set piece

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n set piece a piece of scenery intended to stand alone as part of the stage setting
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Set piece a piece of theatrical scenery with a supporting framework, as distinguished from a side-scene or drop-scene
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Usage

In literature:

Then, rising, he carefully set each piece of the water-set up above the stocking on the mantel.
"Moriah's Mourning and Other Half-Hour Sketches" by Ruth McEnery Stuart
He set the hounds upon her to tear her to pieces.
"Roumanian Fairy Tales" by Various
Her works contain a number of violin concertos and a set of six trios for two violins and a 'cello, besides many smaller pieces.
"Woman's Work in Music" by Arthur Elson
It is very curious, for it is made of pieces of colored glass set in grooves of marble.
"The Story of Glass" by Sara Ware Bassett
He was immediately set upon by all the others and verbally torn to pieces on the spot.
"Space Viking" by Henry Beam Piper
The boxing of the wagon was passed up, piece by piece, and set in its place just as before.
"The Bush Boys" by Captain Mayne Reid
Setting the pannikin down, I took up the cake, broke a piece off, and began to eat.
"Charge!" by George Manville Fenn
The Norseman trotted about fifty yards on beyond the entrance to the ravine he had been set to search, and picked up a piece of slaty coal.
"Steve Young" by George Manville Fenn
Directly I killed a white wolf, the yelling brutes set upon him and tore him to pieces.
"Afar in the Forest" by W.H.G. Kingston
We then set to work to cut up the pieces.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
The two leading wolves fell, and, as we expected, the rest of the hungry pack immediately set on them, and tore their carcasses to pieces.
"Snow Shoes and Canoes" by William H. G. Kingston
Two pieces of wood are glued in position and allowed to set prior to glueing and cramping the joint proper.
"Woodwork Joints" by William Fairham
The on-set piece and facing may be cut from one piece, but the fitting is more troublesome.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
Each steak was fixed on a piece of stick and set up before the fire to roast.
"Away in the Wilderness" by R.M. Ballantyne
Bind a broken arm to a piece of shingle, and keep it still, till it is set.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
We have no fire to set off our pieces!
"Standish of Standish" by Jane G. Austin
Bob Bacon set to work the next minute tamping a hole diagonally down from where the large piece of cement had been taken out.
"Dead Man's Land" by George Manville Fenn
Then it entered the kitchen and knocked the stove to pieces and set the house on fire.
"Owen Clancy's Happy Trail" by Burt L. Standish
Under the two or three largest sets it is essential to place a small piece of white wire (covered with wax), to support each petal.
"The Royal Guide to Wax Flower Modelling" by Emma Peachey
A bear-ladder is a piece of a tree set up straight in the ground.
"Hollow Tree Nights and Days" by Albert Bigelow Paine
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In poetry:

For, once the fowling piece is out,
And game is on the tapis,
The set upon my hero’s snout
Would make a cockle happy.
"Rover" by Henry Kendall
He has assembled her spine, he cleaned each piece carefully
And sets them in perfect order
A superhuman puzzle but he is inspired
She leans back twisting this way and that, using it and laughing
Incredulous
"Bride and Groom Lie Hidden for Three Days" by Ted Hughes

In news:

Those 80-minute matches put more emphasis on set pieces, big tackles and kicking for territorial advantage.
The writer gets a prompt to incorporate into a one-page piece of fiction and a set time to work on it, usually 15 minutes.
Although the chemistry never gels and Steve Carell is under-directed by Peter Segal ( Tommy Boy, ) Get Smart pulls off a sufficient number of goofy action set pieces to earn its entertainment value.
A "topping out" ceremony is a construction term for when the final structural piece to a new building is set into place.
Britains 16-piece US Army Air Corps set #1905, 1940/41 issue only, top lot of the sale, $5,860.
SAGINAW, MI — A piece of smoking equipment at Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw set off alarms .
The hand-colored, 13-by-9-inch artwork , which was created for a strip that ran in 1986, sold for $203,150 last Friday, setting a new auction record for a piece of newspaper comic strip art .
A Piece of the Set Collapses on Former Mitt Romney Adviser During CNBC Interview.
The future of Ohio's so-called Internet cafes rests with a piece of legislation set to come up later this week in the state Senate.
When almost set add chopped apple pieces.
Hamburger Helper has supplied us with a 12-piece kitchen tool set, just like the set shown.
(If the awards in the combination set are purchased separately, all pieces must be given to the same student.
A jaw-dropping sequence of stunningly designed set pieces and a surreal spiritual voyage.
A machined design in a short piece of tubing or casing that allows a plug to set, anchor and seal.
1942 Proof Sets Gem Proof 5 Piece.
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In science:

Let us call the pieces (linear convex sets) building blocks.
Six combinatorial clases of maximal convex tropical polyhedra
On the Escape of a Symmetric Random Walk From Two Pieces of a Tripartite Set. arXiv:1209.1761 [math.
On Escaping, Entering, and Visiting Discs of Projections of Planar Symmetric Random Walks on the Lattice Torus
On the Escape of a Symmetric Random Walk From Two Pieces of a Tripartite Set. arXiv:1209.1761 [math.
Harnack Inequalities of Hitting Distributions of Projections of Planar Symmetric Random Walks on the Lattice Torus
Note that ρ can be regarded as a piece of gauge-invariant information in our initial data set.
Reduced phase space formalism for spherically symmetric geometry with a massive dust shell
The group generated by r and t′ acts transitively on the set of these pieces.
Plane partitions II: 5 1/2 symmetry classes
Thus, once the gaugedependent pieces have been extracted from the box, the remaining gauge-independent “pure” box should not be considered as a part of the resulting form-factor, which should be entirely determined from the “pure” gauge-independent set of vertex graphs.
On the definition and observability of the neutrino charge radius
Then, the test set is partitioned into 6-bit long pieces, i.e. input blocks.
Evolutionary Optimization in Code-Based Test Compression
This is motivated by the practical question of how to extract meaningful information from massive data sets that are too large to fit in a single computer’s memory and can only be handled in small pieces.
Quantum property testing for bounded-degree graphs
The basic idea is to decompose the set of integers in the interval [1, N ] into a fixed number of pieces depending on the small parameter τ .
Distjointness of Mobius from horocycle flows
Since f is a piece-wise function, a real δ ≥ 0 bounds the set of slopes | 0 < |x − y | ≤ 1o.
Nonlinear Synchronization on Connected Undirected Networks
The first piece of structure we impose on Γ is a perfect matching of the sets E i(e) and E t(e) for all e ∈ EΓ .
Generalized 1-skeleta and a lifting result
Say that a marked piece is an compact, embedded, convex set with two distinguished vertices.
The Octagonal PET II: The Topology of the Limit Sets
We intersect each piece of ΩK with the set U and throw out all those after the first one which is disjoint from U .
The Octagonal PET II: The Topology of the Limit Sets
These corrections contain pieces proportional to the lower-order matrix elements hKiV and hKiP , respectively, which are obtained by setting the external momentum equal to zero.
Renormalon Ambiguities in NRQCD Operator Matrix Elements
Let µ be the usual measure associated with the Cantor set C , i.e., the measure which gives equal weight to all the pieces in the recursive construction.
Porosities and dimensions of measures satisfying the doubling condition
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