slow match

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n slow match match or fuse made to burn slowly and evenly
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Slow match See under Match.
    • Slow match slightly twisted hempen rope soaked in a solution of limewater and saltpeter or washed in a lye of water and wood ashes. It burns at the rate of four or five inches an hour, and is used for firing cannon, fireworks, etc.
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Quotations

  • Jack Kramer
    Jack Kramer
    “The worst thing you can do is start slow, or con yourself into thinking that you can take your time getting into a match. The curtain is up so you've got to perform.”

Usage

In literature:

Otto now stood ready with a piece of slow-match at the touch-hole, and another piece, lighted, in hand.
"The Island Queen" by R.M. Ballantyne
Didn't I say you couldn't play with even a slow-match like Roman, if you didn't want a fire later on?
"Flamsted quarries" by Mary E. Waller
I could have left a train of gunpowder and a slow match behind, I was so cross!
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Well away from beaten tracks I have occasionally met local sports carrying guns together with slow-matches of smouldering brown paper.
"Life and sport in China" by Oliver G. Ready
She was restless and wakeful the night long; two or three times she lighted a match and looked at the slow-going clock on the mantelpiece.
"The Faith Doctor" by Edward Eggleston
He wanted to get over the wall again and look in at the window, to see if the slow match had not gone out.
"Mary Queen of Scots, Makers of History" by Jacob Abbott
Simply a sort of slow-match; grows in the daytime as much as it burns away at night.
"Prince Vance" by Eleanor Putnam
He fumbled for the box behind the stove and scraped a slow sulphur match against the pipe.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Come closer, I mustn't leave any powder near the slow match.
"Blind Policy" by George Manville Fenn
The crew applied a slow match to the train and pulled off.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
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In news:

DETROIT — Chrysler LLC said Thursday it plans to cut up to 12,000 jobs, or up to 15 percent of its workforce, as part of an effort to slash costs and match slowing demand for some vehicles.
Morgan Pressel 's semifinal slow-play penalty provides boost for Azahara Munoz to win Sybase Match Play Championship.
Darrington over came a slow start and rebounded after a tough first match in the state tournament to beat Kittitas and keep their trophy hopes alive.
Not even an abnormally small playing field could slow down Keys Gate Charter School in a boys soccer match against Marathon High School Wednesday.
Morgan Pressel's semifinal slow-play penalty provides boost for Azahara Munoz to win Sybase Match Play Championship.
Slow-play penalty mars Munoz's win in Sybase Match Play Championship.
To combat online shopping and a slow economy, more retailers are providing more convenient shipping options and providing layaway, price matching, and smart phone apps for shoppers.
As we attempted to match the instructor's slow, deliberate movements, the floor-to-ceiling windows revealed the motion of waves on the lake and ever-changing cloud formations.
Novak Djokovic was down early, but not out, while Roger Federer also bounced back from a slow start and is back in the title match of the ATP World Tour Finals.
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In science:

By matching cosmological fluctuations on a constant energy density hypersurface we show that the growing mode during the very slow collapsing pre-impact phase couples only to the decaying mode in the expanding postimpact phase, and that hence no scale-invariant spectrum of adiabatic fluctuations is generated.
On the Spectrum of Fluctuations in an Effective Field Theory of the Ekpyrotic Universe
Finally, we have shown here that the rotation period distribution of stars in the 0.4-1.2 solar mass range in IC 348 matches that of the ONC but contains a higher proportion of slow rotators than is seen in NGC 2264.
The Variability and Rotation of Pre-main Sequence Stars in IC 348: Does Intracluster Environment Influence Stellar Rotation?
Indeed, to match the slow rise of LSB galaxy rotation curves, a specific viewing angle of the nonaxisymmetric potential is required.
Constraining the NFW Potential with Observations and Modeling of LSB Galaxy Velocity Fields
While there were some minor variations between samples, the decay rate observed on each tag was generally well matched to this curve, showing an initial 15 seconds with little (< 1%) or no decay, then 15 seconds of very rapid decay, and concluding with the slow decay of whatever data remained.
We Can Remember It for You Wholesale: Implications of Data Remanence on the Use of RAM for True Random Number Generation on RFID Tags (RFIDSec 2009)
On the other hand, much like in the simplest single field slow-roll calculations, one is expected to slightly rotate τ to the imaginary plane to match the vacuum thus basically putting to zero the contribution at −∞.
Large non-Gaussianities in the Effective Field Theory Approach to Single-Field Inflation: the Bispectrum
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