• An adult elephant with long tusks
    An adult elephant with long tusks
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n longness duration as an extension
    • n longness the property of being of long spatial extent "one gene causes shortness and the other causes longness"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A long time. Wichita A long time. Wichita
Lady in long dress Lady in long dress
Pulled a Long Blue Gun 220 Pulled a Long Blue Gun 220
K kept it. L longed for it. M mourned for it K kept it. L longed for it. M mourned for it
She Whipped out a Long Knife. 189 She Whipped out a Long Knife. 189
"Thou canst only be my long lost son Elkanan!" "Thou canst only be my long lost son Elkanan!"

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: U.S. bills are 2.61 inches wide, 6.14 inches long, and are .0043 inches thick and weigh 1 gram
    • n Longness Length.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A swordfish can live as long as 25 years and weigh up to 1,200 pounds
    • n longness Length.
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Two people can do anything as long as one of them is the Lord.”
  • Accius
    “Let them hate, so long as they fear.”
  • Gucci Family Slogan
    Gucci Family Slogan
    “Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    “Remorse is regret that one waited so long to do it.”
  • Jules Renard
    “The reward of great men is that, long after they have died, one is not quite sure that they are dead.”
  • William Butler Yeats
    “Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. O. When may it suffice?”


A long row to hoe - Something that is a long row to hoe is a difficult task that takes a long time.
By a long chalk - (UK) If you beat somebody by a long chalk, you win easily and comfortably.
Cast a long shadow - Something or someone that casts a long shadow has considerable influence on other people or events.
Cut a long story short - This idiom is used as a way of shortening a story by getting to to the end or the point.
Draw a long bow - If someone draws a long bow, they lie or exaggerate.
Honest as the day is long - Someone who is as honest as the day is long is very trustworthy or honest.
How long is a piece of string - If someone has no idea of the answer to a question, they can ask 'How long is a piece of string?' as a way of indicating their ignorance.
In the long run - This means 'over a long period of time', 'in the end' or 'in the final result'.
It's as broad as it is long - (UK) Used to express that it is impossible to decide between two options because they're equal.
Kick something into the long grass - If an issue or problem is kicked into the long grass, it is pushed aside and hidden in the hope that it will be forgotten or ignored.
Long face - Someone with a long face is sad or depressed about something.
Long in the tooth - If someone is long in the tooth, they are a bit too old to do something.
Long shot - If something is a long shot, there is only a very small chance of success.
Long time no hear - The speaker could say this when they have not heard from a person, either through phone calls or emails for a long time.
Long time no see - 'Long time no see' means that the speaker has not seen that person for a long time.


In literature:

He longed with a great longing, which at the same time he realized to be hopeless, to make these people feel as he felt.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
Dey kept Marse Alec in prison off somewhar a long time but dey sont Pierce back home 'fore long.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume IV, Georgia Narratives, Part 1" by Work Projects Administration
I says I mean I seed plenty raysor back hogs, and long noses and long straight ears.
"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
It was a long time before he began talking, so long in fact, that his parents feared he would be dumb.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
His longing was so intense that it created a vision of the thing it longed for.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
The long circle towards our evening camp always proved very long indeed.
"African Camp Fires" by Stewart Edward White
He came, after a long, long suspense, and opened the door, looking out as if to make sure that I was still at my post.
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by Hesba Stretton
He recrossed his legs, settled in his leather chair, and continued the smoking of a long clay pipe.
"Children of the Mist" by Eden Phillpotts
Well, live long enough, and you'll hear a drum beat.
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
Poor Byron lunched, or rather made an early dinner, with us at Long's, and a most brilliant day we had of it.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
Tired as he was, he could not close his own eyes yet, and he longed for his comrade.
"The Forest Runners" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Its long, long unbroken crest, clean line against clean space, brought a sense of quiet, distance, might.
"Foes" by Mary Johnston
Our father says that if stolen the treasure must long since have been scattered and lost.
"The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn" by Evelyn Everett-Green
A baronial centre, like Worcester, could not hold its own long in the west.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
I dare say she won't be long; but every minute is an hour to a poor longing mother.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
Yet Flora had some doubts; after all, she had not known Wyndham long and he had drawbacks.
"Wyndham's Pal" by Harold Bindloss
So like what her own dead and buried George had told her long, long ago.
"The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6" by E. Rameur
Achenes in a long spike.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
And as long as the world was content to believe that Jesus rose from the dead so long error has hindered development.
"When It Was Dark" by Guy Thorne
It seemed to me that I might remain long enough to hear the performance.
"Le Cocu (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XVIII)" by Charles Paul de Kock

In poetry:

And over the sea to his home he steers,
His long, long hunting o'er,
And "Lo!" he cries, "the light appears,
That ever my longing vision cheers
When I near my native shore."
"The Witch-Wife" by Cicely Fox Smith
I had a strange sweet dream long, long ago,
When in my years I yet was but a child,
And oft since then as I have dreamed it o'er
Its sweetness has my saddest hours beguiled.
"My Dream Of Long Ago" by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks
It warns us now; ere long shall warn no more,
Till the last knell proclaim our endless doom:
Then ev'ry trial, ev'ry hope is o'er
We take our long, long mansion in the tomb.
"Time: An Elegy. Written Near The Ruins Of Elgin Cathedral" by Robert Alves
Then I shall find you as in days long past,
Sitting so quietly in the firelight glow;
"Love," you will say to me, "you are come at last."
Your eyes be glad of me as long ago.
"The Dream: (For my Father)" by Katharine Tynan
Give me your soft embrace
As you used to long ago.
In your shadowy trysting place,
When you seemed to love me so --
When you sweetly kissed me so,
On the green hills long ago.
"To The Winds" by Alice Cary
Let us be thankful--thankful for the prayers
Whose gracious answers were long, long delayed,
That they might fall upon us unawares,
And bless us, as in greater need, we prayed.
"Thanksgiving" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Long Island Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: LICB) of Islandia, which owns Long Island Commercial Bank , said Monday that earnings for the quarter ended March 31 totaled $798,000, up 11 percent over the same period last year.
There is more to the relationship between Democratic State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and the New York State Conservative Party led by long time Chairman Michael R Long if you dig deeper.
It was 3.5 feet long and was as big around as my five foot long ball python.
Long Island Aquarium Receives 2 Foot Long Rescued Arowana.
Two of them were 11" long and the other one is 10.5" long.
My current project is the Bernat Mystery Crochet -A-Long (CAL) and Knit-A-Long (KAL).
Environmentalists have long denounced plastic as a long-lasting pollutant that doesn't break down.
John Thomas serves on the boards of the Historical Society of Long Beach, Long Beach Heritage, the Bluff Heights Neighborhood Association and others.
Sept 24, 2012 12:33 p.m. LONG BEACH – Two breakaway goals off long crossing passes in extra time Friday gave the Taft College a 4-2 non-conference men's soccer victory over Long Beach City College.
Long lines and a long ballot lead to slow results.
Layer your long-sleeved T-shirt with a long cardigan or a fun blazer.
In fact, if you are long of tooth as I am, you still remember lilacs on old farmsteads long after the buildings were gone.
Live Long and Pay for It: America's Real Long-Term Cost Crisis.
The top Federal environmental official came to Long Island Sound yesterday with pledges that its cleanup is a priority -- as long as Congress comes through with money to do the job.
And as long as you still hear it…as long as you're alive, there's still hope.

In science:

Because f is strictly monotone, J = f (I ) is also gp-long and f (t0 ) is long-central in J .
Interpretable groups are definable
There exists a gp-long interval K and a gp-long interval I1 ⊆ I such that for al l x ∈ I1 , we have K ⊆ fx (J ).
Interpretable groups are definable
By Fact 5.13, there exists an n-long-box B with Cl(B ) ⊆ p(M ), such that a is long-central in B .
Interpretable groups are definable
By Fact 5.6(3), we may replace J by a possibly smaller gp-long interval and so assume that the long dimension of a′ over the parameter set A′ defining J is still k + 1.
Interpretable groups are definable
The remaining of the 40x40 cm² active area is covered by 20 cm long strips with the same 400 µm pitch in the center of the detector, and 40 cm long strips with 480 µm pitch on the edges.
New pixelized Micromegas detector with low discharge rate for the COMPASS experiment
This is possible because, despite the limited timing precision, accurate measurement of long term secular trends such as ˙Pb , can still be achieved, the orbital period derivative, given a long enough time.
Very High Angular Resolution Science with the Square Kilometre Array
This may have particularly strong effects on the evolved massive LBV and WR stars just prior to their final collapse, as the progenitors of supernovae (SNe) Ibc, SNe II, and long-duration gamma-ray bursts (long GRBs).
Stellar envelope inflation near the Eddington limit. Implications for the radii of Wolf-Rayet stars and luminous blue variables
Additional renewed interest in WR stars arises from their connection to long-duration gamma ray bursts (long GRBs, cf.
Stellar envelope inflation near the Eddington limit. Implications for the radii of Wolf-Rayet stars and luminous blue variables
An interesting long tailed behavior of the probability density can arise if µ(x) is diverging at some values of x. A choice of µ(x) = 1/x can give rise to such long tailed behavior.
Correlated Gaussian random walk models of animal dispersal
Intuitively, the structural reason for the efficient routing performance at γ = d is that long-range edges are added “hierarchically” such that each node’s long-range edges are nearly uniformly distributed over all “distance scales”.
On the Hyperbolicity of Small-World and Tree-Like Random Graphs
For a path that has repeated long-range edges, we can obtain a shorter subpath without any repeated long-range edges so that the original path exists if and only if the new one exists.
On the Hyperbolicity of Small-World and Tree-Like Random Graphs
If the edge is a long-range edge, on each dimension its sign has three possibilities (+1, 0, −1), so totally 3d possibilities for the sign pattern of the long-range segment vector.
On the Hyperbolicity of Small-World and Tree-Like Random Graphs
Otherwise, we can divide the path into five segments: grid, long-range, grid, e0 , grid (or grid, e0 , grid, long-range, grid).
On the Hyperbolicity of Small-World and Tree-Like Random Graphs
In the statement of Corollary 30, the only quantity concerning a long-range edge (u, v) is also the ringed distance between u and v , and to apply this corollary, we only need to show that a long-range edge (u, v) with dR (u, v) = Θ(nc ) for some constant c exists with high probability.
On the Hyperbolicity of Small-World and Tree-Like Random Graphs
In this extension, Theorem 4 still holds, since Theorem 3 is not concerned by the number of long-range edges, and Corollary 30 is still applicable as the required probability only increases with extra long-range edges.
On the Hyperbolicity of Small-World and Tree-Like Random Graphs