short wave


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n short wave a radio wave with a wavelength less than 100 meters (a frequency greater than 3 megahertz)
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In literature:

It is like sailing on a wide sea after a storm, when the short and high waves have died away beneath the tread of smooth rollers.
"The Relief of Mafeking" by Filson Young
It was not a long, bounding, rolling billow, but a short, angry wave, that tried the timbers of the Swiss boat.
"Down the Rhine" by Oliver Optic
European short waves are coming in strong.
"The Sky Trap" by Frank Belknap Long
For a short while, it remained at the water's edge, apparently unmoving in the wash of the waves.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
But the Uncas in climbing over the waves was now up and now down, so that sometimes the shots fell short and sometimes they went high.
"A Prisoner of Morro" by Upton Sinclair
We could hear the waves breaking on the shore at a short distance.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
Again and again he repeated the long and short waves of the flaming torch, but no answering light appeared.
"The Great White Queen" by William Le Queux
Smash the short, high-powered waves into a lot of longer, lower-powered waves.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
They have a very short wave-length and will penetrate tissues and affect the particles in the lungs themselves.
"Poisoned Air" by Sterner St. Paul Meek
Your short-wave fan uses more.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
And I'm convinced those extremely short wave bands hold the secret.
"The End of Time" by Wallace West
In seconds it was transformed into a short-wave receiver.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
Her bosom rose and fell hastily, like short waves lipping a wharf.
"Love and Lucy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
With long-reaching arm strokes they cut the waves and sped toward the launch that was moored a short distance from the shore.
"The Merriweather Girls and the Mystery of the Queen's Fan" by Lizette M. Edholm
It blotted out the waves of attackers so the steam guns could not be aimed save at the shortest of short ranges.
"The Fifth-Dimension Tube" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
I sent out a hundred ultra-sensitive short wave receivers yesterday.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
This was not a great storm, the waves were light and short.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
In the second stage, this single response divided into two, one aroused by the long waves and the other by the short.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
The gliding water leaped into short, angry waves, which bore down on the boat with remarkable speed.
"Bring Me His Ears" by Clarence E. Mulford
Then he fired, but the shot sent up a spurt from a wave some distance short.
"The Frontier Boys in the Sierras" by Wyn Roosevelt

In poetry:

And short was the time
That he held the sky,
His oriflamb waving
Nor long nor high;
"The Dew-Drop: A Metrical Fantasy" by Samuel Lover
The flame, that in a few short years
Deep through the chambers of the dead
Shall pierce, and dry the fount of tears,
Is waving o'er his dungeon-bed.
"St. Peter's Day" by John Keble
Vain, frail, short liv'd, and miserable Man,
Learn what thou art when thine estate is best:
A restless Wave o'th' troubled Ocean,
A Dream, a lifeless Picture finely drest:
"Vanity of Vanities" by Michael Wigglesworth
In midst of waves, there are the silver beads
And scraped by time paints of the white enamel …
I so like the morns which autumn breeds,
For their caress, so short and so gentle.
"Harmony" by Innokentii Fedorovich Annensky
At their feet, the sea waves bow in single file.
Never trespassing in bad temper:
Stalling in midair, Short-reined, pawing like paradeground horses.
Overhead, the clouds sit tasseled and fancy
"A Life" by Sylvia Plath
And, lo! athwart their ordered lines,
That strange auxiliary shines,
Who wears the bright long—flowing crest;
Weird warrior from another world,
Whose banner shortly will be furled,
Or waved in realms unguessed.
"Celestial Heights" by Alfred Austin

In news:

One by one, tired and disappointed members of the US Women's World Cup team trudged off the bus and were greeted with cheers and waves from appreciative fans who didn't seem to mind a bit that they came up short of a championship.
U.S.A.) has received a US patent that will significantly reduce the cost of short-wave infrared (SWIR) cameras.
Elliott Wave analysis of the pound sterling, the GBP/USD, or cable, as this currency pair is fondly called by foreign exchange traders, points to an imminent correction in the short term.
It also operates a global short wave and medium wave transmission network.
Stand-up paddleboarding (called SUP for short) was invented in Hawaii by surfers looking for a way to keep up their training on days with disappointing waves.
Reporter describes reaction to first flight over short wave to office.
This fall Radio Rookies held a 5–week long Short Wave Workshop in Queens partnering with the Queens Museum of Art program Queens Teens.
United States President Barack Obama, with his wife Michelle, waves as he arrives at O'Hare International Airport shortly after midnight on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
Fishermen on the Central Coast continue to worry about both short term and long term effects on their businesses due to PG&Es upcoming seismic survey using sound waves.
The waves created around the league and world are nothing short of amazing.
For 4 months Short Wave Rookies worked in groups to report their take on what's happening on the Lower East Side and in Crown Heights.
Pattern expected for Jan 18-22 features fast-moving short waves and mild air / GFS model.
You can listen to BBC World Service on a range of platforms, including online, mobile, satellite and cable, digital radio, internet radio, AM, FM and short wave.
A short video about the famed big-wave competition at Mavericks.
In August 2005, retired Norwich fireman Richard Utter listened to voices over his short-wave radio describe the devastation as Hurricane Katrina swept through New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

In science:

The removal reduces the level of non-Gaussian noise, improving the sensitivity of the detector to short bursts of gravitational waves as well.
Removing Line Interference from Gravitational Wave Interferometer Data
However, as mentioned earlier, large wave numbers correspond to short distances.
Coarse graining and control theory model reduction
One can see that if T ∼ γme , as one can expect within the shock structure, the most unstable are short-wave perturbations, k & (mp/me )1/3Ωpp .
Are GRB shocks mediated by the Weibel instability?
Hence, the aforementioned comparison between the SB and the DC theory results identifies the effect of short-range AF correlations in the electromagnetic response of a d-wave superconductor close to a Mott insulator transition.
Electromagnetic response of high-Tc superconductors -- the slave-boson and doped-carrier theories
We assume that the bottom is modeled by a stationary random process which is mixing, whose variations and whose correlation length manifest themselves on length scales that are short compared to the scale of the surface waves.
Long wave expansions for water waves over random topography
As far as we know, there are no current rigorous analytic results for the KdV or Boussinesq scaling regimes in which the bottom variations occur on a short length scale, and are averaged under the nonlinear evolution of water waves.
Long wave expansions for water waves over random topography
Zhang, Short surface waves on surface shear. J.
An asymptotic model for the Kelvin-Helmholtz and Miles mechanisms of water wave generation by wind
Scattering off the small Uk can also reflect the short wavelength waves.
Excitations of the One Dimensional Bose-Einstein Condensates in a Random Potential
Wunnenberg, M., Kneer, F., and Hirzberger, J.: 2002, “Ev idence for short-period acoustic waves in the solar atmosphere”, Astron.
Magnetic fingerprints of solar and stellar oscillations
This leads to a sort of oxygen “charge-density wave” which can be thought of in terms of a set of ordered dipoles resulting in a net ferroelectric component, again only along the short c-axis (cfr.
First Principles Studies of Multiferroic Materials
As stated previously, long period waves have shorter critical velocity than short period waves.
The role of torsional Alfven waves in coronal heating
Despite the fact that short period waves do not contribute substantially to the hot temperatures of the corona they do have an important effect for the thermal stability of the loop.
The role of torsional Alfven waves in coronal heating
In section 3.3.1 we showed that long period waves produce hot coronae while short period waves account for their stability by heating them uniformly.
The role of torsional Alfven waves in coronal heating
We thus cannot completely reject the possibility of Alfv´en waves heating the coronae of short and thin loops.
The role of torsional Alfven waves in coronal heating
Short period waves are responsible for keeping the corona, thus making it stable through uniform heating from the numerous weak shocks they produce.
The role of torsional Alfven waves in coronal heating