• WordNet 3.6
    • n ness a strip of land projecting into a body of water
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first written account of the Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie, was made in 565AD.
    • n Ness A promontory; a cape; a headland.Ness is frequently used as a suffix in the names of places and promontories; as, Sheerness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ness A point of land running into the sea; a promontory; a headland; a cape.
    • n ness A suffix of Anglo-Saxon origin, used to form, from adjectives, nouns denoting the abstract quality of the adjective, as goodness, sweetness, whiteness, humbleness, hopefulness, spiritualness, crookedness, neglectedness, obligingness, the quality or state of being good, sweet, white, etc. All such words are originally abstract, but some have come to be used also as concrete, as witness, a person who gives testimony, wilderness, a wild region. The suffix is applicable to any adjective; but in adjectives of Latin origin the equivalent -suffix -ity, of Latin origin, is also used (and is often preferable): as in torpidness, credibleness, equivalent to torpidity, credibility.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ness nes a promontory or headland.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. næs, ns,; akin to Icel. nes, Sw. näs, Dan. næs, and E. nose,. √ 261. See Nose
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. næss; a doublet of naze, prob. conn. with nose.


In literature:

Little she had ever heard of marriage; she found no sacred-ness in mine.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
His name is Broichan, and he is tutor to Brud, king of the Picts, with whom he dwells on the banks of the Ness.
"The Book-Hunter" by John Hill Burton
The boys took the carriage around to the barn and left it in charge of Jack Ness, the man of all work.
"The Rover Boys on the Farm" by Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
But there'll be no unkind-ness in naming my particular wish i' this affair.
"Aunt Rachel" by David Christie Murray
She attended to me with a kind of sinister, witch-like gracious-ness, her dark head ducked between her shoulders, at once humble and powerful.
"Wintry Peacock" by D. H. Lawrence
Ness ran out of the room in his night dress and raised such a yell that he aroused everybody in the house.
"The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle" by Edward Stratemeyer (AKA Arthur M. Winfield)
Southwick possessed the amiable, winning qualities that characterised William W. Van Ness.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Good many years ago, when I lib'd in Charles'on, the gub'ness learned me to read, and I hab read dat BOOK fru good many times.
"Among the Pines" by James R. Gilmore
Howsumever," added the elder ranger, "what's snakes got to do with the bus'ness afore us?
"The Phantom of the River" by Edward S. Ellis
Then a feeling of horrible alone-ness came over her.
"The Dead Are Silent" by Arthur Schnitzler
The Ness was a mile off, but in the excitement of their pleasure they were oblivious of time.
"Eric, or Little by Little" by Frederic W. Farrar
There is no soul in this insipid bus'ness; Life has another fate and other joys.
"The Life of Friedrich Schiller" by Thomas Carlyle
This feature is resketched from a rare old print in the possession of the Van Ness family of San Francisco.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
It's des my bus'ness name.
"The heart of happy hollow" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Thankye, sir; but, of course, that wasn't ness'ry.
"The Queen's Scarlet" by George Manville Fenn
But I talked him out of that, and he promised me he wouldn't undertake the bus'ness till I could jine him.
"Deerfoot in The Mountains" by Edward S. Ellis
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
My Bus'ness here is only with your Colonel; And I'll be heard, or know the Reason why.
"Ponteach" by Robert Rogers
Mistoo Itchlin, will you 'ave that kin'ness to baw me two-an-a-'alf till the lass of that month?
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable
I wish you knew Van Ness.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 20, August 1877" by Various

In poetry:

O you, my nights, O long-awaited black-
ness, O proud country, O obstinate sec-
rets, O long looks, O thundering clouds
O flight beyond skies which are closed
"Nyx (English translation)" by Catherine Pozzi
So shall we (when our bus'ness here is o'er,
And at the time we want assistance most)
Adore for ever the Almighty pow'r
In heav'n above, among th' angelic host :
"Advice To Serve God" by Rees Prichard
There's many a reader whom your silver songs
And crystal stories cheer in loneliness.
What though the newer writers come in throngs?
You're sure to keep your charm of only-ness.
"Thomas Bailey Aldrich" by Henry Van Dyke
And to see the River Ness rolling smoothly along,
Together with the blackbird's musical song,
While the sun shines bright in the month of May,
'Twill help to drive dull care away.
"The Heatherblend Club Banquet" by William Topaz McGonagall
Pray, that thou always mayest strength obtain,
The monstrous sin of drunk'ness to prevent ;
From all excess, throughout thy life, refrain,
And never go, where drunken folks frequent.
"Advice To The Drunkard" by Rees Prichard
You are in love, Sir, with a widow,
Quoth he, that does not greatly heed you,
And for three years has rid your wit
And passion without drawing bit:
And now your bus'ness is to know,
If you shall carry her or no.
"Hudibras: Part 2 - Canto III" by Samuel Butler

In news:

All underground trains in the San Francisco Municipal Transportation system were stopped because of electrical problems caused by a transformer that blew near Muni 's Van Ness station around 5:45 pm, said Muni spokesman Paul Rose.
Larry Ness, Chairman and CEO of First Dakota National Bank and Mark Southwick, CEO and President of Bank 360, announce an agreement has been reached for Bank 360 to merge into First Dakota.
'Promised Land': Krasinski, Damon and Van Sant on its now- ness .
Northampton was a street of busy- ness Tom Mooney Remember when.
Why 'Digital- ness ' and Demos Don't Mix.
Ness Sides With Middle Class.
A former Ness City man will spend life in prison after being convicted on rape and Jessica's Law charges in August, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.
Ness City Wins 8 Man Division I. Baileyville Wins State Title.
Ness City used special teams and defensive touchdowns to power the way to a state football championship.
Ness City vs Rock Hills DI Championship.
Ness City vs Rock Hills.
Social Distortion's Mike Ness credits success to determination, stubbornness, and luck.
Grasso to head new marina division at Sperry Van Ness .
Bernell and Anne Ness .
Van Ness was born Oct 10, 1914, in Hessville, to Emmitt and Elizabeth (Spieldenner) Van Ness .

In science:

In our proposed scheme, we combine the advantage of scalability from the photonic qubits and the power of strong atom-photon coupling in a high-finesse optical resonator.
Scalable photonic quantum computation through cavity-assisted interaction
Lines are the linear (tetrahedral) interpolations/connections obtained from the symmetry analysis; so there is no finesse in regions where perturbation theory proves that there is no linear term in the series expansion of the energy as a function of k.
Symmetry Analysis of the Kohn-Sham Band Structure of Bulk Lithium Fluoride
Unfortunately, however, there is another type of problem which cannot be finessed so easily.
Dialogue as Discourse: Controlling Global Properties of Scripted Dialogue
And it seems that porousness or fluffiness of the grain does not slow down this growth process.
Dust coagulation in protoplanetary disks: a rapid depletion of small grains
We will finesse this issue by using the fact that if X is a manifold then the average valence of an edge is uniformly bounded, and contrast this with the fact that the dual 1-skeleton of X is a random 4-valent graph.
Finite covers of random 3-manifolds
Hence there is smallest such H (even as A varies). (v) requires a little finesse.
Groups, measures, and the NIP
After a long time, the system settles into a non-equilibrium steady state (NESS) in which only one macroscopic domain survives, so that, its length is about L 2 and it contains almost no holes.
Statistical Behavior Of Domain Systems
For these reasons cat states containing more than one photon on average have been produced only in cavity-quantumelectrodynamic experiments in which an atom interacts with the electromagnetic field confined to a high finesse optical cavity [5, 6].
Methods for Producing Optical Coherent State Superpositions
Indeed, the key to our argument is to finesse this difficulty (in the proof of Proposition 3) by setting up a situation in which the dominant terms of the two expressions being compared are identical.
Random permutations and unique fully supported ergodicity for the Euler adic transformation
Except for the Mandelbrot-Van Ness scaling factor cH , XH,N will be our random walk approximation to fractional Brownian motion.
A random walk approximation to fractional Brownian motion
This follows immediately from the Mandelbrot-Van Ness representation and the following lemma.
A random walk approximation to fractional Brownian motion
By Cohen-Macaulay-ness of bR and regularity of Q, the ideal J is perfect.
Homological flat dimensions
Hence due to Cohen-Macaulay-ness of bR and regularity of Q, the ideal J is perfect.
Homological flat dimensions
Of course there are many other possible measures of the “good ness” of some choice of fs .
Multi-mass schemes for collisionless N-body simulations
It’s not hard to check well-definess of the map.(It is almost same as the well-definess of the map ∆.) Surjectivity: Let v be the extremal partial isometry in ^B ⊗ K.
Completely positive maps and extremal K-set