• WordNet 3.6
    • n gearing wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed "the fool got his tie caught in the geartrain"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Beighton's Valve Gear Beighton's Valve Gear
Albion Mills Engine Valve Gear Albion Mills Engine Valve Gear
Stephenson Valve Gear Stephenson Valve Gear

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gearing Harness.
    • Gearing (Mach) The parts by which motion imparted to one portion of an engine or machine is transmitted to another, considered collectively; as, the valve gearing of a locomotive engine; belt gearing ; esp., a train of wheels for transmitting and varying motion in machinery.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gearing Gear; dress; harness.
    • n gearing In machinery, the parts collectively by which motion communicated to one part of a machine is transmitted to another; specifically, a train of toothed wheels for transmitting motion. There are two chief sorts of toothed gearing, namely, spur-gearing and beveled gearing. In the former the teeth are arranged round either the concave or the convex surface of a cylindrical wheel in the direction of radii from the center of the wheel, and are of equal depth throughout. In beveled gearing the teeth are placed upon the exterior periphery of a conical wheel in a direction converging to the apex of the cone, and the depth of the tooth gradually diminishes from the base. See bevel, and cut under bevel-gear.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Gearing harness: working implements:
    • ns Gearing (mech.) a train of toothed wheels and pinions
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  • C. O. Jackson
    C. O. Jackson
    “Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings.”
  • Barbara Johnson
    Barbara Johnson
    “Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Keep your mouth closed until your mind is in gear.”
  • C. C. Phelps
    C. C. Phelps
    “There is danger when a man throws his tongue into high gear before he gets his brain a-going.”


Grinds my gear - Something that is very annoying grinds your gear.
In high gear - (USA) If something is in high gear, it is in a quick-paced mode. If someone is in high gear, they are feverishly on the fast track.
Kick into gear - If something kicks into gear, it gets going or started.
Move up a gear - If you move up a gear, you start to perform in a clearly better way, especially in sport.
Step up a gear - If you step up a gear, you perform noticeably better, especially in sport.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. gere, prob. Ice. gervi; cf. A.S. gearwe, Old High Ger. garawi, Eng. yare and gar, v.


In literature:

Pack your gear and stand by to blast off immediately.
"Danger in Deep Space" by Carey Rockwell
Have your gear ready.
"The Door Through Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
This plate is hinged at the back at H and can be lifted up, thereby throwing the A-wheels out of gear.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
As for gears, I can change them for you with my left hand.
"More Tish" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
These reels are in connection with suitable gearing, so that they can be revolved.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
They also oiled up the working parts, and oiled the propeller bearings and the steering gear.
"The Rover Boys in the Air" by Edward Stratemeyer
A frozen crank shaft meant that from now on the gears would be useless.
"The White Desert" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
All the gears, including the scrap gears, are quenched direct from the pot in this manner.
"The Working of Steel" by Fred H. Colvin
A burro ain't geared to ride en go places.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney
Naught far'd so the other Syth he to the war-tide had gear'd him to wend.
"The Tale of Beowulf" by Anonymous
I hit the car, clawed myself inside, wound up the turbine and let the old heap in gear in one unbroken series of motions.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
You should be a nice judge of such gear.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
Two men went aloft to loose the topsail, and the rest cleared away gear, while Poop-deck examined the signal-book.
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
Then he threw his sub-cellar voice into gear.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
The flood swept us, brawling round the gear, foundering the hatch.
"Old Junk" by H. M. Tomlinson
Truly, men and women be strange gear!
"In Convent Walls" by Emily Sarah Holt
No valve gear or supports, etc., shown.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
Young Mrs. Penn and Mrs. Logan and many another indulged in pretty gear, and grays that went near to lavender and peachy tints.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
With motor vehicles, the excess power is provided for by gearing.
"American Rural Highways" by T. R. Agg
This valve gear was covered in Corliss patents, No.
"The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century." by Edward W. Byrn

In poetry:

Then Mungo, richt happy that this was a',
Cam' oot wi' the wanted gear;
"A shillin's the price;" said the man in black—
"O, Mungo, your shillin's here."
"The Deil's Stane" by Alexander Anderson
Then the paidlar open'd his pack in a glint,
An' oot wi' the wanted gear;
"A shillin's the price;" said the man in black—
"O, Mungo, your shillin's here."
"The Deil's Stane" by Alexander Anderson
Sae they baith did their best for the sake o' the gear,
Workin' on baith nicht an' day,
Till the neebors aboot said what gear they had
Wasna got in an honest way.
"The Fiddler O' Boglebriggs" by Alexander Anderson
What now are gold and gear? thou canst afford
To cast them from thee at His sacred call,
As Mary, when she met her living Lord,
The burial spice she had prepared let fall.
"Thou wert far off, and in the sight of heaven" by Jean Ingelow
Of silk my gear was shapen,
Scarlet they did on me,
Then to the sea-strand was I borne
And laid in a bark of the sea.
O well were I from the World away.
"The Lay Of Christine" by William Morris
I and Ravenwing on the course,
Heavy in fighting gear—
Woe to the thing that checks our force,
That meets us in career!
Giant, enchanter, devil, or worse—
What cares the couched spear!
"The Three Horses" by George MacDonald

In news:

Enlarge Derick E Hingle/US PresswireSouth Carolina QB Connor Shaw warms up in the camouflage gear.
President Obama is gearing up for the G8 summit in Chicago this weekend by hosting world leaders at Camp David , while Mitt Romney heads to a campaign event in New Hampshire.
MOOERS Members of the Mooers Camp Meeting Association are gearing up for this years meeting with a wonderful line-up of missionary guests, music and activities from Aug 1-12.
His camping equipment and cooking gear also looked new, or well taken care of.
Taller rear axle gears can use a larger cam but shorter, fuel economy-minded gears need a cam with more power at low rpm.
The parking lots are alive with 49ers fans and a few wearing Bears gear.
Howard Meyerson Paddler Dave McDaniel, of Oscoda, member of the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association, collects loose gear and prepares to retrieve this overturned canoe after a couple capsized.
Voter canvassing in high gear.
Runners were welcome out to run in costume or in full running gear.
Rum Runner Dive Shop sells scuba gear and runs diving vacations and classes (See site).
Air Travel And Carrying On Gear.
Casino hotel geared toward low rollers.
"Gear Up" from our June 18, 2008, SW eNewsletter.
Gear, Games and Life Online.
I needed a bag big enough to haul my gear, that wore comfortably for miles upon miles of carry.

In science:

Such algorithms, including those of the shdg type, should not be geared towards a particular grammar.
Interfacing Constraint-Based Grammars and Generation Algorithms
The resulting reduction semantics is better geared towards implementation.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
This collective approach is a relatively new strategy within science in general, as research techniques in the past have typically been reductionist, or geared toward breaking objects apart in order to understand them.
Complex Systems
The final sections are geared towards the study of the Tutte polynomial of a semimatroid.
Semimatroids and their Tutte polynomials
The high cost of exact-arithmetic in linear programming has long been recognized, and linear programming packages geared towards operational research applications seldom feature the option to perform computations in exact arithmetic.
On using floating-point computations to help an exact linear arithmetic decision procedure
It is however difficult to compare his algorithm to ours, because they are geared towards different kinds of problems.
On using floating-point computations to help an exact linear arithmetic decision procedure
Throughout our analysis, we concentrate on a description which is geared towards a one-satellite-experiment.
Rotation in relativity and the propagation of light
Another wellknown principle provides a link to stochastic processes and random walks: The Laplace transform of NN is the return probability of a continuous time random walk on the graph; details geared towards the applications we have in mind can be found in .
Percolation Hamiltonians
Collaboration in information retrieval is geared towards knowledge sharing and creation of new knowledge by users.
Collaborative Knowledge Creation and Management in Information Retrieval
Another inconvenience connected with the symplectic methods is their failure to conserve the symplectic structure once the adaptive stepsize method would be used (Skeel & Gear, 1992).
Transition from regular to chaotic motion in black hole magnetospheres
The imaging element of the TACTIC array is especially geared for these investigations for it has an unusually large field of view (FoV) of ∼ 6◦ × 6◦ with a uniform pixel resolution of ∼ 0.31.
Image and Non-Image Parameters of Atmospheric Cherenkov Events: a comparative study of their gamma-ray/hadron classification potential in UHE regime
I shall now switch gears and discuss the few existing steady-state models in which the magnetic link between the star and the disk remains unbroken.
Magnetic Interaction between Stars and Accretion Disks
The method is 3D and is geared towards simulating dynamic situations and not limited to static equilibria.
Electrodynamics of pulsar magnetospheres
Very little 69KV Substation gear will be required because future loads will be very similar to the existing. The removal of this substation will reduce maintenance costs and provide additional on-site power reliability.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
Possibilities for parallelization. Gear points to two approaches for calculation parallelization by numerical integration of ODEsS: − Parallelism across the method; − Parallelism across the system.
An Adaptive Parallel Integrator of Ordinary Differential Equations System for Space Experiment Simulation