split end


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n split end (football) an offensive end who lines up at a distance from the other linemen
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In literature:

At the further end was an elevated stage, which might be looked upon as a first floor, formed of split palm-stems.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
The trunk was split open at one end and some of the contents fell on the deck.
"Randy of the River" by Horatio Alger Jr.
But with the ordinary cleft graft, if you go to the end of your stock you still have a split and not a perfect fit.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
This thorn had no eye, but its large end was split, and the end of the thread held in the cleft thus made.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Conquest of the Savages" by Roger Thompson Finlay
Very carefully she followed his directions, and at length the split end was tied with professional neatness.
"'Smiles'" by Eliot H. Robinson
One end of each was lined out into planks, three or four inches thick, and then split with wedges.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
These represent arms and legs, whose ends, finally, split up into fingers and toes.
"Sex" by Henry Stanton
He then made a little split in one end.
"Caleb in the Country" by Jacob Abbott
Once again the trailing end got into the split hoof, once again the maherry was tripped up; and came down neck foremost upon the sand.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
Presently, he observed that the log was not split open from end to end.
"Rollo's Experiments" by Jacob Abbott
A bunk neatly made of split boards and filled with spruce twigs and swamp hay ran along one end.
"Prescott of Saskatchewan" by Harold Bindloss
The substance left at the ends, which would otherwise become sharp, and be liable to split.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Toward the upper end of the wall an irregular crack or cleft split it from top to bottom.
"The Gold Girl" by James B. Hendryx
The inner end of the pole she wedged in a crevice of the split rock.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
The bullets rained like hail and shells shrieked and split the universe from end to end.
"Liége on the Line of March" by Glenna Lindsley Bigelow
In the end I had a splitting headache and felt on the verge of hysteria.
"Banked Fires" by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
A square hole, an inch deep, is then made in the end of this piece of hard wood, done tight round with cotton to keep it from splitting.
"Wanderings in South America" by Charles Waterton
Then I make a split in the end of the butt and in this fasten the bait.
"The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp" by Thornton W. Burgess
Allan picked up a stick, and deliberately split one end so that he could open it up.
"The Boy Scouts in the Blue Ridge" by Herbert Carter
Split the back end of the cotton and stuff each hind leg with the two branches thus formed.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg

In poetry:

The Drowned—who in the copse once stood
Waiting the Dead: to end both vows—
Heard, as we hear, the split of wood
And shrieking of the writhen boughs
"The Flower Of Flame" by Robert Nichols
"'By God, it were a kindlier thing to make an end with those
Which split upon the uncharted reef or splintered in the floes
Than to cheat death a hundred times and last to find the day
When a man's strength must fail him and a good ship decay.'"
"The Last Of The Sealing Fleet" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

People in Aberdeen split on end of Hostess.
I don't generally have a problem with the split MASN booth and MASN/MASN2 simulcast during Orioles -Nationals interleague games, but towards the end of Sunday's 9-3 Nats win, I had a problem.
Jerry Rose's quest to grow a world-record giant pumpkin ended last month when seven of his nine pumpkins split or succumbed to disease.
At the end of the evening, we all agreed to split the tab, but it turned out that one person's credit card didn't work.
0-2: They put the split in split ends.
In May, the state will decide if a split in athletic competition should be permanent between public and private schools -- ending rivalries such as St Ignatius vs Mentor.
FAIRBANKS — The Hutchison Hawks split a pair of games at the End of the Road high school hockey tournament in Homer on Friday, but the Railbelt Conference teams all suffered losses to Anchorage schools.
Long, Hot Week Ends in 6-Hour Split Decision Between Knoxville and Pella.
Wilson's Department Store owner Kevin O'Neal argues against splitting the rate, saying that could spell the end for some small business owners who are on the edge to begin with.
Voters Split On Life-Ending Medication, Favor Medical Marijuana.
Best Hair Treatment for Split Ends.
Hair Care for Split Ends.
In a key Sonoma County League road match last Thursday, the Sonoma Valley High School tennis girls split their singles matches with longtime rival Petaluma, but ended up being swept in doubles and dropping a 5-2 decision.
While there's a ton of advice out there about splitting with a guy, there's not much about ending a relationship with a buddy.
The latest news from the detergent industry's never-ending war on stains is that biotechnology has produced an enzyme that will split fatty acids.

In science:

On what concerns the split-end approach, dividing the end-to-end connection into wired and wireless paths is reasonable and seems especially attractive in single-hop networks, but it is not strictly necessary.
TCP over 3G links: Problems and Solutions
As was shown in , although an appropriate split-end scheme can perform better than the standard TCP Reno, its performance can be worse than that of an advanced end-to-end or a well-tuned TCP-aware link layer protocol.
TCP over 3G links: Problems and Solutions
Note that the long line containing the definition of the (two-argument) function gauss2d() is split up into two lines using a backslash at the end of the first line.
Introduction to Randomness and Statistics
We will assume that the trivialization of the canonical bundle at the end is compatible with this splitting.
Effect of Legendrian Surgery
These solutions can be divided into three different categories, as proposed by : Link-Layer schemes, End-to-End schemes and Split-Connection schemes.
A Near-Optimal Scheme for TCP ACK Pacing to Maintain Throughput in Wireless Networks
Therefore, the tasks of driving and ending inflation are split among the fields φ and ψ in hybrid inflation, and notably the potential energy is not yet minimized when φ reaches the “waterfall point” φc .
Primordial Fluctuations in String Cosmology
To this end, interpret an n–dimensional vector space as a 2n–dimensional R–vector space V supplied with a complex structure J, J 2 = − idV and split V into a direct sum of 2-dimensional J -invariant subspaces.
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
So new entering ions at each source are less likely to leave from the same end of the channel, and both the left splitting probability at left state (black solid curve) and the right splitting probability at right state (black dash-dotted curve) decrease monotonically as d increases.
From Brownian Dynamics to Markov Chain: an Ion Channel Example
To this end, we split the sample into two parts: a small part of the sample is used to build a pilot estimator cΠf n of Πf , whereas the remaining observations are used for distinguishing between H0 and H1 .
Minimax testing of a composite null hypothesis defined via a quadratic functional in the model of regression
Recent values tend to be at the lower end of the hyperfine splitting range.
Precision tests of the J/{\psi} from full lattice QCD: mass, leptonic width and radiative decay rate to {\eta}_c
This way there would be no end to data splitting.
Rejoinder to "Multiple Testing for Exploratory Research"
When LQ and RQ anticommute, the consequence is that there is a fermion state that is split between the two ends of the chain.
Beyond Band Insulators: Topology of Semi-metals and Interacting Phases
The electrodes are split in order to allow a constant voltage to be applied between their ends, so that an axial potential minimum occurs in the region where the long electrode segments overlap.
The Ion Trap Quantum Information Processor
To this end the heavy quark momentum is split into a large part mQv and a residual part k , which is assumed not to scale with the heavy mass.
Review of Heavy Quark Effective Theory
While we cannot show that End(M ) is a split extension of A by an ideal, we can obtain enough information about End(M ) to imply the negative results on the Kaplansky test problems. (A similar idea is used in [19, p. 118].) The ring A is naturally a subring of End(M ).
The Kaplansky test problems for aleph_1-separable groups