• Modification of rims
    Modification of rims
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v rim roll around the rim of "the ball rimmed the basket"
    • v rim furnish with a rim "rim a hat"
    • v rim run around the rim of "Sugar rimmed the dessert plate"
    • n rim the top edge of a vessel or other container
    • n rim a projection used for strength or for attaching to another object
    • n rim the outer part of a wheel to which the tire is attached
    • n rim (basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended "the ball hit the rim and bounced off"
    • n rim the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"The Iron Rim Rolling Savagely." "The Iron Rim Rolling Savagely."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rim The border, edge, or margin of a thing, usually of something circular or curving; as, the rim of a kettle or basin.
    • Rim The lower part of the abdomen.
    • v. t Rim To furnish with a rim; to border.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rim The border, edge, or margin of anything, whether forming part of the thing itself, or separate from it and surrounding or partly surrounding it, most commonly a circular border, often raised above the inclosed surface: as, the rim of a hat.
    • n rim Specifically In a wheel, the circular part furthest from the axle, connected by spokes to the hub, nave, or boss. In a carriage- or wagon-wheel the rim is built up of bent or sawed pieces called fellies, and is encircled by the tire. See cut under felly.
    • n rim Synonyms The rim of a vessel; the brim of a cup or goblet; the brink, verge, or edge of a precipice; the margin of a brook or a book; the border of a garment or a country.
    • rim To surround with a rim or border; form a rim round.
    • rim To plow or slash the sides of, as mackerel, to make them seem fatter.
    • n rim A membrane.
    • n rim The membrane inclosing the intestines; the peritoneum; hence, loosely, the intestines; the belly.
    • n rim The pawl-race or ratchet-ring of a capstan.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rim rim a raised margin, border, brim: in a wheel, the circular part farthest from the nave
    • v.t Rim to put a rim to:—pr.p. rim′ming; pa.t. and pa.p. rimmed
    • n Rim rim a membrane: the peritoneum.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
As. rima, reoma, edge; cf. W. rhim, rhimp, a rim, edge, boundary, termination, Armor, rim,. Cf. Rind
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. reóma.


In literature:

He resumed his climb, and fifteen minutes later the curly-haired cadet stood on the canyon rim.
"The Revolt on Venus" by Carey Rockwell
Behind it, the jagged, precipitous cliff rose another five hundred to the heights of the upper rim.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
Night, in fact, rushed down on them as soon almost as the sun sank behind the western rim of the desert.
"The Border Boys Across the Frontier" by Fremont B. Deering
When the sun rose over the rim of the prairie the camp was astir.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
He looked up into her eyes, which were moist round the rims.
"The She Boss" by Arthur Preston Hankins
I had spent that day in Antwerp, and the soldiers had told me of the destruction of the outer rim of forts.
"Golden Lads" by Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason
The rims are oval in shape, and the bases rectangular.
"Illustrated Catalogue of a Portion of the Collections Made" by William H. Holmes
A tourist on the canyon's rim a simple tourist is to him and nothing more; but he has no intention of getting himself hurt.
"Roughing it De Luxe" by Irvin S. Cobb
His perspiring hand closed tighter around the wheel's rim and he could feel his pulse pounding.
"Tom Slade Motorcycle Dispatch Bearer" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
It was a big disc of shiny metal, set in a shallow well, rimmed with rosewood.
"The Guests Of Hercules" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

In poetry:

Here wait I
On the world's rim
Stretching out hands
To Seraphim.
"A Star" by Patrick Kavanagh
And Harald reigned and went his way,
So fair upriseth the rim of the sun.
And still is the story told to-day,
So grey is the sea when day is done.
"The King Of Denmark's Sons" by William Morris
As with a flood of golden light
The first sun tipped earth's golden rim,
So all my world grew bright with him
And with his going fell the night–
"The Mother" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
Now fareth the King with his men to sleep,
So fair upriseth the rim of the sun,
And dim the maids from the Queen’s bower creep,
So grey is the sea when day is done.
"The King Of Denmark's Sons" by William Morris
His days glide to night, and his nights glide to day:
With circling of the amber mead, and feasting gay;
In the yellow of her hair his dreams lie curled,
And her arms make the rim of his rainbow world.
"The Shadow House Of Lugh" by Anna Johnston MacManus
But I dream as we march down the roadway, ringing loud and white-rimmed in the moonlight,
Of a little dark house on a hill
Wherein when the battle is over, to the rapture of day yet unwakened,
We shall slumber as dreamless and still.
"Reveille" by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

In news:

Time to Scoop Up RIM.
Several possible tornadoes touched down in Rim Country this week, shearing off a small forest of trees, but not inflicting the widespread damage visited on Bellemont.
RIM Shrouded by Uncertainty Ahead of BlackBerry World.
Strain into chilled glass rimmed with sugar.
Above is Lake Tahoe from the Tahoe Rim Trail.
The new nylor and full-rim styles, nearly as light as Silhouette 's rimless models, maintain the high standards synonymous with rimless Silhouette frames, staying true to Silhouette 's design excellence.
Silhouette 's new campaign includes the signature rimless line as well as nylor and full-rim collections.
Two Star Valley house fires underscored some lifesaving lessons for Rim Country homeowners.
His threats to bulldoze roads for a community on the rim of Black Canyon along the Gunnison River.
Hamann Fiat 500 Abarth 695 Black Rims.
Glasses of tamarind -ginger cooler, a sweet-sour drink from India, are rimmed with turbinado sugar.
Ferrante Wines Win At Taster 's Guild, Pacific Rim.
Last week a key switch in RIM's network failed, leading to a days-long outage that affected BlackBerry users all over the world.
The plan also includes a luxury resort, spa and tram station along the northeast rim of the Canyon.
The Tonto Rim Sports Club rock and rolled much like a blast from the past during a Turkey Shoot held Nov 14 at the Jim Jones Range south of Payson.

In science:

The bright rims of these weak smaller bubbles will appear as ripples.
Feedback Heating with Slow Jets in Cooling Flow Clusters
Rim, An extension of q -zeta function, Int. J.
On a p-adic interpolation function for the q-extension of the generalized Bernoulli polynomials and Its derivative
The shell is also detected in [O III], where its emission is more evenly distributed along the rim.
Revealing the Supernova Remnant Population of M33 with Chandra
The fast wind sets up a compressed rim at the inner radius: this is the usual PN.
The Planetary Nebula population of the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy
This leads to the ’double shell’ consisting of the bright inner rim and the fainter outer shell.
The Planetary Nebula population of the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy