pyramiding

Definitions

  • the Great Sphinx of GÎzeh Partially Uncovered, And the Pyramid of Khephren
    the Great Sphinx of GÎzeh Partially Uncovered, And the Pyramid of Khephren
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pyramiding a fraudulent business practice involving some form of pyramid scheme e.g., the chain of distribution is artificially expanded by an excessive number of distributors selling to other distributors at progressively higher wholesale prices until retail prices are unnecessarily inflated
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Additional illustrations & photos:

the Pyramid of MêdÛm the Pyramid of MêdÛm
the Court and The Two StelÆ of The Chapel Adjoining the Pyramid of MêdÛm the Court and The Two StelÆ of The Chapel Adjoining the Pyramid of MêdÛm
Pyramids of Gizeh Pyramids of Gizeh
KhÛÎt, the Great Pyramid of GÎzeh, The Sphinx, And the Temple of The Sphinx KhÛÎt, the Great Pyramid of GÎzeh, The Sphinx, And the Temple of The Sphinx
the Interior of The Great Pyramid the Interior of The Great Pyramid
the Name of Kheops Drawn in Red on Several Blocks Of the Great Pyramid the Name of Kheops Drawn in Red on Several Blocks Of the Great Pyramid
the Pyramid of Khephren the Pyramid of Khephren
Plan of the Pyramid Of Unas Plan of the Pyramid Of Unas

Quotations

  • Jim Ferree
    Jim Ferree
    “There are some people who knock the pyramids because they don't have elevators.”
  • Ben Stein
    Ben%20Stein
    “There is no sudden leap into the stratosphere. There is only advancing step by step, slowly and tortuously, up the pyramid towards your goals.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    Napoleon%20Bonaparte
    “From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.”
  • R. Buckminster Fuller
    R.%20Buckminster%20Fuller
    “The pyramids, attached with age, have forgotten the names of their founders.”
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Franklin%20D.%20Roosevelt
    “The forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid.”
  • James Dye
    James Dye
    “Here's what they're doing: All power and wealth is going to the top of a compartmentalized pyramid system and then they plan to rule the entire world.”

Usage

In literature:

But we find you Men secretly approve our Practice, by imitating our Pyramidical Form.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
Another ring of giant stones rests on a hillside across the lake, under the Cairn hill, with its pyramid crown.
"Ireland, Historic and Picturesque" by Charles Johnston
REID'S ROCKS, KING ISLAND AND THE BLACK PYRAMID.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1." by J Lort Stokes
A traveler tells of seeing one of them run up to the top of the tallest pyramid and back in six minutes.
"Science in the Kitchen." by Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
Terra-cotta loom weights from now onwards often pyramidal in form and glazed.
"How to Observe in Archaeology" by Various
Who can but pity the founder of the pyramids?
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 6" by Various
Thence going to Egypt, the pyramids and other points of note were visited, and a journey made up the Nile as far as the first cataract.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
But pyramidal mountains are equally formed of those two different materials.
"Theory of the Earth, Volume 2 (of 4)" by James Hutton
Some blocks of the pyramid were almost entirely his own.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
The room was in the lower part of this mountain, which was more honeycombed with corridors and passages than an Egyptian pyramid.
"Atlantida" by Pierre Benoit
Pyramid-mastaba tombs, 145-8, Pyramids, 131-45, and Notes, pp, 334-7.
"Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt" by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
Wouldn't you like to build a pyramid at the same time?
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine--Vol. 54, No. 333, July 1843" by Various
These cars are in the form of a pyramid, built several stories high, and some are even fifty feet in height.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
Soon the little ones gave a shout of 'The Pyramids!
"A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam'" by Annie Allnut Brassey
It was shaped like a great pyramid and was covered with blocks of stone.
"The Mexican Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
One night, when the pyramid was three hundred feet high, a light snow, the first, covered pyramid mountain.
"Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight" by Mathew Joseph Holt
For is not a book greater than a pyramid?
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
From the towers, on a clear day, one may see the pyramids of the cathedral at Tours rising on the horizon to the northward.
"Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine and the Loire Country" by Francis Miltoun
Far to the south-west there is a very striking pyramidal peak.
"Down the Yellowstone" by Lewis R. Freeman
This lodge resembles an acute pyramid with the apex open.
"The Indian in his Wigwam" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
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In poetry:

No fir-crown'd hills could give delight,
No palace please mine eye;
No pyramid's aerial height,
Where mould'ring monarchs lie.
"Song XII. - O'er desert plains, and rushy meres" by William Shenstone
Canst thou tell us lovely stranger,
Of that far-famed sunny clime,
Where the pyramids so stately
Stand like "Sentinels of time?"
"To The Lily of The Nile" by Lizzie E Palmer
Yet not too fondly let us trust
The flitting, fading morning's ray:
All earthly promises are dust;
All earthly pyramids are clay.
"Autumn: Sunday Morning" by John Bowring
I drew to a violet-sprinkled spot,
Where day and night a pyramid keeps
Uplifted its white hand, and said,
"'Tis there he sleeps."
"At A House In Hampstead Sometime The Dwelling Of John Keats" by Thomas Hardy
Safely his dearest friends may own
The slight defects he never hid,
The surface-blemish in the stone
Of the tall, stately pyramid.
"Sumner" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But there are those so wise and fine
There is no sun unless they shine;
And if they are not at the top
Will find the Pyramids a flop.
"‘ Frustration’" by A P Herbert

In news:

For the first time since his ascension to the top of the basketball pyramid, LeBron James looked vulnerable.
NASA's Curiosity rover is studying its first rock on Mars-- and it's shaped like a pyramid.
Pyramid Home Video, $39.95 each.
Azim Premji, chairman of one of India's largest companies, on 'new markets' at the bottom of the pyramid and his philosophy of wealth.
Pyramid Lake fishing season opens Monday.
Contrary to Gossip, Pyramids Have No Date With the Wrecking Ball.
You all know of the famous, USDA Food Pyramid , right.
USDA food pyramid out, food plate in (PICTURES).
USDA ditches food pyramid for new design.
(CBS) After almost two decades, the USDA food pyramid is history.
Carl Solway, celebrating his 50th year as a Cincinnati gallerist, was speaking recently to arts patrons in the residence at Hamilton's Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park about the milestone that is his new show.
Cushman & Wakefield get top billing on Pyramid Brokerage signs.
View full size The old signs promote Pyramid Brokerage Company.
Pyramid Brokerage is changing its signs, giving top billing to national firm Cushman & Wakefield and dropping yellow in favor of red and white.
The Fanwall Technology modular fan-cube system replaced a single, large air-handler fan, lowering costs and reducing energy use at the Transamerica Pyramid.
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In science:

In Section 5 we proceed with Bayesian inference associated with quantile pyramids.
Quantile pyramids for Bayesian nonparametrics
First we use the quantile pyramids to construct a prior on the space of piecewise linear quantile functions.
Quantile pyramids for Bayesian nonparametrics
We undertake exact posterior inference for such priors for any finite level of the pyramid.
Quantile pyramids for Bayesian nonparametrics
We also consider a multinomial type pseudo-likelihood function for the quantiles, and investigate the implied pseudo-posterior distribution of the parameters of a quantile pyramid.
Quantile pyramids for Bayesian nonparametrics
Then in Section 6 we work out the structure of the posterior quantile pyramids, given a set of independent data points.
Quantile pyramids for Bayesian nonparametrics
It is shown that the likelihood functions factorize in precisely the same way as the quantile pyramid priors, leading to simplifications of the posteriors.
Quantile pyramids for Bayesian nonparametrics
We demonstrate how to obtain summaries from the posterior quantile pyramid via MCMC algorithms.
Quantile pyramids for Bayesian nonparametrics
We now examine the quantile pyramid building process in some more detail, where variables at level m are generated after those of level m − 1.
Quantile pyramids for Bayesian nonparametrics
This corresponds to the Beta quantile pyramid discussed in Section 4, and produces absolutely continuous Q(y ).
Quantile pyramids for Bayesian nonparametrics
The following proposition demonstrates that such nonsymmetric setups also give absolutely continuous quantile pyramids, provided the variances become small enough.
Quantile pyramids for Bayesian nonparametrics
The Beta and the median-Dirichlet quantile pyramids.
Quantile pyramids for Bayesian nonparametrics
We shall discuss two attractive options for the class of distributions Vm,j of (3) that make up the core of a quantile pyramid.
Quantile pyramids for Bayesian nonparametrics
Our emphasis in this connection is on using the MD(a) distribution as a modeling tool when working with quantile pyramids.
Quantile pyramids for Bayesian nonparametrics
Consider a pyramid quantile process of the general type described in Section 2, interpreted as a prior process for an unknown quantile function Qm (y) in a nonparametric Bayesian setup.
Quantile pyramids for Bayesian nonparametrics
We show that for both versions, the pyramid structure is retained, leading to certain simplifications for the posterior and pseudo-posterior quantile distributions.
Quantile pyramids for Bayesian nonparametrics
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