leaner

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n leaner (horseshoes) the throw of a horseshoe so as to lean against (but not encircle) the stake
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Quotations

  • German Proverb
    German Proverb
    “The fatter the flea the leaner the dog.”

Usage

In literature:

He seemed to have got leaner all at once.
"The Man Next Door" by Emerson Hough
The man was leaner and lighter, bony-faced, and beady-eyed.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
Riches go the rich, lean ones grow leaner, while the fat ones grow fatter.
"Honey-Bee" by Anatole France
Casey Dunne was lighter, leaner, more finely drawn.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
He looked leaner and frailer and less robustious than of old.
"The Prairie Mother" by Arthur Stringer
Only his cheeks seemed firmer and leaner, and the eyes were now the baffling eyes of a man.
"Athalie" by Robert W. Chambers
The other man, of a leaner, quieter, but just as villainous a type, grinned at him.
"Louisiana Lou" by William West Winter
Leaner-Winger, where are you?
"The Wilderness Fugitives" by Edward S. Ellis
I, myself, at the end of a few days, was weary of such a life; my legs could scarcely support me, and I grew leaner and leaner.
"The Conscript" by Émile Erckmann
The chauffeur Newlands (the leaner and darker one) declared himself ready for anything.
"A Journal of Impressions in Belgium" by May Sinclair
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In poetry:

In which class are you? Are you easing the load,
Of overtaxed lifters, who toil down the road?
Or are you a leaner, who lets others share
Your portion of labor, and worry and care?
"Which Are You?" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

School lunches about to get leaner , healthier.
BYU's offensive linemen sporting leaner look.
CampTour'12: A leaner Gabe Carimi.
18 films compete in leaner Venice festival.
Democrats to unveil budget that is $60M leaner than what Gov Christie wants.
A Leaner Way Of Life.
Bank Cuts Reflect New, Leaner Era.
Obama's Leaner , Meaner Military.
With Coming Cuts to Defense, New Military Will Be Leaner , Still Superior.
With Leaner Military, a New Focus on China.
Military Will Be Leaner ,' But Ready For All Threats.
School district budget gets leaner .
Defense Industry Braces for Leaner Times.
Fewer, Leaner , and Better.
Profits Falling, Banks Confront a Leaner Future.
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In science:

In addition to leaner management structures, there are advantages to unlocking funding time lines, site selections, and development schedules.
Large Instrument Development for Radio Astronomy
The use of electromagnetism is merely illustrative.) While much of the work on parametrized field theories occurs in a Hamiltonian formalism, the Lagrangian formalism is appropriate for my purposes and leaner in field variables by doing without momenta.
Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection
First, the formulation with the extra entities is often taken to be a different theory from the original leaner formulation.
Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection
Second, the formulation with the extra entities is thought to have no practical advantage over the original leaner formulation.
Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection
Third, the formulation with the extra entities is thought to have no conceptual advantage over the original leaner formulation.
Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection
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