chirp


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chirp

[chərp]
(communications)
An undesirable variation in the frequency of a continuous-wave carrier when it is keyed.
The sound heard in a code receiver when the transmitted carrier frequency is increased linearly for the duration of a pulse code.
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We stood there in friendly silence, while the feeble minstrel sheltered in Antonia's hair went on with its scratchy chirp.
Sometimes, in the twilight, when I have felt a little solitary and down-hearted, John--before baby was here to keep me company and make the house gay--when I have thought how lonely you would be if I should die; how lonely I should be if I could know that you had lost me, dear; its Chirp, Chirp, Chirp upon the hearth, has seemed to tell me of another little voice, so sweet, so very dear to me, before whose coming sound my trouble vanished like a dream.
Pott was heard to chirp faintly forth, something which courtesy interpreted into a song, which was all very classical, and strictly in character, because Apollo was himself a composer, and composers can very seldom sing their own music or anybody else's, either.
Everything that lived or grew, was oppressed by the glare; except the lizard, passing swiftly over rough stone walls, and the cicala, chirping his dry hot chirp, like a rattle.
But can Chirp - a good girl - go through with this act of rebellion?
So for simplicity, Crickets are assumed to be in two states: they might chirp for mating or for aggression.
The new kits use the ChIRP method (Chromatin Isolation by RNA Purification) to isolate chromatin complexes using RNA as the target, allowing researchers to pinpoint specific sites of genomic interaction for chromatin-associated RNAs.
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In the simplest cases, the frequency of a chirp rises linearly (so-called up-chirp) or falls in the same manner (down-chirp).
Clune is all English all the time, but Murray would prefer he keep his chirps under wraps during the pregame warmup.
Bardwil is adding the Chirp grouping, featuring birds on flowing trees in aqua accents, to its Lenox Simply Fine collection.