spring scale


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spring scale a balance that measure weight by the tension on a helical spring
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  • William S. Burroughs
    “No atomic physicist has to worry, people will always want to kill other people on a mass scale. Sure, he's got the fridge full of sausages and spring water.”


In literature:

He himself kept to the low ground by the hot springs, (4) sending a division to scale the top of the pass.
"Hellenica" by Xenophon
In this present spring of 1921 we are having an exhibition of fear on a scale so colossal that the heart of man is dazed by it.
"The Conquest of Fear" by Basil King
As will be readily seen the months in spring which give the best hatches, occupy a medium place in the humidity scale.
"The Dollar Hen" by Milo M. Hastings
The spring was now approaching, and the time for military operations on a grand scale drew near.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 7. (of 7): The Sassanian or New Persian Empire" by George Rawlinson
Here he would tip a spring-scale at just about twenty-seven pounds.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Brick-bat man finds that his customer has ascended the human scale one step; he prepares 'to spring dodge' Number two on him.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No 3, September, 1862" by Various
These animals, although hoofed as sheep are, can scale a cliff like cats, or spring down one like squirrels.
"The Boy Hunters" by Captain Mayne Reid
But when spring came Lilian prepared to open up her summer campaign on a much larger scale.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
He had a scale made of heavy coiled spring in his hand.
"Pharaoh's Broker" by Ellsworth Douglass
Looking at it earlier the next spring, the conspicuous reddish brown color of the bud-scales was noted.
"Getting Acquainted with the Trees" by J. Horace McFarland
It is to move the tubes of all thermometers up an inch on the scale every fall, and down an inch in the spring.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
When Marse Billy'd get lonesome, he'd go down to Spring Garden and dance with the Scales girls.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
It winters in the bud scales, and emerges in the spring.
"The Book of Pears and Plums" by Edward Bartrum
The bud scales strew the ground in spring as the leaves do in the fall, though they are so small that we hardly notice them.
"A Year in the Fields" by John Burroughs
The proper number for the barrel used is placed on hanging spring scales and weighed before being packed.
"Ducks and Geese" by Harry M. Lamon
In spring the scales fall and a cone-like flower cluster rises.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
The atmospheric pressure of the explosions is measured by a scale connected with the recorder-spring.
"Gas-Engines and Producer-Gas Plants" by R. E. Mathot
The stipules of the leaves act as protecting scale-leaves in the winter-bud and fall when the bud opens in spring.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6" by Various
My spring gardening is on no great scale.
"A Year in a Lancashire Garden" by Henry Arthur Bright
The scale for the line of resistance is ascertained by stretching the spiral spring by known weights.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1" by Various

In poetry:

Art thou abroad with the white morning star
Scaling the heights afar?
Ceaselessly mounting, O thou heart, some hill,
The springs of life to fill?
"Preparation" by Annie Adams Fields
Hence Britain lays In scales and weighs
The fate of kingdoms and of kings;
And as she frowns Or smiles, on crowns
A night or day of glory springs.
"Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish." by Edward Young

In news:

This spring, a War of the Worlds-scale tripod carrying verdant laboratories on suspended platforms showed up in Nantes in western France.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is loaning a full-scale model of the European Space Agency's Huygens probe to the Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation.
That phenomenon is being seen on a smaller scale with the opening of Frassati Catholic High School in Spring, an area seeing a major influx of new residents.
This great looking scale rig comes with a realistic billet aluminum ladder frame chassis, true to scale leaf spring suspension, and highly detailed body with a dropped bed.
Two Merced Union High School District trustees who voted last spring to scale back bus transportation were voted out of office Tuesday.
According to manager Sean Weir, this waterfall at the Elk Springs Trout Hatchery is a small scale replica of Whittaker's Falls, just a few miles downstream.
Kimberly Scales Rawlings, age 47, of Russell Springs, died Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the Russell County Hospital.
Patricia Scales of Russell Springs.
Mike Scales of Russell Springs.
Scaling peaks in the Great Smoky Mountains was getting a bit too routine for a couple of fit guys from Holly Springs, North Carolina.
Faraz Anwar shares his source for true-to -scale springs for free.
If a full-fledged garden sounds like too much work, consider scaling back and springing for an herb garden.

In science:

Using large scale numerical simulations we analyze the statistical properties of fracture in the two dimensional random spring model and compare it with its scalar counterpart: the random fuse model.
Statistical properties of fracture in a random spring model
FIG. 7: Scaling of number of broken bonds at peak load for triangular random thresholds spring lattices.
Statistical properties of fracture in a random spring model
We have used the same scaling law for the random thresholds spring model as well, and the result presented in Fig. 13 indicates that the exponent ¯α is approximately equal to 0.97, which is once again in consistent with the ¯α = 0.96 obtained for RFM using both triangular and diamond lattice topologies.
Statistical properties of fracture in a random spring model
In this study we investigated the universality of random thresholds spring and fuse models using large scale numerical simulations and large number of sample configurations to reduce the statistical error in the numerical results.
Statistical properties of fracture in a random spring model
As it is foreseeable that potential high statistics physics runs will take a considerable amount of time, and this will require the deployment of remote control at the experimental sites. A first large scale testbeam with a fully equipped technical prototype of an SDHCAL can be expected towards spring 2011.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee
When modelling a system for which the spring has not a physical origin the correct scaling for the spring constant is simply Lm ∼ L in this case and thus very small values of m are required in the large-scale limit.
Random-Manifold to Random-Periodic Depinning of an Elastic Interface
K. Zhang, Embedded memories for nano-scale vlsis. Springer Publications, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, 2009.
Design and modelling of different SRAM's based on CNTFET 32nm technology
The size of the square lattice (100 × 100 springs) is determined to reduce finite size effects and obtain the correct scaling of stress intensity factor with applied stress and crack length.
Thermal activation of rupture and slow crack growth in a model of homogenous brittle materials
The long time scale of the spring heating prohibited fine adjustment of the tilt.
Constraints on Yukawa-Type Deviations from Newtonian Gravity at 20 Microns
The large scale outflow, which extends up to ∼ 600 AU at the end of our simulation, is driven by toroidal magnetic pressure (spring), whereas the jet is powered by magneto-centrifugal force (fling).
Outflows and Jets from Collapsing Magnetized Cloud Cores
The latter field structure indicates the jet is magneto-centrifugally powered wherein the field lines act as “lever arms” flinging material off the disk surface, whereas the large scale outflow is powered by magnetic pressure in which the magnetic field lines behave like the release of a compressed spring.
Outflows and Jets from Collapsing Magnetized Cloud Cores
Extensive numerical simulations of the RFM and also other models - Random Spring Model, Random Beam Model - have allowed to understand the physics of size effect here and to elaborate on a scaling theory [11, 51].
Size effects in statistical fracture
As some prototypes may use flammable gas, the topic of safety will have to be addressed at a very early stage. A first large scale beam test with a fully equipped technical prototype of an SDHCAL can be expected towards spring 2011.
Summary of the Linear Collider Testbeam Workshop 2009 - LCTW09
With the signs shown it is often referred to as the equation of a “soft spring.” A comprehensive reference to the early theory of (1) is [NM], which gives a detailed account of the results obtained by classical perturbation methods, such as averaging or multi-scale techniques.
A shooting approach to layers and chaos for a forced Duffing equation
These results imply that locality is stable in the short term in that non-local links will not suddenly spring up by local moves, but locality can be disordered over times scales large compared to the Planck time.
Disordered locality in loop quantum gravity states