• WordNet 3.6
    • n prolonge a rope fitted with a hook and used for towing a gun carriage
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Prolonge (Field Artillery) A rope with a hook and a toggle, sometimes used to drag a gun carriage or to lash it to the limber, and for various other purposes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prolonge Milit., a hempen rope composed of three pieces joined by two open rings, and having a hook at one end and a toggle at the other. It is usually about nine yards long. It is used to draw a gun-carriage without the limber in a retreat or advance through a narrow street or defile, or for temporarily attaching the gun to the limber when it is not desired to limber up. It is also employed in getting guns across ditches, for righting overturned gun-carriages, and for any other purpose in which such a rope can be made useful. The prolonge can be shortened by looping it back, and engaging either the terminal hook or toggle in one of the intermediate rings. When not in use, it is wound about and carried on the prolonge-hooks on the trail of the gun. See cut under gun-carriage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Prolonge prō-lonj′ a hemp rope consisting of three pieces joined by two open rings, and having a hook at one end and a toggle at the other.
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  • Louise Bogan
    Louise Bogan
    “But childhood prolonged, cannot remain a fairyland. It becomes a hell.”
  • Thomas Horder
    Thomas Horder
    “It is the duty of a doctor to prolong life and it is not his duty to prolong the act of dying.”
  • Lord Byron
    “Prolonged endurance tames the bold.”
  • Tom Robbins
    Tom Robbins
    “To be or not to be isn't the question. The question is how to prolong being.”
  • Lord Byron
    “It is very certain that the desire of life prolongs it.”
  • Jean-Paul Sartre
    “Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. See Prolong
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Evidently desirous, however, not to prolong the conversation, he addressed himself to the Queen.
"Zenobia" by William Ware
Incapable of any prolonged effort, she went from one thing that had awakened her curiosity to another, never attaching herself anywhere.
"Paris From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
Several other soundings showed that the coast, which was very steep, was probably prolonged like a wall under the water.
"An Antarctic Mystery" by Jules Verne
These cells sometimes have on the free surface delicate prolongations called cilia.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Theirs was the very first departure; albeit Mr. Smithson pleaded hard for a prolongation of their visit.
"Phantom Fortune, A Novel" by M. E. Braddon
At this point it is prolonged upwards as a pouch behind the lower extremity of the first phalanx.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
My hesitation is prolonged.
"The Adventures of a Special Correspondent" by Jules Verne
He therefore prolongs his visit: they come to interrogations, to confidences.
"The Solitary of Juan Fernandez, or The Real Robinson Crusoe" by Joseph Xavier Saintine
They forget the evil wrought by the prolonged duration of the error, to which the added particle of truth may have given new vitality.
"On Compromise" by John Morley
It is only the prolonged wail of a last farewell.
"John Caldigate" by Anthony Trollope

In poetry:

The lingering hours prolong the night,
Usurping darkness shares the day;
Her mists restrain the force of light,
And Phoebus holds a doubtful sway.
"Winter" by Samuel Johnson
For to prolong one joy, or even to dwell
On one rich chord of pain,
Beyond the pulse of the song, would untune heaven
And drown the stars in death.
"The Symphony" by Alfred Noyes
Thou hast an ear for angels' songs,
A breath the gospel trump to fill,
And taught by thee the Church prolongs
Her hymns of high thanksgiving still.
"St. Luke" by John Keble
Columbia's sons her fame prolong;
They bear the palm of valor well -
Their name shall rouse the notes of song
While freedom wakes the sounding shell.
"On Buena Vista's Field" by Henry Pelham Holmes Bromwell
No more, no more!—Be hushed the song,
The strain that dies in tones of wailing;
Oh, why the mournful strain prolong
On one sad theme so unavailing?
"The Warning Wail" by Janet Hamilton
If thou hast deign'd, by Pity mov'd,
This fev'rish phantom to prolong,
I've touch'd my lute, for ever lov'd,
And bless'd thee with its earliest song!
"Lines To Health" by Sir John Carr

In news:

To prolong your goggles ' lifespan, you need a Gheek.
Tebbetts' stores remain open as his case gets prolonged.
Prolonged assault on good taste held together by James Franco and Natalie Portman.
A bill to ban all animal experiments, except those certain to lead to knowledge useful in saving or prolonging human life, is moving rapidly toward legislative approval.
Conventions have become little more than prolonged, staged, prime-time infomercials for the parties.
Honda says that prolonged exposure to high temperatures could cause the power-steering hoses to crack.
Honda says that prolonged exposure to high temperatures could.
Prolonged Race Forces Romney Campaign to Recalibrate .
Some wonder, though, if his prolonged absence can be attributed to recent changes in his personal life.
We're not trying to prolong your day by giving you another e-mail to process.
Law enforcement have arrested and charged two eastern Iowa men after a prolonged search in Bremer County, Iowa late yesterday afternoon and evening.
Scientists who study forests say they've discovered something disturbing about the way prolonged drought affects trees.
Southeastern Indiana county's auditor resigns after complaints over prolonged absences.
The key question this year is whether businesses will seek to acquire land along the Interstate 5 corridor in the midst of a prolonged economic recession.
Facing a prolonged industry downturn and supplier instability, Goodrich Corporation's Aerostructures division proactively adopted a predictive supplier risk management strategy.

In science:

To be able to squeeze the material into the prescribed 10 pages, all background is supplied by accessible references: We use standard notations of [FH, S]; for a precise definition of the Cartan prolongation and its generalizations (Cartan-Tanaka-Shchepochkina or CTS-prolongations), see [Shch]; see also [BGL3]–[BGL5].
Towards classification of simple finite dimensional modular Lie superalgebras
Here we need generalized prolongations, see [Shch].
Towards classification of simple finite dimensional modular Lie superalgebras
The cases where (g− , g0 )∗ is simple and of infinite dimension correspond to the prolongations of the non-positive part of sp(2n + 2) in the Z-grading (2) with the last node marked.
Towards classification of simple finite dimensional modular Lie superalgebras
Z-graded algebra obtained at steps (a)–(c) and (for p = 5, 3 and 2) the exceptional ones of the form g(A) listed in [BGL5], consider its complete and partial 5) prolongs and distinguish their simple subquotients.
Towards classification of simple finite dimensional modular Lie superalgebras
Conjecture 2 suggests to consider certain Z-graded prolongs g.
Towards classification of simple finite dimensional modular Lie superalgebras