Her poise expressed both dignity and grace.
Evidently it was his extraordinary dignity and poise, forbidding even the suggestion of familiarity, quite as much as his stature, that impressed those who knew him.
When the load on the platform is large, so that the value of the goods may be considerable, it is convenient to measure the larger part of the value by loose weights which, when hung at the end of the steelyard, represent each a certain money value, and the balance of the value is determined by the sliding poise Q.
The more elaborate ones are made either with a heavy travelling poise to measure the bulk of the load with a light travelling poise for the remainder, or else with a knife-edge at the end of the steelyard, on which loose weights are hung to measure the bulk of the load, the remainder being measured with a light travelling poise.
The principle is as follows: The weighing is effected by a steelyard with a sliding poise which is set to weigh a definite weight of the material, say I lb.
the weight, W, of the steelyard acting at its centre of gravity; G, the travelling poise; P, acting at M; and the weights, Q, hung on the knife-edge at Y.
But this young king, aged only twenty, very much in love with his young wife and excessively fond of pleasure, soon wrecked the delicate poise of his mental faculties in the festivities of the Hotel SaintPaul; and a violent attack of Pierre de Craon on the constable de Clisson having led to an expedition against his accomplice, the duke of Brittany, Charles was seized by insanity on the road.
When the poise arrives at zero it frees the clutch which connects the pulley and the sprocket wheel, and the machine is then ready for the next load.
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.
Consequently the motion of the mitre wheels is reversed and the poise is run back to zero.
If Q lb be the weight of the poise Q, the position of Q when the steelyard is exactly in balance is given by the equation I T: X q.d Q X OQ, or OQ =p X q X T -.
By the second part of the drop the motion of the poise is reversed and the poise is run back to the zero From the Notice issued by the Standards Department of the Board of Trade, by permission of the Controller of H.M.
Thus to ascertain the value of goods on the platform of unknown weight at a given price per lb, it is only necessary to slide the steelyard till the weight acts at the division which represents the price per lb, and then to move the poise Q till the steelyard is in balance; the number of the division which defines the position of the poise Q will indicate the sum to be paid for the goods.
- Automatic Coal Weighing Machi revolve, and as it revolves it carries the large poise along the steel - yard.
If therefore the upper bar be graduated in divisions, each of which is 4, the indication of the poise Q, viz.
The extraordinary specimens we possess of his mercantile correspondence and friendly letters, written at this time, attest an astonishing poise and maturity of mind, and self-conscious ambition.
Steelyards are simple, trustworthy and durable, but unless special contrivances are introduced for ascertaining the position of the travelling poise with very great accuracy, there will be a little uncertainty as to the reading, and therefore steelyards are not in general so accurate as scale-beams. When carefully nicked they are well-adapted for weighing out definite quantities of goods, such as i lb, 2 lb, &c., as in such cases there is no question of estimation.
The poise having arrived at the end of its run and unable to go further, the mitre wheels and the sprocket gearing are stopped, and the two pulleys and the cross belt run idle till the.
When the poise is at the zero end, and there is no load on the platform, the end of the steelyard is down, and has locked the ratchet wheel by means of the pawl; the shaft being thus locked, the sprocket wheels are stopped, the drum-shaft runs free by the friction clutch, and the two pulleys which are connected by the crossed band are running idle.
The mitre wheels come into operation and the poise is carried along till the end of the steelyard drops, and locks the ratchet by permission of the Controller of wheel.
Her skin was creamy, her eyes blue, and she moved with enormous poise and grace in high-heeled silver sandals.
Couple it with poise and confidence, and you'll be the belle of any ball.
Naomi Campbell is just as well known for being feisty as she is for her phenomenal body and poise.
B'Elanna is half human and half Klingon, and Klingons have never been known for their poise and self-control.
poise lamp over the board.
He looked as calm as he sounded, and she wondered how he could face his own possible death with such confidence and poise.
In some cases they are made " self-recording " by the following arrangement: The steelyard is provided with a large and a small travelling poise.
The palate is full, plush and concentrated with great poise and velvety tannins.
Mental concentration in each position is also very important, which improves awareness, poise, and posture.
You do not need a college degree in order to have your own business, although many people will argue that certain college degrees, such as a business or management degree, will poise you to succeed when running a business.
The fabulous Sara Ramirez portrayed Callie's struggle with her sexuality with great poise while the ever talented Chandra Wilson played Bailey's vulnerability as she rediscovered her career and a new life without her husband.
These changes can then translate into greater confidence and poise in all your everyday activities.
To win the show, contestants have to know how to make themselves look good in their drag outfits as well as have the poise and smarts to complete tasks.
They are sometimes made with a sliding poise weighing I ton, which has a run of 200 in., and the steelyard can exert a pull of Ioo tons.
is a poise which can be slid along the upper bar of the steelyard.
In another arrangement the self-recording parts are entirely enclosed in the travelling poise itself.
Thus, if the poise be at the zero end of the steelyard at the left-hand side of the machine, when the load comes upon the platform the screwed shaft carries the poise along the steelyard till equilibrium is established, and the end of the steelyard drops.
Modeling schools teach tween models poise, how to apply makeup, how to prepare for interviews with potential clients, and the basics of the modeling business.
The twenty are quickly whittled down to ten finalists after challenges designed to test their strength, poise, personalities, and abilities are judged.
Pascal seconds (Pa s) or the poise (P ).
The simplest form is that which has a single travelling poise.
Look out for its rather dog-eared, pale primrose yellow perianth chiseled, richer yellow trumpet, and slightly nodding poise.
Concerned as to who put out the light, he feels for the angle poise lamp over the board.
Duncan hoped, moreover, that his Continental experience would aid his career chances by enhancing his gentlemanly poise and social savoir-faire.
They commonly hang poised in the air, then dart with lightning swiftness to another spot and poise themselves again.
A fancy style stands out and accentuates her elegance, beauty, poise, and confidence.
The quiet actress is known as much for her body of work both in and out of genres as she is for her talent, poise and self-possession.
If you don't yet have the strength and poise to pass off a solid heel stretch, you may want to pass on the extension.
But everyone you meet will think you just exude that poise naturally, and that in itself is a turn-on.
Each week, a girl could win Leading Lady by showing exemplary poise and improvement.
Poise and balance are essential for a good slapper, and an effective follow-through always impresses.
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