string up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v string up add as if on a string "string these ideas together","string up these songs and you'll have a musical"
    • v string up kill by hanging "The murderer was hanged on Friday"
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Usage

In literature:

He slipped his left hand up and down the neck, letting his fingers glide gently along the strings.
"The Upas Tree" by Florence L. Barclay
In the busy season each man caught up his string of ponies and rode them as he needed them.
"The Ridin' Kid from Powder River" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Then I will throw up a stone with a string tied about, and you can draw up a rope and slip down.
"The Boy Scouts In Russia" by John Blaine
He had made up his mind to break away even from these silken strings.
"Adrien Leroy" by Charles Garvice
If Miss Nannie'd let him, he'd string them niggers of hers up, and wallop their gizzards out of 'em.
"Aunt Phillis's Cabin" by Mary H. Eastman
They saw Odysseus take up an arrow and fit it to the string.
"The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tales of Troy" by Padriac Colum
I'll wind the string around the end of the rake, and pull it up.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Playing Circus" by Laura Lee Hope
He lost hold of the string, and the kite flew away up in the air.
"Bunny Rabbit's Diary" by Mary Frances Blaisdell
One edge of the box Bunny held up by putting a stick under it, and to the stick he tied a long string.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Camp Rest-A-While" by Laura Lee Hope
You fit up a string-drawer, perhaps, with a fine assortment, and pride yourself upon its nice arrangement.
"Autumn Leaves" by Various
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In poetry:

An' his airms gaed up an' his airms gaed doon,
As if pu'in' at some string,
While a' at aince, at the heid o' the bed,
A bell began to ring.
"The Weary Weird" by Alexander Anderson
"And all my soul, like flax at fire,
Leaps up to grasp but one desire—
That I may touch the lower strings,
And fit them unto noble things."
"A Voice From Dreamland" by Alexander Anderson
What a sicht had Grizzy to see as she look'd,
Wi' a fear that death aye brings,
To the fiddle hung up that was playin' on,
Though nae bow was across the strings.
"The Fiddler O' Boglebriggs" by Alexander Anderson
Attired like a minstrel, her former true lover
Takes up his harp, and runs over the strings;
And there among strangers, his grief to discover,
A fair maiden's falsehood he bitterly sings.
"The Nobleman's Wedding" by William Allingham
Are all th' Aonian springs
Dried up? lies Thespia waste?
Doth Clarius' harp want strings,
That not a nymph now sings?
Or droop they as disgrac'd,
To see their seats and bowers by chatt'ring pies defac'd?
"An Ode to Himself" by Ben Jonson
Gliding through the gateway, there they go! there they go!
Don't they make you think of broken string of pearls?
Tripping up the stairway, here they come! here they come!
While the zephyrs frolic in their curls.
"Take Them Away! They'll Drive Me Crazy" by Henry Clay Work

In news:

The String Trio Rarities are tuned up and ready to perform J.S.
Taming the West by stringing 'em up.
Don't Feel Like Stringing Up Your Christmas Lights.
POULSBO — It's been four years since Liberty Bay saw the first of a string of autumn sewer leaks wash up on its shores.
The woman told KOB-TV she put her soul up for sale after a string of bad luck .
So you didn't know or at least hadn't put up a string of clam shells on the front door.
Because for much of that game, it seemed as if the Tar Heels would lose to the beat-up Terps and their fifth-string quarterback.
MARIE OSMOND signed up to perform a string of gigs over Christmas this year (12) as she can't face celebrating the festive season since her son's suicide in 2010.
Prior to their 6A semifinal game in Derby, Hutchinson football opens up the locker room doors for KAKE Sports to look at one possible advantage the Salthawks may have throughout a string of 7 championships in 8 years.
0Christmas and the holiday season is a time when many families will get together to set up the tree and string the lights, but it does have it's dangers.
Two Mississippi men are facing up to 15 years in prison for their role in a string of hate crimes against African Americans in Jackson MPB's Daniel Cherry reports, the two men pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court.
Members of The Decemberists have teamed up on a new project playing instrumental string band music.
"The King" has had a somewhat up and down year and had been unable to put together his usual string of top finishes.
The Cyclones are looking to get up off their knees after a string of recent blowouts and delay Missouri from clinching the Big 12 North.
No Strings Attached' takes up the old question of when does playing around slip into love.
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In science:

Therefore we see that two dimensional topological string theory is classically equivalent to other known theories up to some subtleties related to degenerate configurations.
A note on topological brane theories
Formally, we have not yet (up to isomorphism) constructed the reduction graph Ru of a realistic string u from its overlap graph.
How Overlap Determines the Macronuclear Genes in Ciliates
We have shown how to directly construct the reduction graph of a realistic string u (up to isomorphism) from the overlap graph γ of u.
How Overlap Determines the Macronuclear Genes in Ciliates
Indeed, up to a normalization convention, our field coincides with that describing the coordinate of an open string with Dirichlet boundary conditions at both ends, and with the spatial and temporal coordinates interchanged: Φ+ (η , θ) = X (τ = −θ , σ = η) .
Group theoretical approach to quantum fields in de Sitter space II. The complementary and discrete series
Turaev defined several invariants of virtual strings which we use to produce a table of virtual strings up to 4 crossings.
On tabulating virtual strings
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