• The Bundle of Sticks
    The Bundle of Sticks
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bundling the act of shoving hastily "she complained about bundling the children off to school"
    • n bundling the act of binding something into a bundle
    • n bundling a onetime custom during courtship of unmarried couples occupying the same bed without undressing
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Jo stuffed the whole bundle into the stove Jo stuffed the whole bundle into the stove
How Ian Direach returned home and how his stepmother fell as a bundle of sticks How Ian Direach returned home and how his stepmother fell as a bundle of sticks

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bundling an old custom in Wales, New England, and elsewhere for sweethearts to sleep on the same bed without undressing
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.”
  • Buckminster Fuller
    “I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.”


Bundle of nerves - Someone who is a bundle of nerves is very worried or nervous.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Conn. with Bind and Bond.


In literature:

Then Alexis lifted the bundle, and shouldering the guns they left the shop.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
One of them had a little bundle of things tied in a handkerchief.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
In the evening they take these into the kasgi, open the bundles and spread out the stalks on the floor.
"The Dance Festivals of the Alaskan Eskimo" by Ernest William Hawkes
This he stuffed into the sweater, and tied it together, making a close bundle.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
The fibro-vascular bundle of the leaf is single in Soft Pines, double in Hard Pines.
"The Genus Pinus" by George Russell Shaw
It did not make a very large bundle, even when she decided to take the white muslin dress, and the coral beads.
"A Little Maid of Massachusetts Colony" by Alice Turner Curtis
And, in answer, the bundle of furs raised two arms and waved them beckoningly.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
Send me the bundle in the morning.
"The Hilltop Boys" by Cyril Burleigh
A strange adipose body, this bundle of lace crammed with uric acid without a trace of fatty matter!
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
Upon the covered hatch of the launch Blair's eye caught sight of two rolls of canvas, fashioned bundle-like.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton

In poetry:

Soon forth from a curious old chest
A bundle of arrows she drew;
The gift of a warrior, their guest,
And ting'd with a poisonous glue!
"The Lion" by William Hayley
I ha' seen him drive a hundred men
Wi' a bundle o' cords swung free,
That they took the high and holy house
For their pawn and treasury.
"Ballad Of The Goodly Fere" by Ezra Pound
"I 'll tak my bundle in my hand,
An' wipe the dew-drop frae my e'e;
I 'll wander wi' ye ower the land;
I 'll venture wi' ye ower the sea."
"The Lass O' Isla" by Alexander Boswell
Your head is as tiny as mine
The nearby sea reigns with spring
Over the summers of your fragile form
And here one burns bundles of ermine.
"The Season Of Loves" by Paul Eluard
The old yaller slicker's the cowpuncher's friend—
His saddle is never without it—
It's rolled in a bundle and tied at each end,
But it's ready for service, don't doubt it.
"The Old Yaller Slicker" by Arthur Chapman
You're twenty-five or six and I'm fourteen,
And you don't hardly ever notice me--
But when you do, you call me Willie! Gee,
I wisht I'd bundles of the old long green
And could be twenty-eight or nine or so,
And something happened to your other beau.
"Love Sonnets Of An Office Boy (Sonnet 1)" by Samuel Ellsworth Kiser

In news:

Lower grade bundles cost half as much, but have lots of knotty pieces that you won't use.
The Plexus Remote is a smart app to gain full control over Madrix Plexus , a DMX interface and Art-Net node with live or standalone possibilities via the Madrix software bundled with it.
The Plexus software/hardware bundle controls Madrix Windows®-based shows.
Flexeel Max air hose can be seen in low light and is easy to bundle, store, and carry.
UNDATED – If you find yourself awake at 2am, it could be worth your while to bundle up and trek outside.
It snowed a bit over night here in Iowa and while yes, I am eager for spring and have started some seeds in anticipation of the warmer weather, I'm trying to enjoy the season of bundling up while it's still with us.
9 bundles containing 25.5 pounds of cocaine found in tractor cab.
Web Developer Power Pack Bundle.
It still packs a wallop with many of the same features as big brothers Grizzly 700 and 550, but bundled in a smaller, more compact unit.
A California family is thankful this holiday season for a small bundle of joy who came to this world following a very long ordeal.
Federal dairy policy ideas have been bundled in a fast-track farm bill and hustled into Congress' Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction -the Super Committee.
However, that's not to say Stewart didn't have a ball welcoming her and Robert Pattinson's on-screen bundle of joy.
Aimee and Justin Ahlgren are about to add four new residents to Ramona in the form of one very extra large-sized bundle of joy.
Into the Rolodex for a Bundle.
Fall makes me want to get all bundled up to go poking around outside to look at natural things like changing leaves.

In science:

The fibred product map σ ⊙ σ−1 , for any bundle morphism σ from P to eP , is a bundle morphism from the fibred product P ⊙ eP to eP ⊙ P (notice that both are G × G-bundles).
Holonomy and parallel transport in the differential geometry of the space of loops and the groupoid of generalized gauge transformations
We will construct a bundle over T4 θ which is a deformation of a pro jectively flat bundle over T4 and we will find an explicit formula of holomorphic vectors in the deformed bundle.
Noncommutative Riemann Conditions
We can pro ject the cocycle gij to maps F (gij ) = g ′ ij : Ui ∩ Uj → H 1 (F, IR)/Γω , and obtain a H 1 (F, IR)/Γω -bundle as in 2.6.5. A natural question is the following: given a H 1 (F, IR)/Γω -bundle ¯p is there a symplectic bundle which gives rise to ¯p.
Gerbes, 2-gerbes and symplectic fibrations
As already mentioned, the notion of Banach bundle is more general than the more familiar notion of locally trivial bundle, even in the case of bundles with finite dimensional fibres.
2-C*-categories with non-simple units
Note that pi considered as a vector bundle over Xi is the Whitney sum of ri and a second vector bundle, say qi , and this second vector bundle has e(qi )n 6= 0.
On the independence of K-theory and stable rank for simple C*-algebras