• WordNet 3.6
    • n short-stop an acid bath used to stop the action of a developer
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Short-stop the player at base-ball between the second and third base
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sceort; Old High Ger. scurz; the Dut. and Sw. kort, Ger. kurz, are borrowed from L. curtus.


In literature:

Maizie, coming in from the yard with Peter behind her, stopped short at sight of Suzanna's work.
"Suzanna Stirs the Fire" by Emily Calvin Blake
Short-stop must always be an agile chap, who is especially quick both at decisions and throwing.
"The Chums of Scranton High" by Donald Ferguson
There was no light within the arbour, and on the threshold instinctively she stopped short.
"The Swindler and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
Captain Passford stopped short, and seemed to be confounded when he found the dock was not occupied.
"Fighting for the Right" by Oliver Optic
The performance did not stop short at the interpretation of a poetic fancy.
"Shadows of the Stage" by William Winter
Her pursuer stopped short.
"The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers" by Mary Cholmondeley
Tweet stopped short and looked at him.
"The She Boss" by Arthur Preston Hankins
The short-stop hit to Weir, who made a superb stop and throw.
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey
At sight of his adjutant the captain stopped short in his reprimand.
"An Apache Princess" by Charles King
It was so marked that it caused her to stop short in the middle of the broad walk, while she looked at him with shining eyes.
"The Bostonians, Vol. II (of II)" by Henry James

In poetry:

`With rod and line I sued the sport
Which that sweet season gave,
And, to the churchyard come, stopped short
Beside my daughter's grave.
"The Two April Mornings" by William Wordsworth
I stopped to look like the rest, of course,
And the beast's eyes levelled mine;
His short tail thumped with a feeble force,
And he uttered a tender whine.
"Rags" by Edmund Vance Cooke
I hold four kings, he meekly replied;
I have four aces, the gambler cried,
And reached for the stakes on table spread,
But stopped dead short with a look of dread.
"Bill Springer's Hand" by Frank Maynard
"Alas! my love, thy anxious care is vain!
Nothing can stop yon wand'rer of the sky;
Nothing can long this fleeting life retain!
For oh! I feel that I must shortly die.
"The Daughter" by Matilda Betham
How long, oh how long will the fight last,
We knew it would not be a short one,
Just then, the ice-cream man came up on his tank,
And the army all stopped and they bought one.
"The Trumpeter" by Billy Bennett
A Holy Judge, a righteous doom,
A bar where none dissemble;
A short quick passage to the tomb,—
How should we stop and tremble!
Great God ! as years pass swiftly by,
Write on each heart, " Thou—thou must die!"
"Memento Mori" by James Edmeston

In news:

Shortly after noon Wednesday, a truck driver was getting back into his rig at the Oasis truck stop, and found Mitchell Walck inside his truck.
The blaze began shortly before 3 pm near the eastbound lane of I-8 near Texas Street stopped.
Federal resources minister stops short of endorsing Northern Gateway pipeline.
They stop short of feeding each other.
I should have stopped at the Natalie Portman digital short.
Jackets stop OHS short of goal.
US President Barack Obama's administration said on Tuesday that China's currency remained "significantly undervalued," but stopped short of labeling the world's second-biggest economy a currency manipulator.
EU foreign ministers said on Monday they considered the new Syrian opposition to be " legitimate representatives" of the Syrian people, but stopped just short of according the full recognition granted by.
Stopping short of calling it arson, Montgomery County investigators do say the fire that destroyed an elementary school playground seems suspicious.
Previously, the AMA stopped short of supporting vaccine mandates for doctors.
Mosque leaders stop short of calling this incident a hate crime, but they hope nothing like it happens again.
0Time running short to stop Romney in New Hampshire , rivals make final appeals in first primary state.
It's Time to Stop Thinking Short Term.
The Olympian reported that the shooting happened shortly after midnight Saturday when a 16-year-old boy tried to stop a 29-year-old transient man from taking his car, which had two teenage girls inside.
Jerry Grair, owner of Short Stop Discount Liquor, donated a check for $1,700 to the Police Activities League ( PAL ) members, (pictured left to right) President Angel Ramirez, Chief Steve Smith, and Director Shelly Penley, on Oct 1.

In science:

The high stopping power of the liquid leads to a short enough range of the (low energy) charged particles, to be fully contained in the sensitive volume.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
The approach we take for Theorems 1.1 and 1.3 closely follows that of Nachmias and Peres who applied some Martingale analysis, including the Optional Stopping Theorem, to obtain a short elegant proof of what happens inside the scaling window for Gn,p=c/n .
The scaling window for a random graph with a given degree sequence
Possibly this equality holds for arbitrary r and G reductive (or at least a classical simple group), though we will stop short of officially stating this as a conjecture.
Support Varieties for Frobenius Kernels of Classical Groups
However, subsequent results by Chiu stop short of actual use of Eq.(6.37) in order to produce numerical values for lattice determinants, as it is done in two dimensions.
From Ginzburg-Landau to Hilbert-Einstein via Yamabe
Formation of the CR component therefore stops at a short distance above the altitude where cyclotron absorption begins.
High-Energy Emission From Millisecond Pulsars