perambulator

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n perambulator a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Perambulator A low carriage for a child, propelled by pushing; a baby carriage; -- called also pram, in Britain.
    • Perambulator A surveyor's instrument for measuring distances. It consists of a wheel arranged to roll along over the ground, with an apparatus of clockwork, and a dial plate upon which the distance traveled is shown by an index. See Odometer.
    • Perambulator One who perambulates.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n perambulator One who perambulates.
    • n perambulator An instrument for measuring distances traveled. See odometer.
    • n perambulator A small three-or four-wheeled carriage for a child, propelled by hand from behind; a baby-carriage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Perambulator one who perambulates: an instrument for measuring distances on roads: a light carriage for a child
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. perambulāre, -ātumper, through, ambulāre, to walk.

Usage

In literature:

He got into trouble about some perambulators.
"Better Dead" by J. M. Barrie
I've seen three perambulators already, to say nothing of the butcher's cart!
"More about Pixie" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
We ended our perambulation of the town, by going to the opera at night.
"Journal of a Voyage to Brazil" by Maria Graham
Edwin had already rushed for the perambulator, an ancient vehicle which was sometimes used in the garden for infant Benbows.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
During our perambulation we came to some machinery and bulkheads, etcetera, which were dingy in colour.
"In the Track of the Troops" by R.M. Ballantyne
The bride then perambulates a small spot marked out in the centre of the orchard.
"Folklore as an Historical Science" by George Laurence Gomme
Now she doubles up her perambulator with her children in it, but she never doubled up him.
"Much Darker Days" by Andrew Lang (AKA A. Huge Longway)
THE LIFE AND PERAMBULATIONS OF A MOUSE.
"Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals" by R. Lee
Those people, with their vast memory, are like perambulating libraries; they instruct, they amuse, they edify.
"A Literary History of the English People" by Jean Jules Jusserand
He can't help showing his jealousy, because we never asked him to join the Perambulators.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, February 1, 1890" by Various
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In poetry:

"Valued companion of my expeditions,
Wanderings, and my street perambulations,
What can be more deserving of my praises
Than my umbrella?
"My Umbrella" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Once on a time, Love, Death, and Reputation,
Three travellers, a tour together went;
And, after many a long perambulation,
Agreed to part by mutual consent.
"Love, Death, And Reputation" by Charles Lamb
Father and mother,
And three little brothers,
And all rambling aimless, like little perambulating pebbles scattered in the garden,
Not knowing each other from bits of earth or old tins.
"Tortoise Family Connections" by D H Lawrence
When I was young I was too proud
To wheel my daughter in her pram.
"It's infra dig," I said aloud,—
Bot now I'm old, behold I am
Perambulating up and down
Grand-daughter through the town.
"Lucindy Jane" by Robert W Service

In science:

We note that the perambulators enables one to inject finite momenta into the quarks but still connects timeslice t0 to t in the same way that the usual point-to-all propagators do, which can complicate the formation of hadronic correlation matrices.
A novel algorithm for computing quark propagators for lattice hadron spectroscopy
The second ingredient in the algorithm is the stochastic estimation of the quark propagators from all of the timeslices to make this a true all-to-all algorithm without computing all of the perambulators on the lattice.
A novel algorithm for computing quark propagators for lattice hadron spectroscopy
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