picket fence

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n picket fence a fence made of upright pickets
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Picket fence a fence made of pickets. See def. 2, above.
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Usage

In literature:

In the yard is a horse-block; to the left, a picket fence.
"Modern Icelandic Plays" by Jóhann Sigurjónsson
Sairy went over to the little picket fence and the two talked.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
In a moment the fence was lashed to pieces, and the pickets were flying about like so many chips, as the serpent fought and struggled.
"The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy" by Florence Partello Stuart
Peter took my unsteady fingers and placed them on the white pickets of the little rectangular fence.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
Such a darling house, with a heavenly door and scalloped white picket fence.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
As we get near the picket fence we discover something unusual.
"Interference and Other Football Stories" by Harold M. Sherman
He chuckled as it cleared a picket fence.
"Stopover Planet" by Robert E. Gilbert
They reached the graveyard; the fence was broken in one place; Mellen wrenched off the picket and forced a passage.
"A Noble Woman" by Ann S. Stephens
The cage stood in a corner of a field by a low picket fence.
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
The rails were gone, the brambles were cleared away, and a neat white fence of pickets stretched in front of the house.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
They had a big picket fence all around it.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Its gardens suffered, its picket fences and gate fastenings were tampered with, its orchards prematurely plucked.
"The Continental Dragoon" by Robert Neilson Stephens
What sort of fence is needed, wire, boards, pickets, rails, or hedge?
"Primary Handwork" by Ella Victoria Dobbs
There was a small yard about it with a picket fence, and a leafless lilac bush.
"Exit Betty" by Grace Livingston Hill
A picket fence with horizontal base should never have the pickets standing on the base board.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
A picket fence twelve feet high was built around the grave.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
In this way he proceeded till he arrived at the picket fence that marked the commencement of Uncle Lot's ground.
"The May Flower, and Miscellaneous Writings" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Peeping around the high bushes again, they saw him leaning idly on the picket fence.
"Jack Winters' Baseball Team" by Mark Overton
She gazed in between the pickets of the fence, for it seemed nice in there.
"The House of Fulfilment" by George Madden Martin
The enemy retired within the house and garden, and kept up a sharp fire from doors and windows and picketed fence.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
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In poetry:

Then o'er the cedared way that leads,
Through burr and bramble-thickets,
Unto a burial-ground of weeds
Fenced in with broken pickets.
"The Creek" by Madison Julius Cawein
Oh! would I were the ice man for a space,
Then might I cool this red-hot cocoanut,
Corral the jim-jam bugs that madly race
Around the eaves that from my forehead jut -
Or will a carpenter please come instead
And build a picket fence around my head?
"The Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

Since nice weather has arrived I have to make a picket fence.
This week's Music Notes video, song features Syracuse indie rock band White Picket Fence.
White Picket Fence This week's musical guest, indie band White Picket Fence, talk about their recent tour and perform a song from their latest CD.
David Lassman/The Post-Standard White Picket Fence will hit the road in July in their Chevy conversion band-van.
Rob Glass, a senior at Cazenovia High School, interviewed members of White Picket Fence.
She later was a regular on the TV show 'Picket Fences'.
Lynn Portnoff stands behind the picket fence of her Robinson Street home in West Oakland.
Statistics show that obesity and diabetes are on a trajectory to be to today's kids what a house and white-picket fence were to the previous generation.
Winter interest from Picket Fence Greenhouse and Gardens.
Why Newspapers Are Hopping Over the Picket Fence.
This area of eastern Kentucky is known for lush, green hillsides and white picket fences.
This picket fence with its rounded gate will provide security for children and pets -- and be a charming addition to your yard.
I also think that same station chooses not to air Saturday Night Live and, I think in the day, Picket Fences, so we're in good company.
Detroit expands 'White Picket Fence' program.
Picket Fence Creamery holds two-day farm tour.
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In science:

Numerical results for large samples nrun = 50 000, for the Poisson case (♦), the GOE ((cid:3)), and the picket-fence case (◦ ).
A random matrix formulation of fidelity decay
Perturbation theory, equation (41), for the picket-fence case (solid line).
A random matrix formulation of fidelity decay
In the picket-fence case we observe that the perturbative result, equation (41), describes the behaviour at small λ very well.
A random matrix formulation of fidelity decay
Besides the GOE type fluctuations which we expect in classically chaotic systems, we also investigated random spectra (no correlations) and picket-fence spectra (maximal correlations) as the two extreme cases.
A random matrix formulation of fidelity decay
Using perturbation theory, we could obtain an analytical result for the picket-fence case, valid for small perturbations.
A random matrix formulation of fidelity decay
Due to the lack of an appropriate reference, we shall calculate b2 (t) for the picket-fence case.
A random matrix formulation of fidelity decay
In the picket-fence case, we may assume, that Eα = α.
A random matrix formulation of fidelity decay
E α = α, and we consider that the unperturbed energies form the picket-fence spectrum: the limit N → ∞.
A random matrix formulation of fidelity decay
This suggests that the spectrum has nearly a picket-fence shape.
Non-extensive Random Matrix Theory - A Bridge Connecting Chaotic and Regular Dynamics
The figure shows that each of the three distributions evolves from that of the Wigner surmise towards a shape describing a picket-fence spectrum.
Non-extensive Random Matrix Theory - A Bridge Connecting Chaotic and Regular Dynamics
These distributions have their peaks at s ∼= 1 as that of the picket-fence distribution, but their widths are not small.
Non-extensive Random Matrix Theory - A Bridge Connecting Chaotic and Regular Dynamics
The evolution of the NNS distribution for the three symmetry universalities from the Wigner form (solid curves) towards the picket-fence shape by varying the entropic index in the range of 0 ≤ q ≤ 1.
Non-extensive Random Matrix Theory - A Bridge Connecting Chaotic and Regular Dynamics
In order to simplify numerical investigation it is therefore natural to use the ”picket fence” approximation qk ∼ k with integer k .
Random matrix ensembles associated with Lax matrices
This can be achieved, e.g., by introducing some particular T -dependence of the s.p.s. (entry 1 in ) or by adding an extra level to a picket fence model (PFM) (entry 2 in ).
Reply to comment ``On the test of the modified BCS at finite temperature''
BCS theory performance in the picket fence model” by V.
On a test of the modified BCS theory performance in the picket fence model
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