pam

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • pam A card game in which the jack of clubs is trump.
    • pam The knave of clubs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pam The knave of clubs in the game of loo.
    • n pam Abbreviations of pamphlet.
    • n pam A form of pan- before a labial.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pam pam the knave of clubs at loo.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Palm victory; cf. trump, fr. triumph, and perh. fr. F. pamphile, from Pamphile, a man's name

Usage

In literature:

Lowry's been pamming it all in; don't you worry about that!
"Jean of the Lazy A" by B. M. Bower
Back up a little, Pete, so you can 'pam' his approach.
"The Heritage of the Sioux" by B.M. Bower
Pam., Johnny, and Gladstone would be in favor of it, and probably Newcastle.
"The Education of Henry Adams" by Henry Adams
Up stepped a grizzled Poet Fellow To dance with Pam a saltarello.
"The Home Book of Verse, Vol. 2 (of 4)" by Various
And you must know Aunt Pam.
"Mother" by Kathleen Norris
There'll never be anything for you, Pam, and nothing for the garden.
"Elizabeth's Campaign" by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
This is virtually the same as the five-card variety, except that three cards only are dealt to each player, and Pam is unknown.
"Round Games with Cards" by W. H. Peel
It's just like Pam, with her partiality.
"Theo" by Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett
People are compared to "Pam"; so to their disadvantage are most girl heroines of the novels.
"Her Ladyship's Elephant" by David Dwight Wells
And nobody in their senses would call Aunt Pam old, and you'd better believe she's jolly.
"Harper's Young People, January 6, 1880" by Various
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In poetry:

Alack! one night at Ranelagh
The pretty Sly-boots fell a-blushing;
And all the mettled bloods looked round
To see what caused that telltale flushing.
Up stepped a grizzled Poet Fellow
To dance with Pam a saltarello.
"Pamela In Town" by Ellen Mackay Hutchinson Cortissoz
To Ranelagh went Mistress Pam,
Sweet Mistress Pam so fair and merry,
With cheeks of cream and roses blent,
With voice of lark and lip of cherry.
Then all the beaux vowed 'twas their duty
To win and wear this country Beauty.
"Pamela In Town" by Ellen Mackay Hutchinson Cortissoz
Then Jack Carew his arts essayed,
With honeyed sighs and feigned weeping.
Good lack! his billets bound the curls
That pretty Pam she wore a-sleeping.
Next day these curls had richer beauty,
So well Jack's fervor did its duty.
"Pamela In Town" by Ellen Mackay Hutchinson Cortissoz
Sweet Pam she bridled, blushed and smiled -
The wild thing loved and could but show it!
Mayhap some day you'll see in town
Pamela and her grizzled Poet.
Forsooth he taught the rogue her duty,
And won her faith, her love, her beauty.
"Pamela In Town" by Ellen Mackay Hutchinson Cortissoz
Then Jack and Frank and Will resolved,
With hand on sword and cutting glances,
That they would lead that Graybeard forth
To livelier tunes and other dances.
But who that saw Pam's eyes a-shining
With love and joy would see her pining!
"Pamela In Town" by Ellen Mackay Hutchinson Cortissoz

In news:

Pam Rose, Esther Oey, Alison McGinn, and Linda Smith were all winners in the North Country Center for Health and Yoga fall raffle.
Close to 50 people attended the debate, which featured candidates Pam Loginsky, Tom Weaver and Mike Lynch.
Carefully spray with Pam and then flour (Wondra) bundt pan (10)3.
Pam's Party Line column for April 8, 2012.
Tura Satana And Pam Grier On The Big Screen.
Well, that nightmare came true for Pam McKee.
Pam's Party Line for Aug 5, 2012.
Compiled by Chet Hardin, J Adrian Stanley and Pam Zubeck.
Pam Bondi will work with Legislature on permanent ban .
San Diego County Supervisor Pam Slater-Price today urged shoppers to examine receipts at checkout registers for price-scanning errors.
Pam Brodersen is a full-time artist and Sanibel resident.
Pam was a member of Trinity Baptist Church of Ocala and their choir.
Family members grieve the shooting death of 50-year-old Berkeley , Calif, resident Pam Mullins outside her Sacramento Street apartment on Wednesday Dec 5, 2012.
Family members grieve the shooting death of 50-year-old Berkeley, Calif, resident Pam Mullins outside her Sacramento Street apartment on Wednesday Dec 5, 2012.
Pam French owns Wild Birds Unlimited in Hanover with her husband, Steve.
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In science:

For the case of vanishing Coulomb repulsion Uf the PAM (1) is equivalent to the Fano-Anderson model [3, 4] which can be easily solved (see, for example, appendix A).
Renormalization of the periodic Anderson model: an alternative analytical approach to heavy Fermion behavior
Here we use a recently developed pro jector-based renormalization method (PRM) to map the PAM to a free system consisting of two bands of uncorrelated quasi-particles.
Renormalization of the periodic Anderson model: an alternative analytical approach to heavy Fermion behavior
The PRM has already been applied before to the PAM in Ref. 8.
Renormalization of the periodic Anderson model: an alternative analytical approach to heavy Fermion behavior
III the PRM is applied to the PAM whereby the renormalization equations for the model parameters are derived nonperturbatively.
Renormalization of the periodic Anderson model: an alternative analytical approach to heavy Fermion behavior
The PRM described above will be applied in this section to the PAM (1).
Renormalization of the periodic Anderson model: an alternative analytical approach to heavy Fermion behavior
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