warping

Definitions

  • Clamping up Boards to Prevent Warping
    Clamping up Boards to Prevent Warping
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n warping a moral or mental distortion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the early 1800s, a French silk weaver called Joseph-Marie Jacquard invented a way of automatically controlling the warp and weft threads on a silk loom by recording patterns of holes in a string of cards.
    • Warping The act or process of one who, or that which, warps.
    • Warping The art or occupation of preparing warp or webs for the weaver.
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Usage

In literature:

Colville and Monsieur de Gemosac were on the quay in the afternoon at high tide when "The Last Hope" was warped on to the slip-way.
"The Last Hope" by Henry Seton Merriman
As soon as it was twilight he commenced warping his vessel nearer the shore.
"Jack in the Forecastle" by John Sherburne Sleeper
It has neither taste nor odor, shrinks very slightly, and warps, it is said, less than any other wood.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 362, December 9, 1882" by Various
Your own perceptions are all warped!
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
But let it warp to evil, Or with more ardour than behooves, or less.
"The Vision of Purgatory, Complete" by Dante Alighieri
But let it warp to evil, Or with more ardour than behooves, or less.
"The Divine Comedy, Complete" by Dante Alighieri
The schooner might well have been warped to a dock in some port of the dead.
"The Cruise of the Dry Dock" by T. S. Stribling
How men may be warped apart in seven years, especially in the seven years between twenty-three and thirty!
"The Gentleman From Indiana" by Booth Tarkington
Kirkwood's clothing, now rough-dried and warped wretchedly out of shape, had been thrown carelessly on a transom near the door.
"The Black Bag" by Louis Joseph Vance
The heavy shutters were closed, but between the crack made by the warping of the wood, he could distinguish a streak of golden light.
"The Inn at the Red Oak" by Latta Griswold
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In poetry:

But doubts will warp themselves through all,
And each bright vision rears
A fairy temple but to fall,
And leave me to my tears.
"Summer Dreamings" by Alexander Anderson
Through foam and spray, a league away
The anchor stout he bore;
Till, safe at last, he made it fast
And warped the ship ashore!
"A Sailor's Yarn" by James Jeffrey Roche
Glitt'ring lances are the loom,
Where the dusky warp we strain,
Weaving many a soldier's doom,
Orkney's woe, and Randver's bane.
"The Fatal Sisters: An Ode" by Thomas Gray
Spare me, dread angel of reproof,
And let the sunshine weave to-day
Its gold-threads in the warp and woof
Of life so poor and gray.
"The Answer" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Tho' warped and bent and frail with age,
And seemingly a life outrun,
Upon his garden he doth wage
Kind war from rise till set of sun.
"Old Age In A Garden" by John Joy Bell
Into the thin and trembling gloom,
That holds a hueless warp of light,
The murmuring wind on a slow loom
Weaves the rich purples of the night.
"Crepuscule" by Clark Ashton Smith

In news:

I felt like I was in a time warp today.
Latest census data should finally put to rest a term that has created warped understanding of identity.
The Pinker Tones Confirmed To Play US Warped Tour Published February 27, 2008.
Confirmation that these traveling warps exist in space-time would offer precious data.
Vans Warped Tour Goes Green(er), Partners With Online Carpooling Company.
Phony Wildlife Photography Gives a Warped View of Nature.
'Glee' meets 'Rocky Horror' preview: Let's do the 'Time Warp'.
Rocky Horror doing the Time Warp in Alley Theater's parking lot.
Let's do the Time Warp again, but this time on your bathroom wall.
Check out the 'Time Warp' on the next page.
Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Photos from Warped Tour.
Producers Hudson Mohawke and Lunice will be releasing an EP together via Warp and LuckyMe, under the moniker TNGHT.
The artist's new solo show at ACC is a warp of the worlds.
You will learn the basics of weaving on a pre-warped loom.
Asia trip takes Obama White House into Myanmar time warp.
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In science:

As mentioned in Section 5.1 the assumed geometry of the disk (warped vs. flat) has a small influence on the black hole mass.
The central parsecs of Centaurus A: High Excitation Gas, a Molecular Disk, and the Mass of the Black Hole
Lobo, “Exotic solutions in General Relativity: Traversable wormholes and ’warp drive’ spacetimes,” arXiv:0710.4474 [gr-qc]. P. D.
General class of wormhole geometries in conformal Weyl gravity
We construct brane solutions in six dimensional Einstein-Skyrme systems. A class of baby skyrmion solutions realize warped compactification of the extra dimensions and gravity localization on the brane for negative bulk cosmological constant.
Fermions in gravity and the skyrmion backgrounds in six dimensional brane-worlds
In this framework, the exponential warp factor in the metric can generate a large hierarchy of scales.
Fermions in gravity and the skyrmion backgrounds in six dimensional brane-worlds
Warped compactifications are also possible in six space-time dimensions in the model of topological objects such as defects and solitons.
Fermions in gravity and the skyrmion backgrounds in six dimensional brane-worlds
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