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master

1. a great artist, esp an anonymous but influential artist
2. the principal of some colleges
3. a graduate holding a master's degree
4. the chief executive officer aboard a merchant ship
5. Chiefly Brit a male teacher
6. an officer of the Supreme Court of Judicature subordinate to a judge
7. a machine or device that operates to control a similar one
8. the heir apparent of a Scottish viscount or baron

Master

 

(from Latin magister, “head,” “chief,” “teacher”), the name of several offices in ancient Rome, for example, magister equitum, the assistant to the dictator, and magister militum, the commander in chief during the late empire. Later, in Europe, the title of grand master (Grossmeister) was used by the head of a Catholic knightly religious order and by the head of the Masonic Grand Lodge.

master

[′mas·tər]
(engineering)
A device which controls subsidiary devices.
A precise workpiece through which duplicates are made.
(engineering acoustics)
(navigation)

master

master

Primary, controlling. See master-slave communications and master file.
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Throughout Masterless Mistresses, Clark grasps hopefully at "the potential of women not bound by duty to husband or loyalty to family to abandon the cause of exclusion that marred the polity in antebellum America" (264).
As a conclusion, I want to consider one more thread of the plot and with it the play's representation of one more potential commodity - masterless persons.
The multi-head grinder is every bit as agile as the CNC masterless single-wheel grinder, meaning that it can efficiently machine any lobe contour.
There is a variety of men alone in the novel, but they are masterless men, not the proletariat as would surely be the case in a Marxist novel.
The company anticipates further exponential sales growth in 2005, due in part to new RF product developments like waterproof enclosures, Ethernet interfaces, masterless protocol, Zigbee standard modules and higher-power European band products.
Kuranosuke Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada) and Asano''s samurai guards are now masterless 'ronin' and Kira banishes them.
Buchner's treatise "On Cranial Nerves" suggests the following: first that in such a case the tongue must no longer be connected to the will; second, because Buchner identifies the will with the metabolism, this means that the tongue likewise is no longer part of the digestive system; third, if the tongue is only a member of the head because it is subjected to digestion and hence to the will, then as soon as the tongue becomes independent of the will, it would no longer be part of the head, but a straying, masterless organ
The story focuses first and foremost on the characters of Shinza, played by Nakamura Kanemon, and the masterless samurai Unno Matajuro, played by Kawarazaki Chojaro, and how each in his own way fights against his hopeless situation and poverty.
When the two Masterless Men fall ecstatically upon nourishment, sympathy is further overlaid by the power of song, supplied by Amiens.
Joe Christmas is both threatening vagrant and masterless man, even as he is trapped inside the migratory circle.
54:4 (October 1997): 769-794; Emily Clark and Virginia Meacham Gould, "The Feminine Face of Afro-Catholicism in New Orleans, 1727-1852," William and Mary Quarterly 59:2 (April 2002): 409-448; Emily Clark, Masterless Mistresses: The New Orleans Ursulines and the Development of a New Worm Society, 1727-1834 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007); and Mary V.
Beier's 1985 study, Masterless Men: The Vagrancy Problem in England 1560-1640 (London: Methuen), a scrupulously careful historical work that crossed over numerous disciplinary boundaries.