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Lactiferous duct

Lactiferous duct

Lactiferous ducts form a tree branched system connecting the lobules of the mammary gland to the tip of the nipple. They are also referred to as galactophores, galactophorous ducts, mammary ducts, mamillary ducts and milk ducts. They are the structures which carry milk toward the nipple in a lactating female. Lactiferous ducts are lined by a columnar epithelium supported by myoepithelial cells. Within the areola, the lactiferous duct were thought to dilate to form the lactiferous sinus in which supposedly milk accumulates between breastfeeding sessions. However new research suggests that lactiferous sinus does not exist. When a woman is not lactating, the lactiferous duct is frequently blocked by a keratin plug. This plug prevents bacteria from entering the duct in non-lactating women. The columnar epithelium plays a key role in balancing milk production, milk stasis and resorption. The cells of the columnar epithelium form tight junctions which are regulated by hormones and local factors like pressure and cassein content. Prolactin and/or placental lactogen are required for tight junction closure while progesterone is the main hormone preventing closure before birth.

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Tightrope walking

Tightrope walking

Tightrope walking is the art of walking along a thin wire or rope, usually at a great height. One or more artists perform in front of an audience. ⁕Tightwire is the art of maintaining balance while walking along a tensioned wire between two points. It can be done either using a balancing tool or "freehand", using only one's body to maintain balance. Typically, tightwire performances will fall into one of two distinct types of acts: dance/movement or object manipulation. It is common for tightwire artists to include a variety of props in their acts, such as clubs or rings, hats or canes in order to help them maintain their balance. Other artists will take props onto the wire in order to enhance the entertainment value. These often include juggling clubs, spinning plates, wheelbarrows with passengers, ladders, pets and children. ⁕Highwire is the same as tight wire but at much greater height. Although there is no official height when tight wire becomes high wire, generally a wire over twenty feet high will be regarded as a high wire act. Traditionally, the difference is in style of performance. Slackwire artist catching juggling torches

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Hand-tight

Hand-tight

As tight as can be made by the hand; as, to tighten the nut hand-tight. Totten.

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Quaife

Quaife

R.T. Quaife Engineering, Ltd. is a British manufacturer of automotive drivetrain products. It designs and manufactures motorsport and performance orientated gearboxes, gearkits, differentials, steering racks and axle kits, along with many other associated drivetrain products. The company was founded in 1965 by Rod Quaife and is now run and owned by Michael Quaife (Technical Director) and his sister Sharon Quaife-Hobbs (Financial Director). Michael's son, Phil Quaife and Sharon's son Adrian Quaife-Hobbs are both professional racing drivers. The early days at Quaife were spent manufacturing performance motorcycle gearkits, most notably close ratio 5-speed units for Triumph, BSA and Norton. Quaife also took on subcontracted work from AMC; the makers of Matchless and AJS motorcycles. Quaife gearkits were used to achieve victories in the Daytona Speedway and Isle of Man TT. Based near Sevenoaks, Kent they have two sites, one in Sevenoaks and the other, their OEM production facility, in Gillingham. Prior to 2013, US customers were able to place orders directly through Quaife, however in early 2013 a contract was signed with Motovicity for sole distribution in the United States. From 2018, US customers can purchase Quaife products through companies including Mountune USA, VAC Motorsports and Taylor Race Engineering. Quaife's signature product is its line of automatic torque biasing differentials, a form of limited slip differential that employ helical gears rather than clutch mechanisms that are controlled mechanically. These differentials are usually available as aftermarket items, but for some models are specified by automobile manufacturers as OEM equipment. Quaife's ATB differential is now available in over 300 different applications, covering everything from Alfa Romeo to Volvo. Originally developed in the 1980's, the ATB differential appeals to many performance and racing car enthusiasts for its mix of traction-enhancing abilities, reliability, smooth operation and its 'fit and forget' installation. Within many markets, the Quaife ATB differential also comes with a lifetime warranty; applicable to both road and race environments. Aside from manufacturing precision engineered differentials, Quaife also produces highly sought after sequential gearboxes. The Quaife QBE60G and QBE69G heavy duty 6-speed sequential gearboxes are offered with several bell housings to fit a number of popular racing applications. Other sequential transmissions cater for applications including the Ford GT40, Land Rover V8, Mitsubishi EVO 4-9, Nissan Skyline GTR R32-R34 and Porsche 996 and 997. Quaife also offers many transmissions in synchromesh and dog engagement formats. Quaife's range of motorsport gearkits replace the standard internals of many popular transmissions found in both classic and contemporary vehicles. Initially the company focused on classic British cars as well as those manufactured by Ford Motor Company. Over recent years, the company has expanded its gearkit offering by catering for many front-wheel drive vehicles including Honda K-Series, Volkswagen 02M/02Q and Getrag F20 applications. Elsewhere, Quaife driveline components can be found in a wide range of vehicles, including those from Radical Sportscars, Caterham, Ginetta, Morgan Motor Company and Donkervoort. Quaife sequential transmissions help to power Mini JCW Challenge race cars, while the Ligier JS P4 manufactured by Onroak Automotive uses Quaife sequential technology. Quaife has also briefly built complete road cars, with the R4 GTS in 1999 which also competed in the British GT Championship. The company has also produced the R40, a roadster with a rear-mounted V8 bike engine mated to one of the company's transaxle gearboxes. The 40 relates to the engine's 40 valves. In the Fall of 2012 the company acquired the company Tran-X, and continues to serve its customers. Tran-X differentials use clutch plates, rather than the helical gears found in Quaife's ATB differential. These products are generally more popular in rallying, where the differential's locking action can be beneficial in loose gravel surfaces.

— Wikipedia

Compact fluorescent lamp

Compact fluorescent lamp

A compact fluorescent lamp (CFL), also called compact fluorescent light, energy-saving light, and compact fluorescent tube, is a fluorescent lamp designed to replace an incandescent light bulb; some types fit into light fixtures designed for incandescent bulbs. The lamps use a tube which is curved or folded to fit into the space of an incandescent bulb, and a compact electronic ballast in the base of the lamp. Compared to general-service incandescent lamps giving the same amount of visible light, CFLs use one-fifth to one-third the electric power, and last eight to fifteen times longer. A CFL has a higher purchase price than an incandescent lamp, but can save over five times its purchase price in electricity costs over the lamp's lifetime. Like all fluorescent lamps, CFLs contain toxic mercury which complicates their disposal. In many countries, governments have banned the disposal of CFLs together with regular garbage. These countries have established special collection systems for CFLs and other hazardous waste. The principle of operation remains the same as in other fluorescent lighting: electrons that are bound to mercury atoms are excited to states where they will radiate ultraviolet light as they return to a lower energy level; this emitted ultraviolet light is converted into visible light as it strikes the fluorescent coating (as well as into heat when absorbed by other materials such as glass). CFLs radiate a spectral power distribution that is different from that of incandescent lamps. Improved phosphor formulations have improved the perceived color of the light emitted by CFLs, such that some sources rate the best "soft white" CFLs as subjectively similar in color to standard incandescent lamps.White LED lamps now compete with CFLs for high-efficiency lighting, and General Electric is stopping production of domestic CFL lamps in favour of LEDs.

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Kitcha

Kitcha

Kita, or chechebsa, is a relatively thin unleavened bread typical of Ethiopian cuisine. It is generally made with wheat flour, water, and salt. It is cooked in a hot pan free-form until one side is cooked. It is then picked up and cooked on the other side. Slight burning on each side is often seen. Kita will take the shape of the pan in which it is cooked (much like a pancake, though it bears no relation). It is most frequently eaten in a dish called fit-fit.

— Wikipedia

Bra size

Bra size

The bra size (also known as brassiere measurement or bust size) is the measure which indicates the size characteristics of a bra. Bra sizes are usually expressed as scales, with a number of systems being in use around the world. The scales take into account the band length and the cup size. From the wearer's point of view, the main measures that are taken into account in determining the best bra fit for the wearer are the measures of the wearer around the torso below the breasts and over the breasts, which defines the band length. For convenience, because of the impracticality of measuring a woman's breast size, the volume of the bra cup is based on the difference between these two measures. Determining the correct bra size is the process manufacturers engage in to design and manufacture bras that correctly fit a majority of women, and for individual women, the process of identifying a correctly fitting bra. Bra sizes usually consist of one or more letters indicating the breast cup size and a number, indicating a band size around the woman's torso. Bra cup sizes were invented in 1932 and band sizes became popular in the 1940s. The shape, size, position, symmetry, spacing, firmness, and amount of sagging of individual women's breasts vary considerably. Manufacturers' bra size labeling systems vary from country to country because no international standards exist. Even within a single country, one study found that the bra label size was consistently different from the measured size. As a result, about 25% of women have a difficult time finding a properly fitted bra. Some women choose to buy custom-made bras due to the unique shape of their breasts.

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Overall length

Overall length

The overall length (OAL) of an ammunition cartridge is a measurement from the base of the brass shell casing to the tip of the bullet, seated into the brass casing. Cartridge overall length, or "COL", is important to safe functioning of reloads in firearms.Handloaded cartridges and commercially available cartridges for firearms are normally created with a maximum length standardized by the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute (SAAMI). A cartridge's overall length may be shorter than the maximum standard, equal to the standard, or sometimes even longer. The maximum overall length is dictated by the need to fit into a box magazine of standard manufacture. For example, the .223 Remington cartridge, when loaded for use in the AR-15 rifle (or the military's M16 rifle), has to fit into the removable box magazine for that rifle. This dictates that the cartridge's maximum overall length be no greater than 2.260". However, for competition purposes during off-hand and slow fire prone match stages, the .223 Remington is loaded one cartridge at a time into the rifle's receiver. This allows for the cartridge to be longer than the standardized 2.260" SAAMI maximum overall length. These cartridges can be safely loaded to a length that has the ogive portion of the bullet just touching the rifle's lands. Many competitive shooters will make these cartridges 0.005" less than the truly maximum allowable overall length, for the sake of safety.It is desirable for these single-loaded cartridges to have as little bullet jump as possible before the bullet's ogive begins to be engraved by the rifle's lands. This minimized bullet jump increases the accuracy of the rifle, all else being equal. This practice of long-loading a cartridge must be adjusted for each individual rifle, since there are variations from rifle to rifle as to how far down the barrel the rifling begins.

— Wikipedia

Lantos Technologies

Lantos Technologies

Lantos Technologies is developing the world’s first intra-aural 3D scanner, which has applications across multiple consumer markets. Lantos’ novel 3D imaging technology provides fast, accurate and minimally invasive mapping of the human ear canal, enabling the development of comfortable, custom fit audio devices such as hearing aids, earphones and noise-canceling devices. Discovered and developed in the lab of MIT professor Douglas Hart, the ERLIF (Emission Re-absorption Laser Induced Florence) technology is a unique way of capturing 3D, and the intra-aural scanner will be its first application in the medical imaging field. The method eliminates the uncertainties associated with manual fits and offers a precise custom fit to the ear canal’s dimensions, bringing a natural fit experience to custom-made ear products. The company plans to jointly develop products and services based on its 3D imaging platform.

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Matchpoint Careers

Matchpoint Careers

Matchpoint Careers, Inc. presents an innovative, break-through solution for recruiting the right people into the right jobs. We match people and jobs based on the factors that predict performance in each job. We use industry-leading, validated, people- and job-assessments.Think of it as eHarmony for careers.Matchpoint Careers puts an end to hire on skill, fire on fit.The best way to get fit right is to hire the highest performing future employee, not the best candidate. The key is to focus on the known factors that predict on-the-job performance. We offer employers a richly-documented shortlist of candidates who possess the qualities that drive performance in the specific job. We offer jobseekers industry-standard psychometric feedback and the opportunity to be matched with jobs that fit their talents and preferences. We leverage the knowledge accumulated through the work of expert consultants and psychologists over many years to analyze and profile thousands and thousands of jobs in terms that differentiate high performers from the rest. This accumulated scientific knowledge enables us to characterize, for every job, the precise factors that best predict performance in that job. Employers are guided through a job profiling process that allows them to validate their impressions of the job-to-be-filled against the thousands of similar job profiles in our database. The Matchpoint Careers performance-predicting approach applies inside the organization as well as external to it. That is, our scientific method presents a powerful, job-relevant basis for guiding internal movements of people, presenting valued employees with relevant (and sometimes surprising) job or career options in the company and tailored to their competencies, thereby improving engagement, retention, performance management and cost efficiency. Matchpoint Careers is based on serious science and powered by SHL, easily the largest and most respected global people assessment company.

— CrunchBase

SeamBLiSS

SeamBLiSS

SeamBLiSS connects everyday individuals with their own personal fashion designer for custom-fit and custom-designed apparel.The online apparel industry has a few problems. One is fit. 60% of online returns are due to fit issues. Another is uniqueness. Consumers are now more than ever wanting to stand out in what they wear, and retailers are not delivering. SeamBLiSS is an online marketplace where shoppers can connect & collaborate with fashion designers and sewers. Customers post exactly what they would like created and receive bids from designers around the country. After selecting the right designer, they can follow the creation process and receive affordable one-of-a-kind apparel.

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Ease

Ease

ēz, n. freedom from pain or disturbance: rest from work: quiet: freedom from difficulty: naturalness.—v.t. to free from pain, trouble, or anxiety: to relieve: to calm.—adj. Ease′ful, ease-giving: quiet, fit for rest.—n. Ease′ment, relief: assistance: support: gratification.—adv. Eas′ily.—n. Eas′iness.—adj. Eas′y, at ease: free from pain: tranquil: unconstrained: giving ease: not difficult: yielding: not straitened (in circumstances): not tight: not strict, as in 'easy virtue.'—interj. Easy! a command to lower, or to go gently, to stop rowing, &c.—n. Eas′y-chair, an arm-chair for ease or rest.—adj. Eas′y-gō′ing, good-natured: indolent.—Ease one's self, to relieve nature.—Chapel of ease (see Chapel); Free and easy (see Free).—Honours easy, when the honours are evenly divided at whist: Ill at ease, uncomfortable; Stand at ease, used of soldiers, when freed from 'attention;' Take it easy, to be quite unconcerned: to be in no hurry; Take one's ease, to make one's self comfortable. [O. Fr. aise; cog. with It. agio; Prov. ais, Port. azo.]

— Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

Gas

Gas

gas, n. a vaporous substance not condensed into a liquid at ordinary terrestrial temperatures and pressures—esp. that obtained from coal, used in lighting houses: (coll.) frothy talk:—pl. Gas′es.—v.t. to supply with gas: (U.S.) to impose on by talking gas.—v.i. to vapour, talk boastfully.—ns. Gasalier′, Gaselier′, a hanging frame with branches for gas-jets, formed on false analogy from chandelier; Gas′-bag, a bag for holding gas: a boastful, talkative person; Gas′-brack′et, a pipe, mostly curved, projecting from the wall of a room, used for illuminating purposes; Gas′-burn′er, a piece of metal fitted to the end of a gas-pipe, with one or more small holes so arranged as to spread out the flame; Gas′-coal, any coal suitable for making illuminating gas; Gas′-condens′er, an apparatus for freeing coal-gas from tar; Gasē′ity, Gā′seousness.—adj. Gaseous (gā′se-us).ns. Gas′-en′gine, an engine in which motion is communicated to the piston by the alternate admission and condensation of gas in a closed cylinder; Gas′-fit′ter, one who fits up the pipes and brackets for gas-lighting; Gas′-fix′ture, a bracket or chandelier for gas; Gas′-fur′nace, a furnace of which the fuel is gas; Gas′holder, a large vessel for storing gas; Gasificā′tion, the process of converting into gas.—v.t. Gas′ify, to convert into gas.—ns. Gas′-jet, a gas-burner; Gas′-lamp, a lamp lighted by gas; Gas′-main, one of the principal underground pipes conveying gas from the works to the places where it is consumed; Gas′-man, a man employed in the manufacture of gas: the man who controls the lights of the stage; Gas′-mē′ter, an instrument for measuring the quantity of gas consumed at a particular place in a given time; Gas′ogene (same as Gazogene); Gas′olene, rectified petroleum; Gasom′eter, an instrument for measuring gas: a place for holding gas.—adjs. Gasomet′ric, -al.—ns. Gas′-pipe, a pipe for conveying gas; Gas′sing, idle talking; Gas′-stove, an apparatus in which coal-gas is used for heating and cooking purposes.—adj. Gas′sy, full of gas, gaseous: (slang) given to vain and boastful talk.—ns. Gas′-tank, a reservoir for coal-gas; Gas′-tar, coal-tar.—adj. Gas′-tight, sufficiently close to prevent the escape of gas.—ns. Gas′-wa′ter, water through which coal-gas has been passed; Ga

— Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

Sandwich

Sandwich

sand′wich, n. two slices of bread with ham, &c., between, said to be named from the fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718-92), who had such brought to him at the gaming-table that he might play on without stopping.—v.t. to lay or place between two layers, to fit tight between two objects.—n. Sand′wich-man, a man who perambulates the streets between two advertising boards.

— Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

Qiana

Qiana

Qiana is a silky nylon fiber developed in 1962 at the DuPont Experimental Station by Stanley Brooke Speck. The fiber was christened Qiana when introduced by DuPont in 1968. Initially intended for high-end fashions, it became a popular material in the 1970s for faux-silk men's shirts, displaying bold patterns. The shirts were generally cut tight and included wide collars to fit over the collars of the double-knit suit coats which were worn popularly to discos. Qiana is described in U.S. patent 3249591 as a polyamide fabric having improved resilience and silk-like hand, combined with superior wash-wear performance. The polymer is prepared from the diamine bismethane and azelaic acid.

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