• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Discontinuer One who discontinues, or breaks off or away from; an absentee. "He was no gadder abroad, not discontinuer from his convent for a long time."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Baskin Robbins once made ketchup ice cream. This was the only vegetable flavoured ice cream produced. However, they discontinued it since they thought it would not sell well
    • n discontinuer One who discontinues a rule or practice. Also discontinuor.
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  • Bill Dana
    Bill Dana
    “He is so old that his blood type was discontinued.”
  • Irvin S. Cobb
    Irvin S. Cobb
    “An epitaph is a belated advertisement for a line of goods that has been discontinued.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “I've decided to discontinue my long talks. It's because of my throat. Someone threatened to cut it.”


In literature:

Obstinate headaches are often caused by defective vision, and may disappear after discontinuing improper glasses.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Or if the foolish practice has been adopted for the day, it should be discontinued at night.
"The Young Mother" by William A. Alcott
He succeeded thus in wounding him so badly that at length his attacks were discontinued, and he finally disappeared in the dense forest.
"Thrilling Adventures by Land and Sea" by James O. Brayman
The weekly newspaper was discontinued for lack of funds.
"Consumers' Cooperative Societies in New York State" by The Consumers' League of New York
Have learned reliably that French XIVth corps has discontinued manoeuvres.
"Why We Are At War (2nd Edition, revised)" by Members of the Oxford Faculty of Modern History
The suppression of unnecessary offices, of useless establishments and expenses, enabled us to discontinue our internal taxes.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Edited by James D. Richardson
There were 1,698 post-offices established and 256 discontinued during the year.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents," by James D. Richardson
Kumodini Babu also thought of discontinuing the market which had been the fount and origin of his misfortunes.
"Tales of Bengal" by S. B. Banerjea
The discontinuance of the use of State banks for fiscal purposes ought not to be regarded as a measure of hostility toward those institutions.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
The excavations near Tel-Nimroud have been discontinued about a year, and Mr. Layard has been recalled to London.
"A Woman's Journey Round the World" by Ida Pfeiffer

In poetry:

Gordon, mounted, loq.
Ho ! you chap of grit and sinew,
Smoking in your pit,
Why thus labour discontinue ?
Why your forehead knit ?
"The Patrol And The Gold-Digger" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
'Alas, dear friend, that, all my days,
Hast poured from that syringa thicket
The quaintly discontinuous lays
To which I hold a season-ticket.
"The Nightingale In The Study" by James Russell Lowell
And here are peaches with their ruddy cheeks
And ripe transparency. Here nectarines bloom,
All mottled as with discontinuous streaks.
And spread a fruity fragrance through the room.
"A Basket of Summer Fruit" by Charles Harpur
The rustling of the silk is discontinued,
Dust drifts over the court-yard,
There is no sound of foot-fall, and the leaves
Scurry into heaps and lie still,
And she the rejoicer of the heart is beneath them:
"Liu Ch'e" by Ezra Pound

In news:

The Ouachita Parish School Board voted unanimously to approve finance committee recommendations reinstating teacher supply allocations and discontinuing the summer school program for middle schools.
NDC discontinued 10 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 10019-0291-04).
After serious consideration of available options and alternatives, Acme Brick Company has made the difficult decision to temporarily discontinue operations at the Holly Springs brick production facility, effective January 31.
Announced it will discontinue its ColorQuartz line of plaster additives and exit the pool and spa plastering business at the end of December 2009.
In their study examining the feasibility of discontinuing medications in elderly patients, Garfinkel and Mangin1 were able to successfully stop nearly half of community-dwelling patients' medication therapies.
Barry discontinued Ernie Pook 's Comeek in 2008.
The Waukesha County Board on Tuesday unanimously voted to discontinue the county's failed van pooling program for commuters, a pilot program that never took hold.
The 32-volume print sets will be discontinued.
Primatene Mist to be discontinued at year-end.
Saint Paul 's athletics program will be discontinued July 1.
Guided by consumer research, two regional operators recently decided to discontinue discounts tied to loyalty cards, opening up the discounts to any shopper.
Do we, the citizens of Elk River, really want to discontinue being known as Energy City.
Security Door Controls of Camarillo, California, offers the SDC E1200-390MP Retrofit Mounting Plate, which uses the same template and existing mounting holes for replacing the discontinued Locknetics 390+ with the SCD E1200 magnetic lock.
I was troubled by Thursday's letter from Junior League of Las Vegas President Britta Carlson, in which she laments the discontinuation of the DARE program, recently cut from Metro's strapped budget.
Almost all modern high-tech rigs have discontinuous rigging , which is to say that any part of the rig that comes to a spreader terminates at that spreader.

In science:

Next we prove that N loop (E ) has discontinuities if and only if the distribution measure has a nontrivial pure point part.
A Random Necklace Model
At possible (at most countably many) discontinuity points of N (E ) we make the convention N (E ) = N (E − 0).
A Random Necklace Model
Since eN (E ) is non-decreasing it follows that N (E ) is discontinuous on Dκ .
A Random Necklace Model
Similarly to the analysis of Section 3 one can show that N loop (E ) is discontinuous on the set Dκ(B) ⊆ Dκ and nowhere else.
A Random Necklace Model
Since all discontinuities of the integrated density of states are contained in N loop (E ) this implies that generically (if Bs2 j /π is not integer) the discontinuities disappear under the perturbation by a magnetic field.
A Random Necklace Model