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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n solidness the quality of being solid and reliable financially or factually or morally "the solidity of the evidence worked in his favor","the solidness of her faith gave her enduring hope"
    • n solidness the quality of being substantial or having substance
    • n solidness the consistency of a solid
    • n solidness the state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: By federal law, for a noodle to actually be a noodle it must have 5.5 percent egg solids in it, otherwise it cannot be called a noodle
    • Solidness Soundness; strength; truth; validity, as of arguments, reasons, principles, and the like.
    • Solidness State or quality of being solid; firmness; compactness; solidity, as of material bodies.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Certain frogs can be frozen solid then thawed and continue living.
    • n solidness The state or property of being solid: solidity.
    • n solidness Soundness; strength; truth; validity, as of arguments, reasons, principles, etc.
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  • Alfred A. Montapert
    “If you don't have solid beliefs you cannot build a stable life. Beliefs are like the foundation of a building, and they are the foundation to build your life upon.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    “The only solid and lasting peace between a man and his wife is, doubtless, a separation.”
  • Francis Bacon
    “Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Extended empires are like expanded gold, exchanging solid strength for feeble splendor.”
  • Sallust
    “To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.”
  • Charles Horton Cooley
    “The imaginations which people have of one another are the solid facts of society.”


In literature:

It is a solid mass of stone, which has suffered less from time than the mountains near it.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume III" by John Lord
Fluids act quicker than solids, and powders sooner than pills.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
The air, however, was very bitter and the neighboring brook froze solid.
"Inca Land" by Hiram Bingham
Sometimes the entire front and rear are of lattice work, the side walls being solid.
"Modern India" by William Eleroy Curtis
The whole construction has a light, pleasing, and yet thoroughly solid appearance.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 586, March 26, 1887" by Various
You see there's such a solid security behind you.
"Hodge and His Masters" by Richard Jefferies
Every quality is so solid and dependable.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
The mass is solid, the chambers being cut in the rock below the pyramid.
"Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt" by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
When the solid deck rose to them, and the sling had been loosened, however, they regained their poise instantaneously.
"African Camp Fires" by Stewart Edward White
The beans under the brown husk are composed of a white, solid matter, almost like a lump of hard tallow.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
On this solid basis fix your machines, and they will draw worlds towards you.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
The conductor was evidently solid concrete above the collar-bone, and didn't think she'd paid.
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
A solid carbon block or rod is not found to decrease its resistance by being subjected to pressure.
"Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1" by Kempster Miller
The upper seats are wide stone steps, but comfortable enough, and solid enough to stand till judgment day.
"The Car That Went Abroad" by Albert Bigelow Paine
Solidity consists chiefly in a uniformity of ideas.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Solids possess elasticity of volume and of shape.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
They were moved on wheels of solid oak or elm, 6 to 12 ft. in diameter and 3 to 4 ft. thick.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 6" by Various
At length they pulled up before a solid little cabin built in a cleft of rocks.
"The Snow-Burner" by Henry Oyen
The perception of solid-form is far more complex than outline-form and therefore more liable to error.
"Visual Illusions" by Matthew Luckiesh
It is also refined on the spot to a large extent and converted into solid extract containing 60 per cent.
"Animal Proteins" by Hugh Garner Bennett

In poetry:

Experience' solid anvil
The burning mass shall hold;
And Patience' bony fingers
Each groove exactly mould.
"Prison Bars" by Ernest Jones
And Holiness that so the bole
Be solid at the core;
And Plague and Fever, that the whole
Be changing evermore.
"Religio Medici" by Arthur Conan Doyle
After a pause, said Emily:
"In the words orphan heiress I
Find many a solid reason why
I would not changëd be.
"The Offer" by Charles Lamb
The force of truth how great!
When enemies confess,
None but the righteous whom they hate,
A solid hope possess.
"Balaam's Wish" by John Newton
No longer caring to embalm
In dying songs a dead regret,
But like a statue solid-set,
And moulded in colossal calm.
"In Memoriam A. H. H.: 131" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
I know not by what road I came—oh wonderful and fair.
Only I know I ailed for thee and that thou wert not there.
Then suddenly Time's stalwart wall before thee did divide,
Its solid bastions dreamed and swayed and there was I inside.
"Dream" by Anna Hempstead Branch

In news:

TELEFUNKEN Introduces New M80 Solid Color Line at AES.
Pictured is TELEFUNKEN's new M80 Solid Color Dynamic microphone line.
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik of South Windsor, CT is introducing at AES the new Solid Color finishes for their popular M80 Dynamic microphone line.
The Columbus Day holiday weekend brought a surge in Broadway sales in Week 19 (Oct. 1-7) helped along by the addition of "Annie" and "The Heiress," two shows that began previews with solid numbers.
If the duvet is multi-colored, use solid sheets and pillows for balance, or vice versa.
A ceremony at Fort Knox has honored the work of a special solider as she was retired from service.
Estero's Tolisano compiling solid season at Double-A.
The influence of magnesium stearate (MgSt) on powder lubrication and finished solid-dose properties presents big challenges to drug manufacturers.
Both were solid guesses, but both are staring up at the new kid on the SEC block.
1973 Chevy C10 Buildup OPP Solid Side Glass Kit.
The Webster Exchange On another sunny Tuesday night, two white guys stand in front of any empty, cyclone-fenced lot on Webster Street just north of Eddy, solidly in the Western Addition.
Brandy, who has consistently released solid CDs, doesn't skip a beat with 6th album.
Cordillera Communications in Duluth, MN, has begun a complete conversion of news, production and promotional operations at its 11 television stations to the Panasonic Broadcast DVCPRO P2 solid-state memory recording system.
Solid conservative credentials are compelling in red-leaning district.
Creep feed grinding allows a hardened workpiece to be machined from the solid in a single pass, replacing milling, broaching or other types of grinding.

In science:

Entropy contribution σl of completely correlated clusters of length l, calculated exactly (solid points) and with large-l approximation (solid line).
Thermodynamics of Random Ferromagnetic Antiferromagnetic Spin-1/2 Chains
We take the Solid-On-Solid (SOS) -limit: in the case of a multiply valued interface the highest location is chosen from the exact interface configurations.
Disorder, Order, and Domain Wall Roughening in the 2d Random Field Ising Model
The spectral ranges displayed are λλ 4750–5120 the best fit (solid line) and the residuals (lower solid line) are shown.
AGNs with composite spectra II. Additional data
The case σ(x) ∈ Z and ψ(t) = |t| corresponds to the so-called solid-on-solid (SOS) model of a d-dimensional surface in Zd+1 ; the choice σ(x) ∈ R and ψ(t) = t2 gives the harmonic crystal.
The random geometry of equilibrium phases
The phase boundaries for the current are represented by the thick solid lines; those for the correlation length are represented by the thin solid lines.
One-Dimensional Partially Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Process on a Ring with a Defect Particle
If this scenario happens to be borne out, one would have a quasi-amorphous solid state—the random analogue of a twodimensional solid —exhibiting quasi-long-range positional order but of a random rather than regular type.
Random solids and random solidification: What can be learned by exploring systems obeying permanent random constraints?
In fact, W (Γi ) can be viewed as a solid-on-solid interface that elevates in L as the cluster Γi,g grows with increasing i. A cube b has to belong to a W (Γi,g) before it belongs to a Γi,g .
Bosonic Monocluster Expansion
The lower portion shows the ratio of the dashed and the dotted curves to the solid one. b) The solid curve uses the nominal result of the new 3-parameter fit, and the dashed ones are calculated with g2 parameters deviating by 3 σ from the central value.
The QCD and Standard Model Working Group: Summary Report from Les Houches
The solid and dashed lines are the result of a reduced χ2 fit of a model (see text) to all data (solid line) and to data at larger radii only (dashed line, De Vaucouleurs law).
Near-infrared adaptive optics observations of galaxy clusters: Abell 262 at z=0.0157, J1836.3CR at z=0.414, and PKS 0743-006 at z=0.994
Each panel contains the observed photometry for an ERO from Table 1 (solid points with errorbars) and the best-fit empirical galaxy template (solid line) from Coleman et al. (1980).
A Deep Multicolor Survey. VII. Extremely Red Objects and Galaxy Formation
The individual contributions are: synchrotron (thin solid), bremsstrahlung (thin long-dashed), Compton (thick long-dashed), Coulomb scattering (dot-dashed), Møller + Bhabha scattering (short-dashed), hydromagnetic acceleration (dotted), and total (thick solid).
Monte-Carlo simulations of thermal/nonthermal radiation from a neutron-star magnetospheric accretion shell
The individual contributions are: synchrotron (thin solid), bremsstrahlung (thin long-dashed), Compton (thick long-dashed), Coulomb scattering (dot-dashed), Møller + Bhabha scattering (short-dashed), hydromagnetic acceleration (dotted), and total (thick solid).
Monte-Carlo simulations of thermal/nonthermal radiation from a neutron-star magnetospheric accretion shell
Bradshaw, 1983, in: The Chemical Physics of Solid Surfaces and Heterogeneous Catalysis, Vol. 2: Adsorption at Solid Surfaces, eds. D.A.
Theory of Adsorption on Metal Substrates
In this hypothesis the fast BAL winds are emitted only by high luminosity quasars (into a ∼10% solid angle), while NAL winds are found only at lower luminosities (for a ∼50% solid angle).
Tests of a Structure for Quasars
In this hypothesis the quasar wind has fast (BAL) velocities only in some directions (covering ∼10% solid angle), and has slower (NAL) velocities in other directions (covering ∼50% solid angle).
Tests of a Structure for Quasars