rear-end

Definitions

  • The rear end of a rabbit sticks out of a rolled-up map
    The rear end of a rabbit sticks out of a rolled-up map
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v rear-end collide with the rear end of "The car rear-ended me"
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Quotations

  • James Thurber
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    “Man is flying too fast for a world that is round. Soon he will catch up with himself in a great rear end collision.”

Usage

In literature:

Half an hour later he arose and left the car, passing out toward the rear end of the train.
"Campfire Girls at Twin Lakes" by Stella M. Francis
He takes his place at the rear end of the line.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
Mercer sat on the rear end of the platform and waved good-by vigorously as he was carried swiftly up and out over the water.
"The Fire People" by Ray Cummings
Against the rear wall was a small stove, in the center a rough table, at either end a low cot, and in one corner a cupboard.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
At the rear end are three tubes, which fit together to form the breathing tube.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Spite is a whip that cracks at both ends, and the rear lash inflicts by far the sharper sting.
"The Gentle Art of Cooking Wives" by Elizabeth Strong Worthington
They moved on like shadows to the rear end of the hall, up the servant's stairway, and straight to the west wing.
"Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter" by Lawrence L. Lynch
The two sleeping bunks were near the rear end of the boat; two chairs, the stove and a rough table were in the forward end.
"Shawn of Skarrow" by James Tandy Ellis
At the end of the ten days they would be relieved by a fresh company and return to a rest camp in the rear.
"The Fight for the Argonne" by William Benjamin West
The engine shaft has on its rear end the fly-wheel, which has a broad and heavy rim, turned to a conical shape inside.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
He had grasped its rear end, and had climbed over it just as the caboose went hurtling to destruction.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
The buggy, he noticed, had been whirled half-way round by the wind, so that the rear end was turned toward the porch.
"The Young Surveyor;" by J. T. Trowbridge
At first the juniors were sympathetic, but by the end of the afternoon the goddess of envy began to rear her head in their midst.
"The Madcap of the School" by Angela Brazil
They occupied the entire wall space at the rear end of these enchanting saloons of artistic luxury.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
The roofs are very high and steep, with long poles reared at each end by way of ornament.
"Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century" by W. H. Davenport Adams
Dalroy does not know to this day exactly how the battle ended in rear, nor did he care then.
"The Day of Wrath" by Louis Tracy
About one o'clock the army was ready for the assault in the rear end of the fort.
"The Story of a Strange Career" by Anonymous
Jimmie Burke, the conductor, came running up from the rear end, as Coussirat and Hogan swung out of the gangway to the ground.
"The Night Operator" by Frank L. Packard
The rear of the spaceship was the tapering, small end.
"The Secret of the Ninth Planet" by Donald Allen Wollheim
Build over it a house 6 or 7 ft. wide, the rear and one side wall of which rest on the rear and lower end wall of the pit.
"Campward Ho!" by Unknown
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In news:

A Central Park worker was sentenced Tuesday for grabbing a female co-worker's rear end while exposing himself last year.
A Massachusetts single mother of two is feeling very lucky that she rear-ended another woman's van in a parking lot.
Lindsay Lohan was behind the wheel when she rear-ended a truck and.
Senate Majority Leader Sen Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was involved in a rear-end car accident in Las Vegas.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was involved in what appeared to be a rear-end car accident in Las Vegas.
Troopers say Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been taken to the hospital after what appears to be a rear-end crash on an interstate through Las Vegas.
Marathoner Injured In Rear-End Collision Walks Away With About $270,000.
Using a radar sensor mounted to the front of the vehicle, the system delivers both warnings and active interventions to help drivers mitigate rear-end collisions.
) was involved in a rear-end car accident in Las Vegas.
VEHICLE ONE WAS AT A HIGH RATE AND REAR ENDED VEHICLE TWO WHICH WAS TRAVELING APPROXIMATELY THE SPEED LIMIT IN LANE ONE —————————————CAUSE———————————— UNDER INVESTIGATION ————————————–CHARGES———————————– VEHICULAR ASSAULT DRIVER ONE.
Drivers in rear-end crash may not be at fault.
A pickup truck rear -ended a car Wednesday afternoon on East Fourth Plain Boulevard near the Interstate 5 northbound offramp.
Officials say a woman in a passenger car rear ended a woman on a motorcycle.
Rear -end crash leads to robbery, charges say.
A few weeks ago I was at a boys basketball game and I noticed that almost ever boy was slapping each other on the rear end as a way to say, "good job" or "go get em".
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In science:

Bottom: Side view of stacking actual plates and fibers; b) The completed stack without the top jig plate; c) Machining off one of the end faces; d) Front face, illuminated from rear.
A Tungsten / Scintillating Fiber Electromagnetic Calorimeter Prototype for a High-Rate Muon g-2 Experiment
Their ends are coated with a thin metal film which is irradiated from the rear side.
Prototype of an angular-selective photoelectron calibration source for the KATRIN experiment
All schemes handle the transsonic rarefaction without any signs of a nonentropic glitch, but there are differences in the resolution at the rear end of the rarefaction with the PPM doing the best job.
Numerical comparison of Riemann solvers for astrophysical hydrodynamics
To compensate for that variation, a mechanism that changes the angle between the two telescopes is required, the so-called optical assembly tracking mechanism (OATM), as can be seen in the lower left of gure 6, connecting the rear ends of the two single assemblies.
LISA technology and instrumentation
To this end, we fix the air-gap at d and calculate the Fresnel reflection coefficient at the rear facet of the dielectric slab (i.e., at z = 0) as a function of d.
Deducing radiation pressure on a submerged mirror from the Doppler shift
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