Head-rest

Definitions

  • Johnny rests his head on one hand and stares at a bird on the window ledge
    Johnny rests his head on one hand and stares at a bird on the window ledge
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Head-rest a support for the head, esp. the adjustable apparatus of the barber's chair, and that used by the photographer to steady the sitter's head
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. héafod, Dut. hoofd, Ger. haupt.

Usage

In literature:

Kate pondered, her head resting heavily in her hand: what was she to do first?
"The Son of His Mother" by Clara Viebig
To hide her confusion she turned her head, and her eyes met those of Amalia, brilliant and steely, as they rested upon her.
"The Grandee" by Armando Palacio Valdés
Vogt leaned against the slope of the hill, resting his dizzy head in his hands.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
Her head rested between them.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
Kitty's brown head rested on her shoulder, and she stroked it gently with one hand.
"Under False Pretences" by Adeline Sergeant
A huge bowlder on the sand just beyond us threw a sort of shadow over our brown faces as we rested our heads on the sand.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
On the upper step sat Dr. Grey, with his arm encircling the form of his ward, whose head rested very confidingly against his shoulder.
"Vashti" by Augusta J. Evans Wilson
Her arms clasped her strange pet's body while his white head rested lovingly upon her shoulder.
"A Daughter of the Forest" by Evelyn Raymond
Then I thought mebbe only half my head was shot away, an' the rest was aching for all.
"Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)" by John McElroy
He found Valerius, pale, with closed eyes, his head resting on his shield.
"A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Felix Dahn
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In poetry:

O holy trust! O endless sense of rest!
Like the beloved John
To lay his head upon the Saviour's breast,
And thus to journey on!
"Hymn For My Brother's Ordination" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Dear, he is not missing, not lost.
Rest your heart as on a bed.
For the One who loves him most
Knows where he has laid his head.
"Missing" by Katharine Tynan
The sun had set. He was alone;
Mid twilight shadows he would rest.
He laid his head upon a stone
To woo sweet slumber for his guest.
"Alone" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
You ask my wish—the boon I crave,
O grant it—leave me what I have:
Leave me to rest upon my bed,
With broken heart, and weary head.
"William Lamb's Return From Paris: Asking Me My Wish" by Lady Caroline Lamb
I am as one who comes to rest
by that sad, sandy, sodden shore
and looks around, and undistressed
nods his wise head, and hopes no more.
"Without Hope: [Reménytelenül]" by Attila Jozsef
They stayed at last, and on the grass
Reposed so, as o'er his breast
She bowed her gracious head to rest,
Such a weight as no burden was.
"An Ode Upon a Question Moved, Whether Love Should Continue Forever" by Lord Edward Herbert of Cherbury

In news:

The head of the patent office had some advice for critics of software patents yesterday: "Give it a rest already".
After my day job(running a multi million dollar corp) while the rest of Lawrence finishes dinner, I am headed to my basement for my "other" job.
Despite the abundance of hype surrounding the quarterback position heading into this season, there was one player who quickly distanced himself from the rest.
In 2005, during his first major league game, Greenberg was hit in the back of a head by a baseball and spent the rest of the season on the disabled list.
Witnesses told the TV station the adult chimp took hold of the infant chimp , kept her away from the rest of the troop then began to hit the infant in the head.
In this sculpture by the Dogon people of Mali, the cosmos rests upon a female figure, whose head is represented by the dual disks of sacred sky and secular earth connected by 11 primordial beings.
A former Covington church deacon may be headed to prison for the rest of his life.
My head gently returns to its natural resting position.
Violet rests her head on the shoulder of Krista Kousens of Orange.
Benedict freshman Kadeeja Vaughn rests her head on her boyfriend's shoulder while waiting in line to vote at the David H Swinton Campus Center in Columbia, S.C.
Tigers get some rest, head to NYC.
Wrong- headed Ontario budget tough on public sector, vague on the rest.
Heads, you lose — but the rest of 2 Roman statues are found.
Marshall's men's basketball team will head into this weekend's 2K Sports Classic - and the rest of the season - without its marquee member of its 2012 signing class.
The slain girlfriend of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher will be laid to rest five days after Belcher killed her, then shot himself in the head.
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In science:

The head-on collision of black holes from rest has been studied using our techniques in Ref. and compared with 2D simulations.
Modeling gravitational radiation from coalescing binary black holes
Two colliding plasma populations are studied in the rest frame of one of the populations (downstream, e.g. representing the shocked ISM medium at the head of a GRB jet).
Gamma-Ray Burst Synthetic Spectra from Collisionless Shock PIC Simulations
This head is located at 2292.8976 nm, the position of the rotational line R(51): (v′′ = 0, J ′′ = 51 → v′ = 2, J ′ = 52). [Note: The double prime refers to the lower level.] Stellar (rest) wavelengths were determined using telluric and identified atomic stellar features, primarily C i, Mg i and Si i lines.
The narrow, inner CO ring around the magnetic Herbig Ae star, HD 101412
More recently, in [4, 5], a third kind of dynamical system was associated to Turing machines, taking advantage of the following specificity: changes happen only in the head position whilst the rest of the configuration remains unaltered.
Zigzags in Turing machines
The rest of the time, the head is either moving closer to or farther from cell 0, or staying in some finite window around cell 0.
Zigzags in Turing machines
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