(n.) An architectural member, upright, and generally ending in a small spire, -- used to finish a buttress, to constitute a part in a proportion, as where pinnacles flank a gable or spire, and the like. Pinnacles may be considered primarily as added weight, where it is necessary to resist the thrust of an arch, etc.
(n.) Anything resembling a pinnacle; a lofty peak; a pointed summit.
(v. t.) To build or furnish with a pinnacle or pinnacles.
(1) Pinnacle, one of the biggest MPPI providers, blames "wider global financial uncertainty".
(2) For actors of a certain masculine bent, James Bond has long been viewed as a career pinnacle.
(3) The prize for doing that, however, would be the pinnacle of a scientific career.
(4) The takeaway from this pinnacle study is that securing protected areas alone is not enough.
(5) Another said: "The problem with PMQs isn't so much that it's shouty but that the so-called pinnacle of political debate in this country is two men trading petty insults and making nasty jokes about the other while the rest of parliament boos and cheers behind them.
(6) "Winning Wimbledon is the pinnacle of tennis," Murray said afterwards, still in something of a daze a good half hour after the final point.
(7) At the Montenvers railway turn right and zigzag easily up the extra 150m to grab great views of the pinnacles of the Aiguille Verte at 4,122m, Les Drus and the Mer de Glace (sea of ice).
(8) The quarter-final appearances under Sven-Göran Eriksson in two previous World Cups and one European championship in Portugal will now be seen as the pinnacle of their collective achievement.
(9) Suzy Rojtman, of the French national collective for women’s rights, said: “If we have a lot of attackers from the top political class who can harass and assault people unpunished at the pinnacle of the system of political power, think about what others in society are getting away with.” French female journalists are fighting back against sexist politicians | Lénaïg Bredoux Read more Caroline De Haas, a high-profile feminist and former government adviser, said sexual harassment was not unique to France, but in French politics it was happening with a sense of impunity and “an absence of understanding of what violence is to women”.
(10) Our political class is indeed the pinnacle of smug regurgitation.
(11) Parbuckling is a common means of salvaging wrecked vessels, but it has never been used on one of the Concordia's size – the cruise ship is 290 metres (950ft) long – let alone one balancing precariously on two rock pinnacles on a steep slope.
(12) With relatively gentle trail gradients and relentless cliff-top views down to the eroded pinnacles of the lowlands, this is one of Africa's great trekking destinations.
(13) The Heron tower, which stands in Bishopsgate next to Liverpool Street station, has just opened, while several other towers are under development, including the Pinnacle, which is also in Bishopsgate.
(14) The model for this policy is the United States, which represents the pinnacle of private enterprise in the health field.
(15) The spacewalk is the pinnacle of any mission, and something that only a minority of astronauts get to do.
(16) Female chief executives like Ellen Pao may reach the pinnacle in business only to discover that they have risen to the top of a precarious “glass cliff”.
(17) Hodgson is the only man on the FA's shortlist – the body stressed that the meeting on Monday was less an "interview" and more "discussions" over the role – with the former Internazionale, Switzerland and Fulham manager having previously stressed that he perceives the job as "the pinnacle" of his career after previously missing out to Kevin Keegan in 1999 and Sven-Goran Eriksson two years later.
(18) Yet this headline – and the accompanying 6,000-word article attacking debt-fuelled growth – has sparked weeks of speculation over an alleged political feud at the pinnacle of Chinese politics between the president, Xi Jinping, and the prime minister, Li Keqiang, the supposed steward of the Chinese economy .
(19) Pinnacle says its policies offer "peace of mind and reassurance", and adds: "Customers can reduce the level of cover should they want."
(20) Pinnacles has one campsite on the east side of the park, which is more developed than the western entrance.
(a.) Highest in rank, authority, character, importance, or degree; most considerable or important; chief; main; as, the principal officers of a Government; the principal men of a state; the principal productions of a country; the principal arguments in a case.
(a.) Of or pertaining to a prince; princely.
(n.) A leader, chief, or head; one who takes the lead; one who acts independently, or who has controlling authority or influence; as, the principal of a faction, a school, a firm, etc.; -- distinguished from a subordinate, abettor, auxiliary, or assistant.
(n.) The chief actor in a crime, or an abettor who is present at it, -- as distinguished from an accessory.
(n.) A chief obligor, promisor, or debtor, -- as distinguished from a surety.
(n.) One who employs another to act for him, -- as distinguished from an agent.
(n.) A thing of chief or prime importance; something fundamental or especially conspicuous.
(n.) A capital sum of money, placed out at interest, due as a debt or used as a fund; -- so called in distinction from interest or profit.
(n.) The construction which gives shape and strength to a roof, -- generally a truss of timber or iron, but there are roofs with stone principals. Also, loosely, the most important member of a piece of framing.
(n.) In English organs the chief open metallic stop, an octave above the open diapason. On the manual it is four feet long, on the pedal eight feet. In Germany this term corresponds to the English open diapason.
(n.) A heirloom; a mortuary.
(n.) The first two long feathers of a hawk's wing.
(n.) One of turrets or pinnacles of waxwork and tapers with which the posts and center of a funeral hearse were formerly crowned.
(n.) A principal or essential point or rule; a principle.
(1) In addition to their involvement in thrombosis, activated platelets release growth factors, most notably a platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) which may be the principal mediator of smooth muscle cell migration from the media into the intima and of smooth muscle cell proliferation in the intima as well as of vasoconstriction.
(2) While stereology is the principal technique, particularly in its application to the parenchyma, other compartments such as the airways and vasculature demand modifications or different methods altogether.
(3) Chromatography and immunoassays are the two principal techniques used in research and clinical laboratories for the measurement of drug concentrations in biological fluids.
(4) This paper reports, principally, the caries results of the first three surveys of 5, 12 and 5-year-olds undertaken at the end of 1987, 1988 and 1989, respectively.
(5) Rigidly fixing the pubic symphysis stiffened the model and resulted in principal stress patterns that did not reflect trabecular density or orientations as well as those of the deformable pubic symphysis model.
(6) The binding parameters indicate that the principal activating effect of UMP is not simply to increase the affinity of the enzyme for glucose.
(7) Mononuclear phagocytic cells from patients with either principal form of leprosy functioned similarly to normal monocytes in phagocytosis while their fungicidal activity for C. pseudotropicalis was statistically significantly altered and was more evident in the lepromatous than in the tuberculoid type.
(8) In the terminal segment of the hamster epididymidis there was some evidence of micro-merocrine protein secretion a the level of the principal cells and clear evidence of granular secretion in the light cells, presumable of glycoproteins.
(9) In the analysis of background fluorescence, the principal components were, as for the two-step technique, autofluorescence and propidium spectral overlap.
(10) However, at Period B, neutrophil numbers in the BAL fluid were increased in the principal but not in the control animals.
(11) Principal conclusions are: 1) rapid change to predominantly heterosexual HIV transmission can occur in North America, with serious societal impact; 2) gender-specific clinical features can lead to earlier diagnosis of HIV infection in women; 3) HIV infection in women does not pursue an inherently more rapid course than that observed in men.
(12) The concentrations of the principal extratesticular androgens and estradiol do not seem to have a quantitative influence on these androphilic proteins either.
(13) A principal function of GPIb is its attachment to von Willebrand Factor (vWF) on injured blood vessels which leads to the adhesion of platelets to these vessels.
(14) The principal variables influencing a particular configuration and their effects are indicated.
(15) The principal form of HMTs produced by these human peripheral blood monocytes has been subjected to biochemical, functional, and serological characterization.
(16) Micronutrient antioxidants such as alpha-tocopherol, the principal lipid-soluble antioxidant, assume potential significance because levels can be manipulated by dietary measures without resulting in side effects.
(17) Cytochrome oxidase histochemistry revealed patchy patterns of the enzyme activity in transverse sections through the caudal part of the ventral subnucleus of the principal sensory trigeminal nucleus, interpolar spinal trigeminal nucleus, and layer IV of the caudal spinal trigeminal nucleus in the cat.
(18) 3. an up-to-date review of the principal methods and systems used to measure the sedimentation rate--Automation of the Westergren initial methodology.
(19) • Queen Margaret Union, one of the University of Glasgow's two student unions, says 200 students there are marching on the principal's office at the moment to present an anti-cuts petition.
(20) This observation provides corroboration for the identification of the principal CCK-I neuron in the rat olfactory bulb as the centrally projecting middle tufted cell.