second joint


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n second joint the upper joint of the leg of a fowl
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Second joint the middle piece of a fly fishing-rod: the thigh of a fowl—opp. to the leg or drumstick, the first joint
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. joindre—L. jungĕre, junctum.


In literature:

Their frozen toes had begun to drop away at the first and second joints.
"The Son of the Wolf" by Jack London
It slipped as far as the second joint and stopped.
"The Four Million" by O. Henry
He became the attorney for a number of crooked promotion schemes, and the diamond rings on his wife's fingers crowded the second joint.
"In Our Town" by William Allen White
The wrist joint is the second angle of the wing.
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
The second sign is immediate interference with the motion of the joint and awkwardness in using the limb.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
As soon as they have made two rough leaves, top them at the second joint.
"The art of promoting the growth of the cucumber and melon" by Thomas Watkins
In 1744, Garrick made a second voyage to Dublin, and became joint-manager of the theatre there with Mr. Sheridan.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 8 (of 8)" by Various
And, in the second place, the joints of the masonry were changed.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume II (of 3)," by John Ruskin
And then came a crack, and a tear, and a snap, splintering the second joint of my rod, and breaking my tip like a pipe stem.
"The Galaxy, June 1877" by Various
The third somite as well as the second develops a pair of parapodial jaws; the first somite is a prosthomere carrying jointed antennae.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
Pinch back each of these laterals two joints beyond the second bunch.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
The little finger was cut on the second joint.
"813" by Maurice Leblanc
Cut off the wings at the second joint.
"The Century Cook Book" by Mary Ronald
The reins are held in the full hand, the thumb pressing them lightly upon the second joint of the forefinger.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of the Army" by U. S. War Department
Then cut off the leg and second joint together.
"A Course of Lectures on the Principles of Domestic Economy and Cookery" by Juliet Corson
Generally the bones of the legs above the second joint are removed by breaking them with the back of a knife just above the second joint.
"Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks" by Pierre Blot
You needn't go beyond the second joint.
"The Finger of Fate" by Mayne Reid
One can not be too quick in striking, but if too much force be used, the rod may be snapped at the second joint.
"St. Nicholas v. 13 No. 9 July 1886" by Various
Bring closed hands in front of body, thumbs up, second joints touching; then separate.
"Indian Scout Talks" by Charles A. Eastman
Lincoln was not counted even in the second rank until after the joint debates with Douglas.
"The Life of Lyman Trumbull" by Horace White

In poetry:

But he opened out the hinges,
Pushed and pulled the joints and hinges,
Till it looked all squares and oblongs,
Like a complicated figure
In the Second Book of Euclid.
"Hiawatha's Photographing " by Lewis Carroll

In news:

On October 1, 2012, Austal USA successfully completed the launch process of the second Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV), the recently christened USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2).
President Obama gave his second State of the Union address Tuesday before a joint session of Congress.
Benches, signs and waste receptacles as part of second-round competitive funding offered by Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste Management District.
France's biggest chemical company, said yesterday that its second-quarter profit rose 39 percent as it began to benefit from newly formed joint ventures, especially in the health care industry.
Nord Stream AG welded the final joint on the second string of its trans-Baltic natural gas pipeline in Portovaya Bay near Vyborg, Russia, connecting its onshore and offshore sections.
The F-35B, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter, is the second to be delivered to MCAS Yuma and will be part of VMFA 121, now known as the Green Knights.
The 50/50 joint venture called Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW) is the second-biggest breakfast cereal producer after Kellogg Co but is Europe's leading manufacturer of children's cereal .
We've learned that Jill Kelley was recognized for her public service when David Petraeus honored the 37-year-old with the Joint Chief's of Staff's second highest award given to civilians .
The recent cost-cutting proposal to eliminate Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) is followed by a report this week according to which the US Second Fleet staff and headquarters are on the chopping block.
Greeks voted Sunday for the second time in six weeks in what was arguably their country's most critical election in 40 years, with the country's treasured place within the European Union's joint currency in the balance.
WASHINGTON — Food retailers and suppliers were urged to accelerate their efforts in reducing food waste as a joint industry initiative moves into its second year.
Drifter's Hamburger 's owner Rich Beaven has opened his second burger joint, where he spends plenty of time working the flat top churning out tasty burgers and fries.
Second Zaca field joint venture planned.
The hugely successful TV show, which ran from 1989 to 1998, saw off competition from rival New York-based comedy The Honeymooners, which came second in a joint survey between US news show 60 Minutes and Vanity Fair magazine.
Players who have been suspended this year for violating the Major League Baseball Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program (x-second offense).

In science:

We therefore perform one fit in which these two parameters are jointly fit, and a second fit in which we additionally fit jointly to Tc,t and Rp/R∗ across all transit events.
Spitzer/MIPS 24 micron Observations of HD 209458b: 3 eclipses, 2.5 transits, and a Phase Curve Corrupted by Instrumental Sensitivity Variations
While there is no diagonals in the first and second blocks, there are all possible mixed diagonals in the joint writing.
Lectures on Gaussian approximations with Malliavin calculus
The statistics of the limiting random variable are a second-parameter refinement of those above, jointly indexing the number of crossings and nestings in the underlying pair-partitions.
Two-parameter Non-commutative Central Limit Theorem
Schramm’s results are stronger and also give information about the joint distribution of cycles, e.g. what is the probability that the largest cycle is in [0.6n, 0.7n] and the second largest is in [0.1n, 0.2n].
Cycle structure of the interchange process and representation theory
Second, given a fixed number of Nash equilibria k , the best strategy would be to pick the k joint-actions that appear more frequently in the observed data.
Learning the Structure and Parameters of Large-Population Graphical Games from Behavioral Data
Since the optimal strategy depends on the joint distribution of the neighbours’ strategies there is a second neighbour interaction through the intermediate player.
Next nearest neighbour Ising models on random graphs
ERNM Model Terms: The terms in the first block are graph statistics (ERGMtype), those in the second block model nodal attributes, and the last are joint.
Exponential-family Random Network Models
N 2 , we must show that for each s ∈ [0, t] the term in the second line converges weakly to the term in the first line (the joint law of the density and the empirical measure converges).
Renormalisation of hierarchically interacting Cannings processes
The first step uses 1 − 4an ≤ 1; the second step uses (1) In the final expression, the second and third term inside and n − 1 ≤ n; the rest are algebraic manipulations. parenthesis (multiplying dn ) are negligible (→ 0) since dn ∈ 2) The upper bound on joint probability that Nodes ω (log n).
On Connectivity Thresholds in Superposition of Random Key Graphs on Random Geometric Graphs
Likewise we compute the element fourth-powers of Sf by preparing two independent qubit pairs in Sf ,1 and permuting the (umeasured) joint state vector V1 = Sf ,1 ⊗ Sf ,1 to give PV1 , and then measuring the second pair of qubits.
Quantum Factor Graphs
In 2007, a second satellite will be launched: the Planck Surveyor which is a joint ESA/NASA mission.
Experimental CMB Status and Prospects: A Report from Snowmass 2001
The second way is to use the known joint distribution function, calculate the estimates of variances ˜σi for i = 1, 2 from N runs and define the interval [Li , Ui ] = [−2.5 ˜σi , +2.5 ˜σi ].
Remarks on statistical aspects of safety analysis of complex systems
It was the topic of Einstein’s and Grossmann’s second joint publication (Einstein and Grossmann 1914).
Albert Einstein's 1916 Review Article on General Relativity
The second assumption is based on the possibility of defining joint probabilities for different components to have definite values.
Superposition and Entanglement: Pillars of Quantum Information Processing
We find that for future surveys such as JDEM the full PDF does not bring significant tightening of constraints on cosmology beyond what is already achievable by the joint use of second and third order moments.
Do measurements of the one-point distribution of aperture-mass improve constraints on cosmology ?