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Stoss

Viet . ?1445--1533, German Gothic sculptor and woodcarver. His masterpiece is the high altar in the Church of St Mary, Cracow (1477--89)

stoss

[stäs]
(geology)
Of the side of a hill, knob, or prominent rock, facing the upstream side of a glacier.
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The measurements showed that in several cases the logarithmic distribution of wind velocities on the stoss slope and the crest of a foredune exhibited an almost linear character.
This will give usa lot of flexibility and make us more efficient," Stoss says.
The magnificent Holy Cross Chapel, where the carving of the dead king Casmir IV stands, is the work of the master carver Stoss.
Kremp et Stoss (2001) s'etonnent du manque d'etudes empiriques prenant en compte le coUt du financement comme determinant de la structure financiere des entreprises.
En estas condiciones, la obra ejerce sobre el espectador un efecto de Stoss o choque (Vattimo 1990), determinante en la concepcion del nuevo Wesen del arte.
Also gib Deinem Herzen einen Stoss, schaff' Dir beide an, und fang' an zu lesen.
Estas paradojas (<<paroles dissemblables ou contraires>>) necesitan reflexion y distanciamiento y en este sentido estan destinadas a movilizar al lector (inquietar, hacer vacilar los limites de la realidad, hacer actuar, <<einen Stoss geben>> (OA:818).
01 to 1 meter apart, are exposed on the stoss slopes of some large parabolic dunes after scouring by strong winds.
It was these two precursors, in the author's view, that were "harmoniously blended in a revised configuration" (24), thus producing the normative type; and it was this type that furnished the stage for artistic innovation and the experiments in plastic form by Niclas Gerhaerts van Leyden and Michael Pacher, the theatrical spaces of Veit Stoss and Tilman Riemenschneider, and the riotous swirling rhythms of the Zwettl Master.
Stoss and lee ripple face dip-angles were measured with a protractor mounted on a 1.
Ludwig, for his part, is less interested in the truth-content of the oracle than in the beneficent effect of its fulfillment: "Der verhangnisvolle Spruch des Turken ist erfullt, und vielleicht gerade durch diese Erfullung der vernichtende Stoss abgewendet, der meinem Freunde drohte" (S 3 54).