ret

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v ret place (flax, hemp, or jute) in liquid so as to promote loosening of the fibers from the woody tissue
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Ret rĕt See Aret.
    • v. t Ret To prepare for use, as flax, by separating the fibers from the woody part by process of soaking, macerating, and other treatment.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ret To expose, as the gathered stems of fibrous plants, to moisture, in order, by partial fermentation or rotting, to facilitate the abstraction of the fiber. Retting is practised upon flax, hemp, jute, and other exogenous fiber-plants. Dew-retting, effected simply by exposing the material to the weather for a limited time, is largely applied to flax in Russia. Water-retting, the ordinary process, consists simply in steeping or macerating the stems in water, commonly in open ponds, sometimes in vats of warm water, the result being more speedily attained by the latter treatment.
    • ret To impute; ascribe.
    • ret A Middle English contraction of redeth (modern readeth).
    • n ret The process of retting; retting.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Ret ret to expose hemp, jute, &c. to moisture.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Akin to rot,

Usage

In literature:

If they gits here afore I come back, you an' Dink'll have to do somethin' desp'ret.
"The Fifth String, The Conspirators" by John Philip Sousa
Bull's eyes and targets, Say the bells of Saint Marg'ret's.
"The Home Book of Verse, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Various
But I'd like to lay that Marg'ret Llewellen across my knee, for her capers.
"Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp" by Annie Roe Carr
For instance, he always called my father Mr. Par-r-ret.
"A Far Country, Complete" by Winston Churchill
Let us visit the retting-vat.
"The Wonders of Instinct" by J. H. Fabre
But pay richar MD ret us know a little of your life and tonvelsasens.
"The Journal to Stella" by Jonathan Swift
Marg'ret Hammond's father had come home again, it appeared, and he was awfully, awfully cross with Marg'ret and Joe.
"Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories" by Kathleen Norris
I want noan o' them now, do I, Marg'ret?
"The History of David Grieve" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Even now, as the cold winds adown the leaves bring, We sigh that our flow'ret was blighted in spring.
"Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, No. 475" by Various
Some flow'rets of Eden ye still inherit, But the trail of the Serpent is over them all.
"Handy Dictionary of Poetical Quotations" by Various
Den Fortaelling ret i Langdrag traekker!
"An Essay Toward a History of Shakespeare in Norway" by Martin Brown Ruud
Il fut rez, chief, barbe et sourcil, Comme un navet qu'on ret ou pelle.
"Avril" by H. Belloc
Ma-con-n, cinq minutes d'ar-ret!
"The Guests Of Hercules" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Warm water retting and chemical retting have met with limited success.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
Adieu, ye wither'd flow'rets, vol.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI" by Various
Adieu, ye wither'd flow'rets, vol.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
The stalks are then bundled and retted by steeping in pools of stagnant water.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
Sweet flow'ret of the rural shade!
"Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations" by William Howe
T'e pale-faces, you know, reat a great many pooks, and get to pe much wiser t'an ret men.
"The Chainbearer" by J. Fenimore Cooper
Where the first flow'ret lured her infant hand.
"Mystery and Confidence (vols. 3 of 3)" by Elizabeth Pinchard
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In poetry:

I helped to strew the flow'rets,
And went upon my way
In mingled joy and sadness,
Not sorrowful, nor gay.
"The Mother's Grave" by Peter John Allan
"For man's welfare guide my being,
So I shall not die
Like the flow'rets, fading, fleeing,
When the snow is nigh.
"Mon-Daw-Min" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
"Remember Edward when he's gone,
He only liv'd for thee;
And when thou'rt pensive, and alone,
O Marg'ret call on me!
"Night Scenes Of Other Times" by Joanna Baillie
She culled the fairest flow'rets
To deck her mother's bed,
And now, the brightest blossom,
That little maid, is dead.
"The Mother's Grave" by Peter John Allan
"My mother's home is here, Sir,
And ev'ry morn and night
I come and spread her threshold
With flow'rets sweet and bright.
"The Mother's Grave" by Peter John Allan
These will I hold: the wintry shade
May circle nature—and the songs
Of summer cease—its flow'rets fade—
To these eternity belongs.
"Virtue and Truth Immortal" by John Bowring

In news:

Robert Pierce , USAF (ret.
Previous keynote speakers for the Meliora Weekend include journalist Anderson Cooper, General Colin Powell, USA (Ret.
At the promotion ceremony US Army/Coast Guard Commander Bob Melvin III, Ret.
Year Team Punts Yds Avg Lg In20 In10 FC TB Blk Ret Yds TD Net.
Starlight Missionary Baptist Church held a Dr Martin Luther King Black History Celebration with keynote speaker, (Ret.
RET and Damen have signed a contract for a Damen Fast Ferry 3007.
Photo REt III delivers up to 29 drops of ink to each pixel, providing as many as 3,500 different colors per dot.
Get updates from Lt Col Tony Shaffer ( ret ).
Lt Col Tony Shaffer ( ret ) Archive.
Scott Beatty visits with Ret .
Funeral services for Ret .
Her infectious laugh makes it tempting to paint Col. Frances Martin, Ret .
Learn about RET 's Windows 7 migration and how their primary applications are being analyzed by ChangeBASE Professional.
'How I Met Your Mother' Recap: How I Ret (conned) Your Father.
Richard J Noble, US Army ( Ret .
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In science:

Mathematically, this zero appears in the imaginary part of Π(D) ret (p), and survives through the calculation of the dispersion integral (6.15).
Scenario for Ultrarelativistic Nuclear Collisions: Space--Time Picture of Quantum Fluctuations and the Birth of QGP
Physically, this happens because the propagation of the field in the dispersive term of ret , which maintains the causality of the Π(D) the self-energy is mediated by the transverse propagator D(T ) ret .
Scenario for Ultrarelativistic Nuclear Collisions: Space--Time Picture of Quantum Fluctuations and the Birth of QGP
In the non-dispersive part (6.13) of Πret (p), the field propagation is mediated by the longitudinal field, which results in Eq. (6.18) for p2w(N D) (p).
Scenario for Ultrarelativistic Nuclear Collisions: Space--Time Picture of Quantum Fluctuations and the Birth of QGP
The self-energy Πret is built from the propagators Dret , Dadv , and D1 .
Scenario for Ultrarelativistic Nuclear Collisions: Space--Time Picture of Quantum Fluctuations and the Birth of QGP
VxD1 (q)Vy Ds (q − k)Vz Ds (q − p) ret (p, −k , k − p) = − +VxDs (q)Vy D1 (q − k)Vz Ds (q − p) + VxDs (q)Vy Ds (q − k)Vz D1 (q − p) (cid:3) .
Scenario for Ultrarelativistic Nuclear Collisions: Space--Time Picture of Quantum Fluctuations and the Birth of QGP
D ret (x, y ) = Θ(x0 − y0) [D> (x, y ) − D<(x, y )] , Dav (x, y ) = Θ(y0 − x0 ) [D<(x, y ) − D> (x, y )] .
Towards a test particle description of transport processes for states with continuous mass spectra
For a general off-equilibrium situation we are aiming at equations of motion for the realvalued quantities S < , A, and Re ¯D ret = Re ¯Dav . (Note that S > can be obtained from S < and A according to (3.13)).
Towards a test particle description of transport processes for states with continuous mass spectra
It is easier, however, to derive the equation of motion for Re ¯D ret from an equation of motion for D ret .
Towards a test particle description of transport processes for states with continuous mass spectra
Re ¯Σret (t, ~xi ; ǫi , ~pi ) = z(t, ~xi ; ǫi , ~pi ) ∂tRe ¯Σret (t, ~xi ; ǫi , ~pi ) .
Towards a test particle description of transport processes for states with continuous mass spectra
A(X, p) = −2Im Since ¯D ret(X, p) has only poles in the lower complex half-plane one can use contour integration to evaluate the last integral.
Towards a test particle description of transport processes for states with continuous mass spectra
I have introduced the width Γ = i( ¯Σ> − ¯Σ<) = i( ¯Σret − ¯Σav ).
Test particle description of transport processes for states with a continuous mass spectrum
The asymptotic normality used in Section 3.1 to derive the RET is valid for parameter constellations in the hypothesis as well as for constellations in the alternative.
The assessment and planning of non-inferiority trials for retention of effect hypotheses - towards a general approach
In particular, we derive the optimal allocation of the samples to the groups T , R and P in terms of maximizing the power of the RET under any fixed alternative η (0) .
The assessment and planning of non-inferiority trials for retention of effect hypotheses - towards a general approach
In Figure 1 we have summarized the general strategy for sample size planning (GSSP) for the RET when the variance σ2 is estimated with restriction to the null hypothesis.
The assessment and planning of non-inferiority trials for retention of effect hypotheses - towards a general approach
The sample size values in brackets are determined by (4.2), i.e. the RET is performed with unrestricted estimation of variance ˆσ2 = ˆσ2 M L , and the values in front without brackets are determined by (4.3), i.e. the RET is performed with restricted estimation of variance ˆσ2 = ˆσ2 RM L .
The assessment and planning of non-inferiority trials for retention of effect hypotheses - towards a general approach
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