sill

Definitions

  • A Regular Single-sill or Dolly Kiln Truck
    A Regular Single-sill or Dolly Kiln Truck
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sill structural member consisting of a continuous horizontal timber forming the lowest member of a framework or supporting structure
    • n sill (geology) a flat (usually horizontal) mass of igneous rock between two layers of older sedimentary rock
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sill A young herring.
    • n Sill sĭl The basis or foundation of a thing; especially, a horizontal piece, as a timber, which forms the lower member of a frame, or supports a structure; as, the sills of a house, of a bridge, of a loom, and the like.
    • n Sill The shaft or thill of a carriage.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sill A stone or piece of timber on which a structure rests; a block forming a basis or foundation: as, the sills of a house, of a bridge, of a loom; more specifically, a horizontal piece of timber of the frame of a building, or of wood or stone at the bottom of a framed case, such as that of a door or window; in absolute use, a door-sill. See door-sill, ground-sill, mudsill, port-sill, window-sill.
    • n sill In fortification, the inner edge of the bottom or sole of an embrasure. See diagram under embrasure.
    • n sill In mining: The floor of a gallery or passage in a mine.
    • n sill A term used by miners in the lead districts of the north of England as nearly equivalent to bed or stratum. Thus, the basaltic sheets intercalated in the mountain-limestone are called whin -sills.
    • n sill A young herring.
    • n sill A variant of sell.
    • n sill The thill or shaft of a carriage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sill sil the timber or stone at the foot of a door or window: the lowest piece in a window-frame:
    • n Sill sil (fort.) the inner edge of the bottom of an embrasure: the floor of a mine-passage, also a miner's term for bed or stratum.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. sille, sylle, AS. syl, syll,; akin to G. schwelle, OHG. swelli, Icel. syll, svill, Sw. syll, Dan. syld, Goth. gasuljan, to lay a foundation, to found
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. syl; Ice. sylla, Ger. schwelle.

Usage

In literature:

Wooden shutters were opened at the windows, the sills of which were two feet in thickness.
"Spring Street" by James H. Richardson
The door-sill of the dwelling-house is the foundation of Church and State.
"The Wedding Ring" by T. De Witt Talmage
Or it quite often is nothing more than a two-inch board nailed over the sills.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
She leaned over the narrow sill and peered through the evergreen trees at the road.
"Patchwork" by Anna Balmer Myers
I saw no traces of wooden lintels or sills.
"Historical Introduction to Studies Among the Sedentary Indians of New Mexico; Report on the Ruins of the Pueblo of Pecos" by Adolphus Bandelier
There he showed him where someone had dug what might have been a hole under the sill log, near the door.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
And he looked well enough from the sill up, but from the sill down I doubt if his costume would have passed muster.
"A Circuit Rider's Wife" by Corra Harris
It was laden upon the sills of the one long window.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
Flibbertigibbet jumped to her feet and likewise stood on the window sill.
"Flamsted quarries" by Mary E. Waller
At her door-sill he implored entrance and pity.
"The Thing from the Lake" by Eleanor M. Ingram
She leaned on the sill, looking out into the east.
"Special Messenger" by Robert W. Chambers
You'll find something the Count give me to bring yer; I've put it on the winder-sill out 'ere.
"The Tinted Venus" by F. Anstey
This sill was breast-high from the kitchen floor, Johnnie not being tall for his age.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
She shot a scornful glance at Lee as he stood with his arms folded on the sill beside her.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Judy began the ascent and pulled herself over the window sill.
"Molly Brown's Senior Days" by Nell Speed
She hooked onto the sill and Pop caught hold of her left wrist below the big glove and heaved.
"The Night of the Long Knives" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
But chiefly on this sill the child read his books on summer days.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
Her nervous hand moved slowly to and fro along the window-sill, measuring her next words.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Why, there was Jack crawling over the sill even as Tom was fairly on the way, proving that the feat was an easy one after all.
"Air Service Boys Flying for Victory" by Charles Amory Beach
That which is bolted to the counter-timbers, above the upper, at the height of the port-sills.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
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In poetry:

But the knock came again
My window was wide;
I climbed on the sill
And descended outside.
"The Lockless Door" by Robert Frost
I cannot move in my place,
I am chained and still;
I pray that the moon pause not
By my window-sill.
"First Love" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
Then come the long nights dark and still,
Then come the leaves and cover the sill,
Then come the swift flocks of the stare,
Then comes the snow—then comes the heir.
"The Sleep of Sigismund" by Jean Ingelow
LET me in, let me in!
O, I have seen, I have heard
At my window something strange
Threatening ill.
—Come, fear nothing. 'Twas a bird
Bewildered on your window sill.
"Let Me In" by John Freeman
And more than desolate, to wake, to rise,
Leaving the couch, where softly sleeping still,
What through the past night made my heaven, lies;
And looking out across the window sill
"The Window Overlooking The Harbour" by Laurence Hope
He is older than the seas,
Older than the plains and hills,
And older than the light that spills
From the sun's hot wheel on these.
He wakes the gale that tears your trees,
He sings to you from window sills.
"The God Called Poetry" by Robert Graves

In news:

The Lawton/Fort Sill community came out in full force to help raise funds to support our troops and their families through the Armed Services YMCA.
Funeral services for Louise Sills Cothran, 90, of Nashville, Tenn.
Brent Jensen/David Sills Quartet Stay Cool Origin Records.
David Sills Journey Together Naxos of America.
David Sills , a young California tenorman, has put together a most pleasing lineup of tunes and performers for this date.
Frank, Bill and Brian Sills , Sills Snack Shack.
State tourney-tested Emily Sills is the highlight golfer for Bearden High School.
But while Sills, a senior who earned a trip to the Class AAA state tournament last season, is part of only a two-person BHS girls team, the Bulldog boys are 10 strong for 2006.
Kevin Sill, window shop owner.
Kevin Sill, the owner of Skyline Windows in Shoreline.
John M Yager has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Judee sill the lamb ran away with the crown judee sill.
Tommy and Dora met in 1955 while Tommy was stationed at Fort Sill, in Lawton, Oklahoma.
Fort Sill Apache celebrate reservation anniversary.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—One year after being granted reservation status in New Mexico, the Fort Sill Apache raised their flag Friday on their 30-acre plot in the Akela Flats of southern New Mexico.
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In science:

Sills, Pinsonneault and Terndrup (2000) noted that the relation wcrit (tc ), where wcrit is a critical angular velocity for the occurrence of saturation, breaks down if values of tc for low mass stars are extrapolated from the higher mass models of Kim and Demarque (1996).
Age-Rotation-Activity Relations for M Dwarf Stars Based on ASAS Photometric Data
Sills et al. (2000) assumed that the Kawaler formula can be applied even to VLMS.
Age-Rotation-Activity Relations for M Dwarf Stars Based on ASAS Photometric Data
If after Ln steps t sill hasn’t been encountered, it must not be connected to s and the algorithm will return “f ailure”, after backtracking back to s along Tn .
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Considering M67 subgiants, Sills & Deliyannis (2000) also find that stellar models with slow mixing caused by rotat ion are the most suitable to explain the evolution of low-mass stars.
Lithium abundances and extra mixing processes in evolved stars of M67
Recent work by Andronov, Pinsonneault and Sills (2001) indicates that this extrapolation overestimates the angular momentum loss rate in CVs by as much as 2 orders of magnitude.
Disks surrounding Cataclysmic Binaries
Theoretical models of angular momentum evolution have therefore included the accretion disk lifetime as a parameter describing the initial conditions (Sills, Pinsonneault, & Terndrup 2000 and references therein).
Angular Momentum Evolution of Young Stars: Toward a Synthesis of Observations, Theory, and Modeling
Three of them have [Fe/H] values less than 0; the lowest value of [Fe/H] is -0.18, sill about 0.45 dex larger than the lowest known value of [Fe/H] in the full sample of SWPs.
The Chemical Compositions of Stars with Planets: A Review
However, there is strong evidence that fully convective stars are capable of generating significant magnetic fields (Sills et al. 2000; Andronov et al. 2003), which might develop in a different way than low-mass main-sequence stars (for a discussion see §8.5 in Knigge et al. 2011, and references therein).
Angular Momentum Loss Mechanisms in Cataclysmic Variables below the Period Gap
For a description of evolution calculations of products of collisions between two main sequence stars (i.e. blue stragglers), see Sills et al. (1997) and Sills et al. (2001).
Modest-2: A Summary
If the blue straggler can become locked to the disk during its contraction phase, or even a portion of it, the star will spin down by transfering angular momentum to the disk, in the same manner as protostars (Sills, Pinsonneault & Terndrup, 2000; Barnes, Sofia & Pinsonneault, 2001).
Modest-2: A Summary
Sills, Disturbing the Dyson conjecture, in a general ly GOOD way, J.
Two Coefficients of the Dyson Product
Sills, Disturbing the Dyson conjecture, in a general ly GOOD way, J.
On Kadell's two Conjectures for the $q$-Dyson Product
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