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Encyclopedia

  • Sphere packing finds practical application in the stacking of oranges. However, sphere packing problems can be generalised to two dimensional space (where the ". — “Sphere packing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Meat packing industry, the process of cutting up a slaughtered animal into saleable products. Packing (phallus), the practice of wearing a phallic object inside the clothing to give the appearance of male genitals. — “Packing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • In it, objects of different volumes must be packed into a finite number of bins of capacity V in a way that minimizes the number of bins used. There are many variations of this problem, such as 2D packing, linear packing, packing by weight, packing by cost, and so on. — “Bin packing problem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • So I come down the ladder and started for down-stairs; but as I come to the girls' room the door was open, and I see Mary Jane setting by her old hair trunk, which was open and she'd been packing things in it–getting ready to go to England. — “Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain
  • Strong had declined to play, on the ground of not feeling very well; and her cousin Maldon had excused himself because he had some packing to do. — “David Copperfield” by Charles Dickens
  • It was the first time that the lawyer had been received in that part of his friend's quarters; and he eyed the dingy, windowless structure with curiosity, and gazed round with a distasteful sense of strangeness as he crossed the theatre, once crowded with eager students and now lying gaunt and silent, the tables laden with chemical apparatus, the floor strewn with crates and littered with packing straw, and the light falling dimly through the foggy cupola. — “Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • He jumped up at once and dressed quickly; then dragged out his trunk and began packing immediately. — “The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Since it is now a settled thing that these States General are to meet, at least the nobles and the clergy will see to it–unless we take measures to prevent them–by packing the Third Estate with their own creatures, and denying it all effective representation, that they convert the States General into an instrument of their own will for the perpetuation of the abuses by which they live. — “Sacaramouche” by Rafael Sabatini
  • As a rule, Perrault travelled ahead of the team, packing the snow with webbed shoes to make it easier for them. — “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London

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