retriever

Definitions

  • Dutchess retrieves her pie
    Dutchess retrieves her pie
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n retriever a dog with heavy water-resistant coat that can be trained to retrieve game
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Smartest dogs: 1) Scottish border collie; 2) Poodle; 3) Golden retriever
    • Retriever (Zoöl) A dor, or a breed of dogs, chiefly employed to retrieve, or to find and recover game birds that have been killed or wounded.
    • Retriever One who retrieves.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n retriever One who retrieves or recovers.
    • n retriever Specifically, a dog trained to seek and bring to hand game which a sportsman has shot, or a dog that takes readily to this kind of work. Retrievers are generally cross-bred, a large kind much in use being the progeny of the Newfoundland dog and the setter; a smaller kind is a cross between the spaniel and the terrier. Almost any dog can be trained to retrieve; most setters and pointers are so trained, and the term is not the name of any particular breed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Retriever a dog trained to find and fetch game that has been shot
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. retreuver (Fr. retrouver)—re-, again, trouver, to find—Low L. tropare—L. tropus, a song—Gr. tropos, a trope.

Usage

In literature:

Moreover, your efforts have retrieved that disastrous field, and have driven the English across the Border.
"In Freedom's Cause" by G. A. Henty
They went forward with great speed and eagerness, for they were burning to retrieve their cowardly conduct at Marienthal.
"Won by the Sword" by G.A. Henty
The knights of Italy and Spain determined to seize the opportunity of retrieving the disgrace that had fallen upon them.
"A Knight of the White Cross" by G.A. Henty
What maid retrieve when man's flushed hope is lost?
"Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" by Lord Byron
Have you retrieved the Kalubi yet?
"Allan and the Holy Flower" by H. Rider Haggard
Halsey was losing heavily in his efforts to retrieve his fortunes.
"Constance Dunlap" by Arthur B. Reeve
There is no power of retrieving a defeat, as in simpler and more living organisms.
"The Ball and The Cross" by G.K. Chesterton
The object of the second expedition was to retrieve this disaster.
"The Memoirs of General Philip H. Sheridan, Vol. I., Part 1" by Philip H. Sheridan
In five days, therefore, he would get his chance of retrieving his lost place in the school.
"The White Feather" by P. G. Wodehouse
Meanwhile McDowell is making one more effort to retrieve the misfortunes of the day.
"The Great Conspiracy, Part 3." by John Alexander Logan
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In poetry:

She let her golden ball fall down the well
And begged a cold frog to retrieve it;
For which she kissed his ugly, gaping mouth -
Indeed, he could scarce believe it.
"The Frog And The Golden Ball" by Robert Graves
All that pass by, To Jesus draw near,
He utters a cry, Ye sinners, give ear!
From hell to retrieve you He spreads out his hands;
Now, now to receive you, He graciously stands.
"All That Pass" by Charles Wesley
Then his master raised head too, and sniffed:
It struck him the dog had a sense
That honoured both dam and sire.
You have guessed how the tower was afire.
The Shannon retriever dates thence.
"To Children: For Tyrants" by George Meredith
Those hearts of ours -- what fools! what fools!
How they laugh at wisdom, her cant and rules!
How they waste their powers, and, when wasted, grieve
For what they have squandered, but cannot retrieve.
"A Reverie" by Abram Joseph Ryan
save sullen here, wherefrom she flies tonight
retrieving her whole body, which I need.
I recall a 'coon treed,
flashlights, & barks, and I was in that tree,
and something can (has) been said for sobriety
but very little.
"Dream Song 57: In a state of chortle sin--once he reflected" by John Berryman
Disgrace, dishonour, no rally, ah no retrieving,
The scorn of scorns shall his name and his nation brand,
'T is a sword that smites from the rear, his helmet cleaving,
That hurls him to earth, to his death on the desert sand.
"The Sleep of Sigismund" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

FDA Clears First Ever Bi-directionally Retrievable Vena Cava Filter from Crux Biomedical.
A boy makes friends with a Ryckman Kennels retriever at last year's Texas Wildlife Expo.
Carpathia, EFF start Megaupload data retrieval project.
The client interface lets clients request and retrieve certificates.
Golden Retriever Rescue & Adoption of Needy Dogs (GRRAND).
A large sky crane flew out to retrieve the Low Speed Chase yacht from The Farallones.
A Cuban child tries to retrieve utensils from his home, demolished by Hurricane Sandy, in Santiago de Cuba.
This week's spotlight is on Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue.
Golden retriever rescues drowning pup.
Now a Golden Retriever With Role in Rape Case Is On Trial.
Apple patent is for an universal interface for info retrieval .
Bioconvertible IVC Filters Could Eliminate Retrieval and Other Complications in Patients.
MediConnect Launches Cloud Platform for Health Record Retrieval .
Automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS).
Superior Court Judge Abraham Penn Jones has ordered that a security firm will oversee the retrieval of a sex tape of former presidential candidate John Edwards from an Atlanta bank vault.
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In science:

This algorithm is the standard algorithm in content-based document retrieval research and seems to be the default retrieval function in IR research community. The second function is calculatelength() that creates pagelength table with urlid as the primary key and length of the pages as the return value.
Design and Implementation of a Simple Web Search Engine
The problem is that the retrieval and storage in classical neural networks is connected with the self-averaging of the free-energy and of the overlap parameters, i.e. the network stores and retrieves any kind of information which is translated in the formalism as a retrieval for almost all patterns.
Quantum Hopfield Model
Fig.10 shows that the proposed model successfully retrieved the structure from the given data sets, and that retrieval depends on N rather than |X |.
Constraint-free Graphical Model with Fast Learning Algorithm
In particular, each of the retrieval phases represents many degenerate retrieval states.
Hopfield models as generalized random mean field models
The triangular lattice with p stored configurations could be in the retrieval phase for very small p < pc1 , where the system can almost store and retrieve p patterns.
Folding of the Triangular Lattice in the FCC Lattice with Quenched Random Spontaneous Curvature
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