Sarah, please, cut me some slack here.
We were alerted only by the feel of the screwdriver's slack penetration.
Jackson stared at her, slack jawed.
He smiled at Sarah who was staring, slack jawed.
Those about him said that he became extraordinarily slack and physically feeble during his stay in that town.
He would perhaps have placed alder branches over the narrow holes in the ice, which were four or five rods apart and an equal distance from the shore, and having fastened the end of the line to a stick to prevent its being pulled through, have passed the slack line over a twig of the alder, a foot or more above the ice, and tied a dry oak leaf to it, which, being pulled down, would show when he had a bite.
"Y'all are cutting me no slack today," he said.
In British practice the chains consist of three links, and are of such a length that when fully extended there is a space of a few inches between opposing buffers; this slack facilitates the starting of a heavy train, since the engine is able to start the wagons one by one and the weight of the train is not thrown on it all at once.
Against these advantages must be placed the difficulties attending the maintenance of roads through the goaves, and in some cases the large proportion of slack to round or large coal obtained.
Denisov was angry with the Cossack because the saddle girths were too slack, reproved him, and mounted.
For leather belts on cast-iron pulleys the value of may be taken as o 4, giving a ratio of the tensions on the tight and slack sides of Ti/T2= 3.514, when the angle of wrapping is 180°.
The ease with which he had subdued the realm misled him; he fancied that the slack resistance, which was mainly due to the incapacity and unpopularity of Baliol, implied the indifference of the Scots to the idea ol annexation.
Pillar working, in the whole coal, is generally reputed to give a more advantageous proportion of round coal to slack, the latter being more abundantly produced on the removal of the pillars, but as these form only a small portion of the whole seam, the general yield is more advantageous than in the former method.
Their discipline afterwards became so slack that an appeal was made to Cardinal Borromeo asking him to reform their houses.
The continental churchmen of the 11th century were brimming over with ascetic zeal and militant energy, while the majority of the English hierarchy were slack and easy-going.
It is better, however, especially if the tendency to bear fruit is rather slack, to adopt what the French call en quenouille training 40), which consists in tying or weighting the tips of the branches so as to give them all a downward curve.
During these years Hegel kept up a slack correspondence with Schelling and Holderlin.
Slack off the pressure or have the poor man visit a head-guy.
In the thick coal workings in South Staffordshire the slack left behind in the sides of work is especially liable to fire from so-called spontaneous combustion, due to the rapid oxidization that is set up when finely divided coal is brought in contact with air.
One drum is usually fixed to the shaft, while the other is loose, with a screw link or other means of coupling, in order to be able to adjust the two ropes to exactly the same length, so that one cage may be at the surface when the other is at the bottom, without having to pay out or take up any slack rope by the engine.
He had no idea if he possessed the strength to stop his fall once the loosened slack had expired.
Slack water navigation has been secured on the Allegheny by locks and dams (1890 and 1896 sqq.) at an expense up to July 1909 of $1,658,804; and up to that time $263,625 had been spent for open-channel work.
The yield of ammonium sulphate is 75 lb from a ton of coal (slack with 11.5% ashes and 55% fixed carbon).
The men now take hold of the bull-wheels and draw up the slack until the sinker-bar rises, the ' play ' of the jars allowing it to come up 13 in.
Look, maybe we'd better slack off for a while, Ethel— what do you think?
The nature and extent of these operations vary with the character of the coal, which if hard and free from shale partings may be finished by simple screening into large and nut sizes and smaller slack or duff, with a final hand-picking to remove shale and dust from the larger sizes.
If their character was approved they were taught during the winter months, when work was slack, for a space of three or four years; after that they were sent for two years to serve as menial assistants at a nunnery for women, which curiously enough existed in a recess of the valleys.
In cases of great dilatation of the stomach with no obstruction to the outlet the slack of the walls may be gathered up by pleating and so permanently secured by suturing.
- Slack Indicator.'
The tools may be standing at the bottom - while he is playing with the slack of the cable or they may be swinging all the time several feet from the bottom.
The " slack indicator " of Messrs Siemens Brothers & Co.
These peculiarities of structure may vary very considerably within small areas; and the position of the divisional planes or cleats with reference to the mass, and the proportion of small coal or slack to the larger fragments when the coal is broken up by cutting-tools, are points of great importance in the working of coal on a large scale.
But the mere paying out of sufficient slack is not a guarantee that the cable will always lie closely along the bottom or be free from spans.
From the continuous records of slack and strain combined with the weight of the cable it is a simple matter to calculate and plot the depths along the whole route of the cable as actually laid.
Mirabeau complained bitterly that Montmorin was "slack" (flasque) and a "poltroon" (gavache).
Do not use full throttle until all slack is removed.
Basically, it's because society is not going to cut them any slack for nipping a child, or even for defending themselves if attacked.
As a matter of experience, it is found that caking coals lose that property when exposed to the action of the air for a lengthened period, or by heating to about 300° C., and that the dust or slack of non-caking coal may, in some instances, be converted into a coherent coke by exposing it suddenly to a very high temperature, or compressing it strongly before charging it into the oven.
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It is important to observe that the risk is in no way obviated by the increasing slack paid out, except in so far as the amount of sliding which the strength of the cable is able to produce at the points of contact with the ground may be thereby increased.
yields a continuous indication and record of the actual slack paid out.
P and p may be measured directly by leading the belt round two freely hanging guide pulleys, one in the tight, the other in the slack part of the belt, and adjusting loads on them until a stable condition of running is obtained.
I I the edge of the disk serves as the pointer and the scale gives the percentage of slack, or (N - n)/n.
A slack worker in the field is particularly worrisome for informal market operations.
The amount of slack varies in different cases between 3 and Do per cent., but some is always allowed, so that the cable may easily adapt itself to inequalities of the bottom and may be more readily lifted for repairs.
The wire being paid out without slack measures the actual distance and speed over the ground, and the engineer in charge is relieved of all anxiety in estimating the depth from the scattered soundings of the preliminary survey, or in calculating the retarding strain required to produce the specified slack, since the brakesman merely has to follow the indications of the instrument and regulate the strain so as to keep the pointer at the figure required - an easy task, seeing that the ratio of speed of wire and cable is not affected by the motion of the ship, whatever be the state of the sea, whereas the will I',/ OW= o a ' 30 30 ao.
of slack, and by the dotted line the strain that would have been applied if the soundings taken during the preliminary survey had been the only source available, although the conditions of sea and weather favoured 20 FIG.
As a matter of experience, it is found that caking coals lose that property when exposed to the action of the air for a lengthened period, or by heating to about 300Ã‚° C., and that the dust or slack of non-caking coal may, in some instances, be converted into a coherent coke by exposing it suddenly to a very high temperature, or compressing it strongly before charging it into the oven.
It has to be performed in a constrained position, and the miner lying on his side has to cut to a much greater height, in order to get room to carry the groove in to a sufficient depth, than is required to bring the coal down, 0 y - ??- giving rise to a great 0 1 `(waste in slack as corno pared with machine o %j, G?O A?F/ 1 r work.
For leather belts on cast-iron pulleys the value of may be taken as o 4, giving a ratio of the tensions on the tight and slack sides of Ti/T2= 3.514, when the angle of wrapping is 180Ã‚°.
Wet slack, with the water table never more than 1m (3 ') below the surface.
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All of the above-named undertakings were engaged in the supply of the MEI brand of automatic slack adjuster.
The plan was for the majority of the fleets Solent based boats, to take advantage of the slack tide off the Needles.
North Northumberland Dunes Northumberland North Northumberland Dunes represents a rare example of well-developed dune slack vegetation on the east coast of England.
You are not far above the ground and with slack rope and spring - a collision with the uneven rocky floor is not unlikely.
Even heading through at slack water there is always a sense of menace !
Waiting in the bottom chamber for the flood tide to slack off.
Obviously a time could come when there is sufficient slack in the economy on any basis and some stimulus might be in order.
Things were a bit slack in those days - there was a war to win !
This, together with a slack tie, creates a slovenly appearance.
Very tidal, slack water only and in exposed position so calm conditions needed.
Adjust the waist strap first, then remaining bent over, pull the shoulders just tight enough to take up the slack.
The lack of accountability in this company has made room for people to slack off.
Just because your infant hasn't learned how to smile doesn't mean you should slack off on the picture taking.
Information passes by on these lanes and as one lane being to clog with data, the remaining lanes attempts to take up the slack.
Breathing will become difficult as nerves become unresponsive and the jaw may hang slack.
These are tough times and they would much rather cut customers a little slack with lower fees and reasonable payments plan than push people into bankruptcy and end up with the grand goose egg.
If the co-parent starts to slack off on the rules you agreed upon, bring it up as soon as you find out.
Most of the sushi instructions contain four or five steps, so you can't slack!
Try filling your plate with veggies, but don't deny yourself a little bit of slack; have a small piece of cake or desert.
Even if you are lucky enough to have a job, you may find that you're stressed out because you are now picking up all the slack; you are doing your job, plus the job of a co-worker.
In the case of breaking the law, we can't give celebrities any slack, but there are situations when the unrelenting paparazzi make it difficult to be a celebrity.
Loosen them at the headstock with the tuning pegs until they are slack enough to unravel by hand.
Tighten the string so that is no longer slack, but do not over tighten!
Don't worry about pitch yet, just adjust the strings so they are not loose and slack.
Will the Steelers become over-confident and let their defense run slack?
And when I say loosely, I mean the rope has so much slack on it, you wished Christian Slater, Tara Reid and Stephen Dorff were hanging on it and falling into a pit of 'I should have passed on this project' hell.
During an attack of cataplexy, the person's knees buckle and the neck muscles go slack.
Symptoms of juvenile and adult onset DM include facial weakness and a slack jaw, drooping eyelids called ptosis, and muscle wasting in the forearms and calves.
Symptoms of myotonic dystrophy include facial weakness and a slack jaw, drooping eyelids (ptosis), and muscle wasting in the forearms and calves.
Too much fat makes a thin or "slack" roux and the extra fat will end up rising to the top of your sauce, making it look greasy.
The feet and hips have prescribed movements, but the arms and legs have to follow the feet movements with as much slack in the movements as possible.
Flat irons can help tame frizz while curling irons can pick up the slack from lazy waves.
You need healthy, varied food; vitamins merely pick up the slack.
This means you have to cut her some slack and realize that she too lacks some clarity and wisdom, which is only gained through life experience.
Luckily, Aries isn't the type of man to shy away if you happen to become a bit slack in your appearance from time to time, but don't make that a regular habit.
NewKidsClothes.Com carries boys clothing which includes multiple-piece outfits such as short and pant sets, swimwear, and dressy vest and slack sets.
For example, if your kidneys aren't doing their job, then your liver picks up the slack.
The biggest benefit lies in the motivational boost, as it is hard to slack discreetly when everybody's doing the same thing.
Fortunately, Weston Sr. is a hands-on daddy, who picks up the slack while Whitney adjusts to life as a teen mom.
He tended to slack off and sleep while the others would go out in search of food and water.
She is also active in keeping the books and picks up the slack wherever is needed.
Scott was frequently spending nights out, drinking to excess and generally leaving Kourtney to pick up all the slack with the baby.
Remember that disciplined use will yield the best results; in other words, try not to slack off on a religious skin care routine!
Ensure that the helmet's chin strap is comfortable and secure, without any slack when it is fastened.
God Quinn cut him some slack!
Cut him some slack.
Kris! Form up with us. Rhyn's slow on his left. Pick up his slack.
The cable must not be overstrained in the process of submersion, and must be paid out at the proper rate to give the requisite slack.
Carll as follows: " Suppose the tools to have been just run to the bottom of the well, the jars closed and the cable slack.
Bianca's mouth was slack as she watched the Watcher disappear in a wink of light.
Look, maybe we'd better slack off for a while, Ethelâ€” what do you think?
anisotropic refinement causes the ring to flatten out with my new slack restraints.
Lee broken mikes fronting slack Punk they cut a smile into our faces with still half an audience resisting arrest.
This gives you plenty of slack, to enable the running backstay to be taken forward when not in use.
I slid gingerly down a dense bank of undergrowth to a spot where a deep slack on the inside might just hold a barbel.
Or a nice blond with a slightly slack sports bra on the machine next to me.
There should be basically no slack in the chain as it runs from the camshaft chainwheel down to the crankshaft chainwheel.
The area is swept by strong tidal currents making this site a slack water dive.
dune slack communities, which are uncommon in Northern Ireland.
At 0900 GMT pressure here was 1018 mb and with slack isobars there was little or no wind, what there was was S'ly.
If there is slack, carefully remove the camshaft chainwheel, and replace it on a differnent keyway.
Make sure the catheter tubing is slack and is not dragging on the patient's bladder neck.
overvalue properties, particularly now after nine months of slack business.
Pressure was 1008 mb still within a slack pressure gradient keeping winds light through the day.
Ridge battens should be strapped down with no slack to trussed rafters to prevent slack nails at a later date.
Also anisotropic refinement causes the ring to flatten out with my new slack restraints.
Ca n't shag your slack ass on the hard shoulder.
They can go slack then come under tension without warning.
However, we were flying out first thing, which left no slack for the rescue mission.
Was it when you grew slack in your attendance at the place of worship?
wet slack, with the water table never more than 1m (3 ') below the surface.
Other systems use an open ended turning block mounted on the deck - see figure 1 - to generate enough slack.
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slack tide off the Needles.
slack vegetation on the east coast of England.
slack water dive.
slack rope and spring - a collision with the uneven rocky floor is not unlikely.
slack water there is always a sense of menace!
slack in the economy on any basis and some stimulus might be in order.
Willow or birch dominates scrub on wetter dune slack areas.
Things were a bit slack in those days - there was a war to win!
very tidal, slack water only and in exposed position so calm conditions needed.
Although bitterly cold, there were near perfect weather conditions on with no wind and a slack tide.
trussed rafters to prevent slack nails at a later date.
waist strap first, then remaining bent over, pull the shoulders just tight enough to take up the slack.
CAUTION: The chief engineer must keep up the speed of the anchor windlass to take up all the slack in the anchor cable.
It’s tough being the first sign of the zodiac, so cut him some slack whenever you feel he’s being a bit too demanding of your time.
When the jars come together they slack back about 4 in., and the cable is in position to be clamped in the temper-screw.
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