Pedestrianism

Definitions

  • Pedestrian. I hear Brown has taken to cycling
    Pedestrian. I hear Brown has taken to cycling
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pedestrianism The act, art, or practice of a pedestrian; walking or running; traveling or racing on foot.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Kansas state law requires pedestrians crossing the highways at night to wear tail lights.
    • n pedestrianism The act or practice of walking; traveling or racing on foot; the art of a pedestrian or professional walker or runner.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first safety feature for an automobile was invented in 1908 by John O'Leary. He patented a large net, to be installed on the front fender, to scoop pedestrians out of the way before they could be run over.
    • n Pedestrianism a going on foot: walking: the practice of a pedestrian
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Quotations

  • David Mccord
    David Mccord
    “A pedestrian is a man in danger of his life. A walker is a man in possession of his soul.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. pedestrispes, pedis.

Usage

In literature:

In the air there were no speed laws to look out for, or other motorists or pedestrians to avoid.
"The Boy Inventors' Radio Telephone" by Richard Bonner
Reason: in a great deal of noise pedestrians might be run over.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
After the drive we went down the Corso, thronged with carriages, between rows of pedestrians of all classes.
"Marie Bashkirtseff (From Childhood to Girlhood)" by Marie Bashkirtseff
The middle of the Unter den Linden, usually left to pedestrians, was freshly strewn with red earth for the procession of the carriages.
"The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912" by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
Every sound startled and alarmed him; every pedestrian looked like a pursuer in plain clothes or blue.
"Nedra" by George Barr McCutcheon
For a time they two seemed the only pedestrians that had ventured forth that night in a locality so uninviting.
"Half A Chance" by Frederic S. Isham
When the horse was taken from Goodwood to Epsom and from the stable to the course a crowd of horsemen and pedestrians dogged his steps.
"The Portland Peerage Romance" by Charles J. Archard
The cab rattles and careers up the length of the street, scattering rickshaws and pedestrians from before its triumphant path.
"African Camp Fires" by Stewart Edward White
John Grimbal dismounted, tied up his horse, then climbed to the top of the Tor, and searched for an approaching pedestrian.
"Children of the Mist" by Eden Phillpotts
Some pedestrian had gone this way in the early morning.
"Betty Gordon at Mountain Camp" by Alice B. Emerson
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In poetry:

Camera, as all-seeing god, satisfies our longing
for omniscience. To spy on others from this
height and angle: pedestrians pass in and out of
our lens like rare aquatic insects.
"Notes On Vision" by James Douglas Morrison
For vital off-the-record work - that's talking transport-wise -
I've a scarlet Aston-Martin - and does she go? She flies!
Pedestrians and dogs and cats, we mark them down for slaughter.
I also own a speedboat which has never touched the water.
"Executive" by Sir John Betjeman

In news:

Traveling pedestrian's wife is no dummy: she's a mannequin .
On March 16, 1979, Paramount Pictures quietly released a pedestrian but capable drama, The China Syndrome, a fictional tale of safety cover-ups at a nuclear power plant.
Pedestrians walk past the new 7-Eleven store Thursday at Eddy Street Commons in South Bend, just south of the Notre Dame campus.
One of the temporary new pedestrian areas in Gansevoort Plaza.
Cabs driving through Gansevoort Plaza — which has no stoplights or pedestrian crossing lights — last year.
Former UCSB Student Who Struck And Killed Four Pedestrians On Isla Vista Street Seeking Release from Mental Hospital .
A pedestrian was killed Sunday night in Arlington when he was struck by a vehicle that didn't stop at a traffic signal that was out.
A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle early today as he walked along US 119 north of Elk River Road in Mink Shoals, said Capt.
Walk and shop along the tree-lined streets at this pedestrian-friendly historical city with small town appeal.
Mountain Pass Pedestrian Bridge.
Pedestrians in downtown Los Angeles.
Pedestrians, veterans and members of the media walk around the grounds of more.
Virginia Tech's Hokies realized the obvious: Their early opponents were pedestrian at best.
Opening of Ogdensburg's Lake Street pedestrian bridge to be celebrated with ribbon cutting Saturday.
Pedestrian bridge to be torn down this week.
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In science:

This will be kept at a strictly pedestrian level and is largely based on the review in . A discussion of the modeling of these components, as well as a discussion of the process of hadronization, is deferred to the relevant parts of Section 4 on Monte Carlo event generators.
QCD for Collider Physics
Cavagna, Supercooled liquids for pedestrians, Phys.
The effective temperature
At the most pedestrian level, it will clearly be worthwhile to extend the comparison to lighter quark masses.
Test of the Skyrme Effective Field Theory Using Quenched Lattice QCD
In the interpretation of the results of such tests, however, it must always be kept in mind that apparent violations can be the result of quite pedestrian effects within the standard model rather than bona fide symmetry breaking. A familiar example is the mocking of T-violation by final state strong interactions.
Symmetry Tests and Standard Model Backgrounds
This leads to considerably increased travel times of simulated pedestrians compared to real people as well as compared to travel times of simulated pedestrians on a straight path of the same length.
The Effect of Integrating Travel Time
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