(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.
(n.) The point or extremity of anything; a pointed or somewhat sharply rounded end; the end; as, the tip of the finger; the tip of a spear.
(n.) An end piece or part; a piece, as a cap, nozzle, ferrule, or point, applied to the extreme end of anything; as, a tip for an umbrella, a shoe, a gas burner, etc.
(n.) A piece of stiffened lining pasted on the inside of a hat crown.
(n.) A thin, boarded brush made of camel's hair, used by gilders in lifting gold leaf.
(n.) Rubbish thrown from a quarry.
(v. t.) To form a point upon; to cover the tip, top, or end of; as, to tip anything with gold or silver.
(v. t.) To strike slightly; to tap.
(v. t.) To bestow a gift, or douceur, upon; to give a present to; as, to tip a servant.
(v. t.) To lower one end of, or to throw upon the end; to tilt; as, to tip a cask; to tip a cart.
(v. i.) To fall on, or incline to, one side.
(n.) A light touch or blow; a tap.
(n.) A gift; a douceur; a fee.
(n.) A hint, or secret intimation, as to the chances in a horse race, or the like.
(1) This study examined both the effect of variations in optical fiber tip and in light wavelength on laser-induced hyperthermia in rat brain.
(2) Sickle and normal discocytes both showed membrane elasticity with reversion to original cell shape following release of the cell from its aspirated position at the pipette tip.
(3) The complication might have been prevented by measurements of U and I, reflecting changes in impedance or by measurements of catheter tip temperature (T).
(4) But what about phenomena such as table tipping and Ouija boards?
(5) The relationship between technique of obtaining Papanicolaou smears, presence of endocervical cells, and rate of cervical neoplasia was studied by comparing an endocervical and ectocervical nylon brush (Bayne brush), Ayre spatula plus endocervical brush, and spatula plus cotton-tipped swab in a randomized, prospective trial involving 11,061 patients.
(6) Eight electrodes of different size and tip characteristics were evaluated at different temperatures and time settings, both in vitro and in vivo.
(7) Neither was the intra-VMH infusion of MA effective if: (i) the rats were not primed with estrogen; (ii) the tips of the cannulae were outside the VMH; or (iii) it was preceded by an intra-VMH infusion of the alpha 1b-antagonist, chloroethylclonidine (CEC).
(8) "We know that a country has tipped when local-to-local connections outnumber local to foreign," he added.
(9) An inner cannula containing PGE2 or PGF2alpha at its tip was inserted into the previously implanted outer cannula.
(10) The linear flow accelerator failed to prevent, but did delay, catheter tip recoil in proportion to the prolongation of contrast medium injection time.
(11) The inter-connecting linkage system develops postnatally, and the 'tip-linkages' are already found in one-week-old mice, suggesting that the critical organization of the micromechanics of the stereocilia matures rapidly during the postnatal period.
(12) A new simplified technique for evaluating the internal pudendal artery and the penile vessels is described using a new catheter configuration with a very short 90 degrees-angled tip.
(13) Tipping petrol on a fire isn’t going to get the heat out of it,” he told ABC radio.
(14) When used in snail neurones such electrodes gave very similar pHi values to those recorded simultaneously by recessed-tip glass micro-electrodes.
(15) This study demonstrates the limitations of the Q-Tip test and reconfirms the need for more sensitive and specific urodynamic investigations of the incontinent woman.
(16) Following orthodontic treatment the canine's incisal edge occlusion demonstrates the tip and torque present in the appliance that was used.
(17) After 4 weeks of in vivo growth, extensive growth of arborizing ducts was apparent in recombinants composed of urogenital sinus mesenchyme and a single adult prostatic ductal tip.
(18) Conversely, serum starvation decreased TIP levels within 1 hr.
(19) He unleashes a scorching drive from about 18 yards, which Joe Hart tips wide via his right post.
(20) One patient harbored a basilar trunk aneurysm, 1 an aneurysm of the proximal posterior cerebral artery, 3 an aneurysm of the superior cerebellar artery, and 10 an aneurysm at the basilar tip.