Cracking it open, she peered out.
cracking under a heavy load.
The cracking and booming of the ice indicate a change of temperature.
Its course down the cliff was marked by the cracking of limbs.
After a slight hesitation the door burst open with a cracking blow.
The operation was, however, completely revolutionized in the United States by the introduction of the " cracking process," and by the division of the distillation into two parts, one consisting in the removal of the more volatile constituents of the oil, and the other in the distillation (which is usually conducted in separate stills) of the residues from the first distillation, for the production of lubricating oils and paraffin.
At last the men mounted, and, as they say in the old songs, away went the steeds with bridles ringing and whips cracking and hounds racing ahead, and away went the champion hunters "with hark and whoop and wild halloo!"
I'd better get cracking on that, knock on doors or something.
"Damian, I'm so sorry about Jake," she said, voice cracking and fading into a whisper.
Jule looked at the clouds, able to feel the gateway cracking with his newfound powers.
Under such conditions, distillation takes place at higher temperatures than the normal boiling-points of the constituent hydrocarbons of the oil, and a partial cracking results.
Two young citizens were joking with some serf girls who were cracking nuts.
Cracking of the sky.
cracking jokes with us.
cracking codes, part II.
Note any water marks, cracking or flaking.
It was a sign that her power was weakening, just like the cracking of the sky in the underworld's dome.
The function of the sand is simply that of a diluent to prevent undue shrinkage and cracking in drying.
cracking cracking Cracking is one of the most important reactions in the petroleum industry.
password cracking does not require anything to be sent on the wire as intruder's own machine is being used to authenticate your password.
surface cracking TO THE FACE OF THE BLADE CAUSE: General wear and tear.
delamination survey is to measure the amount of cracking between the rebars before it becomes apparent at the surface.
dye penetrant test was carried out and the cracking was found to be much worse than was originally thought.
Father in a manong migrant farmworkers sits next to without cracking your.
feedstock recycling Involves breaking plastic down by using a chemical process called polymer cracking.
Matt thinks it makes Brian pretty dull - he even turned down a cracking gag for his wedding speech.
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Sumdy's Dad live, with their unique mix of cracking covers, fantastic originals and all round insanity... .
Most platoon officers were first class and well liked by the lads, even cracking jokes with us.
A junior often bursts into laughter, as the boss has a bout of cracking silly jokes.
Cracking Up bursts with joyously melodic verve, while Blue Bottle takes a turn through spare acoustic blues melancholia to artfully naÃ¯ve effect.
Always store your wet suit on a wide hanger to prevent the neoprene from cracking or becoming misshapen.
moisturizeisturizing oil or cream for dry skin to prevent cracking.
momento made at the time of the cracking of the bell which was in the 1860s.
moulty were joined by at least 3 molting adult Black Terns and a cracking adult White-winged Black Tern.
Cracking Music is a booking agency for some of the most talented musicians.
If replacement nosings are found then a very careful search for cracking must be made.
A wheel wrench with a telescopic extending handle makes cracking the nuts much easier, with less chance of grazed knuckles!
All you can do is laugh and there are some cracking one-liners, delivered by actors who don't understand comic timing.
penetrant tested on arrival to find the extent of the cracking.
penetrant inspection revealed that this cracking was just above the Roman joint.
The bell is dye penetrant tested on arrival to find the extent of the cracking.
To prevent egg cracking whilst boiling, add a pinch of salt to the water.
China is cracking down on the rampant piracy that costs media companies hundred of millions each year $ 400 million for music alone.
Even the audio effects have been sanitized: the beatings, screams and cracking bones seem less pronounced.
I'm hoping for a cracking time... Yeah go on, groan, it's a terrible pun... .
What a cracking hill, and it's a Buddhist retreat as well.
Enjoy the atmosphere of a cracking showcase event at the " home of English Rugby " .
sculpts figures for their ' Iron Kingdoms ' range whenever i am not cracking the whip enough for HF!
Table 1 lists a number of mass spectral cracking patterns.
Minority Report, his first film with his new best mate Steven Spielberg, was a cracking science fiction thriller.
making thunderbirds a cracking kids ' adventure which really is puppetry in motion!
transgress the boundary by suddenly cracking the whip.
zeolite y catalyzed cracking of hexane at 500 C  .
An example of this is the K + form zeolite Y catalyzed cracking of hexane at 500 C  .
I 'm hoping for a cracking time... Yeah go on, groan, it 's a terrible pun....
The glass fibers, which are chopped in situ by specially designed applicator vehicles, give tensile strength to the surface and resist cracking.
What a cracking hill, and it 's a Buddhist retreat as well.
Enjoy the atmosphere of a cracking showcase event at the " home of English rugby ".
Shrinkage and cracking in concrete and screed flooring is a common problem facing the builder.
I'll be grazing from the cracking smorgasbord offered up by Sky.
Fatigue Cracking, flaking or spalling of a surface due to stresses beyond the endurance limit of the material.
ItÃ¢s a cracking, intense piece with 150 bpm strumming on the guitar.
Making Thunderbirds a cracking kids ' adventure which really is puppetry in motion !
Do not expect to be able to pull round a class that you have allowed to transgress the boundary by suddenly cracking the whip.
Just then the noise of cracking whips and yelping dogs was heard outside.
An example of this is the K + form zeolite Y catalyzed cracking of hexane at 500 C [4 ].
Inspect body for cracking, which can change the resonance of the instrument.
So set a date when you want to be debt free by and get cracking.
Hairline checks are not flaws, and minor cracking in these uniquely grained woods is a part of the natural aging process of Thomasville's heirloom quality pieces.
Doing so can cause buckling and cracking as the panels expand and contract.
Serious, but rare, side effects also include blisters and cracking skin.
Some find that they experience allergies to the pigments used, which can cause scarring, skin cracking, blistering, and infection.
Also, the firmer the texture of the bag, the more protection it will provide against the cracking of compacts or eye shadow cases.
However, with so many small eyeshadow and lipstick containers rolling around inside a cosmetic bag, it is difficult to organize the makeup, let alone prevent the compacts from hitting against one another and cracking.
Consider penciling black stitches from one side of your jaw to the other for a creepy severed look, or draw cracks on the forehead to create the appearance of a cracking skull.
Too much can cause severe slipping and cracking.
Using egg substitutes takes a little more work than cracking an egg and adding it to a recipe.
Pick the area that fits your current needs best and get cracking!
This allows the material to expand and contract without bowing or cracking.
Tighten down the bolts from below with a wrench, and when you have them as tight as you can get them, ease them off 1/4 turn to avoid cracking the china.
Disadvantages: Depending on the stone product (marble, limestone or granite) the countertop may be susceptible to scratches, cracking, chipping and stains.
A cheaper hat, while it may look the part, might not breathe and might be prone to cracking.
Instead, you inform your victim that you won't be cracking open the third egg, and that your deal was for three eggs.
It would be doubly cruel to play this prank on the person who just got their scalp full of raw eggs from the Cracking Eggs Trick, but here is another example of one of a safe and easy college prank you can play on someone.
The cream is safe to use with a CPAP mask, and it can alleviate dryness and cracking commonly associated with using CPAP machines.
You can choose plastic or polycarbonate lenses since there's not much of a chance that you'll be cracking or shattering your lenses while fishing.
For instance, plastic frames tend to wear out more quickly than metal frames, and are more subject to cracking over time.
This same level of creativity and enjoyment were revealed with Lego Star Wars and it was also made available to fans of the cracking whip with Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures.
Of course, other hackers are still working on cracking the PSP so that they can play pirated copies of games and movies on the handheld system.
On the plus side, plastic cell phone covers will prevent your handset from getting scratched up and they will also protect against cracking.
Sometimes home inspectors stumble upon issues that need to be addressed that the homeowners may not have been aware of at all, such as a cracking foundation or other potentially serious issue with the home.
For example, problems with foundations cracking or shifting rarely appear immediately after a home has been completed, but once windows start sticking and walls start cracking it becomes obvious that something isn't right.
Instead of simply listing "windows," it looks into further details to be checked such as rot, cracking, secure locks, and screens.
The "Whip Cracking Indy" figure comes with Jones' trademark hat, a pistol and a 16-inch whip.
When the back of the figure is pressed, a cracking sound can be heard.
It's filled with items to use for cracking codes.
Avoid future cracking by purchasing a glass blender jar, if available.
This hot spot can result in the glass cracking by just a little bit or even creating a large crack.
Taking care not to bump it or drop it will help to keep the glass from cracking and therefore drastically reduce the number of times you will have to buy a Sharp carousel microwave replacement plate.
This avoids the candle getting too close to the globe, which may result in the globe getting smoky or even overheating and cracking.
The combination of a lit candle and water may result in the glass cracking.
The shuttle envelops your computer entirely, so whether you're cramming your Dell into a book-filled backpack, you can trust that your laptop isn't cracking during a bumpy ride.
Apply it as often as needed to keep the material supple and prevent it from drying out and cracking.
It also keeps the leather from peeling and cracking over time.
You may not get the same nice, even resistance or predictable calorie burn curve, but odds are considerably better for cracking a few grins out there than on the Stairmaster.
The cracking of the beans is an important indicator of when the cocoa bean is almost done.
Avoid storing garments in areas that are subject to extreme temperatures--these fluctuations or cold temps can cause cracking.
The Soul Sessions was an instant hit in the UK, where it reached the top five on the charts, and it did fairly well in the U.S. as well, cracking the Top 40.
Despite not really cracking the US market with this release, the band managed to score a performance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
This keeps the cuticle skin from cracking and provides a neater appearance.
Many patients also use the Lindi Lip Balm on dry nails and cuticles to prevent cracking, which can lead to more serious problems.
Unlike press-on nails, gel nails form a true bond with your natural nail, making it much easier to type and use your hands and fingers while wearing them without chipping or cracking.
Cold weather is notorious for drying out the legs, feet, hands, and face, so you may need help for cracking skin during winter.
Soap substitutes, such as moisturizing lotion soaps, are combination cleansers and moisturizers that cleanse the skin and replace vital moisture, preventing cracking.
To lock the maximum amount of moisture into dry, cracking skin, moisturize immediately after your shower or bath while the skin is still damp.
Try to wash your hands as little as possible, as overdoing it dries out the skin and causes cracking, especially around the cuticle areas of the fingers.
Petroleum jelly is very effective in locking moisture into dry hands and preventing cracking.
Since skiers subject their skin to sun, wind, cold, and ultraviolet rays that reflect off the slopes, they need extra help for cracking skin during winter.
During the day, apply a creamy lip treatment under your lipstick to help keep your lips moisturized, and help your lipstick to stay on longer and resist cracking.
Cracking the account was relatively simple, since Twitter allows a number of successive, unsuccessful login attempts.
Why weren't his lips swollen and cracking?
I'd better get my campaign manager cracking.
Like it or not, he'd best get cracking.
Time to get cracking.
You'd have to be pretty mentally tough to go through all this without cracking.
Cynthia turned to her husband with a look that said 'don't pursue it,' then announced, If we're going to get in some ice skating, we'd better get cracking.
The usual necrosis of the injured cortex occursdrying up, shrivelling, and consequent stretching and cracking of the dead cortex on the wood beneath.
The stills were formerly completely bricked in, so that the vapours should be kept fully heated until they escaped to the condenser, but since the introduction of the " cracking process," the upper part has usually been left exposed to the air.
The " cracking " process, whereby a considerable quantity of the oil which is intermediate between kerosene and lubricating oil is converted into hydrocarbons of lower specific gravity and boiling-point suitable for illuminating purposes, is one of great scientific and technical interest.
The cracking process practically consists in distilling the oils at a temperature higher than the normal boiling point of the constituents which it is desired to decompose.
A large number of arrangements for carrying out the cracking process have been proposed and patented, probably the earliest directly bearing on the subject being that of James Young, who in 1865 patented his " Improvements in treating hydrocarbon oils."
In the American petroleum refineries it is found that sufficient cracking can be produced by slow distillation in stills of which the upper part is sufficiently cool to allow of the condensation of the vapours of the less volatile hydrocarbons, the condensed liquid thus falling back into the heated body of oil.
The finished cylinder is next carried to a rack and the pipe detached from it by applying a cold iron to the neck of thick hot glass which connects pipe-butt and cylinder, the neck cracking at the touch.
Hitherto it had been felt as a great difficulty in casting specula that the solidification did not begin at one surface and proceed gradually to the other, the common sand mould allowing the edges to cool first, so that the central parts were subject to great straining when their time of cooling came, and in large castings this generally caused cracking.
It is suggested that these teeth may have been employed for cracking nuts or hard seeds; although also used for grinding.
The party therefore camped on the drifting floe, keeping up scientific observations and maintaining their health and spirits though in continual danger from the floes ridging up or cracking asunder.
It is essential that this contraction shall not proceed to such an extent as may possibly produce cracking.
(a) Condensing the tar in the ordinary way, and afterwards using the whole or portions of it for cracking into a permanent gas.
(b) Cracking the tar vapours before condensation by passing the gas and vapours through superheaters.
For labels, &c., it is usual to mix sugar or glycerin with it to prevent it from cracking.
These, though not showing a great resistance to extreme heat, are very slightly affected by sudden alternations in heating, as they may be plunged cold into a strongly heated furnace without cracking, a treatment to which French and Stourbridge pots cannot be subjected with safety.
Happy the demon could draw his lunch out of the forest, Rhyn pounced on the demon, cracking its neck before it could fight.
Both can be formed in cracking pentane or higher alkanes in which various isomers of C 5 H 10 would be formed.
alkenes formed during cracking.
Cracking is important because: it produces alkenes.
Know that the cracking of hydrocarbon molecules yields alkenes.
Exceptional value and cracking quality from one of the oldest bodegas of Jerez.
This is a cracking story about a New Zealand doctor who is opening a brothel in his old medical center.
The cracking reaction can be induced using high temperatures (about 500 C) in the presence of steam or a zeolite catalyst.
chafeose is to be failed for cracking or chafing only if it is severe enough to expose the hose reinforcement.
This is a measure of the progress of stress corrosion cracking on the outside surface of the loop.
cracking the nuts much easier, with less chance of grazed knuckles!
cracking the whip enough for HF!
I also heard the whooping of the ice in the pond, my great bed-fellow in that part of Concord, as if it were restless in its bed and would fain turn over, were troubled with flatulency and had dreams; or I was waked by the cracking of the ground by the frost, as if some one had driven a team against my door, and in the morning would find a crack in the earth a quarter of a mile long and a third of an inch wide.
He ran round to the other side of the lodge and was about to dash into that part of it which was still standing, when just above his head he heard several voices shouting and then a cracking sound and the ring of something heavy falling close beside him.
The track brought Sean Paul's name to a wider audience, marking one more step towards cracking the international market.
Others say he might just be plain insane and with the tragic year he has had, no one blames him if he is cracking just a little bit.
Pet-friendly ice melt: Try this salt alternative to save your dog's feet from drying, cracking and burning.
Cracking: Tomatoes start out okay but as they develop, large fissures or cracks develop from the stem where the fruit attaches to the plant.
Cracking or radial cracking is caused by uneven watering.
You'll need to take steps not just to protect the plant, but to keep the pot itself from freezing, thawing and cracking.
The question remains, though, how long these resources will remain available if the music industry is serious about cracking down on what they perceive as copyright infringement.
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