straining

Definitions

  • 7 Spliced for cross strain
    7 Spliced for cross strain
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj straining taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance "his final, straining burst of speed","a strenuous task","your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here"- F.D.Roosevelt"
    • n straining an intense or violent exertion
    • n straining the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are more than one form of the Ebola virus. Different strains are named after the area they were discovered in.
    • Straining a. & n. from Strain.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Soy milk, the liquid left after beans have been crushed in hot water and strained, is a favorite beverage in the East. In Hong Kong, soy milk is as popular as Coca-Cola is in the U.S.
    • n straining In saddlery, leather, canvas, or other fabric drawn over a saddle to form a base for the seating. It is put on the saddle with a tool called a strainingfork, the fabric having first been stretched on a machine called a straining-reel. Also called straining-leather.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Straining a piece of leather for stretching as a base for the seat of a saddle
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Quotations

  • Julia Woodruff
    Julia Woodruff
    “Out of the strain of doing and into the peace of the done.”
  • Raymond Williams
    Raymond Williams
    “What breaks capitalism, all that will ever break capitalism, is capitalists. The faster they run the more strain on their heart.”
  • Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
    Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
    “It is not the straining for great things that is most effective; it is the doing the little things, the common duties, a little better and better.”
  • Robert Lynd
    Robert Lynd
    “Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
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    “With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Sooner or later that which is now life shall be poetry, and every fair and manly trait shall add a richer strain to the song.”

Idioms

Strain every nerve - If you strain every nerve, you make a great effort to achieve something.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. straindre—L. stringĕre, to stretch tight. Cf. String and Strong.

Usage

In literature:

The mixture is then carefully strained so as to remove the pepper grains.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
I go in there, as often as I can spend the time and stand the strain.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
Strain, adding a little more boiling water or half milk, to the water strained.
"My Pet Recipes, Tried and True" by Various
You know the thing is a great strain.
"The Genius" by Margaret Horton Potter
Once again he felt the thongs strain and strain; then, when he ceased, he imagined they were still looser.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Few were good marksmen, and, to tell the truth, few were possessed of a patriotism that would stand strain.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
He strode from stone to stone, splashed by straining horses that tugged beside him, and sprang to shore upon the island.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
Both warble in the same cheerful strain, but the latter more continuously and rapidly.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866" by Various
Its spine was so badly strained that it was quite disabled for further work.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Forcible and energetic in style, her strain never becomes turgid or diverges into commonplace.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
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In poetry:

Then Ardolph caught him by the hand,
And gazed upon his face,
And to his aged bosom strain'd,
With many a kind embrace.
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
Thereafter his hearers noted
In his prayers a tenderer strain,
And never the gospel of hatred
Burned on his lips again.
"The Minister’s Daughter" by John Greenleaf Whittier
As fades the iris after rain
In April's tearful weather,
The vision vanished, as the strain
And daylight died together.
"Music In Camp" by John Reuben Thompson
Yet fragments of the lofty strain
Float down the tide of years,
As, buoyant on the stormy main,
A parted wreck appears.
"Thomas the Rhymer" by Sir Walter Scott
The sweetest strain, the wildest wind,
The murmur of a stream,
To the sad and weary mind
Like doleful death knells seem.
"Verses" by Anne Bronte
I did as greatly toil and strain
Myself with sin to please,
As if that everlasting grain
Could have been found in these.
"Of Hell And The Estate of Those Who Perish" by John Bunyan

In news:

Just as BPI's lean finely textured beef was unfairly characterized as "pink slime" and the H1N1 flu strain was dubbed "swine flu" by the media, the beef industry has one longer-lived slur.
FBI Ties to CAIR Remain Strained in Obama Administration.
View Other Filtering / Straining.
Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget.
The cold, wet weather in the San Joaquin Valley has put a strain on homeless shelters in the region.
This year's flu vaccine guards against new strains.
Straining to conceive a compromise on birth control.
Late autumn is prime time for cutthroat anywhere in the state, and particularly for the big Lahontan-strain fish in Omak Lake.
A new study found that the human body carries thousands of strains of bacteria, germs.
As baby boomers reach retirement age, their continued mobility could put a strain on transportation systems and affect the economy.
Club awaits MRI results on strained hip flexor .
New disease strain shows up in patients and animals in Deep South.
Lidge , sidelined all season with a strained shoulder, will again start the game against Kannapolis.
On a variety of fronts, fatherhood, manhood , and even boyhood seem to be under strain or attack.
Evolutions, departures, bittersweet strains from all nations and eras.
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In science:

This means that the strain tensor will be spatially inhomogeneous even though the applied stress is homogeneous.
Soft random solids and their heterogeneous elasticity
This enables us to extract the smallmomentum behavior in momentum-space, which corresponds to the large-distance behavior in real-space. A similar expansion, but to higher order in v , is performed in Eq. (F11), in terms of the strain tensor ǫ.
Soft random solids and their heterogeneous elasticity
Example of simultaneous time series of the squared magnitude of the rate of strain tensor, s2 , proportional to the dissipation  (top) and the velocity increments, ∆u1 ≡ u1 (x + r) − u1 (x) for r = 400η (bottom).
On an alternative explanation of anomalous scaling and how well-defined is the concept of inertial range
It is known that epitaxial strain can have drastic effects on the properties of thin film ferroelectrics.
First Principles Studies of Multiferroic Materials
Figure 3: Dependence of the spontaneous polarization Ps on epitaxial strain ǫ for BFO in two different structural modifications and some other (non-magnetic) ferroelectrics.
First Principles Studies of Multiferroic Materials
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