• WordNet 3.6
    • n tap-off the act of starting a basketball game with a jump ball
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In literature:

It is a magnificent sight when a furnace is "tapped" and the stream of iron drawn off.
"Diggers in the Earth" by Eva March Tappan
At the main there is a shut-off in the tap.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
A blow or pressure on one part wedged it fast, but a sharp tap on the other enabled it to be lifted off.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
Godfrey hurried out, threw off his jacket and shirt, turned the tap on to his head, and enjoyed a thorough sluice.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
Shut off the tap and make up the contents of the aspirator bottle to 10 litres again.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
We turn off the tap and plunge the glass into a vessel of water.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
He began to pat my hair, to give me friendly taps on the shoulder, and never took his eyes off me.
"Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess" by Henry W. Fischer
The wise ones turn off the taps.
"In Times Like These" by Nellie L. McClung
We make a long coil and then take off taps.
"Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son" by John Mills
Plants should have a portion of the tap-root cut off, and be planted a foot apart in the row.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
In the lowest part of the bottom there is a running-off valve or tap.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
Even when she was off-balance, her feet tapped out the elementary routine.
"At the Post" by Horace Leonard Gold
Edward's carol subsided like a water-tap turned off.
"The Golden Age" by Kenneth Grahame
They are now nearly equal in size, but the air cannot yet pass from one to the other because the tap 3 is turned off.
"Soap-Bubbles" by C. V. Boys
I turned the tap off.
"The Night Operator" by Frank L. Packard
Just as they made their first flying leaps toward the shielded rocket plane, the globes within the Sun-tap station started to go off.
"The Secret of the Ninth Planet" by Donald Allen Wollheim
Was it before he called you in to see the tap that didn't turn off?
"Witching Hill" by E. W. Hornung
Long shallow trenches are so built as to tap and drain off any standing water in which the eggs might be laid.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
Simultaneously with the shots, the garrison bugles were drawling "Taps," but they left off with an expiring pop.
"John Ermine of the Yellowstone" by Frederic Remington
My motto is, be off at the tap if you can, or a wink before it, and come down the quarter under the whip.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 20, No. 33, November 1877" by Various

In news:

) Cullman Oktobferst cranked off a week of festivities today by tapping the beer keg at one of two biergartens.
Fortunately, there are so many good local art shows on tap that you won't have time to fret about who left you off their gift list.
A few Nolan County girls basketball teams tip off to-day, with Sweetwater and Highland facing each other at Highland's gym at 6:30 pm A JV game starting at 5 pm is also on tap.
To learn how to pull off the hottest trends, Us Weekly tapped two Hollywood makeup pros who are responsible for making the stars stand out on the red carpet.
Liberia aims to tap riches, wean itself off aid by 2021.
They tapped the simplest putts well beyond the holes, left others far short and sent some golf balls whizzing off in puzzling directions.
Some residents in the city of Quincy have noticed something a little off with the water coming out of the tap.
Andy Warhol Foundation taps Christie's in big Warhol art sell-off.
Go to main page News Pre-emptive embargo: Iran could turn off oil tap to EU.
Zip lines, giant bugs and racing pigs are among the attractions on tap as the Arizona State Fair kicks off its yearly run in Phoenix.
Property owner's experience shines a light on how district notifies its customers before turning off taps.
The brains behind the brew at the new Montauk Brewing Company, from left, Joe Sullivan, Eric Moss, and Vaughan Cutillo, worked the tap at the brewery off Edgemere Street on Sunday.
Kickin off this years season of Tap Touring tonight at The Dark Horse.
Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth.
I was laid off a few months back and want to know if I can tap into my 401(k) to help pay my mortgage, utilities and other bills.

In science:

Then it has to escape from its production site : there one has to take into account “beamdump” effects which exist in the vicinity of most of the candidate sources and where a substantial part of the particle’s energy is tapped off.
Extremely high energy cosmic rays and the Auger Observatory
In this scheme, a part of the input beam is tapped off using a beamsplitter and detected.
Noiseless phase quadrature amplification via electro-optic feed-forward
At the input to the system is a beam containing some phase signal, some of which is tapped off to the homodyne detection system (H1 ) by a beamsplitter of transmissivity ε.
Noiseless phase quadrature amplification via electro-optic feed-forward