• A man in a nightcap with a devil pulling on the end
    A man in a nightcap with a devil pulling on the end
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pull-in a roadside cafe especially for lorry drivers
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  • Elmer G. Letterman
    Elmer G. Letterman
    “Next in importance to having a good aim is to recognize when to pull the trigger.”
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
    “The function of muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.”
  • A. W. Hare
    A. W. Hare
    “Half the failures in life arise from pulling in one's horse as he is leaping.”
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    “The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Have an aim in life -- then don't forget to pull the trigger.”
  • Louis Nizer
    Louis Nizer
    “In cross examination, as in fishing, nothing is more ungainly than a fisherman pulled into the water by his catch.”


Pull in the reins - When you pull in the reins, you slow down or stop something that has been a bit out of control.


In literature:

So Laddie let go of the string of his brother's kite, and began to pull in on his own.
"Six Little Bunkers at Aunt Jo's" by Laura Lee Hope
There would be scarce a row-boat left in the harbour, or the ladies might have pulled up to Lerryn on their own account.
"The Mayor of Troy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Russ had almost got Vi loose, and he had not pulled out her hair in doing so.
"Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's" by Laura Lee Hope
He could almost feel them pulling back on the traces in a sort of wooden stubbornness.
"Horses Nine" by Sewell Ford
You can be saved now if you pull in.
"Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations" by Dwight L. Moody
Bob pulled in quickly and his rod bent almost double.
"Bob Hunt in Canada" by George W. Orton
I pulled in my pony and kept my eye on him for several minutes.
"Ted Strong in Montana" by Edward C. Taylor
Hans pulled out his handkerchief, wrapped up the lump of gold in it, and, throwing it over his shoulder, made his way home.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
I'm for sending in workmen to pull down without more ado.
"The Napoleon of Notting Hill" by Gilbert K. Chesterton
Up and down in the water he lifted the doll's dress, pulling it up by the string.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Aunt Lu's City Home" by Laura Lee Hope

In poetry:

Suddenly our relation
Is terrifyingly simple
Against wretched times,
Like a hand which mimes
Love in this anguished station
Against a whole world's pull.
"The End Of A Leave" by Roy Fuller
Then loud laugh’d fair Queen Gloriant,
As she look’d on Sivard full:
“Thou wert, no doubt, in great, great need,
When thou such flowers didst pull.”
"The Tournament (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
With heed, O Benjamin! my words attend:
Why wilt thou strive to pull the wrath divine,
(Because thou wilt thy daring youths defend
In all their vices) upon thee and thine?
"Stanza's Concerning Some Persons And Things, That Are Mentioned In The Holy Scriptures" by Rees Prichard
Once in this time wine the summer blood
Knocked in the flesh that decked the vine,
Once in this bread
The oat was merry in the wind;
Man broke the sun, pulled the wind down.
"This Bread I Break" by Dylan Thomas
'The boats are lowered: I leap in first,
Pull, boys, pull! or my heart will burst!
More! more!—lend me an oar!—
I'm thro' the breakers! I'm on the shore!
I see thee waiting for me, love!'
"Afloat And Ashore" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
There the little children sport and play,
Blythe and gay during the live-long summer day,
In its beautiful green and cool shady bowers,
Chasing the bee and butterfly, and pulling the flowers.
"The Den o' Fowlis" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Enlarge Buy This Photo Toledo Christian 's David Westmeyer (23) pulls in a rebound against Ottawa Hills.
Rodriguez's shirt got caught in the machine, called an auger, and he was pulled in.
A dozen shows pulled in more than $1 million each, and two of those topped $2 million.
In Clayton County, during a routine traffic stop, a passenger in a car pulled a gun and shot the driver of the car in the stomach.
Matt Sinatro, Skyline High School senior wide receiver, pulls in a second-quarter bomb from quarterback Max Browne for an 80-yard touchdown against Lake Stevens.
Cutler pulled in 4th quarter with neck injury.
In its earliest days in the IPO process, the San Mateo-based company had hoped to pull in as much as $201 million.
As Mark Shelley takes the helm of the Princeton High boys' basketball team, he will be pulling in the reins a bit on the racehorse style that has characterized the program in recent years.
Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan has attracted more than just attention since joining Mayor Michael Bloomberg's cabinet last May She's also pulled in lots of private money.
Officials say the family dog had run into the ocean to fetch a stick when it was pulled in by waves.
Ware 83 Doug Pulcherpek pulls in a long pass beating Frontier 43 Justin Blake.
CNS student killed in crash pulled in front of drunk driver.
For every buck she's paid, the actress pulls in a mere $.40.
Bullying programs are getting attention around the country - and in many cases, they're pulling in the cash.
Mitt Romney pulls in fewer Mormon votes than Bush.

In science:

The components gij in (iii) define a section g = gij dxi ⊗ dxj of the pulled back bundle π∗ (T ∗M ) ⊗ π∗ (T ∗M ), where g is called the fundamental tensor, and usually depends on both x, y .
A symmetric Finsler space with Chern connection
This is because h∗ must pull compactly-supported cochains in Z back to compactlysupported cochains in Y . • There is a natural morphism H ∗ cs (Y ; R) → H ∗ (Y ; R).
Kuranishi homology and Kuranishi cohomology
This bond has the advantage of being resistant to the KOH-based etch-step that is used to bulk micromachine the mass of the generator. The suspensions of the mass need to be stiff in the direction perpendicular to the motion in order to prevent pull-in of the mass during operation.
Motion-Based Generators for Industrial Applications
Let ΘE denote the pull back of the natural theta divisor in UX (nrr , nrr(g − 1)) by this morphism.
Generalization of a criterion for semistable vector bundles
Reputation Pushing or Pulling is very dependent of the implementation, but can be fulfilled in a generic way.
SPAM over Internet Telephony and how to deal with it