Tops-and-bottoms

Definitions

  • Showing location A at the bottom of the plan, and B at the top
    Showing location A at the bottom of the plan, and B at the top
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Tops-and-bottoms Small rolls of dough, baked, cut in halves, and then browned in an oven, -- used as food for infants. "'T is said that her top-and-bottoms were gilt."
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Quotations

  • Bernard M. Baruch
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    “Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. This can't be done, except by liars.”
  • Robert H. Schuller
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    “Some people are at the top of the ladder, some are in the middle, still more are at the bottom, and a whole lot more don't even know there is a ladder.”

Usage

In literature:

The edging at the top and bottom of the knee-cap is worked in crochet.
"Beeton's Book of Needlework" by Isabella Beeton
Put the little apples at the top, and the large ones at the bottom.
"More Toasts"
A grey turn to a top and bottom, a silent pocketful of much heating, all the pliable succession of surrendering makes an ingenious joy.
"Tender Buttons" by Gertrude Stein
Sunlight melts ice in the middle, bottom, and top at once.
"Recreations in Astronomy" by Henry Warren
It was elliptical in form, the sides coming together at a sharp angle at the ends, bottom, and top.
"Among the Forces" by Henry White Warren
Thus equipped we came to the foot of the cliff, and much to our delight found it one mass of ice from top to bottom.
"The Scientific American Boy" by A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
Sandsgaard was silent and desolate from top to bottom.
"Garman and Worse" by Alexander Lange Kielland
When the picture came back, he took a knife and ripped it from top to bottom.
"His Masterpiece" by Emile Zola
The bread thus derived heat at the bottom from the coals and at the top from the main fire.
"Troop One of the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
In arsenic, the top and bottom ones point downwards, and the middle one upwards.
"Occult Chemistry" by Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater
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In poetry:

The top of a hill
Is not until
The bottom is below.
And you have to stop
When you reach the top
For there's no more UP to go.
"How To Tell The Top Of A Hill" by John Anthony Ciardi
Lush green the grass that grows between
The willows of the bottom-land;
Verged by the careless water, tall and green,
The brown-topped cat-tails stand.
"The Willow Bottom" by Madison Julius Cawein
And he's tattooed from top to bottom
With broken hearts, cupids and arrows
The flags of all nations, and all kinds of fruit
From cod-fish to vegetable marrows.
"The Sailor Comes Home With The Washing" by T W Connor
Then she played the back legs of an elephant
And just as the camera man shot ’em
The fellow in front sat down with a grunt
And Sal sang, “you’re the top, I’m the bottom.”
"The Sobstuff Sister" by Billy Bennett
The seed-time closed, the fences, hedge and ditch,
Demand your tendance; first the ditches clear,
And then, with cautious hand, the hedges lop,
Broad at the bottom, tapering by degrees,
As to the top the shears or bill ascend.
"British Georgics. April" by James Grahame

In news:

Following up on my Sunday Sports Extra subject last night: the top-to-bottom picture this season in the WAC and the Mountain West.
Pictures taken Jan 13, 2010, top, and May 11, 2006, bottom.
WALLFLOWERS Shelves built from old skis (top left), golf clubs (bottom left) and leather belts and lumber (right).
The purported next-gen iPhone (left) has an aluminum back, with ends made of glass at the top and bottom, and a steel antenna band.
Shire Beats on Both Top and Bottom Lines.
The names are listed from bottom to top and left to right.
Applied Materials Beats on Both Top and Bottom Lines.
Aruba Networks Beats on Both Top and Bottom Lines.
We pulled together photos from the Associated Press (top) and Getty Images (bottom) to create what we think is the sequence of events when President Bush visited some women's beach volleyball players at the Olympics this weekend.
Pictured From Top Left to Bottom Right: Chad Brown, Deitrekk Boone, Devonte Harris, Jason Kuhns and Matthew Managhan.
Douglas Dynamics Beats on Both Top and Bottom Lines.
Designed to print on both the top and the bottom of the sleeve simultaneously, it saves times, minimizes waste, and reduces labeling errors.
The model is wearing a $57 Athena Heavenly enhancer bikini top and $61 skirted bikini bottom.
2 piecrusts (for top and bottom crusts).
The electronics and speakers are tucked into the rack 's top level, so the bottom is available for other consoles and stuff.
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In science:

The top and bottom squares commute by Lemma 1.1.
Finite simple groups and localization
The same holds for the top and bottom sites in each column.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Full and open symbols represent top and bottom plane efficiencies, respectively.
Development of a compact scintillator hodoscope with wavelength-shifting fibre read-out
Namely, X and the quotient Y /X are both in Fac(T ), so there are φ ∈ Fac(T , β ) and ψ ∈ Fac(T , γ ) giving the top and bottom rows.
General sheaves over weighted projective lines
L = 64 with top and bottom figures differing by the random initial condition.
Collective dynamics in coupled maps on a lattice with quenched disorder
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