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  Figure skating - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Figure skating is an ice skating sporting event where individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other "moves" on the ice, often to music.
Compulsory figures, in which skaters use their blades to draw circles, figure 8s, and similar shapes in ice, and are judged on the accuracy and clarity of the figures and the cleanness and exact placement of the various turns on the circles.
Compulsory figures formerly accounted for up to 60% of the score in singles figure skating, which meant that skaters who could build up a big lead in figures could win competitions even if they were mediocre free skaters.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Figure_skating   (3834 words)

 Figure in Wood
Figure may be defined as the pattern produced on a wood surface by annual growth layers, rays, and knots; by irregular coloration; and by deviations from straight, regular grain.
Figure occurs in living trees primarily as variations or distortions in the vertical alignment of wood elements (grain) in either radial or tangential directions (or combinations of both) that result in common figure types known as stripe, blister, curl, wavy, and several variations that are described later in this report.
Figure in these minerals is characterized by a moving light either in the form of a broad or narrow band or in the form of a "star." This phenomenon in gemstones is called “chatoyancy,” referring to the eye of a cat.
www.ag.auburn.edu /aaes/communications/bulletins/figureinwood   (8501 words)

 Figure 1
Figure 2i is the positive Davio expansion of the function, and we can see that it requires only 8 gates instead of 9, over the Shannon lattice (without nodes combined.
Figure 3a is the reduced BDD for the Shannon expansion of the function F
Figure 3e is the BDD for the Shannon expansion of the function F
web.pdx.edu /~byen/ECE572Hmwk4.htm   (886 words)

 Figure Skating   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The huge expense associated with becoming a figure skater (as much as $40,000 per year) forced officials to re-think their position on allowing amateur skaters to earn money while they are still training and competing.
Since figure skating blades are ground in a concave shape, the only parts which actually make contact with the ice are the two outer edges of the bottom of each of the blades.
The starting order for each event in a figure skating competition is determined by a lottery or "draw." Either the referee or chair of the competition conducts the process in the presence of other judges (closed draw) or in an open setting where the athletes actually draw a number from a pouch (open draw).
www.fitness.gov /figure_skating.html   (5482 words)

 FIGURE - Definition
Note: Figures are often written upon the staff in music to denote the kind of measure.
They are usually in the form of a fraction, the upper figure showing how many notes of the kind indicated by the lower are contained in one measure or bar.
To represent by a figure, as to form or mold; to make an image of, either palpable or ideal; also, to fashion into a determinate form; to shape.
www.hyperdictionary.com /dictionary/figure   (939 words)

 Figure Skating   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Figure skating has often been described as "ballet on ice." Skaters blend dance and athletics to create routines that dazzle audiences and demonstrate grace and skill.
Figure skating had developed a stiff and rigid style of skating but Jackson added free and expressive movements to his routines.
Figure skating costumes generally fit close to the body but are designed to allow freedom of movement.
2002.uen.org /html/sports/lessons/figureskating.html   (2346 words)

DocBook does not specify the location of the figure within the final displayed flow of text; it may float or remain where it is located.
A list of figures may be generated at the beginning of a document.
A value of 1 (true) specifies that the figure should be rendered across the full text page.
docbook.org /tdg/en/html/figure.html   (226 words)

Fiddleback figure is regular in occurrence and exhibits a corrugated appearance when woods are split radially Quilted figures are usually irregular and appear as convex intersecting areas on one side and concave surfaces on the other.
A short note on several types of figure in a number of woods citing examples of figure occurring in trees growing in rocky soil, effects of buttressed roots, and other suspected causes of figure formation.
Burl-swirl or "Drappe" figure in mahogany was traced to an influence of the strangler fig that creates a swirl figure by forcing frees to develop bulges and a burl figure by penetrating of rootlets into the wood.
oregonstate.edu /dept/kcoext/figure.html   (1664 words)

 Figure article - Figure figure synonym number Figure speech Figure skating Miniature - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A figure is a synonym for a number.
This is a disambiguation page; that is, one that points to other pages that might otherwise have the same name.
Figure article - Figure definition - what means Figure
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Figure   (95 words)

 Dvd Snake Eyes Action Figure
The Snake Eyes figure that came with the DVD set is a 3 ¾ inch action figure based on Hasbro's successful line begun in 1982 and lasting up to this day.
According to Yojoe.com, the sculpt of this figure is based on the swivel arm version of the figure released in 1982 and 1983, except for the waist of the character which is based on the 1986 version of the Roadblock G.I. Joe action figure.
The wolf that came with the figure is not the original one released with the 1985 Snake Eyes, as advertized by Kid Rhino and Hasbro.
www.comicbookbin.com /snakeeyes.html   (1009 words)

 figure. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mathematics A geometric form consisting of any combination of points, lines, or planes: A triangle is a plane figure.
To be pertinent or involved: politicians who figured in the scandal.
figure, design, device, motif, pattern These nouns denote an element or a component in a decorative composition: a tapestry with a floral figure; a rug with a geometric design; a brooch with a fanciful and intricate device; a scarf with a heart motif; fabric with a plaid pattern.
www.bartleby.com /61/53/F0115300.html   (434 words)

This week marks the launch of Figure, a new 300,000-circulation fashion title that aims to harness the potential of the plus-size audience with an unusual distribution model.
Figure launches with heavy support from Charming Shoppes, the owner of three leading plus-size clothing retailers: Lane Bryant, Catherine’s and Fashion Bug.
Brin says Figure will differ from previous plus-size fashion magazines, such as the 200,000-circulation Grace and the now-defunct Mode, in its unswerving dedication to showcasing women who are truly full-figured, not just by the standards of the fashion industry.
www.medialifemagazine.com /news2003/aug03/aug25/3_wed/news4Awednesday.html   (737 words)

 MSN Encarta - Dictionary - figure
She was a prominent figure in her community.
She figured he must have been telling the truth.
The way I figure it, she must have seen the guy somewhere before.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/features/dictionary/DictionaryResults.aspx?refid=1861611392   (463 words)

One way (but by no means the only way) to interrelate figure and ground is to make them exactly the same shape.
in the figure on the left, for instnace, the spaces between the fl arrows form white arrows.
For instance, the outside of the E was rounded to match the inside of the G. Out of this process of give and take often emerges a visual style that is as much a surprise to the inventor as it is to the viewer.
www.scottkim.com /inversions/gallery/figure.html   (1036 words)

 Legal Definition of Public Figure
PUBLIC FIGURE - A term usually used in the context of libel and defamation actions where the standards of proof are higher if the party claiming defamation is a public figure and therefore has to prove defamatory statements were made with actual malice.
Connaughton (1989) 491 U.S. The "public figure" issue is not cut and dried.
To begin with, a fairly high threshold of public activity is necessary to elevate a person to public figure status, Brown v.
www.lectlaw.com /def2/p117.htm   (266 words)

 Apogee Photo Magazine: Gestalt, Figure/Ground
Often our identification of the figure is helped by its position within the image.
Most often, the figure is in the foreground--like the pelicans above or this boy fishing.
When the figure and ground are equally balanced, we can be confused by the result.
www.apogeephoto.com /mag2-6/mag2-9gestalt.shtml   (534 words)

Figure -- A formal figure, generally an illustration, with a title
Both the start- and end-tags are required for this element.
If Float has the value 1 (true), then the processing system is free to move the figure to a convenient location.
www.oreilly.com /catalog/docbook/chapter/book/figure.html   (254 words)

 John Jacobsen: Figure Drawings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I do figure drawing to memorize the intricate forms of the human figure, to have something to work on when ideas are scarce, and to just practice drawing.
Learning to draw the figure well means not just being a good copyist, but having a deep understanding of the skeleton and muscle masses and other tissues, how these things inform the surface of the figure, and how to best represent this information on the page.
The most masterful figure drawings achieve the highest amount of structural and expressive information with greatest economy of means.
www.johnj.com /art/newFigDrawings/allfigs.html   (192 words)

 Figure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Figure is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
Even today, the effigy or figure of Holika is burnt in the fire.
In South India, the clay figure of Cupid is burnt.
www.experiencefestival.com /figure   (1059 words)

 Profile > Hellboy "Hong Kong" Vinyl Figure
Featuring a distortedly stylized approach to anatomy combined with outstanding craftsmanship and detail, these figures are produced in very small quantities and are seldom seen outside of Asia.
This figure, shown as a work-in-progress, will be about 13" tall and will include Hellboy's trench coat and utility belt, as well as other accessories not pictured.
Only 999 figures will be produced and distribution in the U.S. and is subject to allocation.
www.darkhorse.com /profile/profile.php?sku=12-881   (235 words)

 Gesture Drawing: Figure Drawing LAB
A good way to speed up your figure drawing is to break down the model into a number of simple lines that describe the pose.
Gesture for Constructing the Figure: There is a method for constructing the figure from gestural lines which are indicator of the general pose.
In the figure at right, the weight is on the left leg and the main area of interest is the crossed arms.
www2.evansville.edu /drawinglab/gesture.html   (480 words)

 15mm Figure Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This figure review is intended to be a resource for people who want to buy 15mm figures, but want to know what the figures look like first.
The figures are a mix of MA 14 (Chinese/Mongol Stone Thrower Crew) and MA 13 (Arab Stone Thrower Crew).
The three mounted figures use the same horse as ANC102; one of the mounted command is shown in the foreground here and from behind here.
www.umiacs.umd.edu /~kuijt/miscellania/figreview.html   (4396 words)

 Michael Crawford's Review of the Week
The sculpting work on the figure overall is extremely nice, although comic based figures don't really afford much opportunity for much facial detail.
While she had more articulation than many of the figures in the line, her sculpt really doesn't allow for it to be used particularly well.
There's something about the style and look of the sculpt that reminds me of the old Toybiz figures of 5-7 years ago, when the quality of work wasn't as good as it is today.
www.mwctoys.com /REVIEW_052103a.htm   (990 words)

 Welcome to U.S. Figure Skating
The World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame is the only museum in the world devoted entirely to the sport of figure skating.
With the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Colorado Springs Dec. 12-14, 2003, the World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame is honoring the contributions of legendary international athletes.
The World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame is the international repository for the sport of figure skating, and is located at the national headquarters of U.S. Figure Skating in Colorado Springs.
www.usfsa.org /About.asp?id=10   (246 words)

 Open Directory - Sports: Skating: Ice Skating   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Allexperts Figure Skating QandA - Professional figure skaters and coaches answer specific questions about technique, form, and equipment to use on the ice.
Figure Skating and Related Issues - About the various branches of figure skating, as well as issues related to the sport.
Figure Skating Page - Features links to many skating sites, the latest results from competitions, and the latest news in the skating world.
dmoz.org /Sports/Skating/Ice_Skating   (1056 words)

to be round, square, or cubical in figure.
The frieze was bordered with the figures of men and animals.
to represent or express by a figure of speech.
www.infoplease.com /dictionary/figure   (359 words)

 Personalized Action Figures at AndGor Toy Company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
We are going to tell you all you ever wanted to know about becoming an action figure.
Figure out what kind of clothes you want the figure to wear.
You then faint and say "That is the coolest thing I have ever seen!" Once you have approved the figure you will then need to arrange payment for the balance of the figure.
www.andgor.com /Personalized_Figures/personalized_figures.html   (905 words)

 :::Welcome to Bodysport.com - complete coverage of the world of fitness, figure, and bodybuilding
Jen of course will not be taking the IFBB Pro Figure stage any time soon but is not about to hang up her crystal heels quite yet.
Unfortunately for those that were looking for a qualifying spot, a number of figure athletes that had already qualified for the Olympia decided to compete in this show and as should be expected they finished in the top spots so consequently no one qualified for the Olympia out of this figure lineup.
Davana Medina took first place as everyone expected would happen for the reigning Figure Olympia Champion and with two more weeks of dieting and training ahead she should be in top condition again for the Olympia.
www.bodysport.com   (1298 words)

 Silent Edge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Silent Edge provides information and links of interest for those concerned about sexual abuse and exploitation in figure skating (and in all sports), and other advocacy issues for skaters.
The United States Figure Skating Association has established a Policy Statement on Harassment and Abuse.
Figure Skating and Related Issues website, is for skaters interested in talking about physical and psychological health
www.silent-edge.org   (174 words)

 Figure drawings, portraits and life studies
Visit the entire site to see portraits, figure drawings, pet portraits and life studies.
The figure drawing page has examples from art history.
The links pages have links to figure drawing information, life drawing sessions, materials, forums, models and other artists who draw or paint the figure.
figuredrawings.com   (175 words)

 Figure Skating Fiction, Short Stories, Novels, Humor, and Poetry at Private Ice Publications
Figure skating blades leave marks and chips in the ice.
Among Frank Zamboni's earliest customers was figure skating legend Sonja Henie who bought two of the machines for her popular ice tours.
Zamboni's contribution to the sport was recognized in 2000 with induction into the United States Figure Skating Association's Hall of Fame.
www.dejahsprivateice.com   (280 words)

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