(v. i.) To ease the body by stool; to go to stool.
(1) He has clamped down on political dissent, and where he has attempted to solve economic problems, he has been at best cack-handed.
(2) In a strong reaction to the Guardian's disclosure that George Osborne, Ed Balls and Danny Alexander are planning to say that an independent Scotland could not keep the pound, the SNP said the three were guilty of "cack-handed panicky" tactics.
(3) But even at the climax, he's reduced to bashing cack-handedly at the atomic bomb casing with a gold brick, trying in vain to stop the countdown, only for a CIA man to step in at the last minute and calmly flick the "off" switch.
(4) Mr Osborne has his own gaming habit, but in his case the game is to political rather than financial ends – and he is more cack-handed about it than any top banker.
(5) But there’s a feebleness and a lack of robustness about the Beeb – and obviously cack-handedness – that has allowed it to be in this position of people going: ‘Ooh, the BBC, it’s a big worry’.
(6) Another reason British television has felt so disarmed, confused as to what it's for or where it should be going, is because of the consistent, cack-handed, interference from politicians, goaded by the press, and the rather supine and scared way the broadcasting executives have failed to fight back, too scared to face the rebuke of the press headlines.
(7) As a demonstration of the cack-handed and unhelpful approach to psychological assessment those in the media seem to regularly adopt, let's assess Piers Morgan.
(8) They insist that she made Britain great again, even as they attempt, so cack-handedly, to manage serious economic failure.
(9) Trouble is that it was such a low dose and so cack-handedly presented that most of the public didn't recognise it as a stimulus at all.
(10) And the prospect of sickly, overworked adolescents hoiking up their nightshirt and lunging for a bedpan with the words, "I need a cack."
(11) It's so easy to forget how brilliant this dude is, and to conflate him with the 10 billion cack-handed music parodists that clog up YouTube these days.
(12) Rights groups said Nivat's expulsion was the latest cack-handed move by the Kremlin, which stands accused of failing to properly investigate the killings of crusading Russian journalists, including Anna Politkovskaya, shot dead in Moscow in 2006, and of using KGB tactics against reporters who displease those in power.
(13) The cack-handed attempt at electoral reform, which offered only the flawed alternative vote system , turned out to be a Liberal Democrat own goal.
(14) But some of those MPs did not like the then defence secretary's handling of the crisis, any more than they did his cack-handed defence review.
(15) Hunt took over a department damaged by cack-handed reforms of his predecessor, which antagonised doctors and nurses while proving a political disaster for his party.
(16) He rarely gets the chance to be a truly hands-on father and becomes very aware of his own ineptitude; a man’s cack-handedness with nappies is an enduring gag.
(17) In practice, the goal was probably unobtainable – though the naive, cack-handed and inconsistent execution made matters worse.
(18) However, you did not have to take any job you were offered or sign on for any cack-handed advice or sham education scheme.
(19) They know this is a rather cack-handed panicky campaign manoeuvre.
(20) The issue is not going away and the Sunday Times story may reflect a cack-handed attempt by some within the British security apparatus to try to take control of the narrative.
(n.) Disagreeing; incongruous; being at variance; clashing; opposing; not harmonious.
(n.) Dissonant; not in harmony or musical concord; harsh; jarring; as, discordant notes or sounds.
(n.) Said of strata which lack conformity in direction of bedding, either as in unconformability, or as caused by a fault.
(1) Plasma renin activity (PRA) and aldosterone concentration were measured before and during submaximal exercise in 10 male monozygotic twin pairs who were discordant for smoking.
(2) The small number of discordant outcomes could generally be accounted for by three factors: (1) retinal abnormalities beyond those considered in the photographic grading system (12 eyes), (2) nonretinal visual pathway disease (five eyes), or (3) false-positive and false-negative results in the measurement systems used to evaluate structure and function (five eyes).
(3) Discordance was found in three cases studied earlier, the two cases with low expression mentioned above and one cytogenetically normal case, which were now restudied with the new probes.
(4) Of 12 women followed through two pregnancies, 10 had elevated serum TSH values in both pregnancies, 1 had normal serum TSH values in both, and 1 had discordant serum TSH values.
(5) To elucidate the relationship between the presence of anti-Tax antibody and the transmission of the viral infection, annual consecutive serum samples from married couples serologically discordant or concordant for HTLV-I were examined.
(6) The data on monozygotic twins further suggested that for most variables examined, the increment of environmental discordance resulting from the twinning phenomena was greater than the developmental noise that caused asymmetry within individual cotwins.
(7) The clinical and anatomic findings were reviewed in 17 patients with double-outlet right ventricle and atrioventricular discordance.
(8) Experts say they are encouraged that after months of simmering discord Xi and Trump are preparing to thrash it out at the so-called winter White House .
(9) This synchronization of dissimilar perceptions brings together disjunctive and conjunctive categories dominated by such coordinate conjunctions as "and... and", in the living diachronic discordance.
(10) Discordant segregation between COL2A1 and the mutant locus was seen in pedigrees with multiple epiphyseal dysplasia, autosomal recessive spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia tarda, hypochondroplasia, pseudoachondroplasia, diaphyseal aclasis, and trichorhinophalangeal syndrome.
(11) These results demonstrate that permselective artificial membranes can protect discordant islet xenografts from both graft rejection and autoimmune destruction for more than 1 month in an animal model that is similar in several respects to human type I diabetes.
(12) The authors present a report on two sibling with a nearly identical phenotype mimicking peroxisomal disorder but with totally discordant biochemical findings.
(13) The overall aim of the current study was to comprehensively evaluate the prevalence, impact, and health correlates of marital aggression in a clinical sample of maritally discordant couples seeking psychological treatment.
(14) These results serve in part to explain the discordant findings reported in other studies and emphasize the importance of carefully selecting the technical conditions most likely to give results that are prognostically relevant for individual patients.
(15) The other had left isomerism (quasi solitus) with an ambiguous atrioventricular connexion (quasi discordant).
(16) Discordance in antigen expression between primary and metastatic lesions (ie, positive primary tumors with negative metastatic lesions and negative primary tumors with positive metastatic lesions) was observed in the following order of frequency: extrathoracic metastatic lesion, contralateral lung, mediastinal lymph node (N2), and ipsilateral peribronchial and hilar (N1) lymph nodes.
(17) Comparison of results obtained from one week to the next was evaluated in 57 test pairs; discordant data, i.e.
(18) In three patients, broncho-atrial discordance was diagnosed clinically by bronchial tomography and selective atrial angiography, and in the other one the diagnosis was made by anatomical study.
(19) Murdoch’s rise to the top of Fox prompted rumours of discord within the company, but he has said he does not pay attention to the criticism.
(20) Eighteen standard and three research scales from the California Psychological Inventory were used to identify differences in personality between twins discordant for smoking and in nonsmoking and ever-smoking twins treated as individuals.