• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Stop-motion a mechanical arrangement for producing an automatic stop in machinery, as for shutting off steam, &c
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. stoppen—O. Fr. estouper (Ice. stoppa, Ger. stopfen, to stuff); all from L. stupa, the coarse part of flax, tow.


In literature:

Then the stars stopped in their motions.
"The Temptation of St. Antony" by Gustave Flaubert
They dared not touch it for fear it might stop the invisible machinery that it had evidently set in motion.
"A Voyage with Captain Dynamite" by Charles Edward Rich
To their amazement Lizzie stopped at the "Royal George" inn, and motioned them to enter.
"A Patriotic Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
Something came stealthily through the grass, now stopping, now advancing with a creeping, evil motion.
"Wood Magic" by Richard Jefferies
Cortin stopped, frowning, and motioned Odeon to join her.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
Mike stopped short, but made no motion to obey.
"The Launch Boys' Adventures in Northern Waters" by Edward S. Ellis
A slight motion in the thicket behind him told that his foe was still there, and he stopped.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
From the act of heaving-to; the motion of the ship stopped.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Claigue stopped him with an arresting word and motion of his hand.
"Ravensdene Court" by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
De t'er creeturs, dey stop en watch his motions.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris

In poetry:

"Think you I do not feel my every drop
Of blood is as an ocean
In which are surging and will never stop
All things your hope gave motion?
"The Strong Man To His Sires" by Cale Young Rice

In news:

'ParaNorman' activity: Sam Fell and Chris Butler summon stop-motion scares in animated adventure.
They also touch on The Breakfast Club, stop-motion animation , and their so-called gay agenda.
The Magic Behind Stop Motion Animation .
Take a camera, 1000 pumpkins and a few hundred hours with a knife, and then you get this stop motion video.
Pumpkin , Stop Motion, Halloween.
But "everything is already in motion to stop the sale," said attorney Bridget Brennan Tyrrell, speaking Thursday (Nov. 8) evening through a spokesperson.
Martin Short and Catherine O'Hara talk about lending their voices to Tim Burton's stop-motion film.
On Jan 10, Judge Joseph Cardoza denied a motion for the County of Maui to stop work on pipelines to the contaminated and highly controversial wells.
You could use Stop Motion software (from $19 on Amazon) but this adds to the cost and complexity.
Stop Motion Animation Brings 'Pirates. 'The Eco Experts Stop Motion Video Shows Installing Solar Panels is Child's Play'.
UK Animators Use Cellphone and Microscope To Film Smallest Stop-Motion Animation Ever.
Dot, Star of the World's Smallest Stop-Motion Animation Nokia.
Using a Nokia N8 smartphone and a CellScope, the team behind the Wallace & Gromit series has made the world's smallest stop-motion animation film.
WALT DISNEY MUSEUM Where would an exhibit on stop motion animation be without an appearance by the marvelous Gumby.

In science:

By symmetry, (BD−t )0≤t
Dual random fragmentation and coagulation and an application to the genealogy of Yule processes
The stopping time τ is the first time that the Brownian motion achieves a drawdown of size h, see [38,39].
One-dimensional random field Kac's model: weak large deviations principle
Since ˆτ0 is a ˆF + t stopping time for (V ǫ (t), t ≥ 0) , the translated and reflected motion (−1)[V ǫ (ǫτ0 + t) − V ǫ (ǫτ0 )], for t ≥ 0, is a new random walk independent of (V ǫ (t), 0 ≤ t ≤ ǫτ0 ) on which we will iterate the previous construction.
One-dimensional random field Kac's model: weak large deviations principle
Taylor. (1975) A stopped Brownian Motion Formula Ann.
One-dimensional random field Kac's model: weak large deviations principle
On a stopped Brownian Motion Formula of H.M.
One-dimensional random field Kac's model: weak large deviations principle