Setting pole


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Setting pole a pole, often iron-pointed, used for pushing boats along in shallow water.
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In literature:

And I am quite sure that if I were a Thlinket I should set up a totem-pole despite all the missionaries in the world.
"Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled" by Hudson Stuck
The water growing shallow and rapid we were obliged to take to our setting poles, we pushed with them 10 miles this day.
"An interesting journal of Abner Stocking of Chatham, Connecticut" by Abner Stocking
But the canoe was already in the narrow stream, and he was laughing recklessly, setting-pole poised to swing round the short turns.
"A Young Man in a Hurry" by Robert W. Chambers
They then set off in two strong currents toward either Pole.
"Doctor Jones' Picnic" by S. E. Chapman
In Altdorf, our capital city, he has set up a pole.
"Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades" by Florence Holbrook
This wooden figure is set on a high pole, which is fixed into the ground in front of the house.
"Children of Borneo" by Edwin Herbert Gomes
The river was so high that the men could not use setting poles, and it took them two weeks to row up against the swift current.
"Ben Comee" by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
Here, too, for several years the fishermen set up May poles.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Numerous new snares were set, the old ones adjusted, and the rabbits taken from the tossing poles of the lucky ones.
"Connie Morgan in the Fur Country" by James B. Hendryx
But the older Mer-babies set off for the north pole.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various

In poetry:

TWO strangers, from opposing poles,
Meet in the torrid zone of Love:
And their desire seems set above
The limitation of their souls.
"The Egoists" by Edith Nesbit
He set the pole well in the sandy turf,
And called a jackdaw near to watch the place.
Meanwhile the angel paddled in the surf,
And playfully dared his brother to a race.
"A Servian Legend" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The orb which ruled thy natal night,
And usher'd in a greater light,
Than sets the pole on fire;
With undiminish'd lustre crown'd,
Unwearied walks th' eternal round,
Amid the heavenly quire.
"Ode to a Man of Letters" by John Logan
Before the seas and mountains were brought forth,
I reigned. I hung the universe in space,
I capped earth's poles with ice to South and North,
And set the moving tides their bounds and place.
"The Burden of Time" by Frederick George Scott
Two lovers to a midnight meadow came
High in the hills, to lie there hand and hand
Like effigies and look up at the stars,
The never-setting ones set in the North
To circle the Pole in idiot majesty,
And wonder what was given them to wonder.
"Amateurs of Heaven" by Howard Nemerov

In news:

Rick Dole/Getty ImagesMuscle Milk team owner Greg Pickett, left, and his drivers Lucas Luhr, center, and Klaus Graf made their pole-setting qualifying run pay off with their fifth consecutive race win.
Pole barn fire deliberately set.
Hollowell Sets Bayside Conference Record in Pole Vault .
At Libby Stevens' Leesburg home, two poles and charred grass is all that remains after her large sign supporting Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney was set on fire.
John-T-Williams-Memorial- Totem-Pole -Project The non-profit was set up by Atty.
The men's world record in the pole vault is 6.14 meters, set by Sergei Bubka of the Ukraine in 1994.
Senior Lisa Dunbar set a new school record with her pole vault of 8-feet.
Decorate your home this Christmas with LED lights and decorations from the Home Depot, including the North Pole Express Train Set.
Several arrived with canes or walkers, which they put aside for a set of pedals or Nordic walking poles.
Alabama set to grab pole position in BCS race.
To help parents out, the Cedar Springs Post has set up a special North Pole drop box.
Strapping on a pair of cross-country skis and setting off through snow-covered fields reminds me of stories of the early Arctic and Antarctic explorers mushing and skiing along with their dogs to the North and South Poles.
She is set to retire her catch pole on Friday, August 31, 2012.
British Woman's South Pole Trek Could Set Record.
Sun sets on March 21 at the South Pole , not to rise again until September.

In science:

The direction of maximal asymmetry was found to be close to the pole of the equatorial coordinate system, which points towards systematic errors in existing data sets.
Model- and calibration-independent test of cosmic acceleration
Similarly, one can translate the results of section 3.2 and into this setting and obtain a renormalization (extension of uS Γ ) by removing the simple pole along each component of the irreducible divisor.
Notes on Feynman Integrals and Renormalization
For this review, we use the result obtained in from data at the Z -pole, α s (M2 Z ) = 0.1197 ± 0.0028, as it is based on a more constrained data set where QCD corrections directly enter through the hadronic decay width of the Z .
World Summary of $\alpha_s$ (2012)
Combining these equations with a proper supplementary condition, one gets a self-consistent set of equations for describing the motion of a pole-dipole particle in a given space-time, for example see [4–8].
Test particle motion in modified gravity theories
Since at the one-loop level, δ always appears in combination with ln(1/µ) where µ is the ’t Hooft mass scale, an equivalent procedure is to rescale µ according to µ = µ′ eγ /2/(4π)1/2 , subtract only the (n − 4)−1 pole term and then set µ′ , rather µ, at the relevant mass scale.
Radiative Corrections in Precision Electroweak Physics: a Historical Perspective