steady down

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v steady down become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style "He finally settled down"
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Quotations

  • Charles H. Parkhurst
    Charles H. Parkhurst
    “Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.”

Usage

In literature:

Out of it, after an hour or two, a steady sift of every manner of wreckage was drifting down upon the Moon.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
Sit steady; we've got a ladder and ropes, and Marky's just down there.
"The Master of the Shell" by Talbot Baines Reed
The Arab was lying down, peering to his front, and afforded a steady aim, not fifty yards off.
"For Fortune and Glory" by Lewis Hough
Now then, I'm off; and when I'm down safe, I'll give three jerks at the line, and then hold it steady.
"The Adventures of Don Lavington" by George Manville Fenn
I blaze up a bit when I'm put out, gentlemen, but I soon settle down into a steady warm glow, and keep within the bars.
"Old Gold" by George Manville Fenn
Keep a smart look-out, and go steady down to the edge.
"Syd Belton" by George Manville Fenn
I took a steady aim at poor Bruin's eye, and he sunk down in the bottom of the boat.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
Amine wept not, but she covered her face with her hands as Philip, with no steady pace, walked up and down the small room.
"The Phantom Ship" by Frederick Marryat
Still, as you love your profession, hang on to it by the last little corner, until you steady down.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
The flickery look in them gray eyes of hers steadies down, and she reaches out for one of my hands.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Landless lifted her down and steadied her to her seat in the stern.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
She drove with steady hands; but when they had reached the house and Rush lifted her down, she was trembling violently.
"The Californians" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Bill came lurching down the ladder, and Tom Baker put 'is 'and to 'im to steady 'im as he got to the bottom.
"Light Freights, Complete" by W. W. Jacobs
There must be the steady pressing down of the stamp upon the wax.
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
Looking up, down, and across the river, Paul stands, steadying the boat with both oars, his thin-bladed dagger flashing from close-set jaws.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
Perhaps the mere steady under-tow would suck him down to destruction.
"Peak and Prairie" by Anna Fuller
Anna's giddiness was merely that of youth; she settled down into a steady married life as the careful mother of a large family.
"Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters" by William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh
With scanty living and steady work, her mother had dropped down and down.
"The Girls at Mount Morris" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Mrs. Bruce put down her peach and said: "Read it again, will you, dear," in a quiet steady way as though she were trying to understand.
"An Australian Lassie" by Lilian Turner
We laid up money steady them years before she was took down.
"Country Neighbors" by Alice Brown
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In poetry:

Down in the bass
That steady beat
Walking walking walking
Like marching feet.
"Easy Boogie" by Langston Hughes
Wild geese in the wild even,
Steady and strong their flight,
Their beds are made in Heaven,
All of the down white.
"The Wild Geese" by Katharine Tynan
Rock-a-by baby, woolly and brown…
(There's a shout at the door an' a big red light…)
Lil' coon baby, mammy is down…
Han's that hold yuh are steady an' white…
"Lullaby" by Lola Ridge
How the coach flashes and wobbles, the moon
Dripping down so quietly on it. A tune
Is beating out of the curses and screams,
And the cracking all through the painted seams.
Steady, old horse, we'll keep it in sight.
'Tis a rare fine night!
"The Exeter Road" by Amy Lowell
All de women was a-cryin', an' de men, too, on de sly,
An' I noticed somep'n shinin' even in ol' Mastah's eye.
But we all stood still to listen ez ol' Ben come f'om de crowd
An' spoke up, a-try'n' to steady down his voice and mek it loud:--
"Chrismus On The Plantation" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Rooted to the place I stood, and watch'd its steady, fiery gleam,
All the pulses in my being beating as in act to fail;
And my heart sank down within me, like a stone flung in the stream,
As behind it rose an engine's whistle with a ghostly wail.
"The First-Foot" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Gold Ends Near Steady but Down from Daily High amid Bearish Outside Markets.
Rain came down during the entire game at a steady rate, tapering off in the last quarter and producing a muddy field and a higher rate of fumbles.
After holding steady in June, consumer confidence stumbled and fell during July, tripped up by a worsening jobs outlook, falling by 8.3 percent to a level of 76.6, down from 83.5 the prior month.
This month's Lodging Executives Sentiment Index (LESI) reading of 79.0 held steady from 78.0 last period but was down from 85.9 during the same period last year.
COLUMBIA — A few hours before Missouri's final home game against Syracuse on Saturday, a steady stream of football fans descended down Stadium Boulevard toward Memorial Stadium.
Besides, I didn't feel steady enough so I took a hike down my road to my neighbor's drive.
Wall Street was poised for a steady opening too, with both Dow futures and the S&P 500 futures down 0.1 percent.
The signal is part of the city's efforts to clamp down on pedestrian-related accidents after a steady uptick since 2007.
KHL life makes Leafs' Joffrey Lupul long for steady diet of down -home hockey: Feschuk.
Where 24 hours of steady rain slowed down movement in the gin yard.
The veteran defenseman provides steady hand when it's time to shut down foes.
KHL life makes Leafs' Joffrey Lupul long for steady diet of down-home hockey : Feschuk.
Prices have been on a pretty steady down trend for the last few months.
One does not have to fine tune an ear to listen to complaints about the steady parade of college students up and down the village streets every weekend.
NEW TOWN Traffic rolls in a steady stream down New Town's Main Street these days.
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In science:

Phinney [199] defines this as the sum of the pulsar’s spin-down age plus τg defined above. A few years later, van den Heuvel and myself argued [257] that a more likely estimate can be obtained by appealing to steady-state arguments where we expect sources to be created at the same rate at which they are merging.
Binary and Millisecond Pulsars at the New Millennium
On average, this comes down to a steady lower carousel speed dur ing nulls.
Radio Pulsars
With all the observational progress in the CMB and the tying down of cosmological parameters, what can we anticipate for the future? Of course there will be a steady improvement in the precision and confidence with which we can determine the appropriate cosmological model and its parameters.
Cosmic Background Radiation Mini-Review
With all the observational progress in the CMB and the tying down of cosmological parameters, what can we anticipate for the future? Of course there will be a steady improvement in the precision and confidence with which we can determine the appropriate cosmological model and its parameters.
Cosmic Microwave Background Mini-Review
In the steady state, the total rates of nuclear spin flips from down to up and from up to down are equal.
Resonant Cooling of Nuclear Spins in Quantum Dots
This is reasonable if cycling simulates actual use and if the cycling frequency is low enough that test units return to steady state after each cycle (e.g., cool down).
A Review of Accelerated Test Models
Given the significant progress in measuring the CMB sky, which has been instrumental in tying down cosmological parameters, what can we anticipate for the future? There will be a steady improvement in the precision and confidence with which we can determine the appropriate cosmological model and its parameters.
Cosmic Microwave Background Mini-review
This technique stabilizes the evolution near the origin and the system quickly settles down to a steady state inside the horizon.
Relativistic magnetohydrodynamics in dynamical spacetimes: A new AMR implementation
When the electrons and ions have the same temperature T = Te = TI , the slowing down of fast particles in the plasma gives a steady-state heating rate per unit volume P = [EI + Ee ] ˙n∞ .
Charged Particle Motion in a Plasma: Electron-Ion Energy Partition
This heating raises the temperature T of the plasma, but in most cases, the rate of this heating is small in comparison with the slowing down time of the fast impurity particles, and so our quasi-steady-state computation is valid, with the temperature treated as a slowing varying function in our formulae.
Charged Particle Motion in a Plasma: Electron-Ion Energy Partition
However it is important to note as discussed below that the gross properties of the flow (such as the mass loss rate), settle down to steady time-averages when averaged over timescales on the order of 100 sec (∼ 30τ ) or more.
Radiation driven winds from luminous accretion disks
In (B) and (b), a steady shock does not form, the inflow becomes hotter due to slowing down at the centrifugal barrier.
Advective Flow Paradigm And Microquasar GRS1915+105
As for the suprathermal electrons, I have considered a steady state, thick target interaction model, in which accelerated ions are injected at a constant rate into a neutral ambient medium of solar composition and produce X-rays as they slow down to energies below the thresholds of the various reactions.
X- and Gamma-Ray Line Emission Processes
For example, since diversity reduces the fraction of agents switching strategies at each time step, it also slows down the convergence to the steady state.
Dynamical Mechanisms in Multi-agent Systems: Minority Games
T , T ]c has to “forget” that it was free Brownian motion before stepping in [−T , T ] where it must “steady down” to conform with the correct distribution prescribed by (2.4). A condition for uniqueness of the Gibbs measure is provided by the following theorem.
Gibbs measures on Brownian paths: Theory and applications
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