leveller

Definitions

  • A ground-level nest, containing five eggs
    A ground-level nest, containing five eggs
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n leveller a radical who advocates the abolition of social distinctions
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A pagoda of three levels, built on a platform A pagoda of three levels, built on a platform

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Cleveland spelled backwards is "DNA level C."
    • n leveller See leveler, leveling.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Death Valley, California, has a point that is 280 feet below sea level.
    • Leveller one who levels or makes equal, esp. one of an ultra-republican and revolutionary sect or party which grew up in the parliamentary army in 1647, crushed by Cromwell in 1649
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Quotations

  • Les Brown
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    “You must think of failure and defeat as the springboards to new achievements or to the next level of accomplishment.”
  • William Golding
    William Golding
    “Novelists do not write as birds sing, by the push of nature. It is part of the job that there should be much routine and some daily stuff on the level of carpentry.”
  • Princess of Wales Diana
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    “I will fight for my children on any level so they can reach their potential as human beings and in their public duties.”
  • Kent Steffes
    Kent Steffes
    “To succeed at the level I want to you have to be focused and serious.”
  • Charles James Fox
    Charles James Fox
    “He that is conscious of guilt cannot bear the innocence of others: So they will try to reduce all others to their own level.”
  • Arthur F. Corey
    Arthur F. Corey
    “An idea is the only level which moves the world.”

Idioms

Dead level best - If you try your dead level best, you try as hard as you possibly could to do something.
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On the level - If someone is honest and trustworthy, they are on the level.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. livel, liveau (Fr. niveau)—L. libella, a plummet, dim. of libra, a balance.

Usage

In literature:

The flood level of the Missouri is not more than 15 feet lower than the level space along the sides of the ravine.
"Archeological Investigations" by Gerard Fowke
We started off on the lower level.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
Shadows were filling the hollow like a thin cold wine rising on the edges of a cup, when he left it and gained the upper levels.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
Finally, he detected something moving at floor level.
"The Time Traders" by Andre Norton
The towpath is here on the left bank, sixty feet above the present level of the river.
"An Australian in China" by George Ernest Morrison
It was everywhere, Main City Level and the four levels below.
"Four-Day Planet" by Henry Beam Piper
Ross surfaced cautiously, to discover there was no visibility to wave level.
"Key Out of Time" by Andre Alice Norton
The pontos are kept filled with beer by means of a vessel placed at a higher level.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
If I remember correctly, there are three levels; one at three hundred feet; one at four, and one at five.
"The Call of the Beaver Patrol" by V. T. Sherman
The shape was almost at the water level, a hundred feet or so away.
"The White Invaders" by Raymond King Cummings
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In poetry:

How softly ebb the tides of will!
How fields, once lost or won,
Now lie behind me green and still
Beneath a level sun.
"My Birthday" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Oh the wold, the wold,
Oh the wold, the wold!
Oh the winter stark,
Oh the level dark,
On the wold, the wold, the wold!
"Wind" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
A hundred level miles away,
On Egypt's troubled shore,
Two nations fought, that sunny day,
With bellowing cannons' roar.
"Far and Near" by George MacDonald
See you the windy levels spread
About the gates of Rye?
O that was where the Northmen fled,
When Alfred's ships came by.
"Puck's Song" by Rudyard Kipling
Thus, once, I saw a level space,
With circling mountains nigh;
And round it grouped all forms of grace,
A goodly company.
"A Book of Dreams: Part I" by George MacDonald
Whene'er a noble deed is wrought,
Whene'er is spoken a noble thought,
Our hearts in glad surprise,
To higher levels rise.
"Noble Deeds" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Among the products the company will offer is the Dynamic Level Adjustment (DLA) speaker-level audio routing selectors.
The two-part moving light course will take place on Wednesday June 20th (Level 1) and Thursday June 21st (Level 2) at White Light's base in Wimbledon, Southwest London, running from 10am to 4pm.
Water levels expected to stay at peak levels until at least Saturday.
GOURMET KITCHEN MAIN LEVEL & UPPER LEVEL MASTER SUITES TONS OF STORAGE.
Exposure to low levels of dioxins over long periods, or high level exposures at sensitive times, might result in reproductive or developmental effects, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Troop levels would increase and not return to the then-current level of 68,000 until 2016.
Lake Okeechobee 's water level on Saturday dropped below 10 feet above sea level, dipping to its lowest point since 2008.
Factors to watch next year include the current weak US economy, high levels of unemployment, lack of consumer confidence, political gridlock and chaos at all levels of government, and other issues.
Russia wildfires have now pushed carbon monoxide levels in Moscow to 6.5 times the allowable level and the concentration of other unspecified toxins to 'up to 9 times' acceptable limits, according to Russia's health ministry.
Richard Cavagnaro Jr. Skid-mounted oxidation and filtration package reduces contaminant levels below EPA maximum levels.
When checking levels, speak normally and turn up the compression level until the " compression " LED barely flashes.
Couples with higher levels of certain mostly banned chemicals, such as PCBs, in their blood took longer to get pregnant than couples with lower levels, according to a National Institutes of Health study released Wednesday.
Learn about product-level versus system-level functional safety.
In addition to the 70 percent reduction in fungal levels and 38 percent of particulate matter, a 53 percent decrease was reported in airborne outdoor fungal levels, Cheong said.
Some 1,445 students are graduating at the bachelor's level, 447 at the master's level, one at the specialist level and 38 at the doctoral level.
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In science:

Level) to Einstein coefficient level i (initialLevel), defined as the probability per second that an atom in level j will decay to level i.
IVOA Recommendation: Simple Spectral Lines Data Model Version 1.0
Where N k is the number of atoms in the upper level k (population of the upper level), Aki it the transition probability for transitions from upper level k to lower level i , and hνik is the photon energy (or the energy difference between the upper level and lower level).
IVOA Recommendation: Simple Spectral Lines Data Model Version 1.0
Now, the idea is to carry forward this argument recursively to deeper levels: In the next level of the recursion we reduce the problem to constructing a map that is faithful to at most s sets containing (zeroth, first and second order) derivatives of disjoint groups of gates at level 4, and so on.
Jacobian hits circuits: Hitting-sets, lower bounds for depth-D occur-k formulas & depth-3 transcendence degree-k circuits
In this truncated space, the dimension of the Hilbert space reduces to that of the one-level approximation, namely, N + 1, and the two-level Hamiltonian ˆH reduces to the one-level Hamiltonian ˆH0 .
Macroscopic superposition states of ultracold bosons in a double-well potential
We also consider the effect of various levels of data aggregation—from the species level to the protein level— prior to, or simultaneously with, the analysis of the relative abundance of proteins.
Analyzing LC-MS/MS data by spectral count and ion abundance: two case studies
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