mains

Definitions

  • MAIN STREET, LOS ANGELES
    MAIN STREET, LOS ANGELES
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n mains mānz The farm attached to a mansion house; a manse.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Showing main oblong building and semicircular apse Showing main oblong building and semicircular apse
Mainly curved walls on the buildings; four minarets are visible Mainly curved walls on the buildings; four minarets are visible
THE MAIN ENTRANCE THE MAIN ENTRANCE
English slip-decorated ware. Although made in England mainly for local consumption, many attractive examples were shipped to Virginia during the 17th century English slip-decorated ware. Although made in England mainly for local consumption, many attractive examples were...
MAIN BUILDING MAIN BUILDING
The Wreck of the Maine The Wreck of the Maine
Escolta, Manila's Main Street Escolta, Manila's Main Street
Map of the Boundary Line between Maine and New Brunswick Map of the Boundary Line between Maine and New Brunswick

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Maine is the toothpick capital of the world
    • n mains The farm or fields attached to a mansion-house; the home farm.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Lassie was played by a group of male dogs; the main one was named Pal.
    • n Mains mānz (Scot.) the principal or home farm.
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Quotations

  • Albert Schweitzer
    Albert%20Schweitzer
    “Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.”
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand%20Russell
    “Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”
  • Tiger Woods
    Tiger Woods
    “My main focus is on my game.”
  • Thomas Hardy
    Thomas%20Hardy
    “The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him.”
  • Will Rogers
    Will%20Rogers
    “The main thing about being a hero is to know when to die.”
  • Otto Von Bismarck
    Otto%20Von%20Bismarck
    “The main thing is to make history, not to write it.”

Idioms

Might and main - This means with all your effort and strength. As he failed in the previous exam,the student tried might and main to pass the next one.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Scot. See Manse

Usage

In literature:

Land was once the main possession and the main need.
"The Psychology of Nations" by G.E. Partridge
Such parties maintain signal communication with the main body if practicable.
"Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911" by United States War Department
There are two main travelled ways into Mexico.
"Mexico" by Charles Reginald Enock
Remember, too, that the impartation of this highest good is one of the main reasons why we ourselves possess it.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
It is I believe on Meading street near Main.
"The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt" by Oliver Remey
Priscilla paid out the main sheet and let the boom swing forward.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
Our only squaresail was a spritsail at the main-yard to serve as a mainsail.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
Now, that's what I intensely dislike, Mr Maine.
"Trapped by Malays" by George Manville Fenn
When I awoke the sun was shining down through the main hatchway into the berth.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
Muro's column reached the Professor the following day, and before evening John and the main body came up.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Conquest of the Savages" by Roger Thompson Finlay
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In poetry:

Christ for the gospel bids thee strive,
With all thy might and all thy main,
More than for all this world can give —
If thou wou'dst endless life attain.
"Advice To Hear, And To Read, The Word Of God" by Rees Prichard
"I hear a wind on a boatless main
Sigh like the last of a vanishing pain;
On the dreaming waters dreams the moon—
But I hear no words in the doubtful tune."
"Summer Song" by George MacDonald
"Yet wad I rather be ca'd Hobie Noble,
In Carlisle where he suffers for his faut,
Before I'd be ca'd traitor Mains,
That eats and drinks of the meal and maut."
"Hobbie Noble" by Andrew Lang
Again with that sign and the banner
Of the gold and the crimson of Spain,
Shall this ship front the foes of the Virgin,
And the English be chased from the Main.
"Tobermory Bay" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Let no man whatsoe'er a journey take,
Ride to a fair, or sail upon the main,
'Till he his fervant pray'r to God shall make,
That he may homewards bring him safe again.
"Advice To Ev'ry Master Of A Family, To Govern His House In A Religious Manner" by Rees Prichard
Oh! banish the thought; for, learn 'tis in vain,
Thus, thou maniac Tyrant, to boast;
As soon shall her base be remov'd by the main,
As her empire by thee and thy host.
"The Fury Of Discord" by Sir John Carr

In news:

BRUNSWICK, Maine — A young woman from Maine is one of 32 American college students selected for a prestigious Rhodes Scholar ship.
SEATTLE – Washington reaches the midway point of the season with the main issue its passing offense and main reliance its defense.
30 pm Monday, Oct 1 at Samaritan on Main, 663 E Main St. Forgot your password.
Mainely Coastin' – Midcoastal Maine Tour.
Since Old Main was newer than other SUNY campus main buildings it was last in obtaining a replacement.
Site Design, Programming & Development by Maine Web FX A Maine Web FX Newspaper Website.
Environment Maine today released a report that analyzes data from the US Department of Energy and the wind industry to measure the environmental benefits from wind turbines operating in Maine.
MAINE — Barbara Virginia Witter , 74, of Maine, passed peacefully in her home on Sept 30, 2012.
VATICAN CITY— Here in Ireland, I'm mainly a religious affairs writer, but I don't intend to make this column a mainly religion oriented one.
87 Main St / 73 Main St, Ashland, MA, United States, 01721.
AUGUSTA, Maine — An Augusta man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a series of crimes, including the robberies of three Maine pharmacies within a four-day period last summer to feed his prescription pill dependency.
The City of Cedar Springs approved a resolution last Thursday evening to sell the property and building at 95 N Main (corner of Main and Maple), formerly Cedar Springs Auto Supply, to Walker Liquors II, LLC (Liquor Hut) for $19,916.01.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says a suicide bomber on a motorcycle has wounded three NATO troops and 11 civilians in an attack against the main gate of Kandahar Airfield, the main US military base in the south.
Maine's highest court is hearing an appeal from a Maine man who's serving a 35-year sentence for fatally shooting a rival on a Bangor street.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Maine's highest court is hearing an appeal from a Maine man who's serving a 35-year sentence for fatally shooting a rival on a Bangor street.
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In science:

The insets show the dispersions V1 and V2 of the overlaps associated with the disorder and anisotropy, respectively, corresponding to the same arrangements as in the main figure (the symbol code is the same as in the main figure).
Complexity and anisotropy in host morphology make populations safer against epidemic outbreaks
In fact, such matrices are tri-diagonal matrices with the rule vector on the main diagonal, 1’s on the diagonals below and above the main one and all other entries being zero.
On the Use of Cellular Automata in Symmetric Cryptography
In fact, such matrices are tri-diagonal matrices with the rule vector on the main diagonal, 1’s on the diagonals below and above the main one and all other entries being zero.
Cellular Automata in Stream Ciphers
We show in Fig. 1 that both contributions are clearly identified both in the main sequence (MS) and in the post main sequence (PoMS) phase.
Constraints on the core mu-gradient of the solar-like star HD 49385 via low-degree mixed modes
Deheuvels & Michel (2009) showed that in this case, avoided crossings involve more than two modes: for one mode trapped mainly in the core, several consecutive-order modes trapped mainly in the envelope have a non-negligible part of their kinetic energy in the g-mode cavity.
Constraints on the core mu-gradient of the solar-like star HD 49385 via low-degree mixed modes
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