• WordNet 3.6
    • n stripping the removal of covering
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: After the "Popeye" comic strip was launched in 1931, spinach consumption went up by thirty-three percent in the United States
    • Stripping The act of one who strips. "The mutual bows and courtesies . . . are remants of the original prostrations and strippings of the captive.""Never were cows that required such stripping ."
    • Stripping The last milk drawn from a cow at a milking.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In most comic strips and magazine advertisments, the time on the clock is 10:10.
    • n stripping That which is removed by stripping.
    • n stripping plural The last milk drawn from a cow, procured by a downward stripping action of the thumb and forefinger.
    • n stripping In fish-culture, the operation of pressing ripe spawn or milt out of the live fish.
    • n stripping In quarrying and mining, the act of removing the superficial detritus, soil, etc., preparatory to opening a mine or quarry, or to lay bare the surface for examination; also, the material thus removed.
    • n stripping Same as strip.
    • n stripping In textile-coloring and -finishing, the process of removing color from material either to lighten the tint or to prepare the fabric to receive a different color.
    • n stripping In the preparation of raw silk for use, the removal of sericin or silk-gelatin from the surface of the fibers by working them for a longer or shorter time in soap solutions heated nearly to the boiling-point.
    • n stripping In the manufacture of toilet-soap, the reduction of stock soap in bars to thin ribbons or strips by passage through a slicing-machine and rubbing-rollers. These strips, dried and ground, are afterward compressed into bars or tablets, yielding what is known as milled soap.
    • n stripping In electrotyping, the removal of the wax mold from the copper duplicate it has produced, usually by the agency of heat on an iron table made for this purpose.
    • n stripping In the tobacco industry: The operation of pulling the leaves from the stem and tying them in ‘hands,’ which takes place after drying but for which the material must be damp.
    • n stripping The same as stemming, 3.
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  • Theodore Roosevelt
    “My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.”
  • Freda Adler
    Freda Adler
    “Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.”
  • Oscar Levant
    “Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you will find the real tinsel underneath.”
  • Barbara Johnson
    Barbara Johnson
    “Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.”
  • Winston Churchill
    “We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty.”
  • Lord Byron
    “Women hate everything which strips off the tinsel of sentiment, and they are right, or it would rob them of their weapons.”


In literature:

The bias strip should be basted on and sewn with a running-stitch.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario
You see that strip of young timber running up over the ridge?
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
But they dared not strip off the rest of their clothing lest their skin burn.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
Then, stripping off his deerskin jacket, he flung it over one arm as he turned toward his companions' shelter.
"The Gold Trail" by Harold Bindloss
Too many clothes, and the counterpane stripped back.
"The Weathercock" by George Manville Fenn
Sometimes, de cloth wuz kinder strip, one strip of white, an' one of blue.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
They shall also strip thee of thy clothes and take away thy fair jewels.
"Mitch Miller" by Edgar Lee Masters
Behind this strip, a quarter of a mile in width, was a strip of what seemed glassy calm.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
The Texan gazed dumbfounded at the rapidly widening strip of water that separated them from the shore.
"Prairie Flowers" by James B. Hendryx
He fell dead, and his body was stripped, and the Arabs, mounting their horses, rode off before the outposts could arrive on the spot.
"At Aboukir and Acre" by George Alfred Henty

In poetry:

Which Venus hearing, thither came,
And for their boldness stripped them,
And, taking thence from each his flame,
With rods of myrtle whipped them.
"The Bag Of The Bee" by Robert Herrick
"An' branches o' the beech wi' leaves
But hauflins spread, they stripped bare,
I saw them eat the leaves wi' greed,
An' gi'e them to their weanies there.
"Grannie's Crack Aboot The Famine In Auld Scotlan' In 1739-40" by Janet Hamilton
When lo! where it once rose, robed and crowned,
Was naught but the leafless air:
Its limbs were low on the dinted ground,
And its body lay stripped and bare.
"The Fallen Elm" by Alfred Austin
Still waned the day; the wind that chased
The jagged clouds blew chillier yet;
The woods were stripped, the fields were waste,
The wintry sun was near its set.
"A Dream" by William Cullen Bryant
Then haste, ye hours, haste, Eve and Morn,
Yet strew your blessings round my home:
Ere Winter's blasts shall strip the thorn
My promis'd joy, my love, will come.
"Dolly" by Robert Bloomfield
Tender and tremulous green of leaves
Turned up by the wind,
Twanging among the vines - Wind in the grass
Blowing a clear path
For the new-stripped soul to pass…
"Dispossed" by Lola Ridge

In news:

Is stripping a performance art.
We came here because Sidewalk is a very welcome new addition to the Mt Albert shopping strip, which has had too few cafes for too long.
Last year, Indiana suspended Kruse's auctioneer 's license and stripped his former Auburn-based auction house Kruse International of its license.
Road to Nowhere is named for the 1985 song by Talking Heads, those well-known drag-strip fanatics.
A man has filed a lawsuit against a strip club claiming a stripper ruptured his bladder during a pole dance performance.
A strange story involving a strip club -- and a lawsuit -- in Pennsylvania.
Processed foods are stripped of vital nutrients and mood boosters, such as magnesium and vitamin B12, experts say.
Buncher 's Strip District riverfront plan: Go for greatness.
Anaheim Councilwoman Lorri Galloway Stripped of 'Mayor Pro Tem' Title in Latest GardenWalk Hotel Spat.
The Birmingham city Christmas tree burned early this morning as thieves attempted to strip it for copper.
During the last decade, East Dallas' busy Henderson Avenue has transformed from a sleepy neighborhood business strip to one of the region's most popular restaurant and entertainment districts.
Stripping Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour De France titles was always going to be difficult – who to award the titles to instead.
Veterans' Flag Pole Memorial at the Downtown Park Strip.
Council votes to censure Barry, strip him of chairmanship .
Will the Eye Candy Showgirls strip club stay in Chula Vista .

In science:

Position scan results when the trigger area was (a) in the center of one strip, (b) over the gap between two strips.
Beam test of signal cross-talk and transmission for LMPRC
We also provide an argument which suggests that ram pressure stripping and tidal stripping are mutually exclusive candidates for the formation of the MS and LA.
The Effect of Drag from the Galactic Hot Halo on the Magellanic Stream and Leading Arm
Because this is less than the threshold value for the LMC, we conclude that the SMC should be stripped via ram pressure if the conditions for stripping the LMC are satisfied.
The Effect of Drag from the Galactic Hot Halo on the Magellanic Stream and Leading Arm
Thus, our results suggest that the structures which originate from tidal stripping are unable to survive at the hot halo densities required for ram pressure stripping.
The Effect of Drag from the Galactic Hot Halo on the Magellanic Stream and Leading Arm
If true, this means that tidal stripping and ram pressure stripping are mutually exclusive candidates for the formation of the MS and LA, because they require incompatible densities for the hot halo.
The Effect of Drag from the Galactic Hot Halo on the Magellanic Stream and Leading Arm