gyro

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gyro rotating mechanism in the form of a universally mounted spinning wheel that offers resistance to turns in any direction
    • n gyro a Greek sandwich: sliced roast lamb with onion and tomato stuffed into pita bread
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Usage

In literature:

Why, even the gyro compass has to be adjusted for latitude error.
"Where the Blue Begins" by Christopher Morley
Inside was a gyro-stabilizer to keep the whole device upright.
"Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X" by Victor Appleton
The gyros on each projectile had been preset for a circular flight of fifteen minutes' duration.
"Sabotage in Space" by Carey Rockwell
When the Platform was being built, its pilot-gyros had been built by a precision tool firm owned by Joe's father.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
When more weight is taken aboard, or weight leaves the station, we have to adjust the gyro's speed.
"Danger in Deep Space" by Carey Rockwell
That gyro is necessary, too.
"Islands of Space" by John W Campbell
Or had he completely lost gyro synch?
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
Inside the ship Tom and Johnny strapped down while Greg made his final check-down on the engines, gyros and wiring.
"Gold in the Sky" by Alan Edward Nourse
The autopilot consulted its gyros, took some star sights, and asked the navigation computer some questions.
"Pushbutton War" by Joseph P. Martino
They weighed many times what the pilot gyros did, but even when they were spinning the pilot gyros stirred them.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
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In poetry:

Mouth fills w/taste of copper.
Chinese paper. Foreign money. Old posters.
Gyro on a string, a table.
A coin spins. The faces.
"Wilderness" by James Douglas Morrison

In news:

Ole Town Gyros & Kabobs 402 E Main, Norman 447-0884.
There's only parking for six vehicles in front, but a window placard by the pink neon light promising " gyros " advises to head behind the building for more parking.
Better than a year-round Greek festival, the Z Café's gyro sandwich is amazingly pleasing, and well it should be.
There are gyro sandwiches, and then there are gyro sandwiches.
Julie Wheeler's chicken gyro salad.
Fire at gr gyros gyrosfire71411.
Health officials say anyone who ate at Tom's Gyros and Burgers between Aug 2 and 14 may have been exposed to the virus that causes inflammation of the liver.
However You Say It, Gyros Express Has What You're Looking For.
At the Alley Theater's Princess Bride Experience on Saturday, I discovered Gyros Express.
Food and Drink Features Greg Elwell I love gyros.
Lechler Inc.'s Gyro Tank Cleaning Nozzle is its largest free spinning model and is designed to clean medium to large size tanks from 10-20 feet in diameter.
Black & Decker has introduced the GYRO 4V MAX Lithium-ion Rechargeable Screwdriver (BDCS40G), a motion-activated screwdriver that controls variable speed and direction.
One of these was the Gyro, a compact 4-volt lithium-ion screwdriver.
One of these was the Gyro, a compact 4-volt lithium-ion screwdriver .
Restaurant Reviews Carol Smaglinski Enduring, simple favorites like gyros, kebabs and falafel are drawing customers into Edmond's Let's Do Greek.
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In science:

Problem 2 In all derivations of the relativistic Fermi acceleration mechanism, the downstream magnetic field is required to be strongly turbulent on scales smaller than the typical gyro-radius (e.g.
Gamma-Ray Bursts, Collisionless Shocks and Synthetic Spectra
For an ion with a Lorentz factor γ = 15, this length corresponds roughly to 40 ion gyro radii in the average strength of the generated magnetic field.
Gamma-Ray Bursts, Collisionless Shocks and Synthetic Spectra
The theory predicts that the emitted energy spectrum should consist of a collection of peaks, positioned at the gyro-frequency and higher harmonics.
Gamma-Ray Bursts, Collisionless Shocks and Synthetic Spectra
As expected, the peaks are found at harmonics of the gyro eigenfrequency and the low energy part follows a power-law slope ω 2/3 .
Gamma-Ray Bursts, Collisionless Shocks and Synthetic Spectra
Relativistic Fermi acceleration requires the downstream magnetic field to be strongly turbulent on scales comparable to the gyro-resonant scale (e.g., Ostrowski and Bednarz 2002).
Gamma-Ray Bursts, Collisionless Shocks and Synthetic Spectra
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