Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. contractus, p. p. of contrahere, to contract; con-, + trahere, to draw: cf. F. contracter,. See Trace, and cf. Contract (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. contractus—con, together, trahĕre, to draw.
What's the matter with turning his contract up and going over to fill oat bags for me?
"Thurston of Orchard Valley" by Harold Bindloss
I've been trying for months to land the overcoat contract for my house and last week I finally got things lined up.
"Alex the Great" by H. C. Witwer
In the great majority she may make contracts and bring suit.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
Immediately afterward the empty womb contracts strongly and gradually recovers its former size.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
The female contracts spasmodically, but does not attempt to move.
"The Truth About Woman" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
From all directions it came, contracting as though it were being squeezed beneath us.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
By finding myself bound through a contract that obliges me to do such and such a thing, I do not renounce my liberty.
"Anarchism and Socialism" by George Plechanoff
Hincks returned to Canada with a tentative contract in his pocket.
"The Railway Builders" by Oscar D. Skelton
Again, fifteen families made a contract with a company near Fresno, California.
"A Stake in the Land" by Peter Alexander Speek
The ventricles contract quicker and more forcibly than the auricles, and they are three times longer in dilating than contracting.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
Quite dead, and looking it, and yet
All eagerness to show
The Social-Contract forgeries
By Chatterton - Rousseau -
"The Old Chimaeras. Old Receipts" by Robert Louis Stevenson
But when the parish dustman came,
His rubbish to withdraw,
He found more dust within the heap
Than he contracted for!
"Tim Turpin" by Thomas Hood
Yes! 'twas a transcendent power
Which, from earth's contracted whole,
Gave to heaven a worthy dower,
Gave an ever-living soul.
"Resurrection" by John Bowring
'And vowed at a chancel-altar nigh,
With book and ring, a lifelong tie;
A contract vain
To the world, but real to Him on High.'
"A Conversation At Dawn" by Thomas Hardy
The red advance of life
Contracts pride, calls out the common blood,
Beats song into a single-blade,
Makes a depth-charge of grief.
"The Conflict" by Cecil Day Lewis
Helpless, ruin'd, left forlorn,
Lovely Alice wept alone;
Mourn'd o'er love's fond contract torn,
Hope, and peace, and honour flown.
"Frederick and Alice" by Sir Walter Scott
Republican presidential nominee Sen John McCain reignited the long-running debate over cost-plus contracting when he said he would prohibit the government's use of the contracts if he is elected president.
Budget cuts will press agencies to consolidate contracts to save time and money, say contracting experts.
About 1,000 of the unions' electrical workers at CL&P have been working under an expired contract since the beginning of June, and about 400 union electricians at Yankee Gas have worked with an expired contract for more than five months.
Back-to-Back Months in Contraction Territory The second straight month of ISM readings in contraction territory is not a good sign for the manufacturing sector or the broader economy but it does not portend imminent recession either.
Foreign employees in the UAE are entitled to a gratuity , or severance pay, when their contracts are terminated - upon completing a contract or resigning from a job.
Avure Technologies, Inc recently announced that its Vasteras Sweden operating unit has been awarded a contract to build the world's largest hot isostatic press (HIP) by Kinzoku Giken Co. Ltd, a Japan-based contract processor.
And, so, the essence of Keynes in that sense is, economy, because of uncertainty, has the propensity to occasionally contract and maybe stay contracted.
The money helped finance Kurdish infrastructure and development contracts that Michaels and his business partners then contracted with the Kurdish government to build and secure.
Lackey 's contract stipulated that the board notify him by June 30 whether it planned to extend his contract, which was slated to end in June 2013.
Peralta Community College District Trustees this week will be asked this week to approve an $8 million no-bid contract to build Laney College's new art building using a controversial interpretation of the California Public Contract Code.
How much does our country spend on military contracts each year and how do the companies that win such contracts further influence that spending.
Minnesota Orchestra musicians unanimously rejected a management contract proposal this evening and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra management rejected a musicians proposal for a contract extension.
Look at the Legacy report on the weekly chart below and you can see Commercials have been dropping net longs now at 3,175 contracts and Large Spec have been dropping net shorts now at -1,696 contracts.
The only third party required to sign off on a power-of-attorney contract is a notary whose only responsibility is to verify the identities of the two people who are signing a power-of-attorney contract.
This story was corrected to state that Boeing is not pursuing the contract and to clarify the value of the contract.
Let G be the dual graph of the components of eY0 that map to M (including the curves contracted to a point on M ) and let us remove from G all the vertices of degree 0 or 1 that represent contractible curves.
A Simple Proof that Rational Curves on K3 are Nodal
In the case that Tt is a C ∗ 0 -semigroup of contractions on a von Neumann algebra A, there exists a C0 -semigroup T ∗ t of contractions on the predual A∗ which is adjoint to Tt .
Charakterizations of the Generators of Positive Semigroups on C*- and von Neumann Algebras
T Z ˜h dµ − Now, since ˜H ⊂ H, we come to the desired estimate ρH (T µ, T ν ) ≤ ΛT · ρH (µ, ν ), and thus the contraction on average yields the uniform contraction in the space of measures.
Perron-Frobenius spectrum for random maps and its approximation
The notions of exactness and resolution, equivalent in the context of a resolvent pair ([ML], p.265) to the existence of a contracting homotopy ([ML], p.265), is adapted to PQCs. A PQC is exact if it has a parity contracting homotopy in the suitable “larger” category.
The nonabelian bar resolution
Their account of revision is indirect: they describe contractions in terms of maximal non-implying sub-theories and they go on to characterize revisions, reducing revision to contraction via the Levi identity.
Distance Semantics for Belief Revision