stick about

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stick about be available or ready for a certain function or service
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Quotations

  • Napoleon Hill
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    “The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.”

Usage

In literature:

As soon as he had gone on with the rest of the band, the men set about collecting sticks and making a fire.
"A Jacobite Exile" by G. A. Henty
The others were in their great-coats, and stood about the cellar leaning on crutches and sticks.
"My War Experiences in Two Continents" by Sarah Macnaughtan
You must tell them I'm your husband, and stick to that no matter what the man, or men, may tell you about me.
"The Second Latchkey" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
I longed to take a stick in my hand an' lay it about 'em.
"Madame Flirt" by Charles E. Pearce
Groping around, I found a stout stick or stave, put my back to the wall, and beat about me blindly but with vigor.
"Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War" by Various
He next carried about a small stick in his mouth, to each end of which a small wax taper was attached.
"Stories about Animals: with Pictures to Match" by Francis C. Woodworth
What are you going to do about the coat and stick at Neuilly?
"Swirling Waters" by Max Rittenberg
It clasps them about a bit of stone or a stick that is firmly lodged, and then it can bid defiance to the swirling stream.
"The Insect Folk" by Margaret Warner Morley
As soon as I am old enough I mean to go and fight; but I can't stick the way these masters croak away about the trenches all day long.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
We rested at some mud hovels where poverty was stalking about with a stick in rags and nakedness.
"An Australian in China" by George Ernest Morrison
Of the former he cut a stick of about a foot long and an inch round, and pointed at both ends.
"Under Drake's Flag" by G. A. Henty
Swords, spears, and sticks were flourished about in a most reckless and threatening manner.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
Doest thou not remember how long thou hast sticked about Bactria?
"The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1" by William Painter
This mast was a stick of yellow pine, from Labrador probably, about fifteen feet long.
"Left on Labrador" by Charles Asbury Stephens
That was an aspen stick (beavers like aspen and willow bark best) about as large as your wrist and two feet long.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
The parrot, however, on the contrary, turned itself about on the stick, and cried out with all its might, 'Adieu to thee!
"The Home" by Fredrika Bremer
Then I have observed that they make marks with the end of a stick in their books, and that is all I know about the matter.
"The Trapper's Son" by W.H.G. Kingston
Better stick to the goats and the sheep, or even a rabbit, until you learn more about hunting.
"Nero, the Circus Lion" by Richard Barnum
Then he set about gathering a few sticks from near at hand and started a little blaze.
"The Man of the Desert" by Grace Livingston Hill
In a few days he was able to walk about with the aid of a stick.
"Jarwin and Cuffy" by R.M. Ballantyne
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In poetry:

The rain slackens, the wind blows gently,
The gust grows gentle and stills,
And the thunder, like a breaking stick,
Stumbles about the hills.
"The Storm" by Edward Shanks
If you travel on the road, and chance to stick in Bargo,
To avoid a bad capsise, you must unload your cargo;
For to pull a dray about, I do not see the force on,
Take a bit of green hide, and hook another horse on.
"Stringy Bark and Green Hide" by Anonymous Oceania
Now Poole sticks be 'is Party, an' I don't deny 'is right;
But when he starts abusin' mine 'e's lookin' for a fight.
So I delivers good 'ome truths about 'is crowd, then Poole
Wags 'is ole beard across the fence an' tells me I'm a fool.
"Over the Fence" by C J Dennis

In news:

We've been talking about the Gulf Coast baseball team and their prowess at the plate this year, and in that discussion more than one player sticks out.
As the town proper has only about 150 residents, visitors to Crestone, about a four-hour drive south of Denver, stick out a bit.
IRVING, Texas – There are a lot of things to wonder about as the Cowboys prepare for Pittsburgh on Sunday, but we'll stick with our five.
I try the perfumes on the sample sticks then if I really like it I will try it on my wrist, walk around for about 20 minutes and if it mixes well with my body chemistry I have found a new perfume .
Winter season sports have started up, but it's not all about balls, sticks and hoops.
It's been more than 10 years since I was in Tokyo, but some things about a place stick with you.
And now, Vick will face even more questions about his decision-making and his tenuous grip on his job, despite Reid 's sticking with him for at least one more week.
Concerned about violating DNA donor confidentiality, US research agency sticks with decision to limit data exchange.
Let's Talk About This New Bikini-Trimming Stick-Slash-Razor Thing.
IRVING – I'm sticking with my prediction of the Colts scoring a victory Sunday in Peyton Manning's first visit to Texas Stadium, but I'm not so sure about it being 36-33.
I spent about minutes in my office trying to figure out why they weren't sticking correctly.
I'm tired of hearing about the rich sticking it to the poor .
I'm tired of hearing about the rich sticking it to the poor.
Sticking out The most successful vending systems that I know about are out in the vacuum island area of the carwash and stick out like sore thumbs .
Stone Tools Joe talks about using stone tools to make his throwing stick.
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In science:

One remarkable thing about ǫu and ǫd is that it always sticks to the phase e−iφtu and e−iφbd respectively.
A Scaling Law for Quark Masses and the CKM matrix
Since we do not know about the origins of flavor, there seems to be no need to stick to just three generations.
Natural fourth generation of leptons
It was found in this case there is also an energy barrier, but slightly smaller of about 0.2 eV, thus (at least partially) explaining the low sticking coefficient and the necessary high exposures found experimentally in order to create this phase (Schiffer et al., 1997).
Theory of Adsorption on Metal Substrates
While for Rh the sticking probability always remains high, it decreases for Pd to about 25%.
Theory of Adsorption on Metal Substrates
But these statements are contradictory! Who is right? Is it Alice’s or Bob’s metre stick that is longer? Surely, one might argue, there must be some matter of fact about which is longer.
Dialogue Concerning Two Views on Quantum Coherence: Factist and Fictionist
In this section I will only talk about the three-flavour case, nF = 3, and thus stick to the notation for that case.
Chiral Perturbation Theory Beyond One Loop
For µm-sized spheres made of silicate, (17) yields vstick ∼ 7 cm s−1 , about an order of magnitude smaller than sticking velocities measured experimentally (Blum & Wurm 2008).
Forming Planetesimals in Solar and Extrasolar Nebulae
We stick to the hyperbolic setting, with the rationale that extremal point distributions, whatever they might be, must have about one point in any rectangle of volume about 2−n .
Small Ball and Discrepancy Inequalities
If we stick to P G3 (2) for the sake of simplicity, then not only do we have an approximately bipartite subhypergraph of size about (2/3)n, but any set of vertices V ′ obtained by taking some classes of the regularity partition contains some approximately bipartite Z ′ of size about (2/3)|V ′ |.
A hypergraph regularity method for generalised Turan problems
But if we throw thousand coins, we can predict that about 500 will fall on one side and the rest on the opposite side (except when we cheat, or the coin sticks in the mud of a sport arena).
A Biased Review of Sociophysics
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