slow match


  • 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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  • 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.”


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
She had just dropped the slow match.
"Latitude 19 degree" by Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
A cannoneer's slow match!
"Faithful Margaret" by Annie Ashmore
Next he laid a train of powder with a slow match, the end of which he ignited.
"Perils in the Transvaal and Zululand" by H.C. Adams
He applied a slow match to it, and it broke into a blaze at once.
"A Roving Commission" by G. A. Henty
The scene opens with a slow match and ends when the spark reaches the dynamite.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 8 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Interviews" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Their slow, pitiful step matched the part wonderfully.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. IV (of VI), "Adventures In The South" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
All being ready, Tom lit a match and applied it to the slow match of the cannon.
"The Rover Boys Down East" by Arthur M. Winfield
In an instant, it occurred to me that it was a slow match.
"Off to Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
The saddle also carries a rider who holds the heavy wooden stock and fires the gun with a slow match.
"Beast and Man in India" by John Lockwood Kipling
The monks must contrive to steal out some dark night, leaving a slow match burning in the powder-magazine.
"The Shadow of the Czar" by John R. Carling

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.

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
For a general MHD inflow, there are three critical points at which both D and N vanish: the ‘slow-magnetosonic point’, the ‘Alfven point’, and the ‘fast-magnetosonic point’; the poloidal velocity up there matches the slow-magnetosonic velocity, the Alfven velocity, and the fast-magnetosonic velocity, respectively.
Launching and Quenching of Black Hole Relativistic Jets at Low Accretion Rate
It was a perhaps surprising result, found only a few years ago , that this expansion has a very slow convergence: because of the large absolute magnitude of higherorder coefficients, many terms have to be included for reliable theoretical predictions which in order to match the current experimental precision.
Two-Loop Bethe Logarithms
Crystallization experiments at various cooling rates indicate that the textures and crystal sizes of natural CAIs are best matched by slow cooling rates (0.1 to 25 K/hour, Stolper and Paque, 1986).
Meteorites and the physico-chemical conditions in the early solar nebula
Standard ray theory breaks down at close avoided crossings of the fast and slow phase loci in z -kz phase space, but GRT redresses this by effectively doing a wave-mechanical matching across these regions.
An Exact Test of Generalized Ray Theory in Local Helioseismology
A central magnetic field is then an advantage to bend slow particles and provide a n E /p match.
Summary of the Very Large Hadron Collider Physics and Detector Subgroup
Modest integration times to see faint astronomical sources can be achieved by clocking the CCD imager readout at a rate that matches the slow sidereal rate.
Does the Lunar Surface Still Offer Value As a Site for Astronomical Observatories?
Recently, discuss a cascading technique to speed up the slow nearest neighbor matching by “two to three orders of magnitude”.
Comparison and Combination of State-of-the-art Techniques for Handwritten Character Recognition: Topping the MNIST Benchmark
Here observe that the deterministic reduced model is more chaotic and mixing than the slow variables of the multiscale dynamics, and the stochastic term makes the new model less chaotic and mixing to better match the multiscale dynamics.
A simple stochastic parameterization for reduced models of multiscale dynamics