• Joan of Arc in Her Father's Garden——91
    Joan of Arc in Her Father's Garden——91
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v arc form an arch or curve "her back arches","her hips curve nicely"
    • n arc electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
    • n arc a continuous portion of a circle
    • n arc something curved in shape
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Arc lamp feed system Arc lamp feed system
9000 candle power arc lamp 9000 candle power arc lamp
Hand-fed Arc Lamp Hand-fed Arc Lamp
Scissors Arc Lamp Scissors Arc Lamp
Right-angled Arc Lamp Right-angled Arc Lamp
Westminster Arc Lamp Westminster Arc Lamp
Arc Lamp with Induction Ring Arc Lamp with Induction Ring

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Joan of Arc was actually burned alive as a witch in 1431, and only considered a saint in the 20th century. (Them folks must be pissed to hear that)
    • Arc A curvature in the shape of a circular arc or an arch; as, the colored arcthe rainbow); the arc of Hadley's quadrant.
    • Arc (Geom) A portion of a curved line; as, the arc of a circle or of an ellipse.
    • Arc An arch. "Statues and trophies, and triumphal arcs ."
    • Arc The apparent arc described, above or below the horizon, by the sun or other celestial body. The diurnal arc is described during the daytime, the nocturnal arc during the night.
    • v. i Arc ärk (Elec) To form a voltaic arc, as an electrical current in a broken or disconnected circuit.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The largest country in Africa is the Sudan. The Arc of the Covenant is said to be located in Axum, Ethiopia.
    • n arc In geometry, any part of a curved line, as of a circle, especially one which does not include a point of inflection or cusp. It is by means of arcs of a circle that all angles are measured, the arc being described from the angular point as a center. In the higher mathematics the word arc is used to denote any angular quantity, even when greater than a whole circle: as, an arc of 750°. See angle.
    • n arc In astronomy, a part of a circle traversed by the sun or other heavenly body; especially, the part passed over by a star between its rising and setting.
    • n arc In architecture, an arch.
    • n arc Obsolete form of ark.
    • n arc An abbreviation of Associate of the Royal College of Organists.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A survey reported that 12% of Americans think that Joan of Arc was Noah's wife.
    • n Arc ärk a segment of a circle or other curve.
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  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    “Chastity does not mean abstention from sexual wrong; it means something flaming, like Joan of Arc.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “Little-minded people's thoughts move in such small circles that five minutes conversation gives you an arc long enough to determine their whole curve.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. arc, L. arcus, bow, arc. See Arch (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.—L. arcus, a bow.


In literature:

There were two lines of trenches on the arc of the salient with three lines on a portion of the arc.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
When silence came again, Thad was standing with his back against the wall, the welding arc in his hand.
"Salvage in Space" by John Stewart Williamson
The arc-light had gone out.
"Traffic in Souls" by Eustace Hale Ball
Do you know that you can make an arc light with two ordinary pencils?
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
The warship went careening on an arc to return and throw the full glare of her search-lights on the scene.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
Helpless, he watched it describe that arc of death.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
Joan of Arc was, in my opinion, a hysterical genius whose hallucinations were auto-suggestive.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
This arc, divided into twelve equal parts, determined twelve equal intervals of time for that day.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3" by Various
Their tentacles whipped furiously; and in a great arc they sprang for the tiny figure of the diver.
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
From a point above the desk a blue arc flamed and wavered.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various

In poetry:

Drab forms blur into greenish vapor.
Through boughs like cross-bones,
Pale arcs flare and shiver
Like lilies in a wind.
"Flotsam" by Lola Ridge
Turn thee now—'tis almost done!—
To the near horizon's verge:
Make the smallest arc emerge
Of the forehead of the sun.
"Brother Artist" by George MacDonald
And the soft and silken rustling
Of bending yellow wheat
Says, "See the harvest moon--that dims
The arc-lights of the street."
"The Call" by Virna Sheard
What is as the birth-place named
Of Edward, the "Confessor" called ?
In Normandy, what city famed
Saw Joan of Arc die unappall'd ?
"Enigma XVI." by Elizabeth Hitchener
Your loss is rarer; for this star
Rose with you thro' a little arc
Of heaven, nor having wander'd far
Shot on the sudden into dark.
"To J. S." by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Of rising worlds by yonder wood.
Long sleeps the summer in the seed;
Run out your measured arcs, and lead
The closing cycle rich in good.
"In Memoriam A. H. H.: 105." by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In news:

Pape Kanouté Griot From Senegal ARC By NED HAMMAD.
This healthy yellow split pea soup recipe from the Arc's Vintage Garden Kitchen is dairy-free, gluten-free and low-fat.
Gavin Thurman had 19 points on 8 of 13 shooting including a perfect 3 for 3 from behind the arc to lead Missouri State to an 89-61 season opening victory Friday over Philander Smith.
Services, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is the winner of the FABTECH® Arc Armor® welding protection makeover.
Arc/Arg3.1 Is Essential for the Consolidation of Synaptic Plasticity and Memories.
Arc/Arg3.1: Linking Gene Expression to Synaptic Plasticity and Memory.
Arc/Arg3.1: Linking Gene Expression to Synaptic Plasticity and Memory Neuron, Volume 52, Issue 3, 9 November 2006, Pages 403-407 Anastassios V.
COLUMBIA — Looking at ease behind the 3-point arc, Mason Murray found his spot.
A group calling for "resistance to the Islamization of France" is using Facebook to advertise an anti-Muslim party at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris Friday.
The Motoman (Dayton, OH) ArcWorld IV-6200 robotic welding cell features dual EA1900N or SSA2000 Expert Arc welding robots with multiple robot control.
The group delves their shovels in at the groundbreaking of the Prince of Peace ARC Center in Chalmette.
ALBERTO ARCE Associated Press AP.
Chuck Chalberg's take on a century of American progressivism (" The arc of progress," July 8), beginning under Republican President Teddy Roosevelt's leadership of a Progressive Party in 1912, was stimulating.
Obama's quagmire : Syria and the Islamist arc.
The stallion is best known for winning the French and Irish Derbies in 1999 plus the Prix de L'arc de Triomphe.

In science:

We will call a sextactic point p of γ minimal if some arc of γ around p is inside of the osculating conic at p and maximal if some arc around p is outside the osculating conic at p.
Sextactic points on a simple closed curve
Using Wirtinger algorithm we can start from the given three arcs a, b, c and passing through the tangles obtain words on a, b, c corresponding to all the other arcs.
Singular sets and parameters of generalized triangle orbifolds
This idea is at the root of the various algorithms to enforce local consistencies, such as the Waltz algorithm or AC3 for computing arc consistency and hyper-arc consistency.
Component Programming and Interoperability in Constraint Solver Design
One can readily prove that two vertices of the sought optimum triangular-tile, say ˜G0 , ˜G1 , should be sought on the arc ˜P ˜P ′ (or ˜Q ˜Q′ ) of γΓ , while the third should be sought on the arc ˜Q ˜Q′ (resp. ˜P ˜P ′ ).
Optimum Placement of Post-1PN GW Chirp Templates Made Simple at any Match Level via Tanaka-Tagoshi Coordinates
See Appendix-B of for details. Convex (concave) arc here means that the (open) segment between the arc endpoints is completely included in (respectively, external to) SΓ . A (polygonal) tiling of R2 is a countable family of (open) polygons Ui , which i) are disjoint and ii) are such that their closures cover R2 .
Optimum Placement of Post-1PN GW Chirp Templates Made Simple at any Match Level via Tanaka-Tagoshi Coordinates