mower

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mower garden tool for mowing grass on lawns
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The power lawn mower was invented by Ransom E. Olds (of Oldsmobile fame) in 1915.
    • n Mower mō"ẽr One who, or that which, mows; a mowing machine; as, a lawn mower .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mower One who mows.
    • n mower A mowing-machine.
    • n mower One who mows, mocks, or makes grimaces.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Mower one who mows grass, &c.: a machine for mowing grass
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. máwan; Ger. mähen; L. metĕre, to reap.

Usage

In literature:

For the mowers sing their national airs in the meadows, and keep time with the sweep of their scythes.
"Life of Schamyl" by John Milton Mackie
I discarded pump and hose to move reluctantly toward the mower.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
Faber (wright), Messer (mower).
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
General Stanley moved out with his division in support, and, at daylight, Mower opened fire upon Fort Thompson.
"From Fort Henry to Corinth" by Manning Ferguson Force
On returning home he was astonished to find two mowers at work in his meadow, whereas he had only left one there.
"The Science of Fairy Tales" by Edwin Sidney Hartland
It is the mower in the field whetting his scythe.
"Harry's Ladder to Learning" by Anonymous
In the level light the scythes of the mowers flash as we move past.
"New Italian sketches" by John Addington Symonds
After awhile the mowers came and began to cut the long grass in the Home Field, and the meadow by the brook.
"Wood Magic" by Richard Jefferies
And he ran on till he came to a field full of mowers.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17)" by Various
I'll go out with the mowers and mow, and you shall mind the house at home.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
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In poetry:

And mowers on the meadow lea
Chance on their noisy guest
And wonder what the bird can be
That lays without a nest
"The Landrail" by John Clare
Iram, from Pyropus sweeping,
As a mower swathes the rye,
Caught his love, in terror sleeping,
And her light form swings on high.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
And homeward with their glittering scythes
The mowers came, and paused to say
Some playful reprimand (the tithes
Of our thus idling all the day) --
"Rhyme of my Playmate" by Alice Cary
Sweet is thy reign, but short; The red dog-star
Shall scorch thy tresses, and the mower's scythe
Thy greens, thy flow'rets all,
Remorseless shall destroy.
"Ode To Spring" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
I fear it will not pay to raise me:
I shall fall victim to the mower's scythe.
No one can find me useful now: I am too young,
and tomorrow will be too late.
"Song Of The Orphan" by Rainer Maria Rilke
All through that summer at ease we lay,
And daily from the turret wall
We watched the mowers in the hay
And the enemy half a mile away
They seemed no threat to us at all.
"The Castle" by Edwin Muir

In news:

Emerald ash borer traps like this one are up around Austin, but the insect hasn't been found in Mower County.
Two men involved in a shooting just outside of Lansing , appeared in Mower County Court Monday.
Two arrested, one sought in Orangeburg lawn mower larceny .
Two arrested, one sought in Orangeburg lawn mower larceny.
Invest in two sets of mower blades.
Experts say kids younger than 12 should not operate any type of lawn mower.
A red lawn mower sits next to Jeff Reese's home, and it serves as a reminder of how close his grandson came to a dangerous situation on Sunday.
Police say man on mower refused to pull over.
Lawn mower care - it's time to winterize.
According to Randolph EMS who responded to the call, the man had been mowing on a steep bank when the lawn mower flipped over on him.
Every lawn tractor and zero-turn-radius mower has a way to drain oil.
Tyler man allegedly cut son with lawn mower blade.
An East Texas father is jailed after slicing his son with a lawn mower blade.
One mower is valued at $1,448 and the other is valued at $1,099, police said.
Pulling up to the Akkerman campus on Mower County Road 2 outside of Brownsdale, one likely wouldn't assume the family-owned company is world-class.
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In science:

At certain discrete set S (T ) of positions of M along a tour T , the mower is activated (a “scan” is taken), causing all of the grass of P that lies below M at such a position to be mowed.
Minimum Covering with Travel Cost
Between scan positions, the mower moves along the tour T .
Minimum Covering with Travel Cost
In this “lawn mower” variant of the problem, the mower is not required to be fully inside P ; the mower may extend outside P and move through the exterior of P , e.g., in order to reach different connected components of P .
Minimum Covering with Travel Cost
Since the problem is closely related to the TSPN [9, 19], we must address some of the similar difficulties in applying PTAS methods for the TSP: in particular, a mower centered on one side of a cut may be responsible to cover portions of P on the opposite side of the cut.
Minimum Covering with Travel Cost
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