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a periodic contraction or sound of something coursing

to make rhythmic contractions, sounds, or movements

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(electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)

the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart

the rate at which the heart beats

edible seeds of various pod-bearing plants (peas or beans or lentils etc

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expand and contract rhythmically

produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses

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drive by or as if by pulsation

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References in classic literature ?
As Wolf Larsen bent down to the lower bunk to take Johnson's pulse, I, standing erect and holding the lamp, saw Leach's head rise stealthily as he peered over the side of his bunk to see what was going on.
It was not joy only that possessed me; I felt my flesh tingle with excess of sensitiveness, and my pulse beat rapidly.
After an interval of suspense--the like of which I hope to God I shall never feel again--there came a day when the rapidity of the pulse slightly, but appreciably, diminished; and, better still, there came also a change in the beat--an unmistakable change to steadiness and strength.
I couldn't,' said Mr Sparkler, after feeling his pulse as before,
Mr Sparkler referred to his pulse again, and put himself through some severe mental discipline before he replied:
Then he looked at her tongue, then he felt her pulse again, and while he did so, he eyed the half-emptied wine-glass as if in profound abstraction.
She could not work on such a day, nor weave fancies to stir her pulses and warm her blood.
Go on, my dear friend, till you, and those who, like you, have been saved, so as by fire, from the dark prison- house, shall stereotype these free, illegal pulses into statutes; and New England, cutting loose from a blood-stained Union, shall glory in being the house of refuge for the oppressed,--till we no longer merely "~hide~ the outcast," or make a merit of standing idly by while he is hunted in our midst; but, consecrat- ing anew the soil of the Pilgrims as an asylum for the oppressed, proclaim our WELCOME to the slave so loudly, that the tones shall reach every hut in the Carolinas, and make the broken-hearted bondman leap up at the thought of old Massachusetts.
This doctor therefore proposed, "that upon the meeting of the senate, certain physicians should attend it the three first days of their sitting, and at the close of each day's debate feel the pulses of every senator; after which, having maturely considered and consulted upon the nature of the several maladies, and the methods of cure, they should on the fourth day return to the senate house, attended by their apothecaries stored with proper medicines; and before the members sat, administer to each of them lenitives, aperitives, abstersives, corrosives, restringents, palliatives, laxatives, cephalalgics, icterics, apophlegmatics, acoustics, as their several cases required; and, according as these medicines should operate, repeat, alter, or omit them, at the next meeting.
To measure how long light pulses loiter, the team split a 150-fs infrared laser pulse into two pulses and sent each along a different path to the same detector.
The form of the pressure pulse, or its shape and magnitude, determines the minimum aperture size, and the aperture size determines the capacity of the screen and the extent to which the screen can improve pulp quality.
For TiK[alpha] (which has an energy of about 4510 eV) there would be about half the counter pulse amplitude, or 217 ion pairs.
In terms of penetration, an unfiltered pulse of 200 picoseconds duration, when applied through a Fourier formula, demonstrates signal energy throughout the spectrum between DC and 5GHz.
The most significant shift in the short-term issue priorities from the last Pulse (June 2000) is the appearance of return on investments as the most important issue.
The pulse energy acts as a scoop, allowing the physician to ablate more or less tissue with each pulse, while the average power determines the rate of pulse arrival and controls the overall rate of tissue removal.