horseshoes

Definitions

  • Wrought-iron horseshoes and currycombs used prior to 1650
    Wrought-iron horseshoes and currycombs used prior to 1650
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n horseshoes a game in which iron rings (or open iron rings) are thrown at a stake in the ground in the hope of encircling it
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Idioms

Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades - (USA) Used in response to someone saying "almost" in a win/lose situation. The full expression is "Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades." An alternate form puts "and flinging shit from a shovel" at the end.
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Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades - This phrase is used to say that if you come close to success without succeeding, it is not good enough
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Usage

In literature:

The strong man of Carlinwark made no long job of the horseshoeing.
"The Black Douglas" by S. R. Crockett
I found a horseshoe last night so maybe I'll be lucky.
"Tom Slade on Mystery Trail" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
The macronucleus is long and band-formed or horseshoe shape.
"Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole" by Gary N. Calkins
They stretched across a little level space, enclosed by a gently sloping ridge of horseshoe shape.
"Captured by the Navajos" by Charles A. Curtis
I am in the dingle making a horseshoe.
"Isopel Berners The History of certain doings in a Staffordshire Dingle, July, 1825" by George Borrow
She also spoke of people keeping a horseshoe over the door for good luck.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
In the battle of Horseshoe Bend he fought with reckless bravery.
"Stories of Later American History" by Wilbur F. Gordy
It's only the smith pounding a horseshoe on his anvil.
"The Tale of Pony Twinkleheels" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Lars Larssen took a deep breath before he leaned forward across the horseshoe desk to answer.
"Swirling Waters" by Max Rittenberg
And then I had that fearful feeling that you have when you're near a horseshoe nail.
"Fairies and Folk of Ireland" by William Henry Frost
Perhaps it will do us no good, even if those nails and horseshoes do puncture the tires.
"The Belgians to the Front" by Colonel James Fiske
The bar of soft iron must have certain dimensions depending on the size and power of the horseshoe magnet.
"Scientific American, Volume 40, No. 13, March 29, 1879" by Various
The horseshoe nails were made there, too.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
From where Mr. Trimm watched to where the horseshoe-pitching game went on was not more than sixty feet.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
Horseshoe, The, Chesapeake Bay, 265.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various
Horace Lovett, U. S. Marine Corps, on duty "somewhere over here," has just been appointed a horseshoer of Marines with the rank of corporal.
"The Stars & Stripes, Vol 1, No 1, February 8, 1918" by American Expeditionary Forces
His eyebrows are like black horseshoes, and they mount higher and higher up his forehead as one's sentence proceeds.
"The Mistress of Shenstone" by Florence L. Barclay
In his saddle bags he had a few extra horseshoes, some nails, bullets for his rifle, and a knife with a heavy blade.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
Theoretical work in horseshoeing, and drawing related to the course are taught.
"The Condition and Tendencies of Technical Education in Germany" by Arthur Henry Chamberlain
He unwound the string, opened the parcel, and took out a bit of metal shaped like a horseshoe.
"The Road to Oz" by L. Frank Baum
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In poetry:

The partridge too, that scarce can trust
The open downs to be at rest,
Will in its clumps lie down, and dust
And prune its horseshoe-circled breast,
And oft in shining fields of green
Will lay and raise its brood unseen.
"Spear Thistle" by John Clare
He even bade men strike for them thc horseshoe from the steed.
Minaya and the ladies, God! he honored them indeed
They got them upon horseback when the next morning fell.
Unto Valcncia loyally he served them all and well.
"The Lay of the Cid - Cantar II" by Anonymous European
While thus dismayed o’er matters wrong
An old man chanced to trudge along,
To whom he told, with wormwood tears,
How his affairs were in arrears,
And what a desperate state of things
A picked-up horseshoe sometimes brings.
"The Lucky Horseshoe" by James Thomas Fields
I've crossed the Psalter with Brady and Tate,
And laid the Primer above them all,
I've nailed a horseshoe over the grate,
And hung a wig to my parlor wall
Once worn by a learned Judge, they say,
At Salem court in the witchcraft day!
"The Demon Of The Study" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Horseshoe Casino revenue shows more signs of stability.
For the first time, a Horseshoe tournament was featured.
Cedric The Entertainer headlines the Venue at the Horseshoe Casino Friday night.
The Venue at the Horseshoe Casino, 777 Casino Center, Hammond, Ind.
Delaware's horseshoe crab spawning season is underway.
( Cincinnati ) A new 80- foot sign for the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati has been approved Monday by Cincinnati City Council members on the Budget and Finance Committee.
Watch this 50's footage of a steam engine rounding the Horseshoe Curve.
We've asked him to play 5 Machete questions before his performance at the Horseshoe this Saturday.
The University of South Carolina held a birthday celebration and " get well " rally for star running back Marcus Lattimore on Monday at the Horseshoe on campus.
The University of South Carolina will host a "Happy Birthday and Get Well Marcus" event Monday, October 29 at 5 pm on the Horseshoe.
Maki's, Jack's, Norm's post horseshoe wins in Majors.
The former half of the country duo, The Judds, performed in concert Saturday night at the Horseshoe Riverdome.
Horseshoe Bay couple creates holiday home.
The Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati is on track to open in the spring of 2013, and a statement from Rock Gaming LLC on Tuesday says they are still hiring.
More than just Luck and horseshoes in Indianapolis .
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In science:

Filled circles are tadpole orbits, open circles are horseshoe orbits.
Asteroids in the Inner Solar System I - Existence
The extrema of tadpole orbits are shown as filled circles, the extrema of horseshoes as open circles.
Asteroids in the Inner Solar System I - Existence
The unstable test particle maintains its tadpole character only for some ∼ 1.2 × 107 years, before passing through a brief horseshoe phase for ∼ 0.5 × 107 years.
Asteroids in the Inner Solar System I - Existence
Notice that there are some long-lived survivors on horseshoe orbits even around the conjunction point.
Asteroids in the Inner Solar System I - Existence
Horseshoes and tadpoles are of course divided by a separatrix in phase space (see Section 2).
Asteroids in the Inner Solar System I - Existence
The filled circles are tadpole orbits, while the open circles are horseshoe orbits.
Asteroids in the Inner Solar System I - Existence
Filled circles are tadpole orbits, open circles are horseshoe orbits.
Asteroids in the Inner Solar System I - Existence
The filled circles are tadpole orbits, while the open circles are horseshoe orbits.
Asteroids in the Inner Solar System I - Existence
The Earth has no known Tro jans (Whiteley & Tholen 1998), but it does possess the asteroidal companion 3753 Cruithne which moves on a temporary horseshoe orbit (Wiegert, Innanen & Mikkola 1997; Namouni, Christou & Murray 1999).
Asteroids in the Inner Solar System I - Existence
The asteroid will persist on this horseshoe orbit for a few thousand years.
Asteroids in the Inner Solar System I - Existence
Again, filled circles represent the tadpole orbits, open circles the horseshoe orbits.
Asteroids in the Inner Solar System I - Existence
The ensemble after 25 million years is shown in Fig. 13 with tadpoles represented as filled circles and horseshoes as open circles.
Asteroids in the Inner Solar System I - Existence
The second and third sequences are obtaind by the horseshoe and snake lemmas from the original sequence. (2) These isomorphisms are obtained easily by definition. (3) This statement follows from (the proof of ) [27, Lemma 4.2].
Classification of resolving subcategories and grade consistent functions
Key words and phrases. dynamical systems, horseshoes, Melnikov method.
Melnikov method for autonomous Hamiltonians
Appendix A: Lyapunov Exponent of Real Horseshoes Let fR be a polynomial automorphism of degree d with real coefficients, so fR : R2 → R2 has a real polynomial inverse.
Polynomial diffeomorphisms of C^2: V. Critical points and Lyapunov exponents
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