high-low

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n high-low poker in which the high and low hands split the pot
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: People in low-income homes spend 50% more time playing video games than people in high-income homes
    • n High-low A laced boot, ankle high.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Reversing Falls is in Canada, where the St. John River flows into the Bay of Fundy at St. John, New Brunswick. The rapids at this juncture flows normally at low tide, backwards at high tide. Between tides there is a 15-minute period in which the river is placid and boaters sail by very quickly.
    • n high-low A high shoe fastened with a leather thong in front; any ankle-boot. The term is also used by archœological writers in describing the half-boots seen in medieval sculptures and miniatures.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • High-low a high shoe fastened with a leather thong in front
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Quotations

  • Greg Norman
    Greg Norman
    “Setting goals for your game is an art. The trick is in setting them at the right level neither too low nor too high.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “No price is too low for a bear or too high for a bull.”

Idioms

High and low - If you search high and low, you look everywhere for something or someone.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. héah; Goth. hauhs, Ice. hár, Ger. hoch.

Usage

In literature:

He conceives too low ideas of others, and too high of his own state.
"The Autobiography of Madame Guyon" by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
The ash may run as low as one per cent and as high as 50 per cent.
"Steam, Its Generation and Use" by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
Low and High Tension.
"Electricity for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
A little bay unfolded, its shore high on the left, low and marshy on the right.
"Gold Seekers of '49" by Edwin L. Sabin
He unfolds the principle according to which Life is high or low, long or short.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
Hundreds of thousands of the Russians both high and low were made slaves.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
It hath none ado with place, high or low.
"The White Lady of Hazelwood" by Emily Sarah Holt
Hold off your fists, and see that he gets a chair with a high roof, or a very low seat.
"The Comedies of William Congreve Volume 1 [of 2]" by William Congreve
Wages are low and interest high.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
High and low give the night to gambling.
"Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877" by James Kennedy
Broom-grass bu'n high, 'e bu'n low; 'e bu'n smaht, 'e bu'n hot.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
They can be sung high or low, as the singer's voice requires, but they are more satisfactory if sung by a soprano voice, I think.
"The Masters and their Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
Build other layers in like manner, and make the fence high or low, as desired.
"Little Folks' Handy Book" by Lina Beard
One end persisted in rising too high or sinking too low.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
He rigged up the statute books atop of his stool for a high sate, and when he wanted them he couldn't find them high or low.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
They emptied the guns in the darkness; but as one shot high by accident and the other low by design, no damage ensued.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
Every class, the high equally with the low, was attracted to it.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
He passed some low hills again, and just beyond them he came to a large creek flowing between fairly high banks.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Sing a low note, then a high one.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
She had a high disdain for low things.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
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In poetry:

I gazed into his open tomb—
A low-browed vault of charnel gloom—
Where his ancestors' dust had room—
No high mausolic sculptured tomb.
"Reminiscences of The "Hie Toon" of Hamilton Sixty Years Ago" by Janet Hamilton
Shall we/they submit? Are we/they but slaves?
Love comes alike to high and low—
Britannia's sailors rule the waves,
And shall they stoop to insult? No!
"HMS Pinafore: Act I" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Poet of hope, of love, and woe,
Of thought refined, and tender feeling,
Thy notes of love—sad, sweet, and low,
Swell high when Poland's wrongs revealing.
"The Seven Stars: A Constellation of Scottish Poets" by Janet Hamilton
He who is at once the high and low,
The sinner and the saint,
Both God and worm,
Him worship — visible, knowable, real, omnipresent,
Break all other idols!
"The Living God" by Swami Vivekananda
Wailing, wailing a winter threne
In the clouds on high and low in the grass;
So for my soul will he raise the keen
When I from the winds and the winters pass.
"The Rain It Raineth" by Thomas MacDonagh
No longer then, ye fair, complain,
And call the fates unkind;
The high, the low, the meek, the vain,
Shall each a sympathetick swain,
Another self shall find.
"Myrtilla" by Washington Allston

In news:

London's High Style /Low Price Hotels.
High tide , low tide.
PepsiCo, Senomyx Collaborate to Make Low-Calorie, High-Flavored Beverages.
High & Low: Lighted pumpkin earrings.
The best of readers' looks incorporating high-low skirts for the week of June 25.
High-Low With an Edge.
Trying out one of this year's newest trends with the high-low skirt mixed with a loose tee and a moto jacket.
Still No Winner For WKDQ's Third High-Low Jackpot With VideoAdsHD.com.
We got a little closer yesterday to getting a winner for the third jackpot in the WKDQ / VideoAdsHD.com High-Low game.
Jackpot #3 Range Narrows In WKDQ's High-Low Cash Game With VideoAdsHD.com.
We are getting very close to having a winner for the third jackpot in the WKDQ / VideoAdsHD.com High-Low cash game.
NY Fashion Week a high-low mix like never before.
Dennis Hopper bio follows erratic course of artist's high-low life.
Gaby Basora On High-Low Fashion.
A High-Low Combo in Brooklyn.
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In science:

We find there that basis states with high (or low) double occupancy have almost equal overlaps with eigenstates of all energies, and have no special tendency to contribute to the low-lying part of the spectrum.
Spin Structure of Many-Body Systems with Two-Body Random Interactions
In the exit-rate limited phase (small β/p), where J = β (1 − β/p), the midpoint density σN/2 ∼ 1 − β/p is high, while in the low injection rate case, J = α(1 − α/p), and σN/2 ∼ α/p is low.
Ribosome recycling, diffusion, and mRNA loop formation in translational regulation
Occupancy along the mRNA can also be correlated with the high, low, and intermediate density phases.
Ribosome recycling, diffusion, and mRNA loop formation in translational regulation
Although we have observed four high-low transitions, no low-high transitions have occurred within the BA92 sample.
Evidence for high accretion-rates in Weak-Line T Tauri stars?
For a technological process, it is necessary to know the size-evolution of the cluster magnetization in order to design materials with a long-lasting property, e.g. high (low) magnetic moments, stable structures of particles with specific shapes.
Simple Simulation of Magnetic Structure for Nanoclusters
Density profiles for inter-channel coupling w = 0.5: a) in the high-density phase with α = 0.8 and β = 0.2; b) in the low-density phase with α = 0.2 and β = 0.8; c) in the maximal-current phase with α = 0.8 and β = 0.8; and d) at the boundary between the low-density and the high-density phases for α = 0.2 and β = 0.2.
Two-Channel Totally Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Processes
One can see that the former (latter) situation will be realized at high (low) density.
Extensive study of phase diagram for charge neutral homogeneous quark matter affected by dynamical chiral condensation -- unified picture for thermal unpairing transitions from weak to strong coupling --
To exclude these muons, the reference background sample is deflned as a sample of minimumbias events containing only muons with pT above 22 GeV/c (16 GeV/c) for high (low) luminosity.
The CMS High Level Trigger
The resolution for high ET jets (ET >300 GeV) is similar at low and high luminosity, while the resolution at lower ET values is signiflcantly worse at high luminosity.
The CMS High Level Trigger
The red (blue) lines indicate regions of high (low) transmission.
Orientation-Dependent Transparency of Metallic Interfaces
We can make better use of the available data by assuming that low- and high-redshift SNe have similar βBV distributions, as determined by examining low-redshift SNe.
Measurement of \Omega_m, \Omega_{\Lambda} from a blind analysis of Type Ia supernovae with CMAGIC: Using color information to verify the acceleration of the Universe
H (L) is a quarter-wave layer with high (low) index nH (nL ), and N is the number of HL (LH) pairs. W is a layer of thickness dW and index nW .
Persistent random walk on a site-disordered one-dimensional lattice: Photon subdiffusion
Successive structural phase transition from a high temperature pseudocubic phase to intermediate Jahn-Teller distorted orthorhombic phase and to low temperature pseudocubic phase reported in this low doped regime23,24 might be a cause of the observed behaviour.
Changeover from Glassy ferromagnetism of the orbital domain state to long range ferromagnetic ordering in La{_{0.9}}Sr_{0.1}MnO{_3}
Furthermore, comparison of results from high and low z UV-selected samples is eased by the fact that the UV luminosity density fractions1 probed at high and low z are similar (Heinis et al. 2007, hereafter Paper II), due to the strong luminosity evolution of the UV luminosity function (Arnouts et al. 2005).
Clustering Properties of restframe UV selected galaxies I: the correlation length derived from GALEX data in the local Universe
But because in the matrix base for φ(cid:63)4 the same σ field with low indices (for instance σ00 ) in present both in ”high momentum” and ”low momentum” loop vertices, it seems at first sight that this ”optimization of the tree over scales” cannot be done in a positivity preserving way.
Why Renormalizable NonCommutative Quantum Field Theories?
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