(n.) The condition or quality of being idle (in the various senses of that word); uselessness; fruitlessness; triviality; inactivity; laziness.
(1) Even with hepatic lipase, phospholipid hydrolysis could not deplete VLDL and IDL of sufficient phospholipid molecules to account for the loss of surface phospholipid that accompanies triacylglycerol hydrolysis and decreasing core volume as LDL is formed (or for conversion of HDL2 to HDL3).
(2) Eager to show I was a good student, the next time we had sex, I noticed that one of my hands was, indeed, lying idle – and started to pat him on the back, absently, as if trying to wind a baby.
(3) And imagine he then found that, far from acting swiftly to capture, arrest and charge him, the Metropolitan police force (who knew something about his activities) initially stood idly by as his list of victims grew and grew.
(4) The balance is fragile and the threat of a spiral of decline is not an idle one.
(5) The KBS hypothesis of autism is not simply an idle exercise.
(6) "There are idle MPs with no outside interests and there are fantastic public servants that do have them."
(7) On Saturday an idle digg ing machine signalled the hasty clearing of the building site to make way for the refugees, who have fled from countries including Syria and Eritrea .
(8) In circumstances in which energy conversion rate and supplies of reducing power exceed the capacity of the biosynthetic machinery, energy-dependent H2 production presumably represents a regulatory device that facilitates "energy-idling."
(9) Relative to EM, Meritec had the highest specificity (97%), followed by Virogen (95%), IDL (91%), Pathfinder (85%), Behring (81%), Bartels (72%), and Rotazyme (71%).
(10) Thus, introducing fish oil into an atherogenic diet reduced the number of VLDL, IDL and LDL particles in plasma by as much as 50%, reduced the cholesteryl ester content of the circulating lipoprotein, and reduced the ability of the VLDL to stimulate cholesterol esterification in macrophages.
(11) 12.44am BST Ah, here's @NotCoachTito, sitting somewhere idly wondering what it's like in Fenway tonight...actually, he may have a decent idea of the atmosphere.
(12) It was on the set of The Frost Report that production staff began to refer to Barker and Corbett as "the two Ronnies", while the writing team included Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, and Eric Idle – every Monty Python member bar Terry Gilliam – as well as Marty Feldman and lead writer Antony Jay, who went on to create Yes, Minister.
(13) Moreover, a larger fraction of plasma VLDL is transformed into IDL and LDL, the latter representing the main plasma cholesterol carrier.
(14) Hagere Selam remains a modest place of mudwalled shops with corrugated roofs, cows, donkeys and sheep wandering unpaved streets and children idling away an afternoon at table football – a generation with no memory of the famine that killed hundreds of thousands and woke up the world.
(15) Epidemiological studies in humans suggest that IDL or remnant lipoproteins are predictors of the severity or progression of atherosclerosis.
(16) It would be idle to pretend that Cameron doesn't have talents as a leader.
(17) A chlorine sanitizer was circulated (5 min, 40 degrees C) and the unit containing sanitizing solution left idle overnight.
(18) Facebook Twitter Pinterest Either way, I love Jane for idly sticking two fingers up at the idea of a spa break in Rhodes or other emblems of “sophistication” being the only thing to aspire to.
(19) Bidders have spent an estimated £1m each on their bids but, according to one industry source, the process has stalled and franchise owners are being forced to retain expensive but idle bidding teams.
(20) The results indicate that a simple depletion of his-tRNA is not sufficient to elicit the response and suggest that idle ribosomes are required for regulation.
(n.) Freedom from occupation or business; vacant time; time free from employment.
(n.) Time at one's command, free from engagement; convenient opportunity; hence, convenience; ease.
(a.) Unemployed; as, leisure hours.
(1) The reliability and concurrent validity of a simple questionnaire to assess leisure time physical activity has been investigated on 306 self-selected healthy adults of both sexes (163 M; 143 F).
(2) Symptom-limited maximal data were also collected and these are reported in relation to the energy requirements of some common leisure, occupational and domestic activities.
(3) In the 1970s a continuous increase of fat consumption and of cigarette consumption has been balanced by an increase of prevalence of controlled hypertensives, by an increase of leisure physical activity, by an increasing availability of coronary care units and consumption of beta-blockers.
(4) Also playing their part are increased mobility of populations, particularly moves from rural to urban areas, increased affluence, increased alcohol comsumption and leisure time together with greater personal freedom.
(5) The quality of the re-insertion also depends on the care possibilities available to the patient: sectorial follow-up, job-aid centre, sheltered workshops, associative apartments, leisure.
(6) To determine the prevalence of various gastrointestinal disturbances related to long-distance running and its effect on weight, diet and everyday digestive problems, we gave a questionnaire to 279 leisure-time marathon runners, comprising 10% of the participants in a local marathon race.
(7) Howard Pridding, chief executive of the British Marine Federation, said: “The UK leisure marine industry has continued to grow and create new jobs, in spite of the challenging environment for exports caused by the weakness of the eurozone.
(8) Men in the lower employment grades were shorter, heavier for their height, had higher blood pressure, higher plasma glucose, smoked more, and reported less leisure-time physical activity than men in the higher grades.
(9) The BBC will then work with the developers Stanhope on a three-year project to turn TV Centre into a new creative hub where the corporation will retain a studio presence alongside planned residential, office and leisure premises.
(10) Such contracts are widely used by retailers, restaurants, leisure companies and hotels.
(11) These factors explain around four-fifths of the overall pay gap between zero-hours workers and other employees.” Zero-hours contracts are widely used by retailers such as Sports Direct and JD Sports, restaurants, leisure companies and hotels.
(12) Certain behavioral risk factors were more dominant among the seamen than among the control group (smoking level, alcohol consumption and lack of leisure-time physical activity).
(13) A subgroup of 63 persons who have access to and do avail themselves of computers on a regular basis (as leisure-time activity) also answered the "Computer-Motive-Questionnaire".
(14) The results of the study disclosed the positive effects of physical activity at leisure on blood pressure status and this was independent on weight and age.
(15) Industries such as retail, leisure and travel are also expected to experience a slowdown in their recovery.
(16) Northern Ireland's minister of culture, arts and leisure, Nelson McCausland, supports a pilot taking place in the province and has suggested it could bring in £3m a year.
(17) The weekly titles will all be receiving new layout and design with a central section of common pages for the weeklies, drawn from the MEN's leisure and entertainment content.
(18) Properties in Garford Road, Rhyl, have been flooded and residents evacuated to Rhyl Leisure Centre where a rest centre has been set up by Denbighshire County Council.
(19) Quantitatively, the most important risk factors for total mortality were low physical activity during leisure time, tobacco smoking and elevated blood pressure.
(20) Physical strain may also have prophylactic effects, as physical leisure activity and muscular strength are negatively associated with the risk of low back pain.