Stretch

Stretch can refer to:

  • Stretching is a form of exercise or a pre-exercise discipline, sometimes called Warming up
  • Stretch ceiling, a type of ceiling made from polymer.
  • Stretch ratio in the mechanics of materials
  • Stretched tuning of certain string instruments
  • The IBM 7030 Stretch computer
  • Stretch limousine
  • Stretch (rapper), a friend of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.
  • Span (architecture) of a structure.
  • Stretch Records, an independent record label
  • Stretch marks, type of skin scarring
  • Stretch (album), an album by Scott Walker
  • Stretch (band), a 1970s UK band
  • Stretch (film), a 2011 film starring David Carradine
  • Stretch, a purple toy octopus in the film Toy Story 3 (see List of Toy Story characters)
  • Another name for the set, one of two legal pitching positions in baseball
  • Stretch (game), a game played by American boys in the 1950s, in which a jackknife is thrown alternatingly by two boys facing each other. If the knife sticks in the ground, the other boy stretches his foot to that spot and draws out the knife.

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Famous quotes containing the word stretch:

    O but there is wisdom
    In what the sages said;
    But stretch that body for a while
    And lay down that head
    Till I have told the sages
    Where man is comforted.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    It’s the generally accepted privilege of theologians to stretch the heavens, that is the Scriptures, like tanners with a hide.
    Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1466–1536)

    Every generation rewrites the past. In easy times history is more or less of an ornamental art, but in times of danger we are driven to the written record by a pressing need to find answers to the riddles of today.... In times of change and danger when there is a quicksand of fear under men’s reasoning, a sense of continuity with generations gone before can stretch like a lifeline across the scary present and get us past that idiot delusion of the exceptional Now that blocks good thinking.
    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)