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Altogether

Altogether

Altogether is a greatest hits album released by pop group, The Nolans in 1982. Following a successful run in the UK Charts, lasting between 1979 and 1982, Altogether was the first hits compilation released by The Nolans. It featured their seven consecutive top 20 hits and followed four top 20 albums by the group. The album was released at the beginning of the group's decline in the UK, and the lead single, "Dragonfly" failed to chart. This song was a departure for the group, with it not being produced by either of their regular producers, Ben Findon or Nicky Graham, but by Tim Friese-Greene, who was responsible for the recent success of Tight Fit. The album itself also fared less well than expected when it peaked at No.52. It was also at this time that the group were back to being a five-piece, with the return of former member, Anne Nolan. This was the last Nolans album released by Epic Records, and their final single with them came the following year. The follow-up album, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, was released in 1984 on another label and restored the group to a slightly higher level as it reached No.39, but this proved to be The Nolans' last gasp in the UK.

— Freebase

Tight Fit

Tight Fit

Tight Fit are a British pop group who had a number of hits in the early 1980s, including a UK No.1 with their cover version of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" in 1982. The group had two completely different line-ups - the first in 1981 and a male/female trio in 1982.

— Freebase

Ground glass joint

Ground glass joint

Ground glass joints are used in laboratories to quickly and easily fit leak-tight apparatus together from commonly available parts. For example, a round bottom flask, Liebig condenser, and oil bubbler with ground glass joints may be rapidly fitted together to reflux a reaction mixture. This is a large improvement compared with older methods of custom-made glassware, which was time-consuming and expensive, or the use of less chemical resistant and heat resistant corks or rubber bungs and glass tubes as joints, which took time to prepare as well. To connect the hollow inner spaces of the glassware components, ground glass joints are hollow on the inside and open at the ends, except for stoppers.

— Freebase

Bourrelet

Bourrelet

The bourrelet of a projectile is the part or section of the projectile having the same diameter as the bore of the barrel through which the projectile is to be propelled. In the case of a sub-caliber projectile, such as an armor piercing round, a sabot surrounds the sub-caliber portion, with driving bands at the rear and the bourrelet supporting the front, aligning the armor-piercing portion with the center of the barrel of the gun. The bourrelet diameter is important in that if it is not a tight fit, the in-bore yaw angle will affect the stability of a projectile during flight.

— Freebase

Ao dai

Ao dai

The áo dài is a Vietnamese national costume, now most commonly worn by women. In its current form, it is a tight-fitting silk tunic worn over pantaloons. The word is pronounced in the North and in the South. Áo classifies the item as a piece of clothing. Dài means "long". The word "ao dai" was originally applied to the outfit worn at the court of the Nguyễn Lords at Huế in the 18th century. This outfit evolved into the áo ngũ thân, a five-paneled aristocratic gown worn in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Inspired by Paris fashions, Nguyễn Cát Tường and other artists associated with Hanoi University redesigned the ngũ thân as a modern dress in the 1920s and 1930s. The updated look was promoted by the artists and magazines of Tự Lực văn đoàn as a national costume for the modern era. In the 1950s, Saigon designers tightened the fit to produce the version worn by Vietnamese women today. The dress was extremely popular in South Vietnam in the 1960s and early 1970s. On Tết and other occasions, Vietnamese men may wear an áo gấm, a version of the ao dai made of thicker fabric. Academic commentary on the ao dai emphasizes the way the dress ties feminine beauty to Vietnamese nationalism, especially in the form of "Miss Ao Dai" pageants, popular both among overseas Vietnamese and in Vietnam itself. "Ao dai" is one of the few Vietnamese words that appear in English-language dictionaries.

— Freebase

Panamax

Panamax

Panamax and New Panamax are terms for the size limits for ships traveling through the Panama Canal. Formally, the limits and requirements are published by the Panama Canal Authority titled "Vessel Requirements". These requirements also describe topics like exceptional dry seasonal limits, propulsion, communications and detailed ships design. The allowable size is limited by the width and length of the available lock chambers, by the depth of the water in the canal and by the height of the Bridge of the Americas since that bridge's construction. These dimensions give clear parameters for ships destined to traverse the Panama Canal, and have influenced the design of cargo ships, naval vessels, and passenger ships. "Panamax" has been in effect since the opening of the canal in 1914. Ships that do not fall within the Panamax-sizes are called Post Panamax. In 2009 the Canal management published the "New Panamax", that will be in effect when the third lane of locks, larger than the current two, becomes operational in 2015. The increasing prevalence of vessels of the maximum size is a problem for the canal as a Panamax ship is a tight fit that requires precise control of the vessel in the locks, possibly resulting in longer lock time, and requiring that these ships transit in daylight. Because the largest ships traveling in opposite directions cannot pass safely within the Culebra Cut, the canal effectively operates an alternating one-way system for these ships.

— Freebase

Spraydeck

Spraydeck

A spraydeck is a flexible cover for a boat, in particular for a kayak or a canoe. It is used in whitewater, inclement weather or sport to prevent water from entering the boat while allowing one or more passengers to sit in the boat and propel the boat by paddling or rowing. A spraydeck is a sheet made out of water-tight cloth sized to fit over the opening, or cockpit, of the canoe or kayak. A spraydeck has an opening for each passenger. Each opening likewise is encircled by a line or elastic string running in a hollow seam on the edge of the hole. This makes it possible to tighten the spraydeck around the body of the passenger.

— Freebase

Kurtka

Kurtka

A kurtka is the generic word for a jacket in a number of European languages, most notably in Polish and Russian. The word itself is a Slavic diminutive of the original Hungarian word kurta, which in turn was derived of the Latin word curtus, "excurtus", meaning short. In addition to the general meaning of "jacket", the word kurtka refers to the garment normally worn by Sambo practitioners, similar to the keikogi in style and function. A kurtka should be made of canvas or other heavy material, should be tight-fitting, should not extend more than eight inches below the belt and the sleeves must be long enough to cover the arms to the wrists, and wide enough at the end to fit the wrist and four fingers.

— Freebase

Air jacket

Air jacket

a jacket having air-tight cells, or cavities which can be filled with air, to render persons buoyant in swimming

— Webster Dictionary

Autoclave

Autoclave

a kind of French stewpan with a steam-tight lid

— Webster Dictionary

Balance

Balance

to support on a narrow base, so as to keep from falling; as, to balance a plate on the end of a cane; to balance one's self on a tight rope

— Webster Dictionary

Bowline

Bowline

a rope fastened near the middle of the leech or perpendicular edge of the square sails, by subordinate ropes, called bridles, and used to keep the weather edge of the sail tight forward, when the ship is closehauled

— Webster Dictionary

Brace

Brace

the state of being braced or tight; tension

— Webster Dictionary

Brace

Brace

to draw tight; to tighten; to put in a state of tension; to strain; to strengthen; as, to brace the nerves

— Webster Dictionary

Caisson

Caisson

a water-tight box, of timber or iron within which work is carried on in building foundations or structures below the water level

— Webster Dictionary

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