• WordNet 3.6
    • adj mercerized of cotton thread that has been treated with sodium hydroxide to shrink it and increase its luster and affinity for dye "mercerized cotton"
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In literature:

I saw Mercer's face change, and I recalled what he had said about credit.
"Burr Junior" by G. Manville Fenn
He moved into the enemy's country slowly, building forts in Darke County and Mercer (where St. Clair was routed) as he advanced.
"Stories Of Ohio 1897" by William Dean Howells
I found that he had been apprenticed to a mercer in Cheapside.
"The Golden Grasshopper" by W.H.G. Kingston
Mr. Mercer, but our praise must remain until the case shall be more fairly made up.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 102, April, 1866" by Various
This was formerly the White Horse Inn, but is now also part of the Mercers' School buildings.
"Holborn and Bloomsbury" by Sir Walter Besant
The only person whose countenance showed no satisfaction was Mercer.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
Linen may be darned with linen or mercerized cotton.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
It was less than a year after that Chief Shaw was killed in a fire in Mercer Street.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
Mercers, 147, 150, 166.
"An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England" by Edward Potts Cheyney
Mercer, of New York, 72.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
BROOKE, GEORGE MERCER, 212, 213, 216, 217, 221, 232.
"The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876" by J. F. Loubat
Or did you woo a mercer's wife a thought too roughly?
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
Mercer had evidently not seen this tragedy.
"The Fire People" by Ray Cummings
A. Scovel 5.00 Mercer.
"The American Missionary--Volume 39, No. 02, February, 1885" by Various
Then another counterattack was made by the First and Fourth Ontarios of General Mercer's First Brigade.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
The Virginia captains were Waggener, Cock, Hogg, Stephen, Poulson, Peyrouny, Mercer, and Stuart.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
Originally it was chiefly patronised by mercers, silkmen, and lacemen.
"Here and There in London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
A valuable accession to the army, at this anxious time, was Washington's neighbor, and former companion in arms, Hugh Mercer.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
This process, known as "Mercerizing," is largely used for the production of commercial fabrics.
"The Chemistry of Plant Life" by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
Mercerizing Cloth under tension to render it Silky.
"The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century." by Edward W. Byrn

In poetry:

The lovely ladies flocked within,
And still would each one say,
“Good mercer, be the ships come up?”
But still he answered “Nay.”
"Winstanley" by Jean Ingelow
Straight to the Mayor he took his way,
“Good Master Mayor,” quoth he,
“I am a mercer of London town,
And owner of vessels three,—­
"Winstanley" by Jean Ingelow
“Have thy will, mercer! choose thy men,
Put off from the storm-rid shore;
God with thee be, or I shall see
Thy face and theirs no more.”
"Winstanley" by Jean Ingelow
“An ill rock, mercer! your words ring right,
Well with my thoughts they chime,
For my two sons to the world to come
It sent before their time.”
"Winstanley" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

A lone pumpkin is propped up in the pea patch behind the Community Center at Mercer View on Mercer Island, Oct 15.
Former President Jimmy Carter leaves Mercer's University Center after a Board of Trustees meeting Friday.
Ap File A file photo of Princeton University , which draws thousands of tourists to Mercer County each year.
With Anderson County set to host Mercer County in Monday's baseball season opener, it is time to get a quick rundown of the Bearcats from head coach L.W.
The South Mercer Island Quality Food Center is a friendly neighborhood store where workers and customers alike know each other and share smiles every day.
Police say Leyann Mercer lost control of her car and veered into oncoming traffic and was hit by a Nissan Sentra.
Mercer Raceabout 's tenure fast, brief.
This year's Concours d'Elegance will host an unprecedented assemblage of quintessential, one-of-a-kind and rarely seen Mercers.
Firefighters from Burlington and Mercer Counties respond to a fire at the Ramada Inn in Bordentown Township on Thursday.
The big consulting firms, such as Deloitte, McKinsey, BCG and Mercer, are doing more and more in the innovation and design space.
Many farmers in Mercer County have had to replant corn and/or soybeans this year, some of them twice, making for a frustrating and expensive start for the season.
Mercer Funeral Home's website says Thompson died Tuesday at a hospital in Tazewell, Va.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) at Mercer Island High School is taking the spotlight this year.
37 pm EDT, Aug 26, 2012 By Dave Mercer.
Green Day members, from left, Mike Dirnt, Billie Joe Armstrong and Tre Cool pose at the Mercer Hotel in New York, on May 15, 2009.

In science:

Mercer’s theorem therefore is orthonormal, hφj , φl iℓ = δj l for all j , l ∈ on L2 ([−ℓ, ℓ]) such that sociated with C .
Energetic and dynamic properties of a quantum particle in a spatially random magnetic field with constant correlations along one direction
Considering elements of the Z⊤Z matrix as measuring similarity between nodes, we can show following that the Euclidean distance (20) leads to Euclidean inner-product similarity which can be replaced by a general Mercer kernel [23, 24] uniquely represented by a positive semi-definite matrix Ki,j .
Sestieri of Venice
The applicability of EM to the problem of optimizing the parameters of a memoryless stochastic transducer was first noted by Bahl, Jelinek, and Mercer [2, 11], although they did not publish an explicit algorithm for this purpose.
Learning string edit distance
Interpolated estimation of Markov Jelinek, F., and Mercer, R. L. source parameters from sparse data.
Learning string edit distance
Church and Mercer (1993) give some examples of dependence between test set instances in natural language.
More accurate tests for the statistical significance of result differences
However as in Anderson and Darling (1952) the following version of Mercer’s theorem by Hammerstein (1927) is useful.
Goodness-of-Fit Tests for Symmetric Stable Distributions -- Empirical Characteristic Function Approach
Mercer, "REDO - Random Excitation and Deterministic Observation - First Commercial Experiment", in Proc.
Worst-Case and Average-Case Analysis of n-Detection Test Sets
Mercer: Improving translation of live sequence charts to temporal logic.
L2C2: Logic-based LSC Consistency Checking
E. Black, F. Jelinek, J. Lafferty, D. Magerman, R. Mercer and S. Roukos, 1993. "Towards History-Based Grammars: Using Richer Models for Probabilistic Parsing", Proceedings ACL'93, Columbus, Ohio.
Efficient Algorithms for Parsing the DOP Model? A Reply to Joshua Goodman
F. Jelinek, J. Lafferty and R. Mercer, 1990. Basic Methods of Probabilistic Context Free Grammars , Technical Report IBM RC 16374 (#72684), Yorktown Heights.
Efficient Algorithms for Parsing the DOP Model? A Reply to Joshua Goodman
F. Jelinek and R. Mercer, 1985. "Probability Distribution Estimation from Sparse Data", IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin 28, 2591-2594.
Two Questions about Data-Oriented Parsing
Ungarelli, C., Corasaniti, P., Mercer, R., & Vecchio, A. 2005, Class.
Gravitational Wave Background from Population III Stars
Navin Goyal and Mark Mercer in the complexity theory group.
Non-Deterministic Communication Complexity of Regular Languages
Withers, C. S. (1974) Mercer’s Theorem and Fredholm resolvents.
Fredholm equations for non-symmetric kernels, with applications to iterated integral operators
The tour of Lucasfilm was a highlight of the undergraduate research experiences of Agnieszka Czeszumska, Sam Halverson, Tony Mercer, and Jackie Schwehr.
The Radial Velocity TATOOINE Search for Circumbinary Planets: Planet Detection Limits for a Sample of Double-lined Binary Stars - Initial Results from Keck I/Hires, Shane/CAT/Hamspec and TNG/Sarg Observations