in-tray

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n in-tray a wood or metal receptacle placed on your desk to hold your incoming material
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Usage

In literature:

Another enterprise for which Merker was responsible was the utilization of the slabs and edgings in the construction of fruit trays and boxes.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
Lester came in again with the empty tray, and quietly gathered the plates from the table preparatory to placing dessert.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, April, 1876." by Various
In the end she returned and once more brought the breakfast-tray to the bed.
"Jason" by Justus Miles Forman
Contrary to his habit he remained in his office during the luncheon hour, having a tray sent in.
"Out of the Ashes" by Ethel Watts Mumford
The meat is offered in a wooden tray, after which it is laid on the broad leaves of a certain tree.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VII" by Robert Kerr
Clara Curtenty rose swiftly from the easy-chair, and took her seat in front of the tea-tray.
"Tales of the Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
He snatched the tray too hard and it kicked him in his bowels.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume II, Arkansas Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
In placing the trays in the dryer push the lower one back as far as it will go, leaving a three-inch space in front.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray
I believe the tea-tray is still in my sitting-room; don't forget to bring it down.
"No. 13 Washington Square" by Leroy Scott
When the envelopes are addressed and filled, they are arranged in two neat rows on a silver tray and put in the front hall.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
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In poetry:

Upon a Turkish tabouret
In Dresden cups of peerless blue
Gleams on a pretty Cashmere tray
The fragrant Mocha's ebon hue.
"The Waif" by John Lawson Stoddard
"Red, blue and yellow and light green —
They was reel pretty when all done;
We'd lay trays on the window sill
To watch 'em shining in the sun.
"“Feathers — Flowers”" by Laura Benet
How fair it was, that feast of the sins which are seven!
Every desire glowed out in a brutal blaze;
The appetites, prompt pages harried and driven,
Set forth the rose-red wines upon golden trays.
"Crimen Amoris" by Clark Ashton Smith
"'Here he comes, holds in mouth this time
--What may the thing be? Well, that's prime!
Now, did you ever? Reason reigns
In man alone, since all Tray's pains
Have fished--the child's doll from the slime!'
"Tray" by Robert Browning
Their robes and rings were mine to draw from shimmering trays—-
Brocades and broidered silks, topaz and tourmaline—
Their turban-cloths to wind in proud capricious ways,
And fasten plumes and pearls and pendent sapphires in.
"The Sultan's Palace" by Alan Seeger
Blest child! she did not tray long, and yet,—
O, happy thought—she did not live in vain,
If truly she did seek and find
The "Pearl of Price," that precious boon,
Then ne'er to her could come too soon
The summons to an early tomb.
"A Requiem" by Mary Weston Fordham

In news:

Food and Drink Features Doug Hill In supermarkets, where most people shop for groceries, it's rare to find anything in the meat case but plastic-wrapped parts on foam trays shipped from hundreds of miles away.
Fortunately, Chevy engineered all of the provisions for a second battery in this truck, including a new battery tray.
Scott Myers Director of Food and Vending University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C. We recently started providing reusable take-out trays in addition to Styrofoam.
A roasting tray with a trivet or rack to keep the duck from sitting in the the fat while roasting , cooking foil.
This tray table's simple and elegant lines are a study in positive and negative space.
Mix 'n' match modular trays fi t perfectly in the middle drawers.
The Plant Pie method, created by Alan Van Wingerden, the owner of OVW Greenhouses, is a patented way of growing plants in a round shallow tray.
The Trays slide on ball bearing tracks offering a stable platform in extension while a positive locking latch prevents the tray from moving under heavy acceleration.
Dress a serving tray or two in jaunty stripes .
The Secaucus school district is still not in compliance with a municipal ban on Styrofoam , but will soon consider whether or not to make the switch for their lunch trays.
"At the restaurant, I used to take slices of bacon off trays, stuff them in a roll and eat that as a snack," says chef Jeremy Sewall of Lineage in Brookline, Massachusetts, who has lost about 40 pounds.
If you're making the sandwiches in advance, chill the whole sandwiches on a tray lined with damp paper towels.
Shure Manufacturing Corp.'s Shuresafe Deal Trays are designed as an efficient pass-thru system when installed in a countertop with a wall below and a glass security window above.
Tiered Serving Tray in the Rachael Ray Video.
Because the shelves on the Tool Valet are slanted, the pins that hold the tools in place simply keep the tool from sliding off the tray.
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In science:

Since A is diagonal, the term trAY gives simply the extra term exp[iN P an ¯cnαcnα ] in the integrand of Fk in (28), .
Characteristic polynomials of real symmetric random matrices
Since there are no SSDs on either the top of the first tray or the bottom of the last tray, we have 16 detector planes in the tracker.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
The analog electronics components are arranged in trays - 8 channels per tray - for distribution of DC power and routing of the signals to the digital electronics (Fig. 4).
The MIDAS telescope for microwave detection of ultra-high energy cosmic rays
In the modern torsion-balance experiments, two ob jects of different composition are connected by a rod or placed on a tray and suspended in a horizontal orientation by a fine wire.
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
The design for each telescope was based on three trays of Geiger counters, each 1 m2 in size, placed inside a specially constructed building – the cosmic ray hut.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
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