothesis Test for Sparse Support Recovery using Belief Propagation
We have also checked that the using of a higher Nmax in eq. (9), when it is possible, does not affect significantly the results 4 We do not clarify the concrete SI procedure here.
Next-to-Next-to-Leading Order QCD Analysis of DIS Structure Functions
It is clear that virtually all of the observed O, and most of the observed Si do originate from SNII, and that these number greatly in excess of what can be produced by a simple stellar population with a standard IMF (Loewenstein & Mushotzky 1996).
Reply to ``Roles of SNIa and SNII in ICM Enrichment'' by Y. Ishimaru and N. Arimoto
The additive entropy constants do not matter here since each function Si appears on both sides of this inequality.
The Physics and Mathematics of the Second Law of Thermodynamics
On the other hand, for comparison of interactions of nuclei of different size, Npart does not seem to be the right variable, particle ratios do not scale with the volume of the reaction zone (Fig. 9, new points for C+C and Si+Si are from our preliminary analysis).
Recent NA49 results on Pb+Pb collisions at CERN SPS
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