splitter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n splitter a laborer who splits logs to build split-rail fences
    • n splitter a taxonomist who classifies organisms into many groups on the basis of relatively minor characteristics
    • n splitter a worker who splits fish and removes the backbone
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Splitter One who, or that which, splits.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n splitter One who or that which splits: as, a rail-splitter; also, an implement used in splitting.
    • n splitter One who splits hairs; one who makes too fine distinctions, as in argument, classification, etc.: in natural history, opposed to lumper. See the quotation under lumper, 3.
    • n splitter A kind of rich short-cake baked in irons like waffles, and then split and buttered.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Splitter one who, or that which, splits: one who splits hairs in argument, &c.:
    • n Splitter (U.S.) a wheaten cake split and buttered when hot
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand., Dan. splitte, to split; Dut. splijten; Ger. spleissen.

Usage

In literature:

And the Sons of the Vikings, taking the hint, shouldered the litter once more, and reached Skull-Splitter's home in time for supper.
"Boyhood in Norway" by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
Uncle Salters is the best splitter in the fleet.
""Captains Courageous"" by Rudyard Kipling
Such a beautiful bit of flesh and blood as she is might get a hearing, when a grizzled old head-splitter like me was called a dotard.
"Hypatia" by Charles Kingsley
I was once a famous wafer-splitter; but then the bullies of society made it necessary.
"The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals, Volume 2." by Lord Byron
Two men in each gang are "splitters"; two "gibbers.
"American Merchant Ships and Sailors" by Willis J. Abbot
I was once a famous wafer-splitter; but then the bullies of society made it necessary.
"Life of Lord Byron, Vol. II" by Thomas Moore
He was a nice-lookin' old duck, with a pair of white Chaunceys and a frosted chin-splitter.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
As a rail-splitter he had no equal.
"Historic Boyhoods" by Rupert Sargent Holland
I remember how I struggled against their arguments that Lincoln was an uneducated, uncultured rail-splitter.
"Between the Lines" by Henry Bascom Smith
Now the chief splitter takes it, and with a broad thin chisel he splits it into plates becoming thinner at each split.
"Diggers in the Earth" by Eva March Tappan
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In poetry:

A lover of comfort and cronies is he;
And when the day’s work is behind,
A fire, and a yarn, and a billy of tea,
At the hut of the splitter you’ll find.
"The Mountain Splitter" by Henry Lawson
Loud cracks at the butt; and the strong wood is burst;
And the splitter steps backward, and turns
His eyes to the boughs that move slowly at first
Ere they rush to their grave in the ferns.
"The Mountain Splitter" by Henry Lawson
For a man is a man who can "sharpen" and "set",
And he is the only thing masculine yet
According to sawyer and splitter —
Or rather according to Wollombi Jim;
And nothing will tempt me to differ from him,
For Jim is a bit of a hitter.
"Jim the Splitter" by Henry Kendall

In news:

Splitter Waterjet Machining at Michael Waltrip Racing.
Local man injured by wood splitter .
FREDERICKTOWN — An accident with a wood splitter caused injury to a 65-year-old Fredericktown man Wednesday.
This 3D beam- splitter rig was specifically designed for use with the Red One cameras, as well as, other larger, broadcast quality cameras.
"Phihong's splitters will lower the cost of deploying many new devices," said Keith Hopwood, vice president of marketing for Phihong USA.
ETCON Releases New Structured Wiring Center Featuring 110-Phone Distribution Block with 2050 Mhz Splitter .
"BullsEye splits pills five times more accurately than manual splitters ," says Matt Noffsinger, VP of business development for the company.
Anderson suits up against OKC, Splitter in street clothes .
Bone bruise in left wrist leaves Splitter doubtful.
Tiago Splitter (22) has been limited to seven minutes in the series due to a wrist injury.
Power-over- Ethernet Splitters: Phihong's PSD14 Series 14 W. Most Popular Articles.
Phihong's PSD14 Series 14 W, DC-DC Power-over- Ethernet (PoE) splitters are designed to be mounted next to an Ethernet device.
The splitter on this attachment can also be unbolted from the quick attach and flipped 180 degrees for upright splitting applications.
Small forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots over San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter (22).
Posted on October 7, 2012 at 12:03 am by Mike Monroe in Nando De Colo, Tiago Splitter.
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In science:

Therefore we should assume that vacuum field energy cannot be changed by the presence of optical devices like mirrors, lenses, beam-splitters, etc.
How photon detectors remove vacuum fluctuations
B , the scattering matrix of the beam splitter.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
In Sec. 2 we studied the theoretically simplest example of a beam splitter, a one-dimensional dielectric structure.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
The beam-splitter matrix is unitary, in order to preserve the Bose commutation relations between the mode operators.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
The rotation matrix would remain as the key feature of the beam splitter.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
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