finishing

Definitions

  • Done, finished. Wichita
    Done, finished. Wichita
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n finishing the act of finishing "his best finish in a major tournament was third","the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause"
    • n finishing a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance) "the boat had a metallic finish","he applied a coat of a clear finish","when the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Done, finished. Hidatsa Done, finished. Hidatsa
DRIVER AND BRASSY. FINISH OF THE SWING DRIVER AND BRASSY. FINISH OF THE SWING
DRIVER AND BRASSY. FINISH WHEN PLAYING FOR A SLICE DRIVER AND BRASSY. FINISH WHEN PLAYING FOR A SLICE
DRIVER AND BRASSY. FINISH WHEN PLAYING FOR A PULL DRIVER AND BRASSY. FINISH WHEN PLAYING FOR A PULL
FULL SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. FINISH FULL SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. FINISH
THE PUSH SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. FINISH THE PUSH SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. FINISH
A LOW BALL (AGAINST WIND) WITH THE CLEEK. FINISH A LOW BALL (AGAINST WIND) WITH THE CLEEK. FINISH
FULL IRON SHOT. FINISH FULL IRON SHOT. FINISH

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: At the age of 26, Michelangelo began sculpting his monumental statue of David. He finished it seventeen months later, in January, 1504.
    • a Finishing Tending to complete or to render fit for the market or for use.
    • n Finishing The act or process of completing or perfecting; the final work upon or ornamentation of a thing.
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Quotations

  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “It is better to finish something than begin.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric%20Hoffer
    “Man was nature's mistake --she neglected to finish him -- and she has never ceased paying for her mistake.”
  • Lord Byron
    Lord%20Byron
    “All tragedies are finished by a death, all comedies by a marriage.”
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor
    Zsa Zsa Gabor
    “A man in love is incomplete until he has married -- then he's finished.”
  • Richard Bach
    Richard%20Bach
    “Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you are alive, it isn't.”
  • Richard Bach
    Richard%20Bach
    “How do you know if your mission in life is finished? If you're still alive, it isn't.”

Idioms

Photo finish - A photo finish is when two contestants (usually in a race) finish at almost exactly the same time, making it difficult to determine the winner. (The saying stems from the practice of taking a photograph when the winners cross the finish line to determine who was ahead at the time.)
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Usage

In literature:

Nearly all kinds are washed and pressed and in some classes of goods the finishing process is very elaborate.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
I haven't finished yet.
"Afterwards" by Kathlyn Rhodes
That finished Harlow's career at plucking Yale "fruit," and the fellow left New Haven suddenly.
"Frank Merriwell's Races" by Burt L. Standish
Those strings which are manufactured at Rome are exceedingly hard and brilliant, and exhibit a slight roughness of finish.
"The Violin" by George Hart
As the two women halted, Gregoriev finished his orders; and, turning from the cringing serf, stood staring at his wife and her sister.
"The Genius" by Margaret Horton Potter
The Prodigal had finished his book, and was starting another.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Day had long dawned ere Foyle and his staff had finished their work at the great house in Grosvenor Gardens.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
Roger had not finished pulling on his clothes when the fire bells began to ring.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
In quick, short puffs he smoked a cigarette, and as soon as he had finished it he lit a second.
"The Pirate of Panama" by William MacLeod Raine
These remarks apply, with suitable modification, to all kinds of finished apparatus having two openings.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
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In poetry:

'Damsel,' Sir Gareth answered gently, 'say
Whate'er ye will, but whatsoe'er ye say,
I leave not till I finish this fair quest,
Or die therefore.'
"Gareth And Lynette" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
By the dark wall it beckons still,
By evening light it darkly stays;
The wizard looks, and his great life
Thrills with the sense of finished days.
"Power against Power" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
Finish the war in your breast with a sigh
Come taste the tears in your own Human eye
Pity us millions of phantoms you see
Starved in Samsara on planet TV
"September On Jessore Road" by Allen Ginsberg
"Then wipe the sweat from brow and cheek."
It runnels forth afresh, my lord.
"Uphold me—for the flesh is weak."
You've finished with the Flesh, my lord!
"Heriot's Ford" by Rudyard Kipling
"So they couldn't save the old Frenchie at the finish,"
Bill said, "an' now she's gone —
Gone, an' left the little old Foudroyant
Keepin' her watch alone.
"The Survivor" by Cicely Fox Smith
THERE was a young man in Boston town,
He bought him a stethoscope nice and new,
All mounted and finished and polished down,
With an ivory cap and a stopper too.
"The Stethoscope Song. A Professional Ballad" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

No occurrence in finishing is worse than having layers of finish peel or chip from each other or from the wood, especially after a job has been delivered and installed.
Alex Gough (C) of Canada celebrates her first place finish with Tatjana Hufner (L) of Germany who finished second and Tatjana Ivanova of Russia who finished third in the women's World Cup luge competition in Calgary, Alberta.
He finished the 3.1-mile course in 17 minutes, 53:05 seconds, while Mary Lunn of Vero Beach was the women's winner finishing 21st overall in 21:07:30.
It has been issued with multiple surface finishes: standard business strike, Brilliant Proof, Frosted Proof and a non-Proof Matte Finish.
Description Corn and wheat finished slightly lower and soybeans finished sharply lower on South American rainfall as Hurricane Sandy dominated the markets and weather news Monday, October 29.
One option-the more familiar one for most builders-is to use drywall mud, not genuine finish plaster, for the finish coat.
Sughroue finished third overall as the Bearcats finished runner-up as a team.
Although the finish covers both wood and pores , it follows the contours, allowing the texture of the wood pores to telegraph through the finish.
In a wild finish to the America's Cup World Series, the winner of the final fleet nearly capsized at the finish.
Not because she finished first, but because she finished the race with two prosthetic legs.
Duke quarterback Sean Renfree hasn’t finished every drive he started during his career, but there was no doubt he’d get the chance to finish off North Carolina last week.
The team finished with 1166 points to finish second to the Elkin Wet Lightening' 2139.5.
Joey Logano beat Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Brian Vickers on a green-white-checkered finish to score his series-high ninth win of the season, while Danica Patrick finished 10th -- her second top 10 in the past three races.
Sometimes, you finish it—that is, unless the job finishes you.
POLI-QUICK DISCS are designed for finishing stainless steel and other nonferrous metals to a #2 satin finish and up through a #7 polished finish.
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In science:

The measured ˇCerenkov light yield and CCT timing performance are well reproduced by Monte Carlo simulation, with the exception of σCC T at smaller tilt angles and at larger distances. A Surface Finishes quartz bar showed almost the same σCC T as the Zygo bar, in spite of its shorter attenuation length.
The Cherenkov Correlated Timing Detector: Beam Test Results from Quartz and Acrylic Bars
The difference from the LUI only installation is that when finished the entire cluster computing environment is configured.
Cluster Computing White Paper
The change had to be done step by step because storage ring operation had to be ensured during the migration. In summer 2001 this migration was finished. The whole facility, the 80 MeV linac, the 1.5 GeV booster, the storage ring and the Superconducting Asymmetric Wiggler (SAW), is now handled by EPICS.
The Evolution of the DELTA Control System
At first I introduce the Neutrino in the standard Model, Then the Dirac and Majorana Masses. After introduce the See-Saw Mechanism, I discuss the neutrino oscillations and neutrino in astrophysics and cosmology. I finished this paper with a brief summary of the neutrino experiments.
Neutrino in Astrophysics and Cosmology
This is where we finish our review of the connections between Yugoslav and neutrino physics.
The Neutrino - Its Past, Present and Future
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