repoint

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v repoint repair the joints of bricks "point a chimney"
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Usage

In literature:

They are regular arrows, but I made the man shorten them so as to suit the bow, and then repoint them.
"Won by the Sword" by G.A. Henty
Complete examination will tell whether repointing will suffice or whether rebuilding is necessary.
"If You're Going to Live in the Country" by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
Terrible full o' snails the old wall was till I got the Master to repoint it.
"Brother Copas" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The timber beams in the roof are now (1903) undergoing thorough restoration, and the outer walls of the chapel are being repointed.
"Holborn and Bloomsbury" by Sir Walter Besant
Repoint or rebuild existing chimneys & fireplaces.
"The Fairfax County Courthouse" by Ross D. Netherton
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In news:

Repointing the old brick foundation, repairing the sagging front porch, rebuilding the rotted historic porch railing to meet conservation district standards, and spray foam insulation begins in the balloon frame house.
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In science:

An X-ray timing mission should be designed so that a large fraction of the sky is accessible at any instant and so that frequent repointing can be performed in order to contemporaneously monitor multiple targets.
Relativistic Astrophysics Explorer
In case of specifically interesting events, it will allow, within ten minutes, for repointing of GLAST for afterglow observations.
Triggers and alerts with GLAST
No repointings were necessary during the HRC-I observations, spanning 36.0 ks (approximately one rotation of Jupiter), because of The Chandra X-ray Observatory (Weisskopf et al. 2000) the instrument’s larger field of view and the observation’s observed the Jovian system on 25-26 Nov 1999 with the shorter length.
Discovery of Soft X-Ray Emission from Io, Europa and the Io Plasma Torus
The spacecraft was repointed four times to aldisk.
Discovery of Soft X-Ray Emission from Io, Europa and the Io Plasma Torus
Then, the wearable computer automatically repointed the camera towards each of the three interest points, in order to acquire non-downsampled color images of the region around each interest point in the image.
Field Geology with a Wearable Computer: First Results of the Cyborg Astrobiologist System
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