• the Second Fortress of Abydos--the ShÛnet-ez-zebÎb--as Seen from the East
    the Second Fortress of Abydos--the ShÛnet-ez-zebÎb--as Seen from the East
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n seconder someone who endorses a motion or petition as a necessary preliminary to a discussion or vote
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Additional illustrations & photos:

the Second Cataract Between Hamkeh and Wady Halfa the Second Cataract Between Hamkeh and Wady Halfa
the Second Cataract at Low Nile the Second Cataract at Low Nile
"The second lion seized him." "The second lion seized him."
A second floor billet A second floor billet
A mansion structure or public building dating from the second quarter of the 17th century. Rebuilt once and burned about the time of Bacon’s Rebellion, 1676 A mansion structure or public building dating from the second quarter of the 17th century. Rebuilt once and burned...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 2.5 cans of Spam are consumed every second in the United States
    • n Seconder One who seconds{3} or supports what another attempts, affirms, moves, or proposes; as, the seconder of an enterprise or of a motion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Teenage suicide is the second cause of death in the state of Wisconsin
    • n seconder One who seconds; one who approves and supports what another attempts, affirms, or proposes: as, the seconder of a motion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are about 1 billion seconds in 32 years
    • ns Seconder one who seconds or supports
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  • Gregory ''Pappy'' Boyington
    Gregory ''Pappy'' Boyington
    “Flying is hours and hours of boredom sprinkled with a few seconds of sheer terror.”
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “There are no second acts in American lives.”
  • H. G. Bohn
    H. G. Bohn
    “Boldness is business is the first, second, and third thing.”
  • Nathaniel Branden
    Nathaniel Branden
    “The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    “Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life.”
  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “The first faults are theirs that commit them, the second theirs that permit them.”


Play second fiddle - If you play second fiddle, you take a subordinate role behind someone more important.
Second thoughts - If some has second thoughts, they start to think that an idea, etc, is not as good as it sounded at first and are starting to have doubts.
Second wind - If you overcome tiredness and find new energy and enthusiasm, you have second wind.
Second-guess - If you second-guess someone, you try to predict what they will do.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. secundussequi, secutus, to follow.


In literature:

Gouverneur was the child of his father's second marriage.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
This second branch may be distinguished by the name of "Allerleirauh," the well-known Grimm story of this class.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
Far to the right and high up, a second formation of man-made birds appeared suddenly.
"Talents, Incorporated" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
A spikelet; 1, 2, 3 and 4. the first, second, third and the fourth glume, respectively; 3a.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
The second place was just what had been bothering Malone all along.
"Out Like a Light" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Our troops were not disheartened or hopeless, but eager and determined to conquer in a second engagement.
"History of the Eighty-sixth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, during its term of service" by John R. Kinnear
If he do, I shall take back my heart a second time, and carry it unscathed to Cadiz!
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
The second crucial question in the negotiation concerned our allies.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
In a second more he had the gun in his possession, and then he compelled the man to throw up both hands.
"An Undivided Union" by Oliver Optic
The second player, in turn, calls some one in on his second jump, etc.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
The hotter the filament the more electrons are emitted each second.
"Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son" by John Mills
The terrific dance in the clearing was going forward with madness which increased second by second.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
For the second time she read his meaning.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
Long seconds went by ... an eternity of minute-long seconds.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
Brown sacrificed, sending Kling to second, and Sheckard flied out to Seymour, Kling being held on second base.
"Pitching in a Pinch" by Christy Mathewson
And this gives us the second reason why Indian thought is more properly classed as religious than philosophical.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
A few minutes later Roy found himself acting as quarter-back on one of the two squads made up of last season's first and second.
"The Crimson Sweater" by Ralph Henry Barbour
It occupied the front of the second floor in a small house.
"A Bed of Roses" by W. L. George
The contrast between him and the second traveller was very striking.
"Marguerite de Valois" by Alexandre Dumas
We had it completed, and our train of cars moved across to Bristoe Station by the morning of the second day of the battle.
"A Narrative of Service with the Third Wisconsin Infantry" by Julian Wisner Hinkley

In poetry:

First Tourist
Second Tourist
Yuba Bill, Driver
A Stranger
"An Idyl Of The Road" by Francis Bret Harte
I watched it for a second,
I watched it for a day.
It did not change color
For its colors stay.
"The Apple-Jelly-Fish-Tree" by Hilda Conkling
There was a lord of Galaway,
A mighty lord was he;
And he did wed a second wife,
A maid of low degree.
"Kathleen" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Beautiful twenty-second,
Beautiful twenty-second,
May the people ever keep it,
Beautiful twenty-second.
"Beautiful Twenty-Second" by Julia A Moore
It goes when I do; when I stop
(As by the dial showing)
It never lets a second drop,
But simply keeps on going.
"The Little Clock" by Hattie Howard
In the after silence and the gloom
I found her there again,
And won three minutes more delight
Before the second pain.
"Seeing Her Off" by Arthur Graeme West

In news:

An Obama second term will not be the second coming of Bill Clinton.
Now, the thing about Second Story is that it's on the second story .
Everyone who's ever been to Second Story ( 157 E Ohio St. 312-923-9536 ) has a Second Story story.
Second Life's Second Wind .
The Cornersville Middle School Bulldogs, competing in just their second season, finished second in the Mid-South Conference Tournament, falling to Liberty, 11-10, in the championship game.
Tigers second baseman Carlos Guillen singles home Miguel Cabrera and Johnny Damon in the second inning against the Orioles.
Apple also became the world's largest supplier of smartphones in the second quarter (see chart), with Samsung in second place.
Just 24 seconds behind him was second-place finisher Jason Lamoreaux, 32, who said he felt the effort of the race in his shoulders from double poling on the ice and slush .
Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell NW 3 to 4 ft at 10 seconds and S 2 to 3 ft at 15 seconds.
With a typical splice time of 14 seconds and 55 second heater cycle time, the Quantum Mass is the fastest multi-fiber fusion splicer resulting in a 12 fiber splice under seventy seconds.
(F F), the second-largest US automaker, said its pretax operating profit will be " substantially lower" in the second quarter in part because overseas losses tripled from the year's first three months.
Second-quarter summation – Second team defense stands up to Broncos 1st team.
For the second straight game the Everett Silvertips built a two-goal lead, and for the second straight game the Tips came away with nothing.
Syracuse senior Elashier Hall made two free throws with four-tenths of a second remaining to give Orange women's basketball team a thrilling 74-73 victory against Virginia (4-1) on Saturday in its second game in the San Juan Shootout.
She later stole second to put runners on second and third with nobody out.

In science:

This transition is known to be of second-order (continuous) when d = 2 or d ≥ 4, and is believed to be of second-order when d = 3 also.
Random-cluster representation of the Blume-Capel model
The second assertion of the theorem is obtained by a combination of Remark 4.10(ii) with the second statement of Theorem 4.11.
Generalized Oscillatory Integrals and Fourier Integral Operators
The c-integral in the second term is independent of w and hence the second term vanishes when applying ∂w ¯∂w .
Number variance of random zeros on complex manifolds
If the second moment of ξi is σ2 , then the second moment of the sum Sn is vn = σ2 .
On superconvergence of sums of free random variables
The second conjecture on the distribution of the codewords of the first five weights of the functional codes of second order on X ⊂ PN (Fq ) the non-singular hermitian variety.
Codes defined by forms of degree 2 on quadric and non-degenerate hermitian varieties in $\mathbb{P}^{4}(\mathbb{F}_q)$}
What is needed is a second relation between the charge and dimension, and this is provided by the second principal singular vector.
The Extended Algebra of the Minimal Models
However, they do not have the second line, since this second line is of higher order in κβ e2 and κλ than in the regime they have considered.
Wigner-Kirkwood expansion for semi-infinite quantum fluids
These results immediately imply deviation inequalities for the largest (smallest) eigenvalues of the sample second moment matrix, which in turn lead to results on the condition number of the sample second moment matrix.
Learning Trigonometric Polynomials from Random Samples and Exponential Inequalities for Eigenvalues of Random Matrices
For hDα θ we require a scheme which must reduce as α = 2 to a symmetric second-order difference quotient in space at level t = tn , which has been adopted for approximating the second-order space derivative.
Discrete random walk models for space-time fractional diffusion
As usual, we have adopted a symmetric second-order difference quotient in space at level t = tn for approximating the second-order space derivative.
Discrete random walk models for space-time fractional diffusion
The second vertex on the path is u + ed and the second-to-the-last vertex is w − ed .
Paths Beyond Local Search: A Nearly Tight Bound for Randomized Fixed-Point Computation
Moreover, by replacing X 7→ F±X, Y 7→ F±Y in the second condition (4.61), it follows that the second condition implies the first.
Generalized CRF-structures
For the second part on Γ actions, we combine the proof above with the second part of the proof of Theorem 3.18.
Kuranishi homology and Kuranishi cohomology
The individual exposure times were 300 seconds for the Gunn r filter and 1200 seconds in H α .
Star formation in isolated AMIGA galaxies: dynamical influence of bars
Second element: Number of random trials in the second phase.
QUBIT4MATLAB V3.0: A program package for quantum information science and quantum optics for MATLAB