wedged between two marble buildings at the lavishly designed Lincoln Center, sits a single white tent.
The heavy canvas tunnels were on iron hooks that could be wedged in the window frames.
She was wedged between a 12-year member of the Coast Guard and his partner, and a straight man with his 10-year-old daughter, Amy.
The question is wedged into the intersection of medicine and industry.
Some songs get wedged in our memories entirely because of one line.
His small shop is wedged in between a florist and a ticket-scalper.
The rails are fixed into holes, bored and wedged in the posts.
The top spun up to the little Judge, wedged his head in between the giants' shoulders, and asked a question.
The inner end of the pole she wedged in a crevice of the split rock.
The man was wedged into the rough wagon box, his feet and legs hanging over.
Old English wecg "a wedge," from Proto-Germanic *wagjaz (cf. Old Norse veggr, Middle Dutch wegge, Dutch wig, Old High German weggi "wedge," German Weck "wedge-shaped bread roll"), of unknown origin. Wedge issue is attested from 1999.
mid-15c., from wedge (n.). Related: Wedged; wedging.
Devoted to and advocating preservation of the environment: Anyone favoring the bottle bill must be a web-foot conservationist
[1970s+; presumably fr the notion that lovers of wildlife are thus adapted to walking about in swamps; similar to web-foot, ''a native of the wet state of Oregon,'' and British ''a dweller in the fens of East Anglia'']
1. To be stuck, incapable of proceeding without help. This is different from having crashed. If the system has crashed, it has become totally non-functioning. If the system is wedged, it is trying to do something but cannot make progress; it may be capable of doing a few things, but not be fully operational. For example, a process may become wedged if it deadlocks with another (but not all instances of wedging are deadlocks). See also gronk, locked up, hosed. 2. Often refers to humans suffering misconceptions. "He's totally wedged - he's convinced that he can levitate through meditation." 3. [Unix] Specifically used to describe the state of a TTY left in a losing state by abort of a screen-oriented program or one that has messed with the line discipline in some obscure way.
There is some dispute over the origin of this term. It is usually thought to derive from a common description of recto-cranial inversion; however, it may actually have originated with older "hot-press" printing technology in which physical type elements were locked into type frames with wedges driven in by mallets. Once this had been done, no changes in the typesetting for that page could be made.