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stringed instruments

string along with someone

string someone along

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string someone up

string something out

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a group of people or things arranged in a row

a number of things placed or occurring one after the other

to put (objects) onto a fine continuous filament

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string up: to execute by suspending by the neck

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a lightweight cord

a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed

a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding

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a tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening

a tough piece of fiber in vegetables, meat, or other food (especially the tough fibers connecting the two halves of a bean pod)

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(cosmology) a hypothetical one-dimensional subatomic particle having a concentration of energy and the dynamic properties of a flexible loop

a collection of objects threaded on a single strand

a necklace made by a stringing objects together

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thread on or as if on a string

add as if on a string

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move or come along

stretch out or arrange like a string

string together

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remove the stringy parts of

provide with strings

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References in periodicals archive ?
To settle the argument between inflation and cosmic strings, many physicists await studies of the cosmic background radiation-heat left over from the Big Bang.
For example, Gott had noted the possibility that a finite, rapidly shrinking cosmic string in the form of a greatly stretched-out loop could also provide a setting for time travel.
In a nematic liquid crystal," Yurke notes, "you see many line-like defects, which correspond to cosmic strings, and you see a few point-like defects, which are monopoles.
Sometimes, strings that happen to cross each other snap in two, switch partners and reconnect -- an effect often seen in computer simulations of cosmic strings but never before observed in the laboratory, Yurke says.
Cosmic strings can lash back and forth at nearly the speed of light, for instance, whereas string-like defects in liquid crystals move as if they were immersed in molasses.
Cosmic strings have no ends and would form either as closed loops or as infinitely long strands.
But recent computer simulations of the behavior of loops show that cosmic strings, if they exist, evolve in much more complicated ways than theorists had initially thought.
In the May 15 ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL LETTERS they suggest that the bursts of high-energy gamma rays from unknown sources in the sky that detectors record from time to time may be from superconducting cosmic strings.
As cosmic strings oscillate, certain fast-moving parts ofthem called "cusps' should produce narrow, well-directed beams of gamma rays that could give an observer crossing their path the effect of sharp bursts.
Furthermore, if such expulsion and creation of particles by cosmic strings really goes on, it could contribute a sizable amount to the total of dark matter that cosmologists think the universe needs in order to make it closed.
The theoretical calculation of the development of clusters of cosmic strings predicts a similar correlation function.