snap line

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n snap line a chalked string used in the building trades to make a straight line on a vertical surface
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Usage

In literature:

Down the line of the fence the two curs walked, their eyes glaring, their jaws snapping, their tongues out, and dropping foam.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
The threads of the line snapped and crinkled from the heat.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
Then the double line snapped.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
Grinnell's line wavered and snapped.
"Interference and Other Football Stories" by Harold M. Sherman
The Tungar should be operated only by the snap-switch and not by any other external switch in either line or battery circuits.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
In a snap guess he placed the number of planes lined up at one hundred.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
Then this line snapped; and that ended all efforts to send any messages.
"Dave Porter and His Double" by Edward Stratemeyer
When you reel in, the line can't become too tight or it will snap, so you have the drag.
"What Need of Man?" by Harold Calin
On the shore the lines of British soldiery brought their arms to the present with a snap.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
The line straightened out and became taut, and looked as if it might snap at any instant.
"Boys of The Fort" by Ralph Bonehill
At the jerk the gut casting-line snapped with a crack, and the end flew back like a whip into Peter's face.
"Northern Diamonds" by Frank Lillie Pollock
Jerry began at one end and passed down the line, shattering glass and snapping wooden legs with his spanner.
"The Giants From Outer Space" by Geoff St. Reynard
This wise boy ain't gonna take a chance of a line snapping and knocking a hunk outta my hull.
"Spillthrough" by Daniel F. Galouye
His gun snapped up on a line with Thorus' heart.
"Circle of Flight" by Richard Stockham
You snapped it up before the line touched the water.
"Gabriel Tolliver" by Joel Chandler Harris
In the summers of 1963 and 1964 snap traps were set along an arbitrary line through each of these areas.
"Comparative Ecology of Pinyon Mice and Deer Mice in Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado" by Charles L. Douglas
He tugged on the line, which grew taut and threatened to snap.
"The Rover Boys Down East" by Arthur M. Winfield
Harry Blunt now grabbed the snapped ball and then, with terrific force, West Point plunged into the Annapolis line.
"An Annapolis First Classman" by Lt.Com Edward L. Beach
Even the guards lined up and were "snapped," much to their delight.
"In Search of a Siberian Klondike" by Homer B. Hulbert
A moment later came a sort of tug at the line, the thread snapped, and Yvette let the end fall.
"The Gay Triangle" by William Le Queux
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In poetry:

The War-God snapped his golden chain:
His mercies thundered down the world,
And lashing battle-lines uncurled
And scourged the crouching lands again.
"The Wakened God" by Margaret Widdemer

In news:

An ice storm is to blame for snapping power lines and trees throughout Berrien, Cass, Van Buren and St Joseph counties.
Fans wait in long lines to snap up Black Ops 2 video game.
He was able to snap a photo of the shark, just before he cut the angler 's line.
(AP) — Vince Wilfork's biggest challenge when he lines up against the Houston Texans' powerful offense Monday night could come before the ball is even snapped.
UCF offensive line focuses on fundamentals to snap out of funk.
UCF offensive line focuses on fundamentals to snap out of funk .
That was the score with just more than three minutes left when, on third down at the Raiders' 19-yard-line, Eagles' standout Louchez Purifoy took the snap and weaved through Navarre's defense.
The thick, wet snow snapped storm-weakened trees and downed power lines, but didn't appear to add much more to the devastation.
Egyptian protesters broke through police lines around the presidential palace while protesting against President Morsi's push to hold a snap referendum on a new constitution.
Tulane looked as if they were going to attempt a 51-yard field goal with kicker/punter Ross Thevenot but Thevenot took the snap and executed a well-placed pooch punt that was downed at the 3-yard line by long snapper Craig Gelhardt.
Quarterback Tony Romo lined up at receiver, while running back Tashard Choice received the direct snap.
AC dermapeptide, SNAP-8, argirelene, and leuphasyl (peptides that reduce fine lines).
The neighbors gathered in Sandy's drizzly aftermath, surveying the damage: tree limbs crushing the roof of a car, telephone poles snapped in half, power lines strewn across the street.
Apparently he snapped, crossed some mysterious legal line, and is locked up in a home for the criminally insane.
"We did fine and could have had a couple more scores, but we missed a chance in the first half when we bobbled the snap at their 9-yard line and lost it on downs," South Bend HS Head Football Coach Tom Sanchez told the Herald.
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In science:

In Figure 3 we compare the observed HI column density PDF for the MS tip (from Stanimirovic et al. 2008) with the same quantity at two snap-shots in the Bland-Hawthorn et al.’s simulation: 70 and 270 Myrs after the initial exposure of the MS to the halo wind (shown as dashed and dot-dashed lines in Figure 3).
Galaxy evolution begins at home: GALFA, EVLA, and GASKAP
The left panel displays typical 1σ confidence contours for a SNAP simulation (dashed line; Goliath et al. 2001) and for the Supernova Cosmology Pro ject (dotted line; Perlmutter et al. 1999), besides our corresponding contour (solid line), all for typical cosmological constant (w = −1) models.
Quasar clustering redshift distortion constraints on dark energy
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