stable companion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stable companion a horse stabled with another or one of several horses owned by the same person
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Usage

In literature:

His companions agreed, and then he told his wife to put a mattress in the stable.
"The Pink Fairy Book" by Various
We realized that he would be a very pleasant companion and arranged to meet at the stable the next day.
"The Luck of Thirteen" by Jan Gordon
Dolly, and Rosamund, who was Dolly's stable-companion, were attending the service held by Dolly's fiance, Lionel Barton, in the next parish.
"What Timmy Did" by Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
The star-spangled jacket and the purple and gold were together, the mare lying between the rails and her stable-companion.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
A poor mare with a broken leg neighed feebly, as if appealing for help to her stable-companions.
"In the Field (1914-1915)" by Marcel Dupont
But as it found its stable companion continued to pace, Sour Sorrel followed its example and dropped into a walk.
"First in the Field" by George Manville Fenn
To John was given a two-room, also, with the Duffer as stable companion.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
I hastened into the stable, but found my companion had been there before me.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
In spite of the start of his companions, Given passed them on a run and turned the corner, making straight for the stable.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
Ascertaining the amount of their friend's bill from one of the stable employees, Norman paid it and he and his companion left.
"On the Edge of the Arctic" by Harry Lincoln Sayler
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In news:

No matter when you adopt your dog, you can apply canine socialization principles to help him or her be a more stable, happy, trustworthy companion.
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In science:

When calculations are performed with coupling C1 , the companion’s wind speed is significantly reduced at all orbital phases and the preshock velocity decreases such that a stable momentum balance cannot be attained at periastron (Fig. 21).
3D modelling of the colliding winds in Eta Carinae - evidence for radiative inhibition
Examining the ram pressure balance between the reduced velocity winds discussed in the previous section reveals that, when e = 0.9, the equilibrium is stable when the companion’s k and α (i.e. coupling C2 ) are used in the radiative inhibition calculations (Fig. 23).
3D modelling of the colliding winds in Eta Carinae - evidence for radiative inhibition
Clumping within the winds, a temporary increase in the primary mass-loss rate, and the gravitational influence of the companion star may further reduce the likelihood of a stable balance between the winds.
3D modelling of the colliding winds in Eta Carinae - evidence for radiative inhibition
The lower curve does not have a stable balance point at periastron, and the companion cannot launch a wind towards the primary star.
3D modelling of the colliding winds in Eta Carinae - evidence for radiative inhibition
Pulsators also occur in systems with close white dwarf or M-dwarf companions, which means that pulsations appear independently of whether the subdwarf was formed through stable Roche-lobe overflow or via common envelope ejection.
A survey for pulsating subdwarf B stars with the Nordic Optical Telescope
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