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strength

[streŋkth]
(acoustics)
The maximum instantaneous rate of volume displacement produced by a sound source when emitting a wave with sinusoidal time variation.
(mechanics)
The stress at which material ruptures or fails.

strength

Of a material, the capability of the material to resist physical forces imposed on it.

Strength

See also Brawniness.
Strife (See DISCORD.)
Stubbornness (See OBSTINACY.)
acorn
heraldic symbol of strength. [Heraldry: Jobes, 27]
Atlas
Titan condemned to bear heavens on shoulders. [Gk. Myth.: Walsh Classical, 38]
Atlas, Charles
(1892–1972) 20th-century strongman; went from “98-pound weakling” to “world’s strongest man.” [Am. Sports: Amory, 38–39]
Babe
Paul Bunyan’s blue ox; straightens roads by pulling them. [Am. Lit.: Fisher, 270]
Bionic Man
superman of the technological age. [TV: “The Six Million Dollar Man” in Terrace, II: 294–295]
buffalo
heraldic symbol of power. [Heraldry: Halberts, 21]
Bunyan, Paul
legendary woodsman of prodigious strength. [Am. Folklore: Paul Bunyan]
Cyclopes
one-eyed giants; builders of fortifications. [Gk. Myth.: Avery, 346]
Hercules
his twelve labors revealed his godlike powers. [Rom. Myth.: Howe, 122]
Katinka, the Powerful
a female Man Mountain Dean. [Am. Comics: “Toonerville Folks” in Horn, 668]
Little John
oak of a man in Robin Hood’s band. [Br. Lit.: Robin Hood]
meginjardir
Thor’s belt; doubled his power. [Norse Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 1076]
Milo of Croton
renowned athlete. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 209]
Polydamas
huge athlete who killed a fierce lion with his bare hands, stopped a rushing chariot, lifted a mad bull, and died attempting to stop a falling rock. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 801]
Samson
possessed extraordinary might which derived from hair. [O.T.: Judges 16:17]
Superman
caped superhero and modern-day Hercules. [Comics: Horn, 642–643]
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Katie, 30, who was left disfigured by an acid attack, said: "Emmy and her family are a tower of strength.
The ex-England skipper has played in the Rhinos four title successes in the last five years and was a tower of strength in Friday's 13-12 win at Wigan.
SHE'S been a tower of strength for her grief-stricken family throughout her golden years.
He said: "Maggie was a tower of strength, physically frail but mentally strong as an ox and sharp as someone half her age.
Every year we hold our party to put a sparkle back into the lives of youngsters who need a treat after being sick, injured, suffered a family loss or who may have been a tower of strength to others and deserve to be spoilt.
Pictured in an amazing array of colourful flowing gowns and headdresses, the grand old lady warrants tributes varying from "An Amazon of Virtue" to "A Tower of Strength and Wisdom".
Although his passing is a sad day for us, every member of the unit counts themselves privileged to have known such a tower of strength and we all are deeply honoured to have served alongside him.
Jamie Matheson, executive chairman of Brewin Dolphin, said: "John Cadwallader has been a tower of strength and has made a great contribution to the Midlands management and to the group as a whole.
One of them, David, has been a tower of strength and we have a great laugh.
She was a tower of strength and for that I am eternally grateful.
George Mason was a tower of strength at centre half but was kept out of the England team by Stan Cullis of Wolverhampton Wanderers, but in 1942 George was capped at centre half for the international against Wales, playing alongside Tommy Lawton and Sir Stanley Matthews.
People have been very kind and everyone in the community a tower of strength.