piece of material

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n piece of material a separate part consisting of fabric
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Usage

In literature:

Never try to work from opposite sides of a piece of material.
"Carpentry for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
It is so much cheaper and stronger than any of the other wash materials that I shall make all her dresses out of the same piece.
"Peggy in Her Blue Frock" by Eliza Orne White
The object of the saw is to cut thru a piece of material along a determined line.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
This, too, was a very substantial and handsomely made piece of furniture, the material being Spanish mahogany.
"The Log of a Privateersman" by Harry Collingwood
Mistress Underdone finished her measuring, laying each piece of material neatly folded on the last, until the table held a tall heap of them.
"A Forgotten Hero" by Emily Sarah Holt
I have some of the material, and could piece the skirt and sleeves and trim it with braid.
"A Missionary Twig" by Emma L. Burnett
A more reliable test is to burn a piece of material and notice how it burns.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
Our roadway, constructed of materials so slight, and resting on a foundation so infirm, was trodden to pieces by the first corps.
"The Battle of New Orleans" by Zachary F. Smith
She bought a great many yards of the material known as Turkey red, and also a whole piece of white illusion.
"Patty's Social Season" by Carolyn Wells
They consisted of two separate pieces of thick material, supported by two poles at each end.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
She was sewing upon a small piece of white material.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer
He works with materials, not pieces of paper.
"Herbert Hoover" by Vernon Kellogg
The harrow is formed of five or six pieces of this material, on which the thorns are left, firmly fastened together.
"Little Masterpieces of Science: Explorers" by Various
Another interesting piece of material is a little cabinet containing six drawers placed one above another.
"Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook" by Maria Montessori
When we say, "This is a piece of sugar," sugar is a collective name for the whole material.
"Logic, Inductive and Deductive" by William Minto
So he got together all the necessary building materials, and had them laid down in this piece of ground.
"The Serapion Brethren," by Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann
Both have considerable merit, and Moliere subsequently worked up their materials, as no doubt he did those of the lost pieces.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
Lengths or pieces of felt and other substantial material are frequently made for floor and stair carpeting, and are often printed with patterns.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
On urine being passed into a glass, a cloudiness is seen, and material like pieces of vermicelli or broken threads may be noticed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
The joint ends of metal pieces can easily be fashioned to any advantageous form and size without waste of material.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5" by Various
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In news:

Kenosha Beef International Ltd is recalling nearly 19 tons of frozen bacon-cheeseburger patties because they may contain pieces of gasket material.
To avert a crisis, every piece of available land in cities such as Havana was cultivated , and a series of urban farms was created using a system of raised beds, recycled materials and volunteer labour.
That's where content syndicators come in: They let you pull content such as news feeds and reference materials from a variety of sources to your site via a small piece of code placed on your page (see the diagram "How Web Add-Ons Work").
In early May 2007, the suit's plaintiff, Brandon Stollings, was using a Ryobi model BTS20R-1 table saw to cut a piece of laminate material when the piece "kicked back" at him, causing his left hand to make contact with the saw blade.
One of the most common pieces of job-seeker advice we give on this blog is to personalize application materials as much as possible.
Kenosha Beef International Ltd is recalling nearly 19 tons of frozen bacon- cheeseburger patties because they may contain pieces of gasket material.
"Stephen, thank you for your interest in South Carolina's US Senate seat and for the thousands of tweets you and your fans sent me," Haley wrote, before delivering one piece of archive material that could sink Colbert 's chances.
With every tour I do, with every piece of material I release, more and more people become familiar with my point of view.
Weston exhibit showcases imaginative pieces from a range of materials.
What distinguishes Audi interiors isn't just the use of high-quality materials, like real aluminum accents, but also the finish of the various trim pieces and the way they fit together well.
Michael Smith is an artist who uses re-purposed materials to make pieces of art, such as this little free library at his Shorewood home, which is made from a kitchen cabinet.
It is beyond the scope of this piece to get into the differentiation of the species, so I will direct you to the paper for descriptive material and illustrations.
Metabo's new family of one- piece rotary hammer core bits increases the efficiency of drilling into hard, solid materials such as concrete, block and brick.
Fourth-grader Erin Cunningham, 9, concentrates, carefully turning her piece of material to sew around a corner.
Local artisans keep used goods out of the landfills by turning reclaimed materials into beautiful pieces for the home.
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In science:

Consider for example an absorber, a piece of grey material.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
Moreover, for diamagnetic materials, levitating very small pieces requires intense fields, which makes the suspension of a payload of several tens of kilograms (see Tab. 1) almost impossible.
Feasibility of a magnetic suspension for second generation Gravitational Wave interferometers
We discuss a technique and a material system that enable the controlled realization of quantum entanglement between spin-wave modes of electron ensembles in two spatially separated pieces of semiconductor material.
Towards quantum optics and entanglement with electron spin ensembles in semiconductors
We discuss here a technique that enables the controlled realization of nonlocal entanglement between spin-wave modes in ensembles of conduction-band electrons, which are located in two spatially separated pieces of GaAs semiconductor material.
Towards quantum optics and entanglement with electron spin ensembles in semiconductors
Several space mirrors (H erschel, Aladin, Gaia) have already been fabricated with this material, the biggest one being the 3.5-m H erschel primary mirror made by the combination of 12 pieces.
The Molecular Hydrogen Explorer H2EX
In the supplementary text material S3 we propose a spherical model of the whole set, SDP(2), of structure tensors that is obtained by piecing together into a sphere the scaled Poincar´e disk models of each subset of structure tensors of constant determinant.
Hyperbolic planforms in relation to visual edges and textures perception
Feynman said in the Lectures on Physics,3) ”If currents are made to go through a piece of material obeying Ohm’s low, the currents distribute themselves inside the piece so that the rate at which energy is generated is as little as possible.
Entropy of Chaotic Oscillations of Currents in the Chua Circuit and its HMM Analysis
The modified cel l structure increases the flexibility of the material perpendicular to the direction of the expansion and al lows for the construction of cylindrical structures. (b) Sample piece of the wal l, as used for mechanical and electrical tests with 400 µm thick GRP layers.
A Lightweight Field Cage for a Large TPC Prototype for the ILC
The additional length requires extra care to be taken in the manufacture to ensure that the various pieces of the mould can be successfully extracted after the curing of the composite material.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee, April 2011
Consequently, the aggregation of the all coordinate pieces forms a general three dimensional differentiable material manifold13 .
Topological Gauge Theory Of General Weitzenbock Manifolds Of Dislocations In Crystals
Usually the idealized state of the body is defined as an aggregation of lots of small pieces of the idealized material.
Topological Gauge Theory Of General Weitzenbock Manifolds Of Dislocations In Crystals
These are typically represented by the voltage at a node, or the alignment of a piece of magnetic material, but any physical system with at least two distinct states can serve to represent a bit, including two-level quantum systems such as spins-1/2 and polarized photons.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
Finally, a third piece of the puzzle is the tentative identifi cation of emission from a condensed grain material (here identified with alumina) which is associated spectroscopically and spatially with the dense, cool region.
The molecular and dusty composition of Betelgeuse's inner circumstellar environment
It is widely used to model random points in time and space such as the times of radioactive emissions, the arrival times of customers at a service center and the positions of flaws in a piece of material.
Non Homogeneous Poisson Process Model based Optimal Modular Software Testing using Fault Tolerance
Materials Each creative writing student brought one piece of covered art to the professor’s office. They were asked to hide their signature and any other identifying feature.
Recognizability of Individual Creative Style Within and Across Domains: Preliminary Studies
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