(n.) One who idles; one who spends his time in inaction; a lazy person; a sluggard.
(n.) One who has constant day duties on board ship, and keeps no regular watch.
(n.) An idle wheel or pulley. See under Idle.
(1) Her fourth album, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do, was released earlier this year.
(2) T., Idler, W. W., Roop, D. R., and Steinert, P. M. (1987) J. Biol.
(3) The Idler Academy , an offshoot of the magazine which offers courses in everything from philosophy to ukulele playing, has announced the shortlist for its 2014 Bad Grammar award, set up to highlight "the incorrect use of English by people and institutions who should know better".
(4) The latter is "a great place if you're under three or over 53; shite if you're anywhere in between," said Dan Kieran, deputy editor of the Idler, who launched the hunt for crapness last year on the magazine's website.
(5) A., Mehrel, T., Idler, W. W., Roop, D. R., and Steinert, P. M. (1987) J. Biol.
(6) She returned to the stage earlier this year, appearing at SXSW and subsequently releasing The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do.
(7) Previews of some of the diatribes on the Idler website have not completely upset targets, however, with even the Top Crap Town, Hull, pointing out that the survey is not all bad.
(8) In fairness to the five Tory MPs who first pricked the bubble, via leaked excerpts from their forthcoming book arguing that we're not the nation of champions we had giddily begun imagining but "among the worst idlers of the world", this wasn't quite the plan.
(9) As for the politicians' "third-generation" perma-idlers, these are on the critically endangered list – if not entirely fictional.
(10) Updated at 5.50pm BST 5.39pm BST Amid lots of yelping and squealing by idlers on the side of the road, the riders toddle around Versailles.
(11) The passage, red meat for phone-ins and columnists ever since, argued less politely for an improvement in our national work ethic: "The British are among the worst idlers in the world.
(12) The woman who would go on to become employment minister co-wrote a book attacking Britons as “ among the worst idlers in the world ”.
(13) The MPs – Kwasi Kwarteng, Priti Patel, Dominic Raab, Chris Skidmore and Elizabeth Truss – say: "Once they enter the workplace, the British are among the worst idlers in the world.
(14) Britons are among "the worst idlers" in the world preferring a "lie-in to hard work", according to group of rising stars of the Tory party, who have advocated a tough set of work reforms in a new book.
(15) Additionally, as Polly Toynbee has pointed out ( Opinion , 23 February), Priti Patel – the employment minister and a leading Brexit advocate – has castigated British workers as “the worst idlers in the world”.
(16) "Arguing that working Britons are 'the worst idlers in the world' is deeply insulting.
(17) That didn't stop him from leaping into a backward shuffle, startling nearby idlers, when a popular Azonto track began playing from the speakers.
(18) They employ stepper motor actuated roller and idler wheel drives to move the probes.
(19) More recently, disruption of a P-450-encoding sequence (eryF) in the region of ermE, the erythromycin resistance gene of S. erythraea, produced a 6-deoxyerythronolide B hydroxylation-deficient mutant (J. M. Weber, J. O. Leung, S. J. Swanson, K. B. Idler, and J.
(20) Priti Patel, employment minister and coming Brexit star, co-authored Britannia Unchained, castigating British workers as “the worst idlers in the world”.
(v. t.) A wheel with a broad rim, or grooved rim, for transmitting power from, or imparting power to, the different parts of machinery, or for changing the direction of motion, by means of a belt, cord, rope, or chain.
(b. t.) To raise or lift by means of a pulley.
(1) The model consists of electrically stimulating the lower leg muscles to contract against a weighted pulley bar.
(2) The traumatic agent is the sudden extension while the finger is holding an object and the flexor digitorum profundus is strongly contracted: the tendon retracts and the stump can be found either at the distal pulley, at the bifurcation of the superficialis tendon, or in the palm of the hand.
(3) Nine tendons were repaired with each of four suture patterns: single-locking loop, double-locking loop, triple-locking loop, or three-loop pulley.
(4) There was no evidence of a synovial cell layer on the surface of the A1 pulleys in either normal or trigger digits.
(5) The "pulley effect" of the skin and soft tissue as a supplement to the fibro-osseous pulleys in reducing tendon bow-stringing was also noted.
(6) Therefore, a method was developed to reconstruct the fibro-osseous pulleys with polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) membrane.
(7) The pulleys were studied in specific configurations to determine their effectiveness in transforming tendon excursion into finger flexion.
(8) Pulley advancement increased the tendon excursion required to flex this joint and thus the mechanical advantage at this joint, but only when the joint was partly flexed.
(9) It is not yet known whether it has sufficient breaking strength to meet the functional demands of human pulleys.
(10) Suddenly, we were back in the age of ropes and pulleys and brute strength to deliver her into the hands of the mechanised world.
(11) Pulley positions are relatively constant throughout postnatal development, with the gross anatomic characteristics correlating closely to those of the adult hand.
(12) Some rigged up pulley systems to hoist shopping to their windows, where the glass was cracked and fixed with tape.
(13) The whole flexor apparatus was resected and a single digital pulley (A 2) was reconstructed, using segments of the animals own deep flexor tendon.
(14) Suggested minimum requirements for the breaking strength of artificial implant pulleys may be made based on these studies.
(15) Flexor pulley restoration and the importance of maintaining strong pulley support are discussed and surgical techniques including those for flexor tendon grafting and reconstruction are described.
(16) The transverse fibers of the palmar aponeurosis are attached by vertical septa to the underlying transverse metacarpal ligament and thus form a pulley over the flexor tendons.
(17) The synthetic Nitex pulley appears to have the potential to function as an effective fibro-osseous pulley replacement.
(18) The triple-locking loop and three-loop pulley patterns were close in strength and only the triple-locking loop was stronger than the double-locking loop.
(19) The long-term results of the key grip procedure (tenodesis of the flexor pollicis longus tendon to the radius, release of the A1 pulley, and percutaneous pin fixation of the interphalangeal joint of the thumb) were evaluated in 10 tetraplegic patients.
(20) Satisfactory grip functions were restored for all patients after the secondary pulley reconstruction.