(n.) One of the sense organs or certain animals (as insects), which are used in testing objects by touch and in searching for food; an antenna; a palp.
(n.) Anything, as a proposal, observation, etc., put forth or thrown out in order to ascertain the views of others; something tentative.
(1) Miliband, who was clear that the motion should be worded in a non-partisan way to try to attract the widest possible support, put out feelers to the Liberal Democrats who can boast the most consistent track record in standing up to the Murdoch empire.
(2) Using a feeler type of cutting mechanism and a scanning electron microscope, cavity walls were examined subsequent to the preparation thereof with various types of working tools.
(3) A new, noninvasive method using a feeler arm to trace and measure facial contours is described.
(4) Sources close to the MDC said the party leadership had put out feelers to the military and elements of the ruling Zanu-PF to try to arrange a peaceful transfer of power.
(5) An optical feeler measuring technique was introduced for evaluating the dimensional accuracy of indirect stone models.
(6) They have handles like “Bum Feeler” and “Rock Hard”, and share stories of their exploits and pictures of the women they have surreptitiously dry-humped.
(7) For 18 months, a special contact unit was putting out feelers to army commanders, trying to understand their contingency plans and to persuade them to remain neutral.
(8) The reconsideration of the US role comes as Washington puts out feelers to the Taliban.
(9) Feelers have already gone out from Cameron’s allies to the Democratic Unionist party (current tally: eight seats).
(10) Kadyrov, in turn, despised Maskhadov, and was jealous of his standing among the Chechens, although Kadyrov's brutish son, Ramzan, recently claimed to be putting out feelers aimed at reaching a settlement with Maskhadov, a move he said was sabotaged by Russian intelligence.
(11) So Trump’s election team, somewhat recklessly, put out early feelers.
(12) The 24 N-terminal amino acids are so poorly defined in the electron density map as to make interpretation doubtful, indicating that they might act as 'feelers' suitable for DNA or protein (invertase) recognition.
(13) Shell ceased operations in 1993 and it says it has no plans to resume them, but local oil firms are putting out feelers, with community chiefs in the area collecting signaturesin favour of resuming drilling.
(14) From time to time, we would get feelers from people who knew him, or on his behalf, on whether we would grant a visa,” Richard Boucher, who worked for the South Asia bureau from 2006 to 2009, told the Wall Street Journal .
(15) The truth was that a rightly aggrieved Mancini had been tipped off about the feelers already going out to José Mourinho and had opted to announce his own sacking in advance.
(16) Putting out feelers The Maryland Democrat has long been preparing for a presidential run.
(17) It showed that measurings on the basis of acceleration registration produced similar results as the 'halter method with plate feelers' used so far and that disturbance of the test animals is reduced.
(18) The adaptation of the processed dentures to the aluminum cast was measured with feeler gauges.
(19) And she would yell at him, 'George, you're walking around with your feelers out!'
(20) They have become so desperate that they have been putting out feelers to minority parties to see if they can construct a Commons majority for revising the boundaries, even though Labour and the Lib Dems are opposed.
(v. t.) To examine, as a wound, an ulcer, or some cavity of the body, with a probe.
(v. t.) Fig.: to search to the bottom; to scrutinize or examine thoroughly.
(n.) An instrument for examining the depth or other circumstances of a wound, ulcer, or cavity, or the direction of a sinus, of for exploring for bullets, for stones in the bladder, etc.
(1) A series of human cDNA clones of various sizes and relative localizations to the mRNA molecule were isolated by using the human p53-H14 (2.35-kilobase) cDNA probe which we previously cloned.
(2) Theophylline kinetics, as an in vivo probe for the potentially toxic cytochrome P-450I pathway of drug metabolism, were studied in 11 healthy volunteers and 11 patients with calcific chronic pancreatitis at Madras, South India.
(3) Five probes of high specificity to individual chromosomes (chromosomes 3, 11, 17, 18 and X) were hybridized in situ to metaphase chromosomes of different individuals.
(4) In order to determine the extent of this similarity, I have developed a panel of probes for many of the Pacl restriction fragments and have shown that most of the Pacl and Notl fragments found in MBa are also present in MBb.
(5) The haplotype of the recombinant X chromosome of each of 241 backcross progeny has been established using the X-linked anchor loci Otc, Hprt, Dmd, Pgk-1, and Amg and the additional probes DXSmh43 and Cbx-rs1.
(6) Periodontal disease activity is defined clinically by progressive loss of probing attachment and radiographically by progressive loss of alveolar bone.
(7) The mean histamine level in the first 10-min sample following probe insertion was 39.4 nM.
(8) Five of them had a fast-moving Eco RI fragment 5.6 kb long that hybridized with zeta-specific probe but not with alpha-specific probe.
(9) We studied the haemodynamic (ultrasound Doppler flow probes) effects of synthetic atriopeptin II at natriuretic doses in conscious rats.
(10) DNA from 9% (47 of 529) of the E. coli colonies tested hybridized with the ST probe, whereas only 5% (28 of 529) produced ST as measured by the suckling mouse bioassay.
(11) Likewise, they had little or no effects on the fluorescence anisotropy of TMA-DPH, which is also thought to be located in the interfacial region of the lipid bilayer, either when the probe was located in the outer layer of the plasma membrane or when the probe was located in the inner membrane compartment.
(12) Sequence specific binding of protein extracts from 13 different yeast species to three oligonucleotide probes and two points mutants derived from Saccharomyces cerevisiae DNA binding proteins were tested using mobility shift assays.
(13) The probe has been used for the identification of new Legionella-like strains isolated from the environment.
(14) Therefore, we conclude this is a bovine DR beta-like pseudogene, BoDR beta I. Exon-containing regions have been used as probes in Southern blot analyses of bovine genomic DNA digested with EcoRI.
(15) The adherence of 51Cr-labeled platelets to rabbit aortae everted on probes rotated in platelet-red cell suspensions has been measured.
(16) A 2.7-kilobase DNA fragment carrying the entire exotoxin A (ETA) structural gene was divided into three nonoverlapping probes.
(17) The indication of the DNA probe method would be considered in the four cases as follows, 1. necessity of the special equipment to isolate the pathogen, 2. necessity of the long period to isolate the pathogen, 3. existence of the cross reaction among the pathogen and relative organisms in the immunological procedure, 4. existence of the difficulty to identify the species of the pathogen by the ordinary procedure.
(18) Slight cross-reactivity was apparent when crude preparations of cellular or culture filtrate antigens, used in this laboratory to detect antibodies to Candida albicans, Coccidioides immitis and Cryptococcus neoformans, were probed with hyperimmune rabbit antisera to A. fumigatus.
(19) The results, together with the known geometry of the enzyme, indicate that active site probes in the dodecamer are widely separated and that energy transfer occurs from a single donor to two or three acceptors on adjacent subunits.
(20) The availability of locus-specific probes should significantly expand the role of minisatellite markers in population biology.