The receiver clicked and the dial tone buzzed.
I was listening to a dial tone.
In this form, which is found in British field artillery, the goniometric or dial sight is used for picking up the line of fire.
There followed silence, then a dial tone.
As Martha said, I'm able to dial in settings that affect time and a location.
He was a founder and a chief supporter of the magazine, the Dial, which was the organ of the school from 1841 to 1844.
"Here," I said, fumbling for my cell phone and keying the speed dial number for Detective Jackson back in Keene.
A dial tone followed.
Flipping the dial to the off position, she dived for the questionable refuge under the table.
- Dial-plate of Neptune Log.
698; Lucian, Dial mort.
The effective number of turns in the coil surrounding the test rod can be varied by means of three dial switches (for hundreds, tens and units), which also introduce compensating resistances as the number of effective turns in the coil is reduced, thus keeping the total resistance of the circuit constant.
A younger contemporary speaks of his having made a wonderful clock or sun-dial at Magdeburg; and we know from his letters that Gerbert was accustomed to exchange his globes for MSS.
1070 I 060 960 950 930 911 889 883 858 825 823 810 781 771 753 745 727 722 705 681 668, of squares and cubes, calculated from 1 to 60, have been found at Senkera, and a people who were acquainted with the sun-dial, the clepsydra, the lever and the pulley, must have had no mean knowledge of mechanics.
He set up a sun-dial, the first of its kind in Rome, in the temple of Quirinus.
I was listening to a dial tone.
I was listening to a dial tone.
She hit the speed dial button.
There was a hurried "I love you," not an easy thing for her to say, then a dial tone.
There followed a long pause, followed by an abrupt thank-you and a dial tone.
Then Dean was listening to a dial tone.
If you're still having a problem I'll have to dial-a-stud.
Fred switched the dial to a local talk show.
The currents actuate a ratchet-wheel mechanism at the receiving station, whereby the hand on a small dial is moved on letter by letter.
The leading current monthlies include the New York Forum (1886), Arena (1890), Current Literature (1888), and Bookman, the Chicago, Dial (1880), and the Greenwich, Connecticut, Literary Collector.
He is said also to have brought the first sun-dial from Catana to Rome, where it was set up on a column in the forum.
The dial between 30 and 32 indicates the screen in use.
There must be two sets of elevating gears, one which brings the axis of the gun and the sights together on to the target, thus finding the angle of sight and also pointing the axis of the gun at the target, and a second by which, independent of the sight which remains fixed, the elevation due to the range can be given to the gun and read by means of a pointer and dial marked in yards for range.
To facilitate the setting of the range the ranges are shown on a dial which can be read from the side of the mounting, from where also the sight can be set.
The motion of the fork is maintained by the clock acting through an escapement, and the dial registers both the number Koenig's of vibrations of the fork and the seconds, minutes and Tuning-fork hours.
- Round Dial Kelvin Multicellular Electrostatic Voltmeter, 5-in.
The polar clock, devised for use in place of a sun-dial, applies the fact that the plane of polarization of sky light is always 90° from the position of the sun; hence by measuring the azimuthal angle of the plane, even when the sun is below the horizon, correct apparent solar time may be obtained.
The modern cathedral, just below the level of this temple, occupies the civil basilica of the town, upon the façade of which was a sun-dial, described by Varro (traces of which may still be seen).
- Round Dial Voltmeter of Kelvin Siphon Recorder, dead beat moving coil type, with front removed.
This can be effected (after setting the axis) by rotating Cs until a needle indicates true time on the hour dial B.
The eye end presents an refractor appearance too complicated to be figured here; it has a micrometer and its illumination for the position circle, a micrometer head, and a bright or dark field, clamps in right ascension and declination and quick and slow motion in the same, a finder, microscopes for reading the hour and declination circles, an illuminated dial showing sidereal time and driven by an electric current from the sidereal clock, and counter weights which can be removed when a spectroscope or other heavy appliance is added.
Atropos is most frequently represented with scales, a sun-dial or a cutting instrument, the "abhorred shears," with which she slits the thin-spun thread of life that has been placed on the spindle by Clotho and drawn off by Lachesis.
The sleeve of the pinion which carries M also carries the dial finger, and if the dial is properly graduated its finger will indicate the weight.
Since so small a weight as a penny has to move the lever, J, together with the dial finger, &c., it is evident that the workmanship must be good and the friction kept very low by means of friction wheels.
The gauge has a plain dial, marked off to indications given by the application of standard tons and cwts.; it could probably be read to about 2% of the load weighed.
For the sake of compactness and convenience of reading the extension of the springs, and consequently the load, is frequently indicated on a dial, by means of a small rack and pinion, which give motion to a finger on the dial-plate, but the regularity and correctness of the indications of the finger will depend upon the condition of the rackwork and upon the friction, and these will vary with the wear of the machine.
By the first part of this drop the movement of the poise is suddenly stopped, as will be explained below, and the travel of the poise along the steelyard, which measures the load on the platform, is recorded by the amount of rotation of the large spur wheel, and this is suitably shown on a dial in connexion with the wheel.
The same vertical movement also actuates the index finger of a large dial, on which the weight of their luggage can be easily read by passengers standing near while their luggage is being weighed.
Lignitic dial was discovered on or near the coast of Coos Bay as early as 1855, and this is still the only productive coalfield within the state, although there are outcroppings of the mineral all along the Coast Range N.
- Diagram showing Connexions of a Dial and Plug pattern, Wheatstone's Bridge.
Hence according to the magnitude of each coil the total resistance may be made anything from I to 9, 10 to 90, or 100 to goo ohms, &c. Three or four of the " dials " thus composed are arranged side by side, the brass blocks being mounted on a slab of ebonite and the coils contained in the box underneath, and they are so joined up that the central block of one dial is connected to the outside block of the next marked O.
In 1840 the club began to issue an official organ, The Dial, and the settlement of Brook Farm followed in 1841.
The ordinary form has a dial-plate marked for yards and miles.
The ratchet communicates with a train of wheels which work the dial-hands.
In using the apparatus a measured mile or other known distance is walked and the indication thereby made on the dial-plate observed.
ALMACANTAR(from the Arabic for a sun-dial), an astronomical term for a small circle of the sphere parallel to the horizon; when two stars are in the same almacantar they have the same altitude.
I moved quickly to it and thankfully, there was a dial tone!
Dial oh-one-one then the number.
He was left listening to a dial tone and beginning to seriously question their bizarre relationship.
7 shows the dial plate.
The former bears a general resemblance to the Cherub log, but the dial plate is horizontal and the faces turn upwards.
When he visited Rome with Gunibald, king of the Burgundians, he took him to Boetius, who showed them, amongst other mechanical contrivances, a sun-dial and a water-clock.
2, is known as the dial pattern.
A northern extension of these conglomerates forms the Dial Range near Burnie.
Thousands and thousands of women were switchboard operators before direct dial phones were in use.
Just as in a clock, the result of the complicated motion of innumerable wheels and pulleys is merely a slow and regular movement of the hands which show the time, so the result of all the complicated human activities of 160,000 Russians and French--all their passions, desires, remorse, humiliations, sufferings, outbursts of pride, fear, and enthusiasm--was only the loss of the battle of Austerlitz, the so-called battle of the three Emperors--that is to say, a slow movement of the hand on the dial of human history.