(n.) One who, or that which, closes; specifically, a boot closer. See under Boot.
(n.) A finisher; that which finishes or terminates.
(n.) The last stone in a horizontal course, if of a less size than the others, or a piece of brick finishing a course.
(1) Brown's model, which goes far further than those from any other senior Labour figure, and the modest new income tax powers for Holyrood devised when he was prime minister, edge the party much closer to the quasi-federal plans championed by the Liberal Democrats.
(2) Interaction of viable macrophages with cationic particles at 37 degrees C resulted in their "internalization" within vesicles and coated pits and a closer apposition between many segments of plasmalemma than with neutral or anionic substances.
(3) Greater knowledge about these disorders and closer working relationships with mental health specialists should lead to decreased morbidity and mortality.
(4) Stool weights, defecation frequencies, and transit times in this group are much closer to those of westernized whites than to rural blacks.
(5) We found that the closer location of Mg2+ to the beta-phosphoryl group than to the alpha- or gamma-phosphoryl group was effective in weakening the P-O bond at which the cleavage of ATP catalyzed by most enzymes takes place.
(6) The thickness of the media in the groups behaves like the number of nuclei: in hypertension with the highest values, there is no significant decrease as far as the 8th cross-section, while in the coronary sclerosis and third decade groups the values come closer together after the 6th cross-section.
(7) Since 1987 consultation-liaison (C-L) psychiatrists in Europe have decided to develop a closer collaboration to stimulate the development of the C-L field.
(8) Clare Gills, an American journalist and friend of Foley, wrote in 2013: “He is always striving to get to the next place, to get closer to what is really happening, and to understand what moves the people he’s speaking with.
(9) Our results indicate that in recipients of bioprosthetic valves, careful follow-up with closer surveillance of valve and cardiac function and earlier prosthetic replacement might contribute to reducing the risk of reoperation.
(10) The expansion comes hot on the heels of another year of stellar growth in which Primark edged closer to overtaking high street stalwart M&S in sales and profits.
(11) Institutional legitimacy arises from closer links between citizens.
(12) The numbers in the holey tube regenerate are statistically different from normal but they are closer to normal than after similar regeneration in a regular silicone tube.
(13) "We try to get closer to the people, we try to get lower down the command structures and we try to be more embedded than sometimes the Americans appear to do," the defence secretary said.
(14) Recommendations are made suggesting closer scrutiny of this region of the spine.
(15) For those biochemical experiments in which a closer link to 'physiological relevance' was desired, it was necessary to develop the technology to isolate large numbers of a single identifiable kidney cell type.
(16) He was telling me: ‘Keep doing what you’re doing, you’re winning this clearly.’ But the rounds were much closer than he was seeing them.
(17) They also made it clear that they would seek to use the award to bring their two countries closer together and said they would invite their prime ministers, Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan and Narendra Modi of India, to the award ceremony in Oslo in December.
(18) After being opposed for so many years, the two most dominant institutions on the island are now on trajectories that draw them closer.
(19) And if the fathers of Europe, Jean Monnet and Robert Schuman , were alive today, they would see that their aim, to get Europe to move to a proper union through a series of crises, has moved a step closer.
(20) One speaker at an international conference in Bodrum this week asked what would have happened if Turkey had been held closer by the EU?
(v. t.) To bring together; to collect, as a number of separate things, into one place, or into one aggregate body; to assemble; to muster; to congregate.
(v. t.) To pick out and bring together from among what is of less value; to collect, as a harvest; to harvest; to cull; to pick off; to pluck.
(v. t.) To accumulate by collecting and saving little by little; to amass; to gain; to heap up.
(v. t.) To bring closely together the parts or particles of; to contract; to compress; to bring together in folds or plaits, as a garment; also, to draw together, as a piece of cloth by a thread; to pucker; to plait; as, to gather a ruffle.
(v. t.) To derive, or deduce, as an inference; to collect, as a conclusion, from circumstances that suggest, or arguments that prove; to infer; to conclude.
(v. t.) To gain; to win.
(v. t.) To bring together, or nearer together, in masonry, as where the width of a fireplace is rapidly diminished to the width of the flue, or the like.
(v. t.) To haul in; to take up; as, to gather the slack of a rope.
(v. i.) To come together; to collect; to unite; to become assembled; to congregate.
(v. i.) To grow larger by accretion; to increase.
(v. i.) To concentrate; to come to a head, as a sore, and generate pus; as, a boil has gathered.
(v. i.) To collect or bring things together.
(n.) A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker.
(n.) The inclination forward of the axle journals to keep the wheels from working outward.
(n.) The soffit or under surface of the masonry required in gathering. See Gather, v. t., 7.
(1) Prevalence data has been gathered from several autopsy studies.
(2) On the other hand, when the global results were gathered according to male and female categories, the first one proved to be predominant.
(3) And now here we all were, gathered together at Maine Road, on the brink of relegation.
(4) The image of any radiology facility is a direct result of perceptions gathered by the consumer of their services.
(5) Saline-injected controls started gathering the pups immediately and usually showed all elements of maternal behaviour within 10 min.
(6) 5.49am BST I gather Rudd is now on his way to the Brisvegas Show.
(7) 'This is the upside of the downside': Women's March finds hope in defiance Read more As thousands gathered for the afternoon rally and march, Trump tweeted his solidarity with their action.
(8) Down the road another group of protesters gathered outside the chain-link fence surrounding the Marriott's perimeter.
(9) The striking improvements in carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in diabetic and non-diabetic Aborigines after a temporary reversion to a traditional hunter-gatherer lifestyle highlight the potentially reversible nature of the detrimental effects of lifestyle change, particularly in young people who have not yet developed diabetes.
(10) His bracelets and his hair, neatly gathered in a colourful elasticated band, contrast with his unflashy day-to-day uniform of checked shirts, jeans or cheap chinos and trainers.
(11) Ethological methods were employed to gather normative data on social behavior in long stay male inpatients in the ward environment.
(12) A microcomputer system is described for the collection, analysis and printing of the physiological data gathered during a urodynamic investigation.
(13) Trawling through the private telephone conversations of royals, politicians and celebrities in the hope of picking up scandalous gossip is not seen as legitimate news gathering and the techniques of entrapment which led to the recent Pakistani match-fixing scandal , although grudgingly admired in this particular case, are derided as manufacturing the news.
(14) The interior minister, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, left a gathering of the Mexican diplomatic corps to take a call from President Enrique Peña Nieto.
(15) Shelby Quast, of Equality Now, said the gathering could be a “tipping point” and act as a catalyst for change, so that girls in the US could finally be protected: “It’s the first time that members of the government are coming around the table to meet with civil society, survivors and members of the diaspora – this is the first step towards putting together a comprehensive action plan to tackling FGM.” Campaigners are calling for the government to look at practical ways that FGM could be wiped out in the United States – such as engaging with paediatricians and other doctors, immigration officers and visa offices.
(16) It also seems to be a bit useless as a way of gathering intelligence.
(17) The pair woke up early and gathered their birth certificates, social security cards and passports before making the roughly three-hour commute.
(18) Measures of physical development were gathered at birth and at ages 3, 5 and 7 years on a sample of over 800 children as part of a multidisciplinary development study.
(19) This is why a campaign , orchestrated by Ali and last week discussed in parliament, is gathering speed, and clued-up ministers grow anxious.
(20) This paper reports selected results of a quantitative study of the affective behavior of the Efe, exchange-dependent hunter-gatherers of the Ituri forest in northeastern Zaire.