maunder

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v maunder speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    • v maunder talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
    • v maunder wander aimlessly
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Maunder A beggar.
    • Maunder To beg.
    • Maunder To mutter; to mumble; to grumble; to speak indistinctly or disconnectedly; to talk incoherently. "He was ever maundering by the how that he met a party of scarlet devils."
    • v. t Maunder To utter in a grumbling manner; to mutter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n maunder A beggar.
    • maunder To beg.
    • maunder To speak with a beggar's whine; grumble.
    • maunder To mutter; talk incoherently or idly; wander in talking like a drunken or foolish person; drivel.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Maunder mawn′dėr to beg: to whine like a beggar, to grumble: to mutter, to talk foolishly, to drivel
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. mendier, to beg, E. mendicant,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. mendier, to beg—L. mendicāre.

Usage

In literature:

You maundered about your dear Teresa on my steamboat till I was nearly sick, and, by James!
"A Master of Fortune" by Cutcliffe Hyne
After this I could make little of his maunderings.
"Somewhere in Red Gap" by Harry Leon Wilson
Would any one, save an Irishman, give way, day after day, to those insane maunderings?
"The Goose Girl" by Harold MacGrath
But here he had maundered on, and never found out the all-important things about her.
"The Girl from Montana" by Grace Livingston Hill
Tyson could speak, Tyson could write, where other men maunder and drivel.
"The Tysons" by May Sinclair
The fortunes such men as Maundering and Piffle and Drool made!
"The Voice in the Fog" by Harold MacGrath
After him came the man in the velvet jacket, who was maundering, Doctor Wilhelm, Max Pander, and the other two sailors.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
They cast it as one casts a coin into the hand of some maundering beggar, with commingled oh-wells and philosophical pity.
"Europe After 8:15" by H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright
I don't wonder my maunderings amused you.
"A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories" by William D. Howells
Several days passed, and I took care to show William that I had forgotten his maunderings.
"Short Stories of Various Types" by Various
None of your commonplace maunderings, but something smart and startling.
"A Dog with a Bad Name" by Talbot Baines Reed
He maundered and wandered, and stopped, and went on, and lost one thread and took up another, and got into a perfect maze.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866" by Various
You don't find him maundering supinely about his latter end.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
Define the following words and use them in sentences: railed, maundered, coxcomb, parasite, conclave, turgid, folio, overture.
"Teachers' Outlines for Studies in English" by Gilbert Sykes Blakely
He had eaten too much, and, with hands clasped on his paunch, the fingers interlaced, he resumed his maunderings.
"The Scarlet Plague" by Jack London
Nevertheless, Maunder says that this thing had no relation to auroral phenomena.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
It was Archie Maunders, his father's image and proudest achievement.
"Roosevelt in the Bad Lands" by Hermann Hagedorn
Two very humble members of the parasitic class have given the names Bidder and Maunder, both meaning beggar.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
But if it be given to a man "to maunder away his mind in softnesses," he cannot live otherwise than as nature has made him.
"An Old Man's Love" by Anthony Trollope
Scarcely two hundred years back can Fame recollect articulately at all; and there she but maunders and mumbles.
"Past and Present" by Thomas Carlyle
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In poetry:

The while hoarse night winds rave,
The old year looking backward to his prime
With dim fond eyes, down the last steps of time
Goes maundering to his grave!
"The Death of Autumn" by Kate Seymour Maclean
Some clamour much for kisses, some for Few,
Others deep sup, their Thirstings to renew,
And mumble into Maunderings, but I,
In Kissing, scorn the How Much for the Who.
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
She smiled and that transfigured me
And left me but a lout,
Maundering here, and maundering there,
Emptier of thought
Than the heavenly circuit of its stars
When the moon sails out.
"A Man Young And Old: I. First Love" by William Butler Yeats

In news:

Is it marketing or maundering.
Patricia Read Maunder , 77, of Austin died peacefully in her home Sept 29.
Maunder and his employees met last night (Tuesday) and discussed the temporary Berry reopening.
"Everybody's real excited to get back into room and get back at it," Maunder said.
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In science:

It is interesting t o note that the origins of the Maunder minimum or of the historical maxima must be connected to the understanding of the dynamical processes of the solar machine including the dynamics of the radiative zone.
Laboratory performances of the solar multichannel resonant scattering spectrometer prototype of the GOLF-New Generation instrument
Several authors have studied the archival records of sunspots during the Maunder minimum (Sokoloff & Nesme-Ribes 1994; Hoyt & Schatten 1996).
Dynamo models of grand minima
The few sunspots seen during the Maunder minimum mostly appeared in the southern hemisphere.
Dynamo models of grand minima
Maunder minimum from 1670, showing a clear trend of hemispheric asymmetry.
Dynamo models of grand minima
It is an open question whether hemispheric asymmetry played any crucial role in creating the Maunder minimum (Charbonneau 2005).
Dynamo models of grand minima
On making the poloidal field in the northern and southern hemispheres fall to respectively 0.0 and 0.4 of its average value, Choudhuri & Karak (2009) found that many characteristics of the Maunder minimum were reproduced.
Dynamo models of grand minima
We find that the theoretical model reproduced the fact that the Maunder minimum started abruptly, but ended gradually.
Dynamo models of grand minima
Probably this is the reason why the period of the dynamo during a grand minimum like the Maunder minimum does not change drastically, even though the poloidal field generation mechanism may be different from normal times as explained § 3.
Dynamo models of grand minima
The parameter space indicating the reduction factor γ of the poloidal field and the amplitude of the meridional circulation needed to produce Maunder-like grand minima.
Dynamo models of grand minima
Miyahara et al. (2004) found that cycles during the Maunder minimum became somewhat longer, indicating that the meridional circulation must have slowed down.
Dynamo models of grand minima
This supports the theoretical idea that the weakening of meridional circulation might have played an important role in producing the Maunder minimum.
Dynamo models of grand minima
On the existence of the 11-year cycle in solar activity before the maunder minimum.
A selection of papers with some relevance to the investigation of the Sun-Climate link: Papers on Data, Methods and Commentary
An active Sun throughout the Maunder Minimum.
A selection of papers with some relevance to the investigation of the Sun-Climate link: Papers on Data, Methods and Commentary
Evolution of the Sun’s large-scale magnetic field since the Maunder minimum.
A selection of papers with some relevance to the investigation of the Sun-Climate link: Papers on Data, Methods and Commentary
Baliunas & Jastrow (1990) postulated that solar-type stars that exhibit prolonged low levels of magnetic activity may be in Maunder Minimum-like phases.
Three Wide-Separation L dwarf Companions from the Two Micron All Sky Survey: Gl 337C, Gl 618.1B, and HD 89744B
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