Lith

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lith līth 3d pers. sing. pres. of Lie, to recline, for lieth.
    • n Lith lĭth A joint or limb; a division; a member; a part formed by growth, and articulated to, or symmetrical with, other parts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lith A limb; any member of the body; also, a joint; a segment or symmetrical part or division: as, sound in lith and limb; a lith of an orange.
    • n lith Property.
    • lith A Middle English variant of light. Chaucer.
    • lith An obsolete variant of lieth, third person singular indicative present of lie.
    • lith An element in some compounds of Greek formation, meaning ‘stone,’ as in acrolith, monolith, etc. In many names of minerals it occurs in the form -lite (which see).
    • n lith An abbreviation of Lithuanian;
    • n lith of lithograph and lithography.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lith lith (prov.) a joint, segment, or portion of anything.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. lið,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. lið, a member; Ger. glied.

Usage

In literature:

And she took advantage of this moment in one lithe bound to put the table between them.
"Red Masquerade" by Louis Joseph Vance
A little lithe Parisian, not thirty years old, he had got thither by a wild road.
"At Last" by Charles Kingsley
His lithe body, fifty pounds lighter than Howland's, seemed to be that of a boy dodging him in some tantalizing sport.
"The Danger Trail" by James Oliver Curwood
His lithe body shone before us, and urged us to the most desperate efforts.
"Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier" by James Inglis
Its lithe body shot into the air with tremendous impetus.
"The Girl Aviators' Motor Butterfly" by Margaret Burnham
Nick got up, rather heavily for a man so lithe as he.
"The Port of Adventure" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
He is a man of middle height, lithe in his movements, and with a gliding kind of walk.
"The Adventures of a Special Correspondent" by Jules Verne
Terry followed his lithe, electric figure.
"Cheerful--By Request" by Edna Ferber
Her body was lithe and strong, with the grace of the wild creatures.
"The Sky Line of Spruce" by Edison Marshall
Fair she was, and her body lithe as a weasel.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
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In poetry:

And one there was, she walked less fast,
Behind the rest, perhaps beguiled
By his lithe form, who, as she passed,
Waited a little while, and smiled.
"His Rubies: Told" by Laurence Hope
Then she stamps her claws or lifts her ears,
Or twists her tail and begins to stir,
Till suddenly all her lithe body becomes
One breathing, trembling purr.
"Milk For The Cat" by Harold Monro
All things above were bright and fair,
All things were glad and free;
Lithe squirrels darted here and there,
And wild birds filled the echoing air
With songs of Liberty!
"The Slave In The Dismal Swamp" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I never take it from the wall,
That whip belonged to him, The man I singled from them all,
He was my husband, Jim;
I see him now, so straight and tall,
So long and lithe of limb.
"Jim's Whip" by Barcroft Henry Boake
Lithe was her form like a willow. She beckoned,
What could I do save to follow and follow,
Nothing of right or result could be reckoned;
Life without her was unworthy and hollow.
"The Murdered Lover" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Our lithe thoughts gambol close to God's abyss,
Children whose home is by the precipice.
Fear not thy little ones shall o'er it fall:
Solid, though viewless, is the girdling wall.
"Epigrams" by William Watson

In news:

Just in time for swimsuit season, Vogue Italia featured a gorgeous, lithe cover model in a bikini.
Sporting fresh beats and a strong, lithe voice, the young, self-managed artist is poised to make tidal waves in the music scene here and abroad.
Bernard Kouchner is smaller than expected, tanned like a 60's rock star settling into lithe middle age.
LITH man found dead in Boone County.
LITH business owner, employee charged in pot bust.
LITH unveils airport wish list.
Lambert 'Turk' Van Lith , 82.
Lambert William "Turk" Van Lith , age 82, of Buffalo, died Thursday, June 14, 2012, at his home.
He was born Oct 21, 1929, in Hamel, to Martin and Gertrude (Croymans) Van Lith .
Meet Lith , a SuicideGirl who loves surprises and can't live without sexy lingerie.
Meet Lith and Star, today's double feature of SuicideGirls.
The 20-year-old Lith says disappointment makes her sad.
Henry Peter "Heinie" Van Lith .
Henry Peter "Heinie" Van Lith , age 82, of Buffalo, passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct 19, 2008, one day shy of his 83rd birthday.
He was born Oct 20, 1925, to Henry and Frances (Van Den Elsen) Van Lith in Milbank, SD.
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In science:

Suquet, (2003) H¨olderian invariance principle for triangular arrays of random variables. (Principe d’invariance H¨olderien pour des tableau triangulaires de variables al´eatoires), Lith.
Asymptotics of Bernoulli random walks, bridges, excursions and meanders with a given number of peaks
The mathematical foundation of ergodic theory is to establish a connection between phase average and time average (van Lith 2001).
Maximum entropy generation in open systems: the Fourth Law?
Modern ergodicity is founded on the concept of measure preserving dynamical systems Γd and on the Birkhoff ’s ergodic theorem (van Lith 2001).
Maximum entropy generation in open systems: the Fourth Law?
Consequently, measurements results as the infinite time averages of phase functions because they take a long time compared to the microscopic relaxation time and, for metrically transitive (= ergodic) systems, measurement results are almost always equal to microcanonical averages (van Lith 2001).
Maximum entropy generation in open systems: the Fourth Law?
Lith, J. 2001 Ergodic Theory, Interpretation of Probability and the Foundation of Statistical Mechanics.
Maximum entropy generation in open systems: the Fourth Law?
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