mixed bag

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mixed bag a collection containing a variety of sorts of things "a great assortment of cars was on display","he had a variety of disorders","a veritable smorgasbord of religions"
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Usage

In literature:

And with her oats he mixed some powder, fetching it from his saddle-bags.
"Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor" by R. D. Blackmore
Then he went to his dressing bag and from a phial mixed a little draught.
"The Illustrious Prince" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
She bought a dozen of mixed penny cakes, and at last came out of the shop laden with a big bag.
"Dubliners" by James Joyce
The New Year brings us a mixed bag of tricks, good and bad.
"Mr. Punch's History of the Great War" by Punch
When you use the colour, press the bags in the water, and mix some of it with a little of the white of egg and sugar.
"Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine" by William Carew Hazlitt
Mix well, sew up in small flat muslin bags, and cover them with fancy silk or satin.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
Jo took charge of the clothes bags, seeing that no man's clothes were mixed with any others.
"The Luck of Thirteen" by Jan Gordon
And with her oats he mixed some powder, fetching it from his saddle-bags.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
These are mixed and put into a small buckskin bag.
"The Mide'wiwin or "Grand Medicine Society" of the Ojibwa" by Walter James Hoffman
Mix thoroughly and stand in a warm place over night, put into mould or pudding bag, tie tightly and boil gently for twelve hours.
"My Pet Recipes, Tried and True" by Various
The commercial value per ton can then be determined, provided proper allowance is made for cost of mixing and bagging.
"Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement" by Alva Agee
Mixed up in this secret was a buckskin bag that Gunnar had brought with him from the ship.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
Later in the day I heard the Turk had got a larger mixed bag than I have stated.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
The average blending machine will mix from ten to twenty bags of coffee at a time.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Mix's nothing but a bag of wind.
"Rope" by Holworthy Hall
Mix and keep in a fine muslin bag.
"The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness" by Florence Hartley
The others a mixed bag of whoever was close enough to be pulled in on this crash assignment.
"Sense of Obligation" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
That was all I could take, save a sack of ground corn mixed with maple sugar, a flask of rum, and a bag of dry meat.
"The Little Red Foot" by Robert W. Chambers
It's like sitting on a bag of mixed biscuits!
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 105, September 9, 1893" by Various
Have ready a pint of tomatos, that have been pickled cold in vinegar flavored with a muslin bag of mixed spices.
"Miss Leslie's New Cookery Book" by Eliza Leslie
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In news:

Awards season got started today with nominations for the Screen Actors Guild awards, which include a nod for out actor Jim Parsons, the intriguing performance of a Bond villain, and a mixed bag for Ryan Murphy's shows.
Mixed bag for island retailers on Black Friday.
Black Friday proved to be a mixed bag for local reatailers.
PRYOR — Local businesses say this weekend's shopping was a mixed bag .
A mixed bag for Nebraska farmers.
Summer's start brings mixed bag .
Nation's blessing are a mixed bag .
Christina Aguilera's 'Lotus' is a mixed bag .
Hewlett-Packard's mixed bag of acquisitions.
Jobs Report Produces Mixed Bag in Wisconsin.
Tuberculosis fight a mixed bag .
Latest Michigan School Report Card a mixed bag for local districts.
A mixed bag in an emotional debut for Dez Wells.
Wisconsin businesses saw Tuesday's election results as a mixed bag .
Mixed Bag of Results for Martinez in State Legislative Races.
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In science:

For example, a MIL version of SVM is proposed in , where the traditional SVM optimization problem is transformed into a mixed-integer program and subsequently solved by alternating between solving a traditional SVM problem and heuristically choosing the positive instances for each positive bag. (2).
MIS-Boost: Multiple Instance Selection Boosting
This mixing should not come as a surprise, since the boundary condition arises from assuming an infinite mass for the fermion outside the bag.
Light Front Nuclear Physics: Toy Models, Static Sources and Tilted Light Front Coordinates
Naive analysis based on the bag model shows the first order transition , which implies the existence of a mixed phase in the ms -nB plane as shown in Fig.1 (right panel).
Spectral Change of Hadrons and Chiral Symmetry
It has become clear that the anomalous stars are quite a mixed bag themselves, and that, as a group, they undoubtedly contain some misidentified evolved stars, or some Population II stars posing as young B stars.
Young stars at large distances from the galactic plane: mechanisms of formation
The kaon bag parameter BK measures the QCD corrections to the weak mixing between K 0 and K 0 .
Phenomenology using lattice QCD
HPQCD computed the bag parameters for Bs mixing calculation with improved n f = 2 + 1 dynamical staggered quark.
Heavy flavor physics from lattice QCD
A computation of the bag parameter of Bs − ¯Bs mixing in the static limit has been presented at this conference .
Status of heavy quark physics from the lattice
If the line–of–sight intercepts matter other than the torus (i.e. a dust lane, or even the galactic disc for highly inclined galaxies) the source falls in the mixed bag including Compton–thin Seyfert 2’s, intermediate Seyfert and NELGs.
X/gamma-ray spectra of Seyferts and BeppoSAX observations
The HIPPARCOS sample is small, and is somewhat of a mixed bag, so it is not easy to interpret the data.
The Galactic Halo: Conference Summary
They performed follow up Chandra observations of ROSAT undetected sources and found that NLS1s are a mixed bag.
The Locus of Highly Accreting AGNs on the M_BH--sigma Plane: Selections, Limitations, and Implications
Using these actions has an advantage that operator mixings do not occur (or can be removed), which may lead a more precise calculation of the bag parameters in the future.
Full determination of the CKM matrix using recent results from lattice QCD
Here one uses the large η mass (which in QCD is induced by mixing and the gluonic mass term) to motivate taking an MIT Bag description for the η wavefunction, and then coupling the light (up and down) quark and antiquark fields in the η to the scalar σ field in the nucleus working in mean- field approximation .
Gluonic effects in eta- and etaprime-nucleon and nucleus interactions
Bag for the free η with a given mixing angle, and then turns on QMC to obtain the mass-shift.
Gluonic effects in eta- and etaprime-nucleon and nucleus interactions
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