stopping

Definitions

  • Log-Stop and Loader
    Log-Stop and Loader
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stopping the kind of playing that involves pressing the fingers on the strings of a stringed instrument to control the pitch "the violinist's stopping was excellent"
    • n stopping fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Stop Chamfering Stop Chamfering
why not Stop All Night why not Stop All Night
Si Almost Fainted when the Colonel Stopped 215 Si Almost Fainted when the Colonel Stopped 215
STOP THAT MAN! STOP THAT MAN STOP THAT MAN! STOP THAT MAN
Don't stop the plow to catch a mouse Don't stop the plow to catch a mouse
THE FARMER STOPPED TO SEE WHAT ALL THE ROW WAS ABOUT THE FARMER STOPPED TO SEE WHAT ALL THE ROW WAS ABOUT
Wagging her head and stopping every minute to cough, sneeze and blow her nose Wagging her head and stopping every minute to cough, sneeze and blow her nose
The Donkey Rider Stopped The Donkey Rider Stopped

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears. never stop growing
    • Stopping (Far) A pad or poultice of dung or other material applied to a horse's hoof to keep it moist.
    • Stopping (Mining) A partition or door to direct or prevent a current of air.
    • Stopping Material for filling a cavity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If the liver ever stops working a person will die within 8 to 24 hours.
    • n stopping The act of one who or that which stops, in any sense. Specifically— The process of filling cracks or fissures, as in an oil-painting, with a composition preparatory to restoring; also, the material used in the process.
    • n stopping In etching. See to stop out , under stop, transitive verb
    • n stopping The act or process of altering the pitch of the tones of a musical instrument in any of the ways described under stop, transitive verb, 10.
    • n stopping Something that stops. Specifically— In mining, any solid wall or brattice built across a passage in a mine, to shut out the air from the goaves, or to limit it to certain passages, or to keep the gas confined, or for any other purpose.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If the sun stopped shining suddenly, it would take eight minutes for people on earth to be aware of the fact.
    • ns Stopping that which fills up, material for filling up cracks, &c., filling material for teeth: Stop′ping-out, the practice in etching of covering certain parts with a composition impervious to acid, to keep the acid off them while allowing it to remain on the other parts to mark them more
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Quotations

  • Dennis Weaver
    Dennis Weaver
    “To get what you want, STOP doing what isn't working.”
  • Frank Burford
    Frank Burford
    “Failure does not count. If you accept this, you'll be successful. What causes most people to fail is that after one failure, they'll stop trying.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.”
  • Pearl S. Buck
    Pearl%20S.%20Buck
    “Love dies only when growth stops.”
  • Palmer Sondreal
    Palmer Sondreal
    “Happiness is never stopping to think if you are.”
  • Groucho Marx
    Groucho%20Marx
    “If you've heard this story before, don't stop me, because I'd like to hear it again.”

Idioms

Buck stops here - The buck stops here is used to say that this is the point where responsibility lies or the person who is responsible.
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Don't stop and kick at every dog that barks at you - (USA) If we stop to kick at every dog that barks at us we will never arrive at our destination in life, because we are obsessed with righting insignifigant wrongs that should have no more effect on us then a dog that barks as we walk by.
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Pull out all the stops - If you pull out all the stops, you do everything you possibly can to achieve the result you want.
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Stop a clock - A face that could (or would) stop a clock is very ugly indeed.
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Stop cold - To stop suddenly out of surprise.
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Stop on a dime - (USA) If something like a vehicle stops on a dime, it stops very quickly and accurately.
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Stop the music - 'Stop the music' is a way of telling people to stop everything that they're doing as something important has happened or become known.
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Whistle-stop tour - A whistle-stop tour is when someone visits a number of places quickly, not stopping for long.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. stoppen—O. Fr. estouper (Ice. stoppa, Ger. stopfen, to stuff); all from L. stupa, the coarse part of flax, tow.

Usage

In literature:

The newer nuclear drive cruisers had no need to stop.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Now he stopped once more to face her resolutely.
"From the Housetops" by George Barr McCutcheon
We stopped dancing, the women stopped coming, and then one night we elected a president.
"The Revolt on Venus" by Carey Rockwell
In front of one of these Farrar stopped.
"Steve Yeager" by William MacLeod Raine
Coming back, you'll stop at the Moon and transport whatever radiactum ore Grantline has ready.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
I will stop and talk to our friend Symeon.
"Men Called Him Master" by Elwyn Allen Smith
The automobile had merely stopped.
"My Friend the Chauffeur" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
I don't stop to wonder who he is.
"Everyman's Land" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
But when they stopped, Crazy Cow rode out from them a short distance and stopped.
"Ted Strong in Montana" by Edward C. Taylor
The flames were happily stopped after about a fourth part of it had been burned to the ground.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
You can stop her, can't you?
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
I do hope you will stop tormenting me about those friends in whose company you first made my acquaintance.
"Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays" by Various
I stopped to buy them at a store, and when I came out, you fellows were gone and some one had turned the streets around.
"Four Afloat" by Ralph Henry Barbour
This was precisely what Kalinovski would not do; he resolved to stop Timofei by force.
"With Fire and Sword" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
She had got no farther than the lower branches when she stopped.
"Concerning Sally" by William John Hopkins
The chopping ceased, the palm stopped vibrating.
"Caybigan" by James Hopper
In a little while the dancing stopped and two warriors sprang before the king and began to fight.
"Adventures in Swaziland" by Owen Rowe O'Neil
The Captain took a step towards Wogan, and stopped again.
"Parson Kelly" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
Then why have you stopped?
"The Truants" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
As I stopped, the figure stopped.
"Lawrence Clavering" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
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In poetry:

The heath-fowl stop their flight to hear,
The curlews cease to scream,
And Nature listens all the while
As if in one wide dream.
"Cameron's Stone" by Alexander Anderson
'Twas seen he hammered striding legs,
And stopped, and strode again.
Now Vengeance has a brood of eggs,
But Patience must be hen.
"Archduchess Anne" by George Meredith
All their poor surgery could do
They did to stop their wounds so deep,
Until at last the Grey and Blue
Like comrades fell asleep.
"Under One Blanket" by James Barron Hope
"O stop! O stop! young man," she said;
"For I in dule am dight;
O stop, and win a fair lady's luve,
If you be a leal true knight."
"Sir Roland" by Andrew Lang
Ah, did you once see Shelley plain,
And did he stop and speak to you
And did you speak to him again?
How strange it seems and new!
"Memorabilia" by Robert Browning
Once as they listened to his theme,
Their conference was stopped;
For one beneath the yielding stream,
A borrowed axe had dropped.
"The Borrowed Axe" by John Newton

In news:

The Air National Guard 's "Rise to the Challenge Tour" will make a stop at the Safeway Barbeque Battle in DC this weekend.
Motorists are stopped in Deer Creek Canyon in May of 1993 during the search for Alie Berrelez.
How Israel Can Stop Alienating American Jews: Jeffrey Goldberg.
Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista, during a campaign stop in Walterboro, S.C.
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney addresses supporters at his Iowa Caucus night rally in Des M. Mitt Romney will make a campaign stop in West Allis on Monday night.
Stop and go traffic from Rt-347/Smithtown Byp in Nesconset.
I started writing descriptions about why I like most of these and it started to get real repetitive - so I stopped.
Idaho State Police arrested a man from California Thursday after a routine traffic stop yielded over three pounds in illegal drugs.
The traffic stop happened just before 8:30 AM on Interstate 86 near American Falls .
Police stopped a pickup truck for a traffic violation.
Compared to stop-start systems we've sampled in recent GM (Chevrolet Malibu Eco) and Porsche (911 Carrera S) vehicles, the Soul 's stop-start function operates with all the subtlety of a pull-start snowmobile.
McKinney has notched 12 or more stops in three of the last five games, while Lawrence has 10 stops or more in four games.
There will be stops in Neosho and labette Counties on Wednesday, with stops planned in the northwetern part of the state next week.
I might stop writing about this if silly people stopped complaining that books which are widely available for purchase are somehow "censored" or, better yet, "banned.
Why don't people STOP when it says STOP .
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In science:

Replacing t in Tt and Ft with a finite G -stopping time still yields a stopping time, and Lemmas 3.1–3.2 (as well as Lemmas 3.5 and 3.6 below) remain true with a finite stopping time in place of t.
Transient random walk in symmetric exclusion: limit theorems and an Einstein relation
Recall also that a stopping time multiplied by the indicator function of the set where it is finite is again a stopping time.
Transient random walk in symmetric exclusion: limit theorems and an Einstein relation
The initial stop is x0 , and the terminal stop is xk .
High-ordered Random Walks and Generalized Laplacians on Hypergraphs
Recall that the stopping time m∗ is the time at which the last vertex of degree one becomes a degree two vertex and the process stops.
Getting directed Hamilton cycle twice faster
Stopping time We de fine the stopping time Ti for sink i, 1 ≤ i ≤ d, as the time it takes i to achieve decodability.
Localized Dimension Growth in Random Network Coding: A Convolutional Approach
For each stopped interval generated by the above procedure, we count the number of steps to get the stopped interval.
Random Sequential Generation of Intervals for the Cascade Model of Food Webs
For each stopped interval generated by the above procedure in the section, we count the number of steps a to get the stopped interval.
Random Sequential Generation of Intervals for the Cascade Model of Food Webs
The blue and red bars in Fig. 3 give the PQND(n)s obtained for the fixed time stop and the fixed fidelity stop, respectively, for nt = 1 to 4.
Real-time quantum feedback prepares and stabilizes photon number states
Notice that the maximal stopping set of G is uniquely defined because the union of two stopping sets is a stopping set A key fact to be used in the following is that a giant 2-core appears abruptly at αd (k).
The Set of Solutions of Random XORSAT Formulae
The 2-core of the factor graph is the maximal stopping set and is a superset of any stopping set.
The Set of Solutions of Random XORSAT Formulae
Let Y (t), t ≥ −T be the solution of (3.7) starting from Y (−T ) = y , and τT the stopping time defined −T ,y the law of the stopped process Y (t ∧ τT ) on D [−T , T ].
Random Hysteresis Loops
Instead, we must construct stopping times based on the observations which are able to stop the random walk close to some point of reference.
Information recovery from observations by a random walk having jump distribution with exponential tails
Note that, among the first 2.3n stopping times ti , there are at least (2.3)n/n stopping times κi .
Information recovery from observations by a random walk having jump distribution with exponential tails
For a stopping time τ ≤ T and γ ∈ R, write u ∈ Hγ p,loc (τ ) if there exists a sequence of stopping times τn ↑ ∞ so that u ∈ Hγ p (τ ∧ τn ) for each n.
An L_p-theory of stochastic parabolic equations with the random fractional Laplacian driven by L\'evy processes
For any ε > 0 there exists R > 0 such that the stopped sequence bGa−ε (x − Sn∧µx−R ) Having constructed super- and submartingale we can obtain subexponential asymptotics for M and Mτ by applying the optional stopping theorem.
Martingale approach to subexponential asymptotics for random walks
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