stick figure

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stick figure drawing of a human or animal that represents the head by a circle and the rest of the body by straight lines
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Usage

In literature:

Seated on the ground were a number of figures rattling sticks together.
"Adventures in Australia" by W.H.G. Kingston
He sprang up, and discovered at a distance the figure of a human being, walking with a stick.
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
He sprang up, and discovered at a distance the figure of a human being, walking with a stick.
"The Indian Fairy Book" by Cornelius Mathews
They figure some of them will stick to their fingers.
"Vigorish" by Gordon Randall Garrett
As he stood whittling a stick and cheerfully humming a tune of other days, he descried a small, alert figure coming up the road.
"Mr. Opp" by Alice Hegan Rice
Now what we've got to figure out is, shall we make it a washing solution or something that'll stick forever?
"Skippy Bedelle" by Owen Johnson
He stood awkwardly for a moment, like a figure suddenly frozen, and then dropping his arms to his sides turned and sought his hat and stick.
"The Secret Witness" by George Gibbs
How long do you figure until the colony can't stick on it any longer?
"Citadel" by Algirdas Jonas Budrys
He kept his eyes on the ground, where he was tracing figures with a broken stick.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
One woman figured to stick some leaves together with thick mud from the river and paste them with more mud on her body.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
The men I am figuring on hiring will stick.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
Then he rose as a stick cracked, and Harding called out as a shadowy figure appeared on the edge of the light.
"Blake's Burden" by Harold Bindloss
This figure was ragged like them; it stooped, and limped upon a wooden leg and a stick; an empty sleeve was pinned across its breast.
"Angelot" by Eleanor Price
He looked at the figure at the stick.
"Hawk Carse" by Anthony Gilmore
They then proceeded to draw with a sharp stick the figures designed to be imprinted on the skin.
"A Narrative of the Shipwreck, Captivity and Sufferings of Horace Holden and Benj. H. Nute" by Horace Holden
We've figured it up and think the outside cost of the whole thing, rink, pump, goals and sticks won't be much over eighty dollars.
"The Crimson Sweater" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Thurfore he can stick it up to a pretty stiff figure.
"The Auto Boys' Vacation" by James A. Braden
Ben Zion did not like this behaviour, so he made figures and a cross with his stick on the ground.
"Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ" by Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
Her neck was thin, and she had a figure like a chicken's with the bones all sticking out.
"Short Stories" by Fiodor Dostoievski
The stick was altogether needless for support to that light well-balanced figure.
"Mount Royal, Volume 1 of 3" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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In news:

One of the more trenchant cartoons of the Internet era features a stick-figure man typing furiously at his keyboard.
If you were to take this song and draw stick figures literally doing what the lyrics say, you'd get this.
The baseball bat was lying nearby with damage that appeared to be consistent with its use on the first stick figure .
The stick figure who taught Turkey to read.
Cin Ali – a stick figure cartoon character used to teach reading in Turkey from 1970 to 2000 – is celebrated in a new art exhibit in Istanbul.
It's All About Execution and Stick Figure Cat Drawings.
What would you say if I told you I was going to make stick figure cat drawings.
Council approves ' stick figure ' signs for local businesses.
It's been 3 weeks since the OB in HD crew took in Stick Figure 's Wednesday evening show at the Ocean Beach Farmer's Market, and we're still enjoying the sights and sounds from the performance.
The fourth installment in our series of clips from Stick Figure's hour-long set at the Ocean Beach Farmer's Market on March 31, 2010.
The figures are roasting marshmallows on a stick over a small fire.
Chuck Lynch figured that after being diagnosed with type 2 (adult onset) diabetes, he was destined for a life of daily finger sticks and medication to keep the glucose level in his blood at a normal level.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A woman who was about to be released from an Idaho prison will stay behind bars a while longer because federal prosecutors say she mailed threatening stick figure drawings to a relative's house.
Bill's only distinguishing visual feature is his top hat—this is how you can tell him from the other stick figures —but you won't soon forget him.
When I first started out with this special program I figured I would stick to what I knew best: the oldies.
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In science:

Dedekind sticking on the equations obtained by Dirichlet,proved the existence of ellipsoids, congruent to those found by Jacobi,that are stationary in an inertial frame and maintain their ellipsoidal figure by the internal motions which prevail.
Rotating figures of equilibrium in General Relativity
Figure 17: Transient sticking events and tether breaking. (A) A transient sticking event is revealed by a dramatic reduction in the movement of the bead and is associated with a spike in the RRMS trace.
Concentration and Length Dependence of DNA Looping in Transcriptional Regulation
Figure 1a of the manuscript was generated from 600 s of integration after stick-slip corrections.
Engineered 2D Ising interactions on a trapped-ion quantum simulator with hundreds of spins
Figure 2 shows the densities of the sticks nI and junctions nI j that carry the current through the system.
From percolating to dense random stick networks: Conductivity model investigation
Figure 3 illustrates the structure of the percolating cluster [Figs. 3(a) and 3(b)] and the redistribution of the current in the dense stick networks due to the junction-to-stick conductance ratio increase [Figs. 3(c) and 3(d)].
From percolating to dense random stick networks: Conductivity model investigation
Figure 3: An illustration of how stick-breaking divides the unit interval into a sequence of probabilities.
Clusters and features from combinatorial stochastic processes
Figure 2: Computer generated “ball and stick” representation of crambin.
Protein folding and heteropolymers
Figure 5.38 displays the sticking probability S for two different substrates.
Theory of Adsorption on Metal Substrates
Diffusion-Limited Aggregation (DLA): The stochastic analog of Laplacian growth is the DLA model of Witten and Sander (1981), illustrated in Figure 8, in which particles perform random walks one-by-one from inifinity until they stick irreversibly to a cluster, which grows from a seed at the origin.
Conformal mapping methods for interfacial dynamics
Figure 6-a shows the strain components e22 and e33 for a compressive strain e11 equal to 20%. Both values are less or equal to 1%, which clearly indicates that the specimen sticks on the compression plates. In figure 6-b, a low viscosity lubricant between the plates and the specimen leads to radial expansion.
Tools for multiaxial validation of behavior laws chosen for modeling hyper-elasticity of rubber-like materials
Figure 22 shows that the supersymmetric signal is expected to stick out above the irreducible total Standard Model background and the background due to experimental imperfections, if the gluino and squark each weigh 1.5 TeV and one looks for events with more than 300 GeV of missing transverse energy.
Testing the Standard Model and Beyond
However, for the particle sizes for which the velocity autocorrelation function has been investigated in the present article, stick boundary conditions are valid as depicted in Figure 1.
Velocity autocorrelation function of a Brownian particle
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