trappings

Definitions

  • Kisa drives a small pony and trap past the distracted giants
    Kisa drives a small pony and trap past the distracted giants
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trappings (usually plural) accessory wearing apparel
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Soldier Lays a Honey Trap The Soldier Lays a Honey Trap
Pinocchio Gets His Foot Caught in a Trap Pinocchio Gets His Foot Caught in a Trap
Drain-traps Drain-traps
Trapping Blackbirds Trapping Blackbirds
Basket trap Basket trap

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The American Automobile association was formed in 1905 for the sole purpose of warning motorists of police speed traps
    • Trappings Specifically, ornaments to be put on horses. "Caparisons and steeds,
      Bases and tinsel trappings ."
    • Trappings That which serves to trap or adorn; ornaments; dress; superficial decorations. "Trappings of life, for ornament, not use.""These but the trappings and the suits of woe."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The reason why bubbles are round is because this is the most efficient shape that the soap film can take for the amount of air trapped inside
    • trappings See trapping.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Humpback whales are the only ones that use bubbles to help capture their prey. The bubbles trap fish in a spot for feeding whales.
    • n.pl Trappings gay clothes: ornaments, esp. those put on horses
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Quotations

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    “How to trap an atheist: Serve him a fine meal, then ask him if he believes there is a cook.”
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    “The best criticism doesn't trap an employee or child in a dead end. It gives them an escape route.”
  • Ida B. Wells
    Ida B. Wells
    “One had better die fighting against injustice than die like a dog or a rat in a trap.”
  • Denis Waitley
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    “A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.”
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    “There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.”
  • Dr. Robert Anthony
    Dr. Robert Anthony
    “Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait. The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don't count.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Trap to dress with ornaments
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. drap—Low L. drappus, cloth; cf. Drab, Drape.

Usage

In literature:

Rattan whips, wound with braid, and decorated with beads, are also a part of his trappings.
"The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao" by Fay-Cooper Cole
They overhauled traps, and got ready all their trapping gear.
"The Drama of the Forests" by Arthur Heming
Farmer Roe was actually setting a trap, or rather, he was setting four traps.
"Doctor Rabbit and Brushtail the Fox" by Thomas Clark Hinkle
Cadet Corbett believed trapped in air-lock chamber.
"Treachery in Outer Space" by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
And flung him down the ladder into the cage and sealed the deck trap door upon him.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
In the van were the trappers and fur traders with their beaver traps and their long-barreled rifles.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
I laid my trap, for the animal was too frightened to be approachable, and then shot it; I had to.
"The Devil Doctor" by Sax Rohmer
The trap was as inviting as trap could be.
"Baby Pitcher's Trials" by Mrs. May
When Buck and Winnie walked into the house, they walked into a trap, though the laying of a trap for them was not contemplated by Mr. Lee.
"Frank Merriwell's Reward" by Burt L. Standish
I wouldn't want you trapped here.
"Key Out of Time" by Andre Alice Norton
Its right fore paw was fast in a steel trap.
"Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's" by Laura Lee Hope
So with an ever increasing burden on their backs they toiled on from trap to trap.
"A Busy Year at the Old Squire's" by Charles Asbury Stephens
Then along comes the schooner with the boat, and the skipper says to me, 'Skipper Zeb, you wants a trap boat.
"Left on the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
Now I'll show yuh how I sets my trap.
"Afloat" by Alan Douglas
On the other end was a trap, and in the trap was a beaver.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
The Throg circled warily, obviously expecting a trap.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
He wouldn't have died to send Bart into a trap he could easily have sprung on Earth.
"The Colors of Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Bell traps, D traps, bottle traps, and mechanical traps are objectionable.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
Say, Tug, don't you know how to build traps?
"The Ice Queen" by Ernest Ingersoll
These traps were set in runways along a thick thorn-brush fence, which separated a cornfield from thorn-brush desert.
"The Recent Mammals of Tamaulipas, Mexico" by Ticul Alvarez
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In poetry:

A Trader with greed never sated,
Who barters the souls in his snares,
That were trapped in the lusts he created,
For incense and masses and prayers -
"A Toast" by Lola Ridge
Rough pit-boys from the coaly South,
They sang, even in the cannon's mouth;
Like Sunday's chapel, Monday's inn,
The death-trap sounded with their din.
"Sospan Fach" by Robert Graves
A Trap, in haste and anger,
Was brought, you need not doubt on't,
And, such was the gin,
Were a lion once got in,
He could not, I think, get out on't.
"The Rape of the Trap. A Ballad" by William Shenstone
Then the darkness closed like a trap that was sprung,
And the night grew black as coals,
And we heard the ceaseless thunder
Of the water down the holes.
"The Legend of Cooee Gully" by Henry Lawson
It was only just a tiny little bushfire,
But it's leaping, roaring now
And we can't hope to defeat it,
Better grab your traps and beat it
For we must get out somehow.
"The Bush Fire" by C J Dennis
Winds have risen to wreck, snows fallen to cumber,
Ships and chariots, trapped like rats or mice,
Since my king first smiled, whose years now number
Three times thrice.
"A Ninth Birthday" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

Student Pursues Associate Degree At Muskegon Community College To Avoid Debt Trap(Video).
TRAP & FIELD Magazine, 1000 Waterway Blvd, Indianapolis IN 46202 Ph: 317 633-8800 Fax: 317 633-2084.
Do you hunt, trap or fish in Michigan.
Initial reports were that three people may be trapped inside the residence, at 476 Amity Street, but dispatchers say it appears everyone has gotten out.
America's Curiously Famous Drug-Smuggling Border Trap.
Cygnet trapped in fishing barb.
Kirk Hammett Performs "Trapped Under Ice" with Death Angel .
Obama would have given Libya attention when it mattered it became a 'death trap'.
Imagine being trapped inside your own body.
Wolf Trap's Filene Center Installs Seven Dolby Lake Processors.
His success comes with certain trappings and pitfalls, Brown writes.
He has found that oil can trap 25 times more dragonflies than water.
Use apple cider vinegar traps to monitor orchards for spotted wing drosophila .
Your May 26 front-page article describing the last messages and communications from people trapped on the top floors of the World Trade Center may have been vital news reporting, but for whom.
Oneida Traps starting producing traps before the Civil War started.
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In science:

The orientation and strength of this dipole reveal the location of the trap within the pixel and the effectiveness of the trap.
The effects of charge transfer inefficiency (CTI) on galaxy shape measurements
While Bouchaud’s trap model (see [5, 3]) provides an example of an (i.i.d.) environment where local traps can destroy the invariance principle, it is interesting to note that a counter-example to Theorem 2 in the ergodic setup also can be written.
Quenched invariance principle for random walks in balanced random environment
In the presence of an external trapping potential on top of the optical lattice, the phase diagram is more complex: the two phases coexists in different trap regions and typical “cake” structures are formed .
Optimal control technique for Many Body Quantum Systems dynamics
Selection of state-insensitive or “magic” trapping conditions with ultracold atoms or molecules, where pairs of internal states experience identical trapping potentials, brings substantial benefits to precision measurements and quantum computing schemes.
Electric field-dependent dynamic polarizability and "magic" conditions for optical trapping of polar molecules
In this paper, we address the trapping issue on the Koch networks, which is a special random walk with one trap fixed at a hub node.
Impact of degree heterogeneity on the behavior of trapping in Koch networks
We focus on the trapping problem, a particular case of random walks with a fixed trap located at a hub node.
Impact of degree heterogeneity on the behavior of trapping in Koch networks
We will show that the particular selection of the trap location makes it possible to compute analytically the relevant quantity of the trapping process, i.e., mean firstpassage time.
Impact of degree heterogeneity on the behavior of trapping in Koch networks
Km,t except the trap iT , which is the expected time for a walker starting from i to visit the trap for the first time.
Impact of degree heterogeneity on the behavior of trapping in Koch networks
In this paper, we have investigated the trapping issue, concentrating on a particular case with the trap fixed on a node with highest degree on the Koch networks that display synchronously a heavytailed degree distribution with general exponent γ ∈ [2, 3] and degree correlations.
Impact of degree heterogeneity on the behavior of trapping in Koch networks
These were probably limited by non-adiabatic transitions to non-trappable states near the trap center, as was only realized when substantially longer lifetimes of up to 1.9 seconds were measured in an electrostatic trap with a nonzero electric field at the center .
Multiple packets of neutral molecules revolving for over a mile
Moreover, quantum walk dynamics have been shown to be an experimental reality for systems of cold atoms trapped in suitably monitored optical lattices , and ions caught in monitored Paul traps .
Random Time-Dependent Quantum Walks
We may think of the sites of Zd as traps, and of τx as the depth of trap x.
On the dynamics of trap models in Z^d
We are interested in the trap process, namely the process that associates to time t the depth of the currently visited trap.
On the dynamics of trap models in Z^d
Remark 1 It is not difficult to see that if we choose Q with compact support in (0, +∞) then the behaviour of the random walk with traps is very similar to the random walk without traps.
On the dynamics of trap models in Z^d
We start by defining the set of deep traps or δ -traps.
On the dynamics of trap models in Z^d
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