low-set

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj low-set lower than average "lowset ears","a stocky low-set animal"
    • adj low-set short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature "some people seem born to be square and chunky","a dumpy little dumpling of a woman","dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears","a little church with a squat tower","a squatty red smokestack","a stumpy ungainly figure"
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Quotations

  • Greg Norman
    Greg Norman
    “Setting goals for your game is an art. The trick is in setting them at the right level neither too low nor too high.”
  • Nellie Mcclung
    Nellie Mcclung
    “Women who set a low value on themselves make life hard for all women.”

Usage

In literature:

And they began to see a shaggy ox, humped, with an enormous head and short black horns, and a mane hanging over low-set wicked eyes.
"Heroes of the Middle West" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
We sat down to the morning meal at a low table set with shining plates and goblets of copper, or whatever the metal was, and napery of silk.
"The Fire People" by Ray Cummings
Porter had started the motor, setting it at a low speed, and now he was steering the boat in a circle to gain distance for the charge.
"The Girl and The Bill" by Bannister Merwin
Two of the men were lying down, and there were tiny lamps sputtering on the low stools, or tables, set close to their heads.
"Ruth Fielding on the St. Lawrence" by Alice B. Emerson
His head was set low upon a pair of heavy shoulders.
"The Mission of Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
He was a tall, dark, low-browed man, with shaggy black hair and deep-set eyes.
"Fifty-Two Stories For Girls" by Various
It was set low to the ground, and two sides were boarded up.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
I have tried both plans, low setting for fifteen, and high setting for ten years.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
But, Mr. Bethune claims he set a heap by yo' pa, like the time he come an' 'lowed to take away his pack.
"The Gold Girl" by James B. Hendryx
Low nervous fever set in long ago, and she has never recovered her confinement.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
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In poetry:

Long years ago a winter sun
Shone over it at setting;
Lit up its western window-panes,
And low eaves' icy fretting.
"In School-Days" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And when my maidens lift the heavy band
Of gold and set it low upon my brow,
My little sister pulls a garland sweet
From hedges where the faint wild-roses blow.
"The Slave" by Ethel Clifford
She doeth little kindnesses,
Which most leave undone, or despise;
For naught that sets one heart at ease,
And giveth happiness or peace,
Is low-esteemed m her eyes.
"My Love" by James Russell Lowell
I've seen his shack, low-set and gray,
In the black woods thousands of miles away
Where he lived, from the mad, loud world removed,
Masterless, eager, and greatly loved.
"Private North" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
Ye are as ignorant as mules,
That never yet were taught at school,
But little knowledge in your skull,
Ye plainly show;
Ye have comparisons like fools,
Which set you low.
"Address To Doggerels" by Susannah Hawkins
Unnamed, unknown:--his hands across his breast
Set in sepulchral rest,
In yon low cave-like niche the warrior lies,
--A shrine within a shrine,--
Full of gray peace, while day to darkness dies.
"A Crusader's Tomb" by Francis Turner Palgrave

In news:

It's kinda sad when you set your expectations really low and a movie still manages to disappoint.
Just how low did I set my expectations.
(MoneyWatch) Fixed rate mortgages rose slightly this week, up from the new record lows set at the end of November, according to latest data from Freddie Mac.
Slow Cooker Beef StroganoffServes 8Getting started Equipment you will need: Slow cooker , mixing spoon, strainer, large pot, colander, spoon Set slow cooker to low setting Do right away when you get home: Action steps 1 & 2Ingredients2 lb.
Is set correctly —high enough to be well above circuit noise, but low enough so as not to be constantly clipping and distorting the signal.
The record low for February 8th is 32-below, set in 1899.
Prices, however, are low, especially compared to the record set two winters ago.
Inflation pressures in Canada continued to ease in September, setting the conditions for what economists believe will be a lengthy period of low interest rate s.
Big Ass Fans, the trendsetting designer of large-diameter, low-speed fans, continues to set the pace for innovative air movement solutions with its introduction of the Isis outdoor series.
Retailers say it appears holiday sales coming back from lows set at start of recession.
The record low for the month was set in 1968.
MIAMI (AP) - "Prosecuting Casey Anthony" starring Rob Lowe is set to debut early next year on the Lifetime cable network.
Low-water inspection trip set.
The Supreme Court of Canada is set to issue a major ruling Friday on whether it is a crime for people with extremely low levels of HIV to withhold that fact from their sex partners.
Getting married was a smart business move as well as a personal milestone for Facebook chief Mark Z. Facebook's initial public offering is likely to set a new standard for how low investment banks are willing t.
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In science:

Then sq−KS = 1, and the fol lowing statements are equivalent: (1) The function S (z) is the restriction of a function in S1 . (2) The set Ω is a Blaschke sequence.
A note on interpolation in the generalized Schur class
Theorem 4 The limit set of Vρ,R is described as fol lows: K (Vρ,R ) = {W −1J | trTρP W = 1}.
A Linear Programming Approach to Attainable Cram\'{e}r-Rao type Bounds and Randomness Condition II
Definition 6.1. A branched (p, q) Lefschetz pencil, with p, q > 0 relatively prime, over an oriented closed manifold M consists of the fol lowing set of data: i. A codimension four smooth submanifold B . ii. A map f : M − B → CP1 which is a submersion outside a finite set of points ∆.
Codimension one symplectic foliations
In particular, the series number for the total data set is equal to 829841, while the upper and low boundaries of series number that allow one to accept the homogeneity hypothesis with the given confidence level are 832580 and 835910 respectively.
Distribution of EAS arrival times according to data of the EAS-1000 prototype array
While potential systematic errors in both data sets are still a concern, the example we used prefers relatively low values of the M–T normalization (T∗ ∼< 1.7 keV).
Weak Lensing as a Calibrator of the Cluster Mass-Temperature Relation
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