• Bench made with Pinned Mortise-and-Tenon Joints, Low Back
    Bench made with Pinned Mortise-and-Tenon Joints, Low Back
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj jointed having joints or jointed segments;
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Thru Boring for a Butt Joint Thru Boring for a Butt Joint
Laying out a Dowel Joint Laying out a Dowel Joint
Laying Out a Dovetail Joint Laying Out a Dovetail Joint
Keyed Mortise-and-Tenon Joint Keyed Mortise-and-Tenon Joint
Boring for Dowels in an Edge-to-Edge Joint Boring for Dowels in an Edge-to-Edge Joint
Reinforced Butt Joint in Box Reinforced Butt Joint in Box
Elbow Joint Elbow Joint
View of Knee-joint View of Knee-joint

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Joseph Swan invented the light bulb in 1879, one year before Thomas Edison did. However, Swan didn't patent the idea and was widely accused of copying Edison who did patent the idea and was therefore recognized as its inventor. Swan continued to be denied recognition until some time later when it was shown that both light bulbs were produced using different processes. Edison and Swan later formed a joint company using the best of both technologies.
    • a Jointed Having joints; articulated; full of nodes; knotty; as, a jointed doll; jointed structure. "The jointed herbage."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are 13,678 McDonald's fast food joints in the United States.
    • jointed Provided with joints; formed with knots or nodes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ladybugs bleed to protect themselves. When alarmed, they release drops of a reddish or yellowish bitter tasting liquid from their mouths and from the pores at their joints. This repels prospective attackers.
    • adj Jointed having joints
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  • Samuel Johnson
    “Players, Sir! I look on them as no better than creatures set upon tables and joint stools to make faces and produce laughter, like dancing dogs.”
  • Konstantin Stanislavisky
    Konstantin Stanislavisky
    “The main factor in any form of creativeness is the life of a human spirit, that of the actor and his part, their joint feelings and subconscious creation.”
  • Euripides
    “Joint undertakings stand a better chance when they benefit both sides.”
  • George Foreman
    George Foreman
    “I want to keep fighting because it is the only thing that keeps me out of the hamburger joints. If I don't fight, I'll eat this planet.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “The time is out of joint. O cursed spite that ever I was born to set it right!”
  • George Orwell
    “Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers.”


Put somebody's nose out of joint - If you put someone's nose out of joint, you irritate them or make them angry with you.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. joindre—L. jungĕre, junctum.


In literature:

The three men walked around the rapidly growing hull, and looked with excited interest at the heavy welded joints and the great beams.
"The Black Star Passes" by John W Campbell
If the joint is not the ankle joint, a tight, stout bandage should be fastened around.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
Picture frame joint 54 45.
"Carpentry for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
So you see this is to be a joint enterprise.
"Shorty McCabe on the Job" by Sewell Ford
The control of police within the county devolves upon a joint committee representing the council and the justices of the peace.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
George Selwyn and Gladstone were joint editors, and each provided pretty copious effusions.
"The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by John Morley
The general remarks on the joints cover all that need be said as to suppuration of the knee-joint.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
Sometimes it will jump from one joint to another, and may, as a consequence, become chronic.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
This joint is extensively used in the pattern making trade for lap-jointing the arms of pulley patterns, etc.
"Woodwork Joints" by William Fairham
Then the joints may be similarly fomented and rubbed at another time, back and joints being treated, say, every other day.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk

In poetry:

He saw the heat on the thin grass
Fall till it withered joint by joint,
The shadow on the dial pass
From point to point.
"The Poet's Song" by Archibald Lampman
"Those weeks of sea and mountain
Had many valued points;
But oh, this loosening of my bones,
This limbering of my joints!
"September" by Nancy Byrd Turner
"Do not, dear wife, my kindness shun,
Henceforth my comfort be;
And let us jointly bless my son,
Who witnesses for thee;"
"The Serpents" by William Hayley
Rewards of debt, rewards of grace,
Are opposites in ev'ry case;
Yet sure I am they'll both agree
Most jointly in rewarding me.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
I have a puppet-jointed child,
She's but three half-years old;
Through lawless hair her eyes gleam wild
With looks both shy and bold.
"Little Elfie" by George MacDonald
See him o'erwhelmed with deep distress!
His eyes with anguish roll;
His looks, and loosened joints, express
The terrors of his soul.
"Belshazzar" by John Newton

In news:

Brokering stations would have to count their joint sales partners toward local ownership caps.
FCC Won't Close Proceeding on Joint Sales Agreements Attribution .
Bai Thong is a modest, quiet, affordable family Thai joint with some standouts, including papaya salad and fiery fried rice.
The joint operation, Ballast HAM Dredging, would have sales of 635 million euros ($548 million) and about 2,000 employees.
Tavola's beachy , old friends vibe — plus great food — ensure it's not just another pizza joint.
Décor by Beader 's Touch and OBAC International have opened a joint, permanent 2,700-square-foot showroom at 230 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1607.
The last F-22 Raptor produced was welcomed by the US Air Force Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Saturday, May 5.
Since Bertram Smoke Haus made our Top 50 in 2008, a lot has happened with the joint northwest of Austin.
Rayonier worked with the Forest Products Lab (FPL) under a joint-development agreement and obtained a joint patent in 2001 on the use of more than 80%-pure cellulosic fibers in thermoplastic compounds with melt temperatures above 356 F.
And then Chai 's decided they would be revamping their tapas joint, too.
A groundbreaking history of the black juke joints that birthed rock 'n' roll.
On October 1, 2012, Austal USA successfully completed the launch process of the second Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV), the recently christened USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2).
Christening of the Joint High Speed Vessel 2, the USNS Choctaw County Saturday Sept 15, 2012 at Austal in Mobile.
The Alexandria neighborhood is getting a sushi place and fast-casual stirfry joint.
Navy to Christen Second Joint High Speed Vessel.

In science:

We can thus say that the information of the unknown state is lost through the nonorthogonal joint measurement in teleportation.
Optimal conclusive teleportation of a d-dimensional unknown state
We have formulated the conclusive teleportation protocol utilizing the joint POVM for an unknown state in the d-dimensional Hilbert space.
Optimal conclusive teleportation of a d-dimensional unknown state
Consider a set Z of joint real zeros of k , k ≤ n, independent copies of the O(n + 1) random polynomial in the pro jective space RPn .
SU(1,1) Random Polynomials
The distribution of joint zeros of k independent copies of the SU (n + 1) random polynomial is invariant with respect to the action of the group SU (n + 1) on the complex pro jective space CPn .
SU(1,1) Random Polynomials
This implies that all joint distribution functions of zeros of ψ(z ) are SU (1, 1) invariant.
SU(1,1) Random Polynomials