Becker’s test Beck·er’s test (běk’ərz)
A test for astigmatism that uses diagrams of sets of three lines radiating in different meridians.
a short length of rope for securing spars, coils of rope, etc., having an eye at one end and a thick knot or a toggle at the other, which is passed through the eye. a grommet of rope, as one used as a handle or oarlock. a grommet or eye on a block to which […]
- Becket bend
sheet bend. noun another name for sheet bend
- Saint thomas a becket
Saint Thomas à, 1118?–70, archbishop of Canterbury: murdered because of his opposition to Henry II’s policies toward the church. Saint, Becket, Saint Thomas à. noun (nautical) a clevis forming part of one end of a sheave, used for securing standing lines by means of a thimble a short line with a grommet or eye at […]
Samuel, 1906–1989, Irish playwright and novelist, living in France: Nobel Prize in Literature 1969. Contemporary Examples The title of his first novel is taken from DeLillo, the second from Beckett. Joshua Ferris’s New Novel Chronicles an Existential Dentist in Despair Tom LeClair May 5, 2014 This week: Kazuo Ishiguro’s new Hollywood short story, and musical […]