clumping

Definitions

  • A kitten sits in a clump of daisies watching a cow eating grass
    A kitten sits in a clump of daisies watching a cow eating grass
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n clumping the sound of a horse's hoofs hitting on a hard surface
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n clumping The process of curling the hair in clumps.
    • n clumping The forming of a clump or cluster of bacteria; agglutination of bacteria.
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Usage

In literature:

Stanley came back to see his master and to assure himself that the clump on the head was not intended as a sign of serious displeasure.
"The Third Violet" by Stephen Crane
Then with much deliberation he tied his own pony Apache to a clump of greasewood.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
In some places, against stumps or clumps of brush, the gray mats of weed piled up in considerable heaps.
"Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's" by Laura Lee Hope
Even the cleverest natives often mistake a herd of giraffes for a clump of trees.
"The Human Side of Animals" by Royal Dixon
It was an empty tin tossed carelessly into a clump of wild-fig bushes.
"Jack Haydon's Quest" by John Finnemore
They stopped, at last, at the edge of the clump of thick, old trees that seemed to surround the place.
"Facing the German Foe" by Colonel James Fiske
Then they saw a faint glow in the little clump of trees, as if someone had struck a match.
"The Cave of Gold" by Everett McNeil
The clumps of green trees became more plain.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Christmas Tree Cove" by Laura Lee Hope
Far out across the plain was what seemed at first sight like a clump of dark foliage, save that it moved and changed shape too much.
"The Lion's Brood" by Duffield Osborne
Clumps of trees and bushes and numerous gullies could be discerned.
"Frontier Boys in Frisco" by Wyn Roosevelt
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In poetry:

He walked from the hut but a quarter mile
Where a clump of saplings stood
In a sea of grass like a lonely isle;
And the moon came up in a little while
Like silver steeped in blood.
"The Death Of Ben Hall" by William Henry Ogilvie
Across the clover-blossoms, wet,
With dainty clumps of violet,
And wild red roses in her hair,
There comes a little maiden fair.
I cannot more of June rehearse--
She is the ending of my verse.
"When The Poet Came" by Eugene Field
Hey! Watch there! The blooming thing is spreading!
Don't let it catch those trees!
Now that clump of scrub has caught it!
Well who ever would have thought it?
There's a change, too, in the breeze.
"The Bush Fire" by C J Dennis
The wiree sang that Christmas Day,
A rippling, limpid, liquid lay
In clump and cover trilling;
On ripened grain and gleaming road
The molten, golden sunlight glowed,
The lone land's rapture stifling.
"The Wiree's Song" by John O Brien
O but Wendy, when the carpet
Yielded to my indoor pumps.
There you stood, your gold hair streaming,
Handsome in the hall light gleaming
There you looked and there you led me
Off into the game of Clumps.
"Indoor Games near Newbury" by Sir John Betjeman
The pewit, swopping up and down
And screaming round the passer bye,
Or running oer the herbage brown
With copple crown uplifted high,
Loves in its clumps to make a home
Where danger seldom cares to come.
"Spear Thistle" by John Clare

In news:

How a simple, pale, yellow clump of chicken discharge can validate a man — and his marriage.
Midwinter murder is in my heart As I stand there on the curb in my opera pumps, Waiting for the car to come and the opera to start, Amid the Broadway homeless frozen clumps.
We can divide till our shoulders ache and we've planted little clumps of perennials all over the neighborhood.
Thinksport's heavy-duty mineral formula spreads evenly without clumping and has jojoba, olive, and sunflower oils to repel sweat and water.
"I was starting to think you were lost," I said to my running partner as he jogged over to the clump of trees where I had been waiting to set off on our Sunday-morning trail run.
My brother, a hardcore saag snob, deemed Tandoor 's lamb version ($14.95) perfect, and it was: the meat ladled in a wet clump of fiery spinach curry kissed with cilantro.
At left, an undated handout image shows a clump of Staphylococcus epidermidis bacteria (green) in the extracellular matrix, which connects cells and tissue.
Mix egg, flour, salt, pepper and beer until smooth and no flour clumps remain.
Amarillo fisherman reels in clump of hair, search yields nothing.
When someone inexperienced applies lashes , they often apply one synthetic lash to three to four natural lashes , causing clumps and the lash to break and fall out.
Use a spade and dig deeply to lift the clumps.
I personally hate it when grass clumps when I'm mowing .
If you don't use a bag and mow infrequently or improperly, the clumps of cut grass left behind are unsightly, yellow the grass beneath them and are unhealthy for the lawn.
Seventeen Acres and a Clump of Trees.
One thing we know for sure: You can't clump herbs into one category.
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In science:

The mean magnitude of the red clump I and the dispersion of I , σ, are also shown.
Determination of the Distance to M33 Based on the Tip of the Red Giant Branch and the Red Clump
Fig. 9.— Several parameters for the red clump method as a function of metallicity [Fe/H]. (a) The mean color of the red clump (V − I )RC .
Determination of the Distance to M33 Based on the Tip of the Red Giant Branch and the Red Clump
The dashed line represents a mean value of the ten regions. (b) The dispersion of the mean magnitude of red clump.
Determination of the Distance to M33 Based on the Tip of the Red Giant Branch and the Red Clump
The dashed line represents a mean value of the outer six regions with lower [Fe/H]. (c) The extinction corrected I -band magnitudes of the red clump.
Determination of the Distance to M33 Based on the Tip of the Red Giant Branch and the Red Clump
As shown in Fig. 1, several large scale structures are visible around the cluster core, comprising many clumps and filamentary extensions coming out directly from the core.
History of mass assembly and star formation in clusters
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