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Unevenness   Listen

The quality of being uneven and lacking uniformity.  Synonym: variability.
The quality of being unbalanced.

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"Unevenness" Quotes from Famous Books

... a very different Billy Louise measured spices, and asked a question now and then in a whisper, and breathed with a repressed unevenness which betrayed the strain ...
— The Ranch at the Wolverine • B. M. Bower

... Day of the Year, (t. 1, p. 697,) he inveighs with great zeal against rioting and revels usual in that season, and strongly exhorts all to spend that day in works of piety, and in consecrating the year to God. As builders raise a wall by a ruler or plummet, that no unevenness may spoil their work, so must we make the sincere intention of the divine glory our rule in our prayers, fasts, eating, drinking, buying, selling, silence, and discourse. This must be our great staff, our arms, our rampart, our immense treasure: wherever ...
— The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints - January, February, March • Alban Butler

... called for a lot of explanation about shrinkage, tight cylinders so the strength and flavor could not get away, etc.; while, when they roasted a pound in the oven the flavor scented the whole house, thus losing so much strength to say nothing of the unevenness of their roasts—part raw, part roasted, producing an unpleasant taste. An occasional burned roast at home helped some. They tell of a man who, going out in the back yard and kicking over a clod by accident, uncovered some burned coffee. ...
— All About Coffee • William H. Ukers

... foyer, panelled wainscotting, painted white, is installed. Because of the unevenness of the floor, the height of this wainscotting varies from 4 feet 2 inches to 4 feet 3 inches. Its panels are of varying width, from 3 to 6 inches, and are beaded. At the base of the wainscotting ...
— The Fairfax County Courthouse • Ross D. Netherton

... hill, one horse generally does the greater share of work. If they pull equally up hill, sometimes they see-saw and pull in jerks on a level road. And I never saw a marriage in which both persons pulled evenly all the time, and the worst of it is, I suppose this unevenness is only what ...
— The Love Affairs of an Old Maid • Lilian Bell

... Pincers, all bone, the implements of an eminent Chiropedist, who flourished his tools before the flood. (Owing to the excessive unevenness of the surface in those times, the diluvians were peculiarly liable to ...
— Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. II (of 2) • Herman Melville

... finished The Spy, so deterring was the prejudice that no American book could succeed. He was, however, a man of great energy of life, great force of will; it was his nature to persist. The way once opened, he wrote voluminously and with great unevenness. His literary defects, both of surface and construction, are patent. It was not by style nor by any detail of plot or character that he excelled; but whatever imperfections there might be, his ...
— Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia

Words linked to "Unevenness" :   inequality, jaggedness, rockiness, variability, invariability, waviness, patchiness, ruggedness, uneven, evenness, irregularity, unregularity

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