(n.) A point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap.
(n.) The top, or one of the tops, of a hill, mountain, or range, ending in a point; often, the whole hill or mountain, esp. when isolated; as, the Peak of Teneriffe.
(n.) The upper aftermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail; -- used in many combinations; as, peak-halyards, peak-brails, etc.
(n.) The narrow part of a vessel's bow, or the hold within it.
(n.) The extremity of an anchor fluke; the bill.
(v. i.) To rise or extend into a peak or point; to form, or appear as, a peak.
(v. i.) To acquire sharpness of figure or features; hence, to look thin or sicky.
(v. i.) To pry; to peep slyly.
(v. t.) To raise to a position perpendicular, or more nearly so; as, to peak oars, to hold them upright; to peak a gaff or yard, to set it nearer the perpendicular.
(1) The coefficient of variation in the integrated area of a single peak is 16%.
(2) Here we show that this induction of AP-2 mRNA is at the level of transcription and is transient, reaching a peak 48-72 hr after the addition of RA and declining thereafter, even in the continuous presence of RA.
(3) Amino acid sequence analysis showed that both peaks had identical N-terminal sequences through the first 28 residues.
(4) These observations were confirmed by the killing curves in pooled serum obtained at peak and trough levels.
(5) The peak molecular weight never reached that of a complete 2:1 complex.
(6) Peak Expiratory Flow and Forced Expiratory Mean Flows in the ranges 0-25%, 25-50% and 50-75% of Forced Vital Capacity were significantly reduced in animals exposed to gasoline exhaust fumes, whereas the group exposed to ethanol exhaust fumes did not differ from the control group.
(7) We’re learning to store peak power in all kinds of ways: a California auction for new power supply was won by a company that uses extra solar energy to freeze ice, which then melts during the day to supply power.
(8) No significant correlations of peak VO2 were observed between the 3 tests.
(9) Peaks in the sperm index were preceded by 6 days with peaks in the serum testosterone concentration.
(10) Peak incidence is found among 40 to 49-year-old and 60 to 64-year-old women.
(11) The remainder of the radioactivity appeared chromatographically just prior to the bisantrene peak, indicating that compounds more polar than the parent were present as transformation products.
(12) The curve of mitoses peaked at the same time as that of TK activity but was only 68% as extensive.
(13) We conclude that the rat somatosympathetic reflex consists of an early excitatory component due to the early activation of RVL-spinal sympathoexcitatory neurons with rapidly conducting axons and a later peak that may arise from the late activation of these same neurons as well as the early activation of RVL vasomotor neurons with more slowly conducting spinal axons.
(14) The ACTH deficiency recovered spontaneously, with normal cortisol responses to depot Synacthen (greater than 1380 at 6 h) and hypoglycemia (peak, 590) 14 and 18 months postpartum, respectively.
(15) No relationship was found with the absolute value of either peak or area GH.
(16) GnRH infusion produced an immediate increase in plasma LH concentrations in the mares that ovulated during the infusion period and LH levels peaked at the time of ovulation.
(17) In guinea pig ventricular myocytes, the positive contractile staircase was associated with ascending staircases of both peak systolic and end diastolic [Ca2+]i because of a cumulative increase in diastolic [Ca2+]i.
(18) A considerably greater increase in the peak plasma OT concentration resulted when hungry foster litters of 6 pups were suckled after the mothers' own 6 pups had been suckled.
(19) The incidence was 0.31 per 1000 gynaecological admissions and the peak age incidence was in the age group 26 to 35 years.
(20) A relative net reduction of 47% in lactose malabsorption was produced by adding food, and the peak-rise in breath H2 was delayed by 2 hours.
(n.) A rush.
(n.) A prank.
(1) Chief Inspector Jerry Reakes-Williams, head of professional standards at West Mercia and Warwickshire, told MPs he had concluded that all three officers should face misconduct proceedings.
(2) The committee said it was perturbed to find no formal minutes or detailed notes of a briefing during which Reakes-Williams discussed his findings with senior officers.
(3) But Reakes-Williams told MPs his conclusions that misconduct hearings were necessary were overruled after a meeting in August with three deputy chiefs from the three forces – which was not minuted.
(4) Chief Inspector Jerry Reakes-Williams, head of professional standards at Warwickshire and West Mercia police, who led an inquiry into the October 2012 meeting between Mitchell and the federation officials, said he believed that officers should face misconduct charges.
(5) The company, run by a former Goldman Sachs banker, was awarded management of Hinchingbrooke hospital in Cambridgeshire last week in a ground-reaking move lauded by ministers as a "good deal for patients and staff".
(6) Shaw told MPs he had the power to decide to discipline his own officer himself – as have the other two chief constables involved -but had decided to refer the investigation and Reakes-Williams findings to Her Majestys Inspectorate of Constabulary to be referred to another chief constable to review.