Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of bending; tendency to bend or become wavy.
- n. A large smoked and salted herring.
- n. geology A folding into hills and valleys.
- n. The action of collapsing under pressure or stress.
- adj. wavy; curly, as hair
- v. present participle of buckle.
- n. Smoked herring
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Wavy; curling, as hair.
- cognate with Middle High German bockinc and Middle Dutch bocking (itself from bok ("buck"), referencing the foul smell) (Wiktionary)
“Two lanes of the West Loop Freeway are closed after buckling from the heat.”
“Dynamic buckling is the version of this instability which occurs when the compressive load is applied suddenly – when a rod is smashed into along its axis, for example.”
“It’s unclear whether these apps will eventually support streaming over 3G, but if they do, my bones can already feel the infrastructure of AT&T’s 3G network buckling from the strain.”
“Normal buckling occurs when a solid rod is compressed by a load above a critical threshold.”
“What makes the Model M "click" is the so-called buckling-spring design.”
“buckling" -- just as a too large, ill-fitting dress does -- and the Alps, the Himalayas, and other great mountain ranges, are regions where this”
“(Like someone talking tough as his knees are kind of buckling).”
“Reason being, in case there happens to be any kind of buckling, any kind of stress that is on that railroad, the last thing they want in this kind of rough condition is for those railcars to go right into the river.”
“Robert Rubin, the former Treasury secretary who has just resigned as a high-level adviser and director at Citigroup, told The Wall Street Journal in November that the near collapse of Citigroup, which was bailed out by the federal government, was caused by the "buckling" financial system, and not any mistakes made at his company.”
“The composite structure prevents the kind of buckling that one sees in simple tall, skinny things like plywood panels and results in a structure that has substantial bearing capacity, good insulation, and good resistance to lateral forces, as well. i.e. if an earthquake happens, it's not likely to wobble and shake.”
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List of adjectives such as everduring that do not frequent common speech and writing. A continuation of my list Adjectival Arcana, which had grown to over 7700 words and had become far too cumbersome.
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