By stringing them together, experts believe they will achieve insight and clarity.
Originally from Delaware, Smith had been in Washington almost a week building little decorative boxes and stringing ornaments.
That is, maybe the information in the returns is embarrassing but no more than that, and Romney is just stringing everyone along.
There is also concern about safety on the streets as more and more outlets show up, stringing cables along the sidewalks.
I also like the turquoise blue color of the chips or beads that the kids are stringing together into that intricate design.
A week later the swallows fell to stringing themselves like beads along the coastguard's telephone-wire on the hill.
From sea to sea there was stringing of bows in the cottage and clang of steel in the castle.
Or cut 12 small bells and paste one leaf of calendar pad on each, stringing all together with ribbon.
How do I know who all these women folks are you're stringing off to me?
Every archer was stringing his bow; every footman was brandishing his pike; every horseman was mounting his steed.
Old English streng "line, cord, thread," from Proto-Germanic *strangiz (cf. Old Norse strengr, Danish streng, Middle Dutch strenge, Dutch streng, Old High German strang, German Strang "rope, cord"), from *strang- "taut, stiff," from PIE root *strenk- "tight, narrow; pull tight, twist" (see strain). Gradually restricted by early Middle English to lines that are smaller than a rope. Sense of "a number of objects arranged in a line" first recorded late 15c.
Old English meaning "ligaments, tendons" is preserved in hamstring, heartstrings. Meaning "limitations, stipulations" (1888) is American English, probably from the common April Fool's joke of leaving a purse that looks full of money on the sidewalk, then tugging it away with an attached string when someone stoops to pick it up. To pull strings "control the course of affairs" (1860) is from the notion of puppet theater. First string, second string, etc. in athletics (1863) is from archers' custom of carrying spare bowstrings in the event that one breaks. Strings "stringed instruments" is attested from mid-14c. String bean is from 1759; string bikini is from 1974.
c.1400, "to fit a bow with a string," from string (n.). Meaning "to thread (beads, etc.) on a string" is from 1610s. To string (someone) along is slang from 1902; string (v.) in this sense is attested in British dialect from c.1812.