secondment

Definitions

  • 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 secondment the detachment of a person from their regular organization for temporary assignment elsewhere
    • n secondment a speech seconding a motion "do I hear a second?"
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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
THE SECOND SUBSIDENCE ON THE SITE OF CASTLE CHAMBERS THE SECOND SUBSIDENCE ON THE SITE OF CASTLE CHAMBERS
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...
SECOND UNIVERSALIST CHURCH, SHATTUCK STREET SECOND UNIVERSALIST CHURCH, SHATTUCK STREET
WORTHEN-STREET OR SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH WORTHEN-STREET OR SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH

Quotations

  • Gregory ''Pappy'' Boyington
    Gregory ''Pappy'' Boyington
    “Flying is hours and hours of boredom sprinkled with a few seconds of sheer terror.”
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
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    “There are no second acts in American lives.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
  • Thomas B. Macaulay
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    “There were gentlemen and there were seamen in the navy of Charles the Second. But the seamen were not gentlemen; and the gentlemen were not seamen.”
  • Orlando A. Battista
    Orlando A. Battista
    “Temptations, unlike opportunities, will always give you many second chances.”
  • Beca Lewis
    Beca Lewis
    “Yearn to understand first and to be understood second.”

Idioms

Play second fiddle - If you play second fiddle, you take a subordinate role behind someone more important.
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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.
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Second wind - If you overcome tiredness and find new energy and enthusiasm, you have second wind.
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Second-guess - If you second-guess someone, you try to predict what they will do.
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Usage

In literature:

The second half of the second line of 2 is vicious in the Bengal texts.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
It was gone as soon as seen; it was there a second only.
"Count Hannibal A Romance of the Court of France" by Stanley J. Weyman
A little further and he came to a second which opened to his pressure.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The second act takes place in the underworld.
"The Opera" by R.A. Streatfeild
First and Second Corinthians.
"The Bible Book by Book" by Josiah Blake Tidwell
He had her by the arm in a second and was pushing up the loose holland sleeve.
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell
Robert S. Bamfield, second lieutenant, Wilmington, N.C. Julian C. Banks, second lieutenant, Kansas City, Mo.
"History of the American Negro in the Great World War" by W. Allison Sweeney
The second Allegro of No.
"The Pianoforte Sonata" by J.S. Shedlock
Only for a moment, a brief second it seemed, the wild procession moved.
"Chicago's Awful Theater Horror" by Various
At last came the news of the landing of the Prince of Orange in England and the abdication of James the Second.
"The Loyalists of Massachusetts" by James H. Stark
The one baptism is the bond of unity of the Church only in the second line.
"The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6" by E. Rameur
If he choose the second card, he need not show it.
"Hoyle's Games Modernized"
The second letter, written from Rome, contains no allusion to any intermediate meeting.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Pastoral Epistles" by Alfred Plummer
Of this second Joseph, the second son was Dea.
"Sketches of Successful New Hampshire Men" by Various
On second thoughts she decided not to.
"Post-Impressions" by Simeon Strunsky
The second time I met a good acquaintance, a musician named Schrott.
"The Invention of Lithography" by Alois Senefelder
Lay the second end over the first, and the third over the second and through the bight of the first.
"The Seaman's Friend" by Richard Henry Dana
An ill wind blew aside her veil, and he gazed for a second upon her uncovered face.
"Zoraida" by William Le Queux
The novice pressed him, and helped him a second time, and the old man ate again.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur
In the second, I relate this reason.
"The New Life (La Vita Nuova)" by Dante Alighieri
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In poetry:

Back to the " Second Division "
I went by the shortest cut,
But it seemed as tho' all was lost
For I found the canteen shut !
"The Bugle Calls? (Rat-a-tat! Plonk! Plonk!)" by T W Connor
A second like a sunlit spark
Flashed singing up his track;
But never overtook that foremost lark,
And songless fluttered back.
"In The Willow Shade" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Oh, then 'twas the noble second mate
What filled them all with awe;
The second mate, as bad men hate,
And cruel skipper's jaw.
"A Sailor's Yarn" by James Jeffrey Roche
The others turned to that Abbot vain,
But "seize him!" still he cried,
And as the second turned again,
An arrow was in his side.
"Robin Hood's Flight" by James Henry Leigh Hunt
SECOND SOLDIER. We have all conveyed our wishes
To your father; we have told him
You alone shall be our Prince here,
Not the Duke.
"Life Is A Dream - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
For, when thy son hath reached his goal,
And vanished from the earth,
Soon wilt thou find him in thy soul,
A second, holier birth.
"The Mother Mary" by George MacDonald

In news:

The Packers went big in the Big Ten for a second straight draft choice, selecting defensive end Michael Neal of Purdue in the second round tonight.
The Kares (5-1) went to the bench in the first quarter and it was a running clock for a portion of the second quarter and second half.
Memphis players watch from the bench in the final minutes during the second half their NCAA basketball tournament second-round loss to Saint Louis, March 16, 2012.
Detroit second baseman Omar Infante tries but failed to complete the double play, forcing Chicago's Alex Rios at second, Monday, Sept 17, 2012, in Chicago.
(1996 the so-called Tabata intervals , which have been getting a lot of attention lately in our industry) included seven to eight 20-second all-out sprints alternating with just 10 seconds of recovery, 5 days per week for 6 weeks.
"I'm seeing intervals of 30 seconds, even 10 seconds with tremendous results," said O'Brien.
On Saturday, Ryan Lochte cruised to victory in the men's 400-meter individual medley while Phelps struggled to fourth place, an unimaginable 4.1 seconds behind his rival and 5.5 seconds behind the world record he set in Beijing in 2008.
MINDEN —All six of Gothenburg's varsity girls finished within 40 seconds of each other at the Minden Invite on Saturday to claim second and bring home the first hardware for the girls cross country team since 2008.
Mike Martz defended the throwback screen he called on second-and-1 from the Raiders' 7-yard line with 35 seconds remaining before halftime.
Kensington, was charged with carjacking, second-degree larceny, assault on a victim over 60, and second-degree threatening.
Dominique Scott would appear one second, and the next second he was gone.
Participating in her second even of her third Olympics, former Alabama swimmer Arlene Semeco swam the 50-meter freestyle Friday in 25.56 seconds.
COURTESY OF RACHEL SIMON Rachel Simon, right, with her sisters Beth, second from right, Lenore, second from left, and brother Josh on a family vacation in upstate New York in 1965.
That was on Jan 21, 1997, the day of President Clinton's second inauguration, when Garnett was in his second season with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Denver, Rahim Moore, safety: The second-year safety has made noticeable strides this season after struggling as a second-round pick last year.
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In science:

The four equations satisfied by A, B , ¯A, ¯B are given by identification of second relation in (7) with the second relation in (27).
Generalized Heun and Lam\'e's equations: factorization
The second proof explains the factor of two as the accumulation of equal second order corrections both from the forward and from the backward transformation.
Real-time evolution for weak interaction quenches in quantum systems
With M↑↓↓ ∼ O(U ), hk↑ (B ) is generated by (39) to second order in U ; hence, within a second order calculation, the parametrization hk↑ = 0 holds throughout the backward transformation.
Real-time evolution for weak interaction quenches in quantum systems
The second one is Hamilton-Jacobi equation of the particle motion in potential field V = F (X, D), It leads to second order differential equation considered above.
To the question of the integration of Plebansky Equation
We also assume that the second indices are in non-increasing order of their second dimensions, i.e.
Complementary cooperation, minimal winning coalitions, and power indices
Therefore, it circulates around the second loop ¯S in clockwise direction, giving rise to the total proper time τ+ (S1 ) at its second arrival at P .
Rotation in relativity and the propagation of light
When applying our systems to Example 3.5, we get the following results (where +/t represents that a proof has been found in t seconds and −/t reports that no proof has been found within t seconds): IsabelleP: +/1.0, LEO-II: +/0.0, TPS: +/0.3.
Quantified Multimodal Logics in Simple Type Theory
Thus, for a second strong reason, we see that our second scenario is not acceptable.
The Nova Shell and Evolution of the Recurrent Nova T Pyxidis
It allows us to derive new scaling relations between exponents, and to calculate critical exponents at second order. A short summary of this approach and its results at second order has already been published .
Field Theory of the RNA Freezing Transition
However, these equations also contain as unknowns the second moments of the light quark PDFs (the total cross section is proportional to the second moment of the PDF).
Precision determination of electroweak parameters and the strange content of the proton from neutrino deep-inelastic scattering
The first and second bands are very similar, third is no longer degenerate with the second at Γ, and fourth, the surface state, is pushed down towards the VB, and is also symmetric with respect to M.
Modification of anatase TiO$_2$(001) surface electronic structure by Au impurity
We took samples after removing the WISP from power for a duration of 0 to 60 seconds at 5 second intervals.
We Can Remember It for You Wholesale: Implications of Data Remanence on the Use of RAM for True Random Number Generation on RFID Tags (RFIDSec 2009)
On the other hand, conditionally on F(n) , the terms corresponding to j ∈ J (n) s ∩ (j0 (n), [ns]) in the first sum are independent of the terms of the second sum and similarly for the terms corresponding to j ∈ J (n) t ∩ (j0 (n), [nt]) in the second sum.
Scaling limits of random planar maps with large faces
We decompose this contribution in three terms: The first k monomers, then loop starting from the second layer, which ends as soon as the first monomer reenters the second layer, and the rest. (Second ”term” in the rhs of Figure 9).
Random copolymer adsorption: Morita approximation compared to exact numerical simulations
Analogously we find the second identity of (3.6) with the help of the second line of (3.7).
Standard Spectral Dimension for the Polynomial Lower Tail Random Conductances model
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