zipper

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v zipper close with a zipper "Zip up your jacket--it's cold"
    • n zipper a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab
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Quotations

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    “Of all the things that tax a man's patience, there's nothing to compare with a stuck zipper.”

Usage

In literature:

He found himself fingering the toothed track of his own jacket zipper.
"Little Fuzzy" by Henry Beam Piper
A suitable temperature for moulding, according to Zipperer, varies from 28 deg.
"Cocoa and Chocolate" by Arthur W. Knapp
As soon as he fastened the last zipper his companion jammed one of the domed helmets on his head.
"The Time Traders" by Andre Norton
I had hardly been able to more than run the zipper up my shirt when the door opened and I had to dance like a fool to get behind it.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
He pressed the nipple again and then found the zipper on the side of her slacks.
"Ten From Infinity" by Paul W. Fairman
His zippers had vanished.
"Attention Saint Patrick" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
He drew a zipper open in his fancy blouse, dragged out the Bull Durham and started to roll his own.
"Vigorish" by Gordon Randall Garrett
I helped her with a zipper and a catch.
"The Right Time" by Walter Bupp
Each curtails a larger problem and self worship begins the moment your zipper opens.
"Mascara-Viscera" by Paul Cameron Brown
Carrying the zipper up further would have turned the cape to an airtight helmet bubble.
"The Man Who Staked the Stars" by Charles Dye
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In poetry:

My Pals have gone,—in God's good earth
I guess they're packed up snug,
And since I have no guts for mirth
I zipper to my mug:
The question that I ponder on
Is—where the heck they've gone?
"Old Bob" by Robert W Service
So when it came to a hidden shame our mugs were zippered tight;
He never asked me what I'd done, and he would never tell;
But though like men we revelled, when it came to bloody fight
I knew that I could bank on him clear to the hubs of hell.
"Death's Way" by Robert W Service

In news:

The XYT bag machine from Triangle Package Machinery allows users to switch bag styles--from pillow bags with zippers to standard pillow pouches to a four-corner bag with or without zipper --on packages up to 15 in.
Why are ZIPPERED PLASTIC BAGS closed before you use them.
10 great books about zippers .
Gideon Sundback invented the zipper .
Sundback, the company's head designer, also created the machine for making the zippers .
Sundback removed the hassle, yet zippers were still considered simply a novelty.
Early zippers also suffered from poor marketing.
They put the Zipper there in honor of "The Zipper " perfecter, Gideon Sundback.
Remember the ones in a big zippered bag that had a huge battery and you plugged it into the car.
NY bride gets $1,500 for broken gown zipper.
Bicycles, razors, and zippers -- ranked in the name of public health.
Available with integrated zipper applicator.
Zipper Hall at the Colburn School 200 South Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA.
) I keep mine in a plastic sandwich bag with a zipper seal.
Zipper Monokini One Piece , $84, macys.com.
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In science:

Simple but yet a notable model among then is the zipper model which defines the helix chain.
Investigation of the Heat Capacities of Proteins by Statistical Mechanical Methods
Zippered rectangles are a construction of Veech .
Thin triangles and a multiplicative ergodic theorem for Teichm\"uller geometry
In particular, this lemma allows the construction of a zippered rectangle configuration on X0 such that all rectangles are as tall as we like.
Thin triangles and a multiplicative ergodic theorem for Teichm\"uller geometry
Within the zippered rectangle figure, sides of adjacent rectangles are glued together below the singularities.
Thin triangles and a multiplicative ergodic theorem for Teichm\"uller geometry
In this work we prove the conjectured behavior, not for disks but for deformed disks, copies of a “zipper” tile designed specifically for the purpose; see Figure 2.
A Solidification Phenomenon in Random Packings
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