• Silkworm, natural size
    Silkworm, natural size
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sizing any glutinous material used to fill pores in surfaces or to stiffen fabrics "size gives body to a fabric"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Immediately a genie of enormous size rose out of the earth Immediately a genie of enormous size rose out of the earth
A strange crowd of demons of all shapes and sizes A strange crowd of demons of all shapes and sizes
Oceanic compared to size of buildings Oceanic compared to size of buildings
Actual sizes of hooks Actual sizes of hooks

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A baby octopus is about the size of a flea when it is born
    • Sizing A weak glue used in various trades; size.
    • Sizing Act of covering or treating with size.
    • Sizing (Univ. of Cambridge, Eng) Food and drink ordered from the buttery by a student.
    • Sizing The act of bringing anything to a certain size.
    • Sizing The act of sorting with respect to size.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The surface area of an average-sized brick is 79 cm squared.
    • n sizing Any act or process indicated by size, verb
    • n sizing Specifically, in university use:
    • n sizing An order for extra food or drink from the buttery.
    • n sizing Any article so ordered; a size.
    • n sizing In mining, sorting the crushed or stamped ores into grains of various sizes, in order that a more perfect separation of the various mineral and metalliferous substances of which the ore is made up may afterward be effected by the use of such ore-dressing or separating apparatus as may be considered suitable for the purpose. The most commonly employed form of sizing apparatus is the trommel, a revolving cylindrical sieve, used single or in various combinations. There are various other machines for sizing or classifying ores; among them are the pointed box (also called pyramidal box and spitzkasten) the labyrinth, the Engis trough, the Thirian washer, the Dorr classifier, the siphon separator, etc. The labyrinth is the oldest form, but is now much less important than it formerly was. See labyrinth, 5, and pointed box (under pointed).
    • n sizing The act or process of applying size or preparing with size.
    • n sizing Size prepared for use in any mechanical trade
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 85% of women wear the wrong bra size.
    • Sizing act of sorting articles according to size, esp. crushed or stamped ores in mining: an order for extra food from a college buttery
    • n Sizing sī′zing a kind of weak glue, used as varnish: any gluey substance
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  • Harry Howell
    Harry Howell
    “It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.”
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog.”
  • Mark Twain
    “It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.”
  • Robert H. Schuller
    “You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.”
  • Douglas Malloch
    Douglas Malloch
    “It isn't by size that you win or fail -- be the best of whatever you are.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends.”


It's not the size of the dog in fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog - Usually refering to a small dog attacking a larger animal, this means that fierceness is not necessarily a matter of physical size, but rather mental/psychological attitude.
It's not the size of the man in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the man - This idiom means that determination is often more important than size, strength, or ability. ('It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.' is also used.)


In literature:

And in its center lay a fragment of golden quartz the size of a walnut!
"Beyond the Vanishing Point" by Raymond King Cummings
But we need to know the proper amounts to be used for all sizes of trees from the transplants to the bearing trees of different sizes.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
The scale of these sizes may be considered: Small, size of anthracite rice; large, size of anthracite pea.
"Steam, Its Generation and Use" by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
Nut about size and shape of a medium-sized heartnut.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
The original stock of this country are described as of a diminutive size, ill fed, ill shaped, and yielding but a scanty return in milk.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
It is a good plan to stock the largest and smallest size of each material as well as the most useful working sizes.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
These wounds vary in size and character, depending on the size and quality of the projectile and also the tissue injured.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
She was called the Dromunda, and her size was enormous.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
One, Viti Levu, is about the size of Connecticut; the other, Vanua Levu, is about two-thirds the size of that State.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
In point of size and strength, there is not much difference between these two animals.
"Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

Next her nose doth arise;
Dividing her eyes;
'Tis just what a nose should be,
In form and in size.
"A Head Piece." by Samuel Bamford
"Gostrooth!" sizee. "I didunno
Thet shewuz ovareer!
I 'ope she izen chasinmee;
Buttit looks bloominqueer."
"The Lingothatweuze" by C J Dennis
Since sails of largest size
The storm doth soonest tear;
I bear so low and small a sail
As freeth me from fear.
"Content and Rich" by Robert Southwell
When he writes a copy in round-hand size,
Does he cross his T's and finish his I's
with a DOT,
The Akond of Swat?
"The Akond of Swat" by Edward Lear
In North America is found
A lake of wondrous size,
('Tis fifteen hundred miles all round !)
Where often storms arise.
"Enigma XLVI." by Elizabeth Hitchener
All those who quality do prize
Must study color, taste and size
And keep their dishes clean and sweet,
And all things round their factories neat,
For dairymen insist that these
Are all important points in cheese.
"Hints to Cheese Makers" by James McIntyre

In news:

View full size Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger Rutgers University president Richard McCormick is shown in a 2011 file photo.
View full size Associated Press photo A Philadelphia Phillies fan cheers on his team during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Saturday, in Baltimore.
View full size Kimberly A.C. Wilson/The Oregonian Shop Adorn , a clothing store in the 4100 block of Northeast Fremont Street in Portland, was damaged by a fire.
We might look at the model on the cover of Vogue and think she looks unbelievable wearing a crystal the size of a baby's fist, but that's for a fashion spread, not for a trip to Duane Reade.
Mids try to size up their roster.
View full size Elaine Thompson, Associated Press "It's hard," said Indians manager Manny Acta (ejected Wednesday in Seattle by umpire Ed Hickox) about the team's collapse since the All-Star break.
View full size The Oregonian Jonathan Kozol's "Fire in the Ashes".
View full size Gus Chan, The Plain Dealer The sign at the Agora ballroom in the Agora Theatre building.
View full size Pat Sullivan / AP Photo In this March 12, 2012 photo, Bettina Siegel, center, poses with her son Asher, 9, and daughter Lily, 12, at their home in Houston.
Por favor, Elija: Size MensEUR41 MensEUR42 MensEUR43 MensEUR44 MensEUR45 MensEUR46 Size Chart.
Billy Miller is catching lots of slot size, and over slot sized, speckled trout in Boca Ciega Bay and the Ft.
Larger sizes and pipe schedule sizes are available upon request.
It's the last weekend of October and the latest batch of new releases come in all shapes and sizes, from epic to adventurous, from funny to spooky, and yes, even fun-size.
The findings, as reported in London's Sunday Telegraph, suggest that the concept of vanity sizing -- where manufacturers underestimate the true size of their clothing to flatter consumers -- has spread to men's fashion.
Though, if you want to really be healthy….scrap the super size , skip the mini- size and just exercise.

In science:

Then to produce a cycle of size exactly k , j must be equal to σk−1 (i) or σ−k+1 (i). (Depending on the exact size of the cycle containing i, there may be two other points allowed.) Thus, conditioning on the point i, the probability of creating a fragment of size smaller than 1/√εn is at most 4(1/√εn )εn , as claimed.
Effect of scale on long-range random graphs and chromosomal inversions
We consider a sequence of finer and finer partitions Qj , j ≥ 1 where Qj is a partition of Q0 into 2jd cubes of size a2−j (throughout the paper, this means that the interior of the cells are open cubes of such size, while their closure is a closed cube of the same size.
Combinatorial optimization over two random point sets
Therefore, we can use the Nisan-Wigderson ([NW94]) pseudo-random generator NW-gen that fools bounded-size constant-depth circuits and has seeds of size polylogaritmic in the size of the output.
Symmetry of information and bounds on nonuniform randomness extraction via Kolmogorov extractors
More precisely, for sets Z ⊂ [m] of size |Z | = εn, Y ⊂ V of size |Y | = ε(k − λ)n, and I ⊂ [m] \ Z of size |I | = εn we let E (Z, Y , I ) be the event that N (Φi ) ⊂ N (ΦZ ) ∪ Y for all i ∈ I .
Analyzing Walksat on random formulas
In short, an MDS code is a way to take a data object of size M , split it into chunks of size M /k and create n chunks of the same size that have the (n, k) property.
Simple Regenerating Codes: Network Coding for Cloud Storage