lift off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v lift off depart from the ground "The plane took off two hours late"
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Usage

In literature:

A mountain seemed lifted off my heart.
"Strange True Stories of Louisiana" by George Washington Cable
His art is not of the triumphant order that lifts us off our feet.
"Old and New Masters" by Robert Lynd
She stood on a chair and lifted the chimney off the central lamp.
"The Roll-Call" by Arnold Bennett
The only way, he muttered, will be to lift him upon my shoulders, getting the weight as far as I can from off my arms.
"The Brook Kerith" by George Moore
The savage at length lifted up the dead body, and set off at a brisk pace towards the prairie.
"Wild Western Scenes" by John Beauchamp Jones
The stranger descended at her father's door, and lifted her off her saddle.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4" by Charles Dudley Warner
Then the lid was lifted off, and Hawbury arose and helped the priest to transfer the corpse from the coffin to the straw.
"The American Baron" by James De Mille
At the end of that time lift it out; do not shake off any ingredients that are sticking to it.
"The Story of Crisco" by Marion Harris Neil
We moved off, unnoticed, and I rang the bell for the lift.
"The Lost Ambassador" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Lift her clean off, sideways, so's not ter break the smoke ball.
"The Covered Wagon" by Emerson Hough
There was a movement beside the white coffin, the men were lifting it off the golden pile of earth and lowering it into the dark pit.
"Waysiders" by Seumas O'Kelly
This will lift fear off of Lafayette, fear of being late and he will get there in time.
"The Story of Patsy" by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin
Then the drummer felt a grip on his jacket, and he was lifted right off his legs.
"Weird Tales from Northern Seas" by Jonas Lie
One day in the Botanical Gardens veils seemed to be lifted off my eyes.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
A wounded Gray, who had not the strength to do it himself, begged some one to lift a corpse off his body.
"The Last Shot" by Frederick Palmer
Mississip took off his hat, and lifting the poor Mexican from the snow, laid him in the blanket.
"Romance of California Life" by John Habberton
Moore saw him coming, yelled his delight and concern, and almost lifted him off the horse.
"The Mysterious Rider" by Zane Grey
The elephant sank down, and Dermot dismounted and lifted the girl off carefully.
"The Elephant God" by Gordon Casserly
Taking off the top of the box, she lifted first a large-size stocking and held it up.
"How It Happened" by Kate Langley Bosher
Then, lifting it to his shoulder, Paul marched off proudly to the house.
"The Forest Runners" by Joseph A. Altsheler
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In poetry:

Laughter and hearts so high
That the spirit flew off free,
Lifting into the sky
Diving into the sea;
"Oh Day Of Fire And Sun" by Sara Teasdale
Lost in the forest, I broke off a dark twig
and lifted its whisper to my thirsty lips:
maybe it was the voice of the rain crying,
a cracked bell, or a torn heart.
"The White Mans Burden" by Pablo Neruda
over her opened face, almost opaque there,
never to be lifted off again, and somehow
giving to all her questions just one answer:
In you, who were a child once-in you.
"The Grown-Up" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Then, light, as when we touch some sacred thing,
I lift it up, and in my hard, rough hand
It lies like down from off some fairy's wing
Wafted to this dull earth from Fairyland.
"Baby's Hair" by Alexander Anderson
And now that sweetness is more sweet,
Here where the aeroplanes
Labouring and groaning in the height
Lift their lifeless vans:--
Sweet, sweet to hear
The far off wren singing clear.
"The Wren" by John Freeman
Now their flame-pikes they lift, the last signal for life,
Flaring wild in the wild rack above them:--
And each breast has one prayer for the Mercy on high,
And one for the far-off who love them.
"The Wreck Of The Admiral" by Francis Turner Palgrave

In news:

The whole family would gather in front of the (black and white) TV set to watch the Apollo missions lift off .
Jason Reed/Thinkstock (TOKYO) — A tsunami warning has been lifted for the northeastern region of Japan following a 7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of Miyagi prefecture on Friday.
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — A prototype NASA spacecraft exploded on lift-off during a test flight at Kennedy Space Center on Thursday afternoon.
Lumber Liquidators Catches Big Lift Off The Floor.
A boil water advisory was lifted Thursday afternoon for residents on Melody Lane and any street coming off of Melody Lane.
The current "lift-off" method of making metal lines at this scale requires more steps, using more materials, and with rougher results.
Missed Lift-Off of Homebuilder Stocks.
The flight lifts off Sunday afternoon, nonstop to and from Tokyo.
Baumgartner lifted off Thursday for a test jump from Roswell, N.M.
A tow truck was used to lift the tractor off Cox, who was taken.
The United States and South Korea have finalized a trade pact that will lift tariffs off of several products, including wine, that could help boost sales for local wineries.
For example, the aggressive solvents in vinyl paints lift other types of bottom paints , so if you are applying vinyl, any non-vinyl paint has to come off.
Shudder To Think's Craig Wedren has debuted an interactive video for the single "Are We," lifted off his upcoming album Wand.
Things had a different feel as the grounds crew lifted the cover off the infield Thursday.
Amazing Daughter Lifts Car Off Trapped Dad.
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In science:

In the first step, the contacts are patterned by evaporating 5 nm of tungsten and 25 nm of platinum on a patterned double layer of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), and performing lift-off.
Probing the charge of a quantum dot with a nanomechanical resonator
Systematic studies of the dynamics of transient behaviors, critical to issues of lift-off, are relatively scarce.
Lift-off dynamics in a simple jumping robot
At a low f (top panel), the actuation is too slow: the actuator turns off well after lift-off, so much of the power stroke is wasted.
Lift-off dynamics in a simple jumping robot
Conclusion– We have analyzed the dynamics of lift-off in the simplest hopping robot and found that the performance is quite rich and remarkably sensitive to starting phase tra jectory, largely a result of the transient dynamics in a linear-mass spring system.
Lift-off dynamics in a simple jumping robot
The spin Hall devices were fabricated on a thermally oxidized silicon substrate using electron beam lithography on poly-methyl-methacrylate (PMMA) resist and a subsequent lift-off process.
The spin Hall effect as a probe of nonlinear spin fluctuations
Essentially, we lift from N to P cut-off versions of translations, dilations, and “self-dual rotations” in a gauge-invariant way.
Simple Type and the Boundary of Moduli Space
The toroidal magnetic field component that is continuously produced by the rotating disk acts like a compressed spring which lifts some material off the disk surface and sweeps up material in the external medium.
Outflows and Jets from Collapsing Magnetized Cloud Cores
Just like when you prove path lifting for covering spaces, it is easy to see you can lift C as long as the lift does not “run off of A”.
Lectures on Contact Geometry in Low-Dimensional Topology
Given the spherical harmonic, one can read off the associated tensor by lifting it onto a sphere in R4 .
Holographic anatomy of fuzzballs
By the definition of a lifted function, f 0 vanishes off OF × OF .
Fubini's theorem and non-linear change of variables over a two-dimensional local field
After developing, gold is evaporated onto the sample with the desired thickness and the fabrication is completed with a final lift-off process.
Nanowire atomchip traps for sub-micron atom-surface distances
However, as is clear from hydrodynamic simulations, the accretion rate need not decay to nothing before the mantle lifts off.
Towards a Synthesis of Core-Collapse Supernova Theory
The consequence is that mass lifted off the disk plane by radiation pressure is susceptible to stalling as the increasing gravity takes effect.
Radiation driven winds from luminous accretion disks
To analyze the trade-off in more detail, we proceed as follows: We vary the threshold for lift (a minimum lift between 1 and 3) and assess the number of rules accepted in the databases and the simulated data sets for each setting.
New probabilistic interest measures for association rules
FM configurations open a gap by lifting off the flat bands.
Edge states of zigzag bilayer graphite nanoribbons
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