(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.) A large tree, the Artocarpus integrifolia, common in the East Indies, closely allied to the breadfruit, from which it differs in having its leaves entire. The fruit is of great size, weighing from thirty to forty pounds, and through its soft fibrous matter are scattered the seeds, which are roasted and eaten. The wood is of a yellow color, fine grain, and rather heavy, and is much used in cabinetwork. It is also used for dyeing a brilliant yellow.
(n.) A familiar nickname of, or substitute for, John.
(n.) An impertinent or silly fellow; a simpleton; a boor; a clown; also, a servant; a rustic.
(n.) A popular colloquial name for a sailor; -- called also Jack tar, and Jack afloat.
(n.) A mechanical contrivance, an auxiliary machine, or a subordinate part of a machine, rendering convenient service, and often supplying the place of a boy or attendant who was commonly called Jack
(n.) A device to pull off boots.
(n.) A sawhorse or sawbuck.
(n.) A machine or contrivance for turning a spit; a smoke jack, or kitchen jack.
(n.) A wooden wedge for separating rocks rent by blasting.
(n.) A lever for depressing the sinkers which push the loops down on the needles.
(n.) A grating to separate and guide the threads; a heck box.
(n.) A machine for twisting the sliver as it leaves the carding machine.
(n.) A compact, portable machine for planing metal.
(n.) A machine for slicking or pebbling leather.
(n.) A system of gearing driven by a horse power, for multiplying speed.
(n.) A hood or other device placed over a chimney or vent pipe, to prevent a back draught.
(n.) In the harpsichord, an intermediate piece communicating the action of the key to the quill; -- called also hopper.
(n.) In hunting, the pan or frame holding the fuel of the torch used to attract game at night; also, the light itself.
(n.) A portable machine variously constructed, for exerting great pressure, or lifting or moving a heavy body through a small distance. It consists of a lever, screw, rack and pinion, hydraulic press, or any simple combination of mechanical powers, working in a compact pedestal or support and operated by a lever, crank, capstan bar, etc. The name is often given to a jackscrew, which is a kind of jack.
(n.) The small bowl used as a mark in the game of bowls.
(n.) The male of certain animals, as of the ass.
(n.) A young pike; a pickerel.
(n.) The jurel.
(n.) A large, California rock fish (Sebastodes paucispinus); -- called also boccaccio, and merou.
(n.) The wall-eyed pike.
(n.) A drinking measure holding half a pint; also, one holding a quarter of a pint.
(n.) A flag, containing only the union, without the fly, usually hoisted on a jack staff at the bowsprit cap; -- called also union jack. The American jack is a small blue flag, with a star for each State.
(n.) A bar of iron athwart ships at a topgallant masthead, to support a royal mast, and give spread to the royal shrouds; -- called also jack crosstree.
(n.) The knave of a suit of playing cards.
(n.) A coarse and cheap mediaeval coat of defense, esp. one made of leather.
(n.) A pitcher or can of waxed leather; -- called also black jack.
(v. i.) To hunt game at night by means of a jack. See 2d Jack, n., 4, n.
(v. t.) To move or lift, as a house, by means of a jack or jacks. See 2d Jack, n., 5.
(1) A remarkably close relationship was found between both H. pylori urease subunits and jack bean (Canavalia ensiformis) urease, the subunit of which is a single 840 amino acid polypeptide.
(2) In 0.17 M Na+(aq), tRNA(Phe) exists in its native conformation and the number of strong binding sites (Ka greater than or equal to 10(4)) was estimated to be 3-4 by titration experiments, in agreement with X-ray structural data for crystalline tRNA(Phe) (Jack et al., 1977).
(3) Jack Straw, foreign secretary at the time of the Iraq war, took a less dramatic view.
(4) precursor phaseolin) is incubated with jack bean alpha-mannosidase show that the high mannose glycan on Asn252, but not the one on Asn341, is susceptible to enzyme degradation.
(5) "My wonderful, brave and adored father, Jack Ashley, Lord Ashley of Stoke, has died after a short battle with pneumonia."
(6) 9.31am BST Jack Straw , the Labour former home secretary, was on the Today programme earlier talking about the "plebgate" affair.
(7) This communication reviews the almost 40 years of studies by Jack Metcoff, MD, and coworkers to unravel the causes of fetal malnutrition and their efforts to prevent it.
(8) "Most of the grain produced on our farm ends up bound for export," said Jack McCormick, who raises beef cattle and grain with his father.
(9) Jack Straw's detailed blueprint for a 300- strong, wholly elected upper chamber to replace the Lords appears to have been blocked at the last minute following resistance in cabinet.
(10) His opposite number, Roy Carroll, saved at the feet of Sinclair, the County striker Izale McLeod drove inches wide, but in the 24th minute Villa were level, Jack Grealish dancing through a series of attempted tackles before putting the ball on a plate inside the penalty area for the hugely promising Adama Traoré to thump past Carroll.
(11) The manager added that City would also be without Kolo Touré, Abdul Razak and Jack Rodwell, who has a hamstring problem.
(12) Comment is free contributor Jack Monroe made the Guardian shortlist and got one commenter's You Tell Us award for Outstanding Excellence in the field of Talking Sense .
(13) The link between the conditions has not yet been discovered, but here Jack Wall and colleagues develop the theory that an autoimmune response to a 64 kDa antigen expressed on both thyroid and eye muscle membranes is responsible for this thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy.
(14) Fellow co-founder Jack Dorsey could make around half that.
(15) Other high-profile absentees include Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere, Luke Shaw and Jordan Henderson.
(16) Onerous new regulations could threaten the shale energy revolution, America’s role as a global energy superpower, and the dramatic reductions in CO2 emissions made possible by an abundant and affordable domestic supply of clean-burning natural gas,” Jack Gerrard, president of the American Petroleum Institute, said in a statement.
(17) The American has not secured a major title since Torrey Pines for the 2008 US Open and, while overhauling Jack Nicklaus's record total of 18 majors was once a matter of "when", it is now very much a case of "if".
(18) By N-terminal analysis, the 29.5-kDa subunit of H. pylori urease was found to share significant amino acid sequence similarity with the smallest of three subunits of the Proteus mirabilis and Morganella morganii ureases, as well as to the amino terminus of the unique jack bean subunit.
(19) Outside-funded overseas travel was also declared, including a visit to the Paris Air show for the Tory MP Jack Lopresti and his researcher, paid for by the global missile company MBDA.
(20) Even Jack Straw is trying to close down some of its overripe practices.