shuffling

Definitions

  • Shuffle-Board
    Shuffle-Board
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shuffling walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet "from his shambling I assumed he was very old"
    • n shuffling the act of mixing cards haphazardly
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Shuffling Evasive; as, a shuffling excuse.
    • v Shuffling In a shuffling manner.
    • Shuffling Moving with a dragging, scraping step. "A shuffling nag."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • shuffling Moving clumsily; slovenly.
    • shuffling Evasive; prevaricating.
    • n shuffling The act of one who shuffles, in any sense.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • p.adj Shuffling evasive, as an excuse
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Quotations

  • Miguel De Cervantes
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    “Patience and shuffle the cards.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A by-form of scuffle, thus conn. with shove and shovel.

Usage

In literature:

Lem lagged behind; but a glance at the lawyer's forbidding face sent him shuffling after the squatter.
"From the Valley of the Missing" by Grace Miller White
Sounds of shuffling were heard in front, and at last they found themselves on the move again.
""Contemptible"" by "Casualty"
It is the ability to shuffle, the opportunity to shuffle that counts.
"The Shield of Silence" by Harriet T. Comstock
She even failed to hear the shuffling step of two men who stealthily entered the room.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
Us would have banjer playin' an' dance de pijen-wing and de shuffle-toe.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
She began to shuffle about the room, holding out one purple little hand.
"The Ontario Readers" by Ontario Ministry of Education
He shuffled across the room and sat down beside her.
"From the Housetops" by George Barr McCutcheon
As they came out of the drive gate they saw Poor Jane shuffling quickly up the road.
"The Empire Annual for Girls, 1911" by Various
And "the strong men" bowed themselves as he shuffled home in the twilight.
"A Certain Rich Man" by William Allen White
From between the two shuffling dancers padded something on four feet.
"Voodoo Planet" by Andrew North
Then the cards were shuffled and one of the serving men was called forward.
"Daughter of the Sun" by Jackson Gregory
One lit boldly on the carapace of the inert Throg, shuffling ungainly along that horny ridge.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
His feet shuffled uneasily where they were drawn up against the cross rung of the chair.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
The man shuffled into the room, looked resentfully from one to the other, nodded to both, and declined the chair which was pushed forward for him.
"The Daffodil Mystery" by Edgar Wallace
With a final duck of his head, Jerry Smith turned and shuffled away.
"The Pirate Shark" by Elliott Whitney
As I came to the doorway he just glanced over his shoulder; and then, seeing who it was, he shuffled round a little more and went on.
"Brownsmith's Boy" by George Manville Fenn
Drew found his new mount had no easy shuffle like Shawnee's.
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
One or two began shuffling in their seats.
"Shining Ferry" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The men shuffled their feet on the snow and grinned at each other uneasily.
"A Girl of the Klondike" by Victoria Cross
By sheer force of will Richard recovered his footing, disengaging himself from her support, shuffling aside from her.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
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In poetry:

Players are not free to choose
Suit assigned nor hand refuse
Dealt them, careless of their skill
Shuffled blindly, well or ill.
"Card Game" by A D Hope
They would shuffle in of an evening,
Each one to his cushioned seat,
And there would be mellow talking
And silence rich and sweet.
"Old Poets" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer
Dying is but a second birth,
In which the darksome coil of earth
Is shuffled off by mortal men—
And the freed spirit lives again.
"Life in Death" by John Bowring
"I'm coming, loves, I'm coming now,"--
Then, shuffling o'er the floor,
Contrived to make his balance true,
And led them from the door.
"The Drunken Father" by Robert Bloomfield
But lo, the old inn, and the lights, and the fire,
And the fiddler’s old tune and the shuffling of feet;
Soon for us shall be quiet and rest and desire,
And to-morrow’s uprising to deeds shall be sweet.
"The Message Of The March Wind" by William Morris
Come back to the inn, love, and the lights and the fire,
And the fiddler’s old tune and the shuffling of feet;
For there in a while shall be rest and desire,
And there shall the morrow’s uprising be sweet.
"The Message Of The March Wind" by William Morris

In news:

Robert Townsend hopes his latest film, In the Hive, joins his critically acclaimed and popular works such as Hollywood Shuffle and The Five Heartbeats.
Pants Velour performs " Trapeze " and "Shuffle" for USA TODAY's StudioA.
Prompts EFM shuffle in other communities.
Germany's Tensnake reps the new European wave of history-shuffling, ambitiously funky dance music.
Created in 1956, it's had nearly as many revisions as productions, with scenes and songs shuffled and the text tweaked, constantly.
Pants Velour performs "Trapeze" and "Shuffle" for USA TODAY's StudioA.
Pants Velour plays "Trapeze," "Shuffle," and "All I Need" for USA TODAY's StudioA.
Releasing five new iPods in 2005, Apple introduced two completely new models to the iPod family: the iPod nano and the iPod shuffle.
If so, shuffle over to your computer.
Studio Boot has been busy shuffling decks.
One day they abandoned their motown shuffle and ran off with younger genre.
Grading Western Conference teams' shuffling rosters.
Mendoza's illness forces Royals to shuffle rotation.
Pan .c and Suicide Lanes bassist Eva Blaylock put her iTunes on shuffle and meditated on the resulting random tracks in this week's Song Roulette.
The effects of having Parkinson 's disease include tremors and shuffling feet.
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In science:

Random Shuffling to Reduce Disorder in Adaptive Sorting Scheme Md.
Random Shuffling to Reduce Disorder in Adaptive Sorting Scheme
In this paper we present a random shuffling scheme to apply with adaptive sorting algorithms.
Random Shuffling to Reduce Disorder in Adaptive Sorting Scheme
Adaptive sorting algorithms utilize the presortedness present in a given sequence. We have probabilistically increased the amount of presortedness present in a sequence by using a random shuffling technique that requires little computation.
Random Shuffling to Reduce Disorder in Adaptive Sorting Scheme
Random shuffle By random shuffle we mean in this paper an arbitrary change in positions of two elements in an array.
Random Shuffling to Reduce Disorder in Adaptive Sorting Scheme
Let, after random shuffling, M(X) be M(X)new.
Random Shuffling to Reduce Disorder in Adaptive Sorting Scheme
The idea of applying random shuffle to reduce other disorder measures should be studied.
Random Shuffling to Reduce Disorder in Adaptive Sorting Scheme
We evaluate the significance of this peak in terms of the false-alarm probability, by means of the shuffle test, and also by means of a new test (the “shake” test) that involves small random time displacements.
Power Spectrum Analysis of BNL Decay-Rate Data
Application of the shuffle test indicates that there is less than one chance in 1011 of finding by chance a value as large as 4.08. Application of the shake test leads to a more restrictive result that there is less than one chance in 1015 of finding by chance a value as large as 4.08.
Power Spectrum Analysis of BNL Decay-Rate Data
The preparation of the data and the power spectrum analysis are presented in Section 2, where we find a major peak at frequency 11.18 year-1, and assess the significance of that peak by calculating the false-alarm probability and (in Section 3) by applying the more robust shuffle test .
Power Spectrum Analysis of BNL Decay-Rate Data
We examine the significance of this peak in Section 5, using the shuffle and shake tests.
Power Spectrum Analysis of BNL Decay-Rate Data
In carrying out the shuffle procedure, we retain the actual values tn and xn, but we pair up the times and the measurements randomly.
Power Spectrum Analysis of BNL Decay-Rate Data
Since the shuffle test necessarily pairs measurements from times that are well removed from each other, this could conceivably introduce a bias in the significance estimate derived from the shuffle test.
Power Spectrum Analysis of BNL Decay-Rate Data
We have therefore looked into the possibility of devising a test that is in principle similar to the shuffle test, but which would take into account the fact that the distribution of measurements may not be the same throughout the dataset.
Power Spectrum Analysis of BNL Decay-Rate Data
In order to obtain a significance estimate for this peak, we again use the shuffle test, recomputing the power spectrum and then the running mean of the power spectrum many times, keeping the original times and the original count rates, but randomly sorting one of these datasets.
Power Spectrum Analysis of BNL Decay-Rate Data
If we adopt the more conservative estimate pv = 10-11.0 from the shuffle test in Section 4, rather than the value derived from the shake test, we estimate the odds on the null hypothesis to be 7 10-10, implying that the odds are 1.4 109 in favor of a real modulation in the rotational search band.
Power Spectrum Analysis of BNL Decay-Rate Data
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