• Man reading ticker tape
    Man reading ticker tape
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n taping a recording made on magnetic tape "the several recordings were combined on a master tape"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Post-It Notes, which are adhesive notes, were invented while looking for a way to improve the acrylate adhesive found in tapes
    • n taping The sizing or dressing of cotton warp-yarn on a tape-machine.
    • n taping In sewing-machine work, a method of sewing in which a tape is fed to a gaiter or other article and is stitched down. It is done on a two-needle machine (which see, under sewing-machine).
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  • Carl Zwanzig
    Carl Zwanzig
    “Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together.”
  • James L. Hayes
    James L. Hayes
    “Endless meetings, sloppy communications and red tape steal the entrepreneur's time.”
  • J. Mccabe
    J. Mccabe
    “A bureaucrat is a person who cuts red tape sideways.”
  • Guideposts
    “When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.”
  • Richard M. Nixon
    “I was under medication when I made the decision not to burn the tapes.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    “Little other than a red tape Talking-machine, and unhappy Bag of Parliamentary Eloquence.”


Red tape - This is a negative term for the official paperwork and bureaucracy that we have to deal with.
Tale of the tape - This idiom is used when comparing things, especially in sports; it comes from boxing where the fighters would be measured with a tape measure before a fight.


In literature:

You'll find our registration for Sargol down on tapes at the Center.
"Plague Ship" by Andre Norton
The instrument began to tick, and to emit its inscribed tape.
"The Disentanglers" by Andrew Lang
Presently he reappeared, with compass in one hand and measuring-tape in the other, and stood there for a moment looking about him.
"Dead Man's Rock" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The message had been taped and now was released to the public.
"Operation Terror" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The tennis enthusiasts rigged up a tape in lieu of a net, and marked some courts with lime begged from the farmer.
"The Luckiest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
Pederson was holding one end of a measuring tape.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Its tape-transmitter had automatically signaled its arrival from the mining planet Orede.
"This World Is Taboo" by Murray Leinster
For the original run of the torp-test film-tape, so much.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
He could repeat the information tapes they carried dull word for dull word.
"Star Born" by Andre Norton
Then the Blue Doctor shrugged in disgust and turned back to the tape-reader.
"Star Surgeon" by Alan Nourse

In poetry:

"The doctors have belabor'd me
With potion and with pill:
My hours of life are counted,
O man of tape and quill!
Sit down and mend a pen or two,
I want to make my will.
"The King Of Brentford’s Testament" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Comes, like a scissors stalking, tailor age,
Deliver me who timid in my tribe,
Of love am barer than Cadaver's trap
Robbed of the foxy tongue, his footed tape
Of the bone inch
"When, Like A Running Grave" by Dylan Thomas
Here an old grey scholar stands.
His brooding eyes - That hold long vistas without end
Of caravans and trees and roads,
And cities dwindling in remembrance - Bend mostly on his tapes and thread.
"The Ghetto" by Lola Ridge
Lobbin Clout.
See this tobacco-pouch that's lin'd with hair,
Made of the skin of sleekest fallow deer.
This pouch, that's tied with tape of reddest hue,
I'll wager, that the prize shall be my due.
"The Shepherd's Week : Monday; or the Squabble" by John Gay
We are with France by bonds no seal
Of the stamped wax and tape can make,
Bonds no surprise of ambushed steel
With sneering devil's laughter break;
Nor need we any plighted speech
For our deep concord, each with each.
"We Are With France" by Richard Le Gallienne
The collar caught with honest tape when fleeting studs had gone;
The suit that said good-bye to cut the day he put it on;
The handsome stock the sisters built, the tassels on the hat,
The stout umbrella in the hand of manly Father Pat.
"Vale` - Father Pat" by John O Brien

In news:

Voice on tape claims to be bin Laden's chief deputy.
You're not using audio tapes anymore, so why are you still messing around with VHS tapes.
During a taping on Oprah's birthday, comedian Adam Sandler gave Oprah a gag gift onstage.
We made a tape and sent it in.
NEW YORK — MSNBC host Keith Olbermann announced Friday that he is leaving the network and has taped his last "Countdown" show.
Julian Koster Talks New Music Tapes Album and Carnivalesque Tour.
Julian Koster and Robbie Cucchiaro of The Music Tapes.
The group hosts twice-weekly sales of books, DVDs, books on tape, LPs and more 10 am to 2 p.m. 5120 St Charles Ave, New Orleans Uptown LA.
Tapes aren't making a comeback.
Death of the cassette tape greatly exaggerated.
Cognovo tapes out software defined baseband chip in 45nm.
Cognovo has successfully taped out a software defined modem (SDM) device in Samsung Foundry's advanced 45nm LP (low power) process.
Change on Ogden's Wall Avenue to help clear away red tape.
Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan has settled a lawsuit with a disc jockey over a sex tape involving Hogan and the DJ's wife.
Agent2Agency has enabled Joe to duplicate his efforts without all the red tape.

In science:

This year all of the presentations were video taped and those presentations have all been uploaded to YouTube for easy access.
Proceedings of the 2011 New York Workshop on Computer, Earth and Space Science
Since M is linearly bounded, we can assume that M uses exactly n tape cells when started on the empty input string e.
Opacity Issues in Games with Imperfect Information
If k /∈ {i, j}, tape cell k is unchanged by the step of the machine, hence the only possible move of Gerald leads to ((k, bk ), ( j, qd ir , b), choice).
Opacity Issues in Games with Imperfect Information
If k = i, tape cell i is overwritten, hence the move of Gerald is unique and leads to ((i, bd ir ), ( j, qd ir , b), choice).
Opacity Issues in Games with Imperfect Information
Savitch (1970): Relationships between nondeterministic and deterministic tape complexities. J.
Opacity Issues in Games with Imperfect Information